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Does Section 1782 Apply to Discovery in Private International Commercial Arbitration Proceedings?

Life sciences companies should pay attention to an ongoing action in Delaware that could have implications for whether they can obtain (or be subjected to) U.S. discovery in international arbitration under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Section 1782 is a powerful tool that permits litigants to obtain broad discovery in the United States for use in … Continue Reading

A Non-Compete Law Roadmap for Tech Start-Ups in Key Jurisdictions

Israeli companies doing business in the United States have a wide range of states from which they hire employees. As our colleagues in the California, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas offices demonstrate in the article below, laws governing non-competition restrictions can vary substantially from state to state. An employee’s location can therefore significantly impact the … Continue Reading

Mexico’s 2019-2024 National Development Plan

Introduction (by Joey T. Shabot and Manuel Rajunov) The passage of the Mexican National Development Plan (NDP) for 2019-2024 brings with it opportunities for Israeli companies of many kinds looking to do business with Mexico, as it realizes its vision for continued development. Over the years, Israel and Mexico have engaged in mutual cooperation initiatives, … Continue Reading

NSLComm Launches 1st Nano-Satellite Fitted With Expanding Antenna Into Space

Israeli communications tech startup NSLComm launched its first nano-satellite, the NSLSat-1, into space on Friday, July 5, fitted with an innovative antenna that expands and offers high performance and affordability. Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is excited to have been part of the team involved in this groundbreaking nano-satellite launch, having assisted NSLComm with various … 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

Illinois Senate Gaming Expansion

Introduction (by Joey T. Shabot) Israeli technology companies providing software, payment, and other solutions for the gaming industry are closely watching regulatory trends related to online gaming in different jurisdictions throughout the world. This legal update from our colleagues in Illinois may point to a trend in some U.S. states to permit online and mobile … Continue Reading

Retail Innovation Booming in Israel

Retail innovation is booming in Israel and corporate executives best take notice, as reported in a recent Forbes article. Hardly the first time Forbes has taken notice, this most recent article was inspired by a major retailer CEO’s visit to Israel. The article lists the staggering numbers boasted by Israel’s impressive retail technology start-up scene … 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

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

SpaceIL to Launch Israeli Spaceship to Moon

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.  … 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

Joey Shabot Speaks on Collaboration with Israeli Law Firms

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 … Continue Reading

Robert J. Ivanhoe Honored at American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Annual Gala

Robert J. Ivanhoe (Shareholder, New York, Real Estate) was honored at the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center’s Annual Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Nov. 19, 2018. AFRMC recognized Robert for being a “preeminent patron.” He has been a longtime supporter of the organization. AFRMC is a nonprofit organization that was … 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

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

Tel Aviv Office Celebrates Chanukah

Our Tel Aviv office attorneys and staff, together with their families, celebrated the Holiday of Lights with the office’s annual family Chanukah party. The group enjoyed dinner and an interactive Capoeira show, where all, big and small,  sang and danced to Brazilian style Chanukah tunes. The evening was concluded by the lighting of the Menorah, where all … Continue Reading
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