Social sustainability in oil and gas projects

Constitutional and other major reforms have defined the new legal and regulatory environment of the oil and gas industry in Mexico, aiming to power the country’s economic growth by opening the sector to private participation. An important element within Mexico’s energy reform is the recognition of human rights, including indigenous and tribal people, that goes … More Social sustainability in oil and gas projects

Online platform-to-business relationships – Get prepared for a proposed EU regulation

The European Commission has proposed legislation to promote fairness and transparency for users of online intermediation services. At the time of this publication, the European Commission believes it will be adopted and become law; the effective date would be the third quarter of 2019. An EU regulation will have a direct effect on every EU … More Online platform-to-business relationships – Get prepared for a proposed EU regulation

Will superfluid markets change companies as we know them?

Is frictionless commerce an opportunity to deploy time and capital in more constructive ways? We have now entered the age of superfluid markets. New technologies are converging to eliminate even more inefficiencies and frictions from markets. While we can’t predict exactly what the future will look like, superfluidity will have a profound impact on both markets … More Will superfluid markets change companies as we know them?

Workforce Restructuring – Global LEL Strategic Topics

In today’s globalized and digitalized economy, the “new normal” is constant change. Domestic and multinational companies must now constantly transform their business  operations to compete in national and global markets. As a result, the day-to-day job of HR professionals focuses on not only routine HR matters, but more importantly, managing the constant transformation of business … More Workforce Restructuring – Global LEL Strategic Topics

EY expands global legal managed services offering with acquisition of Riverview Law

Acquisition helps give EY first-mover advantage in legal managed services Acquisition further establishes EY as a leading disruptor of legal services EY announced yesterday an agreement to acquire Riverview Law, a leading innovative legal services firm that will support the expansion of EY legal managed services globally. The acquisition will help to enhance and scale … More EY expands global legal managed services offering with acquisition of Riverview Law

How can you turn digital risk into a source of competitive advantage?

Life in today’s transformative age is characterized by unprecedented speed and radical change, and keeping pace is difficult. Disruption is constant — but while it often begins gradually and can be hard to spot, it can rapidly speed up as new technologies and business models mature. The goalposts keep moving even as the players — and even … More How can you turn digital risk into a source of competitive advantage?

Standard-essential patents – How IoT-connected companies can minimize risk

The importance of SEPs We are on the cusp of a transformational era where a range of internet of things (IoT) devices could connect vehicles, buildings, appliances, wearables and more. IoT devices will likely incorporate existing and future standards (e.g.,  GSM, 3G, 5G) to facilitate interoperability, and these standards are based on patented technologies. A patent that … More Standard-essential patents – How IoT-connected companies can minimize risk

M&A trends in the health sector – Businesses are reshaping for a better tomorrow

As we expected, the results of the latest Capital Confidence Barometer reflect a sector grappling with massive and rapid transformation. Exponential advances in digital technologies, sector convergence and fierce competition are propelling health organizations to rethink their strategies. M&A appetites have increased significantly from a year ago, as dealmaking intentions shift from “wait and watch” … More M&A trends in the health sector – Businesses are reshaping for a better tomorrow