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SEC Provides Updates in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) is continuing to provide updates regarding its response to COVID-19 and the related effects on the securities markets. On Jan. 30, Chairman Jon Clayton first recommended that his staff monitor and provide guidance and other assistance to issuers and other market participants regarding disclosures related to the … Continue Reading

Risk Allocation for Economic Losses from Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruptions to the U.S. economy. Government officials and health professionals are predicting that these disruptions could continue through September. Businesses are having to face the challenges of operating remotely; many are cancelling non-essential travel – hampering long-planned meetings and conventions. Global supply chains are impeded as countries work … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Force Majeure Contract Clauses

While it is too early to predict how long the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will disrupt everyday life, it isn’t too soon to proactively consider your potential risk and understand both potential consequences and benefits of the legal landscape when planning for or dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the full GT Alert, “Coronavirus and … Continue Reading

U.S. Company Obligations in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak

For the Hebrew version of this article please click here. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the rapid international spread of the deadly coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, (the “Coronavirus”) a global health emergency. The virus, which can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, started in Wuhan, China, and can be … Continue Reading

UK to Formally Leave EU on Friday 31 January 2020

On Friday 24 January, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed, on behalf of the UK, the Withdrawal Agreement – the agreement setting out the terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union (“Brexit”). This followed the successful passing of the UK domestic legislation necessary to implement the Withdrawal Agreement, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) … Continue Reading

Outlook 2020: Gambling Legislation and Enforcement in the Netherlands

The Dutch government is updating its legislation and policy on both online gambling and land-based gambling. In GT Alert, we briefly describe the most relevant legal developments of 2019 in this area, and also look forward to 2020. Online gambling’s illegality in the Netherlands notwithstanding, the number of people in the Netherlands who participate in … Continue Reading

The Israel Hotel Investment Summit: Take Five!

On Nov. 20-21, 2019, Greenberg Traurig participated in and sponsored the Israel Hotel Investment Summit in Tel Aviv, Israel. Washington, D.C. office Shareholder and Hospitality Practice Co-Chair Nelson Migdal joined a panel, together with representatives of leading international hotel brands, on the benefits of international brand penetration into the Israel hotel market, as well as legal … Continue Reading

Loot Box or Pandora’s Box? Regulation of Treasure Chests in Video Games

One form of digital promotion that has recently drawn attention across several states and countries is the sale of treasure chests or “loot boxes” in video games and apps. Loot boxes typically offer players a chance-based opportunity to obtain virtual items for use in a game. These in-game items may help improve a player’s chances … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Spring 2019 China Newsletter

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 the release of Second Draft of Foreign Investment Law to boost market; the establishment of a Quick Channel for expedited approval of Foreign New Drugs Regulatory Commission; the unveiling of Administrative … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2019 OurCrowd Global Investors Summit

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 … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Office Hosts INSEAD Delegation

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 … Continue Reading

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

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 … Continue Reading

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

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 … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Winter 2019 China Newsletter

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 … Continue Reading

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

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 … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Greets 2019 with 30th U.S. Office, 39th Worldwide, in Minneapolis

Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomed 2019 by adding a 30th office in the United States — its 39th worldwide. Opening the firm’s office in Minneapolis, MN, is finance and restructuring attorney Michael B. Fisco, who will serve as the Managing Shareholder. Joining Fisco are shareholders Michael M. Krauss, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Office Represents U.S. Investor in Investment into Israeli Medical Devices Company Sight Diagnostics Ltd

Tel Aviv Managing Shareholder Joey Shabot and Of-Counsel Ephraim Schmeidler recently represented a US-based family office as part of its investment into Israeli company Sight Diagnostics Ltd (Sight). Sight develops a platform for diagnosing blood diseases using computer vision technology and is a portfolio company of Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd., traded on the Tel Aviv … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Office Hosts Leading Banks for Seminar on the Practical Aspects of Open API in Europe

Earlier this week, Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office hosted representatives from Israel’s leading financial institutions for a morning seminar on the Practical Aspects of Open Application Program (API) Interface in Europe following the EU Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) which went into effect earlier this month. The seminar was hosted in cooperation with international policy … Continue Reading

Brian Sherr Interviewed on Ancient Jerusalem Synagogue Restoration

Managing Shareholder Emeritus of the Fort Lauderdale office and an Israel Practice member Brian Sherr recently attended the cornerstone ceremony for the restoration of the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue in Jerusalem. Brian serves as a leading member of a group working towards restoring the ancient synagogue which was destroyed in the 1948 War. Banned from the … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Recognized in Chambers and Partners 2019 FinTech Guide

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was ranked in the legal category of the Chambers and Partners 2019 FinTech Guide in both U.S. and Japan jurisdictions. In addition, the following shareholders were listed as notable practitioners: Barbara A. Jones (Los Angeles, U.S.) Carl A. Fornaris (Miami, U.S.) Viola Bensinger (Berlin, Germany) David Greenberg (New York, U.S.) Koichiro Ohashi (Tokyo, Japan) The Fintech Guide describes the firm in … Continue Reading

Israeli-American Shareholder Helps Open New Greenberg Traurig Video Game and Esports Practice

Raised in Haifa, Israel, David Schulman grew up with a passion for video games. David has long since moved to the US to become a successful Shareholder in GT’s Atlanta office, and has taken on the role as one of the leads of GT’s new Video Game and Esports Practice. David, who works with numerous … Continue Reading

Devora Snyder Discusses Compliance at Google Israel Event

Greenberg Traurig (Tel Aviv) attorney Devora Snyder delivered the keynote address at Google Israel’s recent conference, “Aging 2.0: Using Sensors for Early Detection of Age-Related Diseases.” Devora, whose areas of professional focus include Global Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, presented on the GDPR implications of biometric data collection and discussed potential compliance strategies for companies and clinical researchers … Continue Reading
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