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Legal Privilege: An overview of EU and national case law

“Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.” ― B. Spinoza It is a special legal privilege to be invited to pen this Foreword for a legal privilege special issue. Competition law has been at the forefront of the legal privilege’s case law saga since the early 80’s at the supra national European Union scale. A legal privilege special issue helps gathering the relevant recent legal updates to keep in mind. The concept of privilege is the right of an individual to preserve the confidentiality of legal communications, it is a fundamental human right long recognised by common law and depending upon the territory in civil law systems. The rationale is that a client should be able to consult a

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Philippe Coen, Legal Privilege: An overview of EU and national case law, 22 March 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Legal privilege, Art. N° 86349

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