Address: Life Plaza, 6 Hachoshlim St., Herzeliya Pituach 46724
arnea & Co. is a leading Israeli commercial law firm. The firm provides on-going legal counsel in a variety of fields, including corporate law, M&A, infrastructure and project finance, litigation, real-estate, securities and capital markets, technology, tax, insolvency, internet and employment. Clients include local, international and global corporations, private and public companies, institutional entities, VC’s, construction and development companies, start-ups and more.
The firm has an outstanding reputation and extensive experience with cross-border transactions, both in representation of foreign companies operating in Israel and Israeli companies operating overseas. The firm’s various areas of expertise enable it to provide a complete suite of legal services to support the business of its clients along with the personal touch and involvement of the partners, who apply a hands-on, professional and comprehensive approach.
Barnea & Co. is ranked as a top tier law firm in leading international and local ratings directories: Chambers, Legal 500, Which Lawyer, Dun’s 100, BDICode.
Corporations, Mergers and Acquisitions – Corporate law lies at the core of Barnea & Co.’s practice, which includes providing advice throughout all phases of the development of companies, partnerships and other corporations. The firm is engaged in the establishment of corporations, various forms of raising capital - both private and public, through the issue of shares or debt raising - in M&A and transfer of control in companies, splits and restructuring as well as in the liquidation of companies.
Infrastructure and Project Finance – Barnea & Co. is among Israel’s top law firms in the field of infrastructure and project finance. The firm has been involved in high profile and complex infrastructure ventures in the Israeli market in recent years such as the light rail projects in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, the Gilboa power plant, electrification of the Israeli railroads, water desalination projects (in Israel and abroad), power plant establishment, natural gas piping project, establishment of the Israeli Police Force Academy and more. The firm has extensive and unique knowledge and expertise in all legal aspects of complex infrastructure projects, including drafting and advising on tenders, negotiating concession agreements (BOO, BOT), EPC agreements and operation and maintenance agreements, sub-contractor agreements, advancing plans, obtaining approvals and dealing with committees and government authorities.
Litigation – The firm offers litigation services in matters relating to all areas of civil-commercial law and represents its clients before all Israeli courts and judicial tribunals in complex corporate disputes and infrastructure, capital market, anti-trust, communications and real-estate matters. The litigation team has special expertise in representing foreign companies in their activities in Israel, as well as in representing prominent businessmen in commercial disputes and shareholder disputes.
Technology – Barnea & Co. provides legal counsel to startups, mature companies, venture capital funds, entrepreneurs and Israeli and international investors in technology and the life sciences, including local, international and multinational companies. The legal services that the firm can offer include providing counsel on issues arising during the initial stages of establishing the company through to IPO, including assistance in receipt of government incentives, sale transactions and mergers and capital raisings.
Real Estate – The firm provides a complete spectrum of legal services covering all aspects of the needs of its clients engaged in private and commercial real estate. The firm’s activity in this field include the provision of property tax advice, handling commercial real estate transactions, tenders, acquisition groups, realization of properties in receivership processes, etc.
Capital Markets and Securities – As part of the corporate practice, the firm specializes in advising public companies (foreign and domestic). The firm specializes in advising Israeli companies listed on the stock exchanges of the United Kingdom and the United States.
Tax – The firm specializes in providing comprehensive advice in all areas of taxation related to commercial activity in Israel. The firm also brings expertise in tax issues arising in international transactions, design of complex corporate structures, advice on tax issues related to VAT and indirect taxes, transfer price research, pre-ruling motions and representation before the Tax Authority and in court.
Internet – The firm is amongst Israel’s leading law firms in the field of internet, e-commerce, online gaming and online trade. The firm offers its services to both foreign entities working in Israel and Israeli companies operating overseas. The firm has a profound understanding of the unique nature of these industries, including issues related to regulatory and licensing matters.
Employment – The firm specializes in the provision of legal consult for the entire range of employment issues, beginning with employee recruitment, incentive plans, work relation and ending with termination of employment. The legal advice provided in this field combines organizational-business considerations within the strict boundaries of employment law. The firm enjoys considerable experience in the field of collective bargaining agreements, including in negotiating such agreements with the employee unions.