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.

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.

Cour de cassation upholds lower court ruling, clarifies scope of legal professional privilege under French law

The case at hand concerned an investigation into potential cartel agreements between manufacturers, wholesalers, and major retailers in 2014.

OECD competition law recommendations include legal privilege

The eight points of recommendation on competition law include a point on legal privilege, an element that ECLA sees as inherent to the functioning of European corporate lawyers.

Why Legal Professional Privilege is in the interest of all concerned

An opinion paper submitted by Eric Gardner de Béville, previously General Counsel at Coca-Cola
France, Spain & Portugal, consultant and member of the Cercle Montesquieu

The six challenges of in-house lawyers: an interview series with French company lawyers

The French publication “Les Echos” interviewed ten legal directors from medium and large companies to find how to address and adapt to these ever-changing challenges.

Foreign in-house lawyers enjoy legal advice privilege under English law

The judgment also covers in-house lawyers in jurisdictions where they do not enjoy legal privilege

Legal Professional Privilege in Europe and Beyond

The roundtable discussion included the status of LPP in various European jurisdictions, including Germany, France, the UK and others, in addition to providing a regulatory overview within the EU legal framework, contrasting it with the status of LPP in the US.

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