We are pleased to present the Winter 2017/Spring 2018 edition of our Corporate and Commercial Law global update. In this issue, we have articles from a total of 30 jurisdictions on current legal affairs around the globe. To help clients understand the increasingly complex tax, regulatory and commercial laws of this global economy, the Law … More Corporate and Commercial Law — global update
In May 2018, the EU’s new GDPR ushers in unprecedented levels of data protection for EU residents, backed by fines of €20million or 4% of global revenue, whichever is higher. A global game changer, no organization storing or processing the personal data of EU residents can afford to be complacent, wherever the organization is based and … More Developing your GDPR response for competitive advantage
With unprecedented business model disruption across the majority of industries, integrating acquisitions has never been more complicated. But those who prioritize and resource their efforts appropriately are likely to seize a measurable competitive advantage. Geopolitical issues may dominate the headlines, but corporate boards and senior management are laser-focused on countermeasures against technological disruption and seizing … More Do your M&A integration strategies need a boost?
While it has been business as usual for the life sciences sector after the service of the Article 50 notice by the UK, come 29 March 2019, it is likely that this sector will be one of those most affected by Brexit; particularly in the UK, which has a strong track record in the life … More Brexit and Life Sciences ― the perfect storm
A bird’s eye view will allow a business to steer a course that is in the right direction, even if there will need to be changes in the path along the way, due to unforeseen issues. When the devil is in the detail and there are no details, it is understandable why so many members … More EU Regulatory Law: the ‘bird’s eye’ view
Risk is one of the red-flag dangers for businesses around the world today. Whether the risks are due to market uncertainty, business disruption, reputational issues or legal non-compliance, it is critical for a multinational corporation to identify, understand, quantify, and mitigate its risks. As for specific labor & employment law-related risks, these risks are very … More Labor & Employment Law Strategic Global Topics – Fall 2017 edition
Robotic Process Automation may sound like an impersonal replacement, but it could make workplaces far more people-friendly. Everyone knows that robots can help on a production line or in warehouses. But they also have a history of filling jobs previously done by people. Fears of this kind arose after publication in 2015 of the best-selling … More Can robots help your business be more human?
Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) conditions look set to drive dealmaking for the remainder of 2017, buoyed by strengthening economic activity in the eurozone, and growth in China and the United States, according to the EY 17th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). With all major engines in the global economy now synchronized in an upward … More Digital transformation and rising economic confidence is driving more M&A
Risk management functions within financial services organizations are primarily concerned with cybersecurity and data-related risks at their firms, according to the EY and Institute of International Finance (IIF) eighth annual global bank risk management survey of Chief Risk Officers (CROs): Restore, rationalize and reinvent: a fundamental shift in the way banks manage risk. Cybersecurity has … More Digital transformation and cybersecurity are top concerns of CROs
In the wake of a European Commission (EC) decision taken in March this year, an entirely new aspect of competition law analysis could be on the horizon. When a transaction is notified for approval to a competition authority, the impact of the deal on the key elements of competition – such as price, the level … More R&D intensive industries: the new Merger Control challenge in the EU