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February 12, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Served as Panelist in Meetup of Israeli Blockchain Community
Dr. Zvi Gabbay participated today in a panel discussion on regulations and securities as part of a meetup organized by the Israeli blockchain community.
February 10, 2020
The Battle over Pinui & Binui: Ministry of Justice Wants You to Receive More for Each Apartment
Eldar Adato was interviewed by Globes on the Urban Renewal Authority's latest initiative to limit the addition of space in the apartments of Pinui Binui projects to 12 sq. m. Adato explains that this reduction represents another decrease in entrepreneurs' profit, thus jeopardizing the promotion of projects in this field.
February 10, 2020
Event Invite: New International Standards for Internal Alert Mechanisms
Join us for a seminar on the new international standards for internal alert mechanisms. The EU whistleblower protection directive that came into force in December 2019 and trends in the US signal a new duty—the obligation to formulate an in-house mechanism that allows employees to report improper or unethical conduct. To date, such mechanisms have largely been the responsibility of large companies subject to heavy regulation, but this reality is about to change. To what extent is your organization ready for such a mechanism? Are there any accepted standards for such mechanisms?
February 10, 2020
Hadar Israeli Lectures on Bribery in Israel and Legislative Initiatives
Adv. Hadar Israeli participated today at a meetup organized by the Israel Smart Cities Institute together with the Ethics Committee of the Kenyan Parliament as part of its visit to Israel. Hadar lectured on bribery in Israel and legislative initiatives on the subject.
February 5, 2020
Article: Cases against Netanyahu Will Have Precedential Effect on Corporate Governance in Israel
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Avishag Salomon of our Capital Markets Department published an op-ed in TheMarker, discussing how the Israel State Attorney's guideline on indicting and sanctioning corporations will guide the decision on the prosecution of Bezeq, Walla, and Yedioth Ahronoth.
February 3, 2020
Event Invite: Whistleblower Protection: Israel, Europe, and the US
The entry into force of the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive in December 2019 and recent US legislative trends require local companies operating in the international arena to begin preparing accordingly. During the seminar, we will discuss the need to protect whistleblowers, existing regulation, and what the next steps should be.
January 23, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Directors' Seminar Hosted by Analyst Investment House
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture at a directors' seminar hosted by Analyst Investment House. He addressed administrative enforcement, the Israel Securities Authority's structure, and its enforcement system.
January 23, 2020
Zvi Gabbay Lectures at Discount Bank's Compliance Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was invited to lecture today at a compliance conference organized by Discount Bank for all its compliance officers, trustees, board members, and management.
January 20, 2020
Event Invite: Networking with Airbus, Starburst, and a French Aerospace Delegation
We are hosting, together with Business France Israel, a networking cocktail in honor of the visit of a technological business delegation from the top aerospace clusters in France. Also participating in the event are representatives from Airbus DS and Starburst Israel.
January 20, 2020
Benefits in Employment Contracts
Many employees think the main thing to negotiate on before signing an employment contract is monthly salary. However, various other benefits can help reduce employees' expenses and save them more money at the end of the month and in retirement. An expert in labor law, Netta Bromberg was recently interviewed by Bizportal on the differences between contracts signed with companies with collective agreements and companies subject to expansion orders.
January 20, 2020
Hagit Ben Moshe Op-Ed on Betterment Levy Exemption
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes on the Supreme Court's precedential ruling granting a betterment levy exemption for lands under lease by agricultural settlements, even if the lands' planning purpose is not only agricultural.
January 19, 2020
Hagit Ben Moshe Attends Kibbutz Industries Association's Annual Conference 
As an expert in the kibbutz sector, Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe was invited to participate in the Kibbutz Industries Association's annual conference. Hagit will lecture on future trends in the kibbutz sector.
January 15, 2020
Shai Avnieli Lectures to Israeli Association of Construction & Infrastructure Engineers
Shai Avnieli served as a guest lecturer as part of an arbitration course held by the Israeli Association of Construction Infrastructure Engineers.
January 14, 2020
Seminar on Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation
Our firm hosted today the Israeli Directors' Union for a seminar on multi-jurisdictional litigation. The seminar examined the considerations when a corporate crisis breaks out and a company's board of directors and management are required to build a multi-jurisdictional litigation package. The seminar was held in collaboration with Dechert LLP. Adv. Hadar Israeli lectured on managing a legal crisis when a conflict of interest exists between management and the board.
January 14, 2020
Itay Gura Lectures to Hebrew University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program
As part of our partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Executive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, Itay Gura lectured today on the legal considerations when launching a startup.
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.
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