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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).
October 9, 2020
ASX accepts TASE as a home exchange for secondary ASX listings
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
An article on the acknowledgement of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) for dual listings purposes.
January 9, 2020
The new ASX All Tech Index – commencing in Q1, 2020
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
The ASX has announced that it is planning to launch a new technology index in February, 2020, giving Australia what some industry players have called a smaller version of the NASDAQ-100 index. This new index, to be named the S&P/ASX All Technology Index (XTX) (All Tech), is intended to give greater visibility and clarity to […]
November 17, 2019
December 2019 New ASX Listing Rules Amendments
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
The ASX has finalised its amendments to the ASX Listing Rules after considering the responses to its November 2018 consultation paper: “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules”. For small cap “start up entities”, material additions and amendments to ASX Listing Rules, which take effect from 1 December 2019, […]
September 22, 2019
The Secret to a Successful IPO in Australia
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
There are many measures of success for initial public offerings (IPOs). First and foremost is completing the deal and raising the intended proceeds. From the perspective of remaining and new shareholders, however, the subsequent short-term trading performance is more often seen as the measure of a good IPO as opposed to a bad IPO. For […]
August 27, 2019
Looming deadline for ASX new corporate governance rules
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
Each ASX listed entity is required to include in its annual financial report a corporate governance statement stating that it complies with the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations published by the ASX, or explains why it does not. With the 4th edition of such principals, published on February 2019, to apply as of January 2020, […]
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 […]
May 6, 2019
Removal of Entities from the ASX Official List
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
The greatest fear of any listed company, especially one undergoing a period of distress, is being delisted prior to finalisation of a transaction that will ensure its re-listing. Such an outcome generally becomes the end point for the company, at least for its then current management, as I learnt in over 20 years of experience […]
December 4, 2018
So how do you properly list an Israeli company on the ASX
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
When in Rome do as the Romans do. In Australia, behave like an Australian! When I flew to Australia about 10 days ago with a new Israeli company seeking to go public on the ASX, I was requested to explain why the 18th listing of an Israeli company in Australia (Security Matters Ltd., successfully listed […]
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 […]
December 1, 2015
Update of the law office of Warshaw Burstein, LLP, an American member of the EALG, as to the United States of America Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) resolution to adopt regulations regarding crowdfunding
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Rules   On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) voted to adopt final rules – Regulation Crowdfunding1 – to implement the crowdfunding provisions of Title III of the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). Regulation Crowdfunding relates to new section 4(a)(6) of the Securities […]