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May 8, 2016
Things you need to know about stock options
How  options are being used as a tool to solve the problem for start-ups of recruiting, remunerating, incentivizing and retaining quality employees. Daniel Lorber, head of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team,  published an article in the IDC Legal Clinic for Start-ups website. In the article, Daniel  reviews the basic concepts of options and discusses how to adopt a stock option plan and the possible routes  available for the company.
May 3, 2016
Barnea & Co. represented Azrieli Group
Barnea represented Azrieli Group in its acquisition of the eCommerce platform and activities of Buy 2 Networks Inc., a public company traded on the TASE. The acquired platform and activities  provide an eCommerce platform for consumers to purchase a wide range of products. The acquisition price is NIS 70 million. Azrieli was represented by Micky Barnea and Ron Shuhatovich.
April 26, 2016
The initiative to limit executive salaries could drive away Israeli high-tech companies
The high-tech sector is concerned about the impending passing of legislation which would effectively further restrict the salaries payable to executives in the financial sector. The concern is that this legislation could be extended to apply all types of listed companies , including Israeli high-tech companies listed on venture capital markets abroad. Micky Barnea, as an experienced lawyer in the high-tech field, was interviewed by TheMarker
April 17, 2016
Adv. Yuval Lazi to represent Barnea as a judge on "Demo Day"
Adv. Yuval Lazi will participate tomorrow as a judge at the final event of the Startau elite entrepreneurship program "demo day". This program is a unique acceleration program intended for young entrepreneurs, whose involvement in the program commences at concept stage. The program gives these young entrepreneurs the tools and knowledge to advance the concept to the point where it is ready for investment within three months. Among the judges will be Samsung Venture Invesment, Krypton Venture Capital and Deutsce Telekom.
April 12, 2016
Legal Business: Israel 2016
The Legal Business magazine has dedicated its April edition to Israel, with a focus on current topics and trends in the country. Simon Jaffa was interviewed regarding Israel's high- tech industry.
March 27, 2016
Barnea & Co. represented Continuity Software
Barnea represented Continuity Software in a transaction for the sale of the company to Kedma Capital for an amount of NIS 160 million. Continuity Software is the leading provider of service availability risk management solutions. Representing Continuity Software- Adv. Micky Barnea and Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss. Adv. Yuval Lazi represented Kedma Capital.
March 7, 2016
A lecture by Micky Barnea at the BDO Academy
As an expert in the technology field, Micky Barnea was invited to lecture at a unique course for entrepreneurs organized by the BDO Academy, in association with the Technion’s Division of Continuing Education. Micky discussed founders agreements and investment agreements.
February 14, 2016
Barnea & Co represented Covercy
Adv. Simon Jaffa, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss, Adv. Itay Gura and Adv. Karin Kashi represented Covercy, a Fintech start up in the foreign exchange and remittance industry, in raising financing in a round led by SGVC
February 16, 2016
Adv. Daniel Lorber represented Barnea as a judge on an investors panel
On February 15, Petah Tikva Entrepreneurial Community, in association with StarTAU, the Entrepreneurship Center at Tel Aviv University, hosted a panel of investment experts, which included Adv. Daniel Lorber. Participants presented their business venture ideas to the panel.
February 16, 2016
Start-up nation- Israel and its tech sector
The British magazine "the Lawyer" published an extensive article about Israel's high- tech industry. Several partners at leading law firms, including Simon Jaffa, were interviewed by the magazine and discussed the reasons which made Israel "the start-up nation" and about recent changes in the industry (P. 42-48).
January 7, 2016
Adv. Isaac Hanania to represent Barnea as a judge in an investors panel
On January 10, Petah Tikva Entrepreneurial Community, in association with StarTAU, the Entrepreneurship Center at Tel Aviv University, will host a panel of investment experts. Participants will present their business venture ideas to the panel. 
January 12, 2016
Barnea & Co. advises Johnson & Johnson regarding its participation in a $28m investment round carried out by Israel's V-Wave
V-Wave, a privately held company with offices in Israel and the U.S., completed a Series B financing round in the sum of $28m. The round was led by Johnson Johnson Innovation - JJDC Inc. (represented by Barnea). Other participants were TriVentures, Pura Vida and BioStar Ventures. Eli and Nir Barkat's BRM fund, Pontifax and Edwards Lifesciences, which were already shareholders in V-Wave, also participated.
January 4, 2016
Finally, crowdfunding comes to Israel
Ariella Dreyfuss Adv. published an article in the leading legal English website "The Lawyer" discussing the new law in Israel relating to alternative means of raising funds. The goal of the law is to assist small Israeli companies in their efforts to raise funds through the social phenomena of crowdfunding, and the establishment of high-tech funds to be traded on a new index on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
December 14, 2015
Israeli private and public companies may submit documents to the Companies’ registrar in English
In an article published in The Lawyer and Lexology, Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss and Adv. Asaf Shalev explain that a new draft bill, published at the beginning of the month, proposes that Israeli private and public companies should be able to submit documents to the Israeli Companies Registrar in English. The aim of the bill is to ease the process for foreign parties interested in investing in Israeli business and participating in Israel’s high tech story.
December 9, 2015
Technology, Media & Telecommunications 2015 round table
Micky Barnea was one of nine experts from around the world who participated in the "Corporate Livewire" virtual round table. The subject of the event was Technology, Media Telecommunications 2015.  Micky discussed recent regulatory changes, key trends and Intellectual Property in the Media Industry.
October 6, 2015
Barnea & Co. represented Bruker Nano
Barnea represented Bruker Nano, an American company, traded on Nasdaq, in its acquisition of Jordan Valley Semiconductors for $53m. The acquisition uniquely positions Bruker to offer unmatched solutions for advanced problems in nanotechnology research and semiconductor metrology. Adv. Simon Jaffa and Adv. Daniel Lorber represented the client.
October 6, 2015
The new R & D Law in Israel
On July 29, 2015 the Knesset passed an Amendment to the Encouragement of RD in the Industry Law. Micky Barnea, who specializes in advising companies of all sizes and from all industries: venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, and Israeli and international investors in technology and life sciences, refers  in "Globes" on the benefits of the new R D Law.
September 8, 2015
"Lishtot" wins StartUp Open Israel competition
The winner of the  "Start up Open" competition is "Lishtot" an Israeli startup which has developed technology that indicates in 2 seconds if water is polluted, thereby reducing the risks of drinking polluted water. The event was held at Hansen House in Jerusalem. Barnea was involved with the competition from inception for the second year, together with the Jerusalem Development Authority, JNext, the Jerusalem Municipality, the Prime Minister's Office, MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel and others. 
January 4, 2015
The Threats to the Foreign R&D Centers in Startup Nation in 2015
There is no doubt that Israel has a thriving high-tech industry. Israel has developed a high-tech eco-system that encompasses companies at various stages of development. It has also built up an extensive community of investors and development centers of international companies. The high-tech industry in the start-up nation has attracted and is attracting corporate giants from around the world to operate their development centers in Israel. This is done via the acquisition of Israeli companies or as part of a business strategy of creating a presence in Israel.
February 17, 2015
A hi tech attraction/ Israel special report
Despite the conflict in  Gaza, 2014 was an extremely busy year for Israeli Hitech MA transactions. Several partners at leading law firms, including Simon Jaffa, were interviewed by "The Lawyer" to review last year’s results and discuss the technology market.
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