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Real Estate Taxation Updates: Maya Carmi's Interview with Bizportal

Maya Carmi Lubartovski, the head of our firm's real estate taxation practice, was interviewed by Bizportal about the Israel Tax Authority's planned updates in the real estate taxation field. Among other things, she discussed the consequences of higher purchase tax rates for second apartments and giving apartments as a gift.

Categories: Real Estate Taxation | Tax

Barnea: Representing QDM in Transaction with Israel Electric Corporation

Ken Shaked and Nir Alter represented the startup company QDM (Quantum Design Materials) in a transaction with the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC). As part of the transaction, the IEC invested USD 1.1 million in QDM, which develops room-temperature superconductors. In addition, QDM and the IEC signed a cooperation agreement allowing the IEC to conduct a pilot to examine the applicability and suitability of QDM’s innovative technology for its needs.

Categories: Start Ups

Barnea: Serving as Legal Partner of MaofTech, Northern Negev Accelerator

Our firm is proud to serve as the legal partner of MaofTech, an accelerator program for early-stage startups in the Northern Negev region, and to provide legal services to its various ventures. MaofTech is operated by the Ministry of Economy and Industry’s Agency for Small and Medium Businesses. Its aim is to encourage, promote, and develop businesses in Sderot and the communities of the Gaza Envelope.

Categories: Start Ups

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.

Barnea and ACC Israel Co-Host Conference on Embezzlement in the Workplace

It was a pleasure to host a conference together with ACC Israel on embezzlement and fraud in the workplace. Firm partners Eran Winner, Netta Bromberg, and Hadar Israeli lectured on preparation, prevention, treatment, and crisis management of such situations. In addition, Ofer Alkalay analyzed specific cases of embezzlement and reviewed the lessons learned.

Categories: Employment | Litigation | White Collar

International Law: Amichai Cohen Interviewed on “One a Day” Podcast

Prof. Amichai Cohen, a special counsel at our firm and an expert on international law, was interviewed for an episode of the “One a Day” podcast hosted by Channel 12 News correspondent Elad Simchayoff. The episode dealt with the following question: “What does recognition of a Palestinian state mean?”

Categories: International Law

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."

Categories: Corporate

Employment: When Is It Permissible to Fire an Employee Due to Posts on Social Media?

The Regional Labor Court dismissed the claim of an employee who was terminated shortly after Hamas’s October 7 attack, after posting verses from the Quran interpreted as incitement to terrorism. As an expert in labor law, Globes interviewed Netta Bromberg on the ruling. She noted, “This is a ruling of considerable complexity, as it deals not only with legal matters but also with issues of interpretation and cultural context—a multifaceted and weighty subject.”

Categories: Employment

Representing T-Rex Group and Finsight

Itay Gura, Mayer Winkler, and Inbar Katzir represented both T-Rex Group and Finsight in the sale of all the assets of T-Rex, a pioneering startup specializing in private credit, to Finsight, an American fintech company.

Categories: High Tech

Supreme Court: Metpro DMY Tender Win for M1 Metro Line Stands

Zohar Lande and Shai Avnieli represented Metpro DMY in an administrative appeal submitted to the Supreme Court, in which another bidder attempted to disqualify Metpro’s win in the tender for the management and planning of the M1 metro line. The Supreme Court accepted the district court’s position, recommending that the appellant withdraw its appeal and reach an agreement with Metpro regarding legal expenses.

Categories: Infrastructure

Transaction: Shinez Acquisition by Team Internet Group plc

Simon Jaffa, Itay Gura, Inbar Katzir, and Avihay Asulin represented Shinez, a prominent digital marketing company, in its acquisition by Team Internet Group plc., a leading international online marketing and media corporation, for USD 41.8 million.

 

Categories: High Tech

Barnea: Participating in Bar-Ilan University Environmental Law Hackathon

Anat Even-Chen introduced the environmental law hackathon and assisted Bar-Ilan University students in formulating their project proposals, which were presented for judging today before Dr. Zvi Gabbay.

Categories: Environmental Law

Webinar: Competition Authorities’ Recent Actions May Also Affect You. How Should You Prepare?

Our firm and the Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC Israel) co-hosted a webinar on competition law. The webinar featured the Israel Competition Authority’s Deputy Legal Counsel, who reviewed the latest developments in competition law enforcement, including from the ICA’s perspective.

 

Categories: Antitrust and Competition

Potential ICC Arrest Warrants – Prof. Amichai Cohen Interviewed on “One a Day” Podcast

Prof. Amichai Cohen and Channel 12 news correspondent Yaron Avraham were featured on Elad Simchayoff’s “One a Day” podcast to discuss the International Criminal Court’s potential arrest warrants for senior Israeli officials over the war in Gaza.

 

Categories: International Law

Employment Law: Workers’ Rights during Passover

Lior Girshevitz, an associate in our firm’s Employment Department, was interviewed by N12 for its guide on workers’ rights during the Passover holiday. Lior noted, “There is no legal obligation requiring an employer to make the workplace kosher for Passover. Consequently, an employee has no legal right not to come to the workplace even if it is not kosher according to Jewish law.”

 

Categories: Employment

New Class Action Bill: Eyal Nachshon Interview with Globes

A new bill seeks to oblige would-be plaintiffs to send letters of complaint to potential defendants before filing a class action motion. Eyal Nachshon, a partner in our firm’s Litigation Department and an expert on class action lawsuits, was interviewed by Globes about his position on the bill. Eyal believes the proposed model “will only strengthen the institution of class actions.”

Categories: Class Actions | Litigation

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.

 

Categories: Corporate | Shareholder Activism

National Insurance: Amos Rosenzweig Interviewed by Bizportal about NII Deficit

Amos Rosenzweig, a former general counsel of the National Insurance Institute who leads our firm’s national insurance practice, was interviewed by Bizportal about the NII’s actuarial deficit. “2036 may look far away,” Amos noted, “but it’s sooner than it seems.”  

Categories: National Insurance Institute (NII)

Barnea: Webinar on Regulation of Payment and Payment Initiation Services Law

Our firm hosted a webinar on the new payment services law. The webinar was held as part of a forum for financial service providers that we launched together with Adv. Orit Yosef. During the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Anat Even-Chen discussed the conditions for obtaining a license, the relationship between payment services and open banking services, and more.

Categories: Capital Markets | Regulation

Terry Almozlino Arnon Interviewed by Relevant about Third Apartment Tax

Terry Almozlino Arnon, the head our firm’s Real Estate Department, was interviewed by new Israeli media channel Relevant about renewed plans for a third apartment tax. She noted, “Reducing purchase tax will stimulate the market. A serious boost of encouragement is needed, even for a short period.”

 

Categories: Real Estate