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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. has seen an uptick in work from international companies involved in Israeli infrastructure projects. In addition, the team has leading expertise in project financing and a strong track record advising on all aspects of transport and energy projects, including tenders and construction. Among its recent highlights, the firm advised Construccion y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. on the Jerusalem Light Rail's Green Line. Simon Jaffa is highly active in the fields of infrastructure and energy. Shai Avnieli is well versed in infrastructure disputes.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Shai Avnieli; Hagit Ben Moshe; Uri Hillel

Key clients

Netivei Israel

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Danya CebusLTD

GE Wind Energy

Amitim

Psagot

Poran Shrem

GE

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.'s team has a particular focus on cross-border transactions and notable expertise in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The  'very commercial' group has significant experience of investment rounds, PE exits, hostile takeovers and international M&A. In recent work, the firm advised Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation on its investments in Israeli companies, totalling over $100m. Michael Barnea frequently advises domestic and foreign clients on joint ventures, strategic alliances and restructuring matters. Ariella Dreyfuss assists hi-tech clients with accessing the Israeli market and various other corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Ariella Dreyfuss

Testimonials

‘Michael Barnea is not only my legal counsel, but also my business mentor. He is one of the best transnational lawyers in Israel. He understands my needs and my business. He is extremely talented and solution-oriented. When Micky is in a room, everyone waits for him to speak, even the lawyers on the other side. He is such a good negotiator that he is able to persuade the other side to trust and follow him, like a real leader. Micky inspires confidence with his depth of experience and knowledge.’

Key clients

CryoLife, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Azrieli Group

MAT Holding

The Sartorius Group

Sofinnova

Surf Solutions

Hachoshlim Fund Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd

Platop Advanced Dental

Employment Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.'s employment practice recently hired Netta Bromberg from Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. as its new department head, bringing in a string of new clients, including several major technology companies. It tends to handle work with cross-border elements, including major compliance projects, collective agreements and class actions. Bromberg is currently serving as lead counsel to Azrieli Group in relation to numerous transactions and employment disputes, showcasing her broad expertise in the field. Associate Lee Alter Kizis is recommended for his knowledge of the employment law aspects of M&A.

Practice head(s):

Netta Bromberg

Other key lawyers:

Lee Alter Kizis

Testimonials

‘Netta Bromberg is dedicated, intelligent, and – most of all – she delivers!’

‘Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co stand above the competition with regards to their labour law department. The professionalism, the dedication to their customers, and the hands-on approach is something that is not seen very often.’

‘Netta Bromberg has been excellent to deal with.’

‘The firm understands international business. My company employs workers outside of Israel, and sometimes I require not only employment law advice, but also counsel from someone who understands international operations.’ 

‘I have been a satisfied customer of Barnea’s office for about 20 years, in my various positions as CEO of companies and site manager of international companies.’

‘Netta Bromberg helped us a lot in resolving dismissals that require special approval. The proposed solution was with the consent and satisfaction of all parties: the employer, the dismissed workers, and the regulator. Despite this, the cost of the solution was almost minimal.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Amadeus IT Group

FieldCore

Danel Group

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Palace Tel Aviv and Palace Raanana

Netafim Ltd.

Teva Naot

Electronics Pro

Energy Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises kibbutzim, as well as local and international companies on energy mandates in Israel, including wind, solar and gas projects. Of particular note is the firm's ongoing work for GE Wind regarding its construction of the first wind project in Israel, which involves complex regulatory negotiations. Simon Jaffa specialises in infrastructure projects and project financing, often involving renewable energy, electricity and natural gas clients. Associate Uri Hillel is recommended for his expertise in private and public BOT tenders in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Uri Hillel

Testimonials

‘Very good at dealing with international clients, very professional and great client handling skills.’ 

‘Simon Jaffa has a great way with clients, especially international clients investing in Israel.’

Key clients

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

GE

Belectric Israel

GE Wind Energy

Amitim

Psagot.

Azrieli Group

Verbund

Zoko Enterprises

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises clients on both sides of strategic investments, acting for local start-up companies as well as domestic and international venture capital funds. Healthcare is an area of particular expertise; for example, the firm advises Johnson & Johnson on its investments in Israeli medtech start-ups. Founding partner Michael Barnea acts for a wide range of clients, from incubators and accelerators to the local subsidiaries of multinational corporations.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Simon Jaffa; Ariella Dreyfuss; Daniel Lorber; Itay Gura; Daniel Arbov

Testimonials

Michael Barnea and his team are known for keeping the client’s motivation in mind. They are true business partners and not just legal professionals.’

I work with Micky Barnea as he is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. I value his advice and his patience. He is not only my legal counsel but my business mentor. Micky is an outstanding adviser. Despite being one of the busiest people I know, he is always available and attentive to my company and my needs. In addition, Micky is extremely sharp and talented, and, just as a businessman should be, he is a solution-oriented.’

Michael Barnea is a brilliant business and legal adviser.

Ariella Dreyfuss is a diligent and professional M&A and licensing professional.’

Key clients

TAU Ventures

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals

CryoLife, Inc

Biological Industries

Continuity Software

Tuttnauer

Surf Solutions

Clexio Biosciences

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 3

Since the arrival of Roy Engel, who joined the firm from his own boutique in 2019, Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. has developed a significant investment funds practice. The firm now advises some of the largest institutional investors in Israel on investments into private equity funds. Fund formation is another specialism; the group has expertise in the establishment of a range of private investment funds, including hedge funds, mezzanine funds and real estate funds. Zvi Gabbay handles regulatory issues on behalf of investment firms.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Gabbay; Roy Engel

Key clients

The Menora Mivtachim Group

The Israel Hedge Funds Association

TAU Ventures

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises construction companies and corporates in various sectors regarding their real estate projects. The team's focus on urban renewal projects is particularly strong, best illustrated by its ongoing advice to the landowners involved in a large-scale development in Tel Aviv costing approximately $406m. Eldar Adato has a wealth of experience in real estate litigation and urban renewal initiatives. Terry Almozlino-Arnon, who joined the team in June 2020 from S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries, has a strong track record in project finance and development matters.

Banking and finance Tier 4

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. primarily focuses on assisting international financial institutions with regulatory requirements in Israel, such as financial licences and permits. The firm's broader offering encompasses banking litigation and insolvency and restructuring mandates. Zvi Gabbay has a strong background in financial regulation, having served as head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority before joining the firm.  Simon Jaffa specialises in cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa; Zvi Gabbay

Other key lawyers:

Niv Polani; Anat Even-Chen

Key clients

Amitim

Psagot

Israel Natural Gas Lines

BNP Paribas S.A.

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

Axcel

International Bank of Azerbaijan

SMBC Nikko Securities (Hong Kong)

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. handles all types of commercial litigation, in addition to related areas such as intellectual property and white-collar crime.  Shareholder disputes are an area of particular specialism; the group represents members of significant Israeli companies in matters relating to investment agreements and minority oppression. Practice head Zohar Lande is notable for cross-border work.

Practice head(s):

Zohar Lande

Testimonials

‘Very professional team, with many capabilities. professional in the pharma industry. ’

‘Very professional, they care of you and your company ’

‘The team composed of open-minded colleagues who have the ability to adapt their positions in complex matters. This ability gives us an opportunity to empathise with the client.’

‘I contacted and worked together with Mr. Zohar Lande. For Mr. Zohar Lande : He is an open-minded colleague who has the ability to adopt his positions in the complex matter. This ability gives us an opportunity to review our current situation and to foresee the prospective consequences beyond the legal dispute which may occur in commercial live.

‘Barnea has a best team of professional and dedicated lawyers. Their service is excellent and they have a unique and special “out of the box” thinking.’

‘Zohar Lande is a brilliant person and lawyer, his thinking is different and out of the box. He creates strategy and always think 10 steps ahead. He always precedes the counter party in his thinking and gives us the best advise and representation. He is an expert in court hearings and performs beautifully and professionally.’

‘Very serious approach to the litigation in which we are involved.’

‘A good team I would recommend to anyone who needs litigation lawyers.

Key clients

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

The Habima Theatreis

Gindi Holdings

The controlling shareholder in Frutarom Industries Ltd.

Yilmazlar International

Plus Ventures

Aviv Group

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 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 Market: Our firm offers a comprehensive solution to companies seeking to raise capital from the public (whether through an IPO or in more innovative ways). Our rich experience includes advising the largest public companies traded on the TASE, dual-listed companies, underwriters and distributors, investment funds, trading houses, private companies seeking to undertake an IPO, and boards of directors. In addition, our firm has a unique reputation for advising on issues of control struggles in companies listed in Israel and abroad.

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.

Banking: We act for Israeli and foreign banks, investment houses, insurance companies, financial entities, and various financing and brokerage entities. We advise on licensing and permit issues in the financial field and provide representation before local regulatory bodies (Bank of Israel, Israel Securities Authority, Capital Market Commissioner, etc.) We also advise on collateral and insolvency laws, liens, bank issues, and the implementation of compliance plans.

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, 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.

Investment Funds: Our firm possesses extensive expertise in handling the legal matters of private equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure, and special-purpose financing funds. We represent both Israeli and international investment funds from various industries and global markets, providing them the full spectrum of legal services, including from the preliminary stages of structuring.

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 legal 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
Managing Partner, Corporate and M&A, Technology Michael Barnea mbarnea@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Infrastructure and Project Finance, Banking and Finance Simon Jaffa sjaffa@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Litigation and Class actions Zohar Lande zlande@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Capital Markets, White Collar Dr. Zvi Gabbay zgabbay@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Real Estate Eldar Adato eadato@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Internet Yuval Lazi ylazi@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Employment Netta Bromberg nbromberg@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Antitrust and Competition Ilan Blumenfeld iblumenfeld@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
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Eldar Adato  photo Adv Eldar Adato Eldar has rich and varied legal experience in the real estate sector.…
 Terry Almozlino Arnon  photo Terry Almozlino Arnon Terry specializes in real estate law in a variety of aspects of…
Adv Shai Avnieli  photo Adv Shai Avnieli Shai specializes in representing clients in complex dispute-resolution procedures, with a special…
Adv Michael Barnea  photo Adv Michael Barnea Micky, the firm’s Founding and Managing Partner, is recognized as one of…
Adv Hagit Ben Moshe  photo Adv Hagit Ben Moshe Hagit Ben Moshe is one of the leading attorneys in Israel advising…
Adv Moran Bickel  photo Adv Moran Bickel Moran is a partner in the Litigation department, which specializes in representing…
Adv Ilan Blumenfeld  photo Adv Ilan Blumenfeld An attorney with diverse experience, Ilan serves as legal counsel to a…
Adv Netta Bromberg  photo Adv Netta Bromberg Netta provides legal advice to international and local entities, private- and public-sector…
Adv Ariella Dreyfuss  photo Adv Ariella Dreyfuss Ariella represents international and Israeli entrepreneurs, private and public companies, partnerships, and…
Adv Roy Engel  photo Adv Roy Engel Adv. Roy Engel is a Partner at Barnea Jaffa Lande. Roy leads the…
Adv Anat Even-Chen  photo Adv Anat Even-Chen Anat has vast experience in providing legal advice with respect to financial…
Adv Dr Zvi Gabbay  photo Adv Dr Zvi Gabbay Dr. Zvi Gabbay heads our Capital Markets department. Zvi possesses extensive experience in…
Adv Itay Gura  photo Adv Itay Gura Itay, a Partner in the Corporate Department, specializes in commercial law, corporate…
Adv Hadar Israeli  photo Adv Hadar Israeli Hadar possesses unique experience in the fields of regulatory enforcement and white-collar…
Adv Simon Jaffa  photo Adv Simon Jaffa Simon is a founding partner and the head of our Corporate Department.…
Adv Liat Keisary Yahalomi  photo Adv Liat Keisary Yahalomi Liat, a Partner in the Private Clients Department, provides a wide range…
Adv Daphna Klein  photo Adv Daphna Klein Daphna is extensively experienced in representing both Israeli and international companies in…
Adv Zohar Lande  photo Adv Zohar Lande Boasting over 18 years of experience, Adv. Zohar Lande is one of…
Adv Yuval Lazi  photo Adv Yuval Lazi Yuval has extensive experience handling mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on…
Adv Gal Livshits  photo Adv Gal Livshits Gal, a Partner in the Litigation Department, specialize in representing clients in…
Adv Daniel Lorber  photo Adv Daniel Lorber Daniel possesses extensive experience in representing companies in a wide range of…
Adv Eyal Nachshon  photo Adv Eyal Nachshon Eyal is a Partner in the Litigation Department.He specializes in complex litigation…
Adv Ariel Nadler  photo Adv Ariel Nadler Ariel heads our Real Estate Department. Ariel manages the firm’s real estate transactions.…
Adv Harel Perlmutter  photo Adv Harel Perlmutter Harel is a Partner and Heads the Tax Department at Barnea. Harel…
Adv Hagit Ross  photo Adv Hagit Ross Hagit is a partner in the Capital Markets Department, specializes in securities…
Adv Ron Shuhatovich  photo Adv Ron Shuhatovich Ron is a partner in the capital market department of the firm,…
 Eran Winner  photo Eran Winner Eran, a partner in the Litigation Department, extensive experience in commercial, civil…
Adv Maya Zisser  photo Adv Maya Zisser Maya serves as legal counsel for private and public companies, entrepreneurs, construction…
Number of lawyers : 100
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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)