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ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co

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Telecoms and Media: 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 has unrivalled experience working with all players in the telecommunications industry, and among the department’s clients are leading telecommunications operators and media companies, …

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Telecoms and media in Israel

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron

Acting for some of Israel’s biggest telecoms and broadcast corporations,Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron advises its clients on a wide array of issues, and particularly excels in litigation; the firm is also at the forefront of advising telecoms companies entering the energy market. Highly regarded litigator Hadas Bekel  is co-head of the department and recently represented YES in class action lawsuits and also advised the client on the launch of new services. Fellow co-head Shay Dayan is an expert in commercial telecoms and broadcast issues, acting for key domestic clients including Bezeq on complex transactions. The team also fields Lior Etgar, who heads up the firm’s privacy and data protection division and advises clients on transactions and regulatory issues, and Almog Gil-Or, who is a specialist in defamation law.

Practice head(s):

Hadas Bekel; Shay Dayan

Other key lawyers:

Lior Etgar; Almog Gil-Or

Testimonials

‘The team is highly skilled, provides creative solutions on tight schedules. Its professionalism and flexibility is necessary, especially in light of current changes in the local and global broadcasting markets. We are very pleased with EBN’s service as it is, this is the reason we have used EBN’s service for more than two decades. This field requires an extensive knowledge and professionalism, that is why EBN is the best firm to work with.’

‘We work mostly with Partner Hadas Bekel. She is a brilliant lawyer, with deep knowledge in the relevant regulation, sharp and creative ideas, extensive knowledge, extensive legal and business understanding which enables her to provide professional solutions to various issues.’

‘According to my impression and experience with EBN’s Telecoms and Media Department, the department provides excellent, personal and uncompromised legal services to their clients. The Department is known as one of the best in this practice in Israel. In addition, the department is an expert in both litigation as well as transactions, which makes it unique in comparison to other firms and capable of providing a variety of telecommunications related legal services.’

‘Hadas Bekel is an experienced lawyer with a proven reputation in representing telecoms and media companies in legal and regulatory proceedings. Hadas represents clients in class action litigation, a field in which she is an expert. Her opinion is highly regarded, she is very detail-oriented but at the same time sees the big picture and has extraordinary skills in negotiations.’

Key clients

DBS Satellite Services (1998) Ltd. (YES)

Partner Communications Company Ltd. (Partner)

Bezeq the Israel Telecommunication Corp Ltd. (Bezeq)

Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

Synamedia Technologies Israel

TMF (Yehshoua (TBWA) and Gitam (BBDO))

ZIRA (copyrights in the internet) Ltd

Israel Electrical Company

BBR Saatchi&Saatchi

Channel 13

Uvda A.D Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing Channel 13, Channel 13 News and its reporters in a motion for Leave to Appeal a defamation suit filed against them by the Minister of Culture and Sports. The motion deals with key issues regarding the friction between freedom of speech and the right to a good name, when the subject of the publication is a public figure and especially an elected official.
  • Acting for Israel Electric Company, Israel’s largest supplier of electrical power, in entering the telecoms market by deploying and operating fibre-based infrastructure for ultra-fast internet.
  • Advising Bezeq the Israel Telecommunication Corp Ltd. on its Alpha Project – a reorganisation of the subsidiaries of the group.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

The client list of FISCHER (FBC & Co.) includes large international technology giants as well as major Israeli household names in the telecoms and media sectors. Yoram Bonen, who is a powerhouse in regulatory matters particularly in the communications, oil, energy and food industries, leads the team; Barak Glickman is also highly active in regulatory work. For commercial matters, Amit Dat is a key contact and also handles transactional issues, and litigator Yael Riemer recently represented Facebook in a matter dealing with privacy claims and class actions. Doron Kol and Omri Rachum-Twaig were both recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Yoram Bonen

Other key lawyers:

Barak Glickman; Amit Dat; Yael Riemer; Doron Kol; Omri Rachum-Twaig

Testimonials

‘Incredibly responsive. Great market knowledge.’

‘Yoram Bonen – a delight to work with – super responsive to our needs and gets to know us as a client very well – he is also a very technical lawyer.’

‘The firm is very professional, with wide-spread knowledge across all aspects of conducting business, but most important is the human touch the team possesses.’

‘Highly knowledgeable and experienced with good connections.’

‘Great team work, good atmosphere and cooperation between different parts of the firm.’

‘Very professional, doing everything for their clients.’

Key clients

Google

Facebook

TikTok

Reshet Media Ltd.

News 10 Ltd.

Access Industries

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd; Hot Telecom LP; and HOT Net Ltd. (HOT) Hot Mobile Ltd. (HOT MOBILE)

Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd.

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd.

Xphone Group

Israel HaYom Newspaper Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

IOTM Solution Ltd.

Messer B.A.B Ltd.

Joola Kotkot Productions Ltd.

Lama Productions Ltd.

Gidi Dar

Leora Kamenetzky

Masha Productions

Spiro Films

Gil Productions

Gum Films

Work highlights

  • Advised Access Industries Holdings LLC on a series of transactions, as part of the reorganisation of its media holdings in Israel.
  • Acting for Xphone Group (Marathon 018 Xphone Ltd. and Xphone o18 Ltd.) on its sale to Widely Mobile.
  • Representing Reshet Media Ltd. News 10 in a broad range of issues including regulatory proceedings before the Knesset, the Second Authority for Television and Radio and the Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting, advising the companies with respect to various issues relating to the ongoing implementation of the first ever merger transaction in the television industry in Israel.

Gornitzky & Co.

Telecoms and media powerhouse Gornitzky & Co. assists clients across the industry in corporate transactions, litigation and regulatory issues. The highly experienced Lior Porat heads up the practice, which also fields Asaf Avtuvi, who is highly active in representing domestic and foreign clients. In a recent highlight, Porat and Avtuvi were part of the team that advised Golan Telecom on its acquisition by Cellcom Israel. The department has seen significant growth, with Itamar Mei-Zahav, Uri Milshtein and Shay Baranov joining from Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Lior Porat

Other key lawyers:

Asaf Avtuvi; Itamar Mei-Zahav; Uri Milshtein; Shay Baranov

Testimonials

‘I have no doubt that Gornitzky’s team is one of the best legal teams in Israel in the field of Telecoms and Media. Working with them is always professional, pleasant, and done at the highest level of service and responsiveness. They are capable of dealing with any legal issue that stands in their way in the most professional way.’

‘A true A-team. One of the prominent advantages of the Gornitzky team is its multidisciplinary approach and their ability to handle both local and global matters professionally and effectively. They are very familiar with our activity goals and with the regulatory regime and are always available to us. They are also top litigators, so I get full legal coverage of both commercial and litigation issues. Summing it all up – I see them as our legal partners and look forward to working with them.’

‘Lior Porat is one of the leading attorneys in the field of Telecoms and Media in Israel. He has extensive experience and deep understanding in the field ranging from regulatory aspects, through corporate, commercial aspects and mergers and acquisitions, forming a top package for any GC, and we’re very lucky to have him on board, and he is my no. 1, go-to guy.’

‘Asaf Avtuvi has significant experience and accomplishments in the Israeli Telecoms and Media industry. He has experience across various Telecoms and Media sub-sectors, and has excellent professional abilities and extensive legal and business knowledge enabling him to assist us in almost every aspect of our activity.’

Key clients

YES (formally incorporated as D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd.)

Twitter Inc.

Twitter International Ltd.

Bezeq, The Israel Telecommunications Corp. Ltd.

Bezeq International Ltd.

Golan Telecom Ltd.

Electra Consumer Products (1970) Ltd

GN Communication Industries LTD.

Strauss Investments (1993) Ltd.

Getter Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising GN Communication Industries LTD regarding its sale of holdings in the Keshet Media Group.
  • Advising YES in connection with a planned full and statutory merger with Bezeq International Ltd. and on regulatory matters, commercial transactions and litigation.
  • Acting for Bezeq and Bezeq International regarding motions for discovery and inspection of documents prior to the filing of motions for certification of derivative actions.

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices

For telecoms and media regulatory work, Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices advises both domestic and international companies, and has a notable reputation in representing clients before government committees; Noga Rubinstein, who leads the wider telecoms and media practice, recently represented several broadcast companies and organisations before the Folkman Committee. The group also includes telecoms lead Mohannad Nasser, who is an expert in handling the commercial aspects of telecoms and media issues and the related infrastructure projects; and media group head Elad Cohen, who is active in legislative proceedings. In a recent highlight, Cohen acted for Reshet Media and Keshet Broadcasting in a matter concerning competition and licensing issues in the commercial television market.

Practice head(s):

Noga Rubinstein; Mohannad Nasser; Elad Cohen

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, availability, politeness.’

‘A lot of experience.’

Key clients

Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

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

Beeri Print Ltd.

The Israeli Audience Research Board

Kol Hai Radio Ltd.

Channel 24 Ltd.

Cel-fi

Firmament Media, Limited Partnership

Channel 20 Ltd.

Elco Holding and Investments Ltd.

Bar Marketing and Distribution Holdings Ltd.

The Football League Administration

Work highlights

  • Represented Keshet Broadcasting Ltd. and Reshet Media Ltd. before the Folkman Committee established by the Ministry of Communications which examined current broadcasting regulation and formulated recommendations.
  • Represented Israel Broadcasting Company (2013) Ltd. before the Ministry of Communications relating to an investment by the HOT Group in the client.
  • Advised Space Communication LTD regarding the acquisition of a majority of shares by a Hungarian company and represented the company before the Ministry of Communications.

S. Horowitz & Co

Key global and local media industry players instruct the team at S. Horowitz & Co on matters pertaining to libel claims, class actions, transactions, and regulatory issues. Hagai Doron heads up the practice and has particular expertise in representing clients before the Ministry of Communications; he regularly acts for Citynet in regulatory matters and before the Satellite Broadcasting Council. Clients also benefit from Tomer Scheuerman‘s extensive knowledge of the regulatory aspects of privacy and data protection mandates. In a notable work highlight, the group is currently representing Google and its Israeli subsidiary in several class actions and libel lawsuits.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Tomer Scheuerman

Testimonials

‘S. Horowitz & Co. provides us with comprehensive legal services covering many different fields in our work, including issues of broadcasting rights, the privacy and data security, regulatory aspects and competition matters. They were instrumental partners to some of our most important business ventures and developments.’

‘Hagai Doron, who leads the department, is second to none in advising and representing clients in regulatory matters, such as with relation to the Ministry of Communications. One of his strengths is the combination of vast experience in the media sector with his great knowledge in the commercial and antitrust aspects – a combination which we find is helpful and efficient in many cases.’

‘We work with partner Hagai Doron, who knows the telecommunications and media industry extremely well and has an in-depth understanding of what we require. Hagai is also well experienced in working with the different regulators and the regulatory contact points, as well as courts and other relevant stakeholders. This combination makes him stand out, and we highly value his experience and expertise.’

Key clients

Yedioth Ahronoth Group

Ynet website

Google LLC, Google Israel Ltd YouTube LLC

Reshet Media LTD

Hot Telecommunication System Group

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp.

Procter & Gamble

ADD Content Agency (ADD)

CMG Network

Radio Nas 103.3 FM LTD (previously “Soul Radio”)

Charlton Ltd.

Walla Communications

Citynet Inc

Eshkolot

Work highlights

  • Representing Yedioth Ahronoth in four proceedings regarding shareholder disputes and the company’s plans to re-purchase some of its shares.
  • Representing Reshet Media in a lawsuit by the production company Albino Productions.
  • Successfully acted for Hot in a petition submitted by Bezeq to the Supreme Court to cancel the structural separation obligation that applies to it.

Yigal Arnon & Co

With extensive expertise in acting for international media companies on their entry into the Israeli market, Yigal Arnon & Co is also notably experienced in advising on regulatory frameworks. Practice head Ido Chitman assists production, media and advertising companies with transactions and regulatory mandates; Chitman recently advised Netflix in relation to its TV productions in Israel. Large international record companies, Israeli cable TV providers and artists also appear on the group's client roster. As a specialist in handling domestic market entries for international companies, Edan Regev also represents clients in civil and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ido Chitman

Other key lawyers:

Edan Regev

Testimonials

‘Professional, dedicated with people skills. Reassuring and capable.’

‘The team shows dedication, loyalty and friendship.’

Key clients

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Google LLC

Fox News

Netflix, Inc.

Sport 5

Hop! Channel

YouTube

Yodan Production Ltd.

ACT (the Israel Association of Cinema and Television Professionals)

Anana Ltd.

TALI (the Collecting Society of Film and Television Creators in Israel) Ltd.

Dalia Publishing

ITC NG Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Deutsche Telecom

Work highlights

  • Representing Google in various actions and lawsuits related to a variety of its products, services and platforms.
  • Represented Anana Ltd. in an arbitration against an Israeli hip-hop band due to a publishing lawsuit.
  • Representing Tali in an attempt to settle a dispute with the Ministry of Justice and before the Supreme Court, in a petition filed by the Producers Association.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co counts the Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation as a long-standing client and also advises a strong client list of TV operators, radio stations, internet connectivity services, and technology multinationals. The practice is headed up by Eyal Roy Sage, who an expert in the interplay between technology and competition law and a privacy and data protection practitioner. Associate Shir Shoshany-Katz is also active in data mandates, as well as IP and internet-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Eyal Roy Sage

Other key lawyers:

Shir Shoshany-Katz

Testimonials

‘A professional and experienced legal team that provides high-quality legal services.’

‘Eyal Roy Sage and Shir Shoshany-Katz – professionals with extensive knowledge and availability.’

‘Their experience and expertise stands out.’

‘Professional, dedicated, thorough.’

‘Eyal Roy Sage (partner) and Shir Shoshany-Katz (associate) – they are both excellent lawyers, professionals and responsive.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

BANK LEUMI LE- ISRAEL B.M.

PHI

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LTD.

CELLCOM ISRAEL LTD.

PELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

The Northern Radio Holdings Ltd.

Non Stop Radio (Management 2008) Ltd.

Non Stop Radio Ltd.

Mayer Cars And Trucks Co.Ltd

Kesher Rent A Car Ltd.

L’Oréal Israel Ltd.

MALAM – TEAM LTD.

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Kavim Public Transportation LTD.

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Ministry of Justice of the State of Israel

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft Corporation on regulations pertaining to deploying its first data centre in Israel.
  • Advising Harel Insurance Company Ltd. and Clal Insurance Company Ltd. on transitioning to cloud-based services and data-driven offerings.
  • Advising Kan on a variety of matters related to its TV, radio, and digital productions.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. advises large foreign and domestic players in the telecoms and media space on matters pertaining to competition law, M&A transactions and investments, as well as acting in litigation. Ashok J. Chandrasekhar  is a key contact for cross-border transactions, while Sharon Gazit  regularly advises start-ups and technology communications businesses. Other key names include Amir Vang, who advises on day-to-day operations, regulatory expert Benjamin Rotenberg , litigator Zvi Bar-Nathan , transactional specialist Dubi Zoltak  and Boaz Golan, who is an expert in competition law.

Practice head(s):

Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit; Dubi Zoltak; Zvi Bar-Nathan; Benjamin Rotenberg; Amir Vang; Boaz Golan

Other key lawyers:

Adam Klein

Testimonials

‘Excellent, full-service firm.’

‘Adam Klein is a great M&A lawyer and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team provides excellent service with high expertise. We work with a team that specialises in regulation, legislation and administrative law. They are true experts and when required are also able to have experts from other specialised departments (taxes, for example) join them.’

‘Amir Vang does exceptional work on regulation and legislation issues. He knows how to talk with the various regulators and government offices and come up with a way to move forward.’

Key clients

Cisco Systems Inc.

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Keshet Broadcasting

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited

Axel Springer SE.

The Hot Group

Hot-Mobile Ltd.

P.H.I. Networks (2015) Limited Partnership

IBC Israel Broadband Company (2013) Ltd.

Altice Group

Coca Cola Israel

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Radio Kol-Barama Ltd., a nation-wide radio station.

Music 24 Ltd.

AudioCodes Ltd.

Ananey Communications Group

United King Films Distribution (1990) Ltd.

General Catalyst Partners

Hallo 015

Marker LLC

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

Matrix IT Ltd.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Allot Communications Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Tel Aviv – Yafo Municipality

TPG Private Equity Fund

Kodak Israel

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Yotpo, Inc.

Kastina Communications Ltd.

Celeno Communications (Israel) Ltd.

Hapeles

O.M.C Computers and Communications Ltd.

GG Zohar Ltd.

Pixellot Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Keshet Broadcasting regarding its day-to-day operations and assisting the company with the acquisition of 49% of RGE Group’s shares.
  • Advising HOT on an investment in IBC, acquiring 70% of the company’s share capital.
  • Advising ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd. and ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd. on de-SPAC transactions, acquiring leading, innovative ad-tech companies Taboola and Innovid.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Fielding specialists in regulatory and licensing matters, the team at Herzog Fox & Neeman represents a notable volume of multinational clients and also advises on commercial transactions. Accomplished practitioner and practice head Esther Sternbach advises her clients on transactional structuring work and regulatory clearance issues. Israel (Ruly) Ber is an expert on the financial aspects of telecoms and media mandates and is also knowledgeable of new media forms.

Practice head(s):

Esther Sternbach

Other key lawyers:

Israel (Ruly) Ber

Testimonials

‘They are very precise, prompt responses, accurate and have very good knowledge about the Israeli communication area and efficiency in delivering.’

‘Very high level of professionalism, personal attitude, maximum availability.’

‘I am very happy to work with Mrs Esther Sternbach, she is very professional, exhaustive, explains and reflects the situation in a clear way, explains in detail about all the available options and of course she is very pleasant.’

‘I was helped by the team to solve a very difficult regulatory problem. The attitude, the professional service, and the creativity were the strongest characteristics of the team.’

‘Esther Sternbach is the best telecoms and regulation lawyer by far. Her professional attitude, her manner, her innovative solutions, and her creativeness are part of her character. I really recommend working with Esther Sternbach.’

Key clients

The Walt Disney Company

AUDI AG

Bitit Ltd.

Intelsat Inflight Switzerland, GmbH

Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd

The Israeli Electric Corporation Ltd.

Boeing

Aeromobile

Storm Telecommunications Ltd.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Hikvision

Disney Israel Ltd.

National Geographic Channel Israel

Paltel Group

Altshuler-Shaham

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.

AT&T

T.N.R Investments Ltd

Google

CenturyLink

Panasonic

Samsung SDS

FedEx

Work highlights

  • Advised Bitit Ltd. on its application to the Ministry of Communications to obtain a general licence for the provision of IoT services.
  • Assisted Intelsat Inflight Switzerland, GmbH with a transaction in which a licensee’s telecoms system was sold to an entity that acquired control over the licensee.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices‘ practice in telecoms and media is focused on handling corporate and regulatory mandates. Team head Yossi Abadi has extensive expertise in M&A and regulatory matters, leveraging his previous experience at the Israel Broadcasting Regulatory Administration and the Ministry of Communications. In a recent highlight, Abadi led the team advising Bezeg on the sale of its subsidiary Walla! Communication to Jerusalem Post.

Practice head(s):

Yossi Abadi

Testimonials

‘Mr Yossi Abadi has acted as our legal adviser for many years and has become an integral part of our company’s decision-making process. His knowledge and understanding of the market is exceptional, his availability to our needs is always immediate, and his legal advice is impeccable. Mr Abadi is more than a lawyer for us. He is part of our business.’

Key clients

Discovery Communications Europe Limited

Bezeq

Saban Group

B Communications

Imagine media

Bloomberg

Endemol Israel

Radio A-Shams

Internet Rimon

Jasmine TV

Mashina (rock band)

Associated producers Israel Ltd

Walla Communications

Work highlights

  • Advised Discovery Communications Europe Limited on its investment in Channel 13, valued at $10m.
  • Advising B Communications on ongoing regulatory matters.
  • Assisting Imagine Media with share purchases of channels, launching new channels and other ongoing legal issues.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

The team at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. draws on its cross-departmental expertise to advise key players in the Israeli telecoms and media industry on competition, M&A, capital markets and securities, contentious and regulatory matters. Practice co-head Hilla Peleg is active in complex litigation, while fellow co-head Mattan Meridor is an expert in handling merger approvals before the Israeli Competition Authority. The team also includes Osnat Sarusi-Firstater, who focuses on representing hi tech companies, and class action experts Dror Savransky and Gilli Brooks-Varon . Associate Meirav Yung  is singled out for her expertise in regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Hilla Peleg; Mattan Meridor

Other key lawyers:

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater; Dror Savransky; Gilli Brooks; Meirav Yung

Key clients

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd.

I.O.R.B.B.R (1998) Ltd – Zenith Media

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Jerusalem Post Group

Charlton Ltd.

Partner Communication Company Ltd.

012 Smile

Work highlights

  • Represented the Group in its request to the ICA to purchase Walla!.
  • Advised Cellcom, together with optic fibre company IBC and the Israel Infrastructure Fund, on a merger with leading telecommunications company HOT.
  • Representing Partner in a motion to certify class action, in which the petitioner claims that Partner’s respondent time in its service centres is longer than the time determined in the operating license.

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co counts OTT providers such as Cellcom TV, television channels, including CNN and Channel 9, and content companies on its client roster. Practice head Dov Abramowitz has been active in advising several corporations of the Cellcom group on transactions and regulatory matters, while fellow co-head Isaac Molho is an expert in obtaining licences. Shira Schlaff is dual qualified in Israel and the US, commercial specialist Rachel Shay has particular expertise in data protection, and associate Ofek Bruk is a specialist in licensing and regulatory issues, especially pertaining to high-speed broadband.

Practice head(s):

Dov Abramowitz; Isaac Molho

Other key lawyers:

Shira Schlaff; Rachel Shay; Ofek Bruck

Key clients

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Cellcom Fixed Line Communications L.P.

Pelephone Communications

Channel 9

CNN

Shopping Channel

Dahaf Advertising

NMC United

Noorcom Communications

Vela Digital Media/Channel One Russia

Shibolet & Co.

The team at Shibolet & Co. handles regulatory matters and advises clients on M&A and capital markets transactions, with a particularly strong focus on assisting radio companies. Department head Tamir Afori is an expert in matters at the intersection of copyright and telecoms work. The team also includes Gadi Ouzan , who advises domestic and international companies on corporate, investment, and securities law mandates; and Amir S. Iliescu , who is a specialist in complex licensing and technology matters.

Practice head(s):

Tamir Afori

Other key lawyers:

Gadi Ouzan; Amir Iliescu

Testimonials

‘Professional, available, extremely supportive and great network.’

‘The team has a great approach to the work.’

Key clients

Radio Tel Aviv

Radio Haifa

Radio Darom

Radio Galey Israel

Radius

Radio Lev Hemedina

Spacecom

Cellcom

Charlton Ltd.

Radio A Shams

Keshet Broadcasting

CBS Studios (VIACOMCBS)

AGICOA

BIZPORTAL

Triple C

Xfone

Hop! Channel

Huawei Technologies

Zappa Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Radio Tel Aviv, Radio Haifa, Radio Darom, Radio Galey Israel, Radius, and Radio Lev Hemedina in negotiations with the Israeli collective management society ACUM.
  • Represented Charlton Ltd. in legislative proposal discussions before the Knesset.
  • Represented Radio Tel Aviv in a defamation lawsuit against its host.

Shimony Gross & Co

Focused on the television market, the team at boutique firm Shimony Gross & Co has extensive experience in advising key international and domestic players on transactions, regulation, and litigation including multi-channel TV operators, content distributors, TV channels, and production companies. Practice head Eran Shimony handles transactions and the related contractual work, while Noa Nudelman  is an expert in copyright and libel law. Associate Maayan Bahr  is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Eran Shimony

Other key lawyers:

Noa Nudelman; Maayan Bahr

Testimonials

‘The firm are the most experienced law firm in our industry. They are efficient, professionals, with deep understanding of the commercial side of each deal and the legal side. They are highly experienced in handling all matters concerning our field of practice, including complicated commercial negotiations and transactions.’

‘Eran Shimony and Noa Nudelman are both partners with whom we work on a day-to-day basis. Both of them are highly experienced, professionals and always available.’

Key clients

Hot – Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Endemol Israel Ltd.

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Company

Access Entertainment Holdings LP

Batsheva Dance Company

Keshet Broadcasting International Ltd.

Slutzky Communication Channels Ltd.

S.H. Channel 8 Ltd.

S.H. Israeli Entertainment Channel (2004) Ltd.

Drama Team Ltd.

Movie Plus Productions Ltd.

Shula Spiegel Ltd.

Yitzug1

Beitzat Ayin Productions Ltd.

Schick Productions Inc.

Niv Eshet Cohen Representation and Production Ltd.

New Generation Productions Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Hot – Telecommunication System Ltd. on production, content, and channel licence agreements with international and local producers.
  • Advised Movie Plus Production 2005 Ltd. on the development, production, and post-production of the series ‘Embezzlement’, produced for the Israeli Satellite broadcaster YES.
  • Advised Drama Team and its founders on a share purchase agreement in which Federation Entertainment purchased 51% of Drama Team’s shares.