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April 8, 2021
TipRanks Completes USD 77 Million Funding Round
Israel-based fintech company TipRanks announced today the completion of a USD 77 million funding round led by Prytek and Mor Investment House. Our firm's Ariella Dreyfuss and Daniel Arbov represented TipRanks in the round. TipRanks currently has 60 employees located mostly in Tel Aviv. With the new investment, the company plans to double its workforce and open offices in New York.
April 5, 2021
Investment Transaction in Crowdvocate
Israeli startup Crowdvocate Ltd., developer of a customer marketing and advocacy automation platform for B2B companies, raised USD 7 million from Wing Three L.P. Our firm's Itay Gura and Ido Freund represented the client in this transaction.
March 21, 2021
Webinar: Supervision and Control Procedures – How to Do It Right
As part of the ACC Compliance Forum we lead, we will host a webinar tomorrow on the supervision and control procedures within organizations. Dr. Zvi Gabbay will discuss the theoretical aspects and challenges in the field, followed by an expert panel.
March 21, 2021
Webinar: 10 Years of Administrative Enforcement in Israel
The Rina and Meir Heth Center for the Study of Competition and Regulation at the College of Management is holding a webinar with former judges and legal experts entitled “10 Years of Administrative Enforcement in Israel.” Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to participate in the lawyers’ panel of experts, which will examine the impact of administrative enforcement tools on violations of the law in Israel. 
March 12, 2021
High-Tech Companies’ IPOs – Meeting of Cultures on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange
The corporate regime of public companies in Israel has developed around public protection against the controlling shareholder. These protections are not relevant to most high-tech companies, whose holdings are decentralized. Globes has published an article by Micky Barnea on this subject.
March 2, 2021
Can an Employee Refuse to Return from Unpaid Leave?
What does it mean for an employee to refuse to return from unpaid leave? Can an employee claim this constitutes a worsening of employment conditions? Is an employer allowed to return only some of its employees? What happens to employees who are unable to return? Check out this guide on returning from unpaid leave by Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department.
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.
February 23, 2021
Dun’s 100: Top 25 Law Firms’ Senior Partners Forum
Dun's 100 released yesterday its rankings of leading Israeli law firms. In a Calcalist article covering the launch event, former justice minister Avi Nissenkorn was interviewed. The article also featured an interview with Micky Barnea.  "We are in the midst of a year of attrition, a feeling shared by law firms, individual Israelis, and the political system. We have become accustomed to the reality of a continuous attack on, and thus erosion and damage to, the justice system."  
February 18, 2021
Mediation Agreement between Actors' Organization and Eshkolot Reaches Court
Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has submitted his opinion regarding the mediation agreement signed by the actors' organization Shaham and a number of performing artists with Eshkolot.   An article published in TheMarker describes the management changes being undertaken by Eshkolot as a result of the legal proceedings against it.   Adv. Eyal Nachshon, who represents Shaham and the artists, noted in the article that Shaham and a number of artists have been leading this legal proceedings for some time, demanding both significant changes to Eshkolot's management and increased transparency. One of the most substantial achievements in the process so far, thanks to the mediation arrangement, is that for the first time members from the younger generation of performing artists in Israel are being included in Eshkolot's management.
February 2, 2021
The Effect of China-US Relations on Israeli Companies
Israeli companies that view the US as a relevant market for selling products, receiving investments, or a future sale or merger transaction should be aware of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Walla’s business section has published an important column by Daniel Lorber on the subject.
February 1, 2021
Class Action Lawsuits: What Are They?
What are class actions and what is their purpose? In what circumstances may a class action be filed? What are the important points to consider when filing a class action? Eyal Nachshon, a partner in our firm’s Litigation Department, answers all these questions and more on a new Calcalist podcast.
January 21, 2021
Dentsply Sirona Acquires Datum Dentel Ltd.
We represented Datum BioTech Ltd and its non-wholly owned subsidiary, Datum Dental Ltd, an Israeli company that develops medical devices for the mouth and jaw, in its sale to American company Dentsply Sirona. Advs. Micky Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, and Daniel Arbov advised the client throughout the deal.
January 17, 2021
Barnea's Pro Bono Activity Highlighted in Maariv
The severe economic damage caused by the coronavirus crisis has intensified the need for philanthropic ventures. The Maariv newspaper dedicated a section to highlight our firm’s pro bono activities. Adv. Sagi Gross, who leads our activity in the area of social welfare, discussed the firm’s work with the “Supportive Family” foundation.
January 17, 2021
The Secrets of Successful Fundraising
Ariella Dreyfuss lectured today to a group of Israeli medtech startups participating in the Hadassah Accelerator (powered by IBM Alpha Zone). The lecture was on the secrets behind fundraising. 
January 12, 2021
Employers: It’s Time to Protect Employee Privacy
Until recently, companies have focused their privacy policies on customers and suppliers, but have not placed enough emphasis on the privacy of their employees. We are now seeing a trend reversal, as employees are beginning to understand that an organization cannot do what it wants with their information and that there are legal limitations to collecting information about them. Organizations must now be more careful with employees’ privacy and this is how to do it. 
January 5, 2021
Globes Conference: Cyber in 2021
Adv. Anat Even-Chen participated in Globes' "Material for Thought" conference on the cyber industry. Anat was featured on a panel about the effects of a cyber crisis on an organization, where she discussed how companies should prepare for upcoming challenges in 2021 in this field.
January 5, 2021
Important Agreements for Setting Up a Startup
Yuval Lazi lectured this morning on founders' and investors' agreements as part of the "From Project to Startup" course at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Engineering. During the course, students establish and develop a technology startup, with mentors and leading industry professionals guiding them throughout the project. Yuval serves as one of the mentors in the course.
December 29, 2020
Summary of Projects in the Infrastructure Field in Israel 2020
As an expert in the infrastructure field, Shai Avnieli was interviewed for Calcalist’s podcast to provide his highlights for the year 2020. He analyzed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry and where the infrastructure industry is headed.
December 27, 2020
The Battle Firing Up Prominent Artists in Israel
In recent years, leading artists in Israel have alleged a lack of transparency in how Eshkolot, a company that oversees artists' royalties, is managing their money. Several of these artists are stakeholders of the company, and some previously held various positions in the company.  Adv. Eyal Nachson was interviewed for an article by TheMarker on the subject. Eyal was quoted as follows: "On the recommendation of the court, Shaham – The Israel Actors' Association conducted a comprehensive and in-depth mediation procedure with Eshkolot. At the end of the mediation, the parties reached an agreement including achievements that will strengthen the control and supervision of the royalty amounts."
December 13, 2020
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Negotiating Leaver and Vesting Provisions on Venture Capital Deals
As part of a comprehensive guide prepared by Humphreys Law Ltd on leaver and vesting provisions, Ariella Dreyfuss contributed her perspective on the Israeli market.
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