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Akzo Nobel case - privilege does not apply to in house lawyers in EU competition law investigations European Court of Justice decision
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 11 2010

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that internal communications between in-house lawyers and their fellow company employees are not privileged in relation to European Commission (Commission) competition law cases.

Top 10 Brexit Considerations - for In-house Counsel
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 5 2016

An in-house counsel’s thoughts about Brexit and how it might affect your organisation and practice

Privilege and in-house lawyers: 10 tips for successful privilege claims
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 8 2011

These 10 tips should help in-house counsel ensure legal professional privilege attaches - and stays attached.

Drafting cease and desist letters: considerations for in-house counsel
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2008

Cease and desist letters are in-house counsel's first line of attack when presented with allegations of misconduct that threaten the company's business.

Don’t Lose Your Privilege: Best Practices for the In-House Lawyer
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • October 3 2017

In-house lawyers and their clients know that an email is not automatically cloaked in privilege just because a lawyer appears on the cc line. But when

IRS is aggressively challenging P&C loss reserve deductions: companies should be prepared
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2011

Starting in 2008 and continuing today, the IRS has ramped up challenges to loss reserve deductions taken by property and casualty insurance companies in computing taxable income.

Don’t let conflicts of interest slip through the cracks: assessing the conflicts checklist of your law firm or law department
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2011

Any law firm or in-house corporate or governmental legal department, regardless of its size, locale and practice areas, should employ a reasonable system for screening and handling conflicts of interest.

Silencing departing lawyers: how corporate legal departments avoid restrictive covenants when hiring lawyers
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2011

It is well established that lawyers, including lawyers employed by corporate legal departments, cannot enter into agreements that restrict their future ability to practice law after they leave their employment with their corporate employer.

In-house counsel legal professional privilege beware the multiple purpose communication
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 29 2010

The recent Federal Court decision in Dye v Commonwealth Securities comments on the nature of the requirement of independence of in-house counsel in the context of claims for privilege and serves as a warning about multiple purpose communications.

In-house counsel update: legal professional privilege independence declines and the purpose dominates
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

Legal professional privilege, also known as client legal privilege, is an important tool to facilitate frank legal advice between lawyer and client