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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.

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.

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.

September 6, 2023

Compliance Forum: Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar

Partners from our firm participated in a webinar hosed by the Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel. Dr. Zvi Gabbay gave a lecture entitled, “What Do Regulators Want to See? Training and Implementation of Compliance Procedures.” Anat Shubat and Ella Chertok (from the ICL Group) explained how to combine creative thinking with best practices in compliance trainings.

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.

August 30, 2023

Advising on a ILS 300 Million Issuance of a New Series of Bonds

Elad Reshtick, Omri Oren, and Raz Landau represented Mediterranean Towers Ltd. in a ILS 300 million issuance of a new series of bonds held earlier this week. The company received offers for approximately ILS 533 million in the institutional phase.

August 9, 2023

Crypto: PayPal Launches USD-Based Stablecoin

As an expert in the field, Globes interviewed Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, on PayPal’s decision to launch a stablecoin backed by the US dollar.

July 31, 2023

Capital Markets: The Dangers of Misleading Stock Market Filings

Elad Reshtick’s op-ed in TheMarker examines the dangers of companies disclosing marketing and sales updates in the guise of stock market filings, in order to attract investors.

August 6, 2023

Stock Market Skeletons: How to Properly Execute a Merger

Hagit Ross, a partner in our firm’s Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by TheMarker on the phenomenon of companies going public via mergers with stock market skeletons.

July 10, 2023

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Association of Publicly Traded Companies’ Annual Economic Conference

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, head of the firm’s Capital Markets Department, was a guest speaker at the Association of Publicly Traded Companies’ annual economic conference. During his lecture, Zvi referred to the ruling in Inbar v. Ofir Naor (the liquidator of IDB Development Corp.) and to the lessons corporate counsel should take from the ruling with regard to providing legal representation to directors, especially those of a public company.

July 6, 2023

Crowdfunding: Dr. Zvi Gabbay Interview in TheMarker

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by TheMarker about how the regulation of crowdfunding can help investors.

June 29, 2023

Bitcoin Rises: Dr. Zvi Gabbay Responds to BlackRock’s Extraordinary Move

BlackRock, the world's biggest asset management company, has announced the launch of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund. This has led to Bitcoin hitting a more than one-year high. Dr. Zvi Gabbay, head of the firm’s Capital Markets Department, explains the rationale behind BlackRock's move in an interview with Globes.

June 27, 2023

Reading Financial Reports: Lecture on Legal Issues

Our firm is hosting the Israeli Association of Corporate Counsel’s course on how to read financial reports for in-house legal counsels. The duration of the course is eight sessions. In today’s session, Elad Reshtick lectured on company valuations, dividend distribution tests, pro-forma financial statements, and more.

May 21, 2023

Barnea: Advising Migdal on a USD 100 Million Investment

Roy Engel, Yana Zilbershtein, and Yakov Vilenski advised Migdal on a USD 100 million investment in the real estate investment fund Exeter Industrial Value Fund EQT. More than 90% of the investors in the fund are American and international institutional entities, and Migdal is the only Israeli investor.

May 8, 2023

Regulating the Israeli Crypto Market – Dr. Zvi Gabbay Article in Calcalist

The Arrangements Law for 2023-2024 makes extensive reference to expanding and creating a regulatory infrastructure in the digital assets field. Specifically, the Israeli government refers to regulation in a number of different areas, including the cryptocurrencies market. Dr. Zvi Gabbay, head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, elaborates on the subject in an article for Calcalist.

February 1, 2023

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Participates in “Conference to Open Year of Compliance – 2023”

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, participated in the Israeli compliance community’s annual conference for 2023. He spoke in a panel discussion with Hani Amar, a partner at BDO in the corporate governance and regulation division, and Adv. Ariel Sagi, a compliance officer and board member at Rafael.

February 5, 2023

Barnea: Hosting Conference with the Israel Hedge Funds Association

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Roy Engel, and Yana Zilbershtein lectured at a conference our firm hosted on the early years of hedge funds. The conference was held in collaboration with the Israel Hedge Funds Association. PWC and APEX Israel also took part.

February 2, 2023

Barnea: Guiding Djed in Successful Launch

We are honored to have guided Djed in its successful launch. Djed is a new stablecoin designed to maintain a stable value pegged to the US dollar. It provides its users with a decentralized and secure store of value and facilitates seamless transactions on the Cardano blockchain.

February 5, 2023

Control Struggles in Israeli Public Companies

Micky Barnea analyzes the issue of control struggles, hostile takeover attempts, and directors’ potential defensive measures. His op-ed was published in TheMarker's Ahad Ha'am magazine.

January 16, 2023

Dudi Cohen Participates in Annual Dun’s 100 Forum of Capital Market and Finance Executives

As part of the annual Dun’s 100 forum, senior executives from the finance industry discussed such burning issues as the non-bank credit sector, the slowdown in high-tech and real estate activity, and more. Dudi Cohen, the head of our firm’s Finance and Public Corporations Department, noted that "even though in the near future we are likely to see a wave of companies realizing there is no place for them in the stock market and that they will be sold as skeletons or deleted from the trading rolls, we still need to remember that there are entities that have an interest in raising capital through the stock market."
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