Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Founded in 2011 by corporate and commercial law expert Oren Shenkar and M&A and VC investment specialist Inon Lax, Shenkar-Lax & Co., Law Offices‘ team advises on a wide range of complex, often cross-border transactions, notably in the real estate and logistics sectors.
With significant expertise in the technology sector, Weiss, Porat & Co is noted for being the go-to choice for several Asian companies seeking advice on all aspects of their commercial and corporate transactions in Israel.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Israel

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy

The newly merged Arnon, Tadmor-Levy's firm now houses one of the largest teams of corporate and M&A experts in Israel, equipped to advise both Israeli and foreign clients on the full spectrum of M&A transactions ranging from corporate structuring to securities issues and financial regulatory mandates. Reputed as ‘one of the best M&A lawyers in Israel’, Ophir Nave is also recognised as a key M&A lawyer in the defence sector, while Kobi Ben-Chitrit notably advises technology start-ups on corporate structuring, and Barak Platt is a high-tech, venture capital, and PE specialist. High-profile M&A experts Barry Levenfeld and Ben Sandler are the go-to choice for several multinational technology companies, while David Schapiro's focus is on complex public and private financings and project finance transactions. Other key contacts include ‘professional’ cross-border M&A transaction specialist Oded Levy, and ‘outstanding’ US and Israeli-qualified lawyer Micki Shapira.

Other key lawyers:

Ophir Nave; Kobi Ben-Chitrit; Barak Platt; Barry Levenfeld; Ben Sandler; David Schapiro; Oded Levy; Micki Shapira


‘Very international team, solid execution capabilities together with good client handling. Able to drive cross-border transactions very effectively.’

‘Micki Shapira is very pragmatic and able to navigate different dynamics of clients and counter parties from a variety of backgrounds.’

‘The experience that I have is truly value driven. The team led by Ophir Nave is client oriented, multidisciplinary, commercial and always available. Over the past years, I have worked with numerous firms, but Ophir’s team has never let me down.’

‘Ophir Nave is a true advisor to business owners. He has a unique and out-of-the-box approach to risk management and is able to identify key aspects in any situation and transaction. Oded Levy is professional, thorough and detail-oriented. Always available with good advice.’

‘They are very capable in large scale transactions, and can advise not only on the legal aspects, but also on commercial issues.’

‘Ophir Nave is a one-of-a kind lawyer. Always responsive, he thinks out of the box, and has amazing analytical skills. He is a partner you want on your side. One of the best M&A lawyers in Israel by far.’

‘The team we are working with is led by Micki Shapira. They are very dedicated and professional. They gave us a lot of advice, which we found very important in real practice. Without them, it would have been difficult to sign and close the deal.’

‘Micki Shapira is an experienced and professional partner, with whom we have built a strong trust relationship during the M&A deal he assisted us with. His strategic eyes and mindset are outstanding.’

Key clients

Intel Corp.


Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

Boston Scientific

Lightspeed Venture Partners

PayPal Holdings Inc.

GK8 Ltd.

Hubei Forbon Technology Co., Ltd.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Intuit Inc.

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.


Electronic Arts

Sisram Medical

Telrad Networks

Altaris Capital Partners



Israel Shipyards Industries

First Digital Assets

El Al Israel Airlines

K.M.M. Recycling Plants


Israel Weapon Industries

General Atlantic

Israel Legacy Partners

Rami Levi Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing

Global Payments Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisted EssilorLuxottica with its acquisition of Kibbutz Shamir’s remaining 50% stakes in Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.
  • Assisted Banias Labs Ltd. as lead counsel with its acquisition by Alphawave IP.
  • Assisted El Al with its proposed merger with Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Operating across a wide range of industry sectors, including hi-tech, private equity, and financial services, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co‘s team of experts continues to navigate high-value M&A transactions on behalf of a litany of high-calibre international and domestic clients. Practice co-head Doni Toledano is noted for handling cross-border M&A transactions and debt and equity acquisition financing, while fellow co-head Roy Caner is a specialist of the hi-tech industry, where he notably assists global technology companies with their acquisition operations. With a focus on highly regulated industries, Lior Oren‘s recent highlights include Wireless Logic Group’s acquisition of Webbing Solutions (USD600m). Shay Dayan and Nitzan Aberbach‘s broad practices span M&A, corporate finance, and PE transactions, while Eyal Wiesel is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Doni Toledano; Roy Caner

Other key lawyers:

Lior Oren; Shay Dayan; Nitzan Aberbach; Eyal Wiesel


‘The team is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I have worked with Roy Caner’s team on several investment transactions. The team knows the industry very well, provides excellent advice, negotiates well, and maintains a good spirit and teamwork environment. I would recommend this team to anyone.’

‘Overall, I was impressed with the entire EBN team. They tended to be more business-like than I expected, which was great. I was also impressed by their availability.’

‘It has been a pleasure working with Doni Toledano. He helped me think through various concepts of Israeli law that we were not familiar with. He had the experience and legal knowledge that the client was looking for. Furthermore, he always offered practical solutions to complex problems and did a good job of making sure other members of his team did the same.’

‘We have been working with EBN’s M&A team for over 10 years. The team is very professional, helpful, experienced, sophisticated, has solid business understanding and instincts, and manages all of our PE and VC investments. By now they are really our partners; we can consult them early in the process and also for post-acquisition issues, which are sometimes sensitive.’

‘Lior Oren is an excellent lawyer who works with all the partners in the fund, has exceptional interpersonal skills, a sharp legal mind, and is pragmatic but knows when to insist and hold the line firmly. He is highly respected by his colleagues in other firms and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and related matters, handling both local and foreign transactions for both private and public companies.’

‘Eyal Wiesel has become a trusted advisor to the fund. He has turned into a leader of the firm, is an experienced M&A and commercial lawyer, knows the business and the market very well, and is pragmatic and wise. Working with Eyal is a pleasure, and we know we are in good hands.’

‘Eyal Wiesel often works with Lior Oren on the same deals and their teamwork is great. In recent years, Eyal has grown professionally and is now able to conduct transactions on his own, and we hire him for this purpose.’

‘Roy Caner has always been exceptional and to the point, with deep legal and business understanding, managing to resolve conflicts and last minute issues in any transaction. He is extremely dedicated, responsive and available.’

Key clients

Hellman & Friedman LLC

Tene Investment Funds

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


Apax Partners, L.P.

Carasso Motors Ltd.

D&A2, Ltd.

Nisko Group

1-800 Contacts, Inc.

AEA Investors LP


Maxbet Entertainment

Utimaco TS GmbH

LeddarTech Inc.

The Livnat Group and Taavura Holdings Ltd. and Carmen Assets Management (1997) Ltd.

Poalim Equity Ltd.

Surgical Science Sweden AB

XIO Group

AMI Opportunities Fund

Egged Transportation

Arbe Robotics Ltd

Gesher I Acquisition Corp.

Questar Auto Technologies

Guesty Inc.

Space Communication Ltd.

Uniphore Technologies Inc.

Datadog Inc.

SafeRide Technologies Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted as Israeli counsel for Apollo Global Management and Yahoo in relation to the latter’s long-term commercial agreement with Nasdaq-listed Taboola Ltd., an agreement expected to yield approximately USD30bn.
  • Acted for Isracard in the privatisation and acquisition by Harel Bituach, a publicly traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, via a reverse triangular merger, and the transaction value is estimated at NIS3bn.
  • Represented 365Scores Ltd., an Israeli private company, in the acquisition of its share capital by Entain Plc., the UK-based world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups.


Another successful year for FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s team of corporate and M&A experts confirms the firm’s leading position in the Israeli market, where it continues to advise leading domestic and multinational clients on high-profile transactions, notably on the hi-tech M&A side. Heads of the hi-tech practice Raz Tepper and Eran Yaniv are noted for their unique expertise in technology-related, often cross-border, transactions, while Avraham Well, praised by clients as an ‘excellent dealmaker’, consistently leads major high-profile M&A transactions in the country, most notably the NIS20.73bn acquisition of Tower Semiconductor Ltd. by Intel Corporation in 2022. The team also includes Ronald Lehmann, whose broad practice spans private equity and venture capital transactions, public offerings, M&As, and cross-border litigation and arbitration, and commercial practice head Orit Israeli. Corporate and securities law expert Yoram Shiv and Sharon Klein-Manbar, whose focus is on the hi-tech and life sciences sectors, are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Well; Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv; Ronald Lehmann; Orit Israeli

Other key lawyers:

Yoram Shiv; Sharon Klein-Manbar; Michael Zellermayer; Galai Sharir; Zohar Liss; Hezi Kattan


‘The professionals in FISCHER’s commercial, corporate and M&A practice (FBC & Co.) are not only experts in law, but also excel in understanding the broader business environment. Their ability to see beyond the immediate legal challenge and tailor solutions to our firm’s strategic vision and constraints sets them apart. This holistic approach, combined with their adaptability and keen industry knowledge, makes them invaluable. Their dedication to our business needs and their ability to align legal strategies with our company’s goals has turned them into true business partners.’

‘Very responsive and knowledgeable. It is always a pleasure to work with Yoram Shiv and his team. Raz Tepper is an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer who is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Avraham Well is an excellent dealmaker and Ronald Lehmann is an expert in M&A and commercial deals.’

‘The firm has been providing legal advice to our company for many years (more than 15) and has played a substantial role in every major step we have taken. The partners we work with know the company, its business, its managers and its activities, and they provide tailored legal services that fit our needs. High level of professionalism and service, which offers clients added value.’

‘Hezi Kattan has high professional skills and excellent market knowledge. He provided us with professional and thorough legal guidance, and at the same time was attentive and helpful. He explains complex issues pleasantly, is always ready to help, and gives quick, professional and accurate answers.’

‘Yoram Shiv was instrumental in closing our deal. Extremely knowledgeable, an excellent negotiator and communicator, and always helpful, he followed up closely with his team on all the loose ends. It was a real pleasure to work with him as a person and as an advocate.’

‘I am pleased to wholeheartedly recommend Fischer for its exceptional legal expertise in the renewable energy sector. Fischer’s unique strengths in this niche area makes it the go-to choice for clients seeking top-notch legal advice.’

‘Their team of specialised lawyers has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of renewable energy projects, from regulatory compliance to financing and development. Fischer excels in their client-centred approach, tailoring strategies to the specific goals of renewable energy clients.’

Key clients

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Edwards Lifesciences LLC

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Limited

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Animoca Brands Ltd.

Axel Springer Digital Classifieds

Apple Inc.

TPG Inc.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

Excellence Investment House Ltd.

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd.

Migdal Makfet Pension Funds

Harel Insurance Ltd.

Carmel Winery

Tnuva Food Industries Ltd

Sky Fund

Purple Biotech Ltd.

Colmobil Ltd.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd

Baring Asia Private Equity Fund

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Poalim Capital Markets Ltd.

Imagen Cards Ltd.

SilverByte Ltd.

Strauss Group

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Zerto Ltd.

Pen-Link Ltd.

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

GK8 Ltd. and Celsius Network, LLC.

Yehuda Steel Chains Ltd.

Claridge Israel LP

Pagaya Ltd.

Healthcare Capital Corp.

Allmed Solutions Ltd.

Aliaxis Group SA

Essence Partners Ltd.

Icon Group Ltd.

Hashavshevet WizSoft Ltd.

Claltech Investments LP

Swarth Group

Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

Forescout Technologies Inc.

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Ltd.

White City Buildings Holdings Ltd.

My Town Ltd.

Alifim Insurance Agency (2002) Ltd.

We 2 Global Investments Ltd.

Modality Ltd.

ECI Telecom

Reshet Media Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd.

Asher Yaniv Holdings Ltd.

Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.

Stockton Israel Ltd.

Paradox Inc.

Apax Partners


Leumi Bank


Discount Bank

Amitim Pension Funds

Noy Fund

Arad / Malam-Team

Work highlights

  • Advised Qualcomm Incorporated, a San Diego based telecommunications multinational corporation, on the acquisition of Autotalks Ltd. for approximately NIS1.3bn.
  • ADvised Edwards Lifesciences LLC, a global leader in patient-focused medical innovations, on several high-profile M&A deals.
  • Advised The Phoenix Holdings Ltd. which, through its subsidiary Kesem Mutual Funds, acquired a portion of the fund activities of Psagot Mutual Funds.

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

The corporate and M&A department at the newly merged Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. boasts an impressive roster of clients, which serves as a testament to the firm’s leading position in the Israeli market, where it continues to handle big-ticket M&A transactions, notably in the technology sector. The sizeable team now includes head of the corporate and M&A department Esther Koren, international corporate and securities department’s lead Ashok Chandrasekhar, M&A specialist Richard Mann, and head of the corporate and capital markets department Dubi Zoltak. Other key contacts are Amir Raz, who is highly praised for his technology sector’s expertise, the ‘excellent negotiatorGuy Gordon, and ‘outstanding’ international corporate and securities department’s partner Aaron Lampert. Cross-border corporate and finance transaction specialist Yoni Henner, and Danny Dilbary, recognised by clients as a ‘most talented and distinctive lawyer’, are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Esther Koren; Dubi Zoltak

Other key lawyers:

Amir Raz; Guy Gordon; Aaron Lampert; Danny Dilbary; Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Richard Mann; Benjamin Rotenberg; Ayal Shenhav; Rami Sofer; Yoni Henner; Moshe Ganot


‘The team worked diligently on the deal, negotiating firmly and wisely with the correspondent’s legal team. The team worked hard and put their vast experience to work to manage the discussions. I was impressed by their ability to collaborate with the respective subject-matter experts involved in the complex process.’

‘Guy Gordon is an extraordinary person and an outstanding professional. He worked closely with the transaction and led the process exceptionally well with the team and the respective subject-matter experts he involved. Guy is an excellent negotiator and an excellent reader of the situation.’

‘The Goldfarb team is extremely talented and dedicated. In particular, they were very supportive during the acquisition process of my company. They were willing to go above and beyond to make the process successful, gave advice on complex issues, and provided a quick response to any requests/needs of the acquiring company.’

‘Danny Dilbary is one of the most talented and distinctive lawyers I have had the opportunity to work with. He is very knowledgeable and helped me through difficult times, including the litigation threats we received, the departure of the former CEO and my transition to the CEO role, and the acquisition process we were in, all of which happened in parallel.’

‘Goldfarb’s corporate and M&A team has a unique combination of high professionalism and macro perspectives, with excellent service that pays attention to every part of the transaction. I have worked with many of the best known M&A firms in Israel and abroad, and I see Goldfarb’s M&A practice definitely at the top of the list.’

‘Amir Raz has always proven to be our unequivocal go-to lawyer for any legal issue, be it financing, acquisition or litigation. He has an in-depth knowledge of our business dynamics, indispensable for those navigating the intricate world of start-ups.’

Amir Raz’s specialisation in mergers and acquisitions, combined with his experience in financing deals, makes him a sought-after advisor for start-ups and emerging companies. His strategic depth, combined with his problem-solving and negotiation skills, makes him an unrivalled legal ally.’

‘Aaron Lampert, my main point of contact, is outstanding. He is experienced and knowledgeable, wise, caring, and commercial. He offers excellent service, is always available and resolves issues quickly. Thanks to Aaron, we received the full range of services we needed.’

Key clients


Cisco Systems Inc.


Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.

Adani Group

The Central Bottling Company

Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society Ltd.

Goldman Sachs

Northrop Grumman International Trading Inc.


Israel Railways Ltd.

S&P Global Ratings

Deloitte Israel & Co.

SatixFy Communications Ltd.

Remitly Global, Inc.

Shockwave Medical, Inc.

Gadot Chemicals Terminals (1985) Ltd.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Insight Partners

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Baring Private Equity Asia Ltd.

Warburg Pincus LLC

Mondelēz International

International Beer Breweries Limited

Symantec Corporation

Israel Government Companies Authority

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Discount Investment Corporation Ltd.

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

Mekorot Development and Enterprise Ltd.

The Volvo Group

Mitsui Group

Elbit Imaging Ltd.

Elbit Medical Technologies

Elbit Systems

Susquehanna Private Capital, LLC

Fortissimo Capital

Home Run Capital


Accelmed Partners

FinTLV Ventures

Exigent Capital

Apex Group Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Group

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Clal Insurance

Clal Biotechnology Industries


Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited

Itamar Medical Ltd.

CHS Industries Ltd.

Pagaya Technologies Ltd.

Thoma Bravo Advantage

Vision Sensing Acquisition Corp

Collective Growth Corporation

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

PTK Acquisition Corp.

BOA Acquisition Corp.

Keyarch Acquisition Corporation

REE Automotive Ltd.

MyHeritage Ltd.

Axel Springer SE.

NICE Systems Ltd.

IHS Markit Ltd.

Elevion Group


Celeno Communications, Inc.

Kryon System Ltd.

Israel Secondary Fund

Cellwize Wireless Technologies Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Israel Canada (T.R) Ltd.

Israel Canada Hotels Ltd.

Jordache Enterprises, Inc.

Abu Yehiel – Building Company Ltd.

HOYA Corporation

ServiceNow Inc.

Preempt Security Inc.

Bird Rides, Inc

Holmes Place International Ltd.

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund

The Arison Group

Arison Investments Ltd.

Arison Holdings Ltd.

Marlin Equity Partners

Apax Mid-market Israel Fund

Keshet Broadcasting

The Jewish Agency for Israel

Gal‑Shvav Ltd.

SHL Telemedicine Ltd.

Reshafim Doors Ltd.

Ribbon Communications Inc.

Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.

Gibui Holdings Ltd.

Dangot Computers Ltd.

Poalim Capital Markets Ltd.

The Harel Group

Property & Building Corp. Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Lapidoth Israel Oil Prospectors Corp. Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel B.M.

Delek Royalties (2012) Ltd.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

Prospera Technologies Ltd.

Molex LLC

Applied Materials, Inc.

Radware Ltd.

Rank Ranger LLC

Elco Ltd.

Cardiovalve Ltd.

Koch Disruptive Technologies

Attunity Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries Agricultural Co-Op In Israel Ltd.

I.D. Systems, Inc.

Magen David Adom

Fortinet, Inc.

Aqua Security Software Ltd.

Tabib Environment Quality Ltd.

Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd.

Otonomo Technologies Ltd.

Tadiran Group Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd.

Global Environmental Solutions Ltd.

Minerva Labs Ltd.



Vitruvian Partners

York Capital Management

BST Group

Altshuler Shaham Ltd.

Menorah Mivtachim Real-Estate Ltd.

Leopard Group

Summit Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Chemipal Ltd.

Dori Media Group Ltd.

Shlomo Group

Kardan Israel Ltd.

Gama Golan Insurance Agency Ltd.

Inbal Insurance Co. Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Castro Model Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Openlegacy, Inc.

David Lubinski Ltd.

EarlySense Ltd.

Henry Schein Medical Technologies

Carestream Health, Inc.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Allot Communications Ltd.

Kodak Israel


Medtronic plc

American International Group Inc.

AIG Israel Insurance Company Ltd.

I Squared Capital

the Ya’acobi Brothers Group

Slingshot Ventures

Mawson Infrastructure Group Inc.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

Ananey Communications Group


Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy Israel Ltd.

Tapugan Industries Ltd.

Hacarem Spirits Ltd.

Cabiran (1991) Ltd.

Fresh Start Ltd.

Uvision Air

Flying Spark Ltd.

Blue Tree Technologies Ltd.

Yeap Ltd.

The Jabotinsky Institute

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

Unorthodox Ventures

Makers Fund, a Chinese VC fund

Cardumen Capital SGEIC, S.A, a VC fund

Shaked Partners Ltd.


Beverage Containers Collection Corporation Ltd.

Social Corporation for Recycling of Electronic Waste Ltd.

Shareholders of Octarine, Inc.

Liberty Israel Venture Fund LLC.

Accel Partners Management LLP

Battery Ventures L.P.

Sorenson Ventures

Catalyst-CEL China-Israel Fund

General Catalyst Partners

Marker LLC

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

Scale Venture Partners

Rio Ventures Inc.

Glilot Capital Partners

Balderton Capital (UK) LLP

Unorthodox Ventures

YL Ventures


ELA Recycling Corporation Ltd.


Amiad Water Systems Ltd.

Amidar the Israeli National Public Housing Company Ltd.

CR Eco Holdings Ltd.

Brainsway Ltd.

Genpact Limited

First Manhattan Co.

Hadera Paper

Hanaco Group

Mehadrin Ltd.


The Company For Economic & Cultural Projects For State Workers Ltd.

Meta Networks Ltd.

Moon Capital Ltd.



Solegreen Ltd.

Suny Electronics Ltd.

Supercom Ltd.

Tel-Ad Electronics Ltd.

Sysdig, Inc.

Indie Semiconductor, Inc.

Payward, Inc.

Applovin, Inc.

Iluminage Beauty

Liberty Strategic Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Israel’s largest public transportation company, Egged, on a complex and multifaceted M&A transaction for the sale of 60% of Egged’s shares to a group of investors led by Keystone Reit Group, for approximately ILS3bn.
  • Advised Google on its acquisition of Israeli start-up BreezoMeter.
  • Advised Israeli satellite communication systems company SatixFy Communications Ltd. on its de-SPAC merger with Endurance Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company with a value of approximately USD750m.

Gornitzky & Co.

Regarded as the go-to firm for new international players on the Israeli market, Gornitzky & Co. maintains a stellar reputation in the field, handling the country’s highest-profile M&A transactions, while also notably assisting private equity firms in their private capital raising operations. Department co-head Chaim Friedland is the main contact, while fellow co-head Elite Elkon’s practice includes financial regulatory matters and financing transactions. Other key names include Timor Belan, who concentrates his strong capabilities on international compliance and investigations, hi-tech industry expert Yehonatan Raff, and firm chairman Pinhas Rubin.

Practice head(s):

Chaim Friedland; Elite Elkon

Other key lawyers:

Timor Belan; Yehonatan Raff; Pinhas Rubin


‘The firm knows how to support all the necessary aspects of complex transactions in all sectors, and the teams work together for the success of the transaction. The firm is well versed in all aspects of our legislation, which greatly facilitates the legal work and examinations.’

‘Significant experience in different types of transactions in many sectors, high level of service, and entrepreneurial mentality.’

‘The team worked very efficiently. Business-oriented, and focused on what matters.’

‘Chaim Friedland and Timor Belan are responsive, committed, professional and focused on the main points of discussion. I found them to be of a very high standard, and enjoyed working with them as a team and as individuals. The team and the office knew when to push and when it was time to focus on the work at hand.’

‘Committed, professional, knowledgeable and well-connected with all key players. They also helped me negotiate the SPA and R&W in a way that exceeded my expectations.’

‘The Gornitzky team consistently demonstrates exceptional professionalism, unwavering availability and a remarkable ability to think outside the box, offering creative and innovative solutions to complex legal challenges. It excels as a solution-finder, adapting seamlessly to evolving needs and proactively identifying potential problems.’

Key clients

Warburg Pincus

Financial Investments BV

Keystone REIT Ltd.

Rapyd Financial Network (2016) Ltd.

OPC Energy Ltd.

Freightos Limited

Samelet Motors Ltd.

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

Gadot Chemical Terminals (1985) Ltd

Dan Company for Public Transportation Ltd.

Cobwebs Technologies Ltd.

Eitan Medical Ltd.

Lidorr Elements Ltd.

Gesher Britain Investments Company Ltd.

General Robotics Ltd.

New BrightSource Energy Ltd.

Hamovil Jack Yulazari Ramla Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Warburg Pincus, a prominent international private equity firm, on the sale of its controlling stake in Max, one of Israel’s largest credit card companies, to Clal Holdings.
  • Advised Rapyd Financial Network, a global fintech-as-a-service startup, on its acquisition of PayU’s business in LATAM and EMEA.
  • Advised Freightos, a leading vendor-neutral booking and payment platform for international freight, on a substantial and complicated SPAC transaction through a definitive merger agreement with the Gesher 1 Acquisition Corp.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Highly praised by one client as ‘the best Israeli firm’ for M&A transactions, Herzog Fox & Neeman‘s market leading position is demonstrated by the wide range of cross-border transactions that the team has been involved in over the past few years, spanning the defence, energy, fintech, and financial services sectors. The department is jointly led by the ‘most trusted advisorRan Hai and Nir Dash, who focuses on M&A transactions for public companies. Hi-tech specialists Hanan Haviv and Yair Geva are the go-to lawyers for companies in the biotech, fintech, cybersecurity, and blockchain sectors, and Yuval Meidar is also noted for his expertise in domestic and international M&A and corporate operations. Recognised for his involvement in some of the leading M&A deals in Israel in recent years, Asaf Nahum and up-and-coming partner Michal Herzfeld are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ran Hai; Nir Dash; Hanan Haviv; Yair Geva

Other key lawyers:

Yuval Meidar; Michal Herzfeld; Asaf Nahum


‘The professionals at Herzog Fox & Neeman shine with their exceptional legal expertise combined with in-depth industry knowledge, which sets them apart in the field. Their strategic thinking, responsiveness and innovative problem-solving skills, coupled with a collaborative approach, make them an obvious choice. Overall, these qualities set them apart from the competition, providing clients not only with legal advice, but also with strategic and industry-tailored solutions.’

‘What sets Herzog apart is its exceptional corporate and M&A team, which comprises some of the most committed, competent and passionate legal professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.’

‘Michal Herzfeld’s legal acumen is impressive, to say the least. Her in-depth knowledge of the law, combined with her strategic thinking, has been instrumental in creating sound legal strategies for my cases. She demonstrates a remarkable ability to analyse complex legal issues and provide clear and workable solutions.’

‘Nir Dash’s commitment to client satisfaction is truly noteworthy. He not only listens carefully to clients’ concerns, but also takes the time to explain complex legal issues in a way that is easy to understand. His dedication to ensuring that clients feel heard and supported is unparalleled.’

‘The team has enormous commercial experience, as they are not only our lawyers but also our trusted commercial advisors. They have analytical thinking and help us cover almost all aspects of our decision-making process.’

‘Ran Hai is our most trusted advisor. He has been with us for over 10 years and has assisted us in the acquisition of every company we have bought or merged into our company. He is the kind of lawyer you would like to have by your side; he will tell you when he thinks you are wrong and support you to the end when he thinks you are right.’

‘I wholeheartedly recommend HFN’s outstanding legal team, with a special mention for Yuval Meidar. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of working closely with Yuval and his team on various corporate and fundraising matters. Their exemplary performance and unwavering dedication have had a significant impact on our business.’

‘Extremely collaborative and responsive. Suitable for working with US and European technology companies. Creative and cost-effective. The best Israeli firm I have ever worked with on an M&A deal.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

American Express

Apax Partners

PepsiCo Inc.


GE Healthcare


JPMorgan Chase Bank

LinkedIn Corporation

Macquarie Bank & Macquarie Capital

McKinsey & Company

Rockwell Automation

TD Bank


3D Systems

888 Holdings Plc

Altshuler Shacham

Bentley Innomed

BMC Software


Clal Insurance & Finance

Clearhaven Partners

Doron Ofer


Harry Gross

Israel Electric Corporation

Leonardo DRS Inc.

Leumi Partners

Meshek Energy – Renewable Energy Ltd.

Mubadala Investment Company



Oddity Tech Ltd.


Pelican Products

Photonis Group

Plus500 Ltd.

Poalim Equity

Porsche SE

Shikun & Binui

ST Engineering


Thomas H. Lee Partners


Alliance Ventures

Sportority Limited

Dremio Corporation




Augury Inc.

Schwartz Group


Unity Software Inc.

Snyk Limited

Cradlepoint, Inc.

Mckinsey Partners



McKinsey & Company

Renesas Electronics Corporation



Groundwork BioAg

Work highlights

  • Advised 3D Systems, a US 3D printing company traded on the NYSE, on its bid to acquire Stratasys Ltd. for approximately USD1.65bn.
  • Advised on its acquisition of Otonomo Technologies Ltd.
  • Assisted for Neogames S.A. with its acquisition by Aristocrat Leisure for USD1.2bn.

Meitar Law Offices

With significant expertise in the technology sector, Meitar Law Offices' department continues to secure a leading position in the corporate and M&A sector in Israel. Dan Geva is equally entrusted by Israeli and international corporations, issuers, and investment banks to handle complex acquisitions, restructuring, and corporate finance transactions, an area in which Dan Shamgar, with a focus on cross-border deals, is particularly active. A litany of US and European banks and financial institutions routinely engage Clifford Felig due to his knowledge of corporate and securities law, while Itay Frishman is a go-to choice for international technology companies. Mike Rimon is the venture capital firms’ key contact. The sizeable team also includes ‘number one M&A advisorShira Azran, ‘super negotiatorJonathan Atha, and seasoned partner Alon Sahar. Senior associate Mouna Totry is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Clifford Felig

Other key lawyers:

Itay Frishman; Mike Rimon; Shira Azran; Jonathan Atha; Alon Sahar; Mouna Totry


‘The corporate practice is great. There is no unnecessary research, everything is done super efficiently and the advice is tailored to the risk profile we want.’

‘Shira Azran is a superstar. I have worked with her for years, and she is my number one M&A advisor, even for Delaware companies. She is practical and honest, always letting me know if my expectations are unreasonable or if I am about to make a tactical mistake. She is also great at getting feedback; she understands my point of view and what is most important to us and adjusts accordingly.’

‘A large multidisciplinary team which has been supporting our firm for many years. Strong capabilities and support on any aspect of an M&A transaction. Very service-oriented with high motivation and availability. Up to speed on recent M&A developments.’

‘Phenomenal partners who are hands on and very knowledgeable about every aspect of our business. Superb negotiations and communications skills, problem-solving oriented with good eye for the details, and clear distinction of important items vs meaningless ones.’

‘I highly recommend Jonathan Atha for corporate, M&A, and investment work. Jonathan is a superb negotiator and a problem solver, and his expertise in, and dedication to, driving and closing these types of deals is impressive. He is the type of lawyer you want by your side on any corporate transaction.’

‘Widespread know-how provided on a case-by-case basis, from transactions and agreements with regional focus up to complex international transactions.’

‘Jonathan Atha keeps cool even in the most turbulent transactions, great organisation of a complex team, even in the case of cross-border transactions.’

‘Meitar are exceptional service providers. They are committed, professional, and profound, and as a customer you can trust that their lawyers will not leave any stone unturned and will proactively address the key legal issues.’

Key clients

Axis Cyber Security Ltd.



CyberArk Software



General Motors


Illusive Networks Ltd. Vis-à-vis Proofpoint



My Pet Ltd

NewMed Energy

Target Market

Youappi Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised BP and ADNOC on acquiring a 50% stake in NewMed Energy, along with part of Delek Group’s holdings.
  • Advised KIRKBI A/S, the holding company for the LEGO brand, on its USD875m acquisition of full ownership of BrainPOP, a prominent educational technology company.
  • Advised KKR on acquiring Ness Digital Engineering from The Rohatyn Group.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Alongside its significant expertise in the technology sector, Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. routinely handles complex M&A transactions on behalf of leading corporations, financial institutions, and private equity funds from the healthcare, financial services, real estate, and energy sectors. The department is led by private equity expert Sharon Amir, while international capital markets head Tuvia Geffen is noted for his expertise in cross-border public and private M&A transactions, an area in which Tal Eliasaf is also particularly active. Another key contact includes Meital Zimberg Lederman, who is well versed in M&A, joint ventures, and corporate transactions alike, and Einat Rosu and Idan Lidor are also notable team members.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Amir

Other key lawyers:

Tuvia Geffen; Tal Eliasaf; Meital Zimberg Lederman; Einat Rosu; Idan Lidor.


‘Naschitz Brandes Amir has represented us in all of our M&A transactions in recent years, and we have always been impressed by their expertise and dedication.’

‘We believe that Naschitz Brandes Amir is the leading M&A law firm in Israel, and we highly recommend it to all companies seeking the best possible representation in the M&A sector.’

‘Tal Eliasaf is the best lawyer I know. He always goes above and beyond to get the best possible results. He is also a brilliant negotiator and problem solver. Tal has a deep understanding of the mergers and acquisitions market and is always up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.’

Key clients

The FIMI Private Equity Funds

Gilat Satellite Networks

Tremor International







Rafa Labratories

Check Point

Rivulis Irrigation Systems

Bet Shemesh Engines


Chartered Group

Cardiovascular Systems

IntSights Cyber Intelligence


Poalim Capital Markets

Masco Corp.




Herolo Technologies

Clearwave Corp and Odoro Global

LEG Grundstücksverwaltung GmbH

4iG Nyrt. and Hungaro DigiTel Kft

Rimkus Consulting Group

CB4 Ltd.

Connexa Sport Technologies

Innoviz Technologies


Sweet Box



Work highlights

  • Advised Infinya Ltd., a leading Israeli company in the fields of packaging products, paper, and recycling of cardboard and paper waste, on its NIS2.4bn sale through a reverse triangular merger to Veridis Environment and Israeli Infrastructure Fund.
  • Advised Check Point Software Technologies on signing a definitive agreement to acquire Perimeter 81, an innovative leader in Security Service Edge solutions, for USD490m.
  • Adivsed GMT Tech Innovation on its NIS100m merger with Wic Worldcom Finance, a developer of internet platform for instant money transfer and immediate bank deposits.

Agmon with Tulchinsky Law Firm

Agmon with Tulchinsky Law Firm's recently merged M&A and corporate practice group houses a team fully equipped to advise on a range of corporate, M&A, capital markets, and securities transactions. Alongside its notable expertise in the energy sector, the team also routinely advises clients from the technology, healthcare, and life sciences industries, where Ehud Arad is the key contact. Dan Hacohen focuses his corporate and commercial law expertise on the energy and finance sectors, while David Cohen is a hi-tech transactions specialist. Capital markets department co-head Shirel Guttman-Amira's recent highlight includes the sale of Aaron Frenkel’s shares in Gav-Yam Land Corporation Ltd. for NIS3.1bn. Spanning the pharmaceutical, hi-tech, and real estate industries, Menachem Tulchinsky is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ehud Arad; Dan Hacohen; David Cohen; Shirel Guttman-Amira

Other key lawyers:

Menachem Tulchinsky; Osnat Sarusi Firstater; Assaf Danziger; Uri Barak; Dan Adar



‘High availability, immediate response, high knowledge.’

‘Great commitment to providing advice in a timely manner, creative can-do approach, business oriented.’

‘Excellent firm, strong skills. Perfect service.’

‘I have worked with Shirel Guttman-Amira and Dan Hacohen. Both of them are of the highest quality.’

Key clients


Willis Towers Watson

Softbank Vision Fund

Hapoalim Bank Israel

Delek Group

NewMed Energy LP

Partner Communication Ltd.

Flying Cargo

Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources

Hospitech Respirations


Ltd Moraz “Extract – Nature”

Equital Ltd.

Poran Shrem

Matzlawi Construction Co. Ltd.

YH Dimri Construction and Development Ltd.

VerticalScope Inc

Lahav L.R. Real Estate Ltd.

Generation Capital

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Orbotech Ltd.

KLA- Tencor

Luneau Technology


RA Capital

Yahav Bank

Fagron N.V

First Digital Bank

Hapoalim Bank

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Bank of Jerusalem




Biond Biologics LTD.

BNG life Sciences

Ziv Health Care

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies LTD

Tupaia Ltd.

Plaqless Ltd.

Civan Advanced Technologies Ltd.

Fingenom Group


Haargaz Group

Integra Holdings Ltd.

Green C Tech

Danone Manifesto Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advised NewMed Energy LP on the negotiations with BP and Abu Dhabi’s state oil giant, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co to jointly acquire 50% of the Israeli offshore natural gas producer for approximately USD2bn.
  • Advised the recycling and infrastructure company Veridis Environment and the Israel Infrastructure Fund on a reverse triangular merger transaction, in which the client bought Israel’s largest paper company, Infinya, for NIS2.35bn.
  • Advised Orbotech Ltd. on the sale of Orbotech’s shares in Orbograph and the sale of some Orbograph assets to Revenue Management Solutions, LLC for USD110m.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. notably advises both domestic and international clients on a range of high-value and complex transactions, including a big-ticket reverse triangular merger between Shift4 and Credorax Inc. Alongside its significant expertise in cross-border transactions, the team also represents first-rate Israeli clients in their M&A and corporate domestic operations. Practice head Michael Barnea is highly praised by clients as ‘the smartest and most experienced corporate and securities lawyers in the country’, while Ariella Dreyfuss is another key contact for venture capital and private equity transactions. The team also includes international commercial transaction and venture capital investment specialists Yuval Lazi and Simon Jaffa, Ilan Blumenfeld, who concentrates on domestic M&A transactions, and the ‘highly qualifiedItay Gura.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Ariella Dreyfuss; Yuval Lazi; Simon Jaffa; Ilan Blumenfeld; Itay Gura



‘A fantastic team. Barnea, Jaffa Lande & Co has had a meteoric rise as they have grown and the quality of the work they have done is on par with their competitors.’

‘Michael Barnea and Simon Jaffa are the pillars of the firm, but they now have a much stronger and larger team around them. In addition to the outstanding work they do, they are great team players.’

‘A highly experienced M&A team. Very responsive and transaction and solution-oriented.’

‘Michael Barnea has strong commercial understanding and an innovative approach, and is a provider of out-of-the-box solutions. Yuval Lazi is intelligent, with strong people skills, and very responsive. Ariella Dreyfuss is always very helpful and commercial. I would not hesitate to use her for VC or M&A transactions in Israel.’

‘The lawyers are intelligent and experienced in complex cross-border transactions, as well as in the more standard corporate assignments. A good number of the team members have a strong commercial and business understanding beyond the legal aspects and are able to accompany and assist astute international investors or corporate clients to successfully conclude international and local transactions.’

‘Michael Barnea is one of the smartest and most experienced corporate and securities lawyers in the country. He has a wealth of experience, with a focus on understanding different corporate cultures. A true business thinker and an excellent legal strategist to rely on. Itay Gura is highly qualified and experienced in all things business, particularly technology, and Simon Jaffa is a first-class commercial and corporate lawyer.’

‘Michael Barnea is a true leader and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is truly one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is sharp, knows how to solve complex problems and has the ability to make each side feel they have achieved their goals.’

‘Ariella Dreyfuss is also an incredible lawyer. She is ambitious, responsive and helpful. Ilan Blumenfeld has in-depth knowledge of the sector. His performance as a legal advisor is excellent.’

Key clients


Azrieli Group Ltd.

Migdal Group

Mouro Capital

Convent Capital


Oxide Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Shift4 Payments, an American company publicly listed on the NYSE, on a reverse triangular merger with Credorax Inc., valued at USD575m.
  • Advised Azrieli Group on its acquisition activity in the field of data centres.
  • Advised Migdal Group on its investments in Israel.

Lipa Meir & Co

Noted for navigating complex M&A and corporate transactions across a wide range of sectors, including kibbutzim, real estate, energy, and healthcare, Lipa Meir & Co's recent highlights include the acquisition by Union Energy & Systems Operations Malta Ltd. of 11% of the shares of the Tamar reservoir for approximately $500m, in which practice co-head Ziv Preis played a leading role. Fellow co-head Gary Copelovitz is highly regarded for his international law expertise, while Uzi Mor focuses on advising cooperative societies on their M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis; Gary Copelovitz

Other key lawyers:

Uzi Mor


‘Excellent service combining attention to detail and business acumen.’

‘Gary Copelovitz is a star: he understands the business and gets it done. He easily earns respect thanks to his professional and human qualities. He is our lawyer of choice in Israel.’

‘A strong and experienced team, both locally and internationally.’

‘The team leaders are involved in all transaction processes and do not leave the stage to young people alone. The team is committed to both the business results and the service we receive as clients.’

‘The team leaders are in direct and continuous contact with us. They are open-minded, participate in business consultations and are a central plank in all the teams of consultants involved in operations.’

‘It is a pleasure to work with Ziv Preis. He is an excellent lawyer in my view and has great experience in M&A and corporate matters. As you would expect from a M&A lawyer, he also has a good overview of all transaction-related issues and topics. He is very good at explaining what is important when you are operating in a foreign jurisdiction.’

Key clients


Plexus Captial

TrekAce Technologits Ltd.

Ginegar Plastic Products

Shekel Brainweigh

The Rimon Group

Mr. Aaron Frankel

AP Partners Fund Limited Partnership

The Israeli Ministry of Defense

Charme Capital Partners

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Global Automax

Mor Institute for Medical Data Ltd.

Ba’emek Advanced Technologies

Clalit Health Services

Dalia Power Energy

Meshek Solar Energy

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Astral Hotels Ltd.

The Lubinsky Group

Israel Shipyards

Getter Group

Miskai Hakibitzuim

Bituch Haklai

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services LTD.

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd

Alon Tavor Group

Neirost North Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised several privateequity investors on the NIS3.9bn acquisition of Haifa Port by a joint venture of the Adani Group and Gadot Chemical Terminals.
  • Advised Union Energy & Systems Operations Malta Ltd. on its acquisition of 11% of the Tamar gas reservoir for approximately USD500m.
  • Advised real estate company Mimoshim Nagshimim Potential Ltd. on its purchase of veteran Israeli real estate company, Mishab for approximately NIS520m.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

Praised by one client as ‘the best M&A team in the country’, M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries' corporate practice assists both private and public companies from the technology, defence, energy, pharmaceutical, and real estate sectors. Spearheaded by firm head Zvi Firon, the mergers and acquisitions practice is led by ‘phenomenal transactional lawyerJacob Enoch, and includes head of the capital markets, corporations, and securities practice Udi Efron, head of the international corporate practice, as well as the firm's internet, gaming, and e-commerce department Jacob Sarov, and international practice lead Eytan Epstein. Associate Sapir Bialistock Franken is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Firon; Jacob Enoch; Eytan Epstein

Other key lawyers:

Udi Efron; Jacob Sarov; David Ya’acobi; Sapir Bialistock Franken


‘Extremely professional, well-informed on the subject, quick and out-of-the-box in thinking and providing solutions.’

‘Jacob Sarov is an extremely competent, capable, responsive and creative partner. Not only within the firm, but also as a client partner, able to provide cutting-edge, thoughtful and above all practical advice.’

‘An all-star team of professionals. Clearly experts in cross-border M&A, investment and finance.’

‘Jacob Enoch is a phenomenal transactional lawyer with a wealth of skills and experience that is truly out of the ordinary. My only choice.’

‘David Yaacobi is a brilliant young partner. Very capable and dedicated. Jacob Enoch is simply the best lawyer in Israel, at all levels of his varied practice.’

‘The best M&A team in the country.’

‘The most impressive team we met. They are commercial, responsive and good at what they do. They don’t just act as lawyers, they want to offer the client a complete treatment.’

‘We have been using Firon for almost 10 years and are extremely satisfied with their services. Jacob Sarov has steered us in the right direction several times, understanding our business thoroughly, which makes it easy to handle a professional decision. I believe they are unique in that they bring a deep knowledge of the industry, enthusiasm, high availability, speed of execution and a lot of passion, making them a rare mix of qualities to support the firm.’

Key clients




Elbit Systems

B.S Katz




Ashtrom Group

C. Mer



Mega Or


Direct Finance

Dan Hotels



Work highlights

  • Advised Yanolja on the acquisition of Go Global Travel, from Apax Partners, estimated at USD200m.
  • Advised Shemen Industries on the merger with JTLV3 estimated at hundreds of NIS millions.
  • Advised Diplomat on the acquisitions of Neve Pharma, Bigdam, and Dorot, for over NIS150m.

S. Horowitz & Co

A litany of multinational corporations, investment funds, and clients from the bio-med, hi-tech, telecoms, and life sciences sectors routinely turn to S. Horowitz & Co for its team’s M&A expertise. The department is also notably active in representing international clients from the USA, Europe, China, and Japan in their complex M&A and corporate operations. Practice co-head Clifford Davis is the key contact for both international and domestic companies and financial institutions, while fellow co-head Amit Steinman's broad practice spans joint ventures, equity investments, and cross-border corporate transactions. The team also includes Aharon Anthony Bloch, who focuses on the technology and banking industries.

Practice head(s):

Clifford Davis; Amit Steinman

Other key lawyers:

Aharon Anthony Bloch

Key clients

Israeli Electric Corporation

Teva Group

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Robert Bosch GmbH.

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Strauss Group

Private Equity Minorities I K/S

XYZ Elements Ltd.

Arcadis NV

A.a.c.y. Electricity and Maintenance Services Ltd.

Sealed Air Corporation

Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd.

Final Group

Yosef Morris & Sons –Municipality Services Limited

CEMEX Ventures

Francisco Partners

Vontier Corporation

Advent International

Cowen Insurance Group

Minrav Group Limited

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.


A.M.I Medical Technologies Ltd.

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Qualitest Limited

Spearline Lab Ltd.

Dubek Ltd.

M.H. Welfare and Health Nursing Services Ltd.

Orthodox Union

Bright Pixal Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Robert Bosch GmbH on its acquisition of Elmo Motion Control Ltd. for over USD720m.
  • Advised Israel Electric Corporation on the auction sale of a special purpose vehicle whose main asset consists of the Eshkol power station for approximately USD3.5bn.
  • Advised Ambridge on the acquisition by Clal Insurance of Max Card.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. maintains a thriving M&A and corporate practice which proves to be a go-to choice for clients from the hi-tech, energy, and life sciences sectors, where the team notably handles complex cross-border M&A transactions, venture capital investments, and joint ventures. The department is jointly led by hi-tech specialist Ofer Ben-Yehuda and Einat Weidberg, who is routinely engaged in cross-border corporate and debt finance transactions, most notably in the healthcare and life sciences. Lior Aviram is praised by clients for his unique problem-solving skills, while Maya Koubi Bara-nes is also recommended for her knowledge of cross-border M&A regarding technology-related companies.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Ben Yehuda; Einat Weidberg

Other key lawyers:

Lior Aviram; Gadi Ouzan; Maya Koubi Bara-nes


‘I have worked with Shibolet on a complicated transaction involving US and Israeli laws and regulations. Shibolet did an outstanding job providing crucial advice on Israeli law issues in the context of our transaction and our client’s overall objectives.’

‘I worked closely with Lior Aviram and Maya Koubi Bara-nes. Both have been excellent. They have great attention to detail, while keeping the broader strategic objectives in the foreground.’

‘A dedicated and professional team that accompanies you step-by-step through complicated transactions and corporate matters.’

‘Lior Aviram is the best and provides excellent assistance and solves problems.’

‘The Shibolet team, as a whole, has become a valuable part of our company. Shibolet’s comprehensive suite of legal services is exceptional, offering a diverse range of practices that cater to the multifaceted needs of our international technology company. Shibolet serves as an invaluable one-stop-shop for all our legal requirements.’

‘The team consistently delivers exceptional work characterised by a high standard of quality, availability, and swift service. Shibolet’s prominent role extends beyond legal advice, encompassing strategic counselling, execution of complex negotiations with large corporate customers such as banks and insurance companies, significant equity transactions, and important matters related to investor relations and the company’s board.’

‘Having served as trusted advisors for many years, Shibolet possesses an intimate understanding of our company, our industry, and the challenges we face. Their collaborative and positive approach, coupled with their innovative and creative solutions, have been instrumental in our growth.’

‘Shibolet’s international capabilities and coordination have proven invaluable. Shibolet’s extensive experience in managing international negotiations, combined with their understanding of business and cultural nuances, enables seamless coordination and effective legal advice on a global scale.’

Key clients

Desktop Metal, Inc.

Agas Yarok Trade and Services Ltd.

Ping Identity

CartiHeal (2009) Ltd.


Packer Steel Industries Ltd.

Packer Steels and Galvanizing Ltd.

Freshmarket Ltd.

Elron Ventures Ltd.

Elbit Systems Ltd.

Camtek Ltd.

Rafael Development Corporation Ltd.

Zvi Zarfati and Sons Investments and Building (1992) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Ping Identity on an agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, for $28.50 per share in an all-cash transaction in which the enterprise value of Ping Identity is approximately $2.8bn.
  • Advised Desktop Metal, Inc. in a $1.8bn merger and share exchange with Stratasys Ltd.
  • Advised CartiHeal (2009) Ltd. on its put/call option transaction with Bioventus LLC valued around $500m.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is regularly engaged by clients from the technology, real estate, energy, and retail sectors as a result of the team’s expertise in handling complex M&A transactions, investments, and commercial agreements. The team is jointly led by investment fund formation expert Ian Rostowsky, who notably focuses on the technology sector, and venture capital investments and private equity transactions specialist Yoav Etzyon.  Stephen Barak Rozen is also recommended as a member of the high-tech and venture capital practice.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Barak Rozen


‘Senior partners are active in day-to-day business matters. They are commercially strategic and at the same time very strong negotiators.’

‘The team was exceptionally valuable to us in an acquisition we were making. Its combination of commercial and legal strategy helped us maximise our position.’

‘We appreciate Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co’s effort in developing long-term relationships with us. Their team provided us with valuable and practical advice on Israeli law issues and remained at our disposal at all times.’

‘Their team provided significant and very efficient legal assistance, demonstrating in-depth knowledge and negotiating skills in the area of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. They have great experience in M&A.’

‘I can definitely say that they are the best in the Israeli market in terms of understanding risk.’

‘Stephen Barak Rozen is extremely responsive and well-prepared. He is definitely a first-class strategist, able to translate everything into tactics.’

Key clients


Arieli Capital LLC

Bnnovation Limited

CBG group


Equital Ltd.

F2 Capital


G1 Secure Solutions Ltd.

Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.

I. O. C. – Israel Oil Company Ltd.


Massad Oz Ltd.

Oil Refineries Ltd

Paycor Inc.

Pen To Paper Co.

Sapient Machines, Inc

Simigon Ltd.


Stage One Venture Capital

Sweetwood Ventures SCSp-RAIF II

Tectona Ltd.

The Strauss Group

Timora Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised US-based Paycor Inc. on its deal to acquire the entire share capital of Talenya Ltd.
  • Advised Pen To Paper Co. and its Israeli subsidiary in the sale, through a reverse triangular merger, of 100% of its share capital to Stodge Inc.
  • Acted as lead counsel to Massad Oz Ltd., a construction company, om Leumi Partners Ltd.’s NIS60m purchase of a 20% stake in Massad’s share capital.

H-F & Co.

H-F & Co. is distinguished by its unique expertise in the high-tech sector, where it assists clients in complex M&A, financing, licensing, and technology deals. Technology transaction expert Nitzan Hirsch-Falk is known for handling some of Israel’s largest technology company acquisitions, while founding partner Yuval Oren is another key contact for technology-driven companies and venture capital funds. Ora Templeman is the ideal choice for start-ups and technology companies, an area in which Dana El-On is also particularly experienced, and corporate finance expert Yoav Meer is praised as ‘a true problem solver.’

Practice head(s):

Nitzan Hirsch-Falk; Yuval Oren; Ora Templeman

Other key lawyers:

Dana El-on; Yoav Meer


‘Nitzan Hirsch is the best lawyer I have ever worked with.’

‘H-F&Co. is one of the best law firms in Israel for all technology-related matters. They have unparalleled experience in technology transactions and representing technology companies. The H-F team is a true dealmaker.’

‘A top-notch team of professionals who have a solid understanding of the high-tech industry and care a lot about their clients. They are very good in dynamic situations. They skilfully manage both start-ups and more mature companies in complex transactional scenarios.’ 

Key clients

Moovit App Global Ltd.

Mimecast Ltd. Inc.

Kaltura Inc.

Akamai Technologies, Inc.


Tipalti Solutions Ltd.

Vast Data Ltd.

Optibus Ltd.

LogMeIn, Inc.

Constellation Software Inc.

Coralogix Ltd.

Salto Labs, Inc.

PatientPop, Inc.

Talon Security Ltd.

Volaris Group Inc.

Vela Software

Portnox Ltd.

Contrast Security, Inc.

XM Cyber Ltd.


Pyramid Analytics

Lumine Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Nordic Capital, a leading European private equity fund, on the acquisition of a minority 25% stake in Equashield Medical Ltd., an Israeli medical devices company, for USD300m.
  • Advised Prospect Capital Corp. on its merger with Canada-based LeddarTech, at a combined equity value of USD348m, with an expectation to list on Nasdaq in late 2023.
  • Acted for cloud company Akamai Technologies in its acquisition of Israeli start-up,

S. Friedman, Abramson & Co.

Since the 2022 merger between S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries and Ephraim Abramson & Co., S. Friedman, Abramson & Co.'s corporate and M&A department has experienced a significant growth in the Israeli market, where the team is routinely involved in complex M&A and corporate transactions, most notably in the kibbutzim sector. Practice head Sarit Molcho is the key contact for kibbutzim and kibbutz enterprises, while also representing a litany of public companies, cooperative associations, and private equity funds. The Haifa office’s corporate department is jointly led by Ifat Minzer-Koll, an expert of both M&A and complex taxation issues, and Rafi Shapiro, who combines his corporate law expertise with his knowledge of insolvency, debt restructuring, and liquidation issues. Key contact for cross-border operations is head of the international transactions department, Jeffery Rashba, and partner Guy Sasportas is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sarit Molcho

Other key lawyers:

Ifat Minzer-Koll; Rafi Shapiro; Jeffery Rashba; Guy Sasportas


‘We received a very high level of professional service. The lead consultant, lawyer Ifat Minzer-Koll, guided us through the details of the contract until the successful conclusion of the transaction. During the very long period of the negotiation, we were assisted by the rest of the crew, who utilised their specific expertise.’

‘Ifat Minzer-Kroll is a professional leader who guided us through the details of the contract until the successful conclusion of the deal.’

‘This law firm has been taking care of all my legal needs for 17 years and always solves my problems.’

‘Ifat Minzer-Koll is an excellent lawyer. He answers any questions and often comes with additional ideas.’

Key clients

DRS RADA Technologies

J.T.L.V II (P.E) Limited Partnership

Pie Siam Ltd.

Adidas Israel Ltd.

Extal Ltd.

Chromagen Israel Ltd.

Palram Industries (1991) Ltd.

Eternal truth Investments Ltd.

Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.

Plasson Industries Ltd.

Amiad Water Systems Ltd.

Plastopil Hazorea Company Ltd.

Silber – Meat and Sausage Products Industries

Lordan Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.

The Kass Group

Oasis Israel LP

Geokom Ltd.

Kibbutz Izrael Holdings Ltd

Rambam healthcare Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised DRS RADA Technologies Ltd., a global leading manufacturer of tactical radar systems, whose stocks were listed on NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv stock exchange, in a merger with Leonardo DRS Inc., a US-based security company
  • Advised adidas Israel Ltd. on a franchising agreement under which it granted Electra Consumer Products Ltd., a franchise to operate 45 branded stores in Israel.
  • Advised Pie Siam Ltd & Dahuki Family (including held corporations) in a transaction in which they purchased the controlling share (45.82%) of Aspen Group Ltd, a public company listed with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)’s corporate, M&A, and private equity multi-jurisdictional practice notably concentrates on cross-border deals, with a focus on the UK and German markets, where the team advises on private equity and investment-related matters, as well as joint ventures, acquisitions and venture capital work. The team is spearheaded by Nimrod Rosenblum and includes lead of the German desk Ron Abelski, and Simon Marks, who chairs the firm’s start-ups and venture capital practice, while Rotem Perelman Farhi is the go-to lawyer for hi-tech companies.

Practice head(s):

Nimrod Rosenblum

Other key lawyers:

Ron Abelski; Simon Marks; Rotem Perelman Farhi


‘ERM has an outstanding sales and corporate team. Their work is of the highest standard and the results are always excellent. All in all, an excellent firm that stands out in a crowded market.’

‘Ron Abelski is the kind of lawyer you call when results matter. He has an extraordinary knowledge of the law and an approach to getting things done in a timely and efficient manner. Regardless of the task, Ron keeps the client’s interest at the forefront of everything he does. Highly recommended.’

‘We are used to working with leading law firms around the world and ERM is exceptional in its cross-border capabilities, responsiveness, client service and hands-on partner approach.’

‘We work mainly with Ron Abelski, who is an excellent lawyer specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He is very calm, studies his clients’ business very well and is totally proactive. Not least, he is an excellent negotiator in many languages.’

‘Excellent service and involvement, combined with a high level of professionalism and know-how.’

‘The team is efficient and able to handle all types of transactions: strategic, PE, venture, public, growth, etc. The team is very well-matched and has capabilities across the whole platform scale.’

‘We work with partner Ron Abelski for all our transactions in Europe, the US and Asia. Ron and his team are super-efficient, goal-oriented and flexible negotiators and will do everything possible to get your deal done.’

‘The ERM team is unique and is the leading firm in Israel for cross-border transactions. The entire team is very international. Moreover, the entire ERM team has a dealmaker attitude, which is very important to us.’

Key clients

AndBank and Sigma Investment House

Atriis Technologies



BOC Gases

BVI Medical

Broadway Gaming

Capital One

Deutsche Boerse




Faerch Plast

Fresenius Medical Care

Future Energy Ventures

Giraffe Holdings

Go To Global

Kedma Capital

International Holding Company PJSC

Israir Airlines



Leader Investments


Mercedes Benz

Metrycom Communications

Rentokil Initial PLC

Plas-Fit Plastics





Work highlights

  • Acted on the acquisition of TeleMessage Ltd. by Private Equity firm K1’s portfolio company Smarsh Inc., with a 49% equity sale + option for the purchase of the remaining 51%.
  • Advised Azelis, a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, on its planned acquisition of 100% of Lidorr Elements, one of Israel’s leading speciality chemical distributors in crop-protection, industrial materials, and care & nutrition.
  • Acted for Israir Airlines, one of Israel’s leading airline operators, on two transactions: for the acquisition of 25% of the share capital and bonds of 9 Greek companies owning and operating 5 hotels in Greece; and on the acquisition of 50% of Cypriot aircraft maintenance and repair service provider Bird Aviation, acquired from Israeli PE firm FIMI.

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)'s corporate practice supports national and international corporations, individuals, and funds across the entire spectrum of their M&A and corporate transactions. Alongside his knowledge of M&A, practice co-head Udi Knaani is well-versed in complex financing and acquisitions, while fellow co-head Erez Mizrachi is the go-to choice for an array of hi-tech companies, and Itai Farkash's broad practice includes acquisitions, investments, and capital raising. With a practice spanning M&A, financing, and investments, Ayelet Oscar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Udi Knaani; Erez Mizrachi

Other key lawyers:

Itai Farkash; Ayelet Oscar; Ariel Ziv


‘FWMK’s M&A team is highly collegial, professional and efficient. Their senior lawyers are experienced practitioners who are familiar with handling complex negotiations, and this allows them to promote their clients’ business interests.’

‘I think that Udi Knaani is one of the best M&A lawyers in Israel. He is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional with a unique business orientation and exceptional creative problem-solving skills in both legal and commercial matters.’

‘Service and knowledge are at the highest level, absolute control over all aspects of the transaction down to the smallest detail. Protection of the client’s interests at all stages of the transaction, full cooperation between us and the firm with a friendly and human attitude. Response to questions at any time, availability of the entire team at all times.’

‘I would especially like to mention the lawyer Udi Knaani, who at every moment of the negotiations made me feel like I was with people who control the laws, transactions and financial interpretations at the highest level. He represented my company in the best possible way and made me feel that I had chosen the best. Honest, reliable and loyal lawyer.’

‘The availability of the team is exceptional, and they have a very gentle approach to dealing with every issue. The team is one of the most professional I have interacted with in many years of work experience. Their advice is always valuable and helpful. As a client, you feel safe and in the best possible hands.’

‘Excellent professionals who provide a personalised service with a deep understanding of our business.’

‘Ariel Ziv is an experienced professional with excellent execution skills and intelligent insights that contribute greatly to our business.’

‘Professionalism, experience, honesty and integrity! Specialised in M&A, start-ups, etc.’

Key clients

Kedma Capital

Barinboim Group

Altshuler Shaham Group

More Investment House

S. Schestowitz Ltd.


SHL Telemedicine

Edmond de Rothschild

Multi Retail Group

Fire Arc Ltd.

Tav Medical

Maelys cosmetics

Effi Capital

Mr. Ehud Barak

Work highlights

  • Advised Itzik Oz, the founder and joint CEO of Agam Leaderim insurance agency, on Agam Leaderim’s merger into Phoenix Group’s agencies division
  • Advised Kedma Capital, a leading Israeli private equity group, on the acquisition of Politiv.
  • Advised Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds and Pension Ltd. on the sale of part of its holdings in Equashield Medical Ltd.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Housing a team of experienced practitioners across Israel, the UK, and the US, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is fully equipped to advise clients on complex cross-border transactions, investments, acquisitions, and joint ventures, with a strong focus on the hi-tech sector. Yael Baratz is the key contact for cross-border corporate transactions in the hi-tech and biotech industries, areas in which Anna Moshe is also particularly well versed, while Oded Kadosh's focus is on emerging companies, venture capital funds, and private investors. The team also includes corporate law and licensing transaction expert Inbal Perlstein-Mandelbaum.

Practice head(s):

Yael Baratz; Anna Moshe; Oded Kadosh

Other key lawyers:

Inbal Perlstein-Mandelbaum


‘Deep knowledge of the health and life sciences sectors, including intellectual property, licensing and commercial agreements.’

‘The team led by Inbal Perlstein-Mandelbaum is truly fantastic. I have been working directly with Inbal and her team for 3 years, and they are always helpful, knowledgeable and resourceful, providing a first-class service. They have handled most of our most complex transactions with the utmost professionalism.’

‘I have complete confidence in any project I provide to this team and would highly recommend them to anyone, especially start-ups with limited internal resources.’

Key clients

Rewire (O.S.G.) Research and Development Ltd.

SensePass Ltd.

Air Doctor Ltd.

XtraLit Ltd.

Ondas Holdings


DNA Media Technologies Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Rewire (O.S.G) Research and Development Ltd., an Israeli fintech startup that develops cross-border online banking solutions for migrant workers worldwide, on an international statutory merger transaction.
  • Advised Ondas on signing a Merger Agreement to acquire AIROBOTICS Ltd., a leading Israeli developer of autonomous unmanned aircraft systems and automated data analysis and visualisation platforms.
  • Advised tech company CytoReason on multi-million collaborations with both, Sanofi and Pfizer.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates routinely represents clients in cross-border M&A transactions, investment operations, and joint ventures. The department is jointly chaired by Igal Kolof, whose broad practice spans mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and labour law, and international transactions specialist Dror Toren. Eli Aviv notably specialises in complex technology agreements, while Sagee Feldman is the go-to choice for several leading fashion groups in Israel, whom he regularly represents in their operations.

Practice head(s):

Dror Toren; Igal Kolof

Other key lawyers:

Eli Aviv; Sagee Feldman

Key clients

Gottex-Zara Israel Group

Trimera Group

AFI Hotels

Kiteworks / Accellion USA, LLC

Pillar Tech Ltd.

Alexander Schneider Ltd

Stefani Design Ltd

Midsha Food Industries Ltd

BeFresh Ltd

AY Electronics Ltd.

Aminach Group

Shiratech Solutions Ltd.

P.M Partner Manufacturing Ltd.

Rapac Energy Ltd.

Top Ramdor Systems & Computers (1990) Ltd.

Danya Cebus Ltd.

ORT Technologies Ltd.

Krausz Industries ltd.

Aharoni Group

Hasid Bros Construction Company Ltd

Owners of Portugalis Ltd

A foreign banking institution

Africa Israel Europe

Cargal Group

Kenlov Capital Ltd. Kenlov Renewable Energy Ltd.

Africa Urban Renewal Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Advised Kiteworks on a major complex international transaction surrounding the acquisition of 100% of the issued capital of three European companies engaged in cybersecurity, encryption, and SaaS.
  • Advised PM Partner Manufacturing shareholders on a transaction to purchase the entire shareholding capital of the company from all minority stakeholders, thus increasing their share from 50% of the company to 100%.
  • Advised Top Ramdor Systems and Computers (1990) Ltd. on several transactions for the purchase of control in a number of companies engaged in the GRC, IT and LegalTech fields.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co provides comprehensive assistance across a range of cross-border M&A transactions, notably to clients from the real estate, technology, and hi-tech industries. Head of the corporate law department, Yoav Caspi, is a venture capital expert, and consistently acts for a variety of startups, private investors, and high-tech investment funds. The hi-tech department is led by Daniel Chinn, whose broad practice spans private equity funds and capital raising, while Shlomi Bardugo is a key player in the crypto and blockchain arena. Head of the banking and finance practice Assaf Lapid is another key name for complex financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Caspi; Shlomi Bardugo; Assaf Lapid; Daniel Chinn


‘Responses are extremely fast and accurate.’

‘Highly professional and impeccable service.’

‘Assaf Lapid is professional, passionate about his work, loyal, with a high level of commitment and dedication. He will go the extra mile for his clients.’

Key clients

Gindi Investments 1 Ltd.

The Lemonade Group-Lemonade, Inc.

Teleclal Ltd.

BuyMe Technologies Ltd

Morgan Ltd.

Super pharm Ltd.

Holmes Place International Ltd.

The Issta Lines Group

Ziv Kitchens Ltd


EU BioPharm

Kibbutz Sdot Yam

Shviro Garden Furniture Ltd.

Ran Fersberg

Aleph, L.P.

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Israel

Bank Hapoalim

Shafir Group

Mayer Group


Malam Group


International Paralympic Committee


Hemilton Group

Brill Group

Lahav LR Real Estate Ltd.

ISSTA group

Matrix Group/John Bryce Training

Mahal Pumps Ltd

Rustic Bakery Ltd

Communitech Technologies Ltd.


Malam Payroll Ltd.

Expose Fashion Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Mahal Pumps 2000 (1993) Ltd. on the sale of 75% of the company’s shares to Huliot Advanced Flow Systems Ltd.
  • Advised Issta Assets LTD. on the 50% acquisition of the control in Glow Glamping Ltd., which is engaged in the establishment of glamping complexes.
  • Advised Super-Pharm Poland on establishing a joint venture for the sale of preventive medicine products with Cannabotech Ltd, an Israeli company engaged in the research and development of cannabis and mushroom-based medicines.

Horn & Co

With a significant focus on the healthcare sector, Horn & Co is noted for handling a range of cross-border transactions and corporate restructuring operations. Practice head Yuval Horn is the key contact, routinely representing clients from the hi-tech and life sciences industries on international transactions. Keren Kanir specialises in corporate finance and commercial transactions surrounding intellectual property matters.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Horn

Other key lawyers:

Keren Kanir


‘Very professional, dedicated, and effective.’

Key clients

Biosight Ltd.

Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Guangzhou Sino-Israel Bio-Industry Investment Fund II (LLP)

Diagnostic Robotics Ltd.

Prisma Photonics Ltd.

Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

Pontifax Medison MC

Pontifax Venture Capital Funds

The INX Digital Company, Inc.

Immunorizon Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Vascular Biogenics Ltd., an Israeli company traded on the Nsadaq on a merger transaction with Notable Labs, Inc., a US private company under which Notable Labs will merge into a wholly owned subsidiary of VBL, with Notable surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of VBL.
  • Advised INX Digital Company, Inc., a publicly traded company incorporated under the laws of British Columbia, which entered into a series of agreements with Republic, a Billion Dollar US company, for a multistep financial and commercial collaboration, under which Republic shall invest in INX and purchase shares which constitute 9.5% of the issued and outstanding share capital of INX.
  • Acted for Biosight, an Israeli privately held company, which entered into an agreement in connection with a reverse triangular merger with Ayala Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a US company traded on OTCQX.

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices

With unique expertise in the hi-tech, biotech, and gaming sectors, Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices continues to advise on a range of M&A and venture capital transactions. Practice co-head Rafi Raz is the ideal choice for leading international VCs, start-ups, and angel investors seeking advice on M&A, corporate finance, and commercial transactions, while fellow co-head Ran Dlugin's broad practice spans tech-oriented M&A transactions, venture capital financings, and joint ventures. IP transactions and employment matters specialist Michal Donner is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Rafi Raz; Ran Dlugin; Michal Donner


‘The best boutique firm for the hi-tech sector in Israel.’

‘Amazing lawyers, great people, and also super business oriented.’

Key clients


Verbit Software


Com Tech Co

Beach Bum

Natural Intelligence

Ampa Group



Fantasy Advantage Ltd.


Gol International LLC


Leap Gaming



Work highlights

  • Advised Playtika, a world leader in the field of social games, and its founders from its formation, through its financing rounds, commercial engagements, and through three massive-scale M&As in which Playtika itself has been acquired.
  • Advised PolyPid, a revolutionary successful start-up company dealing in Drug Release and Drug Delivery technologies on all its ongoing, various agreements with high-tech and biotech giants in clinical trials, proceedings vis-à-vis the FDA and in its successful IPO on NASDAQ for value of $312m.
  • Advised Diamond Eagle, an online fantasy sports and mobile betting on a merger with DraftKings, a Stock exchange trade company, and SBTech for $3.3bn.

Zemah Schneider & Partners

Zemah Schneider & Partners houses a team of experienced practitioners who routinely advise on M&A and SPAC transactions, as well as on venture capital, venture lending, and private equity activities. The team is led by Mimi Zemah, who has broad experience in representing VC and PE funds in all their operations, and includes Kfir Zaga, who is noted for advising high-tech companies on complex investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mimi Zemah

Other key lawyers:

Kfir Zaga


‘They are responsive and reliable. The best I have worked with in Israel.’

Key clients

REE Automotive Ltd.

83North Funds

Roy Raiter


Energym Ltd

Turn/River Capital

Tzvi Neta Holdings Ltd.

Audiocare Communication Ltd.

Oort Cloud Ltd.

Radiaction Ltd.

Y.H. Geshem Ltd.

Francisco Partners

Vectorious Medical Technologies Ltd.

BXGCloud Holdings (CYM) L.P

Unibeam Ltd

YCD Multimedia Ltd.

YCD Atmosphere Ltd.

Carasso Motors Ltd.

Finalto Group Limited

LiveU Ltd. managers

Avi Gabbay Payments Assurance Ltd.

Pileus Ltd.

The National Union of Israeli Students

Beit Herut – Lysh Development Company Ltd.

Shinua Tsiud Logistic Ltd.

Ven Commerce LTD. LTD.

Incredi Al Ltd.

Rasner Logistic Software Ltd.

Happify, Inc.

Creandum V.L.P

Freshpoint Quality Assurance Ltd.

Juno Journey Ltd.

Mobideo Technologies Ltd.

Belkin Laser Ltd

Matrix Group

Prepaid Loading Systems Ltd.

Weissbeerger Ltd.

aMoon Velocity Fund Limited Partnership

Phenome Networks Ltd.

Laminate Medical Technologies Ltd.

MyFirstApp Ltd.

SpecterX Ltd.

Sagramata Ltd.

Devlion Ltd.

Saban AA I Ventures LLC

Perflow Medical Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Francisco Partners Management, L.P., a private equity and credit fund, on a loan agreement under which it has extended HackerUSA INC. and ThriveDX SaaS Inc. a USD100m credit.
  • Acted as Israeli counsel for the U.S. software investment fund, Turn/River Capital, in the acquisition of Tufin Software Technologies Ltd., an Israeli cybersecurity company, for the sum of USD570m.
  • Advised 83North VII L.P. on primary and secondary investment transactions in an Israeli company, Ibex Medical Analytics Ltd.