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Michael Barnea

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58 Harakevet St.
Tel Aviv

Michael Barnea

Micky Barnea, the firm’s Managing Partner and head of its corporate practice.

Micky is recognized as one of Israel’s leading corporate and securities lawyers, and is ranked as a top-tier lawyer in M&A by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who. 


Micky’s diverse practice encompasses 30 years’ experience in corporate, securities, technology and cross-border matters and he is highly-regarded for combining exceptional legal knowledge with deep industry knowledge.


He plays a lead role acting for some of Israel’s largest public and private companies, as well as for prominent international corporations, on their most significant transactions.  


In the past few years, Micky has led a number of significant merger and acquisition deals in the Israeli market. This includes representing Migdal Group in its various investments, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation in its various investments in Israeli startup companies, and Danel Group in its acquisitions and investment transactions.


Micky also leads the firm’s lateral recruiting efforts and growth strategy.


Global Recognition



Prestigious directory Chambers and Partners consistently ranks Micky as a leading lawyer in the Corporate/M&A practice area. The guide describes him as “really brilliant and very straightforward. Problem solver,” and as “instrumental for the success of the transaction.” Micky is also ranked as a leading lawyer in the Chambers HNW guide.


The Legal 500 also ranks Micky as a leading lawyer in the Corporate and M&A practice area. It describes him as “one of the top lawyers in commercial and corporate in Israel. He is a proactive and high-quality lawyer, always available.


The 2023 Who’s Who guide also ranked Micky as a leading lawyer in M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Governance.


Tel Aviv University LL.B. 1992


Member of Israel Bar Association since 1993

Insights & News - Michael Barnea:

August 9, 2023

Law.com: Israel's Legal Community Braces for Impact of Government's Judicial Overhaul

In light of the Israeli government’s proposed reform to the judicial system, Law.com, an industry-leading media platform, spoke with key figures in the Israeli business and legal community to understand the potential effects of these changes on the practice of law. Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, was invited to share his insights. To read the full article and Micky’s interview, please click here.

May 15, 2023

Conference: The High-Tech Employment World

We hosted members of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for the conference The High-Tech Employment World. 

The conference focused on key issues in the Israeli high-tech employment market and included diverse lectures on such topics as non-competition clauses in employment agreements, the workforce as a critical element in the workplace, and more.

Among the speakers at the conference were Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner; Nani Maoz, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Everest; and firm lawyers Harel Perlmutter, Netta Bromberg, Inbar Gorelick, and Amos E. Rosenzweig.


February 5, 2023

Control Struggles in Israeli Public Companies

Micky Barnea analyzes the issue of control struggles, hostile takeover attempts, and directors’ potential defensive measures. His op-ed was published in TheMarker's Ahad Ha'am magazine.

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