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May 23, 2021
Representing Migdal in Investment in Fintech Company Sunbit
The fintech company Sunbit, which has developed an AI-based technology that enables personalized payment options, raised USD 130 million in a series D financing round led by Group 11, Zeev Ventures, and Migdal Insurance.Our firm's Mickey Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, and Daniel Arbov represented Migdal in the transaction.
March 4, 2020
Article: Snapshot of the Israeli Fintech Scene
Simon Jaffa and Dr. Zvi Gabbay take a look at the challenges and opportunities in the Israeli fintech sector in this short article.
February 26, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Attends Fourth Annual FOW Derivatives Israel Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay served as a panelist for the annual FOW event. The panel discussed the essentials for entrepreneurs entering the fintech market.
December 17, 2019
Israel Singapore Fintech Convention
Our firm hosted today a meetup for the Israeli fintech community in collaboration with Fintech Fever and the Singapore Fintech Association. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on current regulation, as well as challenges and opportunities in the field.
September 24, 2019
Article: Powerful Regulation Is Not the Way to Build a Stable and Functioning Market
In a Globes op-ed, Adv. Anat Even-Chen calls for cooperation between the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority and the private market in order to create better regulation for fintech and financial services companies.
August 14, 2019
Barnea Representing Motive Partners and LPA in Acquisition of Modelity Ltd.
Barnea represented Motive Partners, a US-based private equity fund, and LPA, its German daughter company, in the acquisition of Israeli fintech company Modelity Ltd. Advs. Yuval Lazi, Uri Hillel, and Mayer Winkler represented the buyer.
July 4, 2019
Article: The Israeli Payments Market Remains Behind
Adv. Anat Even-Chen, a partner and our regulation expert, published an article in Globes describing the advancement of the payments market in Israel and its opening up to competition. This move requires courageous measures by regulators - the Capital Market Authority and the Bank of Israel.
June 20, 2018
Lecture on the Regulatory Challenges of Fintech Companies
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, lectured today to startups and VC's on the regulatory challenges faced by fintech companies.
February 26, 2018
How Regulators Impact the Fintech Industry
As an expert in the fintech industry, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by TheMarker on the various regulatory barriers thwarting fintech's growth in Israel.
September 26, 2017
Article on Regulatory Challenges of FinTech Companies Featured in TheMarker
Micky Barnea, the firm's managing partner,published an article on the regulatory challenges facing Fintech companies, in TheMarker's FinTech Magazine. Micky notes that entry barriers to this field are not only the development stage, but also the strength of the regulatory solution. Therefore, acquired knowledge can become a real intellectual property and carry enormous potential.
May 7, 2017
Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference
For the second year, Barnea is taking part in the Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference. In the framework of the conference, Micky Barnea, will lecture on the subject of the legal challenges entailed in late staged startups and will judge in the competition final with other mentors from Shazam, Prezi, Capsula, Strauss Group and IAI.Adv. Yuval Lazi and Ariella Dreyfuss, will judge in the start-up competition in the Fintech, Gaming and IoT sectors. Yuval Lazi will also participate in a panel discussion on funding a start-up, together with a representative of the Office of the Chief Scientist, Tau Ventures' CEO and the CEO of "Cockpit", El-Al's start-up support program.
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