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  • Establishing A Business Entity In Israel (Updated)

    While there are a few different forms of “corporate” entities in Israel, this guide will focus on companies and partnerships as these are the entities that the non-Israeli businessman is most likely to set up or invest in if they are inclined to penetrate the Israeli market directly (rather than by working through an agent, distributor, etc.). The end of the guide will take a very brief look at the other kinds of entities that exist in Israel... Types of Business Entities - Companies - Israeli companies generally limit the liability of the shareholders for the debts and obligations of the company. The precise form of the limitation of liability is set out in the company’s articles of association. Normally, liability is limited to the subscription price of the shares held by the shareholders. It is possible for an Israeli company to decide not to limit the liability of its shareholders, but this is very rare and will not be considered further. There are private companies, which are companies whose shares cannot be publicly traded and public companies whose shares may be publicly traded on recognized stock exchanges, subject to applicable securities laws. The organs of an Israeli company are the general meeting of its shareholders and the board of directors. The most significant document of corporate governance for Israeli companies is the articles of association. Israeli companies formed after 1999 do not have a memorandum of association. Please see full Chapter below for more information.

  • Employers: Coronavirus Restrictions Have Expired

    On June 1, 2021, the regulations that guided the conduct of workplaces during the coronavirus crisis expired. Accordingly, from this day forward, there is no longer a requirement to operate in accordance with the green tag or purple tag directives in the workplace. At this stage, holding gatherings, professional trainings, and group meals at the…

  • Rules and Conditions for SPAC Issuances in Israel

    Over the past year, raising capital through SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) has become a hot trend on Wall Street. A SPAC is a company with no business operations formed solely to raise capital through an IPO for the purpose of acquiring an existing business. While only one SPAC launched an IPO in 2009, a…

  • How Much Is Your Invention Worth or How Much Should You Pay to License Inventions?

    Licensing agreements are the cornerstones of technology companies based on intellectual property. A licensing agreement is a legal contract between two parties, known as the licensor and the licensee. The licensor provides the licensee a right to use and a limited license, while the licensee accepts a series of conditions related to use of…

  • Five Key Points on Capital Raising for Hedge Funds

    The cornerstone of a successful hedge fund is a successful investment strategy. That is self-evident. However, if the managers of the potential hedge fund are not successful in raising capital, this potential will never be tested or realized. We list below the five key points we believe hedge fund managers should take into account when…

  • International Commercial Arbitration Bill

    The commercial business world is a global one, and so are the disputes that arise within it. Such disputes are adjudicated in courts in various countries or in arbitration proceedings, with each procedure regulated under relevant domestic legislation. (For example, the Israeli Arbitration Law regulates Israeli arbitration proceedings.)

  • Prenuptial Agreements - New Israeli Supreme Court Ruling

    Up until now, the Israel Tax Authority interpreted the Real Estate Taxation Law so that spouses who signed a prenuptial agreement and maintained separate property were considered a single family unit for the purposes of real estate tax. Furthermore, it imposed on such a couple the burden of proving it was maintaining separate property. The Israeli Supreme Court’s latest ruling in this regard attempts to adapt the law to reality and is not sparing in its criticism of the ITA’s…

  • Public Companies without a Controlling Shareholder: A new amendment

    In recent weeks, the Israeli Ministry of Justice published a memorandum proposing an amendment to the Companies Law, focusing on the corporate governance regime in public companies without a controlling shareholder.

  • 2021: Trends in Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management

    2020 was a particularly challenging year due to the coronavirus pandemic. For corporate risk managers and compliance officers, the year posed additional challenges. Organizations had to contend with an alarming rise in cyberattacks, supply chain constraints, employee health and safety, corporate governance and compliance, and diverse risks relating to or deriving from various content worlds.…

  • Five Things You Didn’t Know about Impact Investing

    In the last decade, impact investments have become an international trend to address global challenges in the areas of environment, welfare, health, employment, and education.   In light of the development of the impact investments’ field, we recommend familiarizing yourself with several terms that may help when examining investments in general and impact investments in…

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