Privileged Communications with In-house Counsel under United States and European Community Law: A Proposed Re-Evaluation of the Akzo Nobel Decision

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Gergacz, John
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2009
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INTRODUCTION|Law and wine have much in common. Both law and wine seek the unattainable: for law, it is justice; for wine, transcendence. However, neither law nor wine is available for free and at times, seemingly parenthetic matters can obscure their objectives. A wine's container, such as a bottle secured by cork or screw top, may exert more influence on a purchaser than the bouquet. With the law, the designation of a lawyer as in-house counsel or outside counsel may have greater sway over which lawyer a corporation consults than the lawyer's own legal skills. This anomaly was underscored by the European Union's Court of First Instance decision: Akzo Nobel Chemicals Limited v. Commission of the European Communities...
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42 Creighton L. Rev. 323 (2008-2009)
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Creighton University School of Law
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