In 2007, the IADC published a CD entitled Multi-National Legal Privilege. The CD contained papers from 31 countries and offered basic guidance about legal privilege in a standard format for ease of reference. This CD proved to be very useful to IADC members whether in their own country or in advising clients on multi-national matters. Thanks to the efforts of the IADC International Committee, on this page you will find the papers updated to reflect the state of legal privilege in various jurisdictions as of May 2011. It is a very important compilation of the fundamental rights that legal systems provide clients to speak freely to their lawyers in private in various countries around the world.
The list of the countries in order are:
The IADC is not a law firm. The information contained on this page is general legal information and should not be construed as legal advice. The information may be out-of-date, inaccurate, or incomplete. Before using any information contained on this page, users should consult with a lawyer to independently verify the accuracy, completeness, and relevance for their purposes.