Judgment: Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd.

The recent HC judgment in SFO v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd and the effects this might have on privilege.  In particular, the impact on internal corporate investigations and the extent to which documents and internal notes generated by companies (and their legal advisors) in the process of conducting their own internal investigations which are now unlikely to be protected by privilege.  

Full judgment: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2017/1017.html 

This case emphasises the need for an independent lawyer to be instructed for such investigations.