The Attorney-Client Privilege in the European Union and Italy: Time for a Change


The uproar of the Court of First Instance’s decision in Microsoft Corp. v. Commission in September of 2007 has shadowed the importance of another decision issued by the same tribunal on the same day that actually has much more impact than the former because it involves the entire legal community. The Akzo Nobel Chemicals and Akros Chemicals Ltd. v. Commission decision demonstrates that, despite the intervention of numerous lawyer associations, the European trend of the Court of Justice negating the attorney-client privilege with respect to communications between the corporation and its in-house counsel remains.
Continue Reading>

Comments are closed.