© All rights reserved to Barnea Jaffa Lande Law offices

Together is powerful

Together is powerful

Search by Practice

Insights & News

May 27, 2020
Every Crisis Is an Opportunity – Webinar
On June 2, we will host a webinar together with the ACC. Dr. Zvi Gabbay will discuss the opportunity to upgrade the role of compliance officer in light of the coronavirus crisis. The webinar is geared for compliance officers and legal counsels.
May 24, 2020
An Opportunity for Regulators
The Israel Securities Authority's current enforcement policy forces officers and companies that have acted in good faith to prove as much in an administrative enforcement proceeding. Check out an opinion article by Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Shir Rozenzweig published in TheMarker about how regulators can adjust this policy.
May 24, 2020
Unpaid Leave: Rights of Employees Fired after Being Put on Unpaid Leave
A little over two months ago, at the start of the coronavirus crisis, a million Israelis were put on unpaid leave. With companies returning to normal under new restrictions, Maariv interviewed Netta Bromberg for a special guide to understand the rights of employees and the duties of employers.
May 20, 2020
Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law
This year, we were once again responsible for preparing the QA guide on doing business in Israel for the Practical Law website. The guide provides an overview of recent key developments that have affected doing business in Israel, including the legal system, foreign investment, employment, tax, competition, privacy, IP, etc.
May 20, 2020
Class Action Lawsuits Skyrocket Following Coronavirus Crisis
Adv. Zohar Lande was interviewed by Globes, where he revealed that the number of requests for class action approval coming to our office has increased twofold since the start of the coronavirus crisis. According to Zohar, no action is required by the legislature or the courts in this respect.
May 20, 2020
First Steps for Startups: Ariella Dreyfuss Lectures at Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss lectured today on founders' agreements and raising initial funding to Faculty of Business and Management students from Ben Gurion University’s Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation.
May 11, 2020
The Legal Aspects of Building a Startup
As part of our close relationship with AtoB, a professional accelerator in Jerusalem operated by the Azrieli College of Engineering, Yuval Lazi was invited today to discuss with early-stage entrepreneurs the legal aspects of building a startup. For more information, feel free to contact us.
May 7, 2020
FIMI Acquires Control of Amiad Water Systems
FIMI Opportunity Funds, a private investment fund, recently completed the acquisition of control of public company Amiad Water Systems Ltd. Micky Barnea and Ron Shuhatovich represented Hachoshlim Fund Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd., Amiad's largest shareholder, in the deal. As part of the deal, FIMI agreed to invest about USD 19 million in Amiad for a share allocation, thereby acquiring 5% more of the company's shares.
May 5, 2020
Barnea Represents Surf in Sale of Video Division to Lytx
Lytx Inc., an American fleet management software developer, has acquired the video division of the Israel-based company Surf Communications, to serve as its Israeli RD center. Surf, founded in 1996, develops multimedia digital signal processing technologies for telecommunication infrastructures. Firm partners Micky Barnea and Ariella Dreyfuss represented Surf in the deal valued at between $20-30 million.
May 4, 2020
Webinar on the Current Issues Facing Israeli Entrepreneurs
Netta Bromberg will participate on an expert panel as part of a webinar held by Fox Rothschild LLP on the challenges faced by Israeli entrepreneurs and businesspersons residing in Israel or living abroad.
May 3, 2020
Capital Markets in the Age of Coronavirus
An MA expert, Micky Barnea was interviewed by the leading newspaper Globes as part of an extensive analysis on the long list of major deals that are being canceled and the financial uncertainty in this period. The article highlights how huge corporations are able to afford what little companies and the self-employed can only dream of. According to Micky, "Starting in February, we noticed a phenomenon in which time has become elastic. Usually people strive to keep deals at a steady pace, and once the handshake is made, they want to move faster. Now, less people are hurrying to complete a deal. They are taking time to see what will happen next in the market.”
April 26, 2020
Tax Advice on USD 20 Million Investment in CyberMDX
Our tax team advised the strategic partner Sham (Relyens Group), Europe’s largest insurance and risk management provider for healthcare, on the tax aspects of its USD 20 million investment in CyberMDX, an Israeli healthcare cybersecurity provider that delivers visibility, threat prevention, and operational efficiency for medical devices, IoT, and clinical networks.
April 22, 2020
Pi-Cardia Ltd. Raises $27 Million in Financing Round Led by Our Client Sofinnova Partners
The Israel-based global leader in the development of non-implant catheter-based solutions for treating heart valve calcification has raised $27 million in funding. The investment round was led by our client, the European life sciences venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners, with the participation of Pi-Cardia chairman Prof. Jacques Séguin and previous investors. Advs. Micky Barnea, Ariella Dreyfuss, and Daniel Arbov represented the client.
April 19, 2020
Mobileye Insider Trading Investigation: Our Firm Represented Former Syneron VP in Settlement with SEC
On April 17, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its case against our client Amir Waldman. Waldman, the former vice president of Israel-based medical device company Syneron Medical Ltd., was alleged to have made $4.3 million via insider trading on an autonomous driving system technology developer. He will pay the SEC nearly $2.2 million to end a civil enforcement lawsuit, a New York federal district judge announced Friday. Zvi Gabbay commented on the decision as follows: "As in many cases, here too, a negotiation was being conducted at the same as we were preparing for trial, and it ultimately ended with an excellent result. This is a civil not a criminal case, and the arrangement, under which Amir does not admit or deny the facts, allows Amir to move on."
April 5, 2020
Israel Capital Markets Authority Adopts Zohar Lande’s Strategy to Rescue Corporate Market
Dr. Moshe Bareket, the Director General of the Israel Capital Markets Authority, has proposed postponing payments, by deferring or replacing debt in order to raise interest rates to bypass a debt settlement, as part of a rescue plan for the corporate market. His proposal is largely based on the method presented by Adv. Zohar Lande, the head of our Litigation Department, in an op-ed published earlier this week.
April 1, 2020
Israel’s Tax Agency Criticized for Tepid Response to Coronavirus
Harel Perlmutter was interviewed by Tax Notes International following criticism that the reliefs the Israel Tax Authority issued for taxpayers in light of the coronavirus pandemic are insufficient.
March 31, 2020
Jump TAU Jewish-Arab Accelerator Program Demo Day
Yuval Lazi participated today in the demo day of the Jump TAU Jewish-Arab Accelerator Program. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting took place online.
March 31, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Hosts Online Seminar for Israel Hedge Funds Association Members
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, together with Lior Segev, the co-founder and CEO of Liquant Asset Management, hosted today an online seminar for members of the Israel Hedge Funds Association on business continuity planning during the coronavirus.
March 29, 2020
Article: Bond Market Rescue – Debt and Interest Restructuring
The coronavirus crisis is affecting both stock prices and corporate bond prices and yields in the capital market. Zohar Lande, in an article for Bizportal, explains that the Israel Securities Authority must create a “fast-track mechanism” that allows companies to choose to be included in a debt restructuring arrangement subject to the different criteria.
March 23, 2020
The Corona Effect: Q&A on Real Estate
Eldar Adato answers a question in Globes about the use of the force majeure clause in real estate contracts. According to Eldar, "The law does not have a uniform definition of what a force majeure event is and interpretation is made in accordance with previous rulings.”
Enter your email for newsletter sign up: