According to the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study, the intent to divest remains at record levels – 84% of companies plan to divest within the next two years, consistent with last year’s record of 87%. At the same time, 63% admit they have held onto some assets for too long when they should have been divested. … More Transaction analytics can reveal insights across the divestment life cycle
Big Tech critics are calling for a more rigorous enforcement of competition rules when reviewing platform mergers. In response, European Commission officials seem to be keen to define new legal tests, analytical methods and possibilities for reinterpreting existing rules to review platform mergers. The European Commission’s Chief Competition Economist in a recent presentation specifically referred … More Platform mergers: Getting the deal through
The latest EY Global Information Security Survey reveals that only 65% of organizations believe they have cyber insurance that meets their needs. Two recent, significant, legal actions indicate that as cyber threats and their associated risks increase, even the remaining 35% of organizations may not be adequately covered by insurance. The two cases raise a … More Legal challenges are shaping cyber insurance discussions
In the context of a transaction, it is common to focus due diligence on areas such as tax, employment and real estate. Devices enabling connectivity and the adoption of digital technologies (robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, etc.) have increased companies’ vulnerability to a security breach. The connected ecosystem, together with growing regulatory scrutiny of data … More Buyer beware. Cybersecurity due diligence for transactions
As technology transforms risk management, financial institutions face both opportunities and threats. Digital processes have the potential to make compliance more effective and efficient but, for many organizations, major technology improvements are stymied by cost and talent constraints. The use of compliance-led shared services models is helping overcome these issues, but a series of major … More Technology transforms risk management for financial institutions
Today’s disruption requires both a broader perspective and a narrower focus. How do you resolve this apparent duality? Where do you start? We are surrounded by the everyday miracles of smartphones and sensors. We see retailers swept away by the relentless tide of e-commerce. We are so inundated by stories about driverless cars that they … More What’s after what’s next?
Our latest M&A report notes that regulation, trade and tariffs may foster a deal hiatus for some, while many others move forward with acquisition plans. What does all this mean for the deal market? The speed of change is relentless and M&A has proven to be an effective means to move quickly to gain competitive … More In an age of M&A complexity, do you pause or proceed?
On 10 January 2017, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on privacy and electronic communications, repealing the ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC that was revised in 2009. The proposal aims to establish a new data protection legal framework by complementing the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) regarding electronic communications data. The proposed regulation … More The ePrivacy regulation proposal: a new data protection framework for electronic communications
Constitutional and other major reforms have defined the new legal and regulatory environment of the oil and gas industry in Mexico, aiming to power the country’s economic growth by opening the sector to private participation. An important element within Mexico’s energy reform is the recognition of human rights, including indigenous and tribal people, that goes … More Social sustainability in oil and gas projects
Acquisition helps give EY first-mover advantage in legal managed services Acquisition further establishes EY as a leading disruptor of legal services EY announced yesterday an agreement to acquire Riverview Law, a leading innovative legal services firm that will support the expansion of EY legal managed services globally. The acquisition will help to enhance and scale … More EY expands global legal managed services offering with acquisition of Riverview Law