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Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. handled NIS10bn worth of debt and equity offerings on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) during the reporting period. New clients include Partner Communications Company and Navitas Petroleum. Uri Rosenberg and Shirel Guttman-Amira head the practice, in which Amir Goddard, Efrat Hozeh-Azrad and Ran Shalom are also key contacts.

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Coalways delivers, no matter how tight the timetable or how complex the subject matter’. Aya Yoffe and Yuval Eden advised the Azrieli Group on debt issuances totalling NIS3bn in the first half of 2016. On the equity side, Perry Wildes assisted Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings with its $13m Nasdaq IPO. Shachar Hadar is ‘an excellent problem-solver, who works tirelessly’.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s practice, led by Nechama Brin, advises leading international banks on a wide range of equity and debt offerings. Discount Investment Corporation and IDB Group are key clients on the issuer side. The sizeable team includes Amir Tzafrir, who is a key contact for international matters, Gabriel Hake and Tamar Luz.

At Gornitzky & Co., Yair Shiloni’s highlights included advising ADO Properties on its €415m IPO and assisting the underwriters, led by Apex Issuances, with Strawberry Fields REIT’s NIS265m issuance of unsecured bonds. The practice is jointly led by the highly regarded Chaim Friedland, who is recommended for international offerings (particularly on the underwriter side), and Sharon Werker-Sagy, who is a key contact for domestic transactions.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s ‘creative and client-focused’ lawyers ‘work closely together to ensure that all issues are resolved in an efficient manner’. The team advised the underwriters to Teva Pharmaceuticals on three concurrent debt offerings totalling $22bn and two equity offerings totalling $6.75bn. Israel Electric Corporation and Mellanox Technologies are recent issuer-side clients. Practice co-heads Ehud Sol and Ilanit Landesman Yogev are ‘strong negotiators’, as is Nir Dash.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has long been active in advising Israeli companies on their US equity offerings; David Glatt recently assisted NeuroDerm and CyberArk Software with Nasdaq secondary offerings. On the debt side, practice head Noam Sharon acted for real estate company Airport City in a series of issuances totalling NIS913m. Clifford Felig, Tali Menashe and Yoav Nahir are recommended.

Boutique firm Shimonov & Co. – Law Firm excels at acting for US-based real estate companies issuing in Israel; recent highlights include advising KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT on its NIS1bn IPO and assisting Wharton Properties with a NIS2bn bond issuance. Other clients include Oron Group and Urban Cofix. Founder Israel Shimonov and Dudi Berland are recommended.

The team at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co couples ‘a deep understanding of the needs of an international financing’ with ‘a great “can-do” attitude’. Avraham Well, whom clients regard as ‘a trusted adviser’, acted for Migdal Insurance on its NIS710m public offering of hybrid notes. Recent equity-related clients include Matomy Media Group and Jerusalem Economy. Nitzan Sandor has ‘impeccable technical skills’. Shoney Albeck is another key contact.

At M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries, Udi Efron’s recent highlights include assisting Ashtrom Group and its subsidiaries with six debt securities issuances totalling NIS1bn. Oded Ofek is a regulatory specialist who frequently acts for The Union of Mutual Fund Managers.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is recommended for cross-border equity offerings. Tuvia Geffen’s recent highlights include advising the underwriters of two Nasdaq secondary offerings by CyberArk Security totalling $570m and assisting Tatpica International with a secondary placing on the London Stock Exchange. Sharon Amir is recommended for private equity-related deals.

Shibolet & Coprovides tailor-made service that you would expect from an in-house legal department’. Technology, media and telecoms is a core sector strength, where Lior Aviram advised The Trendlines Group on its Singapore IPO. Debt-side clients include Space-Communication and Leader Underwriters (1993). Moshe Neeman has ‘vast experience’ and Adi Zaltzmanthinks outside the box’.

Yigal Arnon & Co regularly handles international equity offerings as well as complex domestic M&A involving capital markets and is also active in debt issuances. Shapir Engineering and Industry, Peninsula Group and Cantor Fitzgerald are recent clients. Gil Oren, Shiri Shaham and David Schapiro jointly head the practice.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is regularly instructed by equity issuers – particularly from the life sciences sector – involved in complex cross-border offerings and dual listings. Ilan Gerzi heads the capital markets group while head of US securities David Aboudi divides his time between Tel Aviv and New York.

At S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries, Arnon Mainfeld and Sarit Molcho advise the firm’s key clients, such as Klil Industries and Ralco Agencies, on domestic equity and debt offerings.

At S. Horowitz & Co, Amir Assali advised Minrav Holdings on a series of debt offerings totalling NIS430m while Clifford Davis and Keith Shaw assisted Plover Bay Technologies with its Hong Kong IPO. Guy Firer is recommended.

Manny Gurman heads the team at Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co., which is recommended for institutional investor work. Clients include AIM-listed Mirland Development Corporation and UBS.

Ofer Yankovich and the team at Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates handle debt and equity offerings for anchor clients such as Africa Israel Investments and Rapac Communications & Infrastructure.

At Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W), Oded Har-Even frequently assists with equity offerings on Nasdaq and elsewhere, for clients such as investment bank Chardan Capital Markets and issuer BioBlas Pharma.

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