The French Supreme Court extends legal privilege to all attorney-client correspondence relating to rights of defence (EDF / Dalkia)

On 20 January 2021, the criminal chamber of the French Supreme Court held that in the context of a dawn raid carried out by a competition authority, all attorney-client correspondence relating to the right of defence is protected and therefore exempt from seizure. Contrary to what previous decisions in this area might have suggested, this protection is not limited to attorney-client correspondence relating to

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Eliott Costet, Thomas Oster, The French Supreme Court extends legal privilege to all attorney-client correspondence relating to rights of defence (EDF / Dalkia), 20 January 2021, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 99753

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