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Regulation

The regulatory burden has intensified in Israel in recent years and, in some fields, Israel is considered the world’s leading country in the pervasiveness of its regulatory environment.

The many legislative amendments, as well as the regulatory authorities’ active intervention in many spheres, such as the capital market, antitrust, banking, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, credit cards, environmental protection, business licensing, crowdfunding, etc., require corporations operating in Israel and their executives to familiarize themselves with the regulations in their sector and to take regulatory considerations into account when making business decisions.

 

Barnea & Co. provides solutions for corporations contending with regulatory requirements in diverse fields, including in the fields of antitrust, infrastructure and energy, the capital market, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, food, health, veterinary services, environmental protection, credit cards and banking.

 

Barnea & Co. has know-how and experience in representing clients before various regulatory authorities, including the Capital Market Commissioner, the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Antitrust Authority, the Second Authority for Television and Radio, the Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, the Israeli Dairy Board, the Center for Local Government, the various government ministries, Knesset committees and more.

 

Barnea & Co. also represents foreign companies during their routine operations in Israel and provides them with ongoing counsel and assistance in contending with the various regulatory issues affecting their operations.

News and updates - Regulation:


October 10, 2017

Ministry of Economics and Industry Seeks to Impose Restrictions on Telemarketing

The Ministry of Economics and Industry recently published a draft bill for an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law. This draft bill proposes placing restrictions on telemarketing.

September 28, 2017

Revision of the Regulations Requiring Websites and Applications to be Accessible for People with Disabilities

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee recently approved a comprehensive revision of Regulation 35 of the Accessibility to Online Services Regulations under the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (Service Accessibility Adjustments), 2013.

September 26, 2017

Article on Regulatory Challenges of FinTech Companies Featured in TheMarker

Micky Barnea, the firm's managing partner, had an article published in TheMarker's FinTech Magazine. The article discusses the regulatory challenges facing Fintech companies. Micky notes that entry barriers to this field are not only the development stage, but also the strength of the regulatory solution. Therefore, acquired knowledge can become a real intellectual property and carry enormous potential.

Regulation

The regulatory burden has intensified in Israel in recent years and, in some fields, Israel is considered the world’s leading country in the pervasiveness of its regulatory environment.

The many legislative amendments, as well as the regulatory authorities’ active intervention in many spheres, such as the capital market, antitrust, banking, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, credit cards, environmental protection, business licensing, crowdfunding, etc., require corporations operating in Israel and their executives to familiarize themselves with the regulations in their sector and to take regulatory considerations into account when making business decisions.

 

Barnea & Co. provides solutions for corporations contending with regulatory requirements in diverse fields, including in the fields of antitrust, infrastructure and energy, the capital market, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, food, health, veterinary services, environmental protection, credit cards and banking.

 

Barnea & Co. has know-how and experience in representing clients before various regulatory authorities, including the Capital Market Commissioner, the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Antitrust Authority, the Second Authority for Television and Radio, the Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, the Israeli Dairy Board, the Center for Local Government, the various government ministries, Knesset committees and more.

 

Barnea & Co. also represents foreign companies during their routine operations in Israel and provides them with ongoing counsel and assistance in contending with the various regulatory issues affecting their operations.

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News and updates - Regulation:


October 10, 2017

Ministry of Economics and Industry Seeks to Impose Restrictions on Telemarketing

The Ministry of Economics and Industry recently published a draft bill for an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law. This draft bill proposes placing restrictions on telemarketing.

September 28, 2017

Revision of the Regulations Requiring Websites and Applications to be Accessible for People with Disabilities

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee recently approved a comprehensive revision of Regulation 35 of the Accessibility to Online Services Regulations under the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Regulations (Service Accessibility Adjustments), 2013.

September 26, 2017

Article on Regulatory Challenges of FinTech Companies Featured in TheMarker

Micky Barnea, the firm's managing partner, had an article published in TheMarker's FinTech Magazine. The article discusses the regulatory challenges facing Fintech companies. Micky notes that entry barriers to this field are not only the development stage, but also the strength of the regulatory solution. Therefore, acquired knowledge can become a real intellectual property and carry enormous potential.

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