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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 19, 2020
Habima Theater – the Show Must Go On?
Our Litigation Department is representing  the board of directors and active management of Habima Theater in liquidation proceedings filed by the company's creditors and in legal proceedings directed by the company's temporary trustees.
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.”
March 22, 2020
Israel Land Authority Says Appeals Committee Decision Only to Be Considered Recommendation
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe was interviewed by TheMarker following the Israel Land Authority’s declaration that the Appeals Committee’s decision will only be considered a  recommendation and not an obligation. Hagit commented that “this decision could have far-reaching impact.”
March 20, 2020
Podcast on Rights of Employees in Home Quarantine or on Unpaid Leave
A podcast featuring Adv. Lee Alter discusses the rights of employees in home quarantine or on unpaid leave due to the coronavirus pandemic
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Is a Huge Wave of Debt Arrangement on the Way?
Micky Barnea was interviewed by Globes on the coronavirus’ effect on both the corporate and government bond markets.
March 10, 2020
Li Wenliang Was Not a Snitch – an Article by Michael Barnea
Lee Wenliang was the first person to identify the coronavirus. He sought to warn the public about the virus and paid a personal price for doing so. Individuals like Wenliang are referred to in Hebrew as “information leakers,” at best, and snitches, at worst. The apparent distinction between an "information leaker" and a snitch is in many cases a question of the party involved—one person's "information leaker" is another person's snitch. In an article published by TheMarker, Mickey deals with the terminology surrounding the leaking of information and the need for organizations to stress appropriate language so such actions are seen as a positive. Employers should also encourage internal reporting mechanisms.
March 9, 2020
The Gender Pay Gap and the Even Bigger Gender Pension Gap: Women's Status in the Labor Market
Adv. Netta Bromberg was interviewed by Mako in honor of International Women's Day to discuss women's status in the labor market.
March 8, 2020
Ariella Dreyfuss Featured in Article on the Femtech Market
2019 was a record year for femtech (female technology), a term generally applied to a category of software, diagnostics, products, and services that use technology to focus on women’s health. As this is one of the most growing markets in recent years, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss was asked by Start-Up Nation Central to discuss the challenges and potential in the market. In an interview, Ariella commented that "femtech is essentially a palatable term, a euphemism, to describe tech products and services in the field of female health: digital health apps, consumer health tech products, and medical devices that address menstruation, menopause, fertility, breastfeeding, incontinence, contraception, and female cancers.”
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.
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