*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The period under review is marked by the order of 8 November 2017 issued by the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal concerning the conduct of searches on the premises of the Whirpool company and, more specifically, the seizure of documents covered by solicitor-client privilege. The order is remarkable in that it admits - legitimately - the application of solicitor-client privilege to internal company correspondence containing the content of solicitor-client consultations. While the principle is to be welcomed, its implementation and the sanction for non-compliance will not fail to disappoint. Indeed, on the basis of existing case-law, the First
CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – FRANCE – DAWN RAIDS – EXCHANGES OF IN-HOUSE LAWYERS – LEGAL OPINION PROVIDED BY AN ATTORNEY – LEGAL PRIVILEDGE
Exchanges of in-house lawyers: The First president of the Paris Court of Appeals annuls the seizure of in-house lawyers’ emails summarizing a legal opinion provided by an attorney but considers that this does not affect the validity of the inspections (Whirlpool)
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