Hall Of Fame

Firms To Watch: Hi-tech and start-ups

Banai Azriel Stern’s increasingly prominent start-up practice represents founders and early-stage companies at all phases of the growth process.
Boutique firm Katzenell Dimant demonstrates experience across the entire hi-tech life cycle, with a focus on the cybersecurity, social gaming, blockchain and cryptocurrency spheres.
In January 2023, Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices boosted its hi-tech offering through its merger with M&A and hi-tech boutique, Kadouch & Co. Key partner Emmanuel Kadouch enjoys strong relationships with start-ups and VC players.

Hi-tech and start-ups in Israel

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy

An ‘AAAA+ law firm’,  Arnon, Tadmor-Levy is acclaimed by hi-tech companies for its experience across the full growth cycle. Well-balanced between company and investor-side mandates, the group handles a range of early-stage investment matters, through to IPOs and beyond. Nimrod Vromen is a ‘world-class expert’ in the field and recently advised Vi Labs on two acquisitions of companies in the US. Other key contacts include Joeri Kreisberg, whose practice spans hi-tech, corporate finance and transactional IP; Jacob Ben-Chitrit, who handles M&A, VC and private equity transactions; Elie Sprung, noted for financings, M&A, IP and commercial transactions; Yarom Romem, who co-heads the investment funds team; and up-and-coming partner Daniel Damboritz.

Other key lawyers:

Nimrod Vromen; Joeri Kreisberg; Jacob Ben-Chitrit; Yarom Romem; Elie Sprung; Daniel Damboritz; Yulia Lazbin; Josh Hauser; Elan Loshinsky; Nataly Margalit; Barry Levenfeld


‘This is an AAAA+ law firm! I highly recommended this team of lawyers and could not live without them; they provide fabulous counsel! A multi-functional firm that escorted us throughout our entire growth cycle. This was critical since they were familiar with all of our history.’

‘The team worked excellently together, providing a seamless experience. Its work was invaluable to get us a great deal. We were impressed with its negotiating skills and also with its help in developing strategy and tactics — it is well-connected with the Israeli ecosystem, so its introductions on our behalf helped a lot.’

‘First of all they always asked me about my objectives. Second, they explained the implications of any decision that my company would make. And when I made a decision, they worked full force to implement it. Their team was available at all hours and worked tirelessly to complete our matter.’

‘They have a top-notch team: seasoned partners who know how to run a deal and a great support team to assist with the execution. The firm is truly a one-stop-shop and the partners in charge of our account will always make sure to quickly liaise with subject-matter experts when the need arises. ’

‘For deals Daniel Damboritz is extremely professional; super responsive; and a pleasure to work with. He knows the market and will get the deal done while ensuring that our interests are well protected. Definitely the person you’d want at the helm. Yarom Romem is one of (if not the) leading funds lawyers in Israel.’

‘In the rapidly evolving realm of hi-tech business, finding a lawyer who can keep up — not just with legal minutiae but also with the nuances and intricacies of the technology sector — is a formidable challenge. Elie Sprung has been nothing short of remarkable in managing my hi-tech legal needs.’

‘Nimrod Vromen is world-class expert in start-up funding and M&As; innovative and active with us in front of investors.’

‘Jacob Ben-Chitrit is a world class attorney, strategist, and tactician. One of the smartest people I know. He has a sixth sense for analyzing the other side’s motives in order to develop pre-emptive moves on our side. He also considers the financial aspects of any deal, not just the legal and business aspects.’

Key clients

Amai Proteins





Intel Corporation



Lightspeed (including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Lightspeed Select and Lightspeed Strategic)


Premia Spine

Smart Medical Systems







Nym Health

SeeTree Systems


Oak HC /FT –Oak HC/FT


Providence Strategic Growth

Aura Smart Air

Sweetch Health

Scopio Labs

Zero Networks

Incentive Incubator NG

Momentis Surgical

General Atlantic

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems



Purple Cyber Insurance

Applato Systems (dba Validify)

Webeyez Analytics

Mobilesson (known publicly as ‘Connecteam’)



Glilot Capital Partners

Viola Ventures



Pico Partners

Longliv Ventures



Susquehanna Growth Equity

Norwest Venture Partners

The Garage

Maple Capital

SCB10X – the venture capital arm of Siam Commercial Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised GK8 from its incorporation through to its acquisition by Celsius for $115m and also on its $50m resale to to Galaxy Digital.
  • Advised Norwest Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures, among others, in a $135m Series D round led by Generation Capital.
  • Advised Ibex Investors, as the lead investor in Cobwebs Technologies, on the acquisition of Cobwebs by Spire Capital.


The hi-tech group at FISCHER (FBC & Co.) scores highly with sources for its ‘deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape’. A strong performer in major investments and large-scale M&A, the team acts for an array of domestic and multinational tech companies and investors with its recent experience spanning the life sciences, R&D, semiconductors, AI and blockchain sectors, among others. Dual-qualified in Israel and New York, department co-head Raz Tepper impresses with his extensive cross-border experience. Fellow co-head Eran Yaniv stands out for his broad corporate expertise and ‘always tries to find ways to make and not break the deal’. Sharon Gazit, Alex Berman and Uri Zichor are also singled out by clients.

Practice head(s):

Eran Yaniv; Raz Tepper

Other key lawyers:

Sharon Gazit; Alex Berman; Uri Zichor; Galai Sharir; Ron Lehmann; Amit Dat; Yoram Shiv; Zohar Liss; Liat Halperin; Asaf Gabay; Omri Rachum-Twaig; Sharon Klein-Manbar


‘FBC’s hi-tech and start-ups practice is a team of highly experienced lawyers who are passionate about helping technology companies succeed. The team has a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape facing tech companies, and it is skilled in advising on a wide range of matters.’

‘Eran Yaniv is creative, pragmatic and always tries to find ways to make and not break the deal.’

‘Sharon Gazit and her team stand out for their deep understanding of what a start-up needs and how to make the right decisions. Sharon is available and provides the best advice.’

‘Alex Berman takes a personal interest in his clients needs. He is dedicated and his work product is high quality. His advice is focused and timely. Alex makes himself available at all times. He is a communicator par excellence and ensures that he provides regular updates to the client on case management matters.’

‘Tal Gellerman did an amazing job! She is so smart and made a big difference. She is a lovely person. Tal has lots of Knowledge. It was a great pleasure working with her. Would highly recommend her. ’

‘I enjoyed working with the FBC team after a few disappointing experiences with other firms in the past. The most important thing for me is that the team is very proactive and not just responsive, i.e., it always raises matters to me that I would not otherwise notice or pay attention to.’

‘I mainly work with Uri Zichor, whom I consider an integral part of my company management when it comes to key decisions – not only legal matters. He is just one of those service providers who gives you a full range of services and observations on your business.’

‘Lawyers provide exceptional service. Always available, every hour of the day and even on vacations. They come with a lot of legal context and experience that helps me to navigate deals more easily and maximize results. They also know to listen and work with me and we have very productive communication.’

Key clients

Google Israel

Meta Platforms

Intel Corporation


Tower Semiconductor

Qualcomm Technologies

Qualcomm Ventures


Kamada Pharmaceuticals

Purple BioTech

Cyolo Security


Viola Credit Fund

Rainbow Medical

Pitango Venture Capital

Ion Crossover Partners


Twine Solutions

Bird Rides Israel

Surround Ventures

StarkWare Industries

Animoca Brands

GK8 Ltd. and Celsius Network


BlueWind Medical

Metasight Diagnostics

Claridge Israel Investment

Blumberg Capital

Baring Private Equity Asia

Peregrine Ventures Growth Fund; Peregrine Ventures V Fund

Claltech Investments (2016)

Starget Pharma

Elgan Pharma

Velox Pure-Digital



AllegisCyber Capital

Tarom Innovative Technologies

Pagaya Technologies

Ecoppia Scientific

Tola Capital

Jebsen Capital

Octopus Ventures



DSM Venturing

OrbiMed Advisors


Visionary AI

Allmed Solutions

Call App Software



Envizion Medical



Galileo Tech



Virility Medical

Vorpal Industries


Cyber & FinTech Startups: Nucleon, Si-Ga, Morphisec, Robotican, ActiveFence, Bridger AI and Exency

AgroTech & CleanTech startups: Everblue Labs, Planet Watchers, SooS, InNegev, Dustoss, Pickommerce, Xtrion and Fungit






Ayana Pharma

Bering PE Asia


Bell AI

Point Five

Five Sigma Lab







Deloitte UK

Eisai Pharma

Estee Lauder





Lumix AI

Hong Kong University TLV Innovation Lab

iPulse Medical

Liquid comm


Pagaya Tech






Blue Tree



Synnex Advanced

Reeco T.M.

Nof- Natural Offset Farming

Work highlights

  • Advised Qualcomm Incorporated on the acquisition of Autotalks for approximately NIS1.3bn.
  • Advised Qualcomm Ventures on various matters, including on its investments in technology start-up companies.
  • Acted for investment fund, Claridge Israel, on investment transactions concerning technology start-ups, including Cloudify, GigaSpaces, D-Fend Solutions AD, Shopic Technologies, and more.

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

Following its recent merger, the combined hi-tech team at Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. fields one of the deepest benches in the market, with full-service experience in advising start-ups and emerging companies through to multinational technology giants. On the investment side, the group additionally enjoys strong relationships with VC funds and acquisitional companies. Among its senior names, go-to industry specialist Amir Raz finds favour for his ability to ‘navigate between insisting on the client's interests and making the deal happen’; Ashok Chandrasekhar is recognised for his prowess in cross-border transactions; Michael Heller advises hi-tech companies on the full range of commercial matters. Chen Manzur, Danny DilbaryAyal Shenhav and Richard Mann are also experienced names, while Arthur Brusilov is a talented associate.

Practice head(s):

Ayal Shenhav; Ashok Chandrasekhar; Richard Mann

Other key lawyers:

Michael Heller; Danny Dilbary; Ido Zemach; Guy Gordon; Ronen Hausirer; Yoni Henner; Amir Yariv; Nitzan Tuvya; Daniel Kahn; Amir Raz; Chen Manzur; Shmulik Atias; Etai Shay; Eyal Diskin; Danny Kleinhendler; Ella Tevet; Hili Cohen; Sharon Kadosh; Rafi Levi; Oren Kedmi; Lev Gaft; Arthur Brusilov


‘The Goldfarb team is exceptional. It helps with any issue we have and they provide a complete package. The conversations and the level of service is outstanding with around-the-clock availability, short SLAs and high quality of deliveries.’

‘A highly professional practice in the tech & VC space. Strong understanding of the key business and legal items that impact the company and management team. Always very responsive, quick turn around with questions and documents, strong industry network and visibility to market standard terms.’

‘Amir Raz has the great combination of profound legal knowledge while, thanks to his unique relationship skills, he also has the ability to represent you within discussions with potential partners and investors. He also knows how to navigate between insisting on the client’s interests and making the deal happen.’

‘Guy Gordon orchestrated the entire work and various streams with the company. I greatly enjoyed working with Guy and discussing any matter with such an exceptional individual. Nitzan Tuvya led the different efforts and collaborations with respective local law firms and did an amazing job.’

‘Danny Dilbary, the partner who leads our file, is more than just a legal counsel. He is a strategic partner and mentor. He helps and advises us on anything, not just legal matters. ’

‘The professionals I collaborate with are defined by their proactive approach, deep industry knowledge, and ability to simplify complex legal matters. Their dedication to collaboration makes us feel more like partners than just clients, setting them apart from competitors.’

‘As a CEO, I have the utmost confidence in Chen Manzur. He is highly experienced and professional, and when I assign a task to him, I know he will handle it exceptionally well. His sense of responsibility is greatly appreciated, and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to work alongside him.’

‘I’d like to mention Arthur Brusilov. I’ve worked with many associates over the years, but there’s truly no one quite like Arthur. His approach to his work is nothing short of remarkable. Arthur consistently demonstrates a level of dedication and commitment that sets him apart from others.’

Key clients

Hundreds of start-ups ranging from pre-seed through advanced stages of development


Cato Networks

Otonomo Technologies

Transmit Security

Papaya Global

Nokod Security


Itamar Medical


Pagaya Investment Israel

Stodge (d/b/a Postscript)





Aqua Security Software



GE HealthCare

Sonar Software

Hippo Insurance

Kryon System

Laguna Health

Cellwize Wireless Technologies



Baheal Pharma Group

Celeno Communications

Cyabra Strategy

Representing various companies and funds in the food tech and agro tech field


Nokod Security

Context A.I.


BitSight Technology


Orasis Pharmaceuticals

Pattern Insurance


Anchiano Therapeutics

Breath of Life International

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Edwards Lifesciences Innovation (Israel)

Applied Materials



Rank Ranger

Wild Moose

Alpha Wave Global


ciValue Systems






Imvision Software Technologies


S D Sight Diagnostics – Parasight

Salt Security



UniPaaS Payments Technologies


Bird Rides


Matrix I.T.

Groupe Sanofi

Secured Touch



MDI Health Technologies

MDgo (changed name Sensa A. I.

Leo Chief of Stuff

BitSight Technologies


GreenRoad Technologies

Human Xtensions



Quik Super Online

Flying SpArk

Knock N’ Lock

RealView Imaging

Gaviti Akil

Monte Carlo Data


Nilus OS

State of Mind Ventures







iPulse Medical

Aquafit Intimate

Quickring Medical Technologies






MBD Holding


Cyberstarts Venture Fund


Hip Mobility

Cyber X

Overcast Security

Vulcan Cyber



Balance Payments


Next Silicon


Wazimo Media



Aeon Bio Pharma

Cybint Globalaw Training And Consulting


Cymptom Labs


Immue Cyber Technologies




Innoging Medical


TRG Research and Development

VirtHues Labs

GNX Data Systems


Perception Point

Halo Digital

Reach Digital

RDeye Solutions






She-Mesh Space

Different Perspecteam





Actyvv LLC (DBA Life Sense)


Preempt Security


Hudson Rock


ThriveDX Group

UpWest Labs

Insight Venture Partners

Sequoia Capital

Bessemer Venture Partners

Pitango Venture Capital


GGV Capital

Temasek Holdings Private

NICE Systems

Koch Disruptive Technologies

General Catalyst Partners

HOYA Corporation


Battery Ventures

WRVI Global Capital Managers

Scale Venture Partners

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF)

ION Acquisition Corp. 2

PTK Acquisition Corp.

BOA Acquisition Corp.

Marlin Equity Partners

Sequoia Venture Capital

Tiger Global Management

TPG Growth

Israel Secondary Fund

General Catalyst Partners

Balderton Capital (UK)

Catalyst-CEL China-Israel Fund

Koch Disruptive Technologies

Bridges Israel

Unorthodox Ventures

Innovation Endeavors

Apax Digital Fund

Technology Crossover Ventures

J.P. Morgan Securities

Barclays Capital


YL Ventures

Red Dot Capital Partners

Felicis Ventures

TPY Capital

Elsewhere Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing Cato Networks in its $250m Series F financing round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
  • Representing Melio in a series of strategic transactions with its main commercial partners, as well as in strategic investments and commercial agreements.
  • Advising Cisco on its acquisitions in Israel, including on its recent acquisitions of Oort and Lightspin Technologies.

H-F & Co.

When it comes to the tech sector, H-F & Co. has ‘the whole spectrum covered’, according to sources. The boutique firm is set apart through its dedicated focus on advising start-ups on the full gamut of matters, with notable experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, investment transactions. capital markets and IP. High-profile sector expert Nitzan Hirsch-Falk is widely regarded as a market leader for corporate and finance deals. Hirsch-Falk co-heads the team together with Adi Gillat, who specialises in commercial work, and corporate and M&A specialist Yuval Oren. The group also draws on Yoav Meer (‘a real problem-solver’); Anat Nachum (‘leaves no stone unturned’); and Ora Templeman. In November 2022, Maor Levran left to establish a start-up company.

Practice head(s):

Nitzan Hirsch-Falk; Adi Gillat; Yuval Oren

Other key lawyers:

Ora Templeman; Yoav Meer; Dana El-on; Anat Nachum; Danielle Skald


‘H-F & Co. really brings a blend of professionalism and creative thinking to the table. It stands out for its deep expertise in the tech sector. It’s got the whole spectrum covered, from start-ups to big global players, making it incredibly versatile. Service is comprehensive: whether M&A or data protection, it’s got us covered.’

‘H-F stands out predominantly for its deep-rooted M&A expertise. The team possesses an innate ability to discern critical transactional aspects, ensuring that clients are well-informed and can navigate the complex world of M&A with confidence and clarity.’

‘Navigating the intricate landscape of hi-tech and start-ups requires more than just legal expertise; it demands a partner who understands the industry’s pulse and can guide it through its complexities. H-F & Co.’s practice stands out as that trusted advisor, bridging the gap between technical intricacies and the legal framework.’

Key clients

Optimax (GlassesUSA)

Vast Data


XM Cyber



Salto Labs

Red Dot Capital Partners

Tipalti Solutions




Meta Flow





Work highlights

  • Represented Talon Cyber Security in its $100m Series A financing round from multiple top-tier VCs, after acting for the start-up since its inception.
  • Acted for applications security start-up, Apiiro, in a $100m Series B round from an A-list investor.
  • Advised Masterschool, a global network of success-based schools led by industry leaders, on a $100m seed financing.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman finds favour for its ability to provide not only comprehensive legal support to hi-tech and start-up companies, but also ‘to build new collaborations and lay the foundations for future growth’. Primarily noted for its dominant offering in M&A and investment transactions, it additionally advises on regulatory and commercial issues, among other supplementary areas. Start-up and emerging companies lead, Yair Geva, is dual-qualified in Israel and New York and is sought after for cross-border M&A, private equity and VC investments. Hi-tech head Hanan Haviv is recommended for his focus on financing and M&A. Other key names include Yuval Zilber; Yoni Frider; Gilad Majerowicz; and next-generation partners Raz Ofer and Miri Wang. Gal Eschet left to join Augury.

Practice head(s):

Hanan Haviv; Yair Geva

Other key lawyers:

Yuval Zilber; Gilad Majerowicz; Tomer Farkash; Yoni Frider; Lior Katz; Rafael Herbst; Rei Even Chen; Miri Wang; Avital Zahari


‘Herzog Fox & Neeman distinguishes itself through specialized expertise, a client-centric approach, and a diverse and skilled team. I believe these qualities make them an excellent choice, and potential clients will find their unique strengths and capabilities highly appealing.’

‘Yoni Frider consistently demonstrates deep understanding of our industry and a remarkable ability to tailor legal strategies to our specific needs. His dedication to our success, and the comprehensive legal guidance he provides, has been instrumental in helping us navigate complex legal challenges.’

‘Raz Ofer brings a fresh and innovative perspective to our legal matters. Raz has a keen eye for detail, excellent research skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving, which has greatly benefited our cases. One of the standout qualities of HFN is the responsiveness of its team.’

‘We greatly appreciate Raz Ofer’s innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities. When faced with complex legal challenges, he doesn’t just follow conventional paths. Instead, he approaches problems with creativity to find solutions that others may not have considered, giving us a significant edge.’

‘Alon Lederman is a true partner. We work with him on a number of different matters and he always supports us pleasantly and diligently and helps us to deal with all the issues, soft and hard, in a clear way — and with inputs that help us to maximize the situation.’

‘The diversity and depth of the team enables our company to receive not only complete 360-degree legal support, but also to build new collaborations and lay the foundations for future growth. Yoni Frider is an important part of our company strategy and operation, as well as our decision-making process.’

‘The HFN team is super professional, well-informed, has experts in various fields, yet its able to provide a very personal service. I have worked with many law firms from around the world (USA, Germany, Israel, UK), this is by far my go-to law firm and favourite to work with.’

‘Alon Lederman has been at both sides of the table. He was a GC and now helps us to invest in companies. He has a very balanced view, knows which points are critical and where to give in. He is always available, manages his team very well and is NEVER the bottleneck in any transaction.’

Key clients



Remagine Media Ventures


Stardom Ventures











Hyperwise Ventures

K1 Investment Management


Kompas Ventures



Open Web Technologies

Ask AI Technologies

Linx Security

Percepto US


Work highlights

  • Representing Coronet Cyber Security in its Series C financing round
  • Advising Philips on its acquisition of DiA Imaging Analysis.
  • Representing OpenWeb Technologies in its $170m Series F financing round and also in its acquisition of Jeeng.

Meitar Law Offices

A one-stop-shop for everything related to a start-up’, Meitar Law Offices secures strong reviews from domestic and multinational clients for the sheer breadth of its service offering. The group is additionally distinguished by its deep pool of tech-focused specialists and its extensive experience — notably, it represents approximately 1,000 start-ups. High-profile partners include corporate heavyweights Dan Geva and Dan Shamgar; corporate and securities specialist Itay Frishman, who handled a string of financing rounds over the past year; Raanan Lerner, who tech sources highlight as ‘key in making the firm what it is’; Alon Sahar, who is a 30-year transactional veteran; and Shira Azran, who is ‘very knowledgeable about the Israeli tech industry’. Also recommended are Aviv Avidan-Shalit, Asaf Harel and Assaf Oz.

Practice head(s):

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


‘Raanan Lerner is key in making the firm what it is. Unbelievable availability, with a reaction time of no more than hours, followed by deliverables at maximum the following day. Advice includes benchmarking, separation between what matters/doesn’t, and at quality of language and content.’

‘All and all, Meitar always covers all needed aspects for us (in addition to corporate and commercial which are our main use), in real estate, employment laws, IP, GDPR, etc. The brand of the firm is highly perceived in our community and works to our favor.’

‘The team is very intelligent and experienced. Lawyers have a strong commercial sense as well, which is very important for start-ups business. The firm has experts in each field, so it is a one-stop-shop for all aspects (commercial, HR, investment…).’

‘The partner I work with, Aviv Avidan Shalit, is extremely intelligent, not only in terms of IQ but more importantly, emotionally intelligent. I feel the partner and her team are feeling as part of my organization and really care.’

‘Meitar is a one-stop-shop for everything related to a start-up company: corporate, commercial, labor law, privacy. We always get the best service, everything is communicated well.’

‘The partner that stands out the most, 10 times more than anyone else, is our corporate law partner, Shira Azran. Shira is very knowledgeable about the Israeli tech industry and has seen everything in the market over the last 20 years, from investment to exits/IPOs — a huge advantage in all stages of the company.’

‘The firm is uniquely qualified across all start-up needs, providing 360-degree legal coverage across contracts, fundraising, labour, IP and more. But most importantly, Meitar acts as our trusted advisor, supporting business decisions and extending way past its legal hat.’

‘Tomer Shani is top-notch compared to any of the dozens of partners I have worked with in Israel and the US.’

Key clients

Bessemer Venture Partners


Coho AI




Equashield Medical



Illusive Networks



SuperMeat the Essence of Meat

Target Global


Work highlights

  • Represented Equashield Medical, and its shareholders, in the $300m sale of 25% of the company’s shares to Finnish private equity fund, Nordic Capital.
  • Acted for Wiz from its inception through to its financing rounds, culminating in a $300m Series E funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
  • Represented Bessemer Venture Partners, and other internal investors, in a preferred D investment round in HiBob, led by General Atlantic, for a total investment amount of $150m.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. ranks highly for its comprehensive high-tech and start-ups practice, which spans the full range of corporate, M&A, VC, privacy, IP and employment work, among other areas. Additionally, the ‘very business-oriented’ group stands out for fostering partnerships with accelerators and incubators; over the past year, it joined forces with four Israeli accelerators, including Woman2Woman by 8200 Alumni Association. Department co-head Noga Devecseri Spira brings to bear unique industry experience following a former stint in Silicon Valley with a US-based firm. The team also includes fellow co-head Gil Brandes; Anat Igner, noted as ‘one of the most talented and experienced lawyers in the Israeli tech market’; Arnon Samburski, who provides full-service support to early-stage start-ups; and Asher Assis.

Practice head(s):

Gil Brandes; Noga Devecseri Spira

Other key lawyers:

Anat Igner; Arnon Samburski; Itay Deutsch; Asher Assis; Sharon Amir; Gili Aram; Liran Belaish; Inbar Mishory-Bartal


‘A great team. Lawyers are very flexible and attentive to their clients’ needs. They have great connections with international firms and lawyers, so the team is a one-stop-shop. Even if they need to consult a US lawyer, for example, they will gather the information and provide me with the details I need to know.’

‘I mainly work with Noga Devecseri Spira and her associate Gili Aram. Both are true professionals. Noga and Gili’s dedication, availability and professionalism are just top-notch. They are always available, even during night time. They provide excellent legal service, and great customer experience.’

‘The team has amazing interpersonal skills and collaboration capabilities. Also, they are very business-oriented.’

‘Anat Igner is one of the most talented and experienced lawyers in the Israeli tech market. She is detail-oriented, asks the right questions, and the level of care is among the highest I have seen from a lawyer. Anat is available during night hours/weekends and always cares about the company’s success.’

‘Associate Liran Belaish is very friendly and dedicated, with strong capabilities.’

‘A highly professional and knowledgeable team, with high availability.’

Key clients

Check Point Software Technologies

Pitango Growth; Pitango Venture Capital Fund

Viola: Viola Ventures, Viola Growth, Viola Fintech


aMoon Growth Fund




Intsights Cyber Intelligence


Unruly Media





Opora Technologies

SYN Ventures

MeMed Diagnostics


Rivery Technologies


K1 Investment Management

Eight Roads Ventures




Syqe Medical

Opus Chartered Issuances







Secret Double Octopus


Marius Nacht

TailorMed Medical





Curve OS

Lonesome Labs

Beyond Security

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary houses a robust hi-tech practice that counts more than 400 hi-tech companies on its books. It also acts for around half of all tech incubators and innovation labs in Israel, providing it with enviable access to emerging companies. The group is led jointly by Ian Rostowsky, who handled financing rounds and M&A transactions for several tech companies over the past year; and managing partner Yoav Etzyon. Stephen Barak Rozen, who chairs the food-tech and ag-tech sub-practices, and Efrat Shpizaizen are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Barak Rozen; Efrat Shpizaizen; Assaf Baruch


We value the team for its Professionalism and efficiency.’

Key clients

Akeyless Security

Aleph Farms

AllCloud BSD

Aquarius Engines (A.M.)


Dotz Nano

Enel and Shikun & Binui Innovation Infralab

F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics

Gentex Corporation


Liquidity Capital M.C.

Meridian Bioscience

Moneta Capital (and Moneta Seeds)

Nano-X Imaging



Redefine Meat

Saferide Technologies


Splitit Payments


Tnuva Food Industries – Agricultural Cooperative in Israel


Zipo Apps

Work highlights

  • Representing AnD Ventures in an aggregate $75m fundraising and subsequent investments in tech companies.
  • Advising Liquidity on a new round of equity financing led by MUFG Bank, which raised $40m and elevated the company to unicorn status.
  • Acting for 12.64 Fund in making more than $33m of investment transactions in the reporting period.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

The overarching technology offering at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co fields experts in three distinct areas: hi-tech, which focuses on advice to start-ups and VC funds; technology and law, which includes IP, privacy and cybersecurity; and commercial and corporate, which covers tenders, financing and M&A. Daniel Chinn anchors the hi-tech team and is valued for his ‘practical suggestions about how a business should conduct itself’. The group also includes Saar Binyamin, who represents hi-tech entities at all stages; up-and-coming partner Mati Rosenbaum; and senior associate Hila Faber.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Chinn

Other key lawyers:

Saar Binyamin; Mati Rosenbaum; Hila Faber; Neta Offen


‘AYR’s team is highly versed in the ways of the tech industry. All partners and associates I worked with had a good understanding of their roles as being not only solicitors, but also business partners trying to achieve the best outcome possible. I enjoy the team’s high availability and efficient work procedures.’

‘The team has particular experience and expertise in the Israeli hi-tech space that spans corporate law issues, litigation, as well as other areas that assisted our business tremendously. Structuring consulting agreements and complex commercial deals is particularly helpful.’

‘Daniel Chinn has been our corporate counsel for years. He stands out not only in his knowledge of the law but also in his dedication. He can always be reached and is available to assist. His deep understanding of individuals has contributed greatly to our company, in addition to his ability to navigate the law.’

‘Saar Binyamin, Hila Faber, and Neta Offen are consummate professionals who possess a unique ability to distil complex knowledge into accessible and clear information for clients. Each of them has left an indelible mark through exceptional service and navigating various needs with precision and expertise.’

‘AYR’s lawyers seem to have no egos, and they make sure the right attorney provides advice for each particular issue. They have significant expertise in any and all business matters for start up and technology companies.’

‘Daniel Chinn is a real professional. Like many lawyers, he possesses a thorough understanding of the law. But, more importantly, he has excellent practical suggestions about how a business should conduct itself, taking into account both the law, and the particular business challenges it faces.’

‘Hila Faber is extremely bright, thoughtful, and to-the-point when she advises her clients. She tells you what the law is, and then she makes practical suggestions for actions that the leadership of a company should take under the circumstances.’

‘Saar Binyamin is my primary contact point. On the one hand he is always available to my requests, and always with a smile. His advice, whether supporting my opinion or providing a counterpoint, is always well-placed and called for. I highly trust Saar with my legal matters.’

Key clients

Lemonade (LMND)




Wildlife Studios

AKT Global

Maniv Mobility

Sony Innovation Fund / Innovation Growth Ventures


Compete HR

HoneyBookEvent Planning

Hetz Ventures

Qipt Technologies


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

Forsight Robotics





Motus Tech

Delymer Therapeutics


Sunshine Robotics

Work highlights

  • Advised Lemonade on a co-operation agreement with Chewy Insurance Services.
  • Advised Schusterman Family Investments on a funding of $20m in Healthy.io.
  • Advised XRHealth on its merger with Psico Smart Apps, and the migration of the new entity, Amelia, into the State of Delaware.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co represents a diverse roster of hi-tech start-ups, entrepreneurs and major multinational companies in investment rounds, M&A and day-to-day matters — the team is also well-versed in acting for investors. Hi-tech head Roy Caner is widely regarded as a go-to name for domestic and cross-border transactions in the hi-tech sphere. The group also includes Viva Gayer, who handles a wide scope of corporate and commercial issues on behalf of start-up companies; and Shay Dayan, who contributes extensive experience in M&A and corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Roy Caner; Viva Gayer

Other key lawyers:

Shay Dayan; Jonathan Achiron; Yael Benyayer; Oded Natan


‘Viva Gayer has supported our start-up from our very first days. She is well-versed in the start-ups field, in the types of agreements and knows how to prevent problems before they arise.’

‘Viva  Gayer is a first class professional, she addresses all questions and concerns, and she always solves them.’

‘The team is excellent, with excellent professionals.’

Key clients

Mobileye Vision Technologies

1-800 Contacts



Kaymera Technologies

Amiti Ventures

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

Arbe Robotics

Mazor Robotics

Motorola Solutions

Israeli Aerospace Industry

More Investment House

Altshuler Shaham


TLV Partners

Viola Ventures

Emerge Fund



IBI Tech Fund

Vertex Venture Capital

Hetz Ventures



Red Dot Capital

Surgical Science

DebioPharm Innovation Fund




Blue White Robotics

Datagen Technologies


Hitatchi Ventures

Amiti Ventures and Mizma

Red Dot Capital Partners


Datagen Technologies

Moonee Publishing




Work highlights

  • Representing 365Scores, an Israeli private company, on the acquisition by UK-based Entain of its share capital.
  • Advising Hitachi Ventures on its investment in Weka.IO, as part of a Series D investment round.
  • Representing Foretellix in its Series C financing round.

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

According to one source, FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)treats small start-ups like VIP clients’. Demonstrating adept representation of hi-tech and emerging companies at all stages of development, the group is particularly active in financing transactions, M&A, IP matters, strategic partnerships and regulatory work. Department co-head Erez Mizrachi is a ‘class act’ and advises start-ups, investors and funds on financings and corporate deals. The group also includes Udi Knaani, who co-leads the team; Itai Farkash, whose practice spans corporate, M&A and IP; and Amit Hirsch, who finds ‘innovative solutions’.

Practice head(s):

Erez Mizrachi; Udi Knaani

Other key lawyers:

Amit Hirsch; Itai Farkash; Tomer Toor; Inbal Sustiel; Nir Sadeh; Ariel Ziv; Yana Plotkin


‘As a first-time founder, it was very important to me to work with outstanding people who know what I don’t, and can guide me through the process. The firm is very experienced and very professional. It treats small start-ups like VIP clients, regardless of the small expenses, which is something I highly value.’

‘An exceptional team. Erez Mizrachi possesses unmatched experience in the tech space. Nir Sadeh is a highly knowledgeable and skilled lawyer. Yaara Libay is an efficient and skilled lawyer.’

‘Amit Hirsch is absolutely amazing! I got to Amit after two years of frustration working with the top law firms in Israel. Unlike others, Amit is reliable, honest, and his professionalism is on another level.’

‘The team is fast, business-oriented and delivers real-time solutions. Amit Hirsch is highly knowledgeable and very fast, proactive and available. He is very dedicated and always there to find constructive solutions.’

‘During our partnership with FWMK over the past few years, we’ve collaborated with various departments on numerous projects, and it’s become abundantly clear that its exceptional team, brimming with expertise in diverse fields, is what truly sets the firm apart.’

‘FWMK provides a comprehensive legal solution for every aspect we require. This end-to-end coverage is invaluable to us and surpasses the alternative of hiring an in-house legal expert. By working with FWMK, we gain access to the highest level of expertise, perfectly tailored to our diverse needs.’

‘The lawyer that stands out the most in FWMK and in general is Amit Hirsch. In our joint work, he has consistently stood out as an exceptional lawyer and individual. His depth of legal expertise is truly remarkable; he possesses the ability to find innovative solutions for even the most complex matters.’

‘Fantastic balance of legal advice and business acumen. It really strives to find ways to make deals happen rather than many firms which aren’t able to explain risk and constantly find issues that block deals. It is truly business first. Erez Mizrachi is a class act. He is not just a lawyer but truly a business advisor.’

Key clients

Redis Labs



Techsee Augmented Vision

Target Global (Investment Fund)


Woven Capital


Quantum Transistors

Diamond Electronics


Directeam Cloud Solutions


Data Flipper


Securing Sam Ltd. – start-up in the field of Cybersecurity.


Upsolver Data

Cybellum Technologies

SQream Technologies




Elvy Ai


Mavvrik S.K.D.


4M Analytics


Source Defense

Restaurant Cheetah Group


Barenboim Group

Tandem Group Software

Real Friend

Binah. AI

Dean Stern

Work highlights

  • Advised Lightico on its acquisition of Vizolution.
  • Represented Woven Capital and Artofin on the $43m Series C investment in Foretellix.
  • Advised Stackbit on a reverse-merger transaction with Netlify.

Gornitzky & Co.

Lawyers at Gornitzky & Co.excel as solution-finders’, according to sources. The group acts for start-ups across all key technology segments — including fintech, cybersecurity, life sciences, gaming and agri-tech, among others — with extensive experience in M&A and financing transactions, capital markets and commercial work. Dual New York- and Israel-qualified Shlomo Landress spearheads the technology department and brings strong cross-border experience to the table. Additionally, Eyal Raz, who co-heads the private investment funds team, and Daniel Marcus are experienced tech specialists, while Dan Fisher is an impressive up-and-coming partner.

Practice head(s):

Shlomo Landress

Other key lawyers:

Eyal Raz; Daniel Marcus; Netta Shaked-Stadler; Itamar Mei-Zahav; Oded Uni; Dan Fisher


‘The GNY team consistently demonstrates exceptional professionalism, unwavering availability, and a remarkable ability to think outside the box, offering creative and innovative solutions to complex legal challenges. GNY’s lawyers excel as solution-finders, adapting seamlessly to evolving needs.’

‘Dan Fisher consistently displays remarkable creativity, availability, and a deep familiarity with our company. His ability to approach legal challenges with a creative and innovative mindset has been instrumental in finding unique solutions tailored to our specific needs. Dan has always been readily available.’

‘What truly sets Shlomo Landress apart is his in-depth knowledge of our company, enabling him to provide highly personalized and strategic legal services that align seamlessly with our business objectives.’

‘I value the team for its great experience and very good client relations. Alon Rom, our lawyer, became part of the company.’

‘We recommend lawyers for their availability, professionalism, speed, and the ease of working together.’

Key clients

Rapyd Financial Networks (2016)


Perimeter 81




Microsoft Global Finance


Ibex Israel VC


Ilex Medical


Correlate Capital

On Track Innovations

Vala Remit

Lynrock Lake

Ovio Gaming


Levation Pharma








Makalu Optics


E – square

Airfence Solutions

M.S.A Shine Industrial Israel


Cypator Technologies

Deep Insight

Sumit AI



Baibys Fertility

Ludeo (aka Edge Gaming)


Group 11 Venture Capital

Pegasus Medical (Israel)


Cobwebs Technologies


Microsoft Corporation (M12)

Toyota A.I. Ventures Fund II

Work highlights

  • Represented M12 in a $5m investment in Ox Appsec Security.
  • Represented Toyota Ventures in its $6m investment in Intuition Robotics as part of a $20m round.
  • Represented Group 11 in two investment transactions over the past year, totalling $38.5m.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz strikes the right note with sources for its ability to manage deals ‘in a more practical manner, instead of simply quoting the law’. Other key attributes include its full-service approach as well as its international experience, with its Japan desk particularly drawing praise. Group co-head Guy Lachmann also fronts the Japan and Germany desks and has a significant cross-border dimension to his practice. Transactional specialist Atir Jaffe and privacy partner Haim Ravia additionally co-head a department that also includes Daniel Heim and Yael Baratz.

Practice head(s):

Guy Lachmann; Atir Jaffe; Haim Ravia

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Heim; Yael Baratz; Yael Shimon-Many; Uri Nesher; Inbal Perlstein-Mandlebaum; Amir Sadeh; Anna Moshe; Oded Kadosh


The team is proficient in servicing start-ups, especially around corporate legal, agreements and equity. The thing I enjoy most working with the team, is that it can usually find ways to accommodate extraordinary or unusual requests, and thinks in a more practical manner, instead of simply quoting the law’.

‘Guy Lachmann is a co-chair of Pearl Cohen’s hi-tech committee, and the leader of the firm’s Japan desk. He has a great personality and a lot of clients, including major Japanese companies. His experience in the hi-tech start-up ecosystem in Israel is unparalleled.’

‘As a start-up we mostly use Pearl Cohen for corporate law matters, but from time to time we need advice from narrow experts for when we have questions on things like patenting, taxation, etc. It is very convenient that Pearl Cohen has these experts in various geographies who we can easily approach.’

Key clients

Lynx MD

Novo Idea Software




Tyra Bioscience

Rewire (O.S.G) Research and Development (by Remitly)

Google; Google Israel


DNA Media Technologies

Row 9 Digital

Biot Healthcare


Jerusalem Venture Partners

Sompo Digital Lab Tel Aviv



Grupo Bimbo


Doral Energy Tech Ventures

Marubeni Corporation

Singular Labs

Loox Online






Fusion VC





Cardumen Capital

Promise Bio

Corsound Ai


Arbor Knot

At One Ventures

Heka Global


Benson Oak Capital

Inside Packet


Baba Entertainment


Blanket Partners

Startup AI


Work highlights

  • Advised Bit2C on an array of legal matters, including corporate, securities, regulatory, commercial and licensing-related issues.
  • Advised Connatix on the introduction of new state privacy laws in the US and other compliance matters.
  • Advised Row 9 Digital on a joint venture agreement, licensing agreement, and shareholders agreement with Toronto-based ELL Technologies.

Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices

Hi-tech oriented boutique Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices represents technology companies across various stages of development, from acting for emerging start-ups in pre-seed matters through to advising unicorns in major transactions. The group acts for clients from across all technology segments, but is arguably best known for its relationships in the gaming sector, including with Playtika and Superplay. Rafi Raz, noted for his ‘deep knowledge of the hi-tech industry’, co-heads the group together with transactional partner Ran Dlugin and Michal Donner, whose practice spans commercial and corporate work.

Practice head(s):

Rafi Raz; Ran Dlugin; Michal Donner

Other key lawyers:

Oron Kot; Niv Goldstein


‘One of the defining characteristics of Raz, Dlugin & Co is its exceptional team of legal professionals who serve their clients with dedication and expertise. The individuals I have had the privilege of working with at Raz, Dlugin truly stand out in the legal field.’

‘Rafi Raz, a key figure at Raz Dlugin, is nothing short of remarkable. His extensive experience and deep knowledge of the hi-tech industry have been instrumental in providing us with invaluable guidance.’

‘Michal Donner has been a driving force in our legal partnership with Raz, Dlugin. Michal brings a unique blend of legal and business acumen to the table, making her an indispensable asset in our legal endeavours within the hi-tech sector.’

‘Lawyers are kind, professional and work quickly.’

‘Oron Kot is delightful to talk to and chat with, gives details explanations and responds to every need with uncompromising professionalism.’

Key clients


Verbit Software

Investing.com (M.S, Fusion Media)


Natural Intelligence

Com Tec Co Group

Beach Bum

Everybuddy Games


Fantasy Advantage





Adva Biotechnology


Vault Platform


PocketPie Studio

Work highlights

  • Representing Playtika, and its founders, in various matters, including recently advising on commercial work, M&A transactions and ongoing IPO-related work.
  • Representing Polypid in various agreements with hi-tech and bio-tech companies, in clinical trials, and in proceedings vis-à-vis the FDA, among other issues.
  • Advising NFX Venture Capital on large-scale investments and also representing NFX Guild — the funds accelerator programme — in all its operations.

Shibolet & Co.

The ‘fast and efficient’ high-tech team at Shibolet & Co. had a strong year on the M&A side. In a headline-grabbing highlight, firm managing partner Lior Aviram paired up with Maya Koubi Bara-nes to advise Desktop Metal, together with Latham & Watkins, in a $1.8bn merger with Stratasys. The group also advises start-ups and investors on financing rounds, investment transactions and regulatory matters, among other work. Department head Ofer Ben-Yehuda represents numerous emerging growth companies on commercial and corporate matters, with an emphasis on life sciences. Einat Weidberg also maintains a broad technology practice.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Ben-Yehuda

Other key lawyers:

Lior Aviram; Einat Weidberg; Eyal Gilboa; Limor Peled; Yoav Manor; Effy Stern; Ben Inbar; Ido Shomroni;  Maya Koubi Bara-nes; Chen Nissim; Hemi Dagan


‘The team is extremely responsive; provides extremely practical solutions to any given problem; demonstrates a diversity of skills — from HR to IP and anything in between; covers even very specific matters, e.g., dealing with tech transfer companies of universities; and is cost-effective and eager to be efficient.’

‘Limor Peled is a great advisor and an amazing lawyer with deep knowledge in all aspects of running a company. Ivor Krumholtz is very diligent and you can always trust his word.’

‘Shibolet’s team is very strong. The team always delivers a fast and efficient response and is very capable in solving complex issues and being creative in problem solving. In its work Shibolet’s team uses advanced legal-tech tools which I believe are not used by other Israeli law firms.’

‘Partners make themselves available whenever necessary. Ben Inbar is very thorough, diligent and efficient and delivers extremely good day-to-day service in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. Limor Peled is excellent in high-level negotiations and solving complex issues.’

Key clients

Plantify Foods


Fortress Credit Corp

Credittim Israel


Bio Sciences Pharma

Nano Dimension

Dibble App

Cyts Aoyou Technology Development


Unispher Creative Education Platform

Global Point

Seven Finance 07

LTS Pharmaceutical Solutions

Second Skin



Ping Identity

Desktop Metal



hiSky SCS


Elbit Systems

Apollo Capital Management


Elron Ventures

RDC – Rafael Development Corporation (RDC)


The Schusterman Family

Rosetal Information Systems (d/b/a Madlan)


Dia Imaging Analysis



BeyeOnics Surgical and BeyeOnics Vision

Mentee Robotics


Ballet Vision



Work highlights

  • Represented Desktop Metal, together with Latham & Watkins, in a $1.8bn merger with Stratasys.
  • Acted for DiA Imaging Analysis in its acquisition by Koninklijke Philips for up to $75m.
  • Advised CartiHeal (2009) on a put/call option transaction with Bioventus, which was ultimately terminated.

Agmon with Tulchinsky Law Firm

Agmon with Tulchinsky Law Firm’s hi-tech and technology practice combines ‘strong technology knowledge, business acumen and legal background’. Following its name-making December 2022 tie-up, the newly merged practice draws on 16 partners covering the full spread of investment rounds, M&A, IP, regulatory matters, and capital markets. The department is led by technology specialist Osnat Sarusi-Firstater, who ‘always sees the big picture’. Other key contacts include commercial law head Ehud AradAlon Tabak-Aviram, who has an emphasis on the life science sector; and Uri Barak.

Practice head(s):

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater; Uri Barak; Alon Tabak-Aviram

Other key lawyers:

Ehud Arad; Yifat Tsafrir; David Cohen; Dan Adar; Saar Rosman; Yinon Barkat; Tamar Nesher; Ilan Sapir


‘A very professional team, provides good service and SLA, open-minded for enhanced technology projects contracts.’

‘Lawyers are service-oriented, maintain informal relationships and are very professional, particularly Ilan Sapir and Alon Tabak-Aviram.’

‘The team understands our business and technology. Lawyers are professional and knowledgeable, they are always there for us and we consider them a part of our team. Pricing is fair; it has special pricing models for start-ups and it also has very good connections to investors and partners.’

‘We work with Osnat Sarusi-Firstater, who heads the hi-tech department. We trust her and think that she is an extremely smart, dedicated and professional lawyer. She always sees the big picture, thinks ahead and provides creative solutions, and she is very calm in stressful situations.’

‘Dan Adar is very knowledgeable, responsive and provides very good advice.’

‘The hi-tech team at Agmon is an exceptional practice, combining strong technology knowledge, business acumen and legal background, which enables it to support global tech companies in the best manner. In addition, the team is available 24/7.’

Key clients


Feat Fund Investments


Checkout App (STOREE)

Minovia Therapeutics

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies


Bank Yahav

Digital Bank


Civan Advanced

Contipi Medical

RedHill Biopharma


Ziv Health care


Green C tech

Luneau Technology

National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN)

Eyeway Vision


RA Capital


Tevel Aerobotics Technologies

Cannabion Israel


Peakbridge VA

Work highlights

  • Represented RedDress in all its fundraising activity, including in a $26m investment.
  • Acted for Neva SGR, the VC investment branch of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, on its investment in Israeli cybersecurity company, Coro.
  • Represented HSBC in its investment in Groundwork BioAg.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. maintains a diverse hi-tech practice that impresses with its ‘motivation, commitment, and professionalism’. The group acts for a broad range of start-ups — including companies in the healthcare, cybersecurity and fintech fields — which it advises on investment transactions, M&A, development, and IP issues, among other matters. Corporate and M&A heavyweight Michael Barnea spearheads a team that also includes Simon JaffaYuval Lazi and next-generation partner, Itay Gura. In December 2022, the group added new privacy and data protection head Avishay Klein, who was previously data protection officer at Amdocs.

Practice head(s):

Michael Barnea

Other key lawyers:

Simon Jaffa; Yuval Lazi; Ariella Dreyfuss; Ken Shaked; Itay Gura; Ido Freund; Inbar Katzir; Avishay Klein


‘The team at Barnea has always been very responsive and helpful, not only in drafting, but also in advising on the harder decisions. They have also made valuable introductions to some of our investors. Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss are great people to work with.’

‘Simon Jaffa is a strategic thinker who, unlike most lawyers, takes a very practical legal view and always thinks about its impact on the bigger business. Ariella Dreyfus is a spot-on partner, who doesn’t spend time on an endless drafting back-and-forth. Instead, she is very practical in her approach.’

‘The team advises us on commercial matters, IP, and options. We are impressed by its motivation, commitment, and professionalism. We work closely with Itay Gura, who is a star: always available, pleasant, and provides creative solutions. We feel that we made the right choice by hiring the team.’

‘We work closely with Barnea’s team for all legal matters that our in-house legal team is unable to cover. For instance, in the past year, Barnea advised us on matters related to a major transactions we undertook, including cross-border elements, IP, tax, privacy and data protection, and employment. ’

‘In the M&A area, we work closely with Michael Barnea, who is a true leader, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is really one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is sharp, knows how to solve complex problems, and has the ability to make each side feel it has achieved its goals.’

‘Avishay Klein is a wonderful addition to the team. He is a prominent expert in Israel in the privacy and data protection area and he was exceptional to work with. He is great at deciphering complex cross-border issues.’

‘The team is unique. The lawyers I work with (Michael Barnea, Itay Gura and Inbar Katzir) are top-notch and very service-minded. Michael is very reliable, dedicated and his work is impeccable; Itay is always on the ball, is very quick to respond and always delivers on time; Inbar is a rising star and is pleasant to work with.’

‘I feel the team knows everything I need to know for my business to grow. It is connected to other law firms in the US and EU, it is up-to-date in all required legal updates for my business and assists me in all I need. Itay Gura is a lawyer who became a partner and a friend. He treats us like his own business.’

Key clients

TAU Ventures


Mouro Capital




Symbiosis C.M



Work highlights

  • Advising TAU Ventures on all aspects of management of its funds, identifying prospective investments and the consummation of its investments.
  • Representing Amdocs Group on its privacy matters.
  • Acting for Mouro Capital on its investment in Vesttoo.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Leveraging the firm’s broad service offering, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) advises emerging companies on an array of corporate and finance transactions, litigation, and employment law, among other matters. The group is additionally distinguished by its cross-border firepower, which is a core asset for its numerous multinational clients. Key contacts include group head Simon Marks, who demonstrates ‘deep knowledge of both Israeli and UK law’; managing partner Nimrod Rosenblum; and Ron Abelski, who heads the German desk.

Practice head(s):

Simon Marks

Other key lawyers:

Nimrod Rosenblum; Ron Abelski; Jeremy Seeff; Galit Farkash; Adi Rafaeli; Rotem Perelman-Fahri


The team has a very high level of serviceability, perhaps the highest of all law firms we work with. It responds quickly with on-the-spot guidance. The team is hands-on and efficient.’

‘Rotem Perelman-Fahri is an excellent practitioner. Her advice is sound and practical, she understands the complexities of our business and comes up with creative and practical solutions. Rotem has given presentations to our executives, is very relatable and knows how to simply distil legal knowledge.’

‘It is always a pleasure to work with Nimrod Rosenblum and his team. Nimrod is an exceptional lawyer, with vast experience in investment transactions and an in-depth understanding of the Israeli hi-tech sector. The team is always available and make us feel highly prioritized.’

‘The ERM team stays up to speed with all of our legal needs, the global legal needs of our customers, and shows fast learning and leadership skills, coupling technology innovations by us with customers’ diversity of legal and commercial needs’.

‘A practice up-to-date with hi-tech and start-up benchmarks. Very creative with structuring solutions to commercial challenges. Has vast knowledge that helps design complex fundraising mechanisms. Nimrod Rosenblum is a great partner to consult with and is creative with solutions.’

‘Nimrod is an exceptional contributor. Available, accessible, and knowledgeable.’

‘Our company has offices both in the UK and in Israel and we need lawyers that know both systems and can help us in both countries – ERM is really good in this and Simon Marks has deep knowledge of both legal systems. On top of this, it is really good at working with start-ups, understanding their needs and restrictions.’

‘Simon Marks is a great lawyer, with a very good commercial understanding. My feeling is that he helps me close the deal and is able to differentiate between things that are critical and things that we can forego in order to close he contract. Simon has very deep knowledge of both Israeli and UK law.’

Key clients


Adler Chomski Group

Atriis Technologies

Angel Investors


BOC (Linde)

Bregal Milestone LP

BVI Medical

Capital One

Deutsche Boerse



Future Energy Ventures

GoTo Global


Happiness Capital



Karamba Security

Mercedes Benz


Mirage Dynamics


Project V

Rentokil Initial


Rossum AI




Sedric AI


TCP Capital


Viewers Logic


Work highlights

  • Advised Blackstone Innovations on its $10m lead investment in Adaptive Shield’s A-1 Series, following up on the company’s A-round led by Insight.
  • Advised Capital One’s venture investment arm on regulatory and contractual matters connected to the acquisition by its portfolio company, Lightico, of UK-based Vizolution.
  • Advised German-based Altana on its $12m Series C investment in Velox, as well as on its significant minority holdings in unicorn, Landa Digital Printing.

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co

Exhibiting strong activity in the life sciences and agri-tech fields, ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co handles a significant volume of commercial work on behalf of start-ups, including advising on development agreements, licensing transactions, and clinical trials, among other issues. The team is also equipped to advise on company formation, funding rounds and corporate transactions. Practice head Shai Ganor specialises in VC and M&A work, while Dov Abramovitz is noted for his commercial and regulatory expertise. Also noted are Rachel ShayYakov Kohl and Shira Schlaff.

Practice head(s):

Shai Ganor

Other key lawyers:

Dov Abramowitz; Rachel Shay; Shira Schlaff; Yakov Kohl; Ofek Bruck; Alexander Levintant; David Shimron


‘We had a very pleasant experience working with ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co. The practice stood out for the personal engagement, and highly experienced partners that walked us through our first capital-raising process.’

‘We valued the availability and professionalism of the partners and associates we worked with, particularly David Shimron and Ofek Bruck.’

‘The hallmark of SMP lies not just in their legal prowess, but predominantly in their unwavering dedication to client care and service. While many firms can navigate the legal complexities, it stands out in its genuine commitment to treating start-ups not as mere clients, but as partners.’

‘The individuals truly set the firm apart. We had the pleasure of working with David Shimron and Ofek Bruk, whom carry a blend of profound legal expertise and an authentic human touch. Their approach isn’t just transactional; they immerse themselves in our vision and become an integral part of our journey.’

Key clients


Bend It Technologies

Alma Therapeutics

Endoron Medical

Migal Galilee Research Institute


LycoRed Group of Companies

Cellcom Israel


Yossi Gross

Amir Gross

Quality In Flow

Backbox Software


Triple P Training and Consulting


Voye Global Connectivity

Ag Bio Pro

Alpine Quantum Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised N-Drip on its latest capital raising rounds in 2023, with closings in excess of $45m, including conversion of a SAFE round for $11m.
  • Advised Endoron Medical on its capital raising round for approximately $8m, and on multiple transactions in connection with clinical trials.
  • Advised Migal Galilee Research Institute on multiple research and licensing agreements between the commercial arm of Migal Galilee Research Institute and various start-up companies, for the licensing of technologies developed by Migal researchers to such companies.

Horn & Co

Technology work is a mainstay at Horn & Co, with the boutique firm specialising in all aspects of hi-tech and life sciences law. Among its core practices, it houses standalone offerings in venture capital, M&A, securities, IP transactions and regulatory work, where it acts for start-ups through to prominent multinational technology companies. Name partner Yuval Horn is a 30-year veteran in technology transactions, while Keren Kanir specialises in corporate finance and commercial transactions relating to IP.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Horn

Other key lawyers:

Keren Kanir


‘A very professional, dedicated, and effective team.’

Key clients


Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries

Guangzhou Sino-Israel Bio-Industry Investment Fund II

Diagnostic Robotics

Prisma Photonics

Vascular Biogenics

Pontifax Venture Capital Funds

The INX Digital Company


Work highlights

  • Advised INX Digital Company on a series of agreements with Republic for a multi-step financial and commercial collaboration.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Immunorizon in the company’s acquisition, through a share purchase agreement, by Purple Biotech.
  • Advised Vascular Biogenics on its merger with Notable Labs, under which Notable Labs will merge into a wholly owned subsidiary of Vascular Biogenics.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co has worked hard to scale up its hi-tech practice over recent years, including adding transactional boutique Preis, Baharav & Co in 2018, followed one year later by the hires of Eyal Khayat and Amir Zolty from Khayat Zolty, Neiger & Co. The growing group covers all key spheres of the hi-tech industry, with a focus on food tech, agri-tech, and healthcare. The department is co-led by Ziv Preis, who represents hi-tech companies and investors on an array of corporate and commercial matters; Gary Copelovitz, who has a strong record in the healthcare sector; as well as Zolty and Khayat.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis; Gary Copelovitz; Amir Zolty; Eyal Khayat


‘The team stands-out for its great responsiveness and understanding of our needs.’

Key clients

ToBe Influence Innovation



Yevul Info


Seven Heights

Galil Ofek Horizon

Mor Research Applications


Shekel Brainweigh


TrekAce Technologies

Genisys Capital Private

Sarine Technologies

Vyne Pharmaceuticals

Cyberproof Israel


Ba’emek Advanced Technologies

Foresight Autonomous Holdings (Foresight)

Phil Ventures

Zafa Financial Technology

BigBI Innovations


Evolution Water

Evolution Energy



Nelysis Israel

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Galil Ofek Incubator, a med-tech incubator focused on early-stage healthcare companies with disruptive technologies, in a range of investments throughout 2022.
  • Advised TrekAce Technologies in an investment agreement with a newly established US fund.
  • Advised PHIL Ventures, an Australian subsidiary of PETStock, on its investments in foreign start-ups in pet health services.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

The multidisciplinary team at M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notariesapproaches complex issues and situations from every possible angle’. Particularly recognised for its M&A expertise, where it can act in tandem with the wider corporate department, it also represents emerging and mature technology companies on investment rounds and general corporate matters. M&A head Jacob Enoch co-steers the department alongside Jacob Sarov, who leads both the international corporate group and the internet, gaming and e-commerce practice. In 2023, Gail Etzion left to join Arnon, Tadmor-Levy.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Enoch; Jacob Sarov

Other key lawyers:

Shirley Dahan; David Yaacobi; Lior Bar Nir


‘The team is really impressive. It approaches complex issues and situations from every possible angle, covering IP, competition, crypto and of course top-shelf transactional work. ’

‘Very proficient in this market and extremely professional. Advice is always provided with speed and with creative solutions to issues.’

‘Jacob Sarov knows his stuff. He is very professional and will provide advice and even take the lead where issues are very complex.’

‘The team possesses very diverse skill sets, is very experienced, and has great depth.’

‘From his experience as a software company executive, Jacob Enoch is better-positioned than any lawyer to handle tech-related matters. One of a kind.’

‘It provides integrated solutions, by which I mean, it delivers solutions across all legal aspects related to the focal point. Tax, regulatory and labour considerations related to your needs. They go further than your expectations in terms of legal solutions.’

‘Lawyers are very business-oriented, have strong international experience and give quick and precise responses.’

‘I recently invested in two start-ups in Israel and used M. Firon to handle the investment round. As usual, it managed to sort all key points in a swift manner while keeping the deal on the table and maintaining a pleasant atmosphere with the invested business. I think its experience and collaboration was fantastic.’

Key clients

Yanolja (Korean unicorn)



Elbit Systems


Guangzhou Sino-Israel Bio-industry Venture Capital Investment Fund





C. Mer


Neema Shefa

Work highlights

  • Advised Anolja on the acquisition of Go Global Travel from Apax Partners, estimated at over $200m.
  • Represented a shareholder in betFirst on the €120m acquisition of betFIRST by Bettson.

S. Horowitz & Co

Sources highlight S. Horowitz & Co’s team as being ‘committed to understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that start-ups face’. Alongside its work for start-ups, which spans the full range of corporate, finance and commercial matters, it also frequently represents venture funds. Mordehay Malca heads the group and brings to bear a 20-year record in advising technology companies on corporate and commercial work. Miriam Zaltsman is also a key figure in the practice and has an emphasis on financing rounds and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Mordehay Malca

Other key lawyers:

Miriam Zaltsman; Aviv Halperin; Or Shinar


‘Firstly, the team is deeply committed to understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that start-ups face. It has a strong track record of working with early-stage companies and has a deep understanding of the legal intricacies specific to this stage of business development.’

‘Miriam Zaltsman and Mordehay Malca stand out for their innovative approach. Quick responses and 24/7 availability are the cornerstones of the service they provide.’

‘The team stands out due to its unwavering commitment to excellence, deep expertise, and dedication to our company’s success. Partners like Miriam Zaltsman and Mordehay Malca bring valuable insights in early stage companies and intellectual property law.’

Key clients


Final Group

Bright Pixel Capital (formerly: Sonae IM)

Private Equity Minorities I K/S

Ballad Ventures

Google Israel


Sayata Labs

Skai (Kenshoo)


Group of angel investors led by the Kalkstein family

Connaction HR (doing business as Claro-Mentor)

Minga Box

Ludus Materials

Double Shoot


Work highlights

  • Represented Medtronic in a strategic investment in Cathworks, a medical technology start-up company based in Israel.
  • Advised Bright Pixel Capital on its investment in two Israeli start-up companies in the fields of e-commerce and cybersecurity.
  • Represented Private Equity Minorities I K/S in four investment transactions in Israeli start-up companies.

Zemah Schneider & Partners

Zemah Schneider & Partners’s hi-tech practice is well-weighted between start-up and investor-side mandates, with an emphasis on the transport, cybersecurity, life sciences and e-commerce spheres. Co-founding partner Mimi Zemah leverages a 30-year record in representing start-ups, and VC and PE funds, with strong expertise in cross-border transactions. The group also draws on Kfir Zaga and Hilla Abadi, who both handle corporate and finance deals. Yaniv Bar Zik recently left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Mimi Zemah

Other key lawyers:

Kfir Zaga; Hilla Abadi

Key clients

REE Automotive

83North Funds

Faireez – Cleaning Fairies

M.H Medicane

VEN Commerce



Oort Cloud

Turn/River Capital

Francisco Partners

Creandum V.L.P

Vectorious Medical Technologies

LiveU Ltd.

nSure.ai Payments Assurance


XTX Investments

Bluevine Capital

Carasso Motors

Freshpoint Quality Assurance


aMoon Velocity Fund Limited Partnership

Laminate Medical Technologies



Wawiwa Tech

Mobideo Technologies

Belkin Laser

Prepaid Loading Systems




Phenome Networks

Saban AA I Ventures LLC

Metagramm software

Perflow Medical

Rasner Logistic Software

Jeremy Coller


Incredi Al

Work highlights

  • Represented 83North VII in primary and secondary investment transactions in Israeli company, Ibex Medical Analytics.
  • Acted as Israeli counsel to US software investment fund, Turn/River Capital, in its $570m acquisition of Tufin Software Technologies.
  • Represented Francisco Partners in a loan agreement under which it extended HackerUSA and ThriveDX SaaS $100m of credit.