The accelerating pace of digital disruption is leaving many companies struggling to play catch up. As new technologies power innovation, barriers to entry are shrinking in most industries, sectors are rapidly converging and business models look starkly different in comparison to just a few years ago. Executives are having to ask hard questions about what their … More Private M&A trends – Is your portfolio fit for the future?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law on December 22, 2017, has widespread business implications affecting companies headquartered in the US, as well as any global company with operations in the US. As the tax department leads the company’s planning efforts, several corporate functions will be impacted by the reaction to the … More US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies
The labor markets of today’s modern global economy are going through significant structural changes, driven mostly by globalization and technology. As the future activity of companies is more and more difficult to predict, their capacity to adjust their head count has become critical. On the political sphere, the failure of European countries to reach an … More What’s new in French termination-of-employment law?
Disruption and new technologies mean new risks. Is your organization ready to manage them? The transformative age is increasing the complexity of organizational ecosystems at a speed never before seen. New digital technologies are driving an intense focus on developing disruptive new business models, creating new experiences, utilizing contingent and mobile workforces, and blurring traditional … More Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?
The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed at the end of 2017 and represents the most significant US tax reform in more than 30 years. Most of its provisions came into force on 1 January 2018. For many groups headquartered in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), the US represents their … More Value potential for multinationals’ operating model and transaction plans – US tax reform
Insurance sector transformation fueled deal activity in 2016, while global uncertainty acted as a brake on strategic M&A in 2017. How did these two opposing forces affect M&A activity in the past year, and what’s the outlook for 2018 and beyond? While 2017 was not a stellar year for insurance M&A, deal activity contained signs … More Latest M&A trends in the insurance industry – A period of transformation
Cyber risk has the potential to be the downfall of a mining and metals organization’s productivity gains and digital advancement aspirations. To navigate the complex cyber threat landscape, the sector needs a step-change in the culture and awareness of cyber risks. Cyber threats are growing at an exponential rate globally with more than half of … More Is your company a gold mine for hackers?
Banks are giving customers control over their personal data, and its impact is huge. In the coming months, banking will look very different to how it does today. Not only will new open banking rules allow for improved sharing of customer data across an array of institutions, but the range of businesses and consumers it … More New EU regulation renews banks data laws and protects EU citizen’s data privacy
An increase in cyber attacks, combined with the shift toward automating business processes using robotic process automation (RPA), introduces new risks that must be addressed to secure sensitive data and instill trust in your robotics platforms. Additionally, the cybersecurity talent gap along with pressures to manage costs makes orchestration and cognitive learning an attractive option … More How do you protect the robots from cyber attack?
Once, blockchain was considered a niche technology, and it was too early to consider competition-law implications. Today, we know the technology should be taken as seriously as the development of the internet in the 1990s. This thought piece provides an overview of what blockchain is and what the stakeholders in a blockchain do. Once this is established, … More Blockchain and competition law