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December 11, 2023

Barnea: Counsel in Israel’s Most Expensive Real Estate Transaction in October 2023

Alon Wolner and Shoval Mandel, provided legal representation in the purchase of a Tel Aviv penthouse for over ILS 22 million. This was the most expensive real estate transaction in Israel in the month of October.

June 8, 2023

Simulated Contracts and Concealed Agreements

The Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling contains strict determinations regarding simulated contracts whose sole purpose is to defraud the tax authorities and the banking system. Inter alia, the Supreme Court addressed an ongoing judicial debate about the classification of simulated contracts.

October 4, 2021

Representing Azrieli Group in NIS 1.31 Billion Acquisition of Mall Hayam

Our firm represented Azrieli Group, the largest income-producing real estate company in Israel, in the acquisition of Mall Hayam for NIS 1.31 billion. Firm partners Terry Almozlino Arnon, Ilan Blumenfeld, and Alon Wolner represented Azrieli in the transaction.

May 11, 2021

Representing Azrieli in NIS 860 Million Agreement with SolarEdge

Our firm represented the Azrieli Group in an agreement with SolarEdge to build the solar energy company’s new campus, at an investment of approximately NIS 860 million. The future campus will be built by Azrieli on a 6.5 acre site in Glilot North, east of the coastal highway (Road 2), which was purchased from private owners. Advs. Terry Almozlino Arnon and Alon Wolner represented Azrieli in the transaction.

December 10, 2019

Modifications to an Apartment at the Purchaser's Request Do Not Constitute Just Cause for Late Delivery of Possession

A recent judgment by the Hadera Magistrate's Court holds that modifications to an apartment made at a purchaser's request do not constitute just cause for late delivery and that the purchaser must be compensated for any delay.

November 7, 2019

Assuring Apartment Purchasers' Money

Israeli's Ministry of Construction and Housing recently imposed a NIS 6.5 million financial sanction on the developer of a TAMA 38 project in Kiryat Bialik. The developer was fined after failing to produce a guarantee to purchasers of apartments in the project for funds they had paid toward the unit price, as required by the Assurance of Investments Law.

July 23, 2019

Interview about Purchasing Groups

Our firm was interviewed by TheMarker following publication that a group of apartment purchasers in the exclusive Blue project submitted a claim against Canada Israel. We explained more about purchasing groups and noted that "those who join purchasing groups become entrepreneurs together with the other group members and, as a result, are dependent on the management of the group. The group members have no final price for the apartment, there is no final date for occupancy, and there are no guarantees for the money that they pay. It is important to remember that despite the possibility of large savings in the value of the future apartment, which sometimes reaches 20%, there are many projects managed incorrectly and that sometimes even cost the group more money than they would pay if they were buying an apartment directly from a contractor."

December 27, 2018

Draft Bill - Real-Estate Purchasing Groups

On December 23, 2018, the Israeli ministerial committee approved a draft bill on the subject of real-estate purchasing groups. This draft bill is designed, on the one hand, to protect members of purchasing groups and, on the other hand, to enable their continued existence as a means to construct residential apartments while cutting costs.

December 23, 2018

Israel Tax Authority Issues New Rules for Recognizing Property Betterment Expenses

The Law for Reducing the Use of Cash, which is scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2019, will have a significant impact on the real-estate sector.

August 29, 2018

Have You Ever Paid Betterment Tax or Purchase Tax? You May Be Eligible for a Rebate

The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) recently launched an application that allows anyone who previously executed a real-estate transaction to check whether he or she has a credit balance in respect of an overpayment of betterment tax or purchase tax.

May 27, 2018

Barnea Representing Yad Hanna in Agreement to Lease and Construct Logistics Center for Diplomat

Our firm is representing Yad Hanna in a long-term lease agreement of 30 dunams in its industrial zone for the construction of Diplomat's new logistics center. The construction is valued at NIS 230 million.

May 2, 2018

Israeli Supreme Court Ruling: Property Buyer Required to Pay Betterment Tax if Seller Is Incapable Due to Insolvency Proceedings

According to a ruling handed down recently by the Israeli Supreme Court, when a real estate asset is sold before the seller enters bankruptcy proceedings, and the seller has not paid the betterment tax, the local council is not obligated to grant the buyer approval for registering the property under his name. Thus, the buyer will be required to pay the betterment tax.

July 2, 2017

Barnea & Co. Represented Avgol in the Sale of its Rights in the Barkan Plant

Barnea represented Avgol in the sale of its rights in the Barkan plant for NIS 52.5 million. Avgol is in the process of transfering its production center in Israel to Dimona.

May 4, 2017

ASRR Capital Sells its Holdings in Denisra-Ranitec Real Estate

Our firm represented the real-estate public company, ASRR, in a transaction for the sale of its holdings in Denisra-Ranitec Real Estate, at a value of NIS 6.5 million.