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ANNOUNCING THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL – EMPLOYMENT

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and HR professionals responsible for workforce issues and employment law compliance is intensifying. We designed our complimentary Guide to Going Global to help you meet that challenge head-on. Click to read the Guide. And don’t forget to register here for our upcoming Labour & Employment Global Law … Continue Reading

India to Bid for Israeli Offshore Oil-and-Gas Exploration Rights

India’s bid for Israeli offshore oil-and-gas exploration blocks could be the first major deal since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic trip in July.  The deal emphasizes how Israel and India are expanding beyond their deep defense ties into sectors such as energy and technology.  To read more, read the recent article in Haaretz. And don’t forget to … Continue Reading

Global Employment Law: August 2017 Roundup

Please see our global roundup of employment developments for August 2017 to learn about the latest advancements in employment law around the world. Highlights include: New Zealand: Pay Equity and Equal Pay Bill introduced, Austria:  New quota for female board members from January 2018, Kuwait: Reform to end of service gratuity increases cost to employers, and Romania: Key changes to labor … Continue Reading

Initial Coin Offerings: The Next Killer App on the Blockchain?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – essentially, crowdfunding the sale of a digital bearer instrument whose sole record is on a blockchain – threaten to disrupt traditional funding methods, including public offerings and venture funding. Their popularity is blossoming along with the spread of blockchain technology and budding global investor interest in digital currencies such as … Continue Reading

Save the Date: November 8th, 2017; Israel-India Summit in Israel

  Narendra Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel, just completed a historic 3-day visit to Israel which included, among other things, a chance to see first-hand some of Israel’s newest technologies.  Together with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi toured a desalinization plant north of Hadera and rode together with Netanyahu in … Continue Reading

“She Started It” – Launch of Israel Women’s Leadership Series

We are thrilled to announce the launch of DLA Piper’s Israel Women’s Leadership series, which provides a premier platform for professional women in Israel to make connections and support professional growth and business goals. Our inaugural event will feature an exclusive screening of “She Started It,” a full-length documentary film that follows five women over two … Continue Reading

Are We There Yet?!?

“Autonomous vehicles are coming to America, to the world. This is the future.”  So declared Secretary Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and a Senior Policy Advisor at DLA Piper at our long awaited Autonomous Vehicle event that took place on March 14th in collaboration with our friends at Herzog Fox & Neeman. Our timing could … Continue Reading

We are pleased to announce that DLA Piper will be holding an EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training Academy on March 29-31 in Brussels. The course is aimed at IT, compliance and legal professionals or anyone who is taking on the role of Data Protection Officer. The DPO Training Academy will provide practical, … Continue Reading

“How Technology Has Changed the Way People Experience Sports” at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit

On February 16, Jeremy Lustman gave introductory remarks on a panel, “How Technology Has Changed the Way People Experience Sports”, at the OurCrowd 2017 Global Investor Summit that took place in Jerusalem.  Over 3,000 people attended the event, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, as well as over 200 multinational corporations. The theme of … Continue Reading

Fifth Annual Israel Real Estate Summit

  Our Israel Country Group hosted its 5th annual Israel Real Estate Summit on February 14, 2017 at the Royal Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv. The event focused on trends, perspectives and real estate’s outlook in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and featured keynote speakers Alex Foshay, Senior Managing Director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who gave … Continue Reading

Privacy Update – Japan

In the wake of our second marquee WIN dinner in Tel Aviv a few weeks ago (to over 25 GCs), featuring a wonderful presentation by our Brussels-based colleague, Patrick Van Eecke, on data protection developments in Europe and around the world, please click https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2017/01/update-on-amendments-to-japans-privacy-law/ for our update on Japan’s privacy law, which were just announced at the … Continue Reading

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference – San Francisco

It was a privilege welcoming many of our Israeli friends at the various events that we hosted in San Francisco during the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in mid-January.  Programming is now underway for an innovative digital health event that we plan to host here in Israel during Q2.  In the meantime, please read our report below covering one … Continue Reading

Upcoming Israel Events

Hope everyone is having a successful and productive beginning to 2017! We are off to a very ambitious beginning with several events in Israel planned for the next six weeks, including (1) a European tech breakfast event, with colleagues from Sweden, Germany and the UK (three of the main tech centers in Europe); (2) the … Continue Reading

My Recent Trip Down Under, by Jeremy Lustman

I had the distinct privilege last week to participate in “The Bridge,” the second annual Israel-Australia Investment Summit, in Sydney, Australia. See the link below for more details on the incredibly well organized and executed program:   http://www.thebridgesummit.co/… Continue Reading

Mayors of Canada’s largest metropolises are heading to Israel

In an announcement made at Montreal City Hall in June, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said he will lead an economic mission to Israel in the fall. He will be joined by Toronto Mayor John Tory. The mayor made the announcement standing beside Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, who was in town to speak at the … Continue Reading

Doing Business Globally; Spotlight: Brazil

On September 21st, in collaboration with PwC Israel, we held the third installment of our round-table series, “Doing Business Globally,” with a lunch discussion on the legal and tax issues that arise when investing in Brazil. This exclusive event was geared towards companies and investors that are doing business or considering doing business in Brazil … Continue Reading

Data Protection Officer Training Academy

In connection with the passage and staged rollout of the GDPR, we are pleased to be offering a new Data Protection Officer Training Academy aimed at providing guidance to any IT, compliance, or legal professional who is or may be taking on the role of Data Protection Officer under this new regime.  The DPO Training … Continue Reading

Patrick Van Eecke profiled in Globes: Israeli companies must beware of new EU online privacy laws

Patrick Van Eecke, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice, received great coverage in Globes (in both Hebrew and English), following his June visit to Israel and the event on data protection that we hosted together with our friends at Yigal Arnon. Patrick’s comments underscore the critical need for Israeli companies … Continue Reading
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