Brussels court acknowledges in-house legal professional privilege
In a long-awaited and ground-breaking judgment on 5 March 2013, the Brussels Court of Appeal acknowledged the existence of legal professional privilege for in-house counsels who are members of the Belgian Institute of In-house Counsel (IBJ/IJE). The judgment also imposes significant restrictions on the use of digital search methods by the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA).
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