Out now: EY Corporate & Commercial Law — global update, Spring 2017 edition

We are pleased to present the Spring 2017 edition of our Corporate and Commercial Law global update. This quarterly publication highlights a range of international corporate law matters and covers recent law developments in specific countries. In this issue, we have articles from a total of 36 jurisdictions on current legal affairs around the globe: … More Out now: EY Corporate & Commercial Law — global update, Spring 2017 edition

Global technology divestments grew 37% in the last year, driven by digital transformation

The global technology sector experienced unprecedented divestment activity in 2016, according to the technology findings from the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study. The volume of global technology divestments valued at more than US$100m grew 37% from 2015 to 2016. Mega-divestments, valued at more than US$1b, rose by 300% last year to 28, up from just … More Global technology divestments grew 37% in the last year, driven by digital transformation

Divestment appetite more than doubles in 2016 with companies funding growth through strategic sales

Divestments are top of mind in corporates’ capital agenda strategy this year as companies seek to extract maximum value from strategic sales, according to EY’s 2016 Global Corporate Divestment Study, Learning from private equity: experts at extracting hidden value, an annual survey of corporate and private equity executives out earlier this year. Reflecting the increasing … More Divestment appetite more than doubles in 2016 with companies funding growth through strategic sales

When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Technology advancements have fundamentally altered how organizations collect, use and manage data. In light of this, in 2012 the European Commission embarked on a process to both update, simplify and bolster privacy regulations, and allow EU residents to resume control over their personal data. The culmination of these efforts is the General Data Protection Regulation … More When is privacy not something to keep quiet about? New EU privacy rules are on the way

Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the Internet using embedded, software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play. However, … More Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

Delayed but not derailed: global IPO market looks ahead to 2017

Amid ongoing economic and political uncertainty, the global IPO market will continue to be a stop-start affair in 2016. However, greater clarity regarding the economic and political landscape will emerge by the end of the year, allowing companies to reinvigorate their IPO strategies, while the recent growth in the availability of private capital will continue … More Delayed but not derailed: global IPO market looks ahead to 2017

Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

While the internet is a world-changing medium for information exchange, blockchain is the first native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. EY’s analysis of blockchain suggests it may have the most impactful potential of the entire portfolio of disruptive technologies that are now emerging. But it also has the most obstacles to success, ranging from … More Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

EY Corporate and Commercial Global Update – Spring 2016 edition out now

The Spring 2016 edition of our global Corporate and Commercial Law update is available now. In this issue, we cover legal developments across 29 jurisdictions, including updates from China on the abolishment of restrictive rules on registered capital; consumer rights changes in the UK; and the law relating to the mis-selling of financial products in … More EY Corporate and Commercial Global Update – Spring 2016 edition out now