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December 6, 2023

Proportionality in Armed Conflict: How to Assess, and Who Decides

Prof. Amichai Cohen published an op-ed in Law.com on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. This conflict raises important legal questions about the application of the law of armed conflict.

December 5, 2023

Advising Summa Technologies on Obtaining Financial Services License

We guided Summa Technologies, which operates in the field of open banking, in obtaining a financial information services license from the Israel Securities Authority. Summa is the seventh company in Israel to receive this license. Anat Even-Chen, Elad Reshtick, and Ori Rodriguez represented the client in this matter.

June 5, 2023

Sagi Gross Lectures at Bar-Ilan University

Sagi Gross, a firm partner, was a guest lecturer in an environmental law course at Bar-Ilan University. He spoke about the environmental aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.

July 6, 2023

Conference: ESG – What’s the Story?

Our firm hosted a morning workshop of experts from the ESG and sustainability field. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on the legal angle of ESG. Michal Weiss, the ESG manager at Doral, discussed how to undertake ESG activities within an organization. Hagit Genish Gil lectured on how to make ESG activity suitable for a large organization. Michal Gat, the CEO of Titan, closed the event with a lecture on how to build a branding story that is right for a company’s activities.

August 9, 2023

Law.com: Israel's Legal Community Braces for Impact of Government's Judicial Overhaul

In light of the Israeli government’s proposed reform to the judicial system, Law.com, an industry-leading media platform, spoke with key figures in the Israeli business and legal community to understand the potential effects of these changes on the practice of law. Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, was invited to share his insights. To read the full article and Micky’s interview, please click here.

June 5, 2023

The Guide to Avoiding Lawsuits Stemming from Sponsored Advertising

To avoid lawsuits, companies that decide to publish sponsored marketing content and collaborate with influencers should be aware of the limitations that apply to them, including Consumer Protection Law provisions. Anat Even-Chen and Tamar Ivri Stern shed light on the issue and provide practical tips in an article for Calcalist.

May 4, 2023

Barnea: Hosting AI & Regulation Conference

Our firm hosted the “AI Regulation" conference, with the participation of Gilad Samama, head of the Israel Privacy Protection Authority, and other senior officials. The conference was held in collaboration with the International Association of Privacy Experts (IAPP) and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. At the conference, Dr. Avishay Klein, head of our firm’s privacy, data protection and cyber practice, lectured on the regulation of artificial intelligence in Israel and around the world.  

February 22, 2023

Prof. Amichai Cohen on Israel’s Constitutional Law Reforms

Prof. Amichai Cohen was invited to write a series of articles about the new Israeli government’s proposed judicial reform and its implications for the Israeli legal system

February 9, 2023

Webinar for Legal Counsels on Role of Legal Advisor in Relation to ESG Risks

Our firm held a webinar for members of the In-House Counsels for In-House Counsels Organization, in which Dr. Zvi Gabbay presented existing regulation in Israel in the field of ESG and the trends in the US and Europe. He also discussed ESG risk management in an environmental context.

January 26, 2022

Amichai Cohen Guest Stars on BDO Podcast – Bermuda Triangle: Israel, US, and China

Prof. Amichai Cohen, our firm’s special counsel on international law, discussed the complicated relationship between Israel, China, and the United States as pertains to law, finance, and business.

December 19, 2022

What New Sanctions Might Be Imposed on Israeli Companies Doing Business with China?

The tightrope Israeli has been walking in the relationship between the United States and China was recently stretched even further, as the US continues to pursue policies aimed at making it difficult for its allies to cooperate with China. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Amichai Cohen, our firm’s expert on international law, details the difficulties and limitations for Israeli companies doing business with China.

December 18, 2022

Representation in Class Action for Polluting Ashalim River

Following pollution to the Ashalim River and its surrounding areas in 2017, three plaintiffs filed a class action against Rotem Amfert, a subsidiary of ICL Group, for NIS 400 million. The plaintiffs demanded compensation for the ecological damage caused to the area. Adv. Eldar Adato represented one of the plaintiffs in the class action, which was filed on behalf of all residents of the State of Israel.  

December 15, 2022

Regulation: Potential Pitfalls in Phoenix Group’s Purchase by Abu Dhabi’s ADQ Fund

Anat Even-Chen, a partner and the head of our firm’s Regulation Department, was interviewed by Calcalist to shed light on the proposed acquisition. According to Anat, there is no legal prohibition in Israel on foreign ownership of an insurance company, but, in the past, the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority rejected a deal in which a fund owned by the Chinese government wanted to acquire control of the Clal insurance company.

December 1, 2022

Effects of Trade Agreement between Israel and Japan – Amichai Cohen Op-Ed in Maariv

Israel and Japan have announced negotiations to sign a free trade agreement. In an op-ed for Maariv, Professor Amichai Cohen, an expert in the field of international law, explains how such an agreement will affect the Israeli economy.

November 20, 2022

Regulation: Tips for Online Purchases for a Month Full of Sales

Anat Even-Chen, the head of our firm's regulation practice, was interviewed by Walla for a special article ahead of Black Friday. She offered readers a number of tips for safe online shopping.

October 2, 2022

Barnea: Representing Pronto Diagnostics and Owners in Sale to Novolog

Sagi Gross and Dor Levi-Tam represented Pronto Diagnostics and its owners in a transaction to sell control of the company to Novolog. Pronto operates in the field of molecular genetic diagnostics.

July 21, 2022

Major Import Reform: Who Is Set to Benefit? Amichai Cohen Op-Ed in Jerusalem Post

As part of Israel’s economic plan for 2021-2022, a major import reform came into effect in June. This reform aims to encourage competition between Israeli manufacturers by allowing cheaper imports of products from abroad. How will the reform work and who will benefit and lose from it? Read the op-ed by Prof. Amichai Cohen, the firm’s expert advisor on international legal issues, in the Jerusalem Post.

June 22, 2022

The Average Citizen Forced to Pay: Israeli Election’s Impact on Regulation and Labor Relations

Firm partners Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, and Anat Even-Chen, the coordinator of our regulation practice, were interviewed by Maariv on the election’s negative effects on the State budget and individuals’ pockets.  

June 8, 2022

Sagi Gross Lectures to Bar-Ilan University’s Law and Environment Club

As part of our ongoing collaboration with Bar-Ilan University’s Law and Environment Club, Adv. Sagi Gross lectured to students of  on the environmental aspects of MA transactions. He discussed due diligence processes, indemnity mechanisms, ESG investments, and more.

June 8, 2022

The Rules of the ESG Game Have Changed- Zvi Gabbay Column in TheMarker

USD 1.5 million fines, preliminary administrative proceedings, dramatic resignations—growing enforcement on ESG issues is becoming a bigger trend. Who should be preparing for this change and how will it affect Israeli companies?
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