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January 22, 2019
Event Invite: The Legal Advisor's Role When Dealing with a Company in Crisis
Together with the Association of Corporate Counsels, we are holding on February 6th a seminar on the legal advisor's role when a company is in crisis. The seminar will feature a simulation of a multi-crisis event, with participants focusing on managing the crisis opposite regulators, media, business partners, and employees.
January 20, 2019
PMEC Enters Pre-Qualification Stage for Purchase of Alon-Tavor Power Plant
Our firm is representing the infrastructure company PMEC in the pre-qualification phase of the competitive process for the purchase of the Alon-Tavor power station from the Israel Electric Corporation. PMEC is participating in the pre-qualification process together with Mivtach Shamir and Rapac. The company is represented by Advs. Inon Yogev, Nitzan Goldreich, Yaniv Zohar, and Ido Freund of the Infrastructure and Project Finance Department.
January 15, 2019
Lecture: All You Need to Know about the New Reform in Civil Law
Our firm hosted Prof. Issachar (Issi) Rosen-Zvi for a lecture on the new Civil Procedure Regulations. Legal advisors were also invited to attend.
January 14, 2019
Event Invite: 2019 ICO Regulation – Global Experts Discuss
Join Barnea and Baker Mckenzie for an expert discussion on how best to participate in blockchain/ICO technological innovation in light of the latest global regulatory trends.
January 13, 2019
Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law
Barnea's QA guide to doing business in Israel was published on 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, regulation, employment, taxation, and IP.
January 9, 2019
Hosting Students from the University of Geneva
We hosted today a delegation of students from the University of Geneva for a session of pitches to venture capitalists and industry experts. Dr. Dotan Baruch lectured on the Israeli fintech industry.
January 8, 2019
Article: The Singaporean Model That Connects the Capital Market to Startups
Dr. Zvi Gabbay published an op-ed in Globes, suggesting the Singaporean model of a blockchain integrated platform as a solution that does not require legislative changes. He argues this model could replace the stalled initiative of the ISA to establish a secondary stock exchange for small and medium-sized companies.
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.
January 3, 2019
Article: Saving Israel’s National Outline Plan 38 for Urban Renewal
Adv. Alon Wolner, who coordinates the urban renewal sector at our firm, has an article on Calcalist Dun's 100 website about the changing trend in urban renewal from NOP 38 projects to Pinui-Binui.
January 2, 2019
Lecture: Don't risk it - Get your Founders Agreement right
Adv. Itay Gura lectured today at WeWork Labs in Haifa on the importance of founders' agreements. Itay discussed the key issues that must be addressed in such agreements and what the impact of each issue is on the founders and the startup.
December 30, 2018
Article on Inheritance Disputes: "About Life and a Little about Death"
Adv. Liat Keisary, a partner in the Private Clients Department, published an article on the Calcalist Dun's 100 website about inheritance disputes, wills, and estates.
December 27, 2018
Charges against Our Client in Utrade Case Dropped
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Adv. Moran Bickel, and Adv. Sapir Malul represented Rafi Bar-Lev in a hearing before the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office. The DA's Office was considering filing an indictment against Bar-Lev for fraudulent receipt, but instead chose to close the case against him.
December 25, 2018
A Lecture: Tax 101 for Startups
Adv. Harel Perlmutter lectured today at Ben-Gurion University on startup taxation. The lecture was part of a course for MBA students in the Faculty of Management.
December 24, 2018
Calcalist Article on the Breakdown of Control in Companies
Adv. Micky Barnea was interviewed for an article in Calcalist's Executive Magazine about the superseding power of CEOs over the board of directors in public companies.
December 23, 2018
Chambers & Partners Anti-Corruption Guide 2019
Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Hadar Israeli of the firm's Capital Markets Department contributed to the Chambers and Partners anti-corruption guide, which provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses.
December 20, 2018
IBM Alpha Zone – Mentors Meet Class 8
As part of the firm's activity with the IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss participated in a session with participants of the new class and lectured on penetration into new markets.
December 20, 2018
Barnea Represents MMG Capital Ventures in Investment Round
Our firm represented MMG Capital Ventures as the main investor in the latest investment round of Home Hero.
December 19, 2018
INGL to Pay NIS 370 Million for the Construction of an Offshore Dry Gas Pipeline
Our firm represented INGL during the negotiation and conclusion of an MoU for the construction by Energean of an offshore dry gas pipeline from the Karish and Tanin fields to the Israeli shore. The pipeline is expected to be transferred to INGL in the beginning of 2021.
December 19, 2018
ITA Sharpens Procedures in Wake of New Tax Circular
Adv. Micky Barnea was featured in a follow-up article in Globes about the Income Tax Authority's new circular that changes the tax policy relating to capital-based compensation dependent on performance. According to Barnea, "The new circular stipulates that options allocated under an approved plan, submitted lawfully to the Tax Authority, may be discovered on judgment day as not being entitled to reduced capital taxation."
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%.
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