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Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts primarily for banks and non-traditional lenders in real estate, project and acquisition finance transactions. Additionally, Eldad Koresh and Orit Israeli are advising Bank Hapoalim in forming a new line of ABL financing.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s ‘fast-paced’ corporate team is especially strong in matters involving commercial partnerships. Indeed, Eldad Koresh and Amichay Finkelstein acted for Avner Oil Exploration in its NIS13bn statutory merger with Delek Drilling, a market first between a private LP and a traded LP.

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has considerable antitrust experience, particularly in the food and beverage sector. Practice head Ravit Arbel represents Intellect MR in an Antitrust Tribunal appeal regarding certain restrictive arrangements. Eldad Koresh is recommended.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s labour and employment team ‘can be summed up in one word – superb’. The department handles complex pre-litigation proceedings, disputes and non-contentious sensitive labour matters. Rachel Harari-Lifshits handled a termination procedure for Solel Boneh, and Na’ama Babish assists PAZ Ashdod Refinery in union negotiations.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts for biotech start-ups, listed healthcare companies, sector-specific investors and healthcare incubators. Practice head Ian Rostowsky advised MindUp on its bid for and activation of a franchise from the Israeli National Authority for Technological Innovation.

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Hi-tech, start-ups
Hi-tech, start-ups - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

In addition to advising start-ups and VC funds, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has one of the leading practices for technology incubators. Yonatan Altman and Ian Rostowsky are key figures in the team. Shlomo Landress and Daniel Marcus joined Gornitzky & Co..

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Investment and venture capital funds
Investment and venture capital funds - ranked: tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is ‘the best firm in Israel for fund formation and representation’, according to one client. In fiscal year 2017, Yonatan Altman’s team was lead counsel in nearly 30 fund formation projects covering infrastructure, secondary and venture capital funds. Maya Issacharov has a ‘masterful knowledge of private equity’.

Leading individuals

Maya Issacharov - Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Headed by Ofra Cohen, the planning department at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has extensive involvement in urban renewal projects. Additionally, the team acts for the Association for the Promotion of the Planning and Development of the Blue Coast in relation to the NIS3bn Blue Coast development plan.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s real estate group is ‘personable, but professional’. Moshe Matalon and Anat Sterenlib-Molkho jointly lead the team, which promoted three new partners in 2017. Clients include Tidhar Urban Renewal.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Acting for every type of deal participant, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary provides ‘high-quality service’ in all types of insolvencies and restructurings. Erez Haver advised Clal Credit Insurance in settlement and rehabilitation proceedings for Mega Retail Group. Haver was also appointed as special administrator to Rubicon Business Group.

Leading individuals

Erez Haver - Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Doron Levy’s tax team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary handles the tax aspects of M&A for public and private companies and has experience in ITA negotiations. The team also acts for individuals and was instructed by the founders of Mobileye regarding their personal taxes following Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts for plaintiffs and defendants and has niche expertise in environmental class actions. Indeed, Arie Neiger defends Hadera Paper in the first environmental class action based on return of profits from operation. Doron Levy heads the team.

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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has a ‘partner-led and client-oriented’ disputes team with particular specialisms in environmental and administrative law. Asaf Biger represents ORT Israel in a multi-claim dispute involving land rights. Aya Reich-Mina and Arie Neiger are highly recommended.

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Israel: Intellectual property

Commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s IP department has experience advising public and private companies on cross-border tech transfer, development and licensing agreements. Practice head Ian Rostowky has regulatory expertise and the commercial experience to handle the IP aspects of complex M&A. Notable clients include Wise, a Weizmann Institute accelerator programme.

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