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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W)

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) specialises in advising US-listed and dual-listed companies on capital markets deals that are often 'much more complex than plain vanilla work'. Oded Har-Even leads many of the department's transatlantic mandates and splits his time between New York and Tel Aviv. Recently, Har-Even assisted Nasdaq-listed Attunity with a $23m equity offering, and advised dual-listed Pluristem Therapeutics on a public offering on the TASE. Shy Baranov advised Alcobra on its reverse IPO with Arcturus Therapeutics; the firm provided US and Israeli legal advice on this matter and the resultant company is listed on Nasdaq. Eran Ben-Dor is another key figure in the department.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W)

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) leverages its legal contacts worldwide to advise international acquirers and Israeli hi-tech companies on cross-border investment transactions, M&A and commercial agreements. The corporate and securities team is especially active in US- and China-facing mandates, and key figures include Shy Baranov, who heads the international department, and Tehila Levi-Lati, who leads the firm's East Asia desk. Of note, Baranov assisted Alcobra with its $117m reverse IPO with Arcturus Therapeutics, and Levi-Lati has assisted Israeli companies with multiple technology joint venture agreements with Chinese parties. Also recommended are Oded Har-Even, who specialises in capital markets and public company mandates, and Eran Ben-Dor, who heads the firm's corporate and capital markets group.

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

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W)

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) is 'a firm that knows what start-ups need and is able to provide solutions'. Given the firm's connections abroad, the Tel Aviv team is well placed to advise Israeli growth companies on investment deals with US and Asian investors. Recently, Itamar Mei-Zahav advised V-Wave on a $70m financing round, and Mor Limanovich acted for Ossio in two financing rounds with US investors. Limanovich has also handled investment rounds for Biolojic Design, NSLcomm, and Shookit. The team also has experience acting for investors, including clients such as Tal Capital Group. Eran Ben-Dor is another contact in the department.

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Tax - ranked: tier 4

Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W)

Acting for Israeli individuals and a host of domestic and listed foreign companies, Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) provides 'client-focused advice' on transactional and ongoing taxation issues. The team provides a range of operational and regulatory advice to foreign companies and Israeli subsidiaries. Headed by Boaz Feinberg, the team also represents corporates in tax assessment procedures and has acted for clients in civil and criminal tax disputes. The department is also engaged by nonprofits.

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