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

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. enjoys a prominent reputation for large-scale infrastructure projects in the transport sphere, particularly roads where it maintains a close relationship with the national roads authority, Netivei Israel. Alongside state-owned entities, the group also counts construction, energy and engineering companies among its key clients. Simon Jaffa contributes extensive experience in project finance and infrastructure transactions and heads the department. The group also includes Gal Shani, who is noted for his strong public sector-side practice; Ronit Niederman, who combines strength in administrative law, tenders and infrastructure projects; and Shai Avnieli, who specialises in contentious construction. Associates Maayan Berg and Sarah Benatar provide support.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very nice team, adept at handling international clients, and experienced in big projects work. Simon Jaffa is a pleasure to work with.’

‘I work with Shai Avnieli and Lisa Frense. They are very knowledgeable, service-oriented and success-driven. Whether litigation, general counsel or contractual work, they are always ready with excellent advice.’

‘For many years Shai Avnieli has handled all of our legal needs, whether contentious or commercial. He has unmatched knowledge about specific legal aspects of construction law and specifically construction law litigation.’

‘Lisa Frense is extremely motivated and dedicated, with keen attention to detail.’

Key clients

Netivei Israel

Israel Natural Gas Lines

Israel Port Company

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)

Wingate Institute

Ossa

Poran Shrem

Work highlights

  • Advising Netivei Israel, a government-owned corporation, on all phases of its infrastructure projects, from pre-tender to execution.
  • Advising Israel Natural Gas Lines, a government-owned corporation established to construct and operate the national gas transmission system, on ongoing matters.
  • Representing Israel Port Company on its various tenders.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. notably advises both domestic and international clients on a range of high-value and complex transactions, including a big-ticket reverse triangular merger between Shift4 and Credorax Inc. Alongside its significant expertise in cross-border transactions, the team also represents first-rate Israeli clients in their M&A and corporate domestic operations. Practice head Michael Barnea is highly praised by clients as ‘the smartest and most experienced corporate and securities lawyers in the country’, while Ariella Dreyfuss is another key contact for venture capital and private equity transactions. The team also includes international commercial transaction and venture capital investment specialists Yuval Lazi and Simon Jaffa, Ilan Blumenfeld, who concentrates on domestic M&A transactions, and the ‘highly qualifiedItay Gura.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Testimonials

‘A fantastic team. Barnea, Jaffa Lande & Co has had a meteoric rise as they have grown and the quality of the work they have done is on par with their competitors.’

‘Michael Barnea and Simon Jaffa are the pillars of the firm, but they now have a much stronger and larger team around them. In addition to the outstanding work they do, they are great team players.’

‘A highly experienced M&A team. Very responsive and transaction and solution-oriented.’

‘Michael Barnea has strong commercial understanding and an innovative approach, and is a provider of out-of-the-box solutions. Yuval Lazi is intelligent, with strong people skills, and very responsive. Ariella Dreyfuss is always very helpful and commercial. I would not hesitate to use her for VC or M&A transactions in Israel.’

‘The lawyers are intelligent and experienced in complex cross-border transactions, as well as in the more standard corporate assignments. A good number of the team members have a strong commercial and business understanding beyond the legal aspects and are able to accompany and assist astute international investors or corporate clients to successfully conclude international and local transactions.’

‘Michael Barnea is one of the smartest and most experienced corporate and securities lawyers in the country. He has a wealth of experience, with a focus on understanding different corporate cultures. A true business thinker and an excellent legal strategist to rely on. Itay Gura is highly qualified and experienced in all things business, particularly technology, and Simon Jaffa is a first-class commercial and corporate lawyer.’

‘Michael Barnea is a true leader and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is truly one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is sharp, knows how to solve complex problems and has the ability to make each side feel they have achieved their goals.’

‘Ariella Dreyfuss is also an incredible lawyer. She is ambitious, responsive and helpful. Ilan Blumenfeld has in-depth knowledge of the sector. His performance as a legal advisor is excellent.’

Key clients

Shift4

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Migdal Group

Mouro Capital

Convent Capital

Affle

Oxide Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Shift4 Payments, an American company publicly listed on the NYSE, on a reverse triangular merger with Credorax Inc., valued at USD575m.
  • Advised Azrieli Group on its acquisition activity in the field of data centres.
  • Advised Migdal Group on its investments in Israel.

Israel > Employment Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. provides ongoing employment and HR support to a number of major multinational companies operating in Israel, including GAP and General Electric, as well as for domestic businesses in a plethora of sectors. Practice head Netta Bromberg is highly experienced in advising on matters such as recruitment, market entrance into Israel via M&A and the employment considerations involved in opening subsidiaries. Key support is provided by discrimination and harassment claims specialist Jacki Silbermann and Lior Girshevitz, who focuses on organisational restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Netta Bromberg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Neta Bromberg, the head of the labour law department, is an expert and it’s a pleasure to work with her. She knows how to think outside the box.’

‘Very professional and very dedicated to their clients.’

‘Exceptional labour law practice. Highly responsive and very reasonable in their advice.’

‘We primarily work with Netta. She is smart, knowledgeable and has a practical approach to dealing with problems.’

‘Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. provide clear, concise and commercial advice and offer practical solutions to our client’s employment law concerns. They are commercial partners rather than simply providers of legal services.’

‘Netta Bromberg’s insight into local employment law is unparalleled. She is our go-to for any issues in the region and is consistently excellent.’

‘They are very attentive to the business, understand the challenge and find the best legal way to overcome it.’

‘Smart, business oriented, trusted advisors, especially the amazing Netta Bromberg.’

Key clients

GAP

General Electric

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Shift4

Danel Group

Teva Naot

Clal Insurance

Palace Tel Aviv & Palace Ra’anana

BlueVine

Inomize

Work highlights

  • Advises GAP on ongoing employment matters in Israel, such as employment work ensuing from its acquisition of CB4.
  • Advises Azrieli Group on its employment law matters on a retained basis, particularly with regard to its service contractors.
  • Acts as legal counsel to General Electric (GE) and its subsidiaries with regard to matters related to employment in Israel, including contract templates, overtime hours and temporary work permits for rest days.

Israel > Energy Tier 2

The team at Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. ‘excels in navigating complex regulatory frameworks’, according to sources. Particularly noted for its activity in cross-border mandates, the group acts for a broad roster of international energy companies doing business in Israel, including multinationals based in the US, Europe and beyond. Transactional specialist Simon Jaffa anchors a team that also includes: Hagit Ben Moshe, who contributes experience in kibbutzim and construction; M&A and project finance partner Samuel Henri Samuel; and associate Hani Shraier, who focuses on kibbutz-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very good at handling international investors. Simon Jaffa is a terrific guy, always pleasant to deal with, and an experienced lawyer.’

‘The Barnea team excels in navigating complex regulatory frameworks and providing innovative solutions in this dynamic industry. The team’s proactive and collaborative approach ensures clients are well-prepared and ready for business.’

‘Samuel Henri Samuel has a wealth of experience and a keen understanding of the energy market. Samuel consistently provides invaluable guidance to clients. His familiarity with the European market (energy and other markets) gives him an edge as a leading lawyer and business-maker.’

Key clients

Israel Natural Gas Lines

Nofar Energy

Work highlights

  • Representing Israel Natural Gas Lines, a state-owned corporation established to construct and operate the national gas transmission system.
  • Representing Nofar Energy, a public renewable energy company at the forefront of the green energy revolution in Israel.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.‘s department operates across a variety of jurisdictions including the US and Japan, routinely advising private equity, venture capital and hedge fund clients on fund structuring and formation, while also notably handling regulation work, an area in which Zvi Gabbay is a leading expert. Drawing on his international experience, practice head Roy Engel is recognised as a key player in fund formation. The team also includes Andrey Yanai, a prolific advisor in the fields of blockchain technology and digital currencies.

Practice head(s):

Roy Engel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Roy Engel has always done an amazing job. He understands the clients’ needs, the regulation and legal environment they operate in, and does an outstanding job in representing their best interests. No matter how urgent the issue is, Roy is also available and highly professional.’

‘Business-oriented, with great analytical and practical advice.’

‘Roy Engel is a unique business-oriented lawyer. His and his team’s availability is much appreciated. He understands our needs and provides straightforward answers. He also holds great relationships with top-tier global offices.’

Key clients

Menora Mivtachim Group

Migdal Group

Amitim

Doral

TAU Ventures

Ayalon

Liquidity Capital M.C.

Gilad Pension Fund

The Israel Hedge Funds Association (IHFA)

Harel Insurance and Finance

Work highlights

  • Acted as legal advisor to Menora Mivtachim Group on investments in all kinds of funds and JVs in Israel and abroad.
  • Represented Migdal, one of the largest institutional investors in Israel, in various investments in Israel and abroad.
  • Represented Amitim, a fund established by the Israeli government to unify eight defined benefit pension funds, in various investments.

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. houses a team of experienced practitioners equipped to advise major Israeli and foreign banks, insurance companies, and other non-bank financial institutions on banking and financial regulations, and real estate financings. The practice is jointly led by David (Dudi) Cohen, who specialises in loans and project financings; financial regulation expert Zvi Gabbay, and Misha Gitterman, who handles acquisition finance and corporate restructuring work. Highly praised by clients are Anat Even-Chen, for her experience in regulatory advice, and Terry Almozlino Arnon, for her knowledge of real estate project financings. With a focus on the regulation of financial entities, Michal Koren is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

David (Dudi) Cohen; Zvi Gabbay; Misha Gitterman

Testimonials

‘Great team. Easily accessible, responsive, and loyal attorneys who know the client’s needs.’

‘Zvi Gabbay is professional, knowledgeable, an excellent team leader and always available. Zvi is a good listener and responds quickly when we need him and his team.’

‘Anat Even-Chen has been our main provider of legal services for several years. As a non-bank financial institution, we have been subject to significant regulatory changes over the past decade, and Anat has always been up-to-date, fully understanding the implications for our corporate structure and business strategies. She manages her staff efficiently and coordinates well with her law firm’s departments whenever necessary.’

‘Barnea has a significant presence in the loan market, and its team has extensive knowledge of real estate financing. We rely on them to assist us in complex real estate finance issues, such as setting up loan structures and identifying all potential obstacles in deals.’

‘Terry Almozlino Arnon is an excellent person to work with, he knows the market very well and is reliable, responsive and effective. He is able to assist with complex financing issues, negotiate for the best results, and work under tight deadlines.’

‘Unique level of intelligence, service, professionalism and, above all, quality.’

Key clients

Aviv Group

BNP Paribas S.A.

Brink’s Israel

Shimon Sarfati

International Bank of Azerbaijan

Julius BaerGroup

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Aviv Group on an agreement to finance a project that includes 733 housing units and commercial spaces in Herzliya.
  • Represented the French multinational banking group in two proceedings for the approval of a class action filed with the Central District Court against a series of foreign banks.
  • Served as legal adviser for Brink’s Israel on all of its financial regulation matters in Israel.

Israel > Capital markets Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.‘s broad client base benefits from the firm’s prowess in a range of capital markets work spanning IPOs, securities issues, private offerings, and regulatory matters. On the regulatory side, practice co-head Zvi Gabbay is the key contact, while fellow co-head David (Dudi) Cohen concentrates his capabilities on publicly traded companies, handling public offerings, and equity and debt securities work. The team also includes public and private capital raisings expert Michael Barnea, and ‘most reliable adviserHagit Ross, who is the go-to choice for an array of CEOs and senior officers.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Gabbay; David (Dudi) Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Michael Barnea; Hagit Ross; Elad Reshtick; Omri Oren

Testimonials

‘Excellent team led by Zvi Gabbay. Very experienced and knowledgeable. They know how to solve problems. The team has experience in both SEC and Israel Securities Authority reporting.’

‘Zvi Gabbay is very experienced, responsive and creative.’

‘They work very hard and have a great knowledge of the UK capital markets. We always receive the utmost attention from the partner.’

‘Michael Barnea is an absolute star: an original thinker with a calm and analytical mind, an engaging personality and a good sense of humour!’

‘Zvi Gabbay and Hagit Ross are the partners I work with. Especially Hagit, who is brilliant, has a sharp mind and an ability to solve problems.’

‘I have worked with Hagit Ross for a long time. She is the most reliable adviser, able to provide clear, forward-looking advice – in crisis mode and every day. She has a unique holistic and business-oriented approach.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group

Beyon3d

Danel Group

Mediterranean Towers

Group107

UNET CREDIT FINANCE SERVICES

Blender Group

My Size, Inc.

Unitronics

Cargal Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Azrieli Group on all ongoing capital markets matters.
  • Advising Danel Group, which is publicly traded, on all ongoing capital markets matters, including various transactions.
  • Acting for Mediterranean Towers on all capital markets matters.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.‘s team guides clients through the full spectrum of competition and antitrust matters ranging from merger control to abuse of dominant power, litigation, and antitrust regulatory issues. In the latter segment, practice head Gal Rozent is the main contact, while Irit Brodsky is noted for her knowledge of antitrust merger investigation, and Ran Karmi‘s practice spans competition filing requirements, pre-merger notifications, and restrictive agreements.

Practice head(s):

Gal Rozent

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The company’s competition team offers personal attention to customers, immediate response to questions and autonomous initiative.’

‘The competition team is excellent and well versed in practice and jurisprudence, not afraid of arguments but pleasant nonetheless. They are experts in competition law, accessible to the client and able to provide a personalised service.’

Key clients

Israel Postal Company

Maccabi Healthcare

BNP Paribas S.A.

Spirent Communication

Intel Corporation

Schindler Group

Naveh Pharma

Keren Maccabi Association (Maccabi Fund)

Kardan Real Estate Enterprise and Development Ltd.

Pronto Diagnostics

Work highlights

  • Represented the Israel Postal Company, a government-owned corporation that provides postal services and also operates as a major bank.
  • Represented Maccabi Healthcare, Israel’s second-largest HMO, in all of its competition matters.
  • Represented BNP Paribas S.A., a global banking group, in two proceedings for approval of a class action lawsuit filed against our client and a series of foreign banks.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.’s prominent projects offering marks it as a top choice to represent government-owned infrastructure companies in contentious matters, including Israel Electric Corporation and Netivei Israel. Other practice sweet spots include technology, real estate and shareholder disputes. Department head Zohar Lande is a ‘super-sharp litigator’. Eyal Nachshon is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Zohar Lande

Other key lawyers:

Eyal Nachshon; Eran Winner; Adi Shoham; Gal Livshits

Testimonials

‘The Barnea litigation team is just outstanding. It is well known for its creativity and its ability to craft cunning legal strategies for complex disputes. From our vast experience with the firm, we are confident that it will provide the best answers, the best service, and the best outcome.’

‘Zohar Lande is a super-sharp litigator. He is undoubtedly one of the best litigators in Israel. He is ambitious and creative, demonstrates lots of charisma and charm in the court, and is very professional – with deep knowledge of various corporate and commercial matters. ’

‘An excellent firm that is able to provide solutions in many branches of the law.’

‘Zohar Lande is an excellent litigation strategist. He is a person with whom it is always recommended to consult on various subjects. Gal Livshits is a diligent attorney who is always available for clients, and is thorough and efficient.’

‘The team is diverse, client-oriented and possesses a wide variety of capabilities. It is multidisciplinary and provides clients with all they need.’

‘Zohar Lande in my view the top litigator in Israel. He is business-oriented, strives to bring the best deal for his client, and is sharp and smart. Can be very aggressive when needed.’

Key clients

Investors in Lusha

The Israel Electric Corporation

The controlling shareholder in Frutarom Industries

Eshkolot, the Society for the Performing Rights of Israeli Artists

Gindi Holdings

Phoenix Holdings

Hudson Sustainable Group

Azrieli Group

International Bank of Azerbaijan

Aviv Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Phoenix Group and More Investment House, as minority shareholders in Megurit, in a conflict with the majority and office holders.
  • Representing the ex-investors in Lusha in a lawsuit against the founders, claiming they violated their agreement with the initial investors.
  • Representing Israel Electricity Corporation In two lawsuits filed against it.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.’s white-collar crime practice added nine new clients over the past year. Most notably, it was engaged by Unet Credit Finance Services, and several of its board members, in a high-profile case concerning allegations of embezzlement and fraudulent conduct committed by the CEO. Practice head Zvi Gabbay leads the Unet Credit case and is highly regarded for his experience in securities-related cases. Hadar Israeli, who is dual-qualified in Israel and New York, brings experience in cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Gabbay; Hadar Israeli

Testimonials

‘Hadar Israeli and the team are excellent professionals.’

‘Hadar Israeli is very good, she is very knowledgeable, works hard, and is responsive and professional.’

‘The team are experts, with a lot of experience. Lawyers give clients their full attention and personal care. All matters are discussed and you get comprehensive advice.’

‘Zvi Gabay and Hadar Israeli have significant experience in matters of commercial and securities law, which is relevant for directors and officers of public entities.’

Key clients

Unet Credit Finance Services

Co-owner of the Keren Or Fund

The owner of a security company in the construction field

Netivei Israel

Nano-X

The CFO of Inter Industries Plus

Schindler Nechushtan Elevators

Edri-El Israel Assets

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF)

Financial manager of Ahisamach

Work highlights

  • Representing Unet Credit Finance Services, and several of its independent board members, in a crisis that came to light following a whistleblower complaint.
  • Representing Amir Birman as the co-owner of Keren Or Fund, which was accused of defrauding hundreds of investors.
  • Representing a suspect in criminal fraud and money laundering proceedings estimated at NIS235m.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Praised for its ‘very satisfying’ results in a wide variety of matters, including manufacturing and supply agreements, healthcare specific regulatory issues, and tenders, Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. assists a range of clients, from digital health start-ups, to surrogacy companies. ‘Incredibly smart’ practice head Michael Barnea is noted for his longstanding expertise in advising medical device and healthtech companies, R&D centers, and private equity funds on a vast array of IP and commercial transactions. Ken Shaked regularly assists both public and private corporations with IP due diligence issues, and the drafting and negotiation of technology transfer and licensing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Ken Shaked; Ariella Dreyfuss; Ido Freund

Testimonials

‘Barnea covers all the legal structures a high-tech company needs. Over the years, particularly in the past year, they have advised us in various commercial agreements.’

‘Michael Barnea is a true leader; he is incredibly smart and has excellent legal knowledge.’

‘Ken Shaked is responsive and always on top of things.’

‘The team is very professional and wide. We had investment deals, litigations, preparation for IPOs and more. In all of the activities we had, the results were very satisfying. Layers were very responsive, and always supportive.’

Key clients

Manor Medical Group

CardiacSense

BioGenCell

Maccabi Healthcare

The Enaim Group

Marpe Technologies

Symbiosis C.M

Work highlights

  • Advising Manor Medical Group, a medical provider in Israel in the areas of international surrogacy, egg donation in Israel, and medical tourism to Israel, on commercial matters, including M&A transactions and all required agreements.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. maintains a diverse hi-tech practice that impresses with its ‘motivation, commitment, and professionalism’. The group acts for a broad range of start-ups — including companies in the healthcare, cybersecurity and fintech fields — which it advises on investment transactions, M&A, development, and IP issues, among other matters. Corporate and M&A heavyweight Michael Barnea spearheads a team that also includes Simon JaffaYuval Lazi and next-generation partner, Itay Gura. In December 2022, the group added new privacy and data protection head Avishay Klein, who was previously data protection officer at Amdocs.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Simon Jaffa; Yuval Lazi; Ariella Dreyfuss; Ken Shaked; Itay Gura; Ido Freund; Inbar Katzir; Avishay Klein

Testimonials

‘The team at Barnea has always been very responsive and helpful, not only in drafting, but also in advising on the harder decisions. They have also made valuable introductions to some of our investors. Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss are great people to work with.’

‘Simon Jaffa is a strategic thinker who, unlike most lawyers, takes a very practical legal view and always thinks about its impact on the bigger business. Ariella Dreyfus is a spot-on partner, who doesn’t spend time on an endless drafting back-and-forth. Instead, she is very practical in her approach.’

‘The team advises us on commercial matters, IP, and options. We are impressed by its motivation, commitment, and professionalism. We work closely with Itay Gura, who is a star: always available, pleasant, and provides creative solutions. We feel that we made the right choice by hiring the team.’

‘We work closely with Barnea’s team for all legal matters that our in-house legal team is unable to cover. For instance, in the past year, Barnea advised us on matters related to a major transactions we undertook, including cross-border elements, IP, tax, privacy and data protection, and employment. ’

‘In the M&A area, we work closely with Michael Barnea, who is a true leader, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is really one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is sharp, knows how to solve complex problems, and has the ability to make each side feel it has achieved its goals.’

‘Avishay Klein is a wonderful addition to the team. He is a prominent expert in Israel in the privacy and data protection area and he was exceptional to work with. He is great at deciphering complex cross-border issues.’

‘The team is unique. The lawyers I work with (Michael Barnea, Itay Gura and Inbar Katzir) are top-notch and very service-minded. Michael is very reliable, dedicated and his work is impeccable; Itay is always on the ball, is very quick to respond and always delivers on time; Inbar is a rising star and is pleasant to work with.’

‘I feel the team knows everything I need to know for my business to grow. It is connected to other law firms in the US and EU, it is up-to-date in all required legal updates for my business and assists me in all I need. Itay Gura is a lawyer who became a partner and a friend. He treats us like his own business.’

Key clients

TAU Ventures

Amdocs

Mouro Capital

CardiacSense

BioGenCell

Winn.AI

Symbiosis C.M

PipelBiz

InNegev

Work highlights

  • Advising TAU Ventures on all aspects of management of its funds, identifying prospective investments and the consummation of its investments.
  • Representing Amdocs Group on its privacy matters.
  • Acting for Mouro Capital on its investment in Vesttoo.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 3

A range of global and domestic companies, notably from the life sciences and medical devices sectors, routinely turn to Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. for its expertise in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including IP transaction strategies and due diligence, IP transfers, portfolio development, commercialisation and licensing matters. Highly regarded as a ‘true leader’, practice head Michael Barnea is the key contact for technology transactions and IP transfers, areas in which Yuval Lazi and Ariella Dreyfuss are also regularly engaged by high-tech companies. Ken Shaked notably focuses on the medical sector, and Itay Gura focuses on high-tech companies.

Practice head(s):

Michael (Micky) Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Michael Barnea is a true leader; he is incredibly intelligent and has excellent legal knowledge. Itay is incredibly hard-working, dedicated and very active. Ken is responsive and always on the cutting edge.’

‘We work with many partners and associates, including Michael Barnea, Itay Gura, Ken Shaked and Ido Freund. The team covers all the legal structures a high-tech company needs. Over the years, and particularly in the last year, they have advised us on various business deals.’

‘Michael (Micky) Barnea is a true leader and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is truly one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is sharp, knows how to solve complex problems, and has the ability to make each party feel they have achieved their goals.’

Key clients

Mouro Capital

TAU Ventures

Convent Capital

Oxide Corporation

Plarium

CardiacSense

ADM Capital Cibus Fund

BioGenCell

Work highlights

  • Represented Mouro Capital, an English venture capital fund focused on investments in fintech companies in their early stages, in its investment in Vesttoo, an Israeli insurtech company.
  • Served as legal advisors to TAU Ventures, the first early-stage venture capital fund established by a university in Israel.
  • Represented Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm, in its capacity as the lead investor in the Israeli startup BeeHero’s $42m series B round.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 3

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. is praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the local real estate sector’. Handling sizeable projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, the team demonstrates extensive experience in the urban renewal and kibbutzim spheres. Terry Almozlino Arnon anchors a group that includes kibbutzim specialist Hagit Ben Moshe, up-and-coming partner Alon Wolner, and Eldar Adato.

Practice head(s):

Terry Almozlino Arnon

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team has supported us in several real estate projects. It is excellent! Lawyers demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the local real estate sector and they are committed.’

‘Terry Almozlino Arnon is a league of her own for complex real estate projects; her inputs are invaluable. Alon Wolner has excellent business understanding. He is a rising star and we love working with him.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group

Aviv Real Estate Development and Management, controlled by Melisron and the Aviv Group

Aspen Group

Giron Group

350 apartment owners in an urban renewal project in Ashdod

Israel Natural Gas Lines

ARI Real Estate

Landowners’ in an urban renewal project in Bar Yochai, Jerusalem

Gindi Holdings

850 landowners in a vacate and reconstruct project in the Yoseftal Complex in Ramla

Work highlights

  • Representing Azrieli in ongoing legal matters and M&A amounting to hundreds of millions of NIS.
  • Representing Aviv Real Estate Development and Management, a company controlled by Melisron and the Aviv Group, on its transactional activity.
  • Advising Aspen Group on its rentals in malls and shopping centres.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency

Led by Idan Miller, who joined from AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co in October 2022, the team at Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises corporations in financial distress, in addition to handling creditors’ arrangements and insolvency proceedings.

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.

Litigation: We have established ourselves as one of the prominent firms in Israel counseling clients on dispute resolution. 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.

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.

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— cyber, fintech, life science and healthcare, foodtech, and more. Clients include international and multinational corporations, venture capital funds, private equity funds, private and angel investors, and startups.

International and Foreign Law: We provide both companies and private individuals with comprehensive legal services in the fields of international trade, law and national security, Israeli constitutional law, the implications of international trade agreements, international criminal law, and international law within Israeli law. We also advise clients on business activities under international sanctions and restrictions.

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: Our team has a track record of advising top-tier clients in the antitrust area. Clients enjoy the full spectrum of counsel on antitrust issues. For instance, we handle 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 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 Terry Almozlino Arnon talmozlino@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Technology Yuval Lazi ylazi@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Employment Netta Bromberg nbromberg@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Corporate Ilan Blumenfeld iblumenfeld@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Privacy and Data Protection Dr. Avishay Klein aklein@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Tax Harel Perlmutter hperlmutter@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Antitrust and Competition Gal Rozent grozent@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Finance and Public Corporations David Cohen dcohen@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
Tenders and Projects Gal Shani gshani@barlaw.co.il +972 3 6400600
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Terry Almozlino Arnon photo Adv Terry Almozlino Arnon Terry specializes in real estate law in a variety of aspects of…
Shai Avnieli photo Adv Shai Avnieli Shai specializes in representing clients in complex dispute-resolution procedures, with a special…
Michael Barnea photo Adv Michael Barnea Michael, the firm’s Founding and Managing Partner, is recognized as one of…
Hagit Ben Moshe photo Adv Hagit Ben Moshe Hagit Ben Moshe is one of the leading attorneys in Israel advising…
Maayan Berg photo Adv Maayan Berg Maayan Berg, an associate in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Tenders and Projects Department,…
Moran Bickel photo Adv Moran Bickel Moran is a partner in the Litigation department, which specializes in representing…
Ilan Blumenfeld photo Adv Ilan Blumenfeld An attorney with diverse experience, Ilan serves as legal counsel to a…
Irit Brodsky photo Adv Irit Brodsky Irit Brodsky, a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Department, offers…
Netta Bromberg photo Adv Netta Bromberg Netta provides legal advice to international and local entities, private- and public-sector…
David (Dudi) Cohen photo Adv David (Dudi) Cohen David (Dudi) Cohen is one of the most prominent lawyers in Israel…
Amichai Cohen photo Prof Amichai Cohen Professor Amichai Cohen is a Special counsel on International Law in our…
Ariella Dreyfuss photo Adv Ariella Dreyfuss Ariella represents international and Israeli entrepreneurs, private and public companies, partnerships, and…
Roy Engel photo Adv Roy Engel Adv. Roy Engel is a Partner at Barnea Jaffa Lande. Roy leads the…
Anat Even-Chen photo Adv Anat Even-Chen Anat has vast experience in providing legal advice with respect to financial…
Lisa Frense photo Adv Lisa Frense Lisa Frense represents clients in contractual disputes, particularly those related to large…
Zvi Gabbay photo Adv Dr Zvi Gabbay Dr. Zvi Gabbay heads our Capital Markets department. Zvi possesses extensive experience in…
Lior Girshevitz photo Adv Lior Girshevitz Lior Girshevitz, an associate in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Employment Department, brings comprehensive…
Misha Gitterman photo Adv Misha Gitterman Misha Gitterman is a partner in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Corporate Finance and…
Itay Gura photo Adv Itay Gura Itay, a Partner in the Corporate Department, specializes in commercial law, corporate…
Hadar Israeli photo Adv Hadar Israeli Hadar possesses unique experience in the fields of regulatory enforcement and white-collar…
Simon Jaffa photo Adv Simon Jaffa Simon is a founding partner and the head of our Corporate Department.…
Ran Karmi photo Adv Ran Karmi
Inbar Katzir photo Adv Inbar Katzir Inbar Katzir, an associate in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Corporate and High-Tech Departments,…
Liat Keisary Yahalomi photo Adv Liat Keisary Yahalomi Liat, a Partner in the Private Clients Department, provides a wide range…
Daphna Klein photo Adv Daphna Klein Daphna is extensively experienced in representing both Israeli and international companies in…
Avishay Klein photo Dr Avishay Klein Dr. Avishay Klein leads our firm’s Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Department.…
Michal Koren photo Adv Michal Koren Michal Koren, an associate in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Capital Markets Department, brings…
Zohar Lande photo Adv Zohar Lande Boasting over 20 years of experience, Adv. Zohar Lande is one of…
Yuval Lazi photo Adv Yuval Lazi Yuval has extensive experience handling mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on…
Gal Livshits photo Adv Gal Livshits Gal, a Partner in the Litigation Department, specialize in representing clients in…
Daniel Lorber photo Adv Daniel Lorber Daniel possesses extensive experience in representing companies in a wide range of…
Eyal Nachshon photo Adv Eyal Nachshon Eyal is a Partner in the Litigation Department.He specializes in complex litigation…
Ariel Nadler photo Adv Ariel Nadler Ariel heads our Real Estate Department. Ariel manages the firm’s real estate transactions.…
Ronit Niederman  photo Ms Ronit Niederman Adv. Ronit Niederman is a partner at the Tenders & Projects department…
Harel Perlmutter photo Adv Harel Perlmutter Harel is a Partner and Heads the Tax Department at Barnea. Harel…
Hagit Ross photo Adv Hagit Ross Hagit is a partner in the Capital Markets Department, specializes in securities…
Gal Rozent photo Adv Gal Rozent Adv. Gal Rozent is a partner and head of Barnea Jaffa Lande’s…
Samuel Henri Samuel photo Adv Samuel Henri Samuel Samuel Henri Samuel, a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Infrastructure, and Banking…
Ken Shaked photo Adv Ken Shaked Adv. Ken Shaked has over 20 years’ experience providing ongoing legal services…
Gal Shani photo Adv Gal Shani Gal Shani is the head of Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Tenders and Projects…
Adi Shoham photo Adv Adi Shoham Adi specializes in complex litigation cases involving all aspects of civil-commercial law.…
Hani Shraier Menashe photo Adv Hani Shraier Menashe Hani Shraier Menashe is a partner in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s kibbutz sector…
Jacki Silbermann photo Adv Jacki Silbermann Adv. Jacki Silbermann represents clients in various proceedings before Israel’s labor courts,…
Eran Winner photo Adv Eran Winner Eran, a partner in the Litigation Department, extensive experience in commercial, civil…
Alon Wolner photo Adv Alon Wolner Alon Wolner is a partner in Barnea Jaffa Lande’s Real Estate Department,…
Andrey Yanai photo Adv Andrey Yanai Andrey’s expertise lies in advising both private and public companies, with particular…
Maya Zisser photo Adv Maya Zisser Maya serves as legal counsel for private and public companies, entrepreneurs, construction…
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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)