Why EU state aid is an important element of transaction strategy

It is important for businesses to make sure that the implementation of their transaction strategy is not negatively impacted by state aid.  As the world is grappling with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many assume that the outlook for business is distinctly negative. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of C-suite respondents expect the impact from COVID-19 … More Why EU state aid is an important element of transaction strategy

How does a return to work challenge societal behaviors?

New “normals” have clear implications on future privacy and data protection policies. A global health pandemic has no respect for borders, and organizations across the world are being confronted with a series of challenges in terms of working practices. Remote working – working from home – has rapidly become part of “the new norm” but … More How does a return to work challenge societal behaviors?

How the EU’s agenda might result in a common set of contract rules

With potential changes in motion for EU’s sharing economy, businesses should determine the possible consequences. The sharing economy, sometimes called the collaborative economy, covers a great variety of sectors and is rapidly emerging. Many people have already used, or are aware of sharing economy services, which range from sharing houses and car journeys to domestic … More How the EU’s agenda might result in a common set of contract rules

How you can reimagine corporate governance while remaining compliant

Organizations have an opportunity to evolve traditional corporate reporting as they look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move to the “beyond” phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, multinational companies are trying to understand their immediate or pending obligations in a number of areas. Over the last few months, there has been a number of legislative … More How you can reimagine corporate governance while remaining compliant

How organizations should now think about data protection

After the Privacy Shield court ruling, organizations will need to re-think the safeguards around personal data transferred outside of the EU. On 16 July 2020, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the European Union (EU)-US Privacy Shield Decision, while upholding the validity of the Standard Contractual Clauses Decision (SCC Decision), and therefore the use … More How organizations should now think about data protection

EY Megatrends 2020 and beyond

Understanding megatrends will help you see opportunities where others don’t. As society shifts in completely new ways, opportunities will emerge to reframe the future. To identify the correct path, organizations must challenge currently held assumptions about customer and workforce strategies, where competition will come from, and where growth will be made. The EY Megatrends framework … More EY Megatrends 2020 and beyond

Is this the moment of truth for corporate integrity?

The EY Global Integrity Report 2020 reveals a heightened risk of unethical conduct amid the pandemic — and the critical actions to mitigate it. Amid the turmoil from COVID-19 businesses, governments and individual citizens are faced with new and significant decisions that pose difficult ethical dilemmas. From retailers deciding how best to protect their employees … More Is this the moment of truth for corporate integrity?

Can reopening your workplace help you reimagine your future?

Successfully returning to the physical workplace is the priority. But recovery from the COVID-19 crisis is also an opportunity to reframe your organization’s future. In Germany, car dealerships are reopening their showrooms; in Bangladesh’s garment factories, the sewing machines are restarting; and across much of the US, companies from chipmakers to jet manufacturers are cautiously … More Can reopening your workplace help you reimagine your future?

Global Labor and Employment Law Strategic Topics. Covid-19: Workplace Challenges Now and Beyond

The Covid-19 Pandemic is forcing organizations around the world to adapt their company and its culture to new ways of working. This includes, of course, first and foremost, health & safety concerns for the workforce, customers, and partners, as well as using and enabling technology to allow people to work efficiently together from different physical … More Global Labor and Employment Law Strategic Topics. Covid-19: Workplace Challenges Now and Beyond

How to address enterprise-wide legal considerations after a crisis

As businesses begin to emerge into a post-COVID world, legal challenges are expected to arrive in waves. Many legal functions are in a state of continuous transformation. The reason for this is simple: the environment they operate in is constantly evolving. Pressure from the C-suite to manage cost is ongoing, the regulatory and legislative environment … More How to address enterprise-wide legal considerations after a crisis