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Professional secrecy: The French Supreme Court confirms the extension of the protection afforded to lawyer-client correspondence to documents emanating from the lawyers of the visited company which take up the defence strategy put in place by the lawyer for his client (Whirlpool)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a ruling issued on January 26, 2022 the Criminal Division of the Court of Cassation confirmed the extension of the protection granted to lawyer-client correspondence. It fully agrees with the analysis of the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal in the order issued on November 8, 2017 regarding the legality of the visit and seizure operations that took place on May 27 and 28, 2014 on the premises of Whirlpool, which were authorized by the Paris JLD at the request of the investigating departments of the Competition Authority suspecting the commission of various cartel practices in the "white" and "brown" products distribution sector, under cover

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Alain Ronzano, Professional secrecy: The French Supreme Court confirms the extension of the protection afforded to lawyer-client correspondence to documents emanating from the lawyers of the visited company which take up the defence strategy put in place by the lawyer for his client (Whirlpool), 26 January 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 105028, www.concurrences.com

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