Legal privilege & professional secrecy—Germany [Archived]
Legal privilege & professional secrecy—Germany [Archived]

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Legal privilege & professional secrecy—Germany [Archived]
  • The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guide

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

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GTDT 2018: Legal privilege and professional secrecy—Germany

The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guide

The guide addresses the following issues.

1. Identify and describe your jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, professional rules and doctrines that protect communications between an attorney and a client from disclosure.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Identify and summarise recent landmark decisions involving attorney–client communications and work product.

5. Describe the elements necessary to confer protection over attorney–client communications.

6. Describe any settings in which the protections for attorney–client communications are not recogni