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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.
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.
May 8, 2018
Israel's Privacy Protection Regulations
Adv. Asaf Shalev was interviewed by Mamon, Yediot Ahronot's financial supplement, about the new privacy and information security regulation coming into force in Israel today. This regulation sets a new standard for the protection of personal information in databases.
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.
April 23, 2018
Seminar on EU Privacy Protection Regulations
Our firm is hosting today the participants of the IBM Alpha Zone Acceleration Program for a seminar on the EU's new privacy protection regulations.
April 16, 2018
Cross-Border Enforcement: How US Enforcement Agencies Reach Israeli Institutions
Barnea and Nixon Peabody LLP are hosting today a roundtable discussion on the current enforcement environment, future trends, and strategies to succeed in the US while skirting legal and regulatory challenges.
April 11, 2018
Apple Israel CEO Questioned by the Consumer Protection Authority
Adv. Anat Even-Chen was interviewed by several local newspapers following the investigation of Apple Israel's CEO by the Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority. It is suspected that Apple Israel did not disclose material information to consumers about the slowdown in updated versions of its cellular phones.
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