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Podcast: Administrative Enforcement

Dr Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm’s Capital Markets Department, guest starred on an episode of the podcast hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsels in Israel. The episode focused on tools for dealing with administrative enforcement.

Categories: Capital Markets | Compliance | Enforcement

A Silent Epidemic – How to Identify, Handle, and Prevent Workplace Bullying

Netta Bromberg, the head of our firm’s Employment Department, was a guest on an episode of the “Bul-Bapony” podcast. Netta discussed the gap between what an individual pays versus an organization for bullying in the workplace and the difficulties in identifying it.

Categories: Employment

Misha Gitterman Lectures at Reichman University

Misha Gitterman, a partner in our firm’s Finance and Public Corporations Department, lectured to graduate students in Reichman University’s Law, Technology and Business Innovation program as part of the course “Startup Capital Raising – From Angel Investment to IPO.”

Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate

Barnea: Participating in Tel Aviv University Medical Innovation Hackathon

Ken Shaked acted as a judge for Tel Aviv University’s medical innovation hackathon and will serve as a legal advisor for the competition’s winners. Inbar Gorelick, Dana Ben Yehuda, and Inbar Katzir served as mentors and provided participants with professional input.

Categories: Corporate

Lecture: Investment Agreements

As part of our firm's collaboration with the Jewish-Arab accelerator jumpTAU at Tel Aviv University, Adv. Yuval Lazi lectured to entrepreneurs in the accelerator. During the lecture, Yuval provided legal tools to entrepreneurs and discussed how to avoid mistakes before signing investment agreements.

Categories: High Tech | Investments | Start Ups

Yuval Lazi Lectures at Azrieli College of Engineering’s AtoBe Accelerator

Yuval Lazi, head of our firm’s international corporate practice, lectured to members of the AtoBe Accelerator on founders’ agreements.

Categories: Corporate

Kibbutz Sector: No More Benefits for Agricultural Land Converted for Commercial Purposes

Hagit Ben Moshe, a partner and the head of the firm’s Kibbutz Sector Department, was interviewed by several media outlets in connection with the decision to put an end to the financial benefits kibbutzim and moshavim receive for converting agricultural land for commercial or industrial purposes.

Categories: Kibbutz Sector

Hosting Entrepreneurs from jumpTAU Accelerator

Our firm hosted entrepreneurs participating in the jumpTAU program of Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center. In this framework, Yuval Lazi lectured on founders' agreement and financing startups, while Anat Even-Chen lectured on setting up a website and the privacy issues that entrepreneurs must address at the very beginning.

Categories: High Tech | Privacy Law | Start Ups

Representing Phoenix and More Investment House in a Dispute with Megureit Israel

Our firm continues to represent the institutional investors Phoenix and More, shareholders of Megureit Israel Ltd., in relation to a dispute about Megureit’s unlawful conduct. According to Phoenix and More, the REIT fund approved, in violation of the law, the extension of the agreement with the management company REIT Index Management Ltd., in a way that constitutes harm to the company itself (and, consequently, also to its shareholders). Megureit also refrained from transferring documents requested by Phoenix and More in this regard and procrastinated in an attempt to avoid convening a meeting and an operative discussion of the issue that could lead to a solution benefitting the company and all of its shareholders. Last week, Advs. Zohar Lande and Adi Shoham sent a letter to Megureit clarifying that Phoenix and More intend to insist on their rights, including by filing a derivative suit against the company and other parties. They requested that this letter be considered a preliminary notice before filing a derivative suit.

Categories: Derivative Actions | Litigation

Duties and Rights of Israelis Who Relocate – Amos E. Rosenzweig Interview with Walla!

In an interview with Walla! News, Amos E. Rosenzweig, a special counsel at our firm, explains that Israeli law possesses no positive definition of who is considered an Israeli resident, but rather who is not. In addition, Amos discusses the social welfare conditions and financial allowances of Israeli residents who live abroad or are considered returning residents.

Categories: Employment | National Insurance Institute (NII)

Suspected Embezzlement at Moshav Ahisamakh

Our office represents a senior official under investigation in connection with suspicions of embezzlement, estimated at approximately NIS 120 million that were allegedly wrongfully obtained from the agricultural association at Moshav Achisemech.

Categories: White Collar

Representative Sells and Shareholders Miss out on Big Profit – Micky Barnea Interview in Globes

The Ista deal, in which representatives on behalf of a broad public oversaw a sale of assets at a price that turned out to be attractive to buyers, has faced severe criticism. As an expert on corporations and the capital market, Micky Barnea was interviewed by Globes about the deal. Micky explained the role and responsibility of public representatives, who manage members’ funds, and clarified some ways to manage long-term investments.

Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate

Competition and Antitrust: Gal Rozent and Ran Karmi Article in Calcalist

Money laundering allegations against bid competitors convicted of coordinating a tender (coupled with charges of competition law offenses and fraud) may lead to aggravated penalties compares to those imposed on “regular” antitrust offenders. The Competition Authority’s decision to freeze and confiscate assets by virtue of Israel’s Anti-Money Laundering Law will exert heavy pressure, both financial and mental, on those under investigation and indictment. Read Gal Rozent and Ran Karmi’s article on the issue in Calcalist.

Categories: Antitrust and Competition

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

The tightrope Israel 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, Prof. Amichai Cohen, our firm’s of counsel on international law, details the difficulties and limitations for Israeli companies doing business with China.

Categories: International Law

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.

 

Categories: Class Actions | Environmental Law

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.

Categories: Regulation

FTX’s Collapse and the Golden State Warriors – Dr. Zvi Gabbay Interviewed by Finance Magnates

Following the collapse of FTX, several lawsuits were filed against the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, which had entered into cooperation agreements with the now-defunct crypto company. According to Dr. Zvi Gabbay, the plaintiffs must provide at least preliminary indications that the basketball team was aware of or should have been aware of FTX’s wrongdoing. According to Zvi, he saw no hint of any such indications.

Categories: Blockchain | Capital Markets

Tax Guide for New Immigrants – Harel Perlmutter Article for MIGNEWS

Harel Perlmutter, the head of our firm’s Tax Department, details the tax benefits for new immigrants to the Russian language news website MIGNEWS.

Categories: Tax

Harel Perlmutter Serves as Speaker at Tax and Capital Market Conference 2022

Harel Perlmutter, head of our firm’s Tax Department, served as a speaker at the Israeli Association of Public Companies’ annual Tax and Capital Market Conference, where he discussed tax challenges for 2023.

Categories: Tax

Stock Market Skeletons: Dudi Cohen Interview with Globes

Stock market skeletons are raising their heads. Recently, several skeleton companies have announced talks about merging with private companies who have substantial activity. Dudi Cohen, head of our firm’s Finance and Public Corporations Department, was interviewed by Globes on the phenomenon. He shed some light on the issue of stock market skeletons and the legal problems that may arise as a result.

Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate Finance | Ongoing Counsel