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Greenberg Traurig Assists Israeli Company in Raising Capital in the US

Joining a number of companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that also have recently been listed for trading in the United States through American Depository Receipts (ADRs) is universal flu vaccine developer BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The company raised $10 million on Nasdaq at a price of $5.01 per American Depositary Share (ADS). ADRs are … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Helps Israeli Company Open Plant in Georgia

Bram Industries, Ltd., an Israeli plastics products manufacturer, announced plans to open its first U.S. plant in Savannah, Ga.  David Schulman, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office, supported Bram Industries in its efforts. The company will invest several million dollars in the new plant, and expects to employ at least 60 people within three years. … Continue Reading

Keep Your Delaware Company in Good Standing (and Don’t Panic if It’s Not)

The State of Delaware is known worldwide for its clear corporate law and predictable, fast courts.  For these reasons, many non-U.S. enterprises choose Delaware to incorporate corporations or form limited liability companies (LLCs) or limited partnerships (LPs) to do business worldwide. Israel is among the leading non-U.S. jurisdictions to use Delaware corporations.  In recognition of … Continue Reading

Alternative Investment Funds – Changes in the EU Regulatory Landscape

We are pleased to share with our readers the GT Alert – — Private Placement of Alternative Investment Funds in the EU: Changing Regulatory Landscape, that details the guidelines of the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and their effect on the regulatory landscape in each EU jurisdiction. This Alert was prepared by … Continue Reading

NYSE Sends Letter to Foreign Private Issuers

Last week, the New York Stock Exchange's regulation group sent its traditional annual letter to foreign private issuers (FPIs) that are listed on the Big Board. The letter reminds FPIs of the corporate governance and notification and filing obligations that the NYSE imposes on its listed companies. These requirements are separate from, and in some cases incremental to, the requirements imposed by the SEC or a listed company’s home country regulator.The letter focused on several NYSE requirements.… Continue Reading

A View from Israel: Expect More Activity From Buyout Funds and Distressed Players

It is commonplace to note the vigorous market for inbound investment and M&A transactions involving high-tech companies in Israel. Hardly a week goes by without a deal. Between 2002-2011, Israeli high-tech companies raised $15 billion from investors, and in the same period owners received more than $37 billion in proceeds from M&A and IPO exits. There were approximately 85 acquisitions in 2011 alone. These trends have continued into 2012.… Continue Reading

Recent Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Certain Foreign Companies in Mexico Pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law

A recent GT Alert - An Overview of Recent Amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Certain Foreign Companies in Mexico Pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law - discusses amendments to the Rules for Establishing Branches of Foreign Companies in Mexico pursuant to the Mexican Foreign Investment Law.… Continue Reading

New Regulations on Equity Contribution Issued by China’s MOFCOM

Over the past decade, many foreign businesses have sought to establish or expand their business in China, and China is making an effort to encourage such efforts. China is actively encouraging foreign investment by gradually removing investment barriers and providing financial incentives to investors in certain favored industries and market sectors.… Continue Reading