London Counsel Maria Gritsenko, Hong Kong Partner Nigel Binnersley, Paris Partner Constantin Achillas and Paris Associate François-Xavier Mirza authored a joint article in The Law Society Gazette on 12 August. They covered the recent court decision in Hong Kong on the different approach taken with regard to the concept of legal professional privilege (“LPP”) in comparison to England & Wales. They commented, “In a robust judgment, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal distanced itself from the position applied in England in CITIC Pacific Limited v. Secretary for Justice and Commissioner of Police (Civil Appeal No.7 of 2012). The court also provided a framework and roadmap for legal practitioners and their clients with regard to documents seized from the client pursuant to a court search warrant.”
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