Indian Advocates Abroad
On what grounds was senior advocate Harish Salve was not allowed to appear before the Supreme Court of Singapore on the Ranbaxy case? What do Indian lawyers have to do to appear before the Court of some other country?
The main reason decking the bar of Harish Salve from appearing before the local Singapore Court was the result of an existing Singapore law which bars foreign lawyers from appearing before the local courts unless the court is of the impression that there is a need for his assistance given his experience or special qualification. Further, the court provided that no matter of Indian law were at question in the present case. The court stated that foreign lawyers could be appointed only in cases wherein the party seeking to engage such lawyer had to prove that the appropriate law was involved in that particular case. Thus foreign lawyers maybe appointed to litigate in matters subject to the statute of that particular country.
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