Founded by Dr. Lipa Meir in 1987, Lipa Meir & Co has been at the forefront of the market for more than three decades, helping to shape industries and to advise clients on the cutting edge thereof. Having grown steadily, we have nevertheless maintained our unswerving commitment to the highest standards, personal attention and a tailored response to each client’s unique concerns, offering a comprehensive raft of cutting-edge advice spanning a wide range of sectors.
Consistently ranked by global and domestic ranking guides as a leader in over 24 categories, we serve a diverse roster of private and public companies, prominent banking and financial institutions, investment houses, the largest HMO in Israel, insurance companies, multinationals, leading retailers and wholesale distributors, technology entrepreneurs, infrastructure, energy and real estate developers, as well as governmental entities, authorities, public bodies and Kibbutzim.
Having studied, trained and worked overseas, our attorneys are well versed in the commercial trends, opportunities and challenges for clients operating in many jurisdictions, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Far East, helping Israeli clients expand and launch abroad, as well as international clients investing in the Israeli market.
Principal Areas of Expertise
Commercial Law: With vast experience in commercial and corporate law, we regularly advise Israeli and multinationals in all types of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and many others.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution: We represent clients in all civil and commercial cases, involving class actions, derivative actions, securities, real estate, banking and finance, insurance, tenders, technology and Internet, IP, antitrust law, environmental, privacy issues, and more. We are also regularly appointed as arbitrators and mediators to resolve a range of disputes.
Real Estate: We advise on all aspects of real estate, including purchase, sale and rental transactions, development and construction projects, urban renewal projects, handling objections in planning committees, and much more.
Banking and Finance: We represent banks, financial institutions, lenders, creditors and borrowers in complex financial transactions (including syndication) and financing large-scale projects, as well as in relation to regulatory issues, loan securities and true sale opinions, a particular niche of the firm.
International: With the international caliber of our lawyers and desks, we provide well-informed advice on on cross-border M&A’s, as well as strategic counsel to multinationals operating in a range of sectors in Israel, and Israeli companies with worldwide operations.
High-Tech and Intellectual Property: We accompany all types of high-tech companies on their journey from foundation, through commercialization and culminating in their “exits”. This encompasses, among others, the raising of capital and debt; mergers and acquisitions; and prosecution of intellectual property rights.
Labor Law: We represent employers and organizations in relation to both private and collective labor law, advising on all matters related to implementing workplace regulations and organizational processes. We draft collective agreements and conduct negotiations with labor unions and act for clients in all courts of law (civil and criminal) and in front of the various authorities.
Collectives and Agriculture: With a longstanding and unique expertise in agriculture and cooperatives, we are a go-to firm for collectives and kibbutzim, regional associations, national networks, and others regarding organizational, management-related and business matters. Such expertise also places us at the forefront of the Israeli ag-tech ecosystem.
Creditor Arrangements, Bankruptcy and Insolvency: We are recognized as a leader in advising companies in distress and those facing receiverships, liquidations, stay-of-proceedings, debt restructuring and refinancing, as well as reorganizations and litigation connected with bankruptcy.
Health and Life Sciences Law: We act for health funds, hospitals, supplementary health programs, medical device companies, pharmaceutical corporations, professional health and medical organizations. We draft and shape new laws vis-a-vis the Ministry of Health, among other things.
Environment, Cleantech and Clean Energy: A leader in promoting clean energy and environmental technology initiatives, we advise on environmental regulations, legal and administrative proceedings, and handle the environmental aspects of deals involving exposure to environmental hazards.
Tenders: With experience in drafting tenders and procurement processes for public and municipal entities, we also counsel the government and corporations on both conducting and participating in tenders.
Energy, Infrastructure and Project Financing: We are involved in a wide range of infrastructure and energy projects, including desalination plants and power stations based on gas, wind, solar energy, electricity and more. We are also renowned for our creativity in financing projects, among others, through BOT and PPP.
Competition: We advise on the enforcement of Israeli antitrust laws, including approving restrictive arrangements, approvals of mergers and the implementation of internal enforcement plans.
Cyber Affairs & Artificial Intelligence: We support cross-sectoral domestic and international clients in the fields of cyber security and artificial intelligence (AI) in devising a clear cybersecurity strategy; compliance with regulatory demands and legislation; addressing data governance challenges; managing risk and dealing cyber incidents as well as equipping executives with relevant tools at C-Level Tabletop exercises and seminars.
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