News & Events
The Israeli Supreme Court: Patent rights do not override Patients' rights!
By Tal Band, Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group | 30/06/2016
In a landmark judgment rendered on June 15, 2016, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal filed by The Manufacturers Association of Israel (“the Association”), but denied that filed by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (“MSD”), thereby determining that MSD's patent term extension (“PTE”) for ezetimibe (EZETROL®, marketed in the US under the name ZETIA®), has expired. The judgment has significant importance, both with respect to the constitutionality, as well as to the purposive interpretation of the amendment of the Israeli Patents Law, 1967 back in 2006.
War of Attrition?
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 30/11/2017
“The demand for companies to explain why they didn’t share profits will lead to many discussions on hundreds of millions of shekels,” said Adv. Leor Nouman, head of the Tax practice in our office, when asked by Globes about the Tax Authority’s demand that companies that did not share their profits with the public provide explanations. Lior added that instead of advising, the committee is investigating and becoming the other party against the taxpayers. Click here for the full interview in Globes http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001209151More
We were privileged to host a special delegation from Utah, headed by its governor, Mr. Gary Herbert.
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 29/11/2017
We are thrilled to have been given this honor and are proud and grateful for the cooperation that has developed between us. Special thanks to the World Trade Center Utah and to the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce for co-hosting the event. For the full article click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6328867258286379008More
An employer who pre- limits the employment of a pregnant employee to less than 6 months (in order to exclude the relationship from the statutory prohibition against dismissal of a pregnant employee) is exposed to a claim for discrimination.
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 25/11/2017
Adv. Shoshana Gavish, head of the Employment practice in our office, cautions that an unduly protective attitude may result in abolishing any chance for the employment of pregnant employees and that an exception should be made with respect to women who want to work for a fixed period of a few months only during pregnancy. Adv. Gavish referred to the compensation awarded in the Tel Aviv District Court to a pregnant woman whose period of employment was limited to 3 months. For the full article in Globes, click here: http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001208202&from=iglobesMore
S. Horowitz & Co. marked the 100 year centennial of the Balfour Declaration at an event held with the Horowitz Family Research Foundation.
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 16/11/2017
Founder of our firm Harry Sacher (after whom the Sacher Park was named in Jerusalem), was one of the drafters of the Declaration. Upon arriving in Palestine he opened a law firm and invited his friend Shalom Horowitz (Solomon) to join him. To read the full Post click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6336826304989667330More
A Conference "Behind the Scenes of Big Deals" we held this week
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 15/11/2017
Following the success of several large auctions in Israel during the past year, we expect to see a growing number of international auctions due to the combination of globalization, strong financial investors who seek to deploy their funds and Israeli companies with attractive technology and business models," said Adv. Amit Steinman, an M&A partner in our firm, at a round table entitled "Behind the Scenes of Big Deals" we held this week. “Another trend that we see is the expansion of judicial review of a board's conduct in the context of sale transactions, particularly in light of the increased shareholder activism in Israel" added Adv. Guy Firer, a corporate partner in our firm. To see the full post click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6336523058676928512More
Legal advisors and managers- Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes of the biggest deals?
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 14/11/2017
At a special conference hosted by our M&A department in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), all of the secrets will be revealed from leading experts, with participation from Rothschild investment bank. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, 14.11.17 at the offices of S.Horowitz & Co., Ahad Ha’Am Street, 31, Tel Aviv. Participation is free but advanced registration is required. For more details and to register: http://app.activetrail.com/S/eiwixzxfezw.htmMore
"We know what we need in order to move forward so that the Competition Authority will become effective and focused,”
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 11/11/2017
said Michal Halperin, head of the Antitrust Authority, at a conference marking 30 years of Antitrust Law, initiated by our firm in cooperation with The College of Management. The conference was led by Adv. Hagai Doron a partner and head of the Competition and Antitrust department at our firm, and by partner Adv. Gitit Levin Grinberg. For a few article by The Marker click here: https://lnkd.in/gHKupEQ https://lnkd.in/g4fcSb8More
30th anniversary of the Restrictive Trade Practices Law, 1987. Vision, Reform and Enforcement Issues
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 07/11/2017
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 9:00-14:00. Conference Venue: Heth Academic Center for Research of Competition and Regulation - The College of Management Academic Studies 2 Eli Wiesel Street, Rishon Lezion To the full itinerary and to sign up, click here: http://app.activetrail.com/S/eiwixztwfa3.htmMore
Adv. Moti Malca, head of the Hi-Tech department in our office, was honored to take part as a judge in a pitch competition for startups in the life sciences industry at MedTech Raanana Innovation Center
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 05/11/2017
According to Moti, the company Verified Planet Ltd., which developed a patent to manage laboratory samples safely, won the competition thanks to a combination of a real and serious need, a simple and effective solution and an exciting presentation. To read the full post click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6331909266135490560More
Congratulations to Adv. Leor Nouman and the entire Tax team under his management on the department’s higher ranking in the international rating guide World Tax !
By S. Horowitz & Co. | 01/11/2017
To view the full post click here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6331392314988199936More