Our firm is consistently ranked as a top tier firm by Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Mergermarket and the Israeli ranking guides, thus recognized as an Israeli “go to firm” for a client roster across the spectrum of many sectors, ranging from multinational corporations and businesses, private and public companies listed on domestic and international stock exchanges, reputable business individuals, Israel’s leading real estate companies, hi-tech companies of all stages of growth, financial institutions, private equity, venture capital and other investment funds, infrastructure and energy companies, telecom and service providers, TV channels and many more.
Our vast knowledge, professionalism and commitment to providing exceptional service to our clients, is not overlooked and have earned us the title of ‘Israel Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year’, 2021, awarded by IFLR Europe, as well as ‘Israel Law Firm of the Year’, 2017 and also ‘Israel M&A Legal Adviser of the Year’, 2017, by Mergermarket.
Areas of Practice
The firm has played a central role in legal proceedings in some of the most substantial business disputes in the Israeli economy and has represented prominent local and international parties. The firm’s litigation practice covers a broad range of commercial law fields, including legal disputes relating to corporate control, communications, public tenders, disputes between shareholders, banking, and bankruptcy. The firm has acquired great skill in managing class actions and successfully represents both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mergers and Acquisitions:
The firm is involved in complex and cross-border transactions in the local and international markets, including mergers and acquisitions, investment agreements, financing agreements, and entrepreneurship. The firm has taken part in some of the largest and most prominent merger and acquisitions transactions in Israel in recent years.
Ranked in Tier 1 in global legal directory Legal 500, our Real Estate Department has cemented our national reputation as one of the elite firms in residential, urban renewal and National Outline Plan 38 (TAMA 38), commercial, office towers, hotels, senior housing and other projects that are transforming the Israeli landscape. Our wealth of planning and zoning expertise also obtains the green light for highways, infrastructure and large-scale renewable energy projects. Comprising over 30 lawyers with experience that spans multiple decades, we act for the most active real estate developers and construction companies, associations and purchase groups, landowners and other parties. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, both in advice and service, our seasoned team enjoys a successful track record in complex transactions, purchase/sale contracts and some of the largest projects in Israel. Combining a tailor-made legal strategy for each transaction with our real-world knowledge of real estate law and the Israeli market, we proactively offer our clients an unrivalled and integrated service, advising on construction, senior housing and urban renewal projects, and acting for landowners in combination transactions, co-ownership agreements and the dissolution and management of tenders for the sale of real estate properties.
Planing and Zoning:
Ranked in Tier 1 in Planning and Zoning in global legal directory Legal 500, we have worked hard to earn our national reputation as one of the elite specialist groups in planning and zoning.
Clients benefit from our 360-degree understanding of the planning and zoning processes and how the local authorities work, as we also represent a number of local authorities in planning and construction matters, with particular expertise in betterment levies, development fees and other levies.
As such, we win the confidence of some of Israel’s largest companies and developers in relation to their complex construction plans and transactions, guiding them through the promotion of the plan, site-specific plans, master plans in areas such as housing, offices, and infrastructure (desalination plants, railways, gas facilities) and we also handle the zoning and administrative aspects of projects for gas companies, and much more.
Energy and Infrastructure:
The firm has acquired a reputation as one of Israel’s leading energy and infrastructure firms. The firm represents entrepreneurs and investors in the fields of energy and infrastructure, providing them legal counsel in all aspects of initiating, planning, establishing and operating projects of various sizes, including power stations, water installations, transportation, tenders, licensing and regulations. The firm has an extensive practice of representing energy consumers, and regularly advises industrial plants, income-generating real estate companies, municipal bodies in the process of purchasing electricity at reduced prices, converting and purchasing natural gas, constructing independent power plants and more.
Hi-Tech and Venture Capital:
The firm represents private equity funds, corporate funds, investors and start-ups in Israel and abroad, advising them on all relevant matters, including raising capital in Israel and abroad, joint ventures, commercial operations such as licensing, development, production and OEM agreements, as well as exit planning.
Media and Communications:
The firm regularly advises and represents leading Israeli communications companies, including regarding legal proceedings, regulatory matters, and the acquisition of content and licensing. The firm was involved in legal proceedings in which fundamental issues of competition and regulations in the field of media and communications were discussed, and was very successful in these proceedings.
Private Clients, Trusts and Estates:
Our Department supports high-net-worth individuals, families and business owners with crafting their particular wealth management objectives, ensuring succession for future generations.
Monitoring current trends and tracking all regulation, we provide sophisticated legal services to Israeli and foreign clients alike in all matters related to the local and overseas management of private and family wealth and assets. Spanning multiple disciplines, we advise on the complementary areas required to effectively manage trusts, including commercial law, real estate law, taxation law, property law, intellectual property law, investments, financing and more.
Regulations and Administrative Law:
The firm has extensive experience in representing senior officers, corporations and financial institutions in their contacts with administrative authorities, government companies and administrative tribunals in all matters relating to tenders, licenses, franchises, administrative enforcement, legislative proceedings, government committees and petitions to administrative courts and the Supreme Court.
The firm has the requisite expertise and professional experience in the field of labor law. The firm offers its clients innovative and fresh thinking, based, inter alia, on the ability to analyze broad trends in the field of labor law, and an expansive view of the legal situation and the full range of client interests. The firm provides close and ongoing supervision and consulting to Israeli and international companies, as well as representation in legal proceedings.
Insolvency and Debt Arrangements:
The firm has vast knowledge and experience in representing creditors of public and other entities in various insolvency proceedings, of considerable magnitude. The Department’s staff is highly skilled in working on large and varied transactions to gain control of public and other companies that have encountered difficulties. The firm’s partners are recognized and appointed by the courts as liquidators, receivers and other offices in insolvency proceedings.
Capital Markets and Securities: The firm provides legal counsel to a variety of public companies, and regularly handles the submission of prospectuses, requests and reports to the Israel Securities Authority and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Banking and Finance:
The firm advises corporations, investors, banks and financial institutions on all aspects of financing transactions in a wide range of sectors and industries. The firm specializes in senior debt loans, consortium arrangements, mezzanine loans, and shareholders’ loans.
The firm has extensive experience with Israeli entities operating in China, seeking to expand their business. Within this framework, the firm represents significant world-renowned investors and Chinese Companies in locating leading technology and industrial ventures in Israel, also assisting in making Acquisitions and Investments in Israeli Ventures and Businesses.
Privacy and Data Protection, Cyber and IT:
The firm further provides advice on aspects of information governance and complex technology applications incorporating data processing, such as SaaS, web and mobile apps, and automation. In addition, the firm maintains significant knowledge on advanced regulatory frameworks such as the GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA and retains unique expertise on processing of health data.
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation, arbitration, commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets, class actions, administrative law, antitrust.
Practice Areas: Mergers and acqui-sitions, venture capital, debt financing, infrastructure investments, engineering projects, antitrust.
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