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Kibbutz Sector

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P. Competition Law and Antitrust, Corporate, Kibbutz Sector, Regulation

We offer a wide spectrum of legal services for all types of proceedings and transactions involving the kibbutz sector.

Our firm boasts extensive experience providing legal advice and assistance to entities in this sector (kibbutzim, moshavim, purchasing organizations, and other types of cooperatives), as well as to outside entrepreneurs interested in investing in kibbutz industries.

 

Utilizing our knowledge of constantly evolving applicable law, including new rulings issued by the Israel Land Authority, we provide invaluable assistance to our clients by eliminating possible obstacles and helping them successfully achieve the numerous milestones en route to closing transactions.

 

Clients turn to us for comprehensive legal services in relation to real-estate transactions, the rezoning of agricultural lands (for commerce, industry, tourism, renewable energy, and infrastructure), land use arrangements, the obtaining of recognition of historic rights to real estate, land reclamations, the establishment and legal representation of new cooperatives, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization and restructuring proceedings, privatizations, dispute resolution and litigation, and legal opinions on diverse subjects.

 

Our firm also offers legal services and guidance with respect to converting cooperatives into private or public companies, converting private companies into cooperatives, tax planning, and negotiating with labor organizations.

 

Our firm has connections and excellent working relationships with all public entities integral to the kibbutz sector: the Israel Land Authority, the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, the Ministry of Agriculture, planning authorities, regional councils, kibbutz movements, the Antitrust Commissioner, and other regulatory authorities.

News and updates - Kibbutz Sector:


December 8, 2020

Agriculture Law – Hagit Ben Moshe Op-Ed

Last October, the Knesset proposed a draft of the Agriculture Law. Yevul Si, a leading agriculture magazine, published an op-ed by our firm's Hagit Ben Moshe, an expert in the field. She provided commentary on the law, and on the importance of properly compensating the agriculture industry.

November 29, 2020

Marketing of Agricultural Land

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe, who leads the kibbutz and agricultural sector at our firm, was interviewed by TheMarker. Hagit emphasized in the interview that purchasing land, unlike buying an apartment, is primarily at the theory level. "In most cases, companies in this field sell you an option to rights in the land, dependent on several conditions, such as changing the land's designation and completing the planning. Unless the plan is already approved, no one can guarantee you with any certainty on when or if the conditions will be met and your dreams will come true. We've encountered several cases where people buy agricultural land based on promises from the authorities, and then the authorities back down from the plans, or even expropriate the land for themselves. If the authorities cannot provide certainty, then certainly the people in sales offices can’t either."

May 7, 2020

FIMI Acquires Control of Amiad Water Systems

FIMI Opportunity Funds, a private investment fund, recently completed the acquisition of control of public company Amiad Water Systems Ltd. Micky Barnea and Ron Shuhatovich represented Hachoshlim Fund Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd., Amiad's largest shareholder, in the deal. As part of the deal, FIMI agreed to invest about USD 19 million in Amiad for a share allocation, thereby acquiring 5% more of the company's shares.

Kibbutz Sector

We offer a wide spectrum of legal services for all types of proceedings and transactions involving the kibbutz sector.

Our firm boasts extensive experience providing legal advice and assistance to entities in this sector (kibbutzim, moshavim, purchasing organizations, and other types of cooperatives), as well as to outside entrepreneurs interested in investing in kibbutz industries.

 

Utilizing our knowledge of constantly evolving applicable law, including new rulings issued by the Israel Land Authority, we provide invaluable assistance to our clients by eliminating possible obstacles and helping them successfully achieve the numerous milestones en route to closing transactions.

 

Clients turn to us for comprehensive legal services in relation to real-estate transactions, the rezoning of agricultural lands (for commerce, industry, tourism, renewable energy, and infrastructure), land use arrangements, the obtaining of recognition of historic rights to real estate, land reclamations, the establishment and legal representation of new cooperatives, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization and restructuring proceedings, privatizations, dispute resolution and litigation, and legal opinions on diverse subjects.

 

Our firm also offers legal services and guidance with respect to converting cooperatives into private or public companies, converting private companies into cooperatives, tax planning, and negotiating with labor organizations.

 

Our firm has connections and excellent working relationships with all public entities integral to the kibbutz sector: the Israel Land Authority, the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, the Ministry of Agriculture, planning authorities, regional councils, kibbutz movements, the Antitrust Commissioner, and other regulatory authorities.

Key partner
Key partner

P. Competition Law and Antitrust, Corporate, Kibbutz Sector, Regulation

News and updates - Kibbutz Sector:


December 8, 2020

Agriculture Law – Hagit Ben Moshe Op-Ed

Last October, the Knesset proposed a draft of the Agriculture Law. Yevul Si, a leading agriculture magazine, published an op-ed by our firm's Hagit Ben Moshe, an expert in the field. She provided commentary on the law, and on the importance of properly compensating the agriculture industry.

November 29, 2020

Marketing of Agricultural Land

Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe, who leads the kibbutz and agricultural sector at our firm, was interviewed by TheMarker. Hagit emphasized in the interview that purchasing land, unlike buying an apartment, is primarily at the theory level. "In most cases, companies in this field sell you an option to rights in the land, dependent on several conditions, such as changing the land's designation and completing the planning. Unless the plan is already approved, no one can guarantee you with any certainty on when or if the conditions will be met and your dreams will come true. We've encountered several cases where people buy agricultural land based on promises from the authorities, and then the authorities back down from the plans, or even expropriate the land for themselves. If the authorities cannot provide certainty, then certainly the people in sales offices can’t either."

May 7, 2020

FIMI Acquires Control of Amiad Water Systems

FIMI Opportunity Funds, a private investment fund, recently completed the acquisition of control of public company Amiad Water Systems Ltd. Micky Barnea and Ron Shuhatovich represented Hachoshlim Fund Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd., Amiad's largest shareholder, in the deal. As part of the deal, FIMI agreed to invest about USD 19 million in Amiad for a share allocation, thereby acquiring 5% more of the company's shares.

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