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

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is highly regarded for its close relationships with Israeli and foreign lenders. It also routinely acts for borrowers, particularly in the real estate and energy spheres. On the transactional front, it handled a string of acquisition and syndicated financings over the past year for both banks and non-traditional lenders, including Bank Hapoalim, Harel Insurance Group and Bank Leumi. Among its regulatory strengths, the firm is increasingly visible in the non-bank lending space, where it counts Tarya P2P and Hamazpen among its clients. Group head Miri Kimhi advises on both transactional and regulatory issues, with notable strength in structured finance products. The team includes the 'excellent' Dikla Lavy-Fischer as well as new commercial head Orit Israeli, who joined from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary and is noted for real estate and infrastructure finance.

Practice head(s):

Miri Kimhi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very experienced in banking and finance transactions and regulation. They are very attentive, responsive and exact in their legal advice as well as proactive and original in their proposed solutions to various problems.’

‘Open-minded and think out of the box. Availability around the clock. Extremely professional.’

‘Professional people, available, creative, operate to promote transaction and find solutions. Managers of rough but responsible negotiations, which protects us.’

‘Miri Kimhi, the head of the financing team is super professional, with a lot of knowledge and ability to find creative solutions.’

‘When it comes to legal advice regarding banking and finance issues – FISCHER is always our first choice! Miri Kimhi and Dikla Lavy-Fischer’s professionalism is impeccable, they are highly dedicated, are always available for us and have profound understanding of both the legal and business aspects of each transaction.’

‘I have mostly been advised by partners Miri Kimhi and Dikla Lavy-Fischer and their team. They are both brilliant lawyers, a pleasure to work with both professionally and personally, provide the best service and always available. They excel in what they do, and it makes our experience with FISCHER an excellent one.’

‘Dikla Lavy-Fischer is an enthusiastic, results-oriented, highly talented legal professional. She has a strong and deep business understanding and extensive hands-on experience. Her understanding of the law and in particular of commercial financing enables her to accurately understand our needs as a lender.’

‘The primary work is with the lawyer Adv. Dikla Lavy-Fischer. Highly experienced and professional. Her work is excellent and at a very high level, and she is dedicated, precise, service-minded and accessible.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel

Israel Discount Bank & Discount Capital

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

JP Morgan N.A.

Harel Insurance Group

Amitim Pension Funds

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Group

Clal Insurance Group, Finance Division

Phoenix Insurance Group, Credit division

Tarya P2P Ltd.

Menif – Financial Services Ltd

Mashav Initiating and Development Ltd.

Mivtach Shamir Holdings

Sonol Israel Group

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Bayit Bakfar Group

OPC Energy Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd.

Centerbridge Partners Europe & Gallatin Point Capital

Bareket Finance Ltd.

M.L.R.N. Projects and Trading Ltd

Allied Real Estate Ltd.

Yediot Ahronot Ltd.

Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

Golf & Co Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented a syndicate of Israeli institutional lenders, led by Harel Insurance Group, on an acquisition financing to a Maltese company for several purchases of stakes in Bayside Land Corporation.
  • Represented Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, in the acquisition financing of Max It Finance by Warburg Pincus.  
  • Advised Bank Hapoalim on the financing of Haifa Group’s construction of a new ammonia manufacturing plant.

Israel > Capital markets Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s ‘profound understanding of the requirements of the local capital markets‘ strikes the right note among the Israel market. The practice also shines in international work and a raft of bulge bracket banks regularly turn to it for assistance in cross-border offerings, including J.P. Morgan Securities and BofA Securities. Equally adept in debt and equity matters, the group’s recent deal list spans IPOs, share swaps and bond offerings. High-profile corporate lead Avraham Well spearheads a deep bench, which includes capital markets and M&A specialist Nitzan Sandor and Eran Yaniv, who has an emphasis on technology, life sciences and venture capital. Boaz Noiman and Sharon Rosen are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Well

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very strong team comprised of professionals who held previous roles in the relevant institutions and authorities and have profound understanding of the requirements of the local capital markets.’

‘The team is very professional, responsive and experienced.’

The team at Fischer cooperated together in a best way and served us in a major transaction. In many ways our success is due to the team, in particular the 24/7 availability and the know-how that the team brought to the table.

Nitzan Sandor is in a class of her own. Pro-business, professional, available to us 24/7. Nitzan gave us first-class legal advice. She is one of a kind and deserves any superlatives that a client can give.

‘Boaz Noiman and Eran Yaniv supported the company on its IPO, guiding the management team throughout the entire process. They provided a step-by-step walkthrough, presenting various alternatives and creative solutions to problems. Both Boaz and Eran showed great enthusiasm and care for the company — as if they were part of the company itself.’

‘Sharon Rosen is technically competent, smart and practical.’

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.

Clal Industries Ltd.

Mivne Real Estate

Ecoppia Scientific

WeSure Global Tech Ltd.

Ormat Technologies Inc.

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

Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

Polar Investments Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot in an international offering of $600m of subordinated notes.
  • Represented Delaware-incorporated Qnergy in its IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Advised J.P. Morgan Securities on several matters, including advising it as lead left bookrunner and representative of the initial purchasers on Fiverr’s $460m private notes offering.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) stands out for its ‘fast response times, flexibility and practical advice'. The sizeable group’s deep bench ensures that is well equipped to advise on large-scale domestic and cross-border M&A. It is also distinguished by its flair for deals involving heavily regulated industries, frequently teaming up with the firm’s first-tier practices in technology, energy, real estate and telecoms to provide specialist sector advice. Corporate head Avraham Well spearheads many of the department’s most high-profile deals and also handles governance matters. Raz Tepper is particularly noted for his skill sets in hi-tech, life sciences and private equity. Eran Yaniv is ‘much more than a corporate lawyer‘ and has a focus on technology and cross-border transactions. Up-and-coming partner Zohar Liss is ‘a great asset for FBC‘.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Well; Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv; Ron Lehmann

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We have been working with FBC for 15 years. Our company has developed in this time frame from a start-up, though several rounds of funding, to a mature and profitable company, which has been recently acquired by another company. Throughout the years FBC has supported us completely in all our legal and relevant business needs.’

‘24/7 availability, fast reaction time, great and professional advisors, full service, real business partners.’

‘Having good lawyers is a prerequisite for all firms we work with, but the team’s fast response times, flexibility and practical advice are standouts for us. In addition, the team is good-natured and easy to work with (even when dealing with fast-paced clients with a 9-hour time difference), and employ responsible billing standards.’

‘Eran Yaniv has been much more than a corporate lawyer, to use the term from the Godfather, he has been our consigliere (in the good sense). He always gave excellent advice, putting our business requirements and needs before all other considerations, explaining the risks of business decisions we made, always “covering our backs” and is an important part of our achievements as a company.’

‘Zohar Liss, FBC’s partner representing our company, is so dedicated that he became practically a member of our internal team. He is very attentive, smart, an extremely talented negotiator, always finding solutions to our challenges, which are in many cases complex, as a client, you always want someone like Zohar on your side’

Zohar Liss is a great asset for FBC and amongst the best lawyer I’ve met.

‘FBC, headed by partner Zohar Liss, is extremely professional, with deep knowledge and experience of local Israeli and mainly cross-border transactions, service oriented, always available with pin pointed solutions to complex problems.’

‘Alex Berman (Corporate) is extremely sharp, reliable, and responsive and provides practical advice that is easy to administer. We love working with him. Eli Segal (also Corporate) is excellent as well.’

Key clients

Intel Corporation

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

State of Israel

Perrigo

Bank Leumi Le’Israel

Centerbridge Partners

Gallatin Point Capital

Israel Discount Bank

Mercantile Bank

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Sky Fund

Arbel Finance Ltd.

Vista/ Advanced Computer Software Group Limited

KKR Fund

Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.

Leumi Partners

Fiverr International Ltd

EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel Ltd

ECI Telecom

Clal Industries Ltd.

Rapac Energy Ltd.,

Luminera Derm Ltd.

Essence Partners

Zerto

Temasek Holdings

Halman Aldubi

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. & Migdal Makfet Pension Funds

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Poalim Capital Markets Ltd.

Union Group

Yongil Ltd.

Future Crops Cooperatief U.A

Access Industries

Founders of Laline

Alpha Water 3 LP

Provident Funds Ltd

Generation Capital Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim

IDE Water Assets

Adicet Bio Inc.

Talma Travel and Tours Limited

Pitango Venture Capital

Evergreen Venture Partners

Newrest Group Holding SA

AngioDynamics Netherlands B.V.

Grubhub Inc.

Servotronix Motion Control Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Paz Oil Company in its NIS2.1bn acquisition of retail chain Freshmarket through a reverse-triangular merger.
  • Acted as Israeli counsel to Perrigo Company on the $1.5bn sale of its Generic Rx Pharmaceuticals business to Altaris Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Represented Zerto in its acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $374m.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) fields one of the largest competition teams in the Israeli market and the team covers the full spectrum of work in the space with the assistance of a new action model, designed in cooperation with the ICA, allowing it to combat data overloads in large cases. Tal Eyal-Boger who served as Deputy Chairman of the Israel Bar Association´s Antitrust Committee and acted as non-governmental advisor to the European Commission on multiple occasions leads the department. She also supports female competition and antitrust lawyers through a professional forum created in cooperation with the ICA. Nehami Katzenelson is able to draw on her previous in-house experience.

Practice head(s):

Tal Eyal-Boger

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘Professional and experienced.’

‘Always up-to-date, quick to respond and adjust to our needs. Very commercially oriented and assist us in making transactions happen.’

‘Very knowledgeable and professional together with excellent people skills.’

‘Tal Eyal Boger is highly professional, dedicated, smart and pleasant to work with.’

‘The FBC competition law team is quite unique in the Israeli market both in terms of quality and quantity. It has some of the best and brightest minds in the field, led by the department head Tal Eyal Boger, as well as the partners Ziv Schwartz and Nehami Katzenelson, and also has some promising associates. It provides the highest quality of service and dedication. It is a true business partner to a client in need.’

‘Tal Eyal Boger is among the best lawyers in the field, and is very service oriented and available 24/7. She is well respected by both regulators and peers. Ziv Schwartz is very nice and is very sharp and a good problem solver. Nehami has a great analytical mind, she has strong experience both in house and at law firms, which makes her uniquely adopted to servicing clients.’

Key clients

Google and Waze Mobile Ltd

Sandoz AG

AstraZeneca

Glaxo Group Limited

GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property (GSK)

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Schaeffler

Volvo/ Renault

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

Bezeq the Israel Telecommunications Co. Ltd.

Delek Drilling LLP

The Tamar Partners

Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.

Isramco Negev 2 LLP

Tamar Petroleum Ltd.

Dor Gas Exploration LLP

Everest Infrastructure LLP

Whirlpool Corporation

S. Schestowitz Ltd.

NatWest Markets Plc

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

TikTok

Nec Tokin Corporation

Sugat

Colmobil Ltd.

The Association of Banks in Israel

SodaStream Israel LTD

Isracard Group

Sodexo Pass Israel Ltd.

Amisragas

Danya Cebus

Work highlights

  • Represented Google in a motion to certify a class action filed with the Israeli Central District Court.
  • Represented Delek Drilling LLP in proceedings before the High Court.
  • Represented TNUVA Central Cooperative for The Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Israel Ltd before the district court in a motion to certify a NIS498m class action.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) has a strong pedigree for representing prestigious multinational and domestic corporates in proceedings before courts of all instances and regulatory authorities. In addition, it also has an excellent record of successfully resolving disputes through arbitration and mediation. The heavyweight team includes Reuven Behar, who is highly reputed for competition and IP disputes, and various other complex commercial matters. Behar co-heads the practice with Gil Orion; they collectively have over 70 years of dispute resolution experience. Reflective of wider market trends, the team has been increasingly active in disputes involving domestic and international energy companies, infrastructure and construction claims, and cases brought by liquidators and trustees of distressed companies. Elsewhere, the firm is a notable powerhouse for real estate litigation. It also sees a significant amount of work in relation to online platforms and social media; in one mandate, Yael Riemer is leading the advice to TikTok on a claim brought by Amir Hetsroni (a well-known figure in Israel) over the removal of his user account for an alleged violation of the platform’s terms of service and community guidelines. Also notable is that, in 2020, Orion, Riemer and others acted for Facebook at the Tel Aviv District Court (and subsequently at the Supreme Court) in civil claims filed by NSO Technologies’ employees, whose Facebook accounts were disabled; the case raised fundamental questions over privacy laws and rights. Tamar Turjeman-Kedem, Meital Ben-Basat, Oded Revivo and associate Chen Cohen are among other names to note in the team, which was bolstered by the arrivals of Aya Reich - Mina and Liron Usherovich from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Gil Orion

Other key lawyers:

Tamar Turjeman-Kedem; Meital Ben-Basat; Oded Revivo; Shai Zadik; Yael Riemer; Tal Wiesengrun; Noa Barhum; Shalom Hershkovitz; Royi Steinmetz; Chen Cohen

Testimonials

‘I never had to express the importance of our case or ask for the right attention. All partners are extremely dedicated and make themselves available whenever needed. The quality of the legal work is excellent and very concise.’

‘Reuven Behar is one of Israel’s most seasoned litigators, and with his seniority, experience, and excellent network, he is able to achieve the best result for his clients.  Noa Barhum is extremely talented, dedicated, motivated and has an impressive overview of the background and always comes up with bright, original and refreshing arguments in a long-lasting procedure.’

‘Gill Orion is a high caliber lawyer, a great mind and a person with high integrity.’

‘Have capably handled a wide variety of work, ranging from large class actions to smaller claims. Consistently display great strategic judgment and are able to provide clear, pragmatic advice.’

‘Yael Riemer is very strong, with a great strategic mindset. She is able to provide clear advice on Israeli law for foreign clients.’

‘FBC provided sophisticated, efficient, and friendly counsel, integrating a variety of legal services and advice. The team was there for us, giving ideas and great intelligence when required, but also knowing when and how to get to the point’

‘Gil Orion is one of the smartest people I know. Gil understands his client, is extremely insightful, clever, and perceptive and is an expert in his field. Always focused on winning the case. Truly a knowledgeable professional and marvellous lawyer and person.’

‘Meital Ben Basat is one of a kind! She is our main point of contact at the firm, and, as busy as she may be, she always maintains the highest level of service and availability, provides the most professional and suitable advice, has remarkable legal abilities, wisdom and experience, alongside profound knowledge in the legal sphere and deep understanding of the business aspects of each matter.’

Key clients

TikTok

SHEIN

PayPal

Intel

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Perrigo Company PLC

Facebook

Huawei Tech

Hyundai Motors

Kia Motors

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Nobel Biocare

Google

State of Israel

The Knesset, the Israeli Parliament

Ford Motor Company

Samsung

Tower Semiconductor

Groupon

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd

Lufthansa

Swissair

Delta Air Lines

British Airways

Ryanair

EY – Israel

Deloitte Israel

Association of Country Builders

Michlol Funding Ltd.

IDE Holdings

Isramco Negev-2 LP

Tamar Petroleum Ltd.

Dor Gas Exploration LP

Everest Infrastructures LP

Discount Bank

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

Leumi Bank

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co.

Shikun & Binui Arison Group

Assa Abloy AB

Alon the Israeli Gas Company

The Paz Group

Sonol

Danya Cebus

EDF Renewables

Sodexo

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd

Hot Telecom LP

HOT Net Ltd.

Hot Mobile Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd. against Electra Consumer Products and Alpha Telecom regarding an exclusive distribution agreement, valued at NIS81m.
  • Representing Facebook, Inc. in civil claims along with a motion for interim injunction before the district court and the Supreme Court.
  • Representing former executives of Scailex Corporation Ltd. in an allegation claiming negligence when approving distribution of dividends.

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

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is a go-to firm for international tech giants, medical device manufacturers, and consumer and securities related issues. A member of the Trade and Investment Committee of the Israel International Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chairman of the Israel Bar Association's Class Actions Committee, Gil Orion has been active in the field for over three decades. Orit Malka represents foreign and domestic clients from a variety of highly regulated industries including automotive and telecoms. Associate Jana Rabinovich is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Gil Orion; Orit Malka

Other key lawyers:

Jana Rabinovich; Yael Riemer; Tamara Dreiman; Chen Shidlovsky; Noa Barhum

Testimonials

‘Excellent team with the highest standard of work in Israel. Court submissions are flawless, and I am a perfectionist.’

‘Yael Riemer – outstanding up and coming. Excellent writing skills and arguments before the court. Gil Orion- one of the best litigators in Israel. He was also outstanding in negotiations of a dispute outside the court. Incredibly smart, and simply one of the best. Additional impressive associates- Tamara Dreiman and Chen Shidlovsky – excellent and dedicated.

‘FBC have a strong practice for class action litigation. They are able to provide clear, strategic advice, combined with an ability to grasp complex technical information and deploy this to the client’s best advantage.’

‘Yael Riemer is very strong, with a great strategic mindset. She is able to provide clear advice on Israeli law for foreign clients.’

‘The individuals learn the customer, it’s business, their needs and the management’s character. Based on all the above they align with their legal handling. They are familiar with the line of business of the customer and they find any relevant information to support the case.’

‘The team is professional and accessible. They are experts in class actions and can handle intricate legal and factual problems and are proactive and attentive to the client’s needs. As with other teams in the firm it is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Gil Orion and Noa Barhum are exceptional in their work -precise and exact and are accessible to any question any time.’

Key clients

Facebook

Fiverr International

Volvo Car Corporation

PayPal, Inc.

Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC

TikTok Pte. Ltd.

Perrigo Company PLC

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motor Company

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

Intel Corporation

Ford Motor Company

Airbnb Inc.

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

ABB Ltd and ABB Technologies Inc.

Takata Corporation

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Migdal Insurance Ltd

Migdal Financial Holdings and Insurance Ltd

Deloitte Israel

DHL Express (Israel) Ltd.

Shikun UBinui Real Estate Ltd.

Ormat Technologies Inc.

Ormat Systems Ltd.

Medici Medical Ltd.

Lapidot Medical Import & Marketing Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Israel Discount Bank

First International Bank of Israel

Bezeq – The Israeli Communication Company Ltd.

HOT Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Hot Mobile Ltd.

Alpha-Bio Tech Ltd.

TARYA P2P Ltd.

IDE Technologies

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd

Ayalon Holdings Group Ltd

Mr. Shlomo Eisenberg

Shlomo Tom Wyler

Starwood West Limited

Capri Family Foundation

Tamar Petroleum Ltd.

St. Jude Medical

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Delek Drilling L.P.

Golf Group A.K. Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd.

OPC Energy Ltd

Biotronik se & co. kg

Work highlights

  • Representing Facebook, Inc. in a motion to certify a claim as a class action before the Central District Court.
  • Representing Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC in five motions to certify class actions, alleging unlawful collection of data and personal information.
  • Representing Intel Corporation in two separate class actions, valued at approximately $250m.

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

With an outstanding reputation in white-collar crime, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) covers the full range of matters across all regulatory authorities.  The department’s ability to call on expertise from the litigation, tax, competition law, and environmental protection practices is a clear asset. The group also advises on cross-border issues, such as matters involving investigations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Dror Matatyahu, formerly a senior prosecutor in the Economic Department of the State Attorney’s Office, is a prominent figure in the field and is currently acting chairman of the Economic Crimes & Anti-Money Laundering Committees and head of the Law and Communications Committee of the Israel Bar Association as well as a member of the National Criminal Bar Association.

Practice head(s):

Dror Matatyahu

Other key lawyers:

Omer Aviram

Testimonials

‘Dror Matitiahu is a professional in his field, he has a big heart and he will do all he can do and even more than that to make the client happy.’

‘A rare combination of personal attitude and maximum availability alongside maximum professionalism. In a white-collar trial, your lawyer also becomes your psychologist, and Dror Matityahu certainly fits the definition.’

‘The uniqueness of the firm lies in its ability to provide a wide range of legal care. Our sense, time, and time again, was that they treat every legal case that comes to them, small and large, with equal importance. Dror Matityahu is in a unique place, in light of his experience in the State Attorney’s Office, and his familiarity with the way the State Attorney’s Office thinks and conducts itself.’

‘Their strength lies in the wide variety of legal departments in the firm, so that the client can receive comprehensive legal treatment, in every aspect, almost, in his business or personal activity.’

‘Dror Matatyahu has many years of experience in the field of white-collar. He has very good relations with various officials in the state authorities. The other lawyers in the department are very experienced and professional.’

‘Dror Matatyahu is considered one of the best litigators in the field, with great ability to improvise and think outside the box. Beyond that, he is known as an honest attorney. He has accumulated many achievements in large cases.’

‘Extremely professional and compassionate.’

‘Professional lawyers with a very broad expertise spectrum.’

Key clients

MK David Bitan

Mayor Yossi Bachar

Tidhar Construction Ltd.

Mr Meir Hamo

Mr Tamir Zuman

Mr Yuval Kidron

Mr Eli Tobol

Mr Hanania Isacharov

Mr Yitzhak Rever

Ms Reut Benodis

Yuricoms Ltd.

Giltech Ltd.

Mr Yuri Shaklover

Chen Shaklover

Mr Or Elovitch

Mr Uri (Uriel) Messer

Mr Golan Davidi

The Israel Brothers Ltd.

Mr Yoel Israel

Mr Yehoshua (Shuki) Gabay

Mr Shuki Sagis

Mr Moshe Rahmut

Ms Sivan Tzibolski

Work highlights

  • Represented Yehoshua Gabay in an investigation alleging bribery, theft, forgery, and computer penetration.
  • Representing MK David Bitan in an investigation by Lahav 433 alleging corruption.
  • Representing Or Elovitch in an investigation by the Securities Authority alleging several financial crimes.

Israel > Employment Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)'s employment practice ranks as 'one of the best in Israel', according to sources. On the contentious side, its recent cases span an array of labour disputes, class actions and employer-employee litigation. On the non-contentious front, it handles collective agreements, immigration matters and compliance issues. Additionally, the firm's top-tier corporate offering ensures that it routinely advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Shay Teken is a high-profile figure and represented the Israel Football Association in collective bargaining with the Histadrut for the signing of the first collective agreement for football referees. Moran Friedman and Amit Bechler are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Shay Teken

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Fischer is a top firm and the employment practice stands out as one of the best in Israel. The team is very experienced and understand our needs as a governmental company. They are strong as daily routine advisors and as litigators, providing all the support we need in the employment field.’

‘We have been working with FBC for many years and find them to be at the forefront of the legal world, always up to date with the newest developments, regulations, laws and policies and extremely friendly, service-oriented and always accessible. They are punctual, professional and knowledgeable.’

‘I appreciate the courage of the team that supports me, to say their opinion of what is right for our company and in a brave and different way. The previous firm that accompanied us for many years refused for a long time to advise and take risks, while the current team expresses an opinion and helps us a lot to make the right decisions and all this, of course, in a very professional manner.’

‘The people of FBC know how to think outside of the box and to always see two steps ahead, which provides the needed tools to address the commercial dialogue and/or dispute.’

‘Adv Shay Teken is the best. Very professional, very smart, very sharp.’

‘Amit Bechler supports us on a daily basis. He is a brilliant, efficient lawyer and a person who is pleasant to work with. Shay Teken is also involved in strategic matters and he is undoubtedly one of the best in the business.’

‘Amit Bechler of FBC is extremely professional, always available, very thorough and knowledgeable. During the COVID pandemic, when there was so much uncertainty regarding regulations and policies, he was always able to provide the right answer and help us acquire all the necessary documents and approvals that we needed to continue our work.’

‘Hilla Sachs, a senior associate who is responsible for our labor related work, is exceptional. She is very knowledgeable, leads litigation cases with innovative solutions and thinks outside the box. She is also very skillful in transactional work.’

Key clients

The Histadrut (the Largest Labor Organisation in Israel)

Israel Discount Bank

Hadassah Medical Center

Tadbik – Packing Equipment Company

Perrigo Company

British Airways

Air France

The Ministry of Economy and Industry

The Israel Football Association

The Israel Bar Association

Shikun & Binui

Kimberly-Clark

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

Israel Consumer Council

Modelity Technologies

Luminera Derm Ltd.

Temasek

Talma Travel and Tours

Essence Partners

STXI Motion

“Shaham” – The Israeli Actors’ Organization

The Drisco Hotel

G4S

Israeli Organization of Cleaning Companies (IOCC)

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

  • Advised Perrigo Company on the employment and labour law aspects of the $1.5bn sale of its Generic Rx Pharmaceuticals business to Altaris Capital Partners.
  • Represented Shaham – The Israeli Actors’ Organisation and Act – the Israeli organisation of cinema and television employees, in a petition to the High Court regarding the classification of the production of the Tehran television series as a local production.
  • Represented Tadbik in litigation regarding employment expansion orders applicable to its employees.

Israel > Energy Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) handles a broad array of energy-related mandates, with strong showings in conventional and renewable transactions, development projects and regulatory issues. The practice is distinguished by its cross-border expertise, and it frequently advises domestic and international clients on multi-jurisdictional matters. Department head Gilad Winkler is recognised for his premier experience in transactional and regulatory matters and recently advised Migdal Insurance on several headline-grabbing energy deals, including its NIS1.2bn investment into Doral LLC (formerly Global Energy Generation). Hagit Horowitz is a talented up-and-coming partner with a presence in large-scale energy projects. Associate Laurence Elbaz-Avisar is ‘very client-oriented'.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Winkler

Testimonials

‘The team which worked with us on the project included Gilad Winkler and Laurence Elbaz-Avisar. During the project, the team demonstrated extensive knowledge in energy, both with respect to the relevant project and from past experience, as well as in other related practice areas. The team was very available.’

The firm demonstrated professionalism, availability, commitment, practical advice and determination.’

‘The partner (Gilad Winkler) was involved in every phase of the project, in the tender itself and in the relationship between the partners. During our intensive work, Gilad demonstrated high professionalism. Laurence Elbaz-Avisar was very client-oriented.’

Key clients

Generation Capital

Kesem Energy Ltd.

Avner Oil Exploration LP

Bank Hapoalim

Clal Insurance

Delek Drilling LP

EDF Energies Israel Ltd

Negev Ecology

Alon Blue Square Group and GEK Terna

Quadro National Infrastructures Ltd.

A.A.G.R. Renewable Energies Ltd

Starplast Industries (1987) Ltd.

JP Morgan Securities plc

HSBC Bank plc

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company

El Mor Renewable Energies

Harel Insurance

Helios Fund

IDE Technologies Ltd.

Migdal Insurance

Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd.

Noble Energy Inc.

OPC Energy Ltd.

Phoenix Group

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

SolarEdge Ltd.

Zabar Solar Ltd.

Ashtrom Energy

Rapak Energy

Tamar Petrolium

Isramko petroleum

Dor Alon

Sunflower

Harel Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised Migdal Insurance Company on its NIS1.2bn investment in Doral LLC (formerly Global Energy Generation).
  • Assisted Tamar Petroleum, Isramco Negev 2 LP, Alon Natural Gas Exploration and Everest Infrastructures LP, as stakeholders in the Tamar gas reservoir, with their day-to-day operations, including a gas balancing agreement entered into between the Tamar Partners.
  • Advised Migdal Insurance Company, Clal Insurance Company and Poalim Capital Markets on an $850m partnership that will acquire Competitive Power Ventures from Global Infrastructure Partners.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) houses a full-service infrastructure practice, which routinely advises on all stages of project developments. The firm continues to secure key roles on many of the country’s most high-profile transport projects, most recently advising the Nativ La’ir consortium on a $500m toll road PPP, and it also shines in the energy, defence, water and social infrastructure areas. Gilad Winkler heads up the project finance and energy departments and is recognised for his strength in transactional and regulatory matters. Impressive up-and-coming partner Hagit Horowitz has a focus on large-scale construction projects. Associate Reut Maor Kartowsky is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Winkler

Testimonials

‘Extremely professional service. Providing practical solutions to advance the project with uncompromising legal advice and consultancy.’

‘Gilad Winkler and Hagit Horowitz are fully dedicated to the client and the project. Team players. Professional and accessible. A true pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Africa Israel Group

Alpha Water 2 LP

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi Le’Israel

China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Ltd

Clal Insurance Group

CRRC International Co., Ltd.

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Negev Ecology

Leidos Inc. (formerly known as Lockheed Martin)

Nativ La’ir a consortium comprised of Electra Ltd., Lapidot Capital Ltd., Nahor Transport Lanes Ltd. and Afikim Advanced Transportation Services Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Company Ltd, JSC Transmashholding, Lapidoth Capital Ltd. and LLC Northern Capital Tram Company

EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel Ltd.

Egged Holding Ltd.

Harel Insurance Group

Helios Fund

IDE Water Assets

Israel Discount Bank

Leidos Inc.

Mekorot Israel National Water Co.

Meridiam SAS

Migdal Insurance Group

OPC Energy Ltd.

Phoenix Group

Shikun&Binui Ltd.

Vinci

Zabar Solar Ltd.

Alpha Water 2 LP

Work highlights

  • Representing Hadarom Container Terminal and Terminal Investment Limited, as borrowers, in the $900m project financing of the Southport Terminal at Ashdod Seaport.
  • Representing the Nativ La’ir (Path to the City) consortium in a $500m toll road PPP.
  • Representing IDE Water Assets in all aspects of the €800m Sorek B seawater desalination facility project, including project agreements, tender procedures and project financing issues.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) finds favour for its 'in-depth knowledge of Israel’s planning and zoning ecosystem'. The team covers the full gamut of planning issues relating to residential, industrial and commercial development and routinely acts alongside the firm's real estate, environmental and litigation departments to provide full-service advice to clients. Amir Chen advises on the full life cycle of real estate matters, including all aspects of planning and zoning law. Efrat Sharon advises on planning approvals, construction licensing and planning-related litigation. In a significant coup, the already sizeable group was boosted by the arrival of a large team of partners from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary, including former managing partner Eldad Koresh. It also welcomed a team from Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates including, 'tremendous asset' Tali Salton-Yeshua and up-and-coming partner Jonathan Libchik.

Practice head(s):

Tali Salton-Yeshua; Galit Shitzer; Efrat Sharon

Testimonials

‘I work with FISCHER’s planning & zoning practice on a regular basis and they are first-rate lawyers, with a unique combination of in-depth knowledge of Israel’s planning and zoning ecosystem, coupled with the ability to effectively actuate our company’s business goals vis-à-vis the complex Israeli administration.’

‘FISCHER’s team excels at navigating the various complicated planning institutions, planning committees, the Israel Land Authority, the appeal committees and more.’

It is important to express how critical a role Tali Salton-Yeshua has played in paving the way for us to successfully move forward with many large-scale projects, which include planning procedures of hundreds of units, urban renewal plans, representation regarding planning procedures and improvement levy reductions. It is rare to find a law firm that provides its clients with such comprehensive service.’

‘Adv. Tali Salton-Yeshua, who leads FISCHER’s Planning and Zoning practice, is a tremendous asset in the field and an exceptional attorney with comprehensive and multifaceted experience. Due to her vast experience, and the important relationships she has built throughout the duration of her career, Tali is highly regarded by the planning authorities with whom she is regularly in contact.’

‘Jonathan Libchik, a prominent and talented partner, is a skilled attorney, who repeatedly demonstrated his comprehensive knowledge of all relevant laws and regulations, to our benefit. Libchik was consistently successful in various legal proceedings related to planning procedures required for the completion of our projects and his contribution to the team was immensely valuable.’

‘A very professional team. I received the best results over the last ten years with Tali Salton-Yeshua and her team. The team is extremely motivated and focused on their client’s targets.’

‘Tali Salton-Yeshua is one of the best lawyers I have ever met. She gets into the details, and yet looks at the big picture in order to achieve the best results. She knows how to help both sides reach their goals, with outstanding ideas.’

Key clients

Africa Israel

The Silverstein Company

Amot Investments Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Reit 1 Ltd.

Azrieli Group

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 Insurance Ltd.

Prashkovsky & Investment

Toyd

Allied

Union Properties Ltd.

Ybox Real Estate Group

Amit Entrepreneurship Academy (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

Tsabarim Entrepreneurship, Development and Investments Ltd.

Fresh Market

Amit Entrepreneurship Academy (AMIT Organization)

Eastern Holdings Co. Ltd

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

The Tidhar Group

Work highlights

  • Advising the Silverstein Group on a new city plan which will grant additional building rights for the construction of three buildings for hotel, residential, offices and commercial uses, as well public areas covering approximately 200,000 sq m at a site near the coast of Tel Aviv.
  • Representing Africa Israel Residences in ongoing matters related to the company’s development activities, including advising on the planning procedures for its urban renewal plans.
  • Advising Aura Israel in a variety of planning and administrative litigation proceedings in connection with a project that the company is developing.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) stands out for the breadth and depth of its real estate offering, which was further augmented in 2021 with the hire of a large team from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary, including its former managing partner and real estate specialist Eldad Koresh. The combined group brings to bear formidable experience across all aspects of large-scale real estate projects and transactions, with strong skill sets in planning, financing, construction and asset sales and acquisitions. High-profile figure Amir Chen is highly sought after for his experience in complex and flagship projects. Anat Sterenlib-Molkho is valued for her 'out-of-the-box thinking'. Other names to note include Efraim Levy, Michal Faktor and Sagi Hammer.

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

Testimonials

‘They have the biggest real estate team in the market. They understand real estate, not just the law but also the business.’

‘On real estate matters, we have been working with the FBC team for many years. They are very knowledgeable in the real estate sector and, most importantly, they make deals happen. They have a very deep team with excellent lawyers, they are very responsive, and always have the client’s best interest in mind.’

‘In my opinion, FISCHER has the best real estate practice in Israel, with a lot of experience in complex transactions. The firm knows how to lead us through the way to achieve our goals. I have worked with couple of the biggest firms in Israel but there is no compare, FISCHER is a league of their own.’

I have been advised by Adv. Anat Sterenlib-Molkho for many years and have always greatly appreciated her high level of professionalism, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and ability to bring about a closing of a real estate deal on a tight and often challenging schedule, while fully maintaining our goals and having our interest at heart.

‘Adv. Sagi Hammer is a fantastic lawyer with a lot of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions. He is very well connected with major real estate ‘players’ in the market, including banks and local authorities, which helps in getting deals done. He is experienced in high-value and complex transactions, both commercial and residential.’

‘I work with Sagi Hammer and his team. Hammer is an outstanding real estate lawyer and advisor. He is the classic “deal maker” – business-oriented, highly committed, super talented and wise. Simply a pleasure to work with.’

As legal counsel of a leading real estate company, I have worked with many lawyers in the past and have been highly impressed with Vered Tzror Jerasi. I can attest that she is an exceptional real estate lawyer. She is thorough, dedicated, sees the full picture and yet is very detail-oriented.

Key clients

Gav Yam

Africa Israel Europe

Africa Israel Residence

Allied Real Estate Ltd.

Reit 1 Ltd.

Tidhar Construction Ltd.

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.

HKM Group

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 Israel Structure Strengthening Company

The Jewish Agency of Israel

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ORT Israel

Gan Masaryk 2015 Ltd.

Kibbutz Yakum

Kibbutz Ein- Gev

Kata Holdings Ltd.

Talshir Group Ltd.

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.

Talshir Group Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd

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

Work highlights

  • Represented the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in constructing a hi-tech industrial and business park in Jerusalem and subsequently representing the winning bidder in the tender, Gav Yam Land Corporation.
  • Advised Clal Industries, Shikun & Binui Real Estate and Africa Israel Residence on the development, planning and construction of a new neighbourhood in Nesher, at a estimated cost of over NIS3bn.
  • Represented a partnership between Tidhar and Harel on the purchase of contaminated land in Akko, the subsequent rights registration processes at the Israel Lands Authority and the rehabilitation of the land.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) fields a go-to group for complex, large-scale restructurings. Among its recent headline-grabbing cases, the group represented All Year Holdings Limited BVI in its $2.5bn cross-border restructuring. In addition to debtor representations, the group advises investors, creditors, administrators and receivers in the full range of restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Department head Amit Pines has an impressive track record in representing all stakeholders in contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. Lihi Blumenfeld has extensive experience in liquidation and receivership procedures, including litigation. The key partners are supported by talented associate Tal Arazi.

Practice head(s):

Amit Pines; Lihi Blumenfeld

Other key lawyers:

Tal Arazi; Omer Salzberg; Nofar Mizrahi

Testimonials

‘A very efficient and talented team.’

‘Adv. Amit Pines is a great litigator and negotiator.’

Key clients

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Hermetic Trust (1975) Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd

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

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Melisron Ltd.

Decor Furniture (2000) 1989 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

Beit Fishman Reshatot

Work highlights

  • Representing Hermetic Trust (1975), as trustee for series 9 bond holders of IDB Development Corporation, in the corporate restructuring of IDB.
  • Representing Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, as creditor, in various processes related to distressed businesses, totalling NIS750m.
  • Representing All Year Holdings Limited BVI in its $2.5bn cross-border restructuring.

Israel > Tax Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s full-service department excels in all core areas of tax, with strong skill sets in corporate tax, equity raising issues and indirect tax matters. The group is equally adept in contentious and non-contentious work and also brings to bear specialist expertise in municipal tax. Additionally, the team’s collaborative approach finds favour with clients, who praise its ability to connect with other teams ‘to get the client to the finish line‘. Tax head Anat Shavit is highly regarded for her record in cross-border tax structuring and complex settlement agreements. Sagit Avital Assaf is noted for her emphasis on municipal tax matters. Newly promoted partner Yuval Peled ‘considers the implications two steps ahead‘.

Practice head(s):

Anat Shavit

Other key lawyers:

Ronald Lehmann; Sagit Avital Assaf; Ofir Fartuk; Yuval Peled; Jonathan Shtang

Testimonials

‘I have been impressed by the team’s professionalism, detail-oriented approach, in-depth understanding of the entire tax ecosystem and its major players, and longstanding relationships with the relevant regulatory entities and tax authorities, which were used to our benefit.’

‘Provides a personal, creative approach and excellent know-how. Lawyers have a broad view of the relevant tax field. They do not just excel at the technical part, but also in demonstrating the people skills that are required to be a successful advisor.’

‘The tax team has great connections across different industries and is very collaborative and open to new relationships. Lawyers are extremely innovative in coming up with new ideas to approach clients and generate business through UAE/Israeli relations.’

‘The team’s members were extremely proactive, attentive and available for us at all times. It should be noted that although our industry is dynamic and fast paced, we were reassured by knowing that we were being advised by a team with such comprehensive and profound business and professional acumen.’

‘A very strong team that works well together, from the corporate and fund partners to the tax partners and associates. They all work together to get the client to the finish line and work very well with other advisors.’

‘Anat Shavit stood out as a brilliant and creative lawyer, who understands the ins and outs of the tax sphere. She is talented, quick, thorough, highly experienced, and has vast knowledge and expertise in all legal aspects in the field of tax, with impressive, unique proficiency in the field of real estate taxation in particular.’

‘Yuval Peled takes issues personally and is always available to advise in the best interests of the client. He thinks beyond what is expected of him and considers the implications two steps ahead. He is great at managing the client’s relationships with the different teams and advisors.’

Jonathan Shtang is a talented and sharp lawyer, for whom I anticipate a bright future in the legal tax world.

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Bank Mizrahi

Bank of America

CITI Bank

Sumitomo Corporation

Bezeq – The Israel Telecommunication Corp. Ltd.

Perrigo

Groupon

The Davidoff Group Ltd.

Israel Ports Company

IDE Technologies

Shikun & Binui

Sufrin Group

Goldman Sachs

ICL Group Ltd.

Generation Capital Ltd

IN Capital SCIL Ltd

Almi Group

Clal Industries Ltd.

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Talma Travel and Tours Ltd.

Luminera Derm Ltd.

Source of Sound Group

Migdal Insurance Company

Phoenix Insurance Company

Akuna REIT Ltd.

Reshet Media Group

Amot Investments Ltd.

bloxRoute Labs, Ltd.

ECI Telecom

SIBF II

ASHTROM Group Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd.

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Hanan Mor Group Holdings Ltd.

Mivne Real Estate Ltd.

Strauss Group Ltd.

Taldor Communication Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Migdal Insurance Company and Phoenix Insurance Company in two court cases in the Tel Aviv District Court brought by Delek and Isramco, two gas and oil partnerships, relating to the nature of tax advances made by their general partners to the Israel Tax Authority (ITA).
  • Advised J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, as joint bookrunning managers, on the tax aspects of two private offerings by Fiverr International totalling $1.1bn.
  • Represented Clal Industries in a tax appeal to the Tel Aviv District Court relating to a tax assessment by the ITA regarding certain purchase and sale transactions.

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 1

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

Practice head(s):

Yoram Bonen

Testimonials

‘Incredibly responsive. Great market knowledge.’

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

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

‘Highly knowledgeable and experienced with good connections.’

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

‘Very professional, doing everything for their clients.’

Key clients

Google

Facebook

TikTok

Reshet Media Ltd.

News 10 Ltd.

Access Industries

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

Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd.

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd.

Xphone Group

Israel HaYom Newspaper Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

IOTM Solution Ltd.

Messer B.A.B Ltd.

Joola Kotkot Productions Ltd.

Lama Productions Ltd.

Gidi Dar

Leora Kamenetzky

Masha Productions

Spiro Films

Gil Productions

Gum Films

Work highlights

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

Israel > Transport Tier 1

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is a destination practice for aviation work, where it is routinely engaged by major global airlines to advise on significant consumer litigation, including class actions, as well as regulatory and transactional matters. Notably, the firm recently added three new clients in this area, with Fly Dubai, Emirates and Etihad Airways turning to the firm for support. Other industry strong suits include issues in the maritime and automotive sectors. Shirly Kazir is recognised for her expertise in aviation and shipping disputes, while infrastructure expert Hagit Horowitz advises on rail and road projects.

Practice head(s):

Shirly Kazir

Other key lawyers:

Gilad Winkler; Hagit Horowitz; Yoram Bonen; Liron Cohen; Lior Linhard

Testimonials

‘The FBC & Co. transportation team has vast expertise on aviation law in Israel with a valuable international perspective.’

‘FBC is extremely professional, loyal, reliable, available, with strong knowledge in aviation, transport and tourism. During Covid-19, many legal projects were included in the retainer fee, which made it a good value for money and we are really grateful for FBC support. FBC were also involved in all government committees and highlighted the airline’s needs during this challenging period of time.’

‘The team are very helpful with any queries raised. They are also very proactive and will let us know of any judgments or proposed amendments to regulations that will affect us and offer to lobby on our behalf to raise any objections necessary. Without this we would be unaware of these significant events.’

‘Very experienced at handling aviation liability matters in Israel, a highly specialised area of law. Shirly Kazir and Lior Linhard are very responsive, user friendly and consistently deliver excellent outcomes for our clients.’

‘Adv. Shirly Kazir always stands out favourably, 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. Ms. Kazir appears to go above and beyond in order to ensure a successful outcome for her clients.’

‘Adv. Shirly Kazir knows the aviation market and players very well, maintains constant client contact and sends advisory updates regularly. Highly professional and skilled. As a leading partner, she has built a highly trained team of lawyers, all are very pleasant to deal with.’

‘The BEST team that I ever worked with! Loyal, available, key knowledge of the local legislation and market place, proactive approach, nice people to work with – pleasant and available at all time.’

Key clients

Emirates

Etihad Airways

Fly Dubai

Transavia

Onur Air

Virgin Atlantic

DHL Express (Israel) Ltd.

Talma Travel & Tours Ltd.

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

Hyundai Motor Company

Kia Motor Company

Volvo/ Renault

British Airways PLC

Newrest Group Holding SA (ISS Group)

Delta Airlines

Iberia

Air France/KLM

Association of Car Importers in Israel

Austrian Airlines

Colmobil Ltd.

Delta Airlines

easyJet

El Al Airlines

Harel Insurance Company

Pegasus Airlines

Arkia Airlines

Iberia

Deutsche Lufthansa

Wizz Air

QAS – Quality Airport Services

Silk Way West Airlines

Air Europa

Korean Air

Egged Holding Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd

WeTrip Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

Aeroméxico

Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented EasyJet in an appeal submitted to the Supreme Court against the District Court’s judgment in favour of easyJet, rejecting a class action submitted against it in Israel.
  • Represented Transavia the Netherlands in opposing class actions related to its global refund policy during the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Represented Hadarom Container Terminal and Til Group in the project financing of the Ashdod Seaport.

Israel > Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 2

With a strong international focus, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is adept in arbitration and mediation in a range of sectors, including infrastructure, technology and automotive. The team's expertise in shareholder disputes is also of note. Reuven Behar co-heads the practice and represents clients in sensitive cases pertaining to family issues as well as complex and confidential matters in communications and real estate. Fellow co-head Gil Orion is a specialist in corporate matters, including class actions and derivative disputes. Tamar Turjeman-Kedem is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Gil Orion

Other key lawyers:

Tamar Turjeman-Kedem; Amit Pines; Oded Revivo; Tal Wiesengrun; Shalom Hershkovitz; Michal Sela

Testimonials

‘The practice is led by Reuven Bechar. He is charismatic, highly experienced in law and business alike, creative and open minded. Very good mediator.’

‘Talented, profound and very experienced.’

‘Gil Orion, Michal Sela, are very smart and experienced lawyers.’

‘This is an excellent firm. The team is very creative, with a lot of knowledge, honest, talented and excellent lawyers.’

‘Fischer’s team is very professional.’

Key clients

Google Ireland Limited

Air France

KLM

Iberia

The Knesset

Shuval EyalLeisrael Ltd.

ABB Ltd

ABB Technologies Inc.

Ashtrom Group

Assa Abloy

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

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 arbitration concerning disruption and delays in construction.
  • Representing Google Ireland Limited in mediation.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Large international pharmaceutical companies instruct FISCHER (FBC & Co.) on M&A transactions, IP licensing, technology transfers, and regulatory matters. The department is jointly led by Raz Tepper who acts for medical and biotechnology companies and venture capital funds, and Eran Yaniv, an expert in cross-border and venture capital transactions. Their team also includes Shmulik Fried and senior associate Warren Wienburg, both handle a broad range of commercial matters. Recently-promoted partner Ute Klose-Goldstein advises on venture capital and M&A transactions, often with a cross-border element.

Practice head(s):

Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv

Testimonials

‘Business oriented approach, can back you up in most disciplines , wide network also international.’

‘Raz Tepper is supper professional, easy to work with, smart, and very experienced.’

‘I enjoy working with the legal team, and I learn from them quite a lot. While I am not fully immersed in legal terms and business/investments vehicles, I receive from the team clear explanations, analyses and alternatives options to choose from. They are very pro-active in diffusing potential future complications with investors and among shareholders in general. I feel I have a legal and business companion accessible to me at any given moment.’

‘At the end of the day, it all boils down to generating a friendly environment, without compromising on the deliverable. The partners I work with at the firm are are approachable when needed, even long after the end of the working hours – so it makes it easier to discuss burning issues when needed rather quickly. I know exactly that I will not look around for other lawyers.’

Key clients

Perrigo

Kamada Ltd.

Sandoz AG

AstraZeneca

Glaxo Group Limited

GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property (GSK)

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Viola

Purple Biotech

CytoReason

415 Capital

Blumberg VC

Metasight Diagnostics

Peregrine

OrbiMed Healthcare Fund

Rainbow Medical Ltd.

Abbott – St. Jude Medical

Hadassah Medical Organisation

Adicet Bio Ltd.

Allium Medical

Alpha-Bio Tech Ltd.

American Well Corporation

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

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

  • Advising Perrigo Company Plc on the sale of Perrigo’s Generic Rx Pharmaceuticals business to Altaris Capital Partners, LLC for $1.55bn, and in a class action.
  • Advised Kamada Pharmaceuticals in IPOs and investments,  and advising on regulatory compliance, privacy and data protection, licensing, and commercial agreements
  • Acted for AstraZeneca Plc in the $39bn acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) regularly assists venture capital funds with financing rounds and conducts work in relation to licensing issues, class actions, and data compliance matters for large international hi-tech companies. The practice is co-led by Eran Yaniv , who specialises in advising companies in the technology, life sciences and clean energy sectors on securities transactions and IPOs. Fellow co-head Raz Tepper is an expert in handling domestic and cross-border M&A, divestitures, and restructurings for public and private acquirers, private equity companies, and venture capital clients. Omri Rachum-Twaig , Ute Klose-Goldstein, and Itiel Ben-Haim were promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Eran Yaniv; Raz Tepper

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘The legal team’s experience, lead by Eran Yaniv, is phenomenal. The level of trust and support in achieving the Company’s goals is remarkable.’

‘Eran Yaniv – truly business oriented and much experienced partner. Always sees the benefit of the company prior to any other consideration. Familiar with every aspect of the business and is valued by all who he comes in contact with.’

‘Very good in understanding our industry and help negotiate and daft agreements with customers. We concluded round C and they did a great job with that as well.’

‘Professionalism, feeling that they are part of the company’s team, responsiveness.’

‘FBC’s team, led by hi-tech partner Zohar Liss is extremely professional, top notch, great negotiating skills, familiarity with the most innovative trends and attentiveness to the needs of early stage as well as seasoned hi tech companies, investors and other players in the ecosystem.’

‘Zohar Liss is our trusted adviser, with great negotiation skills, you always want a partner like Zohar on your side. He is knowledgeable, attentive, very nice and service oriented and always available to help.’

Key clients

Google

Facebook

TikTok

Intel Corporation

Matrix

Qualcomm Ventures

Perrigo Company

Fiverr International Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

Sumitomo Corporation

Claltech (2008) Limited Partnership

Pagaya Technologies Ltd.

Claridge Israel

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

Kamada Pharmaceuticals

Zerto Ltd.

Lonza

March Capital

415 Capital

Viola Credit Five Fund

Discount Capital

Purple BioTech

Leumi Partners

Cyolo Security Ltd.

CytoReason

Pangea

ION CROSSOVER PARTNERS

Revuze

Metasight

Serround Ventures

Aummune

LeumiTech

MizrahiTech

Twine Solutions Ltd.

ClearSky

Ecoppia Scientific Ltd.

Check-Cap Ltd.

Tola Capital

Jebsen Capital Limited

Octopus Ventures

DSM Venturing

Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company

OrbiMed

89Bio Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Zerto in its acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for approximately $400m.
  • Represented Claridge Israel in four investment transactions in technology start-up companies.
  • Advising Google on compliance and data protection issues, and representing the company in due diligence processes and class actions.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) demonstrates strong expertise in advising tech and telecoms as well as production companies on IP licensing transactions and IP aspects of M&A, including in relation to SPACs. The team is led by Amit Dat, a member of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Newly promoted partner Omri Rachum-Twaig is another key contact. In a recent highlight, they together advised Joola Kotkot Productions on several IP transactions with Sony Corporation.

Practice head(s):

Amit Dat

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is highly devoted and available for routine legal advise.’

‘Our lawyer, Dr Omri Rachum-Twig is an impressive, well-trained and committed individual. He is a true asset for our new company. We feel lucky to have him and his team as our legal advisors.’

‘Mission-oriented team. Ready to work hard while finding creative solutions and aspiring to close deals.’

‘Very professional, dedicated, open minded.’

‘Amit Dat gave us excellent service. He focused on the important things , identifying the critical issues and manège to close the deal with the other side.’

‘Dr Omri Rahcum Twig – Exceptional knowladge, innovative in the legal field , accessible and efficient.’

‘The most important thing from our point of view is the ability to balance between the commercial needs and the law risks. Fisher Bachar is doing that in the best way.’

‘Fast availability, a response that is consistent with the needs of the company and the business mentality of the company.’

Key clients

Southern Israel Bridging Fund, L.P.

Google Israel Ltd.

Qualcomm Ventures LLC

Fiverr International Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

News 10 Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Pitango Venture Capital

AngioDynamics Inc.

Picodya Technologies Ltd.

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

ECI Telecom Group

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Claridge Israel L.P.

Kimberly-Clark Israel Ltd.

Claltech (2008) Limited Partnership

Lama Productions Ltd.

Spiro Films Ltd.

Masha Productions Ltd.

Israel Hayom Ltd.

Makor Rishon Newspaper LP

Softweave Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representation of Google in highly strategic and complex technology projects and providing legal opinions regarding the complex potential IP risks with respect to new global technological features and services as well as intellectual property rights and technological related matters and consumer issues.
  • Representation of IDB in several complex technology-related projects.
  • Representing Reshet Media Ltd. and its affiliates, including News 10, in a variety of IP matters, agreements and legal opinions on various commercial issues.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

Advising on the whole range of private equity, venture capital, real estate, credit, corporate venture capital and publicly traded funds, FISCHER (FBC & Co.) also handles investments in portfolio companies and leverages the firm’s employment, tax, IP, privacy and data protection, and regulatory departments to provide full coverage on funds work. Co-head Raz Tepper regularly advises on corporate matters including cross-border M&A, joint ventures and restructurings, while fellow co-head Eran Yaniv is a specialist in restructuring, debt financing and spin-off mandates, particularly in the US, and co-head Gilad Winkler advises funds in the finance and energy sectors. The practice also includes Ron Sitton, who previously practised in New York, and Shmulik Fried, who advises on fund formations and investment fund transactions. Ute Klose-Goldstein recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Raz Tepper; Eran Yaniv; Gilad Winkler

Testimonials

‘The FISCHER team is a top-level team that is always available for our needs, at any time and any day. They make sure to deliver as fast as possible without compromising on the quality of their professionalism.’

‘They execute complicated projects very successfully, each and every one of them shows great knowledge, thinking outside the box with the highest personal care.’

Key clients

Bar Ilan University

Viola Credit

Southern Israel Bridging Fund

Surround Ventures

Qualcomm Ventures

Pitango Venture Capital

Sumitomo Corporation

Claridge Israel

ClalTech

SKY Fund

Generation Capital

Helios Fund

Harel Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance Company

Menorah Insurance Company

Noy Fund

OrbiMed Israel Partners

Rainbow Medical

REIT Azorim Living

Work highlights

  • Formed and structured the Helios Fund, a private equity fund specialising in energy investments.
  • Established Viola Credit, a special purpose vehicle for financial transactions aimed at growth-stage companies.
  • Providing legal advice to Claltech, the investment arm of Access Industries, in connection to aspects of its formation, establishment of sub funds, special purpose vehicles and comprehensive advice regarding commercial and regulatory issues.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 3

Co-led by Reuven Behar, the team at FISCHER (FBC & Co.) has expertise across a broad spectrum of industries and handles the whole range of IP matters with a strong focus on patents as well as trade secrets. Behar is an expert litigator in the field, particularly in the life sciences sector. Co-head Yael Riemer represents clients before the Registrar of Patents and Trademarks as well as the Customs Authority. Highly active in the team is also associate Tamara Dreiman.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Yael Riemer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Wonderful team, very available, very talented, very able, passionate and yet wise.’

‘Yael Riemer is an excellent professional. She is fierce and knows how to fight in Court, and she also knows when to negotiate with the opponent. She knows the case 100%, and her team has exceptional availability.’

‘Yael Riemer – thorough business and legal understanding. Has great capability to see the large picture as well as the smallest detail.’

‘The FBC team (Mainly Reuven Behar and Yael Rimer) supports our IP team in negotiation and litigation when our IP portfolio is “attacked” by our competitors, we receive this support when the issues are in Israel, but also abroad. They also support us to define our IP strategy, mainly in the field of IP of software/digital. The reason that we work with FBC is professionalism of the team, also when we compare them with other teams from out of Israel.’

‘Truly professionals team. Very knowledgeable, on the details, through, quick to respond, pleasure working with this team.’

‘Adv. Riemer is an excellent litigator, sharp and extremely smart. She also understands the commercial needs of the client and always remember the big picture and the strategy. Very pleasant with excellent human skills. Pleasure to work with her.’

‘From A to Z it was a real pleasure to work with the team. They are by far someone to count on, know any smallest details, care, understand the material. I don’t know how they got through thousand of emails and documents in such a short time and are able to remember things we totally forgot.’

‘We had worked with Miss. Yael Rimer and her team, Yael has an animal instinct with an unbelievable knowledge of the smallest details. The team was able to help us gain what is ours by right. It was from our point of view life-saving, they enabled us to continue with the technology that we had invented.’

Key clients

Google Israel Ltd.

Netafim Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

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 Partnershi

Improvate Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Ongoing representation of Netafim Ltd. in various disputes concerning alleged patent infringement, priority registration, and alleged failure to disclose.
  • Representing Datafirst SAS in a copyright infringement claim filed in the Tel Aviv District Court, along with a motion for interim injunction.
  • Representing Tyrnovo in a patent infringement claim filed by Bar Ilan University in front of the Tel Aviv District Court.

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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Tal Wiesengrun  photo Tal Wiesengrun FBC – Tal Wiesengrun Ms. Wiesengrun is a partner in FBC’s Litigation Department…
Gilad Winkler  photo Gilad Winkler FBC – Gilad Winkler Mr. Winkler is a partner in FBC’s Corporate…
Eran Yaniv  photo Eran Yaniv FBC – Eran Yaniv Mr. Yaniv is a partner in FBC’s Corporate…
Shai Zadik  photo Shai Zadik FBC – Shai Zadik Mr. Zadik is a partner in FBC’s Litigation department.…
Michael Zellermayer  photo Michael Zellermayer FBC – 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.