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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.
July 3, 2019
The Expected End Date for TAMA 38: May 2020
The Planning Administration revealed that the deadline for the completion of the TAMA 38 plan is May 2020. Eldar Adato, the head of our Real Estate Department, was interviewed by TheMarker on the matter. He said the Planning Administration's announcement entangles an entire industry built on the basis of TAMA 38, and projects that invested hundreds of hours of work and hundreds of thousands of shekels will be left orphaned and unable to implement.
July 3, 2019
Ministry of Defense Seminar on P.F.I Projects
Inon Yogev, a partner in our Infrastructure and Project Finance Department, lectured today as part of a seminar on the establishment of P.F.I projects in the defense sector. In attendance were senior officials from the Ministry of Defense and the IDF.
June 27, 2019
Barnea Represented Johnson & Johnson Innovation in an Investment Round in DayTwo
Our firm represented JJDC in its follow on investment in the Israeli medtech company DayTwo, as part of a $31 million series B round.  
June 25, 2019
Event on Investor Relations and Corporate Responsibility
Our firm hosted today an event in cooperation with the Israeli Investor Relations Forum on investor relations and corporate responsibility. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on how corporate responsibility is perceived by regulators.
June 25, 2019
Energean Firms up Agreement with Israel Natural Gas Lines
Our firm represented Israel Natural Gas Lines (INGL) in the conclusion of a detailed agreement with Greek company Energean for the transfer of the near shore and onshore part of the pipeline that will deliver gas from the Karish and Tanin FPSO into the Israeli national gas transmission grid. As consideration, INGL will pay Energean 369 million NIS.
June 24, 2019
Lecture on Crowdfunding Regulation in Israel and in the World
Max, of Leumi Card, and Pipelbiz, the first and largest equity crowdfunding platform in Israel, have launched a new program for entrepreneurs. Program members include both fintech and insuretech startups. Our firm was chosen to serve as the initiative's legal partner. The startups recently visited our firm, where Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Alon Anava lectured about crowdfunding regulation in Israel and abroad, as well as about challenges and opportunities in this field.
June 18, 2019
Barnea Represented Axcel in the Acquisition of Phase One
Our firm represented Axcel in the acquisition of Phase One from Silverfleet Capital. Axcel is a leading Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies. It has a broad base of both Nordic and international investors.
June 13, 2019
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe at the Economic Conference of the Kibbutz Industry
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe, Partner and Head of the Kibbutz Sector at our firm, participated in the Economic Conference of the Kibbutz Industry and lectured on the gap between the desire to increase the agricultural value chain and regulation.
June 12, 2019
First Evacuation and Reconstruction Project in Givat Olga
Our Real Estate Department is representing the entrepreneurs and some of the residents in an evacuation and reconstruction project on Hagdud Haivri St. in Givat Olga, Hadera.
June 11, 2019
The Annual Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel
Dr. Zvi Gabbay led a panel on the subject of the legal advisor as a legal crisis facilitator at the annual conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel. Present at the conference were outgoing Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and other senior legal officials.
June 11, 2019
Lectures at Hebrew University's Entrepreneurship Center
Commercial Department partners Yuval Lazi and Itay Gura lectured on founders' agreements to participants in the digital and social entrepreneurship programs at the Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center.
June 11, 2019
Yuval Lazi Lectures at Azrieli College of Engineering's Startup Accelerator
Yuval Lazi, a partner in our Corporate Department, lectured today on the Cinderella stories of young companies to entrepreneurs taking part in AtoBe, the Azrieli College of Engineering's startup accelerator.
June 10, 2019
The Majdi Halabi Affair: The State Is Not above the Law
Adv. Gal Livshits, a partner in our Litigation Department, published an op-ed in Calcalist on the State's attempt to evade payment of a reward to the finders of the body of missing soldier Majdi Halabi following the Supreme Court's ruling that it is obligated to pay.
June 4, 2019
Innovation in Israel – Legal Aspects: Interview with Simon Jaffa
The Lawyer magazine focused this month on the innovation scene in Israel and interviewed leading lawyers, including Simon Jaffa, to better understand the local legal environment. During the interview, Simon discussed how legislation can often lag behind technological developments. He noted that the most important job for tech lawyers is to help startup clients take calculated risks. This means not just telling clients what they can't do, but also understanding risks, evaluating potential exposure, and helping management make decisions that are right for the company.
June 3, 2019
Barnea Represented Johnson & Johnson Innovation in an Investment Round in Techsomed
Micky Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, Itay Gura, Mayer Winkler, and Ido Freund represented Johnson Johnson Innovation in an investment round in the Israeli medtech startup Techsomed Medical Technologies Ltd. Founded in 2012, Techsomed has developed an image analysis system that helps track tissue response to thermal ablation, the process of destroying tumors using extreme heat or cold. Techsomed intends to use the funding toward receiving regulatory approval in the US, Europe, and Japan.JJDC led the company's current round of financing, which included both former and new investors, such as Screen Holdings, the Alfred Mann Institute at the Technion (AMIT), NextLeap Ventures, and Axil Capital.
June 2, 2019
Event Invite: Privacy Regulations – Is Your Business Ready?
The entry into force of the GDPR and the Israeli information security regulations are undoubtedly among the most important legal events of recent years. Their impact on the activity of organizations and businesses concerns not only local companies but also any company wishing to operate in those jurisdictions. We invite you to attend an event where you will receive important instructions and tips on how to implement the obligations that apply to you.
May 27, 2019
Yuval Lazi at the Largest Annual International Cybersecurity Event
Adv. Yuval Lazi will participate in the upcoming Cyber Week event. Yuval will take part in the UK-IL Roundtable on the topic of Online Safety.
May 26, 2019
Hosting a Delegation of German Medical Companies
Our firm hosted a delegation of German Companies, part of the Tech7 collaboration with SCE in the BIPA program (Bavarian Israeli Partnership Accelerator).
May 23, 2019
An Investigation in Ireland Against Google: Privacy Infringement for the Purposes of Targeted Advertising
Adv. Anat Even-Chen in an interview for TheMarker in response to an investigation launched by the Irish Data Protection Commission against Google for violating the GDPR Regulations. According to Anat, the investigation focuses on the service of Internet advertising, and its findings may affect many companies around the world and in Israel, which operate in the field of Adtech.
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