Shira Gray

Attorney Shira Levy Gray is the head of the Austrian\German citizenship department at the law office. Shira graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law with honors, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2009. Shira graduated with a master’s degree in criminal law from Tel Aviv University. After graduation, Shira worked at…

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Changing Objectives of an Amuta

An amuta (plural amutot) is the most common form of nonprofit association in Israel. When registering with the Registrar of Amutot, an amuta must define and gain approval for each objective. The registered objectives define and dictate an amuta’s activities, and the amuta must perform only those activities that are within the framework of the…

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Maxim Rapin

Attorney Maxim Rapin studied law at St. Petersburg University and worked as a lawyer in Russia for 20 years. Over the course of his career, Attorney Rapin dealt in various areas of Russian law: corporate law, civil and commercial litigation, management of bankruptcy proceedings, and more. In 2016, Maxim immigrated to Israel and went through…

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Can an NGO in Israel conduct business activity?

The existence of business activity in a Israeli NGO (“Amutah”) is permissible and even desirable as long as it complies with all legal requirements and considerations. In order to prevent confusion, the Registrar of Amutot published legal guidelines (in Hebrew) which give clear detail on regulations concerning Business activities of an NGO in Israel. In…

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Who is Eligible for Austrian Citizenship? (✔️Updated Guide 2024)

In recent years, Austria has significantly eased the requirements for descendants of Nazi victims to obtain Austrian citizenship. These changes, along with the numerous benefits of holding Austrian-European citizenship, have led to a noticeable increase in the number of clients seeking Austrian an Austrian passport. What are the eligibility criteria for Austrian citizenship? Do children…

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Who Is Eligible for German Citizenship? (✔️ Updated Guide 2024)

The reform in German citizenship law allows many descendants of Jewish German citizens and victims of Nazi persecution to be eligible for German citizenship. What’s important to know about the expanded eligibility for German citizenship since August 2021? Do children and grandchildren of German citizens also qualify for German citizenship and a German passport? How…

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How to certify documents with an apostille stamp?

When submitting documents from Israel to a foreign country, or vice versa, it is necessary to stamp the documents with an Apostille stamp. All First World countries (except Canada) are members of the Apostille Convention, which allows documents to be submitted from one country to another relatively easily. But what happens when translated documents are…

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