30 October 2014
30th Oct, 2014
Antitrust Chief, Prof. David Gilo Encourages Consumer Boycotts

In a meeting held by the Knesset Finance Committee on the high cost of living, Antitrust Commissioner Prof. David Gilo called on consumers to organize boycotts to pressure retailers and manufacturers to reduce their prices. He said: “An occasional boycott is not enough.

Consumers need to undertake a personal boycott every day, to vote with their feet and compare competing prices.” Zohar Lande senior partner at Barnea & Co, disagrees. He was interviewed by Maariv newspaper where he was quoted for saying "it is both unfair and unwise to ask the consumers to fix the high cost of living".
 

21 October 2014
21st Oct, 2014
A potential new double taxation agreement with Switzerland?

Tax treaties are intended to promote international trade by eliminating double taxation.  Although the Israeli Tax Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Finance have been reluctant to acknowledge a potential new double taxation treaty with Switzerland, the Swiss Finance Ministry has been more vocal! Swiss officials have confirmed that in recent weeks negotiations were indeed held with the Israeli tax authorities in connection with such proposed treaty between the countries. 

19 October 2014
19th Oct, 2014
Being followed at work: what is allowed and what's not?

The increased use of technology in the workplace has created new concerns for both employers and employees in the area of privacy. Do Employers have the right to monitor their employees? 

15 October 2014
15th Oct, 2014
World Tax 2015 rankings

World Tax, the International guide to the world's leading tax firms, recognized Barnea & Co. as a recommended tax firm in Israel.

 

14 October 2014
14th Oct, 2014
IFLR 2015 edition ranks Barnea & Co.

The international IFLR 1000 ranking guide recognized the expertise of  Barnea & Co. in Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Finance. In addition, Simon Jaffa is recognized as a 'leader in his field'.

14 October 2014
14th Oct, 2014
Are Facebook, Apple and Google’s Israel based R&D Centers a Blessing in Disguise?/ Micky Barnea

This has not gone unnoticed by foreign multinational companies. A study by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics shows that 63% of all investments in R&D centers in Israel come from international technology companies operating in Israel.

 

7 October 2014
7th Oct, 2014
Zero VAT on first home will be for seven years only

The initiative to apply 0% VAT for first-time homebuyers will be a temporary ordinance for seven years. The leading newspaper Globes described the legal effects of this and interviewed senior lawyer, Liat Keisary Yahalomi.

6 October 2014
6th Oct, 2014
Kibbutz Sector- The Challenges of Becoming a public Company

In recent years many kibbutz enterprises have grown from small manufacturers to international corporations. Echad Ha'am  magazine, by Globes, held a roundtable with six experts to discuss the latest changes and developments in the kibbutz sector. (attached, p.21)