European Court Refuses to Recognize the Confidentiality Between In-house Lawyers and Their Employers

September 01, 2007

The Akzo Nobel judgment, issued by the European Court of First Instance (CFI) on September 17, 2007, weakens the relationship between in-house lawyers and their employers by upholding previous case law and the European Commission’s stance that communications with in-house lawyers are not protected by legal professional privilege.

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