In an age of M&A complexity, do you pause or proceed?

Our latest M&A report notes that regulation, trade and tariffs may foster a deal hiatus for some, while many others move forward with acquisition plans. What does all this mean for the deal market? The speed of change is relentless and M&A has proven to be an effective means to move quickly to gain competitive … More In an age of M&A complexity, do you pause or proceed?

The ePrivacy regulation proposal: a new data protection framework for electronic communications

On 10 January 2017, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on privacy and electronic communications, repealing the ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC that was revised in 2009. The proposal aims to establish a new data protection legal framework by complementing the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) regarding electronic communications data. The proposed regulation … More The ePrivacy regulation proposal: a new data protection framework for electronic communications

Do you have the right talent to take the right risks?

Digital transformation is changing everything, fast, and business leaders recognize this. In EY’s 2018 Digital Deal Economy study, 87% of executives responded that they expected moderate to complete disruption of their sector over the next two years. But predicting the exact nature of change, of what could threaten your existing business and what could drive future growth, … More Do you have the right talent to take the right risks?

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