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Ophir Kaplan

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Ophir Kaplan specialises in tax matters, advising and representing multinational and domestic clients before the Israeli tax authorities and courts, obtaining pre-rulings and in assessment proceedings. He advises on a broad range of tax issues encompassing corporate and individual taxation and tax planning, including corporate structures, tax issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, employee share option schemes and compensation packages, international taxation, indirect taxes (VAT and customs duties), social security dues, the taxation of real-estate transactions and transfer pricing. Ophir also provides legal counsel to high-net-worth individuals and families on individual taxation, tax planning, wealth protection, family trusts and investments. Ophir has published numerous articles on private, national and international corporate, commercial and real estate tax issues. He serves on the Israeli Bar Association’s Taxes Committee and VAT & Customs Committee.


Institute for Tax and Financial Advice (2000 to 2002). Joined S. Horowitz & Co. in 2003. Partner 2012.


Hebrew and English.


Israel Bar, 2003. Member of the Tax Committee and the VAT & Customs Committee of the Israel Bar Association.


University of Tel Aviv, Israel, LL.M. Magna Cum Laude, including a Thesis College of Management, Israel, LL.B. Member of the Israel Bar (2003).



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In terms of 'professionalism and client attention', S. Horowitz & Co is considered 'far superior to many of its competitors'. In addition to supporting the corporate group's cross-border transactional activity, the tax team handles taxation with regard to complex financial products and cryptocurrencies, and represents clients in disputes with the tax authorities, including criminal investigations initiated by the ITA. Department head Leor Nouman assisted a Chinese shipping company with negotiations concerning the taxation of Chinese workers in Israeli waters, and Ophir Kaplan has represented public companies such as Dubek in tax audits. Further, Nouman and Kaplan are representing Veolia Group in negotiations with the ITA regarding the sale of Veolia's entire Israeli business activity to a Luxembourg resident corporation. Additionally, the team advises families and individuals on voluntary disclosure proceedings. Zen Protocol, Bank Hapoalim, Perrigo Group and are also among the department's clients.

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