Lex Mundi, together with of Jenner & Block, launched its interactive Attorney-Client Privilege Guide for General Counsel in order to help in preparation for litigation strategies. In particular, having in mind that the way attorney-client privilege is handled from jurisdiction to jurisdiction may vary. When preparing for litigation, it is crucial knowing what is privileged and what is protected in different jurisdictions. Indeed, the guide covers approximately 65 global jurisdictions.
The guide allows for general counsel to generate a report and compare different jurisdictions as differences in the law among both common law and civil law jurisdictions can be significant. That’s why companies and their counsel should be aware of these differences and how they may affect legal proceedings. The guide covers Elements/Basics, Privilege in Corporations, Litigation Funding, Crime-Fraud Exception, Work Product Doctrine/Litigation Privilege and Other privileges, including accountant-client privilege, mediation privilege and settlement negotiation privilege.