Legal Privilege : An overview of EU and national case law

How to write a Foreword about the protection of Legal Professional Privilege ("LPP") highlighting national cases and contrasting them with competition law jurisprudence in the European Union ("EU")? A Foreword is short by definition and the protection of LPP has become an extensive and complicated area of law in the EU and its Member States as illustrated by the various reports in e-Competitions. Over time, the national competition rules in the various EU Member States have shown signs of what one could call “spontaneous harmonization”. Several EU Member States have looked at, were inspired by or even outright copied the EU competition rules into their national competition law. The Netherlands is a good example with its Competition Act ("CA") that entered into force in 1998. Article 1

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Christof Swaak, Legal Privilege : An overview of EU and national case law, 7 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Legal privilege, Art. N° 65144

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