Legal privilege & professional secrecy—Portugal

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

  • Legal privilege & professional secrecy—Portugal
  • The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guide

The guide can be accessed here:

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 recognised.

7. In your jurisdiction, do the protections for attorney–client communications belong to the client, or is secrecy a duty incumbent on the attorney?

8. To what extent are the facts communicated between an attorney and a client protected, as opposed to the attorney–client communication itself ?

9. In wha

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