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Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is ‘highly recommended for fund formation, particularly where international investors are involved’. Firm chairman Yonatan Altman and Maya Issacharov are ‘deal facilitators, well versed in the ins-and-outs of the investment fund space’ – they advised Vintage Investment Partners on establishing the Vintage IX fund. Experienced corporate partner Ian Rostowsky and Ayelet Torem are also key contacts.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s ‘knowledgeable, experienced and innovative’ lawyers provide a full-service offering to sponsors, investors and managers from a broad range of industries. Recent clients include Apax Partners, Pico Venture Partners and Fosun Group. ‘Dealmaker’ Tal Dror Schwimmer heads the fund formation team and highly regarded corporate group head Ehud Sol leads the fund transactions group.

At Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, the highly regarded Eldar Ben-Ruby and Hodiya Schnider lead on fund formation while the firm’s sizeable corporate department regularly handles transactions for funds and investors. Recent work includes handling Francisco Partners’ acquisition of Sintec Media. Viola Private Equity, KKR and Khosla Ventures are key clients.

One of the very best’, specialist firm Raveh Haber & Co. acts for investors and a wide array of funds throughout their lifecycle. Practice co-head Miriam Haber advised Leumi Partners on its investment in the Apax IX Fund and fellow co-head Gil Raveh handled fund formation for Tene Investment Funds.

Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates advises on funds such as private equity, infrastructure, venture capital and hedge funds. Founding partner Jan Wimpfheimer has been particularly active in the hi-tech space, including recently advising Disruptive Technologies LP and acting for longstanding client Vintage Investment Partners.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s clients include Noy Fund, which is Israel’s largest infrastructure fund, and private equity-backed Sky Fund. Key contacts Raz Tepper and Ronald Lehmann advised OrbiMed on launching a $300m venture capital fund.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s Ido Gonen handles fund formation and the whole fund lifecycle. He recently advised Menivim REIT on its establishment and assisted Poalim Real Estate Fund with redomiciliation from Jersey to Cyprus.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is ‘outstanding on structuring and fundraising’. Sharon Amir, who leads the funds practice, has been a key adviser to FIMI Private Equity Funds – Israel’s largest private equity firm – for 20 years, advising it on fund formation and transactions.

S. Horowitz & Co’s Mordehay Malca is an expert in onshore and offshore fund formation and recently advised Coral Reef Technologies Group, a group of private hedge funds that trade in financial instruments, on the establishment of a new fund and general restructuring as part of a $30m transaction.

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for a broad range of funds, including leading Israeli venture capital fund Carmel Ventures and US-based private equity fund Susquehanna Growth Equity. On the investor side, Eran Lempert is a key adviser to Amitim Pension Funds.

Katzenell Dimant Frank’s ‘knowledgeable and business-savvy team’ regularly advises technology-focused funds and investors on structuring and fundraising matters. Ran Dimant and the ‘very reliable’ Einat Katzenell are key contacts.

At Shenhav & Co., Advocates & Notary, the ‘smart and creativeAyal Shenhav advises funds on incorporation, closing and tax matters. TLV Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners are recent clients.

Ronen Vinograd, founding partner of Vinograd & Co, has ‘significant commercial and finance skills’. The team advised P2P consumer credit hedge fund IBI on fund formation. Investor clients include Gilad Pension Fund and Meitav-Dash.

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