FISCHER (FBC & Co.) > Tel Aviv, Israel > Firm Profile

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)
146 MENACHEM BEGIN RD.,
TEL AVIV 6492103
Israel

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 1

Highlighted as a ‘first choice when looking for advice on any complex transaction‘, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) impresses with its strong skillset in traditional lending matters, including corporate finance, project finance and associated regulatory issues. It additionally demonstrates niche expertise in representing banks and institutional investors in lending transactions with non-bank credit providers. Department head Miri Kimhi focuses exclusively on banking and finance and enjoys close relationships with major financial institutions and alternative lenders; she also routinely acts for corporate borrowers. Other key names include increasingly prominent up-and-coming specialist, Dikla Lavy-Fischer, and experienced partner, Orit Israeli.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

FISCHER is always my first choice when looking for advice on any complex transaction.

Miri Kimhi and Dikla Lavy-Fischer demonstrate knowledge and professionalism in all matters. They have profound knowledge and deep understanding of the different aspects of each transaction and are extremely experienced and familiar with the Israeli players in the credit market.’

Miri Kimhi and Dikla Lavy-Fischer stay on top of everything, are both very accessible, and their service is personal and prompt for any request or matter.

A very strong team. Dikla Lavy-Fischer knows all aspects of the law, she is very good and knows how to get to the exact point of the discussion.’

Dikla Lavy-Fischer is very professional, has full availability and short response times, is fun to work with and is always there to help and contribute to our legal advice.

The partners leading our team are very experienced and knowledgeable; very nice to work with and always strive to get the deal done.’

Both Gilad Winkler and Miri Kimhi are excellent lawyers and are super nice. They are very experienced; they do not fight over miniscule things but rather see the larger picture and help their clients to get a deal, rather than fight over details.’

I work almost exclusively with Dikla Lavy-Fischer and if I need a lawyer in an area that is not her expertise, she finds the right lawyer from the firm to help me. I’ve been working with her for quite a long time and I am very satisfied.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Discount Capital

Mivtach Shamir Holdings

Generation Capital Ltd.

Allied Real Estate Ltd.

Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

Golf & Co Group Ltd.

Archimedes Credit (2021) Ltd.

Yeditot Ahronot Ltd.

Cal Israeli Credit Cards Ltd.

Colmobil Financial Solutions Ltd.

Yesodot Financing Group

Kata Capital Ltd.

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Leumi and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank on financing the NIS2.8bn purchase of the controlling stake in Egged Transportation Company, by a partnership established by Keystone REIT together with an Israeli group of provident and pension funds.
  • Represented a syndicate, led by Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, in a financing to Property and Building Corp to support its NIS3.1bn purchase of a controlling stake in Gav-Yam Lands Corp.
  • Acted for Bareket Finance, as well as Clal Insurance Company and Migdal Insurance Company as Bareket’s credit providers, on a financing to a conglomerate of hundreds of private landowners for the planning and construction of a major real estate project.

Israel > Capital markets Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s capital markets practice stands out for its international capability and the group advised a mix of issuers and underwriters on global offerings over the past year. Among its highlight work, corporate lead Avraham Well paired up with US capital markets expert, Sharon Rosen, to represent UBS, as sole global co-ordinator and bookrunner, on the global IPO of ImageSat International. Other key contacts include capital markets head Boaz Noiman, hi-tech specialist, Eran Yaniv, and up-and-coming partner, Vered Oren.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Avraham WellSharon RosenEran YanivVered Oren; Hezi Kattan; Raz Tepper

Testimonials

‘The firm’s partners will make themselves available for you anytime, anywhere. They are hard-working, hands-on. Very business oriented.’

The team can provide support in various securities laws issues based on its extensive experience. Sharon Rosen can give advice in Israel that combines her US and Israeli experience.’

Sharon Rosen is extremely professional and very reliable. Has deep understanding of both Israeli law, and US securities laws and NASDAQ rules. Very much into the details of every paper which is drafted or reviewed by her.’

‘Raz Tepper – very good understanding of the business environment in which our company operates. Provides excellent legal advice, while understanding the company’s commercial needs.’

‘Hezi Kattan is an exceptional individual, great lawyer and great person, with unique business background and understanding.’

Key clients

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Bezeq the Israel Telecommunications Corp.

Perrigo Company Ltd.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

BofA Securities Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Major insurance groups – Migdal, Harel, Menorah

Tower Semi-conductor

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

ICL Group

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd

Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

AllMed Solutions

Carmel Winery

Clal Industries Ltd.

Bynet Communications

WeSure Global Tech Ltd.

UBS

Ramot in the City

Icon Group Ltd. (iDigital)

M.G.S. Sport Trading Ltd.

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Envizion Medical Ltd.

YBox Real Estate Ltd.

Gilad May Construction Investment and Development Ltd.

XT Investments Ltd.

Qnergy

Kamada Ltd.

Reit 1

Delta Israel Brands Ltd.

Strauss Group

Azorim

REIT Azorim – H.F. Living Ltd.

Strawberry Fields Inc.

Silverstein Properties Limited

Starwood West Limited

Chosen Properties Ltd.

Altitude Investments Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd.

Check-Cap

Sunflower Renewable Investments

Polar Investments Ltd.

Brill Shoe Industries Ltd.

Nala Digital Commerce Ltd

Quiklizard Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Mivne Real Estate in the issuance of a new series of bonds on the TASE totalling approximately NIS1.2bn.
  • Acted for UBS, as sole global co-ordinator and bookrunner, on the global IPO of ImageSat International.
  • Advised Paz Oil Company on the acquisition of retail chain Freshmarket at a value of approximately $675m, payable in cash and in shares, through a reverse-triangular merger.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Proactive, committed and efficient‘, FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s thriving corporate practice leverages the wider firm’s full-service capability to excel in large-scale transactions across all key market segments. In one of 2022’s headline deals, corporate head Avraham Well, in conjunction with the capital markets department, advised Nasdaq- and TSE-listed Tower Semiconductor on its $5.9bn acquisition by Intel Corporation. The group also draws on the senior experience of hi-tech co-heads, Raz Tepper, Eran Yaniv, as well as Ronald Lehmann, whose broad practice focus spans private equity, M&A and arbitration. Up-and-coming partner Sharon Klein-Manbar is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Well; Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv; Ronald Lehmann; Orit Israeli

Other key lawyers:

Yoram Shiv; Galai Sharir; Anat Shinar; Eran Reichman; Sharon Klein-Manbar; Tal Gellerman; Zohar Liss

Testimonials

‘FBC has competent, proactive, committed and efficient teams specialized in the acquisition of innovative start-ups. Lawyers go the extra mile to get a good deal for their client.’

‘Yoram Shiv has a wealth of experience, remains focused on the priorities and keeps a positive and dynamic attitude. He is personally involved in the files and negotiations and manages to clearly guide clients through the pitfalls and specificities of the Israeli legal system and practices.’

‘Excellent service-oriented professionals, particularly Raz Tepper.’

‘Eran Yaniv and associate Tal Gellerman were the best! Great experience, very sharp and smart! They know to achieve the perfect results.’

‘The team is very professional and highly skilled in many important areas.’

‘Galai Sharir, Anat Shinar, Eran Reichman: All are highly professional, very precise, and accurate in every issue.’

‘A professional team that provides a quick response to our needs.’

‘Sharon Klein-Manbar is very professional, has deep understanding of our particular business and is very attentive to our urgent matters; this enables us to receive very swift and accurate results with courtesy.’

Key clients

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Qualcomm Technologies

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Limited; Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Limited

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

The Partner Deal – The Phoenix

The Partner Deal – Menora

The Partner Deal – businessman Avi Gabay, Former CEO of Cellcom

The Partner Deal – businessman Shlomo Rodav, Chairman of Bitan Wine

The Partner Deal – the Mori Arkin Fund

Imagen Cards Ltd.

Priority Software Ltd.

Sky Fund

Zerto

Menora Mivtachim

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company

Ayalon Insurance Company

Arbel Finance Ltd.

Essence Partners

Icon Group Ltd. (iDigital)

Halman Aldubi

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. & Migdal Makfet Pension Funds

Poalim Capital Markets Ltd.

Hashavshevet WizSoft Ltd.

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Union Group

Yongil Ltd.

Shareholders of Swarth Group

White City Buildings Holdings Ltd.

Aqwise Wise Water Technologies Ltd.

Access Industries

ECI Telecom

Provident Funds Ltd

Reshet Media Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd.

KKR Fund

Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.

EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel Ltd

Stockton Israel Ltd.

Paradox Inc.

Ashtrom Renewable Energy Ltd. and Harel Group

REIT – Real Estate Investment Trust

Centerbridge Partners

Gallatin Point Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented Tower Semiconductor in its $5.9bn acquisition by Intel Corporation.
  • Advised Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings on the NIS2.4bn acquisition of credit card company, Max.
  • Acted for Paz Oil Company on its acquisition of retail chain Freshmarket, valued at approximately NIS2.1bn.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) finds favour with clients for its ‘clear recommendations and candid advice‘. The comprehensive practice is equipped to handle the full spectrum of competition and antitrust law, with strong showings in high-stakes merger reviews, litigation cases and investigations. Leveraging 27 years worth of practice, department head Tal Eyal-Boger is widely recognised for her experience in precedent-setting files. Other key names at partner level include the increasingly prominent Ziv Schwartz, who advises on complex litigation and transactional work, and Nehami Katzenelson. Senior associate Roi Warhaftig is also noted for his exclusive focus on competition and antitrust.

Practice head(s):

Tal Eyal-Boger

Other key lawyers:

Reuven Behar; Tamar Turjeman-Kedem; Ziv Schwartz; Nehami Katzenelson; Roi Wahrhaftig

Testimonials

‘The firm has deep knowledge and understanding of the competition world in Israel and globally.’

‘Tal Eyal-Boger is highly professional and knowledgable. Understands the business needs and concerns of her clients, in addition to the legal challenges, and acts accordingly.’

‘The team is knowledgable in the field, responsive, thinks outside the box and provides great solutions.’

‘Ziv Schwartz is an excellent attorney who always knows how to provide the relevant solution to each problem and is always up-to-date with the relevant law and regulation.’

‘Professional and thorough. Lawyers know their field of expertise very well.’

‘Very practical and responsive. Also, fields a very deep practice for a firm in a relatively small country.’

‘FISCHER lawyers provide clear recommendations and candid advice rather than simply identifying risks. They work very well together as a team. Tal Eyal-Boger is a terrific litigator/counselor, as is Ziv Schwartz.’

Key clients

Google and Waze Mobile Ltd.

Schaeffler

Whirlpool Corporation

NatWest Markets Plc (formerly: The Royal Bank of Scotland)

SodaStream Israel LTD

New-Med Energy LLP (formerly known as: Delek Drilling LLP) and 5 holders of the Tamar natural gas reservoir: Chevron Mediterranean Limited (formerly: Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.); Isramco Negev 2 LLP; Tamar Petroleum Ltd.; Dor Gas Exploration LLP; Everest Infrastructure LLP

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

TNUVA Central Cooperative for the Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Israel Ltd.

Bezeq the Israel Telecommunications Co. Ltd.

Wissotzky Tea (Israel) Ltd.

S. Schestowitz Ltd.

Salt of The Earth Ltd. and Sugat Industries Ltd

Tokin Corporation [under a limited power of attorney – service dispute] – A Japanese electronic and industrial corporation

Nichicon Corporation [under a limited power of attorney – service dispute] A Japanese electronic and industrial corporation

HeidelbergCement AG

CPP Investments – Canadian pension fund investor CPPIB

Paz Oil Company Ltd

Alon Gas Energy Development Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim

Colmobil Ltd.

The Association of Banks in Israel

Novartis (Sandoz AG, a Novartis division)

Sodexo Pass Israel Ltd.

Amisragas

Danya Cebus

SKY Fund

EDF Renewables Israel

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Alifim Insurance Agency (2002) Ltd

WeSure Global Tech Ltd.

Kineret Quarries Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Google LLC, Google Commerce Ltd and Google Payments Corp in a motion to certify a class action related to allegations of anti-competitive conduct regarding Google Play.
  • Representing Volvo Lastvagnar and Renault Trucks in an motion to certify a class action related to allegations that Volvo, Renault and other truck manufacturers formed a cartel.
  • Representing Tnuva Central Cooperative for The Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Israel in various matters, including in ten class actions, seven of which concern alleged excessive pricing claims.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

According to one satisfied client, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) stands as ‘Israel’s leader in complex commercial litigation‘. The team’s deep bench proves a key differentiator, which allows it to draw on specialists in all core dispute resolution spheres, including commercial litigation, class actions, competition, securities law and arbitration. It also stands out for its diverse client list, which strikes a balance between leading domestic and global companies. Gil Orion is ‘nothing less than outstanding‘ and is currently defending the Israeli branch of Deloitte in two cases totalling $80m; he co-heads the practice alongside seasoned litigator, Reuven Behar. Other key contacts are competition litigator Tamar Turjeman-Kedem, IP specialist Yael Riemer and corporate and securities-focused litigators, Meital Ben-Basat and Oded Revivo. Chen Cohen is a talented associate.

Practice head(s):

Gil Orion; Reuven Behar

Testimonials

‘The team is Israel’s leader in complex commercial litigation. Its work consistently demonstrates exceptional legal analysis and understanding.’

‘Lawyers are dedicated to clients to a degree that is unmatched, and they are always laser-focused on obtaining the best possible results for clients. They are not afraid to be creative and I feel entirely confident in entrusting them with our company’s most important cases.’

The team is very thorough and highly professional. Lawyers strive to achieve the best result for their clients.’

‘I have worked with Gil Orion for around ten years. His work is always nothing less than outstanding, in developing the case strategy and in implementing that strategy with maximum effect in written briefs and oral argument in court. Gil is always there for us.’

Key clients

SHEIN

PayPal

Intel Corporation

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Perrigo Company PLC

Meta Platforms, Inc

Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd.

Deloitte Israel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts (Marriott)

Google

Cross River Bank

Norstar Holdings Inc.

Mr. Igor Kolomoyski, a well-known European Tycoon

Strauss Group Inc.

Sonol Israel Ltd.

Negev Ecology

Association of Country Builders (ACB)

Claridge Israel & ION Asset Management

KT Squared LLC

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd. & Ayalon Holding Group Ltd.

Scailex Corporation Ltd.

State of Israel

The Knesset, the Israeli Parliament

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. (EAPC)

Ortam Sahar Engineering Ltd.

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

The General Cooperative Workers Company in Eretz Israel Ltd.

Delek Drilling LLP

Ford Motor Company

Samsung

Tower Semiconductor

Hyundai Motors

Kia Motors

Airlines – eg: Lufthansa, Swissair, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Ryanair

Africa Israel Residences Ltd.

Shuval Eyal Leisrael Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd.

Michlol Funding Ltd.

IDE Holdings

iForex Holding Ltd.

Israeli Banks: e.g. Discount, Mizrahi-Tefahot, Leumi

Shikun & Binui Arison Group

Energy: Alon the Israeli Gas Company; The Paz Group

Danya Cebus

EDF Renewal Energies

Work highlights

  • Representing Huawei Tech Investments Co against Electra Consumer Products and Alpha Telecom regarding an exclusive distribution agreement.
  • Representing Mr Igor Kolomoyski, a former controlling shareholder of PrivatBank, in an action filed against him by PrivatBank, as part of a multinational dispute.
  • Representing Strauss Group in a motion for discovery and inspection regarding salmonella-related findings at the Strauss chocolate factory.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) houses a destination class actions practice, which is routinely engaged by leading global and domestic corporations to advise on complex cases. The team is adept across the full range of claims, with strong recent activity in the privacy space, where it is currently representing Meta Platforms, Google and Intel in separate matters. The group is also well versed in product liability, antitrust, and securities-related issues, among other spheres. Gil Orion is highly sought after for his broad sector experience, and co-heads the group alongside Orit Malka. Associate Jana Rabinovich provides praiseworthy support.

Practice head(s):

Gil Orion; Orit Malka

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very thorough and highly professional. Strives to achieve the best result for its clients.’

‘Fantastic team with excellent lawyers. Pragmatic, efficient and cost savvy.’

‘Gil Orion and his team are fantastic lawyers with great insights about the market. They deliver excellent work, take on feedback in a constructive manner, and are always ready to listen to do even better. They are pragmatic in their approach and know how to present complex matters simply.’

Key clients

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Fiverr International

Volvo Car Corporation

PayPal, Inc.

Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC

Perrigo Company PLC

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motor Company

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.

Intel Corporation

Ford Motor Company

Norstar Holdings Inc.

Meitav Dash

Sonol Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd & Ayalon Holdings Group Ltd

Match Group (Tinder)

TARYA P2P Ltd.

Lime Network Ltd.

Airlines: Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd, Delta Airlines, British Airways PLC, Pegasus, Wizzair, Ryanair

Starwood West Limited

Deloitte Israel – Brightman Almagor Zohar

Ormat Technologies Inc. and Ormat Systems Ltd.

Bezeq – The Israeli Communication Company Ltd.

HOT Telecommunication Systems Ltd., Hot Mobile Ltd.

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Biotronik Se & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Representing Google Ireland and Google LLC in several motions to certify class actions.
  • Representing PayPal in class actions regarding foreign exchange conversion policy and accessibility issues in its website for Israeli customers.
  • Representing Meta Platforms, operator of the Facebook platform in Israel, in motions to certify class actions.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 1

A leading team in the field of white-collar litigation‘, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) routinely represents prominent individuals in sensitive and high-profile criminal investigations and proceedings. The team’s ability to draw on additional specialists from its litigation, tax, antitrust and environmental law practices is also a significant differentiator. A former senior prosecutor in the State Attorney’s Office, practice head Dror Matatyahu is roundly praised by sources as ‘one of the best litigators in Israel in the white-collar field‘. Associate Omer Aviram provides dedicated support.

Practice head(s):

Dror Matatyahu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The white collar team at FISCHER law firm is excellent. The practice is unique because of its leader, Dror Matatyahu, who is a former senior attorney in the State Attorney’s office, and is currently one of the best litigators in Israel in the white-collar field.’

‘The team is very experienced, skilled, unified and synchronised. Lawyers also have knowledge and education in economics and business administration and use the most advanced software. I previously used a boutique in this field; when I moved to FBC, I realised it was on a completely different level — like moving from Fiat to Mercedes.’

‘I received a very professional service and at the same time a very personal attitude. The firm’s fees are not cheap, but from my experience the service and the attitude was worth every penny. I have the budget to hire any law firm I want, but I highly recommend these guys.’

‘A very professional team that puts the interest of their clients before any other interests. Dror Matatyahu and his team are one of the best in Israel and bring a lot of experience.’

‘This is a leading team in the field of white-collar litigation. An experienced and skilled team that uses innovative means to analyse information through software that enables the specific detection of words and dates, within many investigative materials.’

‘Dror Matatyahu, a former senior name in the state attorney’s office, knows the environment well and has industry connections. In addition, he has an understanding and education in other fields beyond law, such as business administration and economics.’

‘The team is very skilled and experienced. The division of work in the team is very clear and there is full cooperation between the lawyers. The team is very attentive and patient towards the client and shares the preparations and the legal strategy. The team is very thorough in the factual and legal preparation.’

‘Dror Matatyahu is an excellent lawyer. His professionalism and character traits make him the most sought-after lawyer in the white-collar field. Matatyahu is different from other defence attorneys in the field because he has extensive experience on the other side as a senior prosecutor in the State Attorney’s Office.’

Key clients

MK David Bitan

Mayor Yossi Bachar

The Tidhar Group

Mr. Meir Hamo, former CEO of Femi Premium

Mr. Avishai Ziv, CEO of the Singulariteam Group

Ashtrom Group

Mr. Tamir Zuman

Accountant Yuval Kidron

Mr. David Vardi

Mr. Eli Tobol

Mr. Hanania Isacharov

Mr. Yitzhak Rever

Ms. Reut Benodis

Yuricoms Ltd.

Giltech Ltd.

Mr. Yuri Shaklover

Chen Shaklover

Mr. Or Elovitch

Adv. Uri (Uriel) Messer

Mr. Golan Davidi

The Israel Brothers Ltd.

Mr. Yoel Israel (owners of The Israel Brothers Ltd.)

Mr. Yehoshua (Shuki) Gabay

Mr. Shuki Sagis

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Or Elovitch in an investigation by the Securities Authority alleging several financial crimes.
  • Successfully represented the Deputy General Accountant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an investigation alleging bribery, theft, forgery and computer penetration.
  • Represented MK David Bitan in an investigation by Lahav 433 alleging corruption and also in a hearing before the Attorney General.

Israel > Employment Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) stands out for its ability to ‘provide a complete package for the client‘, with a strong skill set in complex employment litigation cases, as well as corporate support matters and collective negotiations. The team is also distinguished by its focus on specific industry spheres, including the ‘blue-collar’ and hi-tech sectors. Shay Teken spearheads the practice and advised Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises’ management on signing a new collective agreement at the factory. The team additionally includes Moran Friedman, who formerly served in the legal department of the Histadrut, and senior associate Amit Bechler, who is ‘a true professional‘.

Practice head(s):

Shay Teken

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘FISCHER’s labor team is not the typical big firm employment department. The team stands out in the practice of collective labor relations and is connected to the workers’ and employers’ organizations. The team also has extensive experience in litigation, so they provide a “complete package” for the client.’

‘The team is very professional. The firm has worked closely with us in contracts and trials.’

‘Moran Friedman is always available and very resourceful. She will answer any question whether simple or very complex.’

‘Shay Teken as a unique thinker  and a very sharp legal mind. A very special advocate.’

‘We know with confidence that we will always receive service from the best experts in their field without having to ask. We are a social organization and there is a whole system of laws that are unique to us in addition to the totality of laws such as hiring employees, receiving donations, and more.’

‘Moran Friedman is the lawyer who connects us to all other experts and helps us to manage human resources in the organization in a legal and humane way. This support was critical during the major changes that were required during the lockdowns and the Corona days.’

‘Amit Bechler is a true professional and is always at hand to help and assist us with our needs. We can rely on him for his support and guidance which is greatly appreciated when dealing with a matter outside of our own remit. Amit is always quick to respond and helps to find solutions wherever possible.’

‘Shay Teken and Amit Bechler are a very strong duo. Both are very experienced and knowledgeable, with a deep understanding of private and collective labor law. They always think outside the box and have good ideas. Working with them is a fantastic experience.’

Key clients

Israel Discount Bank

Hadassah Medical Center

Tadbik – Packing Equipment Company

Tower Semiconductor

Paz Oil Company

Perrigo Company

British Airways

Air France

The Ministry of Economy and Industry

The Israel Football Association

Israeli Organization of Cleaning Companies (IOCC)

Israel Consumer Council

The Israel Bar Association

Sky Fund

Shikun & Binui

DHL Israel

Waxman-Govrin Engineering Ltd.

Tidhar Group

Dan Lir Engineering Ltd.

M.N Alnadaf Construction Developments

El-Har Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Almi Group

Shikun & Binui

Delta Airlines

RingCentral (US)

Belavia Belarusian Airlines

Bright Dairy Israel Ltd.

Compass Datacenters (US)

China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Limited

Kimberly-Clark

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

Israel Consumer Council

Dao Shipping

Caljan (Denmark)

SMA B.V. (Netherlands)

ELVI Elettrotecnica Vitali S.p.A (Italy)

Datalogic S.r.l (Italy)

Fives Intralogistics Spa. (Italy)

The Kibbutz Movement (“HaTnua HaKibbutzit”)

The Fund for Natural Damage Insurance in Agriculture

Gaza Strip Farms

Fanuc Automation Israel Ltd.

Dentsu Aegis Network Israel Ltd.

Metasight Diagnostics

Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)

Agronomics (UK)

AMIT Education Network

Ledico

“Shaham” – The Israeli Actors’ Organization

Talma Travel and Tours

Essence Partners

STXI Motion

The Drisco Hotel

G4S

Matan Welfare Services Ltd.

Supermarket Chain “Hazi-Hinam”

“Act” – the Israeli organization of the cinema and television employees

Various workers committees

Various employers

Work highlights

  • Advising Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises’ management in its negotiations for signing a new collective agreement at the factory.
  • Advising Qualcomm Technologies on all labour and employment matters related to its acquisition of Cellwize Wireless Technologies.
  • Representing the Kibbutz Movement in a case filed by former volunteers claiming that the relationship between the Kibbutz and volunteers should have been classified as an employment relationship.

Israel > Energy Tier 1

The ‘exceptional’ FISCHER (FBC & Co.) energy department assists domestic and international companies in the financing, construction and implementation of renewable energy and oil and gas initiatives. The firm is particularly strong in advising on water desalination and sustainable projects, regularly guiding Israeli entities through the agreement negotiations and tender procedures in cross-border transactions. 'Deal maker’ Gilad Winkler has 20 years’ experience representing clients in the natural gas, water and photovoltaic energy fields, while Hezi Kattan has brought expertise in managing infrastructure and transportation projects since his arrival from Shikun & Binui in May 2022. Associate Laurence Elbaz-Avisar is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Winkler

Other key lawyers:

Hezi Kattan; Laurence Elbaz-Avisar; Reut Maor Kartowsky; Katya Kravits

Testimonials

‘The team led by Gilad Winkler is exceptional. Energy experts who are involved and knowledgable of the Israeli Energy sector.’

‘Gilad Winkler is an excellent legal professional and brings a lot of Business Acumen into his practice.’

‘Gilad Winkler – A true ‘deal maker’, providing ‘out of the box’ solutions to problems, well beyond the scope of a legal advisor.’

‘The team I worked with, led by attorney Hezi Kattan, was very skilled and professional, with rich experience and availability that contributed greatly to our business.’

‘Hezi Kattan is a professional lawyer with extensive and rich experience in a variety of law fields, quick thinking and very easy to work with. Hezi Kattan has a broad and comprehensive view of commercial law and energy and infrastructure in particular, and was highly available for any inquiries.’

‘Gilad and Hezi are excellent.’

Key clients

A.A.G.R. Renewable Energies Ltd

El-Mor Electric Installations & Services (1986) Ltd.

Allied Infrastructure Ltd.

Alon Blue Square Group

GEK Terna; Alon Natural Gas Exploration Ltd.

Chevron Corporation

Mubadala Investment Company

Avner Oil Exploration LP

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Discount

Bank Leumi

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

HSBC Bank plc

JP Morgan Securities plc

Clal Insurance

Harel Insurance

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd.

The Phoenix Group

Colmobil Ltd.

Delek Drilling LP

Dor Alon

EDF Energies Israel Ltd; EDF Renewables Israel Ltd.

Egged Holding Ltd.

El Mor Renewable Energies

Electra Ltd.

Everest Infrastructures LP

Generation Capital

Helios Fund; Helios Renewable Energy 5 LP

IDE Water Assets

Isramco Negev 2 LP; Isramko petroleum

Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd.

Nahor Transport Lanes Ltd.

NegevEcology

Noble Energy Inc.

OPC Energy Ltd.

Ormat Systems Ltd.

Quadro National Infrastructures Ltd.

Rapak Energy

SolarEdge Ltd.

Solegreen Ltd.

Starplast Industries (1987) Ltd.

Sunflower

Tamar Petroleum

Urbanix

Zabar Solar Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Migdal Insurance Company on its NIS 1.2bn investment in Doral LLC.
  • Assisted the Tamar Partners, as stakeholders in the Tamar gas reservoir, in day-to-day operations, including a gas balancing agreement entered into between the Tamar Partners.
  • Represented EDF Renewables Israel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF Energy Group, in a wide range of investments and transactions.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)’s healthcare and life sciences team has extensive expertise in advising international and Israeli companies in complex litigation proceedings and commercial transactions. The group has considerable strength in medical device-related class actions, representing global entities, as well as providing routine guidance to businesses regarding regulatory compliance issues. Raz Tepper assists multinational and local players across the biotechnology, genomics, and healthcare service industries, and Eran Yaniv specialises in cross-border transactions with an emphasis on life sciences. Shmulik Fried and Tal Wiesengrun are other key names. Senior associate Warren Wienburg provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Tal Wiesengrun has the perfect combination between professionalism and humaneness, without compromising on assertiveness. It is a pleasure to work with her.’

‘Kind and professional, with high experience in the field we needed (class actions).’

Key clients

Perrigo

Kamada Ltd.

Novartis (Sandoz AG, a Novartis division)

Viola

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

Purple Biotech

CytoReason

Metasight Diagnostics

OrbiMed Healthcare Fund

Rainbow Medical Ltd.

Abbott – St. Jude Medical

Hadassah Medical Organisation

Prof. Sarah Ferber (a professor at Sheba Hospital)

Leumi Partners

Allied Group

Elgan Pharma

Tarom Innovative Technologies Ltd

Starget Pharma

Adicet Bio Ltd.

Medici Medical LDT

Lapidot Medical Import & Marketing LTD

Allium Medical

Alpha-Bio Tech Ltd.

American Well Corporation

Meuhedet Health Fund

Check Cap Ltd.

MetaboMed Ltd.

Motus G.I.

NanoSpun Technologies

Nano Retina Ltd.

Nutrinia

Octopus Ventures

Pangea Therapeutics Ltd.

Pythagoras Medical Ltd.

Real Imaging Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Perrigo, a Dublin-based over-the-counter drug manufacturer and its Israeli subsidiaries, on an ongoing basis with respect to its legal matters in Israel, including commercial and litigation matters.
  • Represented Purple Biotech in all of its legal needs, including corporate governance, securities law issues (both in Israel and the US), commercial agreements, distribution agreements, strategic cooperation and alliances as well as litigation matters.
  • Represented Hadassah Medical Organization, the operator of Hadassah Ein-Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus hospitals, in a broad range of issues, including regulation of the Israeli health system, involving regulatory issues and regarding Bone Marrow Registry in proceedings before the Military Attorney General.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)’s expertise lies in assisting Israeli and international venture capital and investment funds with acquisitions and opportunities to invest within the technology and hi-tech industry. The ‘hard working and dedicated’ department is well equipped to represent investment arms of financial institutions, including Leumi Partners, in their funding of portfolio companies and start-ups. Raz Tepper and Eran Yaniv co-head the practice, with the former specialising in advising venture capital and private equity firms, and the latter having 23 years’ experience of working with start-up companies on technology transactions.

Practice head(s):

Eran Yaniv; Raz Tepper

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘Team is hard working and dedicated. Super responsive, professional and diligent. Easy to work with both back and front office.’

‘Eran Yaniv and his team are the POC for us – we always enjoyed working with them. Highly professional, diligent, prompt and easy to work with. They know how to be creative and solve problems where needed.’

 

Key clients

Google

Facebook

Qualcomm Technologies

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Intel Corporation

Matrix

Qualcomm Ventures

Pitango Venture Capital

Sumitomo Corporation

Claltech (2008) Limited Partnership

Claridge Israel

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

Kamada Pharmaceuticals

Viola Fund

Discount Capital

Purple BioTech

Leumi Partners

Allied

Cyolo Security Ltd.

CytoReason

ION CROSSOVER PARTNERS

Twine Solutions Ltd.

Serround Ventures

StarkWare

BlueWind

Metasight Diagnostics

Starget Pharma Ltd.

Elgan Pharma

Aliaxis Group

AllegisCyber Capital

DSM Venturing

Tarom Innovative Technologies Ltd.

UnMute Technologies

Global Innovation Fund

Pagaya Technologies Ltd.

BlueWind

Imagen Cards Ltd.

Priority Software Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Tower Semiconductor Ltd. in its acquisition by global giant Intel Corporation (listed on Nasdaq), at a value of US$ 5.9B.
  • Represented Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a California-based telecommunications multinational, in the acquisition of Cellwize Wireless Technologies, in exchange for a total amount of US$ 340M.
  • Representing investment fund Claridge Israel, including in its various investment transactions in technology startup companies.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) offers a full-service infrastructure practice that routinely advises on all stages of project development, including many of Israel’s most high-profile infrastructure and transport projects. The firm represents major companies, including a growing portfolio of international clients, in major infrastructure and transportation tenders and high-profile PPP bids. Gilad Winkler, recognised for his expertise in regulatory and transactional matters, leads the practice. Recent hire Hezi Kattan joined the firm from an in-house position in the infrastructure and energy industry, bringing with him extensive experience in large-scale transportation projects. Senior associate Reut Maor Kartowsky is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘An experienced team, with multidisciplinary capabilities.’

‘Gilad Winkler is probably one of the best and most experienced lawyers in project finance. Gilad has the ability to advise not just from a legal point of view but also from a commercial point of view.’

‘Gilad and Hezi are amazing.’

Key clients

Afikim Advanced Transportation Services Ltd.

Allied Infrastructure Ltd.

COMSA SSA

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Discount

Bank Leumi

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

HSBC Bank plc

JP Morgan Securities plc

China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Limited (CRCCI)

Clal Insurance

Harel Insurance

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd.

The Phoenix Group

Colmobil Ltd.

CRCC Hong Kong (CRCC HK)

Shikun & Binui Energy Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Company Ltd.

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Dao Shipping

V.I.D. Desalination Company Ltd

TIL Group

Ashtrom Group

Egged Holding Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Everest Infrastructures LP

Generation Capital

Hadarom Container Terminal Ltd.

Helios Fund

Helios Renewable Energy 5 LP

IDE Water Assets

Lapidoth Capital Ltd.

Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd.

Nahor Transport Lanes Ltd.

NegevEcology

Ormat Systems Ltd.

Quadro National Infrastructures Ltd.

Starplast Industries (1987) Ltd.

Sunflower

Urbanix

Zabar Solar Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing a consortium in its NIS 10.7B tender for the financing, design, construction, operation, maintenance and transfer of the Blue Line of the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network.
  • Representing the Nativ La’ir (Path to the City) consortium in a $750m toll road PPP.
  • Representing Hadarom Container Terminal and Terminal Investment, as borrowers, in the $900m project financing of the Southport Terminal at Ashdod Seaport.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) fields a ‘high quality and diverse’ team, showing exceptional strength in advising major Israeli and international clients on commercial transactions, IP contracts, and licensing agreements. The department also has unique expertise on privacy and data protection, providing companies such as Google and Tesla on information security and commercial activities in the cyberspace. The ‘super intelligentAmit Dat heads the group, bringing 15 years’ experience in IP transactions and data transfers; he is supported by Omri Rachum-Twaig who specialises in technology transfer agreements and supporting media and entertainment projects.

Practice head(s):

Amit Dat

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The practice is unique because you receive a response to every matter with the most professional response combined with the best practice and a business prospective.’

‘Omri Rachum-Twaig is highly professional and responds very quickly to every matter, has years of experience which reflects in his responses, and he is consistently updating his knowledge and its client knowledge as well.’

‘Highly professional and knowledgeable, business oriented, nice to work with.’

‘Dr. Omri Rachum-Twaig and Amit Dat – both are highly knowledgeable professionals. Provide “down to earth” and business-oriented advice. Very responsive, efficient and approachable.’

‘Legal understanding along tech aspects. Good understanding of client point of view. Availability and timely response.’

‘Omri Rachum-Twaig and Amit Dat and their team gives us as client the service we need professionally. Omri has well known professional and tech background and reputation.’

‘A very high quality and diverse team that possesses knowledge in a variety of disciplines. The team presents flexibility of thought and out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems.’

‘I worked with Mr. Amit Dat, who is a super intelligent person, with a lot of knowledge in the fields of intellectual property. Amit did a very professional job while going down to the details without leaving room for chance. Thanks to the dedicated and professional approach, we obtained a contract on excellent terms.’

Key clients

Southern Israel Bridging Fund, L.P.

Google Israel Ltd.

Qualcomm Ventures LLC

Matrix

Reshet Media Ltd.

News 10 Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

AngioDynamics Inc.

Met Syn Lysine Ltd.

Everblue Labs Ltd.

Planet Watchers ltd.

GroupHug Online

Nogar Enterprise

Full DNA Ltd.

Nucleon Cyber Ltd.

Therma Sphera Ltd.

Hystrix Technologies Ltd.

Joshu Israel Ltd.

Innegev Ltd.

PortSight Med Ltd.

ThermaSphera LTD.

ENERSOPHIQ Ltd.

Adar Tech Fund LLC

ActiveFence

OrCam

Sygnia

A.G.T Group

Tesla

Siemens

AT&T

Yahoo

ECI Telecom/Ribbon Group

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Claridge Israel L.P.

Kimberly-Clark Israel Ltd.

Sonol

Claltech (2008) Limited Partnership

Melisron Group

Cynet Security Ltd.

Enopace Technology

The Tidhar Group

Laguna Health

MetaSight

CytoReason

Blue Square Real Estate

Africa Israel Real Residential

Melisron Group

Lama Productions Ltd.

Hitta

FullDNA

Spiro Films Ltd.

Masha Productions Ltd.

Israel Hayom Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

Softweave Ltd.

Car Freshner Corporation

See Security

Delta Galil Industries

Tosaf Compound

Moroccan oil

Mul T Lock

Hadera Paper

Victory Supermarkets Chain

Talma Tours

Israeli Football Association

Hot Telecommunications

Kimberley Clark

Denya Sibus

Shomera Insurance

CTERA

Force Multiplier Y Ltd.

Force Multiplier Y Ltd.

Pangea Therapeutics

Percepto Ltd.

My-Tower Ltd.,

UVTal Health Ltd.

Imagen Cards Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Google in a highly strategic and complex technology project and providing legal opinions regarding the complex potential IP risks with respect to new global technological features and services.
  • Represented Israel Discount Bank, in several complex technology-related projects, including commercial collaboration for the licensing and technology acquisition from two leading fintech companies in Israel.
  • Represents and advises Matrix Ltd., a leading information technology service provider, with legal advice regarding privacy issues and its compliance with the Israeli Information Security Regulations and GDPR for its European enterprises.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 1

Among FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s key attributes, clients highlight its ‘deep understanding of complex issues‘ and ‘great connections‘. The practice advises on the full scope of planning and zoning matters, with strong experience in large-scale residential, industrial and commercial development. It also stands out for its ability to lean on other departments at the full-service firm for support on complex environmental and contentious matters. The deep and broad team is led jointly by dedicated planning specialists Tali Salton-Yeshua, Galit Shitzer and Efrat Sharon. Managing partner Amir Chen provides further top-level firepower, while Jonathan Libchik is an impressive up-and-coming partner.

Practice head(s):

Tali Salton-Yeshua; Galit Shitzer; Efrat Sharon

Other key lawyers:

Amir Chen; Jonathan Libchik; Shilo Hershkovits; Alona Korman

Testimonials

‘Extremely involved and loyal to the client, deep understanding of complex issues, excellent reputation, great connections and outstanding approach when representing the client. This particularly applies to Tali Salton-Yeshua Jonathan Libchik and associate Alona Korman.’

‘The team possesses great knowledge, experience and expertise in this area of the law and, in my opinion, are are among the top lawyers, if not the top, nationally.’

The team keeps current on the law, including changes which have not yet taken effect. They take a proactive approach to keeping the client apprised of the above, especially with regards to changes which may impact the client’s planning and strategy, enabling clients to make informed decisions.’

‘I have been working most closely with Tali Salton-Yeshua, and also with Jonathan Libchik and associate Alona Korman from her team. As a team they are able to handle a variety of zoning and planning issues which are of interest to the client.’

‘Tali Salton-Yeshua and Jonathan Libchik have demonstrated great proficiency in representing clients’ interests in presentations to public authorities, with positive outcomes. All are very proficient in preparing briefs and letters to authorities. I can emphasize their quick responses and availability.’

Key clients

Africa Israel

The Silverstein Company

Amot Investments Ltd.

Aura Israel – Initiating & Investments Ltd.

Azrieli Group

The Tidhar Group

Reit 1 Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Clal Industries Ltd.

Grapholit Printing Industries Ltd.

Harel Insurance Ltd.

Itzik Tshuva Group

Gazit Globe

The Colmobil Group

Lodzia Rotex Investments Ltd.

Menora Properties and Investments Ltd.

Prashkovsky & Investment

Toyd

Ashdar

Azorim

Allied Real estate Ltd.

Union Properties Ltd.

Ybox Real Estate Group

AMIT Organization

AFI Group

Discount Bank Ltd.

Israel Canada Ltd.

Reality Investment Funds

The Kibbutz Movement Council

Izaki Group Investments

ISSTA NEHASSIM

Sheba Medical Center

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

Universal Motors Israel Ltd. (UMI)

Grofit Construction Company

Lodzia Rotex Investments Ltd.

Ofer investments

Sonol

Vitania

The Company for the Management of the Remuneration and Pension Fund of Employees of the Jewish Agency for Israel Ltd.

Ramot in the City

Metsudot Ofek-Sderot Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

Allied real estate

Tsabarim Entrepreneurship, Development, and Investments Ltd.

Fresh Market

Eastern Holdings Co. Ltd

Tama 38 Company to strengthen structures Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Filing objections on behalf of several companies (including Tidhar Group, Acro Real Estate and Israel Canada) against the comprehensive plan for the western industrial zone in Herzliya.
  • Conducting due diligence as part of the privatisation of the Port of Haifa, including examining all plan outlines, such as national, district and local plan outlines.
  • Representing two clients in litigation proceedings concerning the non-granting of a betterment levy exemption for construction evacuation projects in Ramat Hasharon.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 1

One of the top real estate teams in Israel‘, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) possesses premier capability across all key pillars of the sphere. On the development side, the group combines strength in planning and zoning with equally deep expertise in construction matters. On the transactional front, it secures a steady stream of major deals; evidenced by its recent advice to the Jewish Agency Employees’ Benefit and Pension Fund Management Company on the NIS1.5bn sale of a logistics centre in Tzrifin. Department head Amir Chen is a leading light and, together with transactional real estate partner Omri Shilo, led the Tzrifin work. Other recommended names include Eldad Koresh, Anat Sterenlib-Molkho, Michal Faktor, Sagi Hammer and up-and-coming partner Efraim Levy.

Practice head(s):

Amir Chen

Other key lawyers:

Eldad Koresh; Anat Sterenlib-Molkho; Efraim Levy; Michal Faktor; Sagi Hammer; Vered Tzror Jerasi; Boaz Tavor; Moran Rabbia-Perera; Jonathan Tessone; Tal Sasson Ferdman

Testimonials

‘FBC is one of the top real estate teams in Israel. They have the largest team with all the experts you need in tax, planning and zoning etc. They are the best deal-makers you can choose, both because of their legal professionalism and for their deep business understanding of transactions and the Israeli market.’

‘This is a group that gives you the feeling from the first moment that you are their only client. Full attention and availability 24/7, plus a very high professional level and the ability to take care of you as a customer in an excellent way.’

‘FISCHER’s real estate team is a leader in its field and leads complex projects and large real estate transactions, so for us it is a real estate powerhouse. Because of the law firm’s many areas of expertise, its legal team handled financing, taxation, planning and construction and various regulatory issues for us.’

‘Over the years, I have worked with a number of law firms, and this office stood out for the quality of the legal work, the creative solutions, the experience of the lawyers and the fact that it brought our transactions to a successful close within very tight deadlines.’

‘I worked most closely with Jonathan Tessone and associate Tal Sasson Ferdman. I can attest to their negotiating skills, and adeptness at finding solutions that satisfy both sides, while mitigating the client’s exposure to risk and liability. In addition, I can emphasize the quick responses and availability when needed.’

‘As CEO of a REIT fund, I highly recommend FISCHER’s real estate practice, and I personally recommend Michal Faktor, who has advised us since the day the fund was established in Israel. Her professional advice is always helpful, intelligent and brings excellent results, even when there are challenges along the way.’

‘FISCHER is one of the big law firms in Israel. I consider their real estate team as the best in all areas. They advise all the big real estate companies and developers in Israel. Very professional, responsive and just know the business.’

‘Sagi Hammer is just excellent, smart and sharp, highly professional, very responsive, devoted and always “on the attack” during a transaction. I am always impressed from his unique skill to find the best legal and business solution to every obstacle during a transaction.’

Key clients

Tidhar Construction Ltd.kib

Africa Israel Europe

Africa Israel Residence

Allied Real Estate Ltd.

Reit 1 Ltd.

Gav Yam

Amot Investments Ltd.

Azorim Ltd.

Acro Real Estate Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Hanan Mor Group Holdings 2006 Ltd.) Kacham Investments Company Ltd.(

Aura Israel – Entrepreneurship and Investments Ltd.

Reality Fund

Landa Group

Tidhar-Harel Menivim Partnership

Yitzik Tshuva Group

Shagrawi Leibovich Development and Building Ltd.

Nevet Swiry

BEZALEL TRADE AND CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Afula Business Center (ABC)

Alami Igal & Co Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd. – Sonol Real Estate and Investments Ltd.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

The Silverstein Company

White City Buildings, JTLV Fund and Isrotel Hotels

Gazit Globe Israel Ltd.

Ram Aderet Group

Carasso Real Estate, Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Edmond de Rothchild Foundation (IL)

Union Properties Ltd.

Sufrin Group

Z.F. Building Company Ltd.

The Jewish Agency of Israel

Insurance companies: Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.,

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ORT Israel

Gan Masaryk 2015 Ltd.

Talshir Group Ltd.

Varoius Banks; Bank Hapoalim, United Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd., Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Dekel Holdings

B.S.R Engineering and Development Ltd.

Clal Industries Ltd.

CPM Group

Lodzia Rotex Investments Ltd.

WAXMAN GOVRIN PLDHI JERUSALEM BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.

IMI Systems Ltd

Gilit

Tsabarim Entrepreneurship, Development and Investments Ltd.

Zvi Sarfati & Sons Investments & Constructions Ltd.

Finders TMI LTD

Venn City, Inc.

Grofit Construction Company

Wynn Anglo Israel Ltd

Madrid Capital

WILLA CITY 2019 LTD

Win Group

LEADER TOP CAPITAL FINANCE & CONSULTING LTD

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

RIETRIGER HERTZLIYA LTD

ADIS MARINA LTD

AKA REAL ESTATE COMPANY

BAT-YAM BEACH CO. ENTREPENEURSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT LTD

CARAVAN

BEZALEL TRADE AND CONSTRUCTION LTD.

LogistiCare

Fox-Wizel Ltd.

Vaiizra Real Estate (E.I.) Ltd

and Tal.S. Commercial Centers Ltd.

A group of Private Sellers

Work highlights

  • Advised The Jewish Agency Employees’ Benefit and Pension Fund Management Company on the NIS1.5bn sale of the logistics centre in Tzrifin.
  • Represented a partnership between Tidhar and Harel on a series of transactions totalling billions of shekels.
  • Advised The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on constructing a hi-tech industrial and business park in Jerusalem and subsequently represented the winning bidder in the tender (Gav-Yam Land Corporation).

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

A popular choice for debtors, creditors and controlling shareholders, FISCHER (FBC & Co.)'s restructuring and insolvency practice is routinely involved in many of the largest cases to hit the market. Among its current marquee mandates, department head Amit Pines is representing Hermetic Trust (1975), as trustee for series 9 bondholders of IDB Development Corporation, in the $281m corporate restructuring of IDB. Other key contacts in this ‘very knowledgeable team of attorneys' include next-generation partner Lihi Blumenfeld, noted for her involvement in complex contentious cases, and capable associate Tal Arazi.

Practice head(s):

Amit Pines; Lihi Blumenfeld

Other key lawyers:

Tal Arazi; Omer Salzberg; Aviad Gurman

Testimonials

‘A very knowledgeable team of attorneys. Amit Pines, Lihi Blumenfeld, Omer Salzberg, Aviad Gurman and Tal Arazi are professionals with vast knowledge in insolvency in Israel and in cases that involve other countries. It is a pleasure to work with them.’

Omer Salzberg, Aviad Gurman and Tal Arazi are very talented and smart, with deep understanding of their field and the way cases are conducted.

Key clients

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Hermetic Trust (1975) Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

A group of investors comprised of The Phoenix, Menora and Clal Insurance, together with Avi Gabay (former CEO of Cellcom), Shlomo Rodav (former Chairman of Bezeq) and the Mori Arkin Fund (The Partner Deal)

Kenyon Harel Ltd.

Chavmal Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

The Department of the Official Receiver at the Ministry of Justice

Otsar Aviel Ltd.

Kardan Real Estate Enterprise and Development Ltd.

Melisron Ltd.

Soltam Radad Ltd.

S. Tanous Construction and Developing Ltd.

Bonaich Lebnia Leami Ltd.

Mr. Lev Leviev

All Year Holdings Limited BVI

Landco Israel Entrepreneurship Management Ltd.

Mr. Joseph Grunfeld

BEITA GROUP Ltd.

HASHALOM 91 LTD

ROYAL APP LTD

TARYA P2P

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

On Track Innovations ltd.

Bachar Group

Noveto System Ltd.

Mr. Boaz Sarusi & Mr. Roni Sarusi

Shareholders of Asik Infrastructure Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Hermetic Trust (1975), as trustee for series 9 bondholders of IDB Development Corporation, in the corporate restructuring of IDB.
  • Representing a bidder in efforts to acquire All Year Holding (BVI)’s assets under a restructuring plan, following the latter’s insolvency.
  • Acting as a trustee of Bachar Group in its NIS300m restructuring proceedings.

Israel > Tax Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) boosted its practice in 2022 with the hire of a four-partner team from Eitan Mehulal Sadot, Advocates & Patent Attorneys, including Yaron Mehulal, co-founder of his former firm, and new tax co-head Noa Lev Goldstein. On the non-contentious side, the expanded team frequently pairs up with the wider firm’s formidable corporate and banking practices to excel in transactional and cross-border tax matters. All key partners are also equipped to advise on tax litigation, including transfer pricing, assessment proceedings and international tax-related disputes. Anat Shavit co-heads the department, and is sought after for her extensive experience across the full spread of tax matters. Municipal tax head Sagit Avital Assaf and newly promoted partner Yuval Peled are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Anat Shavit; Noa Lev Goldstein

Other key lawyers:

Yaron Mehulal; Sagit Avital Assaf; Ofir Fartuk; Yuval Peled; Jonathan Shtang

Testimonials

‘The team, led by Noa Lev Goldstein, comprises top-notch professionals who communicate openly, bringing innovative thoughts, opinions, and ideas. They focus on goals and results. They are reliable, honest, positive and detail-oriented. Their understanding of the wider industry makes them irreplaceable.’

‘Noa Lev Goldstein brings many years of experience, both as a lawyer and a CPA within the Israeli Tax Authority. She has deep and wide knowledge and experience in all aspects of taxation. She is a go-getter, and she is determined to succeed and works hard to achieve this.’

‘As far as the client is concerned with the importance of good service, responsiveness, ability to answer issues, knowledge in the field and professionalism, Anat Shavit and her team provides all of the above with the additional ability to think outside the box.’

‘The team understands the client’s needs. Brings flexibility and understanding.’

The team was highly dedicated, reviewed and analysed numerous legal documents from several prior conflicts connected to the matter in hand, in order to achieve the optimal method to handle this specific matter, which due to its complexity, required delicate handling.’

‘The team demonstrated a unique professional approach. Understood our deepest needs, adequately researched and pointed out the relevant options for us, and then negotiated until a proper solution was found with the other side of the deal.’

We have a long working relationship, which makes their understanding of our structural needs easy and quick. Great knowledge of both tax and accounting practices and strong connections to the ITA.’

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Codere Group

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Tower Semiconductors

Goldman Sachs

Cross River Bank, Inc.

Mobileye B.V.

Medtronic Trading LTD

Azrieli Group

Big Tech 50

Biosense Webster Ltd (Johnson & Johnson)

Sumitomo Corporation

Sky Fund

Adama Group

Groupon

Ilan Holdings Ltd.

Bezeq – The Israel Telecommunication Corp. Ltd.

Blue Harbour Group

IDE Technologies

Y.G.M investments Ltd

Israel Ports Development & Assets Company (IPC)

MeaTech Group

Clal Industries Ltd.

Mekorot Water Company Ltd

Amit Women Foundation

Source of Sound Group

Reshet Media Group

Check-Cap

SIBF II

IDE Technologies

Amot Investments Ltd.

ASHTROM Group Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd.

Holmes Place Group

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Hanan Mor Group Holdings Ltd.

Kibuz Ein Gev

Azorim Group

Amram Avraham Group

Tsabarim Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Qualcomm Technologies on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Cellwize Wireless Technologies.
  • Represented Clal Industries in two separate tax appeals to the Haifa District Court concerning a tax assessment issued by the ITA regarding certain purchase and sale transactions.
  • Successfully represented YGM Investments in a tax appeal against the ITA concerning the VAT Law.

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 1

With a notable client base and the ability to cover complex contentious and non-contentious issues, the FISCHER (FBC & Co.) telecom and media department is renowned for its handling of M&A transactions and regulatory litigation. The team recently represented Meta Platforms in a precedent-setting class action involving infringements of third parties on its platforms. The head, Yoram Bonen, specialises in public tenders and commercial transactions, and Barak Glickman boasts almost 15 years’ experience of assisting commercial entities in regulatory matters. Yael Riemer focuses on IP related disputes, while Doron Kol handles legal issues for major newspaper entities. Amit Dat is knowledgeable on technology-oriented law, whereas Omri Rachum-Twaig provides counsel to media giants.

Practice head(s):

Yoram Bonen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘In my experience, FBC & CO’s team have shown strong professionalism in all fields I needed their advice on with a vast and varied team that gave me over the years expert advice both on IP matters, commercial disputes and much more. Having worked with other law firms, FBC are truly a world apart in their hands on knowledge and expertise.’

 

Key clients

Google

Meta Platforms, Inc.

Ananey Communications Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

News 13 Ltd.

Access Industries

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

Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd.

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd.

Xphone Group

The Partner Deal – The Phoenix

The Partner Deal – Menora

The Partner Deal – Clal Insurance

The Partner Deal – Clal Insurance

The Partner Deal – businessman Avi Gabay, Former CEO of Cellcom, a leading Israeli communications group

The Partner Deal – businessman Shlomo Rodav, Chairman of Bitan Wine

The Partner Deal – the Mori Arkin Fund

Israel HaYom Newspaper Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

Messer B.A.B Ltd.

Joola Kotkot Productions Ltd.

Lama Productions Ltd.

Leora Kamenetzky

Masha Productions

Spiro Films

Gil Productions

Ari Folman

Work highlights

  • Counselling Google in various aspects of telecom and media, including advice regarding the issue of digital platforms regulation.
  • Representing Ananey Communications Ltd., a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, before the Ministry of Communications regarding a reform in the media market.

Israel > Transport Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s team is particularly noted for its presence in the aviation field, where sources attest to its ‘serious involvement in the areas of litigation and legislation‘. Other sector sweet spots for this full-service team include the shipping, rail and automotive spheres. Group head Shirly Kazir strikes a balance between commercial litigation and transactional matters, with a focus on aviation and maritime disputes. Associate Amir Varon supports the litigation, maritime, and tourism and aviation teams and is acclaimed as ‘dedicated, driven and creative‘.

Practice head(s):

Shirly Kazir

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘FBC & Co is a fantastic legal services provider in the field of transport & aviation. They have great market presence, serious involvement in the areas of litigation & legislation and they also have a very strong track record of representing the industry and foreign companies in Israel.’

‘I am a mediator and Shirly Kazir and her team have appeared before me many times. The proceedings involve complex disputes, many of which are prominent class actions. The cases traditionally involve fundamental issues in the arenas of aviation and tourism, some with cross-border implications.’

‘In proceedings that I have mediated, Shirly Kazir always stands out favorably, as a lawyer who excels in providing professional and knowledgeable advice, while maintaining her determination and creativity, a combination that almost always yields positive results for her clients.’

‘Associate Amir Varon is professional, dedicated, driven and creative.’

‘Professional and knowledgeable advocates, 24/7 availability, good value for money, contribute more than agreed in contract, able to provide practical answers – taking into consideration commercial needs vs. legal requirements.’

‘Very responsive and available. We have had positive experiences working with Shirly Kazir and associate Lior Linhard for a number of European airline clients.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the field of civil aviation, especially in a situation as in Israel where there are complex laws governing this field.’

‘Shirly Kazir is knowledgeable, always willing to help and she and her staff provide our company with helpful information on the subject when dealing with court claims.’

Key clients

Turkish Airlines

Imperium Jets Inc.

Travel, Eat, Connect LTD

Glow Glamping

Arbel Finance

TUS Airways

Emirates

Etihad Airways

Fly Dubai

Amerijet International Airlines, Inc.

Transavia the Netherlands

Onur Air

Dao Shipping

COMSA SSA

Afconn Ltd.

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.

Virgin Atlantic

DHL Express (Israel) Ltd.

Talma Travel & Tours Ltd.

Lufthansa Group (Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa)

Hyundai Motor Company

Kia Motor Company

Volvo/ Renault

British Airways PLC

Newrest Group Holding SA (ISS Group)

Delta Airlines

Iberia

Air France/KLM

EasyJet Airlines Company Ltd.

Association of Car Importers in Israel

Colmobil Ltd.

El Al Airlines

Pegasus Airlines

Arkia Airlines

Wizz Air

QAS – Quality Airport Services

Silk Way West Airlines

Air Europa

Korean Airlines

WeTrip Ltd.

Trivago N.V.

Talma Shlomo Travel Solutions Ltd

Smartair Tel Aviv LTD

Hahn Air Lines

Aerolinias Argentina

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Classic Air

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Company Ltd.

Electra Ltd,.. and

Lapidot Capital Ltd.

Nahor Transport Lanes Ltd.

Afikim Advanced Transportation Services Ltd.

Vueling Airlines

Aeroméxico

Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented EasyJet in an appeal before the Supreme Court against the District Court’s judgment in favour of easyJet, which rejected a class action submitted against it in Israel.
  • Represented Turkish Airlines in a class action submitted against it regarding Turkish Airlines’ policy with respect to refunds of airport taxes.
  • Represented Hadarom Container Terminal and Til Group in the project financing of the Ashdod Seaport.

Israel > Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 2

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) impresses with its first-class client list, which spans a host of prominent Israeli and global corporations across all of key industries, including Google, Harel Insurance Company and Ashtrom Group. The team handles a significant volume of commercial arbitrations and is also recognised for its thriving mediation practice. Reuven Behar and Gil Orion co-head the group and are both highly regarded mediators; they also routinely advise on arbitral proceedings, particularly in the construction and telecoms spheres. Competition specialist Tamar Turjeman-Kedem is also active in alternative dispute resolution matters.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Gil Orion

Testimonials

FISCHER is an excellent office that consists of a first-class legal team from a legal and commercial perspective. They have a broad understanding of things. They are pleasant and creative.’

Reuven Behar is an exceptional person in his excellent legal and commercial abilities. He has a broad and creative vision, he is humane and someone who is also endowed with high emotional intelligence.’

I have served as char in an international arbitration in which Reuven Behar was a co-arbitrator.  He is extremely well-prepared and has great knowledge about Israeli law and Israeli arbitration law.  He is also fair and efficient.’

Key clients

Google Ireland Limited

Air France/KLM, Iberia

The Knesset (Israel’s parliament)

Shuval EyalLeisrael Ltd.

ABB Ltd and ABB Technologies Inc.

Ashtrom Group

Assa Abloy and Mul-T-Lock

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)

Colmobil Corporation

EDF Renewables Israel Ltd.

Thought Leaders, Inc.

Harel Insurance Company

United Studios of Israel

Danya Cebus

Eilat-Ashkelon Infrastructure Services Ltd.

Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd.

Internet Gold-Internet Golden Lines Ltd.

Israeli Professional Football Leagues

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Hot Telecom LP

Hot Mobile Ltd.

Goliath B.V

Crown & Andrews Pty Ltd.

Pressman Toy Corporation

Tyrnovo, a subsidiary of Purple Biotech

J. and E. Berman Ltd

Netivei Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd.

ORT Braude College

REIT 1 Ltd

Yahav Hamias Assets Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing shareholders of Eilat Ashkelon Infrastructure Services in an international arbitration, valued at $180m.
  • Representing China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation  and Danya Cebus Joint Venture in an international arbitration regarding claims of disruption and delays in construction.
  • Representing Google Ireland in mediation concerning the Google Ads advertising service.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 2

The IP department at FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is ‘professional, responsive, and pleasant to work with’, routinely assisting major entities based inside and outside of Israel. The team’s covers all aspects of IP litigation, showing significant strength in patent and trade mark disputes. The group is headed by both Reuven Behar and Yael Riemer, with the former bringing over 40 years’ experience in handling IP-related litigation and arbitration, and the latter specialising in dispute resolution. Associate Tamara Dreiman is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Yael Riemer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Yael Riemer is a fierce litigator and a great counsel – she knows when to fight and when to settle. A must-have in Israel!!’

‘The FISCHER team is a highly professional, responsive and pleasant to work with.’

‘Yael Riemer, she is a motivated, extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and super friendly. I had the pleasure of working with her on several occasions, and I would without hesitation recommend her to anybody looking for a top tier IP-litigator.’

‘Yael Riemer built a great practice, and her strength professionally combined with her collaborative approach puts her on the top of the list for future collaboration and referrals for high-end IP litigation cases in Israel.’

‘Reuven Behar is one of the most experienced and recognized lawyers in Israel, and still very humble, in all the cases he finds the way to resolve the situation in the effective and shorter way.’

‘Reuven Behar is a hands-on business lawyer with excellent legal knowledge. On one hand he is an aggressive negotiator and on the other hand she is practical and innovative. He possesses a charming personality, and it is most enjoyable to work with him.’

‘The intellectual property litigation team of the Fisher firm is one of the best in the market. With broad legal insight, commercial understanding and first-rate services. It is a pleasure to work with them and you can always count on them for any legal assistance, no matter how complex it may be.’

‘Yael Riemer, who heads Fisher’s intellectual property litigation team, is an excellent lawyer who understands the client’s needs in an exceptional way. Yael always provides excellent legal solutions that deal with commercial difficulties. She is exceptionally available to clients, with extensive legal knowledge, an understanding of innovative technologies. Yael is a pleasure to work with and is always our first choice for anything.’

Key clients

Google Israel Ltd.

Netafim Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd. And News 10 Ltd.

Israel Hayom Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

IOTM Solution Ltd.

U-see2 Ltd.

Raphael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

Purple Biotech Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

SHEIN

Picodya Technologies Ltd.

Full DNA Ltd.

Nucleon Cyber Ltd.

Therma Sphera Ltd.

Hystrix Technologies Ltd.

Joshu Israel Ltd.

Bug MultiSystems Ltd.

Trendcolor S.R.L

Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.

AGT International GmbH

Cipko Online

Datafirst SAS

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Spa Cosmetics Ltd

Modan Electronics Ltd

Starplast Industries Ltd

Alumot Or Ltd (CC)

SPOTANGO LTD

UVTAL HEALTH LTD

Car-Freshner Corporation

Gaia Land 2020 Ltd

AMGAZIT D.G. LTD

Chronisense Medical Ltd

E.F Design Limited Partnership

Improvate Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

Producers and production companies – Gil Productions Ltd., Lama Productions Ltd., Spiro Movies Ltd., Masha Productions Ltd., Eddie King Ltd., Til Kingdom Come (2019) Film Ltd., Ari Folman, Anat Asulin, Gidi Dar, Leora Kamenetzky, Joola Kotkot Productions Ltd. And Tamir Kfir.

Southern Israel Bridging Fund Two, L.P. (SIBF)

Work highlights

  • Representing Netafim Ltd. in various disputes concerning alleged patent infringement, priority registration, and alleged failure to disclose.
  • Represented a professor in a claim filed against her regarding patent rights and an alleged breach of know-how and confidential information.
  • Representing Datafirst SAS in a copyright infringement claim filed in the Tel Aviv District Court, along with a motion for interim injunction.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s increasingly prominent funds practice is equipped to advise domestic and international funds and investors on fund formation and ongoing fund activities. With experience across various types of fund, the group has recently advised on private equity, VC, real estate and credit funds, among others. The multidisciplinary team is led jointly by hi-tech co-heads, Raz Tepper and Eran Yaniv, together with project finance and energy specialist, Gilad Winkler. Other key names include Ron Sitton, who has strong cross-border expertise, and Shmulik Fried, who has an emphasis on private equity and venture capital transactions.

Practice head(s):

Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv; Gilad Winkler

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Lawyers are very knowledgeable and experienced in their field. Additionally, they are honest and speak their minds, which makes the work more efficient and quicker.’

‘Good communication. Efficient work flow. Very professional.’

‘Shmulik Fried is super professional, always available for me and does the work fast.’

‘A great and diversified team with a lot of niche knowledge.’

‘Alex Berman is an exceptional attorney: knowledgeable, professional, timely and diligent, hands-on, fluent in the details big or small, and professional in various and diverse fields, including VC deals, fund incorporations, M&A, debt transactions, IPO, PIPE and other transactions. Highly recommended.’

Key clients

SKY Fund

Southern Israel Bridging Fund Two, L.P. (SIBF)

Helios Fund

Leumi Partners, the investment arm of Bank Leumi Le-Israel

Allied Group

Sumitomo Corporation

Harel Insurance Company Ltd.

Meitav Dash

Work highlights

  • Representing the general partner and the principals of SKY in the establishment and the initial closing of SKY IV, a $350m private equity fund.
  • Advising OrbiMed Advisors in matters related to the fund’s activities, including on the OrbiMed 1 and OrbiMed 2 funds.
  • Advising Leumi Partners and Allied Group on their proposed partnership with Mr Shimon Eckhouse, owner the Alon MedTech accelerator.

The firm: FISCHER (FBC & Co.) founded in 1958 is one of Israel’s largest law firms, providing high-quality, diverse and multidisciplinary legal services in a wide range of practice areas, as a one-stop-shop.

The firm includes more than 280 lawyers, of which 85 are partners who provide tailored legal services customized to their clients’ business environment.

FISCHER recruits high-quality and experienced human resources. The firm’s lawyers have in-depth familiarity with the full range of the Israeli economy and have far-reaching work relationships and a wide global presence. The firm is regularly involved in a broad range of transactions and litigation at the center of Israel’s legal, economic and public agenda, and it represents its local and international clients in a long list of practice areas. The firm has a vast and longstanding network of professional relationships with some of the world’s largest and leading law and accounting firms; and it benefits from a significant reputation among leading legal professionals in numerous countries.

FISCHER represents a long list of domestic and international clients, who operate in a variety of sectors and industries. The firm’s clientele includes some of the largest public and private companies in Israel and the world, high-net-worth individuals, leading executives, entrepreneurs, public officials and more. The firm regularly leads the legal ranking tables, and consecutively receives recognition and esteem from local and international ranking guides, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, GCR, WWL, Dun’s 100 and BdiCode.

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Aviation & Maritime; Hotels & Tourism: Extensive experience representing major airlines and low-cost carriers, insurers, importers and exporters, freight forwarders, and online travel service providers in the full range of matters encompassed by aviation, maritime and tourism law, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, class actions, corporate and regulatory matters, leasing and commercial transactions, competition, labor relations and taxation.

Banking & Finance: Advising many of Israel’s largest creditors and borrowers in complex secured and non-secured financing transactions. Providing counsel to foreign banks and financial institutions in their banking and financial regulatory matters. A market leader in the areas of securitisation, secured finance and intercreditor relations, with the largest institutional lending practice in Israel.

Capital Markets: The Capital Markets practice is one of the leading and most experienced practices in Israel, representing issuers, banks and underwriters in placements of equity and debt securities on the Israeli and international capital markets, and counsel on international and local public offerings, private placements, controlling shareholder transactions and issues relating to corporate governance, and ongoing reporting and filing requirements. The practice also takes part in representations before the Israel Securities Authority and in administrative enforcement proceedings.

East Asia desk: The practice offers legal services to businesses operating in East Asian markets, and to East Asian entities and individuals operating in Israel or seeking strategic partnerships and investment opportunities in the Israeli market. The legal team is experienced in advising on matters and transactions with entities and individuals from a broad range of East Asian markets.

Class Actions & Derivative Suits: Israel’s leading firm in class actions and derivative suits. The firm’s lawyers represent the largest corporations in Israel and globally in complex class actions and derivative suits, some of which have significant implications on corporate operations. Helping clients navigate the certification stage and – where necessary – the substantive stage of class action cases, and advise clients in evaluating the complex web of potential risks and rewards that typically characterise class actions and derivative suits.

Competition & Antitrust: Israel’s leading and largest Competition & Antitrust practice, representing multinational and local companies on the full spectrum of criminal, administrative and civil antitrust matters, including merger control, abuse of dominant position, restrictive arrangements and regulation of cartels, monopolies and oligopolies. Ongoing advice on antitrust compliance, and representation in commercial transactions, as well as in class actions and complex litigation. The firm is regularly ranked by GCR as one of the Top 100 global antitrust law firms and as the leading Israeli firm, in this practice area.

Dispute Resolution; Arbitration & Mediation; Litigation: The practice provides clients with holistic legal counsel and has represented some of the largest and most significant cases in Israel. The practice has expertise in diverse litigation fields and in managing complex mediation and arbitration proceedings, that yield efficient and creative solutions. In addition, our lawyers have vast experience in representing clients before tribunals of all levels and types.

Environmental: The firm’s Environmental practice offers comprehensive advice on environmental matters including administrative and criminal enforcement proceedings, due diligence, and preparation of internal enforcement programs.

FinTech: Advising on a wide range of cutting-edge technology oriented legal matters including privacy, data protection, information security and commercial activities in cyberspace, including computer law, exporting dual-use technology, Information security regulation and GDPR.

Hi-Tech, Technology, VC’s & Investment Funds: Advising start-ups, mature companies, strategic investors, venture capital and private equity funds in all their commercial activities, including initial structuring, investment transactions, license agreements, M&As, PIPE transactions, fund formation, operations acquisitions, private placements and public offerings on securities exchanges in Israel and abroad.

Insolvency & Restructuring; Liquidation & Receivership: Representing debtors, creditors, companies, bondholders’ representatives and controlling shareholders. Focus on the restructuring of debt and equity interests in troubled companies. Involved in nearly all of Israel’s most significant debt arrangements in recent years, including complex reorganisations of multinational enterprises involving Israeli and non-Israeli parties. The practice also advises clients throughout all stages of proceedings, often becoming court-appointed officers – fiduciaries, receivers, special managers and liquidators.

Intellectual Property; Cyber & Information Technologies: Significant experience on the entire spectrum of IP issues, including patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as on various matters involving television, entertainment media, Internet, hi-tech and life science. Counsel on information technology, information system security, privacy and data protection, and matters involving commercial cyber issues. Exporting dual use technology, Information security regulation ad GDPR.

International Commercial Law: Representing Israeli and foreign clients in some of the most complex cross-border M&A transactions executed in Israel, in public offerings, private placements, international finance transactions and critical infrastructure projects in Israel and abroad, as well as leading global multinationals from various sectors.

Labour & Employment; Immigration: The practice has a considerable reputation in the field of labor relations in Israel. Handling the full scope of labour and employment matters, including collective bargaining, labour disputes, strikes and organised actions, employer-employee litigation, labour contracts, employment agreements, separation agreements, due diligence, mediation and arbitration. Provides guidance and assistance in obtaining work and immigration permits, drafting work agreements for foreign workers, handling visa and work permit applications, and more.

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Representing prominent multinational and local players in a broad range of areas, including biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, medical services, genomics, diagnostics, medical IT and health care services, all in various stages of development.

Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm’s M&As practice has extensive experience representing major private and publicly traded companies and involved in some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions in Israel over recent years. Strong contacts with key regulators, including Securities Authority, Competition Authority and government ministries, with expertise across a wide range of industry sectors. The firm provides clients with experienced legal teams in a broad range of areas, including labor law, antitrust, real estate and more – providing holistic legal support for every transaction. The practice’s clientele includes multinationals, Israeli and foreign corporations, institutional investors and VCs.

Project Finance; Infrastructure & Energy: The practice’s expertise spans all sectors, from transportation, infrastructure and natural gas to energy, water and the photovoltaic (PV) energy field, with particular focus on the complex regulatory and real-estate aspects that are integral to this sector. Providing comprehensive solutions to major multinational and domestic clients, including developers, contractors, and financial investors.

Private Clients, Intergenerational Transfers and Family Wealth Management: The practice provides legal support, while managing a variety of aspects and challenges that are typical in family wealth management. Within this framework, the practice assists in planning wealth transferences through family mediations, agreements, wills, trusts, etc. The practice also advises clients with respect to family dispute resolution and managing family and inheritance disputes.

Real Estate; Planning & Zoning: Israel’s largest and leading Real Estate, Planning & Zoning and Urban Renewal practice, handling a considerable share of the most significant real estate transactions in Israel. Extensive experience in representing public and private real estate companies, entrepreneurs, developers, property owners, and sellers and purchasers in all facets of a sophisticated transaction-based real estate practice: development projects, planning and zoning matters, income-yielding properties, sale and lease of real estate assets, urban renewal, real estate taxation and real estate litigation. 

Regulatory: Particular expertise in the interface between the business and public sectors and combines profound knowledge of markets subject to supervision and regulation, together with exceptional legal skills and a deep familiarity with decision-making processes in the public sector. Representation of Israel’s largest entities in some of the most significant regulatory moves implemented in the economy.

Tax: Innovative and tailor-made counsel on the full spectrum of tax matters in Israel, including income tax, VAT, taxation of individuals and trusts, and real estate tax, as well as on cross-border transactions and other complex matters. Expertise in tax litigation proceedings and in obtaining pre-rulings from the Tax Authority.

Telecom & Media: Unparalleled experience in representing leading players in each principal segment of Israel’s telecom and media industries, from fixed line and mobile telecommunications to print media, commercial and cable television and radio broadcasting. The practice also specializes in advising clients on long-term strategic issues and on regulatory, litigation, corporate, transactional, labor and other matters.

White Collar: The firm has a well-established practice and significant reputation in this area. The firm provides comprehensive legal support for defendants during criminal proceedings on a wide range of criminal offenses including money laundering, tax, computer and internet gambling offenses, ethical offenses by public officials and corporate officers, securities offenses and more. During its years of operations, the practice has led a considerable share of the most complex and sensitive cases in Israel.

Community Outreach: The firm works to promote education of children from low socio-economic backgrounds, and to aid the elderly and holocaust survivors.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Real Estate; Planning & Zoning; Urban Renewal; Planning & Zoning Amir Chenachen@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Arbitration & Mediation; Competition & Antitrust; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Dispute Resolution; Private Asset Management Reuven Beharrbehar@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions Avraham Wellawell@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Arbitration & Mediation; Class Actions & Derivative Suits; Litigation; Dispute Resolution Dr. Gil Oriongorion@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Mergers & Acquisitions Michael Zellermayermzellermayer@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Insolvency & Restructuring, Liquidation & Receivership; Sports Law Amit Pinesapines@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Investment Funds; Mergers & Acquisitions Ronald Lehmannrlehmann@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Hi-Tech & Technology; Investment Funds; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity Eran Yaniveyaniv@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Competition & Antitrust Tal Eyal-Bogerteyal@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Regulatory; Telecom & Media Yoram Bonenybonen@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Hi-Tech & Technology; Investment Funds; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity Raz Tepperrtepper@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Tax; Private Asset Management Anat Shavitashavit@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Commercial Shmuel Hamous.hamou@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Real Estate; Planning & Zoning; Urban Renewal Michal Faktormfaktor@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Banking & Finance Miri Kimhimkimhi@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Infrastructure & Energy; Investment Funds; Natural Resources, Oil & Gas; Projects & Energy Gilad Winklergwinkler@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Labour & Employment; Immigration Shay Tekensteken@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
White Collar Dror Matatyahumdror@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Aviation, Maritime & Tourism Shirly Kazirskazir@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Cyber & Information Technologies; Intellectual Property Amit Datadat@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Environmental Sharon Madel-Artzysartzy@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Intellectual Property Yael Riemeryriemer@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Planning & Zoning Efrat Sharonesharon@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Private Asset Management Shalom Hershkovitzshershkovitz@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Real Estate; Planning & Zoning; Urban Renewal Sagi Hammershammer@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
Real Estate; Planning & Zoning; Urban Renewal Omri Shilooshilo@fbclawyers.com+972-3-694-4111
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Oded Revivo photoAdv Oded RevivoFBC – Oded Revivo Mr. Revivo is a partner in FBC’s Litigation…
Yael Riemer photoAdv Yael RiemerFBC – Yael Riemer Ms. Riemer is a partner in FBC’s Litigation Department,…
Sharon Rosen photoAdv Sharon RosenFBC – Sharon Rosen Ms. Rosen is a partner in FBC’s Corporate Department,…
Hilla Sachs photoAdv Hilla SachsMs. Sachs is a Senior Associate in FBC’s Labor & Employment Department.…
Tali Salton-Yeshua photoAdv Tali Salton-YeshuaMs. Salton-Yeshua is a partner, manager and head of the Planning and…
Nitzan Sandor photoMs Nitzan SandorFBC – Nitzan Sandor Ms. Sandor is a partner in the Corporate…
Ziv Schwartz photoMr Ziv SchwartzFBC – Ziv Schwartz Mr. Schwartz is a partner in the Competition &…
Galai Sharir photoAdv Galai SharirMr. Sharir is co-head of FBC’s Hi-Tech, Technology & Venture Capital Department…
Efrat Sharon photoAdv Efrat SharonFBC – Efrat Sharon Ms. Sharon is a partner in FBC’s Real Estate…
Anat Shavit photoAdv Anat ShavitFBC – Anat Shavit Ms. Shavit is the head of FBC’s Tax…
Omri Shilo photoAdv Omri ShiloFBC – Omri Shilo Mr. Shilo is a partner in the Real…
Galit Shitzer photoAdv Galit ShitzerMs. Shitzer is a partner and Co-Manager in the Planning and Zoning…
Yoram Shiv photoAdv Yoram ShivMr. Shiv is a partner at FBC, specializing in corporate and securities…
Ron B Sitton photoAdv Ron B SittonFBC – Ron Sitton Mr. Sitton is a partner in FBC’s Corporate…
Anat Sterenlib-Molkho photoAdv Anat Sterenlib-MolkhoMs. Sterenlib-Molkho is a partner in our Real Estate practice. Ms. Sterenlib-Molkho…
Boaz Tavor photoAdv Boaz TavorMr. Tavor is a partner in FBC’s Real Estate Department. His practice…
Shay Teken photoAdv Shay TekenFBC – Shay Teken Mr. Teken is a partner and the head…
Raz Tepper photoMr Raz TepperFBC – Raz Tepper Mr. Tepper is a partner in the firm’s…
Jonathan Tessone photoAdv Jonathan TessoneMr. Tessone is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department. Mr.…
Tamar Turjeman-Kedem photoAdv Tamar Turjeman-KedemFBC – Tamar Turjeman Kedem Ms. Turjeman-Kedem is a partner in FBC’s…
Vered Tzror Jerasi photoAdv Vered Tzror JerasiMrs. Tzror Jerasi is a partner in FBC’s Real Estate Department, concentrating on…
Liron Usherovich photoAdv Liron UsherovichMs. Usherovich is a partner and head of the Real Estate Litigation…
Amir Varon photoAdv Amir VaronMr. Amir Varon is a partner in FISCHER’s Aviation & Maritime and…
Roi Warhaftig photoAdv Roi WarhaftigMr. Warhaftig is a partner in the Competition & Antitrust Department, where…
Avraham Well photoAdv Avraham WellFBC – Avraham Well Mr. Well is the head of FBC’s Corporate…
Tal Wiesengrun photoAdv Tal WiesengrunMs. Wiesengrun is a partner in FBC’s Litigation Department. Ms. Wiesengrun specializes…
Gilad Winkler photoAdv Gilad WinklerFBC – Gilad Winkler Gilad Winkler is a partner in FBC’s corporate…
Eran Yaniv photoMr Eran YanivFBC – Eran Yaniv Mr. Yaniv is a partner in FBC’s Corporate…
Zohar ZLiss photoAdv Zohar ZLissMr. Liss is a partner in FBC’s Corporate Department. He acts for…
Shai Zadik photoAdv Shai ZadikFBC – Shai Zadik Mr. Zadik is a partner in FBC’s Litigation department.…
Michael Zellermayer photoAdv Michael ZellermayerFBC – Michael Zellermayer Mr. Zellermayer is a partner at FBC. His…
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CLIENT: A Leading Food Conglomerate

COMPANY/FIRM: General Counsel

TESTIMONIAL: I highly recommend, based on my longstanding personal experience with Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co, the Antitrust and Competition practice, the Corporate and M&A practice, and the Litigation practice.

Tal Eyal-Boger, head of Antitrust and Competition practice, is among the best lawyers in Israel in this practice. Other members of the practice are highly professional, and provide dedicated and extremely helpful advice, including in high pressure situations.

Avraham Well, head of the Corporate and M&A practice, is undoubtedly one of the best corporate lawyers in Israel, with endless legal knowledge coupled with very sound business and client understanding. Partners Ron Lehmann and Boaz Noiman are also highly recommended.

In the Litigation practice, I had excellent experience with Tamar Turjeman-Kedem who is very smart, knowledgeable and possess a unique bottom line orientation.


CLIENT: General Counsel

COMPANY/FIRM:  A group of international companies in the field of automation and motion control

TESTIMONIAL: Ron Lehmann of Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion and Co and his team have been advising us over the years on various commercial and corporate matters, including in complex cross-border transactions, for which their contribution was tremendous. Ron’s advice and support is extremely professional and pragmatic, together with high level of service responsiveness. Ron is a great team player and a pleasant person to work with, and I strongly recommend his services.


CLIENT: General Counsel

COMPANY/FIRM: A Leading Communications Conglomerate

TESTIMONIAL:  What strikes me most about FBC is their ability to “take charge” of the entire process from beginning to end. We receive complete guidance throughout every step of a transaction, starting from the early planning stages all the way to the final closing. The firm handles every step very seriously and carries out every detail at the highest level.

There is seamless harmony between the internal teams and departments at FBC. Even when working on very large and complex matters in which many lawyers from different practices are involved, there is a profound sense of order, a pleasant work environment and direct interaction with the relevant individuals providing a sense of organizational calm to the entire process.  


Pro Bono: FBC is active in promoting social causes in the community. The firm focuses on two main areas: the advancement of children and youth education from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and assistance to the elderly and Holocaust survivors. At the same time, firm employees contribute to the community in areas that they feel strongly about.