Professional confidentiality: The French Supreme Court confirms the order of the first president of the Paris Court of Appeal, considering that internal exchanges within a company containing the substance of strategic legal consultations are covered by the principle of attorney-client privilege (Whirlpool)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On January 26, 2022, the Court of Cassation once again ruled on the issue of the protection of attorney-client correspondence, in a landmark decision. Reminder of the context and of the solution adopted by the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal, according to which internal e-mails containing the content of strategic legal consultations are not subject to seizure The judgment under comment is part of the visit and seizure operations [hereinafter "OVS"] incidental authorized in the premises of the company Whirlpool France [hereinafter "Whirlpool"] by an order of May 21, 2014 of the judge of freedoms and detention [hereinafter "JLD"] of the

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Ashurst (Paris)

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Christophe Lemaire, Marie Florent, Professional confidentiality: The French Supreme Court confirms the order of the first president of the Paris Court of Appeal, considering that internal exchanges within a company containing the substance of strategic legal consultations are covered by the principle of attorney-client privilege (Whirlpool), 26 January 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106537, pp. 178-180

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