Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Our firm possesses unique experience and expertise in the cryptocurrencies and blockchain field. Our attorneys provide ongoing comprehensive counsel to various ‘players’ in the field, including mature Israeli and international corporations, start-ups, investment funds that focus on cryptocurrency investments and private investors from Israel and abroad. Our attorneys provide clients with a broad array of legal services encompassing all aspects of their activity, tailoring their services to meet the unique challenges facing cryptocurrency and blockchain companies.
Our legal teams provide ongoing counsel to clients throughout their day to day commercial activity, as well as in various transactions, agreements and complex proceedings crucial to the success of the company. Among others, our attorneys advise on various commercial agreements; advise on STO’s and ICO’s, including drafting the white paper, website documents, and token based adviser agreements; advise on complex privacy and information security matters; advise on intellectual property issues; assist in obtaining various permits, licenses and approvals from different regulatory authorities, including a cryptocurrency license (financial services provider); and more.
In this capacity, our firm accumulated extensive and significant experience in the cryptocurrencies and blockchain taxation field. Our Tax Department possesses a unique and broad expertise in the Israeli tax aspects of this innovative field, and often represents private clients vis-à-vis the Israel Tax Authority regarding cryptocurrency taxation, including voluntary disclosure proceedings. In addition, our tax teams possess significant experience and expertise in advising on tax aspects of initial coin offerings (ICO’s) and capital raising by blockchain companies. Among others, our attorneys provide counsel regarding the applicability of the Encouragement of Capital Investments Law, 1959 to companies operating in the blockchain and cryptocurrency field. Our attorneys have a pristine reputation and extensive working relations with government and regulatory entities, especially the Israel Tax Authority, enabling them to provide swift, effective and innovative solutions to clients.
In addition, our firm possesses unique expertise in representing companies and private investors in various litigation proceeding related to their activity in the cryptocurrency and blockchain field, including complex multinational legal disputes, tax enforcement proceedings, and more.
"The team has developed particular strengths in the fields of fintech and crypto, agro-tech, and software and open source."
The Legal 500 | 2020
"Adept at representing cryptocurrency startups."
Chambers & Partners | 2020
"Professional, dedicated, and quick to respond. They have a strong business understanding."
The Legal 500 | 2020
“A Man with $10 million in Bitcoin will Take the Mone...
Adv. Tal Atsmon, Head of the Tax Department, and Adv. Liat Graber, a partner in the department, in an interview […]
“Bought Bitcoin? You Have Three Months of Anonymity B...
Adv. Liat Graber, a partner in the Tax Department, in an interview on increased enforcement of virtual currency.
“Profited from Bitcoin and are Stuck with the Money: ...
Adv. Amir Vang, a partner in our Industry and Regulation Department, advises and represents the Israeli Bitcoin Association.
Preparing for the Tax Authority’s Enforcement in th...
09 December, 2018
Goldfarb Seligman held a unique seminar on preparing for enforcement by the Tax Authority on virtual currencies. Guidelines and important […]
The 19th Annual Tax Conference – The Tax Strategy o...
29 November, 2018
The 19th Annual Tax Conference – The Tax Strategy of Tomorrow, hosted by Goldfarb Seligman and CPA firm BDO. Notable […]
Fintech Innovation – Blockchain, Virtual Currency a...
11 June, 2018
A conference in cooperation with EY and Swiss based Niederer Kraft & Frey AG on fintech innovation – blockchain, virtual […]