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Shell’s in-house lawyers not covered by privilege, court rules

By James Thomas

25 October 2019

Shell’s in-house lawyers not covered by privilege, court rules Shell oil company (Credit: iStock.com/filmestria)

A Rotterdam court has ruled that Shell’s in-house lawyers are insufficiently independent from the company and cannot claim legal privilege, in a decision connected to a Dutch investigation into alleged bribery by Shell in Nigeria.