E-Commerce

  • We have many years of experience advising clients on all aspects of doing business on the internet, including providing advice on the legal structuring of electronic commerce offerings such as internet lotteries, internet auction sites, virtual trading platforms of securities and foreign exchange and electronic payment systems relating to the online buying and selling of products or services.

     

    Our E-Commerce practice group represents entities ranging from start-ups to large international companies in a wide variety of transactions, from routine matters affecting internet users to complex electronic commerce transactions.

     

    We have extensive experience advising on user website terms and conditions, website development agreements, online trading platforms, mechanisms for payment, privacy policies, distance selling issues, enforcement and protection of intellectual property, advising on development, marketing and licence agreements for mobile device apps, online security, commercial disputes, consumer protection and electronic signatures.

     

    In addition, we are experts in advising on all the legal and regulatory issues, such as telecommunications regulation, anti-money laundering regulations, intellectual property, competition law, securities law, consumer protection laws and gambling law that invariably need to be traversed and overcome in order for a successful e-commerce trading platform to operate in the Israeli and global market.

    • Advising The Lotter Enterprises Limited in managing and protecting its portfolio of trademarks and Internet domain names.  To this end, a WIPO ruling was obtained that determined that the attempted registration and use of domain name "thelotter.cc" by SunSeven NV was made in bad faith
    • Advising City Index plc, one of the leading UK providers of spread betting and CFD trading, regarding the establishment and regulation of an online trading platform
    • Representing Yediot Aharonot, Israel's largest telecommunications and media company, in connection with all telecommunication regulatory and corporate matters. Recent examples of significant matters include:

     

    (i) the acquisition of the children's interactive virtual world internet web site "Mikmak";

    (ii) the setting up of a new sports internet portal known as "One" which ties in with the its cable channel of the same name;

    (iii) establishing a new cable and satellite channel called "ONE -HD"; our work in this field included obtaining all the necessary licences from the Telecommunications Ministry and the Cable Channel Council for the commencement of broadcasting; and

    (iv) the acquisition of the control (approximately 78%) of Alljobs.co.il Ltd. – the company that owns the largest Israeli internet job search engine and portal

     

    • Advising the Alibaba Group in connection with the setting up of its business-to-business e-commerce services in Israel