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Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Technology M&A volume skyrockets

by White & Case LLP on

The sector saw the highest number of deals across all industries in 2017, as the hunt for innovative technologies continues to break down sector boundaries. Emerging technologies—including those related to autonomous...more

Mobility, New Technology, Compliance Take Center Stage at Foley’s 2018 Auto Show Program

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Exponential technological growth and transformative change are creating unique opportunities and challenges for the automotive industry. That was a key theme of Foley’s 2018 Auto Show Program, hosted by Foley partners Mark...more

Top Legal Issues Facing the Automotive Industry in 2018

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Foley’s Automotive Industry Team has prepared this report examining what the litigation, enforcement and regulatory landscape is likely to look like in 2018 and beyond. Inside, you will learn about: Managing warranty,...more

2017 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 2017 Technology and Life Sciences IPO Report sets forth data related to 61 U.S.-based technology and life sciences initial public offerings that priced between January 1 and December 15,...more

Reflections on Technology-Related Legal Issues: Looking Back at 2017; Will 2018 Be a Quantum Leap Forward?

As we approach the end of 2017, it is a time to reflect on the dizzying pace of technology evolution this year, and the amazing array of legal issues it presented. Similarly, it is a time to look forward and anticipate what...more

Hardening law, blockchain and managing multi-faceted international legal risk – key themes at this year’s UN Forum on Business and...

by Hogan Lovells on

This week, the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva brought together representatives of business, government and civil society for three days of open, frank and constructive dialogue.  ...more

China tax incentives for advanced technology service enterprises rolled out to the entire nation: key features

by DLA Piper on

The China tax incentives for Advanced Technology Service Enterprises (ATSE) were first introduced in the Suzhou Industrial Park in 2006, then applied to 21 pilot cities in 2014, and subsequently expanded to another 11 cities...more

UK Budgets for Fintech Growth

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The UK government’s 2017 Autumn Budget included some measures of particular interest for fintech firms, demonstrating the government’s continued commitment to making the UK a world-leading fintech hub. The government has...more

Digital Health Report - Fall 2017

Digital health is the convergence between healthcare, genomics, and digital technologies. It is a fast-growing sector with important implications for individuals and institutions alike. Whether it is hospitals and health...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - August, 2017 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Long Will It Take for My Startup to Be Successful - Startups are the road less taken for a reason…it’s a long road. ...more

Key Considerations for Adopting Ephemeral Communications Tools

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

The combination of emerging technologies, information security risks and electronic discovery obligations continues to give rise to questions regarding best practices for adoption of modern ephemeral communication tools in...more

Hogan Lovells academic all-stars debate hot tech topics

by Hogan Lovells on

On 17 March Hogan Lovells hosted a live webinar where several of our Global TMT thought leaders interviewed a panel of academic experts from our Law and Technology Academic Advisory Council on the key legal and tech trends...more

Technology Law Newsletter

by Buchalter on

As this election year draws to a close, forecasting the future is a topic of discussion, not only in political circles, but in technology circles as well. To chart the best way forward, it is important to understand...more

How Corporate Venture Capital Differs

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Earlier this year, Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Fred Wilson famously referred to corporate VCs as “The Devil”, when he asserted that companies should not be investing in other companies, that they should be buying...more

Recent Developments on Review of Foreign Investment into Germany: Is the German Government Tightening the Rules?

by Dechert LLP on

A brief orientation on the German foreign investment approval procedure - Highlights - - For the first time ever the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has withdrawn an already granted...more

Looking Ahead: Top Issues Impacting the Tech Industry in 2017

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As technology continues to reshape how business gets done and the way people live their lives, there are many reasons to be excited about the tech industry’s prospects heading into 2017. The more than 300 executives,...more

EU Competition Newsletter – October 2016

by Bryan Cave on

'Great Repeal Bill' more likely to be 'Great Preservation Bill' - After what seemed like an eternity, but in reality has only been a few months, the Prime Minister announced on 2 October 2016 that Article 50 of the...more

Fintech in Hong Kong: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, or Hong Kong’s Measures To Become the Fintech Capital of Asia

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Hong Kong is putting substantial focus on financial technology, or fintech, to compete with Singapore and Tokyo as the fintech capital of Asia. In April 2015, the Hong Kong Government (the “Government”) established the...more

Minimizing Federal Income Tax on Sale of Qualified Small Business Stock

by Dickinson Wright on

A taxpayer who is considering the sale of certain stock may have the opportunity to exclude or defer part or all of the gain on such sale. To be eligible for the exclusion or deferral, such stock must be “qualified small...more

Tech Companies and M&A Trends

by Roetzel & Andress on

One of this year’s top trends in the mergers and acquisitions arena has been the pursuit of technology companies by private equity. At the end of the first half of 2016, tech companies accounted for 46% of all U.S. buyouts,...more

Proposed Investment Tax Credit for Small Tech/Tourism Businesses in Alberta

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On September 29, 2016, Alberta’s Minister for Economic Development and Trade was in Calgary to announce a plan to introduce a 30-percent tax credit program for investments in small businesses during the fall sitting of the...more

ZAG-S&W Represents Nano Dimension Ltd in U.S. NASDAQ ADS Public Offering

by Sullivan & Worcester on

A ZAG-S&W Team announced that it represented Nano Dimension Ltd, a leader in the field of 3D Printed Electronics (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), in its public offering of 1,850,000 American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at a price of $6.50...more

Making it big in Asia

by White & Case LLP on

Entrepreneurs dreaming of success in Asia-Pacific have several reasons to be optimistic that their hopes may one day translate into reality. Asia is seeing rapid growth in both output and consumption—creating a promising...more

AMVESINDO and SVCA Announce Formation of ASEAN Venture Council

by Morgan Lewis on

The new regional council will promote the venture capital (VC) industry within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Backed by some of the most prominent Southeast Asian VC firms, the VC associations...more

Why Congress Should Act Quickly To Reauthorize SBIR, STTR

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Despite bipartisan efforts, the future is uncertain for the by all accounts highly successful Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Authorization for the current...more

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