SECONDMENT OF IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL AND LEGAL ADVICE PRIVILEGE

An article from Allen & Overy on 9th April considered a case before the Singapore High Court considered whether emails to and from a person acting as a company’s legal counsel were protected by legal advice privilege where that person had been seconded to the company by a company that was not its parent company.  It says that the case illustrates the need to put in place proper documentation to ensure the preservation of privilege.  It also warns that the decision could well have gone the other way on a different set of facts.

http://www.allenovery.com/publications/en-gb/Pages/secondment-of-in-house-legal-counsel-and-legal-advice-privilege-.aspx

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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