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January 3, 2019
Article: Saving Israel’s National Outline Plan 38 for Urban Renewal
Adv. Alon Wolner, who coordinates the urban renewal sector at our firm, has an article on Calcalist Dun's 100 website about the changing trend in urban renewal from NOP 38 projects to Pinui-Binui.
November 25, 2018
Israel Threatens to Tax Airbnb for Delisting West Bank Rentals
Adv. Harel Perlmutter was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA following Airbnb's decision to remove listings in the West Bank.
October 24, 2018
Can You Prevent Neighbors from Renting Out Apartments on Airbnb?
Adv. Ariel Nadler was interviewed by CalcalistTV on the decision by the Supervisor of Land Registration at the Ministry of Justice to forbid an apartment owner in a building in Tel Aviv from using his apartment for short-terms rentals (Airbnb, Booking).
October 24, 2018
Are Short-Term Property Rentals Legal?
Adv. Ariel Nadler, Head of the Real Estate Department, was interviewed on a financial radio program at the Public Broadcasting Corporation about the possibility of property owners and sub-tenants renting out apartments for the duration of the Eurovision Song Contest (starting at min' 44).
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.
May 27, 2018
Barnea Representing Yad Hanna in Agreement to Lease and Construct Logistics Center for Diplomat
Our firm is representing Yad Hanna in a long-term lease agreement of 30 dunams in its industrial zone for the construction of Diplomat's new logistics center. The construction is valued at NIS 230 million.
May 30, 2018
Israel Proposes Personal Stock Investment Accounts with Tax Perks
Dr. Zvi Gabbay was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA regarding a new bill, according to which anyone who sells his apartment is entitled to open a special investment account that will benefit from deferring payment of tax on capital gains.
March 30, 2018
Israel Wants to Be First Country to Collect Tax Via Airbnb
Harel Perlmutter, Head of our Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA following the announcement of Israel's plans to tax Airbnb hosts directly through the service’s website. 
December 10, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represented Shikun & Binui in Selling 50% of Its Holdings in Warsaw Office Building
Advs. Gal Oren and Daniel Lorber of Barnea Co. represented RED, the international real estate development branch of Shikun Binui Ltd, in the sale of 50% of its holdings in an office building in Warsaw, Poland to a third party. Following the deal, the group recorded a pre-tax profit of NIS 55 million.
November 28, 2017
Important Real Estate-Related Legal Decisions in 2017
Adv. Ariel Nadler, head of our firm's Real Estate Department, was interviewed by TheMarker's real estate magazine on the cancellation of the Multiple Housing Taxation Law by the Supreme Court. Ariel commented that regulators will now have to provide a solution to those people who already sold their apartments in order to enjoy the tax benefit that was guaranteed. He also noted that the cancellation will affect apartment owners considering to sell.
November 13, 2017
Seminar with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the Israel Builders Association
Barnea Co. is hosting today with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the Israel Builders Association a seminar for real estate and infrastructure companies exploring a potential IPO. Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of the Capital Markets Department, will discuss IPO from the eyes of a regulator.
October 15, 2017
District Court Rejects Scheduled Vote of Purchase Group United Sarona
The Tel Aviv District Court accepted the request of over 50 members of the purchase group United Sarona, represented by Barnea Co.'s Head of Litigation, Adv. Zohar Lande, to prevent a vote at the meeting scheduled for today. In the motion that was presented, it was argued that in the process of convening the meeting there were material flaws, including a lack of information.
July 2, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represented Avgol in the Sale of its Rights in the Barkan Plant
Barnea Co. represented Avgol in the sale of its rights in the Barkan plant for NIS 52.5 million. Avgol is in the process of transfering its production center in Israel to Dimona.
June 18, 2017
Barnea & Co. Represents Africa Israel Europe in a Commercial and Residential Project in Serbia
Barnea Co.is representing Africa Israel Europe in the establishment of a new commercial and residential project in Serbia called "Skyline Belgrade" at an estimated cost of Euro 200 million.
May 4, 2017
ASRR Capital Sells its Holdings in Denisra-Ranitec Real Estate
Adv. Gal Oren and Daniel Israeli represented the real-estate public company, ASRR, in a transaction for the sale of its holdings in Denisra-Ranitec Real Estate, at a value of NIS 6.5 million.
March 3, 2017
The High Court of Justice - the Gatekeeper of the New Multi-Apartment Act
Adv. Maya Zisser, Partner in the Real Estate Department ate Barnea Co. in an article in The Marker, following a temporary injunction issued by the High Court ordering the State to explain why the New Multi-Apartment Act should not be canceled. Maya commented that those people to whom the new Law applies should hold back on any actions designed to counter the application of the law, as such actions may be irreversible.
January 31, 2017
Barnea & Co. is hosting a delegation from Germany
Barnea Co. is hosting today a delegation from Germany, who will be visiting Israel for the first time in order to look for investment and cooperation opportunities, mainly in the real estate and insurance tech fields.
January 25, 2017
Seminar on the New Multiple Housing Taxation Law
Barnea Co. is conducting on February 14th a morning seminar on the new Multiple Housing Taxation Law. Adv. Maya Zisser, Partner at the Real-Estate Department will lecture on the new tax - to whom does it apply, the tax rate, payment methods, exemptions and credits. Adv. Harel Perlmutter from the Tax Department will lecture on tax saving opportunities in respect of rental income. 
December 16, 2016
The Knesset Finance Committee Passed the Third Apartment Tax Bill
Adv. Maya Zisser, Partner in the Real Estate Department at Barnea Co., was interviewed by Bizportal following the approval of the third apartment tax bill by the Finance Committee. Maya commented that we will not see a wave of sales of flats by owners of third apartments, but instead, owners will pass on the burden to tenants by way of increased rentals.
December 13, 2016
Financial Catch of affordable housing program “Mechir Lemishtaken” (Buyer’s Price)
Adv. Ariel Nadler, Partner and Head of the Real Estate Department at Barnea Co., was interviewed by Bizportal, following “Mechir Lemishtaken”'s cancellation of the winners because of funding problems. According to Ariel, when financing through a bank guarantee, the payment plan can be 20% of the payment for the flat at the beginning and 80% when the entry and permit is issued ("tofes 4"). The recommendation is to leave as much money for the last payment. 
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