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Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.
TEL AVIV 6777016

Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities and Capital Markets, Technology Law, Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property.


Micky, the firm’s Founding and Managing Partner, is recognized as one of Israel’s leading corporate lawyers. His diverse practice encompasses corporate, securities, technology, and cross-border matters.

Micky’s diverse practice encompasses 30 years’ experience in corporate, securities, technology and cross-border matters and he is highly-regarded for combining exceptional legal knowledge with deep industry knowledge.

In 2022, Micky led significant merger and acquisition deals in the Israeli market. Major transactions include representing Migdal Group in various investments; representing Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation in its various investments in Israeli startup companies; representing Ness Technologies, owned by Hilan, a TASE-traded software company, in the acquisition of DXC Technology’s IT services company in Israel; and more.

Micky is greatly respected as a legal advisor to public companies traded on both Israeli and foreign stock exchanges, as well as to foreign investors with stakes in Israeli publicly-traded companies.

In the technology sphere, Micky counsels a variety of early and later-stage companies, as well as leading venture capital, corporate venture, and private-equity investors. He also oversees prominent cross-border technology-related transactions.

Micky is a well-known figure in the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem. He lectures on a regular basis to various Israeli accelerators and incubators, in addition to serving as a mentor for young entrepreneurs.


Michael trained at Professor Gross and qualified in 1994. Micky is the Managing Partner at Barnea Jaffa Lande.


English, Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association, 1994.


Tel Aviv University Law Faculty (LL.B), 1992

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Michael BarneaBarnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Commended for its ‘pragmatic and commercial approach‘, Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.‘s corporate team combines a ‘New York law firm mentality with constant availability‘, according to sources. The team is distinguished by its international focus, with strong recent experience in US and Europe-related deals. Other practice sweet spots include technology, private equity and life sciences. Managing partner Michael Barnea steers the corporate department and ‘knows how to take a deal and make it happen‘. Other key contacts include Ariella Dreyfuss, who specialises in representing international clients, and M&A head, Yuval Lazi.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

The team of ‘true specialists’ at Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. has extensive experience in advising international and domestic companies in all manner of IP M&As and other deal structures, including spinoffs and joint ventures. The head, Michael Barnea, is an ‘exceptional professional’, regularly solving intricate issues involving IP transfers as part of complex commercial transactions. Yuval Lazi assists start-ups on creating IP strategies and helps companies with licensing matters, while Itay Gura focuses on technology agreements.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

The Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. technology department shows strength in representing start-ups and mature companies, covering all angles of cyber security, software development and data. Michael Barnea is an ‘exceptional professional’, with years of experience advising major VC funds and pharmaceutical companies in M&As and investments. Simon Jaffa has expertise in assisting international hi-tech entities with corporate matters, while the ‘very responsiveYuval Lazi focuses on aiding investors and start-ups.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

The ’highly knowledgeable’ team at Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. represents a client base of prominent local and international pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. The group demonstrates strength in corporate transactions and M&A activity, along with expertise in IP rights and raising capital in the life sciences field. Practice head Michael Barnea has vast experience of providing strategic counsel to boards of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and Ken Shaked has forged a reputation for developing IP strategies for startups.