Disclosure and Privilege in Asia Pacific

Publication | June 2010

The issues raised by disclosure obligations and legal privilege are of paramount importance both for international and national companies operating within the Asia Pacific region. The complexity and inconsistencies between one jurisdiction and another can create many pitfalls for the unwary. On the other hand, tactical advantages can be gained by choosing the appropriate jurisdiction by reference to disclosure requirements and the recognition afforded to legal privilege.

We have created a guide to disclosure obligations both in judicial and regulatory proceedings, the concept and applicability of legal privilege and the protection afforded to settlement negotiations within an Asia Pacific context. For comparative reasons, given the mix of common and civil law jurisdictions within the region, we have also included commentaries based on France and England and Wales.

We are one of the few truly global practices with a proven expertise in handling international disputes, particularly within the Asia Pacific region.

To access the guide, please download the full PDF under related links.


We wish to thank the following for their contributions to this guide:

  • Brigitta I. Rahayoe & Partners*, Indonesia
  • Atsumi & Partners, Japan

*associate office


Ruth Cowley

Ruth Cowley

Grant Bonner

Grant Bonner