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Akzo Nobel Chemicals & Others v Commission - no LPP for in-house lawyers in EU matters (but national situation may differ)

The CJEC (formerly the ECJ) confirmed that legal advice given to undertakings by their in-house lawyer(s) does not attract Legal Professional Privilege ("LPP") - that said, (in what might be seen as a "watering down" of its previous controversial decision in 2007) it was also noted that English law and English courts do extend LPP to in-house lawyers.

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