Topic: Privilege

Swiss privilege ruling a concern for companies seeking legal advice outside of Europe

One Swiss lawyer said the country’s parliament should examine the “unacceptable” ruling that permits prosecutors to seize legal advice given by lawyers outside of Europe in certain circumstances.

23 July 2021

Fifth Circuit criticises DOJ’s retention of privileged docs

“A taint team serves no practical effect if the government refuses to destroy or return the copies of documents that the taint team has identified as privileged,” the appeals court said.

16 July 2021

DOJ and defendant’s ex-wife lock horns over privilege

The ex-wife of a defendant who admitted to laundering bribes is in a privilege battle with the DOJ, accusing prosecutors of “a misguided scorched-earth campaign” to intimidate her.

16 July 2021

Miami court blocks attempt to access cruise company’s legal advice

13 July 2021

German corporate criminal liability reforms left in limbo

Germany has run out of time to usher in criminal liability for companies before the end of the country’s legislative session, leaving questions as to when the country will renew its attempt to introduce the long-awaited reforms.

02 July 2021

TotalEnergies GC: France’s PNF demanding unreasonable privilege waivers

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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

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