Bird & Bird & Legal Privilege in investigations (Part 2) – how does it differ across jurisdictions?

By Pauline Kuipers, Pattie Walsh, Saskia King, Jakub Kur, Gabriel Voisin

06-2021

On Wednesday 9 June, our international panel of experts conducted a lively panel discussing the practicalities around legal privilege, offering practical tips on how to avoid being caught out by this complex issue in the event of an investigation.

Key discussion points included:

  • Employment issues - Internal Investigations and handling the employment aftermath, negotiating employee exits, the concept of “iniquity”, and training and managing staff
  • Data issues - How the data protection authorities approach legal privilege during investigations, and how legal privilege can help in the context of data subject access requests
  • Regulatory issues- How the UK regulators/competition authorities approach Legal Professional Privilege during investigations
  • Forensic Services - Practices for privilege logging are broadly used in litigations, disputes, regulatory inquiries/investigation and DSAR. Disclosing parties are responsible for supporting their claims of privilege

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We have also developed a Dawn Raid investigations eLearning course, which prepares your employees to adequately respond in the event of a surprise investigation by competition or regulatory authorities. The course is made up of seven short, interactive modules that can be assigned to employees based on their role in the investigation.

Watch a short video about the course here.

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