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Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal is Israel’s leading international law firm. The firm represents some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in corporate commercial and litigation matters, in Israel and abroad.

Meitar is a full-service firm, representing clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, banking, finance and derivatives, corporate and commercial litigation, licensing, hi-tech, energy and infrastructure, real estate, antitrust, and taxation and other regulatory matters. Meitar has represented clients in Israel’s largest M&A transactions and international public offerings, and has represented some of the world’s leading companies in corporate and class-action litigation.

Meitar is unique among Israel’s largest law firms for the number of its partners who have worked for major international law firms in the US and elsewhere. In addition, many of its partners obtained law degrees in the US and UK. The firm’s goal is to provide its international and Israeli clients with the same level of service and quality they are accustomed to receiving from law firms in the US, UK and Europe.

The firm has a strong team of over 400 legal professionals, all of whom are committed to maintaining its high standards of excellence and service.

Areas of practice: Corporate and securities: a major part of the firm’s work consists of M&A; equity and debt offerings in Israel and abroad; banking and derivatives; venture capital investments; private placements; and securitisations. The firm also specialises in corporate restructuring, including splits, spin-offs, share buy-backs, joint ventures and management buyouts. The firm acts regularly in corporate, partnership and joint venture formation, establishment and implementation of stock option and compensation plans, and financing transactions.

Litigation: Meitar has a strong litigation group that handles a wide range of commercial, securities, corporate (control, governance, minority rights, insolvency and reorganisation), antitrust, class-action, banking, insurance, product liability, administrative, labour, white-collar and intellectual property litigation. The firm has extensive expertise in handling complex cases, high-profile matters and cross-border disputes for local as well as international clients. Its attorneys regularly appear in all the Israeli courts, in local and international arbitration proceedings, specialised courts, administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies.

Banking and finance: the firm represents and provides legal counsel to numerous banks and financial institutions worldwide on various banking issues, including acquisitions and spin-offs of banks and financial institutions; the establishment of banking institutions in Israel and abroad; licensing; negotiations with the Bank of Israel and the Supervisor of Banks; banking litigation; and commercial lending transactions.

Technology: the firm is intensively involved in structuring and negotiating the international transactions of its clients, for example, OEM; licensing; distribution; VAR; joint development; and outsourcing with expertise in complex software transactions. The firm handles all aspects of deals including: negotiations on commercial terms; drafting of agreements; setting up local entities; creating financial arrangements; ensuring protection of intellectual property rights; and cooperating with local counsel worldwide.

Real estate: the firm negotiates and drafts contracts for purchases, sales and leases of residential, commercial and industrial properties. It represents numerous construction companies, as well as local and overseas investors and developers, and is involved in a wide variety of projects, including construction of office buildings, shopping malls, residential and other commercial projects.

Energy and infrastructure: the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice covers a wide range of fields in the energy sector, including electricity, natural gas and renewable energy ventures, and infrastructure projects.

Telecoms: the firm acts for one of Israel’s largest telecom conglomerates, represents one of Israel’s three international telecom operators and has represented clients in tenders for cellular service, as well as in many regulatory, telecom and anti-trust issues.

Taxation: the firm provides tax advice and planning in a range of areas, including: international taxation, corporate tax planning, employee compensation plans, real estate, trusts and estates, and personal tax planning.

China practice: the firm has unique and extensive experience from working on matters related to the Chinese market for over 20 years. The firm represents leading Israeli corporations, institutions, hi-tech companies and venture capital funds in their PRC-related matters and transactions in diversified industries.

Defence and homeland security: the firm is involved in its Israeli and international clients’ transactions on both commercial and regulatory aspects in the fields of defence and homeland security.

General legal services: the firm also provides services in areas such as: environmental law, insolvency, creditors’ right and work-outs; regulatory matters; labour-related issues; and anti-trust, tender law, local authorities and other matters.

  • Number of lawyers: 330
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • World Law Group

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