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
As we expected, the results of the latest Capital Confidence Barometer reflect a sector grappling with massive and rapid transformation. Exponential advances in digital technologies, sector convergence and fierce competition are propelling health organizations to rethink their strategies. M&A appetites have increased significantly from a year ago, as dealmaking intentions shift from “wait and watch” … More M&A trends in the health sector – Businesses are reshaping for a better tomorrow
As potential future business models multiply and evolve, complexity, convergence and the need for scale and speed to market are all accelerating each other. That is why one of the clearest data points to emerge from recent research by EY is the rapid growth of strategic alliances and partnerships across all three TMT (Technology Media … More Technology sectors: addressing legal complexities in corporate alliances
During China’s 2018 National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (also known as the “two sessions”), representatives from the financial regulatory authorities mentioned several times that Chinese securities market is ready to create several financial tools or carry out efficient mechanisms aiming at attracting overseas-listed Chinese … More Coming reform of Chinese securities market