Shnitzer, Gotlieb, Samet & Co.

Law Firm


Founding Year 1992
Address Gibor Sport Building 27th Floor, 7 Menachem Begin Street, Ramat-Gan 5268102, Israel
Phone 972-3-6113000
Fax 972-3-6113001
Email [email protected]
Company Website


Shnitzer Gotlieb Samet & Co. (SGS LAW) is one of Israel's leading civil-commercial law firms. The firm provides a range of legal services to business sector clients including public, government and private companies operating in Israel.

The firm’s departments have unique expertise in their fields and synergy between them – capital market, diverse commercial deals in Israel and abroad, routine commercial support for companies, real estate and complex commercial litigation. The firm’s departments are annually ranked as the top leaders in their field.

Commercial Litigation
With an excellent renowned reputation, the department’s staff specializes in complex, difficult and unique disputes, with a specific aptness for civil-commercial-administrative litigation areas including disputes over infrastructures and contractors, tenders, class actions, derivative suits, control disputes, securities, administrative petitions, arbitration, banking, insolvencies and stays-of-proceedings, companies, contracts. The staff represents many public companies, directors and executives, public and hybrid bodies, foreign clients, insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, retail chains, contractors, high-tech companies, accountants, consultants, manufacturers and distributors.

Capital Market
Ranked as one of the most outstanding top tier departments, in its field in Israel the firm’s Capital Market department, represents Israeli and multinational companies alike, as well as investors, companies and underwriters in public offerings. The firm’s special expertise in capital markets, companies and securities law includes support for the raising of capital through complex public and private offerings by issuing financial instruments, supporting party-at-interest deals, purchase offers, preparing reports, and routine support for dozens of public companies. The firm supports companies’ offerings from the planning stage until completion of the offering and listing for trading including preparing prospectuses and other documents for publication, direct representation before the Securities Authority, TASE and other authorities while providing consultancy in companies law and tax regimes.

Real Estate
Among the departments’ many real estate services, the department conducts a range of comprehensive real estate transactions, ranging from the development stage through purchasing rights, pushing through planning procedures, preparing combination deals, construction, implementation and financing deals with various financial bodies, supporting the real estate aspects of securities offerings for real estate companies, residential and other sales, support for purchasing groups, including the marketing and leasing of assets, sale deals for income-producing real estate, as well as routine support for the firm’s clients. The department is distinctive in its manner of managing activities with the governmental authorities responsible for handling such deals, including the Tax Authority. The department has supported the full range of urban renewal projects while representing developers and tenants in clear and build projects and TAMA 38 earthquake retrofit projects. The firm also specializes in the new legislation in the field and rulings regarding the real estate sector which have immense impacts on deals and activities in the field. The department, along with the support of the capital markets department, provides services in the raising of capital for real estate companies and provides the necessary professional backup for their clients’ real estate deal execution.

Commercial and International (M&A and Joint-Ventures)
With extensive experience in comprehensive legal service for commercial and holdings companies, handling deals for collaborations and joint ventures, shareholder agreements, financing, management, service provisions, distribution, licensing, and supporting complex purchases and mergers, etc. The staff provides routine and skilled solutions in all areas of commercial law to the firm’s Israeli and international clients’ activities.

Our firm has extensive experience in preparing public tenders (public, closed, invitation to bid, online auctions), both for the state and for privately owned entities. The firm advises and assists its clients (tenderers) in preparing the tender documents, drafting of threshold conditions, formulating the covenants, arranging a bidding meeting, conducting negotiations, etc.
In addition, the firm advises and assists entities participating in tenders and provides them with legal advice in this area. It should be noted that the firm has a special expertise accompanied by government and municipal companies in the field of tenders.

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