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December 5, 2023

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Recognized as Leading Blockchain Lawyer

Zvi is among an exclusive list of lawyers nominated for the Lexology 2024 Client Choice Awards. Zvi is the only Israeli lawyer recognized in the Blockchain field.
Categories: Blockchain

December 5, 2023

Gal Rozent Ranked as Leading Competition Lawyer

Who’s Who Legal has ranked Gal Rozent in its exclusive list of leading lawyers in Israel in the Competition Antitrust field for the year 2024.
Categories: Antitrust and Competition

December 4, 2023

Stock Market Investors Knew of Hamas’s Attack in Advance and Profited – Interview with Dr. Zvi Gabbay

Mako interviewed Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, after a US study revealed an unusual volume of transactions on the New York and Tel Aviv stock exchanges gambling on the collapse of the Israeli stock market a week before Hamas’s October 7th attack.
Categories: Capital Markets

December 4, 2023

Making Aliyah or Returning to Israel – Maariv Interview with Liat Keisary and Amos E. Rosenzweig

One of the ramifications of the Israel-Hamas war is the growing interest of diaspora Jews and expat Israelis in immigrating to Israel. In Maariv’s article on the topic, Liat Keisary explains that most new immigrants are coming from countries such as the United States, England, and Australia, driving an increase in demand for the purchase of real estate properties in Israel. In addition, Amos E. Rosenzweig answers questions on the rights of returning residents and new immigrants to Israel.
Categories: National Insurance Institute (NII) | Private Clients

November 23, 2023

Barnea: Webinar on Taxes and National Insurance

Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Israel Hedge Funds Association on the social security aspects of Operation Swords of Iron. As part of the webinar, Amos E. Rosenzweig discussed the financial grants designated for reservists, hostages’ families, and employees placed on unpaid leave. He also answered questions about the issues facing employers at this time.
Categories: National Insurance Institute (NII)

November 23, 2023

Barnea: Webinar on the Work of Compliance Officers during Wartime

Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel on the issue of compliance during wartime. As part of the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, emphasized the compliance actions required during wartime by offering comparisons to other recent global war zones.
Categories: Capital Markets | Compliance

November 14, 2023

Netta Bromberg Participated in Dun’s 100 Conference for Senior Legal Officials

Yesterday, Dun’s 100 hosted a conference for senior legal officials in the employment field to discuss the repercussions of Operation Swords of Iron on the Israeli labor market. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, noted during the discussion that “on October 7, we woke up to a legal vacuum in the field of labor relations. We need to solve this large legal vacuum with common sense and good will. This should be reflected in how businesses handle employee statements, layoffs and downsizing, unpaid leave, and more.”  
Categories: Employment

November 14, 2023

Webinar: Labor Relations during a State of Emergency

Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Tel Aviv Central Israel Chamber of Conference. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, lectured on the duties and rights of both employers and employees during wartime.
Categories: Employment

November 12, 2023

Operation Swords of Iron: Rise in Diaspora Jews Purchasing Real Estate in Israel

Recently, and against the backdrop of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, there has been an increasing number of diaspora Jews purchasing apartments and properties in Israel. Along with other experts in the field, Liat Keisary, the head of our firm’s Private Clients Department, was interviewed by Ynet for an article on the subject. Liat explained that this trend, along with the weakening of the shekel, is expected to lead to a sharp increase in the purchase of luxury properties in Israel.
Categories: Private Clients | Real Estate

November 1, 2023

Barnea: “A Legal View on Israel’s War with Hamas” Webinar

We hosted the webinar “A Legal View on Israel's War with Hamas” for colleagues and international clients. Prof. Amichai Cohen, a special counsel at our firm who specializes in the laws of armed conflict, provided an overview of the situation and answered questions. Topics discussed included the status of the abducted and captive Israelis, the limitations imposed on Israel during battle, the blockade on the Gaza Strip, and the transfer of humanitarian aid.

October 30, 2023

New Compensation Plan for Reservists – Interviews with Netta Bromberg

This week, the Israeli Ministry of Finance launched a new compensation plan for military reservists. As an expert in the employment field, Netta Bromberg was interviewed by several major Israeli media outlets on the subject.
Categories: Employment

October 29, 2023

How Businesses Are Affected in Israel – SHRM Interview with Jacki Silbermann

Jacki Silbermann from our Employment Department, was interviewed by the Society for Human Resources Management, the world’s largest HR association, in connection with remote work in Israel during the ongoing war. Jacki noted, “A lot of the businesses where employees can do remote work, in the high-tech and other sectors, have moved to that, and I think they're planning on being in that stage for a while.”
Categories: Employment

October 26, 2023

Barnea: Webinar on National Insurance – Employers’ Obligations during Operation Swords of Iron

Amos E. Rosenzweig, the former chief legal advisor of the National Insurance Institute and an of counsel at our firm, led a webinar on employers’ obligations during wartime. He discussed reserve service payments, allowances, and benefits, including for the victims of hostile actions. The webinar was held in collaboration with the Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel.

October 23, 2023

Law.com: Leaders of Law Offices in Israel on Coping with Hamas Crisis

Law.com, the leading American legal news service, published an article on the effects of the Israel-Hamas war on law offices in Israel. As a leader in the local industry, Micky Barnea, our firm's managing partner, was interviewed about the challenges of an Israeli law firm coping with the recent conflict. With regard to client services, Micky commented, “We have made sure that we’re providing employment advice to our clients, to help them deal with the situation.” Micky also noted with regard to managing workflow that “I’m looking at two things: on one hand, the availability of our people, who and to what extent they are available to work, and the other side is the real demand for legal work.” 

October 16, 2023

Competition Law in Times of War: Globes Interview with Irit Brodsky

Michal Cohen, the Director General of the Israel Competition Authority, issued a special statement, emphasizing the prohibition on companies exploiting their monopolistic position to cause consumers harm during the Israel-Hamas war. As an expert in the competition and antitrust field, Irit Brodsky was interviewed by Globes on the issue. Irit noted, “In addition to the various reliefs, during this difficult period, businesses must take care not to harm consumers as part of their survival efforts, and certainly not to exploit the situation. The Director General intends to be vigilant, especially regarding practices that exploit a company’s monopolistic position and harm consumers, and will use the enforcement measures in her power against such entities.”
Categories: Antitrust and Competition

September 21, 2023

Derivative Claims and Independent Committees: Eyal Nachshon Lecture on Israeli Association of Publicly Traded Companies Webinar

Following the publication of draft regulations on derivative claims, Eyal Nachshon, a partner in our firm's litigation department, was invited to participate in a webinar hosted by the Israeli Association of Publicly Traded Companies on the issue. In his lecture, Eyal referred to the draft regulations with an eye toward litigation.
Categories: Litigation

September 14, 2023

Emojis Are Going Legal – Daphna Klein Op-Ed Calcalist

The use of emojis is expanding, redefining the bounds of interpersonal communication. For instance, a Canadian court recently determined that a text message with a thumbs-up emoji was considered as valid acceptance of contractual terms. Read Daphna Klein’s op-ed on the case in Calcalist.

September 13, 2023

What to Know about Joining a Purchasing Group – Alon Wolner Interview with Bizportal

For years, the purchasing group trend made transactions to purchase an apartment more viable. Today, as part of the drive to deal with sky-high housing prices, the trend has seen a resurgence. As an expert in the real estate field, Alon Wolner was interviewed by Bizportal on the subject.  Alon noted that “naturally, when there is an attempt to lower prices, creative solutions are sought, but we should remain aware of the risks inherent in purchasing groups.”
Categories: Real Estate

September 7, 2023

Back to Work in the Office – Netta Bromberg Interview with TheMarker

The pandemic is over and employers are demanding employees return from remote work back to the office, despite some employees’ reluctance. Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, was interviewed by TheMarker for an article on the subject. Netta noted, “Not every change in employment conditions constitutes a worsening of conditions, especially not an evident one, that allows an employee to qualify for resignation as dismissal. The employer has a workplace and a business to manage, and he has the authority to manage it as he sees fit, including demanding that employees work from the office.”
Categories: Employment

September 6, 2023

Successful and Proactive Institutional Activism in Israel

Following a lengthy battle by the majority shareholders in Megureit, led by Phoenix Group and More Investment House, a significant reduction was made to the REIT fund’s management fees. The agreement was reached after an institutional activist struggle, including a petition to the court and a demand for a special shareholders’ meeting. Phoenix and More were represented by firm partners Zohar Lande and Hagit Ross, with additional assistance from Shachar Rothschild, Alon Anava, Tzofiya Shenfeld, and Ronit Lerer.
Categories: Capital Markets | Litigation
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