AKZO Decision in EU Court of Justice Restricts Legal Professional Privilege

The Court of Justice of the European Union today released a decision in Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. V. EU (Case-550/07), restricting legal professional privilege in communications between in-house counsel and their clients in European Community competition law matters. ACC, an … Continue reading

California Appellate Court Rules Privilege Not Waived in Coercive Federal Investigation

The 4th District Court of Appeals for California ruled that the trial court correctly held that defendants’ cooperation with federal agencies did not waive attorney-client and work product privileges in Regents of the University of California v. Superior Court, 81 … Continue reading

SEC Releases New Guidance Manual Reflecting Increased Protections of Privilege

Oct 7, 2008 – In yet another positive development in the fight to protect privilege in corporate investigations, the SEC posted on its website a new Enforcement Manual for guidance to investigatory staff. This new guidance closely tracks the protections … Continue reading