At the basis of the Firm’s professional approach is a perception that considers each client as an independent unit with a unique structure and needs. The Firm strives to provide each client with an array of services according to its needs. Clients receive personal and individual attention while enjoying the advantages of a large office with extensive connections and a global presence, that offers a variety of complex services. The Firm recruits and employs the best professionals, who come from different fields and countries. This human capital, along the Firm’s commitment to quality, excellence, and integrity, is what makes it a legal service provider chosen by companies, individuals and investors, from the largest and leading companies in Israel and worldwide.
The Firm’s attorneys have cross-border expertise and experience in various legal areas and are highly capable of providing comprehensive and creative legal solutions. The diverse experience, combined with a multi-disciplinary work approach that synergistically brings together experts from different legal disciplines under one roof, enables the Firm to tailor to each client a special legal suit.
The Firm employs more than 300 attorneys, including over 100 partners, who offer clients a wide spectrum of legal services. The firm focuses on four core practice areas: corporate and capital markets in Israel and overseas; litigation of all types; real estate, planning and construction of all descriptions; and taxation in Israel and internationally. The firm also offers highly specialized practices in industry; labor law; antitrust and competition; infrastructure; regulation; intellectual property and privacy; energy; finance; banking; insurance; environmental law; and more. Goldfarb Seligman has consistently been ranked among the leading law firms in Israel in various practice areas by international and local ratings such as Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, BdiCode, Dun’s 100, and others.
Mergers & Acquisitions – Goldfarb Seligman possesses extensive experience in merger and acquisition transactions involving public and private companies. In recent years, the Firm has had the lead role in numerous international transactions worth tens of billions of dollars. The Firm represents leading Israeli companies in international transactions, as well as foreign clients in their Israeli acquisitions, while providing integrated advice in various legal fields.
Capital Markets and Public Offerings, in Israel and Abroad – Goldfarb Seligman has Israel’s leading capital markets and public offerings practice. The Firm advises on public offerings in Israeli and foreign capital markets, provides ongoing securities law advice to dozens of public companies and represents issuers and underwriters in Israel, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The Firm works closely with foreign underwriters and investment banks, and the Firm’s attorneys have unparalleled expertise in complex financial transactions, and in the representation of clients before various securities authorities and stock exchanges. In addition, the Firm’s vast experience with U.S. securities law enables its attorneys to match Israeli law requirements to U.S. law requirements, or to those of other foreign legal jurisdictions.
Real Estate, Planning and Construction – The Firm has one of Israel’s leading real estate departments and handles the most significant transactions in the Israeli real estate, planning and construction fields. It advises holding companies, leading real estate companies and developers on a broad variety of projects, including commercial, industrial, office, residential, hotel, urban renewal and planning and construction projects; and provides clients with comprehensive legal services in all stages of acquisition, bidding, planning, licensing, development, construction, and marketing, including handling required financing and tax issues.
Commercial and Corporate Litigation; Dispute Resolution – The Firm handles the most complex commercial and corporate litigation. The Firm’s litigation department partners are among the leading trial lawyers in Israel and represent Israeli and international companies, as well as key businesspeople and senior officials from the public sector. The Firm advises on a wide range of legal issues, including complex commercial litigation; corporate litigation in public companies; class actions; international litigation and arbitration; antitrust litigation; internet litigation; real estate litigation; and more. In addition, the Firm’s senior partners serve as mediators and arbitrators in complex business and personal disputes. The Firm also maintains a boutique law firm within the firm, which specializes in family law mediation.
Tax – Goldfarb Seligman’s Tax Department is one of Israel’s most prominent and experienced tax departments. The Firm’s attorneys, based in our offices in Israel and our Zurich Branch, advise local and international clients on various tax matters, including the taxation of domestic and international transactions; mergers and acquisitions, real estate taxation; import, export and international trade law; VAT; and more. In addition, the Firm specializes in all aspects of executive compensation, including handling all tax and securities issues and drafting sophisticated stock option and bonus plans.
Corporate and Commercial Law – The Firm handles the largest and most complex cross-border corporate transactions involving Israeli entities while maintaining continuous contact with governmental authorities and handling all regulatory aspects of the deals. The Firm’s attorneys apply knowledge from various disciplines of commercial law, as well as multidisciplinary experience acquired while working and studying outside of Israel. The Firm’s attorneys act as counsel to companies concerning proper approval of major interested party transactions and advise on executive compensation.
Hi-Tech, Venture Capital and Technology Agreements – The Firm has unique expertise in the hi-tech field and is involved in dozens of domestic and international venture capital transactions every year, representing both investors and companies. The Firm advises early-stage companies on financing and intellectual property; handles exits (IPOs, M&As); and advises venture capital funds with respect to capital issues and other related matters. In addition, the Firm possesses extensive experience regarding agreements for commercializing technologies, in both the hi-tech and the life sciences fields.
Industry – The Firm possesses extensive experience in advising and representing Industrial corporations from all segments of the market, and our expert attorneys are familiar with the business environment and complex legal challenges these companies face. Our legal teams provide clients a broad range of high-quality legal services, encompassing all aspects of the client’s activity in Israel and abroad, tailored to the unique challenges faced by Industrial corporations.
Banking and Finance – The Firm handles various domestic and international financing transactions, and advises on ongoing banking activity and activities in all financial services fields, such as securities, custody and brokerage, credit cards and financial derivatives. In recent years, the Firm has advised on some of the most complex bank financing transactions in the Israeli market.
Project and Infrastructure Financing – The Firm handles a significant portion of the infrastructure projects in the Israeli market, particularly in the transportation and energy fields. The Firm advises governmental agencies and private sector entities from the formation stages, through statutory and legislative proceedings, to expropriations
tenders, and financing.
Energy and Natural Resources – The Firm is one of the pioneers in the Israeli energy and natural resources field. The Firm provides comprehensive professional counsel integrating legal, professional and commercial aspects, from the early development stages of energy projects, throughout their construction and to financial closure and ongoing operation. In addition, the Firm possesses extensive experience in complex tenders and providing professional counsel regarding financing models and agreements tailored to the needs of the energy market, including PPA, EPC and O&M agreements. The Firm advises developers and corporations regarding the establishment of natural gas power plants, renewable energy projects, natural gas distribution and consumption, and more.
Antitrust and Competition – The Firm specializes in providing ongoing legal counsel to clients regarding complex antitrust and competition matters, including litigation proceedings and administrative, civil and criminal enforcement. The Firm regularly provides complex legal opinions on various competition aspects in relation to a wide variety of matters, including monopolies, restrictive agreements and mergers. In addition, the Firm builds internal compliance programs tailored to the unique needs of each client.
Class Actions and Derivative Actions – The Firm represents leading Israeli and multinational corporations in class actions regarding securities, antitrust, insurance and banking, and consumer protection issues. The Firm’s expertise results from representing hundreds of corporate defendants in class actions. This experience enables it to utilize creative tools to prevent the certification of claims as class actions and to resolve disputes through alternative measures while reducing the clients’ exposure to both financial and reputational damage. The Firm also has expertise in the representation of clients in derivative actions and represents companies, shareholders, directors and senior executives.
White Collar – The Firm is one of the leaders in the white collar defense field. The Firm’s attorneys represent senior members of the business and public sectors in criminal cases involving matters such as securities, antitrust, taxation and money laundering, and defense and national security offenses.
Regulation – The Firm provides comprehensive legal-strategic counsel in the regulation field, advising various business groups and leading corporations operating in a wide variety of fields, including telecommunications and media, cyber security, infrastructure, healthcare, food, economic regulation and more. The Firm provides both immediate counsel regarding isolated matters and advice on developing long-term regulatory strategies, based on the extensive knowledge and experience accumulated by the Firm in this field.
Environmental Law and Sustainability – The Firm’s attorneys counsel clients on environmental law requirements and advise on licensing and enforcement before the governmental authorities; represent clients in administrative, criminal and civil proceedings; assist in the drafting and implementation of internal enforcement programs; conduct due diligence; represent financial institutions with respect to environmental risk management; and advise companies operating in the energy and water fields.
Labor Law and Relocation – The Firm provides strategic advice in order to resolve complex human resource management issues, both private and collective, and advises organizations and individuals during reorganization processes, including employee recruitment and termination; collective bargaining; mergers and acquisitions, due diligence; and more. The Firm also represents clients before labor courts and governmental authorities, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In addition, the Firm provides comprehensive legal counsel regarding immigration, visa and relocation matters.
Insurance and Risk Management – The firm possesses professional experience and expertise in a wide variety of insurance maters, both locally and internationally, providing comprehensive counsel to Israel’s largest corporations. Our attorneys specialize in consulting in respect of comprehensive insurance plans, focusing on the quality and scope of insurance coverage, and tailoring innovative solutions for complex risks unique to each client. In addition, we advise insurance companies throughout establishment, acquisition and investment agreements, and more, as well as advise boards of directors and represent insurance companies in claims and class actions. Our firm also possesses significant expertise in the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) domain, providing counsel based on international best practices and methodologies for mapping the client’s exposures and the formation of infrastructure for monitoring, reporting and managing risks.
Telecommunication and Communications – The Firm provides ongoing counsel to various leading companies in the telecommunication, communications and broadcasting fields, with respect to regulations, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, transfers of corporate control, commercial disputes and complex litigation proceedings, including class actions.
Corporate Recovery and Insolvency – The Firm handles liquidations, receiverships, creditors’ arrangements and reorganizations under bankruptcy protection. The Firm’s attorneys have served as or represented, reorganization trustees, receivers, and liquidators in some of the most complex proceedings in Israel. In addition, the Firm provides ongoing counsel to corporations and individuals in corporate recovery and economic rehabilitation proceedings.
Intellectual Property – The Firm is experienced in a variety of intellectual property matters, in Israel and abroad. We advise clients on all intellectual property aspects of their activity, from trademark and design registration to building copyright and intellectual property asset protection strategies, as well as licensing agreements (OEM, VAR and others), commercial transactions and protecting intellectual property assets in litigatory proceedings. We also specialize in complex advertising, media and entertainment matters, from talent agreements, event production and TV series production to advertisement regulation and distribution agreements.
Administrative Law – The Firm has extensive expertise in this field and represents clients before governmental authorities, administrative law courts and the High Court of Justice, including in matters relating to tenders, communications, and education.
Libel – The Firm has extensive expertise in this field. It represents media outlets and advertising agencies and provides ongoing pre-publication advice on investigative journalism pieces and advertising campaigns. The Firm also handles public figures’ libel claims and the defense of media outlets in libel actions.
Partners (in alphabetical order)
|Roy Aga||Yafit Felsenfeld||Merav Kainan-Wagner||Nili Peleg-Shpolansky||Boaz Sity|
|Sharon Aloni||Shmuel Fleger||Daphna Kapeliuk||Inbal Perchik||Alon Titelboum|
|Erez Altit||Yoav Fruchtman||Yigal Kava||Nimrod Prawer||Evgeny Traspov|
|Judy Amidor||Daniel Gelbendorf||Elisha Kesner||Marc Rabin||Daphna Tsarfaty|
|Moti Arad||Ben Gilboa||Rayek Khoury||Oren Reif||Hadar Tsikinovsky Sharabani|
|Moran Arava||Igor Gilevich||Adam M. Klein||Dotan Rosen||Liraz Tubul|
|Merav Baruch||Vered Gitterman||Yitzchak Kovos||Ariel Rosenberg||Amir Vang|
|Ben-Ami Behrend||Ido Gonen||Orit Kremer||Batia Rosenberg||Orna Verhovsky|
|Jeremy Benjamin||Guy Gordon||Aaron M. Lampert||Yehuda Rosenthal||Ari Wechsler|
|Elad Berdugo||Liat Graber||Ronny Lapan||Liraz Rosh||Oren Wolpin|
|Dikla Betzalel||Lior Gutwirt||Roy Lieber||Oz Sasi||Dave Zeitoun|
|Arnon Cohen||Reut Hadar||Dafna Lotan Medvejer||Liam Schwartz||Ido Zemach|
|Zohar David||Avishai Halfon||Shlomo Menachem||Doron Segal||Yosef (Sefi) Zilberstein|
|Danny Dilbary||Tzahi Halio||Idan Menchel||Moran Shachar|
|Gabi Drucker||Sagiv Hanin||Hod Mimun||Eyal Shakiv|
|Vered Eitani||Ronen Hausirer||Gur Nabel||Guy Shalev|
|Asher (Ashi) Engelman||Michael Heller||Shirit Nackar||Liat Shechter|
|Roy Fadel||Yoni Henner||Gill Nadel||Hilla Shindler|
|Inbal Faibish Wassmer||Shirin Herzog||Avi Netanel||Sagit Shoval-Moked|
|Liat Faig-Neuwirth||Sagi Kahalani||Maya Nusbaum Rapaport||Revital Shprung-Levy|
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