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ECJ confirms that legal professional privilege under EU law does not extend to communications with in-house lawyers
  • Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Singapore, European Union
  • October 27 2010

In Akzo Nobel Chemicals Limited and Akcros Chemicals Limited v Commission of the European Communities, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") considered whether emails exchanged between a company's manager and its in-house lawyer were covered by legal professional privilege ("LPP").