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Goldfarb Seligman & Co.
ELECTRA TOWER
98 YIGAL ALON STREET
TEL AVIV 67891
Israel

Israel > Capital markets Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is commended by some as ‘the go-to team for complex matters‘, on the back of its ‘outstanding expertise and in-depth market knowledge‘. The group stands out for its experience in both local and international work — particularly US issuances. Among its recent highlights, it handled an IPO on Nasdaq and six cross-border SPAC-related offerings. Additionally, the firm acted on a string of IPOs, secondary offerings and bond offerings marketed locally. Dubi Zoltak is widely recognised as a leader in local and cross-border capital markets transactions. International corporate and securities head Ashok Chandrasekhar specialises in technology-related matters. Gur Nabel has a focus on advising Israeli companies on TASE listings.

Practice head(s):

Dubi Zoltak; Ashok Chandrasekhar; Gur Nabel

Other key lawyers:

Adam Klein; Merav Kainan-Wagner; Aaron Lampert; Doron Segal

Testimonials

‘Goldfarb has one of the top, if not the top, capital markets teams in Israel. It is well prepared to handle both domestic (Israeli) and international capital market transactions. The level of service, the legal knowledge and understanding, and the personalities of the partners working with you, are at the highest levels.’

It is the firm to choose in order to get your prospectus submitted and approved on time. The team sees obstacles in advance and address the issues. Lawyers enable the business instead of holding it back.’

‘A brilliant capital markets team equally at home with both local and foreign markets. With outstanding expertise and in-depth market knowledge, they are the go-to team for complex matters.’

‘We value their professionalism and availability. Amir Tzafrir and Merav Kainan-Wagner have the ability to think outside the box and find creative ways to solve the problem.’

‘Gur Nabel is an excellent, one-of-a-kind lawyer, super professional and knowledgeable, is creative thinking, finds business solutions for legal challenges and always strives to find the way which enables the client to do business. In addition, he makes you feel you are his only client.’

‘The partner with whom I have worked most recently on US public offerings was Adam Klein. Adam is highly professional, service oriented, very pleasant to work with, and is humble person. He is very detail oriented on the one hand, but knows well how to separate between major issues and trivial ones.’

‘Aaron Lampert and Adam Klein bring US and Israeli knowledge together as a good bridge,’

‘Doron Segal stands out as an excellent capital markets attorney with unparalleled expertise in the field. He’s a highly regarded expert in both local and foreign markets, and renowned for his attention to detail. Without doubt one of Israel’s best capital market attorneys.’

Key clients

Isracard Ltd

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Big Shopping Centers Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Supergas Energy Ltd.

Kardan Real Estate Enterprise & Development Ltd.

Kardan Yazamut (2011) Ltd. and Kardan Israel Ltd.

Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citibank N.A., London Branch

International banks and financial institutions in their role as underwriters:

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Barclays Capital Inc.

Jefferies LLC

Deutsche Bank

Thoma Bravo Advantage

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Stifel Nicolaus & Company

JMP Securities LLC

Needham & Company, LLC

Raymond James and Associates, Inc.

Collective Growth Corporation

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

REE Automotive Ltd.

PTK Acquisition Corp.

MeaTech 3D Ltd.

Quik Super Online Ltd.

SIX Swiss Exchange AG

SIX Structured Products Exchange AG

S. Shlomo Holdings Ltd. (formerly known as New Kopel Holdings Ltd.)

Elezra Holdings Ltd. and subsidiaries

Albar Mimunit Services Ltd.

Eldan Transportation Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd. and Hachshara Insurance Holdings Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Matrix Systems Ltd.

Ayalon Holdings Ltd.

Radcom Ltd.

Attunity Ltd. (Qlik)

Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd.

Victory Supermarket Chain Ltd.

Shaniv Paper Industries Ltd.

Castro Model Ltd.

Aviation Links Ltd.

I.C.P. Israel Citrus Plantations Ltd.

Aviv Arlon Ltd.

Z.M.H Hammerman Ltd.

Maslavi Construction Company Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

NICE Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Sanlakol Ltd.

Allot Communications Ltd.

IP Light

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

AudioCodes Ltd.

Somoto Ltd.

Averbuch Formica Center Ltd.

Direct Capital Investments Ltd.

MGG (BVI) Limited

Chamoss International Limited

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.

Medley Capital Corporation

Seaspan Corporation

GFI Real Estate Limited

Related Commercial Portfolio Ltd.

Klein International Group

Delshah Capital

Cornerstone Properties Ltd.

Waterstone Properties Ltd.

Encore Properties Ltd.

MDG Real Estate Global Limited

Halman-Aldubi Provident and Pension Funds Ltd.

Itamar Medical Ltd.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd. (formerly BioCanCell Ltd.)

Airtouch Solar Ltd.

Photomyne Ltd.

Flying SpArk Ltd.

PomVom Ltd.

Buff Technologies Ltd.

Human Xtensions Ltd.

Identi Healthcare Ltd.

Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.

Gabay Properties and Development Ltd.

Wize Pharma Inc. (formerly Wize Pharma Ltd.)

Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd.

Tadbik Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Shufersal in its innovative ILS700m global share offering.
  • Advised the underwriters, lead managed by Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and BofA Securities, on the $585m IPO of JFrog on the Nasdaq.
  • Acted for SPAC Thoma Bravo Advantage on its merger with ironSource, which was partially supported by a $1.3bn private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s corporate group is comprised of ‘great dealmakers‘, and handles the full spread of corporate matters, with an impressive record in cross-border M&A. Most recently, it has become a popular choice for SPAC-related deals, where it advises both US-based SPACs and Israeli target companies on headline mergers. On the domestic front, the team has a strong showing in the telecoms, technology, energy and real estate sectors. International corporate head Ashok Chandrasekhar regularly represents major global clients, particularly US-based companies, on multi-jurisdictional deals.  The ‘outstandingAaron Lampert had a banner year, which included advising on four SPAC mergers. Dubi Zoltak, who is an increasingly prominent name for real estate-related investments, and Rami Sofer, who specialises in infrastructure and finance-related matters, are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Yudi Levy; Ashok Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit; Dubi Zoltak; Rami Sofer; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Adam Klein; Michael Heller; Aaron Lampert; Guy Gordon

Testimonials

‘The firm is very professional and gives holistic solutions to legal challenges. The firm has a variety of professional lawyers, who are knowledgeable of the law and the regulation, as well as the business matters, and give professional and creative solutions.’

‘The corporate team is experienced, responsive and deeply aware of the broad commercial picture behind every transaction, without losing their meticulous attention to detail. Great deal-makers with a pristine reputation in the market.’

‘GS have a very strong team and a big bench across all disciplines. In the most recent transaction on which we worked, partners from several practice areas made key contributions in timely and professional fashion.’

‘Adam Klein is a pleasure to work with. Aaron Lampert and Ashok Chandrasekhar are also terrific individuals.’

‘Aaron Lampert is outstanding. Wise, experienced, commercial, responsive, available, broad, extremely hard working. I would want him at my side in every transaction.’

‘I have worked with Shirin Herzog. Her intelligence, knowledge of the law and ability to identify resources and make introductions were extremely helpful in producing results.’

‘Rami Sofer and Guy Gordon are great lawyers. Very serious, professionals, creative, have a wide knowledge and are always pleasant.’

‘Doron Segal stands out as a brilliant attorney who blends legal expertise with an acute understanding of the business environment. He’s a great negotiator and finds innovative solutions in order to get the deal through.’

Key clients

Google

Intel Corporation

Warburg Pincus LLC

The Central Bottling Company

Baring Private Equity Asia Ltd.

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Thoma Bravo Advantage

Cisco Systems Inc.

Nestle

Mondelēz International

International Beer Breweries Limited (“IBBL”)

Symantec Corporation

Northrop Grumman International Trading Inc.

Dell-EMC

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited (“Liquid Telecom”)

The Volvo Group

Mitsui Group

Collective Growth Corporatio

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

REE Automotive Ltd.,

PTK Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: PTK.U)

MyHeritage Ltd.

Axel Springer SE.

NICE Systems Ltd.

IHS Markit Ltd.

Israel Secondary Fund (“ISF”)

The Hot Group

Shufersal Ltd.

Israel Canada (T.R) Ltd.

Israel Canada Hotels Ltd. (ICH)

Jordache Enterprises, Inc.

Abu Yehiel – Building Company Ltd.

HOYA Corporation

ServiceNow Inc.

Preempt Security Inc.

Bird Rides, Inc.

Holmes Place International Ltd.

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF)

The Arison Group

Arison Investments Ltd.

Arison Holdings Ltd.

Marlin Equity Partners

Apax Mid-market Israel Fund

Keshet Broadcasting (“Keshet 12”)

The Jewish Agency for Israel

Poalim Capital Markets Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel B.M.

Delek Royalties (2012) Ltd.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

Prospera Technologies Ltd.

Molex LLC

Applied Materials, Inc.

Radware Ltd.

Perion Network Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

McAfee Inc.

Koch Disruptive Technologies

Israel Aerospace Industries

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries Agricultural Co-Op In Israel Ltd.

I.D. Systems, Inc.

Magen David Adom

Thoma Bravo

Fortinet, Inc.

Aqua Security Software Ltd.

Dozens of start-ups.

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Property and Building Group

BST Group

Altshuler Shaham Ltd. (“Altshuler Shaham Group”)

Menorah Mivtachim Real-Estate Ltd.

Leopard Group

Summit Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Chemipal Ltd.

Dori Media Group Ltd.

Shlomo Group

Kardan Israel Ltd.

Gama Golan Insurance Agency Ltd.

Inbal Insurance Co. Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Castro Model Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Openlegacy, Inc.

David Lubinski Ltd.

TPG Private Equity Fund

TPG Growth

EarlySense Ltd.

Henry Schein Medical Technologies

Carestream Health, Inc.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Allot Communications Ltd.

Kodak Israel

Isracard

Medtronic plc

AIG – American International Group Inc.

AIG Israel Insurance Company Ltd.

The Harel Group

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd., Harel Provident & Pension Ltd., and others

I Squared Capital

YSB – the Ya’acobi Brothers Group

Slingshot Ventures

Wize Pharma Inc.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd. (“10bis”)

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

Elad Ronen Holdings Ltd. and Mr. & Mrs. Ronen and Carmit Elad

Ananey Communications Group

TÜRK TUBORG BİRA VE MALT SANAYİİ A.Ş

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy Israel Ltd.

Tapugan Industries Ltd.

Hacarem Spirits Ltd.

Cabiran (1991) Ltd.

Fresh Start Ltd.

Uvision Air

Flying Spark Ltd.

Blue Tree Technologies Ltd.

Yeap Ltd.

The Jabotinsky Institute

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

Unorthodox Ventures

Makers Fund

Cardumen Capital SGEIC, S.A

Shaked Partners Ltd.

TMIR – Manufacturers Recycling Corporation in Israel Ltd.

ELA – Beverage Containers Collection Corporation Ltd.

Ecommunity – Social Corporation for Recycling of Electronic Waste Ltd.

Shareholders of Octarine, Inc.

Liberty Israel Venture Fund LLC.

Accel Partners Management LLP

Battery Ventures L.P.

Sorenson Ventures

Catalyst-CEL China-Israel Fund

General Catalyst Partners

Marker LLC

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

TPG Growth

Scale Venture Partners

Rio Ventures Inc.

Glilot Capital Partners

Balderton Capital (UK) LLP

Unorthodox Ventures

YL Ventures

Work highlights

  • Represented Thoma Bravo Advantage (SPAC) in its announced merger with ironSource.
  • Advised Cisco Systems on its acquisitions of Epsagon, Sedona Systems and Portshift Software Technologies.
  • Represented Hot in its ILS170m agreement with IBC – Israel Broadband Company (2013), whereby Hot will joint IBC’s fibre-optic project as a partner

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

The competition practice at Goldfarb Seligman & Co., which is led by Boaz Golan , is uniquely positioned with its exceptional ties to the ICA. Golan, former chief legal counsel of the ICA, was also the only outside counsel to advise on the amendment of the Restrictive Trade Practices Law, a major reform in Israeli competition law. The department has specialist expertise in banking and finance, insurance and pensions, and the oil and gas sectors, with additional strength in the telecoms and media industries added by Amir Vang, particularly on the regulatory side. Nimrod Prawer is an expert in competition matters as they relate to the food industry.

Practice head(s):

Boaz Golan; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Nimrod Prawer; Zohar David; Meytal Sadovnick Toledano; Amir Vang

Testimonials

‘As a litigator I meet a large number of lawyers from a variety of practices, this allows me to have a broad picture of the different practices in the large firms. It is from this point of view that I say that Goldfarb Seligman’s team really stand in a league of their own. This is because they know how to combine high-level competitive and legal analysis, with the ability to strategically lead a case to the best possible outcome.’

‘Boaz Golan and Nimrod Prawer are both fantastic lawyers. Both are very smart, and both receive huge amount of respect at the Competition Authority, in my view this could be just as important as making the right argument. Nimrod is a bright lawyer, and a very creative thinker, while Boaz is a very well established experienced lawyer that reads the full picture, I believe that the fact that these two work together really puts the department at the top place to seek advice for antitrust cases in Israel.’

‘Simply put, the Competition and Antitrust team at Goldfarb Seligman is the best there is.’

‘The reason that this team stands out is that it has everything a client could ask for: first and foremost is their professional level which is simply unmatched, as it possess the best lawyers in this field. But it does not stop there, as they have the ability to get things done at the ICA which is also key. On top of that they are also great in solving things quickly and they are very responsive and cost effective.’

‘It was only when we met Boaz Golan and Nimrod Prawer, that we felt that somebody is really listening to our case and believes in us. This demonstrates that before being great professionals, Boaz and Nimrod are great people. Which I think is essential in being a great lawyer. I should also mention Meytal Sadovnick-Toledano an associate in the department that was able to assist us in this case and demonstrate the high capabilities she holds as a young and promising lawyer.’

‘The team was extremely professional with deep understanding of competition law in Israel and around the world.’

‘Coming from the Israeli competition authority, Boaz Golan is the best man for the job- knowing exactly how they think and what would be the best arguments. He has amazing knowledge of worldwide competition laws, and gives us the best service, with 24/7 availability and 100% engagement.’

‘I work with this firm only on the subject of antitrust / competition. The team I work with is at a very high level, responds quickly, solves problems and to this day has always met all tasks.’

Key clients

Noble Energy Inc.

The Hot Group

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Hot-Mobile Ltd.

P.H.I. Networks (2015) Limited Partnership

Coca Cola Israel

The Central Distribution Company Ltd.

Carlsberg

International Beer Breweries Spirits (IBBLS)

Prigat

Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

Edeltech Group

Shikun & Binui Real Estate

Amsalem Tours and Travel Ltd.

Carestream Health, Inc.

Altice France

Cisco Systems Inc.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

The Presidency of the Business Sector

Abu Yehiel – Building Company Ltd.

MyHeritage Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Schindler Nechushtan Elevators Ltd.

TEN – Petroleum Company Ltd.

Turk Tuborg Bira ve Malt Sanayii A.S.

AIG (American International Group, Inc.)

Magen David Adom

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy In Israel (1988) Ltd.

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

United Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Kolbo Gas Ltd.

ELA Recycling Corporation Ltd.

T.M.I.R – Manufacturers Recycling Corporation in Israel Ltd (CC)

The Israel Insurance Association

Shasha Tours (95) Ltd.

Derech Eretz Tours

Mr. & Mrs. Ronen and Carmit Elad

Matrix I.T. Ltd.

Yesh Book Distributions Ltd.

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Bird Rides, Inc.

Hacarem Spirits Ltd.

Levinger Holdings & Investments 2001 Ltd.

Team 3 Management & Investments Ltd.

Elcon Recycling Center (2003) Ltd.

United King Films Distribution (1990) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Noble Energy in a dispute related to a new gas supply deal with Israel Electric Corporation.
  • Represented Coca Cola Israel in an appeal to the Supreme Court in relation to a motion to certify a class action against it.
  • Represented The Hot Group in a ILS170m investment to acquire 70% of IBC’s share capital.

Israel > Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 1

As 'top-quality lawyers with real experience in the field', the team at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. regularly acts in arbitrations under ICC, LCIA and ICSID rules, covering a range of ad hoc arbitrations as well as major claims against sovereign states. Practitioner Zvi Bar-Nathan is a renowned litigator in areas such as corporate, contract, tender and libel law and is a go-to lawyer for international arbitration cases; he has held former and current positions at several international arbitration institutions, including a role as head of the International Arbitration Committee of ICC Israel. Daphna Kapeliuk is an expert in private international law and international arbitration, and is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Bar-Nathan; Hagit Blaiberg; Aaron Michaeli; Moshe Mazor

Other key lawyers:

Daphna Kapeliuk; Maya Nusbaum Rapaport

Testimonials

‘Top quality lawyers with real experience in the field.’

‘Daphna Kapeliuk provides creative insight into her cases. Zvika Bar Nathan is an excellent strategist in complex litigation.’

‘Very good, very focused and efficient.’

‘Zvi Bar Nathan is extremely well prepared, diligent, and fair to both sides, which makes him a highly credible arbitrator. He has an impressive command of arbitration law and practice.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for an international client in a complex international arbitration involving profits from concessions in natural resources in an African state.
  • Acting for a major construction company in an infrastructure ICC arbitration.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

At the forefront of cutting-edge healthcare and life sciences, the practice at Goldfarb Seligman & Co.has unique expertise in highly-regulated niche areas such as medical cannabis and Femtech, regularly advising innovative start-ups alongside its established, mostly domestic clientele on the whole range of work including corporate, commercial and financing transactions, and regulatory matters. Industry-reformer Sharon Gazit co-heads the practice together with Ashok J. Chandrasekhar and Zvi Bar-Nathan. Furthermore, Gazit leads the firm’s LegalTech innovation program ‘GS Lab’; has renowned proficiency in complex cross-border transactions and strategic investments; and serves as the co-chair of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee of the Israeli Bar Association. Among the experts in her team are Judy Amidor, a specialist in transactions relating to technology commercialization, Roy Lieber who advises start-ups on capital and debt raising transactions, and associate Yael Edell Rozenman who handles licensing structures, medical regulation, privacy, and information security. Efrat Rayten has departed following an appointment to the Knesset.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Gazit; Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Zvi Bar-Nathan

Testimonials

‘Highly professional yet very attentive and customer oriented.’

‘Professionalism and attentiveness.’

‘They are on top of the life sciences growing market in Israel. As I hope you know, I find the most important attributes of a good attorney to be professionalism, understanding the needs of the client, and getting the deal done (efficiently and thoroughly), and those are the goals I always strive towards.’

‘Sharon Gazit is heading the life sciences as well as technology department. She is very experimented in M&As, intellectual property transactions in the hi-tech and life science fields and has a growing practice in privacy and data security. She is a very good manager and team leader. I frequently liaise with Sharon within the IBA healthcare & life sciences law committee that Sharon is co-chairing and she is a very competent chair.’

Key clients

Baring Private Equity Asia PTE. Ltd.

BrainsGate Ltd.

EarlySense Ltd.

Novo Nordisk A/S

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

‘Lilach- Live and Die with Dignity’

The Israeli Medical Association

Magen David Adom In Israel

Maccabi Healthcare Services

Carestream Health, Inc.

AquafitIntimate Ltd.

National Insurance Institute of Israel

Anchiano Therapeutics

Itamar Medical Ltd.

Wize Pharma Ltd.

Breath of Life International Ltd.

Cannbit Ltd.

Menorah Insurance Company Ltd.

BeaconCure Ltd.

iNNOGING Medical Ltd.

Bio-Fence Ltd.

MEDX Xelerator

Cardiovalve Ltd.

Temi Global Ltd.

RealView Imaging Ltd.

Enzymit Inc.

Y&B Mother’s Choice Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising EarlySense Ltd. on contractual matters with healthcare and life sciences entities, and the sale of its monitoring technology to Hill-Rom for $30m.
  • Representing The Israeli Medical Association in a range of regulatory matters, copyright, commercial agreements and disputes.
  • Advising RealView Imaging Ltd. on investments, agreements, IP, and a FDA approval for marketing and distribution of its 3D medical imaging system.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

As a go-to firm for young start-ups and hi-tech giants both at an international and domestic level, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has established a market leading practice in global M&A, IP and commercial matters working with special purpose acquisition companies and venture capital funds on capital markets and IPO mandates. The practice is headed up by several individuals including Ashok J. Chandrasekhar , who is a specialist in private equity transactions and cross-border mergers; Sharon Gazit , who handles international transactions and IP related matters; real estate specialist Dubi Zoltak Rami Sofer , who advises companies from the finance and insurance sectors; and Benjamin Rotenberg , who has extensive experience in representing clients before regulatory authorities. Michael Heller  is also recommended and represents investors in their dealings with Israeli, US and European companies. Previously at Herzog Fox & Neeman, Ronen Hausirer joined the firm, and Roy Lieber and Hadar Tsikinovski Sharabani made partner. Veran Vistanetzky has departed into private practice.

Practice head(s):

Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit; Dubi Zoltak; Rami Sofer; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Michael Heller; Ido Zemach; Danny Dilbary; Adam Klein; Aaron M Lampert; Shirin H. Herzog; Nili Peleg-Shpolansky; Guy Gordon; Yoni Henner; Ronen Hausirer; Roy Lieber; Hadar Tsikinovski Sharabani

Testimonials

‘GS have a very strong team and a big bench across all disciplines. In the most recent transaction on which we worked, partners from several practice areas made key contributions in a timely and professional fashion.’

‘Aaron Lampert is outstanding. Wise, experienced, commercial, responsive, available, broad, extremely hard working. I would want him at my side in every transaction.’

‘The team is amazing and very professional. The office is one stop shop for start-ups, every thing you need in one place. Our personal lawyer is very professional and checks every thing in order to make sure its all great.’

‘As legal team they really understand my business rather than just provide a legal advice. The team is amazing, really great to work with.’

‘They act as a start-up founder, available 24/7, and are very active and not passive.’

‘Very smart thoughtful professionals. They are good advocates and understand how to appropriately assess and identify risk. Stand out partners include Ido Zemach and Adam Klein.’

Key clients

Google

Cisco Systems Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Intel Corporation

Symantec Corporation

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Warburg Pincus LLC

Baring Private Equity Asia PTE. Ltd.

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

NICE Systems Ltd.

Dell-EMC, including EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

The Central Bottling Company

The Central Distribution Company Ltd.

International Beer Breweries (Carlsberg)

International Beer Breweries Spirits (IBBLS)

Prigat

Mondelēz International

Northrop Grumman International Trading Inc.

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited

The Volvo Group

Mitsui Group

Collective Growth Corporation

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

PTK Acquisition Corp.

REE Automotive Ltd.

MyHeritage Ltd.

Koch Disruptive Technologies

IHS Markit Ltd.

ServiceNow Inc.

Fortinet, Inc.

Red Hat Inc.

General Catalyst Partners

HOYA Corporation

Marker LLC

Battery Ventures L.P

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

Scale Venture Partners

Keshet Broadcasting

Marlin Equity Partners

Bird Rides, Inc.

EarlySense Ltd.

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF)

Thoma Bravo

I.D. Systems, Inc.

Aqua Security Software Ltd.

Carestream Health, Inc.

Matrix I.T. Ltd.

McAfee Inc.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Applied Materials, Inc.

Prospera Technologies Ltd.

Cato Networks Ltd.

Attunity Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Aternity Inc.

TPG Private Equity Fund

University of the People

Israel Secondary Fund

Liberty Israel Venture Fund LLC

Accel Partners Management LLP

Sorenson Ventures

Catalyst-CEL China-Israel Fund

General Catalyst Partners

Marker LLC

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

TPG Growth

Scale Venture Partners

Rio Ventures Inc.

Glilot Capital Partners

Balderton Capital (UK) LLP

Bridges Israel

Unorthodox Ventures

YL Ventures

Makers Fund

Cardumen Capital SGEIC, S.A

Innovation Endeavors

Apax Digital Fund

Groupe Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical group

GreenRoad Insights Ltd.

Human Xtensions Ltd.

PomVom Ltd.

Airtouch Solar Ltd.

Quik Super Online Ltd.

Flying SpArk Ltd.

Photomyne Ltd.

Openlegacy, Inc.

MeaTech 3D Ltd.

UniPaaS Payments Technologies Ltd.

Kodak Israel

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Isracard

Excelero Ltd.

Roboteam Ltd.

Flora Fotonica Ltd.

Slingshot Ventures

Cannpany Ltd.

Inspecto Ltd.

Classeed Ltd.

Zero Egg Ltd.

Better Juice Ltd.

Growper Organic Ltd.

Flying SpArk Ltd.

Rilbite Ltd.

Imagindairy Ltd.

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

Shield Wallet Technology Ltd.

Groop Internet Platform, Inc.

Performance Revenues Ltd.

Awesome

Trustdome Ltd.

Celeno Communications Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Cato Networks Ltd in a $77m financing round and ongoing commercial transactions.
  • Representing Prospera Technologies Ltd. in its acquisition by Valmont Industries, Inc., valued at $300m.
  • Representing MyHeritage Ltd. in its acquisition by Francisco Partners.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

According to clients, Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s infrastructure practice is ‘in a league of its own‘. The firm’s longstanding relationship with state-owned highway operator Netivei Ayalon ensures that it plays a key role in Israel’s transport infrastructure programme, advising on dozens of tenders annually. The group also has a strong presence in the energy, water and defence spheres. Rami Sofer advises public and private sector clients on infrastructure projects and also advises on infrastructure-related M&A and finance matters. Corporate and capital markets head Dubi Zoltak has a focus on infrastructure transactions. Banking and finance head Ariel Rosenberg is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer; Dubi Zoltak

Other key lawyers:

Oren Reif; Ariel Rosenberg; Rayek Khoury

Testimonials

‘The best infrastructure team in Israel hands down. Knowledgeable, innovative, professional and always responsive, it is simply in a league of its own.’

‘Very professional team with strong business acumen, particularly Rami Sofer.’

‘Oren Reif is smart, creative and insightful. He stands out as an astute attorney who integrates broad legal knowledge with years of practical experience in the infrastructure and energy fields to form a unique skill set perfectly suited to our needs.’

Key clients

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Noble Energy Inc.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure Ltd.

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

Canada Israel Group

Mekorot Development & Enterprise Ltd.

Lesico Ltd.

TEN – Petroleum Company Ltd.

Magen David Adom In Israel (MDA)

BST Group

Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

DaromNatural Gas Ltd.

Gabi Shoef Ltd.

TSK Group

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

The First International Bank of Israel (FIBI) Group

Isa Khoury Metal Industry Ltd.

SBges EPC JV

Elbatech Ltd.

Chemipal Ltd.

Sorek Operation and Maintenance Company Ltd.

Europe Asia Pipeline Company Ltd., formerly known as Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd.

Meydan Group

DDM Group

The Shlomo Group

V.I.D. Desalination Company Ltd.

Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd.

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Work highlights

  • Representing an American infrastructure company in relation to a large-scale infrastructure project in Israel.
  • Representing Netivei Ayalon in numerous transport infrastructure projects, including Rapid City, Fast Lanes and Ofnidan.
  • Representing SBges EPC JV, the lead construction contractor for the construction of the Shafdan energy and waste treatment project.

Israel > Insurance Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. houses a full-service insurance department, which routinely handles contentious and non-contentious matters. The group represents an impressive mix of Israeli and foreign insurers and insured companies, with a focus on commercial insurance plans, enterprise risk management work, insurance transactions and class actions. Transactional specialist Rami Sofer advises insurers on a wide range of matters, with a focus on M&A, corporate governance issues and regulations. Hagit Blaiberg is noted for her experience in insurance-related class actions. Dafna Lotan Medvejer, who specialises in enterprise risk management work, and Sagi Kahalani are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer; Dafna Lotan Medvejer; Hagit Blaiberg

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The firm is very professional and provides holistic solutions to legal questions. The firm fields a variety of professional lawyers, who are knowledgeable in the law and the regulation, and give professional answers, as well as creative solutions.’

‘Excellent market understanding, availability, great personal skills, professionalism.’

‘They are a very professional team with substantial understanding of the Israeli field and its special regulation, which enables us to navigate our respective clients to a successful execution and closing of a complicated transaction.’

‘Very professional team with strong business acumen, particularly Rami Sofer.’

‘Rami Sofer is a very experienced lawyer, he is transaction success-oriented and it was an exceptional experience to work with him.’

‘Rami Sofer and Sagi Kahalani are two lawyers you can count on. Very serious, professionals, have wide knowledge, and a lot of patience and are willing to help. They keep on top of all the details, but also look at the wide picture in order to find the best solutions.’

Key clients

AIG – American International Group Inc.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Harel Insurance Co. Ltd.

Menorah Insurance Company Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd.

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd.

I.D.I. Insurance Company Ltd.

S. Shlomo Insurance Company Ltd.

Inbal Insurance Co. Ltd.

Psagot Provident and Pension Funds Ltd.

Altshuler Shaham Ltd.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

Markstone Capital Group Ltd.

Gama Golan Insurance Agency Ltd.

weSure insurance company Ltd.

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Howden Israel Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Shekel Insurance Agency (2008) Ltd.

Madanes Insurance Agency Ltd.

Lev Hadekel & A.S.L insurance agencies

Ayalon Holdings Ltd., which owns Ayalon Insurance Issuing And Funds Raising Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Coca-Cola Israel (The Central Bottling Company)

Albar Mimunit Services Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

Amdocs Limited

Perion Network Ltd.

Playtika Israel Ltd.

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Openlegacy Inc.

Decathlon Sports Israel, the Israeli branch of Decathlon S.A.

Applied Materials, Inc.

Hertz Properties Group, Ltd.

Dori Media Group Ltd.

NMC United Entertainment Ltd. (“Globus United”)and its subsidiary Hed Arzi Ltd.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd. (“10bis”)

Atera Networks Ltd.

Roboteam Ltd.

Alum Eshet (Oman) Ltd.

Baring Private Equity Asia Ltd.

TPG Growth

Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

Isa Khoury Metal Industry Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Aviv Arlon Ltd.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

Memco Group

Five Sigma

CyberArk Software Ltd.

Novo Nordisk Ltd.

Photomyne Ltd.

REE Automotive Ltd.

Satixfy Ltd.

The Jewish Agency for Israel

Elcon Recycling Center Ltd.

AlumEshet US Inc.

Rubinstein Group

Prospera Technologies Ltd. (now Valmont Company)

Work highlights

  • Representing Harel in various matters, including its acquisition of Shirbit Insurance and also insurance-related litigation.
  • Representing Israel’s leading insurance companies (including Harel Insurance Company, The Phoenix Insurance Company, Hachshara Insurance Company, S. Shlomo Insurance Company and others) in various insurance-related class actions and litigation.
  • Advising various local and international corporations on commercial insurance, D&O insurance and cyber insurance.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 1

'A top planning team', Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has a strong track record of involvement in Israel's most significant construction projects. The group acts for entrepreneurs, contractors, land rights owners and infrastructure companies on a wide range of planning and zoning matters, with strong experience in both real estate and infrastructure development. Levy Amitay supports clients at all stages of project development, including planning and zoning matters. Avi Arad represents public companies, private companies, holding groups and entrepreneurs on planning and zoning issues. Sagiv Hanin demonstrates 'in-depth understanding of planning and licensing regulations as well as legislative trends'.

Practice head(s):

Levy Amitay; Avi Arad

Other key lawyers:

Orna Verhovsky; Sagiv Hanin

Testimonials

‘A top planning team: experienced, professional and fully capable of handling numerous matters simultaneously. Excellent attorneys and service, handle both planning and licensing matters with equal ease and are very familiar with the Israel Land Authority.’

‘They have vast experience and up-to-date knowledge on the procedures —both legal and commercial.’

‘Sagiv Hanin’s general approach is non-controversial — he manages to lead procedures in a very gentle and kind way.’

‘Sagiv Hanin is a great attorney, a very good team leader who leads by personal example in both service and professionalism. He’s a true expert in planning and zoning, who stands out for his in-depth understanding of planning and licensing regulations as well as legislative trends.’

Key clients

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Gindi Friedman Real Estate Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Azorim Group

Property and Building Group

Canada Israel Group

Zemach Hammerman Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Ayalon Highway Company Ltd.

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

Coca Cola Israel (The Central Bottling Company)

The Elad Group

Amot Investments Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

NTA

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Negev Natural Gas

Paz Ashdod Refinery Ltd.

Darom Natural Gas Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Hogla-Kimberly

Unilever

Israeli Properties Rental Corporation Ltd. (ISPRO)

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Rami Levi Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.

Big Shopping Centers Ltd. (“BIG”)

Magen David Adom In Israel (MDA)

Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Corporation Ltd.

The Arison Investment Fund

Igudan, the Dan Region Association of Towns for Sewage and Environmental Issues

K.B.A Town Builders Group

The Local Committee of Planning and Construction – Jerusalem District.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)

Apartment for Rent – Rental Housing Government Company Ltd.

Overseas Commerce Ltd.

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

Avney HaChoshen Tourism Ltd.

The City People Group

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Ora

Green Park (G.Y.A) Entrepreneurship & Real Estate Marketing Ltd.

Tiberias Hot Springs Co. Ltd.

Milouot Corporation for the Development of Haifa Bay Settlements Ltd. moshavim in Northern Israel.

Representing dozens of private clients in various planning matters.

Mehadrin Ltd. and Pri Or Ltd., subsidiaries of the PBC Group

The Knesset

Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd.

Kfar Netter Local Council

Rozio Group

Urban Brand Ltd.

Ezra Lemarpe

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

BE Drugstores Ltd.

Etz HaShaked

Rafael Feed Mills Ltd.

Yossi Avrahami Civil Engineering Works Ltd.

Israel Railways Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Sorek Operation and Maintenance Company Ltd.

The Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering

Sde Warburg

Urbanbrd

A. Adler Properties Ltd. (“Adler Group”)

Krinsky-Gottlieb

Angel Bakeries

Maman Group

Rompart Israel Ltd.

Massad-Oz Management & Engineering Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Co. Ltd.

Reality Investment Funds

Israel Canada Rem (ICR), a real estate and infrastructure company owned by Israel Canada (T.R) Ltd. (50%) and Jordache Enterprises, Inc. (50%). Formerly known as Minrav Projects Ltd.

Vitania Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Ayalon Highways on the planning and zoning aspects of large-scale national infrastructure projects, including the Fast Lanes project, the Ofnidan project and the Rapid City project.
  • Advising Canada Israel Group on various residential and commercial projects, including planning proceedings, objections and municipal tax.
  • Advising Coca-Cola Israel on various projects in the planning and zoning field, including planning, licensing, municipal tax and litigation.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s full-service real estate practice has an impressive track record in headline-grabbing projects. The group advises on all aspects of major residential, commercial and industrial developments, with notable expertise in urban renewal matters. It also shines in transactions, where it is recognised for its experience in representing real estate companies and investors in the sale and acquisition of real estate assets. Levy Amitay specialises in large-scale projects and transactional matters and recently advised Israel Canada Rem on the acquisition of five plots sold by the Israel Land Authority. Avi Arad is recognised as a market leader for urban renewal matters. Of counsel Ari Wechsler remains active and has strong experience in cross-border issues.

Practice head(s):

Levy Amitay; Avi Arad

Other key lawyers:

Ari Wechsler; Guy Shalev

Testimonials

‘Staff are professional, always available at all hours of the day and according to the needs of the company.’

‘Always offers creative solutions. Control not only the legal aspect but also the business aspect.’

‘What makes the personal team excellent is the caring, willingness to help and extensive professional knowledge including providing workable and correct solutions to the company.’

Key clients

Property and Building Group

Canada Israel Group

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd. (“Gav Yam”)

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Gazit Globe Ltd.

Google (including Waze).

Shufersal Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate

BIG Shopping Centers Ltd.

Zemach Hammerman Ltd.

Israeli Properties Rental Corporation Ltd. (ISPRO)

Coca Cola Israel (The Central Bottling Company)

PBEL Property Development (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

Meshulam Levinstein Contracting and Engineering Group Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

Abu Yehiel – Building Company Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Co Ltd.

The Elad Group

Playtika Ltd.

GF Real Estate Group.

Dell EMC Corporation

The Arison Group

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Morgal Investments (Russia)

Profimex Real Estate Management Ltd.

BST Group

Piedmont Enterprises Ltd.

EY Israel, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited

The Hatzi Hinam Group

EFI Capital

S.G.S. Building Company Ltd.

The ILDC Group (Hachsharat Hayishuv)

Representing the developers of the ‘Creation Towers’ project in Tel Aviv: GF Tozeret Haaretz Ltd.; Sufrin Weissberg Tozeret Haaretz Ltd.; Bulthaup Investments Ltd.; Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Hadera Founders Co. Ltd.

Beyond Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Mivne Group

The winners of the tender for the acquisition of the Old Tel Aviv Central Bus Station: Meshulam Levinstein Contracting & Engineering Ltd., Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Lev Haeer Ltd.

The Gabay Group

David Shahar Ltd.

Kadouri (Millennium) Investments & Assets Ltd.

Morad Yehezkel Ltd.,

Netanya on the Sea Ltd.

The City People Group

Rozio Group,

The Avenue Group

ZIM Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

S. Bar Development and Investments Ltd.

B.S.R. Group,

Y-Box

Z. F. Building Company Ltd.

Eshel Israel Urban Renewal Ltd.

Yossi Avrahami Civil Engineering Works Ltd.

Avney Hoshen Ltd.

YUKA Holding 2006 Ltd.

PB Urban Renewal

Kibbutzim College

MyHeritage Ltd.

Marathon Fund

Work highlights

  • Representing Canada Israel Group in all its real estate transactions and projects, worth tens of billions of shekels.
  • Representing Abu Yehiel – Building Company in several real estate transactions over the past year, including in the $130m acquisition of a controlling 62% stake in Arena Group.
  • Representing developers and tenants in dozens of urban renewal projects across Israel.

Israel > Tax Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s sizeable tax practice is distinguished by its standalone offering, with over three-quarters of its client relationships originating in tax work. The group handles the full scope of tax matters, with notable strength in tax planning, transactional tax, indirect tax and tax litigation. Tal Atsmon has a wealth of experience in contentious and non-contentious tax, including multi-jurisdictional matters. Yaron Sever is also well versed in both domestic and international work, with broad expertise in transaction-related issues and tax litigation. The group includes Liat Faig-Neuwirth, the ‘highly professionalGill Nadel and Inbal Faibish Wassmer, who is ‘brilliant at all things legal and strategic‘.

Practice head(s):

Tal Atsmon; Yaron Sever; Gill Nadel; Liat Faig-Neuwirth; Inbal Faibish Wassmer

Other key lawyers:

Liat Graber; Liraz Tubul

Testimonials

‘Inbal Faibish Wassmer is brilliant at all things legal and strategic – and so much fun to work with!’

‘Gill Nadel is highly professional and very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

AIG Inc.

UBS AG

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Credit Suisse

Yandex N.V

Dell EMC Corporation

Symantec Corporation

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

SodaStream International Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Arison Group

Playtika

Adidas Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Medtronic plc

Shufersal Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

Property and Building Group

Isracard Ltd.

Synopsys Inc.

Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd.

Matrix I.T. Software Services Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

J-C Healthcare Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Tambour Ltd.

Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC)

Tel Aviv Chamber of Commerce

MDA- Magen David Adom in Israel

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd.)

Golf & Co Ltd.

Shekel Group

CAL Cargo Airlines

Abu Yehiel Construction Company

Benfid Verwaltungs AG

Withersworldwide LLP

Valueworks AG

Transforma AG

Collyer Bristow LLP

Breath of Life International Ltd. (BOL Group)

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Unilever Israel Group

Alonyal Ltd. (McDonald’s Israel)

David Lubinski Ltd.

Colmobil Group

Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Ltd.

Automotive Equipment and Automobiles (2004) Ltd.

Mediterranean Car Agency Ltd. (MCA)

Delek Motors Ltd.

Max Trucks and Buses Ltd.

Avnir Car Company Ltd.

S. Shlomo Group

Gottex

The H.Y. Group

Synergy Cables Ltd.

Cannabliss Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing eBay in multiple income tax and VAT matters, including in disputes and tax litigation with the ITA.
  • Advising an American infrastructure company on obtaining unique tax arrangements in Israel.
  • Advising dozens of high-net-worth individuals and families on tax planning matters, including intergenerational transfer planning, gift planning, succession planning and philanthropic matters.

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is best known for representing major corporate borrowers and lenders in corporate finance, structured finance and factoring transactions. The team also links up with the firm’s premier infrastructure practice to shine in project finance. Ariel Rosenberg is sought after for his experience in factoring transactions and regulatory matters. Rami Sofer combines expertise in corporate, finance and infrastructure law and is widely recognised as a market leader in project finance. Dubi Zoltak is recommended for corporate finance.

Practice head(s):

Ariel Rosenberg; Rami Sofer; Dubi Zoltak

Other key lawyers:

Doron Segal; Orit Kremer

Key clients

Isracard Group

Warburg Pincus LLC

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Citigroup

HSBC

Deutsche Bank

A consortium of leading international banks, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Citibank, ING, Credit Agricole, Stifel Financial Corp and more.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Jefferies LLC as underwriters.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

The Arison Group

Arison Investments Ltd.

Arison Sustainability Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Discount Capital Ltd.

The First International Bank of Israel (FIBI) Group

Excellence Nessuah Brokerage Services Ltd.

Amitim Pension Funds

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Psagot Investment House

Altshuler Shaham Ltd.

IDT Financial Services Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd.

IBI Investment House Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

International Beer Breweries Limited

Pagaya Investment Israel Ltd.

Israir Airlines & Tourism Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Property and Building Corp.

Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

Alon Energy Centers Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

Virtu Financial Inc.

The Shlomo Group

Credit Path Ltd.

Keshet Broadcasting

Lumen Capital Ltd.

Lahav Fund Two, Limited Partnership

Gibui Eitan Ltd.

Tapugan Industries Ltd.,

Marlin Equity Partners

Borderfree Inc.

Mitralix Ltd.

Ormat Technologies Inc. and Ormat Industries Ltd.

Canada Israel Group

Jordache Enterprises, Inc.

Israel Canada Hotels Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Champion Motors Ltd.

The Gindi Group

Leopard Group

Asia-Hadera-Israel Ltd.

Acro Real Estate Group

Allied Real Estate

Shani Shenhav Ltd.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

Credit Shop Ltd.

Harel Information Technologies Ltd.

Tadbik Ltd.

Start-ups in financing agreements and VC loans.

Various Fintech companies and initiatives.

Zanlakol Ltd.

SBges EPC JV, a joint venture established by GES of the Azrieli Group and Shikun & Binui Group of the Arison Group

MGG GP

Arena Star Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising on the establishment of two large non-bank credit providers, including agreements with local and international financial institutions to ensure lines of credit.
  • Advising numerous clients (Canada Israel, Allied Real Estate, Menora Mivtachim, Discount Capital and others) on real estate finance transactions with banking and non-banking entities.
  • Advising on mezzanine financing agreements for various projects, including the NIS4.2bn acquisition of the Ramat Hovav power plant.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has four specialised litigation departments that operate in tandem with each other to advise clients on real estate litigation, libel law cases, white-collar criminal defence, administrative proceedings, antitrust litigation, commercial litigation, class actions and derivative actions, among other areas. In addition to representing clients in litigation, the firm represents clients in domestic and arbitration proceedings, as well as criminal investigations. The key names leading the offering at the firm are Zvi Bar-Nathan, Aaron MichaeliHagit Blaiberg, Moshe Mazor and Benjamin Rotenberg. Michaeli and Yehuda Rosenthal are leading the advice to the former CEO of Plaza Centers on a claim filed against him and other officials of the company over the allegedly unlawful collection of brokerage fees in connection with a real estate transaction. In 2021, Efrat Rayten was elected to the Knesset as an MK. Efrat Kalash and Omri Kaufman also left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Bar-Nathan; Aaron Michaeli; Hagit Blaiberg; Moshe Mazor; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Yehuda Rosenthal; Moti Arad; Yigal Kava; Daphna Kapeliuk

Testimonials

‘Aaron Michaeli’s team provided first-rate service. Aaron himself contributed profound intellectual weight and experience, and his team are not far behind, and are responsive and pleasant to deal with.’

‘Aaron Michaeli’s advice can be relied on for its sound, profound analysis. Hagit Blaiberg is also very experienced. Yehuda Rosenthal is both smart and very funny.’

‘Great team, extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and attentive.’

‘Adv. Aaron Michaeli is super smart, best professional and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Google

YouTube

Credit Suisse (UK) Limited

Credit Suisse Fund Administration Limited

Credit Suisse Investment Services(Cayman) Limited

Credit Suisse US Securities LLC

Israel Railways Ltd.

Nestlé S.A.

The Israel Electric Corporation

PJSC Aeroflot

Shufersal Ltd.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

Applied Materials Ltd.

AIG Inc.

Netivei Ayalon Co.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

The El Al Company

Alonyal Ltd.

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd.

Keshet Broadcasting

Canada Israel Group

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company

Coca Cola Israel

Jafora Tabori Ltd.

Tempo Marketing (1981) Ltd.

Mey Eden Production (2007) Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd.

Tel Aviv – Yafo Municipality

Rosario Capital Ltd.

U. Dori Group

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Dalia Power Energies Ltd.

NMC/ Hed Arzi Music

Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd.

IBBL Spirit Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

Representing The Free World Ltd.

Mr. Ilan Katzens, CEO of Golden Arm Manpower Ltd.

Nassar Stone and General Contracting Ltd.

ELA Recycling Corporation Ltd.

Gutgold Gideon Ltd.

Eko Alfa Ltd.

Hallo 015

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Ran Shtarkmanm, former CEO of Plaza Centers N.V.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Forex Capital Markets Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Forex Capital Markets Limited in a claim by a former client, alleging losses and misrepresentation.
  • Representing Mr. Ran Shtarkmanm against former employer Plaza Centers N.V. who alleges unlawful collection of brokerage fees, valued at ILS60m.
  • Representing Aeroflot in dozens of civil litigation proceedings.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. handles complex class actions in a variety of sectors but is most notable for its work in food and beverages, banking, energy, and its international client base in the automotive industry. Hagit Blaiberg has extensive expertise in corporate and securities litigation and has recently handled class actions concerning alleged Libor and Forex collusion. Aaron Michaeli is an expert in representing executives in personal liability claims. International clients and multinational proceedings are handled by Zvi Bar-Nathan  and Benjamin Rotenberg is a specialist in regulatory matters. Efrat Rayten left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Michaeli; Hagit Blaiberg; Zvi Bar-Nathan; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Yehuda Rosenthal; Moti Arad; Jeremy Benjamin; Daphna Tsarfaty; Merav Baruch

Testimonials

‘The team included several lawyers, all are working as a team and always available for questions or preparations.’

‘The team works thoroughly in handling legal proceedings throughout all stages of treatment. The team has a high legal level, analytical ability, original ideas, good wording ability and more.’

‘Hagit Blaiberg was very helpful and really helped us get a good result.’

‘Aaron Michaeli is a top litigator, bold, with deep strategic thinking, leading a very dedicated and professional team spearheaded by his second in command Yehuda Rosenthal. Aaron Michaeli and his team file very precise and convincing documents with the court.’

‘Aaron Michaeli is an expert in corporate law and securities law and he has the benefit of a huge commercial office backing him. Above all, Aaron Michaeli has a special talent/expertise to identify the most material strategic points in every case.’

‘We enjoy the legal representation of Hagit Blaiberg and her fine team on various insurance legal actions. In every case they learn and understand the issues thoroughly, the defense and other relevant papers they apply are always very professional, written well and filed on time. They are attentive to our business needs and advise us accordingly, and understand the material, the judges and the risks.’

‘Aaron Michaeli’s team provided first rate service. Aaron himself contributing profound intellectual weight and experience, and his Team are not far behind, and are responsive and pleasant to deal with.’

‘Aaron Michaeli’s advice can be relied on, for its sound, profound analysis. Hagit Blaiberg is also very experienced. Yehuda Rosenthal is smart.’

Key clients

Coca Cola Israel

The Central Distribution Company Ltd.

International Beer Breweries

International Beer Breweries Spirits

Prigat

Shufersal Ltd.

UBS Group AG

Europe Asia Pipeline Company Ltd.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Ford Motor Company

Israel Railways Ltd.

Nestlé SA Odyssey SM Ltd.

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

PJSC Aeroflot

The Israel Electric Corporation

Unilever Overseas Holdings B.V.

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

Keshet Broadcasting

U. Dori Group Ltd.

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Netivei Ayalon Ltd.

Neviot- Nature of Galilee Ltd.

Super-Pharm (Israel) Ltd.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Delek Drilling Limited Partnership

National Insurance Institute of Israel

Alonyal Ltd.

Caesarstone Ltd.

Magen David Adom

Rafa Laboratories Co. Ltd.

Derech Eretz Highways Management Corporation Ltd.

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corp. Ltd.

Hot Mobile Ltd.

012 Smile Telecom Ltd.

Psagot Investment House

Harel Insurance Company

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd.

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd.

I.D.I. Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

Carasso Motors Ltd.

Pacific Vehicle and Transportation Ltd.

Albar Leasing (R.Z.) Ltd

Tamir Fishman

Mifal Hapais

Zaban Bechor – Jewelry Ltd.

Rami Levy Shivuk Hashikma Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd.

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Amisragas, the American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.

Radio Kol-Barama Ltd.

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

Hed Arzi Ltd.

Bird Rides, Inc.

Meda Conferences Ltd.

Ecommunity the Social Corporation for the Recycling of Electronic Waste Ltd.

Mashkar Ltd.

Summit Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Sorek Operation and Maintenance Company Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

EBar Water Ltd.

E.R.E. Water Holdings Ltd.

Tapugan Ltd.

Strauss Icecream Ltd.

Abouelafia Bakery

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Mr. Arik Yogev

Work highlights

  • Representing Nestle SA in motions to certify class actions in relation to its ILS3.3bn acquisition of Osem.
  • Representing Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd. in a class action for allegedly exposing workers to hazardous materials, namely silica.
  • Representing Shufersal Ltd. in several class actions relating to different items under the Israeli class action law.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 2

With strong cross-border capabilities, the department at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has a strong proficiency in representing governmental officials, particularly in matters pertaining clemency and sentence reduction, in addition to acting for defence companies and healthcare players, with notable expertise in work safety compliance and money laundering. Able to draw on the expertise of four dedicated litigation departments, Moshe Mazor , whose specialisms include additionally advocating in proceedings concerning environmental, competition, and securities law, heads the white-collar practice. He regularly represents military and security personnel and is a specialist in handling cases concerning the US and Eastern European countries.

Practice head(s):

Moshe Mazor

Testimonials

‘Good staffing of professionals, responsive and experienced.’

‘Moshe Mazor is an exceptional and outstanding lawyer – very professional, responsive, understanding of client needs and provides practical on the spot advice.’

‘The professionalism and the dedication in conducting the strategy for the clients stand out.’

Key clients

NSO Group

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Siemens Israel

Senior officials of Gindi Investments Ltd.

Magen David Adom

Mr. Alexander Yashish

Mr. Guy Caspi, one of the founders and former CEO of the Fifth Dimension Ltd.

Dr. Hillel Davis

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Aeronautics Ltd

BST Group

Yaron-Shimoni-Shacham Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Oram Engineering and Management Ltd.

Mr. Gadi Reichman

Mr. and Mrs. Erdman

Mr. Guy Rodnicki

Mr. Imad Dakhla

Work highlights

  • Representing Alexander Yashish in an investigation concerning suspicion of bribing foreign public servants, falsifying corporate documents, fraud, and securities law violations in Africa.
  • Providing ongoing counsel and representation to NSO Group in investigations related to the so-called “Pegasus Project”.
  • Representing former senior officials of Frutarom Industries Ltd., in various proceedings alleging bribery and kickbacks in Russia and Ukraine.

Israel > Employment Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. brings to bear strong offerings in employment litigation, strategic counselling, transactional support work and corporate immigration. In line with the wider firm’s thriving corporate practice, the group is routinely called upon by major multinational companies to advise on Israeli law matters, particularly in the technology, life sciences and telecommunications fields. Ofer Ravid heads the department and advises on the full range of employer-employee relations, with a focus on the employment aspects of transactions. Liam Schwartz specialises in US and Israeli corporate immigration law.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Ravid; Liam Schwartz

Other key lawyers:

Revital Shprung-Levy

Key clients

Dell-EMC, including EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

The Arison Group

Cisco Systems Inc.

The Central Bottling Company (“Coca Cola Israel”), as well as several of its subsidiaries: The Central Distribution Company Ltd., International Beer Breweries (Carlsberg), International Beer Breweries Spirits (IBBLS), Prigat and others.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited,

Qlik

Lockheed Martin Israel

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd. (formerly Israel Military Industries Ltd.)

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Isracard Group

Keshet Broadcasting (“Keshet 12”)

Decathlon Israel Ltd.

Marker Advisors, LLC

Walden International

SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership, a partnership established by Shikun & Binui Group of the Arison Group and TSK Group

Novo Nordisk A/S

Kodak Israel

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

AIG Israel

Magen David Adom

Thoma Bravo LLC

Thoma Bravo Advantage

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

MyHeritage Ltd.

IHS Markit Ltd.

Wize Pharma, Inc.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Fortinet, Inc.

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Israel Canada Hotels Ltd.

Mashhour Brothers Building and Development

ARM Ltd.

The Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

Tapugan Industries Ltd.

Elad Ronen Holdings Ltd. and Mr. & Mrs. Ronen and Carmit Elad

Radware Ltd.

Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

Dori Media Group Ltd

Dan Public Transportation Co. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (including Dan North – Public Transit Company Ltd., Dan South Transportation (2015) Ltd., EMED Real Estate Development & Investment Ltd., Mash-Dan Transportation and Shuttle Ltd., and more).

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“Aeroflot”)

Belavia-Belarusian Airlines

Bar-Ilan University

Ariel University’s Senior Academic Staff Association

Netanya Academic College

The Ankori Educational Network

University of Notre Dame

Dor Group

Ten Bis

The Sport Palaces of Tel Aviv Yafo Ltd.

Nawi Brothers Group Ltd.

Inbal Insurance Co. Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute

Milper Ltd.

Kastina Communications Ltd.

Shilav

Carolina Lemke Ltd.

Bluehawk CI

Negev Energy Ashalim Thermo-Solar Ltd.

Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

TSK Group S.A.

Duro Djakovic Montaza Ltd.

SUAVAL Group S.A.

ServiceNow Inc.

Zerto Ltd.

Allot Communications Ltd.

Mrs. Ira Vigdorchik

The Eretz Israel Museum

Breath of Life International Ltd.

Mitraltech Ltd.

Velox Ltd.

Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd.

The Tel Aviv Cinematheque

The Batsheva Dance Company

DuCool Ltd.

Matrix IFS

Tangent Logic

Medisafe Inc.

Minovia Therapeutics Ltd.

Pharma Cosmetics Laboratories Ltd.

RadView Software Ltd.

Playmedia

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd.

Taranis Ltd.

ITV plc

GAP Solutions, Inc.

TigerConnect Inc.

Ruloy Energy Solutions S.L.

ROC Industrial

Aqua Security Software Ltd.

HG Sports Turf (AU) Pty Ltd.

Gigantic Ltd.

Miprom Energía S.L.

Rosenqvists Food Technologies AB

Sugimat S.L.

Robo-Team Holdings Ltd.

Dozens of start-up companies

Castro Model Ltd.

Crazy Line Ltd.

Hacarem Spirits Ltd.

Mr. Roni Schwarz, Co-CEO of Aminach Furniture & Mattress Industries Ltd.

Pagaya Investment Israel Ltd.

Cannabliss Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Roni Schwarz, co-CEO of Aminach Furniture & Mattress Industries, in a termination case, as part of a struggle for control over the company.  
  • Represented IMI Systems in a motion to certify a class action against it regarding parental rights for fathers.
  • Representing Cisco Systems in all employment aspects of its acquisition of Portshift Software Technologies.

Israel > Energy Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. leverages its top-tier corporate and M&A practice to pack a punch in advising on major energy transactions, such as its recent advice to Supergas on its $25.5m acquisition of 30% of the shares of Balanced Rock Power by its US subsidiary, SG Energy. The group also handles energy infrastructure projects and regulatory matters. Transactional specialist Rami Sofer represents public and private entities on infrastructure projects, with strong recent experience in power projects. Corporate and capital markets partner Oren Reif is also noted for his ‘extensive experience in infrastructure and energy transactions‘.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very strong team with diverse capabilities. They are experts in energy and infrastructure regulation and related litigation, and give excellent counsel and important insights taking into account the broader commercial picture.’

‘We are a small company with a lot of legal needs. After some time it feels like the legal team became an integral part of the company.’

‘Very professional team with strong business acumen, particularly Rami Sofer.’

‘Oren Reif is an experienced attorney with peerless expertise in the energy and infrastructure field. His deep understanding of both regulations and the evolving market make him a top-notch advisor who can offer creative legal counsel on new, innovative matters.’

‘Oren Reif has extensive experience in infrastructure and energy transactions. He intelligently led us in a very complex transaction. Mr Reif is highly professional, efficient, commercially oriented and demonstrates the high end of dedication to clients.’

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Noble Energy Inc.

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure Ltd.

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Supergas Energy Ltd.

Alon Energy Centers Ltd.

TEN – Petroleum Company Ltd.

Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

DaromNatural Gas Ltd.

Ezom Ltd.

SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership

TSK Group

Isa Khoury Metal Industry Ltd.

Kolbo Gas Ltd.

Dor Alon Gas Technologies Ltd.

Amisragas – the American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.

SBges EPC JV

Solegreen Ltd.

Elbatech Ltd.

Dor Group

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC)

Work highlights

  • Representing Supergas Energy in its $25.5m acquisition of 30% of the shares of Balanced Rock Power (BRP) by its US subsidiary, SG Energy, alongside a $50m investment in BRP projects.
  • Advising Coca Cola Israel (The Central Bottling Company) and its subsidiaries on the development and establishment of several small power plants within its factories.
  • Representing SBges EPC JV, a joint venture established by GES of the Azrieli Group and Shikun & Binui Group of the Arison Group, as the lead construction contractor for the construction of the Shafdan energy and waste treatment project.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. provides IP services across a broad range of industries but is most prominent in the hi-tech, life sciences, media, music, and entertainment sectors where clients benefit from the firm’s close professional ties with regulators such as the Israel Innovation Authority and Privacy Protection Authority. Multinational companies seek out Sharon Aloni‘s advice on IP transactions in the tech and bio-med fields. Another expert in life sciences is practice head Sharon Gazit, who also serves as co-chair of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Amir Vang focuses on IP aspects of M&A transactions. The team recently saw the arrival of Ronen Hausirer from Herzog Fox & Neeman, who brings expertise in domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Aloni; Sharon Gazit

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team provides excellent service with high expertise. We work with a team that specializes in regulation, legislation and administrative law. They are true experts and when required are also able to have experts from other specialized departments (taxes, for example) join them.’

‘Amir Vang does exceptional work on regulation and legislation issues. He knows how to talk with the various regulators and government offices and come up with a way to move forward.’

Key clients

EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

ARM Ltd.

Applied Materials Ltd.

Symantec Corporation

EarlySense Ltd.

Keshet Broadcasting

Tel Aviv – Yafo Municipality

Celeno Communications (Israel) Ltd.

Attunity Ltd.

Alonyal Ltd.

Radware Ltd.

Prospera Technologies Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

The Arison Group

QlikTech International AB

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Netivei Ayalon Co. (Ayalon Highways)

The Property and Building Group

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Carestream Health, Inc.

Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd.

NanoMaterials Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Kodak Israel

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

Eldan Transportation Ltd.

Innoging Medical Ltd.

Borderfree Inc.

Chemipal Ltd.

Aviation Links Ltd.

Velox Ltd.

Pitaro Furniture (2003) Ltd.

GS AS International Marketing Ltd.

Roboteam Ltd.

Peled Technical Supply Ltd.

Cannbit Ltd.

Shekel Insurance Group

Aeon

Shield Wallet Technology Ltd.

Classeed Ltd.

Robotoo Ltd.

Saar Technology (Z.H) Ltd.

Five Sigma Ltd.

Pixellot Ltd.

Hour One AI

Sides

QlikTech International AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Prospera Technologies Ltd. in its $300m acquisition by Valmont Industries, Inc.
  • Providing ongoing legal services to Applied Materials Inc. regarding licensing and intellectual property agreements.
  • Providing ongoing legal services to EarlySense Ltd. including the sale of its contact-free continuous patient monitoring technology to Hill-Rom for $30m.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

Fielding specialists in real estate investments both in Israel and abroad, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is also highly active in hi-tech and capital markets work, with notable expertise in public offerings by private equity funds. The quartet of practice heads includes Ashok J. Chandrasekhar , who is a specialist in hi-tech investments who regularly works across the US, Europe, Germany, the UK and Asian markets; Dubi Zoltak who has extensive experience in international real estate and private investment funds; Yaron Sever , who is a seasoned tax consultant; and life sciences expert Sharon Gazit , who handles cross-border transactions and investments. Roy Lieber recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Dubi Zoltak; Yaron Sever; Sharon Gazit

Other key lawyers:

Roy Lieber; Oren Wolpin; Eylon Szatmary

Testimonials

‘At the end of the day it is always about the individuals that makes the difference and I do believe that the team that we worked with is highly professional, service oriented and always available.’

‘Oren Wolpin is our team leader and makes the real difference if I compare to other legal firms that we have worked with throughout the years. Mr. Wolpin always makes sure that we are having the best possible service within the various firm’s departments and brings the best professionals to the table.’

‘The firm’s practice provides insights and innovative thinking of the industry and provides collaboration with its departments that offers a holistic problem-solving approach.’

‘Oren Wolpin and Eylon Szatmary provide in-depth knowledge of the industry and are responsive to needs and deadlines.’

Key clients

Profimex Real Estate Management Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

IBI Real Estate Partnerships Ltd.

Altshuler Shaham Properties

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

iArgento

Halman Aldubi Urban Renewal Financing Fund

Walden International

Manikay Partners LLC

I Squared Capital

Israel Secondary Fund

Agate Medical Investments L.P.

Thoma Bravo

Koch Disruptive Technologies

Balderton Capital (UK) LLP

K Fund

BayernLB Capital Partner

Bessemer Venture Partners

83North

TPG Growth

YL Ventures

Hasso Plattner Ventures

Khosla Ventures

Dynamics Ventures

Technology Crossover Ventures

Pagaya Technologies Ltd.

Catalyst-CEL China-Israel Fund

Medica Venture Partners

Munich Venture Partners

Shasta Ventures

Battery Ventures L.P

Wanaka Capital Partners Mid-Tech Opportunity Fund, L.P.

K1 Fund

Unorthodox Ventures

Makers Fund

Cardumen Capital SGEIC, S.A

The Crossroads FCP-FIS fund

Scale Venture Partners

BIT Enterprises Ltd.

WRVI Global Capital Managers LLC

Glilot Capital Partners

Rio Ventures Inc.

Finance Differently management Ltd

Divergon

Goldman Investments

Storm Ventures

Shaked Partners Ltd.

Sorenson Ventures

Ruby Capital

Alto Real Estate Funds LLC

Work highlights

  • Serving as external legal counsel to Profimex with respect to all corporate, securities and regulatory issues related to the formation of investment funds and other investment vehicles designated for investment in real estate and renewable energy assets in the US and Europe.
  • Advising IBI in relation to its alternative investment fund activity, including with respect to all aspects related to the formation, fundraising and management of such funds.
  • Advising iArgento on the formation of its investment vehicles, various securities regulation issues and more, including public offerings by private equity and venture capital funds based on new Israeli securities by-laws.

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. advises large foreign and domestic players in the telecoms and media space on matters pertaining to competition law, M&A transactions and investments, as well as acting in litigation. Ashok J. Chandrasekhar  is a key contact for cross-border transactions, while Sharon Gazit  regularly advises start-ups and technology communications businesses. Other key names include Amir Vang, who advises on day-to-day operations, regulatory expert Benjamin Rotenberg , litigator Zvi Bar-Nathan , transactional specialist Dubi Zoltak  and Boaz Golan, who is an expert in competition law.

Practice head(s):

Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit; Dubi Zoltak; Zvi Bar-Nathan; Benjamin Rotenberg; Amir Vang; Boaz Golan

Other key lawyers:

Adam Klein

Testimonials

‘Excellent, full-service firm.’

‘Adam Klein is a great M&A lawyer and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team provides excellent service with high expertise. We work with a team that specialises in regulation, legislation and administrative law. They are true experts and when required are also able to have experts from other specialised departments (taxes, for example) join them.’

‘Amir Vang does exceptional work on regulation and legislation issues. He knows how to talk with the various regulators and government offices and come up with a way to move forward.’

Key clients

Cisco Systems Inc.

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

Keshet Broadcasting

Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited

Axel Springer SE.

The Hot Group

Hot-Mobile Ltd.

P.H.I. Networks (2015) Limited Partnership

IBC Israel Broadband Company (2013) Ltd.

Altice Group

Coca Cola Israel

ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Radio Kol-Barama Ltd., a nation-wide radio station.

Music 24 Ltd.

AudioCodes Ltd.

Ananey Communications Group

United King Films Distribution (1990) Ltd.

General Catalyst Partners

Hallo 015

Marker LLC

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

Matrix IT Ltd.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Allot Communications Ltd.

iCast Ltd.

Tel Aviv – Yafo Municipality

TPG Private Equity Fund

Kodak Israel

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Yotpo, Inc.

Kastina Communications Ltd.

Celeno Communications (Israel) Ltd.

Hapeles

O.M.C Computers and Communications Ltd.

GG Zohar Ltd.

Pixellot Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Keshet Broadcasting regarding its day-to-day operations and assisting the company with the acquisition of 49% of RGE Group’s shares.
  • Advising HOT on an investment in IBC, acquiring 70% of the company’s share capital.
  • Advising ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd. and ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd. on de-SPAC transactions, acquiring leading, innovative ad-tech companies Taboola and Innovid.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s multidisciplinary department draws on litigators with strong skill sets in insolvency, commercial litigation, class actions and administrative law. The group is frequently engaged by creditors and debtors to advise on domestic and cross-border reorganisations, including receiverships and liquidations. Asher Engelman leads the corporate recovery and insolvency practice and is often appointed by the court to various roles in insolvency proceedings. Hagit Blaiberg, Zvi Bar-Nathan and insolvency litigation head Aaron Michaeli are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Michaeli; Hagit Blaiberg; Zvi Bar-Nathan; Asher Engelman

Testimonials

‘A professional team. Creative and hard working. One of the top in its field.’

‘Goldfarb has a very strong restructuring practice. I have had very good experience with senior partner Aaron Michaeli, who is both a sharp practitioner and a great legal mind, with an impressive track record in legal proceedings.’

‘Aaron Michaeli is the partner with whom I had contact and is very impressive, and probably one of the best lawyers in the field in Israel.’

Key clients

Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd.

Dor-Alon Energy In Israel (1988) Ltd.

Related Commercial Portfolio Ltd.

Isracard Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Co. Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

BE Drugstores Ltd.

A.Y.R.A.D Investments Ltd. (Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M.)

Israel Agricultural Bank Ltd. (voluntary liquidation)

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Naveh – Gad Building Development Ltd.

Sapac Trading Ltd., Thermostat For Israel Ltd., and Elzi – Nir Holdings Ltd.

Ramat-Hanasi Gav-Yam Rassco Ltd., a partnership between Gav-Yam Ltd. and Rassco Residence Ltd.

Tapugan Industries Ltd.

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Elad Israel Residence Ltd.

Ramat Tivon Parental Dormitories Ltd.

The Israel branch of Wall Street English (formerly Wall Street Institute)

Matrix IT Ltd.

Six former directors of Orckit Communications Ltd.

Mrs. Doreen Saskin, wife of Mr. Alan Saskin, founder of Urbancorp

Shareholders in Captain Curry Ltd.

Orkal Solutions Ltd.

Mr. Haggai Alon, a former director in Pilat Group Ltd.

Adv. Jeremy Benjamin serves as the court-appointed receiver of Chiaro Networks Ltd.

Adv. Jeremy Benjamin serves as the court-appointed liquidator of the Tavor Gilboa Construction Group.

Albar Engineering Supervision and Project Management Ltd.

Kardan Yazamut (2011) Ltd.

Kardan Israel Ltd

Directors of Olimpia Real Estate Holdings Ltd. (in liquidation).

Treato Ltd.

AORA Solar Ltd.

Ramat Tivon Parental Dormitories Ltd.

Albar Engineering Supervision and Project Management Ltd.

Logistipharm Ltd.

Ultraplast Technologies 2018 Ltd.

Pentalum Technologies Ltd.

RiT Technologies Ltd.

Urban renewal and construction companies (including I.R.M Relty Ltd. and Oz Improvement and Development Ltd.).

Work highlights

  • Represented Related Commercial Portfolio in a debt settlement agreement with bondholders, involving ILS677m worth of debt.
  • Represented a former senior official of Better Place Israel (in liquidation) in legal proceedings integrating multiple legal issues and spanning numerous jurisdictions.
  • Advised the Israel branch of Wall Street English on a recovery plan, as well as related legal proceedings.

Israel > Transport Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s cross-practice transport offering represents local and international transport companies on an array of transactional, project development and contentious matters. The team is particularly well known for its expertise in transport-related infrastructure projects, including advising multinational corporations on government tenders in the road and rail sectors. Managing partner Yudi Levy is noted for his aviation experience, including regulatory matters, and Rami Sofer advises corporate and public sector clients on transport infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Yudi Levy; Rami Sofer; Dubi Zoltak; Aaron Michaeli; Hagit Blaiberg; Zvi Bar-Nathan; Sharon Gazit; Ashok Chandrasekhar; Benjamin Rotenberg; Gill Nadel

Key clients

Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

Israel Railways Ltd.

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Ford Motor Company

Hyundai Motor Company

United Technologies Corporation (UTC)

Egged Ta’avura Ltd.

Derech Eretz Highways (1997) Ltd.

Bird Rides, Inc.

GreenRoad Insights Ltd.

Champion Motors Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Lockheed Martin Israel

Piedmont Aviation Component Services,

QAS – Quality Airport Services

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Citigroup

Goldman Sachs & Co., LLC.

Barclays

Yango

Bird Aerosystems Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

HopOn Mobility Ltd.

REE Automotive Ltd.

Cabiran (1991) Ltd.

Shasha Tours (95) Ltd.

Derech Eretz Tours

Mercury Aviation Israel Ltd.

TEN – Petroleum Company Ltd.

Battery Ventures L.P.

Tama Plastic Industry Ltd.

Eldan Cargo 2000 Ltd.

E & J Tire Recycling Center Ltd.

Daka Tires Ltd.

Krief Albatros Ltd.

Transworld Logistics Ltd.

International Chamber of Customs and Shipping Agents

Leschaco Ltd.

Raphael Katz & Co. Customs Clearance Ltd

Sivanit International Forwarders Ltd.

Noach Niv Customs Agents Ltd.

BeFresh Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ayalon Highways in numerous large-scale transport infrastructure projects, including Rapid City, Fast Lanes and Ofnidan.
  • Representing auto-tech company GreenRoad in commercial agreements with transportation companies across the globe.
  • Representing Aeroflot in various legal matters, including litigation proceedings and class actions.

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 US, 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 US securities law enables its attorneys to match Israeli law requirements to US 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 and 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 business people 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, both private and collective, 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 is experienced in a variety of intellectual property matters, in Israel and abroad. We advise clients on all intellectual property aspects of their activity, from trademark and design registration to building copyright and intellectual property asset protection strategies, as well as licensing agreements (OEM, VAR and others), commercial transactions and protecting intellectual property assets in litigatory proceedings. We also specialize in complex advertising, media and entertainment matters, from talent agreements, event production and TV series production to advertisement regulation and distribution agreements.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Mergers and aquisitions Ashok ChandrasekharAshok.Chandrasekhar@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9834
Capital markets Amir Tzafriramir.tzafrir@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9804
Corporate finance Yudi Levyyudi.levy@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9800
Corporate finance Amir Tzafriramir.tzafrir@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9804
Corporate and commercial Sharon GazitSharon.Gazit@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1645
Civil and commercial litigation Zvi Bar-Nathanzbn@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1634
Civil and commercial litigation Hagit Blaiberghagit.blaiberg@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9803
Civil and commercial litigation Aaron MichaeliAaron.Michaeli@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1635
Real estate, planning and construction Levy Amitaylevy.amitay@goldfarb.com972-3-608-1803
Real estate, planning and construction Avi Aradavi.arad@goldfarb.com972-3-608-1803
Technology, hi-tech and life sciences Ashok ChandrasekharAshok.Chandrasekhar@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9834
Technology, hi-tech and life sciences Sharon GazitSharon.Gazit@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1645
Venture capital and private equity Ashok ChandrasekharAshok.Chandrasekhar@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9834
Venture capital and private equity Michael Hellermichael.heller@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9834
Taxation Tal Atsmontal.atsmon@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9858
Taxation Yaron Severyaron.sever@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9161
Banking and finance Rami Soferrami.sofer@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9369
Banking and finance Ariel Rosenbergariel.rosenberg@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9372
Energy, infrastructure and project finance Amir Tzafriramir.tzafrir@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9804
White-collar litigation Moshe MazorMoshe.Mazor@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1666
Intellectual property Sharon GazitSharon.Gazit@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1645
Intellectual property Sharon Alonisharon.aloni@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9986
Antitrust and competition Boaz Golanboaz.golan@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9850
Insurance Rami Soferrami.sofer@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9369
Environment and sustainability Idit ReiterIdit.Reiter@goldfarb.com972-3-710-1666
Capital Markets Dubi Zoltakdubi.zoltak@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9818
Corporate and commercial Dubi Zoltakdubi.zoltak@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9818
Venture capital and private equity Dubi Zoltakdubi.zoltak@goldfarb.com972-3-608-9818
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Adv Sharon Aloni  photo Adv Sharon Aloni Adv. Aloni is a partner in the International Corporate and Securities Department.…
Adv Judy Amidor photo Adv Judy AmidorAdv. Amidor is a partner in the Corporate and Technology Department. Adv.…
Adv Levy Amitay  photo Adv Levy Amitay Adv. Amitay is Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Real Estate, Planning…
Adv Avi Arad  photo Adv Avi Arad Adv. Arad is the Co-Head of the Real Estate, Planning and Construction…
Adv Moti Arad  photo Adv Moti Arad Adv. Arad is a partner in the Industry and Regulation Department, and…
Adv Tal Atsmon  photo Adv Tal Atsmon Adv. Atsmon is Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Tax Department of…
Adv Zvi Bar-Nathan  photo Adv Zvi Bar-Nathan Adv. Bar-Nathan is Vice Chairman of the firm and Head of the…
Adv Jeremy Benjamin  photo Adv Jeremy Benjamin Adv. Benjamin is a partner and Deputy Department Head of the Corporate, Administrative and…
Adv Hagit Blaiberg  photo Adv Hagit Blaiberg Adv. Blaiberg is the Head of the Corporate, Administrative and Class Action…
Adv Danny Dilbary  photo Adv Danny Dilbary Adv. Dilbary is a partner in the International Corporate and Securities Department.…
Adv Asher (Ashi) Engelman photo Adv Asher (Ashi) EngelmanAdv. CPA Engelman is Head of the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Practice…
Adv Liat Faig-Neuwirth photo Adv Liat Faig-NeuwirthAdv. and CPA Faig-Neuwirth is Head of the firm’s VAT Practice. Adv.…
Adv Sharon Gazit  photo Adv Sharon Gazit Adv. Gazit is the Head of the Corporate and Technology Department and…
Adv Boaz Golan  photo Adv Boaz Golan Adv. Golan is the Head of the Antitrust and Competition Department. Adv.…
Adv Ido Gonen  photo Adv Ido Gonen Adv. Gonen is the Deputy Department Head of the Corporate, Finance and…
Adv Michael Heller  photo Adv Michael Heller Adv. Heller is a partner and Deputy Department Head of the International…
Adv Ashok J. Chandrasekhar  photo Adv Ashok J. Chandrasekhar Adv. Chandrasekhar is the Head of the International Corporate and Securities Department,…
Adv Sagi Kahalani photo Adv Sagi KahalaniAdv. Kahalani is a partner in the Corporate, Finance and Infrastructure Department.…
Adv Dr Daphna Kapeliuk  photo Adv Dr Daphna Kapeliuk Adv. Dr. Kapeliuk is a partner in the Commercial and International Litigation…
Adv Aaron M. Lampert  photo Adv Aaron M. Lampert Adv. Lampert is a partner in the International Corporate and Securities Department.…
Adv Yehuda (Yudi) Levy  photo Adv Yehuda (Yudi) Levy Adv. Yudi Levy is Founder and Chairman of the firm. Adv. Levy…
Adv Dafna Lotan Medvejer photo Adv Dafna Lotan MedvejerAdv. Lotan Medvejer is a partner in the Corporate, Finance and Infrastructure…
Adv Adam M. Klein  photo Adv Adam M. Klein Adv. Klein is a partner and Deputy Department Head of the International Corporate and…
Adv Moshe Mazor  photo Adv Moshe Mazor Adv. Mazor is the Head of the Administrative and White Collar Litigation…
Adv Aaron Michaeli  photo Adv Aaron Michaeli Adv. Michaeli is the Head of the Commercial, Class Action and Insolvency…
Adv Gur Nabel photo Adv Gur NabelAdv. Nabel is Head of the Capital Markets Practice in the Corporate…
Adv Gill Nadel  photo Adv Gill Nadel Adv. Nadel is the Head of the firm’s Import, Export and International…
Adv Nimrod Prawer photo Adv Nimrod PrawerAdv. Prawer is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Department. Adv.…
Adv Marc Rabin  photo Adv Marc Rabin Adv. Rabin is a partner in the International Corporate and Securities Department,…
Adv Ofer Ravid  photo Adv Ofer Ravid Adv. Ravid is Head of the Labor and Corporate Immigration Department. Adv.…
Adv Oren Reif photo Adv Oren ReifAdv. Reif is a partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets Department.…
Adv Idit Reiter  photo Adv Idit Reiter Adv. Reiter is the Head of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Department…
Adv Ariel Rosenberg  photo Adv Ariel Rosenberg Adv. Rosenberg is the Head of the firm’s Banking and Finance Practice.…
Adv Yehuda Rosenthal photo Adv Yehuda RosenthalAdv. Rosenthal is Vice Head of the Commercial, Class Action and Insolvency…
Adv Benjamin Rotenberg  photo Adv Benjamin Rotenberg Adv. Rotenberg is the Head of the Industry and Regulation Department, and…
Adv Liam Schwartz photo Adv Liam SchwartzAdv. Liam Schwartz is Head of the firm’s Corporate Immigration Practice in…
Adv Yaron Sever  photo Adv Yaron Sever Adv. Sever is Co-Head of the Tax Department of the firm, and…
Adv Rami Sofer  photo Adv Rami Sofer Adv. Sofer is the Head of the Corporate, Finance and infrastructure Department,…
Adv Amir Tzafrir  photo Adv Amir Tzafrir Adv. Tzafrir is Chairman of the firm and a member of its…
Adv Amir Vang photo Adv Amir VangAdv. Vang is Head of the Competition and Regulation Practice within the…
Adv Ari Wechsler photo Adv Ari WechslerAdv. Wechsler specializes in leading and managing complex real estate transactions, and…
Adv Oren Wolpin photo Adv Oren WolpinAdv. Wolpin is a Partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets Department.…
Adv Ido Zemach  photo Adv Ido Zemach Adv. Zemach is a partner in the International Corporate and Securities Department.…
Adv Dubi Zoltak  photo Adv Dubi Zoltak Adv. Dubi Zoltak is the Head of the Corporate and Capital Markets…
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Pro Bono

Goldfarb Seligman places a strong emphasis on its pro bono work, viewing it as its social mission. We believe that providing legal services to organizations and individuals who cannot afford quality professional legal counsel while advocating just causes is our moral obligation, and view it as an integral part of the firm’s legacy and one of its guiding principles.

The pro bono work at our firm extends to various activities and legal fields, and is dedicated to improving our community and advancing important social issues. The pro bono services are provided to a diverse variety of populations and entities, and offer comprehensive solutions for an array of issues, while focusing on fundamental principles, such as human rights and social justice.

With thousands of pro bono work hours every year, our pro bono clients receive the highest quality service, identical to the one provided to the firm’s clients, which together with the professionalism and legal excellence of the firm’s attorneys, granted the firm its prestigious reputation.

As part of our pro bono work, the firm is in continuous contact with entities which specialize in human rights and social justice issues.

Community

The firm upholds a long-standing tradition of community service which is performed through monetary donations and volunteer work with economically disadvantaged populations. The firm’s legal teams – interns, attorneys and partners alike, reach out to the community, sharing their expertise with students of all ages and backgrounds, laying the groundwork for the growth of the next generation of extraordinary lawyers. Several classes benefit from this continuous educational activity every year, as part of the legal aid program of the ‘Movement against Poverty’ and ‘A Different Lesson’ (both Israeli nonprofit organizations). The pinnacle of these classes is a mock trial preformed before the students’ parents and teachers.

In addition, for the past several years the firm has taken part in the ‘Good Deeds Day’ in Israel, in which our entire staff – legal and administrative alike, participate in an array of volunteer activities benefiting the community.

Diversity

As an equal opportunity employer, our statement is clear: equality for all, regardless of gender, race, belief or tendency. The creation of a workplace free of discrimination and harassment is a cornerstone of our conduct, and many of the key positions within our firm are filled by highly capable women, as well as people of diverse backgrounds and outlooks. The unique ideas and perspectives each person brings to the firm, the different insights and experiences, are all part of what makes Goldfarb Seligman a top tier law firm.