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Upcoming Event: From “Start-Up Nation” to “Start-Up Region” – Making your Mark in Latin America

Join Greenberg Traurig for a half day seminar in Tel Aviv, offering practical tools for Israelis seeking business opportunities in Latin America. RSVP HERE Agenda 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Networking 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks 9:15 AM – 9:40 AM Keynote (TBD) 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Expert Panel: ‘They … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Attend the Magen David Adom New York Gala

Greenberg Traurig attorneys turned out to support the Magen David Adom (MADA) gala in New York City.  MADA is Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first response for the entire country.  Last night’s honorees including Mark D. Lebow, Patricia Harris, and Dr. Jason Nehmad, with special guest former New York City … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Hosts New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Last week, the GT Tel Aviv office, together with Israeli cybersecurity organization, Cyber Together, hosted New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and several of his Assistant DAs, for an in-depth presentation about hot-button topics in international cybercrime. Mr. Vance delivered his presentation, The Fight Against Cybercrime: An International Perspective, to a rapt audience … Continue Reading

Oct. 2, 2016: Israeli Publication Maariv Sums-Up the Past Year with Israeli Business Leaders

On the eve of the new Jewish year, Maariv, one of Israel’s oldest and most respected publications, asked some leaders of the business community in Israel to share their most significant achievement from the past year. Among the eight people selected by Maariv was Gary M. Epstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office; … Continue Reading

GT’s Barry Schindler Speaks Before Israel In-House IP Forum

Earlier this week, the GT Tel Aviv office hosted 20 members of the Forum of In House IP Managers and Counsel, Israel, for an in-depth seminar about recent developments in the United States concerning obviousness rejections and other matters. Barry Schindler, co-chair of the firm’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and member of Greenberg Traurig’s Israel … Continue Reading

Invitation to Attend September Berlin Tech M&A Update

Software and Technology companies saw significant volume and valuation strength last year. But what impact will Brexit have on Tech M&A? What are the eight stages to get an optimal outcome in a M&A process? What are real deal disasters and how can you avoid them? Get an update on the latest trends, deal metrics … Continue Reading

Israel Posts Information and Schedule Regarding Upcoming Bidding Round for New Oil and Gas Exploration Licenses

Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources has posted on a dedicated website new information concerning the first round of bidding for offshore oil and gas exploration activity.  Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Mediterranean Sea is divided into 69 exploration areas or blocks.  The Ministry plans to conduct successive rounds for … Continue Reading

Regulation D Standards and Filings

For Israeli startups and growth-stage companies that seek to raise capital from investors in the United States, it is imperative that they understand the various securities issues that can arise in a capital raise. Under the Securities Act of 1933, any offering of securities in a company must either be registered with the SEC or … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Gary M. Epstein Named in the 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Named in the 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers in America, Greenberg Traurig’s Gary M. Epstein has been recognized, for five consecutive years, on Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” list. Gary is the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Tel Aviv office; Co-Chair of its Israel Practice and the Senior Chair of GT’s Global Corporate & … Continue Reading

Israel Reopens Offshore Areas to New Gas Exploration; Encourages Foreign Bidders To Participate

In a highly anticipated announcement, earlier today, the Petroleum Council of the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources approved the reopening of Israel’s economic waters to new oil and gas exploration. Based on the recommendation of the Council to the Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz, 24 offshore exploration blocks will be offered in an … Continue Reading

New Tax Implications for Israeli Citizens with Foreign Bank Accounts

On Aug. 1, 2016, the Israel Tax Authority announced that it has received information on over 8,000 Israeli clients with foreign bank accounts in Switzerland. The receipt of this list has major tax implications for Israeli citizens who are required to report foreign bank accounts to the Israel Tax Authority. Moreover, this will have additional … Continue Reading

Feeding The Future World: The Israel Outlook

By 2050, the world’s population is likely to increase by more than 35 percent, to 9 billion people. To feed that population, food production will need to increase significantly, by 70 percent,[1] in the fear of growing poverty and hunger, ever scarcer natural resources, and the uncertainties of climate change. While improvements are expected in … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv First Foreign Office to be Ranked by Israeli Legal Directories

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was recently ranked by BDICode, one of Israel’s leading legal directories . The office was included in tier 1 under the “International Commercial” practice area, and in tier 2 under the “Mergers & Acquisitions” practice area. Just several months ago, the Tel Aviv office was ranked by the other major legal directory … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Hosts Jiangsu Provincial Department of Justice’s Israel Delegation

This week the Tel Aviv office hosted a delegation of senior members of the Department of Justice and Bar Association of Jiangsu Province, which included the General Director of the Justice Department of Jiangsu Province, the General Director of the Justice Bureau of the city of Nanjing, the General Director of the Justice Bureau of the … Continue Reading

Rudolph Giuliani to Deliver Keynote Speech at the Annual ACC Israel Summit

The Association of Corporate Counsel – Israel will hold its 14th annual conference on June 22, 2016, at the Tel Aviv Hilton, on the subject of “Management of Change – The In-House Counsel Perspective.” Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Mayor of New York and chair of the Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice at Greenberg Traurig, will … Continue Reading

Lawrence Sternthal Joins Greenberg Traurig as Israeli Office Real Estate Practice Head

Lawrence Sternthal, who until recently led the International Real Estate Practice at the Israeli law firm Gross Kleinhendler Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. (GKH), has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as head of the Tel Aviv office’s international Real Estate Practice, which has one of the leading teams in the industry. This move marks the first time that … Continue Reading

Food for thought: Florida, Israel can lead the way in agtech

By 2050, the global population is expected to increase to 9 billion people — a dramatic increase of more than 35 percent. Given scarce natural resources and the uncertainties of climate change, feeding that growing population means food production will need to increase by 70 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Florida, where … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Meital Stavinsky Speaks at Inaugural Startup Nation Conference

Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Meital Stavinsky recently spoke at the May 17 Startup Nation Conference hosted by The Idea Center at Miami-Dade College and Tel Aviv University. Stavinsky, a shareholder in the Government Law and Policy and Israel practices, interviewed representatives of Israeli technology company Vayyar Imaging. The session focused on startup companies in the growth stage and discussed the secrets to their … Continue Reading
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