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Disclosure of information compiled ex novo permissible, subject to proportionality by national courts

The case originated from a 2016 Commission Decision, where the Commission found continuous infringement of Article 101 TFEU by 15 international truck manufacturers, with most infringements taking place between January 1997 and January 2011.

Legal privilege and the DPO role for in-house counsel – incompatible or unavoidable?

On 21 October 2022, the General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, in conjunction with the IAEA (the Institute of Corporate Lawyers and Associations) and ECLA, held a conference on the Challenges of Corporate Law.

Swiss mulling on specifics of legal professional privilege for company lawyers

In Switzerland, after years of unsuccessful attempts, there is now a high likelihood that the revision of the upcoming Code of Civil Procedure will include passages on legal professional privilege for company lawyers.

Amazon hoping for an agreement to stop competition law investigations

The e-commerce giant could potentially be imposed some significant fines reaching in the billions of euros, in violation of EU competition law rules, unless they can strike a deal with the Commission.

In-house counsel in the fast lane

Why in-house lawyers are in extremely high demand in companies across Europe and how the profession evolved remarkably in recent years.

Brexit and Legal Professional Privilege in cross-border situations

Cross-border legal correspondence between companies and individuals based in the UK and in the EU should understand when LPP applies and what regulates it.

Professional statute essential for Dutch in-house counsel, Supreme Court holds

For foreign company lawyers in the Netherlands to enjoy the same rights as Dutch company lawyers, the conditions for guaranteeing independence are identical.

Attorneys must be “independent” to represent before courts in the EU

The General Court of the European Court of Justice recently clarified the definition of independence in the legal profession and demonstrated how the viewpoint has evolved since the AM&S and Akzo Nobel decisions.

The evolving roles and responsibilities of companies

Contrary to popular belief, the act of prioritising long-term goals and engaging with stakeholders returns higher profits than otherwise feasible for these companies.

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