Hi-tech and start-ups in Israel

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is a true market leader in the hi-tech space, representing global technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and innovative start-ups in a range of transactions. The team was significantly strengthened in January 2020 when the firm recruited the entire team of Sharir, Shiv & Co.. The new arrivals include Yoram Shiv and Alex Berman, both of whom have extensive experience in the hi-tech space. Eran Yaniv and Raz Tepper co-lead the technology practice; the former recently assisted ECI Telecom in its $485m sale to Ribbon Communications, while the latter is particularly active in the life science sector.

Practice head(s):

Eran Yaniv; Raz Tepper

Other key lawyers:

Galai Sharir; Yoram Shiv; Amit Dat; Zohar Liss; Liat Halperin; Sharon Klein-Manbar; Asaf Gabay; Shmulik Fried; Alex Berman

Testimonials

‘A dedicated, smart and effective team. Over the last 20-plus years, FBC has the best team I have ever worked with the world over.’

Zohar Liss is exceptionally committed.’

‘They are professional, honest and humble, and they are people before anything else, with vast knowledge of legal as well as negotiation skills.’

Eran Yaniv is discreet, intelligent, experienced and a great human being.’

We work with Alex Berman who is a true professional, completely dedicated to the client, available almost always, and understands the balance between business and law and how to navigate the way through.

Key clients

INCapital Ventures

Pitango Venture Capital

Pamoja Capital

Playfair Capital

Blue Horizon Ventures

Google

Qualcomm Ventures

Perrigo Company

Fiverr International

Rainbow Medical

Claltech

Claridge Israel

Check-Cap

Jebsen Capital Limited

Octopus Ventures

Sumitomo Corporation

Kamada Pharmaceuticals

OrbiMed

Work highlights

  • Advising Google on a range of technology-related matters.
  • Advised ECI Telecom on its approximately $485m sale to Ribbon Communications, a US company listed on NASDAQ.
  • Acted for ClalTech, the technology investment body of Clal Industries, in a financing round of Yotpo.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

One of the most active firms in the technology space, Goldfarb Seligman & Co.  offers a complete service to an extensive range of clients, including large banks, global tech companies and local start-ups from a variety of sectors. Heavily involved in M&A transactions, Ashok Chandrasekhar advises numerous multinational companies on the purchase of Israeli business. Sharon Gazit acts for some of the world's most prestigious private equity funds in tenders, financings and acquisitions. The firm merged with Rotenberg & Co in 2020, strengthening the team's expertise in the regulatory elements of the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Ashok Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit

Other key lawyers:

Danny Dilbary; Guy Gordon

Testimonials

Customer-centric leading expertise and relationship building.

Best firm hands down – they understand the most cutting-edge terms, tech and initiatives.

Guy Gordon is a good manager and keeps all his team and staff up to date, so things usually don’t fall between the seams. Guy is a very business-driven legal professional, whom I often use for his business acumen more than just as a legal expert.

Danny Dilbary is the best lawyer and, on top of that, business partner I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.

Key clients

Cisco Systems Inc.

Symantec Corporation

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Baring Private Equity Asia PTE. Ltd.

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

NICE Systems Ltd.

Dell-EMC, including EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

Mondelēz International

Koch Disruptive Technologies

ServiceNow Inc.

Fortinet, Inc.

Red Hat Inc

General Catalyst Partners

HOYA Corporation

Marker LLC

Battery Ventures L.P

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

Scale Venture Partners

Kodak Israel

Work highlights

  • Advised Cato Networks Ltd on a $77m financing by US and Israeli investors and ongoing large and innovative commercial transactions.
  • Acted for I.D. Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise asset management and industrial IoT technology, in the acquisition of Pointer Telocation Ltd.
  • Advised Prospera Technologies Ltd on its strategic cooperation with Bayer.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

Gross Law Firm – GKH offers a full service to both investors and technology companies, advising on equity and debt financing, contractual agreements and intellectual property matters. The firm's M&A practice is particularly strong, having advised on two of the largest acquisitions in the sector in 2020: the $900m acquisition of Moovit by Intel, and the $1.1bn takeover by Insight Partners of Armis Security. Ayal Shenhav, who has notable international experience, leads the technology team and also has a specialism in tax matters. Richard Mann heads the hi-tech and international department, which focuses on assisting clients with complex, cross-border commercial transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ayal Shenhav

Other key lawyers:

Richard Mann; Amir Halevy; Amir Raz; Shmulik Atias; Chen Manzur; Eyal Diskin; Rafi Levi

Testimonials

The immensely dedicated team is among the firm’s most valuable resources. Their patience, acceptance and willingness to genuinely help us provides a unique advantage when working with them on a daily basis.’

The individuals I work with are outstanding. First of all, they are very impressive as individuals. Amir Raz possess a combination of sophistication, a deep understanding of the market and a strong drive to get the deal done. These are strengths that tremendously push our business forward.’

We work mostly with Chen Manzur and his team. It is great to have such a knowledgeable partner on your side during negotiations. The fact that Chen is very communicative and always makes himself available is a big plus.’

Very detailed and transparent billing methodologies from the beginning, which instils a sense of full trustworthiness.’

It is a solid, strong and busy practice. They are capable of handling M&A deals of all shapes and sizes, equity and debt financing transactions, and commercial transactions, as well as other day-to-day matters.’

‘A great understanding of the tech space and eco-system, combined with a wide range of specialists relevant to our field, makes GKH a one-stop shop for us.

Key clients

Verizon Media and Oath Israel (formerly known as AOL)

Sony Electronics

Yahoo! Inc. and its Israeli subsidiary

NetApp Inc. and its Israeli subsidiary

Autodesk Inc. and its Israeli subsidiary

Change Healthcare

GSN Games and its Israeli subsidiary

Nutanix

Accruent

Symantec

PRA Health Sciences and its Israeli subsidiary

Premier Research and its Israeli subsidiary

Insight Venture Partners

aMoon

Sequoia Capital

Hanaco Venure Capital

Bessemer Venture Partners

Pitango Venture Capital

S-Capital

ION Crossover Partners

Munich Re Ventures

Cyberstarts Ventures

Emerge

Giza Venture Capital

Canaan Partners

Deutsche Telekom

Accelmed Venture Partners

Arobor

TLV Partners

YL Ventures

Arbor Ventures

Vertex Venture Capital

Magma

Vintage

Samsung

Booster Ventures

Roundhill Ventures

Honeywell Ventures

Sadara VC

Alon Medtech Ventures

E-Health Ventures

Magenta Medical

Benson Oak Ventures

DTCP Venture Fund

York Capital

Vitruvian Partners

REV (Reed Elsevier Ventures)

State of Mind Ventures

Infinity Ventures

Hetz Ventures

Hippo Insurance

K2view

Sol-Gel

Otonomo Technologies

Gett (formerly known as GetTaxi)

Eko (formerly known as Interlude)

Insightec

Tuffin Technologies

Lendbuzz Inc.

Papaya Global Ltd.

S D Sight Diagnostics – Parasight Ltd.

Meta Networks (Proofpoint)

Harman

Mardin Ltd.

Kenes International

Salt Security, Inc.

Wazimo Media Ltd

SecuredTouch, Inc.

MDGO Ltd.

Altostra Inc.

Gaviti Akyl Ltd.

Magicho Intuitive Smart Home Ltd.

Click-Ins Ltd.

Bsightful

Petsapien

Up Stay Ltd.

Sowillo Energy

Seller Snap, Inc.

Jiminy Advanced Parenting Solutions Ltd.

Effective Space Solutions Ltd. (Astroscale)

Cyabra Strategy Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted as Israeli counsel to Insight Partners in the $1.1bn acquisition of Armis Security.
  • Acted for FinTLV and several Israeli institutional investors as the lead investors in a $150m series E financing round of Hippo Enterprises Inc.
  • Advised the leading investors in Moovit, an Israel-based mobility-as-a-service platform company, on the $900m acquisition by Intel of 100% of the interest in Moovit.

H-F & Co.

A boutique firm focused on the technology sector, H-F & Co. advises both innovative early-stage companies and global powerhouses on a range of transactional matters. The firm has particular strength in acting for start-ups, often advising on incorporation through to exits. In a recent example, the firm advised longstanding client Moovit on its $900m acquisition by Intel. Nitzan Hirsch-Falk, who founded the firm alongside Adi Gillat and Yuval Oren, leads the team and has a proven track record of acting on some of the sector's biggest exit transactions. Ora Templeman and Maor Levran handle M&A transactions involving companies at all stages of development.

Practice head(s):

Nitzan Hirsch-Falk

Other key lawyers:

Adi Gillat; Yuval Oren; Ora Templeman; Maor Levran

Key clients

Google Inc.

Gradient Ventures (a venture arm of Google)

Mimecast Ltd.

Optimax (GlassesUSA)

VAST Data

Moovit App Global Ltd.

Optibus

XM Cyber Ltd.

Kaltura Inc.

Alcide

Dlocal

Quantum Machines Technologies

Salto Labs

Red Dot Capital Partners

Elastifile Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

TytoCare Ltd.

Tipalti Solutions Ltd.

Ofek Ventures

Qedma

Samsung Next

Indegy Ltd.

Intezer Inc.

Zeev Ventures

Centrical

Continual

Hailo

Tensorleap

BrightWay Vision

Airobotics Ltd.

Crunchmind

LogMeIn

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Edge226 (PlyMedia)

Here Technologies Ltd.

NTT Docomo

Work highlights

  • Advised Moovit on its acquisition by Intel Corporation for $900m.
  • Advised Vast Data on a raft of issues, including its most recent $100m financing.
  • Assisting medical device start-up TytoCare with all legal matters, including five major investment rounds of over $110m by leading venture and strategic investors, and recently concluding a $50m series C funding.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman provides 'top-notch support and advice' to its start-up clients, providing comprehensive advice on issues ranging from financing rounds and M&A to intellectual property and commercial agreements. The team also assists more established technology companies and frequently advises global businesses on the establishment of R&D centres and strategic partnerships. Yair Geva leads the hi-tech team and has a broad corporate practice with a focus on cross-border M&A and private equity and venture capital investments. The firm's technology group is led by Hanan Haviv, who has significant international experience.

Practice head(s):

Hanan Haviv; Yair Geva

Other key lawyers:

Gilad Majerowicz; Gal Eschet; Adina Shapiro

Testimonials

The team comprises experienced lawyers with professional expertise. They have a wide knowledge of the cases in the market.’

Yair Geva has the most personal approach I’ve ever seen and I really felt he stepped into the field and went to war together with me. Yair is not my lawyer, Yair is my partner.’

Deep knowledge of the issues in question, availability and efficiency. Great communication with partners and associates.’

We work directly with Alon Lederman. Apart from being a very good attorney, he has also become a confidant and a friend. It’s a great feeling to know that a competent, experience and knowledgeable attorney is by your side, who is incredibly responsive and always willing to help and provide advice when needed.

The firm holds frequent panels and lectures on relevant topics, particularly changes in the legal, funding and regulatory environment – for the client this is a huge bonus.’

The individuals from all departments that are brought into deals are available, competent, responsive and creative in coming up with solutions that will make the deal happen.’

Gal Eschet is exceptionally smart and easy to work with, and gives legal advice that aligns with the client’s business needs. He is always available for a consultation.’

Key clients

IQVIA

Goldman Sachs

Fundbox Ltd.

NetApp

Salesforce

Linse Capital

Sisense Ltd.

Augury, Inc.

D-Fend AD Ltd.

StageOne Ventures

Mellanox

ProteanTecs Ltd.

Alliance Ventures

Sportority Limited (Minute Media)

Deep Instinct

Coralogix Ltd.

Cartica AI Ltd.

Dremio Corp.

Instrumems Inc.

Remagine Media Ventures, L.P.

VMware

Forescout Technologies

Integer SMI Ltd.

ThetaRay

Get Fabric

H2Pro

Medisafe

Nvidia

Merck

Naspers

Pliops

Porsche

Siklu

Hyperwise Ventures

Vgames Ventures

Teridion

Varada

Blumberg Capital

Eight Roads Ventures

NEA

Battery Ventures

Rockwell Automation

FedEx Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Macquarie Capital

MLS Computer Systems Ltd.

Aflac Ventures

ITV Studios

IMCD Group

ST Engineering

ASICS

Samsung Ventures

Sumitomo Chemicals

Work highlights

  • Advised Checkmarx on its acquisition by US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for a total sum of $1.15bn.
  • Advised Fundbox on its $176m funding for its series C round.
  • Advising Microsoft in its ongoing active pursuit of leading Israeli companies, including the acquisition of security start-up Cyber X Ltd.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices, the largest full-service firm in Israel, offers a one-stop shop to  global technology companies, start-ups and investors, advising on funding rounds, M&A, IP and commercial agreements. The firm has a strong track record of assisting with the most significant transactions in the sector; the team recently advised Armis Security on its $1.1bn acquisition by Insight Partners and CapitalG. Alon Sahar offers a holistic service to start-up clients, assisting them from the initial funding stage through to IPOs and mergers. Assaf Naveh is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Alon Sahar; Itay Frishman; Raanan Lerner; Dan Shamgar

Other key lawyers:

Talya Gerstler; Shira Azran; Itay Frishman; Keren Egozi; Assaf Naveh

Key clients

Moon Active, Ltd.

Habana Labs Ltd

Taboola and Outbrain

SimilarWeb

Viola

TLV Partners

RISKIFIED LTD.

CyberArk

Bessemer Ventures

OG Tech Ventures

enSilo

ironSource

Amdocs

Datorama

Armis Security

JFrog

Work highlights

  • Advised Moon Active Ltd., an Israeli company in the field of mobile gaming, on a secondary transaction pursuant to which Insight MA Holdings L.P. (Cayman) purchased outstanding shares of the company for an aggregate of $125m.
  • Advised online payments fraud and chargeback prevention company Riskified Ltd. on a $165m series E investment round led by General Atlantic.
  • Advised Optimal Plus Ltd on its  $365m acquisition by National Instruments.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co 'has a strong expertise in start-up matters, from funding to commercial agreements', and has advised numerous clients from inception through to exit via M&A or an IPO. Among the firm's stellar start-up clients is AppsFlyer Ltd., which the department has advised since its incorporation and which has now achieved unicorn status. Nimrod Vromen, who leads the team alongside Jacob Ben-Chitrit, has developed an online platform designed to connect innovative start-up clients with potential investors. Besides working with start-ups, Yarom Romem co-heads the investment funds practice and is recommended for fund formation work. Barry Levenfeld is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Nimrod Vromen; Jacob Ben Chitrit

Other key lawyers:

Barry Levenfield; Joeri Kreisberg; Yarom Romem; Daniel Damboritz; Avi Anouchi; Yulia Lazbin; Ezra Gross

Testimonials

The team at Yigal Arnon is exceptional. It is highly skilled, something it has continuously demonstrated throughout the long period we’ve worked with the firm. The team has people covering every aspect of legal work we need, which is diverse. Compared to other firms, I found Yigal Arnon provided top counsel with a high level of availability and at a reasonable rate.’

I’ve been able to go to Yigal Arnon with a variety of issues and will be matched up with the appropriate experts as needed. Because the firm is relatively large, I can feel confident that they actually have solid experience in a spectrum of areas. At the same time, where we’ve needed them to work with other counsel  they have no problem doing so.

Joeri Kreisberg is a unique individual. Joeri’s approach is very business oriented – he is not just a very good lawyer but also a mentor. He has the ability to focus on strategic matters and suggest the right solution in any situation, however complex.’

Like any true artisan, the hi-tech and start-up team at YA has the knowledge and experience to adjust to any client and any professional situation. I find that their output is very much customised to my needs while maintaining exceptional quality.’

The practice has shown an innovative approach to billing since we started working together. They always come up with a unique solution that fits the start-up situation. Even working with other high-end law firms I have never encountered such openness and creativity.

Ezra Gross is simply outstanding. He makes me feel like I am the only client he is working with – he is available at any time of the day, including at weekends, and is extremely professional, has tons of relevant experience, and is very fast to respond on all matters. Simply a delight to work with.’

The team is superb – highly experienced, with a very customer-oriented approach. All of the individuals I work with in the practice are extremely professional and highly responsive. This makes a big difference.’

Very strong, professional and well-respected leadership. High level of responsiveness. Good updates.’

Key clients

AppsFlyer Ltd.

Sirvir Ltd.; Prof. Roger D. Korenberg

Pi Therapeutics Ltd.

Diagnostic Robotics Ltd.

Infinidat

Keepers

Magisto Ltd.

Ilyon Dynamics Ltd.

Ador Diagnostic Limited

eScribers, LLC

Iguazio

Snyk Limited

Leadspace

LongLiv Ventures LP

Util-Assist Inc. (Alectra Inc.)

Mixtiles

Luminar, Inc.

Vaica Medical

Kaminario

Tipago

Medimor

Work highlights

  • Advising AppsFlyer on a $210m growth financing round.
  • Advising Prof. Korenberg and Sirvir Ltd., which focuses on the field of respiratory viral infections, on an ongoing basis and particularly in relation to the company’s work regarding the Covid-19 virus.
  • Advising Diagnostic Robotics on a financing round.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has a wide-ranging technology practice, with a particularly strong offering in the venture capital space. The firm also stands out for its extensive work with tech incubators and innovation labs, acting for approximately one third of incubators, one half of innovation labs and all food-tech incubators operating in Israel. Ian Rostowsky and Yoav Etzyon co-lead the practice; the former frequently acts as local counsel in M&A transactions alongside large US firms, while the latter has notable international experience.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Yonatan Altman; Ayelet Torem; Stephen Barak Rozen; Chagit Pedael Levin

Key clients

Dupont

Nayax Ltd.

SafeDK Ltd.

ObserveIt Ltd.

ScyllaDB Ltd

Nano-X Imaging  Ltd.

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Aleph Farms Ltd. and the Strauss Group

Tetavi Ltd.

Namogoo Technologies Ltd.

Redefine Meat Ltd.

Playtech PLC

Splitit Payments Ltd.

WINT – WI Ltd.

Innovopro Ltd.

The Nielsen Company

The Kitchen Hub Limited Partnership

Aquarius Engines (A.M.) Ltd.

Stage One Capital

Work highlights

  • Acting for Nano-X Imagining Ltd. on its pre-IPO $110 m capital raising, which included significant strategic investors, and filing an IPO on Nasdaq for a capital raising in excess of $125m.
  • Advising Namogoo Technologies Ltd. on a $47m capital raising financing round, as well as ongoing commercial and corporate matters.
  • Advising ObserveIT Ltd. on its $225m acquisition by Proofpoint Inc.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has made significant strides forward in recent years, and now has a significant presence on the Israeli hi-tech market. Daniel Chinn, who arrived in 2019 from Herzog Fox & Neeman to lead the practice, has extensive experience advising start-up companies from the earliest stages through to exit transactions. A prime example of this work is Chinn's recent advice to Lemonade on its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, one of the most successful exits on the market in recent years.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Chinn

Other key lawyers:

Saar Binyamin; Mati Rosenbaum

Testimonials

I primarily work with Daniel Chinn. He is shrewd, highly commercial, a pleasure to work with, responsive, thorough and professional.’

There is a real personal touch in the start-up team within the Jerusalem office.’

The lawyers in this firm are first and foremost good people before they are great lawyers. Saar Binyamin is always available (any hour of the day or night), super kind, and professional. Mati Rosenbaum always surprises me with his knowledge. I would definitely want these two as my advisers at any company where I work.’

Saar and his team have a lot of useful knowledge that extends beyond their specific practice, offering a wider perspective on different issues. Furthermore, the team provide a high level of availability and are able to move in time with our very fast start-up tempo. Their response and delivery time is outstanding.

Key clients

Lemonade

Aleph

Nexar

Maniv Mobility

C2A – Sec

Hetz Ventures

Microsoft Corporation

Samsung NEXT Fund

Sony Innovation Fund

Joy Capital

ComQi

HoneyBook Event Planning

40Nuggets

Communitake Technologies

Cyberpion

Tamar Robotics

ADVA Optical Networking SE.

Malam – Team Ltd.

Daisy

NSC – Nano Sono Cooperation

Copyleaks Technologies

Digital Horizon

Teleclal Group

GeoQuant

Work highlights

  • Advised Lemonade Inc. on the highly successful IPO of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $319m.
  • Advised Nexar on its series C-1 and C-2 investment round with a total investment of $52.6m
  • Advised Joy Capital on its investment in the Robotemi group.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co.

The team at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co., led by Roy Caner, is well regarded for its experience in M&A transactions, and has a history of advising on high-profile and innovative deals in the technology sector; for example, the firm recently advised Hellman & Freidman on its $1.15bn acquisition of software company Checkmarx. In addition, the firm advises private equity firms as well as international and domestic investment funds on both raising funds and investing in start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Roy Caner

Other key lawyers:

Doni Toledano; Viva Gayer; Shay Dayan; Amichai Perry; Jonathan Achiron; Lior Oren

Testimonials

Roy Caner and Jonathan Achiron are deal makers. They have great soft skills and are very professional and flexible.’

Lior Oren is well known for his capabilities in the M&A and tech spheres. He is well respected by his peers, and this is helpful in negotiation sessions and in attempting to find an amicable resolution to a commercial dispute. At the same time, Lior can be assertive and stick to his guns on the important issues. This versatility is impressive and very helpful at times.

Key clients

Hellman and Freidman LLC

XIO Group

NSO Group Technologies Ltd.

Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

1-800 Contacts, Inc.

Leddartech

Guesty Inc.

Kaymera Technologies Ltd.

Raziel Health, LLC

S2G Ventures, Tyson Foods, Emerald Technology Ventures and Archer Daniels Midland

Ashdod Port

Tene Investment Fund

Arbe Robotics Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation Ltd.

Mazor Robotics

Motorola Solutions Inc.

Israeli Aerospace Industry Ltd.

Permira Fund

TLV Partners

Emerge Fund

IBI Tech Fund

Vertex Venture Capital

Pitango Growth Fund

Medtronic

Work highlights

  • Acted as Israeli counsel to Hellman and Freidman LLC, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, on the purchase of Checkmarx Ltd for an amount of $1.15bn.
  • Advised LeddarTech, a developer of auto and mobility sensing systems, on its acquisition of a controlling stake in VayaVision Sensing Ltd.
  • Advising Mobileye on a joint venture for the launch of a commercial self-driving ride-hailing service in Israel.

Gornitzky & Co.

Only established in 2017, the department at Gornitzky & Co. has quickly developed a reputation as an 'attentive, very talented and super responsive' presence in the hi-tech sector. The team advises early-stage companies from a variety of fields including biotechnology, cyber security and fintech. Shlomo Landress offers a broad service to start-ups, spanning general corporate, M&A, joint venture and licensing matters. Landress co-leads the team alongside Daniel Marcus; an investment specialist, Marcus advises both investors and fund-raising companies on all aspects of debt and equity financing.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Marcus; Shlomo Landress

Other key lawyers:

Oded Uni; Dan Fisher

Testimonials

An attentive, very talented and super responsive team. They are experienced and practical, and always willing to go the extra mile.’

Shlomo Landress is one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my career. He is a fantastic and outstanding practitioner who has a sharp analytical eye.’

Key clients

Cobwebs Technologies Ltd.

Cyberbit Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Eviation Aircraft Ltd.

Fintech Next Ltd.

Ford Innovation Centre Israel

G Medical Innovations Ltd.

Ibex Israel Fund

Lightricks Ltd.

Makalu Optics Ltd.

Morningside International LLC

Perimeter81 Ltd.

Rapyd Financial Networks Ltd.

Razor Labs Ltd.

Rezilion Inc.

Teramount Ltd.

Fintech Next Ltd.

Toyota Ventures and Toyota Research Institute

Venus Concept Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Venus Concept Ltd. on its reverse triangular merger with Restoration Robotics, Inc.
  • Advising Microsoft’s investments arm, M12, on its investments in Israel.
  • Advising Rapyd Financial Network (2016) Ltd. on an ongoing basis.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. takes a 'business-minded approach' to advising multinationals, start-ups, and venture capital and private equity investors on all elements of funding rounds and M&A transactions. The group provides a full-service offering, assisting its start-up clients with matters ranging from employment to intellectual property and data protection. Gil Brandes leads the practice and is highly active in advising technology incubators, while Tal Eliasaf acts for major multinationals, including new client Samsung Electronics, which he advised on the acquisition of intellectual property rights.

Practice head(s):

Gil Brandes

Other key lawyers:

Sharon Amir; Tal Eliasaf; Noga Devecseri Spira; Arnon Samburski; Asher Assis

Testimonials

Tal Eliasaf knows the market and the law well. He’s personable, commercially oriented, and takes his job personally, as if it is his own business; every win is also considered as his win, to the point that I trust him to be able to negotiate the best outcome. Tal is also very capable in finding creative solutions in difficult negotiating positions. This is largely thanks to his vast experience in the relevant law.’

The team is super smart, savvy, yet patient and attentive. They are extremely professional but take a consultative approach and are candidly curious about what their customer wants to achieve.’

Nashitz is more than a law firm. It is a partnership that focuses on the company’s success and how to help in all areas.’

Hi-tech start-up experience that is practical and essential.’

When it comes to M&A (from seed to late-stage fundraising), Tal and his team are the best team I have worked with. They have a business-minded approach, they understand the interests of each party, and rather than merely giving ‘options’, they give real advice and act upon it. The team led by Tal is extremely creative in finding solutions that meet the interests of both parties.’

Tal Eliasaf has demonstrated vast experience over the years in negotiations, contracts, corporate structure and strategy.’

In additional to being subject experts, Naschitz show that they care. They are proactive in advising us on compliance now, but also in bringing forward discussions to help us plan for future growth.’

Highly professional, great experience in many different areas, and good connections abroad with other foreign law firms. Every legal engagement is taken very seriously and they will always invest the time to understand the company’s needs and the business rationale behind them before they jump into the contract.

Key clients

Samsung

Temasek

StoreDot

Healthy.io

Gong.io

Viola Group

Curve OS

Check Point

Softbank

MDClone

Gloat

MeMed Diagnostics

Secret Double Octopus

Xsight Labs

Intsights Cyber Intelligence

Opora Technologies Ltd.

Duda

Syqe Medical Ltd.

Tastewise Technologies

Wix

Work highlights

  • Advised Gong.io on its $65m round C financing from Sequoia Capital and current investors.
  • Advised Healthy.io on its $60m round C financing led by Corner Ventures.
  • Advised Samsung on its acquisition of Powermat, the Israel-based producer of innovative wireless charging technology.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

One of the few Israeli firms with an international office network, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is well placed to advise clients across the hi-tech sector on corporate, M&A and intellectual property matters. Zeev Pearl, whose practice is split between Israel and New York, regularly advises multinational clients on the enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights and scouting for technologies in Israel. Guy Lachmann and Atir Jaffe are both experienced in acting for emerging growth companies and their investors, advising clients from the very early stages of their development through to exit transactions.

Practice head(s):

Guy Lachmann; Atir Jaffe; Zeev Pearl

Other key lawyers:

Yael Baratz; Inbal Perlstein-Mandlebaum

Testimonials

Zeev Pearl stands out for his clear language and advice, and straightforward approach. He gets things done, internally and with clients.’

The team at Pearl Cohen really understand the business needs of their clients. They take strong positions for their clients that safeguard good outcomes.

I find the team working with us at Pearl Cohen to be second to none. They are highly professional, responsive, extremely efficient and well managed. They cover all our corporate, licensing, data privacy and regulatory concerns in Israel and work seamlessly with leading peers in other countries such as the UK and Japan to provide us with global solutions.’

Zeev Pearl is an exceptionally well-rounded technology lawyer with broad legal knowledge in anything tech related and an understanding of how to integrate his legal knowledge with the client’s business needs.’

Key clients

mPharma Data Inc.

Kahr Medical Ltd.

AppsVillage Australia Ltd.

Semperis Ltd.

SOMPO Holdings

Capri Ventures

Healthymize

Swiftt Development Ltd.

Presidio Capital Israel L.P.

KZen Networks (ZenGo)

Constru

Singular Labs

Promo Ltd.

Rookout

Copia

Valin Technologies Ltd.

Telit Communications PLC

Orgenesis Inc.

Phinergy Ltd.

Newrow, Inc.

Cannomed Medical Cannabis Industries Ltd.

Biosight

Work highlights

  • Advised Australian technology company AppsVillage Australia on a raft of corporate, commercial and capital markets issues, including its IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Advised digital health company Healthymize on the corporate, commercial, tax, IP, employment and other aspects of a complex financing and merger with Beyond Verbal.
  • Advising the corporate capital venture of Japanese investor SOMPO Holdings on its investments in Israeli start-ups, often involving complex cross-border issues.

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices' boutique size allows it to take a 'sharp, quick, effective' and 'collaborative' approach to advising its expansive portfolio of innovative start-ups. The firm's clients range from early-stage companies through to companies engaging in exit transactions. A prime example of the latter is PolyPid, which the group recently assisted with its successful IPO on NASDAQ. In the investment field, the firm advises large venture capital funds on their Israeli transactions. Founding partners Rafi Raz and Ran Dlugin lead the team, which also includes Michal Donner, described by one client as 'the details master'.

Practice head(s):

Rafi Raz; Ran Dlugin

Other key lawyers:

Michal Donner; Oron Kot; Niv Goldstein

Testimonials

At Raz Dlugin one always gets the feeling that the firm is at the forefront of the tech industry and the main strength of the firm is its people and know-how. So much time and resources are saved when your company’s affairs are handled by professionals who know exactly what the industry standards are and how to get deals done.’

Ran Dlugin and Rafi Raz are on top of things. They are always aware of projects and supervise them.’

‘They move faster than any other law firm I have worked with – I’m not sure how they are doing this magic.’

Michal Donner is the details master and knows how to find the pitfalls and loopholes in any agreement. Whether it’s a client issue or an M&A contract, Michal provides solid confidence and support throughout the process.’

Key clients

Playtika Ltd.

Polypid

NFX Venture Capital and NFX Guild

Natural Intelligence

MoonActive

The Nanotech Foundation of Yissum, the investment fund of the Hebrew University

Mr. Shmuel Harlap (Harlap Family Business)

83 North

Com Tec Co

Elementor

Verbit Inc Software

Caja

Superplay

AnyClip

MarketMan

TransAlgae

Keywee

Inception VR

Cloud of Things

Work highlights

  • Advising Playtika Ltd. on its ongoing commercial work and M&A transactions.
  • Advising PolyPid on its IPO on NASDAQ for a value of $312m.
  • Advising NFX Venture Capital and NFX Guild on various investment transactions.

Shibolet & Co.

The hi-tech sector is a key area for Shibolet & Co., which advises numerous multinational companies on their activities in Israel. The firm also has a large venture capital practice, with a number of partners - including new arrival Iris Pappo, who joined the team in May 2020 from BFP & Co Attorneys & Notary - focusing exclusively on advising clients on investments in the technology sector. Practice head Lior Aviram is one of the most experienced practitioners in the sector; his practice focuses on complex, cross-border transactions and the establishment of venture capital funds. Amir Iliescu is well regarded for his expertise in complex licensing and technology matters, most notably those relating to the life sciences and biotechnology sectors.

Practice head(s):

Lior Aviram

Other key lawyers:

Amir Iliescu; Einat Weidberg; Nir Feinberg; Yoav Manor

Key clients

Facebook

The Israeli Technion

NICE

SAP

Ceragon

Samsung

Siemens

Camtek

Pitango Venture Capital

3Dsignals

WOLT

Elbit Systems Ltd

Silicon Valley Bank

Vonage Holdings

Aspectiva

OCV Fund

C5 Venture Capital

Augwind

Work highlights

  • Advising Facebook on Israeli matters including privacy, HR, litigation and ongoing corporate and technology issues arising in connection with its Israeli operations.
  • Acting for CartiHeal in an equity investment of up to $20m in a US corporation, accompanied by a call option, and a put option to acquire 100% of the share capital of CartiHeal for an amount of up to $500m.
  • Advised Elbit Systems on a $70m transaction in which Charlesbank Capital Partners invested $22m in Elbit’s subsidiary, Cyberbit Ltd, and purchased a portion of Elbit’s holdings in Cyberbit in consideration for $48m.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s department has undergone significant growth in recent years, and now has a broad technology offering. The firm has a number of early-stage companies in its client portfolio, assisting them with matters ranging from commercial and R&D agreements to funding rounds. Osnat Sarusi-Firstater leads the practice and represents a number of investment funds and technology incubators.

Practice head(s):

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater

Other key lawyers:

Saar Rosman; Ehud Arad; Yifat Tsafrir; Dan Adar

Testimonials

The hi-tech department are very knowledgeable in the online advertising field, and manage to provide us with very good cost and time-saving advice, suited to our specific needs.

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater and Saar Rosman have been with me since the start. They stuck with me during my bootstrapping days and continue to provide valuable support now that we are a successful market-leading group of companies.’

People and collaboration is the number one thing this team brings to the table that sets it apart from any other firm I’ve worked with. They operate as a team – you can see and feel it’s in their DNA. This both means that there’s always someone available to provide you with the service you need and that they back each other up and are always open about their operation, bringing in different team members on different parts of the job at hand. This type of service is rare to say the least.’

The hi-tech department is very streamlined, reducing hassle and letting us focus on the technology while they take care of the legal side of things.’

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater is super smart, with legal expertise combined with a deep business understating. The rare combination of being a tech expert with a programming background sets her apart from any other lawyer in tech.’

They are very accessible – one can always approach them and get a quick answer – and very professional. They explain the full meaning and impact of choosing different strategies and they have excellent personal relationships.’

Osnat Sanusi-Firstater is outstanding in her ability to simplify complex problems.’

Key clients

Centrica Innovations

CASTOR Technologies Ltd.

Sweeps Ltd and Sweeps AI Inc.

Kaizen Bio-Tech (2011) Ltd.

Checkout App Ltd.

Circ MedTech

SouthUp

Passportogo Videomit Ltd.

Panoramic Power Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Centrica on its investments in Israeli start-ups.
  • Assisting CASTOR Technologies Ltd with all their local and international activities.
  • Advising on all the legal activity of Kaizen Bio-Tech (2011) Ltd.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises clients on both sides of strategic investments, acting for local start-up companies as well as domestic and international venture capital funds. Healthcare is an area of particular expertise; for example, the firm advises Johnson & Johnson on its investments in Israeli medtech start-ups. Founding partner Michael Barnea acts for a wide range of clients, from incubators and accelerators to the local subsidiaries of multinational corporations.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Simon Jaffa; Ariella Dreyfuss; Daniel Lorber; Itay Gura; Daniel Arbov

Testimonials

Michael Barnea and his team are known for keeping the client’s motivation in mind. They are true business partners and not just legal professionals.’

I work with Micky Barnea as he is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. I value his advice and his patience. He is not only my legal counsel but my business mentor. Micky is an outstanding adviser. Despite being one of the busiest people I know, he is always available and attentive to my company and my needs. In addition, Micky is extremely sharp and talented, and, just as a businessman should be, he is a solution-oriented.’

Michael Barnea is a brilliant business and legal adviser.

Ariella Dreyfuss is a diligent and professional M&A and licensing professional.’

Key clients

TAU Ventures

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals

CryoLife, Inc

Biological Industries

Continuity Software

Tuttnauer

Surf Solutions

Clexio Biosciences

Work highlights

  • Assisting TAU Ventures with identifying potential start-ups with unique technology for investment.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation on its investments in Israeli start-ups.
  • Advising Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd, the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel’s leading research institution, on various issues.

BFP & Co Attorneys & Notary

Despite its boutique size, BFP & Co Attorneys & Notary is instructed by several multinational banks and technology companies to advise on their deals in Israel. The group is experienced in assisting with investment rounds and M&A transactions, as well as intellectual property matters, joint ventures and fund formation. Haleli Barath, one of the firm's co-founders alongside Noma Floom, has been described by one client as a 'world-class attorney' and is experienced in cross-border acquisitions, having acted as lead counsel to Spot (formerly Spotinst Ltd) on its recent acquisition by NetApp.

Practice head(s):

Haleli Barath; Noma Floom

Other key lawyers:

Avihay Ben-Haim; Avihai Schieber

Testimonials

I have learned that I can rely on the advice of BFP & Co’s professionals, as well as on their excellent responsiveness and ability to focus on what really matters.

BFP’s vast experience, deal-making attitude and ability to get down to the details make this team superb.’

My main contact at BFP is Haleli Barath, who I view as a partner and business asset for top deal craftsmanship. Haleli’s combination of legal and commercial insight is unequivocal. I always know that if there is a creative solution out there, she will be able to find it. She is highly regarded by local and international opposite counsel as well as industry leaders.

BFF has a unique combination of top-of-the-class legal expertise together with practical business advice, which is pretty unique based on my experience with other law firms.’

Haleli Barath is a world-class attorney. I have worked with top Silicon Valley, New York and Israeli attorneys and she is at this level. She has a deep business understanding and is very sharp (and up-to-date) legally. When we negotiate agreements with big multinationals we feel (at least) on par legally. She has a broad understanding of IP, and knows tax law and the right people to consult with.’

Haleli is really one of a kind in her deep legal and commercial knowledge, her interpersonal skills and her access to thought leaders not only in the local Israeli eco-system, but also globally.’

Key clients

Spotinst

Softbank

Walkme

Xilinx

Lenovo

Hibob

Triventures

Tata

GetSat Communication

BigaBid Media

Homeward Venture Limited

Ce Ventures

Hunterz

AI Falcon

Cerca

Saguna

6over6 Vision

Datumate

Lightrun

Rfkeeper

Weedout

Eleven Therapeutics

Botika

Returng

Work highlights

  • Advised Spotinst Ltd. on its complex, cross-border acquisition by NetApp Inc for an aggregate purchase price of more than $450m.
  • Advised 6over6 Vision on its acquisition by 1-800 Contacts for an aggregate purchase price exceeding $100m.
  • Assisted WalkMe in a cross-border financing round led by Vitruvian Partners, with the participation of previous investor Insight Partners, in which WalkMe raised over $90m.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has a long history of advising Israeli start-ups at all stages of their development, and has recently expanded its venture capital practice to act for both domestic and international investment funds. Simon Marks is dual-qualified in Israel and the UK and is therefore in a unique position to assist international clients; he is regularly instructed on cross-border M&A transactions and has extensive experience advising on IPOs. Natalie Noy is a 'trusted adviser' to her clients, assisting with commercial R&D and technology transfer agreements.

Practice head(s):

Natalie Noy; Simon Marks

Other key lawyers:

Nimrod Rosenblum; Roni Abelski; Eitan Lahyani; Galit Farkash

Testimonials

They know all the ins and outs of legal contracts in the internet and advertising fields.’

As our company operates both in Israel and in the UK, we wanted one office that is an expert in both British and Israeli corporate law. Simon Marks from ERM is an expert in both so this is very helpful for us. On top of this, ERM succeed in making me feel like I am their only customer (even though we are a small company). All the work is done very fast and in a very professional manner.’

Nimrod Rosenblum is extremely familiar with details. He sees the big picture and ensures that our risks are mitigated while explaining where we can compromise. Nimrod attends the company’s board meetings and provides a sound voice of reason to the board members. He is always available for any management team member, and his advice keeps in mind the company’s overall market opportunity and financial conditions.’

Nimrod Rosenblum and Galit Farkash have been superb in addressing our company needs. They are professional, deep, very attentive to details and always available.

Natalie Noy is exceptional, not just as a lawyer but also as a trusted adviser. Despite being very busy, she can clear her schedule in times of urgency and fully devote her resources to the matter. The scope of matters on which she advises us is very wide and she understands our company’s business and culture in a very intimate way, which helps us work together on many different matters.’

Key clients

3D Innotech

3DOPTIX

Aciist

Adler Chomski Group

AI Animals

Atvisor.AI

BetterImpression

Bookaway

Brandefender

Bregal Milestone LP

Capital One

Currencytransfer.com

Daimler AG

Easy way

Fans league

Faourcia

Flexity

Fresenius Medical Care

GoTo Global

Greenfield One

GreenPoint

Hapiness Capital

Hedgewiz

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Hisense

Hopsi-Call

Inmanage

Innogy

Intelligo

IVN

Karamba Security

Lakuruma

Manta Ray Ventures

Maverick Ventures Israel

Mekorot

Mininvasive

MyPlay

Netafim

Novelty magazines

Pitango Venture Capital

QR Genetics

Reps.AI

Scalez

Songo Media

Subzee

Syte.AI

Taboola

Telemessage

Tufin Software Technologies Ltd.

Viewers Logic

Zero Energy

Zeus

Zoomin Software

Work highlights

  • Advised GoTo Global on a $19m series A round.
  • Advised Maverick Ventures as lead investor on $13.5m round B investment in Binah.ai.
  • Advised Capital One’s venture arm on its $10.5m series A+ investment in Israeli cyber security start-up Source Defense.

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) is instructed by venture capital funds, private equity firms and large technology companies on a variety of M&A and financing transactions. The firm has a particularly strong portfolio of start-up clients, which Erez Mizrachi advises at all stages of their development on matters including IP licensing, software agreements and technological deals involving the Israeli Innovation Authority. Udi Knaani assists large media companies with the acquisition of smaller operators in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Erez Mizrachi; Udi Knaani

Other key lawyers:

Orly Samuelov; Doron Hadas; Inbal Sustiel; Itai Farkash

Testimonials

FWMK are deal makers and they work around the clock to push deals forward. This was especially valuable during our last round of financing.’

Erez Mizrahi and Itai Farkash are very knowledgeable, personable, creative, practical and responsive.’

This firm has a team of very strong and professional lawyers. They are very dynamic and feel like they are part of my company. They understand our needs and our business.’

I was always amazed to see how fast Itai Farkash could get acquainted with the new topics that we presented to him. He has the ability to understand your business needs and exposures very fast, and to express all that in agreements.’

The hi-tech department of FWMK has the most creative and professional lawyers I have worked with. Importantly, they ensure that they understand the client’s needs and the business environment before suggesting any advice, which helps them to advise on how to manage exposures, and that is why we have been their clients for so long.’

Key clients

Cybellum Technologies Ltd.

Green Fox,

Demandoo Ltd.

vChain Inc.

Airnow Plc.

Trans-Innovation-Group (TIG)

4M Analytics Ltd.

Stackbit Inc.

Dragon Sky Technologies Ltd.

Okapi Ltd.

Redis Labs Ltd.

Innovid Inc.

OwnBackup Ltd.

Techsee Augmented Vision Ltd.

Cervello Ltd.

Avanan, Inc.

Securing Sam Ltd.

Morphisec Ltd.

Source Defense Ltd.

Restaurant Cheetah Group Ltd.

Lightico Ltd.

Target Global Investment Fund

Upsolver Ltd.

Mr. Ehud Barak

Barinboim Group – Investments & Private Equity

Tandem Group Software Ltd.

Real Friend

Binah. AI Ltd.

Solutum Technologies Ltd.

Lumra Technologies Ltd.

Talma Travel and Tours Limited.

Fuze Card Israel Ltd.

Dean Stern

Truckiby Ltd.

Ginger Bit Technologies Ltd.

OK Simplyme International Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised OwnBackup Ltd. on its $50m series C1 financing round.
  • Advised Redis Labs on its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) engagement with Microsoft Corporation for the integration of Redis Labs’ proprietary technology into Microsoft’s Azure Cache.
  • Advised SQream Technologies Ltd. on its $40m financing round.

Horn & Co

Horn & Co's boutique practice is particularly active in the life sciences sector, advising start-ups on agreements with academic institutions and governmental authorities, as well as those regarding research and development and clinical trials. Founding partner Yuval Horn is the key practitioner and advises on a range of cross-border transactions, including M&A, IP licensing matters and funding rounds. Keren Kanir is recommended for corporate finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Horn

Other key lawyers:

Keren Kanir; Ohad Mamann

Testimonials

‘A highly engaged team, which works to make the most out of every hour billed for the benefit of the client. The firm delivers a high level of service and does so at very reasonable prices, with a lot of attention to the client’s needs and requests.’

Yuval Horn is super sharp and gets involved in the details of every major deal. He is both very experienced and very original, coming up with smart solutions to legal and contractual challenges.’

I was particularly impressed with Keren Kanir, who is a highly accomplished commercial lawyer. Keren pays a lot of attention to details, but doesn’t lose sight of the big picture and maintains a positive and supportive attitude throughout tough and stressful moments in the deal’s lifecycle.’

Key clients

Pontifax VC

Protalix Biotherapeutics Inc.

Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

Biolight Life Sciences Ltd.

Aposense Ltd.

Zebra Medical Vision

Biosight Ltd.

Lutris Pharma Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Pontifax’s venture lending fund on a $30m convertible debt financing agreement with ProQR Therapeutics N.V.
  • Advised Neovii Biopharmaceuticals GmbH on an exclusive licence agreement with Tel Aviv University for an innovative platform developed by Prof. Jonathan Gershoni, including his vaccine design for the corona family of viruses.
  • Advised Pontifax Venture Capital on its investment in Stargazer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a US-based pharmaceutical start-up, as part of a $57m series A financing round.

Katzenell Dimant

Boutique practice Katzenell Dimant is particularly well versed in advising on research and development matters; the team frequently assists higher education institutions and  technology transfer organisations on the licensing of intellectual property and cooperation agreements with technology companies. Founding partners Einat Katzenell and Ran Dimant lead the practice, which also specialises in advising start-up companies from the cyber security and blockchain sectors. Hagai Sternberg focuses on acting for gaming and e-commerce clients.

Practice head(s):

Einat Katzenell; Ran Dimant

Other key lawyers:

Hagai Shternberg

Key clients

Cyber-Hat Ltd.

Eyesight Mobile Technologies Ltd.

Holon Institute of Technology – H.I.T (R.A), and its technology transfer arm – AYYT – Technological applications and data update Ltd.

Flo Live

Zero Networks Ltd.

Great People Ltd. (affogata)

Track160 Ltd.

MaterialsZone Ltd.

BIRAD – Bar-Ilan Research & Development Company Ltd.

TCM International Trade Ltd.

Togethere

Ermetic Ltd.

Mad Brain Games Ltd.

Veego

R-Go Robotics Ltd

Game Smart Ltd

Digitalowl INST Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Cyber-Hat Ltd. in connection with all corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising eyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd. on all financing rounds and phases of commercial growth.
  • Advising Holon Institute of Technology, including its tech transfer organisation AYYT, on all legal matters.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co advises a number of large domestic companies on research and development, licensing and distribution agreements. The team has expanded significantly in recent years, and now stands out for its international expertise; Eyal Khayat, who heads the firm's China desk, is a name to note in this regard. Practice head Ziv Preis is recommended for M&A and investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis

Other key lawyers:

Gary Copelovitz; Eyal Khayat; Amir Zolty

Testimonials

Ziv Preis is highly qualified, very knowledgeable and provides very good legal services. Ziv is also very nice to work with.

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Mor Institute for Medical Data Ltd.

Mor-Mar Ltd.

Mor Research Applications Ltd.

Medtechnica Orthophone Ltd.

Shekel Brainweigh Ltd.

Mileutis Ltd.

TrekAce Technologies Ltd.

Tnuva Group

CoreFlow Ltd.

P.L.T. Financial Services Ltd

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Clalit Health Services on a number of joint ventures, transactions and research agreements.
  • Advising Medtechnica Ortophone Ltd. on a range of M&A transactions, distribution agreements, regulatory issues, litigation, cooperation agreements and business licensing.
  • Advising start-up Foresight on various corporate and securities law issues.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

The 'serious, professional and very experienced' team at M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries advises on issues across the hi-tech industry and is especially active in assisting funds, investors and accelerators with financing matters. Gail Etzion leads the department and acts for a number of revolutionary start-ups in the healthcare sector at all stages of their development, while Jacob Enoch, an 'all-around super star', has a broad practice that spans corporate and M&A matters, class actions and hi-tech work.

Practice head(s):

Gail Etzion

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Sarov; Jacob Enoch; Shirley Dahan

Testimonials

The team is run by serious, professional and very experienced people. The main advantage of this team is the amount of cases they have encountered, which allows them to give a solution to any challenge.

Jacob Enoch stands out because you don’t see such diversity in the big law firms. He is the best deal maker out there, an expert in software and IT matters, and of course a strong litigator. An all-around super star.’

Jacob Sarov has a fantastic background and notable experience in matters in the gambling and betting industry around the world.’

They employ advanced technologies to improve their service.’

Very strong in cyber and hi-tech matters.

The Firon team is up to top international standards.’

The team at Firon is comprehensive, responsive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Gail Etzion is experienced and passionate – her support contributes greatly to our success.

Jacob Enoch is there for any matter of strategy or importance. Superb.’

Key clients

Elbit Systems

MasterCard

IBM

Guangzhou Sino-Israel Bio-industry Venture Capital Investment Fund

GVC

Fortissimo

Aerodrome

Aman

CorNeat

GlauCure

Familist

VEE

Gamasec

Monfort Brain Monitorin

Uniti Cannabis

AlgaHealth

Reposify

Nostromo

New Phase

PolyMerit

BiopMedical

Data2Life

Novoxel

Soapy

Easy2Give

Mr. Moshe Ben Abu

Work highlights

  • Advising numerous start-ups on their investment rounds and ongoing operations.
  • Assisting Mastercard with regard to its Finsec Innovation Lab, established following a tender issued by the Israeli Innovation Authority.
  • Represented one of the three founders of Cyvera in a partnership dispute.

S. Horowitz & Co

One of the oldest firms in Israel, S. Horowitz & Co has a longstanding reputation for advising large domestic companies on financing, IP licensing and commercial agreements. The firm is capable of serving a wide variety of sectors, including fintech, biotech, social media and food-tech, and has a particular specialism in advising research and development clients such as Yeda on all aspects of technology transfer. Mordehay Malca leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Mordehay Malca

Other key lawyers:

Avner Itzhaki; Miriam Zaltsman; Pinchas Crown

Testimonials

The S. Horowitz team combines an uncompromising approach to legal professionalism and excellence with ingenuity and creativeness, while being highly responsive and attentive to our business needs.’

Key clients

Final Group No

Danaher Group

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceuticals

Safecharge

Yeda Research and Development Limited (the commercialization arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science)

Medial EarlySign Group

Sayata Labs Ltd.

DocAuthority

Zen Protocol

K.I. Research Institute (R.A.)

BullGuard Ltd.

Perrydigma Research Ltd.

Ludus Materials Ltd.

Magic Carpet Ltd.

Double Shoot Ltd.

SelfCare Pro Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising the Final Group on all of its activities both in Israel and abroad.
  • Acting for Danaher Corporation on its $70m investment in Sight Diagnostics Ltd.
  • Acted for SafeCharge in two strategic investment transactions in Nayax, for a total amount of $24.5m.

Tadmor Levy & Co.

Tadmor Levy & Co. is highly active in a number of sectors within the technology sphere, including healthcare, autonomous vehicles, fintech and cloud computing. The firm has particular strength in assisting international growth equity clients, such as General Atlantic, on their operations in Israel. Practice head Elie Sprung advises a number of accelerators and incubators, including Incentive Incubator, one of Israel's state-sponsored technological incubators, on its investments in local start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Elie Sprung

Other key lawyers:

Yaniv Aronowich; Tamar Krongrad

Testimonials

The team I worked with were professional, pleasant to work with and knew how to get the deal done.’

Elie Sprung is an excellent lawyer with many years of experience working in the Israeli technology sector. His knowledge, experience and constructive approach to the work were very important in helping our transaction progress smoothly.’

Yaniv Aronowich is unique in his out-of-the-box thinking. He’s bright and original in his ideas and always available.’

‘From our first meeting till the closing of the transaction, Yaniv Aronowich worked quickly, we never had to chase him and he was extra professional. I couldn’t have asked for more.

The team is first of all very dedicated – they provide quick and accurate responses, try to understand the actual needs of the client and drill down into the details. Other firms will provide service, but with Tadmor Levy & Co. it feels like you have partners thinking over the right strategy and next steps with you.’

Key clients

Incentive Incubator Ltd.

General Atlantic

IBI High Tech Fund

Memic Innovative Surgery

DRIVE Accelerator

EnRoute Ltd.

Lior Suchard

Zero21 Y

Sepio Systems

Cred Ltd.

LightSpin

accessible

Shapa Inc.

Dokka

Docomotion

Sekura

Actasysinc Inc

Lightspin Technologies

Up Capital Finance

Sekura

Magnisity

Super Spectra

Peregrine

xFind

Work highlights

  • Advised General Atlantic on two cross-border investment transactions.
  • Acting for Drive, an auto-tech accelerator which supports early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs, operating in fields such as fuel-consumption, ride-sharing, driver safety, parking and car rental.
  • Advised accessiBe Ltd. on a $13m investment in the company led by K4 Private Investors, L.P. and joined by existing shareholders.

Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.

Active in a range of industries in the technology space, Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is particularly strong in the life sciences sector, advising large pharmaceutical companies and incubators on investments and commercial agreements. Moreover, the team acts for medical device and biotechnology start-ups from the early stages through to exit transactions. David Cohen frequently represents target companies in M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Alon Tabak-Aviram; Uri Barak; Uri Nesher

Key clients

Jerusalem Venture Partners

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

Optimove – Mobius Solutions Ltd.

Belive Studios Ltd.

Pendo.io

RedDress Ltd.

Contipi Medical Ltd.

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

Neuroderm Ltd.

Arcana Instruments Ltd.

BionicHive Ltd.

Visionix

National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, LTD

Cytora

BNG Life Sciences

Minovea Theraputics

Work highlights

  • Advising Jerusalem Venture Partners on over 18 matters totalling approximately NIS150m.
  • Advising technological incubator Sanara Ventures, in collaboration with the Israeli Innovation Authority, on investments in six new portfolio companies and follow-on investments, as well as on the establishment of a new fund focusing on digital health.
  • Advising Digital Bank on a first-of-its-kind agreement in Israel for the establishment of a services bureau.