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  • 2016 Trends in the Israeli Venture Capital Industry

    The year 2016 is turning out to be one of the most prosperous years of the Israeli High-tech industry in the last couple of decades. This prosperity, reflected by the enormous sums invested in local technology firms, brought about a change in local VC transactions, which is reshaping the traditional mindset. It has also enhanced the effects U.S. VC trends have on the Israeli market.

    2016 Trends in the Israeli Venture Capital Industry

  • Israel can lead in the discovery of advanced solutions for the challenges posed by aging populations

    In the third millennium, humankind is facing many challenges related to the aging of the global population.

    Israel can lead in the discovery of advanced solutions for the challenges posed by aging populations

  • Workforce Diversity: The Next Challenge of the HighTech Industry

    In last June, the Chief Scientist dropped a bomb: The Innovation Report to the Prime Minister stated that during the next decade, the local hightech industry would suffer from a shortage of more than 10,000 engineers, and signs of the crisis are already apparent today.

    Workforce Diversity: The Next Challenge of the HighTech Industry

  • The Office of the Future: the "Smart Building"

    A 2010 study found that people who work in 25°C are more than twice as productive as those who work in 21 °C (1)

    The Office of the Future: the "Smart Building"

  • International Patent Prosecution through the Israeli Channel

    Professionals are always in pursuit of quick, reliable, and cost efficient patent prosecution, while taking into account global implications. Global patents as such are not yet available, but small steps toward global prosecution have been gradually introduced in leading jurisdictions.

    International Patent Prosecution through the Israeli Channel

  • Exit strategies – Top 5 tips to look out for in the fine print

    O.K, so a heavy hitter, whether a private equity fund, a conglomerate or just somebody’s rich uncle, has agreed to pay a hefty price tag for purchasing your start-up. Wait just one moment before signing the “no-shop” agreement preventing you from accepting competing offers

    Exit strategies – Top 5 tips to look out for in the fine print

  • Cyber Wisdom

    As we enter the second decade of the Cyber Era, we can state that the challenges we face are beyond any imagination.

    Cyber Wisdom

  • Officers Remuneration: Are New York and London following TASEs lead?

    Nearly every discussion on the status of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) questions whether Israel’s corporate governance rules have contributed to the downtrend in the number of companies listing on it

    Officers Remuneration: Are New York and London following TASEs lead?

  • Construction of new plants – EPC versus EPCM

    The approach which had previously dominated the construction of new factories was to have complete separation between design and execution. This is known as EPCM – Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management.

    Construction of new plants – EPC versus EPCM

  • Urban Renewal Authority Second chance for change

    The establishment of the government's Urban Renewal Authority brings new opportunities.

    Urban Renewal Authority Second chance for change

  • Opportunity for new start with Israel Tax Authority

    The "voluntary disclosure" procedure offers a chance to settle past tax debts without fear of criminal proceedings.

    Opportunity for new start with Israel Tax Authority

  • Child support a revolution!

    Joint custody is now the default option and child support is calculated accordingly.

    Child support a revolution!

  • Renting an apartment? Income tax won't exactly help

    Families renting a larger home and renting out their smaller home should get a tax break.

    Renting an apartment? Income tax won't exactly help

  • When an employee brings equipment from home

    Can employees use their own telephone or computer?

    When an employee brings equipment from home

  • How to Get a Hug from the Russian Bear?

    The Russian market holds many possibilities for Israeli companies, but it is radically different from the Western markets that Israelis are accustomed to working with * What to watch out for when starting to look eastward.

    How to Get a Hug from the Russian Bear?

  • What is the connection between divorce and circumcision?

    A divorce case currently being conducted in various courts raises questions about the authority of the Rabbinical Court to deal with subjects that are not bound by their very nature to the divorce suit. Does the Rabbinical Court have the authority to compel a Jewish citizen in Israel to circumcise his son against his will? How far will the Rabbinical Court expand its authority?

    What is the connection between divorce and circumcision?

  • Absence of positive discrimination in the workplace verges on discrimination

    The important decision by the High Court of Justice to integrate people with disabilities into the job market sets that the absence of positive preference in the work place and by the same measure not promoting an employee because he cannot fill a full time role due to his disabilities is discrimination.

    Absence of positive discrimination in the workplace verges on discrimination