Yael Baratz > Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Azrieli Sarona Tower, 121 Menachem Begin Road
53rd floor
Tel Aviv, 6701203
Yael Baratz photo

Work Department

Corporate & Licensing Group


Yael Baratz is a Senior Partner and Chair of the Corporate & Licensing Group in Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office. With expertise over the full range of cross border corporate transactions, particularly in the high-tech and biotech industries, Yael advises global leading entities and influential individuals on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including cross border mergers and acquisitions, internal and external investment rounds, technology licensing and other collaborations and non-dilutive financing (including grants from The National Authority for Technology Innovation of the Israeli Ministry of Economy, previously known as the Office of the Chief Scientist or OCS). Yael is considered as one of the leading lawyers in Israel on the subject of university licensing, and counsels many of Israel’s leading research institutions. Yael also has vast experience in international joint ventures and in representing foreign contractors in teaming with local companies in bidding and carrying out large public infrastructure projects. Yael’s clients include Israeli and foreign publicly traded tech and bio companies, university and hospital technology transfer offices, large infrastructure contractors and start-ups. Yael is considered a prime resource for legal advice and an expert on cross border transactions. She has been named by global directories, including Who’s Who Legal and LMG Life Sciences as a leading attorney in the Life Sciences sector.


English & Hebrew


LES Israel Women in Biotech


Tel Aviv University, LL.B., 1978

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is well known for handling contentious and non-contentious patent matters. The group also specialises in advising clients across the spectrum of life sciences on corporate transactions and employment issues. Zeev Pearl has over two decades of experience advising clients on IP issues, including portfolio development, licensing and litigation. Mark Cohen is an expert in patent prosecution regarding pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech. Yael Baratz is often instructed by clients to handle cross-border M&A transactions.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz leverages its international network of offices to advise clients based in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and the CIS on M&A transactions, spinoffs, buyouts and other equity deals. In a recent highlight, the firm advised Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries on its merger with Herodium Investments, representing a landmark transaction in the medical cannabis sector. Ilan Gerzi continues to be instructed in a high volume of transactions, including complex M&A, takeovers and corporate finance matters. Yael Baratz and Ilan Gerzi are also noted.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

With offices in the US and UK, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is able to advise on cross border licensing transactions (most notably in the telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors), as well as the IP elements of M&A transactions. Zeev Pearl, who is one of the firm’s founders, works with global companies on the IP aspects of their operations in Israel. Fellow founder Mark Cohen leads the life sciences group and splits his practice between Tel Aviv and New York. Yael Baratz represents the technology transfer companies of academic research institutions.