Main Areas of Practice
Capital Markets & Securities – SHG represents prominent Israeli and Israeli held companies and international underwriters on the flotation of Israeli and Israeli held companies on the various stock exchanges, both in Israel and abroad. The firm advises its clients on compliance with the Israeli legal implications of rules of such foreign exchanges, which apply to such Israeli companies. Our experience in this field has involved the creation of innovative transactional structures which have included transactions of dually listed companies and various securities offered in the course of such offerings. We have unique experience in successfully handling large and complex revolutionary transaction structures. Such transaction structures have required various changes to the applicable securities regulations and to the TASE directives, in order to enable the adoption of such transaction structures. The firm has gained notoriety as experts in public and private offerings of various financial instruments, including ETF’s and asset-backed securitizations. In recent years, SHG has been instrumental in developing capital and fund raising for companies by the issuance of private bonds.
Corporate Finance/Commercial – SHG provides its corporate clients with legal services from the initial phases of incorporation throughout the implementation of the business, exits or public offerings and beyond.
The firm offers advice on legal structure in addition to assisting its client in determining their goals and priorities in all business negotiations and preparing all relevant legal documents between the relevant parties. SHG handles a variety of transactions involving Israeli companies or Israeli-based assets for international clients as well as represents Israeli clients and Israeli held concerns in their dealings overseas. Among such transactions the firm has advised and assisted clients in the structuring and implementation of various joint venture projects and various energy projects on an international scale.
The firm has acted as counsel to purchasers, target companies and financial institutions on all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A and related transactions. SHG provides added value to these transactions by pooling the knowledge of our Israeli and foreign qualified lawyers in both the corporate department and other practice areas in order to provide clients with a tailor made service needed for each specific transaction.
Real Estate – SHG represents reputable construction companies, developers, and architects, involving all aspects of real estate development, including acquisition, leasing, zoning and financing, as well as contract negotiation and drafting. The firm represents clients on residential and commercial conveyances, land purchases and sales, in connection with a diverse array of projects including hotels, shopping centers and sheltered housing villages.
SHG assists clients with international real estate transactions and, with the assistance of local counsel, SHG combines their local expertise with the experience of structuring large and complex cross-border real estate transactions in order to provide a fully tailored product.
Banking & Finance – SHG represents Israel’s largest institutional investors (insurance companies, pension funds and provident funds) and advice on their investments, fundraising activities, bond issuances and other financial documents and products in addition to structured financing transactions. The firm represents Israel’s largest pension funds in creating financial packages for Israel’s largest infrastructure operations. SHG was one of the first to deal with various securitization issues in Israel and our involvement through the creation of structured products has led to accumulated expertise in the field.
SHG advises on the establishment and operation of mutual funds and are frequently retained by underwriters and banks for the purpose of performing legal due diligence exercises in this regard.
Private Equity – SHG has built significant expertise representing and advising Israeli’s largest institutional investors, on a large number of investments in local and international private equity and debt funds. Our firm accompanies the client, from the fund structuring phase, through the drafting of the limited partnership agreement and side letter, the MFN election phase and through the life of the fund, ensuring that the terms of the investment comply with all Israeli statutory and regulatory requirements.
Litigation – SHG represents both local and foreign clients before all civil courts including the Supreme Court and the administrative courts in a wide variety of disputes and interim proceedings in many areas. In addition, the firm has handled various class action lawsuits on behalf of its clients. Also, at SHG, mediation and alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) services are an integral part of the litigation practice.
Employment – SHG formed a special Employment department in order to fully service the needs of its clients, which provide ongoing legal services in matters of manpower management and of course consultation on all aspects of employment law.
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