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Michael Barnea

Electra City Tower
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, IFLR1000 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 2021, Micky led significant merger and acquisition deals in the Israeli market. Major transactions include representing Migdal Group in various investments; representing Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation in its various investments in Israeli startup companies; representing Ness Technologies, owned by Hilan, a TASE-traded software company, in the acquisition of DXC Technology’s IT services company in Israel; and more.


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 and Capital Markets practice areas. The guide describes him as “really brilliant and very straightforward. Problem solver,” and as “instrumental for the success of the transaction.”


The Legal 500 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 directory also praises him as “a brilliant lawyer, the quality of his work is perfect, his knowledge and experience with startups and hi-tech companies is second to none.”


The IFLR1000 steadily ranks Micky for his work in the Capital Markets: Equity and M&A sector. It pronounced him “a professional” and also “a deal maker and a doer. He focuses on the right topics and is very experienced.” 


The 2021 Who’s Who guide also ranked Micky as a leading lawyer in M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Governance. Micky was ranked among the top 13 lawyers from Israel.



Tel Aviv University LL.B. 1992


Member of Israel Bar Association since 1993

News and updates - Michael Barnea:

May 8, 2022

Globes Interviews Micky Barnea on Options and Executive Salary Increases

2021 saw IPOs at tremendous values and large increases in the salaries of public company executives. Micky Barnea explains the phenomenon in an interview with Globes.

April 14, 2022

Migdal Group invests in Scandinavian energy

Migdal Group has invested, together with other partnerships, in the alternative energy projects of Fu-Gen AG and Fu-Gen Assets 4 AB. Firm partners Micky Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, and Roy Engel advised on the NIS 1 billion investment.


March 22, 2022

Representing Danel Group in Completion of Acquisition of Manor Medical

Advs. Micky Barnea, Ilan Blumenfeld, and Daniel Kleinman from our firm represented Danel Group in the acquisition of Manor Medical, which operates in the surrogacy, egg donation, and medical tourism fields. This transaction constitutes the completion of Danel’s acquisition of Manor Medical based on a NIS 100 million valuation.

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