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European Court of Justice confirms that in-house legal advice is not protected by legal privilege

September 2010
Mayer Brown Legal Update
On 14 September 2010, the European Court of Justice rejected a bid to change the legal status of advice given by in-house counsel, confirming its 1982 decision in the AM&S case1, that legal privilege should extend only to advice provided by external lawyers who are qualified in one of the EU Member States.
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