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October 2, 2019
What to Do When the Israel Lands Authority Wants to Sign a Renewed Lease
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe's latest article describes the recent court rulings in favor of agricultural settlements as part of their dispute with the Israel Lands Authority.
September 26, 2019
Risk Management and the Latest Word on KYC and Preventing International Money Laundering
Together with Clifford Chance, we held a workshop for compliance officers and risk management department staff at Discount Bank and Bank Leumi. The workshop included discussions on money laundering enforcement trends, banks' obligations, and how to manage risk and provide service.
September 25, 2019
Hosting the Israel Hedge Funds Association for a Negotiation Workshop
Our firm hosted the Israel Hedge Funds Association today for a negotiation workshop. The workshop was held in collaboration with Moti Crystal, a crisis management expert. As part of the workshop, we presented common mistakes and the techniques for overcoming them in MA transactions and disputes.
September 25, 2019
SodaStream Chairman Suspected of Insider Trading
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was interviewed by TheMarker on the allegations that SodaStream's chairman, while serving as CEO, provided insider information about a deal with Pepsico to a former employee.
September 24, 2019
Article: Powerful Regulation Is Not the Way to Build a Stable and Functioning Market
In a Globes op-ed, Adv. Anat Even-Chen calls for cooperation between the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority and the private market in order to create better regulation for fintech and financial services companies.
September 19, 2019
Hosting a Delegation of Senior Executives from Daiwa House Group
Our firm hosted today a delegation of senior executives from the Fortune 500 Japanese construction company Daiwa House Group. The executives visited Israel to promote business relationships with Israeli companies.
September 18, 2019
Can Employees Express Political Opinions on Social Networks?
Adv. Netta Bromberg, the head of our Employment Department, was interviewed by Ynet on the possibility of employees engaging in political issues and expressing their personal positions on social networks. According to Netta, "Publishing personal positions on social networks raises fundamental questions concerning the limits of freedom of expression in a democratic society, the special complexity of workplace relationships, and the line between the personal and the professional."
September 15, 2019
Barnea Represented CryoLife in a Strategic Transaction with the Israeli Medtech Startup Endospan
Our firm represented CryoLife in a strategic transaction with Israel-based endovascular stent graft system developer Endospan. The transaction involved an option to purchase Endospan for up to USD 450 million in the future, together with an exclusive distribution arrangement and USD 15 million in secured debt financing.  
September 10, 2019
Actor Yehuda Levy Joins Legal Proceedings against Eshkolot
Actor Yehuda Levy has joined Shaham, the largest actors' organization in Israel, and a group of fellow artists in their legal dispute with the management of Eshkolot. Advs. Zohar Lande, Hadar Israeli, and Eyal Nachshon are representing Shaham and the artists.
September 5, 2019
The ISA Places Enormous Emphasis on Deterrence
In an article in TheMarker, Dr. Zvi Gabbay discusses the market's need to share in enforcement efforts in order to make internal enforcement one of the cornerstones of ISA policy.
August 27, 2019
Event Invite: Second Meeting of Compliance Forum with ACC
The second meeting of the Compliance Forum, held in collaboration with the ACC, will focus on the basic principles and standards required for formulating an enforcement plan, the challenges of implementing such a plan, and how compliance officers should act.
August 22, 2019
Maya Zisser Featured on Economic TV Program
Adv. Maya Zisser, a partner in the Real Estate Department, was featured on the economic TV program "Sogrim Heshbon." She discussed renting in Israel during the summer.
August 20, 2019
National Committee as an Aggressive Means to Obtain Agricultural Land Rights
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe, a partner and our firm's kibbutz sector expert, published an opinion article in Dun's Calcalist on the Law for the Advancement of Construction in Preferred Housing Complexes.
August 18, 2019
Administrative Enforcement Committee Approves Agreement between ISA and Kitov Pharma Ltd.
The Administrative Enforcement Committee of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) approved an administrative enforcement agreement between the ISA, Kitov Pharma Ltd., and a few of its officers. According to the agreement, which concludes the criminal investigation by the ISA, the company and its officers will pay a monetary sanction. Our firm represented the company and its CEO in the process.
August 15, 2019
Maurice Haliwa Increases Claim against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili
Our firm continues to represent Maurice Haliwa, a shareholder in Manor A.D. Construction Investments Ltd., in a lawsuit against Jacky Ben-Zaken and Avraam Nanikashvili. Haliwa recently increased the amount of the original lawsuit from NIS 18 million to NIS 100 million. Advs. Zohar Lande, Noa Havdala, and Yatir Madar represent the client.
August 14, 2019
Barnea Representing Motive Partners and LPA in Acquisition of Modelity Ltd.
Barnea represented Motive Partners, a US-based private equity fund, and LPA, its German daughter company, in the acquisition of Israeli fintech company Modelity Ltd. Advs. Yuval Lazi, Uri Hillel, and Mayer Winkler represented the buyer.
August 13, 2019
Barnea Represented ISS Global in the Disposition of Its Holdings in Israel
Our firm represented the Danish catering and cleaning services company ISS Global in the disposition of all its holdings in Israel. ISS was advised by Advs. Simon Jaffa, Yuval Lazi, Danny Boguslavsky, and Chen Nadir.
August 12, 2019
Renting or Leasing out an Apartment? Here’s What You Should Know
Adv. Alon Wolner published an article on the Walla news site on the rights and obligations of lessors and lessees.
August 11, 2019
Managing an Investment Portfolio for Family and Friends
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was interviewed by the radio station Kol Israel Reshet Bet on how to manage investment portfolios for friends and family. According to Zvi, capital market professionals must be careful, since managing an investment portfolio requires a license. Even when advising family and friends, professionals are subject to duties and may be exposed to risks and claims. (Starting at 03:10.)
August 8, 2019
Barnea Represents Anzu in Investment Round
Our firm represented the Israeli startup Anzu (Anzu.io) in a USD 6.5 million fundraising round. Anzu developed a platform for game developers that allows the integration of advertisements into the game world. The investment round was led by Advs. Itay Gura and Ido Freund from our Commercial Department.
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