FRONTEO holds joint seminar with VAN BAEL & BELLIS, which is famous for EU competition law and commercial law

2021.08.16 Press release

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FRONTEO holds joint seminar with VAN BAEL & BELLIS, which is famous for EU competition law and commercial law

Treatment of confidentiality privileges between lawyers and clients under EU competition law

Masahiro Morimoto, President and CEO
2-12-23 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(Code number: 2158 TSE Mothers)

FRONTEO Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Masahiro Morimoto, hereinafter FRONTEO) has a wide range of achievements in EU / Member State Competition Law, EU Trade and Customs Law, EU Regulation Law, and EU Company Law. A joint seminar with law firm VAN BAEL & BELLIS (Location: Brussels / London / Geneva, Managing Partner: Philippe De Baere) will be held under the title of "Handling of Confidentiality between Lawyers and Clients in EU Competition Law". ..


Last month, the European Commission recognized an agreement on exhaust gas purification technology by a major German automobile manufacturer as a cartel, and the competition law, which was often subject to acts such as price adjustments, is subject to European Green. The situation surrounding EU competition law is changing, extending to the exchange of information in technical fields that are contrary to the deal. Japanese companies, which have a lot of transactions with EU companies, cannot be indifferent.This time, we will hold a seminar focusing on the privilege of confidentiality between lawyer clients in the EU competition law as follows.


[Seminar Outline]
Date and time:2021 year 8 month 26 day (Thursday) 15: 30 to 16: 30
form:Held online (scheduled for Zoom)
Instructor:VAN BAEL & BELLIS Attorney Etsuko Kameoka
Overview:"Legal professional privilege in EU competition law", which protects communications between lawyers and clients, differs not only from protection based on laws such as those in the United States, but also from protection in other legal areas within the European Union. The conditions are strict: what is at stake is not only the human rights of the client, but also the restrictions on the European Commission’s powers as investigating authority to collect evidence in competition law investigations. The points to note when claiming legal professional privilege in EU competition law investigations will be explained.



VAN BAEL & BELLIS is a law firm established in 1986, whose main clients are multinational corporations, government agencies, organizations related to international trade cooperatives, and international law firms (EU and EU member country competition law), Our main fields are international trade and customs law (including EU and WTO law), EU regulation law (life science field, EU data protection law, etc.), international investment arbitration, EU company law, M & A, etc.


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FRONTEO uses the in-house developed AI engine "KIBIT" and "concept encoder" specializing in natural language processing to extract meaningful and important information from a huge amount of text data to support corporate business. A data analysis company. Since its establishment in August 2003, it has been expanding globally to Japan, the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan, focusing on legal tech businesses such as "e-discovery (electronic discovery)" and "digital forensic investigation" that support international litigation of companies. Has been deployed.Based on the AI ​​technology cultivated in the legal tech business, we expanded the business field to the life science field, business intelligence field, and economic security from 8, and by using AI to "turn text data into knowledge" , Drug discovery support, dementia diagnosis support, financial / personnel / sales support, etc., contributing to solving various corporate issues. Listed on TSE Mothers on June 2014, 2007. January 6, 26 Obtained a first-class medical device manufacturing and sales license (permit number: 2021B1X13).The capital is 13 thousand yen (as of March 1, 10350).


* FRONTEO, KIBIT, conceptencoder, and KIBIT Automator are registered trademarks of FRONTEO in Japan.

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