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March 4, 2024

New Workplace Guidelines on Privacy Protection: Dr. Avishay Klein’s Guide for Employers Published on Mako

Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority has published new guidelines on the collection of biometric information in the workplace. In response, Dr. Avishay Klein, the head of our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department, has compiled a practical guide for employers on the subject The guide was published on Mako.

February 27, 2024

Environmental Aspects of M&A Transactions: Lecture by Sagi Gross

Sagi Gross, a partner in our firm, lectured at Bar-Ilan University as part of a course on environmental law. He discussed the environmental aspects of MA transactions

February 21, 2024

International Law: Amichai Cohen Interviewed on "One a Day" Podcast

As an expert in international law, Professor Amichai Cohen, together with news correspondent Yaron Avraham, guest starred on Elad Simchayoff's "One a Day" podcast to discuss the sanctions imposed on Israeli settlers.

January 24, 2024

Professor Amichai Cohen Publishes Series of Articles on Law.com

Professor Amichai Cohen, a special counsel on international law at our firm, has published a series of articles on Law.com about the Israel-Hamas war.

January 24, 2024

Barnea: Webinar on AI Vendor Vetting

Our firm hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel. Dr. Avishay Klein, head of our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department, addressed a number of points, including the possible risks in contracting with artificial intelligence providers.

January 8, 2024

Amichai Cohen Interviewed on “One a Day” Podcast

As an expert on international law, Prof. Amichai Cohen, a special counsel at our firm, was interviewed on the “One a Day” podcast hosted by Elad Simchayoff. Amichai discussed the chances of Israel being found guilty of genocide by the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

December 6, 2023

Proportionality in Armed Conflict: How to Assess, and Who Decides

Prof. Amichai Cohen published an op-ed in Law.com on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. This conflict raises important legal questions about the application of the law of armed conflict.

December 5, 2023

Advising Summa Technologies on Obtaining Financial Services License

We guided Summa Technologies, which operates in the field of open banking, in obtaining a financial information services license from the Israel Securities Authority. Summa is the seventh company in Israel to receive this license. Anat Even-Chen, Elad Reshtick, and Ori Rodriguez represented the client in this matter.

June 5, 2023

Sagi Gross Lectures at Bar-Ilan University

Sagi Gross, a firm partner, was a guest lecturer in an environmental law course at Bar-Ilan University. He spoke about the environmental aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.

July 6, 2023

Conference: ESG – What’s the Story?

Our firm hosted a morning workshop of experts from the ESG and sustainability field. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on the legal angle of ESG. Michal Weiss, the ESG manager at Doral, discussed how to undertake ESG activities within an organization. Hagit Genish Gil lectured on how to make ESG activity suitable for a large organization. Michal Gat, the CEO of Titan, closed the event with a lecture on how to build a branding story that is right for a company’s activities.

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 3, 2023

Avishay Klein and Eyal Nachshon in TheMarker

TheMarker’s Ahad Ha’am magazine published an op-ed by Dr. Avishay Klein on the Israel Securities Authority’s latest guidelines on cyber risks (page 4). The magazine also conducted an interview with Eyal Nachshon on the increase in scope of class action lawsuits against public companies in Israel (page 11). Eyal addressed, among other things, his representation of several companies in a recent series of digital accessibility class action lawsuits.

June 5, 2023

The Guide to Avoiding Lawsuits Stemming from Sponsored Advertising

To avoid lawsuits, companies that decide to publish sponsored marketing content and collaborate with influencers should be aware of the limitations that apply to them, including Consumer Protection Law provisions. Anat Even-Chen provides practical tips in an article for Calcalist.

May 4, 2023

Barnea: Hosting AI & Regulation Conference

Our firm hosted the “AI Regulation" conference, with the participation of Gilad Samama, head of the Israel Privacy Protection Authority, and other senior officials. The conference was held in collaboration with the International Association of Privacy Experts (IAPP) and the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. At the conference, Dr. Avishay Klein, head of our firm’s privacy, data protection and cyber practice, lectured on the regulation of artificial intelligence in Israel and around the world.  

February 22, 2023

Prof. Amichai Cohen on Israel’s Constitutional Law Reforms

Prof. Amichai Cohen was invited to write a series of articles about the new Israeli government’s proposed judicial reform and its implications for the Israeli legal system

February 9, 2023

Webinar for Legal Counsels on Role of Legal Advisor in Relation to ESG Risks

Our firm held a webinar for members of the In-House Counsels for In-House Counsels Organization, in which Dr. Zvi Gabbay presented existing regulation in Israel in the field of ESG and the trends in the US and Europe. He also discussed ESG risk management in an environmental context.

January 26, 2022

Amichai Cohen Guest Stars on BDO Podcast – Bermuda Triangle: Israel, US, and China

Prof. Amichai Cohen, our firm’s special counsel on international law, discussed the complicated relationship between Israel, China, and the United States as pertains to law, finance, and business.

December 19, 2022

What New Sanctions Might Be Imposed on Israeli Companies Doing Business with China?

The tightrope Israel has been walking in the relationship between the United States and China was recently stretched even further, as the US continues to pursue policies aimed at making it difficult for its allies to cooperate with China. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Prof. Amichai Cohen, our firm’s of counsel on international law, details the difficulties and limitations for Israeli companies doing business with China.

December 18, 2022

Representation in Class Action for Polluting Ashalim River

Following pollution to the Ashalim River and its surrounding areas in 2017, three plaintiffs filed a class action against Rotem Amfert, a subsidiary of ICL Group, for NIS 400 million. The plaintiffs demanded compensation for the ecological damage caused to the area.  

December 15, 2022

Regulation: Potential Pitfalls in Phoenix Group’s Purchase by Abu Dhabi’s ADQ Fund

Anat Even-Chen, a partner and the head of our firm’s Regulation Department, was interviewed by Calcalist to shed light on the proposed acquisition. According to Anat, there is no legal prohibition in Israel on foreign ownership of an insurance company, but, in the past, the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority rejected a deal in which a fund owned by the Chinese government wanted to acquire control of the Clal insurance company.
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