Greenberg Traurig to Host Atlanta-Israel Fintech Innovation Conference

Carl A. Fornaris, co-chair of the Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice, will participate in the GT-hosted second annual Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference, which connects leading Israeli companies in the financial technology sector with Georgia-based corporate partners. The conference will be held May 22 – 23, and will provide networking and new business opportunities for participants. View Full Post
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Nanette Aguirre and Joseph Suh to Participate in a Panel Discussion On Investing in Brazil

Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Nanette Aguirre and Joseph Suh will be participating in a panel discussion that is co-hosted by GT, DXA Investments, DMS Governance, and Trident Trust on May 23 in the GT Miami Office. The discussion will focus on high growth opportunities in investing in small companies in Brazil, despite a recession. View Full Post
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Two New White Papers Exploring Use Cases and Legal Issues of Distributed Ledger Technology-Based Smart Contracts and Self-Sovereign Identity Systems

We are pleased to release two in-depth white papers discussing cutting-edge legal and technology issues applicable to smart contracts and self-sovereign identity systems. In the smart contracts white paper, Dax Hansen, Partner and Chair of the Blockchain and Digital Currency Industry Group, and Carla Reyes, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Stetson University College of Law, define and demystify DLT-based smart contracts with a review of the current academic and industry literature, describe five actual use cases for smart contracts and analyze the novel legal issues surrounding smart contracts.  View Full Post
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Amendment Decree Financial Markets 2017 Published

On 17 May 2017, the Dutch Minister of Finance published the Amendment Decree Financial Markets 2017 (Wijzigingsbesluit financiële markten 2017, the Amendment Decree) in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees (Staatsblad). The Amendment Decree is part of an annual cycle of amendments to the laws and regulations relevant to the Dutch financial sector. View Full Post
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Infrastructure Listings in Hong Kong – Easier Times to Come?

With the PRC’s Belt and Road Summit 2017 having just taken place, one of the key messages from the summit was that, even with over US$100 billion in funding pledges from the PRC government and other participating countries, greater private sector participation will be required to bring the Belt and Road projects into fruition. View Full Post
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Claim Rejected for Misrepresentation (US)

A Pennsylvania court held that the insurer was not liable because of misrepresentation for a portion of a $227 million settlement by a building owner arising from a building collapse that took seven lives and injured 12 people. The event happened as a result of an uncontrolled collapse of a four-storey building which was being demolished causing it to fall on an adjacent store where the victims were located. View Full Post
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