Herzog Fox & Neeman (HFN) was founded over 40 years ago as a boutique firm aiming to provide high quality legal services to international clients doing business in Israel. Since then, HFN has grown to become Israel's premier law firm, with over 215 lawyers, of whom more than 75 are partners. A significant portion of HFN's lawyers are qualified to practise in overseas jurisdictions as well as in Israel, or have spent periods of time practising in some of the world's leading law firms. In keeping with the firm's international outlook, HFN represents more foreign businesses active in Israel than any other law firm.
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The size of the firm and the diversity of its practice - comprising over 30 departments staffed with specialist lawyers - enable HFN to provide its clients with a comprehensive and integrated solution for all legal matters relevant to their business.
The quality of HFN's work, its commitment to excellence and its understanding of the Israeli and global legal environment has earned the firm a reputation for providing exceptional legal service. HFN has been recognised as Israel's prestige law firm by Financial Times and mergermarket, IFLR, Who's Who Legal and others.
HFN's Corporate practice is the largest and one of the most high-profile practices in the Israeli marketplace. The department includes a large contingent of foreign qualified practitioners working alongside some of Israel's leading corporate lawyers. M&A:
HFN is widely regarded as the leading Israeli firm advising companies on all issues of corporate law, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (private and public), strategic engagements, corporate restructuring and other business activities. Capital Markets:
In the area of capital markets, HFN advises on public offerings and private placements in Israel, the US and Europe, representing Israeli and multinational companies, investors, issuers and underwriters in placing securities on stock exchanges around the world. HFN represents and advises Israel's major asset management companies, investment houses, mutual funds and provident funds in their ongoing activities. Commercial Law:
HFN offers comprehensive advice to Israeli enterprises and to multinational corporations with a presence in Israel on all legal matters relating to their commercial activities. The department acts as advisors for strategic planning and addresses all matters as they arise in the course of conducting business operations in Israel. Hi-tech:
HFN is a leader in the Hi-tech sector, active in establishing and representing venture capital and private equity funds, and in successfully accompanying start-up companies from early stage to significant exit. The firm's clients range from early-stage start-up companies to large publicly-held corporations, in particular, multinationals seeking to acquire Israeli technology companies or their assets, or to establish their own operations in Israel. Venture Capital and Investment Funds:
HFN represents many domestic and international venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and secondary funds from formation through investment and realisation of portfolio companies. Privatisation and Restructuring:
HFN acts as an adviser to the Israeli Government in respect to the privatisation and restructuring of many of Israel's major State-owned companies.
Banking and Finance
The Banking and Finance Practice is one of the firm's more diversified practices and is the largest dedicated finance practice in Israel. The practice is regarded as the clear market leader, representing major global financial institutions, including most of the foreign banks active in Israel. The practice includes corporate finance, derivatives and financial products, regulatory issues, loan transactions, acquisition financing and structured financing. Insolvency and Restructuring:
HFN provides advice on a full range of corporate restructuring issues and insolvency proceedings including workouts, asset sales, bankruptcy trustee appointments, receivership and bankruptcy litigation, corporate liquidations, exchange offers, consent solicitations, renegotiation of credit agreements with bank syndicates and other lenders, and loan and debt restructurings. Infrastructure and Project Finance:
HFN's Project Finance department has been involved in all of Israel's most significant infrastructure development and project finance transactions. The team represents bidders, concessionaires and lenders in Israel's main national and multinational projects. These include toll roads, light railways, desalination plants, telecommunications systems, and other transportation facilities.
HFN has the strongest Tax practice of any law firm in Israel. The Tax practice is preeminent due to the scope of its work, its expertise in international tax planning and its influence on Israel's tax regime. HFN's tax lawyers have long been involved in structuring major international transactions, as well as obtaining landmark tax rulings which have shaped Israel's Hi-tech and venture capital industry. Trusts and Estates:
HFN provides comprehensive service to individuals with significant assets in Israel, and to charities, trustees, guardians, heirs, executors, family offices and financial institutions on both domestic and multi-jurisdictional levels, in particular in all areas of tax and estate planning.
HFN has developed high level Sector Expertise in a number of niche areas that are of major significance in the Israeli marketplace. The firm has specialist practice groups in areas including: Employment Law, Telecoms, Intellectual Property and Real Estate. HFN is a pioneer in establishing dedicated practice groups in areas such as:Defence, Aerospace and Homeland Security:
The department advises on commercial and regulatory aspects involved in the defence and aerospace sector, as well as advising on interaction with foreign governments and the State of Israel. Internet, E-commerce and Online Gaming:
HFN maintains a world-wide reputation as an international market leader in advising companies in the rapidly evolving internet gaming and payment processing industries, keeping current with the latest regulatory and legislative issues in many jurisdictions. Energy and Natural Resources:
The firm has unrivalled expertise in advising on the exploitation of Israel's natural resources and representing major overseas corporations in their Israeli activities such as energy and natural resource projects (natural gas, desalination, power projects). Environmental and Climate Change:
The department advises on licensing and compliance, environmental aspects of local and international commercial transactions and infrastructure development projects and financings, as well as providing on-going advice to corporate clients in environmental risk management and strategic planning. Labour and Employment Law:
The department provides comprehensive legal advice and creative solutions in all aspects of labour and employment law, including employee benefit and executive compensation plans, to a broad local and international client base in the private and public sectors. Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals:
HFN represents local and foreign clients across the life sciences industry, including biotech, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, medicinal and research institutions, as well as providers of services to the life sciences industry such as consultants and investors. Intellectual Property:
HFN has a strong Intellectual Property department which offers a wide range of strategic and legal advice on all IP/IT related activities. Real Estate and Construction:
The firm provides services covering all aspects of transactional issues to every sector of the real estate industry, including to foreign corporations, commercial banks, investment banks, commercial and industrial developers, and government and local authorities.
Regulatory and Governmental
HFN's lawyers are active in representing clients before various Authorities in Israel. A number of the firm's lawyers have joined HFN from the public sector, and the firm works closely with many government departments. Administrative Law:
The firm represents a broad spectrum of industries and businesses in all aspects of governmental and regulatory matters, including disputes involving government authorities. Telecommunications and Media:
Key areas of focus include telecom market regulation, licensing, administrative litigation involving telecom issues, and commercial transactions, as well as structural changes in the Israeli telecommunications market. HFN represents clients in market liberalisation processes, market competition developments and ensuing Ministerial policies. Antitrust and Competition:
The department advises Israeli and international clients on all aspects of competition law such as multinational and local mergers and acquisitions, and in applying for and obtaining the necessary approvals and waivers for these transactions. Public International Law:
HFN provides legal support to governments, international institutions and organizations on public international law issues such as: international humanitarian law, peacekeeping operations, human rights law, terrorism and security, delimitations of international ground and maritime boundaries, law of the sea and transnational aspects of water, gas and other resources.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
With over 50 lawyers, HFN's Litigation and Dispute Resolution department is among the largest in the country. The Department specialises in handling disputes in Israel involving an international or multi-jurisdictional element, disputes involving foreign litigants, and high-profile class action suits. Areas of practice include: civil litigation, arbitration, mediation and white collar crime white collar crime and corporate corruption.
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