E-commerce

E-commerce has been one of the fastest growing industries in Western countries in the last years, and this growth has been further accelerated by the Covid19 pandemic, the following lockdowns in many countries, more people being homebound, as well as the increased opportunities to work from home for many employees. The e-commerce industry also feeds […]

E-commerce has been one of the fastest growing industries in Western countries in the last years, and this growth has been further accelerated by the Covid19 pandemic, the following lockdowns in many countries, more people being homebound, as well as the increased opportunities to work from home for many employees.

The e-commerce industry also feeds many other industries, such as AdTech and is therefore certainly a force to be reckoned with globally, as well as in Israel, where you will find both e-commerce companies, AdTech companies and other related businesses.

Porat Group’s role in the e-commerce ecosystem

Several companies from the e-commerce industry are Porat Group clients, since we offer legal services, as well as consulting advice that enables our clients to keep up with the latest regulatory and legislative issues related to the industry, both here in Israel, as well as worldwide.
This is important, since the legislation for e-commerce, as well as related industries is not only complex, but also cross-border in nature.

Our commercial lawyers and consultants are additionally well informed of trends, news, players, transactions and changes in the industry, enabling us to not only offer legal assistance, but strategic consulting as well, whether it be related to M&As, partnerships, payment issues and payment providers, tax consulting, business models, company structuring or other issues.

Furthermore, Porat Group’s experienced e-commerce lawyers always work closely with each client in order to fully understand each client’s specific needs, anticipate issues that may arise and to be able to work towards the client’s goals in a strategic way. We have found this is vital in order to be able to provide not only high quality, but also proactive advice and services for our clients.

Services we provide for e-commerce companies

Some of the most requested services at Porat Group among the industry players are:

  • Company incorporation in numerous jurisdictions, as well as advice on the most suitable jurisdictions to incorporate in, based on the client’s needs.
  • Corporate planning and taxation advice.
  • Legal, regulatory and compliance advice related to, among other issues, affiliation, privacy, data security, consumer rights and consumer protection, digital advertising, online publishing, monetization and more.
  • Advice related to Internet law, social media laws and technology law in general.
  • Payment advice, guidance and optimization, including introductions to a number of payment providers.
  • Legal and strategic advice related to electronic payments and banking.
  • IP rights, IP protection, IP litigation, advice on issues related to domain names and cyber-squatting.
  • Legal services and advice related to online contracts and agreements, as well as structuring those documents, terms of use, authentication and digital signatures.
  • Legal and strategic advice related to cross-border transactions and business opportunities.
  • Assistance with forming strategic relationships within the industry, as well as introductory services to partners, service providers and others.
  • Assistance and legal guidance related to mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, partnership agreements etc.
  • Pre-litigation advice, litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Labor law related issues, such as employment contracts, employee benefits etc.
  • Drafting, structuring and negotiating industry specific agreements and contracts such as licensing agreements, content provider agreements, service provider agreements, use of third party content and more.
  • Business consulting and strategic advice related to business models, processes and channels.

How do we work with our e-commerce clients?

We work with some e-commerce clients in a general counsel capacity, but we also offer one time services such as specific contracts, assistance with a specific transaction or strategy etc. for clients in need of that.
No matter what the setup, our fees and billing will always be decided upon in advance and we offer all new clients and introductory meeting in order to understand their needs, strategies and goals better before getting started.

Do you have legal questions related to e-commerce?

If so, don’t hesitate to set up a consultation with one of our e-commerce lawyers by contacting us here.

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