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Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co’s telecoms department is ‘truly exceptional’. Department head Modi Sherpsky is acting for DBS Satellite Services and Partner Communications in regulatory and legislative proceedings. The team also handles high-profile litigation for clients such as Bezeq. Rami Ben Nathan retired at the end of 2017.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co provides its clients with ‘immediate responses and a positive atmosphere’ and advises multinational and domestic clients on Israeli regulatory issues. The group’s varied client base includes Google, Pelephone and Israel Today. Yoram Bonen represented Bezeq in relation to the Ministry of Communications’ reform of the wholesale market.

Herzog Fox & Neeman acts for global media companies, online media and e-commerce platforms and assists clients in a variety of sectors with obtaining regulatory licences for communications services and systems. Esther Sternbach advised 21st Century Fox and Endemol Shine Group on a broadcast licence following new franchise regulations. Ronen Reingold joined Barnea & Co in 2017.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices handles the gamut of commercial, regulatory and litigious issues for internet and communications providers, global media groups and television channels. Acting for Kol-Hai Radio, Yossi Abadi petitioned the Supreme Court regarding allegedly unfair legislation. Abadi also assisted Israel Heritage Channel with enforcement of its broadcasting rights.

Led by Hagai Doron, S. Horowitz & Co advises some of Israel’s largest telecoms and media companies on a host of regulatory and legislative matters and handles contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP issues. Key clients include Hot Telecommunication Group, Google, Yediot Aharonot and Waze.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has been active for radio and television broadcasters and has particular experience negotiating with royalty societies. Practice head Eyal Roy Sage assisted Israel Public Broadcast Corporation with the establishment of its new television and radio services. Partner Communications Company is a key client.

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co provides a ‘marvellous’ service to numerous television channels and cellular providers. The team advises Cellcom Israel on its over-the-top services, and has experience negotiating commercial agreements with foreign telecoms operators. Dov Abramowitz is the primary contact in the practice.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has considerable expertise in corporate transactions, complex commercial agreements and antitrust matters in the telecoms and media industry. Ashok Chandrasekhar has handled several significant M&A deals in the media sector, and antitrust expert Boaz Golan joined the firm in 2017.

Gornitzky & Co. has strong regulatory expertise and leverages a strong commercial team to provide the full range of services to Israeli telecoms companies. Department head Lior Porat advises yes on commercial licensing matters and represents the television company in negotiations and proceedings before the Ministry of Communications.

Headed by Amir Vang, Ron Gazit, Rotenberg & Co’s telecoms and media group handles a variety of commercial, regulatory and litigious matters for Israeli broadcasters and television channels. The team defended Keshet Broadcasting and Music 24 in claims alleging anti-competitive practices in television broadcasting.

Yigal Arnon & Co’s telecoms and media offering comprises professionals with experience in commercial litigation, IP and antitrust regulation, and corporate transactions. The team is representing Google in a number of cases regarding derogatory or defamatory content. Barak Tal, Ruth Loven and Ido Chitman are key contacts.

Gideon Koren & Co. Law Offices & Notary is ‘highly regarded’ in Israel for advising internet and television channels as well as cultural institutions on various broadcasting and IP matters. Gideon Koren has drafted international co-production agreements for media production companies.

Gilead Sher, Kadari & Co. is known for its involvement in disputes regarding slander and freedom of the press. The ‘very well-connected’ Gilead Sher advises the Foreign Press Association on various censorship, freedom of movement of journalists and restriction of coverage issues.

The team at Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. was strengthened by the addition of Tamir Afori, who joined from Reinhold Cohn & Partners, Reinhold Cohn Group. Afori advises OTT operator Triple C on all of its broadcasting and licensing rights. The legacy Shibolet firm merged with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. in 2017.

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