July 23, 2015

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Alibaba Invests in Israeli Startups to Increase Cybersecurity Defense

(For Chinese Version, please click here) In December 2014, Chinese E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. made its first ever investment in an Israreli startup. Two months after its first investment, in March 2015, Alibaba is investing in a venture capita firm JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners), to work with Israeli cybersecurity startups and protect its payment […]

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July 15, 2015

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U.S Legislation Will Offer Great Opportunities for Cyber Security Companies

By Amit Ben-Yehoshua. Today I came across an interesting article (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/us/politics/computer-attacks-spur-congress-to-act-on-cybersecurity-bill-years-in-making.html) by Jennifer Steinhauer about the U.S Federal government response to recent major cyber security breaches. The article talks about Washington passing a bill seeking to combat data security breaches which provides a great opportunity for my clients that deal with high-tech, cyber security related […]

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July 15, 2015

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Legal Due Diligence: A Gateway to Great Investment Opportunities in Israel And Outlook for Chinese and Foreign Investors

(For Chinese Version, please click here ) By Amit Ben-Yehoshua and Chris Sparks 1. Recent Trade and Investment Developments In recent years investment and trade between China and Israel has ramped up considerably. This is on the back of the 2013 $400 million financial protocol agreement which has the goal of expanding the trade amount […]

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December 4, 2014

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China Ascends to Major League Investment

By Amit Ben-Yehoshua. Until a decade ago, a Chinese company investing in a foreign country was a rare sight. Last week’s UN report puts China among the world’s three biggest investors. The forecast states that China’s foreign acquisitions will exceed China’s inbound investments within two years. The UN Conference on Trade and Development published its […]

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September 15, 2014

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China and bribery: Be forewarned: By Amit Ben-Yehoshua

In social conversations of business people operating in China, you’ll often hear the bombastic declaration: “There’s nothing you can do about it – That’s just the way it is in China – If you don’t give bribes, there’s nothing for you to do in China.” To back themselves up, they go on to say, “When […]

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May 15, 2014

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Amit Ben-Yehoshua, First Israeli Lawyer Appointed to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

  Amit has been appointed as an arbitrator in the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) which is the earliest and the biggest arbitration institution in China, resolving commercial and trade disputes by means of arbitration. He becomes the first Israeli appointed to this position. Throughout the past fifty years, the CIETAC has […]

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March 18, 2014

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China’s Challenges and Opportunities: Highlights from China’s 2014 Top Political Conventions

This month, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) and China’s National People Congress (“NPC”) started their annual sessions in Beijing. The CPPCC serves as the Chinese political consulting body which provides its input and advice to China’stop official legislative body, the National People’s Congress. During this session more than 5,000 national lawmakers and political […]

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January 29, 2014

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In reply to Jianjian Gong’s Question: Do Israeli High-Tech Start-Ups Merely Seek to Make “Quick Money”?

I have been enquired the following question on LinkedIn. This article serves as my response. Do Israeli High-Tech Start-Ups Merely Seek to Make “Quick Money”? Thank you for taking the time to raise this important question. It clearly manifests a point that Israeli start-ups must take into account while negotiating with their Chinese counterparts. I believe […]

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January 10, 2014

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The Most Important Legal Revision of the Year: The December 2013 Revision of the PRC Company Law By: Amit Ben-Yehoshua, Attorney at Law

During the last week of 2013, while all of us were greeting each other for the coming New Year, China was making a very substantial amendment to its Company Law which will undoubtedly have a great effect on the Chinese economy. The revised law  will come into effect on March 1, 2014 so please read […]

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December 17, 2013

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Do you Really Know What’s Happening in Your China Operations? The Lessons to Be Learned from the Story of Orbotech

You are sitting in your New York office, focusing on growing your sales volume. Your company has various subsidiaries across the globe. One of the subsidiaries is in China, which is clearly a key destination. You visit China twice a year to show that China is important to your business. However, do you really know […]

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