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High Tech / FinTech

Fintech and regtech companies address financial and regulatory challenges by providing innovative technological solutions for a variety of financial needs.

High entry barriers in the financial sector, the dominance of the banking system, and a complex regulatory framework pose many challenges. This requires the ongoing professional legal counsel of a leading law firm like Barnea. We possess extensive expertise in contending with the regulatory hurdles unique to the fintech sector. 

 

Our legal services extend throughout all stages of a fintech venture—defining the product, product development, and launch. We counsel on regulatory issues, licensing issues, online trading and payments, intellectual property, and information security, as well as provide representation before the various regulatory authorities.

 

Among our clients are P2P companies, crowdfunding platforms, and platforms offering crypto exchange services. We also represent money transfer services companies, social trading platforms, payment service providers, loan providers, insurance companies, software companies for personal financial management, and more.  

 

The team is headed by Dr. Zvi Gabbay. Zvi is a well-known figure in the world of fintech. He advises world-leading fintech companies, with a focus on the use of blockchain technology, financial services, the proper implementation of regulation on technology, and other relevant technologies in the AI field that support investment decisions.

 

Recognition of Fintech Team

 

For the past five years, the prestigious Chambers Ranking Guide has ranked Barnea as a leading firm in the Fintech field. In the 2022 edition, Chambers ranked us as a leading firm in Tier 2.

Zvi is also consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in this field and was recently ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer.

The Israeli Dun’s100 legal guide has ranked Barnea as a Tier 1 firm in the Cryptocurrencies area (as it relates to legal services) for two years straight.

News and updates - High Tech / FinTech:


March 3, 2022

Shift 4 Acquires Israeli Clearing Technology Company Finaro

Shift4 Payments, an American public company, has acquired Finaro for a value of USD 575 million.

 

Advs. Simon Jaffa, Ariella Dreyfuss, Mayer Winkler, Harel Perlmutter, Hanna Daher, Sandra Guzelbahar, and Fadi Atallah advised on the transaction.

 

January 30, 2022

Representing BlueVine in Investment Round in Bizi

Itay Gura, Ido Freund, and Inbar Katzir represented BlueVine, a fintech company operating in the US that provides a banking platform for small and medium-sized businesses, in its first investment in an Israeli company. BlueVine led the USD 7.5 million investment in Bizi and will also grant Bizi a license for its platform to provide services in Israel.

December 12, 2021

Do You Own Crypto? AML Order Also Applies to Digital Currencies

For the first time, companies providing virtual currency services will be required to comply with Israeli anti-money laundering provisions. This follows an amendment to the Prohibition of Money Laundering Order that recently came into effect. The amendment will apply to financial asset service providers obligated to hold a license under the Control of Financial Services Law.

July 13, 2021

Real Estate Transactions Using Digital Currencies – Regulatory Challenges

The volume of real estate transactions incorporating digital currencies is expected to grow in the coming years, especially among young, wealthy, tech-savvy professionals. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm's Capital Markets Department and a former head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority, was interviewed by Globes on the trend. Zvi noted the regulatory challenges that exist in these types of transactions.

May 23, 2021

Representing Migdal in Investment in Fintech Company Sunbit

The fintech company Sunbit, which has developed an AI-based technology that enables personalized payment options, raised USD 130 million in a series D financing round led by Group 11, Zeev Ventures, and Migdal Insurance.

 

Our firm's Micky Barnea and Ariella Dreyfuss represented Migdal in the transaction.

High Tech / FinTech

Fintech and regtech companies address financial and regulatory challenges by providing innovative technological solutions for a variety of financial needs.

High entry barriers in the financial sector, the dominance of the banking system, and a complex regulatory framework pose many challenges. This requires the ongoing professional legal counsel of a leading law firm like Barnea. We possess extensive expertise in contending with the regulatory hurdles unique to the fintech sector. 

 

Our legal services extend throughout all stages of a fintech venture—defining the product, product development, and launch. We counsel on regulatory issues, licensing issues, online trading and payments, intellectual property, and information security, as well as provide representation before the various regulatory authorities.

 

Among our clients are P2P companies, crowdfunding platforms, and platforms offering crypto exchange services. We also represent money transfer services companies, social trading platforms, payment service providers, loan providers, insurance companies, software companies for personal financial management, and more.  

 

The team is headed by Dr. Zvi Gabbay. Zvi is a well-known figure in the world of fintech. He advises world-leading fintech companies, with a focus on the use of blockchain technology, financial services, the proper implementation of regulation on technology, and other relevant technologies in the AI field that support investment decisions.

 

Recognition of Fintech Team

 

For the past five years, the prestigious Chambers Ranking Guide has ranked Barnea as a leading firm in the Fintech field. In the 2022 edition, Chambers ranked us as a leading firm in Tier 2.

Zvi is also consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in this field and was recently ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer.

The Israeli Dun’s100 legal guide has ranked Barnea as a Tier 1 firm in the Cryptocurrencies area (as it relates to legal services) for two years straight.

P. Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, FinTech, Regulation

P. Corporate, High Tech, Internet, Startups

News and updates - High Tech:


March 3, 2022

Shift 4 Acquires Israeli Clearing Technology Company Finaro

Shift4 Payments, an American public company, has acquired Finaro for a value of USD 575 million.

 

Advs. Simon Jaffa, Ariella Dreyfuss, Mayer Winkler, Harel Perlmutter, Hanna Daher, Sandra Guzelbahar, and Fadi Atallah advised on the transaction.

 

January 30, 2022

Representing BlueVine in Investment Round in Bizi

Itay Gura, Ido Freund, and Inbar Katzir represented BlueVine, a fintech company operating in the US that provides a banking platform for small and medium-sized businesses, in its first investment in an Israeli company. BlueVine led the USD 7.5 million investment in Bizi and will also grant Bizi a license for its platform to provide services in Israel.

December 12, 2021

Do You Own Crypto? AML Order Also Applies to Digital Currencies

For the first time, companies providing virtual currency services will be required to comply with Israeli anti-money laundering provisions. This follows an amendment to the Prohibition of Money Laundering Order that recently came into effect. The amendment will apply to financial asset service providers obligated to hold a license under the Control of Financial Services Law.

July 13, 2021

Real Estate Transactions Using Digital Currencies – Regulatory Challenges

The volume of real estate transactions incorporating digital currencies is expected to grow in the coming years, especially among young, wealthy, tech-savvy professionals. Zvi Gabbay, the head of our firm's Capital Markets Department and a former head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority, was interviewed by Globes on the trend. Zvi noted the regulatory challenges that exist in these types of transactions.

May 23, 2021

Representing Migdal in Investment in Fintech Company Sunbit

The fintech company Sunbit, which has developed an AI-based technology that enables personalized payment options, raised USD 130 million in a series D financing round led by Group 11, Zeev Ventures, and Migdal Insurance.

 

Our firm's Micky Barnea and Ariella Dreyfuss represented Migdal in the transaction.

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