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Israel, Law and Business Guide

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ISBN13: 9789065448644
ISBN: 9065448640
Published: October 1994
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This guide is a comprehensive resource to business law, related legal issues and the nuts-and-bolts of starting and operating a business in Israel. It is the first reference work on this topic, covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of doing business in Israel. It provides a fine overview of the business scene in Israel and will prove to be a useful tool for interested investors and legal or accounting professionals.;Israel law and Business Guide is divided into 50 chapters, arranged under five topics: - A profile of the country (i.e. geographical and demographical). - Business law (i.e. contract, agent, trust, labour, real estate, patent, taxation and insolvency law and double taxation treaties and investment incentives). - Related legal and business issues (i.e. banking system, courts/litigation, insurance, import/export, succession, citizenship and environmental law). - Doing business (i.e. start-ups, personnel recruitment, leasing/purchasing real estate, powers of attorney and R&D incentives). - The Israeli Business Scene (i.e. the legal and accounting professions, real estate appraisal, business investigations, advertising/public relations and human resources).;More than 40 legal, accounting and other professionals, each an expert in the relevant field, contributed to this practical Guide. The contents are current through August 1994, including the new capital gains tax on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange earnings and the economic and tax aspects of the Israel-PLO accord.

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Contents:
Part 1 A profile of Israel: introduction, Alon Kaplan; the effects and tax aspects of the Israel-PLO accord, Dan Gillerman; economic and tax aspects of the Israel-PLO accord, Leon Harris; an introduction to the legal system, Judge Zvi Caspi.
Part 2 Business law: an introduction to constitutional law, Professor Ammon Rubinstein; incentives for investment in Israel, Alon Kaplan; business entities, Anthony Greenman; commercial agents and distributors, Alon Kaplan; law of agency, Alon Kaplan; law of trust, Shlomo Kerem; Israel's free trade agreements, Alon Kaplan; taxation, Kesselman & Kesselman; value added tax - aspects of European-Israeli transactions, Bert Laman; double taxation relief - general, Kesselman & Kesselman, Israel-Netherlands double taxation treaty, Henriette Grootscholten, Israel-UK double taxation treaty, Leslie Livens, Israel-Germany double taxation treaty, Hans-Joachim Doelmeyer and Thomas Harnak, Israel-Japan double taxation treaty, David Heller, Israel-South Africa double taxation treaty, Mordechai Sugarman, Israel-US double taxation treaty, Dr Zeev Holender; law of contracts, Anthony Greenman; law of tort, Judge Dan Arbel; securing employment, conditions of employment and dismissal, Judge Menachem Goldberg; the law of real property, Arie Wiernik; law of intellectual property, Arnan Gabrieli; insolvency, Moshe Keshet; white collar crime - criminal law in the business world, Dan Shienman and Navit Negev.
Part 3 Related legal and business issues: the Israeli banking system, Asher Halperin; letters of credit, Professor David M. Sassoon; foreign exchange controls, Alon Kaplan; legislation and litigation, Judge Zvi Caspi; insurance in Israel - the legal aspects of insurance, Professor David M. Sassoon, insurance practice, Amichai Harari; importing into Israel, A. Dorot (Polishuk) and Dan M. Rothschild; import and export procedures, Kesselman & Kesselman; law of the environment, Dr Alon Tal; law of succession, Anthony Greenman; citizenship, Professor Amnon Rubinstein.
Part 4 Doing business: starting a business in Israel, Alon Kaplan; recruiting key personnel for employment, Alon Kaplan; salaries and social benefits, Kesselman & Kesselman; powers of attorney, Alon Kaplan; purchase of residential property, Alon Kaplan; investing in commercial real estate, Stanley Finkelstein; leasing commercial and residential real estate, Oded Barry; the standards institution of Israel, Michael Wolf; research and development incentives, Kesselman & Kesselman and Alon Kaplan.
Part 5 The Israeli business scene.