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December 19, 2018
ITA Sharpens Procedures in Wake of New Tax Circular
Adv. Micky Barnea was featured in a follow-up article in Globes about the Income Tax Authority's new circular that changes the tax policy relating to capital-based compensation dependent on performance. According to Barnea, "The new circular stipulates that options allocated under an approved plan, submitted lawfully to the Tax Authority, may be discovered on judgment day as not being entitled to reduced capital taxation."
December 18, 2018
High-Tech Earthquake: Tax on Exercising Options for Employees Will Increase Upon Exit or Issue
Adv. Daniel Lorber, the head of our firm's Equity Incentives practice field, was interviewed by Globes on the Israel Tax Authority's latest decision. Instead of a capital gains tax rate of 25% on options granted to employees for exercise in the event of an exit or issue, the proceeds from such exercise will now be considered labor income, and therefore the tax liability may rise to 50%.
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 27, 2018
A Lecture: First Steps in Launching a Startup
Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss lectured today at Ben-Gurion University on the first steps of launching a startup, including legal structure and what companies should avoid. The lecture is part of a course for MBA students in the Faculty of Management.
November 27, 2018
IBM Alpha Zone Class #7 Demo Day and Class #8 Kickoff
As part of the firm's activity at IBM Alpha zone, Adv. Daniel Lorber participated today in the IBM Alpha Zone Class #7 Demo Day and Class #8 Kickoff.
November 22, 2018
A Lecture: Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Investment in Startups
Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss was invited to speak in China, as an expert in the high-tech scene, as part of a course on entrepreneurship, venture capital, and investment in startups. The course was organized by the University of Geneva for students of China's Tsinghua University.
November 20, 2018
Barnea represented Senetas Corporation Ltd.
Our firm represented Senetas Corporation in a USD 8 million investment in the Israeli cyber company Votiro Cybersec Global Limited
November 19, 2018
Xcelerator 2018 – Final Event
As part of our involvement with Xcelerator, TAU Ventures and the Israel Security Agency's joint accelerator program, Yuval Lazi participated today as a mentor in the Demo Day Event.
November 6, 2018
Israel Innovation Tour: UK Delegation
Our firm hosted today a delegation of senior executives from British companies and authorities. The delegation is part of a cooperation with the consulting company Ntegra, Bird and Bird law firm and Barnea. As part of the tour, the delegation visited our firm and met several startups for potential investment. Micky Barnea also provided a case study of the activity of foreign companies in Israel.
November 5, 2018
Tax Policy Could Undermine Israel’s IP Outreach
Adv. Anat Even-Chen was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA following the implementation of new rules regarding the licensing of IIA-funded know-how for use by multinational corporations outside of Israel.
October 31, 2018
Yuval Lazi Speaks at Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center
Adv. Yuval Lazi was a guest of HUstart - The Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center, where he spoke on the legal challenges of startups.
October 23, 2018
IBM Alpha Zone 8th Class Selection
Our firm participated in the selection process for the 8th class of the IBM Alpha Zone accelerator.
October 7, 2018
Israel Offers Fast Route to Restructuring in Nod to Startups
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, Head of the Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA following the Israel Tax Authority's announcement of a new "Green Route" to make it easier for Israeli entrepreneurs to transfer corporate assets abroad.
October 3, 2018
Legal Workshop for The Xcelerator
Micky Barnea conducted today a legal workshop for The Xcelerator, the new accelerator program created jointly by the Israel Security Agency and Tel Aviv University’s TAU Ventures.
September 4, 2018
Catalan Delegation
We hosted together with Catalonia Trade Investment a delegation of companies that arrived in Israel in search of new investment opportunities.
September 2, 2018
Barnea Represented Visual Estate in Its Recent Round of Financing
Our firm represented the Israeli startup Visual Estate in its recent round of financing by private investors. Visual Estate is an SaaS platform that allows you to turn any floor plan into a fully immersive VR experience.
August 8, 2018
Female Lawyers Leading M&A Transactions for High-Tech Companies
Adv. Ariella Dreyfuss is featured in an article on TheMarker about female lawyers who have led merger and acquisition transactions for high-tech companies. Ariella is mentioned as the partner who led the Viola Private Equity investment in SimilarWeb.
July 30, 2018
Barnea Represented JJDC as the Lead Investor in OrthoSpin Ltd.
Our firm represented the US pharmaceutical and medical devices company Johnson Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) in a USD 3 million lead investment round in OrthoSpin Ltd. OrthoSpin is an Israeli-based startup that provides smart robotic external fixation systems.
July 4, 2018
Barnea to Provide Legal Mentoring to The Xcelerator
Barnea will advise and mentor the new accelerator program created by the Israel Security Agency and Tel Aviv University’s TAU Ventures.
June 20, 2018
Lecture on the Regulatory Challenges of Fintech Companies
Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, lectured today to startups and VC's on the regulatory challenges faced by fintech companies.
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