Topic: Privilege

PNF and AFA publish draft guidance for corruption investigations

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Their goal is to encourage internal investigations in France, in the hope companies will then share more frequently the results of their investigations with the authorities,” said one lawyer.

17 March 2022

Law firm targets Dutch authorities over alleged privilege breaches

Two groups representing Dutch criminal defence lawyers have joined law firm Stibbe in a civil case over alleged infringements of confidential communications between lawyers and their clients.

04 February 2022

Former BitMEX executives demand whistleblower interview notes

19 January 2022

IBA hits out at UN, OECD and FATF over privilege comments

The International Bar Association has published a statement defending the principle of legal professional privilege from “international attack”.

17 January 2022

ENRC accuses law firm of “extremely troubling” privilege violations

Mining company ENRC wants to stop a London law firm from acting for the ex-prime minister of Kazakhstan, who faces a civil trial for allegedly leaking confidential information to the SFO.

11 January 2022

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

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