Ordre des barreaux francophones and Other v Conseil des Minsitres (Conseil des barreaux de l’Union eurpeenne and Ordre des avocats du barreau de Liege, interveners: ECJ 26 Jun 2007

Bodies representing lawyers complained that the anti-money laundering Directive infringed their capacity to provide confidential advice to their clients, in turn infringing their right to a fair trial.
Held: The complaint failed. Insofar as the complaint was restricted to interference with a fair trial, the Directive provided that advice given in the course of proceedings before a court were exempt. The directive applied to matters outside court proceedings, where there was no fair trial to interfere with.
Times 02-Jul-2007, C-305/05, [2007] All ER (EC) 953, [2008] WTLR 1059, [2008] CEC 124, [2007] 3 CMLR 28, [2007] ECR I-5305, ECLI:EU:C:2007:383, [2008] Lloyd’s Rep FC 1
European Charter of Fundamental Rights
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Updated: 03 February 2021; Ref: scu.254430