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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.

Education:


Tel Aviv University LL.B. 1992

Admission:


Member of Israel Bar Association since 1993

Insights & News - Michael Barnea:


December 26, 2023

Institutional Activism – Interview with Micky Barnea and Zohar Lande

In the past year, there has been a growing trend of institutional investors seeking to influence the companies in which they hold shares. As experts in the field, Micky Barnea and Zohar Lande were interviewed by TheMarker about institutional investors’ increasing involvement in companies.

December 26, 2023

Institutional Activism – Interview with Micky Barnea and Zohar Lande

In the past year, there has been a growing trend of institutional investors seeking to influence the companies in which they hold shares. As experts in the field, Micky Barnea and Zohar Lande were interviewed by TheMarker about institutional investors’ increasing involvement in companies.

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.

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