Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


In a 1982 case the Court of Justice of the European Communities recognized the existence of an attorney-client privilege in European Community law. The privilege recognized by the Court of Justice, however, is narrower in scope than its United States counterpart; and the 1982 case left unanswered many important questions concerning the privilege's practical application in future cases. This Note examines the evolving doctrine of attorney-client privilege in Community law, with special attention given to the privilege's effect upon United States attorneys and their clients who are subject to Community jurisdiction.