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Banking & Finance

Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Corporate, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Private Clients

Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, FinTech, Regulation

Our firm provides solutions to the special needs of Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, insurance companies, financial institutions, and various financing and brokerage bodies.

Our regulatory advice covers issues of financial licenses and permits, insolvency law, liens, bank issues, and assimilation of compliance plans. We also provide representation before the local regulatory bodies (the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority, the Capital Market, Insurance and Saving Authority, etc.) We work closely with banks’ compliance officers and even act ourselves as compliance officers.

 

In the finance field, our firm handles the largest and most complex development and financing transactions in Israel. Our firm is involved in all stages of these transactions – formulating financing and investment agreements, negotiating with the financing bodies – while also addressing business, legal, financing, and regulatory aspects.

 

We also represent fintech companies dealing with numerous regulatory and legal challenges. Our professional advice is rooted in unique experience with the regulatory hurdles in this sector. Our clients include startups, investors, entrepreneurs, P2P companies, crowdfunding platforms, money transfer services companies, digital trading platforms, and more.

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


December 14, 2020

New Rules on Consumer Credit Marketing and Management

The Bank of Israel recently issued new rules on marketing and credit management. The purpose of the new rules is to prevent credit risks not tailored for the customer. They include restrictions on aggressive marketing and granting certain clients credit.

November 9, 2020

Our Firm Represented CAF in Funding for Jerusalem Light Rail Project

After a year of negotiations, Jerusalem Light Rail concessionaire Shapir Engineering and its Spanish partner CAF announced the closure of a financial agreement for the construction and operation of a network of light rail lines in Jerusalem. The project's initial financing, amounting to nearly NIS 4 billion, will be led by Bank Hapoalim, with the participation of First International Bank of Israel, investment house Altshuler Shaham, and insurance company Migdal. Our firm's Simon Jaffa and Samuel Henry Samuel represented CAF in the transaction. This is CAF's first project in Israel.

August 17, 2020

Adv. Niv Polani, Retired Bank Hapoalim Executive, Joins Barnea Jaffa Lande

Adv. Niv Polani has more than thirty years of experience in the legal and banking worlds. He held several senior positions at Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel's largest banks, including Vice General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, and Head of Corporate Development. Niv also served as the General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs of one of Israel’s leading credit card companies. Niv joins Barnea Jaffa Lande as an of counsel and will focus on developing and strengthening the firm's activities in the banking and payments fields.

 

Banking & Finance

Our firm provides solutions to the special needs of Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, insurance companies, financial institutions, and various financing and brokerage bodies.

Our regulatory advice covers issues of financial licenses and permits, insolvency law, liens, bank issues, and assimilation of compliance plans. We also provide representation before the local regulatory bodies (the Bank of Israel, the Israel Securities Authority, the Capital Market, Insurance and Saving Authority, etc.) We work closely with banks’ compliance officers and even act ourselves as compliance officers.

 

In the finance field, our firm handles the largest and most complex development and financing transactions in Israel. Our firm is involved in all stages of these transactions – formulating financing and investment agreements, negotiating with the financing bodies – while also addressing business, legal, financing, and regulatory aspects.

 

We also represent fintech companies dealing with numerous regulatory and legal challenges. Our professional advice is rooted in unique experience with the regulatory hurdles in this sector. Our clients include startups, investors, entrepreneurs, P2P companies, crowdfunding platforms, money transfer services companies, digital trading platforms, and more.

Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Corporate, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Private Clients

Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, FinTech, Regulation

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


December 14, 2020

New Rules on Consumer Credit Marketing and Management

The Bank of Israel recently issued new rules on marketing and credit management. The purpose of the new rules is to prevent credit risks not tailored for the customer. They include restrictions on aggressive marketing and granting certain clients credit.

November 9, 2020

Our Firm Represented CAF in Funding for Jerusalem Light Rail Project

After a year of negotiations, Jerusalem Light Rail concessionaire Shapir Engineering and its Spanish partner CAF announced the closure of a financial agreement for the construction and operation of a network of light rail lines in Jerusalem. The project's initial financing, amounting to nearly NIS 4 billion, will be led by Bank Hapoalim, with the participation of First International Bank of Israel, investment house Altshuler Shaham, and insurance company Migdal. Our firm's Simon Jaffa and Samuel Henry Samuel represented CAF in the transaction. This is CAF's first project in Israel.

August 17, 2020

Adv. Niv Polani, Retired Bank Hapoalim Executive, Joins Barnea Jaffa Lande

Adv. Niv Polani has more than thirty years of experience in the legal and banking worlds. He held several senior positions at Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel's largest banks, including Vice General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, and Head of Corporate Development. Niv also served as the General Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs of one of Israel’s leading credit card companies. Niv joins Barnea Jaffa Lande as an of counsel and will focus on developing and strengthening the firm's activities in the banking and payments fields.

 

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