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Privilege in IP litigation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 20 2011

A recent spate of cases before the UK and European Courts re-considering the scope of privilege are of interest to businesses with valuable IP rights.


Privilege - data protection
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • December 15 2010

Privilege is an issue which frequently arises in the context of litigation - the question of what can be withheld from disclosure on the basis that it is privileged communications between client and legal adviser - and a recent spate of cases before the UK and European Courts have reconsidered various aspects of the scope of privilege.


European Court rejects privilege protection for in-house lawyers
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • September 14 2010

On 14 September 2010, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its eagerly awaited judgment on the scope of legal professional privilege ("LPP") under EU law.


European court ready to reject privilege protection for in-house lawyers
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • April 29 2010

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is on course to continue to deny legal professional privilege (LPP) to legal advice given by in-house lawyers in EU competition law investigations.


Clarification on in-house procurement awards - the Tragsa judgment
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2007

Over the past few years, the courts have considered whether arrangements between public bodies should be subject to the procurement rules on many occasions.