Five steps to manage contract separation during divestitures

Effectively managing third-party supplier and customer contract separation is a critical task for CFOs and supply-chain leaders. A typical divestiture includes hundreds or thousands of supplier and customer contracts that need to be correctly assigned to the company being divested (DivestCo). Whether a carve-out sale or tax-free spin, separating contracts may take up to 12 … More Five steps to manage contract separation during divestitures

The Interbank Offered Rate (IBOR) transition has started

Is the swiss industry ready for the world without IBOR and how does the alternative look like? The EY industry roundtable held on 18th September in Geneva was an excellent opportunity to measure the IBOR transition progress of the Swiss market. We have gathered more than 75 participants representing diverse types of institutions, functions and … More The Interbank Offered Rate (IBOR) transition has started

How AI is reshaping the document review and processing landscape

Fast-growing AI-powered document intelligence solutions are helping companies overcome a number of challenges.  According to IDC, worldwide spending on artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive systems will reach US $57.6 billion by 2021, an illustration of just how quickly AI technologies are finding homes in mainstream use cases. One such use case is document review and … More How AI is reshaping the document review and processing landscape

Global IPO trends: Q3 2019

An increasing number of companies are waiting to go public, and they will be ready to move quickly when markets recover. The backlog of high-quality IPOs continues to grow as issuers await more favorable market conditions, pushing IPO activity down across many markets in Q3 2019 compared with Q3 2018. Overall, 256 IPOs came to … More Global IPO trends: Q3 2019

How diversification is remodeling utilities’ growth strategies

Decarbonization, digitalization and decentralized energy systems are shaping a new energy and utility world, forcing power and utility (P&U) companies to set up new strategies. They have to transform their business models to meet the demands of a world in which customers can generate and trade electricity among themselves; where nontraditional new entrants from the … More How diversification is remodeling utilities’ growth strategies

Global Labor and Employment Law strategic topics

Employment Documentation Management Globally Companies operating cross border with employees around the world are facing increased challenges to ensure compliance with the various labor and employment law documentation and retention requirements. In the second edition of Global Labor and Employment Law Strategic Topics in 2019, we explore employment documentation management globally.  Global organizations often have … More Global Labor and Employment Law strategic topics

Global Capital Confidence Barometer – 21st Edition

In today’s environment, it appears that the only certainty is uncertainty. The latest EY Capital Confidence Barometer finds executives dealing with numerous interconnected challenges and proactively managing them. The strategic objective is clear — finding growth. But geopolitical risks, the recasting of trade and tariff rules, zigzagging monetary policy, technology and innovation, as well as … More Global Capital Confidence Barometer – 21st Edition

EY Attractiveness Survey Europe – June 2019

EY’s Europe Attractiveness Survey 2019 finds foreign direct investment into Europe declined in 2018 – but a strengthened skills base and infrastructure, especially in digital, will keep it ahead of the game. Although Europe fares well compared with other regions, appetite to invest there has dropped to a seven-year low. A cocktail of economic and … More EY Attractiveness Survey Europe – June 2019

Why alternative legal service providers are on the rise

An interview with Cornelius Grossmann, EY Global Law Leader, and Eric Laughlin, EY Global Legal Managed Services Leader, addressing the use of alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) and new operating models legal departments are considering. Both the EY Law practices and Thomson Reuters Legal Managed Services, prior to its acquisition, conducted surveys that included how … More Why alternative legal service providers are on the rise

EY Asia-Pacific Digital Law Newsletter (4th Edition)

In this edition of the Asia-Pacific Digital Law Newsletter, we explore AI-related legal developments in a number of jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific. Given both the hype around and potential of AI, we are seeing a few jurisdictions across the region introducing guidance, with some considering ethical frameworks and some new laws (or amendments to existing … More EY Asia-Pacific Digital Law Newsletter (4th Edition)