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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 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

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

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 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

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

Adam Snukal Speaks on GDPR Issues During Istanbul Privacy Conference

Adam Snukal, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office and GDPR expert, recently participated on keynote panel at inaugural Turkey Privacy Professionals Association Privacy Conference.  The Conference hosted attorneys, academics and regulators eager to learn about privacy issues and specifically GDPR.  Adam took part in a panel titled “Concept of ‘Consent’ and Obligation to Inform under Personal … Continue Reading

Arizona Technology Alliance Visits Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv Office

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was pleased to welcome Arizona Israel Technology Alliance’s mission to Israel, bringing in industry leaders from Arizona, together with Hank Marshall, Executive Officer of the City of Phoenix , and Steve Zylstra, President & CEO of the Arizona Tech Council. Leading the mission on Greenberg Traurig’s side was Quinn Williams, a Shareholder … Continue Reading

Adam Snukal Speaks to Jerusalem Post on Worldwide Privacy Post-GDPR

Adam Snukal, shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in Tel Aviv, recently spoke to The Jerusalem Post on the implications and possible future effects of the EU’s General Protection Data Regulation. Read the full interview here.… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Case Will Require Many Companies to File State Corporate Income Tax Returns – Even If They Are Not Subject to Sales Tax

Although the sales tax collection obligation of online retailers was the focus of last month’s momentous U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair, it will also impact state corporate and income tax obligations. Companies may now be exposed to state income tax as a result of the Wayfair case and should examine their activities … Continue Reading

Calcalist Features Barry Schindler on the Status of Food-Tech Industry in Israel

In a recent article (Hebrew) on the rapidly evolving food-tech industry in Israel, Barry Schindler analyzed the status of M&A in the industry, stating that food-tech companies are still very young, which is why investments tend to be smaller compared with parallel companies in the bio and hi-tech industries. He continued to say that we will … Continue Reading

Key Legal Agreements for Technology Startups

Launching a technology startup is an exciting time filled with the promise of the future. As you embark on this adventure, it is critical to establish a strong legal foundation to protect the business and its intellectual property (IP). Following are four types of legal agreements that every tech startup should consider putting in place … Continue Reading

How Big Pharma Taps Outside Ingenuity

Economics in getting a compound approved and commercialized are evolving. Drug companies have reduced budgets that historically funded vast R&D teams. Innovators are chasing tight investment dollars. The two camps are increasingly collaborating. There is a self-selection factor rewarding start-ups — they can’t attract funding or licensing deals unless they’ve protected their intellectual property, showed clinically … Continue Reading

Cloud Migration Demystified

Migration is already underway, but some of the world’s largest organizations are still reluctant. They handle proprietary data and a staggering volume of transactions.  They want to marshal information and deliver nuanced results.  But a lack of appreciation for the Cloud’s promise, together with questions surrounding security and cost, make many CTOs and COOs cling … 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

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

10 Privacy and Data Security Mistakes Start-Ups Should Avoid

With a staggering amount of startups starting their way in Israel every year, it is no wonder the country’s most common nickname is “Startup Nation”. On their path to success, Israeli entrepreneurs must focus on privacy and data security compliance as a mandatory step. Most technology start-up companies lack the experience and resources needed to … Continue Reading
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