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?

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?

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

Risk. Innovation. Can your business strategy tell the difference?

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?

Value potential for multinationals’ operating model and transaction plans – US tax reform

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

Can the capital allocation process be a competitive advantage?

Some companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector are doing it differently — and seeing results. A new study from Parthenon-EY shows that, when it comes to best practices in capital budgeting, top performers from the technology, media and telecommunications segments (TMT) might be onto something. That is, these leaders share a handful of … More Can the capital allocation process be a competitive advantage?

Economic confidence and growth imperative overshadow geopolitical concerns and spur further M&A

Read the full press release on EY’s Global Newsroom. Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continues to gain strength following heightened dealmaking in the first quarter of 2017, according to the EY 16th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). Ongoing geopolitical uncertainty has not dented deal appetite among executives. Based on a survey of more than … More Economic confidence and growth imperative overshadow geopolitical concerns and spur further M&A

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