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For firms operating in Israel, the complex political landscape has always been a business risk. As such, successive governments have put in place robust frameworks for protecting businesses, citizens, and Israel’s vital economic assets. Operating in a region that has historically been volatile, the business community and citizens have become adept at preparing for civil unrest and security threats.
We are pleased to have boosted our Israel office with the appointment of Ilana Bar, one of the country’s most respected corporate insurance and institutional entities lawyers.
Understanding the political direction of travel at a country level is increasingly significant for businesses operating across international borders. This report demonstrates how salient macro-political issues are among grassroots communities, providing businesses and their insurers with a clear understanding of emerging risk to enable long-term sustainable operations.
Kennedys has appointed partner Andrew McGahey as regional managing partner for EMEA following a global structure review. Andrew, who is the managing partner of our Dublin office, joined Kennedys in 2018 as part of a broader team hire from US firm Mayer Brown in London.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2020 achievements.
Since the pandemic, digital infrastructures developed during the pandemic by governments and corporations have continued to grow for long-term use generally. We are therefore witnessing a dramatic global acceleration in technological developments and long-distance work, while at the same time trying to maintain a sustainable business and economic routine.
Arbitration considerations for Israeli and United Arab Emirates entities following the Abraham Accords
In an exciting geopolitical development in August 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established formal diplomatic relations. It is anticipated that the historic “Abraham Accords” will lead to vibrant commercial activity between two of the Middle East’s most prosperous economies.
Kennedys continues to grow in the EMEA region as we are being joined by all partners and staff of former associate firm Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co to create a brand new Kennedys office in Israel.
Predicting the future: Kennedys and Zelichov on how the Autonomous Vehicle Industry can reach its full potential
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been deliberated, trialled and tested for many years. Indeed, driverless technology is already used in many rail transport systems around the world. However, when it comes to the prospect of fully driverless road vehicles, the jury is still out.