“Projet de loi Macron,” a bill recently introduced by French Minister for Economic Affairs Emmanuel Macron, proposed the recognition of legal privilege for in-house lawyers in France – a considerable change in France’s procedural rules as legal privilege for in-house counsels does not currently exist. However, this recognition was rejected by the Special Commission of the French National Assembly before the bill was passed by the lower chamber. As noted by Reed Smith partner Daniel Kadar in “From ‘Akzo’ to ‘Loi Macron’: There is still no Legal Privilege for In-House Lawyers in France,” this is consistent with the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice’s 2010 ruling in Akzo.

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