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Michael Barnea

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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:

June 4, 2024

Recovery Signs in Israeli Legal Sector – Micky Barnea Interview with Globes

In an interview with Globes, Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, discussed the complexities that characterized 2023 and the recent growth in the firm’s practice areas.

May 23, 2024

Recovery in the M&A Sector: Interview with Micky Barnea in TheMarker

Israel’s M&A market is beginning to show signs of recovery. Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the subject. Micky noted that "so far, more deals are being made in private companies, but if there isn't a significant security escalation, this trend will extend to public companies as well."

April 15, 2024

Majority Shareholders, CEOs, and Board Chairmen – Interview with Micky Barnea

With the Amir brothers’ entry to Shufersal, they appointed close associates to management positions as well as board directors on their behalf. This move has sparked debate about control and management in public companies and the blending of roles between CEO, board chairman, and majority shareholder. As an expert on corporate governance and shareholder struggles, Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the matter.


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