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January 14, 2020
Seminar on Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation
Our firm hosted today the Israeli Directors' Union for a seminar on multi-jurisdictional litigation. The seminar examined the considerations when a corporate crisis breaks out and a company's board of directors and management are required to build a multi-jurisdictional litigation package. The seminar was held in collaboration with Dechert LLP. Adv. Hadar Israeli lectured on managing a legal crisis when a conflict of interest exists between management and the board.
January 12, 2020
Daphna Klein Interviewed on Financial Radio Program
Daphna Klein was interviewed by the "Tzeva Hakesef" radio program on Kan Reshet Bet following the recent Supreme Court ruling that posting and sharing on social media may be considered an advertisement for the purposes of the defamation law. According to Daphna, this decision has significant weight to a wide swath of the public, who are not necessarily aware of their exposure to being sued in defamation claims (starting min 21.22).
January 2, 2020
NIS 10M Lawsuit against Yaron Roziak and Rabbi David Ifergan
Our firm is representing Kobi Zaid, the founder of Zaid Orniv, in a shareholder dispute and a contract enforcement lawsuit against the businessman Yaron Roziak and Rabbi David Ifergan.
January 1, 2020
Eyal Nachshon and Amichay Tessler Op-Ed: New Supreme Court Ruling Will Allow Businesses to Repel Class Actions
Eyal Nachshon and Amichay Tessler of our Litigation Department published an op-ed in Dun's Calcalist on the new Supreme Court ruling that would-be plaintiffs must approach defendants before filing a class action suit. According to Eyal and Amichay, this ruling is significant news for private businesses seeking to repel class action lawsuits.
December 18, 2019
Coffee and Fair Use: Zohar Lande Lectures at ALAI Israel Conference
Nestlé's lawsuit against Espresso Club continues to arouse great interest in the legal scene, among both law firms and copyright professionals. Today, the Copyright Society of Israel held a workshop on meaningful judicial rulings in 2019. As part of the event, Zohar Lande was invited to speak on “coffee and fair use” and to discuss the implications of the ruling against Nestlé on commercial companies operating in Israel.
December 16, 2019
David Appel's Lawsuit against Michael Cherney and Zeev Rom Dismissed
The Tel Aviv District Court dismissed a NIS 239 million claim filed by David Appel against Michael Cherney and our client Zeev Rom on statute-of-limitation grounds and fined him attorneys' fees. Zeev Rom was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Noa Havdala, and Moran Bickel from our Litigation Department.
November 14, 2019
Tel Aviv Court Allows Yehuda Levy to Join Legal Proceedings against Eshkolot
The Tel Aviv Economic Court allowed the actor Yehuda Levy to join 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, Eyal Nachshon, and Michael Dubin are representing Shaham and the artists.
November 13, 2019
Representing License Holders of the Ishai Gas Reservoir
Advs. Zohar Lande and Anat Even-Chen are representing the license holders of the Ishai gas reservoir. This reservoir shares its gas with the Aphrodite field in Cyprus. Our firm is accompanying the license holders in their appeal to the Ministers of Energy, Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Finance to secure their rights further to the agreement signed by the Aphrodite license holders with the Cypriot government.
November 6, 2019
Lawsuit against Liquidating Company of Bank of North America
Our firm is representing private clients in a lawsuit against the liquidating company of the Bank of North America (disbanded in 1985), as well as against the administrator general and official receiver. The lawsuit concerns trust funds deposited in the bank by the deceased father of the family. The clients are represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Noa Havdala, and Shachar Rothschild of our Litigation Department.
October 28, 2019
Supreme Court Includes Nespresso Case on List of Key 2019 Rulings
The Supreme Court recently published a list of significant rulings handed down in the past year. The Supreme Court's dismissal of Nespresso's lawsuit against our client Espresso Club is included in this prestigious list.
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.
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 8, 2019
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Our Client Espresso Club
The Supreme Court rejected all of Nespresso and Nestle's claims in a lawsuit filed against our client Espresso Club. The lawsuit revolved around an Espresso Club advertisement that featured a George Clooney look-alike. Nespresso and Nestle argued violation of intellectual property rights, but the Supreme Court rejected their arguments in favor of Espresso Club's. This represents a significant ruling on issues of commercial advertising content. Espresso Club was represented by Adv. Zohar Lande, the head of our Litigation Department.
July 28, 2019
Barnea Representing Eva Fashion in Dispute with Ilan Bioculture
Our firm is representing Eva Fashion in a dispute with Ilan Bioculture, a cannabis plants company that is seeking to cancel an investment agreement signed with Eva Fashion. The client is represented by Advs. Noa Havdala and Amichay Tessler of the firm's Litigation Department.
July 31, 2019
Representing the Israeli Actors' Association in a Royalties Litigation Process against Eshkolot
Our firm is representing Shaham, the largest actors' organization in Israel, as well as a group of artists, in a legal dispute with the management of Eshkolot, a company that handles collection, management, and distribution of royalties to all artists in Israel. In this context, Advs. Zohar Lande, Hadar Israeli, Eyal Nachshon, and Michael Dubin submitted a request to the Economic Department of the Tel Aviv District Court to receive documents before filing a derivative claim over irregularities and defects. The request asks Eshkolot to present information on the manner in which royalties are collected from the various broadcasting organizations.
July 17, 2019
Barnea Continues to Represent Eyal Shamir in Claim for Brokerage Fees
Our firm continues to represent businessman Eyal Shamir in a lawsuit against British Israel over its merger transaction with Melisron. As part of the lawsuit, Shamir's conversation with Ronen Gaon, who served as a director of British Israel, was exposed. Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department, who is representing Shamir, told TheMarker that "Gaon's appeals to Shamir regarding the matters discussed in the article were rejected by Shamir outright."
July 9, 2019
A Win for Zeev Rom: Gad Zeevi to Pay Another USD 1.5 Million in Brokerage Fees
Following a Supreme Court hearing, Gad Zeevi and Zeev Rom decided to withdraw their mutual appeals and to keep the District Court ruling ordering Zeevi to pay Rom USD 1.5 million in connection with the financing transaction for the purchase of Bezeq shares in 2000. Rom was represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Noa Havdala, and Moran Bickel of the firm's Litigation Department.
June 10, 2019
The Majdi Halabi Affair: The State Is Not above the Law
Adv. Gal Livshits, a partner in our Litigation Department, published an op-ed in Calcalist on the State's attempt to evade payment of a reward to the finders of the body of missing soldier Majdi Halabi following the Supreme Court's ruling that it is obligated to pay.
May 20, 2019
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Association of Internal Auditors Petition Supreme Court
Our firm is representing the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Internal Auditors in a petition with the Supreme Court against the Government Companies Authority (GCA). It is requesting that the court revoke the GCA circular stating that an internal auditor of government companies rated 7 and above must be a salaried employee and not outsourced. The petition was filed by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Adi Shoham of the Litigation Department.
May 7, 2019
Administrative Petition Filed Against Our Client Following Tender Win
Our firm is representing the Tel Aviv Taxi Organization in an administrative petition filed against after its win in the Tel Aviv cluster of a two-stage competitive process conducted by the Ministry of Transport. The organization is represented by Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, and Adi Shoham of the Litigation Department.
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