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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

MassChallenge Pitch Practice Event with Jonathan Draluck

Photo credit: MassChallenge It’s another season at the world’s largest accelerator, MassChallenge, where hundreds of start-up businesses across the globe are polishing their pitches in hopes of getting mentored and landing that critical investor audience. Sitting for several years on judging panels, I’ve honed my tips about an alluring approach. Photo credit: MassChallenge I gave my first … Continue Reading

May 17: Securing Critical Infrastructure Breakfast

Tuesday, May 17th 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please join the Israel Economic Mission, the Israeli Export and International Cooperation Institute for a breakfast and roundtable discussion on security challenges facing critical infrastructure and current technological solutions for addressing them. This intimate gathering will provide an opportunity to network with some of Israel’s most advanced … Continue Reading

Former Mayor of NYC Rudolph W. Giuliani’s Visits the Tel Aviv Office

March 12-15 marked the first visit of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City and current global chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice and newest member of the firm’s Israel Practice, to the Tel Aviv office. The Mayor has visited Israel often, but this is the first of … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Martha Sabol and Laura McAllister Cox Begin New Board of Officer Roles with International Association of Gaming Advisors

Internet gaming is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and with offices in key gaming jurisdictions, state capitals and financial centers throughout the United States, as well as a strong presence in Israel and other international locations, Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Group brings its knowledge of this highly regulated industry and its … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Office and Managing Shareholder Recognized by Chambers and Partners

The Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv office is proud to once again be acknowledged by Chambers Global as a leading firm under the Israel-Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad) category. Apart from the group accomplishment, Gary Epstein (Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair of the Israel Practice was named Eminent Practitioner under the Israel-Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad) category. In addition to … Continue Reading
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