OHADA’s new Uniform Act: deadline for harmonizing corporate articles of association approaching

            The deadline of 5 May 2016, set by the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa’s (OHADA’s) new Uniform Act (“the Act”) on the law of companies and groups of economic interest for harmonizing corporate articles of association with the provisions of the Act is approaching. For … More OHADA’s new Uniform Act: deadline for harmonizing corporate articles of association approaching

LAW ALERT: New transparency legislation in Switzerland will reinforce efforts to prevent money laundering

On 1 July 2015, new company law provisions took effect in Switzerland, designed to ensure greater transparency by legal entities, their shareholders and beneficial owners. The regulations apply to private joint-stock companies, limited liability companies and cooperatives, but – in accordance with the Federal Act on Intermediated Securities – it is not applicable to shares … More LAW ALERT: New transparency legislation in Switzerland will reinforce efforts to prevent money laundering

EY webcast to explore implications of OECD’s BEPS on companies’ legal functions

  The final reports on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan have been released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and endorsed by the G20. These reports on the 15 BEPS focus areas reflect recommendations for significant changes in international tax laws and treaties. Attention has now turned to … More EY webcast to explore implications of OECD’s BEPS on companies’ legal functions

EY’s Winter 2015 Corporate and Commercial Law Newsletter available now

EY’s Corporate and Commercial Law Newsletter is published quarterly and highlights a variety of international business law developments relating to corporate, contractual, competition, and distribution matters, as well as the impact of regulatory changes on business. Our Winter 2015 edition, available now, explores a range of pertinent developments across the globe, including the ‘legalization’ of … More EY’s Winter 2015 Corporate and Commercial Law Newsletter available now

Fresh perspectives for foreign investors in China

Chinese legislators hope to formulate a fundamental new law on foreign investment that complies with the economic development of China. The new law adapts the Chinese legal framework to the development and requirements of international rules, thereby creating a more stable, and transparent legal environment for foreign investment. This marks the end of the Sino-Foreign … More Fresh perspectives for foreign investors in China

Power and Utilities: meeting the challenges of transformation

The Power and Utilities (P&U) sector is undergoing a transformation that is affecting everything from how energy is produced and who generates it to how it is bought, sold and distributed. As a result, the tax landscape must change. Tax can be a key factor in transformational change, influencing where, when and how investments are made. … More Power and Utilities: meeting the challenges of transformation

Data retention and preservation: updates from around the globe

An efficient and effective process for managing archived information is becoming increasingly important for businesses, not least because of the rise of digital technology. Notably, there are no uniform requirements in the European Union (EU) for data retention. To help organizations navigate an increasingly complex landscape, this brochure offers comprehensive information on the national requirements … More Data retention and preservation: updates from around the globe