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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 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 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 29, 2019
Zvi Gabbay Opinion Article Featured in Law360
Zvi Gabbay published an opinion article in Law360. It discusses the SEC's treatment of two recent events—the federal suit against Kik Interactive and Facebook's announcement on the launch of a new digital currency.
June 25, 2019
Event on Investor Relations and Corporate Responsibility
Our firm hosted today an event in cooperation with the Israeli Investor Relations Forum on investor relations and corporate responsibility. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on how corporate responsibility is perceived by regulators.
June 2, 2019
Event Invite: Privacy Regulations – Is Your Business Ready?
The entry into force of the GDPR and the Israeli information security regulations are undoubtedly among the most important legal events of recent years. Their impact on the activity of organizations and businesses concerns not only local companies but also any company wishing to operate in those jurisdictions. We invite you to attend an event where you will receive important instructions and tips on how to implement the obligations that apply to you.
May 23, 2019
An Investigation in Ireland Against Google: Privacy Infringement for the Purposes of Targeted Advertising
Adv. Anat Even-Chen in an interview for TheMarker in response to an investigation launched by the Irish Data Protection Commission against Google for violating the GDPR Regulations. According to Anat, the investigation focuses on the service of Internet advertising, and its findings may affect many companies around the world and in Israel, which operate in the field of Adtech.
April 3, 2019
Event: The Role of Boards of Directors in Maintaining Honesty
Our firm hosted today the Israel's Directors Union for a seminar on the prevention of bribery and corruption. Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured on the duties of boards of directors in Israel, and Adv. Hadar Israeli presented the American perspective.
December 31, 2018
Supreme Court Decision on Knesset Channel Chosen as Top Ruling in 2018
TheMarker named the Supreme Court's ruling on the Knesset Channel tender as one of the five most important verdicts of 2018. According to TheMarker, the ruling provides a glimpse into the Court's attitude to the media. Advs. Zohar Lande, Eyal Nachshon, Adi Shoham, and Omer Keydar of the firm's Litigation Department represented RGE Knesset Channel, which won the tender.
November 29, 2018
French Tech Tour – Healthcare Delegation
We hosted today a delegation of French startup companies from the life sciences and medtech sectors. The delegation was organized by the Embassy of France and visited Israel to learn about the local life sciences scene. During the event, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss discussed the Israeli medtech ecosystem and the legal challenges companies should be aware of.
November 8, 2018
Barnea Represented Sakal Global Duty Free Ltd.
Our firm represented the owner of Sakal Global Duty Free Ltd. in the sale of the company as part of the sale of the entire Sakal Group to businessman Teddy Sagi.
September 13, 2018
SEC Takes First Action against Crypto Hedge Fund
Adv. Daniel Israeli was interviewed by Calcalist following the SEC's decision to fine an unregistered crypto broker-dealers and its owners.
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.
September 5, 2018
A Small Step for the Regulator, a Big Step for Blockchain Technology
Dr. Zvi Gabbay has published an article in Globes about the changing financial regulation in the US around crypto coins.
August 5, 2018
Obligation to Disclose Post-Sale Delivery and Service Policies
Adv. Asaf Shalev was interviewed by TheMarker regarding the Consumer Protection Authority's new directive, according to which companies and business owners who operate a store or a website will be required to specify in a prominent and visible location which areas they refuse to provide their services to.    
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.
May 31, 2018
Financial Services Law Postponed
Adv. Anat Even-Chen gave several media interviews (in Heb) following the Knesset Finance Committee's decision to postpone the entry into force of the Financial Services Law. This law was supposed to regulate the trading of digital currencies for the first time.
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.
May 27, 2018
Updating Privacy Policy for GDPR Compliance
Dr. Dotan Baruch, Head of the firm's Internet Department, was interviewed by Mamon, Yediot Ahronot's financial supplement, about the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
May 24, 2018
Dr. Zvi Gabbay Attends iFX Expo International Conference
Dr. Zvi Gabbay is attending today the iFX Expo International Conference. Zvi will participate in the panel on regulation, discussing MIFID II, ESMA restrictions, and the blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution.
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