I also confirm that I have the authority to sign this agreement on behalf of another agency that employs me and will do all work related to this commitment, retaining not only myself, but all other staff members of this institution, and that I will take appropriate steps to ensure that this other staff member respects the agreement that accompanies it. CONSIDERING that the parties have common legal interests in the analysis and defence of certain allegations and claims related to the action, including all potential affirmative defences and counter-claims. The parties wish to ensure that their lawyers are free to share and exchange information that may be useful to the representation of each party, without waiving the confidentiality of communications and documents protected by solicitor-client privilege, the lawyer-work product doctrine or other applicable privileges. The signed lawyers believe that the disclosure of issues of common interest to the contracting parties promotes the effective representation of the contracting parties. Accordingly, the parties agree that all information between and between the parties and their counsel is confidential and confidential for common defence purposes, covered by solicitor-client privilege, the doctrine of the work product and all other applicable privileges, and that the parties intend to apply all privileges or immunities applicable to any information exchanged or exchanged in accordance with this common defence agreement. , in preparation for the , during the defense of and after the decision of the appeal. Notwithstanding the above, there is nothing in this Common Defence Agreement that compels the parties to exercise a common defence during the trial. CONSIDERING that for the purposes of this agreement, the term ”counsel” includes any lawyer representing a party, including in-house counsel, civil parties, lawyers and all external sellers of the external legal assistance of the parties acting on the instruction of an external lawyer, as well as any other person who expressly gave written consent by the parties.