Confidentiality

Confidentiality

Rule 6 paragraph 1 of the 1992 Rules of Conduct, which are based on Article 46 of the Counsel Act states:

Lawyers are obliged to observe secrecy. They must keep silence with respect to details of cases they handle, personal details of their clients, and the nature and scope of their clients’ interests.

This means that lawyers are obliged to keep silence – also when appearing as witnesses in legal or criminal proceedings – on matters entrusted to them by clients, unless these clients have given them permission to testify in this regard. If you have further questions on this, please contact us.