I will focus my contribution on two distinct limitations on the Commision's investigative rights in competition proceedings: (i)legal professional privilege ; and (ii) the privilege against self-incrimination. My intervention is divided into two sections. The first section describes the evolution of these two privileges and their current scope. The second section focuses on the issues raised by the application of legal professional privilege and the privilege against self-incrimination within the framework of Regulation No. 1/2003.
Legal Professional Privilege and the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in EC Law: Recent Developments and Current Issues,
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