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Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Highlights for Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s practice head Ariel Rosenberg included acting for Goldman Sachs and others as lenders to finance various acquisitions by Altice Group. The team also advised Gindi Group on real estate finance.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s practice, led by Nechama Brin, advises leading international banks on a wide range of equity and debt offerings. Discount Investment Corporation and IDB Group are key clients on the issuer side. The sizeable team includes Amir Tzafrir, who is a key contact for international matters, Gabriel Hake and Tamar Luz.

Leading individuals

Nechama Brin - Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

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

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s ‘agile and solution-focused approach’ makes it ‘exceptionally capable of managing challenging M&A deals’. The team has acted in several cross-border acquisitions of Israeli companies, including advising Nestlé on its NIS3.3bn purchase of outstanding minority shares in Osem. International corporate team head Ashok Chandrasekhar, ‘seasoned professional’ Nechama Brin, technology expert Sharon Gazit and Adam Klein are some of the key contacts.

Leading individuals

Ashok Chandrasekhar - Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

At Goldfarb Seligman & Co., the ‘knowledgeable’ Noga Rubinstein advises the firm’s key clients, such as Uber and Israel Discount Bank, on non-contentious antitrust issues, including approvals of mergers and commercial agreements.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s Orit Zilony-Klinman often represents Dan Public Transportation and its subsidiaries in litigation, recently including a class action regarding employment conditions and salary payment, and also represents the client in negotiations with the Histadrut. Practice co-head Ofer Ravid acts for all sizes of companies, including start-ups and multinationals, in various employment matters.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s reputation in the power and energy sector is characterised by deep-seated experience negotiating PPPs, PFIs and BOTs. Amit Krispin’s team, which includes Sagit Chen, acts for about half of Israel’s private natural gas power plants, advising on licensing and permits, regulatory compliance, as well as financing.

Leading individuals

Amit Krispin - Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

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

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s multidisciplinary team ‘demonstrates good industry knowledge’, and mainly represents pharmaceuticals and medical device companies. Sharon Gazit has been advising EarlySense on a joint venture, technology transfer and clinical trial agreements with domestica and international hospitals.

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Hi-tech, start-ups
Hi-tech, start-ups - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.really cares about its clients’, mixing provision of day-to-day support with transactional work. Clients range from start-ups to leading corporations and Ido Zemach acted for Intel on its $175m acquisition of Tel Aviv-based Replay Video Technologies. Corporate team head Ashok Chandrasekhar and Noa Rosenberg-Segalovitz are recommended.

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s infrastructure group has been active in highway and railway projects. Rami Sofer is counsel to Cross Israel Highway on various tender issues. Neil Stowe advises Miya Luxemburg Holdings on the group’s international infrastructure investments.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. represents many large Israeli insurers across general insurance law, commercial matters, class actions and tort law. Rami Sofer has also acted for some of the leading multinationals in the sector, such as acting for AIG Israel and American International Group, for over a decade concerning regulatory issues and disputes.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s Ido Gonen handles fund formation and the whole fund lifecycle. He recently advised Menivim REIT on its establishment and assisted Poalim Real Estate Fund with redomiciliation from Jersey to Cyprus.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s team is experienced in handling planning, licensing and regulatory matters for residential and commercial real estate projects. Practice co-heads Orna Verhovsky and Sagiv Hanin have been advising Gav-Yam on the planning and licensing of the 19-acre Be’er Sheva Advanced Technology Park.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Key clients of Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s ‘very attentive team’ include BayernLB Capital Partner, early-stage investment-focused General Catalyst Partners and US-based Poalim Real Estate Fund. Ido Gonen and Oren Wolpin are key contacts on the formation side while the highly regarded Ashok Chandrasekhar has been involved in numerous high-profile transactions.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

The ‘world-class’ group at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is jointly headed by Levy Amitay and Avi Arad, who recently handled the establishment and subsequent leasing arrangements of office spaces for technology companies such as Google. Dubi Zoltak, who is ‘an excellent attorney and valuable adviser’, specialises in international real estate projects and investments.

Leading individuals

Avi Arad - Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s Yaron Sever has been advising Nestlé on the corporate tax structure in the group’s reverse triangular merger with Osem and the establishment of Odyssey SM. Practice head Tal Atsmon handles voluntary disclosures and reporting for individuals and large corporations.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Noga Rubinstein’s regulatory and competition department at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is instructed by domestic television and broadcasting clients such as yes (D.B.S. Satellite Services), Reshet Media and Channel 10, in addition to several high-profile multinational clients. The team advised The Israeli Professional Football Leagues on the NIS506m sale of broadcasting rights to all its games to Charlton.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s ‘knowledgeable’ team is a longstanding adviser to prominent domestic and international venture capital (VC) funds, including Cisco Investments, Intel Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners. Key contacts Michael Heller and Ashok Chandrasekhar acted on numerous fundraisings in 2016.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s ‘client-driven and committed’ team is led by Hagit Blaiberg, who handles a large volume of class actions for key client Shufersal. Aaron Michaeli and Yehuda Rosenthal have been acting for clients such as Carasso Motors and Ampal-American Israel Corporation.

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

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s ‘knowledgeable and cost-effective team’ includes highly regarded arbitrator Eli Zohar; corporate and securities litigation expert Hagit Blaiberg; and Roy Blecher, who has ‘a great understanding of the criminal justice system’. ‘Excellent strategist’ Zvi Bar-Nathan regularly represents Shapir Engineering and Industry, such as in construction and tort disputes.

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Mediation and international arbitration
Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

At Goldfarb Seligman & Co., Daphna Kapeliuk regularly represents parties in international arbitrations. Head of the international litigation department Zvi Bar-Nathan has been particularly active as an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrator.

Leading individuals

Daphna Kapeliuk - Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

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Israel: Intellectual property

Commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is involved in trade mark and copyright matters for domestic and international corporates. Sharon Aloni advises on data privacy and IP protection for ARM following its acquisition of Sansa Security.

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