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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv

Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Acting for Israel’s most prominent banks and insurance companies, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has a formidable regulatory practice and handles deals among ‘the most complex transactions in Israel’. The team advises The Association of Banks in Israel on legislative initiatives involving antitrust, securities law amendments and fair credit regulation. Dalia Tal, Assaf Oz and Eyal Dotan jointly lead the department.

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’ capital markets department consists of domestic and international experts with experience in acting for issuing companies and financial institutions. Yael Weiss advised Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot on a unique private placement of contingent convertible bonds totalling NIS417m. Clifford Felig, Yoav Nahir and Dan Shamgar are additional contacts.

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

Specialising in complex cross-border transactions, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ clients regard the team as being ‘one of the best hi-tech and general business firms globally’. The corporate group is well known in the private equity space and has significant experience in leveraged M&A. Jointly led by Dan Geva and Dan Shamgar, the department handled significant M&A for Verizon, Gazit Globe, Amdocs and Apax Partners. Clifford Felig is another name to note.

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 is involved in Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA) negotiations in relation to huge M&A, handles high-profile global follow-on litigation and provides antitrust advice in heavily regulated industries such as news media and aviation. Niva Barg Livnat, Israel Leshem, and Yochi Kadir-Paz are contacts. Clients include Siemens, Bayer and MAN Truck and Bus.

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’ employment team is recommended for ‘complex labour disputes or matters with a particularly heavy workload’. The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ Rami Landa handles the gamut of labour and employment issues for Merck and Samsung. Hila Silverstein has experience in labour negotiations, while Alon Gellert heads the immigration group.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices was significantly strengthened by the arrival of Jonathan Finklestone and his team, including Guy Kles and Tani Zahavi, from Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. The ‘well-known’ project finance group joins Renelle Joffe, a highly regarded expert in upstream energy regulation and fuel purchase transactions. Elad Sharabani is also noted.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Finklestone - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Renelle Joffe - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Elad Sharabani - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Guy Kles - 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 is instructed by biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies in corporate transactions and litigation. Israel Leshem and Ron Peleg have handled high-value disputes for AstraZeneca, while David Mirchin handles commercial agreements for the client.

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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’ large and ‘vastly experienced team’ is among the most active hi-tech M&A groups in the region and was involved in over half of all Israeli hi-tech financing rounds in 2016. Itay Frishman and Miri Shalit joined the team from GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. Alon Sahar and Assaf Naveh are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Alon Sahar - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Assaf Naveh - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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Investment and venture capital funds
Investment and venture capital funds - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

The team at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices is among the most active in Israel’s venture capital space, and advises domestic and foreign private equity, real estate, hedge and secondary funds. Eldar Ben-Ruby and Hodiya Schnider handle Pitango’s Israel-related investment work and new fund formation. Alon Sahar has experience in sensitive cross-border VC investments.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ planning and zoning department acts for construction and development companies involved in various commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. Tamar Migdal has particular expertise advising government entities on master plan issues and is legal counsel to Master Plan 47, which concerns the regeneration of a vacated IDF base.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ clients are especially impressed by the ‘innovative solutions’ provided by the real estate department. Led by Hanni Avinery, the team is especially active for major developers and real estate investors. Yoseph Cohen is highly recommended.

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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’ insolvency department specialises in advising banks and other creditors on debt arrangements and liability disputes filed by liquidators. Eyal Rosovsky represented Bank Leumi in personal bankruptcy proceedings against Eliezer Fishman. Amir Dolev joined from Bergerson Law.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ tax group is adept at handling the tax aspects of large multijurisdictional corporate transactions, but also has strengths in funds taxation and private wealth planning. On the contentious side, Eldar Ben-Ruby acted for Melisron Group in a Supreme Court case regarding the tax consideration of shopping malls. Special consultant Michael Bricker joined the team from Amdocs.

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 handles the gamut of commercial, regulatory and litigious issues for internet and communications providers, global media groups and television channels. Acting for Kol-Hai Radio, Yossi Abadi petitioned the Supreme Court regarding allegedly unfair legislation. Abadi also assisted Israel Heritage Channel with enforcement of its broadcasting rights.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices provides regulatory advice to clients in the aviation sector and advises various transport-related companies on corporate and commercial matters. Alon Gellert heads the regulation group, and Ariel Aminetzah is ‘highly impressive’.

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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 is noted for representing international technology and pharmaceutical companies, and Israel Leshem and Ron Peleg have acted for GSK, Merck and Bayer in consumer class actions. The team welcomed several new partners through internal and external growth and clients have noted the ease with which the firm interacts with international clients in particular.

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

With perhaps the largest litigation team in Israel, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices handles ‘high-stakes cases’ in every area of commercial litigation and white-collar crime. Led by Israel Leshem and Eyal Rosovsky, the department has experience in banking litigation and handles numerous claims for Siemens. Nadav Weisman and Ron Peleg are recommended.

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices ensures ‘consistently good work’ and has experience in various international arbitration and mediation procedures. The ‘impressive’ Israel Leshem heads the department. Eyal Rosovsky and Yoav Oestreicher are additional contacts.

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Israel: Intellectual property

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Headed by David Mirchin, the commercial IP group at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices is one of the most sought after firms for commercial data and privacy matters. The team has strengths in negotiating IP transfers with universities and R&D centres and has also structured cross-border commercialisation agreements in challenging jurisdictions. Clients include Amazon, Facebook and GSK.

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

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has handled trade mark and copyright disputes as well as patent-related claims for the firm’s largest corporate clients, such as Philip Morris and Amazon. Practice head Yoav Oestreicher defended Verint in a patent infringement case and, in a separate matter, acted for Rontal in a patent cancellation proceeding.

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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 is thought by one client to have ‘one of the top IP practices in Israel’. Led by David Mirchin and Yoav Oestreicher, the team manages worldwide trade mark filing and prosecution for clients such as Philip Morris, Nucleix and Glide Talk.

Leading individuals

Yoav Oestreicher - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

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