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TOP FORUM ISRAEL

TEL AVIV | MARCH 19, 2018


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The conference has become a platform to expand professional network, share experience, learn fresh tendencies. Conference will gather leading tax lawyers, CPAs, wealth managers, family offices, banks, business representatives to exchange valuable insights during lectures, networking lunch and coffee-breaks. The TOP FORUM Israel agenda includes:

  • Global Citizenship
  • Latest Legislation Changes in Israel
  • BEPS and CRS Requirements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Singapore and Hong Kong for Israel
  • The Use of Foreign Companies by New Immigrants and Veteran Returning Residents
  • Exchange of Tax Information
  • Managing Private Wealth
  • Asset Allocation and Asset Protection
  • Global Real Estate and International invesments

SPEAKERS


Binyamin Tovi

Shekel & Co. Law Offices (Israel)

Marina Zurabovich

Zurabovich & Zoldan CPA, LLM (Israel)

Ofir Levy

Yigal Arnon & Co.(Israel)

Yoad Frenkel

Ziv Sharon & Co. (Israel)

Doron Afik

Afik&Co. (Israel)

Hani Chernovilsky

Hani Chernovilsky Law Office (Israel)

Binyamin Tovi

Shekel & Co. Law Offices (Israel)

Binyamin Tovi, a partner at Shekel & Co. Law Offices, joined the firm in 2008 and leads the firm's International Taxation Department.

Binyamin's practice focuses on a wide range of international tax issues for companies in all stages of development, including early stage start-ups, mid-market private companies and traded companies as well as partnerships, funds and high-net worth individuals.

Binyamin has counseled clients in diverse industries, including technology, real estate, pharmaceutical, retail, financial services, telecommunications, and energy. Binyamin has broad-based experience on a wide range of international tax matters, including M&A, divestitures, tax-free spin-offs, joint ventures, trusts, relocations and more.

In addition, Binyamin has represented clients in audits and appeals vis-à-vis the Israeli Tax Authorities as well as in Israeli Courts.

Experience

Binyamin began his career in KPMG's international tax department where he obtained his CPA license on 2007. In 2008, Binyamin joined Shekel & Co. Law offices.

Throughout his career, Binyamin has served in teaching positions in various tax courses in Tel Aviv University and The Interdisciplinary Center.

Education

  • LL.B, Tel Aviv University (2005)
  • B.A in Accounting, Tel Aviv University (2005)

Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (ISR), 2007
  • Advocate (ISR), 2009

Shekel & Co. Law Offices
Israel
www.shekel-tax.co.il

Marina Zurabovich

Zurabovich & Zoldan CPA, LLM (Israel)

Marina has approximately 20 years of experience in diverse tax and financial advisory and compliance, most of them in senior positions at Big-4 accounting firms including EY and PWC.

Marina has assisted some of the largest US and Israeli multinationals, as well as startups and individuals, with their accounting and tax compliance and tax matters including mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence, equity compensation, tax accounting and tax efficient corporate structuring.

Practice

  • Currently - Co-Founding Partner at Z&Z, CPA
  • Executive Director at EY Israel – with over 15 years in Tax Department at EY
  • Supervisor at PWC Israel
  • Medium-small accounting firms in Israel

Education

  • Kellogg Recanati, Executive Business Management Program
  • LLM, Bar Ilan University
  • BA in Accounting and Economics, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Z&Z - Zurabovich & Zoldan CPA
Israel

Ofir Levy

Yigal Arnon & Co.(Israel)

Ofir Levy specializes in creating tax efficient structures for global technology companies and Israeli companies and represents them in audits and negotiations with the Israeli Tax Authority including obtaining pre-rulings in various tax areas such as of cross-border transactions, intellectual property, investment Funds, stock-options and trusts. Ofir represents both multinational and Israeli clients in tax appeals before the Israeli Tax Court.

Recently, Ofir Levy appeared in the Financier ‘2016 Global Tax Annual Review’ as an Israeli Tax Expert providing his views on current Israeli tax policy issues and key developments and changes relating to Israeli tax laws.

Ofir is a member of the Advanced Study Committee in the Israeli CPA Institute and lectures before the Israeli BAR and the Israeli CPA Institute in various areas of international and Israeli taxation. Ofir is the head of the Tax Group of the Israeli branch of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) and a member of the Israeli IFA branch.

In 2003-2010 Ofir worked with the Israeli State Revenue Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Finance and served as the Head of the International Taxation Department and as a Senior Professional Advisor to the State Revenue Director.

Ofir chaired the Israeli working group which was responsible for the tax aspects associated with the Israel accession to the OECD and was the first Israeli participant in the OECD working party on international taxation. Ofir Levy was the author of the International Taxation chapter which was part of the book Israel and the OECD published by the Israeli Ministry of Finance few years ago and describing the Israeli Governmental legal work connected with the Israel accession to the OECD.

Ofir managed the Israeli tax treaty team in international negotiations with tax authorities of various countries such as United States, UK, Germany and many others.

Ofir was involved in tax legislation regarding income tax, trusts, tax incentives for foreign residents, tax incentives for new immigrants, participation exemption, real estate taxation law, REITS, VAT, encouragement of capital investments and R&D, capital market, hedge funds and securitization.

Ofir Levy was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters' working group dealing with The Definition of Permanent Establishment.

In 2000-2002 Ofir worked at the tax department of PWC Israel.

Ofir received his LLB (cum laude) at the College of Management in 2000 and B.A. in Accounting at the College of Management in 1999. Ofir received his M.A. in Business Administration (Finance) at Tel-Aviv University in 2007.

Ofir has graduated the Tax Inspectors Course of the Israel Tax Authority and International Taxation Seminars (Tax Avoidance and Evasion, Tax Treaties, Tax Negotiations) at the OECD training Centers in Vienna and Budapest.

Ofir was admitted to the Israel Bar in 2003 and was admitted to the Israeli Certified Public Accountants Institute in 2002.

Yigal Arnon & Co.
Israel
www.arnon.co.il

Yoad Frenkel

Ziv Sharon & Co. (Israel)

Yoad Frenkel has an LL.B. and B.A., Accounting combined degree (Honors Joint Degree Program), Hebrew University, and LL.M. Bar Ilan University is the head of the international tax department at Ziv Sharon & Co. law office.

Mr. Frenkel offers international tax consultancy services to clients in Israel and abroad on various international tax issues such as planning and structuring international transactions, residence, tax benefits to veteran returning residents and new immigrants, taxation of trusts, etc. His services includes legal opinions and representation before the ITA and courts. He also represent Israeli clients in voluntary disclosure cases.

Prior to joining Ziv Sharon & Co., Mr. Frenkel worked for 7 years for the ITA in various capacities, including as a tax inspector and as a Tax Specialist in the International Tax Division. He managed the exchange of information with foreign tax authorities, furnished Consulting services to assessment offices, participated in committees in the areas of international tax legislation, issued various significant tax rulings and was involved in mutual assistance procedures with foreign tax authorities. He also participated in the negotiations of double taxation treaties and represented the ITA in an exchange of information working group in the OECD.

He Lectures on international tax matters and authors articles on professional periodicals. He is a member of the tax forum in the Israeli bar association and takes part in discussions with the ITA and in the Knesset on international tax legislation or professional circulars.

Ziv Sharon & Co.
Israel
www.zivtax.co.il

Doron Afik

Afik&Co. (Israel)

Doron Afik is a notary public and an attorney and is the managing partner of Afik & Co., Attorneys and Notaries (www.afiklaw.com). He is admitted to practice law both in Israel and in New York and is also a licensed Notary Public in Israel. Doron acted as an adjunct professor at Hebrew University teaching Mergers and Acquisitions as part of the EMBA program and also taught for many years New York Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Government and Municipal Companies legal courses.

Doron's practice focuses primarily on international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and issues of public law.

For additional details: +972-3-6093609 or at the e-mail: afiklaw@afiklaw.com.

Afik&Co.
Israel
www.afiklaw.com

Hani Chernovilsky

Hani Chernovilsky Law Office (Israel)

Hani Chernovilsky - is an Israeli advocate who believes that the prime value to success is keeping excellence in every field of life and maintaining the highest level of professionalism and efficiency to save time and money. Her office is a lead player in the local real estate market nevertheless deals with other areas and services within the Israeli law system.

Hani Chernovilsky owns a vast experience over 10 years representing both buyers and property sellers. Her clients get the accurate knowledge for the property they about to buy or sell such as:

  • Guiding- the buyer / seller during the whole process as well as representing and handling all the stages of negotiation of the deal.
  • Surveying and examining the properties rights (including companies connected to the Israel Land Administration (ILA), the Land Registry Office)
  • Tax investigation - municipality’s “hashbacha” tax or waivers to this tax, contracts, following up on bank foreclosures, mortgages, liens, demolition orders, construction exceptions, personally accompanying the client to the mortgage banks, letters of intention, mortgage closures, etc.
  • Client’s right - When the deal is fully completed, and the client has received his full rights and the property has been quickly and professionally registered to the new owners.

Han Chernovilsky Law Office provides advice to customers in the country and abroad and specializes in providing personal legal advice and guidance to help my clients achieve their goals.

Other services:

  • Family Law,
  • Dispute Mediation,
  • Criminal Law,
  • Civil Law, Monetary Claims and Letters of Demand.

Hani Chernovilsky
Israel
www.hanilaw.co.il

Anat Shavit

FBC&Co (Israel)

Yair Benjamini

Yair Benjamini Law Offices (Israel)

Dr. Avi Nov

Dr. Avi Nov Law Offices (Israel)

Adv. Yaron Sever

Goldfarb Seligman Law Offices (Israel)

More speakers

to be announced later...

Anat Shavit

FBC&Co (Israel)

Ms. Shavit is the head of FBC's Tax Department and is recognized by international and domestic indices as one of Israel's leading tax practitioners.

Her diverse practice encompasses income tax, VAT, real estate tax, international tax matters, taxation of provident funds, tax implications of employee benefit plans, and compensation packages. Ms. Shavit also has considerable experience working with governmental and regulatory agencies involved in privatizations and restructurings.

Ms. Shavit has broad experience in handling complex M&A, financing, and capital markets transactions, and in the representation of venture capital and private equity funds in fund formation matters, as well as regarding investments in portfolio companies.

Ms. Shavit’s on-going work for Israeli and multinational clients includes advising on cross-border tax structuring, representation before the Israeli tax authorities in ruling requests and settlement agreements, and providing opinions on tax-related issues.

FBC&Co
Israel
www.fbclawyers.com

Yair Benjamini

Yair Benjamini Law Offices (Israel)

Yair has nearly 20 years of experience, during which he has accumulated extensive legal knowledge and vast experience in all the aspects of the Israeli tax laws, as well as in a wide variety of complex issues pertaining to international taxation.

Among his other practices, Yair provides services to Israeli corporations and individuals who conduct investments outside of Israel – including at the United States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Africa; companies engaged in the fields if IT, forex or finance, which operate abroad; Israel hi-tech and bio-tech companies.

Yair serves as legal advisor to some of Israel's top accounting firms and provides legal advice in all matters pertaining to the tax issues faced by their clients, including preparation of expert opinions, legal support for assessment proceeding vis-à-vis the tax authorities and representation of clients before the courts of law.

In recent years, Yair provided legal consultation on voluntary disclosure of foreign accounts, and advised families on matters related to the amendments introduced to trust laws.

Yair accumulated a particularly vast experience in the field of equity-based compensation to employees (options, shares and other instruments). In addition, Yair regularly represents many clients before the District Courts, various tax authorities, land taxation committees and the Israeli Supreme Court, following which has been consequently credited with legal precedents in the field of Israeli tax laws on account of his work.

Experience

Yair began his career as an intern at the chamber of the reputed tax judge Bracha Ofir-Tom at the Tel Aviv District Court. Yair later joined the tax departments at Yigal Arnon & co., before founding Yair Benjamini Law Offices.

Yair is on high demand as a speaker in various professional forums, alongside him being a member and a resident lecturer at the Global Equity Organization.

Education

LL.B. (cum laude) Tel Aviv University (2000)

Admissions

2001, Israel Bar Association

Yair Benjamini Law Offices
Israel
www.benjamini-law.com

Dr. Avi Nov

Dr. Avi Nov Law Offices (Israel)

Avi Nov is an Israeli tax lawyer and the founder of Dr. Avi Nov Law Offices, one of the leading law offices in Israel that specializes in Israeli tax law and international taxation. Dr. Nov’s tax law practice focuses on Israeli and international taxation, including, inter alia, Tax incentives for foreign residents; tax breaks for new immigrants and returning residents; taxation of trusts.

Dr. Nov frequently contributes to and is interviewed by the leading financial press in Israel, such as TheMarker and Globes, and is the author of over 40 articles published in leading tax journals on Israeli tax law and international taxation. He advised the Israeli Minster of Finance office on various issues of Israeli tax law, international taxation and tax policy, including the tax incentives for new immigrants and returning residents. In 2008 he published his book: "Taxation of International Transactions".

YDr. Avi Nov Law Offices
Israel
You may find more details here - www.IsraelTaxLaw.com

Adv. Yaron Sever

Goldfarb Seligman Law Offices (Israel)

Adv. Sever is a partner and Deputy Department Head of the Tax and Executive Compensation Department.

Adv. Sever specializes in tax consulting on a wide range of domestic and international transactions, including merger and acquisition transactions, investments, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, public offerings and private allocation of capital, debt and complex financial products; as well as the establishment of venture capital funds, hedge funds and private investment funds.

Adv. Sever possesses extensive experience in tax consulting and tax planning for high net worth individuals and families, relating to various investments and trusts, and in tax planning prior and subsequent to relocations. In addition, Adv. Sever possesses a unique expertise in advising Israeli and international clients on legal issues and tax aspects relating to equity- based compensation for executives and employees.

Adv. Sever was ranked by the international rating Chambers & Partners as one of Israel's leading tax attorneys.

Adv. Sever also serves on the Tax Forum of the Israel Bar Association.

Education

  • LL.B., Tel Aviv University, 2000
  • B.A., Accounting, Tel Aviv University, 1999

Bar Admission

  • Israel Bar Association, 2001

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