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A recent judgment by the Hadera Magistrate's Court holds that modifications to an apartment made at a purchaser's request do not constitute just cause for late delivery and that the purchaser must be compensated for any delay.
Categories: Real Estate | Real Estate Transactions
The Companies Registrar has recently increased its enforcement efforts when companies failed to submit annual reports, imposing fines amounting to a few thousand shekels on companies that do not comply with the requirements.
Categories: Corporate
The sanction-free voluntary disclosure procedure will come to a close at the end of 2019. Provided the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) and the State Attorney’s Office decide not to extend this procedure, this may be the last opportunity to declare and report true income, and accordingly pay true taxes, without the discloser being subject to criminal sanctions.
Categories: Private Clients Tax | Tax
Earlier this year, Google updated its Google Ads policy on gambling and games and announced that, as part of a limited beta launch, state-licensed gambling advertisers would be permitted to promote sports betting content within the US states New Jersey, Nevada, and West Virginia.
Categories: Gaming | Internet
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently published a proposed amendment to the Israeli Securities Regulations concerning trading platforms’ activity in Israel.
Categories: Capital Markets
In October 2019, Israel's Attorney General published a detailed guideline document addressed to the legal counsels of various government ministries.
Categories: Internet | Regulation | Technology
In September, Israel's National Labor Court dismissed an appeal by the Café Noir restaurant and affirmed the Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court’s judgment, which held that the restaurant must pay NIS 300,000 compensation for infringing on its employees’ right to organize.
Categories: Employment | Labor Law Litigation
In October 2019, the Israel State Attorney published a new guideline on its office’s policy when considering the prosecution of a corporation, as well as on how it should determine its position on the manner of punishing corporations.
Categories: Compliance | Corporate | Enforcement
Israeli's Ministry of Construction and Housing recently imposed a NIS 6.5 million financial sanction on the developer of a TAMA 38 project in Kiryat Bialik. The developer was fined after failing to produce a guarantee to purchasers of apartments in the project for funds they had paid toward the unit price, as required by the Assurance of Investments Law.
Categories: Real Estate | Real Estate Transactions
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in California) recently held that the scraping of data from public websites without any prior consent is lawful, even if it contradicts the provisions of a website's terms of use.
Categories: Internet | Privacy Law | Regulation
Regulatory resistance and legal proceedings by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are hindering the realization of one of the greatest promises of blockchain technology – the transfer of cryptographic currencies and assets between users without an intermediary.
Categories: Blockchain | Capital Markets | Capital Markets Regulation
In a recent ruling, the Labor Court found that a short-term unapproved absence from work may constitute a disciplinary violation, and therefore be cause for termination, but cannot be seen as resignation.
Categories: Employment | Labor Law Litigation
The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court recently ruled that an employee who took advantage of her sick leave as vacation days immediately after being summoned to a termination hearing warranted being denied severance pay and early notice payments.
Categories: Employment | Labor Law Litigation
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) and the Ministry of Justice published a call to the public to adjust the corporate regime, as part of addressing problems that may arise as a result of the transition of public companies to a decentralized ownership structure.
Categories: Capital Markets | Corporate
The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently published an advisory document for public comment ahead of the publication of a legal memorandum for the regulation of the securitization field in Israel.
Categories: Capital Markets | IPOs and Public Offerings
The election for the 22nd Knesset is approaching. What does the law say about workers' rights and obligations ?
Categories: Employment
In a precedential ruling, the Tel Aviv District Appeals Committee affirmed the Regional Planning and Construction Committee’s decision that in cases in which a new zoning plan provides more rights than those set in the TAMA 38 provisions, the consent of all residents is required.
Categories: Real Estate | Urban Renewal
The National Committee for Planning and Construction has approved the Planning Administration’s initiative to amend the provisions of TAMA 35. The planned amendment will update the calculation method for the level of population density, from the number of residential units per square kilometer to the number of persons per square kilometer.
Categories: Real Estate | Urban Renewal
The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal by Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate, and its subsidiary corporation Nespresso, filed against our client, the Israeli company Expresso Club. The appeal claimed copyright and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and damage to Nespresso's reputation.
Categories: Commercial Litigation | Litigation
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
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