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For Expat Lawyers, a Return Passage to India

Roughly a year ago, I posted about law firms in India boosting salaries to retain talented lawyers who might be lured by firms from abroad. But with the economy down, Indian lawyers who joined U.K. firms during the boom periods are being sent home, reports ALB Legal News. According to the article, several Indian law firms are in the process of recruiting or have already made significant hires of such lawyers. Moreover, many applicants are those who've obtained LLM degrees abroad, who in better economic times would ordinarily work overseas.

The need for more Indian lawyers grows, both to handle the growing number of American and British law firms offshoring work to India and to support the country's own burgeoning economy. Unfortunately, Indian restrictions on foreign law firms prevent American firms from setting up shop and directly capitalizing on emerging opportunities.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on May 15, 2009 at 02:08 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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