Privilege rules around the world
Privilege rules around the world

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

  • Privilege rules around the world
  • International comparator tool
  • The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guide
  • Countries
  • Archived

When dealing with litigation in various different jurisdictions, the Getting The Deal Through Guide (GTDT) titled: legal privilege and professional secrecy offers important legal insight into the protection embodied in legal privilege and professional secrecy in various jurisdictions by means of a series of questions and answers. In doing so, it addresses various issues, including the extent to which attorney-client communications and work product are protected from disclosure, any limitations on this protection, ways in which privilege may be waived as well as the extent to which privilege may be extended in the context of in-house counsel, agents, employees, etc.

International comparator tool

The International comparator tool  is designed to allow lawyers to compare legal differences across two or more jurisdictions in any given practice area. Using information from the Getting the Deal Through Guides, it can generate over two billion answers to your comparison requests. This is a valuable aid to uncover issues in cross-border matters and multi-jurisdictional disputes. See: Practice Note: International Comparator tool.

The questions raised in the legal privilege & professional secrecy guide

The guide addresses the following issues for each of the jurisdictions listed below:

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