legal privilege

Under Belgian law, legal advice provided by in-house counsel to their employers is covered by the protection for legal privilege.  That is the conclusion reached by the Brussels Court of Appeal in its judgment of 5 March 2013 in the Belgacom case (Case 2011/MR/3).  In addition to the legal advice itself, the legal privilege covers all related correspondence, requests for advice, and documents created in preparation of the advice. 
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