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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

Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. is known for its bank-side work in multijurisdictional leveraged finance transactions and complex loan refinancings. Eli Elya and Dubi Gross are ‘committed to the deadlines without compromising the result’ and recently advised a syndicate of domestic lenders led by Bank Hapoalim on the NIS1.9m dual-currency loan to refinance part of BC Partners’ 2015 acquisition of Tnuva.

Next generation lawyers

Dubi Gross - Gornitzky & Co.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. fields a ‘highly experienced and highly knowledgeable’ team that has been involved in a number of standout equity deals in 2016-2017. Indeed, Chaim Friedland advised Jefferies, and Cowen and Company on UroGen Pharma’s IPO on Nasdaq – the first major underwritten IPO of an Israeli company in the US since 2015. Yair Shiloni is also noted.

Leading individuals

Chaim Friedland - Gornitzky & Co.

Next generation lawyers

Yair Shiloni - Gornitzky & Co.

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

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. is ‘sought after for high-stakes corporate transactions’ and is particularly experienced in acting for foreign funds. Elite Elkon advised CVC Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Group on their bid to acquire Keter Plastic. Chaim Friedland is ‘a great choice for any international matter’ and assisted Ford Motor Company with its acquisition of SAIPS, Ford’s first M&A in Israel. Lior Porat is another contact.

Leading individuals

Chaim Friedland - Gornitzky & Co.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Gornitzky & Co.

With particular expertise in complex merger approvals, Gornitzky & Co. is a ‘well-established firm’ in the Israeli antitrust field. Avner Finkelshtein represents Osem-Nestlé in a class action alleging excessive pricing and handles merger approvals for clients such as Mediterranean Car Agency.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Gornitzky & Co.

The team at Gornitzky & Co. handles collective negotiations and employment litigation for foreign and domestic clients, and is especially active for financial institutions. Michael Ayalon represents Fattal Hotels in a Supreme Court appeal regarding the application of foreign worker levies to refugee workers.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. is ‘experienced in the fields of electricity and gas’ and also handles project development agreements for transport infrastructure projects. Itay Geffen advised Alstom Israel and Minrav Holdings on its bid for the Tel Aviv Red Line systems tender. Jack Smith is ‘very knowledgeable of the regulatory framework’ governing the energy industry.

Leading individuals

Itay Geffen - Gornitzky & Co.

Jack Smith - Gornitzky & Co.

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Hi-tech, start-ups
Hi-tech, start-ups - ranked: tier 3

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co.’s tech capabilities have grown with the arrivals of Daniel Marcus and Shlomo Landress from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary. The ‘responsive and client-oriented’ team advises international investors and Yoram Arad advises start-up clients. Ari Fried is also noted.

Next generation lawyers

Ari Fried - Gornitzky & Co.

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Investment and venture capital funds
Investment and venture capital funds - ranked: tier 3

Gornitzky & Co.

Responsive and practical’, the team at Gornitzky & Co. has particular strength in acting for venture capital funds. Chaim Friedland handles transactions for private equity investors including Apax Partners (Israel). Shlomo Landress and Daniel Marcus joined from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. acts for prominent investment groups, project developers and constructors. Jointly headed by Eyal Marom and Shlomo Cohen, the team has particular expertise in real estate finance and acted for Bank Hapoalim and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot in the first Israeli real estate project to utilise syndicated bank financing.

Leading individuals

Eyal Marom - Gornitzky & Co.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.

Specialising in multijurisdictional insolvency proceedings, Gornitzky & Co. advises distressed corporates and creditors and is regularly involved in the largest bankruptcy and insolvency matters in Israel. Indeed, Pinhas Rubin and Yaron Elhawi are advising Bank Hapoalim, the largest creditor to Eliezer Fishman, in relation to his NIS4.5bn bankruptcy proceedings. Kfir Yadgar is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Pinhas Rubin - Gornitzky & Co.

Next generation lawyers

Kfir Yadgar - Gornitzky & Co.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. is engaged in some of the most complex cross-border transactions and strategic planning mandates and is recognised by its peers as a leading firm in the contentious tax space. Pinhas Rubin and Daniel Paserman head the tax group and are representing the Israel Diamond Exchange and the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association before the ITA (Israel Tax Authority) regarding taxation of the Israeli diamond industry. Gil Grady is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Daniel Paserman - Gornitzky & Co.

Pinhas Rubin - Gornitzky & Co.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 2

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. has strong regulatory expertise and leverages a strong commercial team to provide the full range of services to Israeli telecoms companies. Department head Lior Porat advises yes on commercial licensing matters and represents the television company in negotiations and proceedings before the Ministry of Communications.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

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

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. has a strong reputation for acting for major Israeli corporates in securities and consumer class actions. Pinhas Rubin and Harel Shaham advised four of Israel’s largest insurance companies regarding the collection of expenses from certain insured members. Noam Ronen is another contact.

Leading individuals

Pinhas Rubin - Gornitzky & Co.

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

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co.’s clients can ‘rest assured that their best interests will always be put first’. Department head Ofer Tzur is ‘one of the best litigators in Israel’ and focuses on derivative claims and commercial litigation, often with international aspects. Clients include foreign and domestic listed companies, such as 3M Company and Bezeq. Pinhas Rubin heads the group.

Leading individuals

Ofer Tzur - Gornitzky & Co.

Pinhas Rubin - Gornitzky & Co.

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Mediation and international arbitration
Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Gornitzky & Co.

The ‘efficiency and dedication’ with which Gornitzky & Co. approaches ICC arbitration makes it ‘a match for any international law firm’. Eli Cohen and Ofer Tzur are involved in arbitrations in the construction and heavy industries sectors. Associate Nir Keidar is recommended.

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Legal Developments by:
Gornitzky & Co.

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    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.
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