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  • 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...

  • 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…

  • Retail and Tech in a Post-COVID World

    2020 marked a monumental shift in consumer behavior, with the retail industry particularly affected by the global spread of COVID-19. Between nationwide quarantines and the looming threat of disease, retailers had to adapt quickly to survive the forced seclusion and distancing. While some have been building their e-commerce brands and marketplaces for years, others were…

  • Can employers prevent unvaccinated employees from coming to work?

    The Regional Labor Court in Tel Aviv decided that education system employees may be denied entry to school if they do not present a certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus or, alternatively, a negative coronavirus test. The court ruled that the potential harm to populations with whom employees come into contact during work hours (namely…

  • Technology IPOs – A Meeting of Cultures at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

    Israeli tech companies have recently joined the wave of initial public offerings on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. This is not the first time tech companies have gone public on the TASE and it will take some time to see if this is a real trend or a temporary phenomenon motivated by the tide of…

  • Israel Becomes Third Signatory To 2019 HCCH Convention On The Recognition And Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments In Civil Or Commercial Matters

    On March 3, 2021, Israel signed the HCCH Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (“2019 Convention”). Israel became the third State to sign the Convention, joining Uruguay and Ukraine...

  • Israeli Tax Authority Imposes ‘Capital Declaration’ Reporting Requirement On Trusts

    For the first time since Israel began taxing trusts, the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has sent inquiries to some trusts seeking a declaration of worldwide assets and liabilities as of December 31, 2019. We have heard that this declaration may be required of all trusts in the future; however, this has not been officially announced...

  • Precedent-Setting Ruling Awards Actual Litigation Costs

    An Israeli court recently handed down a precedent-setting ruling in a case we litigated and won. This ruling marks a game changer in terms of the costs awarded in proceedings in Israel. In its ruling, the court granted our client an award of actual costs (i.e., the actual sums the client expended to litigate the…

  • Employers: Everything You Need to Know about Vaccinations (Update)

    The past year has been nothing less than a roller coaster for business owners in Israel – both for their business activity and as employers. Now…

  • Proper Articles of Association – Now More Than Ever

    The coronavirus crisis, which hit both the Israeli market and markets globally, has been unsettling. It undermined existing collaborations and encouraged the creation of new ones. It weakened the inertia that drove many businesses and employees, and forced numerous entities to reinvent themselves, to initiate and to dare.

  • Israeli Justice Ministry Lays Out Key Questions On Regulation Of Autonomous Vehicles

    Israel's Ministry of Justice has issued a call for public comments regarding the regulation of autonomous vehicles, with a focus on the tort and insurance aspects. Key Points- Background- •The mobility market is undergoing a revolution, from "mobility as a product" to "mobility as a service," whereby the mobility market is the sum of all tools that...

  • SPAC: A Dream Worth Half a Billion Shekels

    In recent months, the IPO market has reached a boil. It seems anyone with any kind of business is dreaming about joining the Israeli stock market. Lets look at the figures. From 2008 (the outbreak of the subprime crisis) through 2019, 76 new companies entered the Israeli stock market through an IPO process (an average…

  • 2021 Venture Capital Guide - Israel

    World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!).

  • Israel: Workplace Sexual Harassment - Disclosure of Materials

    A new court ruling may require employers to disclose materials collected during investigations into incidents of sexual harassment.   According the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, when an employee files a workplace sexual harassment complaint (or if the employer becomes aware of information regarding such potential conduct), the employer must investigate the complaint. At the…

  • 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...

  • Employers: Everything You Need to Know about Vaccinations

    This past year has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for employers in Israel, in terms of both their business activities and their role as employers. Now, when we can perhaps see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel in the form of Israel’s vaccination campaign, quite a few questions arise.

  • Israel Securities Authority: Tokens may be classified as securities

    The Israel Securities Authority recently established guidelines on when a cryptographic currency (token) is considered a security. The ISA determined that Kirobo tokens meet the definition of a security. This is primarily because the The Israel Securities believes investors would intend to purchase the tokens for financial purposes. In addition, these investors would anticipate their…

  • New Supreme Court Ruling Considers Municipal Property Taxes for Common Areas in Malls and Shopping Centers

    The Tel Aviv Municipality sent the Ramat Aviv Mall a municipal property tax bill for its common areas. The mall’s management argued that shop tenants must pay municipal property tax payments for these areas, under their lease agreements with the mall. Conversely, the municipality’s property tax administrator argued that shop tenants must pay only for rented…

  • Collecting Employee Information? It's Time to Wake Up

    Employers collect data about their employees. It starts with employees’ salary data, resumes, and work hours. It continues with fingerprints and images from security cameras, followed by employee meals and business trip information. Employers also collect medical information, personal messages on company phones, and location data of the company car for private trips. It goes…

  • Israel Competition Authority Increases Enforcement against Exclusivity Arrangements

    On December 30, 2020, the Israel Competition Authority (ICA) notified SOS, a company in the field of fueling services, it was imposing a financial sanction of NIS 6.3 million on the company. In addition, it imposed a financial sanction of NIS 350,000 on an executive officer in the company.

  • Prepare Your Workplace for Lockdown Number Three (and a Half)

    Israel entered another general lockdown, which began at midnight (January 8, 2021) and will continue until January 21, 2021. For your convenience, we have summarized the main guidelines concerning workplace activity during lockdown. The final and binding version of the regulations regarding workplace activity during lockdown have yet to be published. Therefore, the following guidelines…

  • Relief from Insurance Requirements for Portfolio Managers and Investment Advisors

    The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has announced that, temporarily, it will not initiate or recommend taking enforcement measures against corporations licensed in portfolio management, investment advising, and investment marketing that have not fulfilled professional liability insurance requirements.

  • Epidemiological Investigations and Privacy Protection | Barnea

    Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority published its guidelines and emphases for protecting the privacy of individuals when conducting COVID-19 epidemiological investigations in workplaces. In light of the complexity of the issues relating to protection of employees’ privacy, specific guidelines for conducting epidemiological investigations in workplaces were defined...

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