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Renewable energy projects in Israel? Not so fast!

September 4th, 2018

"Along with the Israeli authorities' desire to promote renewable energy projects in Israel, there is a gap between the desire and the actual implementation of such projects". Adv. Nadia Davidson, head of the infrastructure, energy and project finance practice in our firm, who leads dozens of renewable energy projects each year, in a... Read More Renewable energy projects in Israel? Not so fast!

 

The disturbing gaps between the institutions of higher education in the field of law studies in Israel:

August 16th, 2018

Attorney Aharon Pollak, a founding partner of our firm, wrote a fascinating opinion column for "Globes" magazine about the inconceivable differences between the institutions of higher education in the field of law studies, and the impact of these gaps on the results of the Israeli bar exams from last month. According to Attorney Poll... Read More The disturbing gaps between the institutions of higher education in the field of law studies in Israel:

 

Dramatic change in the Israeli media: Mega merger between Reshet and Channel 10.

August 9th, 2018

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. is proud to be part of the most significant and game changing processes in the Israeli media market in the recent years. After long negotiations, the Director General of the Israeli Antitrust Authority (IAA) approved the merger, which is one of the most important and complex deals of 2018 in the Isr... Read More Dramatic change in the Israeli media: Mega merger between Reshet and Channel 10.

 

The obligation to disclose documents in the modern era

August 5th, 2018

The winds of change blowing in the Labor Courts as to the inherent tension between the obligation to disclose documents in the Labor Court proceedings and the need to protect the right of an employee for privacy. Attorney Na'ama Babish, a senior partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Department, wrote a fascinating article on t... Read More The obligation to disclose documents in the modern era

 

Not only Silicon Valley - a change in the investment market

August 5th, 2018

According to a recent survey conducted by the IVC Institute, there has been a significant increase in the volume of investments by European investors in Israeli start-ups. Ian Rostovsky, a senior partner in the firm's high-tech and venture capital department, was interviewed by Globes magazine about the advantages and disadvantages... Read More Not only Silicon Valley - a change in the investment market

 

Lawyers are switching to digital services: "We will not burn the customer 5 hours on writing an agreement"

July 30th, 2018

The digital revolution has reached the law firms, and we are part of it! Read the article about our new Infuse site. Adv. Omer Beckerman, a partner in the high-tech department, was interviewed. For the full article, click here.... Read More Lawyers are switching to digital services: "We will not burn the customer 5 hours on writing an agreement"

 

Were you fired or have you resigned? This is how you'll know if you deserve compensation

July 30th, 2018

What is Article 14 and should it be entered into the employment contract? To whom do the severance pay funds belong, and when can the worker be denied the compensation? In light of the changes in the law, Adv. Naama Babish, a partner in the firm's labor law department, took part in an article about what employees should know about th... Read More Were you fired or have you resigned? This is how you'll know if you deserve compensation

 

The amendment of the severance pay law- Radio "Kan" interview

July 30th, 2018

Listen to an interview in the economic radio program "Kan", on the amendment of the severance pay law with Adv. Naama Babish, a partner in the labor law department. You can listen to it at 48:07: click here.Read More The amendment of the severance pay law- Radio "Kan" interview

 

An attempt to prevent the bus crisis: Katz and representatives of the factories will meet

July 30th, 2018

Adv. Eldad Koresh, the managing partner and Adv. Liron Usherovich, appealed to the Director General of the Ministry of Transport,in request to cancel the decision of the Ministry of Transport to stop demanding manufacturers of buses that are sold to public transport companies, to establish reciprocal procurement in Israel. For the f... Read More An attempt to prevent the bus crisis: Katz and representatives of the factories will meet

 

Blow to developers of urban renewal: will not be able to offset VAT inputs

July 15th, 2018

"This tax decision takes a bite out of a significant tax benefit that until now has been granted to developers and real estate contractors in Israel," says Adv. (CPA) Racheli Guz-Lavi, a partner in the tax department of our firm, in a Globes interview. For the full article, click here.... Read More Blow to developers of urban renewal: will not be able to offset VAT inputs

 

Fresh-Market supermarkets is going public on the stock exchange

July 8th, 2018

Adv. Amichay Finkelstein, a partner and head of the firm's Capital Market practice., and Adv. Harel Afargan and intern Dean Ben Yehoshua, accompany the supermarket chain Fresh-market in its process of IPO on the stock exchange. For the article, click here.... Read More Fresh-Market supermarkets is going public on the stock exchange

 

The summer vacation is here: How many days of vacation do I get from work every year?

July 8th, 2018

How are vacation days calculated for an employee? And is it legal to take out the entire office in August? In light of the summer vacation starting this this week, Adv. Rachel Harari-Lifshits, a partner and head of the firm's Labor and Employment practice examined the rights of parents in the the day after the summer camps - when the... Read More The summer vacation is here: How many days of vacation do I get from work every year?

 

The merger agreement between Reshet and Channel Ten was formally signed

July 5th, 2018

The merger agreement between Reshet and Channel Ten was formally signed. Now, both are awaiting approval from the Anti-Trust Commissioner. Adv. Eldad Koresh, managing partner and Orit Israeli, partner and head of the commercial department, represented Reshet in this deal. For the The Marker article, click here. For the Globes... Read More The merger agreement between Reshet and Channel Ten was formally signed

 

The tax authority is demanding a NIS 100 million tax from the Samsung importer

July 2nd, 2018

The tax dispute deals with the taxation of retroactive discounts on the importation of Samsung cellular handsets. The question is: what is the correct calculation method for the wholesale price, which bases the charge on a purchase tax, and whether the calculation should also take into account assumptions resulting from previous tran... Read More The tax authority is demanding a NIS 100 million tax from the Samsung importer

 

The failure of the local cannabis market: There is no entry for foreign investors

July 2nd, 2018

The medical cannabis market in Israel is growing rapidly, but regulation makes it difficult for foreign investors to divert money here. Adv. Yoav Etzyon, a partner in the high-tech department, said: "An investor who did not get permission to invest here told me: 'I am wiping Israel off my agenda'. For the full article, click here.... Read More The failure of the local cannabis market: There is no entry for foreign investors

 

The Innovation Authority will select six companies for technological pilots in India

June 26th, 2018

"As part of the firm's legal work with Israeli companies investing in India, and with Indian companies investing in Israel, the firm supports the Bridge for Innovation program and provides companies that participate in it with legal and business tools," said Adv. Benjamin Grossman, a partner and head of the firm's India desk. As part... Read More The Innovation Authority will select six companies for technological pilots in India

 

Why is there so much disorder in collecting municipal taxes in Israel? Adv. Assaf Oren explains

June 26th, 2018

Why is there so much inequality in all matters relating to the collection of municipal taxes between municipalities, who is entitled to a payment discount and how can it be realized? Assaf Oren, the head of the municipal taxation field at the firm, was a guest at Avi Katz's radio show and provided some important advice to listeners. ... Read More Why is there so much disorder in collecting municipal taxes in Israel? Adv. Assaf Oren explains

 

Is the requirement to pay retroactive municipal taxes illegal?

June 26th, 2018

Is the requirement to pay retroactive municipal taxes illegal? Adv. Assaf Oren, Head of the Municipal Taxation field at our firm, was interviewed by Sivan Cohen on Radio 103FM. Adv. Oren clarified the conditions for receiving a refund of municipal taxes that the Tel Aviv municipality collected retroactively, in accordance with a re... Read More Is the requirement to pay retroactive municipal taxes illegal?

 

Why do so many Israeli companies choose to go public overseas?

June 21th, 2018

Why do so many Israeli companies choose to go public overseas? Our partners and co-heads of the high- tech practice, Ian Rostowky and Yoav Etzyon weigh in on the subject in this Globes article. Cllick here.Read More Why do so many Israeli companies choose to go public overseas?

 

The questions surrounding the issue of the crypto currency, its collapse and the land purchased by Moshe Hogeg

June 21th, 2018

In light of the huge deal, which is one of the first real estate transactions in Israel in which virtual currency proceeds are paid in such a significant amount, the Tax Authority must deal with two main legal issues: The first - according to which stock exchange or index do you give a value to Bitcoin coins? Second, if the payment... Read More The questions surrounding the issue of the crypto currency, its collapse and the land purchased by Moshe Hogeg

 

A unique phenomenon - the public is required to pay for a service that it receives free of charge from the police

June 11th, 2018

Assaf Oren, the head of the municipal tax department in our office, was interviewed for Sivan Cohen's Hakol Kalul program and referred to the municipal charges for security in addition to municipal tax payments. To view, click here.... Read More A unique phenomenon - the public is required to pay for a service that it receives free of charge from the police

 

The Supreme Court: Examine the applicability of the Spam Law to Facebook posts

June 11th, 2018

Does Spam law apply to a Facebook message? Is receiving a friendship offer from a Facebook member an "explicit consent" to receive promotional mail from them? In a new ruling by the Supreme Court, the court sends a message to the small claims courts dealing with "spam" claims that when a case is brought to their attention, the appl... Read More The Supreme Court: Examine the applicability of the Spam Law to Facebook posts

 

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