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Shibolet & Co

MUSEUM TOWER, 4 BERKOWITZ ST, TEL AVIV 6423806, ISRAEL
Tel:
Work +972 3 777 8333
Fax:
Fax +972 3 777 8444
Email:
Web:
www.shibolet.com
Tel Aviv, New York

Israel

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Israel

Within Capital markets, Shibolet & Co is a second tier firm,

Shibolet & Co displays ‘a stable level of professionalism’. The firm recently advised Space-Communications on two debenture issuances totalling NIS509m. Other clients include Igudan. Practice head Moshe Ne’eman has a strong reputation, as do Adi Zaltzman and Itai Leshem. Lior Aviram is ‘a star – you want him on your team always’.

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Within Commercial, corporate and M&A, Shibolet & Co is a third tier firm,

Shibolet & Co supplements its stellar hi-tech practice with an array of important low-tech work on behalf of kibbutzim and textile companies. The highly respected Omer Ben-Zvi recently advised Simbionix USA on its $120m sale to 3DS System. Lior Aviram is ‘a trusted adviser’ and Gadi Ouzan, who recently assisted Panasonic with a joint venture agreement, is highly responsive.

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Within Competition/antitrust, tier 4

Shibolet & Co’s lawyers are ‘highly responsive and easy to work with’. The firm is particularly known for handling competition issues in the food and beverages industry for clients such as Jafora-Tabori and Golan Heights Winery. Gil Rosenberg has ‘excellent legal and scholastic skills’.

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Within Dispute resolution, tier 5

Hillel Ish-Shalom’s team at Shibolet & Co provides ‘a very high level of service’ in international business disputes, where clients include HSBC, BNP Paribas and Samsung. Gil Rosenberg has ‘quality legal knowledge’. Ofer Shapira is a well-regarded trial attorney.

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Within Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital, Shibolet & Co is a first tier firm,

Shibolet & Cosees the big picture’ and recently represented Simbionix USA during its $120m sale to 3DS System. Recent client gains include Wix and Giza Venture Capital. Team head Lior Aviram is ‘superb’, Ofer Ben-Yehuda is ‘a very capable lawyer’, Ofer Manor is ‘one of the best’, and Amir Iliescu ‘gets the deal done’. Vered Horesh ‘has vast experience of investment funds’.

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Within Intellectual property, Shibolet & Co is a third tier firm,

Shibolet & Co’s team is ‘smart, and has broad business understanding’. Clients include SAP SE and Catalyst Agtech. Yuval Karniel is recommended.

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Within Investment funds, Shibolet & Co is a second tier firm,

Shibolet & Co advises clients such as Technion Investment Opportunities Fund and Trendlines Group on fund formation and fundraising. Lior Aviram ‘becomes the client’s right hand’.

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Within Projects and energy, Shibolet & Co is a third tier firm,

Shibolet & Co’s ‘responses are excellent, and its advice is precious’. Revital Ben-Artzi, who heads the infrastructure and financing side, has been advising Telemenia on the establishment of power plant projects in a number of jurisdictions including Gabon and Bolivia. Environment, clean-tech and climate change expert Orit Marom Albeck has ‘exceptional qualities’.

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Within Real estate, tier 4

At Shibolet & Co, ‘the response time is immediate even on weekends and late hours, and the level of expertise is outstanding’. The firm handles all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including purchases, sales, leasing, financing and joint ventures. Gil Rosenberg is ‘a sharp attorney’. Eran Balint and Yair Salomon also have strong reputations.

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Within Tax, Shibolet & Co is a third tier firm,

Shibolet & Co shows ‘dedication and the ability to see the big picture’. The firm advises PCB Technologies on all of its tax needs. Ernst & Young and BNP Swiss are also clients. Miri Bickel is ‘a tax star’, and Benny Kalifi is ‘great to work with’.

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Within Telecoms and media, Shibolet & Co is a second tier firm,

Yuval Karniel heads the practice at Shibolet & Co, which is noted for ‘extremely rapid response times and amazing value for money’. Clients include Bezeq, The Hala TV Group and the Israel Internet Association. Itai Leshem displays ‘incredible acumen’.

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