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Attorney-Client Privilege in International Arbitration by Möckesch, Annabelle (26th January 2017)

Part 1 Comparative Overview of Concepts of Attorney–Client Privilege, 5 European Union

From: Attorney-Client Privilege in International Arbitration

Annabelle Möckesch

Subject(s):
Arbitrators — Privilege — Choice of law — Conflict of laws — Confidentiality

This chapter presents the applicable attorney–client privilege standard on the European level. It first describes the investigative powers of the European Commission as competent authority to uncover infringements of European competition law, such as requests for information and inspections. The second part of this chapter devotes itself to the attorney–client privilege as established by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in relation to European competition law investigations.

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