European Business Law Review

Volume 23 (2012)

Volume 23 (2012) / Issue 4

Tomas Kamblevičius, Edvinas Beikauskas, 'Comparing Legal Professional Privilege in EU and Lithuanian Law' (2012) 23 European Business Law Review, Issue 4, pp. 565–573


Despite of its limited contextual setting, the findings of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Akzo Nobel case on the issue of protection of confidentiality of communications between lawyers and their clients provide a good understanding of how the concept of legal professional privilege (LPP) is viewed or wants to be viewed by the European Union (EU) courts in general. At the same time, it invites for a comparative analysis of the concepts of LPP as they are being understood under EU law on the one hand and national laws of individual EU Member States on the other hand. While such exercises were conducted in respect of some EU Member States, no comparative analysis exists in respect of Lithuania. This article aims to fill-in this gap.

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