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

Technology sectors: addressing legal complexities in corporate alliances

As potential future business models multiply and evolve, complexity, convergence and the need for scale and speed to market are all accelerating each other. That is why one of the clearest data points to emerge from recent research by EY is the rapid growth of strategic alliances and partnerships across all three TMT (Technology Media … More Technology sectors: addressing legal complexities in corporate alliances

Legal challenges in business transformations

Our diverse team of lawyers are a fully integrated part of our client services teams, providing a multi-disciplinary approach that helps our clients transform their businesses. Our team of lawyers work seamlessly with our corporate finance, transaction services and tax colleagues providing comprehensive solutions for clients. We approach projects collaboratively, so we can gain a … More Legal challenges in business transformations

Coming reform of Chinese securities market

During China’s 2018 National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (also known as the “two sessions”), representatives from the financial regulatory authorities mentioned several times that Chinese securities market is ready to create several financial tools or carry out efficient mechanisms aiming at attracting overseas-listed Chinese … More Coming reform of Chinese securities market

What’s driving your law agenda?

Key stats: 82% of law departments expect their legal needs to increase in 2018. Top areas requiring attention include commercial contracts, regulatory compliance and international business units. 70% savings in expenditure involved in legal reviews with the use of analytics. Focus on innovation Relatively few general counsel (GC) focus on innovation within the legal function. … More What’s driving your law agenda?

Private M&A trends – Is your portfolio fit for the future?

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?

US tax reform: Key considerations for in-house counsel — navigating change and driving efficiencies

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