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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.

Barnea accompanies 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:


January 8, 2020

Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai Op-ed: Israel Missing out on Digital Assets Revolution

Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai from our Capital Markets Department published an opinion piece in Globes on the regulatory barriers Israel is imposing on the blockchain and digital assets revolution.

November 19, 2019

Event: The Future of Money Transfers

Our firm hosted today ACC members for a seminar on money transfers. Dr. Zvi Gabbay reviewed the regulations and guidelines that exist today in Israel and around the world on the handling of money transfers. In addition, we conducted a panel discussion addressing the challenges and opportunities facing businesses who need to know how to solve problems that may arise. Participating in the panel were Anat Even-Chen, our regulation expert; Doron Cohen, CEO of Covercy; Idit Froim, General Counsel of Colu; Yitz Raab, Managing Partner of Tzur Management; Rami Sasson, Chief Compliance Officer of Discount Bank; and Ronen Siman-Tov, CTO of IBM Blockchain World Wire.

October 29, 2019

Transfer of Digital Currencies - The Dream and its Collapse

Regulatory resistance and legal proceedings by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are hindering the realization of one of the greatest promises of blockchain technology – the transfer of cryptographic currencies and assets between users without an intermediary.

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.

Barnea accompanies 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:


January 8, 2020

Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai Op-ed: Israel Missing out on Digital Assets Revolution

Dr. Zvi Gabbay and Andrey Yanai from our Capital Markets Department published an opinion piece in Globes on the regulatory barriers Israel is imposing on the blockchain and digital assets revolution.

November 19, 2019

Event: The Future of Money Transfers

Our firm hosted today ACC members for a seminar on money transfers. Dr. Zvi Gabbay reviewed the regulations and guidelines that exist today in Israel and around the world on the handling of money transfers. In addition, we conducted a panel discussion addressing the challenges and opportunities facing businesses who need to know how to solve problems that may arise. Participating in the panel were Anat Even-Chen, our regulation expert; Doron Cohen, CEO of Covercy; Idit Froim, General Counsel of Colu; Yitz Raab, Managing Partner of Tzur Management; Rami Sasson, Chief Compliance Officer of Discount Bank; and Ronen Siman-Tov, CTO of IBM Blockchain World Wire.

October 29, 2019

Transfer of Digital Currencies - The Dream and its Collapse

Regulatory resistance and legal proceedings by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are hindering the realization of one of the greatest promises of blockchain technology – the transfer of cryptographic currencies and assets between users without an intermediary.

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