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Michael Barnea

Michael Barnea

Micky is the firm’s Founding and Managing Partner and is recognized as one of Israel’s leading corporate lawyers. His aim to build a commercial firm, truly international in its outlook and at home in any jurisdiction, is reflected in the breadth of his practice, including both foreign clients with local operations and Israeli clients with overseas operations.

Since Barnea & Co. opened its doors Micky has advised privately held and publicly traded companies; local, international and multinational corporations; institutional investors; venture capital and private investment funds; startups; entrepreneurs; and private investors.


Micky has also earned a particular reputation as an advisor to public companies that want to trade in Israel and on foreign exchanges (notably the London Stock Exchange and AIM), and to foreign investors with stakes in publicly traded Israeli companies.


Micky’s knowledge of corporate and securities law is also sought after, most commonly in relation to raising capital, spin-offs, listings, dual listings, mergers, hostile takeovers, asset acquisitions and de-listings, both in Israel and abroad.


Technology companies in sectors including communications, life sciences, internet, financial services and advertising rely on his counsel too. This expertise covers the entire corporate life cycle, covering founder agreements, employee incentive plans, intellectual property strategy, licenses and commercial agreements, strategic partnerships, raising capital, company sales and public issue of securities.


The firm’s international reach owes much to Micky’s experience and his relationships with foreign law firms and other organizations around the world. These connections help our clients wherever they are doing business.


Micky was ranked as a leading lawyer in the prestigious international IFLR1000 2017 rankings for Capital markets: Equity and M&A areas. The ILFR 1000 describes him as: “very practical and incisive and always constructive with his advice”. 


The Chambers describes him as: “really brilliant and very straightforward. Problem solver”.


Micky was also been appointed as the Middle East Liaison Officer of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee.


Tel Aviv University (LL.B.) 1992


Member of Israel Bar Association since 1994

News and updates - Michael Barnea:

March 20, 2017

Family Wealth Management

Barnea & Co., together with The Service, will host today a seminar on how to manage real estate assets and family companies. Adv. Micky Barnea, our Managing Partner, will discuss the inter-generational transfer of family businesses.


March 8, 2017

Survey of Legal Interns by Barnea and Codex was Published in Globes

A comprehensive survey conducted by Codex, a leading HR company for lawyers in Israel, which was initiated by Barnea & Co., was published in Globes. In the survey, future legal interns were questioned on how they feel in light of the flooding of the profession, how they choose where to intern and more. Adv. Mickey Barnea, Managing Partner at Barnea & Co., commented that the initiative came from the recognition that there is a change in the current generation of interns and the need to understand the impact on their internship.

February 15, 2017

Delegation of Israeli ambassadors in Latin America

Barnea & Co. is today hosting a delegation of Israeli ambassadors who are stationed in Latin America, together with the Latin America division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israel-Latin America Chamber of Commerce and StarTau, the Entrepreneurship Center of Tel Aviv University.

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