Firm Profile > Goldfarb Seligman & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.
TEL AVIV 67891

Capital markets Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has 'good knowledge of US and Israeli law' and makes 'a great intermediary between foreign clients and the Israeli market'. The team has acted on the issuer and underwriter side in connection with major foreign offerings; Aaron Lampert advised a consortium of international financial institutions on Energean Oil & Gas' IPO on the LSE, while Gabriel Hake has developed expertise in assisting Israeli companies seeking to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The department has also become a popular choice among Nasdaq and NYSE-listed companies seeking to list securities on the TASE. In particular, Amir Tzafrir and Adam Klein have extensive experience advising US real estate companies on TASE listings, and have started acting for UK companies, which are increasingly interested in listing securities in Israel. Additionally, the group advises a litany of clients in the insurance, retail and automotive industries - among others - in relation to ongoing capital raising matters. Capital markets department head Nechama Brin is also recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has an impressive track record in major tech M&A, and is also involved in market-leading deals in the real estate, energy, and financial services sectors, among others. A key figure in the team is Ido Zemach, who acted for I Squared Capital in relation to its $1.5bn acquisition of IC Power, which owns energy assets in Latin America, Israel and the Caribbean. Additionally, Zemach acted as Israeli counsel to Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation in relation to its $1.1bn acquisition of NeuroDerm. Also of note, Dubi Zoltak advised Arison Group on the NIS1.1bn sale of its controlling stake in Shikun & Binui Group to the Saidoff Group. The team has also acted for prominent private equity funds based in Asia and the US. Also recommended are Rami SoferNechama Brin and Ashok Chandrasekhar.

Dispute resolution: class actions Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is known for representing clients in the financial services and energy sectors in class actions involving consumer protection, securities, environmental claims and fiduciary duties. Hagit BlaibergYehuda Rosenthal and Aaron Michaeli represented S. Shlomo Vehicle and Domicar in a class action that presented substantial financial consequences, but also raised issues concerning the very medium of class actions in Israel. Further, the team is acting for the directors of Ampal-American Israel in relation to a class action demanding the payment of an outstanding NIS2bn bond debt, and is also representing Delek Drilling Limited Partnership in a class action arising from its merger with Avner Oil Exploration. Other clients include Mifal Hapais - Israel National Lottery and Shufersal.

Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has 'extensive experience representing heavyweight clients in international arbitration and mediation'. The firm brings together 'an impressive knowledge of international laws' and a 'strong focus on litigation' to 'achieve the best possible results for its clients'. Key figures in the department include Eli ZoharDaphna Kapeliuk and Zvi Bar-Nathan, who is 'an outstanding arbitrator with a superb legal mind'; the three regularly handle disputes involving multinational infrastructure projects, cross-border service contracts, international trade and shareholder issues, taking place under arbitral rules including LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL. The team is particularly active in international construction and infrastructure disputes, where it often represents clients in disputes with foreign governments, and is also increasingly involved in disputes between Israeli entities, as international arbitration becomes more attractive to Israeli companies.

Energy and infrastructure Tier 1

Acting for project companies, contractors and financiers, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has 'extensive knowledge of commercial law and domestic regulations', and also has 'the international relationships needed to draw repeat work in mega infrastructure projects'. In the infrastructure space, Rami Sofer is acting for Ayalon Highways in relation to dozens of planned and ongoing projects. In just two examples, Sofer is advising on the NIS4bn Fast Lanes project aimed at reducing congestion through the use of shuttle transport, and is advising on the NIS3bn Rapid City project, which involves the creation of dedicated public transport routes with the cooperation of 17 different local municipalities. Another key figure in the team is Orit Farkash-Hacohen, who has expertise in commercial, financing and regulatory matters in the energy sector. Farkash-Hacohen advised Triple-R Energy on the sale to the Noy Fund of its shares in a pumped storage project in Kochav Hayarden. Additionally, on the lender side, Farkash-Hacohen advised an underwriting consortium including Morgan Stanley and Citibank on the IPO of Energean Oil & Gas on the LSE. The team is also acting for a major international contractor in relation to one of the country's most high-profile transport infrastructure projects.

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. fields 'a large, devoted team' with 'highly experienced partners in the field of healthcare and life sciences'. The team handles big-ticket M&A, litigation and a huge range of commercial collaboration and licensing agreements for multinational and growth-stage medical device and pharmaceutical companies. In a standout matter, the team advised EarlySense on several licensing and distributions agreements with companies in the US, including a rights agreements with Option Quant, which has exclusive rights agreements with the University of Chicago. Sharon Gazit, who heads the technology department, advises Elekta on the regulatory aspects of its distribution throughout Israel, and Ido Zemach acted for Syqe Medical in relation to a collaboration agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries concerning an inhaler delivery system for medical cannabis. The firm also has a highly regarded M&A team, which advised Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation on its acquisition of NeuroDerm, which was the largest-ever acquisition of an Israeli healthcare company. Other key clients include BrainsGate, NanoCell, and The Israeli Medical Association.

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is well known in the Israeli tech space for its involvement in major cross-border investment and M&A transactions. The corporate and technology department is headed by Sharon Gazit, who has assisted multiple prominent Asian investment firms with inbound transactions involving Israeli growth companies. Additionally, Ashok Chandrasekhar  and Adam Klein acted for Marlin Equity Partners in relation to its acquisition of Israeli cybersecurity company TopSpin Security. Chandrasekhar is also assisting an international technology company with an acquisition in the cloud technology space. Another key figure in the corporate team is Aaron Lampert, who advised Plarium Global, a leading Israeli social gaming developer, on its $500m acquisition by ASX100-listed Aristocrat Leisure. Also of note, Dubi Zoltak is assisting a multinational with the establishment of an innovation centre. In addition to the firm's impressive transactional work, Gazit and Chandrasekhar provide ongoing advice to dozens of start-up companies in various stages of development.

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Leveraging formidable strengths in hi-tech, corporate investment transactions and M&A, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. regularly advises venture capital, real estate, private equity and other funds on formation, fundraising and ensuing investment transactions. The team is particularly active in real estate funds, where recent work has included Ido Gonen acting for Menivim - The New REIT in relation to its establishment, fundraising and investment work. Further, the team has experience structuring hedge funds, funds of funds, and secondary funds, and also recently advised a group of major Israeli institutional investors on their investment into an infrastructure fund. In the hi-tech space, the firm advises venture capital investors on the full spectrum of activity from initial fund formation to portfolio investments. Ashok Chandrasekhar and Rami Sofer are regularly involved in investment work for private equity and venture capital funds, and Dubi Zoltak has particular expertise in international real estate investment mandates, particularly those with US aspects.

Planning and zoning Tier 1

With strengths in contentious and non-contentious planning matters and municipal taxation, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is involved in planning and development mandates across a range of sectors, including energy, telecoms, urban renewals and transportation, among others. In a standout matter, joint practice heads Orna Verhovsky and Sagiv Hanin are advising Bayside Land Corporation on the the planning and licensing procedures associated with the Tozeret Ha'aretz commercial development at the Azrieli Junction in Tel Aviv. Additionally, Verhovsky and Hanin are advising Ayalon Highways, Cross Israel Highway, and NTA - Metropolitan Mass Transit System on the planning aspects of billions of shekels of transportation projects, and also represent the clients in planning disputes and expropriation matters. The team also acts for a number of Israel's largest retailers, including Shufershal, which the group represents in municipal taxation proceedings in over 95 different municipalities. In the urban renewal space, the department handles the planning aspects of numerous projects for Neve Gad, Electra Real Estate and Zemach Hammerman. Other key clients include Cellcom Israel and Dor Chemicals.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s position in the market was further strengthened by its absorption of a large real estate team from Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co, which included Ari Wechsler. Weschsler is acting for a joint venture comprising Canada Israel Group and BSR Group in relation to the development of a 50-storey luxury tower in the Park Tzameret area in Tel Aviv. The new team joined an already strong practice group, which is jointly headed by Avi Arad and Levy Amitay. Amitay and Arad are advising Neve Gad on a litany of residential development projects with an aggregate value of over NIS5bn. The duo is also acting for Bayside Land Corporation in relation to a number of land, property and lease transactions, and has handled high-value investment mandates and large-scale land promotion matters for Azrieli Group. Additionally, the team is instructed by the third REIT fund in Israel, Menivim - The New REIT, and handles ongoing property matters, including corporate lease transactions, for some of the most widely recognised multinationals operating in Israel.

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has 'extensive experience in all practice areas relevant to urban renewal projects' and has 'a deep understanding of the positions and goals of each party in a project negotiation'. A key figure in the team is Avi Arad, 'an exceptional lawyer with a wealth of experience in closing difficult deals'. Arad is acting for Neve Gad and NSA Renewal and Construction in relation to the tenant and planning approvals for the construction of 800 housing units in Rishon LeZion; he is also acting for the apartment owners in relation to a NIS8bn evacuate-rebuild project in Tel Aviv. Arad jointly heads the department with Levy Amitay; the duo is advising the developers on the planning and tenant approval process for the construction of 1,500 residential units in a large-scale evacuate-rebuild project in Tel Aviv. Also recommended is Gabi Drucker, who is acting for Gabay Group in relation to a 770-unit evacuate-rebuild project in Bat Yam.

Tax Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s 'knowledge of Israeli and US tax laws is invaluable' for the department's corporate and high-net-worth client base and its 'most familiar relationships with the tax authorities' allow for 'a level of transparency in an otherwise overwhelming regulatory regime'. Given the firm's profile in Israel's M&A market - particularly the tech sector - the tax team has considerable experience handling the cross-border aspects of global multibillion-dollar corporate transactions, but also provides ongoing advice on disclosure, VAT issues, tax assessments, corporate structuring and tax disputes to many of the largest global technology companies operating in Israel. In the contentious space, Tal Atsmon is representing one of the world's largest beverage manufacturers in a tax dispute concerning certain payments with its domestic distributors; this case raises potentially systemic problems involving the taxation of the client's products across the globe. Also recommended is Yaron Sever, who, alongside Atsmon, handles remuneration matters for prominent Israeli corporates and advises individuals with a multi-jurisdictional financial presence on disclosure procedures in Israel.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. acts for lenders and borrowers in relation to a variety of financing transactions and operational matters in the financial services sector, which often require considerable regulatory expertise. Ariel Rosenberg heads the banking department and has advised major international banks on high-value cross-border lending transactions. Further, the team is engaged by domestic banks and major institutional lenders in relation to project and acquisition finance mandates. Rosenberg also assisted a North American bank with the establishment of its operations in Israel. The team has also handled significant M&A and corporate finance mandates for clients in the banking and credit card industries. Also of note, Rosenberg is assisting a number of lenders with an analysis of factoring agreements following a Supreme Court decision. Rami Sofer and Dubi Zoltak are additional contacts in the team.

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

With particular strengths in merger control and complex regulatory issues, Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s antitrust department has been involved in many of the market's largest deals, especially within heavily regulated sectors such as banking and telecoms. The department is led by Boaz Golan, who is hailed as 'one of Israel's most knowledgeable antitrust lawyers'. In addition to handling merger filings for a litany of M&A transactions, many of which are valued at well over $1bn, Golan provides ongoing antitrust advice to Hot Group in connection with its service infrastructure joint venture with Partner Communications Company. Further, the team has represented clients in the financial services and retail sectors in various proceedings before the IAA, and is also involved in a follow-on class action arising from the international Libor scandal.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

The team at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has recognised strengths in corruption and white-collar litigation and is engaged by market-leading tech, defence, and financial services companies in relation to especially sensitive disputes ranging from tax to investment management to libel. Additionally, Aaron Michaeli is acting for a group of directors of Discount Investment Corporation in a highly publicised derivative claim regarding the acquisition and subsequent sale of Maariv Holdings, and  Eli Zohar has been instructed by prominent public individuals and government figures in relation to high-profile corruption allegations. Other key figures include Zvi Bar-Nathan and Yoav Fruchtman, who have represented Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering in a wide variety of claims against various project initiators and municipalities. Also recommended are Hagit Blaiberg and Moshe Mazor, who heads the firm's white collar and administrative litigation group.

Employment Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s multidisciplinary labour and employment practice is 'very professional, very experienced and very responsive'. The team supports the firm's busy M&A group, which regularly handles high-value and often cross-border M&A and investment transactions involving large corporations with huge employee counts. In a recent matter, Revital Shprung-Levy advised Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma on all the employee due diligence in relation to its acquisition of NeuroDerm, and also handled the subsequent drafting of new employee and incentive agreements. In the contentious space, the team is representing Dalia Power Energies and the Forum of Natural Gas Powered Independent Power Producers, on behalf of the external suppliers of the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), in a widely publicised dispute with the IEC's workers' union, the National Secretariat of the Israel Electric Corporation Workers. The practice is jointly headed by Ofer Ravid and Orit Zilony-Klinman, who provide the full range of labour and employment advice to well-known international financial institutions, market-leading technology companies, a multinational media group, and a host of domestic employers.

Insurance Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. advises domestic insurers on a range of commercial issues and acts for insured companies in litigation concerning insured incidents. The group is also familiar with insurance sector regulations and assisted Libra Insurance Company with the approval process for its establishment as a new insurance company, making it the first-ever Israeli online insurance company and the first general independent insurance company to be established in Israel since 2008. Rami Sofer and Dubi Zoltak are key figures in the team, which provides comprehensive commercial and litigation advice to domestic and international insurers such as AIG, The Phoenix Insurance Company, and Harel Insurance Company.

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has strengths in M&A and investment transactions, particularly in the hi-tech sector, where the IP practice group has handled international licensing and collaboration agreements for clients in the life sciences and software industries, among others. Practice head Sharon Aloni handles all commercial IP matters for Celeno Communications, which has included multi-layer in-licensing and out-licensing transactions with well-known names in the semiconductor industry, such as Cisco Systems, Huawei and Comcast. Another key contact is Sharon Gazit, who heads the corporate and technology department; Gazit recently advised EarlySense on an in-licensing deal with US-based Option Quant, and has also assisted the client with development and service agreements with Samsung and Philips. Further, in support of the firm's corporate activity, the team has been involved in the IP aspects of some of Israel's very largest M&A transactions.

Telecoms and media Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has been engaged by telecoms operators, media groups and other corporates in relation to IP licensing, M&A and capital markets transactions. Having advised Hot Mobile on the establishment of PHI Networks - a joint venture formed by Hot Mobile and Partner Telecommunications - the team was retained by PHI Networks to handle day-to-day operation matters and antitrust issues. The team also advises a multinational media group on a range of commercial matters associated with its Israeli operations. Ashok Chandrasekhar heads the international corporate and securities department, and Boaz Golan heads the antitrust group.

Transport Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. acts for domestic and international airlines in commercial and civil litigation, commercial transactions, and day-to-day operational mandates. In the contentious space, Zvi Bar-Nathan is representing multiple international air carriers in a claim and counter-claim regarding the companies' policy on remuneration for travel agents that sell tickets for the airlines. The team has also advised an aircraft manufacturer on a supply agreement with the Israeli government.

The firm: Goldfarb Seligman & Co., one of Israel’s largest law firms, is among the elite group of firms that deliver top-tier legal services at international standards. The professional hallmark of the Firm, which traces its history back over 80 years, is the unrelenting pursuit of the highest professional and ethical standards in the service of its clients. The firm’s attorneys provide clients with a wide spectrum of sophisticated legal services which are tailored to each client’s specific needs, together with the global connections that a large international law firm can offer.

The Firm combines expertise in the Israeli legal system and business context with an extensive international background. In addition to professional training and experience in Israel, a number of partners and associates have foreign legal education and practice experience and others have had substantial exposure to the legal and commercial scene in the US, Asia, Western Europe, Australia and other countries. The Firm recruits and employs the leading attorneys in each of its various practice areas. The calibre, breadth and depth of the outstanding professionals at Goldfarb Seligman help to make it the firm of choice for the most discerning clients, both in Israel and overseas. The Firm serves domestic and foreign clients from all business sectors, including some of Israel’s largest corporations and some of the world’s leading international companies.

Goldfarb Seligman has consistently been ranked among the leading law firms in Israel in various practice areas by international and local ratings.

Areas of practice: 

Capital Markets and Public Offerings, in Israel and Abroad – Goldfarb Seligman has Israel’s leading capital markets and public offerings practice. The Firm advises on public offerings in the Israeli and foreign capital markets, provides ongoing securities law advice to dozens of public companies and represents issuers and underwriters in Israel, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The Firm works closely with foreign underwriters and investment banks, and the Firm’s attorneys have unparalleled expertise in complex financial transactions, and in the representation of clients before various securities authorities and stock exchanges. In addition, the Firm’s vast experience with U.S. securities law enables its attorneys to match Israeli law requirements to U.S. law requirements, or to those of other foreign legal jurisdictions.

Corporate and Commercial Law – The Firm handles the largest and most complex cross-border corporate transactions involving Israeli entities while maintaining continuous contact with governmental authorities and handling all regulatory aspects of the deals. The Firm’s attorneys apply knowledge from various disciplines of commercial law, as well as multidisciplinary experience acquired while working and studying outside of Israel. The Firm’s attorneys act as counsel to companies concerning proper approval of major interested party transactions and advise on executive compensation.

Mergers & Acquisitions – Goldfarb Seligman possesses extensive experience in merger and acquisition transactions involving public and private companies. In recent years, the Firm has had the lead role in numerous international transactions worth tens of billions of dollars. The Firm represents leading Israeli companies in international transactions, as well as foreign clients in their Israeli acquisitions, while providing integrated advice in various legal fields.

Commercial and Corporate Litigation; Dispute Resolution – The Firm handles the most complex commercial and corporate litigation. The Firm’s litigation department partners are among the leading trial lawyers in Israel and represent Israeli and international companies, as well as key businesspeople and senior officials from the public sector. The Firm advises on a wide range of legal issues, including complex commercial litigation; corporate litigation in public companies; class actions; international litigation and arbitration; antitrust litigation; internet litigation; real estate litigation; and more. In addition, the Firm’s senior partners serve as mediators and arbitrators in complex business and personal disputes. The Firm also maintains a boutique law firm within the firm, which specializes in family law mediation.

Real Estate, Planning, and Construction – The Firm has one of Israel’s leading real estate departments and handles the most significant transactions in the Israeli real estate, planning and construction fields. It advises holding companies, leading real estate companies and developers on a broad variety of projects, including commercial, industrial, office, residential, hotel and planning and construction projects; and provides clients with comprehensive legal services in all stages of acquisition, bidding, planning, licensing, development, construction, and marketing, including handling required financing and tax issues.

Tax – Goldfarb Seligman’s Tax Department is one of Israel’s most prominent and experienced tax departments. The Firm’s attorneys, based in our offices in Israel and our Zurich Branch, advise local and international clients on various tax matters, including the taxation of domestic and international transactions; mergers and acquisitions, real estate taxation; import, export and international trade law; VAT; and more. In addition, the Firm specializes in all aspects of executive compensation, including handling all tax and securities issues and drafting sophisticated stock option and bonus plans.

Hi-Tech, Venture Capital and Technology Agreements – The Firm has unique expertise in the hi-tech field and is involved in dozens of domestic and international venture capital transactions every year, representing both investors and companies. The Firm advises early-stage companies on financing and intellectual property; handles exits (IPOs, M&As); and advises venture capital funds with respect to capital issues and other related matters. In addition, the Firm possesses extensive experience regarding agreements for commercializing technologies, in both the hi-tech and the life sciences fields.

Industry – The Firm possesses extensive experience in advising and representing Industrial corporations from all segments of the market, and our expert attorneys are familiar with the business environment and complex legal challenges these companies face. Our legal teams provide clients a broad range of high-quality legal services, encompassing all aspects of the client’s activity in Israel and abroad, tailored to the unique challenges faced by Industrial corporations.

Project and Infrastructure Financing – The Firm handles a significant portion of the infrastructure projects in the Israeli market, particularly in the transportation and energy fields. The Firm advises governmental agencies and private sector entities from the formation stages, through statutory and legislative proceedings, to expropriations, tenders, and financing.

Antitrust and Competition – The Firm specializes in providing ongoing legal counsel to clients regarding complex antitrust and competition matters, including litigation proceedings and administrative, civil and criminal enforcement. The Firm regularly provides complex legal opinions on various competition aspects in relation to a wide variety of matters, including monopolies, restrictive agreements and mergers. In addition, the Firm builds internal compliance programs tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Environmental Law and Sustainability – The Firm’s attorneys counsel clients on environmental law requirements and advise on licensing and enforcement before the governmental authorities; represent clients in administrative, criminal and civil proceedings; assist in the drafting and implementation of internal enforcement programs; conduct due diligence; represent financial institutions with respect to environmental risk management; and advise companies operating in the energy and water fields.

Regulation – The Firm provides comprehensive legal-strategic counsel in the regulation field, advising various business groups and leading corporations operating in a wide variety of fields, including telecommunications and media, cyber security, infrastructure, healthcare, food, economic regulation and more. The Firm provides both immediate counsel regarding isolated matters and advice on developing long-term regulatory strategies, based on the extensive knowledge and experience accumulated by the Firm in this field.

Banking and Finance – The Firm handles various domestic and international financing transactions, and advises on ongoing banking activity and activities in all financial services fields, such as securities, custody and brokerage, credit cards and financial derivatives. In recent years, the Firm has advised on some of the most complex bank financing transactions in the Israeli market.

Energy and Natural Resources – The Firm is one of the pioneers in the Israeli energy and natural resources field. The Firm provides comprehensive professional counsel integrating legal, professional and commercial aspects, from the early development stages of energy projects, throughout their construction and to financial closure and ongoing operation. In addition, the Firm possesses extensive experience in complex tenders and providing professional counsel regarding financing models and agreements tailored to the needs of the energy market, including PPA, EPC and O&M agreements. The Firm advises developers and corporations regarding the establishment of natural gas power plants, renewable energy projects, natural gas distribution and consumption, and more.

Telecommunication and Communications – The Firm provides ongoing counsel to various leading companies in the telecommunication, communications and broadcasting fields, with respect to regulations, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, transfers of corporate control, commercial disputes and complex litigation proceedings, including class actions.

Labor Law and Relocation – The Firm provides strategic advice in order to resolve complex human resource management issues, and advises organizations and individuals during reorganization processes, including employee recruitment and termination; collective bargaining; mergers and acquisitions, due diligence; and more. The Firm also represents clients before labor courts and governmental authorities, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. In addition, the Firm provides comprehensive legal counsel regarding immigration, visa and relocation matters.

White Collar – The Firm is one of the leaders in the white collar defense field. The Firm’s attorneys represent senior members of the business and public sectors in criminal cases involving matters such as securities, antitrust, taxation and money laundering, and defense and national security offenses.

Insurance and Risk Management – The firm possesses professional experience and expertise in a wide variety of insurance maters, both locally and internationally, providing comprehensive counsel to Israel’s largest corporations. Our attorneys specialize in consulting in respect of comprehensive insurance plans, focusing on the quality and scope of insurance coverage, and tailoring innovative solutions for complex risks unique to each client. In addition, we advise insurance companies throughout establishment, acquisition and investment agreements, and more, as well as advise boards of directors and represent insurance companies in claims and class actions. Our firm also possesses significant expertise in the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) domain, providing counsel based on international best practices and methodologies for mapping the client’s exposures and the formation of infrastructure for monitoring, reporting and managing risks.

Libel – The Firm has extensive expertise in this field. It represents media outlets and advertising agencies and provides ongoing pre-publication advice on investigative journalism pieces and advertising campaigns. The Firm also handles public figures’ libel claims and the defense of media outlets in libel actions.

Intellectual Property – The Firm handles litigation and diverse commercial issues relating to intellectual property, and represents clients in court proceedings and before the Patent Office in matters concerning copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and more. The Firm also provides evaluations, drafts licensing agreements, registers trademarks and advises on OEM license agreements, distribution agreements and VAR agreements. The Firm maintains continuous contact with patent, copyright and trademark offices in Israel and abroad.

Class Actions and Derivative Actions – The Firm represents leading Israeli and multinational corporations in class actions regarding securities, antitrust, insurance and banking, and consumer protection issues. The Firm’s expertise results from representing hundreds of corporate defendants in class actions. This experience enables it to utilize creative tools to prevent the certification of claims as class actions and to resolve disputes through alternative measures while reducing the clients’ exposure to both financial and reputational damage. The Firm also has expertise in the representation of clients in derivative actions and represents companies, shareholders, directors and senior executives.

Administrative Law – The Firm has extensive expertise in this field and represents clients before governmental authorities, administrative law courts and the High Court of Justice, including in matters relating to tenders, communications, and education.

Corporate Recovery and Insolvency – The Firm handles liquidations, receiverships, creditors’ arrangements and reorganizations under bankruptcy protection. The Firm’s attorneys have served as or represented, reorganization trustees, receivers, and liquidators in some of the most complex proceedings in Israel. In addition, the Firm provides ongoing counsel to corporations and individuals in corporate recovery and economic rehabilitation proceedings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and aquisitions Ashok Chandrasekhar
Capital markets Amir Tzafrir
Corporate finance Yudi Levy
Corporate finance Amir Tzafrir
Corporate and commercial Sharon Gazit
Civil and commercial litigation Zvi Bar-Nathan
Civil and commercial litigation Hagit Blaiberg
Civil and commercial litigation Aaron Michaeli
Real estate, planning and construction Levy Amitay
Real estate, planning and construction Avi Arad
Technology, hi-tech and life sciences Ashok Chandrasekhar
Technology, hi-tech and life sciences Sharon Gazit
Venture capital and private equity Ashok Chandrasekhar
Venture capital and private equity Michael Heller
Taxation Tal Atsmon
Taxation Yaron Sever
Banking and finance Rami Sofer
Banking and finance Ariel Rosenberg
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Amir Tzafrir
White-collar litigation Moshe Mazor
Intellectual property Sharon Gazit
Intellectual property Sharon Aloni
Antitrust and competition Boaz Golan
Insurance Rami Sofer
Environment and sustainability Idit Reiter
Capital Markets Dubi Zoltak
Corporate and commercial Dubi Zoltak
Venture capital and private equity Dubi Zoltak
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Number of lawyers : 300+
Number of partners : 100+