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Roundtable Discussion on Legal Professional Privilege

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
Tower 42

25 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1HQ

“But I thought it was privileged!”

Privilege remains a fundamental legal right allowing individuals and companies to protect themselves against the unlawful disclosure of confidential and sensitive material to third parties. However those attempting to assert privilege must be mindful of the evolving set of inflexible rules governing legal professional privilege so they avoid assuming communications or documents are automatically privileged. 

Topics

  • Types of privilege;
    • Litigation
    • Legal Advice
    • Without Prejudice
    • Common Interest
  • Practical measures for in-house lawyers to reduce the risk of losing privilege.
  • Privilege in the context of regulatory investigations.
  • Case updates, including SFO v ENRC [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB) and The RBS Rights Issue Litigation [2016] EWHC 3161 (Ch).

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