Karin is a commercial lawyer specializing in providing advisory services to companies in relation to corporate and securities laws.
Karin specializes in providing ongoing legal advice to public and private companies in relation to various aspects of corporate law and securities law, including IPOs and subsequent offers of securities to the public, the preparation and drafting of prospectuses and various reports to the public. Karin also represents the firm’s clients at the Israel Securities Authority and at the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd.
Karin’s experience also encompasses the provision of legal guidance to private companies under formation in relation to aspects of commercial and corporate law, as well as regulatory aspects, and subsequently, provides the newly formed companies with legal guidance and services during their various commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, cooperation agreements and more.
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, (LL.B and B.A Business), 2010
Member of Israel Bar Association since 2012
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Glossary for Beginners in the World of Digital Currency
Do you keep hearing people talk about blockchain, bitcoins, and ICOs with no idea what they mean? - Here’s a short glossary to help you understand what the fuss is all about.
Decentralized coins/digital coins
These coins are basically digital money that is secured through encryption technology (cryptocurrency). Digital currencies are not issued or managed by any country or central bank. Thus, their value is not under their control, but rather is determined by the agreement of and according to the demand among the network of users.
The bitcoin is the first digital currency used, and the first and most famous application of blockchain technology.
A digital wallet is software that is linked to the digital currency network. It enables the user to hold, transfer, and receive digital currencies. Every digital wallet has two “keys”-a public key and a private key. The public key corresponds to the bank account number, i.e. the address to which the money is transferred. The private key is the key to the safe. Only its owner can perform transactions with the digital currency in the wallet.
Blockchain is a technological concept that enables secure activity on the internet without needing a central management entity. Blockchain serves as a digital ledger of all the transactions performed on it since it began. The information maintained in blockchain is stored in cells called blocks, which are linked together in chronological order (in a "chain of blocks"). Upon completing any transaction in blockchain, it is documented and automatically stored in the devices of all users of the system. The structure of blockchain technology and its decentralized nature provide the structural security of the blockchain. The chaining of the blocks does not enable information stored in blockchain to be altered without changing the definitions of all subsequent blocks in the system, which is practically impossible. Moreover, the decentralized nature of blockchain does not allow for the system to be compromised without taking control of the majority of the devices connected to blockchain, which, due to the number of users of the bitcoin blockchain, is practically impossible as well.
Blocks are storage units in which all information maintained in blockchain is stored. So, if blockchain is likened to an accounting ledger, then the blocks are pages in the ledger. The blocks that comprise blockchain are linked to each other using a complex mathematical puzzle, making it nearly impossible to alter information saved in blockchain.
Bitcoin mining is the process by which bitcoin transactions are verified and documented in the bitcoin’s blockchain. The mining process is performed by a particular type of users of the bitcoin system, known as “miners”. The mining process basically involves solving a mathematical puzzle. The miner who solves it first creates the next block. The first miner who succeeds in solving the puzzle is rewarded for his successful mining with bitcoins and sometimes also with transaction fees.
Virtual coin offerings or Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)
An ICO is a crowdfunding channel. An ICO is a process where entrepreneurs who are developing platforms or projects raise money in exchange for digital coins. The digital coins give the projects' investors the right to use the platforms developed in projects funded by the ICO. Additionally, the digital coins provide liquidity to investors in ICO projects, since they are tradable assets in the secondary market.
Smart contracts are considered the most dramatic application of blockchain technology. They represent a promise to change the way traditional processes are carried out, characterized typically by a dependence on middlemen. A smart contract is a computer protocol that enables two strangers on the internet to conduct business in a way that is secure and reliable. Since smart contracts are based on blockchain technology, they can reliably and securely complete operations on the internet without involving middlemen.
Why the World of Mergers and Acquisitions is Changing in The Big Data Era
Adv. Karin Kashi from Barnea & Co., in an article for "People and Computers" about the changes that startups need to make in relation to their privacy aspects and the expected impact on merger and acquisition deals.
Barnea & Co. Represented Stride Gaming PLC
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Adv. Karin Kashi of Barnea & Co. represented Stride Gaming PLC, an online Bingo operator traded on AIM, London, in a major transaction recently. The Stride group acquired the assets and shares of Tarco Limited and Netboost Media Limited for consideration of up to GBP 40.2 million. GBP 22 million of the amount will be paid in accordance with the 2017 EBITDA of the acquired businesses.