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M&A term sheets 101

The first step in a typical M&A transaction is for the buyer and target to sign a term sheet or letter of intent. This article by our colleague  provides an overview of some of the key terms that often appear in a term sheet for an M&A transaction.

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The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Doing Good is Good for Business

We are co-hosting an event on May 8th together with our friends at Herzog Fox & Neeman and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce on The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility.

We are honored to be joined by so many distinguished panelists and speakers who have made CSR and giving back to the community a priority, including our colleague William Rudnick, Co-Founder and Former Chairman of the Global FoodBanking Network, whose mission is to alleviate global hunger by developing food banks in communities where they are needed and by supporting food banks where they exist.

For more information and to register, click here.


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Cryptocurrency Conference

On 26 April, our colleague Chris Whittaker will be a featured speaker at a Cryptocurrency Conference in Tel Aviv discussing global approaches to the regulation of cryptocurrencies.

The conference is bringing together experts, investors, market participants and lawyers from around the globe to consider the impact of global regulatory responses. The conference will highlight particular challenges faced by Exchanges, Wallets, Brokers and Initial Coin Offerings.

More information on the conference, as well as online registration, may be found here.

Chris Whittaker is a lawyer in the London-based Financial Services Regulatory team at DLA Piper. His clients include a wide array of banks, financial advisers, funds, start-ups and disruptors.

Chris advises clients on the approach of regulators to changing market structure issues including with cryptocurrencies, ICOs and distributed ledger technology. Chris also advises his clients on UK and European financial services law including Brexit-related issues. Prior to DLA Piper, Chris practised in the market integrity enforcement division of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission where he investigated market abuse in securities markets as well as foreign currency and benchmark areas.

DLA Piper was awarded the #1 FinTech Law Firm of the year award at the Legal 500 UK Awards in 2018.” Find out more about DLA Piper’s FinTech offering here.”

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Withdrawal, transition and trade – the commercial implications of the latest milestone in the Brexit negotiations

As the one year countdown to Brexit begins, our colleagues Paul HardyRichard Bonnar and Jeroen Jansen provide their analysis of the recent negotiations and their insight into the commercial implications of the Withdrawal Agreement, the transitional arrangement, and the EU Guidelines on the future trade agreement.

Click here to read the full analysis.


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Italian Privacy Code repealed, what to expect with the GDPR?

Italian companies can now rely on guidelines on how to comply with the European General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). These guidelines unveil some interesting positions.

In recent weeks, the French and Dutch data protection authorities have announced their own approaches to the GDPR. Now, Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, Italy’s DP authority, has issued its six-step methodology on the GDPR.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force in May 2018, will introduce some of the most stringent data protection laws in the world. It is vital for anyone working with customer data to be familiar with its contents and with the guidelines being issued by national DP authorities across the EU.

To read about the main changes provided by the current draft law summarized by Giulio Coraggio, click here.


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Considerations when expanding globally

This article by our colleagues  and  provides an overview of the key issues to consider when scaling your business globally.

While international expansion remains at the forefront of the expansion plans of many companies, risks also abound. In particular, regulatory risk has become one of the major concerns associated with international expansion.

Click here to read more about some of the issues to consider when scaling your business globally.

To read more about the issues to consider when expanding globally, take a look at our Global Expansion Checklist. We have also created our Guide to Going Global series, which reviews business-relevant corporateemploymentequityintellectual property and technology and tax laws in over 40 key jurisdictions around the world.



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Sports Technology Symposium

Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies and Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at IDC Herzliya in conjunction with DLA Piper and Yigal Arnon & Co. Law Firm invite you to a symposium on Sports Technology on Wednesday, April 25, 2018,  16:30 to 20:00.

Peter White, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Media, Sports and Entertainment Sector, will talk about the Intersection of Sports and Technology.

Presentations will include discussions on Innovations and Global Trends in Sports Tech and The Future of Sport Tech. Among the panelists are David Malka, Deputy Director of the Sports Authority, Edli Markus, General Manager of the Israel Basketball Super Leagues, Ronit Glasman, Marketing Director of the Israel Football Association and Yael Almor, VP Online of Winner.

Lectures will be held in English, with the exception of the panel session which will be held in Hebrew. Please register in advance due to limited seats. For more information and to register free of charge, click here.

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Innovations in Insurtech

The tsunami of change from digital transformation is sweeping through many industries and the wave is heading towards the insurance industry. Digital transformation is changing how products and services are delivered by the existing industry and will transform the nature of insurance products and services as well as business models.

To keep their competitive edge, insurers need to keep pace with this continuously evolving digital world and harness the power of new technology, while being aware of regulatory and legal implications that surround digital tools. Major technology players are also poised to pivot into the sector and are likely to become some of the biggest disruptors.

DLA Piper and Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co invite you to join us for breakfast April 11, 2018 in Tel Aviv, followed by a discussion on how the insurance industry is adapting to deal with this technology enabled disruption.

For more information and to register,

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Raising venture capital? Read our 12 tips

Corporate partners  and  outline 12 tips for startups when raising venture capital. Issues discussed include choosing the right advisors, developing your target investor list, practicing your elevator pitch, protecting your intellectual property and preparing a due diligence binder to help investors.

Click here to read the full article on Accelerate, DLA Piper’s dedicated online resource for entrepreneurs looking to be the next big…