Brussels Court of Appeal Rules that Legal Professional Privilege Applies to In-house Counsel

By on March 19, 2013
Posted In EC Developments

by Wilko van Weert and David Henry

On 5 March 2013, the Brussels Court of Appeal delivered a judgment finding that, under Belgian law, in-house counsel are covered by legal professional privilege (LPP).  In relation to antitrust investigations, the ruling highlights that LPP in the European Union depends on, not just local rules, but also whether or not the European Commission is involved in the investigation.

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