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ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co

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Hi-Tech and Start-Ups Israel: E. S. Shimron, I. Molho, Persky & Co is a prestigious full-service law firm committed to delivering quality, personalized services to its clients at the highest level. The firm aims to nurture strong client relationships and to address the particular business needs and objectives of each client in the most efficient …

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Hi-tech and start-ups in Israel

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

As a go-to firm for young start-ups and hi-tech giants both at an international and domestic level, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has established a market leading practice in global M&A, IP and commercial matters working with special purpose acquisition companies and venture capital funds on capital markets and IPO mandates. The practice is headed up by several individuals including Ashok J. Chandrasekhar , who is a specialist in private equity transactions and cross-border mergers; Sharon Gazit , who handles international transactions and IP related matters; real estate specialist Dubi Zoltak Rami Sofer , who advises companies from the finance and insurance sectors; and Benjamin Rotenberg , who has extensive experience in representing clients before regulatory authorities. Michael Heller  is also recommended and represents investors in their dealings with Israeli, US and European companies. Previously at Herzog Fox & Neeman, Ronen Hausirer joined the firm, and Roy Lieber and Hadar Tsikinovski Sharabani made partner. Veran Vistanetzky has departed into private practice.

Practice head(s):

Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit; Dubi Zoltak; Rami Sofer; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Michael Heller; Ido Zemach; Danny Dilbary; Adam Klein; Aaron M Lampert; Shirin H. Herzog; Nili Peleg-Shpolansky; Guy Gordon; Yoni Henner; Ronen Hausirer; Roy Lieber; Hadar Tsikinovski Sharabani

Testimonials

‘GS have a very strong team and a big bench across all disciplines. In the most recent transaction on which we worked, partners from several practice areas made key contributions in a timely and professional fashion.’

‘Aaron Lampert is outstanding. Wise, experienced, commercial, responsive, available, broad, extremely hard working. I would want him at my side in every transaction.’

‘The team is amazing and very professional. The office is one stop shop for start-ups, every thing you need in one place. Our personal lawyer is very professional and checks every thing in order to make sure its all great.’

‘As legal team they really understand my business rather than just provide a legal advice. The team is amazing, really great to work with.’

‘They act as a start-up founder, available 24/7, and are very active and not passive.’

‘Very smart thoughtful professionals. They are good advocates and understand how to appropriately assess and identify risk. Stand out partners include Ido Zemach and Adam Klein.’

Key clients

Google

Cisco Systems Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Intel Corporation

Symantec Corporation

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Warburg Pincus LLC

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.

The Central Bottling Company

The Central Distribution Company Ltd.

International Beer Breweries (Carlsberg)

International Beer Breweries Spirits (IBBLS)

Prigat

Mondelēz International

Northrop Grumman International Trading Inc.

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited

The Volvo Group

Mitsui Group

Collective Growth Corporation

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

PTK Acquisition Corp.

REE Automotive Ltd.

MyHeritage Ltd.

Koch Disruptive Technologies

IHS Markit Ltd.

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

Keshet Broadcasting

Marlin Equity Partners

Bird Rides, Inc.

EarlySense Ltd.

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF)

Thoma Bravo

I.D. Systems, Inc.

Aqua Security Software Ltd.

Carestream Health, Inc.

Matrix I.T. Ltd.

McAfee Inc.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Applied Materials, Inc.

Prospera Technologies Ltd.

Cato Networks Ltd.

Attunity Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Aternity Inc.

TPG Private Equity Fund

University of the People

Israel Secondary Fund

Liberty Israel Venture Fund LLC

Accel Partners Management LLP

Sorenson Ventures

Catalyst-CEL China-Israel Fund

General Catalyst Partners

Marker LLC

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

TPG Growth

Scale Venture Partners

Rio Ventures Inc.

Glilot Capital Partners

Balderton Capital (UK) LLP

Bridges Israel

Unorthodox Ventures

YL Ventures

Makers Fund

Cardumen Capital SGEIC, S.A

Innovation Endeavors

Apax Digital Fund

Groupe Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical group

GreenRoad Insights Ltd.

Human Xtensions Ltd.

PomVom Ltd.

Airtouch Solar Ltd.

Quik Super Online Ltd.

Flying SpArk Ltd.

Photomyne Ltd.

Openlegacy, Inc.

MeaTech 3D Ltd.

UniPaaS Payments Technologies Ltd.

Kodak Israel

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Isracard

Excelero Ltd.

Roboteam Ltd.

Flora Fotonica Ltd.

Slingshot Ventures

Cannpany Ltd.

Inspecto Ltd.

Classeed Ltd.

Zero Egg Ltd.

Better Juice Ltd.

Growper Organic Ltd.

Flying SpArk Ltd.

Rilbite Ltd.

Imagindairy Ltd.

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

Shield Wallet Technology Ltd.

Groop Internet Platform, Inc.

Performance Revenues Ltd.

Awesome

Trustdome Ltd.

Celeno Communications Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Cato Networks Ltd in a $77m financing round and ongoing commercial transactions.
  • Representing Prospera Technologies Ltd. in its acquisition by Valmont Industries, Inc., valued at $300m.
  • Representing MyHeritage Ltd. in its acquisition by Francisco Partners.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

With expertise in venture capital financing rounds, Gross Law Firm – GKH is a go-to firm for a long client list of financial companies and start-ups and, alongside the firm’s knowledge of SPAC and PIPE transactions, clients additionally benefit from the team’s IP, privacy, taxation, labour and litigation experience. Practice co-head Ayal Shenhav has notable experience practising in the US and specialises in formation, tax structuring, operational and M&A matters for venture and private equity funds. Fellow co-head Richard J. Mann  assists both domestic and international companies with complex cross-border transactions in Israel, the US and the UK, and advises on stock exchange regulatory issues. Amir Raz handles transactions for prominent start-ups and venture capital funds, while associate Oren Kedmi  has established himself as a key contact for several start-ups and financial companies.

Practice head(s):

Ayal Shenhav; Richard J. Mann

Other key lawyers:

Amir Raz; Oren Kedmi; Shmulik Atias; Chen Manzur; Ella Tevet; Rafi Levi; Asaf Hershkovitz; Arthur Brusilov

Testimonials

‘This is a terrific practice. In my opinion it stands out because its unequivocal service, professionalism and can-do attitude. The team is super collaborative with great support among team members providing us with vigorous, seamless and superb service. I really have not seen a parallel practice in my long experience working with various law firms worldwide.’

‘The team and Chen Manzur led the company through a turbulent period and accomplished a closing to sell its assets and IP to another company. The deal was complex, and involved conflict of interests among stake holders. The firm showed to have all areas of expertise needed to handle complex cases successfully.’

‘I can definitely say that I feel this team is 100% dedicated to the success of my company. I feel it is important to them as it is important to me.’

‘Gross & Co. provides first class service. The team is very experienced in everything a start-up needs – starting from VC financing, through commercial transactions to IPOs and M&As. We feel that the breadth of experience with many other start-ups is extremely helpful and this advantage is shown compared to other law firms we have encountered and worked with in the past.’

‘Amir Raz has great experience of working with start-ups and venture capital funds. He does a tremendous job guiding us through all aspects of financing, acquisitions and public market transactions, negotiating key terms, communicating with our Board and shareholders, and driving multi-party processes in an efficient, effective and pleasant manner. Amir Raz is very responsive, professional, and extremely knowledgeable and sophisticated.’

‘Highly collaborative and transparent. Fully versed and highly familiar with many legal situations, providing best, solid advice on any matter. Highly available.’

‘Amir Raz and his team focus on the important points of discussion, knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff. Also has a positive business approach, how to enable the transaction.’

‘Chen Manzur is a star and he is my “go to” counsel for any legal matter I have. He is a brilliant lawyer that understands our business needs and lives and breathes start-ups and technology companies. He can tell you when the party you are negotiating is reasonable and when the ask is off market. He is a fantastic negotiator, and his main focus is mergers and acquisitions as well as financing agreements for start-ups and emerging companies in Israel or in the Silicon Valley.’

Key clients

Verizon Media/Yahoo!

Sony Electronics

Autodesk, Inc.

Melio Payments

Capitolis

Hippo Insurance

K2view

Otonomo Technologies

Oribi

Laguna Health

Ariga AI

AR-51

Behalf

Boards

Empathy

Igentify

PDQ Logistics

Santa Technologies

Firmbase

Gett

Explorium Ltd.

Orasis Pharmaceuticals

Pattern Insurance

Codefresh

Ziprecruiter

Testim

RiseUp

Monte Carlo Data

Eko (formerly known as Interlude)

Insightec

Lendbuzz Inc.

Papaya Global Ltd.

S D Sight Diagnostics – Parasight Ltd.

Salt Security, Inc.

MDgo Ltd.

MDI Health Technologies

Sproutt

Secured Touch, Inc.

Insight Venture Partners

Sequoia Capital

Bessemer Venture Partners

Pitango Venture Capital

S-Capital

GGV Capital

Nemo Data

Gaviti Akil

Cyberfish

Shookit

State of Mind Ventures

AIVF

Avehu

FinTLV

Work highlights

  • Advising Melio Ltd. on financing rounds, compliance issues, regulatory matters and commercial contracts.
  • Advised Papaya Global on multiple financing rounds, resulting in the client becoming a “unicorn” with a valuation of more than $1bn.
  • Advised Otonomo Technologies on its agreement to “go public” on NASDAQ through a business combination with a SPAC.

H-F & Co.

Boutique firm H-F & Co. represents prominent Israeli start-ups in all stages of development as well as established hi-tech clients in all matters pertaining to corporate law, financings, IP licensings, data protection issues, regulatory compliance, M&A and IPO mandates. Practice co-head Nitzan Hirsch-Falk is an expert in IP issues and technology transactions; he founded the practice together with co-head Adi Gillat, who handles data protection matters alongside IP issues and technology M&A, and co-head Yuval Oren, who focuses on advising technology companies on debt and equity financings and venture capital transactions. The practice also includes Ora Templeman, who handles asset purchase and equity financing transactions, and Maor Levran. Anat Nachum, Dana El-On, Yoav Meer and Omri Talmon were all recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Nitzan Hirsch-Falk; Adi Gillat; Yuval Oren; Maor Levran

Other key lawyers:

Dana El-On; Anat Nachum; Yoav Meer; Omri Talmon; Ora Templeman

Testimonials

‘Very professional, a lot of knowledge about the market and benchmark always available.’

Key clients

Optimax

VAST Data

Optibus

XM Cyber Ltd.

Dlocal

Quantum Machines Technologies

Salto Labs

Red Dot Capital Partners

Pitango Venture Capital

TytoCare Ltd.

Tipalti Solutions Ltd.

10D

Qedma

Intezer Inc.

Zeev Ventures

Centrical

Continual

Hailo

Tensorleap

BrightWay Vision

Airobotics Ltd.

NeuReality

Talon Cyber Security

Chain Reaction

FeeX Ltd.

Zigi.AI

Finout

CoraLogix

Sternum

Juno Journey

Work highlights

  • Advised Dlocal on the sale of shares to General Atlantic for $200m as well as the company’s IPO on NASDAQ.
  • Advised Vast Data on raising $200m.
  • Advised Tytocare on a $50m Series D extension round.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Venture capital funds and SPACs instruct Herzog Fox & Neeman on significant M&A and investment rounds, and the group also advises start-ups and clients in the fintech, clean energy and foodtech sectors. The group also has notable IP licensing and technology transaction expertise. Previously practising in the US, co-head Yair Geva is a prominent corporate lawyer with special expertise in cross-border M&A, and private equity and venture capital investments, especially in the hi-tech and life sciences industries. Fellow co-head Hanan Haviv is proficient in securities law and handles acquisitions for Israeli companies traded in the US. The practice has recently been joined by associate Raphael Aderet, and Asher Sacks and Gilad Yacubovich were promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Hanan Haviv; Yair Geva

Testimonials

‘The team at Herzog Fox Neeman has become like a family to us. Yair Geva, the head of the team, is my close confidant, friend and ally, and his advice and input are ones that I consider most valuable. Their expertise in privacy, corporate law, and fundraising legal matters is unmatched in the Israeli legal industry.’

‘Yair Geva, my main point of contact, is the biggest “problem solver” I’ve ever met and his ability to bridge gaps between different parties of the deal is unmatched. His 24/7 availability and incredibly thorough work are crucial to me as a growth stage CEO and his massive deal making experience is extremely valuable in every deal, fund raise or M&A we execute.’

‘What is unique with the team is that in parallel to legal advice they have strong knowledge of business as well as the most important element of start-ups: raising funds. That experience saves time, money, and prevent mistakes that later on might have cost a fortune to fix. Further, the team has a wide set of capabilities that can be pooled in for consultation at no time, and makes HFN a one-stop-shop. For a fast growing start-up, the capability to have your legal firm part of your go-to team is critical to its success.’

‘I would like to mention specifically two partners that were working with us from the get-go: Hanan Haviv and Yoni Frider. There are three things that differentiate them from all the rest: (i) dedication: They care for the success of the company. (ii) Knowledge: Both Hanan and Yoni have the knowledge we were looking for: from funds raising, strategic contracts negotiations with customers, and board management. (iii) accessibility: Both Hanan and Yoni were available anytime, regardless of time zone, weekends or holidays. As a CEO this is what I expected from partners in a firm that practically became part of our company.’

‘The HFN Hi-Tech team is extremely dedicated and available for the immediate and urgent legal needs of the company.’

‘HFN can provide total solutions to the highest standard available in the market. No matter how small the subject is, HFN provides good attention followed by highest quality of outputs.’

‘I am super, super satisfied with the Yair Geva team. There is a diverse team supporting any business need (investment, HR, business, privacy), super professional, lots of start-up experience. They have the unique combination of lawyers who understand the business needs and do not just follow the rules.’

‘I find Yair Geva and Tomer Farkash to be excellent business partners, always available 24/7 for us, extremely sharp, efficient, fair in pricing, and also customers and investors enjoy working with them from the other side. Yair and Tomer are both true deal makers.’

Key clients

Deep Instinct

Coralogix Ltd.

Cartica AI

Proteantecs Ltd.

Sisense Ltd.

Augury, Inc.

Battery Ventures

D-Fend AD Ltd.

Fundbox Ltd.

Sportority Limited

NEA

Dremio Corporation

Theta Ray

Philips

Remagine Media Ventures, L.P.

Hyperwise Ventures Fund, L.P.

Oktopost

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Sumitomo Chemicals Corporation

Sun Corporation

Perforce

Top Seeds International

Dentsu Corporation

Eisai Pharmaceutical

Decoy Biosystems

Work highlights

  • Represented SimplexCC Ltd. in its acquisition by SafeCharge (Israel) Ltd. for $250m.
  • Represented Wix in its acquisition of Rise.ai.
  • Represented Forter Ltd. in its Series E and Series F financing rounds with a combined value of $325m.

Meitar Law Offices

Leveraging its expertise in corporate work, evidenced by several IPOs on NYSE and NASDAQ, the practice at Meitar Law Offices also handles executive compensation and employment issues, commercial agreements, IP matters, and data and privacy work. In a recent highlight, practice co-heads Itay Frishman and Raanan Lerner  advised on negotiations between JFrog and Vdoo regarding a stock purchase agreement. Frishman is also active across the software, internet, telecoms, biotechnology and medical devices sectors, while Lerner advises both start-ups and established companies on strategic international growth mandates. Fellow co-head Alon Sahar regularly handles issues for technology companies throughout the various stages of development; and Assaf Naveh  specialises in corporate and securities law. The group recently added Ran Camchy from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and promoted Jonah C. Abramowitz and Tali Lungin to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Itay Frishman; Raanan Lerner; Shira Azran; Aviv Avidan Shalit; Alon Sahar; Asaf Harel; Assaf Oz

Other key lawyers:

Tomer Shani; Keren Sadeh; Keren Lahad Rachmani

Testimonials

‘I have known and worked with Meitar and Tomer Shani for over 12 years. I am confident to say that, both as a firm and on an individual level, Meitar and Tomer are simply in a league of their own. Tomer and his team are extremely knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, very comfortable interacting and negotiating effectively with firms in other jurisdictions, responsive 24/7 and provide advice and assistance that go well beyond the expectations from lawyers.’

‘Tomer Shani is by far the best transactional lawyer I have worked with. He is a top-notch negotiator who reads the room excellently, focused only on important points and protects our interests in a smart and flexible manner, while giving the other party comfort and providing solutions to address concerns. He is also very quick to understand various matters, ranging from tax to finance and business and offers creative solutions for problems.’

‘The firm has professionals in each area, always directing me to the right person. The quality is high through all areas and people. They think for the long term, but flexible to the immediate need of a star-up.’

‘They are always one step ahead, in a way – they manage me, not the other way around. They are attentive, always acting like partners, super professionals.’

‘It’s all about the people. My team in professional, committed, available and extremely diligent.’

‘Keren Sadeh is exceptional. I consider her part of our team.’

‘Tomer Shani and his team at Meitar have provided us with ongoing legal and commercial support and have represented us in our financing rounds. They have assisted us in good times and in bad and helped us pivot from our original idea and represented us in a complex financing transaction with multiple investors. Their contribution to the building of our venture was much more of top level commercial advisers than that of lawyers – they introduced us to our present investors and structured the deals with very little involvement on our end. Tomer and his team (and, in particular Keren Lahad Rachmani, a senior associate working closely with him) are super responsive, they work diligently days and nights to get deals done. Their financial model is very unique and reflects true partnership and alignment of interests.’

‘Tomer Shani is our primary contact within Meitar. Never before have I had such a positive experience working with a lawyer and Tomer exceeded many expectations I didn’t even know I should have had. He always took the initiative to offer paths forward, introduced me to many of our investors all over the world, made sharp commercial suggestions and he is also an exceptionally good negotiator. He is so much more than I could possibly ask of a lawyer – he is simply the best gift a founder could get for himself when setting out to start a venture.’

Key clients

Drivenets

Axis

Fireblocks

Yotpo

Orca Security

Wiz

Similarweb

ironSource

ImmunaAI

Activefence

Artlist

Monday

Zero Abstraction, Inc.

Viola Group

Classiq Technologies Ltd.

Armis

Bessemer Venture Capital

Granualate

Syte – Visual Conception

Work highlights

  • Represented both JFrog and Vdoo in an M&A transaction.
  • Advised ironSource on its merger with a SPAC and completed its IPO on NYSE, valued at $11.1bn.
  • Assisted Francisco Partners with its acquisition of the genealogy platform MyHeritage.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. utilises its investment and M&A expertise to advise start-ups in relation to venture fundraising, privacy, employment and IP mandates. The team includes Sharon A Amir , who is a specialist in handling acquisitions for both domestic and international companies; he works alongside Tal Eliasaf,  who is an expert in advising large tech companies and start-ups on M&A transactions. Noga Devecseri Spira focuses on representing emerging and high-growth companies in the SaaS, fintech and agtech industries with special expertise in cross-border transactions; and Anat Igner  focuses on general corporate and transactional matters. Gil Brandes leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Gil Brandes

Other key lawyers:

Sharon A Amir; Tal Eliasaf; Noga Devecseri Spira; Arnon Samburski; Asher Assis; Anat Igner; Ido Erlich; Gil Somech

Testimonials

‘Their greatest strength has to be their commerciality. Over and above being a lawyer, Tal Eliasaf is an excellent and invaluable partner for the business. His strong corporate expertise has seen the company through from inception and his institutional knowledge has been such a value-add. The team is also very responsive and will always go the extra mile to accommodate our deadlines.’

‘The Naschitz team is great! They are very responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘Gil Somech is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. The team is a pleasure to work with!’

Key clients

StoreDot

Gloat

Driivz

Intsights Cyber Intelligence

IceCure

Healthy.io

Opora Technologies

Syqe Medical

Opus Chartered Issuances

OTORIO

Convizit

Gong

MeMed Diagnostics

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd

Pcysys Ltd.

Mabaya

Treeverse

Secret Double Octopus

Pitango Growth

Check Point

Wix

TailorMed Medical

Atidot

ION Crossover Partners

Fyber NV

DayTwo

Cycognito

Adjust Gmbh

Viola, Viola Fintech

Japan Israel High Tech Ventures 2 LP

Curve OS

NSO Group

MDClone

Beyond Security

Work highlights

  • Represented Fyber NV in its $600m acquisition by Digital Turbine.
  • Represented Gong.io in two financing rounds with a total value of $450m.
  • Advised Pitango Growth in relation to its investment in White Source.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Fielding ‘a group of exceptional attorneys‘, the practice at Yigal Arnon & Co is a prominent name for domestic start-ups with an international angle to its work and expertise in various highly regulated industries including the software, internet, data privacy, and pharmaceuticals arenas and the cryptocurrency, smart mobility and fintech sectors. Co-head Nimrod Vromen handles corporate partnerships, strategic investments, M&A, and financings for both start-ups and investors, while fellow co-head Jacob Ben-Chitrit  advises on IP transactions, M&A and private equity investments. Co-head Yarom Romem leads both domestic and foreign investors through investment rounds and represents emerging growth companies; Joeri Kreisberg and Peter Sugarman are also part of the practice's leadership group. Barry Levenfeld focuses on advising late stage companies, particularly on exit transactions, and Yulia Lazbin attracts praise from private equity and venture capital clients.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Ben Chitrit; Joeri Kreisberg; Nimrod Vromen; Yarom Romem; Peter Sugarman

Other key lawyers:

Liron Hacohen; Yulia Lazbin; Daniel Damboritz; Nitzan Fisher Conforti; Elan Loshinsky; Nataly Margalit; Josh Hauser; Shira Teger

Testimonials

‘Yigal Arnon have extensive experience working with Hi-Tech companies. This gives them lots of experience in providing insight on common industry practices around a variety of legal matters of interest to Hi-Tech start-ups including fund raising (including various equity and debt instruments), commercial agreements and matters relating to IP. They have partners specializing is a variety of areas and are usually able to refer you to the appropriate expert within the practice.’

‘We have been working with Peter Sugarman as the Partner. He has demonstrated a great deal of knowledge and insight, has been readily available to support needs, including meeting tight timetables, and has shown flexibility in working with a high-tech start-up which by its nature is a company with a volatile nature and work environment.’

‘Yigal Arnon is a group of exceptional attorneys that worked with us for the past few years (from day #1 to acquisition). They were absolute professionals, dedicated, and always available to take care of and execute any required work, at any time, in the best possible way.’

‘Mainly, I worked with Josh Hauser and Nimrod Vromen. When working with these two gentlemen – I was always confident throughout the journey that my company is in good hands. The level of professionalism, availability, and solution-for-any-problem attitude, was outstanding. If I ever start a new start-up again, Nimrod and Josh will be my first phone call, without a second thought.’

‘I appreciate the fact that they operate as a one stop shop. We have a senior associate that has a certain expertise, and if we need different expertise we can go to her and she connects us with the team/attorney with different expertise to assist us as soon as possible. We always get the best professional to assist us and they operate as a team, don’t step on each other toes or try to resolve an issue where they have a more experienced professional at hand to help us.’

‘This practice has a unique combination of knowledge in business, commercial and technology. Additionally, the pace of events are very fast and constantly changing- a roller coaster!’

‘Their personal engagement with us is exceptional!’

‘Highly professional with great personal relations.’

Key clients

Intel Corporation

Infinidat Ltd.

AppsFlyer Ltd.

Cyesec Ltd.

Overwolf Ltd.

Nym Health Ltd.

SeeTree Systems Ltd.

Variantyx Inc.

Providence Strategic Growth

Aura Smart Air Ltd.

Zen city

Diagnostic Robotics

Pagaya

Sweetch Health Ltd.

Dataloop Ltd.

Lirobo Ltd.

Walnut

Work highlights

  • Representing Infinidat Ltd. in its ongoing legal matters including corporate representation, and raising money in venture lending financing.
  • Representing Cyesec Ltd. in a primary and secondary growth financing of over $100m by a private equity and existing shareholders.
  • Represented Appsflyer Ltd. in the negotiation of raising $15m from an investor and brokered the deal among existing investors.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s client list features start-up incubators, with a notable amount of work conducted in the highly regulated medtech sector. Ian Rostowsky is an expert in commercial and corporate transactional work, advises on the formation of investment funds and regularly guides multinational corporations through the process of establishing operations in Israel. He leads the team together with Yoav Etzyon who is admitted to both the Israeli and New York bar and focuses on advising technology and life sciences companies on venture capital investments, private equity transactions, debt financings and IP licensing work. The practice has grown significantly with Livnat Ein-Shay Wilder, Sahar Peled and Omer Carmel joining, as well as Itamar Cohen from Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) and Ran Cohen from Gross Law Firm – GKH.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Barak Rozen; Ariel Frank; Hilla Shribman; Adi El Rom; Itai Nachtomy; Ido Hazan; Livnat Ein-Shay Wilder; Sahar Peled; Omer Carmel; Itamar Cohen; Ran Cohen

Testimonials

‘Extremely professional. Understand the deal and the economics behind the deal.’

‘Yoav Etzyon and Ariel Frank are market leaders.’

Key clients

Illumigyn Ltd.

KeepMed Ltd.

Gentex Corporation

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Aspire Global

Dotz Nano Limited

T.L.G.-TS Technologies Ltd

The Nielsen Company

Redefine Meat Ltd.

Aleph Farms

Zipo Apps

CanNegev Ltd.

F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics Ltd.

Splitit Payments Ltd.

NewPace

Aquarius Engines (A.M.) Ltd.

Akeyless Security Ltd.

ScyllaDB Ltd.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Panaya Ltd.

Apester.com

Datomize Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Aleph Farms on its investment by L-Catterton, ADQ, and Temasek, valued at $105m.
  • Assisted Nano-X Imaging Ltd. with a $70m private financing round, a $190m IPO on NASDAQ and a $200m secondary offering on NASDAQ.
  • Represented Splitit Payments Ltd. in its commercial corporate matters, including a $150m funding facility from Goldman Sachs.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

The hi-tech practice at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co focuses its expertise on providing emerging companies and institutional investors with advice on M&A transactions and IPOs, and also assists with IP issues. Former entrepreneur Daniel Chinn leads the practice and is a specialist in guiding venture capital clients, private equity funds, and start-ups from establishment to acquisition. Saar Binyamin advises clients on the full range of corporate and commercial mandates, with a notable focus on assisting start-ups. Associate Mati Rosenbaum specialises in equity financing work, and associate Hila Faber advises on commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Chinn

Other key lawyers:

Saar Binyamin; Mati Rosenbaum; Hila Faber

Testimonials

‘AYR’s Jerusalem branch fields a humane, experienced and methodical team. We have had the pleasure of working with both partners and associates in the Hi-Tech team. In our experience the team is always approachable, cautious and expansive in their research of suppliers, partners and investors.’

‘I value honesty, straight forwardness, quick responses with time sensitive questions, thorough review of materials, empathy as well as 1:1 time spent to explain any open issues.’

‘AYR is professional and fast to respond, both of which are critical for any legal assignments.’

‘Daniel Chinn and Hila Faber are smart and make practical legal advice. The billings are also reasonable.’

‘1. Very professional. Strong experience with working with start-ups and VCs. They have an excellent name in the industry and are well respected. 2. Service orientated. As a start-up we often need a quick turnaround, out of office hours service etc. They are always available for us. 3. All rounders – they provide services to us for HR, customer contracts, NDAs, Data Room, Cap table and more.’

‘Daniel Chinn – The partner we work with. I know we are in good hands with him. Always available and acts also as an adviser. Will always pick up the ball. Hila Farber – our day-to-day contact, professional, service orientated. Knows how to be flexible when needed and will refer to specialists when required. We regard her as one of our team.’

‘The team at AYR helped me navigate the company in difficult times when the company had to recap and pivot to a new direction. The team helped me to find the right way to make the changes and advised me on all the legal aspects. I felt that I was in good and professional hands.’

‘Daniel Chinn is super professional and experienced, and together with the bright Mati Rosenbaum give me the best legal consultancy that I could wish for. Not only that they are very professional, but they also super efficient and in all the details.’

Key clients

Lemonade

Aleph

Nexar

Maniv

C2A

Hetz Ventures

Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Israel, Microsoft Israel R&D (2002), Microsoft Azure Accelerator TLV

Samsung NEXT Fund

Sony Innovation Fund / Sony Semiconductor Solutions

ComQi

HoneyBookEvent Planning

Communitake Technologies

Cyberpion

Finjan Holdings

Internet Rimon

Smartech the Industry Pivot

Tamar Robotics

ADVA Optical Networking SE

Malam

Daisy

Copyleaks Technologies

Teleclal Group

GeoQuant

Matrix IT/ John Bryce Training

Dror Ortho Design Ltd.

Benchmark Israel

6Degrees Ltd.

Tamar Niv Breathing Solutions

TrustPeers

Pick A Pier

Chiliseed

Consumer Physics

D-Star Lab

Allegro S.a.r.l.

W-Cycle Holdings Ltd.

Forsight Robotics

Ginzi

MyInterview

BUYME Technology Ltd.

Compete HR Ltd.

FlatWorld Ltd.

Trullion

XR Health Group

Covelocity Ltd.

Beyond Remotely Ltd.

Deep Innovations Ltd.

OWNID Inc.

Alignment Labs Ltd.

Spark Fabric FBC

Yala Impact Ltd.

AlgoCart Ltd.

Ontonix

REF Investments Ltd.

OneDeeds, Inc.

Funders Club

3Chron Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Lemonade Inc. on its second public offering of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted XR Health Group with a complicated funding project made up of a $13m financing round of new investors and converting SAFE investors and a venture lending loan and line of credit from Bank Discount.
  • Advised Maniv Mobility on a Series Seed investment in Fenix Gulf Scooters, a micro mobility company operating in the United Arab Emirates.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co.

With a strong profile in investment and M&A matter-related work, Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron guides start-ups and investors through the entire life cycle of a company with notable expertise in privacy and data management work. With particular proficiency in the cybersecurity, gaming, and Internet of Things spaces, practice co-head Roy Caner specialises in investments rounds and M&A for both domestic and foreign clients. Fellow co-head Viva Gayer focuses on companies in the cybersecurity and fintech sectors, advising on investments and day-to-day corporate issues. Amichai Perry recently departed to an in-house role.

Practice head(s):

Roy Caner; Viva Gayer

Testimonials

‘Great collaboration and interpersonal skills, true partners with high flexibility to our needs.’

‘Unique mix of professionalism and accessibility. All team members I worked with are nice, detail oriented, knowledgeable of the space and have a deal closing mentality.’

‘I was highly impressed by the team commitment to our work and to us as clients. They are always available to us to provide the best service possible. The team covers all our legal needs.’

‘Commitment and communication in plain simple English. Roy Caner is leading his tech team with professional expertise. Viva Gayer is an expert in M&A and quietly and with a lot of confidence is leading and negotiating deals for us.’

‘The practice is top-notch, very professional and responsive. Practice provides exceptional experience and deep understanding of the hi-tech eco-system. The team is capable of providing full coverage of all matters in the company’s life cycle – from day to day commercial contracts through most complicated international investments. The team is also trained to understand client’s needs, and goes out of it way to address the same.’

‘Roy Caner is one of the best lawyers I have worked with – he is super smart, professional, exceptionally responsive, but also very easy going and pleasant person, which makes working with him a pure pleasure. Roy is a terrific transactions lawyer – he is business savvy, has a deep understanding of the relevant legal fields and a positive approach, focused on finding the common grounds and getting the deal done. That, coupled with his exceptional interpersonal skills make him my go to guy, for every complex deal. Roy is a real business partner!’

‘Viva Gayer also stands outs as a terrific go to lawyer. She has an amazing experience and expertise in the hi-tech field. Her professionalism, attention to detail and dedication are insightful, and her understanding of and familiarity with the business / legal needs of her clients are exceptional. Viva is a real asset to EBN’s team and its clients.’

‘Super dedicated and professional. Always available when I need them. From fund-raising, to employees and customers agreements and even just to get their legal view on issues. Always try to solve my problems in the best way possible.’

Key clients

NSO Group Technologies Ltd.

Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

1-800 Contacts, Inc.

Leddartech

Guesty Inc.

Kaymera Technologies Ltd.

Amiti Ventures

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.

More Investment House

Altshuler Shaham

K3 Ventures

Anecdotes

TLV Partners

Viola Ventures

Emerge Fund

Bizzaboo

IBI Tech Fund

Vertex Venture Capital

Hetz Ventures

Recolabs

Medtronic

Red Dot Capital

Surgical Science

Work highlights

  • Advised Arbe Robotics Ltd. on a reverse triangular merger with Industrial Tech Acquisitions Inc.
  • Advised Surgical Science Sweden AB in its $305m acquisition of the entire share capital of Symbionix.
  • Assisted online booking company Guesty in relation to a Series D financing round and a string of acquisitions, including the purchase of MyVR, a US based competitor and LocaSoft B.V, a Netherland based competitor with a Turkish subsidiary.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) regularly assists venture capital funds with financing rounds and conducts work in relation to licensing issues, class actions, and data compliance matters for large international hi-tech companies. The practice is co-led by Eran Yaniv , who specialises in advising companies in the technology, life sciences and clean energy sectors on securities transactions and IPOs. Fellow co-head Raz Tepper is an expert in handling domestic and cross-border M&A, divestitures, and restructurings for public and private acquirers, private equity companies, and venture capital clients. Omri Rachum-Twaig , Ute Klose-Goldstein, and Itiel Ben-Haim were promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Eran Yaniv; Raz Tepper

Other key lawyers:

Galai Sharir; Yoram Shiv; Ron Lehmann; Alex Berman; Amit Dat; Zohar Liss; Liat Halperin; Sharon Klein-Manbar; Asaf Gabay; Omri Rachum-Twaig; Ute Klose-Goldstein; Itiel Ben-Haim

Testimonials

‘The legal team’s experience, lead by Eran Yaniv, is phenomenal. The level of trust and support in achieving the Company’s goals is remarkable.’

‘Eran Yaniv – truly business oriented and much experienced partner. Always sees the benefit of the company prior to any other consideration. Familiar with every aspect of the business and is valued by all who he comes in contact with.’

‘Very good in understanding our industry and help negotiate and daft agreements with customers. We concluded round C and they did a great job with that as well.’

‘Professionalism, feeling that they are part of the company’s team, responsiveness.’

‘FBC’s team, led by hi-tech partner Zohar Liss is extremely professional, top notch, great negotiating skills, familiarity with the most innovative trends and attentiveness to the needs of early stage as well as seasoned hi tech companies, investors and other players in the ecosystem.’

‘Zohar Liss is our trusted adviser, with great negotiation skills, you always want a partner like Zohar on your side. He is knowledgeable, attentive, very nice and service oriented and always available to help.’

Key clients

Google

Facebook

TikTok

Intel Corporation

Matrix

Qualcomm Ventures

Perrigo Company

Fiverr International Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

Sumitomo Corporation

Claltech (2008) Limited Partnership

Pagaya Technologies Ltd.

Claridge Israel

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

Kamada Pharmaceuticals

Zerto Ltd.

Lonza

March Capital

415 Capital

Viola Credit Five Fund

Discount Capital

Purple BioTech

Leumi Partners

Cyolo Security Ltd.

CytoReason

Pangea

ION CROSSOVER PARTNERS

Revuze

Metasight

Serround Ventures

Aummune

LeumiTech

MizrahiTech

Twine Solutions Ltd.

ClearSky

Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.

Check-Cap Ltd.

Tola Capital

Jebsen Capital Limited

Octopus Ventures

DSM Venturing

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

OrbiMed

89Bio Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Zerto in its acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for approximately $400m.
  • Represented Claridge Israel in four investment transactions in technology start-up companies.
  • Advising Google on compliance and data protection issues, and representing the company in due diligence processes and class actions.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. is a key name for hi-tech clients involved in investment rounds with additional expertise in regulatory matters. Shlomo Landress focuses on clients from the AI and fintech sectors, guiding companies through formation, governance, employment and compliance mandates. He heads up the practice with Daniel Marcus , who advises on M&A and investments and has notable expertise in dealing with regulators. The team has recently grown significantly, with Shy Baranov, Itamar Mei-Zahav and Uri Milshtein all joining from Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W).

Practice head(s):

Shlomo Landress; Daniel Marcus

Other key lawyers:

Itamar Mei-Zahav; Shy Baranov; Uri Milshtein; Oded Uni; Dan Fishe; Yotam Azary

Testimonials

‘Gornitzky team provide me with diverse legal solutions and more important for me was the business thinking in addition to backup in various legal and financial specialisations.’

‘I work closely with Itamar MeiZahav and Yotam Azary. I feel completely confident with their professional abilities and their personal integrity.’

Key clients

Rapyd Financial Networks (2016) Ltd.

Lightricks Ltd.

Perimeter 81 Ltd.

Microport NeuroTech International Limited

Group 11 Fund

Razor Labs

Microsoft Global Finance

KCK Ltd.

Rezillion Inc.

Qure Ventures

Tal Capital

Ibex Investors LLC

MSA LP

Teramount Ltd.

On Track Innovations

Vala Remit Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Rapyd Financial Networks (2016) Ltd. in several equity financing rounds and related secondary transactions.
  • Advised Lightricks on its Preferred C Financing raising $135m as part of the recent extension of this investment round.
  • Advised Perimeter 81 on its Series A-4 investment round, which included a primary investment of $27m and a secondary sale of $5m by shareholders.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz focuses on advising venture capital funds and start-ups in the fintech, agtech, and health sectors in relation to investments, complemented by a strong IP licensing practice and the firm's international network. Practice group chair Guy Lachmann  excels in advising investors from Japan, Germany and the US on corporate and commercial laws, while Atir Jaffe  handles complex commercial transactions and licensing structures. The team’s strength has recently been bolstered with the arrival of Uri Nesher from Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.. Managing partner Zeev Pearl is also chair of the wider technology, medical and telecoms practice group.

Practice head(s):

Guy Lachmann; Atir Jaffe; Zeev Pearl

Other key lawyers:

Yael Shimon-Many; Uri Nesher; Inbal Perlstein-Mandelbaum; Ilana Soloducho Kashmir

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional, experienced and attentive to the specific needs and limitations of us as a client. Very responsive, to the point, calm and provides good advice with a long term relationship view. All complementary practices such as tax, labour, litigation, IP collaborate smoothly as needed in a smooth and professional way.’

‘Atir Jaffe, Yael Shimon-Many and their teams are excellent partners and very attentive and provide great advice, my working experience with them is great. The relationship formed is great and I appreciate the friendship and their support which is always available.’

‘When it comes to working on US – Israel issues such as corporate, intellectual property and litigation, Pearl Cohen is the best choice covering both jurisdictions at the highest level under one global roof. The team’s understanding of the US and Israeli legal systems as well as their business hi-tech and medtech environments is second to none.’

‘Atir Jaffe and his team are great lawyers, they are very experienced, professional and provide excellent services. I highly recommend them for tech companies in Israel.’

‘The cross-border team we are working with, professionals in both the US and in Israel, are a powerhouse of IP knowledge, legal quality work and unrivalled customer service. They have always demonstrated the utmost professionalism, dedication and commitment to the client and produced excellent results. They are extremely strategic, sophisticated and business oriented and have always taken the time to fully understand our business goals, objectives and strategy. They are a pleasure to work with and provide top-quality legal services.’

‘A very diversified and professional team with exceptional availability and versatile coverage of all legal aspects ranging from commercial through regulation and all the way to IP.’

‘Atir Jaffe – As a senior partner Atir has exceptional hi-tech industry understanding and professional commercial knowledge. He is engaging, available, and committed to bring value to his clients. Yael Shimon-Many – True professional, outstanding legal skills.’

Key clients

mPharma Data Inc.

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.

Newrow, Inc.

Cannomed Medical Cannabis Industries Ltd.

Biosight

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

Belive Studios Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Medi-Tate in its $300m sale to Japanese Olympus.
  • Representing Samurai Incubate Inc. in all of its Israeli activities.
  • Advised the controlling shareholders Nayax on a large TASE Tech IPO.

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices

With expertise in the social video game and online marketing sectors, Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices also has experience in international investments, M&A transactions and NASDAQ IPOs. Co-head Rafi Raz also advises companies on IP licensing and privacy issues, while fellow co-head Ran Dlugin is an expert in cross-border M&A, and co-head Michal Donner excels in assisting with privacy regulations, IP transactions and employment matters. Other key names include Oron Kot, who advises both targets and acquirers on corporate transactions, and associate Niv Goldstein, who handles work for technology companies.

Practice head(s):

Rafi Raz; Ran Dlugin; Michal Donner

Other key lawyers:

Oron Kot; Niv Goldstein

Testimonials

‘Deal makers that move very fast and are focused on the main point. By far the best law firm I worked with.’

‘Ran Dlugin & Oron Kot are absolutely fantastic to work with. High standards for quality and extremely professional in making things happen.’

‘I have worked with the firm for many years and always felt they work in a start-up mode and not as a big and established law firm – they are extremely responsive, agile with very strong business acumen which I find to very important in managing deals.’

‘For years now, we have worked with Rafi Raz, who worked with us as a true “partner” bringing logic and very high EQ to every negotiation helping to make deals happen. Besides the vast experience he brings as a lawyer, the personal attention and the always available “boutique firm” approach is priceless for tech companies working in the fast and changing business environment.’

‘Ran Dlugin and Rafi Raz have such vast knowledge and yet they provide service with a friendly and down to earth approach. I have a direct line to them even if I work with an associate and they are always on the details. I feel I get the deluxe partner service in both the quality of the work as well as the attention. They are my go-to in all commercial and corporate matters.’

Key clients

Playtika Ltd.

Polypid

TangoMe

Verbit Inc Software

Natural Intelligence

MoonActive

NFX Venture Capital and NFX Guild

AnyClip

Caja

Com Tec Co

83 North

Superplay

The Nanotech Foundation of Yissum

Elementor

TransAlgae

Keywee

Inception VR

PocketPie

Phytech

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. advises investors on establishing their presence in Israel, including handling related corporate and tax matters; and emerging companies benefit from the team’s expertise in advising on IPOs on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, PIPE transactions and IP mandates, and its close working relationship with US firm Fenwick & West LLP. Renowned expert on the structuring and establishment of venture capital funds Lior Aviram handles complex cross-border transactions and leads the firm’s hi-tech team. Yoav Manor was recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Lior Aviram

Other key lawyers:

Eyal Gilboa; Yoav Manor

Testimonials

‘The team at Shibolet presents counsel of the highest standards, combining superb quality of professionalism, innovative and problem-solving approach and business-minded strategy. The team also has extensive experience in dealing with cross-border transactions and a deep and comprehensive knowledge in foreign regulation.’

‘We have consistently experienced the same level of service expected of the top international firms. We are regularly and closely work with Lior Aviram, who is a top-notch deal-maker with a sharp business approach. We also work regularly with Eyal Gilboa who is a very experienced practitioner with excellent client relationship skills. He has a remarkable ability to manage, oversee and solve complex transactional and legal matters.’

Key clients

Finova Capital Fund

Magic Software Ltd.

Outbrain

Axilion

Lear Corporation

Colu

Filpkart

Skoda

Endor

Barclays

General Motors Israel

TechStars

Volkswagen

Philips

The Trendlines Group Ltd.

Founder

NICE Ltd.

Compugen Ltd.

Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd.

Technion Investment Opportunities Fund

Siemens Group

Samsung Group

PCB Technologies

Priortech Ltd.

Pitango

Viola

3Dsignal

Rail Vision Ltd.

HiSky S.C.S Ltd.

Vente Privee

CyberArk

Ourcrowd

BrightWay Vision

China Merchants Capital Fund

Codota

Xtend

NetNut

Dustphotinics

Mintigo

Tactile Mobility

Cymulate

Augwind

Deep Analytics

Cortica AI

OCV Partners

Orbimed

Aspectiva

Capital Nature

Silicon Valley Bank

Orca AI

Vatbox

Earnix

Ancora Medical

Ultra Information Solutions

My Heritage

I3 Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised over 20 technology companies on their IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Prytek on two transactions with Tipranks and HackerU Global, valued together at $126m.
  • Advised institutional investors on their $250m investment in Taboola and Innovid and subsequent IPO.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

The team at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. handles IP licensing and matters relating to the commercialisation of technology, with notable expertise in big data analytics, specifically in the medtech field. As a certified IT Analyst, practice co-head Osnat Sarusi-Firstater is an expert in advising investors and emerging companies on both commercial and legal issues. She leads the team together with Ehud Arad, who advises both acquirers and targets on complex commercial transactions, particularly in the medtech space.

Practice head(s):

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater; Ehud Arad

Other key lawyers:

Yifat Tsafrir; Dan Adar; Saar Rosman; Yinon Barkat; Roey Miodovnik

Testimonials

‘A well-balanced team (with an emphasis on the word team), someone with the speciality, knowledge and experience with an issue that arises is always available and their strongest suit – everyone seems to be up to speed with all matters so you always feel you hit the ground running on issues large and small. Great attitude across the team, always open and informative. All you could ask for from a legal partner escorting your business in the long term.’

‘Osnat Sarusi-Firstater’s team is comprised of the same DNA across the board: She brings on-board professionals who are simply put – people. They are well versed in our business and the space we operate in, always have the big picture in mind and act as our de facto internal legal team. It is always a challenge finding advisers who not only advise from their narrow perceptive but incorporate the full picture, may it be matters of accounting or business related to our legal engagements – they are always focused on being ‘deal makers’ rather ‘deal breakers’.’

‘Great people! Really care about the clients. Practice high level of professionalism while keeping values in tact. A good mix of skills within the office.’

‘Ehud Arad and Roey Mediovnik are always available for us, provide advice and support all around us. Participate in back office, preparations for negotiations and everything we need. I feel they also practice good values, not purely business, and would go the extra mile for us.’

Key clients

CASTOR Technologies Ltd.

Checkout App Ltd. (my store-e)

Inspir Labs

Plethora Technologies Ltd.

Privacy Rating (QPrivacy)

Azrieli Group

Livnat Poran – Medical Rights Center

Azrieli Group

Enzysurge

Doral Energy-Tech Ventures

Centrica Innovations

Delek Drilling LP

T- Syte

TIGI Ltd.

TenureX

VHOLA Labs

Nuversys

Hospitech Respiration Ltd.

Opticity Israel Ltd.

HEXA-GRID Ltd.

AIO Me Ltd.

Kaizen Bio-Tech

Web Pick – Internet Holdings Ltd

Bynet Software Systems, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Azrieli Group on its purchase of a large and complex ERP System.
  • Advised TenureX on its first financing round.
  • Assisted Plethora Technologies Ltd. with the negotiations and closing of two international distribution agreements for its learning software.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. has notable expertise in advising both international and domestic investors on their establishment and financing in Israel, especially in the biotechnology and life sciences sectors. As an expert in M&A transactions, Michael Barnea leads the practice and handles matters relating to corporate and securities law. Ken Shaked recently joined the team from Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) and is a specialist in IP licensing issues and technology transfers, most notably in the medical sector.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Simon Jaffa; Yuval Lazi; Ariella Dreyfuss; Ken Shaked; Daniel Lorber; Itay Gura; Ido Freund

Testimonials

‘Michael Barnea is an expert in both technology and healthcare practice areas. The depth of his knowledge is amazing. I think what makes Barnea unique is the feeling that partners are always available to help, with creative and pragmatic solutions. I also work closely with Itay Gura. Itay is an outstanding attorney with extensive legal knowledge. He is practical, commercial-oriented, and friendly.’

‘Simon Jaffa is a true deal maker with a very good understanding of what foreign clients need.’

‘Barnea is my “go-to” firm whenever I need Israeli hi-tech/start-up legal expertise. The breadth and depth of Barnea’s high tech and start-up practice is tremendous and the knowledge and experience base of the Barnea team is extraordinary. Barnea is nimble and responsive, staffs efficiently to ensure super high quality work while appropriately managing fees consistent with the expectations of clients, and consistently delivers excellence across a wide variety of engagements. I am impressed again and again by the tremendous quality, integrity and collaboration of the Barnea team and have recommended them repeatedly for new engagements both to my clients in the US and to other lawyers looking to engage counsel in Israel.’

‘Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss (and their teams) are my go-to partners/lawyers at Barnea. Each is a standout, personally and professionally. Over the last few years I have worked closely with Ariella across a spectrum of client engagements and find her to be extraordinarily talented, smart, practical, efficient, responsible, responsive and super easy to interact with. She is an immensely knowledgeable and confident adviser to clients and has a strong command of all matters relating to the Israeli hi-tech/start-up market.’

‘Itay Gura is a great lawyer. He is the partner we work with, always kind, very professional, and has very strong business knowledge.’

‘The Barnea team is part of the reason for our growth. They were there to help us throughout negotiations, agreements with clients, agreements with suppliers to upgrade our systems, cooperation with partners etc. I trust the team. These attorneys make me feel comfortable and as if I am in good hands. They are not only legal-oriented, but also have a business mind-set.’

‘We worked with Yuval Lazi several times – he is a lifesaver. Without him advising us, we would have definitely would have made catastrophic mistakes. He manages a very strong and dominant team of lawyers and orchestrates the perfect team.’

‘Yuval Lazi is my contact person at Barnea. I was really impressed by his knowledge and his understanding. He provides very clear and precise answers. Excellent to work with!’

Key clients

TAU Ventures

Migdal Group

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd.

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals

TipRanks

BlueVine

Warburg Pincus

CardiacSense

Brookfield Technology Partners

Work highlights

  • Advising TAU Ventures on all of its investments in early-stage companies.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation on all its investments in Israeli start-ups.
  • Advising Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. on all ongoing matters.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has an international angle to its hi-tech investment practice, which is further complemented by its capacities in finance, real estate and employment work, litigation and competition issues. Practice head Simon Marks further extends the team’s international reach with his dual qualification in Israel and the UK; he focuses his expertise on venture capital financing, M&A and IP licensing mandates. Galit Farkash was recently made partner, and Natalie Noy left the practice to work in-house.

Practice head(s):

Simon Marks

Other key lawyers:

Nimrod Rosenblum; Ron Abelski; Jeremy Seeff; Galit Farkash

Testimonials

‘Each and every attorney we had the privilege to work with was excellent, replying thoroughly but still in an understandable manner.’

‘Nimrod Rosenblum has great range and depth of expertise in venture capital and private equity mandates. He is highly responsive and has excellent commercial acumen and interpretation to know precisely what clients are looking for.’

‘Very professional with a fast response time. They really care about your success. They have a large group of very talented lawyers with different legal expertise.’

‘ERM’s whole team, and particularly the group working on hi-tech, start-ups and M&A, are highly professional, reliable and exceptionally experienced. Any team member I’ve been in contact with, from the receptionist to the founding partner, radiated professionalism and friendliness. They always put the interests of their clients first and are a strong, knowledgeable and trusted partner in the complex world of corporate law.’

‘Ron Abelski stands out as an exceptionally skilled, professional and reliable lawyer in the areas of M&A and private equity. Not only is he vastly experienced, knowledgeable and gifted, he also is a long-term strategist, always thinking ahead and making his clients’ goals his top priority. I very much enjoy working with him and have been recommending to my close business partners.’

‘Great people to work with. Act as a true partner to our business that really understands and knows our business to be able to assess every situation and provide a quick and candid analysis at an early stage. I find the partners very transparent and honest, willing to go the extra mile.

‘Nimrod Rosenblum, Founder, and Partner, support us directly. Nimrod is highly proficient both in local and international legal practice. Together with his team, he is there for us in the critical times when it’s most needed. His covers all aspects of establishing and scaling a start-up.’

‘The ERM team is extremely professional and are able to take care of all aspects of the company. I worked with many firms in the past and I am very happy with the team in ERM – they always give me the feeling that I am their only client and everything happens in a fast and professional way. As our company is a British company with an Israeli subsidiary, their knowledge of both UK and Israeli law is very valuable.’

Key clients

Aciist

Adler Chomski Group

Alive HealthTech Fund

ALTANA AG

Aquila Investments Opportunity

Atriis Technologies

Atvisor.AI

BetterImpression

Blackstone

Bookaway

Bregal Milestone LP

BVI Medical

Capital One

Currencytransfer.com

Daimler AG

Deutsche Boerse

E.ON

Faourcia

Flexity

Fresenius Medical Care Ventures

Future Energy Ventures

GoTo Global

Happiness Capital

Hedgewiz

Henkel AG

Hisense

Innogy

Intelligo

Karamba Security

Lakuruma

Leumi Partners

Lime (Neutron Holdings)

LoudClear

Manta Ray Ventures

Mekorot

Metassis

Metrycom Communications

Mirage Synamics

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

MyPlay

Netafim

Phoenix Insurance Company

Pitango Venture Capital

QR Genetics

Reps.AI

REWE Group

Sedric AI

Setpoint AI

SightX

SoftBank

Songo Media

Telemessage

Tencent

Tethys Equity

Tufin Software Technologies

Vidstart

Viewerslogic

Zeus

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead Israeli counsel for Capital One’s venture arm on a host of transactions including early-stage tech investments, leading growth stage investments and co-investing in Israeli unicorn Melio.
  • Advised the lead investors Fresenius Medical Care Ventures and Alive HealthTech Fund, as well as existing shareholder Pitango, on a C-Round investment into Magenta Medical.
  • Advised Hong-Kong based VC Happiness Capital on a large-scale Series A Preferred Investment into alternative meat company, Redefine Meat.

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) acts for early-stage companies before the Innovation Authority, while advising on issues pertaining to the Israeli Innovation Law, privacy law, and open source software; the group also handles corporate matters and IP and technology transactions. The team is jointly led by Erez Mizrachi and Udi Knaani, who focuses on financing and investment matters.

Practice head(s):

Erez Mizrachi; Udi Knaani

Other key lawyers:

Orly Samuelov; Doron Hadas; Itai Farkash; Inbal Sustiel; Tomer Toor

Testimonials

‘Itai Farkash is one of the best lawyers I have worked with. Most professional, provides excellent service. Always assists and provides a solution to every problem. Provides good business insights to assist in decision-making and negotiations. Super attentive and flexible.’

‘Udi Knaani and Itai Farkash have great interpersonal skills, fantastic understanding of the legal requirements and changes in laws, rules and regulations, vast experience of similar transactions and a “business and creative” approach and above all they are deal makers that work as much as required in order to complete a transaction. Itai has a unique ability to learn new topics and handle them in a great manner.’

‘The team is very professional and creative. Truly hard-working deal makers, that see the big picture and will work hard to push the deal forward and close it.’

‘I was amazed by Itai Farkash’s abilities, professionalism and extensive knowledge in all legal deal aspects, including accounting principles and intellectual property. He is very professional but still has a very practical approach that help his client to manage its exposers and get the deal done without.’

‘FWMK will offer both practical and creative solutions for your client. It will focus closely on what truly matters and has real world impact to your business, while partnering on areas more open to compromise. FWMK will get you over the finish line with professionalism, ingenuity, and a knack for high-pressure timelines, in particularly in M&A. They are completely on your side, and it shows.

‘Erez Mizrachi has one of the finer legal minds in EMEA. He is one of the most dedicated leaders, making himself readily available to his clients at all times. He is a pleasure to work with. Itai Farkash is committed to ensuring his clients are on time, and offers realistic yet aggressive execution. He will get you over the finish line.’

‘I work primarily with Erez Mizrachi and Orly Samuelov and her team. They show time and time again that they are deeply familiar with all legal aspects, very diligent, very attentive to our needs and represent us in the best way vs. the other side. I wouldn’t even consider replacing them.’

Key clients

Redis Labs Ltd.

Innovid Inc.

OwnBackup Ltd.

Techsee Augmented Vision Ltd.

Target Global

Avanan, Inc.

Securing Sam Ltd.

Morphisec Ltd.

Upsolver Data Inc.

Cybellum Technologies Ltd.

Demandoo Ltd.

vChain Inc.

4M analytics

GreenFox

Airnow Plc.

Trans-Innovation-Group (TIG)

4M Analytics Ltd.

Stackbit Inc.

Dragon Sky Technologies Ltd.

Okapi Ltd.

Cervello Ltd.

Source Defense Ltd.

Restaurant Cheetah Group Ltd.

Lightico Ltd.

Barinboim Group

Tandem Group Software Ltd.

Real Friend

Binah. AI Ltd.

Solutum Technologies Ltd.

Fuze Card Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised online advertising company Innovid on its merger with ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Acting for Target Global, a Berlin-based venture capital fund, on Series E and F investment rounds in Rapyd, a payment processing company based in Israel and the UK.
  • Assisted Redis with its series G preferred investment round, in which an aggregate amount of $310m financing was raised.

Horn & Co

The practice at Horn & Co stands out through its work in the life sciences sector, where the firm handles acquisitions, IP licensings and R&D agreements with academic institutions and governments, alongside blockchain and cryptocurrency matters. Practice head Yuval Horn is particularly active in the sphere of new financing models and handles matters pertaining to international transactions, IPOs and financings; he was formerly the co-chair of the International Bar Association Technology Law Committee. Keren Kanir is a specialist in corporate finance and IP transactions. In a recent highlight, the Horn and Kanir handled the IPO for SavorEat Ltd. Ohad Mamann has left the practice to work in-house.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Horn

Other key lawyers:

Keren Kanir

Key clients

Pontifax Venture Capital Funds

Pontifax Medison Finance

Zebra Medical Vision Ltd.

Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

Biosight Ltd.

Biolight Life Sciences Ltd.

Diagnostic Robotics Ltd.

INX Limited

Unruly Technologies Ltd.

SavorEat Ltd.

Interwise Ltd. (AT&T Israel)

Work highlights

  • Advised Biosight Ltd. on an agreement in connection with a reverse triangular merger with Advaxis, Inc.
  • Advised INX Limited on a cross-border M&A transaction.
  • Advised Pontifax Medison Finance on a complicated debt financing.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co complements its work conducted in the life sciences sector with expertise in other highly regulated areas, most notably the foodtech and agritech industries, and, through a partnership with China-based firm Yingke Law Firm, provides cross-border advice. Practice co-head Eyal Khayat sits on the board of directors of several start-ups, and fellow co-head Amir Zolty has expertise in Singapore and Europe and focuses on advising pharmaceuticals and biotech companies, while co-head Ziv Preis has experience practising in the US and advises both emerging companies and investors on corporate and transactional work. Co-head Gary Copelovitz handles matters pertaining to M&A, financings and joint ventures for start-ups in the automotive and retail sectors, and also advises medical cannabis companies. The team has recently added associates Or Bar-Gur and associate Amit Zomer-Fedida.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis; Gary Copelovitz; Amir Zolty; Eyal Khayat

Other key lawyers:

Ido Zabarof; Or Bar-Gur; Amit Zomer-Fedida

Testimonials

‘Well organized team, very effective, good commercial understanding. Flexible and reasonably balanced between the legal part, risk management and commercial practices.’

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

Led by Gail Etzion, the team at M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries focuses the core of its M&A and investment work on investors, incubators and start-ups in the online gaming and betting sectors and the pharmaceuticals, medical cannabis and medical industries, where clients benefit from the department’s experience in licensing, tax and regulatory matters. As a member of the California Bar Association, Etzion acts for a wide variety of hi-tech clients on M&A transactions, capital raisings, investments and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Gail Etzion

Other key lawyers:

Jacob Sarov; Shirley Dahan; David Yaacobi; Lior Bar Nir; Tamar Zehavi

Testimonials

‘As CEO and owner I have worked with or have seen the work of many law firms in Israel and abroad. M. Firon are on top of their game. Really spectacular. In depth understanding of technology, huge experience in the sector, many capable individuals and stellar partners. The M&A team is on a level of its own with cross border transaction experience in abundance. They are our go-to firm for anything complicated or sensitive.’

‘David Yaacobi – a strong young prospect recently made partner. We trust him. Gail Etzion – a strong tech start up and M&A partner. Worked in the sector in the US and it shows. 100% professional.’

‘My experience with M. Firon and specifically Gail Etzion is the facilitation of the execution of our plans safely, diligently and professionally. Gail and the team go out of their way to help us understand legal situations as well as lay out different strategies for confronting these challenges. We benefit from their experience when formulating strategies and their timely execution when things are urgent.’

‘The start-up team has an impressive ability to grasp technical concepts. They have a strong reputation as a great law firm for start-ups which they well deserve. Great international skill set’

‘They have the capability to find solutions for any matters. Their practical and effective approach. Knowledge in corporate matters in different areas.  Jacob Sarov is an outstanding practitioner in technology matters, providing high-quality legal services.’

‘The Firon Hi Tech practice is not large but extremely capable. It is led by a uniquely talented partner, with Silicone Valley experience according to the highest international standards. Being a specialised outfit provides the full spectrum of legal capabilities and disciplines.’

‘Gail Etzion is a top-notch Israeli and US-licensed attorney, with unique Silicon valley experience and a longstanding reputation in the industry. Her dedication to her work is unparalleled, as well as her meticulous attention to details. Beyond impeccable and timely legal work, she is a trusted adviser to her clients on the full range of their business challenges. Her vast professional network is also a tremendous resource for clients, as she is able to connect us with very valuable service providers, business partners and investors.’

‘The team I’m working with has great understanding of our business – all partners and associates involved have shown interest and curiosity so they can serve us better. The main partner we work with is Gail Etzion and she’s amazing.’

Key clients

Elbit Systems

MasterCard

IBM

Guangzhou Sino-Israel Bio-industry Venture Capital Investment Fund

Aman

ComSovereign Holdings

SoulBrain

GlauCure

CorNeat

Snow flix

Merlinx

Varcode

Idomoo

Work highlights

  • Acted for Zur Shamir and Direct Insurance on several transactions including the formation of an insurtech innovation hub.
  • Advised Aerodrome, UAS Services and Solutions company which was merged into Apply Advanced Mobile Technologies, on several M&A transactions.
  • Assisted Idomoo, a start-up which developed a personalised Video as a Service platform, with its IPO.

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co advises emerging companies and venture capital funds on corporate structuring, technology licensing, and fundraising mandates, and established hi-tech companies benefit from the firm’s expertise in IP work and technology transfers, with the practice also featuring a dedicated cybersecurity group. Practice head Mordehay (Moti) Malca has extensive experience in advising on early-stage investments and further investment rounds as well as corporate and tax structuring work. The team also includes newly promoted partner Miriam Zaltsman, who specialises in cybersecurity, privacy, data and healthcare matters.

Practice head(s):

Mordehay (Moti) Malca

Other key lawyers:

Miriam Zaltsman

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.’

‘Mordehay (Moti) Malca – has extensive experience and always give the right advice, combining legal considerations with an in-depth understanding of the business environment in which the group operates. Moti is highly creative in his thinking and a professional lawyer.’

Key clients

Water Street Healthcare Partners (Safeguard Medical)

Advent International

Sayata Labs Ltd.

Final Group

Tres Comas L.P

Espresso Capital Ltd.

Coral Reef Technologies Ltd.

Nogatech LP.

CIRCLES IT INNOVATION LTD

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Ludus Materials Ltd.

Spring Ventures Ltd.

Journey Ventures Ltd.

Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd

Simon Z AlgoTrading Ltd.

Double Shoot Ltd.

Medial EarlySign Group

NetApp, Inc.

Minga Box Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided Israel-based Final Group with the full range of legal services, including, inter alia, the protection of its technology, designing the group’s structure (including, establishing entities in different jurisdictions worldwide), compliance with applicable laws and registration with relevant regulators, engagement with stock exchanges and financial institutions, fundraising transactions and M&A transactions.
  • Advised Nogatech on incorporation, fundraising, legal and regulatory matters arising from trading with digital assets such as cryptocurrencies.
  • Advising Sayata Labs Ltd., a cyber insurtech company, on several investment rounds.

Tadmor Levy & Co.

Tadmor Levy & Co. represents start-ups, investors, and a particularly long list of incubators in various hi-tech industries with notable expertise in biotech and medical devices, apps, fintech issues, cybersecurity work and smart transportation. Practice head Elie Sprung is ‘everything you can dream of from a lawyer‘ and has previously practised in the US. Also noteworthy are Yaniv Aronowich , who is a specialist in advising foreign investors on acquisitions of Israeli companies; Tamar Krongrad , who assists private equity houses and emerging companies with commercial transactions across Europe and the US; and Oded Levy, whose expertise extends to capital markets, securities and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Elie Sprung

Other key lawyers:

Yaniv Aronowich; Tamar Krongrad; Oded Levy

Testimonials

‘Highly skilled and professionals. Very quick to respond. Deal makers.’

‘Elie Sprung is everything you can dream of from your lawyer – smart, hard worker, honest and creative. He really made our deal, and it was a big one, happen.’

Key clients

Incentive Incubator Ltd.

LightSpin

Memic Innovative Surgery Ltd.

Cred Ltd.

Docomotion Ltd.

Dokka A.I Ltd.

DRIVE Accelerator

EnRoute Ltd.

General Atlantic

Gonzaga Ltd.

Sekura Women’s Safety Ltd.

Sepio Systems Ltd.

Shapa Inc.

Zero21 Accelerator

Roeto Ltd.

SAREL Supplies & Services for Medicine Ltd.

Cordio Medical Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

I.B.C. Israel Broadband Company (2013) Ltd.

Silentium Ltd.

Allergan Plc

Paylease Ltd.

Purple Cyber Insurance

Applato Systems Ltd.

Webeyez Analytics Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Memic on its recent transaction with MedTech Acquisition Corporation (a SPAC), following which the company will be listed on Nasdaq.
  • Advised US growth equity company, General Atlantic, which led a Series C investment round in Zoomin in the amount of $52m.
  • Acted as Israeli M&A counsel to AnGes Inc. on its acquisition of 100% of the stock of EmendoBio Inc., a bio-med company, by way of a cash and stock deal.

Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.

Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. has notable experience in its key pillars of life sciences and banking work, with complementary expertise in integrating technology licensing structures. David Cohen handles complex transactions at both the domestic and international level, and Alon Tabak-Aviram assists companies from inception throughout their life cycle and is a specialist in contractual work arising in the commercialisation of technology products. In Uriel Barak, the practice has an expert in financing work and cross-border M&A but also complementary fields such as securities, regulatory and corporate governance mandates. Ilan Sapir and Tamar Nesher  were recently promoted to the partnership. Doron Stern  and Ofer Dolinsky  have departed to join Meitar Law Offices, and Uri Nesher  now practices at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz.

Practice head(s):

David Cohen; Gershon (Glenn) Shalom-Winter; Uriel Barak; Alon Tabac Aviram

Other key lawyers:

Ilan Sapir; Tamar Nesher

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable, very cooperative, happy to assist, diversity, excellent collaboration, very fast response.’

‘Gershon Shalom Winters – Very knowledgeable, very cooperative, happy to assist. Happy to work with.’

Key clients

Minovia Therapeutics Ltd.

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies Ltd.

Plaqless Ltd.

Bank Yahav Ltd.

Digital Bank

RedDress Ltd.

Civan Advanced

Contipi Medical Ltd.

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

Neuroderm Ltd.

Ziv Health care

BionicHive Ltd.

Green C tech

Luneau Technology

National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, LTD (NIBN)

Eyeway Vision Ltd.

CRV

RA Capital

3DM