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July 5, 2023

Barnea: Representing RGE in Hot’s Appeal to the Supreme Court over FREETV

Our firm represented RGE in the appeal the television cable company Hot filed with the Israeli Supreme Court over the Second Authority for Television and Radio’s decision to approve the establishment of FREETV, a joint initiative between RGE and Keshet. In its appeal, Hot claimed approval of the project was invalid because of alleged harm to competition and because of the project’s potential consequences on centralization in the media. The Supreme Court rejected the appeal and ruled it was not within Hot’s authority to determine a legal flaw in the decision-making process or the approval itself. RGE was represented by Zohar Lande, Eran Winner, Ido Vakshi, and Lina Makhuli.

March 9, 2022

Representing Shikun & Binui and Egged in Administrative Petition

Our firm is representing Shikun Binui and Egged in an administrative petition filed with the Jerusalem District Court over the tender committee's decision not to disqualify the bids of French company Alstom and Russian company TMH in the tender for the Jerusalem Light Rail's Blue Line. Advs. Zohar Lande, and Shai Avnieli provided representation in the matter.

October 14, 2021

Representing ISI in a Petition Against the Israeli Ministry of Health

We represented Israel Scientific Instruments Ltd. (ISI) in a petition filed with the Jerusalem District Court against the Ministry of Health and others, claiming that the tender for the purchase of coronavirus tests managed by the Ministry of Health was conducted unequally while giving an unfair advantage to ISI's competitors. Eran Winner, Ido Vakshi and Gaya Tsarfati, represented ISI in the petition. They petitioned the court with an order to cancel the tender and publish a new one.

June 7, 2020

Advising on an Administrative Appeal to Cancel Land Grant

Last April, the Maxima company, controlled by billionaire George Horesh, received a 34-acre plot in Ashdod from the Israel Land Authority, without there being a tender process. Three private landowners holding factories near this area petitioned via our office for the Land Authority's decision to allocate the plot without a tender be cancelled. Zohar Lande, Gal Livshits, and Adi Shoham represented the clients.

November 13, 2019

Representing License Holders of the Ishai Gas Reservoir

Advs. Zohar Lande and Anat Even-Chen are representing the license holders of the Ishai gas reservoir. This reservoir shares its gas with the Aphrodite field in Cyprus. Our firm is accompanying the license holders in their appeal to the Ministers of Energy, Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Finance to secure their rights further to the agreement signed by the Aphrodite license holders with the Cypriot government.

May 7, 2019

Administrative Petition Filed Against Our Client Following Tender Win

Our firm is representing the Tel Aviv Taxi Organization in an administrative petition filed against after its win in the Tel Aviv cluster of a two-stage competitive process conducted by the Ministry of Transport. The organization is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Adi Shoham of the Litigation Department.

December 31, 2018

Supreme Court Decision on Knesset Channel Chosen as Top Ruling in 2018

TheMarker named the Supreme Court's ruling on the Knesset Channel tender as one of the five most important verdicts of 2018. According to TheMarker, the ruling provides a glimpse into the Court's attitude to the media. Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, Adi Shoham, and Omer Keydar of the firm's Litigation Department represented RGE Knesset Channel, which won the tender.

December 30, 2018

Article on Inheritance Disputes: "About Life and a Little about Death"

Adv. Liat Keisary, a partner in the Private Clients Department, published an article on the Calcalist Dun's 100 website about inheritance disputes, wills, and estates.

November 28, 2018

Barnea Represented a Chinese Company in Litigation Related to the Highway 16 Tender

Barnea is representing the Chinese infrastructure company PMEC in its request to disqualify the winning bid in the tender for Highway 16. The company is being represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Shachar Rothschild from the Litigation Department.

June 3, 2018

RGE Wins Tender for Operation of Knesset Channel

The Cable and Satellite Council awarded RGE Group's proposal with the tender to operate the Knesset Channel for the next 10 years. RGE is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Adi Shoham, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar of our firm's Litigation Department.

December 26, 2017

High Court of Justice Suspends Re-Examination of RGE's Proposal for Knesset Channel Tender

The High Court of Justice ruled in a temporary order that the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council should explain why it did not announce RGE as the winner of the tender for the operation of the Knesset Channel, following the disqualification of Channel 20's offer. RGE is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Ronen Reingold, Adi Shoham, and Itay Hatam of our firm's Litigation Department.

December 26, 2017

Fierce Battle over Banning Binary Options Reaches High Court of Justice

Following a bill promoted by the Israel Securities Authority, and passed by the Knesset, outlawing binary options trading by Israeli companies, Yukom Communications LTD and its controlling shareholder, Yossi Herzog, filed a petition to the High Court of Justice. Overseeing the filing of the petition were Barnea attorneys Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Moran Bickel.

December 6, 2017

Ministry of Finance Ends Horse Racing, Adv. Zohar Lande Represented GBI Racing

The Ministry of Finance has decided to discontinue horse racing in Israel starting on January 1, 2018. Adv. Zohar Lande, the head of our firm's Litigation Department, represented GBI Racing, the British company that provides betting services to Toto, in negotiations with the Ministry of Finance.

July 2, 2017

Zohar Lande Represented GBI Racing at a Hearing Before the Ministry of Finance

Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea represented GBI Racing, the UK racing betting company, at a hearing before the Ministry of Finance, following the decision to cancel betting on horse racing in Israel.

January 4, 2017

Barnea & Co. Represented GBI Racing before the Knesset Reform Committee

Barnea is representing GBI Racing, a British company which provides betting services to Toto (the Israel Sports Betting Board). Adv. Zohar Lande participated in the Knesset Reform Committee meeting, which discussed the decision to cancel the permit given to Toto as proposed in the Economic Arrangements Law.

September 22, 2016

Barnea & Co. Represents GBI Racing

Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation department at Barnea is representing GBI Racing, a British company which provides betting services to Toto (the Israel Sports Betting Board). The company applied to the Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, to reconsider the decision to ban horse racing wagering, which was approved by a government committee chaired by treasury Director General, Shai Babad.  The company contends that it was never given the opportunity to present other data to the committee on its behalf.
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