France moves to protect confidentiality of in-house advice

To protect French companies from legal trouble abroad, the Macron government might now be ready to extend legal privilege to company lawyers

US court decision a warning for in-house lawyers

The ruling of a Colorado district court that reignited the discussion on whether or not attorney-client privilege applies to communications from in-house lawyers that contains both legal and strategic business advice.

Constitutional Court: Seizure of documents in German diesel emissions scandal were lawful

Germany Seizure of documents in diesel emissions scandal lawful, says Constitutional Court Following the unsuccessful complaints lodged by Volkswagen AG and the law firm Jones Day with Germany’s Constitutional Court regarding the seizure of sensitive compliance documents in the diesel…

A victory for legal privilege: Court of Appeal rules against SFO in ENRC case
24 September 2018 UK court ruling A victory for legal privilege: Court of Appeal rules against SFO in ENRC case In the case of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) vs. ENCR, legal privilege received a landmark win. On 5 September,…

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