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RPC | United Kingdom | 28 Sep 2021

Access all areas? Privilege, loss of confidentiality and missed opportunity

A recent decision has shown that privilege is not necessarily lost when an opposing party has had access to the privileged material. The purpose and context of the access will lie at the heart of the court's decision if a claim to privilege is disputed. This decision reinforces the position that although wholesale access to material may be provided, parties must separately consider the......
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Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union, Global, etc. | 16 Feb 2021

Anti-corruption: key compliance updates (2 – 16 Feb)

Updates to UK evidence disclosure obligations, tips on preventing cyber-fraud and predictions on EU cryptocurrency regulations are among this fortnight’s key anti-corruption updates.
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PRO Compliance | Austria | 30 Jun 2020

Austrian prosecutors close strand in long-running Eurofighter probe

Austria’s anti-corruption prosecutor has ended an investigation into the country’s former defence minister over a contract to buy fighter jets from Airbus that he renegotiated in 2007.
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Stevens & Bolton LLP | United Kingdom | 26 May 2020

Breach of confidence - bringing a competitor to book

What can you do if a competitor obtains your confidential information through a third party and uses it in their business? A recent English High Court…
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Tay & Partners | Malaysia | 6 May 2020

Trouble Sleeping Over Someone’s Confidential Information? You Might Be Liable for Breach of Confidence

“On 6 April 2020, the Singapore Court of Appeal in I-Admin (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Hong Ying Ting and others [2020] SGCA 32 introduced a modified test…
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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 15 Apr 2020

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q1 2020

This quarterly civil fraud update provides a summary of reported decisions handed down in the courts of England and Wales in the period January -…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jan 2020

Court of Appeal overturns order permitting use of covert recordings to support claims in civil litigation before breach of confidence claim determined

A recent Court of Appeal decision illustrates the court’s approach to the protection of confidential information, emphasising that the question of a…
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Apr 2019

UK Supreme Court Gives Morrisons Permission to Appeal Data Breach Class Action

On October 22, 2018, the UK Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision that VM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (“Morrisons”) was vicariously liable…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2019

High Court restrains claimants from using defendant’s privileged material obtained from third parties in unknown circumstances

A recent High Court decision demonstrates that, whilst confidentiality is a prerequisite to a claim for privilege, information will not cease to be…
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McCann FitzGerald | European Union | 6 Feb 2019

Trade Secrets Regulations

The legal regime for the protection of commercial/trade secrets in Ireland has been bolstered by the entry into operation of the European Union…
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