The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Gornitzky & Co.

45 ROTHSCHILD BLVD, TEL AVIV 6578403, ISRAEL
Tel:
Work +972 3 710 9191
Fax:
Fax +972 3 560 6555
Email:
Web:
www.gornitzky.com
Herzliya Pituach, Tel Aviv

The firm: Founded in 1938, Gornitzky & Co. has been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions to transpire in Israel and has played a key role in the development of Israel’s economy and legal practice.

The firm is well-known for its reputation and extensive experience in all legal fields. The unique, multi-disciplinary approach that characterises Gornitzky & Co. enables the firm to provide its clients with the full gamut of legal services, serving as a legal ‘premium one-stop-shop’ for all of their business activities. The firm provides its clients with service of the highest quality, integrated with legal creativity and originality, allowing the firm to successfully cope with complex business and legal challenges.

The firm and its partners are consistently recognised as leaders and are recommended in various commercial areas of law by leading legal directories and publications, such as The Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and others.

The firm’s clientele includes a significant number of Israel’s key players, including governmental entities and Israel’s leading business groups and multinational corporations, operating in Israel and abroad. The firm provides legal services to the majority of Israel’s 18 most influential businesses and advises seven out of Israel’s top ten billionaires, according to Forbes magazine.

Gornitzky & Co.’s legal staff numbers more than 162 attorneys and 30 legal trainees, and includes some of the most highly regarded commercial attorneys in Israel. The firm’s attorneys possess extensive experience in a broad range of practice areas, due in part to their involvement in some of the largest and most complex projects undertaken in Israel in recent years. Some of the firm’s lawyers are licensed to practise law in other jurisdictions, while others are certified public accountants or have additional degrees (eg, in accounting and economics).

Values of community action and social involvement are the cornerstones of Gornitzky & Co.’s organisational culture and manifest themselves in various activities, including pro bono representation, volunteer work and donations to social organisations. As part of its corporate social responsibility policy, the firm invests a great deal in its employees’ well-being, leisure activities and special events. Gornitzky & Co. is considered one of the most sought-after workplaces in the Israeli legal world.

As an integral part of its legal practice, the firm’s goal is to foster an internal culture that emphasises values, comradery and friendship. Each member of the firm’s legal team has signed the ‘Gornitzky Code’, which expresses the norms and values based on which the legal service is provided, and by virtue of which the social environment at Gornitzky & Co. is shaped.

Areas of practice: The firm’s practice areas include: administrative law; antitrust and competition; banking and finance; capital markets and securities; class actions and derivative suits; clean-tech; commercial; corporate; cybersecurity; fintech; energy and natural resources; environment; hi-tech; hotels, travel and leisure; infrastructure and project finance; litigation and dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions; non-profit organisations; private equity and venture capital; public international law; real estate and construction; restructuring and insolvency; tax; telecoms and media; trusts, estates, and private wealth management; white-collar crime and more.

For further information, please visit www.gornitzky.com.

  • Contacts
  • Pinhas Rubin (chairman)
  • Moriel Matalon (chairman of the executive committee)
  • Lior Porat (managing partner)
  • Kfir Yagdar (managing partner)
  • Other offices
  • Herzliya Pituach
  • Number of lawyers: 220 (59 partners)
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Farsi

Above material supplied by Gornitzky & Co..

Legal Developments by:
Gornitzky & Co.

  • Taking a foreign company public in Israel has its unique challenges

    Any Initial Public Offering (IPO) can be challenging. In order to be successful, the IPO process requires organization, leadership, teamwork among the various players (the company, lawyers, accountants, underwriters etc.), hard work and creative thinking. When it comes to an IPO in Israel by a non-Israeli company, the importance of all of the above becomes acute. Understanding the unique challenges of floating a non-Israeli company in Israel can help ensure a more efficient process.
    - Gornitzky & Co

Legal Developments in Israel

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HNWIs IN ISRAEL’S HI-TECH ECOSYSTEM

    Accredited investor funding platforms for innovative tech scale-ups offer more choice and without having to commit a large chunk of capital upfront, the risk is diluted.
  • 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