The Development of General Principles for EU Competition Law Enforcement – The Protection of Legal Professional Privilege
Michael J. Frese
Amsterdan Center for Law & Economics (ACLE); Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG)
February 9, 2011
European Competition Law Review, April 2011
Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2011-03
This papers discusses the scope of the EU principle of legal professional privilege ('LPP') and the mechanisms for bottom-up integration. LPP refers to the confidential nature of certain written communications between lawyer and client. Bottom-up integration is the process whereby domestic legal principles are elevated to EU legal principles. The recent Akzo Nobel judgment of the European Court of Justice revisits the principle of LPP and clarifies the conditions for bottom-up integration.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Antitrust, Litigation, Enforcement of Law
JEL Classification: K21, K41, K42
Date posted: February 28, 2011
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