The firm employs a professional staff of over 120 lawyers and interns, who have extensive international experience. Many of the firm’s lawyers have studied at leading universities in the United States, and the firm has an extensive network of international contacts.
Among the firm’s clients are many prominent international and local corporations, including publicly traded companies, energy and infrastructure companies, international corporations and concerns in various fields, hi-tech and telecommunications companies, banks and financial institutions, industrial companies, venture capital and private equity funds, hedge funds, government corporations, investment and maintenance corporations as well as some of the most active and recognized business people in the Israeli business community.
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.
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.
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.
The firm has extensive experience in the real estate field, in its various aspects, including counsel for various real estate transactions, development of office and residential projects, urban renewal, sheltered housing, hotels, purchase groups, construction services, planning and construction, the Israel Land Authority, and real estate financing. Among the firm’s clients are some of Israel’s largest real estate companies, banks, funds, infrastructure companies, private companies, and international organizations active in Israeli real estate.
Antitrust: The firm has the required skills in all aspects of competition and antitrust law. Inter alia, the firm has represented a broad range of clients, including in the fields of communications, food, infrastructure, transportation, defense industry and aviation, in antitrust proceedings in courts, in the Restrictive Trade Practices Court and in front of the Antitrust Commissioner.
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.
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