Firms To Watch: Capital markets

The team at Eitan Mehulal Sadot, Advocates & Patent Attorneys is handling an increasing volume of equity and bond offerings on the back of the 2019 addition of David (Dudi) Cohen and his team from Yossi Avraham, Arad & Co.
Shnitzer Gotlieb Samet & Co. acts for public companies on IPOs and share exchange transactions, among other work.

Capital markets in Israel

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.‘s ‘effective and knowledgeable team‘ handles the full life cycle of capital markets matters, from regulatory issues, through to debt and equity offerings and securities litigation. The firm’s comprehensive practice marks it as a top-choice for complex or event-driven deals, such as its recent advice to Delek Drilling on its cross-border restructuring process and dual-listing on the TASE and LSE. Shirel Guttman-Amira, who paired up with Ran Shalom to lead the Delek transaction, is a ‘top-notch lawyer‘. Uri Rosenberg is recommended for his experience in the energy, automotive and financial sectors. Yaara Shchori Ben-Harush is a talented associate.

Practice head(s):

Shirel Guttman-Amira; Uri Rosenberg

Other key lawyers:

Ran Shalom; Ran Felder; Yaara Shchori Ben-Harush

Testimonials

‘The capital market department of Agmon consists of a very effective and knowledgeable team. Very professional,  available and creative, demonstrating out-of-the-box thinking. It has the ability to provide services with efficiency, even on short schedules.’

‘The capital markets team at Agmon is one of a kind. Having worked with other firms before, I can say that this firm is the most professional team I have worked with so far.’

‘A team that is always looking for creative solutions and is always available. It has in-depth knowledge of the capital market and everyone involved in it.’

‘The team I work with is always quick to respond. Our company manages many simultaneous projects, and the team is always up-to-date on market trends, and advise accordingly.’

‘After years of searching the market for the right team to work with, Agmon’s department is the right one for us. We find it as a one of a kind in this field in Israel. Led by Shirel Guttman-Amira, the team provides us with a wide range of services, on a variety of topics around the clock and is always willing to help with any challenge.’

‘Shirel Guttman-Amira is an extraordinary lawyer, business oriented, with phenomenal knowledge and experience. Our company benefits from her expertise in aspects concerning capital market and corporate.’

‘Shirel Guttman-Amira is a top-notch lawyer, very knowledgeable and talented. Ran Felder is a sharp lawyer. He is energetic and mission oriented, and doesn’t rest until the job gets done.’

Ran Felder provides us with ongoing counsel in all aspects of corporate law, including representation before regulatory and government entities, capital raising and IPOs. Beyond his impressive professional abilities, Ran’s interpersonal skills allow him to provide high-quality service with a great attitude.

Key clients

Leviathan Bond Ltd. (the Issuer), an SPC established by Delek Drilling – Limited Partnership (TLV35)

Delek Overriding Royalty Leviathan Ltd, an SPC established by Delek Group Ltd.

Veridis Environment

EQUITAL Ltd.

ISRAMCO Negev 2 – Limited Partnership

Partner Communications Ltd

Delek Drilling

Navitas Petroleum

Y.H.Dimri Building & Development Ltd.

Energix-Renewable Energies Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

Clean Value Ventures

Dalia Power Energies

N-Drip

Rimon Ltd.

Atlantium technologies Ltd.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Airport City Ltd.

TIGI Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Delek Group in two bond offerings, totalling NIS772m.
  • Advised Dalia Power Energies on a NIS1.1bn private offering of CPI-linked bonds to institutional investors.
  • Represented Navitas Petroleum in a multi-layered transaction for the financing of the development of the Shenandoah oil and gas asset in the Gulf of Mexico, worth NIS650m.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s ‘profound understanding of the requirements of the local capital markets‘ strikes the right note among the Israel market. The practice also shines in international work and a raft of bulge bracket banks regularly turn to it for assistance in cross-border offerings, including J.P. Morgan Securities and BofA Securities. Equally adept in debt and equity matters, the group’s recent deal list spans IPOs, share swaps and bond offerings. High-profile corporate lead Avraham Well spearheads a deep bench, which includes capital markets and M&A specialist Nitzan Sandor and Eran Yaniv, who has an emphasis on technology, life sciences and venture capital. Boaz Noiman and Sharon Rosen are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Well

Other key lawyers:

Alex Berman; Nitzan Sandor; Eran Yaniv; Boaz Noiman; Sharon Rosen

Testimonials

‘A very strong team comprised of professionals who held previous roles in the relevant institutions and authorities and have profound understanding of the requirements of the local capital markets.’

‘The team is very professional, responsive and experienced.’

The team at Fischer cooperated together in a best way and served us in a major transaction. In many ways our success is due to the team, in particular the 24/7 availability and the know-how that the team brought to the table.

Nitzan Sandor is in a class of her own. Pro-business, professional, available to us 24/7. Nitzan gave us first-class legal advice. She is one of a kind and deserves any superlatives that a client can give.

‘Boaz Noiman and Eran Yaniv supported the company on its IPO, guiding the management team throughout the entire process. They provided a step-by-step walkthrough, presenting various alternatives and creative solutions to problems. Both Boaz and Eran showed great enthusiasm and care for the company — as if they were part of the company itself.’

‘Sharon Rosen is technically competent, smart and practical.’

Key clients

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Bezeq the Israel Telecommunications Corp.

Perrigo Company Ltd.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

BofA Securities Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Major insurance groups – Migdal, Harel, Menorah

Tower Semi-conductor

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

ICL Group

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Clal Industries Ltd.

Mivne Real Estate

Ecoppia Scientific

WeSure Global Tech Ltd.

Ormat Technologies Inc.

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Envizion Medical Ltd.

YBox Real Estate Ltd.

Gilad May Construction Investment and Development Ltd.

XT Investments Ltd.

Qnergy

Kamada Ltd.

Reit 1

Delta Israel Brands Ltd.

Strauss Group

Azorim

REIT Azorim – H.F. Living Ltd.

Strawberry Fields Inc.

Silverstein Properties Limited

Starwood West Limited

Chosen Properties Ltd.

Altitude Investments Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd.

Check-Cap

Sunflower Renewable Investments

Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

Polar Investments Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot in an international offering of $600m of subordinated notes.
  • Represented Delaware-incorporated Qnergy in its IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Advised J.P. Morgan Securities on several matters, including advising it as lead left bookrunner and representative of the initial purchasers on Fiverr’s $460m private notes offering.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is commended by some as ‘the go-to team for complex matters‘, on the back of its ‘outstanding expertise and in-depth market knowledge‘. The group stands out for its experience in both local and international work — particularly US issuances. Among its recent highlights, it handled an IPO on Nasdaq and six cross-border SPAC-related offerings. Additionally, the firm acted on a string of IPOs, secondary offerings and bond offerings marketed locally. Dubi Zoltak is widely recognised as a leader in local and cross-border capital markets transactions. International corporate and securities head Ashok Chandrasekhar specialises in technology-related matters. Gur Nabel has a focus on advising Israeli companies on TASE listings.

Practice head(s):

Dubi Zoltak; Ashok Chandrasekhar; Gur Nabel

Other key lawyers:

Adam Klein; Merav Kainan-Wagner; Aaron Lampert; Doron Segal

Testimonials

‘Goldfarb has one of the top, if not the top, capital markets teams in Israel. It is well prepared to handle both domestic (Israeli) and international capital market transactions. The level of service, the legal knowledge and understanding, and the personalities of the partners working with you, are at the highest levels.’

It is the firm to choose in order to get your prospectus submitted and approved on time. The team sees obstacles in advance and address the issues. Lawyers enable the business instead of holding it back.’

‘A brilliant capital markets team equally at home with both local and foreign markets. With outstanding expertise and in-depth market knowledge, they are the go-to team for complex matters.’

‘We value their professionalism and availability. Amir Tzafrir and Merav Kainan-Wagner have the ability to think outside the box and find creative ways to solve the problem.’

‘Gur Nabel is an excellent, one-of-a-kind lawyer, super professional and knowledgeable, is creative thinking, finds business solutions for legal challenges and always strives to find the way which enables the client to do business. In addition, he makes you feel you are his only client.’

‘The partner with whom I have worked most recently on US public offerings was Adam Klein. Adam is highly professional, service oriented, very pleasant to work with, and is humble person. He is very detail oriented on the one hand, but knows well how to separate between major issues and trivial ones.’

‘Aaron Lampert and Adam Klein bring US and Israeli knowledge together as a good bridge,’

‘Doron Segal stands out as an excellent capital markets attorney with unparalleled expertise in the field. He’s a highly regarded expert in both local and foreign markets, and renowned for his attention to detail. Without doubt one of Israel’s best capital market attorneys.’

Key clients

Isracard Ltd

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Big Shopping Centers Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Supergas Energy Ltd.

Kardan Real Estate Enterprise & Development Ltd.

Kardan Yazamut (2011) Ltd. and Kardan Israel Ltd.

Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citibank N.A., London Branch

International banks and financial institutions in their role as underwriters:

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Barclays Capital Inc.

Jefferies LLC

Deutsche Bank

Thoma Bravo Advantage

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Stifel Nicolaus & Company

JMP Securities LLC

Needham & Company, LLC

Raymond James and Associates, Inc.

Collective Growth Corporation

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

REE Automotive Ltd.

PTK Acquisition Corp.

MeaTech 3D Ltd.

Quik Super Online Ltd.

SIX Swiss Exchange AG

SIX Structured Products Exchange AG

S. Shlomo Holdings Ltd. (formerly known as New Kopel Holdings Ltd.)

Elezra Holdings Ltd. and subsidiaries

Albar Mimunit Services Ltd.

Eldan Transportation Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd. and Hachshara Insurance Holdings Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Matrix Systems Ltd.

Ayalon Holdings Ltd.

Radcom Ltd.

Attunity Ltd. (Qlik)

Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd.

Victory Supermarket Chain Ltd.

Shaniv Paper Industries Ltd.

Castro Model Ltd.

Aviation Links Ltd.

I.C.P. Israel Citrus Plantations Ltd.

Aviv Arlon Ltd.

Z.M.H Hammerman Ltd.

Maslavi Construction Company Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

NICE Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Sanlakol Ltd.

Allot Communications Ltd.

IP Light

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

AudioCodes Ltd.

Somoto Ltd.

Averbuch Formica Center Ltd.

Direct Capital Investments Ltd.

MGG (BVI) Limited

Chamoss International Limited

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.

Medley Capital Corporation

Seaspan Corporation

GFI Real Estate Limited

Related Commercial Portfolio Ltd.

Klein International Group

Delshah Capital

Cornerstone Properties Ltd.

Waterstone Properties Ltd.

Encore Properties Ltd.

MDG Real Estate Global Limited

Halman-Aldubi Provident and Pension Funds Ltd.

Itamar Medical Ltd.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd. (formerly BioCanCell Ltd.)

Airtouch Solar Ltd.

Photomyne Ltd.

Flying SpArk Ltd.

PomVom Ltd.

Buff Technologies Ltd.

Human Xtensions Ltd.

Identi Healthcare Ltd.

Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.

Gabay Properties and Development Ltd.

Wize Pharma Inc. (formerly Wize Pharma Ltd.)

Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd.

Tadbik Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Shufersal in its innovative ILS700m global share offering.
  • Advised the underwriters, lead managed by Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and BofA Securities, on the $585m IPO of JFrog on the Nasdaq.
  • Acted for SPAC Thoma Bravo Advantage on its merger with ironSource, which was partially supported by a $1.3bn private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co.‘s full-service capital markets practice is well versed in both debt and equity raisings and shines across the full spread of domestic and outbound offerings and acquisition-related deals. A banner year for the group saw it advise Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan on the $631m IPO of monday.com on the Nasdaq — the largest IPO of an Israeli company on Wall Street to date. Closer to home, it acted for Jefferies in Nayax’s NIS667m IPO, which represented the largest technology IPO on the TASE. Chaim Friedland has an impressive record in advising issuers and underwriters in outbound offerings. Sharon Werker-Sagy specialises in advising major Israeli companies on domestic transactions. Yair Shiloni, Ari Fried and Uri Heller are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Lior Porat; Chaim Friedland; Sharon Werker-Sagy

Other key lawyers:

Yair Shiloni; Ari Fried; Nurit Traurik; Uri Heller

Testimonials

Gornitzky’s expertise in capital markets transactions by Israeli companies, both in Israel and into the US market, is unparalleled.

Chaim Friedland and Ari Fried are experts not only in executing large scale US capital markets transactions by Israeli companies, but also in understanding the nuances of the US markets and all players in a transaction.

‘The team is very vast and trained in working together, which enables you as a client to be exposed to an immense amount of knowledge and experience.’

‘Yair Shiloni, our designated partner, is very approachable, always available and very professional. He never hesitates to say that he is not sure of something and verify it with his partners, which make us very confident of his actions.’

Key clients

Petrotex LP

Group 11 Fund V.

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup

Barclays

JP Morgan

Jefferies

Oppenheimer

Stifel

Leader Issuances

Poalim IBI – Underwriting and Issuing

Cantor Fitzgerald

Baird

Canaccord Genuity

Piper Sandler

Cowen and Company

SVB Leerink

UBS

Value Base

Leumi Partners

Israel Corporation Ltd.

OPC Energy Ltd.

Israel Ports – Development & Assets

Razor Labs Ltd.

QuickLizard Ltd.

K.B. Recycling Industries Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented the underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, in the $631m IPO of monday.com on the Nasdaq.
  • Acted for Jefferies, which acted as sole global co-ordinator and lead underwriter, on Nayax Ltd.’s NIS667m IPO on the TASE.
  • Represented OPC Energy in both a NIS736m public offering and a NIS350m private placement in connection with OPC’s acquisition of CPV Competitive Power Ventures.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

Gross Law Firm – GKH handles a good balance of debt and equity work for a varied portfolio of local and international issuers. The practice is further distinguished by its robust US and Israeli regulatory offering, which marks it as a top choice in Israel for US SEC enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. Aya Yoffe routinely represents local and foreign issuers and underwriters on debt and equity deals. David Hodak brings to bear strong experience in advising both private companies and government agencies on share and bond offerings. International securities specialist Perry Wildes and the ‘very smartAdva Bitan are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Aya Yoffe; Perry Wildes

Other key lawyers:

David Hodak; Adva Bitan; Ayelet Krispin; Yuval Eden

Testimonials

‘Gross has a very strong capital markets practice, and has a number of strong individuals leading their team. They have been among Israel’s leading firms in the field for decades now.’

‘The service that the company receives from the firm is professional, reliable, and fast.’

‘The firm’s employees are hardworking, experienced people with excellent interpersonal skills, particularly Ayelet Krispin and associate Mor Itzhak.’

‘Adva Bitan has been my regular capital markets lawyer for years now. She is very smart, very knowledgeable and works around the clock for me as a client. She has delivered for us during the past few years under tough circumstances.’

‘David Hodak is a very senior and highly respected lawyer in the industry. He never loses his composure, and delivers sharp, practical advice very efficiently.’

Key clients

Akerstein Group Ltd.

Almeda Ventures Limited Partnership

Alon Israel Oil Company

Alon Natural Gas Exploration

Amiad Water Systems (AIM)

Amidar the National Company for Housing in Israel Ltd.

Atreyu Capital Markets

Aura Investments Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Barclays

Biomeat Foodtec Limited Partnership

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq)

Blue Square Real Estate

BofA Merrill Lynch

Brainsway (Nasdaq and TASE)

Cipia Vision Ltd.

Citigroup

Clal Biotechnology

Clal Insurance

CIM Commercial Trust Corporation (TASE & Nasdaq)

CollPlant Biotechnologies Ltd. (Nasdaq)

Contguard Ltd.

Dexia Credit Local

Dexia Israel Bank

Discount Investments

Elbit Imaging

Elbit Medical

Elron

First International Bank of Israel

G. Willi Food Investments (Nasdaq)

Gamla Harel Residential Real Estate Ltd.

Gav-Yam

Generation Capital Ltd.

Globrands

Goldman Sachs

Grace Breeding Ltd.

Grid4C Ltd.

Hadera Paper

IDB Development

Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd. (Nasdaq & TASE)

Innovitech Medical Solutions Ltd.

Israel Petrochemical Enterprises Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Leader – Holdings & Investment Ltd.

Medipress Limited Partnership

Mekorot

Moinian Group

Y.D. More Investments Ltd.

Mprest Ltd

Mobilion Tec Limited Partnership

Morgan Stanley

Novolog

Otonomo Technologies

Optibase (Nasdaq & TASE)

Or- Shay

Paz Oil Company

Phoenix Insurance

Property & Building Ltd.

Raycatch Ltd.

RedHill Biopharma (Nasdaq)

Rothshtein

Shapir Engineering

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

Sol-Gel Technologies (Nasdaq)

SpeedValue Ltd.

Tadiran

Taya Investments

Telroaming Advanced Communication Solution Ltd.

Tondo Smart Ltd.

UIRC-GSA (BVI) Limited

Vitania

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE)

Work highlights

  • Represented ZIM Integrated Shipping Services in multiple transactions, including an initial and secondary public offering on the NYSE, a global tender offer, and three global debt restructurings, worth a combined $1.8bn.
  • Represented Ackerstein Group, and its controlling shareholders, in a IPO on the TASE.
  • Acted for Otonomo Technologies on its merger with Software Acquisition Group Inc. II, a SPAC, which involved offerings worth $350m.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman is noted for its ‘vast experience‘, as well as the team’s good connections at the Israel Securities Authority, which makes deals ‘much more efficient‘. In a major coup, the group landed a key role advising the issuer in the Nayax IPO, which represented the first-ever ‘unicorn’ listing on the TASE. In addition to equity work, the firm counts debt offerings, alternative investment schemes and SPAC-related matters as sweet spots. The ‘very professional and creativeNir Dash paired up with Ron Ben-Menachem to lead the Nayax deal. Dash now solely leads the practice, following the departures of its former group co-heads. Niv Sivan is noted for compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Nir Dash

Other key lawyers:

Niv Sivan; Ron Ben-Menachem; Liat Maidler

Testimonials

‘The HFN team has a vast experience in capital markets, leading most of the recent Israeli IPOs. They have very good connections with the ISA which makes the process much more efficient and reduces frictions.’

‘The team is always available for advice even during extreme times. It feels as if the legal advisors are our employees. The team understands our priority and provides advice based on the required schedule. The team knows when to approach other teams within Herzog to provide more professional advice upon rare cases.’

‘Vast knowledge in the Israeli capital markets and investment practices.’

‘Dedicated, super-professional, provide actual value, focused on finding the way to do things instead of just saying that they are not possible. Understand our priorities and meet schedule as needed.’

‘The individuals are extremely talented, dedicated and responsive. They have worked with us around the clock to make sure we will reach the finish line.’

‘First-class quality partners and lawyers who provide an efficient and professional response.’

‘Nir Dash is a professional, hardworking, efficient problem solver. He thinks outside the box and has a positive attitude.’

Nir Dash has deep knowledge with respect to all aspects of the Israeli capital markets, and based on his experience advising dozens of public companies, provides our funds with holistic advice on all of our operations in the Israeli capital markets.

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation

Adama Agrochemical Solutions Ltd.

Apax Partners/ AMI Opportunities fund

BlackRock

Natixis Investment Managers

WeWork Companies Inc.

Altshuler Shaham Group, including Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds Ltd.

Meitav Dash Investments Ltd.

Clal Industries Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le’Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Elbit Systems Ltd.

Plus500 Ltd.

Meshek Energy – Renewable Energies Ltd.

Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Seach Sarid Ltd.

NeoGames SARL

Max Stock Ltd.

Retailors Ltd. and Terminal X Online Ltd.

Nayax Ltd.

Augwind Energy Tech

Value Base

Sphera funds

Glassbox Ltd.

Electreon Wireless Ltd.

Nrgene Technologies Ltd.

Aquarius Engines (A.M) Ltd.

Airtouch Solar Ltd.

Cannabotech Ltd.

BRACK CAPITAL PROPERTIES N.V

Splitit Payments Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Nayax in its $210m IPO on the TASE.
  • Advised Elbit Systems on its ILS1.9bn notes offering on the TASE.
  • Represented Retailors in its $164m IPO on the TASE.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices has acted on a string of high-profile tech IPOs in recent months, frequently following issuer clients onto US exchanges, as well as advising on TASE debuts. Among its recent Nasdaq listings, the group represented the issuers in the headline IPOs of Monday.com, Global-e and JFrog – it also notched up several NYSE listings. On the debt front, the firm advised several finance-sector issuers on bond offerings. Shachar Hadar has a focus on cross-border securities matters, particularly US-related work. Clifford Felig advises a mix of issuers and underwriters, including US banks, on debt and equity matters. Yoav Nahir, who has an emphasis on real estate, Mike Rimon and Yael Weiss are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Shachar Hadar; Yoav Nahir; Clifford Felig; Dan Shamgar

Other key lawyers:

Mike Rimon; Elad Ziv; Yael Weiss; Nitzan Markovits

Testimonials

‘A very professional team with strong business acumen, particularly Yoav Nahir and Nitzan Markovits.’

Key clients

Fiverr

JFrog Ltd.

eToro

ironSource Ltd.

Taboola.com

Energean Israel Finance Ltd.

Cognyte Software Ltd (Verint Systems)

Kornit Digital Ltd.

Monday.com

Walkme

Similarweb

Cognyte

Global-e

Sapiens International Corporation N.V

Gamida Cell Ltd.

Oil Refineries Ltd (Bazan)

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot

Innoviz Technologies

Moringa Acquisition Corp

Discount Bank Ltd

Hapoalim Bank Ltd.

Leumi Partners Ltd., M. Arkin Ltd., the Phoenix Group

Isrotel Ltd.

Turpaz Industries Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented ironSource in its IPO on the NYSE.
  • Represented Global-e in its IPO on the Nasdaq.
  • Acted for Monday.com on its IPO on the Nasdaq.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. finds favour for its ‘unparalleled professionalism‘ and ‘commitment to excellence‘. The practice has a strong international dimension and regularly advises multinational Israel-based issuers on equity and debt raising in the US, UK, Canada and elsewhere. It also enjoys close links with global underwriters. Tuvia Geffen provides ‘creative approaches to problem solving‘ and heads the international capital markets practice. Jonathan Feuchtwangercan see the whole picture‘ and advises on capital markets transactions and regulatory matters. Roi Turgheman and M&A head Sharon Amir are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Tuvia Geffen; Jonathan Feuchtwanger

Other key lawyers:

Sharon Amir; Roi Turgheman

Testimonials

‘The breadth and depth of the team’s professional knowledge of regulatory and procedural requirements is extraordinary. This is combined with unparalleled professionalism, commitment to excellence and a team that is always accessible, generous, and simply a joy to work with. ’

‘Tuvia Geffen is someone I have worked with over multiple complex market offerings in the UK, Israel and US. He is a true partner in every sense. He is adept at offering not only extraordinary legal insights, but also creative approaches to problem solving and efficient and effective management processes across a wide variety of stakeholders.’

‘Each team member brings a different advantage and together the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts. ’

‘Jonathan Feuchtwanger is a leader that has many years of experience and can see the whole picture and advise accordingly.’

‘Roi Turgheman brings a “can do” attitude to the work and is very accessible, devoted and loyal to his clients. ’

Key clients

Check Point

Wix

Caesarstone

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

BofA Securities

Citi

Tremor International

Gilat Satellite Networks

FIMI Private Equity

Accel Solutions

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Sivota

Magal Security Systems

T.A.T. Technologies

Kamada

ALD

Solaer Renewable Energies

ERIKA CARMEL LTD

Satcom Systems

Bet Shemesh Engines Holdings (1997)

P.C.B. Technologies

G1 Secure Solutions

Micronet

Formula Vision Technologies

Siyata Mobile

Utron

Healthy.io

StoreDot

Amiad Water Systems

Apester

aMoon

Work highlights

  • Represented LSE-listed Tremor International in its IPO on the Nasdaq.
  • Represented BofA Securities, Citi and Morgan Stanley on the $460m 144A convertible notes offering of Nasdaq and TASE-listed Nice.
  • Advised Nasdaq-listed Wix.com on a $575m 144A convertible notes offering.

Shimonov & Co. - Law Firm

Shimonov & Co. – Law Firm receives widespread praise, with one referee noting that ‘everyone in the practice is an expert at what they do‘. Its firmwide focus on capital markets ensures that the group is well versed in the full spread of public and private offerings, with strong skill sets in both equity and debt matters. Clients increasingly include US-traded companies — notably it represents 24 of the 34 North American companies listed on the TASE — and it remains a popular choice for domestic companies looking to list locally. Israel Shimonov spearheads the group and advised Nofar Energy on its NIS600m IPO on the TASE. Other recommended names include senior partner Dudi Berland and ‘sharp young lawyerBenjamin Ben Zimra, who co-manage the non-Israeli foreign offering department.

Practice head(s):

Israel Shimonov

Other key lawyers:

Dudi Berland; Nir Cohen Sasson; Benjamin Ben Zimra

Testimonials

‘Shimonov & Co are clearly the best firm for US debt issuers in Israel. They are extremely knowledgeable. The team communicates well and assists us through all the processes involved with being a public reporting company on the TASE.’

‘A group of supremely competent and hard-working lawyers. They are focused solely on client concerns and have a commitment to quality that is exhibited in their practical and responsive solutions to legal questions and quandaries. They are accountable for their work product and display a team attitude that is a comfort to transaction-oriented clients. This is a firm for deal junkies.’

‘Everyone in the practice is an expert at what they do. They are extremely efficient and provide our firm with the answers to our complex questions. No matter what time of day, Shimonov is there to assist us, no matter how complicated the dilemma may be. ’

‘Israel Shimonov is the lion of the industry. He is very smart and knowledgeable. We hired two people that used to work there because we appreciate the school they learned at.’

‘Dudi Berland is an expert in his field. His immense knowledge of real estate law, and accounting makes him the perfect lawyer for us. Benjamin Ben Zimra is truly one of a kind. His dedication to our firm is remarkable, and hard to come by. His unique expertise in our industry of real estate makes him an invaluable asset to our firm.’

‘Dudi Berland is a terrific lawyer who rolls up his sleeves and works with his clients to get the deal done. His advice is always on point and he provides solutions that are both creative and elegant. Also, his market knowledge and good judgement are invaluable when assisting both foreign and domestic clients.’

‘Benjamin Ben Zimra is a sharp young lawyer with very good analytical and communication skills, a willingness to listen, a passion for the law and a collaborative spirit. Once in a deal, he is with you until the end.

‘Benjamin Ben Zimra and Dudi Berland have strong and valuable relationships with underwriting personnel and TASE staff members that facilitate the many tasks to complete a public offering and they are also of great assistance in creating organizational structures and agreements that are needed to gain access to the capital marketplace in Israel. ’

Key clients

Nofar Energy

Hertz Investment Group

Doral Group

Pacific Oak SOR (BVI) Holdings, Ltd. of the Pacific Oak Capital Advisors

Leser Group

Carasso Motors Ltd.

Tikun-Olam – Cannbit Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Namco Reality Group

Lightstone Enterprises Limited (LEI), of the Lightstone Group

Israel Canada Group

Fattal Holdings

Bikurey Hasadeh

Solaer Israel Ltd.

ETGA Group

Argo Properties N.V.

Gabay Properties And Development Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd

The Zarasai Group

Copperline Americas Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Nofar Energy in its NIS600m IPO on the TASE.
  • Advised Hertz Investment Group on its innovative UPREIT offering on the TASE.
  • Represented Netherlands-based Argo Properties on its NIS216m IPO on the TASE.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary advises on all aspects of equity and debt offerings, with significant experience in public and private listings, tender offers and regulatory issues. The firm frequently advises on international matters and has recently acted for clients listed on the Nasdaq, AIM and ASX. In 2021, Livnat Ein-Shay Wilder joined from Bank Leumi and now co-heads the group alongside hi-tech and venture capital partner Ian Rostowsky. Former department co-lead Amichay Finkelstein left to become general counsel at Excellence Nessuah Investment House.

Practice head(s):

Livant Ein-Shay Wilder; Ian Rostowsky

Key clients

Aura Investment Ltd.

Freshmarket Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Splitit Payments Ltd.

Way 2 Vat Ltd.

Eltek Ltd.

Hamama Meir Trading (1996) Ltd.

Hagshama – Investment Management Ltd

Shirbit Insurance Ltd.

Personal Invest Ltd.

Univo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Unet Credit Finance Services Ltd.

Roth Capital Partners LLC

Chardan Capital Markets LLC

I2PO

PSC – CAN Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Aura Investments on the formation of a REIT and on the planned, but ultimately withdrawn, IPO of the fund on the TASE.
  • Advised Nano-X Imaging on its $165m IPO on the Nasdaq and on its $193m secondary offering.
  • Advised Splitit on an A$100m secondary offering.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries is distinguished by its standalone capability in capital markets matters specific to investment and institutional entities, which is roundly praised by investor clients as a ‘top-to-bottom complete service‘. The group also advises on traditional equity and debt offerings, including IPOs, with a focus on domestic listings. Oded Ofek is commended for his ‘his wide coverage of the law and regulation‘ and specialises in representing funds clients in capital markets issues. Udi Efron has broad capital markets experience and advises Israeli companies on a range of debt and equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Udi Efron; Oded Ofek

Other key lawyers:

Asher Sofan

Testimonials

‘Oded Ofek is a brilliant one-stop-shop expert in his fields of practice, integrating a wide variety of know-how in diverse legal fields, not only the legal scope of the capital markets, giving him a mature, integrated and enlightening look at any legal issue at hand.’

‘Although the firm is huge, we feel at home with the firm’s relevant department and are provided with personalized service. They are professional and escort you from a-z in the day-to-day life and in the transactions, it’s a hands-on department.’

‘The capital markets “forte” and leading practice in the market is the mutual fund team.’

‘The team led by Oded Ofek is first grade, up-to-date on all developments in law and regulation, in touch with the regulator and represents us faithfully and professionally before the Israel Securities Authority (ISA) and Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings.’

‘Oded Ofek has been handling our brief since 2008 and he is first-tier lawyer, outperforms his competitors and is well known and reputed among his colleagues. He is service oriented, has integrated law skills from different spheres of law which gives him special abilities and understanding of the legal situation.’

‘Oded Ofek is in essence all you would like to find in a business lawyer in investments and regulation in capital markets and financing. He knows his way through regulation blindfolded, singing the law and whistling relevant answers that tackle all aspects of the law in the most brilliant way.’

‘I would assess the overall level of service as superb. Fast, extremely knowledgeable and in the Investment House Department, led by Oded Ofek, in which we receive an integrated service in all aspects of the financial wing of the company, we receive a top-to-bottom complete service which is simply not available from any other major firm.’

‘Udi Efron is a highly accomplished capital markets partner. Well regarded by the Securities Authority. Phenomenal.’

Key clients

Israel Shipyards

Alon Blue Square Israel’s independent board committee

Direct Finance

Mega Or

The Phoenix Holdings

Ashtrom Group

Diplomat distributers

Ashtrom Properties

UBank Trust Services Ltd.

Ayalon Mutual Funds

Adgar Investments and Development Ltd.

Elbit Systems Ltd.

Dan Hotels

Gadot Chemical Terminals

Zur Shamir Group

Peninsula Group

Opal Balance

S.R. Acord

M.L.R.N

Work highlights

  • Represented Israel Shipyards on its NIS340m IPO on the TASE.
  • Represented Diplomat Distributers in its IPO on the TASE.
  • Represented Mega Or in the NIS1.1bn acquisition of Discount Investments.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. advises on a diverse mix of debt and equity offerings, regulatory issues and M&A involving public companies. Clients include major multinational corporates, including dually listed public companies traded on the TASE and elsewhere, which the firm regularly assists with cross-border transactions. Adi Zaltzman is a key contact and advises Israeli and international clients on a range of IPOs, secondary offerings, private offerings and derivatives matters. Saul Adereth 's practice combines strength in cryptocurrency and capital markets and he has recently advised on both debt and equity issuances. Moshe Ne’eman is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Adi Zaltzman; Saul Adereth

Other key lawyers:

Moshe Ne’eman; Shelly Blatt Zak; Amir Shachar; Inbar Eitan-Goldstein; Omer Weiss

Testimonials

Shibolet’s capital markets team is extremely knowledgeable, professional, solution driven and business oriented. Lawyers are attentive to their clients’ needs and very responsive. They have strong connections to other professionals in the ecosystem which can accelerate ongoing processes.

Lawyers demonstrate good personal attitude and professionalism. The firm knows how to bring the most appropriate team to each task.’

The team is used to working with foreign private issuers and as such has the ability to provide additional input that is not only pure legal, but is also informed by what others do.’

The individuals are highly professional in the subject matter; well connected and respected by the relevant regulatory authorities. Also extremely accessible.

Adi Zaltzman and Omer Weiss are exceptional professionals and their legal experience and hard work generates great business results.

Both Shelly Blatt Zak and associate Ivor Krumholtz are very responsive and highly professional.’

Key clients

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Inrom Construction Industries Ltd.

Compugen Ltd.

The Trendlines Group

Camtek Ltd.

Capital Nature Ltd.

Axilion Smart Mobility Ltd.

Freshmarket Ltd.

Arad Ltd.

A2Z Advanced Solutions Ltd.

Altshuler Shaham Horizon Ltd

Amanet Management & Systems Ltd.

Bancor Foundation

Barak Capital Ltd

Bladeranger Ltd.

Bram Industry Ltd.

Brenmiller Energy Ltd.

Ceragon Networks Ltd.

Colu Technologies Ltd.

Chakratec Ltd.

Endymed Ltd.

Entropy Financial Research Services Ltd.

Epsilon Underwriting & Issuing Ltd.

EY Israel

G.P. Global Power Ltd

Gama Management & Clearing Ltd.

GO.D.M Investments

Golan Plastic Products Ltd.

Highcon Ltd.

HomeBiogas Ltd.

Kafrit Industries (1993) Ltd.

Kerur Holdings Ltd.

Lahav L.R. Realestate Ltd.

Leader Capital Markets Ltd.

Leumi Partners Underwriters Ltd.

NICE-Systems Ltd.

Medasense Biometrics Ltd.

Merchavia Holdings and Investments Ltd

Orbit Technologies Ltd.

Other Sources Energy Group (OSEG) Ltd

PCB Technologies Ltd.

Priortech Ltd.

PulseNmore Ltd.

Rav Bariach (08) Industries Ltd.

Scodix Ltd.

Searchlight Capital Partners

Sofwave Medical Ltd.

Solegreen Ltd.

Space-Communication Ltd.

Synergy Cables Ltd.

Telkoor Telecom Ltd.

Top Gum Indistries Ltd.

Trucknet Enterprise Ltd.

Zvi Sarfati & Sons Investments & Constructions Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised El Al Israel Airlines on its NIS250m public offering of tradeable warrants.
  • Advised Sofwave on its $50m IPO on the TASE.
  • Represented Gama Management & Clearing on its IPO on the TASE.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co‘s robust gas practice has paid dividends on the capital markets side in recent months, with the firm advising issuers and global underwriters on several bond offerings by energy companies. Among its highlights, it advised Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd on a NIS500m debt raising. The group has also advised on many equity offerings, particularly in the hi-tech and life sciences sectors. Shiri Shaham is a key figure in the team and advises on securities transactions and corporate governance matters. Gil Oren, Adrian Daniels and talented associate Shai Margalit are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Shiri Shaham

Other key lawyers:

Gil Oren; Adrian Daniels; Shai Margalit

Key clients

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

HSBC Bank PLC

J.P. Morgan Limited

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Citi Global Markets Limited

Epsilon Underwriting and Issuance Ltd.

INFOR Financial Inc.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Enlivex Therapeutics Ltd.

Nextcom Ltd.

One Software Technologies Ltd.

BioLineRx Ltd.

Peninsula Group Ltd.

Whitesmoke Software Ltd.

Global Knafaim Leasing Ltd.

Sisram Medical Ltd.

Aura Smart Air Ltd.

ORIAN SH.M. LTD.

G.P. GLOBAL POWER LTD.

Orad Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented El Al Israel Airlines in a NIS505m public offering on the TASE.
  • Represented J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, as joint bookrunners and lead arrangers, on a $2.5bn global Rule 144A bond offering by Energean.
  • Advised Aura Smart Air on its IPO on the TASE.

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron‘s capital markets offering continues to go from strength-to-strength following the arrival of department head Moty Yamin, who joined the firm in 2018 from the Israel Securities Authority. The firm, which acts on a diverse mix of debt and equity work, secured several IPOs over the past year, with strong showings in the energy and technology sectors. In 2010, ‘reliable and committed‘ senior associate Meni Kogan joined from the in-house team at Energix.

Practice head(s):

Moty Yamin

Other key lawyers:

Meni Kogan

Testimonials

The capital markets team at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. With Hamburger Evron (EBN), led by Moty Yamin, has an excellent reputation and they provide us, and our common clients, with one-stop-shop services and great legal advice regarding capital market issues.’

Moty Yamin and Meni Kogen are highly motivated to provide their clients with wonderful ideas and solutions. Moty Yamin stands out due to his extensive and long-time experience in the capital market fields.’

EBN’s securities department is excellent due to the knowledge of Moty Yamin of the law and practice.

Moty Yamin is truly committed, with huge knowledge. Moty is calm even in stressful situations. Meni Kogan is reliable and committed – you can trust that his conclusions are given after significant research.’

Moty Yamin is an excellent lawyer who combines experience and connections with the Israel Securities Authority with responsive client service.’

One of the largest firms in Israel, combining high-profile experts in their legal field. Extensive knowledge and vast experience, welcoming faces and anytime availability.

Key clients

Econergy Renewable Energy Ltd.

Delek Drilling Limited Partnership

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Prime energy P.E Ltd

EPM group Inc.

Karamba Security Ltd.

Setpoint Ltd

Classoos Ltd.

Hive 2040 R&D Limited Partnership

Mimo – Limited Partnership

Arno Real Estate Limited Partnership

Iskoor metals and steels Ltd.

Rami Levi Real Estate Ltd.

M.Yochananog and sons (1988) Ltd.

Naaman Group N.V Ltd.

Spacecom Ltd.

Tamar petroleum Ltd.

Criptonia SPV1 Ltd.

Taavura Holdings Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd

Excellence Investments Ltd.

Barak Capital Underwriting Ltd.

Pocketful IL Ltd.

Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.

Blue Square Real Estate Ltd.

Maman-Cargo Terminals & Handling Ltd.

Israel Insurance Union (R.A)

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Gazit Globe Ltd.

Norstar Holdings Inc.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd

Brand Industries Ltd.

The Phoenix Hodings Ltd

Castro Model Ltd

Fox Wizel Ltd

Ravad Ltd

Elron Electronic Industries

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd

Halman-Aldubi Investment House Ltd

Excellence Investments Ltd

Value Base Investment House

Mivne Real Estate (K.D) Ltd

Giza Zinger Even

Carmel Finance

Go.D.M Investment Ltd

Allied Logistics Ltd

Dor-Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd.

Pipelbiz Social Businesses Ltd.

Rami Levi Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing (2006) Ltd.

Cavamont Holdings Limited

3IQ Bitcoin Fund

Delek Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Econergy Renewable Energy on its NIS149m IPO on the TASE.
  • Advised Prime Energy on its successful IPO on the TASE.
  • Advised Blue Square Group on nine bond issuances, raising more than NIS1.7 bn.  

Katzenell Dimant

Katzenell Dimant‘s focus on the hi-tech and life sciences industries continues to prove fruitful on the capital markets front; the team has handled several IPOs, reverse mergers and debt offerings in these sectors over recent months. Clients also benefit from the group’s supplementary expertise in corporate governance and regulatory matters. Ran Dimant‘s broad practice spans securities, corporate and technology transactions. Einat Katzenell routinely represents hi-tech, life sciences and investor clients in capital markets deals.

Practice head(s):

Einat Katzenell; Ran Dimant

Other key lawyers:

David Aboudi

Key clients

UnicTech Limited Partnership

Capital Point Ltd.

Silver Castle Ltd.

Compulab Ltd.

Harel Structure Products

Medivie Therapeutics Ltd.

Together Business Innovation (2018) Ltd.

Technoplus Ventures Ltd.

Securitize Ltd.

Therapix Biosciences Ltd.

Nextgen Biomed Ltd.

Silver Castle Financial Products

Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Unic Tech in its $8m IPO on TASE.
  • Acted for Silver Castle on a reverse merger transaction with a TASE-listed company.
  • Represented Harel in its NIS200m public bond offering.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz has particular expertise in advising medical cannabis clients, with sources hailing it as ‘the leading firm for cannabis-related matters in Israel'. Other industry specialisms include energy and technology. Group head Ilan Gerzi is highlighted for his experience in dual listings and cannabis-related IPOs. Maria Berkovits is also recommended. The group was recently boosted by the hires of Eyal Niger and Noa Carmel, who joined from Ady Kaplan & Co.

Practice head(s):

Ilan Gerzi

Other key lawyers:

Maria Berkovits; Eyal Niger; Nir Zohar; Noa Carmel

Testimonials

They are the type of lawyers and consultants that find constructive solutions and creative ways to conduct a business, instead of blocking your way by quoting the law and regulation.’

This is the leading firm for cannabis-related matters in Israel. They are very connected and are always opening doors and connecting their clients to others. A big team with different specialties.’

‘In my opinion any potential client should know about the team’s professionalism, their most profound knowledge and familiarity with both Israeli and international law.’

‘The team is exceptional from all angles. I am an external director in many companies, so I work with almost all the corporate lawyers in Israel and I prefer to take this team with me to every board. They are professional, hard-working, they work 24/7 and make me feel like I am the only client they have.’

‘Ilan Gerzi stands out as the most unique lawyer in all benchmarks. Ilan never says no to a client; everything and anything is possible, and he never goes home without figuring out a solution, even to the most complicated cases. Also Maria Berkovits, senior partner in corporate, is the same amazing person as Ilan.’

Without exception, I always receive a very personal and professional treatment from Maria and Ilan. Their availability is extremely high. Almost at any time they are available to speak, listen and provide good advice. Ilan and Maria are highly dedicated to my needs and almost always find ways to propose creative solutions to a variety of complex business problems.’

‘Great team; the practice and the people are known for the highest level of service and commitment to the clients as well as for creativity and professionalism. Highly recommended for both litigation and advisory .

‘Performance-oriented people. Professionals, team work to cover all you need. Creative and innovative. Business-driven and oriented.’

Key clients

Phinergy

OPKO HEALTH, INC.

LINEAGE CELL THERAPEUTICS, INC.

Panaxia LABS Israel Ltd.

Together Pharma Ltd.

Medipower Overseas Public Company Limited

Galileo Tech Ltd.

Cannomed Medical Cannabis Industries Ltd.

Ecoland Group

VONETIZE PLC

Credit 24

Shefa Yamim

EasyHotel (of Easy Jet group)

Intellicanna Ltd.

HUB SECURITY LTD.

RAMOT IN THE CITY LTD.

StorageDrop

Migvan

NERATECH MEDIA LTD.

BIRMAN WOOD AND HARDWARE LTD.

Oren Investments AAA LTD.

MEDIVIE THERAPEUTIC LTD.

Avrot Industries LTD.

Infimer LTD.

MAAYAN VENTURES LTD.

KMN Capital Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Phinergy in its NIS200m IPO on the TASE.
  • Advised Advanced Logistics Developments on a merger with HUB Security, as well as on raising $50m in capital from institutional investors.
  • Advised Neratech Media (formerly Somoto) on the split of the company, a merger with Nostromo Energy and on a capital raising.

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co is best known for its work in debt capital markets, where it is particularly active on behalf of real estate clients in bond offerings. On the equity side, the group recently represented technology company Shamaym Improve in its NIS22m IPO. Amir Assali led the Shamaym listing and advises on both debt and equity transactions, including international offerings. Guy Firer handles public offerings, corporate governance and general securities matters.

Practice head(s):

Guy Firer; Amir Assali

Testimonials

A great firm which can provide an excellent ongoing counsel in securities and companies law.’

Amir Assali is an expert in advising public companies on corporate governance and securities law. We sought counsel with him on “extreme scenario” questions in his areas of expertise and he always knew how to find creative solutions in accordance with the provisions of the law.’

Key clients

Minrav Group Ltd.

Shamaym Improve Ltd.

Minrav Projects Ltd.

Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.

Apollo Power Ltd.

Issta Lines Israel Students Travel Company Ltd.

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Sano Bruno’s Enterprises Ltd.

MRR Thirteen Limited

Brimag Digital Age Ltd.

Coral Reef Technology Ltd.

JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Bank of America, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Cityindex plc, AXA, Pareto Capital and many others

Work highlights

  • Represented Minrav Group in its NIS780m sale to a group of investors via a reverse triangular merger.
  • Represented Shamaym in its NIS22m IPO on the TASE.
  • Acted for Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 on a NIS50m bond offering.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates‘ practice is significantly weighted towards debt capital markets work, with an emphasis on real estate-related offerings. The group also advises on regulatory matters and provides ongoing compliance advice to the TASE. Ofer Yankovich is a ‘skilled and pragmatic lawyer‘ and advises TASE- and AIM-listed companies on capital raising, IPOs, secondary offerings and associated issues. Other key contacts are Eran Shuster and Gil Cherchi.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Yankovich; Eran Shuster

Other key lawyers:

Gil Cherchi

Testimonials

‘Being a medium-sized firm (with dozens of employees rather than hundreds), gives the firm a unique atmosphere, which is close to a family. It makes the work and services provided to the clients, efficient and pleasant, all with no compromise as to the level of professional expertise, commitment, conviction and availability.’

‘The capital markets department is led by Ofer Yankovich, who is an exceptional legal professional, in multiple fields, and has a diverse and deep knowledge of the latest updates in various matters. Adv. Yankovich stands out for his business understanding, and his humble and down-to-earth approach.’

‘The team is exceptionally proficient in the various legal doctrines associated with activities in the legal markets in Israel: Securities Law and Corporate Law.’

‘Ofer Yankovich is a veteran lawyer with more than 25 years of professional experience. We have been working with him for the last 20 years and he has proven himself time and again as a skilled and pragmatic lawyer, coming up with legally creative yet analytical solutions, combined with practical implementations.’

‘Gil Cherchi is a very knowledgeable lawyer, highly professional in his fields of expertise. Furthermore, he has astounding availability and an exceptional “service-oriented approach”, and he has been providing us with his services, promptly, efficiently and almost at any hour of any given day.’

Key clients

Africa Israel Residences Ltd.

AFI Properties Ltd.

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd.

Top Ramdor Systems and Computers (1990) Ltd.

Elmor Electricity Installations and Services (1986) Ltd.

Inter Gamma Investment Company Ltd.

Rapac Communication & Infrastructure Ltd.

ORT Technologies Ltd.

Matrix IT Ltd.

Almogim Holdings Ltd.

Property and Building Corp. Ltd

Shira-Tec Solutions Ltd.

Lapidoth Capital Ltd.

BIG Shopping Centres Ltd.

Ofek Shely Construction and Development Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented AFI Properties in its NIS600m public offering of debentures.
  • Advised Elmor on the purchase of its partner’s rights in two partnerships, in exchange for a cash consideration combined with issuance of shares in Elmor to the partner, totalling NIS50m.
  • Represented Africa Israel Residences in its NIS130m issuance of debentures.