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Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co

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Managing Partner: Michael Barnea
Senior Partners: Simon Jaffa, Zohar Lande, Zvi Gabbay
Number of partners: 25
Number of lawyers: 85
Languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. is one of Israel’s leading commercial law firms. The firm provides legal counsel in a variety of fields including corporate law, M&A, infrastructure, litigation, technology, internet, real estate, banking & finance, capital markets, white collar, employment, tax, internet, regulation, and more.

Main Areas of Practice:
Barnea is an Israeli law firm with a focus on cross-border business. 70% of our work includes cross-border elements. As part of our international practice, we regularly advise foreign and multinational corporations on setting up Israeli presence and doing business locally.

Corporations, Mergers & Acquisitions:
Corporate law is at the core of our advisory services to clients throughout all stages of their activities in Israel and abroad. We provide advice on matters of incorporation, capital recruitments, loan and financing agreements, hostile takeovers and control battles, splits, asset acquisitions and regulation.

Infrastructure & Project Financing:
The firm has been involved in numerous high-profile and complex projects in Israel in the past few years, providing comprehensive legal counsel to local and international clients in relation to infrastructure and PPP, PFI, and BOT projects. The firm possesses practical experience counseling clients on highly complex infrastructure projects which require profound legal and economic expertise.

Litigation:
The firm has renowned expertise representing both local and foreign, private and public corporations operating in Israel, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families in commercial-civil disputes. The firm litigates in dispute cases involving trade restraint, infrastructure, capital markets, technology, labour law, communications, and real estate.

Technology:
Innovation is one of the traits that define the firm. It offers creative and custom-made solutions for any type of business. It counsels a variety of early-and late-stage companies, as well as leading venture capital, corporate venture, and private equity investors. It also manages prominent cross-border technology-related transactions. Barnea is a well-known player in the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem. The firm works closely with Israeli accelerators and incubators as many attorneys from the team serve as mentors for young entrepreneurs.

Capital Markets:
The capital markets team provides comprehensive legal services on financial regulation and enforcement to public companies, boards of directors, and officers. The services provided concern various legal issues pertaining to the clients’ activities in the capital markets both in Israel and abroad. The firm’s clients include public companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and on foreign stock exchanges, dual-listed companies, and companies seeking to delist. The firm also represents investment houses, hedge funds, investment consultants, marketers and portfolio managers operating or seeking to operate in Israel.

Banking & Finance:
The firm provides solutions to the special needs of Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, insurance companies, financial institutions, and various financing and brokerage bodies. The firm’s regulatory advice covers issues of financial licenses and permits, insolvency law, liens, bank issues, and assimilation of compliance plans. Barnea works closely with banks’ compliance officers and the firm itself also operates as a compliance officer.

Employment:
The firm is one of the top and most experienced firms in helping foreign corporations with their activity in the employment sphere in Israel. It provides professional legal advisory services in regards to employee recruitment processes and employment relations.

Real Estate:
The firm provides a wide range of legal services to its clients engaged in private and commercial real estate transactions. It advises on property tax, expropriations, real estate valuations, planning and licensing processes with applicable authorities, municipal taxes, and ongoing real estate contracts.

Internet:
The firm is one of the leading law firms in Israel providing legal advisory services to companies operating in the fields of internet, e-commerce, online financial trading and online gambling. The firm specialises in the international aspects of regulation, taxation, licensing, privacy protection, and data security, as well as in the commercial issues applying to internet activities.

Regulation:
The firm provides solutions for corporations contending with diverse regulatory requirements, including in the fields of antitrust, infrastructure and energy, capital markets, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, food, health, veterinary services, environmental protection, credit cards and banking. Barnea also represents clients against the various regulatory authorities.

Private Clients:
The firm provides legal advisory services to high-net-worth private clients and families in relation to family-wealth management, trusts, and estates. Its legal services include creating an optimal legal structure for planning and managing trusts and intergenerational wealth transfers, as well as developing and overseeing families’ real estate properties, taxes, financial agreements, wills and inheritances.

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TMT 2020 Law and Practice in Israel

Michael (Micky) Barnea, Daniel Lorber, Anat Even-Chen, Nir Abraham

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