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
The EU’s Competition law framework has had a significant impact on the evolution of UK Competition Law. UK prohibitions are modeled on their EU law equivalents and these have influenced much of the UK’s domestic law, such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015 or the Competition Act 1998. In this regard, while there is likely … More Competition Law and Policy After Brexit
More than 20 years has passed since the inception of the Single Market, originally proposed by the UK Government to its European Union (EU) colleagues. In that time trade between the UK and the EU has been stable and predictable and contracts entered into between UK entities and their EU counterparts have encouraged and facilitated … More Brexit and Long-Term Commercial Contracts
Companies that sell to, buy from, or operate in the United Kingdom or the European Union, or are engaged in their financial or stock markets, are likely to be affected by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. The specific impact of this, the Brexit decision, will differ by sector, with the financial … More Financial Services Mobility and Relocation – Law Brexit brief
A fundamental reimagining of health care is underway. Technology, demographics and economics are shifting power away from drug developers and placing it in the hands of consumers (patients), payers and emerging digital entrants. These stakeholders are more informed, more connected and more demanding. They’re chasing better outcomes, better returns and better experiences. Without change, the … More If sustainable value is created when all stakeholders benefit, how will you realize your formula for success?