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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The ‘dedicated and highly professional team’ at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is ‘recommended for complex domestic and cross-border deals’. ‘Standout lawyerMiri Kimhi acts for borrowers in the energy sector and also advises lenders; she recently assisted Israel Discount Bank with its syndicated NIS750m credit facility to Kavim Public Transportation. Avraham Well is another key contact.

Next generation lawyers

Miri Kimhi - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The team at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co couples ‘a deep understanding of the needs of an international financing’ with ‘a great “can-do” attitude’. Avraham Well, whom clients regard as ‘a trusted adviser’, acted for Migdal Insurance on its NIS710m public offering of hybrid notes. Recent equity-related clients include Matomy Media Group and Jerusalem Economy. Nitzan Sandor has ‘impeccable technical skills’. Shoney Albeck is another key contact.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The ‘very responsive and helpful lawyers’ at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co regularly handle complex cross-border matters. Raz Tepper, practice head Avraham Well and Reuven Behar advised Perrigo on a multibillion-dollar hostile takeover bid by Mylan. Claridge Israel and Nvidia Corporation are new clients. Other key partners include Michael Zellermayer, Ronald Lehmann, Eran Yaniv and Ron Sitton.

Leading individuals

Avraham Well - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s broad client base includes Google, Israel Discount Bank and Delek Drilling. The highly regarded Tal Eyal-Boger is a key adviser to food producer Tnuva, which it has been defending in several class actions alleging abuse of a dominant position as well as advising on a criminal investigation into alleged restrictive trade practices. Litigator Reuven Behar is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Tal Eyal-Boger - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s lawyers have ‘excellent knowledge of local law and its changes’. The team acts for employers, workers’ committees and unions. International clients include Fosun, Air France-KLM and Saint-Gobain. Shay Teken serves as strategic consultant to the chairman of the Histadrut, Israel’s organisation of trade unions.

Leading individuals

Shay Teken - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Next generation lawyers

Moran Friedman - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is active in acquisition finance and obtaining loans for public and private energy companies. Practice head Gilad Winkler has acted on various investments and transactions for Helios Fund regarding biomass projects.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The ‘top-ranking’ group at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is active in representing funds and manufacturers in research and development (R&D) project investments. Eran Yaniv has assisted Real Imaging Holdings with several international investments. ‘Industry expertRaz Tepper acted for OrbiMed regarding the launch of a $300m healthcare capital fund.

Leading individuals

Raz Tepper - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is noted for its ‘excellent service’ and diverse client base. Eran Yaniv and Raz Tepper are the practice co-heads: Yaniv advised e-commerce marketplace Fiverr International during its $60m equity fundraising and Tepper acted for Applied Immune Technologies in a complex merger with Adicet Bio.

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is ‘experienced and knowledgeable in the project finance practice area’. Department head Gilad Winkler represents Shikun & Binui in tenders for municipal and residential developments and highway projects. The ‘thorough and very competentHagit Horowitz acts for insurance companies in financing transactions.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s clients include Noy Fund, which is Israel’s largest infrastructure fund, and private equity-backed Sky Fund. Key contacts Raz Tepper and Ronald Lehmann advised OrbiMed on launching a $300m venture capital fund.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 3

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s team acts for investors and development companies, including in several Tama 38 projects. Amir Chen is defending The National Infrastructure & Transportation Company against a claim of expropriation.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s clients include Sky Fund, which Raz Tepper advised on its NIS74m acquisition of a 50% stake in Gestetnertec. Other clients include energy-focused Helios Fund and infrastructure- targeted Noy Fund. Eran Yaniv is another key contact.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co completed several high-value land and real estate transactions for investment funds and developers in 2016. Amir Chen received a significant instruction from the Chinese government regarding a land purchase in Tel Aviv.

Leading individuals

Amir Chen - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has advised debtors on a number of large debt rearrangements. Practice co-head Avraham Well has been acting for Mirland Development Corporation in a NIS900m debt restructuring and Yoram Bonen, who jointly heads the group, assists the bondholders and trustees of several trusts.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

With ‘quick response times and in-depth know-how’, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co specialises in real estate taxation, and is instructed by government entities such as the State of Israel and the Chinese embassy. Anat Shavit represented a group of land purchasers in District Court in an appeal against the ITA.

Leading individuals

Anat Shavit - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is ‘one of the most experienced firms in the field’, with clients drawn from telecoms, television, online and print media. Yoram Bonen is an expert in Israeli regulation and has handled litigation proceedings for clients such as Channel 10, one of Israel’s two commercial television channels.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Coprovides an excellent service’ to clients such as OrbiMed Israel Partners, which Raz Tepper advised on the launch of its $300m Israel-focused VC fund. Other clients include drug development company Applied Immune Technologies and investment fund Claltech (2008) LP. Eran Yaniv is recommended.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s practice head Gil Orion is ‘well-respected in the business community for providing sound and creative advice’. He recently defended clients such as Tower Semiconductor, Ford Motor Company and Perrigo. Orit Malka is recommended.

Leading individuals

Gil Orion - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has ‘a highly knowledgeable, hardworking, very creative and agile litigation team’. Practice head Reuven Behar is representing losing bidders in an administrative appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn a decision which awarded to competitors a tender for the electrification of a segment of railway. Gil Orion is also recommended; his recent clients include MIS Implant Technologies and Ernst & Young Israel.

Leading individuals

Gil Orion - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Reuven Behar - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Mediation and international arbitration
Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s practice co-heads have been particularly active, with Reuven Behar recently sitting as a mediator in several complex cross-border disputes and Gil Orion representing Sorek Desalination Partnership in a Geneva arbitration with Hydranautics regarding a purchase agreement.

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Israel: Intellectual property

Commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s ‘profound, focused and professional’ team primarily acts for media clients in licensing and strategic commercial agreements. Clients include newspapers, television channels and websites. Amit Dat also performs IP due diligence for investment funds. Reuven Behar heads the practice.

Next generation lawyers

Amit Dat - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Israel: Transport

Other transport
Transport: other transport - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co primarily focuses on representing major airlines in various lawsuits, but also handles commercial transactions and regulatory work. Practice head Shirly Kazir has been representing easyJet in a lawsuit claiming that reservations made via the airline’s website should be protected under an Israeli consumer protection law. El Al Airlines, Delta Airlines and British Airways are also clients.

Leading individuals

Shirly Kazir - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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