Attorney-Client Privilege in Global Disputes: How Canadian In House Counsel Can Safeguard Secrets in Cross-Border Litigation

1 minute read | June.20.2024

Like their colleagues in the United States and Europe, in-house counsel in Canada rely on attorney-client privilege to guide their company and protect communications with senior leaders in high-stakes litigation. 

When those disputes involve parties in the U.S. or EU, Canadian in-house counsel must navigate privilege rules that vary place to place – and even inadvertent missteps can bring devastating consequences.

In a new article in Law360, Orrick’s Tim Carroll explores similarities and differences in privilege and privilege waiver in Canada, the U.S. and EU. He offers 10 ways in-house counsel in Canada can preserve privileged information and mitigate risk in global disputes.