In-House Attys Shielded From Raids: Belgian Appeals Court

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- A Belgian appeals court ruled Tuesday that the country's antitrust watchdog couldn't seize materials from Belgacom Group's in-house counsel, concluding that a European Union decision refusing to extend privilege to communications between in-house counsel and a company's other employees didn't apply to national cases.

Under Belgian law, legal advice provided by in-house attorneys and any correspondence stemming from that counsel is confidential, the Brussels Court of Appeal ruled. That means that the Belgian Competition Authority will have to get rid of some of the materials it...
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