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The ‘top-ranking’ group at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is active in representing funds and manufacturers in research and development (R&D) project investments. Eran Yaniv has assisted Real Imaging Holdings with several international investments. ‘Industry expertRaz Tepper acted for OrbiMed regarding the launch of a $300m healthcare capital fund.

At Herzog Fox & Neeman, Dan Sharot handles transactional work for healthcare investment funds and hospitals. Recent work includes advising Merck Serono Ventures on all aspects of an $18m investment in Israeli cancer metabolism company Metabomed. The ‘exceptional’ Zohar Yahalom is a healthcare and life sciences regulatory expert.

Yuval Horn’s specialist firm, Horn & Co, has been active at the ‘top level’ in the healthcare sector for over 20 years. The group is widely well regarded for its regulatory and licensing expertise, as well as its transactional work, where it has advised investment funds, start-ups and multinationals. Horn acted for Pontifax Venture Capital Fund on the establishment of another fund and has advised three Pontifax funds on all of their activities since 2007.

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office advises pharmaceuticals companies such as Merck, Novartis, Pfizer and Sanofi on regulatory compliance and technology licensing, as well as patent opposition and infringement litigation. Liad Whatstein is recommended.

With ‘healthcare being at the core of the firm’, Lipa Meir & Co provides ‘overall exceptional service’ to a number of health maintenance organisations (HMOs), biotech companies and even agricultural technology companies. The group has advised Circ MedTech on a huge variety of agreements, fundraising exercises and international transactions. Clalit Health Services is another key client. Gary Copelovitz and Osnat Sarusi-Firstater are recommended.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries has ‘a large team of superstars, who are always available’. The group acts for a mix of start-ups and major corporations concerning commercial transactions, regulatory advice and litigation. The team is jointly headed by Baruch Shugol, whose clients include GlaxoSmithKline Israel and Pharma Israel, and Liora Lotenberg, who assists Pfizer Israel with all aspects of its operational needs.

Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. has ‘impressive knowledge and understanding of the healthcare sector’. Practice head Efrat Shapira-Orren advises Assuta Medical Centers on a wide range of issues, from R&D agreements and licensing through to regulatory compliance. Avital Bruker-Yamin is highly recommended.

Yigal Arnon & Co’s practice group has ‘specialist partners in different fields’ that are ‘always available if needed’. The team is jointly led by Daniel Green and Barry Levenfeld, the latter of whom acted for biotech incubator FutuRx during its initial establishment and all of its licensing and research agreements.

Barath, Pappo, Betser, Floom, Schrieber & Co. (BFP & Co.) acts for STI Laser Technologies on its joint venture agreements, local partnerships and investment matters. Haleli Barath heads the team, which also acts for multiple investment funds such as Triventures on their healthcare investments and obtained a licence for eHealth, enabling the group to run a technology incubator.

Confino Luchtenstein Levy – CLL & Co. provides ‘bespoke service’ to biotech companies and clients involved in clinical research and development. Practice head Lori Almouli-Confino ‘always has her client’s goals in mind’, and assists The Israeli Society for Gynecologic Oncology with its involvement in clinical trials and agreements with pharmaceuticals companies.

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co has experience of advising corporates on regulatory compliance and intellectual property transactions, as well as assisting several pharmaceuticals companies with high-value IPOs in 2015-2016. The ‘attentive and fully devotedHili Cohen routinely acts for Alon Medtech Ventures and E-Health Ventures – two government-supported technology incubators. Gene Kleinhendler is recommended.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s multidisciplinary team ‘demonstrates good industry knowledge’, and mainly represents pharmaceuticals and medical device companies. Sharon Gazit has been advising EarlySense on a joint venture, technology transfer and clinical trial agreements with domestica and international hospitals.

The lawyers at Katzenell Dimant Frank are ‘savvy, experienced and extremely professional’. The team acts for life sciences companies and non-profit organisations on licensing, technology incubators and commercial transactions. Einat Katzenell and Ran Dimant handled a $32m financing round for SteadyMed, which they also advise on agreements with clinical research organisations.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ Israel Leshem and Ron Peleg regularly defend corporates such as Merck and GlaxoSmithKline in class action suits regarding product liability. Boaz Mizrahi handles investment transactions for pharmaceuticals companies and acted for Bionaut Labs in a licensing transaction with Max Plank Institute.

S. Horowitz & Co’s Asaf Rentsler often advises on healthcare public policy and has petitioned the Supreme Court regarding policy review. The team represents various HMOs in their disputes with Israel’s Ministry of Health and assists Teva with regulatory compliance.

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