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The firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognised for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the US by Law360 in 2017, and is among the top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100.

Greenberg Traurig is the only major international law firm with a multidisciplinary, registered office in Tel Aviv. Its office acts as a gateway for Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs seeking legal counsel in relation to opportunities in the US, London, Amsterdam, Germany, Poland, China, Japan, Latin America, and other international jurisdictions. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig’s global client base benefits from the firm’s on-the-ground knowledge of the legal aspects related to doing business with Israelis, and its depth of experience in assisting clients with legal matters related to opportunities within Israel.

The firm has had an Israel practice that has been active for more than 15 years, and includes more than 100 attorneys from other offices all around the world.

Attorney residents in the Tel Aviv office work hand-in-hand with members of the global Israel practice, providing client access to a network of professionals with the legal experience, business acumen, technical knowledge, political experience, language capabilities and cultural understanding needed for doing business in and with Israel.

Areas of practice: The Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv office and Israel practice attorneys offer a unique and multidisciplinary, integrated team of professionals to assist clients with a range of corporate and commercial law issues including: mergers and acquisitions, compliance international real estate, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, patents, trademarks and copyrights, private equity and venture capital, public and private offerings, SEC compliance, technology and licencing, US, Asia, Europe and Latin America practices, clean energy and water, commercial contracts, litigation and investigations, global trade, governmental affairs and tax.

The Israel practice group and Tel Aviv team’s experience includes representing companies in numerous industries, including finance, technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, tourism, telecommunications and energy.

Through its Tel Aviv office, GT provides additional convenience and value for local clients, including the many who have already benefited from GT’s internationally recognised platform and services. With over 30 years of collective experience abroad, the lawyers at GT’s Israel office are focused on providing the highest quality foreign law services to their Israeli and foreign clients, on a personalised basis and at competitive rates.

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    While there are the aficionados who will say that cryptocurrencies will free us of the chains of the global financial institutions, on the occasions when the world of cryptocurrencies intersects with the world in which most of us live, the news is generally bleak. While you may not know one side of a Bitcoin from the other, you probably know that its value has crashed over the last 13 months, you may even have heard about some of some of the larger cryptohacks (that is computer heists through which digital currencies belonging to investors are stolen from crypto trading exchanges). And over the last week or so, you may have read on mainstream news sites about the death of Gerald Cotton the CEO of Canada’s largest cryptoexchange QuadragaCX. The death of the CEO of a company that few had previously heard of, was news of course, because in his passing he had taken the passwords to the accounts of his customers with him. The result of this being that about $140 million of their money was stuck somewhere between this world and the celestial ether in which Mr. Cotton now resides. Of course, it wasn’t quite told like that. We were fed terms such as “private keys,” lack of “multi-signature protection,” “cold storage wallets” and more readily understandable – “cryptofraud”. Again!
  • Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

    Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.
  • Spring is coming for real estate registration in Israel

    Israel may be the “Start-up Nation” and a world-renowned center of technological innovation, yet for many years the procedures and conduct of the Israeli Land Registry have been trapped in the past.

    Israeli hi-tech and its sources of funding have grown and diversified tremendously since the bubble burst in 2001 and over the last decade since the height of the financial crisis in 2007-2008.

    Nondiscrimination has been the neglected stepchild of the FRAND commitment. Patent owners participating in standards organizations typically commit to license their technology on “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”) terms.”
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    Non-disclosure agreements are a crucial, but often overlooked, tool in allowing startup companies to grow, build strategic partnerships and explore new business relationships necessary to develop their product or bring it to market. These agreements are often short (sometimes only a page or two) and lead many founders to forego legal advice to get past this "formality" and begin working with the other party to the NDA. Yet, NDAs are important agreements with potentially far-reaching implications for the protection of a company's confidential information and intellectual property, and mishandling of NDAs can come back to haunt a startup years later.
  • Advocates Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross of Yigal Arnon & Co. in The Lawyer Special Report editorial

    An interview-style piece in The Lawyer, Law in Israel: moving beyond tech, quoting Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross:
  • Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain

    Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain.
  • Article in MEA Markets on GDPR & Israeli Law

    GDPR & ISRAELI PRIVACY LAW - KEY DIFFERENCES Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan & Miriam Friedmann of Yigal Arnon & Co. outline the key differences between GDPR & Israeli Privacy Law.  mea_markets_-_gdpr__israeli_law_-_key_differences_14.05.2018
  • Clarifications regarding Supervision of Financial Services Law (Regulated Financial Services)

    Authored by Adv. Simon Weintraub, Adv. Shiri Shaham, Adv. Yuval Shalheveth of Israeli law firm, Yigal Arnon & Co.: