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Michael Barnea

Michael Barnea

Micky, the firm’s Founding and Managing Partner, is recognized as one of Israel’s leading corporate lawyers. His diverse practice encompasses corporate, securities, technology, and cross-border matters.

Micky has earned an excellent reputation for working with private and public companies on securities offerings, fundraising, M&A transactions, transfers of control, and reorganizations.


Micky is greatly respected as a legal advisor to public companies traded on both Israeli and foreign stock exchanges, as well as to foreign investors with stakes in Israeli publicly-traded companies.


In the technology sphere, Micky counsels a variety of early and later-stage companies, as well as leading venture capital, corporate venture, and private-equity investors. He also oversees prominent cross-border technology-related transactions.


Micky is a well-known figure in the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem. He lectures on a regular basis to various Israeli accelerators and incubators, in addition to serving as a mentor for young entrepreneurs.


Micky has consistently been ranked in the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory as a leading lawyer in the Corporate/M&A and TMT practice area. The guide describes him as “really brilliant and very straightforward. Problem solver.” The guide also ranked him as a leading lawyer in the field of Private Wealth Law. 


The IFLR1000 directory also steadily ranks Micky for his work in the Capital Markets: Equity and M&A sector. The ILFR1000 pronounced him as “very practical and incisive and always constructive with his advice.” 


In addition to his work with the firm, Micky was 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 1993

News and updates - Michael Barnea:

August 14, 2018

What's Best for a Business: Controlling Shareholder or Executive Management?

Adv. Micky Barnea, our firm's Managing Partner, is featured in an extensive interview with TheMarker on the question of what contributes more to the proper management of a company—a dominant controlling shareholder or executive management—and how this affects the work of the board of directors.

August 12, 2018

Event Invite: Activist Shareholders – The Israeli Challenge

Join Barnea and ACC for a seminar on shareholder activism. During the seminar we will examine activism in Israeli companies and the courtroom, while comparing the American and Israeli markets.

August 7, 2018

Legal 500 Briefing: Foreign Investment in Israel

Advs. Michael Barnea and Mayer Winkler co-authored the chapter on foreign investment in Israel in the Legal 500 guide, providing information on the key factors to consider when looking to invest in Israeli companies by way of M&A.

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