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Tax

Being able to advise across the whole spectrum of tax issues is a must for a leading commercial law firm which operates on a local and international level. Such firm should be as comfortable acting outside Israel as it is inside and as attuned to the needs of a foreign investor as it is to a local one.

We advise on the tax aspects of domestic and international transactions. We provide international tax planning that takes into account the impact of local and foreign income tax laws, international tax treaties, VAT or other indirect taxes. We represent clients before the Israel Tax Authority or in court. We are also experts on the tax implications of relocation for senior staff in international organizations, moving to or from Israel.

 

We collaborate with our commercial department to ensure the most tax and commercially efficient ways to effect any merger or acquisition, re-structuring, re-financing, or capital market transaction. We act for private clients too in relation to family wealth, particularly taxation of trusts and real estate.

 

Our experienced team serves a diverse client base, including leading private and publicly traded companies, global enterprises and foreign investors, venture capital funds and more.

News and updates - Tax:


October 15, 2020

Cayman Islands Removed from EU “Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction” Blacklist

In late March 2020 we published a note regarding the de-facto “downgrade” of the Cayman Islands by the European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) as a “non-cooperative jurisdiction” for tax purposes. This was regarded by the international investment community as a “blacklisting” of the Cayman Islands. We noted then that this blacklisting was “a technical result of the delay in the enactment of [certain Cayman Islands] laws, and therefore it is expected the EU will agree to return the Cayman Islands to its previous status and remove it from the list of the list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” as early as by October 2020.”  Indeed on October 6, 2020, ECOFIN removed the Cayman Islands from its “blacklist” of non-cooperative jurisdictions in tax matters.

August 5, 2020

Barnea Representing Original Shareholders the Topaz Family in Sale of Holdings in Keystone Group

About a year and a half after the investment fund Accelmed, which is managed by Uri Geiger, announced the merger of the company it controls, American Keystone Group, with the Israeli Paltop company, controlled by Shmuel Topaz, it is now acquiring the entire holdings in Paltop for NIS 100 million. This ends the conflict between the investor groups of Paltop and Accelmed. Advs. Daniel Lorber, Netta Bromberg, Harel Perlmutter and Dor Marinovsky represented the Topaz family and the Paltop investors.

 

July 20, 2020

Returning Residents: Welcome Back to Israel?

Each year, many returning residents arrive in Israel. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of people seeking to return to Israel has increased even further. The process of returning to Israel is not simple, and returning residents face enormous difficulties as part of it. A Ynet article on the subject featured an interview with Harel Perlmutter, a partner and the head of the firm’s Tax Department. Harel explained: “Those who return to Israel after less than six years abroad have almost no tax benefits.” He added that “there is a great confusion about the rights and benefits returning residents are eligible to from the National Insurance Institute. Over the years, the benefits for returning returns have been cut back, and this has kept people away from the country.”

Tax

Being able to advise across the whole spectrum of tax issues is a must for a leading commercial law firm which operates on a local and international level. Such firm should be as comfortable acting outside Israel as it is inside and as attuned to the needs of a foreign investor as it is to a local one.

We advise on the tax aspects of domestic and international transactions. We provide international tax planning that takes into account the impact of local and foreign income tax laws, international tax treaties, VAT or other indirect taxes. We represent clients before the Israel Tax Authority or in court. We are also experts on the tax implications of relocation for senior staff in international organizations, moving to or from Israel.

 

We collaborate with our commercial department to ensure the most tax and commercially efficient ways to effect any merger or acquisition, re-structuring, re-financing, or capital market transaction. We act for private clients too in relation to family wealth, particularly taxation of trusts and real estate.

 

Our experienced team serves a diverse client base, including leading private and publicly traded companies, global enterprises and foreign investors, venture capital funds and more.

News and updates - Tax:


October 15, 2020

Cayman Islands Removed from EU “Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction” Blacklist

In late March 2020 we published a note regarding the de-facto “downgrade” of the Cayman Islands by the European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) as a “non-cooperative jurisdiction” for tax purposes. This was regarded by the international investment community as a “blacklisting” of the Cayman Islands. We noted then that this blacklisting was “a technical result of the delay in the enactment of [certain Cayman Islands] laws, and therefore it is expected the EU will agree to return the Cayman Islands to its previous status and remove it from the list of the list of “non-cooperative jurisdictions” as early as by October 2020.”  Indeed on October 6, 2020, ECOFIN removed the Cayman Islands from its “blacklist” of non-cooperative jurisdictions in tax matters.

August 5, 2020

Barnea Representing Original Shareholders the Topaz Family in Sale of Holdings in Keystone Group

About a year and a half after the investment fund Accelmed, which is managed by Uri Geiger, announced the merger of the company it controls, American Keystone Group, with the Israeli Paltop company, controlled by Shmuel Topaz, it is now acquiring the entire holdings in Paltop for NIS 100 million. This ends the conflict between the investor groups of Paltop and Accelmed. Advs. Daniel Lorber, Netta Bromberg, Harel Perlmutter and Dor Marinovsky represented the Topaz family and the Paltop investors.

 

July 20, 2020

Returning Residents: Welcome Back to Israel?

Each year, many returning residents arrive in Israel. Following the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of people seeking to return to Israel has increased even further. The process of returning to Israel is not simple, and returning residents face enormous difficulties as part of it. A Ynet article on the subject featured an interview with Harel Perlmutter, a partner and the head of the firm’s Tax Department. Harel explained: “Those who return to Israel after less than six years abroad have almost no tax benefits.” He added that “there is a great confusion about the rights and benefits returning residents are eligible to from the National Insurance Institute. Over the years, the benefits for returning returns have been cut back, and this has kept people away from the country.”

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