Topic: Privilege

Dutch lawyers unfazed by court’s comments on independent investigations

The court said that any law firm’s claim that it can conduct impartial investigations is “potentially misleading”.

30 April 2021

Dutch court: lawyer-led internal investigations not independent

23 April 2021

Spain grants legal privilege to in-house lawyers

Featured in In-house

Spain has introduced an amendment that grants protections to in-house lawyers’ communications under legal professional privilege in certain circumstances.

01 April 2021

Massachusetts AG to receive Facebook app investigation information

The highest Massachusetts state court has ordered Facebook to disclose information about its extensive internal investigation of third-party apps’ data misuse to prosecutors.

30 March 2021

Miami cruise line’s correspondence with lawyers targeted in Cuba trafficking lawsuit

The Havana Docks Corporation argues that parties who believe they’ve acted lawfully cannot claim attorney-client privilege over advice regarding the legality of their conduct.

23 March 2021

PwC partners could face criminal charges in Australia over alleged privilege misuse

03 February 2021

ENRC sues SFO and former case controller over alleged media leaks

The Kazakh mining company alleges that SFO officials broke statutory duties and internal policies by leaking confidential information about an ongoing corruption probe to the media with the aim of harming the company.

29 January 2021

Dutch court: Foreign in-house counsel working abroad covered by privilege

Featured in In-house

A court in Rotterdam has partially overturned a decision that prevented in-house lawyers working for Dutch-British oil company Shell from claiming legal professional privilege in a local investigation into alleged bribery in Nigeria.

29 January 2021

Dutch report highlights “bottlenecks” in privilege disputes

Privilege disputes in the Netherlands can take over seven times longer to resolve than the timeframe set out by law, according to a report commissioned by the country’s Ministry of Justice.

19 January 2021

Law firm loses privilege battle with Chinese billionaire over hack report

A hacked US law firm must hand over a consultancy’s investigation report into the breach to a client after a judge ruled it wasn’t protected by attorney-client privilege or work-product privilege.

18 January 2021

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