A report prepared by Hammurabi & Solomon, the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) and Medhaadvisors, on the draft Bar Council of India (BCI) Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers in India, 2016, has been presented to the Ministry of Law.
The 87-page report was submitted to the law secretary, Suresh Chandra, on 30 August and to the joint secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Sudhanshu Pandey, on 31 August. It examines global best practices followed in other jurisdictions including the US, the UK, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Russia, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
According to Manoj Kumar, the founder of Hammurabi & Solomon, reforms in the legal services sector should focus on the ease of doing business. He emphasized that every stakeholder would be impacted differently by the reforms and that they needed to be addressed carefully.