The firm’s excellent reputation is the result of years of experience, primarily in business law. GKH represents many public companies, listed on stock exchanges in Israel, Europe and the US, hi-tech and biotech companies, partnerships and JVs. Our clientele receives the best legal advice, derived from comprehensive legal services and a multidisciplinary approach to clients’ needs. GKH represents clients from a variety of sectors: banking, industry, commerce, energy, retail, transportation, finances, services, technology, life sciences, infrastructure, communications, real estate, research and development, and venture capital.
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) – GKH specializes in M&A transactions and leads some of the most consequential M&As, from structuring the deal, negotiating and drafting agreements, obtaining the necessary approvals from governmental, regulatory and judicial bodies, to closing and realizing the deal. GKH provides ongoing professional advice on all M&A related issues, including tax planning and related antitrust, labor law, employee compensation, intellectual property, and technology matters.
Capital Markets – GKH is a leader in the field of capital markets and securities law, both in Israel and internationally. Our team draws from years of experience in the field, including representing issuers and underwriters on stock markets in Israel and worldwide. GKH represents many Israeli companies, whose shares are traded both in Israel and abroad.
Hi-Tech and Venture Capital – Our Hi-Tech and VC Practice is highly acquainted with the distinct needs of companies operating in the technology field. Our clients operate in a variety of technology and innovation fields, including biotechnology and life sciences. We advise on corporate law, financing and commercial transactions. Our clients range from seed companies through growth stages and up to maturity. The team has extensive experience working with accelerators, incubators, Israel Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Health, etc. In addition, our firm specializes in fund formation and represents roughly 30% of all Israeli funds, as well as international funds in their Israel related affairs.
Banking and Insurance – GKH Banking and Insurance Practice offers legal and regulatory advice to domestic and international banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, Israeli institutional entities and investment houses, regarding banking matters, capital markets, securities, investment management and consulting, control acquisition of banks and bank-owned properties, corporate governance, credit and guarantees and more.
Energy and Infrastructure – GKH Energy and Infrastructure Team offers its comprehensive legal knowledge and accompanies clients on a variety of legal issues pertaining to energy and infrastructure projects. We provide top legal advice regarding this constantly evolving and highly regulated field, including tenders, financing, negotiations, and constructions of projects, and the complex contractual arrangements with infrastructure services, with consumers and suppliers.
Litigation – Our team of skilled attorneys handles all aspects of dispute resolution, representing a variety of clients in a wide range of activities, such as commercial disputes, antitrust, class actions, professional malpractice, intellectual property, and arbitration. The firm also represents foreign clients in most Israeli courts.
Labor Law – GKH Labor Law Practice provides legal advice on labor issues to many of the firm’s clients. We counsel many Israeli and international companies on issues involving executive employment, mergers and reorganization processes, legal and social benefits, tenure, pension and retirement, termination of employment and other labor issues before the Labor Court.
Expertise in Global Markets (China, Singapore, Brazil and Turkey) – We advise Israeli companies on transactions in China, Singapore, Brazil and Turkey, and international companies on expanding their business to the Israeli market. Our global teams are staffed with experienced professionals, who have the knowledge, language proficiency, and understanding of business practices and cultural distinctiveness in these regions.
Taxation and Tax Planning – The GKH Tax Practice advises companies and individuals alike on a variety of issues, on which we provide strategic planning. Our team also counsels on international tax planning, financing, structured transactions, foreign investments in Israel, Israeli investments abroad, capital market taxation, encouragement of capital investment laws, taxation of incentives for employees or service providers, and more.
Real Estate – GKH Real Estate department has extensive knowledge and experience in accompanying a wide range of real estate activities, such as combination transactions, construction projects – from rights’ acquisition, through planning and execution, to sale and final rights registration – urban renewals (Tama 38), income-producing property transactions and agricultural rentals, industrial and commercial settlements, real estate taxation, financing agreements, infrastructure and development projects, planning and construction, litigation and more. Our clientele includes construction and development companies, entrepreneurs and private investors, property owners, asset departments and investment entities, among others.
Antitrust – We have extensive experience in handling all aspects of Israeli Antitrust and Competition Law, including appearing before the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal and representing clients before the Antitrust Commissioner and the Israeli Antitrust Authority, on matters relating to restrictive arrangements, abusive conduct of monopolies and merger transactions, as well as preparing and implementing Antitrust internal compliance programs for private and public corporations.
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