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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
New York, Tel Aviv

Israel

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co handled a broad range of deals in 2015 including the NIS1.4bn issuance of debentures by Moinian Limited, with Adi Zaltzman advising Leumi Partners Underwriters. The team, headed by Moshe Ne’eman, has a strong track record in the TMT sector, where recent clients include Space Communication and Nasdaq-listed Ceragon Networks. Lior Aviram is also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Shibolet & Co

Response times as well as availability could not be better’ at Shibolet & Co, where head of hi-tech and venture capital Lior Aviram is valued as being ‘practical, a problem-solver’ and ‘hi-tech specialistOfer Manor has ‘the ability to follow and advise a business from its development all the way to maturity’. Limor Peled is recommended for work outside the hi-tech space. New arrival Omer Ben-Zvi advised Simbionix USA on its $120m acquisition by 3DS Systems.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Shibolet & Co

Owing to its ‘broad knowledge of the food and beverage sector’, Shibolet & Co is a key adviser to clients such as Wrigley Israel and Golan Heights Winery with regards to the law on the promotion of competition in the food sector. Practice head Gil Rosenberg has ‘in-depth knowledge and practical expertise’ and produces ‘comprehensive and effective guidance’.

Leading individuals

Gil Rosenberg - Shibolet & Co

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Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital - ranked: tier 1

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s ‘in-depth knowledge of how tech companies, including start-ups, work’ means its ‘dedicated and responsive team’ effectively ‘acts like an in-house legal team’. Clients include Menlo Ventures, Scodix and Nokia. Practice head Lior Aviramalways goes the extra mile’, Ofer Manor has ‘the ability to follow and counsel a business from development to maturity’, and Vered Horesh is ‘extremely knowledgeable’. The merger with Israeli, Ben-Zvi, Attorneys at Law added to the team’s depth.

Leading individuals

Lior Aviram - Shibolet & Co

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s practice co-head Tal Karplus is ‘extremely helpful and professional’. He and colleagues Yuval Karniel and Amir Iliescu have drafted a number of research licence agreements for clients such as Zyon Pharmaceuticals and Lutea Biopharma.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s Orit Sternhell-Zalcman is particularly active in venture capital fund formation. Other key contacts include hi-tech specialists Lior Aviram and Ofer Manor. Menlo Ventures and Helios Energy Investments are clients.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Shibolet & Co

Revital Ben-Artzi heads the project finance and infrastructure practice at Shibolet & Co, and is a key adviser to Telemania on its international power projects. Orit Marom-Albeck heads the environment, clean tech and climate change team, and excels in solar energy work – she is advising Helios Energy Investments on its purchase of a portfolio of photovoltaic plants in Israel.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s Yair Salomon is a key adviser to a number of local authorities, including the municipalities of Tel Aviv-Yafo and Jerusalem, on their real estate matters. Practice co-heads Michal Gottesman-Barak and Eran Balint regularly act for private clients such as developer M.T.M and Gindi Ramat Hasharon.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s Miri Bickel has ‘great experience in advising on complex tax issues and has great connections with the Israeli tax authorities’. She and Benny Kalifi head the practice and worked together to represent Aon in a VAT tax appeal in the District Court; they also acted for Hyper Wise on its sale to Checkpoint.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 2

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co provides ‘high-quality service’ to a number of leading media clients. Practice co-heads Yuval Karniel and Itai Leshem are advising Rubicon Business Group on the establishment and operation of a new media fund and acting for the Jewish Israeli Channel in its tender to operate a new television channel.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 3

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s practice head Hillel Ish-Shalom and Roy Kubovskyhave a good understanding of clients’ business needs’. In addition to handling a number of consumer protection suits, the practice defended Ceragon Networks in a securities-related class action. Ofer Shapira is also recommended.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Shibolet & Co

Shibolet & Co’s practice head Hillel Ish-Shalom has ‘deep knowledge and a good understanding of his clients’ business needs’. He worked alongside Elad Greiner to represent HSBC Bank as creditor in a $130m debt dispute with IDB Development Corporation and defended Bezeq against corporal and property damage claims.

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