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Shibolet & Co

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

Israel

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

Shibolet & Co’s practice was augmented in 2013 by the arrival of capital markets experts Joseph Zaltzman, Adi Zaltzman and Amir Shachar as part of the firm’s merger with J. Zaltzman, Gilat, Knoller, Graus, Salomon & Co. The team recently advised Igudan on an issuance of privately placed bonds to institutional investors.

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

Shibolet & Cogives consistently outstanding service in all aspects’, and has ‘a profound understanding of the industry’. The firm provides ongoing advice to clients such as Gilat and Wizo. Gil Rosenberg is ‘not only a professional and skilled attorney, but a knowledgeable and creative thinker’.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Shibolet & Co is a second tier firm,

Shibolet & Co is noted for ‘good response times and value for money’. In addition to providing ongoing corporate services to acquisitive client Ceragon Networks, the firm also advised Delta-Galil Industries on the €68m purchase of the shares of Schiesser AG. Richard Roberts is ‘a great lawyer with vast experience’, and Amir Iliescu displays ‘commitment and focus’. The firm also expanded its partner level offering as a result of its merger with J. Zaltzman, Gilat, Knoller, Graus, Salomon & Co: Gadi Graus, Tal Karplus and Liat Vigdor are recommended.

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Within Dispute resolution, tier 4

Shibolet & Co’s ‘top-notch’ team recently defended Itochu against a commission and agent fees lawsuit brought against it by one of its agents. It also represented Samsung Group in a lawsuit filed by its former distributor in Israel. Roy Kubovsky and practice head Hillel Ish-Shalom ‘have sharp legal minds’ and ‘bring creative solutions to diverse and complex problems’.

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

Lior Aviram’s seven-partner team at Shibolet & Co provides ‘an extremely pleasing and responsive service with unique, in-depth understanding’. The firm, which is particularly strong in cross-border transactions, provides ongoing assistance to Access, a joint venture between Israeli and Chinese entities, which it recently assisted with a $44m venture financing. Vered Horesh is ‘an outstanding lawyer, intimately familiar with the local start-ups and venture capital scene’. Shelly Blatt Zak, Tal Karplus and Gadi Graus all joined the partnership in 2013.

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

Shibolet & Co’s full-service IP team is built around of counsel Yuval Karniel.

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

Shibolet & Co’s practice is built around the complementary talents of projects and infrastructure expert Revital Ben-Artzi and clean energy specialist Orit Marom-Albeck. In 2013, the firm was involved in the establishment of power plants in Africa and South America; a $190m agricultural initiative in the Congo; and numerous alternative energy projects in Israel.

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Within Real estate and construction, tier 4

Shibolet & Co’s Eran Balint recently advised Gindi Ramat Hasharon on a NIS1bn evacuation-and-demolition project in Ramat Hasharon. Yair Salomon joined the team in 2013.

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

Miri Bickel and the ‘very smart and goal-oriented’ Benny Kalifi jointly head Shibolet & Co’s ‘excellent’ practice. In 2013, the firm advised numerous individuals on the Israel Tax Authority’s newly implemented Voluntary Disclosure Procedure. Other clients include Azini Capital Partners and The Trendlines Group.

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

At Shibolet & Co, of counsel Dr Yuval Karniel is ‘well versed in telecommunications and exhibits wide-ranging legal knowledge’. The team – in which Itai Leshem is also well regarded – recently assisted the Jewish Israeli Channel in a public tender for a new channel.

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