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December 14, 2021

Accessibility Requirements for Public Company Reports – Advising the Association of Publicly Traded Companies

Our firm is advising the Association of Publicly Traded Companies vis-a-vis the Ministry of Justice, the Commission for Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities, and the Israel Securities Authority regarding accessibility requirements for public company reports.   From the legal review we prepared for the client, we determined there is no place or justification, even from a broad international perspective, to impose accessibility requirements on companies with regard to public company reports, or to allow private enforcement (in the form of class action lawsuits) against public companies.

November 18, 2021

Internal Enforcement: Series of Webinars for Public Companies

Our firm, in collaboration with the Public Companies Forum of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel, has launched a series of webinars on internal enforcement. Among the lectures in the series, to be delivered by Dr. Zvi Gabbay, is "Prohibition on the Use of Insider Information, What an Internal Enforcement Plan Is, and How It Is Implemented in Organizations."

November 15, 2021

Interview on Workers' Rights in SPAC Issuances

Gett announced last week a USD 1.1 billion merger with an SPAC. This prompted unrest among former Gett employees who feared a dilution of their shares. Adv. Ron Shuhatovich was interviewed by TheMarker about workers' rights during issuances and SPAC processes.

August 26, 2021

Adv. Dror Arad-Ayalon Joins Firm as Special of Counsel

Adv. Dror Arad-Ayalon has joined our firm as a special advisor in the fields of white collar, ethics, and defamation. Dror has earned a reputation for his extensive experience in representing defendants in criminal cases that have received widespread media coverage.

July 26, 2021

Zvi Gabbay Interviewed by Calcalist as Expert on White-Collar Crime

Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm's Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by Calcalist along with several other of Israel's leading lawyers in the field of white-collar crime and criminal law. Zvi addressed the core issues of the field and the impact of COVID-19, and provided his forecast for several ongoing major cases.

July 19, 2021

The Demand for Directors in Publicly Traded Companies

The demand for directors in publicly traded companies is increasing in light of the growing wave of IPOs on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. An expert on the capital market, Micky Barnea was interviewed on the subject by Globes. He explained the significance of the director position in companies, as well as the role's related risks and responsibilities.

July 13, 2021

Webinar: Responsibility of Compliance Officers in Organization

The Compliance Forum of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel hosted a webinar this morning on the responsibilities of compliance officers in organizations. As part of the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay discussed new trends and developments, as well as the normative basis for imposing personal responsibility on compliance officers in organizations.

July 13, 2021

Real Estate Transactions Using Digital Currencies – Regulatory Challenges

The volume of real estate transactions incorporating digital currencies is expected to grow in the coming years, especially among young, wealthy, tech-savvy professionals. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm's Capital Markets Department and a former head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority, was interviewed by Globes on the trend. Zvi noted the regulatory challenges that exist in these types of transactions.

June 28, 2021

Webinar: Contacting Investors – Do's and Don'ts

The Israel Hedge Funds Association (IHFA) is hosting the webinar "Contacting Investors – Do's and Don'ts." As part of the webinar, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, will discuss the legal infrastructure required for reaching out to investors.

June 14, 2021

IPO Wave Continues to Flourish – How Should Companies Prepare for an IPO?

The growing wave of IPOs on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is pushing an overwhelming number of private companies to consider going public.  Zvi Gabbay, head of the firm's Capital Markets Department and a former head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authorities, was interviewed by the TheMarker for an article on the trend. Zvi explained how companies considering an IPO must behave vis-a-vis the public and the regulatory authorities in order to succeed.

April 17, 2021

Blockchain and Real Estate

Globes has dedicated its Real Estate Supplement for Israel's Independence Day to real estate innovation. Dr. Zvi Gabbay was asked to publish a guest column discussing the implementation of blockchain technology that enables the registration and performance of digital operations through a distributed network of computers in the real estate field. According to Zvi, once land registration is also based on blockchain, buyers will be able to purchase real estate property and take out a mortgage in exactly the same way online purchases are made today.

March 21, 2021

Webinar: 10 Years of Administrative Enforcement in Israel

The Rina and Meir Heth Center for the Study of Competition and Regulation at the College of Management is holding a webinar with former judges and legal experts entitled “10 Years of Administrative Enforcement in Israel.” Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to participate in the lawyers’ panel of experts, which will examine the impact of administrative enforcement tools on violations of the law in Israel. 

March 12, 2021

High-Tech Companies’ IPOs – Meeting of Cultures on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

The corporate regime of public companies in Israel has developed around public protection against the controlling shareholder. These protections are not relevant to most high-tech companies, whose holdings are decentralized. Globes has published an article by Micky Barnea on this subject.

November 26, 2020

What Do Massive Weddings Have to Do with Corporate Compliance?

Our firm organized a webinar for legal advisers and compliance officers, in partnership with ACC. As part of the webinar, firm partner Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on the connection between ethics and obedience. Are they in competition or do they complement one another? 

November 11, 2020

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Lectures on Distribution and Marketing of Hedge Funds

Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured today on the distribution and marketing of hedge funds as part of a virtual conference held in collaboration with the Israel Hedge Funds Association and the international law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman.

October 19, 2020

Barnea Represented Canomed in Issuing a Series of Options

Hagit Ross, a partner in our Capital Markets Department, represented Canomed, a company engaged in the cultivation, marketing, and direct sale of medical cannabis, in the issuance of two options series. The issuance is expected to reach a value of NIS 6 million. Canomed is one of the first companies to promote the purchase of pharmacies licensed to sell medical cannabis, thus providing the company direct access to the end consumer. Canomed itself already owns several such pharmacies.

October 15, 2020

The Leaked FinCEN Files Harm the Fight against Money Laundering

In mid-September 2020, a series of articles were published by a group of foreign journalists, based on the collection and analysis of over 2,500 leaked documents from FinCEN, the US equivalent of the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority. The leak of such sensitive information may cause banks and financial institutions to think twice before reporting suspicious financial activity, which would be a mistake. Check out Dr. Zvi Gabbay's op-ed in Calcalist on the subject.

September 15, 2020

“It’s A New World Out There – Hedge Funds Navigating COVID”

As part of our legal counsel to the Israel Hedge Funds Association, we are proud to be involved in the IHFA's 8th Annual Conference. The theme of the conference is “It's A New World Out There – Hedge Funds Navigating COVID.”

August 19, 2020

Zvi Gabbay Lectures Compliance Officer Training Course

As an expert in the compliance field, Zvi Gabbay was invited for the fourth straight year to lecture a compliance officer training course organized by the BDO Academy of Finance and MITIGATE. This unique practical course is geared to compliance officers in international financial organizations. During the lecture, Zvi discussed administrative enforcement and enforcement plans.

August 10, 2020

Providing Counsel in the Establishment of a New Investment Fund in Asia

Liquidity Fund of Meitav Dash will establish with MUFG Bank, the world’s largest Japanese bank, a new private investment fund in Asia. The new fund will be incorporated in Singapore, and will provide credit to companies in Asia, through securitization transactions of future cash flows. Our firm, led by attorneys Roy Engel and Yuval Lazi, accompanied Liquidity, which as part of the agreement will provide the joint company with management and underwriting services.  
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