Decision of the German Constitutional Court on attorney-client privilege in internal investigations to be expected

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The current legislation and jurisprudence regarding information and documents derived from internal investigations is ambiguous. The German Constitutional Court now has to decide on the seizure of documents from an internal investigation and will clarify if a Public Prosecutor's Office can reach out to attorney work products in the context of an internal investigation.

We have composed the attached newsletter that provides an overview of the current situation and our preliminary conclusions.

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