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Tag Archives: MoFo Tech Fall/Winter 2014

A Yen for Israeli Technology

While Japanese companies have been investing in Israel for the past two decades, M&A activity has picked up significantly, concentrated in the science and technology (S&T) sectors.  “Japanese investors have traditionally taken a low-key, under-the-radar approach with Israel, typically conducting ‘silent investments’ to keep deals from their competitors’ knowledge,” says Tokyo-based Morrison & Foerster partner… Continue Reading

Takeover Makeover

A New Breed of Activist is Attracted to Tech and Life Sciences Companies First there were the pirates of the 1980s and their swashbuckling raids of RJR Nabisco and other corporate booty. In the 1990s, blue chip companies legitimized the use of hostile M&A as a credible corporate strategy. Then came the mid-2000s wave of… Continue Reading

Payments Hit the Road

With New Devices Making Mobile Payments Easier, Banks Are Getting A Run For Their Money With New Devices Making Mobile Payments Easier, Banks Are Getting A Run For Their Money The advent of mobile payments is changing consumers’ lives—and reshaping the competitive landscape for the companies that provide payments services to merchants. Several new companies… Continue Reading

Wiped Out

If you thought Google was the only organization affected by the European Court of Justice’s May decision honoring a Spanish man’s right to have a newspaper story about him erased from its search rankings, you’d be wrong. In fact, following the court’s reasoning, other companies with European operations that republish third-party content—including databases, content aggregators,… Continue Reading

New Issue of MoFo Tech Published

Issue Discusses Legal Impact of Unmanned Drones on Commercial Airspace Drones, corporate takeovers, incubators, and even agricultural espionage. Those are just a few of the topics leaping off the pages of the new issue of MoFo Tech, the award-winning magazine on legal trends in technology and life sciences produced by law firm Morrison & Foerster…. Continue Reading