Globalization of Legal Services and Regulatory Reforms: Perspectives and Dynamics from India

Globalization of Legal Services and Regulatory Reforms: Perspectives and Dynamics from India

By: Rupa Chanda (author), Pralok Gupta (author)Hardback

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This book brings out the need to organize the Indian legal sector for greater competition against the backdrop of the changing economic realities in India and around the globe. It argues that the primary issue facing this sector is not just that of liberalization and providing access to foreign firms, but also the weaknesses and regulatory gaps that affect its global competitiveness. Highlighting the prevailing dynamics, the book focuses on the regulatory challenges and perceptions surrounding the legal sector's liberalization in a developing economy such as India.

About Author

Rupa Chanda is a Professor of Economics and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, with a PhD in Eco-nomics from Columbia University, New York. Earlier, she worked as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the WTO, international trade in services, regional integration, health services and migration. She has undertaken research assignments for various international and Indian organisa-tions, including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), OECD, European Commission, World Bank and ICRIER. She has coordinated a research project on India-EU mobility in collaboration with the European and Indian insti-tutions. Professor Chanda has served on several committees including the Ministry of Commerce's Expert Group on Services, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs' Academic Working Group on India-EU Labour Mobility Partnership and the Planning Commission's High-Level Group on Services. She has written three books and edited one book on India's trade in services and one book on India-EU mobility. She has presented her work in national and international forums. Pralok Gupta is working as an Assistant Professor (Services and Investment) at the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Dr Gupta has a PhD degree in Economics and Social Sciences from IIM Bangalore. He has been a visiting and full-time faculty member at various Indian institutions, including the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. Dr Gupta has been appointed as member of the Task Force on Services Sector Exports, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; Member (Sectoral Expert) of the Inter Ministerial Sub-Group on Data in Trade in Services, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; and member of the Technical Group on Data in Trade in Services under the chairmanship of the Director General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics. He has been associated with various consultancy and research projects for corporate bodies, the government and international and multilateral institutions, such as the OECD, the British High Commission, UKIERI, European University Institute, South African Institute of International Affairs, etc. His research interests include economics of services trade, FDI in services, regulatory environment and trade policies, WTO and related Issues, trade and environment concerns, and international migration.


List of Tables List of Figures List of Abbreviations Preface Acknowledgements Globalization and Regulation of Professional Services Trade in Legal Services: Past and Present Trends Regulatory Environment for Legal Services: A Cross-country Analysis Legal Services in India Political Economy of Liberalization: Stakeholders' Views A Roadmap for Reforms Annexure Bibliography Index About the Authors

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  • ISBN13: 9789351501435
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 236
  • ID: 9789351501435
  • weight: 380
  • ISBN10: 9351501434

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