Topic: Privilege

New German government prioritises corporate crime enforcement reforms

Germany’s newly-assembled coalition government has announced plans for an overhaul of the country’s corporate misconduct laws.

25 November 2021

European court: Estonia’s privilege system breaches human rights

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Estonia’s legal system lacks crucial protections regarding the legal professional privilege of lawyers under investigation.

17 November 2021

Dechert can withhold some documents in Iraq bribery case

The ruling comes after the firm was ordered to disclose over 400 documents connected to an alleged scheme where London property was used to bribe Iraqi officials.

16 November 2021

Prosecution team saw privileged material, investment company says

An investment company says the DOJ’s prosecution team reviewed its privileged materials during an investigation into allegations that the company was operating as a Ponzi scheme.

08 November 2021

FRC fines Grant Thornton over construction company audits

01 November 2021

Defunct adoption agency loses privilege protections, Ohio court says

The company expressed alarm at the decision, saying it could be charged by prosecutors handling a fraud and corruption case.

01 November 2021

Rob Zink: Special masters would solve DOJ privilege concerns

The former senior Criminal Division official said special masters, while a clear solution to privilege disputes, aren’t feasible unless Congress produces the necessary funding.

28 October 2021

French lawyers ask president to amend legal advice privilege bill

“Clients just won’t have confidence in speaking to their attorney; the whole point of having an attorney-client relationship will just die,” said one white-collar lawyer.

26 October 2021

A look back at GIR Connect: Paris

The virtual conference featured a keynote from Total general counsel Aurélien Hamelle and was co-chaired by Jonathan Mattout of Herbert Smith Freehills and Laura Perkins of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. A video of the entire programme is online now.

05 October 2021

DOJ flouted privilege safeguards, says investment company

A real estate investment company has accused the DOJ in Texas of ignoring basic privilege safeguards during a criminal investigation. It’s the latest episode in an ugly battle between the company and the department.

16 September 2021

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