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September 14, 2021
District Court Ruling: Azrieli Foundation Exempt from Paying Taxes on Dividends
An Israeli district court rejected the Israel Tax Authority’s attempt to force the Azrieli Foundation to pay taxes in the amount of tens of millions of shekels for dividends it received and continues to receive due to its holding in Azrieli Group's shares. The court accepted the tax appeal, which was filed by Barnea Jaffa Lande, and ruled that the Azrieli Foundation,  a non-profit organization that works for the public good in Israel, is not the controlling owner of Azrieli Group and is therefore entitled to a tax exemption. The court ruled, among other things, that the ITA’s position could have a chilling effect in relation to business entities’ support of philanthropic associations. Our firm's  Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar represented the Azrieli Foundation throughout the proceedings, which lasted about five years. This ruling, a long-awaited achievement, will strengthen and encourage the continued philanthropic activity led by the foundation.
February 28, 2021
Precedent-Setting Ruling on Court Expenses
In a precedent-setting ruling, a family court ordered the losing side in a family dispute to pay the winning side attorney's fees and court expenses in the extraordinary and unprecedented amount of NIS 2 million. This ruling indicates a sweeping change in the Israeli legal world, following new regulations that came into effect in January 2021.
July 1, 2020
Lawsuit Filed against Moshe Hogeg Alleges Fraud in Stox Fund Raising
Our firm is representing a Canadian citizen in a NIS 5 million lawsuit against Moshe Hogeg, a well-known Israeli entrepreneur in the crypto field. Our client claims the funds raised by Hogeg’s company Stox were used by the defendants for their own personal purposes, and that the defendants violated their obligations to investors.
June 7, 2020
Advising on an Administrative Appeal to Cancel Land Grant
Last April, the Maxima company, controlled by billionaire George Horesh, received a 34-acre plot in Ashdod from the Israel Land Authority, without there being a tender process. Three private landowners holding factories near this area petitioned via our office for the Land Authority's decision to allocate the plot without a tender be cancelled. Zohar Lande, Gal Livshits, Adi Shoham, and Dana Filber represented the clients.
May 20, 2020
Class Action Lawsuits Skyrocket Following Coronavirus Crisis
Adv. Zohar Lande was interviewed by Globes, where he revealed that the number of requests for class action approval coming to our office has increased twofold since the start of the coronavirus crisis. According to Zohar, no action is required by the legislature or the courts in this respect.
April 19, 2020
Habima Theater – the Show Must Go On?
Our Litigation Department is representing  the board of directors and active management of Habima Theater in liquidation proceedings filed by the company's creditors and in legal proceedings directed by the company's temporary trustees.
April 5, 2020
Israel Capital Markets Authority Adopts Zohar Lande’s Strategy to Rescue Corporate Market
Dr. Moshe Bareket, the Director General of the Israel Capital Markets Authority, has proposed postponing payments, by deferring or replacing debt in order to raise interest rates to bypass a debt settlement, as part of a rescue plan for the corporate market. His proposal is largely based on the method presented by Adv. Zohar Lande, the head of our Litigation Department, in an op-ed published earlier this week.
March 29, 2020
Article: Bond Market Rescue – Debt and Interest Restructuring
The coronavirus crisis is affecting both stock prices and corporate bond prices and yields in the capital market. Zohar Lande, in an article for Bizportal, explains that the Israel Securities Authority must create a “fast-track mechanism” that allows companies to choose to be included in a debt restructuring arrangement subject to the different criteria.
January 2, 2020
NIS 10M Lawsuit against Yaron Roziak and Rabbi David Ifergan
Our firm is representing Kobi Zaid, the founder of Zaid Orniv, in a shareholder dispute and a contract enforcement lawsuit against the businessman Yaron Roziak and Rabbi David Ifergan.
December 18, 2019
Coffee and Fair Use: Zohar Lande Lectures at ALAI Israel Conference
Nestlé's lawsuit against Espresso Club continues to arouse great interest in the legal scene, among both law firms and copyright professionals. Today, the Copyright Society of Israel held a workshop on meaningful judicial rulings in 2019. As part of the event, Zohar Lande was invited to speak on “coffee and fair use” and to discuss the implications of the ruling against Nestlé on commercial companies operating in Israel.
December 16, 2019
David Appel's Lawsuit against Michael Cherney and Zeev Rom Dismissed
The Tel Aviv District Court dismissed a NIS 239 million claim filed by David Appel against Michael Cherney and our client Zeev Rom on statute-of-limitation grounds and fined him attorneys' fees. Zeev Rom was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Moran Bickel from our Litigation Department.
November 14, 2019
Tel Aviv Court Allows Yehuda Levy to Join Legal Proceedings against Eshkolot
The Tel Aviv Economic Court allowed the actor Yehuda Levy to join Shaham, the largest actors' organization in Israel, and a group of fellow artists in their legal dispute with the management of Eshkolot. Advs. Zohar Lande, Hadar Israeli, Eyal Nachshon, and Michael Dubin are representing Shaham and the artists.
November 13, 2019
Representing License Holders of the Ishai Gas Reservoir
Advs. Zohar Lande and Anat Even-Chen are representing the license holders of the Ishai gas reservoir. This reservoir shares its gas with the Aphrodite field in Cyprus. Our firm is accompanying the license holders in their appeal to the Ministers of Energy, Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Finance to secure their rights further to the agreement signed by the Aphrodite license holders with the Cypriot government.
November 6, 2019
Lawsuit against Liquidating Company of Bank of North America
Our firm is representing private clients in a lawsuit against the liquidating company of the Bank of North America (disbanded in 1985), as well as against the administrator general and official receiver. The lawsuit concerns trust funds deposited in the bank by the deceased father of the family. The clients are represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Shachar Rothschild of our Litigation Department.
October 28, 2019
Supreme Court Includes Nespresso Case on List of Key 2019 Rulings
The Supreme Court recently published a list of significant rulings handed down in the past year. The Supreme Court's dismissal of Nespresso's lawsuit against our client Espresso Club is included in this prestigious list.
September 10, 2019
Actor Yehuda Levy Joins Legal Proceedings against Eshkolot
Actor Yehuda Levy has joined Shaham, the largest actors' organization in Israel, and a group of fellow artists in their legal dispute with the management of Eshkolot. Advs. Zohar Lande, Hadar Israeli, and Eyal Nachshon are representing Shaham and the artists.
August 28, 2019
Supreme Court Dismisses Nespresso Suit against Espresso Club
The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal by Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate, and its subsidiary corporation Nespresso, filed against our client, the Israeli company Expresso Club. The appeal claimed copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and damage to Nespresso's reputation.
August 15, 2019
Maurice Haliwa Increases Claim against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili
Our firm continues to represent Maurice Haliwa, a shareholder in Manor A.D. Construction Investments Ltd., in a lawsuit against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili. Haliwa recently increased the amount of the original lawsuit from NIS 18 million to NIS 100 million. Advs. Zohar Lande and Yatir Madar represent the client.
August 8, 2019
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Our Client Espresso Club
The Supreme Court rejected all of Nespresso and Nestle's claims in a lawsuit filed against our client Espresso Club. The lawsuit revolved around an Espresso Club advertisement that featured a George Clooney look-alike. Nespresso and Nestle argued violation of intellectual property rights, but the Supreme Court rejected their arguments in favor of Espresso Club's. This represents a significant ruling on issues of commercial advertising content. Espresso Club was represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, the head of our Litigation Department.
July 31, 2019
Representing the Israeli Actors' Association in a Royalties Litigation Process against Eshkolot
Our firm is representing Shaham, the largest actors' organization in Israel, as well as a group of artists, in a legal dispute with the management of Eshkolot, a company that handles collection, management, and distribution of royalties to all artists in Israel.In this context, Advs. Zohar Lande, Hadar Israeli, Eyal Nachshon, and Michael Dubin submitted a request to the Economic Department of the Tel Aviv District Court to receive documents before filing a derivative claim over irregularities and defects. The request asks Eshkolot to present information on the manner in which royalties are collected from the various broadcasting organizations.
July 18, 2019
Barnea Representing Azrieli Group in Equity Investment in Compass Datacenters LLC.
Our firm is representing Azrieli Group in its equity investment in Compass Datacenters LLC., a company engaged in the commercialization of hyperscale data centers in North America. This acquisition is part of Azrieli Group's overall expansion into real estate in the international arena.  
July 17, 2019
Barnea Continues to Represent Eyal Shamir in Claim for Brokerage Fees
Our firm continues to represent businessman Eyal Shamir in a lawsuit against British Israel over its merger transaction with Melisron. As part of the lawsuit, Shamir's conversation with Ronen Gaon, who served as a director of British Israel, was exposed. Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department, who is representing Shamir, told TheMarker that "Gaon's appeals to Shamir regarding the matters discussed in the article were rejected by Shamir outright."
July 9, 2019
A Win for Zeev Rom: Gad Zeevi to Pay Another USD 1.5 Million in Brokerage Fees
Following a Supreme Court hearing, Gad Zeevi and Zeev Rom decided to withdraw their mutual appeals and to keep the District Court ruling ordering Zeevi to pay Rom USD 1.5 million in connection with the financing transaction for the purchase of Bezeq shares in 2000. Rom was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Moran Bickel of the firm's Litigation Department.
May 20, 2019
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Association of Internal Auditors Petition Supreme Court
Our firm is representing the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Internal Auditors in a petition with the Supreme Court against the Government Companies Authority (GCA). It is requesting that the court revoke the GCA circular stating that an internal auditor of government companies rated 7 and above must be a salaried employee and not outsourced. The petition was filed by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Adi Shoham of the Litigation Department.
May 7, 2019
Administrative Petition Filed Against Our Client Following Tender Win
Our firm is representing the Tel Aviv Taxi Organization in an administrative petition filed against after its win in the Tel Aviv cluster of a two-stage competitive process conducted by the Ministry of Transport. The organization is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Adi Shoham of the Litigation Department.
March 26, 2019
Barnea Representing Knight Therapeutics in Minority Discrimination Lawsuit in Israel
Our firm is representing Knight Therapeutics, a Canadian public company that holds 28% of Israeli pharmaceutical company Medison's shares, in a lawsuit alleging the deprivation of its rights as a minority shareholder in Medison. The company is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, Omer Keydar and Eitan Sivan of our Litigation Department.
February 27, 2019
Event Invite: The Impact on Your Business of New Amendments to the Restrictive Trade Practices Law
Our firm is holding a seminar on March 18 about the ways in which recent amendments to the Restrictive Trade Practices Law meet the daily needs of a corporation and its officers. A representative from the Israel Competition Authority will also take part.
February 21, 2019
The Battle on Internal Auditing in Government Companies
On January 29, the Government Companies Authority issued a circular stating that the internal auditor of government companies rated 7 and above must be a salaried employee and not outsourced, except in special cases. Companies for which this rating does not apply, however, will be able to continue to receive internal auditing services through outsourcing. Our firm was asked to represent the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel in its demand to cancel the Government Companies Authority directive.
January 27, 2019
Continued Representation of Eyal Shamir in Claim for Brokerage Fees
Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar of the firm's Litigation Department continue to represent the businessman Eyal Shamir in a lawsuit against British Israel. Shamir claims he was not paid a brokerage fee for the merger between British Israel and Melisron.
January 15, 2019
Lecture: All You Need to Know about the New Reform in Civil Law
Our firm hosted Prof. Issachar (Issi) Rosen-Zvi for a lecture on the new Civil Procedure Regulations. Legal advisors were also invited to attend.
December 31, 2018
Supreme Court Decision on Knesset Channel Chosen as Top Ruling in 2018
TheMarker named the Supreme Court's ruling on the Knesset Channel tender as one of the five most important verdicts of 2018. According to TheMarker, the ruling provides a glimpse into the Court's attitude to the media. Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, Adi Shoham, and Omer Keydar of the firm's Litigation Department represented RGE Knesset Channel, which won the tender.
December 13, 2018
Barnea Represented Azrieli Group in a Class Action Suit
Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar of Barnea's Litigation Department represented Azrieli Group in a class action suit for not displaying a price per unit of measure for certain products on its e-commerce website. A settlement was reached in the suit.
November 28, 2018
Barnea Represented a Chinese Company in Litigation Related to the Highway 16 Tender
Barnea is representing the Chinese infrastructure company PMEC in its request to disqualify the winning bid in the tender for Highway 16. The company is being represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Shachar Rothschild from the Litigation Department.
November 1, 2018
Transaction Brokerage
A Globes article about brokers in Israel mentioned that Barnea is representing Roni Mana in a lawsuit against Arena Group for the payment of brokerage fees.
October 7, 2018
Barnea Takes on Representation of TI Group Automotive Systems SRO
Our firm is representing the Czech company TI Group Automotive Systems SRO in a €4.5 million lawsuit against Raval ACS Ltd. The lawsuit stems from a valve failure that resulted in the recall and repair of 250 thousand Mercedes cars.
July 19, 2018
Supreme Court Ruling: RGE Group to Operate Knesset Channel
The Supreme Court issued a ruling today rejecting the petitions of News 2 and Channel 20 against the decision to announce RGE as the winner of the Knesset channel tender. This paves the way for the operation of the Knesset channel by RGE as early as August 1, 2018. RGE was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Adi Shoham, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar of our firm's Litigation Department.
June 13, 2018
Broker Sues for NIS 50 million over British and Melisron Merger
Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar from our Litigation Department are representing businessman Eyal Shamir in a lawsuit against British Israel Investments owned by Melisron Ltd. Shamir alleges he was not paid a brokerage fee for the merger between the two companies.
June 3, 2018
RGE Wins Tender for Operation of Knesset Channel
The Cable and Satellite Council awarded RGE Group's proposal with the tender to operate the Knesset Channel for the next 10 years. RGE is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Adi Shoham, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar of our firm's Litigation Department.
May 22, 2018
Landmark Israeli Court Decision Halts Deal between Two US Companies
An Israeli court has ordered to halt an investment deal in Arcturus Therapeutics, pending clarification of the lawsuit filed by Joseph Payne, the company's founder, regarding the cancellation of his dismissal as CEO. This decision was made despite the fact that the company operates in the United States with American management. Joseph Payne is represented by Advs. Micky Barnea, Zohar Lande, Omer Keydar, and Ron Shuhatovich.
December 27, 2017
French Culinary Brand Fauchon Brought to Court
Roni Lish, the minority shareholder in the franchise company of the French culinary brand Fauchon, is suing his partner in the franchise. Roni claims his partner acted to reduce the value of the company in order to control it and to remove him from the company. Roni Lish is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Gilli Cohen-Arazi of our firm's Litigation Department.
December 26, 2017
Fierce Battle over Banning Binary Options Reaches High Court of Justice
Following a bill promoted by the Israel Securities Authority, and passed by the Knesset, outlawing binary options trading by Israeli companies, Yukom Communications LTD and its controlling shareholder, Yossi Herzog, filed a petition to the High Court of Justice. Overseeing the filing of the petition were Barnea attorneys Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Moran Bickel.
December 26, 2017
High Court of Justice Suspends Re-Examination of RGE's Proposal for Knesset Channel Tender
The High Court of Justice ruled in a temporary order that the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council should explain why it did not announce RGE as the winner of the tender for the operation of the Knesset Channel, following the disqualification of Channel 20's offer. RGE is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Ronen Reingold, Adi Shoham, and Itay Hatam of our firm's Litigation Department.
December 6, 2017
Ministry of Finance Ends Horse Racing, Adv. Zohar Lande Represented GBI Racing
The Ministry of Finance has decided to discontinue horse racing in Israel starting on January 1, 2018. Adv. Zohar Lande, the head of our firm's Litigation Department, represented GBI Racing, the British company that provides betting services to Toto, in negotiations with the Ministry of Finance.
October 29, 2017
Class Action against Espresso Club Rejected by the Court
The Central District Court has rejected the application for a class action filed in 2015 against Espresso Club for misleading customers about the method of charging an acquired package of coffee capsules. In addition, the court ordered the plaintiff to pay all legal expenses. Espresso Club was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Itay Hatam of our firm's Litigation Department.
October 15, 2017
District Court Rejects Scheduled Vote of Purchase Group United Sarona
The Tel Aviv District Court accepted the request of over 50 members of the purchase group United Sarona, represented by Barnea's Head of Litigation, Adv. Zohar Lande, to prevent a vote at the meeting scheduled for today. In the motion that was presented, it was argued that in the process of convening the meeting there were material flaws, including a lack of information.
September 25, 2017
Purchase Group United Sarona about to Fall Apart
The purchase group United Sarona, which won a tender a year and a half ago to build several towers near Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, is about to fall apart. In the last few days, several members of the group have begun organizing, through Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea, to file a lawsuit against United Sarona's organizers, after they failed to recruit new members or find alternative funding sources to ensure the progress of the project.
July 19, 2017
High Court Issues Interim Order on Channel 20’s Winning Bid for Knesset Channel
RGE, represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, Ronen Reingold and Adi Shoham of Barnea, petitioned the High Court of Justice over the results of a tender concerning the operation of the new Knesset channel. It requested an interim order that would prevent the agreement with Channel 20, who had won the tender. In a hearing held today at the High Court of Justice, the interim order was issued, freezing the results of the tender.
July 5, 2017
At the Request of Roni Mana, Represented by Barnea & Co., a Foreclosure was Imposed on Arena Star Group Ltd.
Roni Mana, represented by Adv. Zohar Lande and Gal Livshitz from the Litigation Department at Barnea, requested the court to order that Arena Star Group Ltd. pay brokerage fees for the sale of the Arena mall in Herzeliya. The Tel Aviv District Court today accepted Mana's request for a temporary foreclosure on the funds received by the company for the sale of the mall.
July 2, 2017
Zohar Lande Represented GBI Racing at a Hearing Before the Ministry of Finance
Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea represented GBI Racing, the UK racing betting company, at a hearing before the Ministry of Finance, following the decision to cancel betting on horse racing in Israel.
June 8, 2017
Barnea & Co. represents Zeev Rom
The Haifa District Court ruled that Gad Zeevi would have to pay businessman Zeev Rom USD 1.5 million in brokerage fees in respect of a deal in which Zeevi acquired 20% of Bezeq in 2000. Adv. Zohar Landa and Adv. Moran Bickel from the litigation department at Barnea, represented Zeev Rom.
May 25, 2017
Espresso Club Files an Appeal to Increase the Court Expenses to the Sum of Half a Million Shekels
After the rejection of the Nespresso and Nestle case against Espresso Club in which they alleged copyright infringement, Espresso Club, represented by our firm, filed an appeal regarding the amount of expenses determined by the District Court, claiming that the amount is unreasonable in relation to the actual expenses.
April 3, 2017
A Victory for Barnea & Co. in the Supreme Court Regarding the Cancellation of an Arbitration Ruling
Adv. Zohar Lande, Adv. Jacques Gershoni and Adv. Yatir Madar from the Litigation Department at Barnea, succeeded in cancelling an arbitration ruling in the Tel Aviv District Court, a cancellation which was then upheld by the Supreme Court.The parties had appointed an arbitrator to hear and rule on a specific dispute between them. After the arbitrator had issued an arbitration award which had been fully carried out by both parties, the arbitrator joined forces with one of the parties, while attempting to ignore the arbitration award, which had already been carried out, with the aim of unilaterally issuing a new arbitration ruling. In fact, the new arbitration ruling overturned the original award, which, as noted, had been fully carried out by the parties.The party with whom the arbitrator had cooperated (the “other party’’), relying on the new arbitration ruling, filed a dual application to the Tel Aviv District Court - one for the approval of the new arbitration award and the second for the temporary imposition of liens on the property of Barnea’s client.Barnea's litigation team succeeded in obtaining an order for cancellation of the new arbitration award (in a judgment by the Honorable Justice Y. Shevach, District Court, December 28, 2016). The Court clarified that the new arbitration award was given without authority, because it exceeded the limits of the authorization defined by the parties and because it contradicted a previous ruling of the arbitrator.The other party did not accept the ruling of the District Court and chose to submit a motion for leave to appeal the ruling of the Tel Aviv District Court to the Supreme Court, as well as a request for temporary remedies in the appeal.Barnea filed a firm response to the other party’s request for temporary relief, in which it was made clear that the need to impose temporary liens was never examined on its merits in the District Court, and elaborated on the fact that the request for leave to appeal the judgment of the District Court lacked any basis both in law and in fact.The Supreme Court denied the motion for leave to appeal and instructed the other party to pay Barnea's client's legal fees and expenses (decision by the Honorable Justice Y. Danziger of March 26, 2017)."It is known that the annulment of an arbitration award is a rare occurrence, and that it does not happen routinely," commented Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea. "This rejection by the Supreme Court actually means the upholding of the District Court’s  ruling,  the cancellation of the new arbitration award and, accordingly, the cancellation of the temporary remedies imposed on the assets of our client”.
March 27, 2017
Nespresso Loses Court Battle with Espresso Club
The Israeli District Court of Tel Aviv ruled against global food giant, Nestle, and its subsidiary Nespresso in a claim filed by them in Israel against Espresso Club, an Israeli company, on the grounds of alleged copyright infringement, trademark violations, unfair competition and damage to Nespresso's reputation.
March 26, 2017
Coca Cola Israel Antitrust Fine: "Halperin Seems to Want to Raise the Bar of Punishment"
Adv . Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea was interviewed by Globes on the Antitrust Authority's decision to impose an unprecedented monetary sanction on the Central Bottling Company Group (Coca Cola Israel). Zohar commented that it is not enough to set the monetary sanctions, submitting that the Antitrust Authority must make use of all the tools at its disposal, including the civilian tools.
March 5, 2017
Nespresso Loses Suit Filed against Israeli Company, Espresso Club
The Tel Aviv District Court rejected the lawsuit filed by Nespresso and the global food company, Nestle, against the Israeli company, Espresso Club. Nespresso claimed that Espresso Club’s advertisement, which uses a look-alike of George Clooney, violates the intellectual property of Nespresso and constitutes unfair competition. The Court rejected Nespresso's claims and ordered it to pay Espresso Club NIS 110,070  in legal costs. Espresso Club was represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, Adv. Itay Hatam and Adv. Gili Cohen-Arazi from Barnea
March 2, 2017
Judicial Oversight of Board Decisions - Beyond the Business Judgement Rule?
Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Gilli Cohen Arazi from the Litigation Department at Barnea in an article for Chambers and Partners on recent trends in Israeli case law, which may indicate a change in the Israeli courts' attitude to judicial intervention in the business judgment of the Board of a corporation.
February 7, 2017
The CEO of Kitov Pharmaceuticals was Investigated by the Israeli Security Authority on Suspicion of Fraud and False Reporting
Adv. Zohar Lande and Moran Bickel from the Litigation Department at Barnea represented the CEO of Kitov Pharmaceuticals at a hearing in the Tel Aviv Magistrates Court relating to his release from detention, subject to certain restrictive conditions.
February 1, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represents Real Estate Agent, Roni Mana and his Agency
Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Gal Livshits from the Litigation Department at Barnea are representing real estate agent, Roni Mana, and his agency, in a lawsuit filed at the Tel Aviv District Court against Arena Star Group Ltd, controlled by Marcus Weber, and the CEO, Michael Fuchs, for failure to pay brokerage fees in the amount of NIS 5.88 million.
January 4, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represented GBI Racing before the Knesset Reform Committee
Barnea is representing GBI Racing, a British company which provides betting services to Toto (the Israel Sports Betting Board). Adv. Zohar Lande participated in the Knesset Reform Committee meeting, which discussed the decision to cancel the permit given to Toto as proposed in the Economic Arrangements Law.
November 9, 2016
Barnea & Co. Represents iTrader, an Online Forex Trading Company
Barnea represents iTrader, an online forex trading company, which is under investigation by the Israeli Securities Authority. Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Moran Bickel from the Litigation department were interviewed by The Marker and commented that they hope the investigation by the ISA, which focuses on the company's activities during the period in which it was entitled to act as a trading platform, will end soon.
October 14, 2016
After 9 Years of Litigation, David's Geller Claim Against Yitzchak Omer, Who Was Represented by Barnea & Co., Was Dismissed.
As previously published, Geller had filed a lawsuit alleging fraud in the amount of nearly NIS 70 million. Even though the main claim for fraud was dismissed, the District Court obliged Omer to pay millions of NIS to Geller deciding that they were granted to Omer as a loan. Geller and Omer both appealed to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court denied Geller's appeal entirely, accepted Omer's appeal and returned the case to the District Court. This week, the District Court dismissed the action entirely and accepted Omer's argument that the funds were transferred to him as part of a share purchase transaction. The Court ruled that under these circumstances, Omer does not need to reimburse the funds or to transfer any shares.
September 25, 2016
Barnea & Co. represents Rafi Bar-Lev
Barnea represented Rafi Bar-Lev, former Salesman at the Israeli investment company Utrade of Aviv Talmor, whose operation was frozen by the Israel Securities Authority, at a hearing in the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court.
September 22, 2016
Barnea & Co. Represents GBI Racing
Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation department at Barnea is representing GBI Racing, a British company which provides betting services to Toto (the Israel Sports Betting Board). The company applied to the Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, to reconsider the decision to ban horse racing wagering, which was approved by a government committee chaired by treasury Director General, Shai Babad.  The company contends that it was never given the opportunity to present other data to the committee on its behalf.
July 28, 2016
Barnea & Co. represents Maurice Haliwa
Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Yaacov Gershoni from the Litigation Department at Barnea are representing Maurice Haliwa, a shareholder in Manor A.D. Construction Investments Ltd. Mr. Haliwa filed a lawsuit against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili in the amount of NIS 18 million.
May 29, 2016
Barnea & Co. Represents Hanan Mor Group
Barnea represents Hanan Mor Group, a public traded company, and other companies of the Hanan Mor Group, in a lawsuit filed against them by the contractor relating to a number of real-estate projects.  The contractor claimed damages and requested an order to prevent the forfeiture of bank guarantees. The court rejected the contractor 's request. The court also accepted in full the arguments raised by Barnea and criticized the conduct of the other party, pointing out that the version of the other side "raises questions". The court awarded Hanan Mor Group fees and costs in the amount of NIS 12,000.The Hanan Mor Group is represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, Adv. Itay Wigoda and Adv. Shachar Parnes from the Litigation Department at Barnea
April 25, 2016
Barnea & Co. represented East and West Stores Ltd
Barnea represented East and West Stores Ltd, a leading importer of foods into Israel from the Far East,  in a dispute concerning the use of the trade name "East and West" and its trademarks. Following an appeal to the Supreme Court filed by our litigation department,  the ruling made against the Company by the District Court ,which prohibited the Company from using the trade name "East and West" in some markets, was reversed (our firm was not involved in the District Court action). The Supreme Court  also reversed the contempt of court ruling issued against the Company. East and West Stores Ltd. was represented by Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Itai Wigoda. Adv. Ilan Blumenfeld assisted on the commercial aspects.
March 20, 2016
Latest changes in the process of hiring interns at law firms
In an opinion article in Calcalist Magazine by Adv.  Zohar Lande, Partner and Head of the Litigation Department in our office, he  discussed the latest changes in the process of hiring interns at law firms. According to Zohar, despite shortcoming in these changes, regulatory intervention is necessary.
February 9, 2016
TheMarker magazine interviewed Zohar Lande for his comments on Israel's next antitrust chief
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, has appointed Adv. Michal Halperin to be Israel's next antitrust chief. TheMarker magazine interviewed leading legal experts on antitrust Law, and asked them for their comments on this appointment. Zohar Lande commented: "One of the most significant challenges Adv. Halperin will face is maintaining the delicate balance between the continued encouragement of foreign companies that seek to enter and invest in the Israeli economy and the Israeli consumer who is grappling with the day-to-day cost of living".
January 25, 2016
Nespresso suing Espresso Club for using George Clooney lookalike advert
Adv. Zohar Lande, head of the Litigation practice at Barnea, is representing Espresso Club Ltd., an Israeli corporation, in an IP claim filed against it by Nespresso and Nestle.
January 22, 2016
Barnea & Co. represents Espresso Club Ltd.
Barnea represents Espresso Club Ltd., an Israeli provider of home espresso machines using a capsule system, in a claim filed against them by Nespresso Israel, as well as the international Nestle and Nespresso corporations. The Plaintiffs’ claim that a TV commercial of Espresso Club, which features a George Clooney double, denigrates their brand's image and tarnishes Nespresso's reputation by ridiculing the Nespresso image. For the full article, Fox news, please click here
January 21, 2016
District Court in Tel Aviv dismisses claim by Malibu against the Har-Gil family
Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Gal Livshits represented the Har- Gil family, the defendants in a claim for NIS 13 million filed by the real estate company, Malibu. The dispute related to payments allegedly owed by the Har-Gil family with regard to a plot of land owned by the Har-Gil family, developed by Malibu. The District Court in Tel Aviv dismissed the claim with prejudice.
January 6, 2016
Lexology Navigator - Arbitral proceedings in Israel
As a litigation expert, Zohar Lande was chosen to be the author of the Israeli chapter of "Lexology Navigator - Arbitral proceedings in Israel ". In this exclusive chapter, Zohar provides a market and regulatory overview in respect of Israel.
November 9, 2015
Barnea & co. represents Mr. Haim Levy
The trend for Israelis to operate investment companies abroad can lead to business disputes; Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Gal Livshits from Barnea represent Mr. Haim Levy, known for his book "Real estate in Jeans", in a million dollar lawsuit against two of his business partners who founded a real estate company in the United States.
November 5, 2015
Summations filed in the Tisch versus Yogev case
After nearly three years of litigation proceedings relating  to Edwin Tisch's claim against Ori Yogev, summations were submitted yesterday.  Tisch claims that Whitewater and Yogev made false representations and acted fraudulently, causing Tisch to invest millions in Whitewater Holdings. According to Tisch, Yogev intoduced the project as the "Checkpoint" of the water industry, and "it is designed to change water treatment in Israel and abroad".
September 29, 2015
The Supreme Court: "A foreign company can be liquidated in Israel".
A precedential ruling by the Supreme Court has held that a foreign company can be liquidated in Israel. Adv. Zohar Lande commented on this decision as follows: "The Supreme Court has extended the existing boundaries of the application of Israeli liquidation law to foreign companies."
September 7, 2015
Barnea & Co. represents Tonstate Group
The UK real estate investment company, Tonstate Group, is suing the PBC Group and its partners for GBP 88.5 million (approximately NIS 500 million) in the UK courts. Tonstate is represented in the UK by the law firm, Rosling King. Zohar Lande of Barneais assisting Rosling King in the action.
August 19, 2015
Barnea & Co. represented Kibbutz Shefayim
Kibbutz Shefayim filed a request yesterday to the Tel Aviv District Court to declare Yehuda Doron, the former treasurer of Kibbutz Shefayim, as bankrupt, if he does not pay within one week the sum of NIS 14.6 million. This amount represents the majority of the money in respect of which Doron was convicted of theft. 
June 23, 2015
New affidavit supports Tisch's WhiteWater claim
Globes has revealed an affidavit by Dror Picard which is part of the dispute between the shareholders of Whitewater Water Technologies, which is in receivership with creditors owed about NIS 19 million. In the affidavit, Mr. Dror Picard states that Hana Gertler admitted that Uri Yogev had deceived her as well, thereby inducing her to invest in Whitewater. The claimant in the action, Benny Tisch, is represented by Barnea Tisch is claiming that Whitewater and Yogev made false representations and acted fraudulently, causing him to invest millions in Whitewater Holdings. 
May 27, 2015
Barnea represents TDT Specialist SRL
Eli Reifman, former CEO of Emblaze, and managers at MCE Systems are being sued by a Romanian company,TDT Specialist SRL, for 63 NIS million. TDT is represented by Adv. Zohar Lande and Adv. Gal Livshits. 
March 7, 2015
Barnea & Co. represented eight defendants in case relating to well known property project
After seven years of litigation Advocates Zohar Lande and Gal Livshits of Barnea Co successfully  assisted their clients to defeat a claim of NIS 10m filed by Shragai and Sons Ltd, a contractor, against their clients. The claim related to the high profile Telzstone development near Jerusalem. The claim was dismissed by the Court with costs awarded against the Plaintiff.
February 4, 2015
Dispute between Israeli company and Royal Jordanian Airlines erupts over package tours for Israeli Arabs to Saudi Arabia via Jordan
Milad Aviation Ltd., an Israeli company, is claiming that Royal Jordanian Airlines negotiated in bad faith for many years, delaying the conclusion of a written agreement, and then hijacked the whole venture for themselves. Milad Aviation Ltd, represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, threatens lawsuit of NIS 20 million against Royal Jordanian Airlines. For the full article, please click here
January 13, 2015
Whitewater Holdings must pay 127 000 NIS to its former Vice President, Aviad Caspi
The Magistrate's Court in Tel Aviv accepted the claim of "Mika Benroy", a company  owned by Mr. Aviad Caspi, a former business development vice president of Whitewater Holdings. Caspi is also the  son in law of businessman, Edwin (Benny) Tish. Caspi submitted the claim  against  Whitewater Holdings, of which Uri Yogev is the founder and former Chairman of its Board of Directors . The Magistrate's Court decided that Whitewater Holdings must pay an amount of approximately 127 000 NIS to "Mika Benroy" (Caspi’s company) for services given to Whitewater Holdings, for which no consideration had been paid. The suit was filed by Adv. Zohar Lande, Adv. Shai Sharvit and Adv. Itay Wigoda from Barnea 
December 31, 2014
Lawyer of the year 2014 - Zohar Lande
Adv. Zohar Lande , senior partner and the head of the Litigation department at Barnea, was chosen by the prestigious "CorporateLiveWire " guide to the legal profession as "Lawyer of the year 2014" in Litigation Dispute resolution in Israel.
October 30, 2014
Antitrust Chief, Prof. David Gilo Encourages Consumer Boycotts
In a meeting held by the Knesset Finance Committee on the high cost of living, Antitrust Commissioner Prof. David Gilo called on consumers to organize boycotts to pressure retailers and manufacturers to reduce their prices. He said: “An occasional boycott is not enough. Consumers need to undertake a personal boycott every day, to vote with their feet and compare competing prices.” Zohar Lande senior partner at Barnea Co, disagrees. Zohar was interviewed by Maariv newspaper where he was quoted for saying "it is both unfair and unwise to ask the consumers to fix the high cost of living".
October 5, 2014
2014 Legal Highlights
This year’s summary of Maariv puts the spotlight on key legal developments in Israel, covering the following topics: Capital Markets (by Micky Barnea); Anti-Trust (by Zohar Lande); Constitutional Law; Criminal Law nfrastructure ; Tax and Money laudering
September 10, 2014
Ms. Hana Gertler (Co-founder of Whitewater) will testify in the “Whitewater Holdings” trial
Further to the request of the Canadian businessman, Mr. Edwin (Benni) Tisch, businesswoman Hanna Gertler will testify in the Whitewater trial, in accordance with the decision of Justice Ruth Ronen, of the Economic Department of the District Court in Tel Aviv. Tisch claims that Whitewater and Yogev made false representations and acted fraudulently, causing Tisch to invest millions in Whitewater Holdings. Whitewater Holdings is in receivership and creditors are owed approximately NIS 19 million. To read more, please click here
August 3, 2014
Barnea & Co.’s litigation team advised a client in a precedent setting appeal concerning fundamental issues of securities law and tort law
Barnea’s litigation team represented a client before the Supreme Court in a precedent setting landmark appeal concerning fundamental obligations under Israel's securities law and tort law. The Supreme Court overturned the rulings of the District Court and accepted our firm’s position that a duty of care does not exist between shareholders of a company, which were found jointly guilty in violating securities laws.
May 29, 2014
Channel 10 News Interview - Zohar Lande
Zohar Lande, Senior Partner and head of Litigation department, was interviewed by Channel 10 News re the Cadbury Anti-Trust litigation.
April 30, 2014
The publisher Israel Mizrahi is suing his former partner
The publisher Israel Mizrahi  is suing his former partner Lior Sharf in an amount of about  NIS 11 million, claiming  that he has been misled through cover-up and concealment" Mizrachi, represented by adv. Zohar Lande and Daphne Klein, from Barnea, claims that Mr. Sharf covered up and concealed financial information related to Agam Publishing, their former business partnership. 
April 9, 2014
Barnea & Co. represented "IN SPI AIR"
The Tel Aviv District Court rejected yesterday (Tuesday) a claim of NIS 67 million that was filed by the Canadian businessman David Geller, against the LR Group and start-up "IN SPI AIR". IN SPI AIR  was represented by adv. Zohar Lande and adv. Gal Lifshitz
March 9, 2014
Barnea & Co. litigation team filed a monetary claim for NIS 4.8 million
Adv. Zohar Lande, adv. Shai Sharvit and adv. Moran Bickel, filed a monetary claim for NIS 4.8 million with the Tel-Aviv District Court concerning the alleged fraudulent actions of a trustee relating to real estate investments in Thailand.
March 7, 2014
A global trend towards mediation: views from lawyers in 13 countries
Zohar Lande was quoted in an article by the Kingsley Napley law firm. The article records recent quotes of leading commercial litigators from around the world. The experts discuss the recent trends in their respective countries. Zohar Lande is the only commercial litigation lawyer from Israel to be approached for his comments.  
February 13, 2014
"If I testify against Strauss - Elite I'll burn myself"
Lenny Sackstein, the chairman at Carmit Candy Industries Ltd.  which is represented by Barnea, described in court yesterday the difficulties in bringing witnesses to testify against Elite – Strauss  Cadbury case. To read more, please click here
February 9, 2014
Mediation between Ori Yogev and Benny Tisch regarding “Whitewater Holdings” has failed
The Canadian businessman, Benny Tisch, has filed a claim against Ori Yogev, currently Director of the Government Companies Authority, in the amount of NIS 15 million.  Tisch claims that Yogev made false representations and acted fraudulently, causing Tisch to invest millions in Whitewater Holdings. Whitewater Holdings is in liquidation and creditors are owed NIS 19 million.
January 15, 2014
IAA transcripts from the Strauss - Cadbury investigation has been revealed
Carmit's civil suit is partly based on records and documents collected by the Antitrust Authority in during its investigations.  The following was submitted  by Adv. Zohar Lande, Adv. Shai Sharvit and Adv. Moran Bickel, from Barnea, to the Tel Aviv District Court.
January 9, 2014
Developments in the Carmit Candy Ltd. action against the Strauss Group
Important information is currently being unveiled at the Central District Court regarding the ways in which the Strauss Group was allegedly attempting to block Cadbury from entering the Israeli Market in 2002. To read more, please click here
January 5, 2014
Opinion - Privatization pursuant to Encouragement of Competition and the Reduction of Concentration law
The article below addresses the privatization chapter of the newly enacted law for the encouragement of competition and reduction of concentration in the Israeli market. The chapter inter alia restricts the State from granting rights to and engaging with entities, which already have received rights from the state and thus deemed to be "concentrational". Adv. Lande argues that the chapter is far reaching, leads to uncertainty in the market and may prevent the effective allocation of rights in the future, all of which will have a detrimental effect on the market. To read more, please click here
December 19, 2013
The former shareholer in Vita will not be sued
The Tel Aviv court has overturned and a court order allowing service of the claim against a former shareholder in a company called "Vita" outside of the Israeli jurisdiction.
November 17, 2013
8.5 years in jail to the former treasurer of kibbutz Shefayim
The former treasurer of kibbutz Shefayim and his wife were convicted of stealing 16.5 million NIS from the kibbutz and sentenced to  8.5 years in jail. The kibbutz members are still hoping that Adv. Zohar Lande will recover the money that the family is still hiding.
September 30, 2013
The former treasurer of Kibbutz Shefayim and his wife were convicted of stealing 16.5 million NIS from the Kibbutz
Attorney Zohar Lande, head of the litigation department at Barnea Co, made a short statement on behalf of the Kibbutz: "We respectfully acknowledge the Court's verdict. Sadly, this sordid affair has had a major impact on the social fabric of the Kibbutz in the last decade. Since Doron's embezzlement was exposed, we have acted within the Kibbutz community, as well as within the judicial system, in an effort to retrieve the money that has been stolen from the Kibbutz. The Kibbutz shall keep cultivating the values of solidarity between its members. We are hopeful that today's verdict shall enable the members of the Kibbutz to return with much enthusiasm to their normal routine of productiveness and creativity".
May 9, 2013
Israeli gambling sites industries have been revealed due to a confidential agreement which has been leaked.
Barnea represents Mr. Menny Benish, Player 2 Player LTD. and R.I.I.G Limited, in a claim for over 12 M NIS against Moshe Tisona and Yalciner Enterprises Ltd.
January 15, 2013
Claim in the amount of NIS 15,000,000 against Uri Yoggev
Claim in the amount of NIS 15,000,000 against Uri Yoggev: "He has provided false representations and has acted fraudulently". The claim was filed through Advocates Zohar Lande, Shay Sharvit and Itay Wigoda of Barnea Law Offices. To read more, please click here
November 4, 2012
Barnea & Co. filed an urgent request for provisional foreclosure and a prohibition of disposition order against Gad Zeevi
Advocates Zohar Lande and Itay Wigoda of Barnea filed an urgent request for provisional foreclosure and a prohibition of disposition order against Gad Zeevi. The purpose of the request is to guarantee that Gad Zeevi will pay to Zeev Rom the amount awarded to Zeev Rom in recent litigation.
July 2, 2012
The ICC Group was sued by the Administrator General
The ICC Group was sued by the Administrator General for 150 million NIS, who argued that the trustees acted in severe negligence while cancelling the loss of profits insurance. The group is represented by Advocates Zohar Lande, Shai Sharvit, Itay Wigoda and Levi Metchnik of Barnea 
June 26, 2012
Espresso Club files a claim against Strauss
The leading coffee company, Espresso Club, is claiming for NIS 7 million from Strauss for withdrawing from purchasing the company. Espresso Club officials claim, through Adv. Zohar Landa and Shay Sharvit of Barnea Law Offices that during 4 months Strauss carried out a strict and extensive due diligence procedure of Espresso club and its business. During the due diligence, according to the claim, secret and confidential information was passed on to Strauss and such was exposed to Espresso Club’s main supplier.
May 31, 2012
The Israel Chapter on International Comparative Legal Guides
The Israel Chapter - Litigation Dispute Resolution 2012 - on International Comparative Legal Guides. B
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