S. Friedman’s international practice is long-standing and extensive. S. Friedman maintains close professional ties with leading law and accounting firms in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. The firm represents a significant number of the largest multi-national Israeli-held corporations on a full range of activities within Israel as well as internationally. The firm also acts for various multinational enterprises and financial institutions based outside of Israel. S. Friedman & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms, with over 80 years of experience. Operating from its offices in Tel Aviv and Haifa, the firm has vast expertise in advising a long and loyal roster of both Israeli and international institutions, private bodies, and private clients. The firm’s diverse practice areas and interdisciplinary approach provide clients with a comprehensive range of legal solutions – all under one roof. For many clients, the firm has become an integral part of their operations, serving as a de facto in-house legal department.
Maritime, Aviation and Transportation – S. Friedman is the preeminent Israeli law firm in maritime, aviation and transportation law. The firm represents international corporations in connection with building, leasing and selling of vessels and aircraft, joint ventures, consortia agreements, logistic agreements, maritime insurance and international forwarding. In the aerospace sector, the firm advises manufacturers, owners and financial institutions in Israel and abroad in connection with the acquisition, finance and disposal of aviation assets in complex cross-border transactions.
Commercial and Corporate – S. Friedman is involved in a wide range of commercial transactions on a daily basis and has a long-standing and thorough expertise in various aspects of companies and partnerships laws.
Taxation – S. Friedman provides first rate tax advice to domestic and international corporations and individuals, in relation to direct, indirect, real estate and municipal taxes. The firm’s expertise encompasses multinational tax planning, transfer pricing strategies, withholding tax minimization, international joint ventures and investment partnerships, as well as international aspects of VAT.
Litigation and Class Action – S. Friedman has extensive experience in representing clients before the Israeli courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. The litigation department specializes in a wide range of fields, including commercial, corporations, tenders, real estate, antitrust, maritime, higher education, insurance and taxation. In addition, it represents defendants in class actions and has been involved in significant precedent cases.
Infrastructure – The Infrastructure Department closely accompanies a long list of government and private companies engaged in the field of transportation and energy. The legal advice provided includes the accompaniment and execution of large-scale projects, the preparation of tenders and agreements, representation in complex litigation proceedings, regulations, planning and construction. The attorneys in the department provide the firm’s clients with a unique service that combines legal expertise in the field of infrastructure with technical understanding in civil engineering and with the common practice of project execution.
Real Estate and Infrastructure Development – S. Friedman’s real estate and infrastructure practice is comprehensive and includes the representation of clients in acquisition and sale of real estate, finance agreements, joint ventures, project and infrastructure development and management agreements.
Planning and Zoning – S. Friedman’s planning and zoning practice group has vast experience representing contractors before the various planning and zoning committees, as well as resident groups in urban renewal projects.
High-Tech – S. Friedman’s High-Tech department is one of the most prominent and most valued in Israel. The department accompanies technology companies through all stages of their development and growth. We guide our clients on all aspects of their company’s activities.
Banking, Finance and International Transactions – The firm has extensive international experience and expertise in cross-border transactions, including in the interconnected discipline of finance and banking and international trade.
Employment Law – S. Friedman’s labor department has a long and thorough experience in advising large corporations, including internationally operating groups, on employment law and work disputes.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities – S. Friedman is frequently involved in merger and acquisition transactions and leveraged acquisitions. The firm’s corporate department also handles matters such as private placements, issuance of convertible instruments and commercial papers to the public, as well as providing day-to-day legal advice to public and private companies.
Higher Education – S. Friedman is the only large law firm in Israel which specializes in this field. S. Friedman serves as external legal counsel to a large university in Israel. The firm also provides various legal services to other universities and institutes of higher education.
Capital Markets – The securities department advises its clients on initial public offerings and secondary offerings and represents them before the Securities Authority.
Tenders – S. Friedman’s tender law team is very active. It represents clients from a diverse range of fields before the Israeli courts and has obtained very successful judgments for its clients.
Insurance – S. Friedman represents major insurance institutions and handles various legal actions in this field.
For the Benefit of the Community
S. Friedman & Co. participates in professional committees dealing with legislation initiatives. The firm contributes effort and funding to charities in Israel which support education, technological development and culture, and represents non-profit organizations on a voluntary basis.
S. Friedman’s clients include leading institutions in the private and public sectors as well as multinational companies, such as Zim, Tnuva, XT, Gav-Yam, Paz Aviation Assets, National Transport Infrastructure Company, Israel Railways, Haifa University, Weizmann Institute of Science, Magal, Rada, Klil, NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System, Plasson, Qualcomm, Maersk, Ashdod Refinery, Eldan, Pal-ram, Almogim, Chromagen, The Southern Port, Rekah Pharmaceutical Industries.
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