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Japan considers introducing attorney-client privilege

Japan considers introducing attorney-client privilege

30 April 2020

Japanese lawyers have welcomed the prospect of attorney-client privilege in the country’s judicial landscape but said it could be a long time before it applies to white-collar cases.

Independent counsel reviews “may effectively cripple” Dutch privilege claims

Independent counsel reviews “may effectively cripple” Dutch privilege claims

02 December 2019

The Dutch legal community is unsure whether employing a third party to review privilege issues, as happens in the UK, would work in the Netherlands.

Lawyers disappointed by lack of privilege reforms in German draft law

Lawyers disappointed by lack of privilege reforms in German draft law

12 November 2019

German lawyers are concerned that a proposed German corporate criminal liability law does not go far enough in protecting attorney-client communications.

Lawyers question judge’s peculiar ruling in Shell privilege case

Lawyers question judge’s peculiar ruling in Shell privilege case

30 October 2019

Legal experts in the Netherlands have said that a recent privilege ruling against Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell will likely not stand up in an appeals court.

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

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

25 October 2019

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.

Swedbank waives attorney-client privilege in money laundering probe

Swedbank waives attorney-client privilege in money laundering probe

17 September 2019

Sweden’s oldest bank is allowing prosecutors to scrutinise work carried out by one of its external lawyers amid an investigation into a money laundering scandal that has rocked the Nordic region.

New German law expected to transform corporate investigations

New German law expected to transform corporate investigations

30 August 2019

German lawyers have hailed a proposed law that drastically increases fines for corporate misconduct as a watershed moment in the country’s white-collar crime enforcement landscape.

Rosenstein: “We’re not looking for privileged information”

Rosenstein: “We’re not looking for privileged information”

02 May 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed the additional hoops prosecutors must jump through when requesting a search warrant for a lawyer suspected of a crime.

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