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Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation

The intricate regulatory regime in Israel has a far-reaching impact on companies operating in the banking sector. Barnea & Co. has vast know-how and experience in counselling companies in relation to all matters pertaining to the local regulatory environment, including its specific laws.

Barnea & Co. provides legal advisory services relating to financial regulations, including licensing issues, representation before the regulatory authorities, financial transactions, money laundering, financial services and more.

 

Barnea & Co. advises local banks, foreign banks contemplating the establishment of operations in Israel, foreign banks in their interactions with Israeli customers and the operation of foreign bank subsidiaries in Israel or through local subsidiaries, financial institutions, FinTech companies and a variety of clients whose business activities are affected by financial regulations.

 

Our firm also provides legal counselling and guidance with regard to the licensing requirements pursuant to the Banking Law, the Regulated Financial Services Law, various credit card regulations relating to issuing, acquiring, processing and settlement of transactions in the credit card market, regulations relating to non-bank credit, currency services, investment counselling and more.

 

Barnea & Co.’s team has considerable experience representing clients before relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Capital Markets Commissioner and the Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority.

 

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News and updates - Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation:


June 22, 2017

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.

June 22, 2017

Financial Radio Program at the Public Broadcasting Corporation

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Markets and Financial Regulation Department at Barnea & Co. was interviewed on a financial radio program at the Public Broadcasting Corporation following the investigation of the heads of Bezeq and explained how the Securities Authority is investigating. (starting at min' 12.06)

June 19, 2017

Precedent Ruling : a Bank May Refuse to Provide Service to a Company Engaging in Virtual Currencies

Precedent set by the Tel-Aviv District Court rules that a bank may refuse to provide service to a company engaging in virtual currencies.

Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation

The intricate regulatory regime in Israel has a far-reaching impact on companies operating in the banking sector. Barnea & Co. has vast know-how and experience in counselling companies in relation to all matters pertaining to the local regulatory environment, including its specific laws.

Barnea & Co. provides legal advisory services relating to financial regulations, including licensing issues, representation before the regulatory authorities, financial transactions, money laundering, financial services and more.

 

Barnea & Co. advises local banks, foreign banks contemplating the establishment of operations in Israel, foreign banks in their interactions with Israeli customers and the operation of foreign bank subsidiaries in Israel or through local subsidiaries, financial institutions, FinTech companies and a variety of clients whose business activities are affected by financial regulations.

 

Our firm also provides legal counselling and guidance with regard to the licensing requirements pursuant to the Banking Law, the Regulated Financial Services Law, various credit card regulations relating to issuing, acquiring, processing and settlement of transactions in the credit card market, regulations relating to non-bank credit, currency services, investment counselling and more.

 

Barnea & Co.’s team has considerable experience representing clients before relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Capital Markets Commissioner and the Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority.

 

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News and updates - Banking & Finance:


June 22, 2017

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.

June 22, 2017

Financial Radio Program at the Public Broadcasting Corporation

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Markets and Financial Regulation Department at Barnea & Co. was interviewed on a financial radio program at the Public Broadcasting Corporation following the investigation of the heads of Bezeq and explained how the Securities Authority is investigating. (starting at min' 12.06)

June 19, 2017

Precedent Ruling : a Bank May Refuse to Provide Service to a Company Engaging in Virtual Currencies

Precedent set by the Tel-Aviv District Court rules that a bank may refuse to provide service to a company engaging in virtual currencies.

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