French Cour de Cassation Expands the Scope of the “Secret Professionnel” to Certain In-House Communications

January 31, 2022

On January 26, 2022, Cleary Gottlieb obtained an important decision from the French Cour de cassation ruling for the first time that internal documents summarizing/forwarding outside counsel’s advice in connection with anticipated litigation are protected by the secret professionnel (“French legal privilege”).

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