Patrick Campbell Article Discusses Limits of Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters

Articles / September 15, 2017

Partner Patrick Campbell authored an article published on Sept. 13, 2017, by Bloomberg BNA’s “Corporate Counsel Weekly.” The article is titled “Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Ltd. and Beyond: Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Cross-Border Investigations.” It describes a ruling from the United Kingdom High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, which significantly narrowed the applicability of the U.K. legal privilege doctrines in internal investigations. Campbell writes “Companies and their in-house counsel should be aware that the relatively broad legal privilege protections afforded in the U.S. are not always reciprocated abroad and be prepared to structure internal investigations in ways that account for those differences.” The article includes best practices for companies to maximize the preservation of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine in cross-border investigations.

Campbell co-authored the article with former BakerHostetler Associate Darley Maw, who is currently a clerk for the Hon. Joel H. Slomsky in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Read the article.