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August 20, 2020
A Startup Guide to the American Market
Daniel Lorber was invited to speak at a new Tech7 and Nisha Global meetup for those looking for their next market overseas. Daniel discussed the differences in US and Israeli business cultures.
August 5, 2020
Barnea Representing Original Shareholders the Topaz Family in Sale of Holdings in Keystone Group
About a year and a half after the investment fund Accelmed, which is managed by Uri Geiger, announced the merger of the company it controls, American Keystone Group, with the Israeli Paltop company, controlled by Shmuel Topaz, it is now acquiring the entire holdings in Paltop for NIS 100 million. This ends the conflict between the investor groups of Paltop and Accelmed. Advs. Daniel Lorber, Netta Bromberg, Harel Perlmutter and Dor Marinovsky represented the Topaz family and the Paltop investors.
June 21, 2020
Israel Takes US Approach in Enabling Affordable Fast Track to Register Provisional Patents
A new, welcome initiative by the Israel Patent Office intends to allow entrepreneurs, through a preliminary and fast-tracked process, to submit an application for the provisional registration of a patent. This is a significant step, which could revolutionize entrepreneurial innovation in Israel and make it easier on many Israelis who wish to protect future patents. In the course of the fast-track process, the application is not considered for a year, and applicants are able to set an early submission date for the patent's registration.
March 6, 2020
Firm Partners Lecture at TAU Entrepreneurship Center
As part of the firm's collaboration with Tel Aviv University's Entrepreneurship Center, we were invited to lecture students on the relevant legal aspects of entrepreneurial activity. Daniel Lorber discussed the basics behind founders’ agreements and why it's important to make such an agreement. Yuval Lazi explained the methods, possibilities, and challenges of venture capital raising, from family and friends to exits. Anat Even-Chen concluded with a lecture on online business activities, including what website policies should contain and how to build a business correctly so as not to be exposed to privacy issues.
February 23, 2020
Chambers TMT Guide 2020: Law in Practice
As experts in the TMT field, our firm was asked to contribute the Israeli law and practice overview for the Chambers Israel TMT guide. In their overview, Micky Barnea, Daniel Lorber, Anat Even-Chen, and Nir Abraham discuss legal considerations for big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. They also address key data protection principles, the challenges with IT service agreements, privacy matters, and more. As a whole, the TMT guide offers insights for each jurisdiction.
February 19, 2020
Daniel Lorber Lectures at Israeli Go Global Forum's Meetup
Adv. Daniel Lorber participated today at the Israeli Go Global Forum meetup. Daniel presented to participants the issues that arise when deciding whether to recruit a local manager versus relocating an Israeli manager abroad.
January 6, 2020
How Israel Became a Leader in the FoodTech Industry?

In Israel, over 200 startups and companies are at the forefront of innovation in the FoodTech field. Watch the video to learn more about the leading trends in the FoodTech sector .

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.
October 16, 2019
Representing German Fund Mercura in Investment in Israeli Startup 3DSignals
Our firm represented the German fund Mercura in its investment in 3DSignals. This Israeli startup enables the monitoring of production floor performance. The investment follows the company's rapid growth in the German market.
June 18, 2019
Barnea Represented Axcel in the Acquisition of Phase One
Our firm represented Axcel in the acquisition of Phase One from Silverfleet Capital. Axcel is a leading Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies. It has a broad base of both Nordic and international investors.
May 26, 2019
Hosting a Delegation of German Medical Companies
Our firm hosted a delegation of German Companies, part of the Tech7 collaboration with SCE in the BIPA program (Bavarian Israeli Partnership Accelerator).
May 15, 2019
Barnea Represented VVNP in Investment Round in Aleph Farms
Our firm represented the Singapore-based venture capital fund VisVires New Protein (VVNP) in an investment round in Aleph Farms, an Israeli food-tech startup.
February 21, 2019
Barnea Represented Exclusive Networks in Securewave Acquisition
Our firm represented Exclusive Networks in its acquisition of 70% of the shares of Israeli company Securewave Ltd, one of Israel’s leading independent cybersecurity VADs.
February 4, 2019
Protection of Intellectual Property

Many startups fail to adequately safeguard their most important asset – their intellectual property. Click to read some fundamental steps that tech companies can take in order to protect their products and inventions.

January 8, 2019
Hosting Participants of the EdStart Program
We hosted today participants of AWS EdStart, an educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator. A number of partners from our firm spoke at the seminar: Itay Gura lectured on founders' agreements, Dr. Dotan Baruch on websites' terms of use, Daniel Lorber on intellectual property, and Harel Perlmutter on the tax issues of startups.
December 18, 2018
High-Tech Earthquake: Tax on Exercising Options for Employees Will Increase Upon Exit or Issue
Adv. Daniel Lorber, the head of our firm's Equity Incentives practice field, was interviewed by Globes on the Israel Tax Authority's latest decision. Instead of a capital gains tax rate of 25% on options granted to employees for exercise in the event of an exit or issue, the proceeds from such exercise will now be considered labor income, and therefore the tax liability may rise to 50%.
December 13, 2018
Companies Required to Amend Option Plans
A new circular by the Israel Tax Authority determines the terms for granting options to employees when the vesting of such options is contingent upon performance milestones or the occurrence of an IPO or exit event.
November 27, 2018
IBM Alpha Zone Class #7 Demo Day and Class #8 Kickoff
As part of the firm's activity at IBM Alpha zone, Adv. Daniel Lorber participated today in the IBM Alpha Zone Class #7 Demo Day and Class #8 Kickoff.
October 23, 2018
IBM Alpha Zone 8th Class Selection
Our firm participated in the selection process for the 8th class of the IBM Alpha Zone accelerator.
September 2, 2018
Barnea Represented Visual Estate in Its Recent Round of Financing
Our firm represented the Israeli startup Visual Estate in its recent round of financing by private investors. Visual Estate is an SaaS platform that allows you to turn any floor plan into a fully immersive VR experience.
June 11, 2018
Barnea Represented Investor in Israeli Cybersecurity Company Claroty
Barnea advised an investor in relation to a $60 million investment in cybersecurity company Claroty. The company specializes in cybersecurity for industrial control networks.
May 9, 2018
Barnea Represented ADM Capital in Investment in Israeli Startup Rootility
Barnea represented ADM Capital, a UK-based investment fund, in an investment round in the Israeli plant-breeding startup Rootility.
April 25, 2018
Hosting Taasiyeda Participants for Lecture on Startup Essentials
Our firm is hosting today the participants of Taasiyeda, an education program founded by the Manufacturers Association of Israel, for a seminar on founders' agreements, IP, and tax issues.
April 18, 2018
Barnea Represented Greenyard Fresh in Acquisition of Mor International
Our firm represented Greenyard Fresh, a global market leader of fresh, frozen, and prepared fruits and vegetables, in the acquisition of 49% of Mor International.
April 4, 2018
Israel's Big Data Health Project
Adv. Daniel Lorber was interviewed by Digital Health Legal following an announcement on the launching of a big data health project in Israel.
November 19, 2017
Israel's Successful Incubators and Accelerators Develop the Future

In its innovative journey, Israel has exhibited technological achievements and economic advancements that have proved it to be one of the strongest leaders in the entrepreneurial world. Through the aid of the Israel Innovation Authority or accelerator programs, Israeli startups are able to receive funding at very early stages of their venture, or a set of tools and insights that fast-track startups in terms of their management skills, business focus, and marketing capabilities.

July 25, 2017
Barnea & Co. represented Industries Centers EOD in the acquisition of control by US company ADM
The acquisition of control by US company ADM of Israeli company Industries Centers EOD—which imports and markets animal feed, processes seeds, and stores emergency inventory for the state—has been completed. The company was represented by Advs. Micky Barnea, Yuval Lazi, Ilan Blumenfeld, Daniel Lorber, Sagi Gross, and Daniel Kleinman.
July 2, 2017
Barnea & Co. represented Johnson & Johnson regarding its investment in the startup, DayTwo
Barnea represented Johnson Johnson in respect of its investment of USD 12 million in the startup, DayTwo, which provides personalized nutrition recommendations based on mapping and analyzing the composition of intestinal bacteria.
June 25, 2017
China Increased Tech Investments in Israel

Within a nation exceeding 8.5 million people, Israel is a world leader in technology and innovation, consistently producing an impressive number of tech startups. From drone technology and ride sharing applications, to unique online shopping platforms and breakthrough technologies in the field of life science, Israel’s tech companies cover a myriad of fields. It therefore comes as no surprise that Chinese investors are eager to delve into the countless possibilities, which stem from the advancement of Israeli tech companies.

June 22, 2017
BEE program Demo Day
Adv. Daniel Lorber will serve today as a judge at the demo day of the BEE program, part of the Tel Aviv University entrepreneurship center.
June 21, 2017
New Court Decision on Transfer Pricing Taxation
New court decision on transfer pricing taxation may shift structuring of MA transactions from shares to assets.
March 8, 2017
Carve-out Plans for Company Employees

One of the common remuneration mechanisms in startups and technology companies is the granting of options to employees in addition to or, sometimes, in lieu of, the traditional remuneration component – the cash salary.

January 15, 2017
Do NDAs Really Protect Startups?

Investors in startup companies need to learn as much about those companies as possible to make an informed decision. You do not want to go in blind before you put money into a startup a company. Still, the company in which you seek to invest needs to protect its confidential and proprietary information; otherwise, it stands to lose the benefit of introducing an innovative solution to the market.

November 30, 2016
Crowdfunding: Funding Companies in the Startup Nation

For many small businesses around the world, crowdfunding – the pooling of usually small investments from a large group of investors – facilitates the ability to start a business without large institutional investments in the company. The portfolio of crowdfunding investors is diverse and is comprised of a broad array of ROIs (returns on investment). Investors may be donating to a specific cause, seeking repayment with interest or claiming equity in the company.

May 11, 2016
China-Israel Relations: What You Need to Know

China has a long-held reputation in the international community for being closed off from outsiders — a reputation that it cultivated for thousands of years. In recent decades, however, this past custom has rapidly been changing and China has become a world leader in manufacturing and production, leveraging a large population and an immense technological skill base. Today China is pushing for more growth, looking to drive innovation to launch its economy into the future. This has led to a trend of opening up to the world, and in keeping with that trend, China has begun to reach out to Israel.

May 8, 2016
Things you need to know about stock options
How  options are being used as a tool to solve the problem for start-ups of recruiting, remunerating, incentivizing and retaining quality employees. Daniel Lorber, head of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team,  published an article in the IDC Legal Clinic for Start-ups website. In the article, Daniel  reviews the basic concepts of options and discusses how to adopt a stock option plan and the possible routes  available for the company.
February 16, 2016
Adv. Daniel Lorber represented Barnea as a judge on an investors panel
On February 15, Petah Tikva Entrepreneurial Community, in association with StarTAU, the Entrepreneurship Center at Tel Aviv University, hosted a panel of investment experts, which included Adv. Daniel Lorber. Participants presented their business venture ideas to the panel.
October 6, 2015
Barnea & Co. represented Bruker Nano
Barnea represented Bruker Nano, an American company, traded on Nasdaq, in its acquisition of Jordan Valley Semiconductors for $53m. The acquisition uniquely positions Bruker to offer unmatched solutions for advanced problems in nanotechnology research and semiconductor metrology. Adv. Simon Jaffa and Adv. Daniel Lorber represented the client.
October 5, 2014
Barnea & Co. is growing
The firm welcomes Adv. Ezra Katzen , a new partner in the technology department, Adv.  Daniel Lorber and Adv.  Mayer Winkler that will work in the firm’s commercial department and  Adv. Lee Alter Kisiz that will work in the employment departmentץ
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