Number of Lawyers: 115
Number of Partners: 32
Ehud Shochatovitch, Eyal Roy Sage, Yacov Cohen, Yoav Caspi, Sharon Kohane, Omer Gadish, Amit Lederman
Daniel Chinn, Gadiel Blusztein, Nir Oren, Helit Simchoni, Alon Edelman, Einav Cohen, Aharon Barda
Dana Amir-Fried, Oded Gross, Assaf Lapid, Ariella Ablov, Dana Battat, Yaniv Dekel, Ruthy Wysenbeek-Shauli
Liat Volanovsky-Neuman, Amit Briger, Amnon Kolback, Paul Lenga, Idan Miller, Ohad Duvdevany, Yael Appel-Shoham, Gidon Even-Or
Rami Zalko, Dec.
The firm’s clients consist of international and domestic corporations, including in the fields of software and communications, real estate, transportation, technology and Hi-Tech companies, heavy industry, aviation, food and fashion and private clients, including developers, well-known artists from the entertainment industry, as well as clients from the public sector, such as government authorities, local authorities, and quasi-governmental entities and NGOs. The firm provides its clients with a wide range of civil and commercial legal services while maintaining excellence, drive, creativity, resourcefulness, flexibility, diversity and informality, all in order to establish a long-term relationship with its clients.
Principal areas of expertise
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution – One of the leading litigation departments among Israeli Law Firms. It successfully represents a vast number of private and public companies and individuals in complex litigation proceedings, in different courts and tribunals. AYR’s lawyers represent the firm’s clients, inter alia, in disputes between shareholders, derivative claims, claims for shareholders discrimination, contractual disputes, administrative petitions, and real estate related disputes.
Class Actions – A dedicated department in the field of class actions, which has been ranked highly in all the professional legal guides, as a leading department in this field in Israel. The department has unique experience, expertise and unprecedented success in managing class actions. The firm’s clients include international communications corporations, food corporations, import and rental companies, public transportation companies, software corporations, retail chains, electronics companies, asset management companies and more.
Real Estate – One of the most significant department in the Israeli legal market. The firm represents key participants in the Israeli real estate market, including entrepreneurs, developers and construction and investment companies. Furthermore, the firm advised on many of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in Israel in recent years, inter alia, with respect to residential projects of thousands of units, commercial projects and hotels.
Planning and Construction – The planning and construction practice has vast experience, acquaintance with and expertise in dealing vis a vis the applicable authorities and planning committees.
The firm advises leading corporations in the telecommunications, transportation, energy, food and beverage and real estate industries.
Commercial and Corporate Law – The department assists and accompanies its clients, which consist of developers, local and international corporations, partnerships and private and public companies, in all aspects of their commercial activities, including corporate governance, joint ventures, current legal advice to the management and office holders of the company, tenders and other competitive proceedings, various sorts of agreements, including with customers, suppliers, service providers, franchisees and distributors.
Project Finance and Corporate Finance – The practice became a significant player in the market in the past years. The firm has advised on some of the largest financing transactions in the Israeli market, including transactions of billions of shekels in the fields of construction, infrastructure and transportation.
Hi-Tech, Accelerators and Venture Capital – The team has experience and deep knowledge in planning and executing complex transactions. The team represents prominent participants in both Israeli and international markets, including software and hardware corporations, private investors (“angels”), incubators and start-up accelerators, inter alia, in the fields of communications, media, mobile, cyber and online trade.
Mergers and Acquisitions – The team assists clients in the planning and implementation of mergers and acquisitions, including complex international transactions, which include working with law firms abroad. The practice is team is well experienced in overcoming obstacles and executing transactions and closing deals. The firm has a clear advantage due to its ability to provide a comprehensive professional response with regard to various aspects of transactions, including anti-trust and taxation.
Privacy, Data Processing and Cyber – The department’s practice is one of Israel’s most experienced ones. It provides advise to IT companies (including cloud service providers), telecommunication entities, financial institutions and insurance companies, among many others.
Telecommunications and Media – The firm’s clients include cellular and telecommunication supplier companies, internet service providers, international technology corporations, traditional and new media broadcasters and producers, including public broadcasters and cable companies. The firm provides ongoing services in the aforesaid fields, both regulatory and commercial, including with respect to the establishment of communications infrastructures.
Intellectual Property – The IP practice provides legal and strategic assistance to local and international entities. The firm has many years of experience in handling intellectual property rights and moral rights, trademarks and matters involving IP, technology and anti-trust.
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery – The team has many years of experience in the liquidation and receivership of companies, as well as rehabilitation of distressed companies. The team acts administrator of corporations in liquidation and receivership, formulates rehabilitation plans and creditor arrangements for the companies and also represents creditors and officers of the companies as well as investors in insolvency proceedings and realization of assets.
Labor Law – Specializes in representing local and international employers in private and public sectors, and employee committees in all fields of labor law – private and collective. The department has extensive experience in managing complex cases and disputes as well as collective disputes.
White-Collar – Specializes in the field of criminal law and deals mainly with white-collar cases, and offenses in the fields of tax, securities, anti-trust, money laundering, bribery, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
Sports Law – The sports practice deals, inter alia, with the provision of legal services to sportsmen, football clubs and agents, in large-scale transactions, both local and international, and with the representation in legal and arbitration proceedings vis a vis local and international tribunals.
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