Malaysia Bar Council blocks foreign law firms

In 2009 the Malaysian Government announced that foreign law firms would be allowed to set up offices in the country, provided they only advise on Islamic finance transactions. However, the Malaysian Bar Council is against a liberalisation of the legal services market to foreign law firms. Bar Council Chairman Ragunath Kesavan said the council foreign law firms should not be allowed to operate in Malaysia on a stand-alone basis, reports Asia Legal Business.

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