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Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.
ELECTRA CITY TOWER
58 HARAKEVET ST
TEL AVIV 6777016
Israel

Infrastructure Tier 1

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.'s infrastructure and project finance team has strong international experience, acting for international development companies, engineers, and other contractors in project development mandates in Israel and abroad. Domestically, the team has acted for two major Chinese companies participating in a number of significant tenders spanning the rail and road, water desalination, and energy sectors. In addition, the team is advising China Harbour Engineering Company on its bid for a $6bn PPP project in Turkey. The practice group is headed by Simon Jaffa, who acts for General Electric in all of its energy projects in Israel, and also includes Inon Yogev. Also of note, litigator Shai Avnieli joined the team from S. Horowitz & Co, bringing to the team significant experience in construction, infrastructure and real estate litigation.

Testimonials

As an expert in the project finance and infrastructure fields, Inon possesses both the knowledge and experience to accompany a project throughout all its various stages: the tender process, financial closing, construction and operation, etc.

The team delivers comprehensive and uniquely tailored legal advice.

What makes this team stand out from competitors is their commercial understanding of our needs. Their advice is always extremely practical and to the point.

The team at Barnea can handle the most complex matters with a professionalism that is difficult to beat.

Simon Jaffa is undoubtedly one of Israel’s top project lawyers. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Key clients

Pan-Mediterranean Engineering Company

China Harbour Engineering Company

General Electric

Israel Natural Gas Lines

Mabat Lanegev

Poran Shrem

The Maman Group

Netivei Israel

Shikun & Binui

Enlight Renewable Energy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. acts for a wide range of Israeli and multinational corporate clients, from early-stage start-ups through to global companies, and impressed clients assert it is a ‘serious challenger’ to the established firms. The group had a particularly good run on the investment front over the past year, with Temasek, Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and Bridgepoint all turning to the firm for assistance. Michael Barnea heads the group and has a strong track record in cross-border transactions. Corporate finance partner Simon Jaffa is also a key contact.

Testimonials

Barnea has a highly qualified team with international experience. Their advice and commercial understanding is of a high quality.’

The firm is very client-oriented and they know how the market works. We are confident Barnea will do what’s necessary and right for us when we raise an issue.

A very impressive team; the firm has become a serious challenger to the three leading firms in the market.’

The people are always available when I need them, they understand my company and needs, and provide me the best consulting I have got.’

The firm provides the best legal advice but also knows to listen to us and adapt, even when we want to react against their advice.’

A very solid team for cross-border work.’

Professional, savvy, friendly, efficient – everything you could ask for in your legal counsel.’

‘Good understanding of the business environment to go beyond pure legal perspective to provide added value in the wider business ecosystem.’

Michael Barnea is one of the top lawyers in commercial and corporate in Israel. He is a proactive and high-quality lawyer, always available.’

Michael Barnea is a great lawyer. He is practical and a pleasure to deal with.’

Simon Jaffa is great.’

Key clients

Cisco Israel

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Azrieli Group Ltd

Sakal Global Duty Free

Danel (Adir Yehoshua) Ltd.

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Teva Naot

Continuity Software, Inc

Tuttnauer Israel LTD

Axcel

Employment Tier 2

In 2019, Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. boosted its employment practice with the hire of new department co-head Netta Bromberg, who was formerly an associate at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. The two-partner group advises both employers and employees on the full spectrum of employment matters, with its recent experience spanning compliance issues, corporate transactions, pension plans, employee dismissals and labour disputes. Group co-lead Marie Tsion is ‘always willing to go the extra mile’ and routinely represents local and foreign employers, including Swiss Re, Uber Technologies and Azrieli Group.

Testimonials

This is a truly great team which not only provides sound legal advice but is extremely commercially minded.’

They help us navigate the legal landscape in Israel with ease. We always feel like we are in safe hands!

My main contact is Marie Tsion, who is the head of the employment group. She is very focused, knowledgeable, responsive and practical.’

‘Marie really stands out in this team. She always provides valuable insight and experience with her advice. She is always willing to go the extra mile for us.’

Marie helps us truly understand all the costs and risks associated with our business decisions. She is never reluctant to give us her opinion and recommendations which we truly value and appreciate.’

Key clients

Danel (Adir Yeoshua) Ltd.

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

World Courier

Deliveroo

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Azrieli Foundation Israel

Netafim Ltd.

Uber Technologies Inc.

Gilead Sciences, Inc

Electronics Pro

Energy Tier 2

Leveraging a wealth of international experience, Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises a number of domestic companies and high-profile multinationals on the development of energy production and transmission infrastructure, and corporate transactions in the energy sector. Headed by Simon Jaffa, the practice group has had several standout years in the oil and gas and conventional power sectors, and has also developed a strong track record in the renewables space, where it acts for project companies and kibbutzim. Of particular note, the team acted for China Harbour Engineering Company as a member of the winning bidding consortium for the purchase of the Alon-Tavor power station. Inon Yogev is another contact in the team.

Testimonials

Barnea’s team has a lot of experience and know-how in the energy market and they provide high-quality level of service.

The team is very engaged and supportive and try to assist in any way they can. Inon understands our needs and has a broad view on the goals to be achieved.

Key clients

China Harbour Engineering Company

GE

Belectric Israel

VERBUND

Zoko Enterprises

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. fields 'a highly qualified team' with experience acting for international technology companies and corporate investors, venture capital and private equity funds, and Israeli start-ups. The practice group is led by Michael Barnea, 'a top of the league Israeli lawyer for cross-border hi-tech activity'. Leveraging their years of international experience, Barnea and Simon Jaffa have secured a number of multinational clients (such as Nintendo) on referral from international firms, and is also an attractive choice for international companies seeking to enter the Israeli market (such as Deliveroo). In addition, the team routinely advises domestic start-ups on fundraising rounds, corporate transactions and commercial agreements. Other key figures include Ariella DreyfussYuval Lazi and Daniel Lorber.

Testimonials

Barnea has highly qualified team with international experience. Their advice and commercial understanding is of a high quality.

Micky is very experienced and thinks outside the box, he is active in the market. He is definitely one of the lawyers you’d think of when you need legal advise.

Barnea’s technology practice is one of the leading practices in its field in Israel. I’ve known them for a while and the team is sharp, able to see the big picture and quick in providing advice.

Micky Barnea is a great lawyer and a great strategist. He is practical, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. Micky is top of the league in Israel for cross-border high tech activity. Itay Gura is also pleasant to work with, devoted, very responsive and knowledgeable. Both Micky and Itay are very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to the our needs.

Simon Jaffa and Micky Barnea run a tight and coordinated practice.

Barnea is very good at what they do. They are very devoted and they know how the market works. We are confident Barnea will do what’s necessary and right for us when we raise an issue.

Simon Jaffa is a great relationship partner and Daniel Lorber is very capable and a good deal-doer.

Micky Barnea is a brilliant lawyer. He has been in the hi-tech space for a long time and as such, the quality of his work is perfect, his knowledge and experience with startups and hi-tech companies  is second to none. He is  always able to provide practical solutions.

Key clients

TAU Ventures

Cisco Israel

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Yeda Research and Development Company

Continuity Software

Plarium

Deliveroo

Nintendo of Europe

HUstart

Clexio Biosciences

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.'s real estate team advises developers and construction companies on large commercial, residential and infrastructure projects, including mixed-use developments and urban renewal initiatives. The firm is also well positioned to handle real estate finance transactions and represent clients in disputes, including land expropriations and breach of contract claims. Since joining the practice in 2019, Eldar Adato has significantly increased its presence in urban renewal and litigation, including civil cases involving partnership dissolution and evacuation-reconstruction projects. Maya Zisser is consistently engaged by a broad spectrum of clients to handles major residential and commercial projects. She represents Azriel Group in various real estate projects across Israel.

Key clients

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Azrieli Foundation

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Neve-Sharet Tel Aviv

Sason Hogi Group

Mexico – Israel Development

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.'s urban renewal team predominantly represents apartment owners during negotiations with entrepreneurs and developers in relation to urban renewal projects. The team also has the capabilities to advise developers and construction companies throughout the course of Pinui Binui and Tama 38 projects. Eldar Adato, who joined the firm in 2019, has considerable experience in real estate, zoning and planning and residential projects, with particular strength in depth representing clients in various disputes, including land expropriation claims, administrative petitions and civil cases.

Key clients

Israel Investment Company

E.G. Digmi Entrepreneurship and Construction

Arazim Investment Ltd

Shehakim Investments Real Estate Ltd.

Hel Hayam complex

HaBosem Street

Bar Yohai complex

Yehuda Herzig

Hatayasim

Landers complex

Banking and finance Tier 4

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. is recognised for its focus on project finance, particularly in the energy and infrastructure spheres, where it is consistently engaged by lenders and borrowers. The firm’s robust regulatory practice is another significant differentiator and the team is a popular choice for foreign banks looking for local regulatory counsel. Zvi Gabbay is sought after for his international experience and enjoys strong relationships with Switzerland-based clients, including Julius Baer Group. Simon Jaffa is also noted for his strong cross-border practice.

Testimonials

We are very satisfied with the firm’s work. They are very experienced in the field.’

The firm is incredibly sophisticated on local (Israeli) issues while also having a remarkable global perspective.’

They are very good banking and finance lawyers. It combines well with their infrastructure and projects capabilities.’

They check all the traditional boxes of being “in the know” — but they are also very innovative and, therefore, on the cutting edge of new trends.’

Simon Jaffa and Zvi Gabbay demonstrate knowledge of the Israeli market, are diligent and have attention to detail combined with a good understanding of balancing legal and commercial issues.’

Key clients

Julius Baer Group

Santander InnoVentures

PMEC

BHI Swiss Private Banking Bank

Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd.

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd

Enlight Renewable Energy

Mabat Lanegev Ltd

Tel Aviv Taxi Organization Routes

Poran Shrem

V-Finance Technologies Ltd and its subsidiary BLender P2P Israel Ltd

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. fields a team of 'aggressive, determined and creative litigators', who have experience in a range of corporate, tax and cross-border commercial disputes. In particular, the practice group has expertise in shareholder disputes including shareholder activism campaigns, and litigation involving participants in the professional services industries. Headed by Zohar Lande, the team is also rated for its experience in litigation involving parallel proceedings in foreign jurisdictions, as well as in disputes involving questions of jurisdiction. Other key contacts include Noa Havdala, who specialises in capital markets litigation, and Shai Avnieli, who has expertise in construction and infrastructure-related litigation; Avnieli joined the team from S. Horowitz & Co in 2019.

Testimonials

Aggressive, determined creative litigators. Excellent service.

Zohar Lande is relentless.

Key clients

Knight Therapeutics

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Yilmazlar International

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants

TI Group Automotive Systems SRO

Gindi Holdings

Amethyst Radiotherapy

Azrieli Group

Saifan Precision Instruments

Mifram

Barnea Jaffa Lande is a leading Israeli commercial law firm with an esteemed reputation in the international arena. About 70% of our activities have international aspects. The firm’s international capabilities, which include commercial knowledge, innovative thinking, and a broad network of relationships with foreign law firms and industries, enable us to respond to clients’ needs in all spheres of their business activity.

The firm is ranked as a top-tier law firm in Israel by leading international and local directories: Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who, IFLR1000, Dun’s 100, and BDI Code.

Our Areas of Expertise
Corporations, Mergers and Acquisitions: Corporate law is at the core of the consultation services we provide to clients throughout all stages of their activities in Israel and abroad. Our long-standing corporate practice attracts praise for its cross-border capabilities. We frequently counsel clients on M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, private and public financing, purchase offers, takeovers, splits and shareholder activism.

Infrastructure and Project Financing: Our firm has been involved in numerous high-profile and complex projects in Israel in recent years, including the light railways, the construction of the IDF training complex, the Ashdod Port project, the construction of pumped-storage hydroelectric and solar-thermal power stations, and water desalination and natural gas projects. We possess particular strength in all aspects of complex projects and offer advice throughout the life cycle of a project, including during the construction and operation periods.

Litigation: We offer pragmatic advice, legal guidance and bespoke services in order to resolve our clients’ disputes, whether they are public or private corporations in Israel or abroad or high-net-worth families and individuals. We successfully represent clients in all types of litigation, meditation and arbitration procedures.

Capital Markets: We understand that today’s capital markets world requires more than just providing legal advice for listed companies. Changing regulations and new trends include sub practices like international financial regulation, ICOs, and virtual currencies—areas in which we are regarded a prominent player. We combine experience from all capital market arenas and have a significant track record for advising public companies, private companies looking for ICO, boards of directors, and officers on their activities in the capital market matters.

Technology: Barnea is a key player in the technology ecosystem. We are well respected for the legal advisory services we supply to technology companies throughout their life cycles. We offer a deep, wide-ranging, and innovative approach to clients in their various sectors—fintech, life science, cyber, automotive, foodtech, and more. Clients include startups, international and multinational companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, and private and angel investors.

Real Estate: We boast a full-service real estate practice with the skills and depth to handle large and complex real estate transactions, Combination transactions, acquisition groups, “Demolition and Construction” projects, and National Outline Plan 38. We advise private, public, and government companies, construction companies, contractors, purchasing groups, and commercial centers.

Employment: Clients enjoy a highly experienced team that counsels on the entire spectrum of employment law. The team possesses the ability to handle complex international employment issues, M&A transactions, litigation (when required), incentive plans, and benefits for executives. We have a high-profile client base of employers, including both international and local companies.

Regulation: Our firm offers compliance solutions for corporations contending with diverse regulatory requirements, including in the fields of antitrust, infrastructure and energy, the capital market, communications, privacy, gambling, financial trading, food, health, veterinary services, environmental protection, credit cards, and banking. We also represent clients before the various regulatory authorities.

Antitrust: We provide a full spectrum of legal advisory services relating to antitrust issues, as well as handling legal proceedings involving cartels, restrictive trade practices, abuse of monopolistic power, and various violations of antitrust laws. We also advise during a wide range of transactions, including joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions involving various issues pertaining to trade restrictions and competition.

Tax: Our firm has a proven track record in a wide range of corporate tax matters, including international tax planning that considers the impact of local and foreign income tax laws, international tax treaties, VAT, and other indirect taxes. We also consult on all taxation aspects of domestic and international transactions. In addition, we advise on the tax implications of the relocation of senior executives in international organizations to and from Israel, and, when necessary, provides representation before the Israel Tax Authority and the courts.

Private Clients: We are one of the leading law firms in Israel retained by high-net-worth families to assist in intergenerational wealth transfers. Our services include planning the preservation and management of family wealth, structuring family holdings, creating an optimal legal structure, and handling capital and asset transfers.

White Collar: With a team of attorneys possessing  substantial expertise, we represent high-profile clients, including multinational corporations, corporate executives, and individuals. Our extensive experience covers a variety of fields, including money laundering, fraud, bribery, antitrust cases, financial reporting violations, and the use of insider information. In addition, our firm has a track record of managing large-scale document discovery cases for litigation in the US.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and Competition Ilan Blumenfeld iblumenfeld@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Banking and Finance Simon Jaffa sjaffa@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Capital Markets Dr. Zvi Gabbay zgabbay@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Corporate Michael Barnea mbarnea@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Employment Netta Bromberg nbromberg@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Infrastructure and Project Finance Simon Jaffa sjaffa@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Internet Yuval Lazi ylazi@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Litigation Zohar Lande zlande@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Privacy Anat Even-Chen aevenchen@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Private Client Michael Barnea mbarnea@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Real Estate Eldar Adato eadato@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Regulation Anat Even-Chen aevenchen@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Tax Harel Perlmutter hperlmutter@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Technology and Start-Ups Michael Barnea mbarnea@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
White Collar Dr. Zvi Gabbay zgabbay@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
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Number of lawyers : 95
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Contacts : Michael Barnea (Managing Partner)
Contacts : Simon Jaffa (Founding Partner)
Contacts : Zohar Lande (Head of the Litigation Department)
Contacts : Dr. Zvi Gabbay (Head of the Capital Markets Department)