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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.

September 19, 2023

Contracts, Signatures, and Smileys: Are Emojis Legally Valid?

Courts around the world are being asked to determine the legal standing of emojis and to include ideograms in contract doctrine when a consensus about their meanings has not yet been reached. 

November 2, 2022

Precedent-Setting Israeli Supreme Court Ruling Limits Possibilities of Service of Process to a Foreign Company

The new ruling has significant implications since the question of service of process also involves the Israeli court’s acquisition of international jurisdiction to adjudicate a proceeding.

July 28, 2022

Israeli Consumers Can Sue Global Corporations Pursuant to Israeli Law Even if Agreement Determines Otherwise

This significant ruling enables small businesses to sue global mega corporations according to Israeli law.

July 21, 2022

Schweppes Case Ruling: When Is Parallel Importing Legitimate?

The Israeli Supreme Court overturned a district court ruling and stated the court erred when it attributed internationality to the Israeli trademark “Schweppes” and associated it with a global venture.

July 3, 2022

Latest Legislative Amendments to Promote Pinui-Binui Projects

The importance of pinui-binui (vacate-and-build) projects for resolving the housing shortage in Israel has spurred new legislation to resolve the problem of  recalcitrant tenants, to define what constitutes a majority of tenants in such projects, and to regulate projects in neighborhoods comprised of detached houses.

October 28, 2019

Supreme Court Includes Nespresso Case on List of Key 2019 Rulings

The Supreme Court recently published a list of significant rulings handed down in the past year. The Supreme Court's dismissal of Nespresso's lawsuit against our client Espresso Club is included in this prestigious list.

August 28, 2019

Supreme Court Dismisses Nespresso Suit against Espresso Club

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal by Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate, and its subsidiary corporation Nespresso, filed against our client, the Israeli company Expresso Club. The appeal claimed copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and damage to Nespresso's reputation.

August 15, 2019

Maurice Haliwa Increases Claim against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili

Our firm continues to represent Maurice Haliwa, a shareholder in Manor A.D. Construction Investments Ltd., in a lawsuit against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili. Haliwa recently increased the amount of the original lawsuit from NIS 18 million to NIS 100 million. Advs. Zohar Lande and Yatir Madar represent the client.

July 28, 2019

Barnea Representing Eva Fashion in Dispute with Ilan Bioculture

Our firm is representing Eva Fashion in a dispute with Ilan Bioculture, a cannabis plants company that is seeking to cancel an investment agreement signed with Eva Fashion. 

July 9, 2019

A Win for Zeev Rom: Gad Zeevi to Pay Another USD 1.5 Million in Brokerage Fees

Following a Supreme Court hearing, Gad Zeevi and Zeev Rom decided to withdraw their mutual appeals and to keep the District Court ruling ordering Zeevi to pay Rom USD 1.5 million in connection with the financing transaction for the purchase of Bezeq shares in 2000. Rom was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Moran Bickel of the firm's Litigation Department.

November 27, 2018

Legislative Amendment Enables Filing Claims against Foreign Entities in Israel

A recently promulgated memorandum of law to amend judicial procedures proposes to add the possibility of filing claims against foreign entities in Israel for damage they caused in Israel as a result of acts or omissions performed outside of Israel.

October 7, 2018

Barnea Takes on Representation of TI Group Automotive Systems SRO

Our firm is representing the Czech company TI Group Automotive Systems SRO in a €4.5 million lawsuit against Raval ACS Ltd. The lawsuit stems from a valve failure that resulted in the recall and repair of 250 thousand Mercedes cars.

July 19, 2018

Supreme Court Ruling: RGE Group to Operate Knesset Channel

The Supreme Court issued a ruling today rejecting the petitions of News 2 and Channel 20 against the decision to announce RGE as the winner of the Knesset channel tender. This paves the way for the operation of the Knesset channel by RGE as early as August 1, 2018. RGE was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Adi Shoham, Eyal Nachshon, and Omer Keydar of our firm's Litigation Department.

December 27, 2017

French Culinary Brand Fauchon Brought to Court

Roni Lish, the minority shareholder in the franchise company of the French culinary brand Fauchon, is suing his partner in the franchise. Roni claims his partner acted to reduce the value of the company in order to control it and to remove him from the company. Roni Lish is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Gilli Cohen-Arazi of our firm's Litigation Department.

October 29, 2017

Class Action against Espresso Club Rejected by the Court

The Central District Court has rejected the application for a class action filed in 2015 against Espresso Club for misleading customers about the method of charging an acquired package of coffee capsules. In addition, the court ordered the plaintiff to pay all legal expenses. Espresso Club was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande and Itay Hatam of our firm's Litigation Department.

October 15, 2017

District Court Rejects Scheduled Vote of Purchase Group United Sarona

The Tel Aviv District Court accepted the request of over 50 members of the purchase group United Sarona, represented by Barnea's Head of Litigation, Adv. Zohar Lande, to prevent a vote at the meeting scheduled for today. In the motion that was presented, it was argued that in the process of convening the meeting there were material flaws, including a lack of information.

July 19, 2017

High Court Issues Interim Order on Channel 20’s Winning Bid for Knesset Channel

RGE, represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, Ronen Reingold and Adi Shoham of Barnea, petitioned the High Court of Justice over the results of a tender concerning the operation of the new Knesset channel. It requested an interim order that would prevent the agreement with Channel 20, who had won the tender. In a hearing held today at the High Court of Justice, the interim order was issued, freezing the results of the tender.

July 5, 2017

At the Request of Roni Mana, Represented by Barnea & Co., a Foreclosure was Imposed on Arena Star Group Ltd.

Roni Mana, represented by Adv. Zohar Lande and Gal Livshitz from the Litigation Department at Barnea, requested the court to order that Arena Star Group Ltd. pay brokerage fees for the sale of the Arena mall in Herzeliya. The Tel Aviv District Court today accepted Mana's request for a temporary foreclosure on the funds received by the company for the sale of the mall.

June 8, 2017

Barnea & Co. represents Zeev Rom

The Haifa District Court ruled that Gad Zeevi would have to pay businessman Zeev Rom USD 1.5 million in brokerage fees in respect of a deal in which Zeevi acquired 20% of Bezeq in 2000. Adv. Zohar Landa and Adv. Moran Bickel from the litigation department at Barnea, represented Zeev Rom.