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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
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
The US appeals court weighed in on when dual-purpose communications are protected by privilege.
14 September 2021
US prosecutors across the country are struggling to find an effective way of handling privileged materials taken during a criminal investigation. “The rank and file are frustrated”, said one former prosecutor.
31 August 2021
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
“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
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
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
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
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