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Israel

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is recommended for cross-border equity offerings. Tuvia Geffen’s recent highlights include advising the underwriters of two Nasdaq secondary offerings by CyberArk Security totalling $570m and assisting Tatpica International with a secondary placing on the London Stock Exchange. Sharon Amir is recommended for private equity-related deals.

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

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

At Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co., M&A department head Sharon Amir and capital markets team head Tuvia Geffen lead the firm’s key corporate and commercial transactions. These included advising EZchip Semiconductor on its $811m merger with Mellanox Technologies and acting for Shikun & Binui on the sale of a water desalination plant.

Leading individuals

Sharon Amir - Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.’ practice head Golan Kaneti has been advising anchor client FIMI Private Equity on merger clearances. He is also representing an employee of Harel Computing in an IAA investigation into alleged tender fixing and cartel activities.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. assists its heavyweight corporate clients with matters such as disputes over employment agreements. Practice co-head Yaron Horovitz has been representing JCDecaux in various lawsuits regarding terminations as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.’s recent highlights include advising EZchip Semiconductor on its $811m merger with Mellanox Technologies and acting for longstanding client Check Point during its $100m acquisition of Lacoon Mobile Security. The team also assisted start-up Unispectral with a $7m fundraising. Sharon Amir, Idan Lidor and practice head Gil Brandes are recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.’s ‘highly professional and practically oriented’ insurance team has a reputation for defending against recovery and damages claims and specialises in tort law. Practice head Peter Gad Naschitz and Shimon Chertow have represented insurance companies such as Harel and Ingosstrakh in arbitrations and litigations.

Leading individuals

Peter Gad Naschitz - Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is ‘outstanding on structuring and fundraising’. Sharon Amir, who leads the funds practice, has been a key adviser to FIMI Private Equity Funds – Israel’s largest private equity firm – for 20 years, advising it on fund formation and transactions.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is ‘outstanding in all private equity-related transactional, structuring and fundraising matters’; it is the exclusive counsel to FIMI Private Equity, Israel’s largest fund. Other clients include Viola Private Equity and Giza Venture Fund. Practice head Sharon Amir is regarded by some as being ‘the best M&A lawyer in Israel’.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is involved in all aspects of Tama 38 projects, having acted for N.S.A., which organises whole neighbourhoods for urban renewal. Shmuel Lechner acted for The Government Companies Authority on the sale of 18,500 acres of land.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

The lawyers at Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. act as court-appointed trustees of Israeli companies. Alona Baumgarten acted as a trustee for Morechai Binyamin & Sons Earth Works, successfully arranging the sale of the company before the creditor arrangement was approved.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. assists VC funds with any type of transaction, from seed investments to divestments. Noga Devecseri Spira and Anat Igner recently assisted Carmel Ventures, Globespan Capital and Vertex Venture Capital with their $35m investment in Perfect Mobile while Sharon Amir led advice to Giza Venture Funds on the $40m sale of its stake in Continuity Software.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

At Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co., Sharon Lubezky is regularly instructed by financial institutions such as Israel Discount Bank and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank. Insurance and tort specialist Peter Gad Naschitz is another notable figure along with Tamar Arad-Kareth, who is a key adviser to food group General Mills.

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Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has expertise in mass torts, product liability and professional malpractice cases – Gil Atar and Shay Cohen successfully defended several manufacturers in product liability cases, including acting in a large volume of claims related to quartz plates. Hanina Brandes and Yoav Razin are representing Amitim Pension Funds DBQ in arbitration. BP is another client.

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Israel: Transport

Other transport
Transport: other transport - ranked: tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has substantial strength in aviation-related litigation, especially in insurance liability cases. Department head Isaac Winder successfully represented El Al, Israel’s national airline, in a case regarding the airline’s liability after a passenger developed deep vein thrombosis. The team has been advising Lufthansa on commercial matters. The firm recently hired the aviation team from Hermann, Makov & Co.

Leading individuals

Isaac Winder - Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

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Shipping
Transport: shipping - ranked: tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.’s Peter Gad Naschitz represents two of Israel’s major ports – Ashdod Port and Haifa Port – in all litigious maritime matters; notably, this included a case involving Zim Shipping Company, which has resulted in 13 claims against Ashdod Port. The practice also acts for most of Israel’s major insurance companies and has been representing Phoenix Insurance in a damaged cargo dispute.

Leading individuals

Peter Gad Naschitz - Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

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