BCI Authorizes Foreign Lawyers & Foreign Law Firms to Practice in India

The Bar Council of India (‘BCI’), have introduced the “Bar Council of India Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2022 (Rules)”. These rules authorize foreign lawyers and foreign law firms to register and practice in India on the principle of reciprocity. The areas of practice for these foreign firms and lawyers will be determined by BCI. The BCI also have the option of consulting the Ministry of Law and Justice to determine the areas of practice.