Contributed By Pérez-Llorca
Spain recognises the concept of legal privilege in the Organic Act on Judiciary Power. As a rule, communications between an attorney and their client are confidential and therefore an attorney shall not be compelled to declare any facts or news that come to their knowledge due to their professional activity.
The law does not distinguish between external and in-house counsel. However, courts tend to make such distinction in accordance with the judgment issued by the EU Court of Justice on September 14th 2010, Case C-550/07 P – Akzo Nobel Chemicals and Akcros Chemicals/Commission.