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November 19, 2019
Event: The Future of Money Transfers
Our firm hosted today ACC members for a seminar on money transfers. Dr. Zvi Gabbay reviewed the regulations and guidelines that exist today in Israel and around the world on the handling of money transfers. In addition, we conducted a panel discussion addressing the challenges and opportunities facing businesses who need to know how to solve problems that may arise. Participating in the panel were Anat Even-Chen, our regulation expert; Doron Cohen, CEO of Covercy; Idit Froim, General Counsel of Colu; Yitz Raab, Managing Partner of Tzur Management; Rami Sasson, Chief Compliance Officer of Discount Bank; and Ronen Siman-Tov, CTO of IBM Blockchain World Wire.
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.
July 4, 2019
Article: The Israeli Payments Market Remains Behind
Adv. Anat Even-Chen, a partner and our regulation expert, published an article in Globes describing the advancement of the payments market in Israel and its opening up to competition. This move requires courageous measures by regulators - the Capital Market Authority and the Bank of Israel.
April 5, 2017
Barnea & Co. represented Avgol in issuance of a New Series of Bonds
Barnea represented Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd in connection with the issuance of a new series of bonds in the amount of NIS 197 Million. Avgol is one of the biggest manufacturers in the world of non-woven fabrics for the hygiene market. Its securities are traded in the leading indices on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
February 8, 2017
A Lecture on the Subject of Insolvency at the Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce
Adv. Noa Havdala, Partner in the Litigation Department, at Barnea, will lecture today on the subject of Insolvency at the Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce. Noa will discuss the first signs to identify cash flow difficulties and the correct ways to deal with them.
February 5, 2017
Eliezer Fishman Is Not Alone: Every Year 19 Thousand Israelis Declared Bankrupt
Adv. Noa Havdala, Partner in the Litigation Department at Barnea, specializing in Insolvency, was interviewed by Maariv 'The Weekend' following the bankruptcy declared by Eliezer Fishman. Noa commented that there are ways to prevent the loss of all family assets, even in the event of bankruptcy, and to avoid involving the family assets with business assets.
January 4, 2016
Finally, crowdfunding comes to Israel
Ariella Dreyfuss Adv. published an article in the leading legal English website "The Lawyer" discussing the new law in Israel relating to alternative means of raising funds. The goal of the law is to assist small Israeli companies in their efforts to raise funds through the social phenomena of crowdfunding, and the establishment of high-tech funds to be traded on a new index on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
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