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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HNWIs IN ISRAEL’S HI-TECH ECOSYSTEM

Accredited investor funding platforms for innovative tech scale-ups offer more choice and without having to commit a large chunk of capital upfront, the risk is diluted.

Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

December 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Yigal Arnon & Co.

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Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.

This chapter addresses the applicability of the existing legal framework in Israel to the use and trade of virtual currencies. It further reviews the significant efforts already made by the Israeli regulators to create new, or to adjust existing, legislation and regulations with regard to virtual currencies in an attempt to keep pace with the bustling global virtual currency market, and especially the booming Israeli one (an estimated US$500 million was raised in Israeli-linked ICOs alone in 2017).

  

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PLATFORMS FOR HIGH NET WORTH INVESTORS IN ISRAELI HIGH-TECH

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Yigal Arnon & Co.

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Israeli hi-tech and its sources of funding have grown and diversified tremendously since the bubble burst in 2001 and over the last decade since the height of the financial crisis in 2007-2008.

http://www.arnon.co.il/sites/default/files/DIY%20Investor%20November%20%202018.pdf

 

NONDISCRIMINATION IN 5G STANDARDS

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Yigal Arnon & Co.

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Nondiscrimination has been the neglected stepchild of the FRAND commitment. Patent owners participating in standards organizations typically commit to license their technology on “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”) terms.”

  1. While a number of cases have provided extensive consideration of the first “fair and reasonable” part of FRAND, until recently, U.S. decisions provided only meager analysis of the second “non-discrimination” prong.
  2. The recent TCL decision3 in the United States and the Unwired Planet decision
  3. in the United Kingdom provide significant new guidance concerning the FRAND nondiscrimination requirement. Unfortunately, advancing 5G technology will bring new difficulties in applying that requirement, and neither decision will assist in addressing these coming complexities.

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Crash Course on Non-Disclosure Agreements

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Yigal Arnon & Co.

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Non-disclosure agreements are a crucial, but often overlooked, tool in allowing startup companies to grow, build strategic partnerships and explore new business relationships necessary to develop their product or bring it to market. These agreements are often short (sometimes only a page or two) and lead many founders to forego legal advice to get past this "formality" and begin working with the other party to the NDA. Yet, NDAs are important agreements with potentially far-reaching implications for the protection of a company's confidential information and intellectual property, and mishandling of NDAs can come back to haunt a startup years later.

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Advocates Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross of Yigal Arnon & Co. in The Lawyer Special Report editorial

An interview-style piece in The Lawyer, Law in Israel: moving beyond tech, quoting Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross:

https://www.thelawyer.com/law-in-israel/?nocache=true&adfesuccess=1

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN ISRAEL

Key trends and developments driving an increasing number of foreign businesses and investors into the region.
Authored by David Osborne and Barak S. Platt of Yigal Arnon & Co.:

The Coming of Age of Environmental Regulation in Israel – Recent Aligning with Stringent EU Standa

Environmental policy and regulation in Israel have developed significantly over the course of the past several years. After decades of what may be considered as regulatory standstill, Israeli environmental regulation has taken a tremendous leap forward. Numerous environmental matters, some of which were not previously regulated and others which were subject to outdated standards, have been revised and updated through new comprehensive statutes, innovative regulations and professional guidelines.

Memorandum on the Law for Promotion of Competition and Reduction in Concentration

Following on from the Government's decision to adopt the recommendations of the Committee for Increasing Competition in the Marketplace, the Government published last week a Memorandum on the Law for Promotion of Competition and Reduction in Concentration, 5772-2012. The Memorandum aims at providing a statutory framework for implementing the recommendations of the Committee.

Israeli Law Update February 2012

Corporate and Securities Law

Committee on Concentration Submits Final Proposals

Jacobs, Natalie, PARTNER

Wildes, Perry , PARTNER 

Agency Contract Law (Commercial Agent and Supplier), 5772-2012

On February 27, 2012, the Agency Contract Law (Commercial Agent and Supplier), 5772-2012 (hereinafter: the “Law”) was published. The Law shall enter into force 60 days from the date of publication.

Why is it important to adopt Anti-Bribery Procedures? - by Adv. Gil Remeny

Is your business involved in international trade? If the answer to this question is a resounding “YES”, then it might well be time for your business to prepare and adopt a code of conduct that includes procedures to detect and prevent bribery of foreign government officials. The day is coming when not having such a code will be a bar to entering many different lucrative markets and will place you and your business in danger of breaking the law.

Israeli Corporate and Securities Law Updates

Commencing December 15, 2010, a Financial Court has been operating in Israel as the financial department of the District Court in Tel-Aviv. The Financial Court was established according to the Courts Law (Amendment no. 59), 2010 and was founded at the inspiration of the ×´Court of Chancery×´ operating for many years in the State of Delaware in the U.S., which deals largely with corporate issues and is responsible for developing the case law on corporate matters.

Taking a foreign company public in Israel has its unique challenges

April 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Gornitzky & Co.

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Any Initial Public Offering (IPO) can be challenging. In order to be successful, the IPO process requires organization, leadership, teamwork among the various players (the company, lawyers, accountants, underwriters etc.), hard work and creative thinking. When it comes to an IPO in Israel by a non-Israeli company, the importance of all of the above becomes acute. Understanding the unique challenges of floating a non-Israeli company in Israel can help ensure a more efficient process.

Behind Bars

December 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Gornitzky & Co.

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The judgment of the Supreme Court, which cancelled the establishment of private prisons in Israel, may well have brought satisfaction to all the human rights advocates in Israel – but it has dealt a critical blow to the business community, which ever since the Aprofim ruling has been living with the feeling of legal uncertainty. An even stronger blow has been dealt to the development of our worn-out infrastructures.