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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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August 29, 2017

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Discusses Regulation of Digital Coins in New Op-ed

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Markets Department, had an op-ed published in The Marker on the regulation of digital currencies. He asserts there will be no choice but to build a unique regulatory model that matches the characteristics of these new financial instruments.

August 29, 2017

Fair Lending Law Finally Approved

The Knesset recently approved Amendment No. 5 to the Regulation of Nonbank Loans Law, which is now called the Fair Lending Law. This comes after years of deliberations and in the long wake of recommendations submitted in 2013 to increase competition in the banking system.

July 31, 2017

New Lending Platform Regulations

Recently, the Knesset approved an amendment to the Supervision of Financial Services Law, which regulates the activities of online lending platforms that broker between people and businesses under a peer-to-peer (P2P) model.

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.

 

Back to Banking & Finance

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


August 29, 2017

Dr. Zvi Gabbay Discusses Regulation of Digital Coins in New Op-ed

Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Markets Department, had an op-ed published in The Marker on the regulation of digital currencies. He asserts there will be no choice but to build a unique regulatory model that matches the characteristics of these new financial instruments.

August 29, 2017

Fair Lending Law Finally Approved

The Knesset recently approved Amendment No. 5 to the Regulation of Nonbank Loans Law, which is now called the Fair Lending Law. This comes after years of deliberations and in the long wake of recommendations submitted in 2013 to increase competition in the banking system.

July 31, 2017

New Lending Platform Regulations

Recently, the Knesset approved an amendment to the Supervision of Financial Services Law, which regulates the activities of online lending platforms that broker between people and businesses under a peer-to-peer (P2P) model.

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