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May 1, 2021
May I offer you some SPAC ?
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
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.
October 24, 2020
ASX, OMX, SGX and Mrs. Cohen from Singapore …
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
An article on the issue of IPOing and Israeli company on a foreign market (e.g. in Australia, Singapore or Nasdaq Nordic) and whether to list the Israeli company or a special purpose vehicle (SPV).
June 11, 2020
On Uluru and international agreements Down-Under
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
A person about to undergo open heart surgery decides, so as to save money, to perform the surgery himself while facing a mirror. Sounds reasonable? Obviously not… So why when it comes to entering into international agreements would one purportedly “save” money by not seeking relevant jurisdictional legal advice and work with an appropriately qualified […]
March 23, 2020
Israeli Companies Looking to Do Business in Australia – How to Structure Operations
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
For Israeli companies looking to commence or expand their overseas operations, Australia is land of opportunity and can serve as a gateway to doing business in the broader Asia-Pacific region and may even be a good spring-board to the American and the Commonwealth markets. Having decided to enter the Australian market, there are a number […]
September 9, 2019
Blockchain and Crypto Insurance Companies
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
In recent years, the insurance market has undergone a technological change, closing the gap between the old financial world and the new digital world, with its apps, services without humans and systemic technological changes in order improve and streamline ongoing work. Beyond the technological change, the change is primarily a change in perception, towards technological […]
September 8, 2019
On Kangaroo Food and Website Legal Terms
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
When the Kangaroo Park at Nir David, an Israeli kibbutz by the Sea of the Galilee, wishes to order food for its residents, it can order it online without even knowing that the manufacturer operates out of Kingscote, South Australia – 13,000 Km southeast of the kibbutz. Nor is it aware that, when purchasing online, […]
July 13, 2019
On Cryptocurrency, Taxes, and how a Fictitious Nicaraguan Currency Rises in Israel
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
Walking in Tel Aviv I saw on the pavement a sign in Hebrew and English noting that a motorcycle using the pedestrian zebra crossing is subject to a fined of ₪ 250. The sign was in Hebrew and English – the Hebrew using the currency mark but in English, as the letter combination is used, […]
May 20, 2019
The new Australia-Israel tax treaty – major boost to trade and co-operation
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
In 2017 the Afik&Co. law firm took upon itself to promote the Israel-Australia trade relationship and join the amazing work done for decades by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Afik & Co. does that in cooperation with Australian law firms and with Israeli and Australian accounting firms, including the national Australian law firm of Hall […]
April 22, 2019
On Banks, Anxiety and Money Laundering
Commercial, Banking and Financial
The Israeli Prohibition on Money Laundering Law was enacted in 2000 and marked a new era in the State’s handling of money laundering. In the explanatory notes to the law, prior to its enactment, money laundering was defined as “an act in property, sometimes by means of the financial system, with the aim of inculcating […]
February 18, 2019
Had it not had three sides it wouldn’t have been my duck!
Commercial, Banking and Financial
It is said that every story has three sides: your side, my side, and the truth. Sometimes transactions also have three different sides/stories: the story written in the agreement, the story the parties actually intended to write, and the story that the Court later decides to be the real story. Like any good novel (especially […]
April 6, 2018
When a Bank Meets a Red Flag and Settles the Account with You
Commercial, Banking and Financial
The relationship between a client and a bank is sometimes similar to a relationship between a couple. At first there are smiles, promises, declarations, establishment of trust but with time comes the stage of routine in which each request from the other require persuasion. However, what happens when the partner – the bank – lost […]
February 27, 2018
Waiver of Privilege by a Trustee in Bankruptcy Proceedings
Dispute Resolution
In Avonwick v Shlosberg [2017] Ch 210, Mr Justice Arnold rejected the widely held assumption that a trustee-in-bankruptcy simply ‘stood in the shoes’ of the bankrupt as regards his rights of privilege and was free to waive the privilege for the purposes of the bankruptcy. As the Court of Appeal determined in upholding that decision, […]
January 29, 2018
Voluntary Disclosure Procedure and Banking Information Exchange
Taxation and Government Incentives and Funding
The CRS agreement for the automatic exchange of information between the tax authorities, which is expected to be implemented in Israel soon, is intended to fuel the fight against black capital. As a result of the agreement, Israel is expected to automatically receive information about bank accounts held by residents of Israel from dozens of […]
January 2, 2018
New Labor law regulations of Macron’s government: overview of the most emblematic and challenged provisions
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
New Labour law regulations of Macron’s government: overview of the most emblematic and challenged provisions The five ordinances n° 2017-1387 of 09/22/2017 of Macron’s government reforming the French Labour Code were published on 23 September 2017. Some of the voted measures immediately came into force but others require preliminary enforcement decrees announced by the end […]
December 2, 2017
Maritime Lien and Ship Arrest in Israel for Maritime Bunkering Debts
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
When a car fuels at a gas station and “neglects” to pay, it is a debt of dozens of dollars at most and it is relatively easy to locate the vehicle owner and collect the money. In contrast, when a ship is refueling, the cost may reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, the payment is […]
July 19, 2017
Liability of purchaser of Company assets for past liabilities
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
Many erroneously believe that it is preferable to purchase a company’s activity in a transaction for company acquisition and not the corporate vehicle itself, thereby avoiding the risk of assuming company debts.  Because of this, many believe that it is possible to avoid transaction costs by a simple acquisition agreement without need for a comprehensive […]
April 12, 2017
Money from the State? Sounds Chinese to Me
High-Tech and Technology
Every entrepreneur understands that in order to facilitate the innovative project conjured by him he needs funding. How? From whom? and how much would it cost? These are the main questions that bother many entrepreneurs because their significance is acute in realizing the project and turning it from a “brilliant idea” into a successful start-up. […]
March 1, 2017
Blocking distribution of fake products in Israel
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
The owner of an international brand suddenly discovers that products bearing the name of the brand are distributed in Israel but such are fake products that were not produced by it or under license.  One may of course approach the authorities but such do not always conduct their duty in the required speed.  The brand […]
February 15, 2017
The agreed arbitrator refuses to accept the nomination. What to do?
Dispute Resolution
Parties to an agreement agree that a specific person is to serve as an arbitrator in any future disputes between them.  Upon a conflict, the parties turn to such person, but he refuses to take upon himself the position. By refusing to serve as an arbitrator has the arbitration clause expired? An arbitration agreement is […]
December 21, 2016
Enablement requirement of essential patent for blue LED confirmed
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
JAPAN – Enablement requirement of essential patent for blue LED confirmed ABE & Partners Osaka Takanori Abe Since it was invented by Thomas Edison in 1879, the incandescent filament lamp had played the leading part in the illumination field for more than a century. However, in the 1990s, Nichia Corporation made a breakthrough by succeeding […]
November 23, 2016
Fair Use or Fair Mis-use in Indian law
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
The recent landmark decision delivered in the case of The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford & Ors. Versus Ratneshwari Photocopy Services & Ant\, by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, has amplified the meaning of ‘Fair Use’ under Section 52 of the Copyright Act, 1957 (Act) in the interest of public at […]
November 8, 2016
The Ageing VBER – The Deceiving Simplicity of A Schema
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
The ageing VBER – the deceiving simplicity of a schema The EU Block Exemption Regulation 330/2010 on Vertical Agreements (“VBER”) is still valid until 31 May 2022. However, when applying the VBER to vertical agreements in practice, experience shows that the VBER, in (seemingly) more and more cases, proves to be too schematic and therefore […]
August 31, 2016
EU directive 2016/943 of 8th June, 2016, regarding trade secrets
Commercial, Banking and Financial
1 COMMENTS TO EU DIRECTIVE 2016/943 REGARDING TRADE SECRETS ARCO ABOGADOS Y ASESORES TRIBUTARIOS SLP Inscrita en el R.M. Tomo 3274. Libro 587. Folio 169. Secciףn 8. Hoja V-8243. Inscripciףn 22 COMMENTS TO EU DIRECTIVE 2016/943 REGARDING TRADE SECRETS Introduction Definition of trade secrets Definition of lawful and unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure Non-exclusivity Time […]
July 28, 2016
Update of the law office of Warshaw Burstein, LLP, an American member of the EALG, as to SEC new regulations that increases Dollar amount threshold test for “Qualified Clients”
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
July 28, 2016     SEC Increases Dollar Amount Threshold Test for “Qualified Clients”   Section 205 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”) prohibits a registered investment adviser (“RIA”) from receiving performance-based compensation from clients. Rule 205-3 (the “Rule”) under the Advisers Act exempts from this prohibition clients that are […]
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