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The conversation on EU legal professional privilege (LPP) for lawyers is ongoing, however the Law Society has provided short guidance reflecting the current stage of that conversation. The guidance is relevant to:
UK lawyers based in the EU providing legal advice as a Third Country Lawyer, and
those based in the UK providing advice on cross-border EU operations
The Law Society guidance briefly covers three areas:
Third Country Lawyers, and
EU LPP attaches to communications relating to a Commission administrative or enforcement procedure.
It does not concern a company’s right to withhold privileged documents from private parties or relate to other government authorities.
National LPP rules will continue to be relevant in all national administrative procedures.
UK qualified lawyers are covered by EU LPP until the end of the transitional period.
EU courts and EU bodies retain jurisdiction over judicial cases and administrative proceedings initiated during the transitional period.
Existing EU rul
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