2 C. Privilege restrictions
Legal Privilege for In-house Lawyers in the European Union
Green: recognize legal privilege for in-house lawyers, including in the context of antitrust investigations
Red: do not recognize legal privilege for in-house lawyers
Blue: recognize some degree of legal privilege for in-house lawyers, but as to whether and to which extent
legal privilege is respected in antitrust investigations, is unclear or not yet settled.
This map was provided by Dirk Tirez, General Counsel & Corp. Secretary of Belgian Post, from a presentation
he prepared for the 2012 ACC Annual Meeting in Orlando.
2 D. Key differences in Europe; market practices and cultural mores
Many components of the ACC Value Challenge are the same regardless of where you are
doing business. Others components must be tailored locally, considering market practices and cultural
mores. Laws and regulations are written and communicated in words, and so language takes a specific
significance in the legal services industry, particularly with globalization of business. Since an effort
to derive more value from internal and external legal resources requires excellent communications,
appreciation of language differences is essential.