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

Legislative response to BEPS and the impact on cross-border M&A

Excerpt from EY’s 14th Capital Confidence Barometer. Since the release of the OECD’s final Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) guidance in October 2015, local country adoption and legislation have started to emerge globally. The 14th edition of EY’s Global Capital Confidence Barometer survey finds a range of attitudes toward the changes in tax regulations, with over a … More Legislative response to BEPS and the impact on cross-border M&A

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

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