Landmark Appeals Ruling Rescues Privilege In UK Probes
Law360, London (September 7, 2018, 8:08 PM BST) -- A U.K. appeals court's recent broad take on the protections legal privilege offers companies against demands from government prosecutors in a dispute over a Serious Fraud Office probe re-enshrines the confidentiality at the heart of the attorney-client relationship and offers comfort to multinationals facing cross-border investigations.
The Court of Appeal sided with mining giant Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd. as it challenged a decision that would have let the U.K.'s white collar watchdog demand materials from an internal investigation ENRC had commissioned from its outside counsel at Dechert LLP.
The decision prompted a bevy of superlatives from the defense bar as...
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