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

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices is most visible in Israel’s tech sector, where it has experience of M&A and venture capital financing involving international players. The team’s activity is largely fuelled by an ongoing relationship with Playtika, though it is also instructed by Israeli start-ups, mature tech companies, and angel investors. Of recent note, founding partners Rafi Raz and Ran Dlugin advised Playtika on its $50m acquisition of Jelly Button Games, and also advised the client on its acquisition of a promising ad-tech start-up. Additionally, the team advised an Israeli online gaming platform on its acquisition by an international acquirer, and assisted a biotech company with the preparation of its IPO on an international exchange. The firm has also been increasingly active in the crypto-currency space. Also recommended is Michal Donner, who has experience in commercial licensing, labour law, and financing transactions.

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

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices is well known in the hi-tech space for its work on behalf of one of Israel's most successful start-ups, Playtika. Department head Rafi Raz has acted for the company since its formation in 2010, and has since taken it through two major acquisitions as well as a litany of commercial agreements and financing transactions. In 2017-2018, Raz was involved in five M&A transactions for Playtika. Additionally, the team has handled high-value cross-border M&A, investment and securities transactions for Israeli start-ups in the fields of software, biotech and pharmaceuticals, entertainment, and fintech. In a recent matter, Raz and Ran Dlugin acted for the shareholders of an e-commerce company in relation to a high-value M&A transaction with an international fund. The team also has experience in blockchain and is assisting a client with the preparation of an ICO.

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