The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Argentina; Brazil; France; Germany; India; Japan; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain; Ukraine; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Legal Privilege & Professional Secrecy and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
Identify and describe your jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, professional rules and doctrines that protect communications between an attorney and a client from disclosure.
Describe any relevant differences in your jurisdiction between the status of private practitioners and in-house counsel, in terms of protections for attorney-client communications.
Identify and describe your jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, professional rules and doctrines that provide protection from disclosure of tangible material created in anticipation of litigation.
Identify and summarise recent landmark decisions involving attorney-client communications and work-product.
Describe the elements necessary to confer protection over attorney-client communications.
Describe any settings in which the protections for attorney-client communications are not recognised.
In your jurisdiction, do the protections for attorney-client communications belong to the client, or is secrecy a duty incumbent on the attorney?
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