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[Webinar held on August 8] Practical response based on the revised Whistleblower Protection Act and Consumer Affairs Agency guidelines

2021/7/16
[Hokuto Sogo Law Office x Nozomi Sogo Law Office x FRONTEO Co-sponsored Online Seminar]
 
In June 2020, we will impose an obligation to establish a system for whistleblowing system and a duty to designate a worker who responds to public interest reports to businesses with more than 6 regular workers, and to workers who respond to public interest reports. , The revised Whistleblower Protection Act, which imposes legal confidentiality obligations, was enacted and promulgated, and will come into effect within two years.Then, in April 300, the Consumer Affairs Agency published a draft guideline stipulated in Article 2, Paragraph 2021 of the Revised Whistleblower Protection Act and added it to public comments.The results and the final version of the Consumer Affairs Agency guidelines have not been published as of July 4, 11, but the Consumer Affairs Agency guidelines are specific regarding the obligation to establish a system for whistleblowing and the obligation to designate public interest reporting workers. It defines the contents.In this Webinar, at this timing, which is less than a year before the enforcement of the revised law, we will explain concretely the practical measures that companies should consider based on the revised law and the guidelines of the Consumer Affairs Agency.
 

 


【Overview of held】

◆ Title: Practical response based on the revised Whistleblower Protection Act and Consumer Affairs Agency guidelines
◆ Date: May 2021, 8 (Thursday) 5: 15-00: 16
◆ Program (subject to change):
(1) Practical response regarding the obligation to improve the whistleblowing system
(2) Practical response regarding the obligation to designate a business worker who responds to public interest reports
(3) Practical response regarding legal confidentiality
(4) Practical response to other issues
 
For details of the seminarand
 

 
Speakers
 
 
Takeo Nakahara
Hokuto Sogo Law Office Representative Partner Lawyer
 

We are engaged in a lot of legal compliance-related work, various fraud investigations including third-party committee cases, and design, operation, investigation, and training support for whistleblowing systems.
He has also served as a seminar lecturer sponsored by the Consumer Affairs Agency, and has already served as a seminar lecturer for some practical measures regarding the revised Whistleblower Protection Act.
As books on the whistleblower system, "Future whistleblower system" "Let's make a whistleblower system-10 issues and 111 countermeasures" "Public interest whistleblower protection law changes the company-Strategic construction of whistleblower system and experts (Co-authored with Daisuke Yuki and others, Financial and Financial Situation Study Group).
 
 
Daisuke Yuki
Nozomi Sogo Law Office Partner Lawyer, New York State Lawyer, Certified Fraud Examiner
 

Handles corporate legal affairs such as corporate compliance, risk management, crisis management, fraud investigation (including investigation committee), corporate crime defense, international dispute / M & A, overseas subsidiary management, and governance support as an outside officer.There are many lectures, books, and articles on whistleblowing, and he also gives lectures at briefing sessions hosted by the Consumer Affairs Agency and lectures with the Consumer Affairs Agency.
In 2016, he became a director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Japan. Established Legal Risk Management Research Organization (“LR”) in 2015 and assumed office as representative director from 2019. 2019-2020 International Bar Association (IBA) Anti-Burtain Committee Asia Regional Representative, 2021-Vice-Chairman of the Commission's Compliance Subcommittee.
 

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