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What is the extent of the legal privilege in the EU Member States ?

Concurrences readers will find below a selection of articles answering to the question « What is the extent of the legal privilege ? » for 10 countries.

Bulgaria The persons requested by the Commission for Protection of Competition to provide documents or information in the course of the investigation procedure cannot refuse to provide such information based on production, trade or any other type of secret protected by law. If the documents fall within the definition of classified information, the provisions of the Protection of Classified Information Act apply. Based on Article 45 of the Bar Act stipulating the lawyer's obligation to keep the secret of his client and the further prohibition to disclose as a witness any information provided to him by his client, it is to conclude that a lawyer cannot disclose the client's secret before the Commission. Nikolov Petrov, Bulgarian NCA (Sofia) Czech Republic The concept of legal

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What is the extent of the legal privilege in the EU Member States?, September 2008, Concurrences Review N° 3-2008, Art. N° 21318, www.concurrences.com

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