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April 15, 2024

Majority Shareholders, CEOs, and Board Chairmen – Interview with Micky Barnea

With the Amir brothers’ entry to Shufersal, they appointed close associates to management positions as well as board directors on their behalf. This move has sparked debate about control and management in public companies and the blending of roles between CEO, board chairman, and majority shareholder. As an expert on corporate governance and shareholder struggles, Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the matter.

March 19, 2024

New Method Threatening the Rule of Managers in the Stock Market

As an expert on control struggles, Micky Barnea was interviewed by Globes for an article on the Amir brothers' takeover of Shufersal. Micky explained the significance of holding less than 25 percent of a company and the tools available to the Israel Securities Authority in such transactions.

December 26, 2023

Institutional Activism – Interview with Micky Barnea and Zohar Lande

In the past year, there has been a growing trend of institutional investors seeking to influence the companies in which they hold shares. As experts in the field, Micky Barnea and Zohar Lande were interviewed by TheMarker about institutional investors’ increasing involvement in companies.

February 5, 2023

Control Struggles in Israeli Public Companies

Micky Barnea analyzes the issue of control struggles, hostile takeover attempts, and directors’ potential defensive measures. His op-ed was published in TheMarker's Ahad Ha'am magazine.

February 2, 2022

Interview with Micky Barnea: Takeovers of Public Companies

Recent years have seen several takeover attempts of companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Already in early 2022 was there a control struggle over Norstar Holdings Inc. As an expert lawyer in the field of corporate takeovers, Micky Barnea was interviewed by TheMarker for an article on the subject.   In the interview, Micky explained that “control takeovers begin with a combination of two things: an analysis to identify the business potential and a legal analysis that clarifies which steps are required to acquire control.”

November 6, 2018

The People Who Shake Management: 70% on Mellanox

Micky Barnea and Adv. Steve Wolosky are featured in a TheMarker profile about being the representatives of the American investment fund Starboard Value during its investment in Mellanox.

September 4, 2018

Activist Shareholders – The Israeli Challenge

Barnea and ACC hosted today a seminar on shareholder activism. Micky Barnea discussed activism in Israeli companies. Also presenting were Elchanan (Nani) Maoz from Everest Fund and Steve Wolosky from Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

August 12, 2018

Event Invite: Activist Shareholders – The Israeli Challenge

Join Barnea and ACC for a seminar on shareholder activism. During the seminar we will examine activism in Israeli companies and the courtroom, while comparing the American and Israeli markets.

June 4, 2018

Israeli Court Scrutiny Over Decisions of a Board of an Israeli NASDAQ Traded Company in a Proxy Fight

Recently, a four month proxy fight over control of an Israeli incorporated NASDAQ traded company was settled, following a series of proceedings held before the Tel Aviv District Court. At a crucial juncture, the Tel Aviv Court was asked to issue a temporary injunction over a transaction initiated by the board, which included a highly dilutive (24.9%) issuance of shares.