Linklaters’ 2019 Legal Professional Privilege Comparative Guide

Legal Professional Privilege

For all who advise on cross-border disputes, legal professional privilege is a real and very important issue; advice that is privileged in one country may not be protected in others and even within a jurisdiction, the scope and application of legal professional privilege is the subject of debate.

Linklaters have put together this comparative guide to the law and practice relating to legal professional privilege in 24 jurisdictions across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, providing quick answers to these basic questions:

  • Is the concept of disclosure of documents recognised?
  • Is a right to privilege recognised?
  • If so, what types of document may be privileged?
  • Is the concept of in-house lawyer privilege recognised?
  • Are there any limiting factors?

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About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.


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