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Representing NickNack in Sale to Papaya Global

Yuval Lazi, Itay Gura, Ido Freund, and Inbar Katzir represented the Israeli startup NickNack in its sale to Papaya Global Ltd., a private Israeli company that provides payroll and human resource management computing services to multinational corporations. NickNack is developing a platform that fosters team engagement and togetherness for organizations working remotely.

Categories: Corporate | Investments | Mergers and Acquisitions | Start Ups

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."

Categories: Capital Markets

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. We were interviewed by TheMarker about workers' rights during issuances and SPAC processes.

Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate | Investments

Representing Inomize in Transaction with Facebook (Meta)

We served as legal counsel for Inomize, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of electronic components, in its acquisition by Facebook. The acquisition is by way of acquiring the know-how and experience of Inomize’s employees. Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss led the deal. Advs. Netta Bromberg and Jacki Silbermann advised on the employment matters.

Categories: Corporate | M&A employment issues | Mergers and Acquisitions

Representing Sephira in Sale of Shares to DL Software Group

Barnea represented the French and Israeli group of companies Sephira, a leader in software solutions for healthcare professionals, in the sale of its holdings to the DL Software Group, which was recently acquired by the American PE fund TA Associates.

The transaction was led by Samuel Henry Samuel, and Avihay Asulin. Netta Bromberg provided representation in all labor law matters, and Harel Perlmutter and Nir Ziman advised on all tax issues.

Categories: Corporate | Investments | Mergers and Acquisitions

Websites Roll Out November Deals – Tips for Safer Shopping Online

November brings with it a variety of online shopping deals and promotions. Before making a purchase, it is important to know which products are tax-exempt, which sites to buy from, and what warning lights should not be ignored. Adv. Karin Kashi, coordinator of our firm’s privacy practice, addresses the issue in an interview with Ynet.

Categories: Internet | Privacy Law

Representation in Defamation Lawsuit against Channel 13 and Guy Lerer

We are representing the singer Eyal Golan in a NIS 1 million defamation lawsuit against Channel 13 and journalist Guy Lerer, the host of TV program Hazinor, following an investigative article that dealt with the marketing of agricultural land by a company owned by Golan. Adv. Dror Arad-Ayalon and Adv. Shir Rozenzweig are providing representation in the matter. They argued in the statement of claim that Golan's company is not connected to the allegations presented in the article and that Golan and his company are not involved in the marketing process whatsoever.

Categories: Litigation

Bar-Ilan University Law and Environment Club: Ethical Consumerism and Sustainable Fashion

As part of the inaugural event of Bar-Ilan University’s Law and Environment Club, firm partner Sagi Gross will deliver opening remarks on the importance of law and the environment. His speech will touch on developments and changes in recent years.

Categories: Environmental Law

Interview with Micky Barnea: Kibbutz Industry Closes Two Years of Successful Exits

In the last six months, the kibbutz industry has signed ten significant deals for hundreds of millions of dollars. How and when did the kibbutz industry become so attractive? What happened in the last decade that caused this explosion in the kibbutz industry and is this a temporary phenomenon? A Globes article on the subject features interviews with several experts in the field, including Micky Barnea.

Categories: Kibbutz Sector

Netta Bromberg Attends Dun’s 100 Labor Law Forum

The Dun’s 100 forum for legal experts in the field of labor law convened yesterday to discuss issues on the professional agenda, including sexual harassment, the medical interns’ protest, and the war on high-tech workers.

Firm partner Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, took part in the forum alongside other senior attorneys in the industry.

Categories: Employment

Representing ISI in a Petition Against the Israeli Ministry of Health

We represented Israel Scientific Instruments Ltd. (ISI) in a petition filed with the Jerusalem District Court against the Ministry of Health and others, claiming that the tender for the purchase of coronavirus tests managed by the Ministry of Health was conducted unequally while giving an unfair advantage to ISI's competitors.

Eran Winner, Ido Vakshi and Gaya Tsarfati, represented ISI in the petition. They petitioned the court with an order to cancel the tender and publish a new one.

Categories: Administrative Law | Litigation

Representing Reef Technology in Acquisition of Israeli Startup Bond

We advised Reef Technology, one of the largest operators of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in the United States, on its acquisition of the Israeli logistics startup Bond, which was initially founded as Shookit, a direct-to-consumer grocery startup that delivered fresh produce to clients in the city within hours. The deal was led by Advs. Michael Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, and Tal Freilich. Netta Bromberg advised on the employment side. Harel Perlmutter and Hanna Daher advised on the tax side. Anat Even-Chen advised on data privacy and security and other regulatory matters.

Categories: Corporate | Investments | Mergers and Acquisitions

Representing GAP Inc. in Acquisition of Israeli Startup

Our firm advised the fashion giant GAP in its first significant acquisition of an Israeli technology startup. As part of the acquisition, CB4’s team will join Gap as full-time employees. Advs. Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss represented the US clothing and accessories retailer. Advs. Netta Bromberg and Jacki Silbermann advised on the employment matters arising from the deal.

Categories: Corporate | Employment | Investments | Mergers and Acquisitions

“Pandora Papers” Scandal: N12 Interview with Harel Perlmutter

The “Pandora Papers” scandal, revealed yesterday, shines a spotlight on the world of tax havens.

Firm partner and Tax Department head Harel Perlmutter addresses the issue in an interview with N12.  

Categories: Tax

Representing Azrieli Group in NIS 1.31 Billion Acquisition of Mall Hayam

Our firm represented Azrieli Group, the largest income-producing real estate company in Israel, in the acquisition of Mall Hayam for NIS 1.31 billion.

Firm partners Terry Almozlino Arnon, Ilan Blumenfeld, and Alon Wolner represented Azrieli in the transaction.

Categories: Corporate | Investments | Real Estate | Real Estate Transactions

Op-Ed: Knesset Debate on Establishment of Regulatory Authority

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our Capital Market and Financial Regulation Department, has an op-ed in Globes on the current Knesset debate over the establishment of a new regulatory authority.

Categories: Regulation

Representing Niio in Strategic Partnership and Financing Agreement with Samsung

Our office has served as legal counsel for Niio, a unique digital art platform, since its establishment. The startup recently completed a USD 15 million fundraising round. Firm partners Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss also represented Niio in a strategic partnership and financing agreement with Samsung Display, which will exhibit on hundreds of its frames the digital artwork Niio offers.

Categories: Corporate | Investments | Start Ups

Representing RSBG in USD 140 Million Sale of Cybersecurity Company’s Shares to LG

Barnea represented RSBG Ventures GmbH in the USD 140 million sale of its shares in the Israeli cybersecurity company Cybellum Technologies Ltd., as part an acquisition of a majority stake (65%) in the company by LG Electronics Inc. Firm partners Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss led RSBG’s role in the transaction.

Categories: Corporate | Investments | Mergers and Acquisitions

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, Harel Perlmutter, Nir Ziman, and Omer Keydar represented the Azrieli Foundation throughout the proceedings, which lasted about five years.

Categories: Litigation | NPO | Tax

Guardianship Struggle over Eitan Biran – Everything You Need to Know about Writing a Will

In recent days, the guardianship struggle over Eitan Biran, the young boy whose parents and little brother were killed in a cable railway disaster in Italy, has made headlines again. This sensitive event has aroused interest around the question of writing a will at a young age. Adv. Liat Keisary addresses this issue of concern for many parents in an interview with Israel Hayom.

 

Categories: Inheritance Disputes | Private Clients