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Competition Law & Anti-Trust
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the opinion issued by Advocate General Kokott in Akzo Nobel. It looks at the arguments put forward by the parties for why communications with in-house lawyers should be protected by legal professional privilege and the reasons why the Advocate General did not agree. It then considers the impact this opinion will have in practice

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the background to this rule;
  • Know the arguments put forward by the parties in favour of extending legal professional privilege to communications with in-house lawyers;
  • Understand why the Advocate General was not swayed by these arguments and her reasons for issuing this opinion;
  • Appreciate what impact this will have in practice.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Akzo Nobel (joined cases T-125/03 and T-253/03;
  • AM&S (C-155/79).
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In this CPDcast Patrick Boylan, a managing associate from Simmons & Simmons, discusses the reasons behind the Advocate General’s opinion in Akzo Nobel (joined cases T-125/03 and T-253/03) in which she recommends that in-house lawyers’ communications should continue not to be protected by legal professional privilege in European Commission Investigations.

podcast added 31/06/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-01-30

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