Big Tech critics are calling for a more rigorous enforcement of competition rules when reviewing platform mergers. In response, European Commission officials seem to be keen to define new legal tests, analytical methods and possibilities for reinterpreting existing rules to review platform mergers. The European Commission’s Chief Competition Economist in a recent presentation specifically referred … More Platform mergers: Getting the deal through
The latest EY Global Information Security Survey reveals that only 65% of organizations believe they have cyber insurance that meets their needs. Two recent, significant, legal actions indicate that as cyber threats and their associated risks increase, even the remaining 35% of organizations may not be adequately covered by insurance. The two cases raise a … More Legal challenges are shaping cyber insurance discussions
In the context of a transaction, it is common to focus due diligence on areas such as tax, employment and real estate. Devices enabling connectivity and the adoption of digital technologies (robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, etc.) have increased companies’ vulnerability to a security breach. The connected ecosystem, together with growing regulatory scrutiny of data … More Buyer beware. Cybersecurity due diligence for transactions
Chinese legislators hope to formulate a fundamental new law on foreign investment that complies with the economic development of China. The new law adapts the Chinese legal framework to the development and requirements of international rules, thereby creating a more stable, and transparent legal environment for foreign investment. This marks the end of the Sino-Foreign … More Fresh perspectives for foreign investors in China
The Power and Utilities (P&U) sector is undergoing a transformation that is affecting everything from how energy is produced and who generates it to how it is bought, sold and distributed. As a result, the tax landscape must change. Tax can be a key factor in transformational change, influencing where, when and how investments are made. … More Power and Utilities: meeting the challenges of transformation
Most countries have anti-discrimination laws, and no two jurisdictions apply the same approach. This shows the real complexity in dealing with discrimination in a global world, where different cultures intersect and where the definition of discrimination varies across borders. Even in the European Union – which is subject to a universal Directive on discrimination – each Member State operates under its … More Multi-jurisdictional Labor and Employment Law update
Making decisions and structuring a transaction in different countries is a complex undertaking that requires knowledge beyond legal matters alone. The EMEIA Transaction and M&A Regulation Guide 2014 has been prepared by EY Lawyers to provide an accessible overview of the legal framework governing transactions across the region. You can download the 2014 Guide here.
An efficient and effective process for managing archived information is becoming increasingly important for businesses, not least because of the rise of digital technology. Notably, there are no uniform requirements in the European Union (EU) for data retention. To help organizations navigate an increasingly complex landscape, this brochure offers comprehensive information on the national requirements … More Data retention and preservation: updates from around the globe
This quarterly publication highlights a range of international corporate law matters, and covers recent developments in countries across EMEIA. Access the full Winter 2014-15 edition here.