Managing Partner: Adv. Michael Barnea
Number of employees: 120
Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish
Barnea Jaffa Lande is a leading Israeli commercial law firm with an esteemed reputation in the international arena. About 70% of the firm’s activities have international aspects. The firm’s international capabilities, which include commercial knowledge, innovative thinking, and a broad network of relationships with foreign law firms and industries, enable it to respond to clients’ needs in all spheres of their business activity. The firm is ranked as a top-tier law firm in Israel by leading international and local directories: Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who, IFLR1000, Dun’s 100, and BDI Code.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporations, Mergers & Acquisitions:
Corporate law is at the core of the consultation services the firm provides to clients throughout all stages of their activities in Israel and abroad. Its long-standing corporate practice attracts praise for its cross-border capabilities. The firm frequently counsels clients on M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, private and public financing, purchase offers, takeovers, splits and shareholder activism.
Infrastructure & Project Financing:
The firm has been involved in numerous high-profile and complex projects in Israel in recent years, including the light railways, the constructed IDF training complex, the Ashdod Port project, the construction of pumped-storage hydroelectric and solar-thermal power stations, and water desalination and natural gas projects. The team possess particular strength in all aspects of complex projects and offer advice throughout the life cycle of a project, including during the construction and operation periods.
The firm offers pragmatic advice, legal guidance and bespoke services in order to resolve clients’ disputes, whether they are public or private corporations in Israel and abroad or high-net-worth families and individuals. The firm successfully represents clients at every tribunal in all types of litigation procedures.
The firm understands today’s capital markets world requires more than just providing legal advice for listed companies. The changing regulation and new trends include sub practices like international financial regulation, ICOs, and virtual currencies—areas in which the firm is regarded a prominent player. It combines experience in all capital markets arenas and has a significant track record for advising public companies, private companies looking for ICO, boards of directors, and officers on their activities in the capital market matters.
Barnea represents fintech companies, start-ups, investors, and entrepreneurs. The firm supplies ongoing legal advisory services throughout all phases of a venture’s operations, from the very early stages through to the various possibilities of exits (including M&A transactions and IPOs). The firm’s legal services include providing regulatory advice and analysis, as well as representing clients before the various regulatory authorities. It counsels on such issues as licensing, corporate and tax structuring, commercial agreements, IP, M&A transactions, initial coin offerings, and public listings. The firm represents a variety of clients in the fintech industry. These include online financial trading firms, blockchain and virtual currency companies, P2P lending sites, payment processors, financial institutions, and cyber and sharing-economy ventures.
Barnea is a key player in the technology ecosystem. The firm is well respected for the legal advisory services it supplies to technology companies throughout their life cycles. It offers a deep, wide-ranging, and innovative approach to clients in their various sectors—fintech, life science, cyber, online, femtech, and more. Clients include startups, international and multinational companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and private and angel investors.
Barnea’s clients enjoy a highly experienced team that counsels on the entire spectrum of employment law. The team possesses the ability to handle complex international employment issues, M&A transactions, litigation (when required), incentive plans, and benefits for executives. The firm has a high-profile employer client base, including both international and local companies.
The firm offers compliance solutions for corporations contending with diverse regulatory requirements, 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. It also represents clients before the various regulatory authorities.
The firm provides a full spectrum of legal advisory services relating to antitrust issues, as well as handle legal proceedings involving cartels, restrictive trade practices, abuse of monopolistic power, and various violations of antitrust laws. It also advises during a wide range of transactions, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions involving various issues pertaining to trade restrictions and competition.
The firm has a proven track record in a wide range of corporate tax matters including international tax planning that considers the impact of local and foreign income tax laws, international tax treaties, VAT, and other indirect taxes. It also consults on all taxation aspects of domestic and international transactions. In addition, the firm advises on the tax implications of the relocation of senior executives in international organisations to and from Israel, and, when necessary, provides representation before the Israel Tax Authority and the courts.
Key Contacts: Adv. Michael Barnea
Tel: +972 3 6400 600
Email: [email protected]
Online Financial Trading
Blockchain & Virtual Currencies
Online Fund Formation & Management