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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

Loot Box or Pandora’s Box? Regulation of Treasure Chests in Video Games

One form of digital promotion that has recently drawn attention across several states and countries is the sale of treasure chests or “loot boxes” in video games and apps. Loot boxes typically offer players a chance-based opportunity to obtain virtual items for use in a game. These in-game items may help improve a player’s chances … 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

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

Latest U.S. Trade Restrictions Target Huawei

During the week of May 13, 2019, the Trump administration announced two new measures that have the potential to cut off certain foreign companies, particularly Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., from the U.S. technology and telecommunications market. These provisions follow legislation passed in 2018 prohibiting U.S. government agencies and contractors from using Huawei … Continue Reading

New DOJ Guidance: What Is Your Compliance Program Worth?

On April 30, 2019, to provide greater transparency into prosecution decisions, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs,” an update to its February 2017 guidance on the same topic. The new guidance complements the principles previously described by DOJ’s Fraud Section that prosecutors should consider when “conducting an investigation … 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
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