Micky is the firm’s Founding and Managing Partner and is recognized as one of Israel’s leading corporate lawyers. His aim to build a commercial firm, truly international in its outlook and at home in any jurisdiction, is reflected in the breadth of his practice, including both foreign clients with local operations and Israeli clients with overseas operations.
Since Barnea & Co. opened its doors Micky has advised privately held and publicly traded companies; local, international and multinational corporations; institutional investors; venture capital and private investment funds; startups; entrepreneurs; and private investors.
Micky has also earned a particular reputation as an advisor to public companies that want to trade in Israel and on foreign exchanges (notably the London Stock Exchange and AIM), and to foreign investors with stakes in publicly traded Israeli companies.
Micky’s knowledge of corporate and securities law is also sought after, most commonly in relation to raising capital, spin-offs, listings, dual listings, mergers, hostile takeovers, asset acquisitions and de-listings, both in Israel and abroad.
Technology companies in sectors including communications, life sciences, internet, financial services and advertising rely on his counsel too. This expertise covers the entire corporate life cycle, covering founder agreements, employee incentive plans, intellectual property strategy, licenses and commercial agreements, strategic partnerships, raising capital, company sales and public issue of securities.
The firm’s international reach owes much to Micky’s experience and his relationships with foreign law firms and other organizations around the world. These connections help our clients wherever they are doing business.
Micky was ranked as a leading lawyer in the prestigious international IFLR1000 2017 rankings for Capital markets: Equity and M&A areas. The ILFR 1000 describes him as: “very practical and incisive and always constructive with his advice”.
The Chambers describes him as: “really brilliant and very straightforward. Problem solver”.
Micky was also been appointed as the Middle East Liaison Officer of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee.
Tel Aviv University (LL.B.) 1992
Member of Israel Bar Association since 1994
News and updates - Michael Barnea:
Hosting a Delegation of Chinese Executives
We are hosting today a delegation of senior executives from large enterprises across a variety of industries in China. These executives have come to Israel to learn about Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
Micky Barnea to Discuss Late-Stage Startups' Challenges at IBM Accelerator
Adv. Micky Barnea, Managing Partner, will lecture today at the IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator on the challenges of late-stage startups.