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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

With expertise in corporate, structured and project finance, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co primarily advises banks and non-traditional lenders on international and syndicated lending transactions. Practice head Miri Kimhi acts for all of the Israeli institutional investors involved in the $1.75bn syndicated loan for the development of the first phase of the Leviathan gas field. The team also has experience advising borrowers. Avraham Well is recommended.

Leading individuals

Miri Kimhi - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co advises some of Israel’s most prominent issuers and global underwriters on international securities transactions. Practice head Avraham Well handled a series of public bond offerings for Israel’s first traded REIT. Miri Kimhi and Vered Oren assisted OPC Energy with its IPO.

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

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Acting for multinational and domestic clients, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s corporate team has been increasingly active in India- and China-facing transactions. Ron Lehmann advised Servotronix Motion Control on its highly publicised merger with Midea Group. Practice head Avraham Well assisted Fujian Yango Group with its bid to purchase a controlling stake of Phoenix Holdings.

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 handles antitrust matters in a variety of sectors and has been involved in significant civil and criminal antitrust litigation. An ‘international-quality lawyer’, Tal Eyal-Boger counsels The Association of Banks in Israel regarding antitrust legislation and is involved in a class action concerning the global trucks cartel.

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 is ‘among the country’s best firms for union negotiations and collective labour law’. Shay Teken acts for major corporates and for the Histadrut itself, and is thus ‘fully aware of the aims of each party in negotiations’. The team has handled collective negotiations for clients such as British Airways, Partner Communications and Ashdod Refinery. Morgan Friedman is also noted.

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 and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Headed by Gilad Winkler, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s projects department is regularly involved in corporate transactions involving energy and infrastructure assets. Additionally, Winkler acts for Africa Israel Properties in a BOT tender for the design, finance, construction and maintenance of the new IDF intelligence complex.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has extensive experience advising investment groups and Israeli hi-tech companies on financing and securities transactions. Eran Yaniv assisted MetaboMed with equity investment rounds with sophisticated investors. Raz Tepper advises investor clients.

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

In terms of quality of service’, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is ‘comparable to the very best in the market’. The department acts for VC investors and early- to late-stage companies, particularly in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. The recommended Eran Yaniv and Raz Tepper typically work with Israeli entrepreneurs.

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

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co demonstrates ‘impressive knowledge of the hi-tech sector’ and gives ‘great overall service’ to venture capital and private equity funds involved in financing and M&A transactions. Raz Tepper assisted SKY with the establishment and first close of its SKY III private equity fund. Eran Yaniv is a noted ‘dealmaker’.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Well known in Israel’s real estate industry, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s Amir Chen handles the gamut of planning and zoning issues in massive commercial and residential developments. Chen is advising Clal Industries on a plan for a business district on the company’s land in Nesher. The team also handles all planning and land expropriation matters for Israel Roads.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is considered ‘one of the top real estate firms in Israel’, and advises many of the country’s most prominent real estate investors, developers and construction companies. Amir Chen’s team has been particularly active for purchase groups in large office building projects. Omri Shilo is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Amir Chen - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has become a major player in the insolvency space following the arrivals of Amit Pines and Lihi Blumenfeld from Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates. Indeed, the team advises Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot on the insolvency of Fishman Group, acts as liquidator of two Israeli football clubs and represented Michael Golan in the insolvency of Golan Telecom.

Leading individuals

Amit Pines - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has a broad tax practice that covers VAT, real estate tax, corporate transactions and a variety of tax litigation. Anat Shavit heads the team and is involved in a precedential case considering the limitations of a tax benefit granted for residential apartments. Additional clients include Israel Ports Development & Assets Company and 3i Group.

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 provides its clients with ‘immediate responses and a positive atmosphere’ and advises multinational and domestic clients on Israeli regulatory issues. The group’s varied client base includes Google, Pelephone and Israel Today. Yoram Bonen represented Bezeq in relation to the Ministry of Communications’ reform of the wholesale market.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is ‘highly recommended for complex litigation’ in the tourism and aviation sector. Shirly Kazir represents international airlines including Delta Airlines, Wizz Air and Pegasus Airline, and also acts for travel agency platforms.

Leading individuals

Shirly Kazir - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Israel: Dispute resolution

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

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Acting for domestic and multinational defendants, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has a wide-ranging practice handling class action and derivative suits. Gil Orion and Orit Malka have been active in securities class actions and derivative claims regarding corporate governance. The team also represents ABB in a high-value antitrust case.

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 is one of the ‘best choices for complex litigation in Israel’. In 2017, the team represented Yahav Hamias Group in a Supreme Court case concerning proper admission of evidence, which was considered to be one of the most significant decisions of the year. Gil Orion and Reuven Behar are contacts.

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 is a ‘highly regarded firm’ in Israel for mediation and is also active in international arbitration. Gil Orion is involved in an UNCITRAL arbitration, while Reuven Behar is often called upon as a mediator.

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Israel: Intellectual property

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

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

One client notes that Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s IP team is ‘more responsive and easier to work with’ than international law firms. Amit Dat and department head Reuven Behar have experience establishing multinational corporate partnership and licensing agreements for global players such as Google Israel and AGT International. The team’s expertise also covers fintech and broadcast and print media.

Next generation lawyers

Amit Dat - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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