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Chinese wall

(sometimes Chinese Wall) A figurative barrier meant to impede or silence the flow of information between two or more parties so as to stop or limit conflicts of interest from arising, as in investment banking or law firms. An allusion to the Great Wall of China. Because of the sheer size of the company, many departments represent competing clients and interests, so several Chinese walls are in place to make sure no one can be accused of benefitting from insider knowledge.
See also: Chinese, wall
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Chinese Wall was recorded in London and produced by Phil Collins.
Chinese Wall Policy and SoD mainly consider this kind of situation.
See also Re a Firm of Solicitors (Unreported, Queen's Bench Division, Evans J, 28 February 1991) 3, where his Honour stated that 'at [east for the purposes of deciding [present client conflicts] no Chinese wall however impermeable can effectively subdivide one firm'.
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does the theory invite the critic to indulge what Jarrell called 'that strange sort of Law French which [he or she] now can set up like a Chinese Wall between himself and the lay (i.
1972; The Chinese Wall ) and the bleak Als der Krieg zu Ende war (1949; When the War Was Over).
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