David Schapiro > Arnon, Tadmor-Levy > Israel, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy
132 Menachem Begin Road, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv 6702101
31 Hillel Street, Jerusalem 9458131
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Partner, M&A, Infrastructure and Project Finance


David Schapiro has represented Israeli and international clients for the past 30 years in a diverse and sophisticated transactional practice.

David’s experience includes representing domestic and foreign clients in complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and project finance transactions. David has acted in some of the largest transactions completed in Israel.

Israel`s Maariv newspaper, has profiled David calling him “one of the most valued high-tech lawyers in Israel and the world.” David has repeatedly been selected as “One of the World`s Leading Lawyers” by Chambers Global Guide to Law Firms. Legal 500 listed him as a recognized Israeli expert in the fields of Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance and Securities. Global Counsel 3,000 recommended him as a “Leading Individual” (their highest category) for “Company and Corporate Transactions”, and he was highly recommended by Practical Law Company in the fields of Corporate/M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency. He has been quoted in Chambers Global guide as a “standout attorney who is quite able to think outside the box.”

David also lectures on issues related to corporate governance and financing at Israel’s key conferences and corporate finance forums.

Prior to joining Arnon, Tadmor-Levy, David practiced law in the Corporate Department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York between 1987 and 1990.

David joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1994.

David and his wife have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. David is an active duty reserve officer in the Israel Defense Forces.

David graduated with a B.A cum laude from Yeshiva University in 1984 and received his law degree magna cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in 1987.

David was admitted to the New York Bar (U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Tax Court) in 1988 and to the Israel Bar in 1991.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

According to clients, Arnon, Tadmor-Levy’s involvement in infrastructure matters, ‘casts calmness over sometimes-stressful processes’. A popular choice to represent the public sector in major transport, water, and social infrastructure projects, the team also routinely represents lenders and construction clients. Fielding one of the deepest benches in the market, following the 2022 merger between legacy firms Yigal Arnon and Tadmor Levy, the group draws on the expertise of 11 partners. Key contacts include Noa Meidan, who is a go-to name for project finance and infrastructure; Doron Tamir, who focuses on infrastructure projects and international tenders; Asher Bichoonski, who stands out for his strong public sector-side experience; and transactional specialist David Schapiro,

Israel > Energy

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy has been primarily active on the procurement side of late, where it has been representing the public sector on various matters, including conventional and renewable power projects and waste-to-energy projects. Key contacts include Doron Tamir, who focuses on transport and infrastructure and enjoys close relationships with state clients; project finance specialist Noa Meidan, who has significant energy expertise; Aharon Osborne, who has a growing reputation for power and natural gas-related matters; and transactional partners David Schapiro and Simon Weintraub.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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