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The lawyers at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. Advocates are ‘experts in Israeli telecommunications regulations’, and have extensive experience of appearing before regulatory bodies and legislative committees. The team handled a slew of disputes for Bezeq and yes (D.B.S. Satellite Services), as well as recently adding Universal Music Publishing and Warner Music Group to the client roster. Rami Ben Nathan and Noa Geva are highly recommended.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is ‘one of the most experienced firms in the field’, with clients drawn from telecoms, television, online and print media. Yoram Bonen is an expert in Israeli regulation and has handled litigation proceedings for clients such as Channel 10, one of Israel’s two commercial television channels.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s telecoms, media and entertainment department advises domestic and international clients on commercial transactions and regulatory matters. Practice head Esther Sternbach provides licensing and regulatory support to clients such clients as HP, Google and AT&T, as well as several domestic telecoms companies.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ Yossi Abadi handles licensing, regulatory, litigation and M&A matters for television, cellular telecoms providers and online media clients. The team advised Israel Heritage Channel on its non-integration into one of Israel’s terrestrial broadcasting systems, as well as a change to the channel’s broadcasting licence.

The lawyers at S. Horowitz & Co act for domestic and multinational clients across technology, media and telecoms. In addition to regulatory and transactional work, the team has been representing Google in various defamation and data privacy cases. Hagai Doron’s clients include Yediot Aharonot, Reshet and Radius FM.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co advised on the establishment of Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, which will take over the majority of the country’s existing public broadcasts in 2017. Eyal Roy Sage heads the department, which also acts for Microsoft, Partner Communications and Stingray Music. Yaron Reiter and Dana Amir Fried handle disputes.

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co is ‘experienced in agreement negotiations between telecoms operators’ and has ‘vast experience in international law’. Dov Abramowitz is ‘an expert in TMT infrastructure and television service platforms’, and has led teams which acted for Channel 9 and RGE Entertainment.

Name partner Gideon Koren leads the department at Gideon Koren & Co. Law Offices & Notary, which also includes Allon Diskin. The practice represents several television stations and media websites, and advised Playboy (Israel) on a unique licensing arrangement with Playboy’s satellite broadcaster.

Noga Rubinstein’s regulatory and competition department at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is instructed by domestic television and broadcasting clients such as yes (D.B.S. Satellite Services), Reshet Media and Channel 10, in addition to several high-profile multinational clients. The team advised The Israeli Professional Football Leagues on the NIS506m sale of broadcasting rights to all its games to Charlton.

Gornitzky & Co.’s TMT department is instructed by domestic telecoms companies and satellite providers, as well as global media groups. The practice is headed by Lior Porat and includes Yoram Arad, the latter of whom acts for yes (D.B.S. Satellite Services) in its agreements and engagements with global content providers.

The telecoms and media group at Ron Gazit, Rotenberg & Co has ‘deep knowledge of all relevant regulation’ and is representing Keshet Broadcasting in a slew of litigation proceedings. Amir Vang has been advising the Hebrew audio book project, iCast, on negotiating licensing agreements with hundreds of Israel’s leading writers.

Yigal Arnon & Co’s comprehensive service includes representing clients before regulatory bodies, advising on acquisitions in the sector and handling litigation pertaining to copyright and performance issues. Litigators Barak Tal and Ruth Loven handle various matters for Google, with recent work including representing the client in the Supreme Court in a dispute pertaining to the removal of defamatory search results. Media and entertainment specialist Ido Chitman is the other name to note.

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