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CITY firm Charles Russell has established an association with an Indian legal practice.
The association with Bombay-based Desai, Berjis & Chinoy comes shortly after the Indian government's restriction on the UK firms setting up in India.
Simon Slater, director of marketing at Charles Russell, said: "We have a policy of not setting up our own offices abroad but instead setting up relationships with firms that have similar practices and values to our own. Our association with Desai, Berjis & Chinoy is as close as you can get to an exclusive referral."
UK firms investing in India will be referred by Charles Russell to Desai, Berjis & Chinoy, and vice versa.
Both firms specialise in corporate and private client work and already share some clients including Gammon of India. Desai's other clients include DHL and Proctor & Gamble.
Charles Russell also has international connections in Europe, the US, the Far East, Australia and South Africa.
Ashurst Morris Crisp is currently appealing to the Indian Supreme Court against a decision made by the Bombay High Court to accept a petition from the Bombay Lawyers Collective, a public interest group. The collective is suing Ashursts and two US firms for practising illegally in India.