Thursday, May 15, 2008
This webinar will provide a practical discussion about the differing regimes applicable to privileged material in civil law and common law jurisdictions. In particular, the discussion will address the recent Akzo Nobel and Akcros decision by the European Court of First Instance, which declared that documents held by in-house counsel, and correspondence between a business and its in-house lawyers, were not protected by legal professional privilege in the circumstances of a European Commission competition law investigation. The presentation will focus on the following key topics:
The presentation will offer a valuable, practical review of the issues faced by corporate in-house counsel, particularly those who work for multinational companies, and other attorneys who advise in-house counsel regarding protection of their documents from production in litigation and/or arbitration proceedings.
Philippa Charles (London)
Mark C. Hilgard (Frankfurt)
Timothy J. Tyler (Houston)
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