This webinar looks at the ramifications Brexit will create for English qualified lawyers, especially competition solicitors.
The UK’s exit from the European Union will have ramifications for legal professional privilege across the continent, and especially for lawyers qualified in England and Wales.
The Commission has a general power to examine all documents. A narrow exemption was provided by AM&S Europe Ltd v Commission (Case 155/79  ECR 1575) (’AM&S’).
However, the AM&S case suggests that the clients of English qualified lawyers will be unable to assert legal professional privilege arising from communication with those lawyers against the Commission should the UK cease to be an EEA member state post-Brexit.
This webinar will look at the ramifications this will create for English qualified lawyers, especially competition solicitors.
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Patrick is a partner and solicitor advocate (All Higher Courts) in the dispute resolution group in London. He is a commercial dispute resolution specialist with a particular focus on contentious competition matters, cross-border disputes, investigations and arbitration. He is also an expert on privilege.
Chris is a managing associate in the commercial litigation group in London. He is also a qualified solicitor advocate in England & Wales for all civil courts. He practices across a wide spectrum of commercial litigation disputes with a particular focus on competition litigation, energy and infrastructure matters and jurisdiction disputes.
This webinar is inclusive to your Competition Section membership.