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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
21/09/2011
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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
04/09/2011
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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
29/08/2011
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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
19/07/2011
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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
12/07/2011
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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
10/07/2011
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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
10/07/2011
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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
13/06/2011
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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
16/05/2011
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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
11/05/2011
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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
28/04/2011
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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
31/03/2011
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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
31/03/2011
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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
31/03/2011
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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.