Insurance sector transformation fueled deal activity in 2016, while global uncertainty acted as a brake on strategic M&A in 2017. How did these two opposing forces affect M&A activity in the past year, and what’s the outlook for 2018 and beyond? While 2017 was not a stellar year for insurance M&A, deal activity contained signs … More Latest M&A trends in the insurance industry – A period of transformation
Cyber risk has the potential to be the downfall of a mining and metals organization’s productivity gains and digital advancement aspirations. To navigate the complex cyber threat landscape, the sector needs a step-change in the culture and awareness of cyber risks. Cyber threats are growing at an exponential rate globally with more than half of … More Is your company a gold mine for hackers?
Banks are giving customers control over their personal data, and its impact is huge. In the coming months, banking will look very different to how it does today. Not only will new open banking rules allow for improved sharing of customer data across an array of institutions, but the range of businesses and consumers it … More New EU regulation renews banks data laws and protects EU citizen’s data privacy
An increase in cyber attacks, combined with the shift toward automating business processes using robotic process automation (RPA), introduces new risks that must be addressed to secure sensitive data and instill trust in your robotics platforms. Additionally, the cybersecurity talent gap along with pressures to manage costs makes orchestration and cognitive learning an attractive option … More How do you protect the robots from cyber attack?
Once, blockchain was considered a niche technology, and it was too early to consider competition-law implications. Today, we know the technology should be taken as seriously as the development of the internet in the 1990s. This thought piece provides an overview of what blockchain is and what the stakeholders in a blockchain do. Once this is established, … More Blockchain and competition law
Our second Digital Deal Economy, a survey of more than 900 executives, finds companies increasingly embracing the digital imperative. No surprise there, given digital technologies and applications are continuously reinventing and reshaping industry landscapes and business models. In our survey, 90% of companies are elevating digital priorities in their strategic planning over the next two … More How can you aspire to lead in the digital economy?
Brexit — disruption with open questions It is understandable why many CEOs, general counsel and other members of the C-suite have found addressing Brexit difficult. The consequences of Brexit for businesses inside and outside of the UK are not yet clear, and the number of issues that we may see as a result of the … More EY Law Brexit Conversation Guide – Legal risks created by Brexit and how to manage them
The first issue of the EY Asia-Pacific Digital Law Newsletter covers the full range of digital law issues across all of Asia-Pacific and Oceania, with both in-depth articles on particular issues of significance and a legal updates section that includes brief news items on recent developments, latest decisions, guidance from regulators and predictions for the … More EY Asia-Pacific Digital Law – Legal Updates
Businesses need to assess and understand the potential impact of the UK’s departure from the European Union on their intellectual property portfolio. The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has introduced a great degree of uncertainty among intellectual property (IP) rights holders as to how Brexit may affect IP in Europe and the UK. … More Brexit and Intellectual Property
“Fear of Missing Out” (FOMO) drives token valuations without any connection to market fundamentals Investor demand for initial coin offering (ICO) projects remains high, but the ability to reach fundraising goals has been declining since mid-2017; down to 25% of projects in November from 90% in June Speed and size of market draw hackers’ attention … More Big risks in ICO market: flawed token valuations, unclear regulations, heightened hacker attention and congested networks