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Hong Kong Court Confirms SFC’s Investigation Powers Over Digital Devices in Search Operations

In five recent judicial review applications brought against the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Magistrate (HCAL 2132, 2133, 2134, 2136 and 2137/2018),...

Back to the Future: Assessing Industrials’ Readiness for Change

Will the lure of the past jeopardize the future of Industrials?Industrials are braced for yet another revolution. At the beginning of a new decade,...

South Africa: U-RICA! Provisions of RICA Ruled Inconsistent with the Constitution

In a ground breaking and remarkable judgment, which will not only have a huge impact in South Africa but will be cited around the...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

Australian Parliament passes Whistleblowing Bill

On 19 February 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 (the Bill). Although the Bill is...

China issues new rules to clarify procedures for collection of electronic data in criminal...

Recent developments On 2 January 2019, the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (MPS) issued the Rules on Collection of Electronic Data...

UK: Court of Appeal moves to protect Legal Professional Privilege

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the case of The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, overturning the most controversial aspect of the first instance decision.

Spanish Supreme Court admits employee e-mails obtained in the course of an internal investigation...

A judicial decision has confirmed the admissibility as evidence, to justify a dismissal, of the emails of the dismissed employee obtained in the course of an internal investigation.

UK: Privilege in Internal Investigations

Our Compliance & Investigations team identified six aspects of any investigation that you will need to consider carefully in light of the recent Bilta judgment

Seizure of data and documents in internal investigations in Germany – Status quo and...

Irritations arose not only in Anglo-American countries, when public prosecutors and other authorities in Germany searched (cooperating) companies and their mandated law firms and confiscated a variety of documents and data. In this post, we analyze the status quo and provide conceptual suggestions for an investigations-related attorney-client privilege.

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