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January 16, 2022
Elementary, my dear Holmes!
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
An article dealing with the issue of at what stage do ambitious presentations designed to bring investors to a start-up cross the line and become a criminal misrepresentation. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co., Attorneys and Notary.
January 8, 2022
Between Yellow and Gray – So maybe the lawyer is the Big-Brother !
Copyright, Media and Artists
An article about the complexity of producing a TV or other show and the importance of legal advice from early stages. The article was written by advocate Adi Marcus of Afik & Co., who also serves as inhouse legal counsel in Reshet (Channel 2) for over 10 years and advises TV productions even today, including the recent “Big Brother” TV show.
December 21, 2021
On Bitcoin, Fintech Companies and the Basic Right to a Bank Account
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article about the right of a bank to refuse managing an account for a fintech company because of its fear of competition. The article was written by advocate Shelly Wilner of Afik & Co.
December 10, 2021
I did not think interest applies if I do not pay on time – may I get a discount?
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article about the ability to contend in retrospect - sometimes years after – that interest on funding provided is unreasonable and should be canceled or reduced. The article was written by advocate Yair Aloni of Afik & Co.
November 23, 2021
On the Covid-19 and Labor Relations in the Global World
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
The Covid-19 plague stormed into our lives about two years ago, shuffling the cards and forcing the global and local labor world to quickly adapt to many immediate changes in the forms of employment and employee management. Only time will tell whether the medical storm will also lead to a flood at the Labor Courts. […]
November 13, 2021
On James Bond and Official Receiver 2021 – The unsettling easiness of a financial murder in Israel
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
In June 2010, I published an article in the The Marker titled “The unsettling easiness of a financial murder in Israel” in which I compared James Bond, a killer in the name of the Queen, to the Israeli Official Receiver. The first deliberately eliminates enemies of the Kingdom and the second negligently eliminates businesses and […]
October 25, 2021
The Prince – 2021
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
An article dealing with The Representative Problem in companies, the need for corporate governance and to avoid personal responsibility and not allow non-senior executives in the company to negotiate on its behalf or negotiate without the assistance of a lawyer, especially when it comes to a public company
October 9, 2021
How about a “Go to Jail” agreement?
Competition
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Criminal Law
An article on the liability of directors and officers to antitrust offences of the corporation
September 26, 2021
Hiring an employee through a pay slip or as a freelancer – which is better?
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An article on hiring the work force as employees or freelancers. The article was written by Adv. Yaakov (Kobi) Ben Simon of Afik & Co.
September 22, 2021
On the Four Species and good faith during negotiations
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Real Estate
An article in the spirit of the Sukkot Jewish holiday on the subject of good faith in negotiations and the different types of businessmen negotiating transactions. The article was written by Yair Alon, Adv. of Afik & Co.
August 23, 2021
On Faith, Covid-19 Vaccines, Fish and Bicycles
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the ability of an employer to deny salary from an employee who refuses to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 and the clear statement of the Israeli legislator to employers: Do not hire people who refuse to vaccinate. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co.
August 21, 2021
The golden rules for the use of social networks for your business
Copyright, Media and Artists
Labor Law and Immigration
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article on the legal implications of using a business on social networks and the need for ongoing legal support when doing so
August 3, 2021
On lasting power of attorney instead of a Turkish telenovela on Netflix
Lasting Power of Attorney
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
An article on ongoing power of attorney and its importance in preventing family disputes
July 24, 2021
Clear message of Labor Court to employees: Steal and Laundered Money!
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An article on the issue of protecting the database of the business by proper employment agreements and the need for a labor law risk survey. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co
July 8, 2021
A Best Effort Obligation – The Gap between the Reality and the Desired
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Real Estate
A landlord undertook to assist the tenant in obtaining a business license but later it became clear that zoning restrictions prevented the receipt of the business license and the tenant sought to be released from the contract. When does a commitment to assist become a commitment to achieve a result and when will liability attach […]
June 26, 2021
Mine, Yours, the boss’ !
Copyright, Media and Artists
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the importance of creating an employment agreement arranged through a lawyer who also understands the subject of intellectual property to ensure that the rights in the employees' labor products belong to the employer and not to the employees
June 2, 2021
Forgot to check that your employer duly paid you? Too bad, so sad
Labor Law and Immigration
Dispute Resolution
An employer pays his employee’s wages at varying times: once by the 10th, but sometimes also on the 15th, or the 20th. On the first few times the employee is not “excited”, but after the fifth time, he “wakes up” and seeks to file a claim for holding back wages. But, then, it may be […]
May 18, 2021
Where there is a will, there are relatives – on notarized wills and dementia
Notarial wills and testaments
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Parents usually want to make sure that certainly during their lives, but even after their demise, the relationship between their children will be a good and loving relationship, however wills and inheritances are one of the major causes of conflicts between family members. Writing a clear will and in a way that cannot be attacked […]
May 16, 2021
I did steal, but you will pay – defamation against employees ?
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on defamation against an employee when updating employees and others regarding the circumstances of his dismissal
May 1, 2021
May I offer you some SPAC ?
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
Mergers and Acquisitions
An article on taking a company public by a merger with a SPAC - the relatively new fashion on stock exchanges. The article was written by Tomer Horowitz, Adv. of Afik & Co.
April 17, 2021
Some thought on Europe’s private hostile takeover of the business world
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article on the GDPR, their worldwide adoption even though there are merely a European directive and the risks of a company that does not conduct a risk survey and an internal enforcement plan on the subject
March 20, 2021
Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? If you are an officer and the company suffered no loss – all’s well
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
A company pays a 100 grand a month for cleaning services. The new CEO replaces the clean-up team with another service provider that charges only 75 grand a month, but “neglects” to disclose that the new service provider is his childhood friend. This is certainly a blunt breach of trust, but is the officer obligated […]
March 13, 2021
When the board does not issue a death warrant against my father but kills him
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Public Law, Environment and Tenders
Parentage, Surrogacy and Adoption
My father – David Afik – passed away from Corona in December, 2020, although he never contracted the virus. My father was executed at the age of 86 under a death sentence imposed on him by the Israeli government, even though it never took a decision to kill him. Au Contraire, the death sentence was […]
March 5, 2021
“Four Sons” participate in a tender – who will win?
Public Law, Environment and Tenders
An article in the spirit of Passover on the right way to submit a bid for a public tender and the importance of legal assistance by a lawyer with experience in the field. The article was written by Yair Aloni, Adv. of Afik & Co.
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