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Private Equity in Israel: Market and Regulatory Overview
Barak Platt & Yarom Romem
24/04/2014
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A Q&A guide to private equity law in Israel.
This article was published in PLC Practical Law.

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Venture Capital Investment in Israel - Market and Regulatory Overview
Barak Platt & Yarom Romem
24/04/2014
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A Q&A guide to venture capital law in Israel.
This article was published in the PLC Practical Law.

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More ethics, less legislation and enforcement
David Schapiro
09/04/2014
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The article was published in the Globes newspaper.

Maps and the Law: From Rishon L'Tzion to Waze
Eli Greenbaum
20/02/2014
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The article was published in the Israel's leading IT portal "Pc.co.il"

 

The Concentration Law
Amir Kolton
13/02/2014
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Not Everything is Confidential
Shira Lahat
22/01/2014
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The article was published in "The Marker" newspaper. 

​Causal Uncertainty and Subsequent Damages
Roey Sasson
22/01/2014
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The article was published in the "Mishpatim" law review.

The Latest Changes Are Not Fully Cooked
Ronit Amir-Yaniv
22/01/2014
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The article was published in the Globes newspaper. 

It is not Necessary to Protect the Reputation of Employers who are at Fault
Shira Lahat
13/01/2014
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Accesibility Regulations in Israel
Aner Hefetz
13/01/2014
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The article was pubished in the "Real Estate" magazine.

Employing Only a Few Employees? The Laws Apply to You Too
Shira Lahat
01/01/2014
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Article published in the Calcalist newspaper. 

Law Review - Tax
Ofir Levy
31/12/2013
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Published in the "Taxes" Magazine, December 2013.

Crashed While Texting? - The Employer is Liable Too
Shira Lahat
05/11/2013
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The article was published in the Career section of The Marker newspaper. 
The article deals with the employers responsibility when their employees send text messages (SMS) while driving - from the employer's vehicle - and warns against the financial consequences to the employer in case the accident occurs.

Political Agreements
Amir Assali
15/09/2013
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The article "Political Agreements" (treaties and agreements surplus coalition) was posted in the leading Arab sites:
http://www.alarab.net/Article/559689
http://yomnet.net/Show.php?page=News&id=24126
http://bukja.net/?mod=articles&ID=310265&c=13508

Law Review - Tax
Ofir Levy
15/09/2013
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Published in the "Taxes" Magazine, August 2013.

New Year's Eve: Appointments and Integrity
Shira Lahat
08/09/2013
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This article was published in the "Mishpati" web portal, September 2013.

Serious Negotiations or Sophisticated Fishing Trip?
Ronit Amir-Yaniv, Ron Gutman and Lior Sendziewski
22/08/2013
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This article was published in the Globes newspaper on August 2013.

Getting the Deal Through - Product Liability - Israel 2013
Barak Tal & Ruth Loven
07/08/2013
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"Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Product Liability 2013, (published in July, 2013; contributing editors: Harvey L Kaplan, Gregory L Fowler and Simon Castley of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com."

Municipal Elections 2013 - Useful Information For Candidates
Amir Assali
04/08/2013
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The article was published on the Arab portal "The Arab Voice."
Link to the article:
http://www.alarab.net/Article/552864

Legislation Review
Ofir Levy
26/06/2013
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The article was published in the "Taxes" magazine, June 2013.

"Hebrew is a Difficult Language"
Yarom Romem & Etai Kramer
26/06/2013
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The article was published in the Globes newspaper, on June 2013.

Global Legal Insights on Banking Regulation
Shiri Shaham and Yuval Shalhevet
13/06/2013
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This article appeared in the first edition of Global Legal Insights – Banking Regulation; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.
 

Flip-flops and T-shirts: Suitable for the Beach, but are they Suitable for Work?
Shira Lahat
12/06/2013
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The article was published on Ynet.

Polluters Pay
Doron Tamir & Orly Rottenberg
11/06/2013
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The article was published in the Bar Association magazine.

Regulatory Certainty
Barry Levenfeld & Zohar Nevo
11/06/2013
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The article was published in the Biomed section of "Haaretz" newspaper.

Bennett and Margalit - The Hi-Tech Industry is Waiting for your Encouragment
Barry Levenfeld & Zohar Nevo
23/05/2013
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The article was published in The Marker newspaper on May 2013.

The Israel Chapter for Project Finance 2013
David Schapiro & Peter Sugarman
29/04/2013
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This article appeared in the 2013 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

Three-Dimensional Printing and Open Source Hardware
Eli Greenbaum
25/04/2013
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This article was published in the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law of New York Universtity, April 2013.

To Confirm or not to Confirm?
Shira Lahat
23/04/2013
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Do managers have to be friends with their employees on Facebook?
This article was published in the journal "Human Resources", April 2013.

Lisping Copyleft: A Close Reading of the Lisp LGPL
Eli Greenbaum
10/04/2013
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The article was published in Issue 7 of the "International Free and Open Source Law Review".

Holidays Legal Guide
Shira Lahat
20/03/2013
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The article was published in the Yedihot Achronot supplement on March, 2013.

Fluid Dynamics in Lending
Eliran Furman
11/03/2013
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The article was published in the "Calcalist" newspaper on March 2013.

Women's Status and Rights at Work - What has Changed?
Shira Lahat
07/03/2013
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The article was published on the "Mishpati" web portal, March 2013.

Not Only Meetings with World Leaders, Liberman
Ofir Levy
07/03/2013
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The article was published on "Globes", March 2013.

Social Changes Begin with Employers
Shira Lahat
28/02/2013
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The article was published on "The Marker" newspaper, February 2013.

Legislation Review
Ofir Levy
27/02/2013
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Published on "Tax" magazine, February 2013.

Working from Home is no Joke
Shira Lahat
26/02/2013
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The article was published in the Yedihot Achronot newspaper, on February 2013.

How to Survive Purim at Work
Shira Lahat
21/02/2013
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The article was published on the "Marker" newspaper, February 2013.

Reports From the Smartphone Scene - Patents, Standards and Everything in Between
Eli Greenbaum
14/02/2013
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The article was published in The Marker newspaper, February 2013.

Coordination Between Government Agencies and Environmental Regulations are Necessary to Prevent Damages
Doron Tamir and Orly Rottenberg
06/02/2013
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Does the Legislator Know the Law?
Amnon Lorch
05/02/2013
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This article was published on the "The Marker" newspaper - January 2013.

Stormy Weather - Do I Have to Come to Work?
Shira Lahat
03/02/2013
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The IDF Exploits its Soldiers
Amnon Lorch
24/01/2013
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The article was published in the "The Marker" newspaper, January 2013.

It's Not Your Business
Shira Lahat
14/01/2013
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The article was published on "The Lawyer" magazine of the Bar Association. 

We Need a Civilian Defense Minister
Amnon Lorch
19/12/2012
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The article was published in the "The Marker" newspaper.

Nurses Strike - A Guide to the Perplexed
Shira Lahat
19/12/2012
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This article was published in the "Mishpati" web portal.

Acquiring Israeli Companies
Barry P. Levenfeld
17/12/2012
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This article was published in the magazine "Global Reference Guide: Mergers & Acquisitions 2012".

Between Regulation and Nationalization
Amnon Lorch
17/12/2012
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The article was published on the "Calcalist" newspaper on December 2012.

Legislation Review
Ofir Levy
12/12/2012
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Published on "Tax" magazine, December 2012.

Your Exit
Ronit Amir-Yaniv
02/12/2012
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The article was published on the "Adif" magazine on December 2012.

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Called-up for Reserve Duty but their Jobs are not Reserved
Shira Lahat
19/11/2012
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The article was published on the "Mishpati" newspaper.

The Liability of the Manufacturer and the Importer Continues to Expand: Now it Includes Electronic Equipment
Doron Tamir & Orly Rottenberg
31/10/2012
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Environmental legislation is expanding. Recently, another law was passed, regulating the environmental treatment of electronic equipment and batteries. The article was published in the journal of the Israeli Bar Association in Jerusalem, in October 2012.

Israel Chapter for Class & Group Actions 2013
Barak Tal & Ruth Loven
30/10/2012
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This article appeared in the 2013 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Class & Group Actions; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London 
 

Don't Be Petty
Doron Tamir & Ayelet Simon-Vekslar
15/10/2012
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In this article, Adv. Doron Tamir criticizes the last ruling regarding public tenders and proposes three main suggestions in order to prevent "legal mishaps", which could lead to the disqualification of a tender for marginal defects, all in the name of "sacred equality" . The article, which was published in the "Globes" newspaper, is based on a larger and broader article previously published in the "Ta'agidim" journal.
http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1000789760

Not Registered as the Owner? Is Not So Bad
Assaf Eylon and Gitit Ramot Adler
03/09/2012
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The article was published on "Psak Din" on August 2012.

Israel Chapter for International Agency and Distribution Law
Barry Levenfeld and Yoheved Novogroder Shoshan
03/09/2012
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This chapter is from International Agency and Distribution Law, 2nd Ed. 
(c) Juris Publishing, Inc. 2012 www.jurispub.com

How the Supreme Court Puts at Risk the High-Tech Industry
Barry Levenfeld and Yoheved Novogroder Shoshan
03/09/2012
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The article was published at "The Marker" newspaper on August 2012.

Unnecessary Impediments to Registering Cautionary Notices
Assaf Eylon and David Akrish
03/09/2012
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The article was published on "The Marker" newspaper on August 2012.

When the Antitrust Authority does not Work, Legislation is Necessary
Ronit Amir-Yaniv and Hanoch Spitzer
02/09/2012
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The article was published on "The Marker" newspaper on August 2012.

The World Belongs to the Young - Age Discrimination Suits
Shira Lahat
12/08/2012
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The article was published in the "Mishpati" web portal on August 2012.

Labor Legislation Should Distinguish between Employees
Shira Lahat
09/08/2012
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The article was published on "The Marker" newspaper, August 2012.

Social Media's Impact on Employment
Shira Lahat
30/07/2012
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The article was published on the "Mishpati" internet portal.

He Who Has the Money Has The Say? Not anymore
Gil Oren
24/07/2012
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The article was published on "Globes" newspaper on July 2012.

If it is not Good for the Malls is not Good for the Customers
Ronit Amir-Yaniv
16/07/2012
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The article was published on "Globes" newspaper.

Preventing Land Pollution, Property Rights and Disclosure Obligations
Doron Tamir & Orly Rottenberg
16/07/2012
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The article was published on the Bar Association newspaper. 

Like or Hide
15/07/2012
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This article, with the contribution of Shira Lahat was published on Ma'ariv newspaper on July 2012.

No Vacation From Tax
Ofir Levy & Dana Heller
08/07/2012
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This article was published on "The Acountant" magazine on June 2012.

Financing Natural Gas Transaction – A Security with a Catch
Simon Weintraub & Noam Meir
05/07/2012
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The article was published on the "Finance" section of Haaretz newspaper. 

Don't Let Silence Turn into Acquiescence
Shira Lahat
04/07/2012
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The article was posted on "Takdin" on June 2012.

The Reasonableness Theory
Eliran Furman
04/07/2012
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The article was published in "The Accountant" magazine on June 2012.

The Young Employees
Shira Lahat
20/06/2012
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The article was published on the "BeSheva" magazine on June 2012.

OCS and Open Source
Eli Greenbaum
14/06/2012
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This article was published in the recent issue of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review. The article discusses possible conflicts between General Public License ("GPL") and the regulations of the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist.

Dress code and freedom of expression
Shira Lahat
14/06/2012
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This article was published in the Maariv newspaper.

Data Protection Law in Israel
Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan
11/06/2012
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This article was published in Data Protection & Privacy - Jurisdictional Comparisons (European Lawyer Reference Series).

Credit Crunch in Series A Financing: Steps to avoid a crisis
Zohar Nevo
06/06/2012
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The article was published in the The Marker newspaper. 

Reconsideration of the Question of the Requirement to Disqualify a Superior Guarantee in a Tender Offer
Doron Tamir
31/05/2012
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The article was published on the "Ta'agidim" magazine on May 2012.

Is Israel re-inventing the wheel in the latest PFI Tender?
David Schapiro, Peter Sugarman and Avinoam Shefa
31/05/2012
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Divorce as A Recipe for Debt Evasion
Eyal Aichel
29/05/2012
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The article was published in "The Marker" newspaper. 

Israel's Rivers of Blood
Adrian Daniels
27/05/2012
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The article was published in "Haaretz" newspaper.  

The Antitrust Amendment: A Criminal or Administrative Sanction?
Ronit Amir Yaniv and Ron Gutman
27/05/2012
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The article was published in "Maariv" newspaper. 

To Issue? or Not to Issue?
Daniel Marcovic and Daniel Green
14/05/2012
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The article was published in "Haaretz, Biomed" Magazine. 

Are Standard Venture Capital Financing Rounds Up To Speed With The Latest Trends For Going Public?
Peter Sugarman
29/04/2012
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The article was published in the VCE Experts buzz.

End of the affair between the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Foreign Companies.
David Schapiro and Amir Assali
24/04/2012
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The article was published in the "The Marker" newspaper.

Israel Chapter on Project Finance 2012
David Schapiro & Peter Sugarman
24/04/2012
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This article was published in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance 2012".

Israel Chapter on Environment and Climate Change Law
Doron Tamir, Oren Roth and Orly Rottenberg
18/04/2012
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The article was published in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environment & Climate Change Law" 2012.

Stock Exchange woos, Securities Authority pushes away
David Schapiro and Amir Assali
08/04/2012
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The article was published in the "Calcalist" newspaper. 

New Israel-Denmark Tax Convention
Ofir Levy
21/03/2012
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The article was published in the "Accountants Newspaper for Tax, Law and Economy".

New Israel-Georgia Tax Convention
Ofir Levy
21/03/2012
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The article was published in the "Accountants Newspaper for Tax, Law and Economy".

Israel Chapter on Mergers and Acquisitions
Barry Levenfeld and Shiri Shaham
14/03/2012
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This article appeared in the 2012 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger & Acquisitions 2012; published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London - www.iclg.co.uk.

Women's Day - Reducing the wage gap in today's market
Shira Lahat
07/03/2012
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The article was published in "Israel Today" newspaper

Purim is a great holiday for children, what about for employees?
Shira Lahat
01/03/2012
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This article was published on News1.

Representing a couple together or separately in times of conflict or reconciliation
Doron Tamir
27/02/2012
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This article was published on "Betaon" of the Israel Bar Association on the February 2012 edition.

Nuisance to Resource - or: The pollutant will pay
Doron Tamir and Orly Rottenberg
27/02/2012
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This article was published on "Betaon" - the Israel Bar Association's newspaper.

10 Myths about employees’ rights at the workplace
Shira Lahat
15/02/2012
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Advocate Shira Lahat assisted in the preparion of this article published on the “Calcalist” newspaper.

Love at the workplace has its limits
Shira Lahat
15/02/2012
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The article was published on the “Israel Today” newspaper.

Do your followers on Twitter really belong to you?
Amir Assali
07/02/2012
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There is no doubt that we live in an era in which the use of social networks and the impact they have on our daily life are a growing phenomenon, which has not peaked yet.

What the Prime Minister has given, the tax authority has taken
Ofir Levy
03/02/2012
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The Authority's position is to give a narrow, linguistic interpretation of the law, whereas the explanation given during the legislation process explicitly clarifies that its goal was not to tax retroactively. The article was published on the "The Marker" newspaper on February, 2012.

Private Enforcement
Shira Lahat
24/01/2012
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The attempt of the state to turn companies and organizations that use the services of cleaning personnel into the babysitters over their rights is an evasion of its responsibilities. 

The end of an era: fundraising from alternative sources and the challenges along the way
Barak Platt and Nimrod Vromen
17/01/2012
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The start-up state is alive and kicking.  The investments in high-tech private companies in Israel rose significantly in 2011. However, unlike the case in the past, there are many different types of investors and the lack of homogeneity in their  identity presents many challenges to Israeli entrepreneurs.

Open Source Semiconductor Core Licensing
Eli Greenbaum
15/01/2012
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This article was published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Volume 25, Number 1 Fall 2011.

Stormy Weather - Should I go to Work?
Shira Lahat
12/01/2012
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The article was published on "Channel 7" news.

Israel 2012 – Is There More to Come?
Adrian Daniels
10/01/2012
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This article was published in the Bootcamp Ventures' Newsletter "The Emerging Technology Investments Newsletter  -  January 2012":
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/616284/91572cb3eb/283204245/29a5465bfa/

 

No secrets
Shira Lahat
13/12/2011
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Keeping the salary as a secret denies the employees the possibility to know where they are positioned in relation to their job in the marketplace and in particular in relation to their collegues. When an employee does not know that he is discriminated against, it may prevent him from demanding his rights according to the law.

Finding Angels on Facebook
Zohar Nevo
08/12/2011
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In an opinion piece published in "The Marker", Adv. Zohar Nevo, congratulates the US Congress on passing the Entrepreneur Access to Capital and calls for similar legislation in Israel in order to allow entrepreneurs to raise capital through Crowd Funding. 

What is the most secure way to register real estate assets?
Asaf Eylon
13/11/2011
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Three basic rules that could save you from unnecessary disputes.

Does the Histadrut workers’ union sincerely care about independent contractors?
Shira Lahat
13/11/2011
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The strike, which ended up being carried out only in part, was supposedly due to the Histadrut’s concern for independent contractors. Was this really the Histadrut in one of its altruistic moments?

ITA Fast Track Announcement
Ben Sandler & Ran Bar-Haim
03/11/2011
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The ITA has published forms for a "fast track" approval for requests to approve repricing programs and net exercise mechanism for employee options.  

Housing shortage solution: build over inactive cemeteries
Amnon Lorch
01/11/2011
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Burial areas will be preserved at a higher level and the economic impact will be reduced.

Limited Liability Companies should also be Good Citizens
Zohar Nevo
31/10/2011
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In this op-ed published in The Marker, Zohar Nevo discusses "stakeholder theory" in the context of the latest outrage at corporate greed in Israel

Renewable Energy - An Opportunity for a Clean Slate in the Field of Tenders.
Doron Tamir
15/10/2011
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The article was published on the Bar Association's newspaper.

Working on Holidays – Everything you wanted to know about working on holidays
Shira Lahat
20/09/2011
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Adv. Shira Lahat assisted in the preparation of the guide for employees’ rights on holidays. Yediot Achronot – 21.9.2011 

Trachtenberg should say “no” to an estate tax
Harry Kirsh
03/09/2011
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It is not appropriate to impose an additional tax on the value of assets simply as a result of the sad fact that the owner of the assets has passed away.
http://www.calcalist.co.il/local/articles/0,7340,L-3530243,00.html

Will the medical residents soon become unemployed?
Shira Lahat
28/08/2011
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It is important that the entire system – the Health Ministry, Israel Medical Association, and if necessary – the Courts as well, recognize that the mass resignation was one that was undertaken out of necessity and for purposes and within the framework of the overall struggle within the public health system, and not to allow employers to take advantage of the resignations to use the opportunity to elect to reengage only some of the medical residents.    

Land? Ministry of Defense has plenty
Amnon Lorch
08/08/2011
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The government's plans to lower the housing prices are utterly futile.The only solution is to encourage quality employment in the Galilee, Negev and Jerusalem and to put a complete stop to investments in the "state" Tel Aviv. As a first step, the government should cause the Ministry of defense to expedite the transfer of military bases to the Negev, and government offices to Jerusalem.

A Battle Over Every Tender
Doron Tamir
21/07/2011
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Legal procedures pertaining to tenders of renewable energy have plagued the country for the last decade. There is almost no tender in which the losing side has not tried to attach the decisions of the board to the winner, or attempt to sabotage the tender altogether. It is time wipe the slate clean and enter a new chapter in the field of renewable energy.

Too Many Lawyers
Zohar Nevo
18/07/2011
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Before any steps are taken to decrease the number of lawyers in Israel, the Israeli Bar Association should engage in real debate grounded in empirical evidence with regard to the affect lawyers have on society as a whole. 

Don't be fooled – wrongful conduct of employers towards their employees
Shira Lahat
11/07/2011
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Adv.  Shira Lahat assisted in the preparation of the guide for the employees’ to avoid employers’ torts. Yediot Achronot – 7.12.2011

Controller Without Control
Amnon Lorch and Yuval Shalhevet
09/07/2011
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Advocates Amnon Lorch and Yuval Shalhevet analyze the consequences of “Amendment 16” to the Companies Law and examine its effect on the position of the controlling shareholders.

Managing Family Wealth
Amnon Lorch and Yuval Shalhevet
09/07/2011
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We cannot and should not manage the lives of future generations, but there is doubtless a way to secure suitable management of family assets; to secure proper supervision of financial spending; to secure the liquidation of family assets without superfluous disagreements or harm to the value of the assets. There are many and varied tools that allow one to substantially minimize damages. 

Israel Chapter on Corporate Governance Law
Shiri Shaham & David Schapiro
12/06/2011
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This article was published in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance 2011 Edition".

See the sounds: visual testimony in court
Doron Tamir and Oren Roth
15/05/2011
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Former President Katzav statements about the unfairness of his trial, made during the reading of his verdict, remained hanging in the air. Why shouldn't the testimonies be videotaped to allow the public to form its own view?

Israeli Privacy Law
Barry Levenfeld and Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan
10/05/2011
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This article was published in the Data Protection - Laws of the World (Sweet & Maxwell) - Israel Chapter

The Israeli Employment and Labor Law
Ben Sandler & Shira Lahat
27/04/2011
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This article was published in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Employment and Labour Law – 2011".

Does the law permit employing interns without paying them a salary?
Doron Tamir
30/03/2011
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From the desk of the ethics committee.

Companies are obligated to disclose the number of women serving in management positions
Shira Lahat
30/03/2011
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There has recently been a push in Britain to broaden the disclosure obligations applicable to companies with relation to their employees, suggesting that public companies traded on the British stock exchange be required to disclose statistics regarding the number of women they employ and specifically the number of women occupying senior management positions.
 

Attorneys and renewable energy (or – what each of us can do for the environment)
Doron Tamir, Tal Lecker
30/03/2011
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Each of us lawyers, can play a "role" in promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency in Israel and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This "role" could of course be in our personal lives, but we can also promote these causes in our professional work. Our awareness of the importance of this issue can also help bring about a real change in the businesses of our clients, as well.

"Stepping up" the tax basis on assets received from outside of Israel.
Yair Benyamini and Ran Bar-Chaim
28/03/2011
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Wait before you pay taxes on assets sold outside of Israel. The legislation and practical reasoning of the tax authorities provide many opportunities to avoid paying Israeli tax on assets acquired abroad.  

When is the sale recognized?
Harry Kirsh
27/03/2011
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Determination of the date on which a sale is considered to have been consummated is of great importance for tax law purposes, but surprisingly there is no treatment of this issue - neither in legislation nor in binding court decisions. This article offers two practical suggestions for dealing with this day to day issue.

The Israeli Real Estate Law
Hagit Bavly and David Osborne
27/03/2011
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Article published in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate Law –2011".

Not like everybody else
Shira Lahat
17/03/2011
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Adv. Shira Lahat assisted in the preparation of the guide for the handicapped children’s rights. Yediot Achronot – 17.3.2011.

Israel chapter in the International Free and Open Source Software Law Book
Eli Greenbaum
16/03/2011
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Eli Greenbaum has authored the Israel chapter in the International Free and Open Source Software
Law Book published by the Free Software Foundation – Europe. The chapter analyzes legal issues
raised by open source licenses under Israeli statutory and case law.

MK David Rotem Deters Foreign Investment
Zohar Nevo
22/02/2011
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In an op-ed published in "The Marker" Adv. Zohar Nevo explains how the policy of the Israeli Registrar of Companies which only accepts Hebrew language articles of association for companies, hinders foreign investment in Israeli Companies. The article calls for the adoption of a Ministry of Justice proposal which would allow the submission of English language documents, a proposal currently buried in committee by MK David Rotem.

"The Angels' Law" – Israeli Tax Benefits for Individuals
Harry Kirsh and Yair Benjamini
31/01/2011
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The Israeli Knesset recently approved an indirect amendment to the Income Tax Ordinance which offers a substantial tax benefit to individuals investing in qualified Israeli R&D companies ("the Amendment").

Q&A Published Item in Calcalist News Paper
Shira Lahat
11/01/2011
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Advocate Shira Lahat, an expert on Labor Law from Yigal Arnon & Co. answers a question: Do commissions represent a component for purposes of calculating severance pay?
Dissolving Anti Dilution Protection
Asaf Rimon
27/12/2010
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An article describing a new type of anti dilution protection mechanism, which takes into account the passage of time between the first investment and the diluting investment.
Modern Alchemy: Turning Gas And Water Into Gold
Barry P. Levenfeld
20/12/2010
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SodaStream, which manufactures and sells devices to carbonate and flavor drinks at home, traces its origins back to 1903, with the invention of its precursor, an “apparatus for aerating liquids”. U.K. readers may remember the company from a more recent incarnation, when the advertising jingle “Get busy with the fizzy” stormed England in the 1980’s. After a number of changes in control, the company came to be owned by an Israeli group, and moved its primary manufacturing facilities to Israel. The recent dramatic boost for the company came with the 2006 investment by Fortissimo Capital, a private equity fund, which installed professional management, re-positioned the company as a “green” alternative in the beverage industry, and began to introduce SodaStream products in a growing number of countries throughout the world (up to 39 countries from only 15 prior to Fortissimo’s investment).
Life Sciences Law
Barry P. Levenfeld
20/12/2010
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In a recent case, Yigal Arnon & Co. represented Medtronic, Inc., a global medical device company, in the purchase of all the outstanding shares of Ventor Technologies Ltd., a private Israeli company with advanced technology for artificial heart valves, for $325 million.

Barry P. Levenfeld, partner, commented on the matter.

Restructuring and Insolvency – Country Q&A
Orna Sasson and Lila Yahnovich
08/11/2010
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This chapter was published in the PLC Country Q&A Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook 2010/11 by Practical Law Company.
Lawyers' Feedback on Judges – An Unfair Verdict
Doron Tamir
18/07/2010
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The results of the feedback are actually a "verdict" based on the lawyers' opinions on the judges. The verdict is given without giving the judges the right to respond before the feedback's results are publicized, and without being able to confront the lawyers who gave the feedback.

This article was publish in 'The Marker' on July 19, 2010.

Terms of Limitation
Barry P. Levenfeld and Tal Lecker
30/05/2010
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In an article published in the BioMed supplement of HaAretz, Adv. Barry Levenfeld and Adv. Tal Lecker describe a number of conditions precedent to the receipt of grants by biotech companies from the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist, and reveal how such conditions place severe limitations on the future activities of such companies, which may prevent their continued development in the global biotech industry. 

The Capital Market is Open to Foreigners
Shiri Shaham
28/02/2010
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An amendment to the law will allow foreign Investment Consultants and Managers to offer their services in Israel.
This article was bublished in Globes Newspaper on February 28, 2010
 
Not Pure As Snow
Boaz Fiel
20/02/2010
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The law of money laundering prohibition is also essential for the battle against minor felonies, which affect all of us, and in many cases involve crime organizations as well.

This article was published in February 2010 in "Mishpat Ha'aretz" - a professional magazine of Ha'aretz newspaper.

The Capital Market in Israel- Country Q&A 2010
Shiri Shaham
08/02/2010
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The article was published in Practical Law Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook 2010, by Practical Law Company Ltd.
Calling Off The Prison Privatization Doesn't Have To Do With Human Rights
Yuval Shalhevet, Boaz Fiel and Oren Roth
20/01/2010
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This article was published in The Marker on January 20, 2010.
Who Is Afraid of The Local Committees?
Rafi Ettinger
03/01/2010
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This article was published in "News 1" on January 3, 2010.
Compensation For Expropriation – Should it be Paid In Cases of Illegal Construction or Use?
Rafi Ettinger
08/09/2009
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This article was published in the professional journal "Mekarkein" (Real estate), September 2009 edition.
Commentary on Various Topical Israeli Tax Matters
Harry Kirsh
08/08/2009
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This column appeared in 'The Accountant' magazine, August 2009 issue, Israel.
Attorney Fees
Doron Tamir, Aner Hefetz
05/07/2009
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This article appeared in the Globes magazine, in July 2009.
 

Taking Advantage of the Recession for Preparing Biotech Companies for Renewed Growth
Barry P. Levenfeld and Tal Lecker
08/05/2009
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This article appeared in the "Bio-Tech" special edition magazine of Ha'aretz newspaper, May 2009.
Legal Fee Agreements - Isn't it Time to Put Them in Writing?
Doron Tamir and Aner Hefetz
08/05/2009
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This article appeared in the Israel Bar Association - Jerusalem district magazine, May 2009.
There Are Securities and There is Debt, But No Settlement.
Gil Oren
08/04/2009
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An article regarding settlements offered by Israel Securities Authority and the Antitrust Authority concerning debt securities.
This article appeared in 'The Accountant' magazine, April 2009 issue, Israel. 
When the Cake Gets Smaller
Barry P. Levenfeld and Yarom Romem
08/04/2009
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Good companies can raise funds in hard times, especially in what are known as 'down rounds'.
This article appeared in 'The Accountant' magazine, April 2009 issue, Israel.
The Immunity Stage
Shira Lahat
10/03/2009
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This article specifies the situations in which employees are protected from lay offs.
The article appeared in the "Calcalist" newspaper on March 10, 2009.
 
Venture Capital in Israel
Barry P. Levenfeld, Barak S. Platt and Yarom Romem
08/03/2009
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This article appeared in the First edition of the PLC Cross-border Venture Capital Handbook 2009; published by Practical Law Company Ltd., London, UK.
Lessons from Kosovo
Zohar Nevo
20/01/2009
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The Law of Statehood and Palestinian Unilateral Independence (co-authored with Adv. Tamar Megiddo), 5(2) JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 89 (2009) .

The Israeli Chapter on Arbitration
Doron Tamir and Orna Sasson
05/01/2009
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This article appeared in the second edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration (2005); published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London, UK.
How to Win Municipal Elections?
Ronit Amir- Yaniv
08/11/2008
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The article covers last minute tips to win the municipal elections.

It was published on NEWS 1 web site in November 2008

Financing Elections to Municipalities
Ronit Amir- Yaniv
08/10/2008
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The article was published on NEWS 1 website in October 2008.
Tips and Instructions for Candidates to Municipal Elections
Ronit Amir- Yaniv
08/10/2008
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The article was published on the NEWS 1 website in October 2008
Government Funding for Research And Development in Israel
Daniel Green
08/09/2008
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The article discusses the role of the Office of the Chief Scientist (“OCS”) of the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and its many programs, and the effect of the Law for the Encouragement of Industrial Research and Development, 1984, as amended (the “Law”) on the success of the high tech sector in Israel.
Intelligent Funding
Ronit Amir- Yaniv
14/07/2008
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The article covers legal issues related to ways of raising funds for municipal elections.
This article was published in the Calcalist financial newspaper.
 
Regulations Regarding Clinical Trials in Israel
Daniel Green
01/06/2008
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Israel has increasingly become an important centre for conducting multinational clinical trials, with major pharmaceutical companies sponsoring trials in the country's many academic and medical facilities. With high-quality medical professionals and leading academics, in addition to a diverse population base and a modernized regulatory environment, Israel is an attractive venue for conducting clinical research.

Companies that wish to sponsor a clinical trial in Israel must be mindful of a number of international and domestic legal and regulatory requirements.
The article was published in Managing Intellectual Property – The Global Magazine for Intellectual Property Owners.
 

The Introduction of the New Copyright Law in Israel
Daniel Green
08/02/2008
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After years of public discussion and position papers, the Knesset- Israel's parliament recently enacted the New Copyright Act 2007 (New Law) which will come into effect in May 2008.

This article was published in Managing Intellectual Property- February 2008.

Is a Cartel Situation Something Bad?
Ronit Amir- Yaniv
13/01/2008
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Despite the sweeping conviction of the Envelopes Cartel, the verdicts - given after six months - were relatively mild punishments (small fines and community service). Is this a deviation from the trend of worsening penalization for individuals and corporations that we have all witnessed during the past decade in the Insurance, Gas, Frozen Poultry and other Cartels? Or is it rather a judgmental legislation that distinguishes between serious, medium and small cartels, based on market characteristics, and decides on a penalization standard accordingly?
Fair Opportunities in the Workplace
Shira Lahat
08/01/2008
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The article describes examples of discrimination in the workplace and how to deal with them.
The article was published in Milm@il – the Israel Management Center (IMC) Monthly Newsletter.
 
Mandatory Pension Arrangements for All Employees in Israel
Ben Sandler and Shira Lahat
08/01/2008
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This memorandum outlines the terms of an expansion order mandating the provision of pension arrangements for all employees in Israel,in effect from January 1 2008.
Legal Representation of Sports Clubs
Ronit Amir- Yaniv
07/01/2008
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This article covers the changes in the legal representation of sports club.
The article was published in Managers – Managing Issues Magazine.
 
Expropriation-All You Need to Know About Land Expropriation
Rafi Ettinger
08/12/2007
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The article covers all the issues related to land expropriation and was published on Globes online in December 2007.
PLC Cross Border Corporate Governance Handbook 2007/2008
David Schapiro
08/12/2007
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This article was published in PLC Cross Border Corporate Governance Handbook and covers all issues related to Corporate Governance and Directors' Duties.
The Israel Chapter on Mergers and Acquisitions
Barry P. Levenfeld and Shiri Shaham
08/12/2007
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This article was published in the 2007 edition of "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions".
Taking Security in Financing Transactions
Shiri Shaham
30/10/2007
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The article was published in PLC Cross-border Finance Handbook 2007/08 - Secured Lending, and covers Security over Assets in Israel.
Delaware vs. Israel – Where are the Biggest and Easiest Exits?
Barry P. Levenfeld
20/06/2007
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This Article was published in the Israel Venture Capital & Private Equity Journal (IVCJ)
Conventional wisdom, blindly supported by many U.S. and some Israel venture capital funds, holds that it is preferable to incorporate "Israeli" companies in Delaware, not Israel. In particular, we are told that exits from Delaware corporations are easier, and that Delaware corporations attract more investors and higher valuations. Time has come to challenge the conventional wisdom.
 

Non Virtual Tax Fraud
Yair Benjamini
30/10/2006
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Revenues from Internet activities create new taxation challenges.
This article was published in The Marker – The Business ad Finance Newspaper of Ha'aretz.
 
The Israeli Real-Estate Law
Amalia Meshi and Nira Kuritzki
08/01/2006
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This article was published in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to Real Estate Law –2006".
Expropriation Compensation
Rafi Ettinger
08/12/2005
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The article covers issues related to compensation following expropriation.

The article was published in Globes online in December 2005.

The Current Is Expected To Become A Flood
Doron Tamir
01/12/2005
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This article appeared in the Israel Bar Association - Jerusalem district magazine, 2005. It was also published in "The Marker" newspaper in 2004.

Bank Guarantees in Tenders: A Proposed Solution
Doron Tamir and Michal Moyal
01/11/2005
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An innovative proposal to include optional pre-ruling procedures with respect to bank guarantees in public tenders, intended to minimize the extensive disqualification of bids due to technical errors in bank guarantees.

The Judge Can't Remember? The Video Will Remind Him
Doron Tamir and Oren Roth
21/07/2005
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In this article that was published in "The Marker", attorneys Doron Tamir and Oren Roth, deliberate on the matter of allowing video cameras into court hearings.

Q&A: private equity and venture capital in Israel
Barry P. Levenfeld, Barak S. Platt, David Schapiro and Orly Tsioni
13/01/2005
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This chapter was published in the IFLR supplement- Q&A: private equity and venture capital in Israel.
 

OCS Restrictions
David Schapiro
10/12/2004
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This article was published in the Globes newspaper, and presents David Schapiro's opinion on the matter of OCS restrictions.

This is how Tower recruited $80 million dollars
David Schapiro
18/08/2004
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In addition, the loan agreement with Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi regarding loans totaling approximately $500M was amended as were the strategic investors’ investment agreements of $300M.

Securitisation in Israel
Shiri Shaham and Gil Oren
08/07/2004
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This article appeared in Global Securitisation and Structured Finance 2004 published by Globe White Page Ltd. 
The Need To Limit The Scope of Action of the Tenders Committee
Doron Tamir and Yuval Bargil
01/12/2003
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This article appeared in the Israel Bar Association magazine, 2003.

What Better Fate Does A Bill Holder Have?
Doron Tamir
01/12/2001
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This article appeared in the Israel Bar Association - Jerusalem district magazine, 2001.