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Attention New York Employers: When It Comes to Workplace Harassment, Times Are Changing

Employers have only seven weeks to ensure that all employees working in the State of New York have completed a sexual harassment prevention training program that meets the standards required by the newly amended New York Human Rights Law.  The mandatory training obligation applies to all companies, regardless of their size, and will continue to … 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

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2019

In this Spring/Summer 2019 newsletter, Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Practice covers the latest developments in digital assets, utility tokens, security tokens, convertible virtual currencies, smart contracts, initial coin offerings, crypto investment regulation, and more, both in the United States and around the globe. Our team stays abreast of existing laws, recent enforcement actions, and … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Team Represents Future Media Group in its Acquisition of W Magazine from Condé Nast

When Future Media Group set out to acquire W Magazine from Condé Nast, it turned to its long-standing counsel, Adam Snukal, a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in the New York and Tel Aviv offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Greenberg Traurig represented Future Media in an acquisition that brought W Magazine together with Surface and Watch Journal to form Future … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Opens in Milan as Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria; Celebrates 10th Anniversary of London Office

MILAN, 1 July 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, one of the largest in the United States, has opened in Milan, Italy, its 41st office worldwide and its fifth in Europe, as Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria. Today the firm also celebrates the 10th anniversary of its dynamic and growing London office. In May, … 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 USPTO Guidance May Clear Path for More Technology Patents

On January 4, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released new Patent Examiner Guidance (Guidance) for subject matter eligibility. The updated guidance could benefit any technology patent applicant who has a computer-related invention — from smartphones to artificial intelligence — and who has previously had difficulty acquiring patents under the USPTOʼs procedures … 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

California Employee Can Agree to Non-Compete Clause When Represented by Counsel

Many employers and attorneys assume that covenants not to compete found in employment agreements are not enforceable against California residents absent narrow exceptions, and that courts would reject any attempt to apply another state’s choice of law provision to draft around this issue. A recent case from the Delaware Chancery Court, NuVasive, Inc. v. Patrick … 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

Real Estate Investment in Poland – Opportunities in Europe’s Booming Market

Recently, Greenberg Traurig was pleased to organize a morning seminar focused on real estate investment opportunities and trends in Poland. GT’s Tel Aviv and Warsaw offices, together with partners CBRE and Deloitte, hosted a group of more than 70 guests eager to learn about the Polish real estate market. The seminar took place in Tel … 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

GT Wins Motion to Dismiss for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

GT is pleased to have achieved a win on behalf of our client Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. In May 2018, a U.S. Federal District Court Judge from the Central District of California granted Teva’s motion to dismiss in its entirety without leave to amend. In April 2017, Plaintiffs commenced an action in California’s Riverside County … 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

GT Tel Aviv Represents Canon in Major Acquisition in Israel

Team of GT attorneys represented Canon Inc. in their first ever acquisition in Israel. The Japanese giant acquired Israeli Video Analysis Company BriefCam. Leading the deal were Tel Aviv office shareholders Joey Shabot and Ephraim Schmeidler. Additional team members in Tel Aviv included Aaron Katz, Jonathan Orlinsky, Devora Snyder, and Saar Warner-Lipton. In the United States, the … Continue Reading
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