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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

The team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts for a broad range of lenders, including Bank Hapoalim, Clal Group and Meitav Dash Investments. In a recent cross-border highlight, practice head Orit Israeli advised Airport City Belgrade on three financing arrangements. Firm chairman Eldad Koresh is another key contact.

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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 is noted for its ‘personalised service’. The team has been particularly active in the hi-tech sector, where key contact Daniel Marcus recently advised cVidya Networks during its acquisition by Amdocs. Ian Rostowsky, Shlomo Landress and Orit Israeli are also names to note.

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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’s practice head Ravit Arbel is a key adviser to Clal Insurance on general competition law issues, particularly on the transactional side. Shufersal and IBM Israel are also clients.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary provides ‘tailored and quick responses without sacrificing quality’. Rachel Harari-Lifshits heads the team, which handles litigation and employment matters for clients such as Telefónica and Solel Boneh. Na’ama Babish joined from Herzog Fox & Neeman.

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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Key contacts at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary include Shlomo Landress and Ian Rostowsky, who advised HeartWare Global on its proposed acquisition of ValTech Cardio, and chairman Yonatan Altman, who has acted for several Chinese clients and recently advised private equity fund Catalyst CEL Fund on its $10m investment in Xjet.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is ‘highly recommended for fund formation, particularly where international investors are involved’. Firm chairman Yonatan Altman and Maya Issacharov are ‘deal facilitators, well versed in the ins-and-outs of the investment fund space’ – they advised Vintage Investment Partners on establishing the Vintage IX fund. Experienced corporate partner Ian Rostowsky and Ayelet Torem are also key contacts.

Leading individuals

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

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s ‘dedicated and professional’ team excels at real estate finance, lease and purchase agreements, and general property transactions. Eldad Koresh heads the department, which includes Moshe Matalon and Anat Sterenlib-Molkho, who specialise in international real estate and domestic mandates, respectively.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary advises banks such as Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi on debt settlement and liquidation proceedings. Practice head Erez Haver is routinely appointed as trustee or manager, and represented the Israel Tax Authority in ten cases regarding the realisation of assets held by debtors.

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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s ‘very skilled’ team advises on tax aspects of construction projects and large commercial transactions. Racheli Guz-Lavi’s clients include Clicksoftware Technologies and the Israel Infrastructure Fund. Practice head Doron Levy is ‘particularly good’.

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Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s venture capital practice grew out of the firm’s fund formation expertise. It is now advising VC funds, angel investors and incubators on complex transactions. Recent clients include Battery Ventures and Infosys. Firm chairman Yonatan Altman and Daniel Marcus are key figures.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

At Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary, Asaf Biger recently represented Novartis Pharma in a product liability case and Arie Neiger has been acting for Shapir Engineering and Industry in the Supreme Court to contest an order given by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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Israel: Intellectual property

Commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Ian Rostowsky’s team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary advises companies on data and technology licensing agreements. The group handled patent licensing matters for NGT and its portfolio companies.

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