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October 15, 2017
District Court Rejects Scheduled Vote of Purchase Group United Sarona
The Tel Aviv District Court accepted the request of over 50 members of the purchase group United Sarona, represented by Barnea & Co.'s Head of Litigation, Adv. Zohar Lande, to prevent a vote at the meeting scheduled for today. In the motion that was presented, it was argued that in the process of convening the meeting there were material flaws, including a lack of information.
October 4, 2017
Israeli Banks Told to Scale Back Overseas Activities after U.S. Tax Evasion Scandal
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, partner and head of Barnea & Co.'s Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, following the Bank of Israel's call on Israeli banks to redefine their strategies for overseas operations. Harel noted that the Supervisor of Banks at the Bank of Israel wants to keep the bank system strong even if it means cutting part of the banks' profits deriving from activity outside of Israel.
October 3, 2017
Understanding the Terms of Startup Investment
Adv. Yuval Lazi, a partner in our Technology Department, will lecture today at HIP – Heseg Innovators Program on the topic of investment agreements.
September 28, 2017
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.
September 26, 2017
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.
September 25, 2017
Purchase Group United Sarona about to Fall Apart
The purchase group United Sarona, which won a tender a year and a half ago to build several towers near Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, is about to fall apart. In the last few days, several members of the group have begun organizing, through Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea & Co., to file a lawsuit against United Sarona's organizers, after they failed to recruit new members or find alternative funding sources to ensure the progress of the project.
September 24, 2017
Israeli Binary Options CEO Arrested in US on Suspicion of Committing Electronic Fraud
The Israeli CEO of a binary options company has been arrested by federal investigators in the United States on suspicion of committing electronic fraud. Dr. Zvi Gabbay, partner and head of our firm's Capital Markets Department, is representing the company in this matter. In an interview with TheMarker on the subject, he noted this is a relatively early stage in the legal process and that an indictment has not yet been filed.
September 18, 2017
Article to The Times of Israel on the "Drag along Provision"
Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Partner at Barnea & Co. contributed an article to The Times of Israel on the "drag along provision" included in most investment documents. Ariella outlines five tips for minority shareholders looking to ensure the drag along mechanism works for them when negotiating investments.
September 14, 2017
Itay Gura to Lecture on Founders Agreements and IP
Adv. Itay Gura will lecture today at StarTAU's acceleration program on founders' agreements and IP.
September 12, 2017
Dr. Zvi Gabbay speaking at the EY Anti-Fraud Forum
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of Barnea & Co.'s Capital Markets Department, will participate today in the EY Anti-Fraud Forum. Zvi will discuss how workers can take an active role in self-regulation and compliance.
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