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The Benelux Chapter of ACEDS presents unique panel discussion in Brussels

“How Artificial Intelligence and Data Science completely changed the handling of regulatory requests”

The Benelux Chapter of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS) organizes a unique panel discussion about the use of the latest AI and Data Science technology to deal with regulatory requests and investigations.

The panel consists of Matthias Eisenbarth (senior legal counsel at AB Inbev), Eline de Borger (e-auditor at FOD Financiën), Olivier Aelterman (regional account director of Epiq), Evert-Jan Lammers (partner at Ebben Partners), Daniel Colgan (partner at DLA Piper) and Johannes Scholtes (professor at the University of Maastricht and CSO of ZyLAB).

Actively involving the audience, the panel will talk about the benefits of using the latest AI and Data Science technology and discuss how technology can best be used to mutual benefit of all parties involved. They will also address questions about the defensible application of these technologies and talk about accepted best practices.

Regulatory requests in the Digital Age BannerEvent details

Date: June 20
Time: 3:30 – 6:00 PM CEST
Location: “Hotel Brussels Grand Sablon”


About the event

As electronic data sets continue to grow and regulatory pressure continues to increase, answering regulatory request is continuing to be a huge challenge for law firms and corporations.

Competition, financial oversight, privacy, consumer protection, tax, fraud, bribery, health care, environmental, are just a few of the areas that are under increasing attention of the authorities.

For quite some time, regulatory agencies use advanced AI and data science to analyze data sets they obtain through dawn raids and information requests. In responds, more and more law firms and corporations now use the same technology to be at par with these agencies.

As a result, technology has completely changed how a regulatory request can be handled. Parties not using technology are a giant leap behind, get higher fines, take much longer and spent more resources handling such requests.

In the panel discussion, participants will share their view on and experiences with the use of the latest AI and Data Science technology to deal with regulatory requests and investigations.

ACEDS members have guaranteed access to this event. For non-members we have limited availability.


About the speakers

Matthias Eisenbarth

Matthias is Senior Legal Counsel at AB InBev. He heads AB InBev’s European competition and antitrust legal department, which includes matters such as compliance, regulatory approvals, and other related issues. He is also the General Counsel for the European and Middle Eastern Exports Business Unit (EEME) covering 48 countries where he advises on all commercial law and corporate affairs issues. Matthias was previously an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he focused on all aspects of competition law. Matthias is a German qualified lawyer and holds an LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe, Bruges.


Eline De Borger

Eline De Borger is e-auditor / data-analyst at FPS Finance. Her background in applied economics and prior work experience as a consultant at HP Enterprise Services awakened her interest in how technology impacts business environments.

Actively handling e-audit investigations as a federal agent of the Special Tax Inspectorate (STI), she brings hands-on field experiences to this panel. As project lead of FPS Finance preferred e-discovery platform, she knows the opportunities and challenges in presenting e-discovery solutions to a non-technical audience.


Daniel Colgan

Daniel is partner with DLA Piper and an experienced competition law practitioner, who has practiced in this field for more than 10 years.

Daniel's practice includes advising on a wide range of complex competition law issues in an international context, covering both the EU and national regimes. In particular, he has managed numerous complex multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings (including Phase II investigations before the European Commission) and major high-profile global cartel matters involving coordinated investigations by multiple competition authorities worldwide. Daniel’s areas of practice also include advising clients in relation to a wide range of horizontal and vertical arrangements, dominance investigations, competition litigation and State aid.

Evert-Jan Lammers

Evert-Jan is an economist, Registered Auditor and Registered Fraud Auditor. After studying economics, he worked 11 years as an auditor at KPMG, first in Amsterdam and then in Paris. There he worked for banks and large multinational corporations. Subsequently in 1997, he formed the forensic integrity practice of KPMG in Belgium, which he led for seven years. In 2004, he founded IFO/TRIFORENSIC, predecessor of EBBEN Partners.


Olivier Aelterman

Olivier Aelterman recently joined legal services provider Epiq as Regional Account Director. Olivier is based in Brussels. Prior to Epiq, Aelterman was Regional Director for Belgium and France at Consilio, provider of legal consulting and services. Before joining Consilio, Olivier spend eight years managing international eDiscovery programs for law firm Linklaters.


Johannes Scholtes

Johannes (Jan) Scholtes is a frequent public speaker and blogger discussing the disruptions and benefits of the AI and Data Science revolution for eDiscovery and LegalTech to lawyers, corporate counsels, governments and other teachers in LegalTech.

Since 2008, he is appointed as full-professor holding the extra-ordinary Chair in Text-Mining of the Artificial Intelligence group at the Department of Data Sciences and AI from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Maastricht. Scholtes is also Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB. Since 1989, Scholtes has been involved in deploying in-house e-discovery and intelligent information governance software worldwide. In addition, Scholtes is president of the Benelux Chapter of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), focused on building a local community of e-discovery practitioners for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices.


More information

For more information, please contact Annelore van der Lint, Marketing Director of ZyLAB and Vice President of the ACEDS Benelux Chapter at annelore.vanderlint@zylab.com or +31 6 290 73 879


About the ACEDS Benelux Chapter

The ACEDS Benelux Chapter is the first and only professional eDiscovery Community covering the region of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Benelux Chapter was founded in January 2018.

The Benelux chapter formation furthers ACEDS commitment to building a global community of eDiscovery specialists to exchange ideas, guidance, training and best practices. Like the U.S. chapters and the chapter in the U.K., the Benelux Chapter will promote eDiscovery competence and professional development.

More information: ACEDS launches Benelux chapter