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Regulation

The regulatory burden has intensified in Israel in recent years and, in some fields, Israel is considered the world’s leading country in the pervasiveness of its regulatory environment.

The many legislative amendments, as well as the regulatory authorities’ active intervention in many spheres, such as the capital market, antitrust, banking, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, credit cards, environmental protection, business licensing, crowdfunding, etc., require corporations operating in Israel and their executives to familiarize themselves with the regulations in their sector and to take regulatory considerations into account when making business decisions.

 

Barnea provides solutions for corporations contending with regulatory requirements in diverse fields, including in the fields of antitrust, infrastructure and energy, the capital market, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, food, health, veterinary services, environmental protection, credit cards and banking.

 

Barnea has know-how and experience in representing clients before various regulatory authorities, including the Capital Market Commissioner, the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Antitrust Authority, the Second Authority for Television and Radio, the Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, the Israeli Dairy Board, the Center for Local Government, the various government ministries, Knesset committees and more.

 

Barnea also represents foreign companies during their routine operations in Israel and provides them with ongoing counsel and assistance in contending with the various regulatory issues affecting their operations.

News and updates - Regulation:


March 10, 2019

How Phone Numbers Became a Dangerous Identification Device

Adv. Anat Even-Chen, our regulatory consulting partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the growing reliance on phone numbers as a means of identity verification, a phenomenon that raises the risks associated with information security and privacy.

"In order to give access to certain sensitivity actions, a person is required to verify that he is the one who should have access, by three factors," explains Anat, "something you know (password for example), something you have (like a telephone), and something that is part of you (biometric finger identity, for example). Israeli financial entities will not invest in this sector without pressure from the regulator—pressure that currently does not exist. "

February 10, 2019

Lecture: The Impact of Israeli and SEC Regulation on Companies

Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured today on regulation's impact as part of a new investor relations course. The course was launched by the Israeli Investor Relations Forum of the Association of Publicly Traded Companies in conjunction with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

January 22, 2019

Event Invite: The Legal Advisor's Role When Dealing with a Company in Crisis

Together with the Association of Corporate Counsels, we are holding on February 6th a seminar on the legal advisor's role when a company is in crisis. The seminar will feature a simulation of a multi-crisis event, with participants focusing on managing the crisis opposite regulators, media, business partners, and employees.

Regulation

The regulatory burden has intensified in Israel in recent years and, in some fields, Israel is considered the world’s leading country in the pervasiveness of its regulatory environment.

The many legislative amendments, as well as the regulatory authorities’ active intervention in many spheres, such as the capital market, antitrust, banking, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, credit cards, environmental protection, business licensing, crowdfunding, etc., require corporations operating in Israel and their executives to familiarize themselves with the regulations in their sector and to take regulatory considerations into account when making business decisions.

 

Barnea provides solutions for corporations contending with regulatory requirements in diverse fields, including in the fields of antitrust, infrastructure and energy, the capital market, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, food, health, veterinary services, environmental protection, credit cards and banking.

 

Barnea has know-how and experience in representing clients before various regulatory authorities, including the Capital Market Commissioner, the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange, the Antitrust Authority, the Second Authority for Television and Radio, the Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, the Israeli Dairy Board, the Center for Local Government, the various government ministries, Knesset committees and more.

 

Barnea also represents foreign companies during their routine operations in Israel and provides them with ongoing counsel and assistance in contending with the various regulatory issues affecting their operations.

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News and updates - Regulation:


March 10, 2019

How Phone Numbers Became a Dangerous Identification Device

Adv. Anat Even-Chen, our regulatory consulting partner, was interviewed by TheMarker on the growing reliance on phone numbers as a means of identity verification, a phenomenon that raises the risks associated with information security and privacy.

"In order to give access to certain sensitivity actions, a person is required to verify that he is the one who should have access, by three factors," explains Anat, "something you know (password for example), something you have (like a telephone), and something that is part of you (biometric finger identity, for example). Israeli financial entities will not invest in this sector without pressure from the regulator—pressure that currently does not exist. "

February 10, 2019

Lecture: The Impact of Israeli and SEC Regulation on Companies

Dr. Zvi Gabbay lectured today on regulation's impact as part of a new investor relations course. The course was launched by the Israeli Investor Relations Forum of the Association of Publicly Traded Companies in conjunction with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

January 22, 2019

Event Invite: The Legal Advisor's Role When Dealing with a Company in Crisis

Together with the Association of Corporate Counsels, we are holding on February 6th a seminar on the legal advisor's role when a company is in crisis. The seminar will feature a simulation of a multi-crisis event, with participants focusing on managing the crisis opposite regulators, media, business partners, and employees.

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