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White Collar Crime

March 26 2018
Peter Armstrong Are privilege protections coming to Japan?

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The absence of attorney-client privilege protections in Japan means that regulatory investigations must be handled with particular care. Various industry parties have argued that the absence of such protections unfairly damages the interests of companies active in Japan. However, the government has refused to introduce such protections out of concern that they could limit the regulators' broad investigative powers or otherwise adversely affect the Japanese regulatory environment.

Authors: Peter Armstrong, Yoshihiko Matake
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