Discovery and privilege: a sword and a shield?

Hogan Lovells is pleased to invite you to a seminar by Mr Charles Hollander QC to discuss the latest in discovery and privilege.

The rules of civil litigation in Hong Kong have undergone some revolutionary changes in recent years. One of the major updates is enlarged powers to order pre-action discovery and non-party discovery, which may affect your organisation whether or not you are a party to litigation proceedings.

One of the most important safeguards against requests for disclosure of documents, and a fundamental human right, is legal privilege. However, privilege can be lost if not properly looked after.

Charles will discuss the latest legal developments on documentary evidence and privilege. He will share his practical experience in claiming privilege and handling requests for discovery.

Charles has argued many of the leading cases in relation to disclosure and legal professional privilege, including last year's landmark English Court of Appeal decision clarifying the English position on inadvertent disclosure of documents, Tchenguiz v Serious Fraud Office. He is the author of well-known books Documentary Evidence and Conflicts of Interest.

Guest speaker: Charles Hollander QC

Charles Hollander has been practising as an advocate for over thirty years. He has been involved in many of the major commercial disputes of the day, called to the Bar in numerous jurisdictions, and sat as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Chancery and Queen's Bench Divisions of England and Wales.

He has been recognised by leading legal directories for many years in his core practice area of commercial litigation, as well as specialised areas of law including professional negligence, energy litigation, media and entertainment and sports.

"Charles is a formidable advocate and his intellect and ability to distil down complex issues are second to none."

"A class act, brilliant on his feet and able to answer complex legal questions in a concise and user-friendly style."

- Chambers & Partners 2014


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Event details

Hogan Lovells - Boardroom
11/F, One Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

17 April 2015
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CST)

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