Herbert Smith Freehills LLP v European Commission

European Union – EU Institutions. The General Court of the European Union dismissed the application by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP for annulment of Commission Decision Gestdem 2014/2070 refusing access to certain documents relating to the adoption of Directive 2014/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The General Court held that the Commission had been correct in their views that the documents at issue concerned legal advice within the meaning of the second indent of art 4(2) of the Regulation and that there was no overriding public interest in disclosure of those documents.

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