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January 13, 2020
Hosting the ACC Compliance Forum's Third Meeting
Our firm hosted today the third meeting of the ACC Compliance Forum, which focuses on compliance during enforcement procedures. At the meeting, Dr. Zvi Gabbay welcomed Yehuda Shaffer, Deputy State Attorney (Financial Crimes).
January 12, 2020
Hosting British American Tobacco (BAT)
Our firm hosted today a meetup with British American Tobacco (BAT). Ariella Dreyfuss overviewed for the participants the local market and the legal challenges that exist for companies.
January 12, 2020
Daphna Klein Interviewed on Financial Radio Program
Daphna Klein was interviewed by the "Tzeva Hakesef" radio program on Kan Reshet Bet following the recent Supreme Court ruling that posting and sharing on social media may be considered an advertisement for the purposes of the defamation law. According to Daphna, this decision has significant weight to a wide swath of the public, who are not necessarily aware of their exposure to being sued in defamation claims (starting min 21.22).
January 8, 2020
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai Op-ed: Israel Missing out on Digital Assets Revolution
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai from our Capital Markets Department published an opinion piece in Globes on the regulatory barriers Israel is imposing on the blockchain and digital assets revolution.
January 7, 2020
Hosting the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator
Our firm hosted today a meetup of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator. Yuval Lazi and Harel Perlmutter met with the participating startups and discussed the challenges and opportunities of working with the US.
January 2, 2020
NIS 10M Lawsuit against Yaron Roziak and Rabbi David Ifergan
Our firm is representing Kobi Zaid, the founder of Zaid Orniv, in a shareholder dispute and a contract enforcement lawsuit against the businessman Yaron Roziak and Rabbi David Ifergan.
January 1, 2020
Eyal Nachshon and Amichay Tessler Op-Ed: New Supreme Court Ruling Will Allow Businesses to Repel Class Actions
Eyal Nachshon and Amichay Tessler of our Litigation Department published an op-ed in Dun's Calcalist on the new Supreme Court ruling that would-be plaintiffs must approach defendants before filing a class action suit. According to Eyal and Amichay, this ruling is significant news for private businesses seeking to repel class action lawsuits.
December 30, 2019
Yuval Lazi Summarizes 2019 in Cyber for People and Computers
Yuval Lazi was featured in an article in People and Computers magazine about trends in the world of cyber in 2019. Yuval describes 2019 as the year in which corporations began to internalize that a more holistic approach is needed and that technological solutions alone cannot be relied upon.
December 30, 2019
Hagit Ben Moshe Featured in Globes' Real Estate Supplement on Regulation of Land Use
Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes' Real Estate Supplement on a district court ruling about the regulation of agricultural land use. According to Hagit, the ruling indicates a trend of harsher enforcement and signals that all agricultural communities must act without delay to regulate land use.
December 25, 2019
Micky Barnea Op-Ed: TASE IPO – The Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Globes published an op-ed by Micky Barnea on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's latest move to attract new investors with a public offering of its shares. According to Micky, "This listing could be a turning point in anticipation of a long-awaited change, bringing a revival of the stock exchange and the domestic capital market."
December 23, 2019
Eldar Adato Featured in Globes Real Estate Supplement's Recap of 2019
In the Globes Real Estate Supplement's recap of 2019, Eldar Adato presents one of the most important judicial rulings of the year. Eldar discusses a controversial court decision to repeal caveats registered on behalf of purchasers in order to allow progress in an urban renewal project. According to Eldar, this ruling has far-reaching consequences.
December 22, 2019
Lee Elbaz Trial Ends with Sentencing
Our firm served along with US attorneys as representation for Lee Elbaz, the CEO of Yukom Communications, in her criminal trial in the United States. Lee was convicted of binary options fraud in August and sentenced last week. Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Adv. Hadar Israeli, who represented Elbaz from her arrest, were interviewed by the media following the sentencing in a Maryland federal court. According to them, "The degree of harshness in US prosecutorial policies and in sentences for economic offenses is infinitely higher than in Israel. "
December 18, 2019
Coffee and Fair Use: Zohar Lande Lectures at ALAI Israel Conference
Nestlé's lawsuit against Espresso Club continues to arouse great interest in the legal scene, among both law firms and copyright professionals. Today, the Copyright Society of Israel held a workshop on meaningful judicial rulings in 2019. As part of the event, Zohar Lande was invited to speak on “coffee and fair use” and to discuss the implications of the ruling against Nestlé on commercial companies operating in Israel.
December 17, 2019
Israel Singapore Fintech Convention
Our firm hosted today a meetup for the Israeli fintech community in collaboration with Fintech Fever and the Singapore Fintech Association. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on current regulation, as well as challenges and opportunities in the field.
December 16, 2019
David Appel's Lawsuit against Michael Cherney and Zeev Rom Dismissed
The Tel Aviv District Court dismissed a NIS 239 million claim filed by David Appel against Michael Cherney and our client Zeev Rom on statute-of-limitation grounds and fined him attorneys' fees. Zeev Rom was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Noa Havdala, and Moran Bickel from our Litigation Department.
December 12, 2019
Meetup for Women in Ecommerce
We hosted today a meetup for female entrepreneurs in the ecommerce field. Harel Perlmutter and Anat Even-Chen lectured to the participants on the taxation and regulatory issues that could affect them.
December 12, 2019
Representing Sartorius in the acquisition of a majority stake in Biological Industries.
Our firm represented Sartorius, a leading multinational corporation in the field of life science, research and development  and biopharmaceutical industry, in a transaction to acquire a majority stake in the Israeli cell culture developer Biological Industries. Sartorius acquired the majority of Biological Industries shares by way of secondary purchase of shares from the Development Company of Kibbutz Beit Haemek and private equity fund Fortissimo Capital, in consideration for USD 50 million. In addition, as part of the transaction, Sartorius and the Development Company of Kibbutz Beit Haemek signed an option to purchase/sell additional holdings in the future.
December 11, 2019
Meetup for Real Estate Entrepreneurs on Crowdfunding
Our firm hosted today together with the crowdfunding platform Pipelbiz a meetup for real estate entrepreneurs. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on raising capital for real estate projects through crowdfunding platforms. He also discussed real estate financing options, preconditions to raising money through a crowdfunding intermediary, and borrowing and investment disabilities.
December 10, 2019
Lecture on the Historical Real Estate Rights of Kibbutzim
Hagit Ben Moshe lectured today at the Land Management Forum for kibbutz officers. Hagit provided an overview of recent rulings on the historical real estate rights of kibbutzim.
December 5, 2019
Urban Renewal Authority Halts Projects Due to Improper Obtaining of Signatures
Eldar Adato was interviewed by TheMarker following a precedential decision by the Urban Renewal Authority to halt "evacuation and reconstruction" projects following the improper and harmful obtaining of signatures by the developer. According to Eldar, the State acted properly in its intervention in this case.
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