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International Law: Amichai Cohen Interviewed on "One a Day" Podcast

As an expert in international law, Professor Amichai Cohen, together with news correspondent Yaron Avraham, guest starred on Elad Simchayoff's "One a Day" podcast to discuss the sanctions imposed on Israeli settlers.

Categories: International Law

Barnea: Hosting Femtech Event

Ariella Dreyfuss and Inbar Gorelick participated in a femtech event hosted by our firm. As part of the event, Ariella lectured on founders’ agreements and Inbar on intellectual property.

Categories: Corporate

Guide to Working Parents’ Rights – Jacki Silbermann Interviewed by Israel Hayom

As an employment law expert, Jacki Silbermann was interviewed by Israel Hayom about the rights of working parents. With regard to shortened work days, Jacki noted, “There are special arrangements that entitle parents to shorter work days for a certain period of time.  In the absence of a workplace arrangement regarding shorter work days, and if an employee requests such to take care of his children, he must reach an agreement with his employer."

Categories: Employment

Critique of Proposed Amendment to Real Estate Taxation Law – Terry Almozlino Arnon Interview with ICE

"The goals of the amendment are important, but this is not the way to achieve them." Terry spoke with ICE about the Ministry of Finance's plan to impose additional burdens on the market for investment apartment buyers with the hope to increase housing supply and reduce prices. "To invigorate the real estate market, specific incentives, such as mortgage benefits, should be implemented," Terry proposed instead.

Categories: Real Estate

Barnea: Webinar on AI Vendor Vetting

Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel. Dr. Avishay Klein, head of our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department, addressed a number of points, including the possible risks in contracting with artificial intelligence providers.

Categories: AI Regulation | Regulation

Professor Amichai Cohen Publishes Series of Articles on Law.com

Professor Amichai Cohen, a special counsel on international law at our firm, has published a series of articles on Law.com about the Israel-Hamas war.

Categories: International Law

The Israeli food producer Osem is continuing to transfer intellectual property rights to Nestle

Yuval Lazi and Harel Perlmutter were interviewed by Globes about the transfer of Osem’s intellectual property rights to Nestlé. They explained how this transfer is likely to affect the State of Israel.

Categories: Corporate | IP and Licensing | Tax

Victory for Metpro DMY as Court Rejects Petition Against Metro Project Tender Win

Advs. Shai Avnieli and Tal Shirizli represented Metpro in a judicial review petition brought by Metro Dan contesting the results of the tender published by NTA for management of the Gush Dan metro project. The court dismissed the claims against Metpro and the other successful bidders, admonishing the petitioner's behavior. The court further ordered Metro Dan to cover ILS 85,000 in expenses for each respondent.

Categories: Infrastructure

Mediterranean Towers and Clal Insurance & Finance Establish Joint Venture

Mediterranean Towers and Clal Insurance & Finance have signed an agreement to invest ILS 500 million for the establishment of a joint venture to locate and develop senior housing enterprises. The ILS 500 million will serve as the JV's equity capital, for up to ILS 3.3 billion in financing. Mediterranean Towers, a leader in senior housing complexes in Israel, will invest ILS 200 million in the joint venture and will own 51% of the rights and capital of the JV. Advs. David (Dudi) Cohen and Omri Oren represented Mediterranean Towers in the deal.

Categories: Capital Markets | Public Companies

Amichai Cohen Interviewed on “One a Day” Podcast

As an expert on international law, Prof. Amichai Cohen, a special counsel at our firm, was interviewed on the “One a Day” podcast hosted by Elad Simchayoff. Amichai discussed the chances of Israel being found guilty of genocide by the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Categories: International Law

Barnea: Representing Pomvom in Merger with Israel Acquisitions Corp

Israel Acquisitions Corp, initially founded as a SPAC, and Pomvom Ltd., a technology firm specializing in amusement park content, have formally announced a binding merger agreement. The combined entity is set to be traded on Nasdaq. Hagit Ross, Alon Anava, and Ronit Lerer represented Pomvom Ltd.

Categories: Capital Markets

Barnea: Hosting Israeli Olympic Committee Members for Meeting of “Podium” Program

Our firm hosted members of the Israeli Olympic Committee as part of the prestigious national “Podium” program for sports coaches. The program is run by the Israeli Ministry for Sports and Culture and the Wingate Institute. Yuval Lazi, a partner and head of the firm’s International Corporate Department, talked to participants about challenges and opportunities in the health-tech field.

Categories: High Tech

Operation Swords of Iron: What Is Expected for Evacuated Communities from the Gaza Envelope and the North?

An expert in the kibbutz sector, Hagit Ben Moshe was asked to address the temporary and permanent solutions the government had offered to evacuated communities from Israel’s north and south, as well as to explain why some kibbutzim and moshavim oppose them.



Categories: Kibbutz Sector

Itay Gura Interviewed by The Jerusalem Post

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Itay Gura, a partner who oversees the firm’s startup practice, shares insights regarding the Israeli startup sector's reaction to the turbulent present.

Categories: High Tech

Barnea: Representing Eshkolot in Lawsuit against Screen iL

After filing a lawsuit against Netflix, Eshkolot, the Company for the Performing Rights of Israeli Artists continues to fight companies that use protected performances for commercial purposes without obtaining the artists’ consent and without paying them royalties. Last week, with our counsel, Eshkolot filed another lawsuit on the same issue against Stream IL Communication Ltd and the American company Stream IL Inc., which operate the website Screen iL.
Eyal Nachshon, Avinadav Preuss, and Naama Ben Arosh Moshe prepared the statement of claim.

Categories: Class Actions | Litigation

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.

Categories: Shareholder Activism

Finance Magnates Conducts Two-Part Interview with Dr. Zvi Gabbay

In a two-part interview, regulatory expert Dr. Zvi Gabbay discusses the SEC’s approach to crypto regulation from a legal point voice of view.

Categories: Blockchain | Capital Markets

Barnea: Representing Aviv Group in Investment Transaction

Ilan Blumenfeld, Terry Almozlino Arnon, Alon Wolner, and Daniel Kleinman represented Aviv Group in a ILS 45 million investment by Menora Mivtachim in Aviv Group’s ILS 1.2 billion skyscraper project in Herzliya.

Categories: Mergers and Acquisitions | Real Estate

How to Gain a Tax Credit before the Year’s End

Hanna Daher, a partner in our firm’s Tax Department, was interviewed by Globes, along with a number of other tax experts, about end-of-the-year tax tips . Hanna noted the tax credits that individuals or business owners can obtain if they donated over NIS 200 this year to a public institution.

Categories: Private Clients | Tax

Barnea: Counsel in Israel’s Most Expensive Real Estate Transaction in October 2023

Alon Wolner and Shoval Mandel, provided legal representation in the purchase of a Tel Aviv penthouse for over ILS 22 million. This was the most expensive real estate transaction in Israel in the month of October.

Categories: Real Estate | Real Estate Transactions
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