Topic: Privilege

TotalEnergies GC: France’s PNF demanding unreasonable privilege waivers

Featured in In-house

The general counsel of Paris-based energy company TotalEnergies said he is seriously concerned that PNF prosecutors are threatening the country’s principle of legal privilege.

17 June 2021

Theranos founder loses privilege battle over Boies Schiller emails

04 June 2021

GIR Connect Paris: French enforcement under the microscope

Two weeks left until GIR Connect Paris, chaired by Laura Perkins at Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Jonathan Mattout at Herbert Smith Freehills. The event will feature AFA and DOJ speakers alongside a cast of high-profile private practice lawyers and in-house practitioners from Airbus, Total and Sonepar, to discuss the French enforcement landscape.

03 June 2021

Former in-house lawyer accuses Cognizant of “troubling” actions

A former Cognizant in-house lawyer charged with foreign bribery has raised concerns about a potential “spy” in his defence team. The allegations are tied to a legal fee dispute between the in-house lawyer and the company.

02 June 2021

Special master to be appointed in Giuliani foreign influence probe

01 June 2021

In Cognizant FCPA case, a fight over investigation documents escalates

Former executives of a New-Jersey based information technology company expressed frustration that their former employer, Cognizant, has in their view improperly withheld vital information tied to their foreign bribery prosecution.

28 May 2021

Reed Smith partner moves to Blank Rome

Former Reed Smith partner Jennifer Achilles, who recently has been advising a Chinese business on an unusual FCPA-related lawsuit against a public US company, joins Blank Rome.

20 May 2021

Dutch lawyers unfazed by court’s comments on independent investigations

The court said that any law firm’s claim that it can conduct impartial investigations is “potentially misleading”.

30 April 2021

Dutch court: lawyer-led internal investigations not independent

23 April 2021

Spain grants legal privilege to in-house lawyers

Featured in In-house

Spain has introduced an amendment that grants protections to in-house lawyers’ communications under legal professional privilege in certain circumstances.

01 April 2021

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