Joseph Z. Hellerstein
The Late Nahum Amit
Areas of Expertise
Corporate, Capital Markets, Mergers, and Acquisitions – APM & Co. represents companies in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt, in Israel and abroad, in complex M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, and on ongoing corporate and public reporting matters.
Hi-Tech, Venture Capital, and Private Equity – APM & Co. has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign funds, technology companies and entrepreneurs in private equity and Venture Capital investments (all stages). The Firm has a leading practice in the formation of funds and investment vehicles of all types.
Finance – APM & Co. advises clients on intricate and large scale financing transactions in Israel and abroad, together with banking consortia and institutional investors, and on the structuring of financial instruments.
Antitrust – APM & Co. represents high-profile clients in a full range of antitrust and competition matters including in the context of mergers and acquisitions, restrictive trade practices, and monopoly proclamation proceedings.
Securities, Capital Markets and Public Issuances – The Firm provides ongoing advice to public and private companies in the areas of corporate and securities law, public and private-capital issuances. The Firm also handles reporting requirements to the Securities Authority and to various stock exchanges in Israel and abroad and advises on all aspects of capital market taxation, options for employees, and corporate control struggles.
Environmental – APM & Co. has the leading environmental practice in Israel, serving the main industrial companies as well as the significant infrastructure, gas, and oil companies. The Firm represents clients on a broad range of environmental matters, including regulation and legislation, clean-tech projects, toxic torts, class actions, and environmental criminal proceedings.
Commercial – APM & Co. advises clients on a broad range of commercial agreements, including distribution, OEM, outsourcing, licensing and joint ventures.
Litigation – APM & Co.’s litigators routinely appear in front of all court instances, quasi-judicial authorities and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. For over six decades, we have represented our clients in all types of litigation and in a wide range of legal disputes in the various areas of civil, commercial, and administrative law.
Arbitration and Mediation – APM & Co’s Arbitration and Mediation Center administers complex arbitrations and mediations in all areas of commercial law. The proceedings are conducted in a professional, discreet, and efficient manner.
Bankruptcy, Liquidation, and Reorganization – APM & Co. represents both creditors (including financial institutions and banks) and debtors in work-outs, restructuring, reorganization and intricate domestic and cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.
Real Estate – APM & Co. represents local and international real estate developers, building contractors, investors and companies in various real-estate transactions in Israel and abroad. The Firm also specializes in urban renewals, including gentrification projects and NOP 38 projects.
Taxation – APM & Co.’s tax department takes a creative approach in handling Israeli and international tax matters. The Firm offers advice on tax structures (local and offshore), tax permits and exemptions, and has published a leading Israeli treatise on International Taxation.
Labor Law – APM & Co. provides its clients with comprehensive legal advice on all matters pertaining to employment and labor law, including in the context of M&A transactions, and on employee compensation plans.
Intellectual Property – APM & Co. advises clients on the development and commercialization of intellectual property rights, on licensing agreements and on trademark prosecution. The Firm handles cases of enforcement of various types of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, and trade secrets.
Energy and Infrastructures – APM & Co. represents corporations and conglomerates in the structuring, development, and construction of conventional and renewable energy and infrastructure projects, involving complex multinational regulatory aspects and financing matters. The Firm holds considerable experience in BOT and PFI projects, and also in counseling the oil and gas search industry.
Regulatory and Compliance – APM & Co.’s regulatory and compliance practice offers clients counsel and strategic advice on a host of issues pertaining to legislation and public policy. The Firm is involved in the preparation of drafts of proposed regulation and position papers, particularly in the fields of antitrust, corporate and securities, tenders, and consumer protection.
APM & Co. routinely represents clients in legislative sessions of the parliament committees and executive branch bodies.
Our Firm has extensive international activity. Part of this activity involves having Israeli desks in India, Australia, and China, each managed by a Partner or a Special Advisor from our Firm with expertise and experience in these fields.
The Firm’s activities in India – Our Firm has many years of experience in providing comprehensive legal counsel to clients from Israel and abroad who work with India and Israel respectively, or are looking to expand their operations to these markets.
Our China Desk – Our Firm has extensive connections in China and a permanent operational office in Shanghai. Among other things, Adv. Eldad Koresh, the Managing Partner of our Firm, serves as a representative of the Israeli Bar Association in China. Our Firm represents both Chinese and Israeli clients in a variety of fields, as well as Israeli clients collaborating with leading Chinese companies.
Our Australian Desk – Our Firm offers a unique service with regard to business ventures with Australia and the Australian investor community and operates a permanent representative office in Sydney. The Firm works closely with investors and is regularly involved with issues of Israeli companies on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Our Singapore Desk – Our Singapore practice offers services that address the unique needs of Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs that wish to enter the Singapore business arena as well as Singapore players who seek to expand their business in Israel.
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