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Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation

The intricate regulatory regime in Israel has a far-reaching impact on companies operating in the banking sector. Barnea has vast know-how and experience in counselling companies in relation to all matters pertaining to the local regulatory environment, including its specific laws.

Barnea provides legal advisory services relating to financial regulations, including licensing issues, representation before the regulatory authorities, financial transactions, money laundering, financial services and more.

 

Barnea advises local banks, foreign banks contemplating the establishment of operations in Israel, foreign banks in their interactions with Israeli customers and the operation of foreign bank subsidiaries in Israel or through local subsidiaries, financial institutions, FinTech companies and a variety of clients whose business activities are affected by financial regulations.

 

Our firm also provides legal counselling and guidance with regard to the licensing requirements pursuant to the Banking Law, the Regulated Financial Services Law, various credit card regulations relating to issuing, acquiring, processing and settlement of transactions in the credit card market, regulations relating to non-bank credit, currency services, investment counselling and more.

 

Barnea’s team has considerable experience representing clients before relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Capital Markets Commissioner and the Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority.

 

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News and updates - Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation:


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.

February 28, 2018

The Supreme Court: Digital Currency Companies Can Continue Operating Through Bank Accounts

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bits of Gold’s motion and issued a preliminary injunction that prohibits the bank from restricting activities relating to bitcoin trading in the company’s account.

February 26, 2018

How Regulators Impact the Fintech Industry

As an expert in the fintech industry, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by TheMarker on the various regulatory barriers thwarting fintech's growth in Israel.

Banking & Finance / Financial Regulation

The intricate regulatory regime in Israel has a far-reaching impact on companies operating in the banking sector. Barnea has vast know-how and experience in counselling companies in relation to all matters pertaining to the local regulatory environment, including its specific laws.

Barnea provides legal advisory services relating to financial regulations, including licensing issues, representation before the regulatory authorities, financial transactions, money laundering, financial services and more.

 

Barnea advises local banks, foreign banks contemplating the establishment of operations in Israel, foreign banks in their interactions with Israeli customers and the operation of foreign bank subsidiaries in Israel or through local subsidiaries, financial institutions, FinTech companies and a variety of clients whose business activities are affected by financial regulations.

 

Our firm also provides legal counselling and guidance with regard to the licensing requirements pursuant to the Banking Law, the Regulated Financial Services Law, various credit card regulations relating to issuing, acquiring, processing and settlement of transactions in the credit card market, regulations relating to non-bank credit, currency services, investment counselling and more.

 

Barnea’s team has considerable experience representing clients before relevant regulatory authorities, such as the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Israel Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Capital Markets Commissioner and the Israel Money Laundering Prohibition Authority.

 

Back to Banking & Finance

News and updates - Banking & Finance:


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.

February 28, 2018

The Supreme Court: Digital Currency Companies Can Continue Operating Through Bank Accounts

The Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bits of Gold’s motion and issued a preliminary injunction that prohibits the bank from restricting activities relating to bitcoin trading in the company’s account.

February 26, 2018

How Regulators Impact the Fintech Industry

As an expert in the fintech industry, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, Head of our Capital Markets Department, was interviewed by TheMarker on the various regulatory barriers thwarting fintech's growth in Israel.

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