Adv. Mikołaj Pietrzak participated in a the debate on “The role of legal professional privilege and the right to a defence in proceedings before the anti-monopoly authority in Poland”
Adv. Mikołaj Pietrzak, who appeared on behalf of The Polish Bar Council, indicated in his statement that in some cases prosecutors regard the legal professional privilege as concerning only advocates but not suspects. As a result, prosecutors sometimes try to persuade suspects to reveal information about their confidential conversations with lawyers. Such practices are unacceptable, underlined Mikołaj Pietrzak. In his opinion, the legal professional privilege guaranteed by the Act on the Advocacy and the Act on Legal Advisors concerns a lawyer’s clients as well.
The participants of the panel discussion also included: Dariusz Sałajewski, Chairman of National Board of Legal Counsels; advocate Tomasz Wardyński; Wojciech Kowalewski, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce in Poland; Agata Zawłocka-Turno, vice-director of Department of Competition Protection in the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection; and prof. Tadeusz Skoczny, Chairman of Advisory Board to the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.
[Krzysztof Sobczak, Tajemnica adwokacka tylko dla adwokata?, www.kancelaria.lex.pl, 12.06.2014]