The European Commission rejects legal privilege protection for correspondence between outside counsel of opposing companies (Servier, Teva)

The European Commission has recently published the non-confidential version of a decision adopted on 23 July 2010 regarding a claim by a pharmaceutical company, Les Laboratoires Servier, and its parent company Servier SAS (“Servier”), that a document seized during an unannounced inspection in November 2008 should benefit from legal privilege or protection due to confidentiality, and therefore should not be included in the Commission’s case file. The Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Servier in this case in July 2010. It is looking into concerns that Servier has been involved in

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Martin Favart, The European Commission rejects legal privilege protection for correspondence between outside counsel of opposing companies (Servier, Teva), 23 July 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Legal privilege, Art. N° 41258

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