Scott Gibson writes in Legal Week on the potential of the Akzo case on in-house pay gap
Legal Week 28 September 2010:
“The Akzo Nobel judgment is bad news for in-house lawyers, says Scott Gibson, and will probably hit them in the pocket
The recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment on legal professional privilege in the Akzo Nobel case has caused much angst among in-house lawyers, but has been largely dismissed by commentators as merely maintaining the status quo.
While this may be correct from a legal and operational point of view, an unforeseen negative consequence of the decision for senior in-house counsel is that it will reinforce the compensation gap between them and private practice lawyers.”