One of the questions that arises in any IPO of an Israeli company on a foreign stock exchange (for example on the Australian Securities Exchange - the ASX, in Singapore - SMX, or NASDAQ Nordic - OMX) is whether to IPO the Israeli company or IPO a special purpose vehicle/company (SPV or SPC) incorporated for that purpose and to become the parent of the Israeli company on listing.
Fields of Practice
Provision of notarial services including signature authentication, certification of copies, certification of translation, notarized affidavits, notarized powers of attorney, confirmation of receipt of an affidavit or declaration of a translator, certificate of life, prenuptial agreements, notarized wills and apostillization.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Representation in mergers and acquisition transactions, joint venture agreements, investments, complex business transactions and negotiations.
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Escorting businesses, corporates and joint ventures in the day to day activities and managing corporate disputes.
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Supply of full and personal guidance to businesses, corporate law, commercial agreements, license and distribution agreements, labor law, structured finance and "over-the-counter" financial derivatives.
Representation in resolution of corporate or other disputes, tenders and public law (constitutional law & administrative law), whether at Court or in arbitration in Israel and outside of Israel.
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
Our firm handles all areas related to working with Australia, but especially in all issues related to IPO's in Australia, commencing with the liaison with brokers, continuing with the relationship with investors, managing the entire IPO process, including drafting the IPO prospectus, and assisting companies with all issues of regulation and post-IPO activities.
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
Escorting businesses, corporates and joint ventures in their international activities
Representation in sale and lease and other real estate related issues, in cooperation with Israeli and other experts.
High-Tech and Technology
Representing clients who are in the high tech and technology sector, including developers of software or hardware products and developers of other technologies.
Intergenerational Transfer (Trusts, Estates and Lasting Powers of Attorney)
Our firm handles all issues of intergenerational transfers, including arranging the transfer of ownership and management in family owned businesses and companies, trusts and estates, wills and inheritances and lasting powers of attorney
Parentage, Surrogacy and Adoption
Support in parenting agreements, surrogacy and citizenship procedures in Israel
Labor Law and Immigration
Legal representation on issues of immigration, residency and citizenship. Representing employers or employees in issues related to labor law, whether at the stage of drafting agreement or in disputes resolution.
Maritime, Aviation and Transportation Law
Legal representation on issues of maritime, Aviation and Transportation
Taxation and Government Incentives and Funding
Supply together with experts in the field of guidance as to tax and government benefits and funding.
Representation in issues related to antitrust, whether at the stage of drafting agreement or in disputes resolution.
Public Law, Environment and Tenders
Assistance in preparing tenders and tender offers, representation of authorities and vis-a-vis authorities or at Courts with regards to tenders, elections and other issues, including environmental and hazardous materials issues.
After over 20 years of working as a corporate and public markets lawyer in Sydney, Australia, and acting on numerous listings on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), a few years ago, when I was contemplating my relocation to Israel and joining the office of Afik & Co.
Two entrepreneurs incorporated a company and want to ensure their control over it even after the entry of investors.
Registering a trademark is a relatively simple procedure, but it is a significant step in starting a new business, so it is important to do it correctly, as soon as practical, and using an experienced lawyer.
There is no denying that banking secrecy is one of the cornerstones of the banking system.
A person volunteers to be a member of an NGO or even more - to participate in the actual management of the NGO by sitting in its board - and one fine day receives a statement of claim from an employee of the NGO demanding him to be personaly liable for pension funds to which she is entitled, after such were not transferred by the NGO to the pension fund due to the NGO’s financial difficulties (similar to many NGOs).
Public protests over the government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis are supported by many due to the lack of support for small local businesses, especially at a time when a global health crisis is undergoing.
“Possession in nine tenth of the law”, but what happens when possession is given to a contractor performing a job for the owners of the property but later refuses to return it?
If in the past it was customary to bury a man along together with animals and much property to support him in the afterlife, today this practice is less than acceptable.
Lessees wished to rent an apartment in a condominium downtown but shortly after entering the apartment they started to notice severe moisture damage to the apartment's ceiling.
A person about to undergo open heart surgery decides, so as to save money, to perform the surgery himself while facing a mirror.
A famous saying attributed to Albert Einstein states that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - does this apply also to public tenders?
Latest Legal Updates
Shares in a real-estate holding company were purchased in trust for four family members, who were also the settlors of the trust, all without a trust deed that would determine the terms of the trust. Five years later, one of the beneficiaries of the trust notified the trustee of the termination of the trust in […]
Upon incorporation of a company the founders received the right, in the company’s Articles of Association, to appoint, each one, a director on his behalf. Afterwards, and after the company’s Articles of Association were amended several times, one of the founders passed away and his shares were transferred to his heir. The heir sought to […]