Organized by Israel Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor to the U.S., Greenberg Traurig will be hosting an Israeli Medical Device and Bio-Pharma delegation on Tuesday, December 10th from 8-10 a.m. in the Greenberg Traurig Garden Room, One International Place, 20th floor, Boston, MA.
On September 25, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) released final guidance on the regulatory requirements regarding the introduction of mobile medical applications into the marketplace (the “Final Guidance”). The purpose of the Final Guidance and its Appendices is to assist manufacturers with determining if a product is a mobile medical app and if so the FDA’s expectations for that product. This Alert summarizes some the key components of the Final Guidance.
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Welcome to the second issue of the Greenberg Traurig Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, a quarterly collection of articles and Alerts written by GT attorneys and focused on significant life sciences, medical technology and healthcare industry developments.
On Tuesday, September 24, the CJP Healthcare Innovations Team (HIT) is presenting “Technology Transfer Trends In U.S. and Israel” breakfast seminar on Tuesday, September 24 from 7:15 – 9:00 am at Greenberg Traurig, One International Place in Boston. The three fantastic panelists are:
(1) Catherine Ives from Technology Licensing Officer at MIT;
(2) Issi Rozen from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; and
(3) Tal Shapira from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Welcome to the first issue of the Greenberg Traurig Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, a quarterly collection of articles and Alerts written by GT attorneys and focused on significant life sciences, medical technology and healthcare industry developments.
We are pleased to share with our readers the GT Alert – — Private Placement of Alternative Investment Funds in the EU: Changing Regulatory Landscape, that details the guidelines of the European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and their effect on the regulatory landscape in each EU jurisdiction.
This Alert was prepared by Wietse de Jong and Ilana Haramati, with the assistance of GT offices in London and Warsaw, its highly applicable to investors who are seeking to establish investments funds in each EU jurisdiction in the future.
GT Israel is pleased to announce that David Schulman, a shareholder in our Atlanta office and an active member of our Israel Practice Group, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC), Southeast Region. David, a native Hebrew speaker, practices in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Department and provides a variety of commercial and technology-related legal advice and support to companies in Israel and abroad. The AICC, Southeast Region was established in 1992 as a private, not-for-profit organization with the goal of helping companies in Israel and the American Southeast (Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi) to develop stronger business relationships and explore new market opportunities. Today, with over 500 members, the AICC, Southeast Region is regarded as one of the most successful bi-national business organizations in the U.S. and has helped facilitate over $1 billion in transactions between Israeli and American companies.
On July 12th, the IRS issued Notice 2013-43, which postpones the effective dates of several key FATCA provisions. This Notice provides: (i) revised timelines for implementation of FATCA; and (ii) additional guidance concerning the treatment of financial institutions located in jurisdictions that have signed intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) for the implementation of FATCA but have not yet brought those IGAs into force.
The six-month extension provided in Notice 2013-43 is intended to allow Treasury and the IRS, on the one hand, to provide more guidance with respect to implementation of FATCA; and affected taxpayers, on the other hand, to get more clarity as to how to comply with FATCA.
We invite our readers to read the GT Alert — Treasury and IRS Postpone the Effective Dates of Several Key FATCA Provisions prepared by Yoram Keinan from our New York office.
Rule 13q-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, adopted by the SEC in August 2012 as part of the Dodd‐Frank mandate, was vacated by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 2nd, 2013. The rule, which imposed annual reporting requirements on “resource extraction issuers” relating to payments made to a foreign government or to the U.S. federal government in connection with the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals, is now void and the SEC must either propose a new rule or appeal the decision. A court decision on the conflict minerals rule is expected shortly.
We invite our readers to read the GT Alert — U.S. District Court Vacates SEC Rule on Extractive Industries Disclosure Requirements; Issuers Await Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule prepconflict mineralsared by Barbara A. Jones.