Roy has extensive international experience in providing legal advice to private investment funds at all stages of their operations, as well as to institutional investors investing in these funds.
Roy counsels fund managers primarily regarding funds’ formation and as to the funds’ ongoing operations. He also advises on financing and regulation. In addition, Roy has extensive experience in all aspects of the investments and various transactions made by funds.
Roy serves as the lead legal advisor to one of the largest institutional investors in Israel and advises this investor as to its private equity and venture capital fund investments. In this capacity, Roy assisted this investor in building the largest portfolio of such funds in Israel.
Over the years, Roy developed a global network of service providers in this field, including in the Caribbean and in other jurisdictions, both offshore and onshore.
Roy gained his unique experience working for 10 years in New York, including at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (where he specialized in representing funds in mergers and acquisitions) and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (where he specialized in fund formation and investment management). Before joining Barnea, Roy was a partner at a large Tel-Aviv law firm (where he set up the funds department) and was a founding partner of a boutique law firm in the field.
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1997
Hebrew University, LL.M. (Corporate Law), 1994
Hebrew University, LL.B., 1994
Member of the New York State Bar Association since 1996
Member of the Israel Bar Association since 1994
News and updates - Roy Engel:
Taxation of Hedge Funds in Israel – A Short Guide to the Perplexed
A hedge fund is an entity comprised of several investors seeking to invest in financial assets to achieve a common profit, where the execution of the investment may change from one fund to another, in accordance with the investment strategies put in place by the fund manager.
Cayman Islands Blacklisted by EU as a “Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction”
The EU announced recently, following a meeting of its Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), that the Cayman Islands has been moved to Annex 1 of the list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” for tax purposes.