A delegation of advocates from prominent law firms is visiting United States for promoting and enhancing the understanding of legal procedures for strengthening the Indo-US trade and economic ties.
The visit as a part of International Legal Exchange Programme (ILEX) entered between the American Bar Association (ABA) and Society of India Law Firms (SILF) will facilitate the members of the law firms from both the countries to update them with the practical situation.
"Apart from trade relations, this exchange will widen our understanding and working knowledge about cross-border litigation, international taxation, human rights among other important issues", Lalit Bhasin, President SILF, said.
He said seven-days programme from April 11 has been aimed at promoting and enhancing the understanding of legal procedures and issues in various countries by establishing a channel of communication between the various law firms across nations.
As part of the ILEX programme initiated by ABA, a group of 30 US lawyers visited the Indian Law Firms in 2009 and shared their legal expertise and insight with their Indian counterparts.
Speaking on the eve of visit, Bhasin said, "We look forward to this visit as an opportunity to promote and strengthen economic ties between the two countries and overcome legal issues, both substantive and procedural".
The visit is a part of the Spring Meeting, organised by the ABA and will take place over the course of seven days, starting from April 11 in Washington DC and concluding on April 17 in New York.
"It will involve discussion and brainstorming sessions between the legal experts from India and top US law firms including Baker & Mc Kenzie LLP, DLA Piper and Crowell & Moring LLP", he said.
SILF is the apex private body of law firms which was established in 2000 with the aim of protecting, safeguarding and promoting the interests of law firms in India.