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Legal Advice Privilege and internal investigations—getting the basics right

Published on: 16 June 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Legal Advice Privilege and internal investigations—getting the basics right
  • Background
  • Determining if LAP applies
  • The judge held:
  • Six steps to protect your position

Article summary

Financial Services analysis: Sophie White, partner and Saira Choonka, principal associate from Eversheds Sutherland analyse the case of A v UBS AG, highlighting the issue of legal privilege in the context of investigations. There is a growing trend for financial institutions to commission external law firms to conduct internal investigations into complex issues. Maintaining privilege over documents produced during the course of an investigation is imperative to avoid disclosure of potentially damaging investigatory materials. This article sets out a series of steps financial institutions can use to protect their position. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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