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The National Israeli Labor Court is an independent tribunal and thus only rarely does the High Court of Justice (HCJ) intervene in its decisions. Recently, in an unusual move, the HCJ twice reversed the rulings of the National Labor Court. In both cases as part of its policy to eliminate the phenomenon of workplace sexual harassment.
Categories: Employment
The Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA) recently imposed a EUR 150,000 fine on the international consulting firm PwC for its violations of the new European data protection regulations (the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR).
Categories: Employment | Privacy Law
Six months after the amendment to the Economic Competition Law took effect, the Competition Authority published its position regarding the circumstances in which even an entity with less than a 50% market share may be deemed a "monopoly holder."
Categories: Antitrust | Corporate
The Israel Securities Authority recently published a staff position that has material implications on the hedge fund sector in Israel and on the investor public, including the mode of incorporation of hedge funds and the limit on the number of investors in a fund.
Categories: Capital Markets | Capital Markets Regulation | Hedge Funds
The Tel Aviv District Court handed down a decision a few days ago rejecting the Israel Tax Authority’s (ITA) position on the conveyance of real estate properties to trusts. This decision dramatically changes the taxation of trusts in Israel.
Categories: Private Clients | Real Estate | Tax
Bank of Israel published a position paper with respect to the activity of banks' payment apps in the B2C market. The position paper is the conclusion of a long battle waged by credit card companies against the banks.
Categories: Banking & Finance | Financial Regulation | FinTech | Regulation
A new ruling may affect due diligence employment findings and reclassify high-tech companies as companies operating in the industrial sector.
Categories: Employment | Technology
July 2019 brought an escalation in the enforcement of privacy infringements by companies around the world. These events underscore the trend that began with the GDPR taking effect and should lead any business entity coming across personal information.
Categories: Privacy Law
The Supreme Court recently heard a case on the cancellation of expropriation and ruled that public interest prevails over the damage caused to landowners.
Categories: Real Estate
Regional Court ruled that a woman who earned less than a man in the same position is entitled to compensation from her employer for discrimination.
Categories: Employment | Labor Law Litigation
After a long wait, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has permitted a startup company to raise funds from the general public through a supervised security token offering (STO) under Reg A+ regulations. Effectively, this is the first time a public STO was granted regulatory approval in the United States.
Categories: Capital Markets | ICOs
The Israel Securities Authority recently published a draft bill for the Regulation of Investment Advice, Investment Marketing and Investment Portfolio Management Law. The purpose of the bill is to regulate the area of  of general investment advice services and to allow those services without the need for an advice license, while still meeting some requirements.
Categories: Capital Markets | Financial Institutions
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently published a proposal for amending the Securities Law as to the supervision of underwriters and distributors.
Categories: Capital Markets | IPOs and Public Offerings
A precedential judgment was handed down on option plans for employees in respect of section 102 of the Income Tax Ordinance. The court ruled that when a tax assessor is notified of the allocation of options in accordance with section 102 and fails to respond within 90 days, the plan is approved and the assessor cannot later claim that this is not so, except in very exceptional cases.
Categories: Employee Tax Benefits | Start Ups | Tax
The Ministry of Economy and Industry and the Authority for Investments and Development of the Industry and Economy are presenting a series of steps to bring the Encouragement of Capital Investments Law in line with the Israeli market of 2019.
Categories: Start Ups | Technology
The Supreme Court recently ruled on the issue of whether sending a text message in the course of customer service constitutes a violation of the Spam Law.
Categories: Class Actions | Litigation
With the initial coin offering (ICO) era considered over, it seems there is a new tool for financing - the initial exchange offering (IEO). This method of financing is more transparent and reliable for investors, entrepreneurs, and markets, providing partial solutions to the many disadvantages exposed in ICO financing.
Categories: Capital Markets | ICOs
In light of the rise of investments in transportation projects, new guidelines were issued for infrastructure companies operating on behalf of the Ministry of Transport, requesting such companies adopt binding standards on several issues regarding contracts and tenders.
Categories: Infrastructure and Project Finance | Transport
The Israeli Registrar of Amutot and Dedications has changed its policy on the granting of certificates of proper management to Amutot and public benefit companies (PBC). From now on, any Amutot and PBC that meets particular criteria will be entitled to receive a certificate of proper management valid for two years, instead of for one year, as was the case until now.
Categories: NPO
This ruling constitutes a precedent in the way the court applied the standards of judicial review and held that the business judgment rule should not be applied if business decisions are made by officers while in a state of conflict of interest.
Categories: Litigation
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