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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...

The Best Defense is a Strong Offense: Doing Better What You Are Already Doing to Prevent and Prepare for Employment Litigation

Today’s Human Resources (“HR”) professional wears many hats and has an endless list of responsibilities – recruitment, training, performance management, benefits administration, and employee relations.  Depending on the size of the company, an HR professional may also serve as a Director, be a department head with his or her own direct reports,...

An Incentive Plan Checklist

Many employers implement Incentive Plans for the purpose of motivating Company employees. These Plans may include any sort of monetary compensation which is not fixed, but which is instead dependent on the meeting of certain targets, goals or objectives. Incentive Plans can prove to be beneficial for both the employer and the employee – the employer limits...

SWA advises IDW Publishing on its negotiation with Disney to publish Uncle Scrooge Artist’s Edition and Other Landmark Editions

SWA advised IDW Publishing, a subsidiary of CTM Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink Markets: CTMMA, CTMMB), in connection with its negotiation of a historic publishing collaboration agreement with Disney to bring Disney comics to print in a number of exciting formats. IDW Publishing is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks....