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December 18, 2018
Event: What You Must Know for Your 2019 Website
We hosted today together with TitanBrandWise a seminar on how to optimize your website in 2019. Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of our Internet Department, discussed website terms of use.
November 22, 2018
Event Invite: What You Must Know for Your 2019 Website
Join Barnea and TitanBrandWise for a seminar on how to optimize your website in 2019. The event is geared for entrepreneurs, startups, and companies with e-commerce activities. Registration is required.
September 6, 2018
"Mechir Lamishtaken" Lottery Deemed Illegal
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department, was interviewed by TheMarker about the lottery mechanism of the "Mechir Lamishtaken" plan. The mechanism was deemed illegal after it was discovered a permit was not obtained as required under Israel's Penal Code.
June 25, 2018
The Role of GDPR in the World of Digital Advertising and Marketing
Adv. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department, lectured today on the new GDPR privacy regulation. He addressed digital, marketing, and information systems VPs who are members of the CDO Club.
April 29, 2018
What Is the GDPR Revolution and How to Prepare for It?
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the firm's Internet Department, was interviewed by TheMarker about the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the way it will influence Israeli companies. Dotan commented that a company looking to issue stocks, be sold to a European company, or raise an investment will increase its chances and value if it complies with GDPR.
March 29, 2018
Facebook Scandal and Data Privacy Regulation
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of Barnea's Internet Department, was interviewed on a financial TV program at the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation following Facebook's privacy scandal (starting at min' 13.55).
February 13, 2018
Dotan Baruch in a lecture at the Oracle conference on the GDPR regulation
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department, addressed today at the Oracle conference the new EU privacy regulations (GDPR) and their legal implications for the organization.
January 18, 2018
Dotan Baruch Lectures on Internet Taxation and Jurisdiction Authorities
Dr. Dotan Baruch, head of our firm's Internet Department, lectured at Tel Aviv University to visiting American law students from the University of Virginia. The law students came to Israel for a course on the legal aspects of the "Startup Nation."
November 28, 2017
Seminar on Data Protection and Privacy
Barnea Co. is hosting today another round of lectures for startups and entrepreneurs on the subject of data protection and privacy. Also to be discussed is the obligation of accessibility on the Internet. In addition, the seminar will feature a guest lecture from the Israeli Digital Organization.
August 8, 2017
Monetary Authority of Singapore to Begin Regulating the Issuance of Virtual Currencies
Adv. Daniel Israeli was interviewed by TheMarker after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced it would begin regulating the issuance of virtual currencies (ICO). Daniel noted that Singapore has developed into a destination of sorts for ICOs, and thus the MAS' decision will certainly change the rules of the game.
July 27, 2017
Interview with Dr. Dotan Baruch about the SEC's Initial Coin Offerings ruling
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department at Barnea Co., was interviewed by TheMarker (in Heb) regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) ruling that Initial Coin Offerings are subject to the same requirements as those falling under federal securities laws.
May 29, 2017
Regulators Tightening the Screws on Online Gambling
In an interview with The Marker, Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department at Barnea and Co.,  discussed the fact that regulation of online gambling companies is becoming increasingly more onerous.
May 10, 2017
The Regulator Entered the Casino - Interview with Dr. Dotan Baruch
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Head of the Internet Department at Barnea Co., was interviewed by The Marker in response to the emerging trend of tightening the regulation on online gambling companies. Dotan commented that the regulation in this area comes in two forms. One is the form of market regulation and the imposition of licensing fees, gambling taxes and corporate tax. The second form is the ban on online activity, imposing fines and filing indictments.
May 7, 2017
Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference
For the second year, Barnea Co. is taking part in the Tel Aviv University Innovation Conference. In the framework of the conference, Micky Barnea, will lecture on the subject of the legal challenges entailed in late staged startups and will judge in the competition final with other mentors from Shazam, Prezi, Capsula, Strauss Group and IAI.Adv. Dr. Dotan Baruch, Yuval Lazi and Ariella Dreyfuss, will judge in the start-up competition in the Fintech, Gaming and IoT sectors. Yuval Lazi will also participate in a panel discussion on funding a start-up, together with a representative of the Office of the Chief Scientist, Tau Ventures' CEO and the CEO of "Cockpit", El-Al's start-up support program.
February 26, 2017
E-Commerce – Law and Legal Authority
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the Internet Department at Barnea Co., in an article (in Hebrew) for The Marker, discussing the question of how e-commerce activities may be subject to different legal systems, which can contain rules that do not match and even contradict, especially in matters of licensing and regulation.
February 5, 2017
Doing Business in Israel – Practical Law
Doing Business in Israel? A QA guide to doing business in Israel written by Barnea Co. was published in the Practical Law website. The guide gives an overview of the legal system, foreign investment, regulation, and other issues pertaining to Israel.
January 24, 2017
Israel Seeks Tax on Bitcoin, Virtual Currency Transactions
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, Head of the Tax Department at Barnea Co., was interview by Bloomberg regarding a draft circular of the Israel Tax Authority on taxation of virtual currencies (bitcoins and the like).  Harel commented that the draft imposes almost insurmountable restrictions on the use of virtual currencies in Israel, due to the liabilities and costs involved.
August 4, 2016
Barnea & Co. Represented Stride Gaming PLC
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Adv. Karin Kashi of Barnea Co. represented Stride Gaming PLC, an online Bingo operator traded on AIM, London, in a major transaction recently. The Stride group acquired the assets and shares of Tarco Limited and Netboost Media Limited for consideration of up to GBP 40.2 million. GBP 22 million of  the amount will be paid in accordance with the 2017 EBITDA of the acquired businesses.
July 24, 2016
CySEC is stepping up enforcement of Israeli FOREX companies
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has begun to increase enforcement on Israeli companies operating in the field of FOREX and binary options and promote reform that could hamper their operations. Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Head of the Internet Department at Barnea Co., was interviewed by Calcalist on this issue. Dotan remarked that Israeli companies operating in Cyprus are examining alternative places, such as Malta or Eastern European countries in the EU.
June 27, 2016
The Effect of the Brexit Referendum Results on Online Gambling Companies - Interview with Dr. Dotan Baruch
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Partner and Head of the Internet Department at Barnea Co. was interviewed by Calcalist on the effect of the Brexit referendum results on online gambling companies. Dotan expects that Malta can become an option for gambling companies who require an online gambling license from an EU Member State.
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