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Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co has won significant mandates from major Israeli borrowers and has also started to attract notable lender-side work. Doni Toledano and Dan Sella negotiated large multijurisdictional acquisition finance and refinance transactions for Netafim and XIO Group.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

The early-2016 expansion of Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co’s corporate team was a major event for the firm, which has had a palpable effect on the department’s deal-flow and the calibre of its work. Doni Toledano advised Netafim and Permira Holdings on Permira’s sale of its stake in Netafim to Mexichem. The team is also strong in private equity and advised XIO Group on its NIS1.8bn proposed acquisition of Meitav Dash.

Leading individuals

Doni Toledano - Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Headed by Michal Rothschild, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co’s group advises on non-contentious antitrust matters and has been involved in a number of disputes and IAA hearings. The team represents Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises in a NIS1bn antitrust claim for abuse of market position.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Miriam Kleinberger-Attar’s employment team at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co is adept at ‘avoiding unnecessary conflict’, but when disputes do arise, the firm leverages extensive experience in labour and employment litigation to ‘achieve ideal results’. Clients include Shikun & Binui, yes and Universal Trucks Israel.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co has experience advising JV partnerships and handles corporate transactions involving energy assets. Uri Noy assisted Shikun & Binui Group in replacing its insolvent JV partner for the construction of a solar power plant. Jonathan Finklestone and his team, which included Guy Kles and Tani Zahavi, joined Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices.

Leading individuals

Uri Noy - Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

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Hi-tech, start-ups
Hi-tech, start-ups - ranked: tier 2

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Led by Roy Caner, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co provides ‘rapid, innovative and sophisticated business solutions’ to a variety of foreign and domestic funds and angel investors. Additionally, Lior Oren assisted Co-Energy, an innovative waste-to-fuel company, with a NIS50m JV agreement with a leading Israeli energy company.

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Investment and venture capital funds
Investment and venture capital funds - ranked: tier 2

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co has developed a strong reputation acting for venture capital and private equity funds in hi-tech transactions, and is increasingly active in VC fund formation. Roy Caner advised a consortium of venture funds, including Magma Venture Partners and Horizons Ventures, on a $200m divestiture of Hola Networks to UK-based private equity fund EMK Capital Partners.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 4

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co advises entrepreneurs and property owners on land transactions and urban development projects. The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ Roy Harash heads the team following Daphna Fuchs’s departure.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

In 2017, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co welcomed Raanan Kalir and Alon Binyamini, who had jointly led Kalir Binyamini & Co. The two new partners specialise in insolvency and debt arrangements and are advising the bondholders of the insolvent Alon Israel Fuel Company.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 1

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

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.

Next generation lawyers

Modi Sherpsky - Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 2

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Quick and efficient’, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co brings to bear its ‘expertise and decisiveness’ in class action proceedings, irrespective of industry sector. In 2017, the team handled class action suits for Sonol Israel, PwC Israel, yes and Bezeq. The practice is jointly led by Giora Erdinast, Nir Amodai and Ran Sprinzak.

Leading individuals

Giora Erdinast - Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

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Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

The litigation team at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co is ‘phenomenal’. Headed by ‘truly gifted litigatorGiora Erdinast, the department specialises in ‘exceptionally complicated commercial disputes’ and represents Caesarstone in a complex arbitration and countersuit. Tomer Weissman is ‘brilliant’ and Ran Sprinzak is ‘highly recommended’.

Leading individuals

Giora Erdinast - Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Next generation lawyers

Tomer Weissman - Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

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