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

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Capital Markets; Insolvency & Restructuring; Banking & Finance; China Desk

Position

FBC – Avraham Well

Mr. Well is the head of FBC’s Corporate practice. With over 25 years of experience, he is ranked by international and domestic indices as one of Israel’s premier corporate attorneys, specializing in debt restructuring, capital markets, banking & finance, corporate governance, securities regulation and M&A.

Mr. Well has been involved in numerous high-profile M&A transactions, including representing the Government of Israel in the privatization of major banks in Israel, advising the Eurocom Group in the acquisition of the controlling interest in Bezeq for NIS 6.5 billion (one of the largest M&A transactions ever in Israel), and advising The Bright Food Group in its acquisition of the controlling intesret in Tnuva (one of the largest Chinese investments in Israel).

Mr. Well has been involved in virtually all of Israel’s most significant restructurings, aggregating to billions of NIS of debt, and he is the first and only Israeli member of the International Insolvency Institute.

Mr. Well is frequently consulted by major Israeli regulatory agencies to develop and comment on proposed legislation and regulations, and appears frequently at conferences organized by the Israeli Securities Authority and the Israeli Formal Receiver.

Mr. Well was selected as a member of a committee appointed by the Ministry of Finance to examine the regulatory framework of tailor-made lending by institutional investors.

Career

Prior to joining FBC, Mr. Well served as general counsel of the Clal group, then the largest holding concern in Israel. Mr. Well has been on the faculty of Israel’s two premier law schools, where he teaches courses on securities law and M&A. Mr. Well served as a law clerk to Prof. Aharon Barak, the former President of the Supreme Court and was also the editor of the Mishpatim Law Review at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Languages

Hebrew, English

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 1989

Education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LL.B., Summa Cum Laude, first in his class), 1988

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Avraham WellFISCHER (FBC & Co.) 

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s team has a wealth of expertise in M&A in various industries, including heavily regulated sectors, and acts for major domestic and international clients. In one standout matter, the firm advised ECI Telecom on its $485m sale to Ribbon Communications through a reverse triangle merger. Avraham Well, who has over 30 years of experience in the field of corporate law, is often involved in major transactions, including Centrebridge Partners and Gallatin Point Capital’s NIS1.7bn acquisition of The Phoenix Insurance. Raz Tepper specialises in M&A in the healthcare, life sciences and hi-tech sectors. Ute Klose-Goldstein is also noted.

Israel > Capital markets

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)‘s team further consolidated its position in the market in January 2020 with the recruitment of the entire team from Sharir, Shiv & Co., including capital markets specialist Alex Berman. While the firm’s expertise across equity and debt is all-encompassing, the team truly stands out for its involvement in market first IPOs – on the issuer and underwriter side – and complex regulatory matters, including major investigations and disputes. Avraham Well‘s ongoing work includes advising REIT 1, Israel’s first publicly traded REIT, on public offerings of debt and a private placement of equity with a cumulative value of over $160m. Nitzan Sandor is a leading securities law specialist;  Eran Yaniv has impressive credentials on the underwriter side; and Boaz Noiman is also noted.