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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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  • Perhaps the QuadragaCX Story Will Have a Happy Ending

    While there are the aficionados who will say that cryptocurrencies will free us of the chains of the global financial institutions, on the occasions when the world of cryptocurrencies intersects with the world in which most of us live, the news is generally bleak. While you may not know one side of a Bitcoin from the other, you probably know that its value has crashed over the last 13 months, you may even have heard about some of some of the larger cryptohacks (that is computer heists through which digital currencies belonging to investors are stolen from crypto trading exchanges). And over the last week or so, you may have read on mainstream news sites about the death of Gerald Cotton the CEO of Canada’s largest cryptoexchange QuadragaCX. The death of the CEO of a company that few had previously heard of, was news of course, because in his passing he had taken the passwords to the accounts of his customers with him. The result of this being that about $140 million of their money was stuck somewhere between this world and the celestial ether in which Mr. Cotton now resides. Of course, it wasn’t quite told like that. We were fed terms such as “private keys,” lack of “multi-signature protection,” “cold storage wallets” and more readily understandable – “cryptofraud”. Again!
  • Israel Chapter in The Virtual Currency Regulation Review

    Earlier this year, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) issued two circulars, one on the taxation of digital tokens and the second addressing the taxation of utility tokens in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Additionally, in March, the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) released a detailed interim report by the Committee for the Regulation of Public Offerings of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Coins (Report) (with a follow-up report due to come out around October 2018). Moreover, it is expected that before the end of 2018, legislation will come into force that for the first time will see Israeli primary legislation define virtual currencies as financial assets and mandate licensing for related services, as is later discussed in detail.
  • Spring is coming for real estate registration in Israel

    Israel may be the “Start-up Nation” and a world-renowned center of technological innovation, yet for many years the procedures and conduct of the Israeli Land Registry have been trapped in the past.
  • PLATFORMS FOR HIGH NET WORTH INVESTORS IN ISRAELI HIGH-TECH

    Israeli hi-tech and its sources of funding have grown and diversified tremendously since the bubble burst in 2001 and over the last decade since the height of the financial crisis in 2007-2008.
  • NONDISCRIMINATION IN 5G STANDARDS

    Nondiscrimination has been the neglected stepchild of the FRAND commitment. Patent owners participating in standards organizations typically commit to license their technology on “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”) terms.”
  • Crash Course on Non-Disclosure Agreements

    Non-disclosure agreements are a crucial, but often overlooked, tool in allowing startup companies to grow, build strategic partnerships and explore new business relationships necessary to develop their product or bring it to market. These agreements are often short (sometimes only a page or two) and lead many founders to forego legal advice to get past this "formality" and begin working with the other party to the NDA. Yet, NDAs are important agreements with potentially far-reaching implications for the protection of a company's confidential information and intellectual property, and mishandling of NDAs can come back to haunt a startup years later.
  • Advocates Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross of Yigal Arnon & Co. in The Lawyer Special Report editorial

    An interview-style piece in The Lawyer, Law in Israel: moving beyond tech, quoting Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross:
  • Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain

    Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain.
  • Article in MEA Markets on GDPR & Israeli Law

    GDPR & ISRAELI PRIVACY LAW - KEY DIFFERENCES Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan & Miriam Friedmann of Yigal Arnon & Co. outline the key differences between GDPR & Israeli Privacy Law.  mea_markets_-_gdpr__israeli_law_-_key_differences_14.05.2018
  • Clarifications regarding Supervision of Financial Services Law (Regulated Financial Services)

    Authored by Adv. Simon Weintraub, Adv. Shiri Shaham, Adv. Yuval Shalheveth of Israeli law firm, Yigal Arnon & Co.: