(Chinese Wall; Chinese walla strong barrier, especially one that makes it difficult or impossible for people to communicate with each other
We should be interested in achieving the same results, not in building a Chinese Wall.
(LAW FIRMS) a way of preventing a client from a conflict of interest by preventing one or more lawyers within an organisation from working on any matter involving the client
To avoid any conflict of interest arising, a Chinese Wall was erected at the firm.
a set of rules preventing different divisions of a financial (or other) institution from exchanging confidential information to avoid conflicts of interest, insider trading or illegal money making
Financial investigators have recommended the erection of a Chinese Wall between Microsoft's various divisions.