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August 9, 2022
Do you have cash on you?
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article dealing with the limitations on use of cash in transactions in Israel as of August 2022. The article was written by Adi Marcus, Adv. of Afik & Co., lawyers and notaries
August 1, 2022
The responsibility for defective products in Israel and France
Commercial, Banking and Financial
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
European Law and Regulations
Our office represents a number of Israeli parties that export goods to the European market, including France. In such cases, a question arises regarding the rules applicable to defective products in the destination country, as the exporting company naturally exposes itself to a lawsuit in that country. It goes without saying that the rules applicable […]
May 26, 2022
The is nothing like a good free legal opinion on the line to the doctor !
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Capital Markets and Stock Exchange Regulations
An article about the importance of legal advice from an experienced lawyer who knows all the facts and when a legal opinion will have any meaning at all. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co., Attorneys and Notary.
April 2, 2022
Top Secret! ? So what?
Copyright, Trademarks Media and Artists
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Mergers and Acquisitions
An article dealing with the importance of proper drafting, by an experienced lawyer, of non disclosure agreements and the protection of intellectual property. The article was written by Doron Afik, Esq. of Afik & Co., Attorneys and Notary.
February 15, 2022
What if the fraudulent representation I made was actually correct?
Real Estate
Commercial, Banking and Financial
An article that deals with representations within the framework of sales agreements and the ability of a party to rely on the other party's representations
December 21, 2021
On Bitcoin, Fintech Companies and the Basic Right to a Bank Account
Cryptocurrency, NFT and Web-3
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.
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 21, 2021
The golden rules for the use of social networks for your business
Copyright, Trademarks 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
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 […]
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
April 17, 2021
Some thought on Europe’s private hostile takeover of the business world
Commercial, Banking and Financial
European Law and Regulations
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
February 20, 2021
So what if the waiver was fraudulently induced? You waived your rights!
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Labor Law and Immigration
An article on the question of whether a settlement agreement that includes a waiver of claims prevents the filing of a claim in a fraud case
January 10, 2021
I promised, but did not promise to keep – the risk of contracting local authorities
Public Law, Environment and Tenders
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Dispute Resolution
An article on the importance of taking the correct measures when contracting a local authority, in order to avoid a later repudiation of the agreement and refusal to pay the consideration
September 21, 2020
To register or not to register (a trademark), this is the question…
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Copyright, Trademarks Media and Artists
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. Incorrect, or late, registration may create issues later on, which will render the protection ineffective and may cause additional […]
September 5, 2020
When Bank Leumi Discloses Confidential Banking Information, About Bank Abuse of the Elderly and on Ongoing Power of Attorney
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Lasting Power of Attorney
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
There is no denying that banking secrecy is one of the cornerstones of the banking system. After all, who would agree to deposit money with a bank, when there is a risk that the bank will reveal to others how much money the customer has? But does banking secrecy apply when the bank receives a […]
July 25, 2020
Lien on me…
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Construction
Real Estate
“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? Imagine a scenario where owners of apartments in an apartment building enter an agreement with a contractor for the purpose of doing construction […]
May 10, 2020
What do you Do when you Wake Up in the Morning?
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Dispute Resolution
The average person opens his morning with coffee and a newspaper, or, to be precise, with Ynet or other Internet news-site, and a review of his Facebook “feed”. If he sees an interesting post, he sometimes responds to it with a “thumbs up” (Like), sometimes even casually sharing it. Ah, … but wait a minute… […]
May 2, 2020
On Wilhelm Tell, Bibi and Contractual Legal Certainty in Israel
Commercial, Banking and Financial
On April 6, 1995, one of the most famous murder cases took place in Israel and would occupy the Israeli courts, scholars and the legislature for the ensuing decades – the Supreme Court gave the verdict in the Apropim case,(1) thus murdering, some say, the contractual legal certainty in Israel. Even when the legislature changed […]
March 28, 2020
Corona Virus & Insurance – Frequently Asked Questions
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Corona Virus & Insurance – Frequently Asked Questions Dear customers and friends, We are in the midst of unconventional times and naturally experience feelings of uncertainty and concerns. We have compiled answers to some commonly asked questions that arise regarding the interface between Insurance and the Corona Virus (Covid-19). Is there any cover for damage […]
March 27, 2020
Responsibility of Directors and Officers under the Shadow of the Corona Virus
Commercial, Banking and Financial
The Corona Virus bears many health and economic risks, but also creates a new playing ground and set of game rules that corporations and their managers have not previously faced. What negligence claims are directors likely to face and how will they protect themselves from these anticipated future claims? In light of the Corona Virus […]
March 3, 2020
Of Agreements, Marriage and Common-Law Marriages
Domestic Relations
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Real Estate
The main way of preventing financial disputes in spousal relationships, whether during the relationship or upon its termination, is by a prenuptial agreement. With a married couple Israeli law defines how such prenup may be created, but a question arises when a couple shares a household with no intention of getting married but it is […]
December 2, 2019
To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question
Commercial, Banking and Financial
High-Tech and Technology
A software company developed a product for a client according to its instructions, but the client demands compensation on the grounds that the software company did not reveal to it, before commencement of development, that there are competitors in the market. Sounds puzzling? These are exactly the facts of a case in which our firm […]
September 9, 2019
Blockchain and Crypto Insurance Companies
Cryptocurrency, NFT and Web-3
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
High-Tech and Technology
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 […]
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