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Beyond the Confidentiality Agreement – Why You Must Actively Protect Your Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Information

A company’s trade secrets and other confidential information are typically among the most – if not the most – valuable assets the company possesses. To that end, companies will seek to protect their confidential information in various ways, both legally and practically. One of the basic and often used means of legal protection is via a confidentiality...

SWA advises Intellinx on its sale to Bottomline Technologies Inc.

SWA advised Intellinx, an Israeli enterprise fraud detection and prevention company, on its sale to Bottomline Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAY), a US cloud-based payment provider, for about $67 million. Intellinx has 100 employees at its headquarters in Or Yehuda near Tel Aviv and at its office in New Jersey. SWA advised on the US tax, executive compensation,...

SWA advises IDW Publishing on its acquisition of Top Shelf Productions

SWA advised IDW Publishing, a subsidiary of CTM Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink Markets: CTMMA, CTMMB), in connection with its acquisition of Top Shelf Productions. IDW Publishing is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks. Top Shelf will remain a distinct imprint within IDW and co-founder Chris Staros will join the...

The Mandatory Form BE-13 Filing for Foreign Direct Investments in US Companies and Real Estate is Back

Foreign investors in certain US businesses[1] must, once again, report their investments pursuant to a Form BE-13 filing (Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States). Below, we provide the main factors that will determine who needs to file the BE-13 and which form is required, as well as other important points in connection with the BE-13...

New York Wage Notice Change

This week New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law affecting all employers who have employees in the State of New York. Since 2011, employers have been required to issue wage notices to New York employees at the time of hire and each year during the month of January. Effective this week and going forward (including for 2015), New York’s requirement...

SWA advises Viewbix on Series C Financing Round

SWA advised Viewbix, a video application company, on its Series C financing round for which it received investments from 2M Companies, a family owned US based venture capital and private equity firm, Our Crowd, a market-leading online crowd funding platform, Canaan Partners, a prominent US based venture capital fund, The Social Internet Fund I, LLC and...