4 Cases That Expanded In-House Privilege Overseas

By Melissa Maleske (August 6, 2015, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The role of U.S. corporate counsel would be upended if the legal advice they gave wasn't subject to attorney-client privilege, yet in many countries, such communications are still treated as an open book. Here, Law360 takes a look at how some overseas courts are beginning to expand privilege for the in-house bar.

The Jurisdiction: Belgium and the Netherlands

The Variable: The Independence of Lawyers

The European Court of Justice's September 2010 decision in a competition case involving multinational manufacturing corporation Akzo Nobel NV was a blow to European in-house counsel. However, in two more recent cases, EU member states have clarified that...

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