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A Global Regulatory Overview of Token Offerings

The world’s attitude toward token offerings, sales and issuances is ever-shifting. The positions of various countries range from an official recognition of no interference to a full ban on digital currencies. Many nations are pursuing changes to their regulatory policies to keep pace with broad market interest in cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. This article … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Represents Volvo Group Venture Capital in Mobility Start-Ups Investment

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, led by Tel Aviv office Managing Shareholder Joey T. Shabot and Of Counsel Ephraim Schmeidler, represented Volvo Group Venture Capital in its investment in Next Gear Ventures, a Tel Aviv-based early-stage venture capital fund focusing on Israeli mobility start-up companies. GT congratulates Volvo on closing this key investment! Click here to … Continue Reading

Proposed Regulations for Qualified Foreign Pension Funds that are Exempt from U.S. Tax on Disposition of U.S. Real Property Interests

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980, as amended (FIRPTA), imposes tax on gain realized on disposition by nonresident alien individuals or foreign corporations (non-U.S. persons) of a U.S. real property interests (USRPI) by treating such gain as effectively connected with the conduct of a U.S. trade or business by such non-U.S. … Continue Reading

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

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 … 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

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

Greenberg Traurig Advises Israeli Institutional Investor Group on EUR 236 million Acquisition of Landmark Office Building Eschborn Plaza

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv and Germany offices jointly advised a group of Israeli institutional investors who acquired the Eschborn Plaza office complex in a joint venture lead by Aurec Capital. The group was comprised of Migdal Insurance Group, Bank Leumi Pension Fund, and IDI Insurance Company as well as a leading Israeli provident and pension … Continue Reading

GT’s Lawrence Sternthal Addresses Israeli Real Estate Investments in Hurricane Struck Locations

Israelis with real estate investments in Florida are now beginning to assess the damage caused to their properties by Hurricane Irma.  Lawrence Sternthal, International Real Estate Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office, shared with TheMarker Magazine what Israeli investors should consider when examining their home insurance coverage and the challenges foreign investors will face … Continue Reading

Convertible Promissory Bridge Notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity

Companies often issue convertible promissory “bridge” notes when they are at an early stage and are in search of capital. A convertible promissory bridge note is a short-term debt instrument that, in addition to the standard terms (such as the principal amount owed, the interest rate, the maturity date, and default provisions), also provides that … Continue Reading

How Israeli entities can plan for US security review and reduce risk when investing in US technology companies

Despite the close US-Israel relationship, Israeli companies and funds seeking to invest in US technologies can face US national security scrutiny that could significantly delay deals, and in some cases prevent or unwind the transaction. Israeli investment in US technology companies, however, should continue to be regarded as an attractive option, as long as the … Continue Reading
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