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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 31, 2024

Representing One Peak in USD 100 Million Financing Round

Simon Jaffa, Yuval Lazi, Mayer Winkler, Tal Freilich, Nofar Rose David, and Dana Ben Yehuda from our firm's Corporate Department represented UK-based investment management firm One Peak Partners in its investment in Coro, an Israeli cybersecurity startup.

February 15, 2024

Barnea: Hosting Femtech Event

Ariella Dreyfuss and Inbar Gorelick participated in a femtech event hosted by our firm. As part of the event, Ariella lectured on founders’ agreements and Inbar on intellectual property.

February 1, 2024

Institutional Investors, Investment Funds, and ESG

The European regulations that apply to investment funds are expanding to cover ESG issues. Israeli institutional investors should familiarize themselves with the regulations and prepare for similar regulations in Israel.

January 25, 2024

Monopoly: Meta to Pay ILS 25 Million for Failing to Report Mergers

The high fine spares Meta an official determination by the Israel Competition Authority that it violated competition law by failing to report mergers, and serves as a “warning sign” to other international corporations that may not be sufficiently familiar with the obligation pursuant to Israeli law to report a merger if the company fulfills the monopoly criterion.

January 21, 2024

The Israeli food producer Osem is continuing to transfer intellectual property rights to Nestle

Yuval Lazi and Harel Perlmutter were interviewed by Globes about the transfer of Osem’s intellectual property rights to Nestlé. They explained how this transfer is likely to affect the State of Israel.

January 3, 2024

Personal Liability for Debt to the Registrar of Companies

A district court in Israel has ruled to impose personal liability on a company’s CEO and director for the company’s accumulated debt to the Registrar of Companies in respect of annual fees, after the company ceased operating, because the CEO and director refrained from opening court proceedings to liquidate the company.

December 25, 2023

Barnea: Representing Aviv Group in Investment Transaction

Ilan Blumenfeld, Terry Almozlino Arnon, Alon Wolner, and Daniel Kleinman represented Aviv Group in a ILS 45 million investment by Menora Mivtachim in Aviv Group’s ILS 1.2 billion skyscraper project in Herzliya.

December 20, 2023

Israel Innovation Authority Funds Proof of Concept

The IIA’s funding tracks for proof of concept (PoC) give breathing room to fledgling entrepreneurs and ventures during their efforts to transform an idea into a product, even before outside investors are considered.

November 20, 2023

Swords of Iron: Compensation Outline for Businesses Law

After lengthy discussions, the Knesset approved a wartime compensation outline for businesses. The outline offers compensation of up to a maximum of ILS 1.2 million to businesses with annual turnovers ranging between ILS 12,000 and ILS 400 million.

November 2, 2023

Draft Bill: Compensation for Businesses Affected by the War

The compensation for businesses will be based on their fixed expenses, which they must bear despite the decrease in revenue and business activity, and to help businesses survive the period.

October 26, 2023

War and Force Majeure – Implications for Contract Performance

Since a combat situation in Israel is not deemed force majeure, the legislature and the regulatory authorities recommend that parties to contracts hold dialogues on the contract terms in good faith, to the extent the state of emergency does not enable all contract clauses to be performed. Concurrently, the Knesset enacted the Postponement of Deadlines Law, which allows those entitled to postpone performance of contracts under particular circumstances.

October 25, 2023

Doing Business in Israel: Effects of War in Israel on International Companies

The effects of war on international contracts and agreements is considerable, yet the law in Israel does not automatically regard a state of war as one. It is therefore crucial to address such issues in the contract itself.

September 20, 2023

Israeli Contracts Law Proposed Amendment – How Dramatic Is It?

Contrary to the headlines, a careful examination of the amendment shows it is anchored in Supreme Court case law, and that it creates greater certainty with regard to contract interpretations in the business sector.

August 13, 2023

Barnea: Representing Chargeflow in USD 14 Million Seed Round

Yuval Lazi and Nofar Rose David represented Chargeflow, a startup using AI to fight chargeback fraud, in an investment led by the VC firm OpenView Venture Partners.

August 10, 2023

Incorporation of a Company in a Foreign Country: What Should Be Taken into Account?

In an interview with Calcalist, Ken Shaked advises on the primary considerations for when a company decides where to incorporate, applicable law for companies that choose to incorporate abroad, related costs, and the tax considerations companies should seriously mull over.

August 9, 2023

Law.com: Israel's Legal Community Braces for Impact of Government's Judicial Overhaul

In light of the Israeli government’s proposed reform to the judicial system, Law.com, an industry-leading media platform, spoke with key figures in the Israeli business and legal community to understand the potential effects of these changes on the practice of law. Micky Barnea, our firm’s managing partner, was invited to share his insights. To read the full article and Micky’s interview, please click here.

July 26, 2023

Companies without a Control Core – Draft Bills Calls for Changes

The number of companies with a decentralized ownership structure, i.e., with no controlling shareholder, has been rising in recent years, as has their share of the capital traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The recently proposed amendment to the Israeli Companies Law aims to revise the corporate governance regulations specifically applicable to such companies. 

July 25, 2023

AI in the Workplace – Benefits and Risks

AI technologies have enormous potential. However, using AI technologies in the workplace may result in a variety of exposures. It is important to understand how best to use AI, as well as when never to use it.

July 18, 2023

The Profit Test for Dividend Distribution – Israeli Supreme Court Ruling

In a precedential ruling, the Supreme Court stated that the profit test for dividend distribution only includes an examination of the financial statements from the last two years. According to the ruling, there is no room to take into account information regarding an expected loss that has not yet appeared in the reports.