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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

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

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

NSLComm Launches 1st Nano-Satellite Fitted With Expanding Antenna Into Space

Israeli communications tech startup NSLComm launched its first nano-satellite, the NSLSat-1, into space on Friday, July 5, fitted with an innovative antenna that expands and offers high performance and affordability. Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is excited to have been part of the team involved in this groundbreaking nano-satellite launch, having assisted NSLComm with various … 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

Greenberg Traurig Represents Volvo Group Venture Capital in Mobility Start-Ups Investment

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, led by Tel Aviv office Managing Shareholder Joey T. Shabot and Of Counsel Ephraim Schmeidler, represented Volvo Group Venture Capital in its investment in Next Gear Ventures, a Tel Aviv-based early-stage venture capital fund focusing on Israeli mobility start-up companies. GT congratulates Volvo on closing this key investment! Click here to … 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

GT Tel Aviv Office Recognized by Israel’s Legal Guides 2019

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is pleased to be ranked again by leading legal directories, alongside some of Israel’s top law firms. BDICode recently released its local M&A guide, ranking the office as “Prominent Leaders” for the fourth consecutive year.  International Guide Chambers & Partners ranked the office and Israel Practice in Band 2 under … Continue Reading

SpaceIL to Launch Israeli Spaceship to Moon

SpaceIL is scheduled to make history today by launching and landing the first ever Israeli spacecraft on the moon. Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is proud to have been part of SpaceIL’s journey to the moon and wishes the team lots of luck and success! For more details on the launch, click here.  … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Greets 2019 with 30th U.S. Office, 39th Worldwide, in Minneapolis

Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomed 2019 by adding a 30th office in the United States — its 39th worldwide. Opening the firm’s office in Minneapolis, MN, is finance and restructuring attorney Michael B. Fisco, who will serve as the Managing Shareholder. Joining Fisco are shareholders Michael M. Krauss, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern … Continue Reading

Impact of New Massachusetts Noncompete Law on Emerging Tech Companies

The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act, M.G.L. c. 149, § 24L, has been the law of the Commonwealth for almost four months. The statute only applies to agreements entered into between employers and certain employees and independent contractors on or after Oct. 1, 2018, so the law’s ramifications are still largely yet to be determined. Nevertheless, … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Office Represents U.S. Investor in Investment into Israeli Medical Devices Company Sight Diagnostics Ltd

Tel Aviv Managing Shareholder Joey Shabot and Of-Counsel Ephraim Schmeidler recently represented a US-based family office as part of its investment into Israeli company Sight Diagnostics Ltd (Sight). Sight develops a platform for diagnosing blood diseases using computer vision technology and is a portfolio company of Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd., traded on the Tel Aviv … 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

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

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
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