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Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

At Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, practice co-heads Dalia Tal and Assaf Oz recently advised key client Bank Leumi on complex regulatory matters while Gal Feingold assisted the bank with a NIS600m syndicated loan made to Dan Regional Association for Environmental Infrastructure. The Association of Banks in Israel and Phoenix Insurance Company are also clients. Judith Gal-Or is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Dalia Tal - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has long been active in advising Israeli companies on their US equity offerings; David Glatt recently assisted NeuroDerm and CyberArk Software with Nasdaq secondary offerings. On the debt side, practice head Noam Sharon acted for real estate company Airport City in a series of issuances totalling NIS913m. Clifford Felig, Tali Menashe and Yoav Nahir are recommended.

Leading individuals

Clifford Felig - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

The sizeable practice at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices handled 66 M&A deals in 2015. In one highlight, Clifford Felig led a 40-lawyer team advising Mylan on its hostile takeover bid for Perrigo. Dan Shamgar and colleagues acted for Lumenis during its $510m takeover by Chinese private equity fund Xio Group. Dan Geva, technology expert Alon Sahar and Michael Rimon are key contacts.

Leading individuals

Clifford Felig - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Dan Shamgar - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices routinely handles merger clearance work, such as Niva Barg Livnat advising Lumenis on its $510m acquisition by Chinese private equity fund Xio Group. On the contentious side, Livnat has been working alongside Israel Leshem and Yochi Kadir-Paz to represent Madanes Insurance Agency against a motion to certify a class action alleging that it formed a restrictive arrangement with Harel Group. Other clients include Pfizer, El Al and Siemens AG. Michal Halperin left to become head of the IAA.

Next generation lawyers

Yochi Kadir-Paz - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices specialises in the employment aspects of large multi-jurisdictional M&A, whether for acquirers or targets. The department acts for GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Merck in all of their Israeli labour issues, including litigation. Rami Landa and Hila Silverstein are practice co-heads.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

The energy department at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices specialises in downstream, midstream and upstream petroleum and gas matters and also provides regulatory and licensing advice to clients in the electricity sector. Renelle Joffe acts for SuperGas Natural in all purchase and transfer agreements.

Leading individuals

Renelle Joffe - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Elad Sharabani - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ Israel Leshem and Ron Peleg regularly defend corporates such as Merck and GlaxoSmithKline in class action suits regarding product liability. Boaz Mizrahi handles investment transactions for pharmaceuticals companies and acted for Bionaut Labs in a licensing transaction with Max Plank Institute.

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has ‘a deep bench of smart and experienced lawyers’, which includes Dan Shamgar and Alon Sahar. The practice advises on investment rounds, M&A and general corporate matters, and has recently acted for eBay, Amdocs and Taboola.

Leading individuals

Alon Sahar - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Infrastructure projects
Infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 3

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has extensive experience in various water project financings. Practice head Alon Gellert has been assisting the Jewish National Fund in tender agreements for the development of a firefighting system in forests managed by the client.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

At Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, the highly regarded Eldar Ben-Ruby and Hodiya Schnider lead on fund formation while the firm’s sizeable corporate department regularly handles transactions for funds and investors. Recent work includes handling Francisco Partners’ acquisition of Sintec Media. Viola Private Equity, KKR and Khosla Ventures are key clients.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 3

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Tamar Migdal leads the department at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, which specialises in litigation. The team is representing Cross Israel Highways in a case concerning expropriation and depreciation compensation.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

The key contacts at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices include Dan Shamgar, who regularly advises Viola Private Equity on its investment activities; the ‘service-oriented’ Mike Rimon, who acted for BC Partners on its acquisition of a stake in Keter Plastic; and Eldar Ben-Ruby, an expert in fund formation and tax planning.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Officescombines commercial advice with real estate litigation as well as any other firm’. The team is acting for Acro Real Estate on the establishment of mixed-use spaces in the centre of Tel Aviv. Hanni Avinery heads the team, which includes Alon Yoeli, who is ‘one of the best real estate litigators in Israel’.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices primarily acts for creditors in liquidation proceedings and creditor agreements. Key clients include Bank Leumi, Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank and Bank Hapoalim. Pinni Yaniv leads the department, which also includes recent arrival Eyal Rosovsky from the defunct firm Zellermayer, Pelossof, Rosovsky, Tsafrir, Toledano & Co.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has ‘one of the leading tax practices in Israel’. Shaul Grossman and the ‘exceptional’ Eldar Ben-Ruby advise high-net-worth individuals, trusts and estates on various regulatory and legislative issues. The team is also active in the tax aspects of large commercial transactions.

Leading individuals

Eldar Ben-Ruby - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ Yossi Abadi handles licensing, regulatory, litigation and M&A matters for television, cellular telecoms providers and online media clients. The team advised Israel Heritage Channel on its non-integration into one of Israel’s terrestrial broadcasting systems, as well as a change to the channel’s broadcasting licence.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

At Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, Eldar Ben-Ruby regularly handles venture fund formation matters, recently establishing Pitango VI and Pitango Growth, while Alon Sahar acted on several investment rounds for clients such as Team8 Partners. Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures are also clients. Asaf Harel and Dan Shamgar ‘excel at understanding the particular needs of VC funds’.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has the largest team in Israel following the arrival of Eyal Rosovsky and ten other partners from the now defunct Zellermayer, Pelossof, Rosovsky, Tsafrir, Toledano & Co. Advocates. Practice head Israel Leshem and Ron Peleg have been defending Volkswagen in nine class actions related to the diesel emissions scandal, while Amos Goren and Nadav Weisman have been defending Oil Refineries Ltd. (Bazan) against a motion to certify a class action regarding air pollution in Haifa Bay.

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Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices now has the largest dispute resolution group in Israel following the recruitment of white-collar crime expert Eyal Rosovsky, who joined with the rest of his team from the now defunct Zellermayer, Pelossof, Rosovsky, Tsafrir, Toledano & Co. Advocates. Israel Leshem heads the practice, which also includes banking specialist Dror Kedem, real estate and environmental litigation expert Amos Goren, as well as Ron Peleg, whose recent clients include Bayer Israel and GlaxoSmithKline.

Leading individuals

Eyal Rosovsky - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Israel Leshem - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Mediation and international arbitration
Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

The team at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices includes highly regarded dispute resolution practice head Israel Leshem, mediation expert Eyal Rosovsky, who joined from the now defunct Zellermayer, Pelossof, Rosovsky, Tsafrir, Toledano & Co. Advocates, and the ‘sharp and knowledgeable’ Nadav Weisman.

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Israel: Intellectual property

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

David Mirchin’s team at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has been involved in some of the most prominent commercial licensing transactions in Israel. The team advises hi-tech companies such as enSilo and Optimal Plus on domestic and global licensing agreements.

Leading individuals

David Mirchin - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Disputes
Intellectual property: disputes - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

At Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, Yoav Oestreicher handles claims involving breach of privacy and illegal dissemination of trade secrets for clients such as LinkedIn. The team has been defending GlaxoSmithKline in a patent misuse case alleging the creation of an illegal monopoly.

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Filing and prosecution
Intellectual property: filing and prosecution - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices manages global trade mark portfolios for clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals. Yoav Oestreicher’s clients include Philip Morris and HP. The ‘top-notch’ David Mirchin acts for various technology companies.

Leading individuals

Yoav Oestreicher - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Israel: Transport

Other transport
Transport: other transport - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

The multidisciplinary group at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices handles contentious and non-contentious work for clients in a range of transport sectors. Giora Ungar is representing Alstom Transport in a lawsuit against NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System regarding the cancellation of a tender for the light railway in Tel Aviv. The team also advises Mayer Cars and Trucks on regulatory issues.

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