A sophisticated hack can be catastrophic for a company. If executed with skill and precision, companies can lose sensitive product information to corporate espionage, reams of consumer information to malicious hacking syndicates and potentially a significant chunk of its share price once the world finds out — and find out it will. For tax departments, … More Issue 14 of EY’s Tax Insights explores data security and the race to beat cybercrime
The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent ruling on data protection Safe Harbor principles could have far-reaching implications for the protection of EU data subjects (including employees, clients and suppliers), particularly where the transfer involves “certified” companies that host and/or centralize large amounts of data that is potentially accessible by non-authorized US entities and authorities. … More Business implications of the ECJ’s ruling invalidating the “adequacy” of US Safe Harbor – updated
EY is pleased to have appointed former Magic Circle lawyer Steven Verschuur as partner to lead on EU State aid, competition and trade law, further bolstering our global law practice. He will be based in Brussels. Steven joins from Clifford Chance, where he served as Head of Competition in the Amsterdam practice from September 2012, dividing his … More EY appoints Steven Verschuur as partner to lead on EU State aid, competition and trade law
On 15 June 2015, the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers reached agreement on its proposed General Data Protection Regulation. The resolution will establish a single set of rules for Member States and will impact organizations established within the EU, as well as those outside the region that process citizens’ data to offer them goods … More EU Member States to adopt single set of rules on data protection
This quarterly publication highlights a range of international corporate law matters, and covers recent developments in countries across EMEIA. Access the full Summer 2015 edition here.
Most countries have anti-discrimination laws, and no two jurisdictions apply the same approach. This shows the real complexity in dealing with discrimination in a global world, where different cultures intersect and where the definition of discrimination varies across borders. Even in the European Union – which is subject to a universal Directive on discrimination – each Member State operates under its … More Multi-jurisdictional Labor and Employment Law update
Making decisions and structuring a transaction in different countries is a complex undertaking that requires knowledge beyond legal matters alone. The EMEIA Transaction and M&A Regulation Guide 2014 has been prepared by EY Lawyers to provide an accessible overview of the legal framework governing transactions across the region. You can download the 2014 Guide here.
An efficient and effective process for managing archived information is becoming increasingly important for businesses, not least because of the rise of digital technology. Notably, there are no uniform requirements in the European Union (EU) for data retention. To help organizations navigate an increasingly complex landscape, this brochure offers comprehensive information on the national requirements … More Data retention and preservation: updates from around the globe
This quarterly publication highlights a range of international corporate law matters, and covers recent developments in countries across EMEIA. Access the full Winter 2014-15 edition here.