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 has cited Dotan as a global leader in Sport and Entertainment since 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.
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:
Interview with Dr. Dotan Baruch about the SEC's Initial Coin Offerings ruling
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department at Barnea & Co., was interviewed by TheMarker (in Heb) regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) ruling that Initial Coin Offerings are subject to the same requirements as those falling under federal securities laws.
Internet Companies: Beware of Mandatory Israeli Court Jurisdiction
Recently, the Israeli Attorney General, in a legal opinion filed with the Israeli Supreme Court as part of an appeal filed by Facebook, opined that foreign companies (specifically those that do business via the internet) may not escape Israeli court jurisdiction even if the terms and conditions posted on their website state otherwise.
Binary Options in Israel – The End?
On June 2017, the government of Israel approved a draft bill to amend the Securities Law that is intended to tip the scales in the battle being waged in the financial trading sector over binary options.