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Capital Markets / Blockchain

Blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICO) have spawned innovative and technologies and breakthrough financial products. Companies operating in this field face complex and cross-border legal issues, while regulators around the world are grappling with solutions for the challenges this new technology poses.

We accompany leading players in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. We advise blockchain startups, companies looking to set up crypto trading platforms, established companies developing blockchain-based products, investment funds in crypto industry and companies seeking regulatory licenses.

 

Our services include legal counsel on coin/token offerings, including those classified as securities token offering (STO), initial exchange offering (IEO), the implications of securities laws on digital currency classification, taxation, privacy protection, and compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your client (KYC) procedures.

 

Our legal assistance extends throughout the offering process, including whitepaper drafting and regulatory compliance. The legal services we provide are comprehensive and encompass issues pertaining to tax, commercial law, corporate law, banking, and intellectual property.

 

Our firm works with an extensive network of expert advisors and service providers, in both Israel and abroad, enabling us to maximize legal protection for our clients in the technology and marketing fields as well.

 

As part of our practice, we also advise companies on how to establish digital currency trading platforms, on how to set up and use exchanges and e-wallets, and on how to launch funds for investing in digital tokens and blockchain technology ventures.

 

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News and updates - Capital Markets / Blockchain:


July 6, 2020

Israel: How to Identify Suspicious Use of Virtual Currencies

Prompted by the use of digital currencies to fund terror and other illegal activity, the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority has published a document aimed at assisting financial bodies and law enforcement agencies to identify improper activity in this field.

April 28, 2020

Libra 2.0 – From Global Currency to a Payment Method on Facebook’s Platform

After Libra, Facebook’s ambitious global digital currency venture, faced fierce resistance from regulators around the world, Facebook has announced “Libra 2.0.” The venture is set to undergo far-reaching changes that, on the one hand, will likely do away with regulatory concerns, but, on the other, will force Facebook to give up its original vision, i.e. a quick and simple transfer of digital currencies between accepted users worldwide without the need for a bank account.

February 23, 2020

Chambers TMT Guide 2020: Law in Practice

As experts in the TMT field, our firm was asked to contribute the Israeli law and practice overview for the Chambers Israel TMT guide. In their overview, Micky Barnea, Daniel Lorber, Anat Even-Chen, and Nir Abraham discuss legal considerations for big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. They also address key data protection principles, the challenges with IT service agreements, privacy matters, and more. As a whole, the TMT guide offers insights for each jurisdiction.

 

Capital Markets / Blockchain

Blockchain technology and initial coin offerings (ICO) have spawned innovative and technologies and breakthrough financial products. Companies operating in this field face complex and cross-border legal issues, while regulators around the world are grappling with solutions for the challenges this new technology poses.

We accompany leading players in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. We advise blockchain startups, companies looking to set up crypto trading platforms, established companies developing blockchain-based products, investment funds in crypto industry and companies seeking regulatory licenses.

 

Our services include legal counsel on coin/token offerings, including those classified as securities token offering (STO), initial exchange offering (IEO), the implications of securities laws on digital currency classification, taxation, privacy protection, and compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know your client (KYC) procedures.

 

Our legal assistance extends throughout the offering process, including whitepaper drafting and regulatory compliance. The legal services we provide are comprehensive and encompass issues pertaining to tax, commercial law, corporate law, banking, and intellectual property.

 

Our firm works with an extensive network of expert advisors and service providers, in both Israel and abroad, enabling us to maximize legal protection for our clients in the technology and marketing fields as well.

 

As part of our practice, we also advise companies on how to establish digital currency trading platforms, on how to set up and use exchanges and e-wallets, and on how to launch funds for investing in digital tokens and blockchain technology ventures.

 

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News and updates - Capital Markets:


July 6, 2020

Israel: How to Identify Suspicious Use of Virtual Currencies

Prompted by the use of digital currencies to fund terror and other illegal activity, the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority has published a document aimed at assisting financial bodies and law enforcement agencies to identify improper activity in this field.

April 28, 2020

Libra 2.0 – From Global Currency to a Payment Method on Facebook’s Platform

After Libra, Facebook’s ambitious global digital currency venture, faced fierce resistance from regulators around the world, Facebook has announced “Libra 2.0.” The venture is set to undergo far-reaching changes that, on the one hand, will likely do away with regulatory concerns, but, on the other, will force Facebook to give up its original vision, i.e. a quick and simple transfer of digital currencies between accepted users worldwide without the need for a bank account.

February 23, 2020

Chambers TMT Guide 2020: Law in Practice

As experts in the TMT field, our firm was asked to contribute the Israeli law and practice overview for the Chambers Israel TMT guide. In their overview, Micky Barnea, Daniel Lorber, Anat Even-Chen, and Nir Abraham discuss legal considerations for big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. They also address key data protection principles, the challenges with IT service agreements, privacy matters, and more. As a whole, the TMT guide offers insights for each jurisdiction.

 

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