European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

Read the full press release here. Business confidence is high among European middle-market organizations, despite geopolitical uncertainty within and outside Europe, demographic shifts and rapid digitization across sectors according to the EY Growth Barometer: Europe. The study reveals that almost four in ten (38%) European middle-market companies are targeting current year growth of 6% to … More European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months

EY BaroMed 2017: Attractiveness of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf region for foreign investment

The second edition of the EY BaroMed report is a barometer for foreign direct investment across the “Euromed region.” The 28 countries that we include in this report as part of the Euromed region share a common history and are bound by mutual flows of trade, investment and migration. Read more here. In a world … More EY BaroMed 2017: Attractiveness of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf region for foreign investment

Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

Despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, investment plans into Europe over the next three years are strong, with 56% of global investors planning to grow their presence in Europe, according to the EY 2017 European attractiveness survey – Plan B for Brexit. This contrasts with the findings from the EY survey conducted last May, … More Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability

UK Prime Minister outlines position in Brexit negotiations

In a much anticipated speech on 17 January 2017, the Prime Minister, Mrs. May, announced the UK’s 12 priorities for Brexit negotiations. The resolution of the tension between maintaining access to the single market and controlling immigration had been a key unresolved political issue, as had the continuing membership of the Customs Union. The Prime … More UK Prime Minister outlines position in Brexit negotiations

Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences

The historic decision by the voters of the UK to leave the EU marks a significant change for the UK and EU and will impact other trading partners such as the US. However, all EU directives and regulations, as well as the treaties themselves, remain in force in respect of the UK until it formally … More Navigating Brexit: Tax and legal implications for life sciences

The UK votes to leave the EU: initial legal observations

The potential legal issues raised by the departure of the UK from the European Union (EU) are unprecedented. However, one thing is clear – until the exit, in terms of the content and stability of UK law, nothing will change. The UK remains bound by its EU Treaty obligations and directly applicable EU law will … More The UK votes to leave the EU: initial legal observations

US Safe Harbor update: EU-US Privacy Shield – a new framework for data transfers

On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the previously established Safe Harbor framework was invalid as a mechanism to approve transfers of personal data between Europe and the US. Following that decision, the national Data Protection Authorities (Article 29 Working Party) called EU and US officials to renegotiate Safe Harbor … More US Safe Harbor update: EU-US Privacy Shield – a new framework for data transfers

Multi-jurisdictional Labor and Employment Law update

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