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

Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the connection of devices — any devices — to the Internet using embedded, software and sensors to communicate, collect and exchange data with one another. With IoT, the world is wide open, offering a virtually endless array of opportunities and connections at home, at work or at play. However, … More Internet of Things: the possibilities and legal risk in media & entertainment

Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

While the internet is a world-changing medium for information exchange, blockchain is the first native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. EY’s analysis of blockchain suggests it may have the most impactful potential of the entire portfolio of disruptive technologies that are now emerging. But it also has the most obstacles to success, ranging from … More Legal disruption in a blockchain-enabled world

Legislative response to BEPS and the impact on cross-border M&A

Excerpt from EY’s 14th Capital Confidence Barometer. Since the release of the OECD’s final Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) guidance in October 2015, local country adoption and legislation have started to emerge globally. The 14th edition of EY’s Global Capital Confidence Barometer survey finds a range of attitudes toward the changes in tax regulations, with over a … More Legislative response to BEPS and the impact on cross-border M&A

EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are you ready?

Data protection has entered a period of unprecedented change. This has been driven by: An increasing number of high-profile data breaches reported in the media that have led consumers and regulators to be concerned about how personal data is managed The demise of Safe Harbor (see our latest Safe Harbor blog entry below) The new … More EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are you ready?

EY webcast to explore implications of OECD’s BEPS on companies’ legal functions

  The final reports on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan have been released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and endorsed by the G20. These reports on the 15 BEPS focus areas reflect recommendations for significant changes in international tax laws and treaties. Attention has now turned to … More EY webcast to explore implications of OECD’s BEPS on companies’ legal functions

EY’s Winter 2015 Corporate and Commercial Law Newsletter available now

EY’s Corporate and Commercial Law Newsletter is published quarterly and highlights a variety of international business law developments relating to corporate, contractual, competition, and distribution matters, as well as the impact of regulatory changes on business. Our Winter 2015 edition, available now, explores a range of pertinent developments across the globe, including the ‘legalization’ of … More EY’s Winter 2015 Corporate and Commercial Law Newsletter available now

Issue 14 of EY’s Tax Insights explores data security and the race to beat cybercrime

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

EU Member States to adopt single set of rules on data protection

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