Safeguarding Confidential Communication In China

Law360, New York (March 25, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT) -- Attorney-client privilege is one of the principles accorded sacred status in U.S. law. What is taken for granted in the U.S., however, may not apply in China. As a result, if U.S. companies are not careful handling multijurisdictional matters, such as anti-corruption investigations, they may lose "privilege-like" protection in China and also risk losing attorney-client privilege in the U.S. On the other hand, with careful planning, the lack of attorney-client privilege in China does not mean that U.S. companies have no choice but to open their kimonos in China and lose attorney-client privilege in the U.S....

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