The legal privilege (un)covered

Thank you for your interest in the book “The legal privilege (un)covered”, powered by VOI advocaten.

VOI advocaten is the specialist in The Netherlands when it comes to litigation in (national and international) tax proceedings and providing assistance in tax and financial criminal cases. In these procedures, the government is always on the other side. In order to provide good assistance, it is very important that clients can discuss their case with their lawyers in complete confidentiality, thus without interference from the government. This also applies to international cases in which we cooperate with lawyers from other countries. But what about the legal privilege in the country of origin of fellow lawyers? Is communication with the client sufficiently guaranteed in such cases?

This book is intended for lawyers, their clients and other interested parties and is about the aforementioned confidentiality, secrecy and the right of non-disclosure. Experts from various countries with different legal systems discuss their legal privilege. Not only because it is interesting to know how this privilege is arranged elsewhere, but particularly also to gain knowledge about legal privilege in other countries, so that in the event of international collaboration between lawyers, it is clear how the client’s interests can best be safeguarded. After all, legal privilege is there for the client, not for the lawyers themselves.

This book was made possible by VOI advocaten with the help of dear friends and colleagues from various parts of the world. You will find links to their websites below.

Through this book, we all aim to contribute to awareness of legal privilege in various countries, in the interests of (future) clients. Therefore, we have made it possible for you to download this book via this website for free.

If you are missing a chapter on legal privilege in your own country and would like to contribute to the next edition of this book, please email us at

With great thanks to:

Legal privilege in the Netherlands:

Legal privilege Netherlands
Dutch legal confidentiality
Netherlands lawyer confidentiality
European Public Prosecutor’s Office and cross-border crimes:

EU Public Prosecutor cross-border crimes
European Union crime investigation
Cross-border crime cooperation EU
International cooperation among investigative authorities:

Global investigative authorities collaboration
Inter-country investigative cooperation
International law enforcement collaboration
Legal privilege for lawyers in the European Union:

EU lawyer confidentiality rights
European lawyers legal privilege
Lawyer confidentiality in EU nations
Scope of legal privilege for lawyers:

Lawyer confidentiality extent
Legal privilege boundaries lawyers
Scope of attorney-client privilege
Dutch lawyers' confidentiality rights:

Netherlands lawyers' privilege
Confidentiality for Dutch attorneys
Rights of lawyers in the Netherlands
European Union investigative authorities collaboration:

EU investigative authorities cooperation
Collaborative efforts of EU investigators
European Union law enforcement partnership
Legal framework for legal privilege in the Netherlands:

Legal privilege framework Netherlands
Dutch lawyer confidentiality laws
Legal protection for lawyers in Netherlands
Rights of in-house counsel in the Netherlands:

Dutch in-house counsel privileges
Rights of employed lawyers in Netherlands
In-house counsel legal rights NL
NOvA register and legal privilege:

NOvA registry lawyer confidentiality
Netherlands Bar Association and privilege
NOvA register for lawyers' rights
Protection of client-lawyer confidentiality:

Safeguarding attorney-client secrecy
Ensuring confidentiality lawyer-client
Protecting client-lawyer communications
Legal privilege and international collaboration:

International cooperation and legal privilege
Legal privilege in global collaboration
Lawyer confidentiality in international work
Cohen lawyers and legal privilege:

Cohen lawyers' confidentiality rights
Legal privilege for in-house counsels
Rights of employed lawyers (Cohen lawyers)
Professional statute for employed lawyers in the Netherlands:

Regulations for Dutch employed lawyers
Guidelines for lawyers working in NL
Dutch laws for employed attorneys
Ensuring independence of in-house counsels for legal privilege:

Independence of in-house lawyers NL
Maintaining autonomy for employed lawyers
Legal privilege and autonomy for in-house counsel

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