At the conference held today, July 4, 2017 Adv. Raif presented practical tips and recommendations for companies competing for tenders. Adv. Bat -Sheva Boker, Head of the Legal Dept. at "Ness Technologies", also gave a lecture based on the perspective of the companies participating in the tenders.
Adv. Reut Alfia gave legal and practical tips on the conduct of boards of directors in her fascinating lecture during the advanced course for Directors which was conducted by the Board of Directors.
Adv. Alfia emphasized important principles in the triangle of forces in society: shareholders - board of directors – management.
Our office in China continues to connect Israeli technology companies with Chinese investors.
On June 18 we hosted a delegation of senior Chinese businessmen seeking cooperation with Israeli companies as well as investment opportunities in biomed companies.
The delegation was led by Mr. Zhilei Guo - Cathy Capital Investment manager & Ms. Ronia Cao - Medical Co Ltd - General Manager.
The hi-tech park will include centers in Be'er Sheva and Shanghai that will be run concurrently, and its purpose is to encourage Israeli companies to expand their operations in China and to increase Chinese investments in Israeli companies.
Among the particpants were the founder of the Gav Yam Technological Park in Be'er Sheva, Uzy Zwebner, Deputy Governor of Pudong Wang Jin District, Wu Bin, who is in charge of trade relations with the Chinese Embassy in Israel, head of the firm's high-tech department, Adv. Mor Limanovich and Michael Rowan Xiang, founder of SITI- China Israel Innovation Center.
The firm sponsored the Conference "MIND the TECH" in New York.
Attorney Shmulik Zysman spoke at the opening night held at the Cadilac House in front of senior hight-tech executives in Israel and New York, businessman, entrepreneurs and many startups.
ASOS came to Israel as part of a Fash & Tech event that combines many start-up companies in the fashion industry.
Yael Kochman from Fash & Tech organized meetings for a group from ASOS for 2 days to meet at our Tel Aviv office. ASOS representatives met with a range of companies who presented to them innovative and new technologies in the fashion industry.
Attorney Tehila Levy- Lati partner and director of our Chinese office organized a visit in Israel of a Chinese delegation which included directors of biomed and food corporations in China. They came to Israel to seek Israeli companies to invest in and create partnerships During this visit our firm connected between the Chinese delegation and Israeli companies in these areas.
The book was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2017. It is described as a part legal primer, part business and negotiating how-to.The book provides comprehensive, easy-to-digest insights, advice and guidance for managers, investors, attorneys and business professionals.
The Hackathon was held on March 3rd- 4th and was sponsored by the firm who was happy to donate prizes to the winners.
ZAG-S&W is a sponsor of the 29th Annual ROTH Conference from March 12-15, 2017 in Dana Point, California.
On February 5, 2017 we held a cocktail event with an American investment bank, Aegis Capital Corp.
The participants were hi-tech and life science companies as well as investors who are looking to raise money on Nasdaq.
Our NY offices hosted on December 12, 2016, as part of the Israel American Counsel Breakfast Club, a breakfast with the former chief justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Dr. Asher Grunis, who discussed Israel’s human rights policy.
Attorney Boaz Feinberg, head of Tax and Anti - Money Laundering Department at ZAG-S&W, had lectured at the Year-end tax convention of the accounting firm Balas Yokel Parobek on the recent changes in the Israeli tax and anti-money laundering regulations and their impact on the conduct of financial institutions in Israel.
Our firm hosted the members of the Israel Directors Association. Adv. Finberg lectured on "Innovations in taxes and their impact on directors" and Adv. Slutzky lectured on "Being a director in a public company."
Graduates of the IDF`s 8200 unit visited the firm`s office in New York, as part of our activities in high-tech widespread in Israel and the United States. During the visit, there was a fascinating lecture of the Channel 2 news reporter Nitzan Horowitz, about the Presidential Election Coverage.
The Israeli Business Forum of New York held in our NY offices the event in which the key speakers were Amir Rapaport, Founder of Cybertech, Editor-in-Chief of 'Israel Defense' and Dr. Yossi Vardi, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor.
Adv. Shmulik Zysman at the SOHN International Investment Conference, held on Oct.. 26, 2016 at the TASE
Attorrneys Oded Har-Even and Robert Condon at the annual conference.
On 9.11.2016 we held a conference together with ACC Israel. Adv. Andrew Solomon, a partner in the litigation department in our offices in New York, Oded Har-Even, director of the US offices and Shay Baranov, director of the international department at our offices in Tel Aviv, Lectured about the various issues faced by companies seeking to expand their operations in the U.S.
Adv. Oded Har-Even (third from the right), the managing partner of the firm’s U.S. offices, participated in a meeting of executives from public biomed companies. The participants discussed ways to increase investment by Israeli institutional bodies – banks, insurance companies and private investors, in biomed companies.
Globes, July 21, 2016
Adv. Eyal Faivel (first from the right) was invited to speak at the conference of the Israel Bar Association’s Central District on the subject of transfer of minors between sports clubs.
Adv. Mor Limanovich (first from the left) judged a competition of fashion technology startups at the WIX campus in the Port of Tel Aviv. The panel of judges, comprised of investors and senior figures in the hi-tech industry, chose the promising fash-tech venture of the year. Warm congratulations to Julbox for winning first prize.
This week IAC NY held a Breakfast with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon. Over 150 guests listened to the Ambassador provide an in-depth analysis of the challenges, and opportunities, facing Israel and the daily activities of Israel’s Mission to the UN. The entire event was planned and sponsored by IAC Council Member. (Photographer, Idan Siman Tov).
Adv. Eran Ben-Dor participated in a panel held in the framework of Tel Aviv University’s Lahav Program, which hosted a delegation of Chinese businessmen as part of the unique program for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Adv. Ifat Nir-Katz lectured on the topic of consumer protection law and the Consumer Protection Authority’s guidelines in a seminar held at the Chamber of Commerce together with representatives from supermarket and retail chains.
April 12, 2016
Adv. Tehila Levy Lati gave a fascinating lecture from her extensive experience working in China at a conference held in the framework of the international forum of ZAG-S&W and ACC Israel.
April 4, 2016
Our firm together with ACC Israel held a conference on tenders law. Adv. Tomer Raif spoke and offered many tools for general counsel on preparing for tenders, submitting bids and ways to deal with losing the tender.
February 22, 2016.
Adv. Erez Aharoni (bottom, third from the left), participated in D&B Forum ranking Israel’s leadinglaw firms for 2016. We are proud of being among the 20 leading business law firms in Israel.
The firm’s U.S. offices headed by Adv. Oded Har-Even sponsored the event “Israeli Mapped in NY” meant to assist technology companies operating in New York with direct ties to Israel. In the picture from the right: Guy Franklin, founder of the event, Adv. Oded Har-Even, the musician and entrepreneur Yoni Block, and Yali Saar, CEO of VIA.
Walla Biz, January 27, 2016
We were pleased to be the sponsor of a conference held by the U.S. investment bank Maxim in Israel for Israeli companies interested in listing on NASDAQ. In the photo (left) Adv. Oded Har-Even, the managing partner of our U.S. offices, participated in the panel on raising funds in the U.S. capital markets. January 27, 2016.
On November 31, 2015, our firm hosted a festive cocktail in collaboration with the investment bank Aegis Capital Corp, bringing together senior bankers and private companies that raised more than 10 million dollars, in addition to public companies.
Adv. Eran Ben-Dor spoke at the conference held on November 25, 2015, on the topic of Bitcoin and Beyond. In the video Adv. Ben-Dor’s lecture on digital currency as a public offer.
On November 24, 2015, our New York office hosted an event on behalf of the Israeli Business Forum of New York, in the presence of Israeli Finance Minister Mr. Moshe Kachlon. In the center of the photo Minister Moshe Kachlon and Adv. Oded Har-Even.
The Pujiang Innovation Forum was held in Shanghai on October 27, 2015. This year, following the execution of a three-year innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation agreement between Israel and China, Israel was chosen as the forum’s country of honor. The firm’s corporate department advises SITI on its operations in Israel. Mr. Abe Keler, SITI CEO, and Mr. Roy Ginossar, ZAG’s delegate in Shanghai, participated in the opening ceremony.
A conference was held on November 8, 2015, for lawyers and general counsel on the subject of accessibility legislation and tools for its implementation. Adv. Tomer Raif, head of the firm’s litigation and tenders law department, provided a legal survey of the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Law.
For the first time in Israel the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange hosted the Sohn Conference, one of the most influential and prominent investment conferences in the world, with more than 250 participants from the capital markets including senior international investment managers. In the photo (on the right) Adv. Shmuel Zysman the firm’s founding partner and the Chairman of Silent Angels – Rett Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation, opening trade on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange together with senior investment managers participating in the conference.
Our firm sponsored Israel’s largest TEDx event, which was held on October 12, 2015, as part of the hi-tech department’s activity in support of entrepreneurs and startups.
On September 10, 2015, Adv. Boaz Feinberg spoke at the Israel Bar Association about implementing identification and document management requirements imposed on lawyers following the enactment of the Anti-Money Laundering Order.
Our firm was pleased to host a senior delegation from 3 central cities in China’s leading industrial district – Guangdong, which included several lectures by leading hi-tech companies in addition to a lecture by Adv. Mor Limanovich.
In a seminar held on September 6, 2015, in collaboration with the firm’s sports’ department headed by Adv. Gayer and the Hapoel Sports Association, several lectures were given on various professional issues pertaining to managing sports clubs. In the framework of the seminar Mr. Ouriel Daskal of Calcalist chaired a discussion with Mr. Zohir Bahalul, Mr. Yoram Orenstein, Mr. Shimon Amsalem, Ms. Gilat Avshalom and Mr. Dani Oren.
Our firm hosted a social entrepreneurship meetup in cooperation with A3i Accelerator. Adv. Mor Limanovich, partner and head of the firm’s hi-tech department, gave an insightful lecture about the ‘Ten Commandments for Hi-Tech Entrepreneurs’.
Adv. Shay Ben-Natan spoke about employment contracts in the framework of a seminar hosted by the Central and Tel Aviv District of the Israel Bar Association’s focusing on contracts law – innovation and practice, held on August 4, 2015, at Herods Tel Aviv Hotel.
What are the secrets to business success in the U.S.? What is important to know when preparing to negotiate with a U.S. company? These questions and many more were answered by Adv. Shy Baranov in the seminar on practical tools for doing business and marketing Israeli products in the U.S. held on July 14, 2015.
On July 6, 2015, our firm hosted a seminar on legal and financial aspects of directors’ liability, in cooperation with S-Cube. Adv. Tomer Raif and Adv. Eran Ben-Dor spoke about practical aspects of directors’ liability.
On May 29, 2016, our firm hosted a meetup of entrepreneurs from TheHive by Gvahim accelerator program, where Adv. Mor Limanovich spoke about the ‘Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs’.
A team from the firm’s hi-tech department participated in Founders Nation’s meetup held at Google Campus on June 22, 2015.
Adv. Tomer Raif spoke at the Israel Bar Association’s seminar on the fine line between a deficiency bid and a deceptive bid.
Our New York office takes part in the celebrations for the State of Israel in New York, and is proud of its support of the Celebrate Israel Unity Festival organized by the Israeli American Council – IAC. Adv. Oded Har-Even, our firm’s managing partner in the U.S. and a board member of IAC participated in the events. In the photo Adv. Har-Even and IAC board members together with Rita and Kobi Aflalo who were invited to the festival’s VIP Night in New York.
At the inaugural Adtechisrael conference, Adv. Mor Limanovich hosted the Mobile Advertising Roundtable: Current & Future status of mobile ad spending, and Adv. Mitch Stein, litigation and IP partner from our New York office gave a presentation on the topic of US Regulation of Native Advertising.
Our firm hosted a seminar for directors on behalf of the Israeli Directors’ Union (IDU) on April 20, 2015, where Adv. Tomer Raif and Adv. Eran Ben-or spoke about officers’ liability and about putting the general principles into practice.
In 2012 the State of Israel begun vigorously enforcing labor law offences, and as a result we have experienced an increase in the quantity and scope of penalties imposed on employers.
Adv. Shay Ben-Natan of our firm spoke to employers at the annual human resources conference held on March 26, 2015, on ways to protect against such penalties.
Sullivan & Worcester hosted a Tax Briefings seminar, "How to Sell (and Buy) an S Corporation," on May 25 led by panelists Joseph B. Darby iii and Benjamin J. Armour of ZAG-SW, and Richard E. Mastrocola and Todd Mcmahon of Capstone LLC.
This program offered a condensed, sophisticated review of the tax and business issues that should be taken into account when parties sell and purchase a business operated through an S corporation.
Adv. Tehila Levi-Lati lectured about Israeli Technologies in China at last week’s China International Technology Transfer Convention (China ITTC) in Beijing.
The China ITTC is hosted every year by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government.
This year, hundreds of participants attended the convention, including leading companies in various industries, business people and investors from countries all over the world.”
Sullivan & Worcester hosted a Tax Briefings seminar, "Don't Let the Qualified Plans Blow Up Your M&A Transactions," on November 16, 2016, led by Joseph B. Darby III, David Guadagnoli and Lewis Segall. This program covered a variety of real-life examples and issues that affect qualified plans in M&A transactions.