Legal update: Capital Gains Track Equity Grants (section 102)
Legal Update: Voluntary disclosure of offshore income and assets
Presentation: Acquisition of “Israel-Related” Companies- Israeli Legal Issues
Legal Update: Database Registrar Directive Placement Proceedings and Placement Institutes
Legal Update: New ILITA Directive on the Collection of Personal ID Numbers
Legal Update: Commercial Agency Contract Law
Presentation: Antitrust Law - Do's and Dont's
Presentation: Your Exit, Selling Agency or Adding a Strategic Partner
Legal Update: The Law for Increased Enforcement of Labor Laws
Legal Update: Non Public Submissions by Foreign Issuers in the US
Legal Update: Labor Law
Legal Update: Intellectual Property Created by Israeli Consultants or Employees
Legal Update: Labor Law
Ruling updates in labor law, August edition.
Legal Update: Overview of Israel’s R&D Law and Funding by the Office of the Chief Scientist
This memorandum describes the major provisions under Israel’s Encouragement of Research and Development Law with respect to grants provided by the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and certain obligations and restrictions imposed by the R&D Law.
Legal Updates: Securities Law
Update Regarding an Amendment in the Israel Securities Law – Expanding the Exemption for Private Offerings
Legal Updates: Labor Law
Ruling updates in labor law, June edition.
Presentation: Law Beyond the Conflict: Doing Hi-Tech Business in Israel
Legal Updates: Labor Law
Ruling updates in labor law.
Legal Update: ITA Rulings on Equity Grants
The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) has recently published a number of decisions that provide guidance on the ITA’s positions regarding certain issues relating to the taxation of employee equity grants, and particularly, with respect to the “capital gains track” defined in Section 102(b)(2) of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (ITO).
While these decisions provide an indication of the ITA stance on these issues, it may nonetheless be necessary to seek specific confirmation from the ITA in similar factual circumstances.
Presentation: M&A in Israel
Presentation: Anatomy of of an International Business Transaction
Legal Update: Corporate Governance Amendment Summary
On March 7, 2011, the Knesset enacted an amendment to the Companies Law, which was officially published on March 15, 2011.
The main purpose of the Amendment is to revise and enhance many provisions in the Companies Law concerning corporate governance practices – mostly with respect to publicly traded corporations, though certain provisions apply to private companies as well.
The following is a concise list highlighting the principal provisions of the Amendment.
Presentation: Pre-Deal Phase, Regulatory approvals
Legal Update: Placement Agency Data
This update summarizes draft guidelines released by the Database Registrar in respect of the collection and use of personal data provided by job applicants to companies providing pre-employment evaluation and screening services. If the guidelines are released in their current form, they will impose substantive obligations on employers who refer job applicants to these screening agencies.
Legal Update: Open Source Software and Recent Israeli Case Law
This memo provides a general introduction to open source software, addressing some terms in open source licenses that commercial entities may find problematic, recent case law in Israel enforcing an open-source license, and the issues raised by open source licenses in investment and other corporate transactions.
Presentation: Anti Trust Law - General and Aviation Specific
Legal Update: Capital Gains Tax Exemptions for Non Residents of Israel
In late December 2008, the Israeli Knesset (parliament) passed an amendment to the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (ITO) which signals a fundamental change in the treatment of capital gains derived by non-residents of Israel. In brief, the amendment provides for a broad exemption from tax to non-Israeli investors selling shares in Israeli and Israeli-related companies.
Legal Updates in Labor Law
This update covers issues related to firing of employees under special situations:
1-When an employee is on sick leave
2-When an employee is on annual vacation
Amendment to Salary Protection Laws
Recent amendments to the Salary Protection Law and the Hours of Work and Rest Law that will come into effect in February 2009 will have a significant effect on the way employee compensation is structured and reported, and companies who are not compliant with these new requirements potentially face increased exposure to employee claims.
Legal Update: Anti-Spam Act
The Law prohibits dissemination of commercial e-mail advertisements, as well as other forms of electronic advertisements, without the recipient’s prior express consent.