Dotan is considered as one of the world’s top lawyers in online gaming and gambling, e-commerce, and financial trading. Primarily, Dotan’s advice focuses on global regulation, tax, corporate structure and commercial issues.
Dotan is particularly well-known for his risk assessment analysis of regulation in multiple jurisdictions and his handling of global licensing procedures. Dotan advises both foreign and local clients with respect to provisions of Israeli law that apply to their internet and e-commerce activities.
Dotan advises stakeholders at all business stages – from startups through their development and until all forms of exit events – including investments, M&A, sales, IPOs etc.; all while taking into consideration the business and commercial needs of his clients.
Dotan has appeared in the prestigious ranking guide “Chambers and Partners” since 2009 as a leading practitioner in global gaming and gambling: He has been described as being “extremely knowledgeable” and “immensely skilled, motivated and ambitious”. Who’s Who Legal Guide cited him as a global leader in Sport and Entertainment in 2014, and he was voted Corporate International Magazine’s Gaming Lawyer of the Year in 2014.
As a well-known expert, Dotan has authored several articles on internet subjects.
Awarded in the 2009 to 2017 editions of the Chambers Global Guide as a leading practitioner in the sphere of Global Gaming and Gambling; described as “extremely knowledgeable” and “immensely skilled, motivated and ambitious”.
Dotan has been a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law Association since 2010.
Ph.D., Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Israel 2006
LL.M. (Commercial Law), Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Israel – Magna cum Laude 2001
LL.B., Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Israel - Magna cum Laude 1995
Israel Bar Association, 1997
News and updates - Dotan Baruch:
The Regulator Entered the Casino - Interview with Dr. Dotan Baruch
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Head of the Internet Department at Barnea & Co., was interviewed by The Marker in response to the emerging trend of tightening the regulation on online gambling companies. Dotan commented that the regulation in this area comes in two forms. One is the form of market regulation and the imposition of licensing fees, gambling taxes and corporate tax. The second form is the ban on online activity, imposing fines and filing indictments.
Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference
For the second year, Barnea & Co. is taking part in the Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference. In the framework of the conference, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Yuval Lazi and Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partners in our firm, will judge in the start-up competition in the Fintech, Gaming and IoT sectors. Adv. Micky Barnea, our Managing Partner, is lecturing on the subject of the legal challenges entailed in late staged startups and will judge in the competition final with other mentors from Shazam, Prezi, Capsula, Strauss Group and IAI. Adv. Yuval Lazi is also participating in a panel discussion on funding a start-up, together with a representative of the Office of the Chief Scientist and the CEO of "Cockpit", El-Al's start-up support program.
Unistream's Investment Committee
As part of our cooperation with Unistream, our firm is taking part in a meeting of the association's investment committee, during which students present a business venture developed during the program.
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Head of the Internet Department at Barnea & Co. will participate as a judge. Other participants include CEOs and industry executives, investment managers and directors of venture capital funds.