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Gornitzky & Co.

Work +972 3 710 9191
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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.

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  • 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: 195 (55 partners)
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Farsi

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