Greenberg Traurig Represents Wells Fargo Strategic Capital in Its investment in Israeli Company EarlySense

Posted in Corporate, Firm News, Investments, Israel, Medical Technology, Technology, Tel Aviv, Venture Capital

In a matter led by Shareholder Joey Shabot and Associate Aaron Katz, Greenberg Traurig recently represented Wells Fargo Strategic Capital – the venture capital arm of Wells Fargo & Co and a specialized capital provider that partners with the bank’s wholesale businesses to identify and provide customized capital solutions to its clients – in its investment in the Israeli company EarlySense. In a notable deal widely reported in the Israeli and venture capital news markets. EarlySense, an Israeli maker of medical monitoring systems, raised $39 million in a financing led by affiliates of Hill-Rom, Inc. and Wells Fargo.

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2019 OurCrowd Global Investors Summit

Posted in Corporate, Corporate & Securities, Data protection, Event, Global, Intellectual Property, Investments, Israel, Technology, Tel Aviv

Greenberg Traurig was pleased to sponsor the Annual OurCrowd Global Investors Summit for the fourth consecutive year. The event, hosted in Jerusalem, traditionally brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, startup companies and investors from across the globe, all eager to learn about the newest and most innovative technologies.

As part of our involvement, Greenberg Traurig hosted a side-event focusing on the various aspects of “Building Your Company for the Future”. The event featured a discussion with our team of legal experts, who offered practical tips and insights, focusing on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property and technology. Speakers included Bob Grossman, Corporate, Securities and M&A Shareholder and Chair of GT’s Israel Practice; Barry Schindler, Global Patent Prosecution Group Chair and an active member of the Israel Practice, as well as Tel Aviv attorneys Adam Snukal, IP and Technology Shareholder and Ephraim Schmeidler, Corporate, Securities and M&A Of-Counsel.

At the main summit, Greenberg Traurig was pleased to act as host of the Executive Lounge, which facilitated dozens of business meetings for key guests. In the afternoon, Adam Snukal addressed the crowd as part of the “Demo Theatre: No Pitches, Just Wow” session, featuring presentations of the latest and coolest inventions from various sectors such as ag-tech, water-tech, and many more.


Pictured (left to right): Barry Schindler, Adam Snukal, Bob Grossman and Ephraim Schmeidler
at the “Building Your Company for the Future” event


Pictured: “Building Your Company for the Future” crowd

Pictured (left to right): Barry Schindler and Bob Grossman at the “Building Your Company for the Future” event

Pictured (left to right): Bob Grossman and Barry Schindler at Grrenberg Traurig’s Executive Lounge,
2019 OurCrowd Global Investors Summit


Pictured: Adam Snukal, 2019 OurCrowd Global Investors Summit

Tel Aviv Office Hosts INSEAD Delegation

Posted in Event, Global, Technology

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office had the pleasure of hosting a delegation of business school students and alumni from France’s prestigious INSEAD Business School.

The group, on a mission to Israel to explore business opportunities with Israel’s tech scene, consisted of businesspeople from France, Japan, Jordan, India, Poland, Korea and the U.S., and they joined GT’s Tel Aviv team for an evening of networking and discussion on the Israeli business environment, with a special emphasis on the local tech ecosystem.

Kacper Grzesiak, son of GT Warsaw managing partner Jaroslaw Grzesiak and student of the class of ’19, opened the evening with welcoming remarks, followed by a presentation on Israeli culture, business etiquette, top industry trends and so on, delivered by GT Tel Aviv’s Managing Shareholder, Joey Shabot. The presentation then continued on to becoming an open discussion, with input from Tel Aviv IP and Tech Shareholder Adam Snukal, and Tel Aviv Corporate and M&A Of-Counsel Ephraim Schmeidler.


Tokyo and Tel Aviv Offices to Co-Sponsor Japan-Israel Business Event in Tokyo

Posted in Event, Global, Japan, Tel Aviv

Greenberg Traurig’s Tokyo and Tel Aviv offices are to co-sponsor the upcoming event “Harnessing Innovation: Japan–Israel Best Practices for Business Collaboration“, to focus on Practical Tools for Establishing Cross – Culture Partnerships.

The event, put together by ABeam Consulting Ltd., Startup Nation Central and Greenberg Traurig, will cover different aspects of Japanese – Israeli business collaboration, including ways for Japanese corporates to engage with israeli innovation, Israeli buisnes etiquette and key success factors for cooeration between Japanese companies and Israeli startups.

Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office will deliver a presentation on “Business Protocol and Culture in Israel: Some Tips on Negotiation with Israeli Companies”, to include practical advice from his expereince working with Israeli innovative companies.

The event will take place March 4th,  3:30 pm – 8:00 pm  at Marunouchi oazo, 15F Marunouchi Kitaguchi Building, 6-5 Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

For more information, please visit the following site (details in Japanese). To sign-up, please visit the following site.


GT Tel Aviv Office Recognized by Israel’s Legal Guides 2019

Posted in Corporate, Corporate & Securities, General, Global, Israel, Mergers & Acquisitions

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is pleased to be ranked again by leading legal directories, alongside some of Israel’s top law firms.

BDICode recently released its local M&A guide, ranking the office as “Prominent Leaders” for the fourth consecutive year.  International Guide Chambers & Partners ranked the office and Israel Practice in Band 2 under Corporate/M&A – Experts Based Abroad, for the fifth consecutive year.

Greenberg Traurig continues being the only foreign law firm ranked by Israeli legal directories, as well as the only major international law firm with an office registered with the Israeli Bar.


SpaceIL to Launch Israeli Spaceship to Moon

Posted in Israel, Tel Aviv

SpaceIL is scheduled to make history today by launching and landing the first ever Israeli spacecraft on the moon. Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is proud to have been part of SpaceIL’s journey to the moon and wishes the team lots of luck and success!

For more details on the launch, click here.


Greenberg Traurig Winter 2019 China Newsletter

Posted in Banking & Finance, Corporate, Corporate & Securities, Global, Immigration, Investments, Tax, Technology

You are invited to learn about recent legislative updates and professional insights pertaining to Chinese law and business conduct.
Among  topics discussed in this current issue are Administrative Measures for foreign-invested future companies issued by the China Securities Regulatory Commission; revised draft of Measures Governing Foreign Strategic Investment in Listed Companies released by MOFCOM; new Individual Income Tax Law adopted in China; Notice to Tighten Administration of Cross-Border Financial Network and Information Services issued by China’s Central Bank; and many more.

Please visit this link to learn more.

Tel Aviv Office to Host Capital Markets Roundtable for the Life Sciences Industry

Posted in Capital Markets, Corporate, Corporate & Securities, Event, Global, Israel, Life Sciences, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Startup Nation, Startups, Tel Aviv

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is collaborating with partners BNY Mellon and H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC to host a morning roundtable focused on capital markets options for the life sciences industry.

The event will take place February 27th, 9:00 at Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office located in the Azrieli Round Tower (30th Floor).

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Preparing for going public
  • Various ways to go public and determining the appropriate route: reverse merger, full IPO, ADR vs. ordinary shares, registered direct offering, PIPE transactions, at-the-market offering
  • Post IPO alternatives
  • Relevant legal and business issues for companies going public
  • Deciding upon and working with investment bankers

Leading the discussion:

Bob Grossman
Chair, Israel Practice;
Corporate, Securities and M&A Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig

Benjamin Brisedou
Vice President – BNY Mellon

Oded Spindel
Vice President  – H.C. Wainwright & Co. LLC

Please click here to register



Joey Shabot Speaks on Collaboration with Israeli Law Firms

Posted in Event, Israel

Earlier this month, Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was invited to take part in a unique event bringing together Israeli and international attorneys.
The event titled “From Israel to the World – About the International Legal Market” which was put together by Robus – Consulting & Legal Marketing, offered Israeli law firms a glance into ways that various international law firms operate in Israel and how best to collaborate with them.

Joey took part in a panel discussion focused on the practical aspects of the professional relationships and methods of work between Israeli attorneys and their foreign counterparts.

Pictured from right to left: Joey Shabot, Jonathan Morris (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner), Ned Steinman (Norton Rose Fulbright), Michael Rosen (Kobre & Kim) and Tamar Sacerdoti (Robus).
Photo credit: Or Mano Vaturi Photography.