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

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P. Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Regulation

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P. Banking & Finance, Infrastructure

In this period of rapidly evolving changes in banking industry regulation, and of increasing domestic and international scrutiny, Barnea’s banking team offers creative and practical solutions for businesses all over the world.

We combine comprehensive legal knowledge of Israel’s banking and financial sectors with hands-on personal experience of how these sectors work.

 

Our experience encompasses all aspects of transactions involving cross-border and domestic financing, and covers a broad range of industries.

 

Given our international view of the business landscape, it is only natural that among our clients are foreign banks operating in Israel. We provide such clients with legal advice in relation to various regulatory issues, pledges, and bank offerings, as well as in relation to the assimilation of regulatory compliance programs. We also serve as compliance officers for several of these banks.

 

As part of our technology practice, we also represent many fintech companies contending with numerous regulatory and legal challenges. Fintech companies, in particular, require ongoing professional advice for their ventures from attorneys with expertise in leaping the regulatory hurdles unique to this sector.

 

Barnea also works with both Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, insurance companies, financial institutions, and other financing and brokerage entities.

 

We provide legal advisory services to these clients in relation to financial-sector laws regulating, inter alia, collateral and insolvency, money laundering and the marketing of securities, and financial instruments and financing transactions. Our advisory services also extend to the entire spectrum of issues pertaining to local regulations and banking laws.

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


January 17, 2018

Developments in the Relations between Banks and Fintech Companies

The Tel Aviv District Court recently issued its ruling in a proceeding that has been underway for several months. The proceeding concerns a fintech company who filed a motion for an injunction that would prevent a bank from unilaterally modifying the terms and conditions for the fintech company’s bank account.

October 4, 2017

Israeli Banks Told to Scale Back Overseas Activities after U.S. Tax Evasion Scandal

Adv. Harel Perlmutter, partner and head of Barnea & Co.'s Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, following the Bank of Israel's call on Israeli banks to redefine their strategies for overseas operations. Harel noted that the Supervisor of Banks at the Bank of Israel wants to keep the bank system strong even if it means cutting part of the banks' profits deriving from activity outside of Israel.

August 29, 2017

Fair Lending Law Finally Approved

The Knesset recently approved Amendment No. 5 to the Regulation of Nonbank Loans Law, which is now called the Fair Lending Law. This comes after years of deliberations and in the long wake of recommendations submitted in 2013 to increase competition in the banking system.

Banking & Finance

In this period of rapidly evolving changes in banking industry regulation, and of increasing domestic and international scrutiny, Barnea’s banking team offers creative and practical solutions for businesses all over the world.

We combine comprehensive legal knowledge of Israel’s banking and financial sectors with hands-on personal experience of how these sectors work.

 

Our experience encompasses all aspects of transactions involving cross-border and domestic financing, and covers a broad range of industries.

 

Given our international view of the business landscape, it is only natural that among our clients are foreign banks operating in Israel. We provide such clients with legal advice in relation to various regulatory issues, pledges, and bank offerings, as well as in relation to the assimilation of regulatory compliance programs. We also serve as compliance officers for several of these banks.

 

As part of our technology practice, we also represent many fintech companies contending with numerous regulatory and legal challenges. Fintech companies, in particular, require ongoing professional advice for their ventures from attorneys with expertise in leaping the regulatory hurdles unique to this sector.

 

Barnea also works with both Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, insurance companies, financial institutions, and other financing and brokerage entities.

 

We provide legal advisory services to these clients in relation to financial-sector laws regulating, inter alia, collateral and insolvency, money laundering and the marketing of securities, and financial instruments and financing transactions. Our advisory services also extend to the entire spectrum of issues pertaining to local regulations and banking laws.

Key partner

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

Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Regulation

Key partner

P. Banking & Finance, Infrastructure

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


January 17, 2018

Developments in the Relations between Banks and Fintech Companies

The Tel Aviv District Court recently issued its ruling in a proceeding that has been underway for several months. The proceeding concerns a fintech company who filed a motion for an injunction that would prevent a bank from unilaterally modifying the terms and conditions for the fintech company’s bank account.

October 4, 2017

Israeli Banks Told to Scale Back Overseas Activities after U.S. Tax Evasion Scandal

Adv. Harel Perlmutter, partner and head of Barnea & Co.'s Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, following the Bank of Israel's call on Israeli banks to redefine their strategies for overseas operations. Harel noted that the Supervisor of Banks at the Bank of Israel wants to keep the bank system strong even if it means cutting part of the banks' profits deriving from activity outside of Israel.

August 29, 2017

Fair Lending Law Finally Approved

The Knesset recently approved Amendment No. 5 to the Regulation of Nonbank Loans Law, which is now called the Fair Lending Law. This comes after years of deliberations and in the long wake of recommendations submitted in 2013 to increase competition in the banking system.

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