Topic: Privilege

Japan considers introducing attorney-client privilege

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.

30 April 2020

IRS’s subpoena of law firm client list survives Fifth Circuit appeal

A US appeals court has ruled that the IRS is allowed to subpoena a law firm’s client list as part of a probe into an alleged offshore tax evasion scheme.

29 April 2020

Sports Direct wins partial victory in privilege wrangle

Featured in In-house

The ruling rejects the notion that email attachments are privileged simply because they are linked to privileged communications.

20 February 2020

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

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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.

25 October 2019

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