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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

Acting for foreign and domestic banks, GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co has particular expertise in international financial regulations and developing areas such as fintech. Department head Ofer Hanoh and Loni Bahar advise The Union of Israeli Banks on the implications of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co is instructed in debt and equity transactions registered for trading domestically and abroad. The team has particular expertise in debt arrangements and recently assisted Azrieli Group with a series of bond issuances totalling NIS5bn. Aya Yoffe and Yuval Eden advised Novolog on its IPO – among the largest on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in 2017.

Leading individuals

Aya Yoffe - GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co stands out for its ‘ability to combine precise professionalism with a friendly, creative and out-of-the-box mindset’. The corporate group has strengths in heavily regulated transactions, particularly those involving Chinese participants. Esther Koren acted for Hubei Sanonda in its $3bn acquisition of a 100% stake in Adama Agricultural Solutions. Chen Manzur is also recommended and Richard Mann is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Richard Mann - GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co structures compliance programmes and handles merger approvals for clients in a variety of industry sectors. Ran Ben-Ari handled the successful IAA application for VW Group’s $300m investment into Gett.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co assists foreign and domestic corporates and government entities with employment litigation and initial organisations. Headed by Yael Dolev, the firm has pioneering experience in unionisation in the hi-tech sector, and in that regard has advised clients such as Mavenir and GT GetTaxi Services Israel.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 3

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co has experience in a variety of power and energy-related matters. Anat Klein advised Dalia Power Energies on the first gas sale purchase agreement from Energen, involving assets in the Karish and Tanin gas fields. The team also handles regulatory issues and litigation for Jerusalem District Electricity Company.

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

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co handles large financing, M&A and capital markets transactions for funds and major healthcare companies, including Edwards Lifesciences. Hili Cohen advised biotech incubators on an Israeli Innovation Authority tender for government sponsorship.

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

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co’s hi-tech and venture capital practice handles M&A and VC-driven transactions for multinational tech companies and Israeli start-ups. Start-up clients note that the partners are ‘totally involved at every level’, and international clients describe Loni Bahar’s and Etai Shay’s advice as ‘invaluable in acclimating to the Israeli business environment’.

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

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co regularly acts for Israeli and international funds and individual and institutional investors. The venture capital team has experience in venture investments in areas such as fintech, IT and digital development, driving technology and life sciences. Amir Halevy, Eli Barasch and Richard Mann are key contacts in the practice.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co has experience acting for distressed corporates and bondholders in large cross-border debt arrangements. Adva Bitan is representing ZIM Integrated Shipping Services in a long-running multibillion-dollar debt restructuring. Aya Yoffe and David Fohrer jointly head the department.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co provides its corporate clients with a range of tax services, from advice on high-value M&A deals to domestic tax strategy. The team serves as Israeli tax counsel to Amazon, B-Max Group and Innovation Endeavors. Yaniv Erlich and Elad Brauner are key contacts.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 4

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co is involved in a variety of commercial disputes for domestic and international clients. Michael Ginsburg obtained an injunction for East Jerusalem District Electric Company prohibiting IEC from disconnecting its electricity. David Fohrer heads the team.

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