The Mexican Competition Authority releases guidelines that recognise attorney-client privilege in antitrust investigations

In Short The Development: Mexico's antitrust authority, the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica ("COFECE"), released guidelines that recognize the attorney-client privilege in antitrust investigations. Background: Mexican law requires that lawyers maintain professional secrecy, which includes both a right and duty not to disclose client confidences. However, these confidentiality protections apply only to lawyers and not to business personnel who also may participate in attorney-client communications. Looking Ahead: Recognition of the attorney-client privilege in antitrust investigations is a welcome development. These new protections should encourage companies with Mexican operations to seek legal advice for antitrust issues before problems arise. Attorney-Client Privilege in

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Jesús Gabriel Altamirano, Michael A. Gleason, The Mexican Competition Authority releases guidelines that recognise attorney-client privilege in antitrust investigations, 30 September 2019, e-Competitions September 2019, Art. N° 92588

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