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The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: what does it mean for choice of English law and civil law disputes?

United Kingdom, European Union - January 4 2021 Under the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the UK and the European Council, the United Kingdom left the European Union at 11pm GMT on 31 January...

Guy Pendell, Kushal Gandhi.

Purpose, not labelling is key to determining whether privilege has been waived

United Kingdom - December 15 2020 The High Court has held that using the phrase “without waiving privilege” before referring to a privileged document is not effective to preserve...

Luke Pardey.

Waiver of privilege - The “transaction” and scope of waiver revisited

United Kingdom - December 9 2020 In a recent application regarding waiver of privilege during the 10-week trial of PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov, Kolomoisky & Ors 2020 EWHC 3225 (Comm)...

Luke Pardey, Lisa Fox.

No litigation privilege for consultants’ advice on tax structure despite expectation of regulatory action

United Kingdom - October 9 2020 The High Court has held that three reports prepared by a company’s tax consultants to enable it to structure its online sales in a manner that would...

Sukhi Kaler.

English courts will not consider training or regulation of foreign lawyers when assessing privilege

Russia, United Kingdom - September 28 2020 The Commercial Court has held that communications between a Russian business and its in-house legal department were privileged even though they would...

Lee Gluyas.