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

Capital markets Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s 'excellent and extremely professional' practice acts for all parties involved in a broad array of capital markets transactions, including major IPOs on the Tase, Nasdaq and the LSE. It is particularly sought out by foreign corporations seeking to enter the Israeli market. Highlights included advising Isracard on its IPO in the context of anti-concentration legislation and acting for Manikay Partners on its acquisition of control of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange for $157m. Nechama Brin has led on several significant mandates for the firm, drawing upon her considerable expertise handling regulatory matters and approvals before the Israel Securities Authority, the Tase, the Antitrust Authority and other government bodies.

Practice head(s):

Dubi Zoltak; Amir Tzafrir; Gur Nabel; Ashok J. Chandrasekhar; Rami Sofer

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘One of Israel’s leading firms with excellent capital markets capabilities.’

‘The team has been superb, providing timely, reasoned and quality advice to our mutual investment banking client. We are very pleased to have the firm on board again this year.’ 

‘Gur Nabel is always there for you. He is a one of a kind lawyer, who is extremely professional.’

‘Over the years I have worked with Aaron Lampert the most. He is extremely intelligent and very easy to work with. I have also worked with Adam Klein and Ashok Chandrasekhar and find them both to be excellent lawyers and nice people.’

Key clients

Isracard Group

Israel Aerospace Industries

Shufersal Ltd

Kardan Real Estate Enterprise & Development Ltd

Kardan Yazamut (2011) Ltd.

Kardan Israel

Manikay Prtners LLC

Property and Building Corporation Ltd

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd

Castro Model Ltd.

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citibank N.A, London Branch

Poalim I.B.I.

Deutsche Bank

Six Swiss Exchange AG

Six Structured Products Exchange AG

Altice Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. finds favour for its ‘solid combination of legal acumen and business judgement’. The firm’s deep bench and broad sector focus are also significant differentiators. Ashok Chandrasekhar heads the international corporate and securities department and handled a slew of cross-border transactions over the past year, particularly in the technology sector, for clients such as Symantec Corporation and Temasek. Other key contacts include Dubi Zoltak, who heads the corporate and capital markets department, technology specialist Sharon Gazit and Rami Sofer, who leads the corporate, finance and infrastructure group. Corporate finance partner Nechama Brin and the ‘extremely efficientIdo Zemach are also recommended. Corporate and securities partner Guy Gordon joined from Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co..

Practice head(s):

Ashok Chandrasekhar; Dubi Zoltak; Sharon Gazit; Rami Sofer

Testimonials

‘Innovative and always open to testing their boundaries. Hands-on partners who are synced into the market.’

Solid combination of legal acumen and business judgement – more expensive than their peers, but justified given the extent of high-quality partner involvement through the transaction life cycle.’

Hard-working, talented and highly professional.’

Great teamwork every time you do a deal with the Goldfarb Seligman & Co. team.’

The practice has a unique combination of high professionalism and deal-making focus.’

Working with them is efficient, they quickly understand the needs and provide practical solutions to the challenges. High level of service, availability, professionalism and efficient work.’

The team is well rounded, very experienced and very knowledgeable.’

Ido Zemach is thoughtful and extremely efficient in his approach to transactions. Cuts to the chase quickly.’

‘Rami Sofer and Veran Vistanetzky hold skills of professionalism that go far beyond the specific field of the department. Always striving for the best solution for the client and everything with a bright smile.’

Key clients

Google

Intel Corporation

Warburg Pincus LLC

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

NSK

Cisco Systems Inc.

Nestle

Symantec Corporation

Northrop Grumman International Trading Inc.

Dell-EMC, including EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

The Volvo Group

Manikay Partners LLC

Axel Springer SE.

NICE Systems Ltd.

Israel Secondary Fund

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Red Hat Inc.

Canada Israel Group

HOYA Corporation

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF)

The Arison Group

Arison Investments Ltd.

Arison Holdings Ltd.

Marlin Equity Partners

Apax Mid-market Israel Fund

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Molex LLC

Applied Materials, Inc.

Radware Ltd.

Perion Network Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

McAfee Inc.

Attunity Ltd.

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

Leopard Group

Summit Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Chemipal Ltd.

Dori Media Group Ltd.

S. Shlomo Group,

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.

I Squared Capital

Slingshot Ventures

Wize Pharma Inc.

Flora Fotonica Ltd.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd. (“10bis”)

Knock N’ Lock Ltd.

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

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy Israel Ltd.,

Tapugan Industries Ltd.

Hacarem Spirits Ltd.

Reshafim Steel Doors Ltd.

Donna Italia

Cabiran (1991) Ltd.

Lumen Capital Ltd.

Bonobo.ai.

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s competition practice is led by Boaz Golan. The team represents large corporations in merger approvals, and acts for claimants and defendants in disputes concerning alleged monopolies, cartels and restrictive arrangements, as well as various other regulatory issues raised by the Competition Authority. In one highlight, Adam Klein led advice to Warburg Pincus on its NIS2.5bn acquisition of Leumi Card, handling all antitrust aspects including advising the client on complying with anti-concentration legislation. Golan is also leading a team defending EL AL Israel Airlines in a case concerning a motion to certify a class action against it relating to alleged excessive pricing and abuse of dominance. Nimrod Prawer's broad expertise includes advising clients on obtaining M&A approvals and complying with anti-concentration law. Sapir Globman joined from the Israeli Competition Authority in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Boaz Golan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Hot Group,

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Amsalem Tours and Travel Ltd.

Carestream Health, Inc.

Altice France, a subsidiary of Altice NV

Warburg Pincus LLC

United Technologies Corporation (UTC)

Elco Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

TEN

AIG

Magen David Adom

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy In Israel (1988) Ltd.

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd. (“10bis”)

Kolbo Gas Ltd.

The Israel Insurance Association

Shasha Tours (95)

Derech Eretz Tours

Mr. & Mrs. Ronen and Carmit Elad

Matrix I.T. Ltd.

Yesh Book Distributions Ltd.

Raxi LLC

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

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has a track record of representing major multinationals and domestic companies in the full range of class action litigation across a number of key industry sectors including aviation and automotive, financial services, energy, and food and consumer goods. The firm also has a strong reputation for defending derivative actions, and in addition to its work for corporates, it has developed expertise in advising committees formed by company directors. Aaron Michaeli and Hagit Blaiberg jointly head the class actions group, though the firm divides its litigation team into multiple discrete departments, all of which complement the firm's strength in class actions. Other key figures in the team include Zvi Bar-Nathan, who leads the commercial and international litigation group, Moshe Mazor, who heads the white-collar and administrative litigation team, Yehuda Rosenthal. The firm has also expanded its practice with a few lateral hires, including that of Ronny Lapan, who joined from Nir Cohen, Leshem & Co.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Michaeli; Hagit Blaiberg

Testimonials

They are a leading firm in Israel for dispute resolution and they have particular expertise in class actions. I have found them very professional and approachable.

The team with which we work is an exceptional team with vast knowledge of their trade. They are capable of advising, litigating and negotiating complex class actions.’

I was very impressed by Hagit Blaiberg, who provided a very good service in a class action that had been commenced against our client. She was responsive, professional and achieved a good outcome.

Key clients

Shufersal

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC)

Jaguar Land Rover

Ford Motor Company

El Al Israel Airlines

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

U. Dori Group

New Lineo Cinema (2006)

Netivei Ayalon

A.L. Ten Bis

Delek Drilling Limited Partnership

Castro Model

Israel Bar Association

Caesarstone

Magen David Adom

Hot Mobile

Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society

Harel Insurance Company

Menora Mivtachim Holdings

The Phoenix Insurance Company

Hachshara Insurance Company

AIG Israel Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings

I.D.I. Insurance Company

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings

Carasso Motors

Domicar

Pacific Vehicle and Transportation

Albar Leasing (R.Z.)

Tamir Fishman

Mifal Hapais – Israel National Lottery

Ampal-American Israel Corporation

Rami Levy Shivuk Hashikma

IMI Systems

Dorad Energy

Amisragas, the American Israeli Gas Corporation

NMC United Entertainment

Bird Rides

Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 1

Firm-wide, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has a strong focus on international work, and is among the most experienced firms in Israel when it comes to representing international clients. The practice group has been especially active in ICC and LCIA arbitration, and is also acting in the early stages of a ICSID dispute against a European government. Daphna Kapeliuk is considered by some to be one of Israel's 'leading experts in international arbitration'. Zvi Bar-Nathan leads the firm's international litigation and is also a member of the SIAC arbitration panel. Firm chairman Eli Zohar is also recognised in the Israeli market for his experience in arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Eli Zohar; Zvi Bar-Nathan

Testimonials

Goldfarb Seligman is a very outward and forward-looking firm with many lawyers having legal training in other countries.

I have worked with Adv. Dr. Daphna Kapeliuk, from Goldfarb Seligman & Co, on occasions in international arbitration. I consider her to be a leading expert in international arbitration. She is highly professional, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.

Daphna Kapeliuk applies her creative mind to the case. She thinks outside the box and uses her wide academic knowledge to assist the clients.

Daphna Kapeliuk is a “go to” person for arbitration, both Israeli domestic arbitration and international arbitration. She combines a deep knowledge of the subject with the ability to give clear and practical advice.

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Top-notch life sciences firm’, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. houses a multi-disciplinary practice, which handles a mix of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters for an impressive roster of major Israeli and global names. Chairman Eli Zohar is a key contact on the litigation side and has served as the Israeli Medical Association’s lead outside counsel for 19 years. Sharon Gazit, who heads the corporate and technology department, is a respected transactional specialist and has recently led work for EarlySense, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Elekta. Additional contacts include Ashok Chandrasekhar, who heads the international corporate and securities team, and corporate and capital markets lead Dubi Zoltak.

Practice head(s):

Eli Zohar; Sharon Gazit; Ashok Chandrasekhar; Dubi Zoltak

Testimonials

Top-notch life sciences firm in Israel, strong in medtech and biotech and with an international reach.’

Sharon Gazit is a very reliable lawyer, acquainted with international deals and takes a business approach.’

Key clients

BrainsGate Ltd.

EarlySense Ltd.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

ReWalk Robotics Ltd.

Lilach- Live and Die with Dignity

The Israeli Medical Association

Elekta AB

Carestream Health, Inc.

Aquafit Intimate Ltd.

Bar-Ilan Research & Development Company Ltd. (BIRAD)

Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. (Yissum)

Wize Pharma Ltd.

Breath of Life International Ltd. (BOL Group).

Cannbit Ltd.

Brainsway

QuickRing Medical Technologies Ltd.

Cycla Orthopedics Ltd.

Anchiano Therapeutics

Itamar Medical Ltd.

Medtronic plc

Menorah Insurance Company Ltd.

Medhub Ltd.

Hy-Breed Genetix, Ltd.

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has one of the strongest full-service tech practices in Israel. Leveraging an enviable track record in high-value exits, a huge range of sector expertise and a dynamic multi-disciplinary approach, the practice group provides end-to-end service to early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs; VCs, angels and corporate investors; and acquisitive multinational tech companies. In the start-up space, the team has developed particular strengths in the fields of fintech and crypto, agro-tech, and software and open source. It also has niche expertise in advising VC funds on investments in the TMT sector. Sharon Gazit heads the corporate and technology department; Ashok Chandrasekhar handles cross-border corporate deals for multinational corporates and investment funds such as Symantec and Temasek; and Michael Heller acts as deputy head of the international corporate and securities department. Also of note, Guy Gordon joined the team from Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. in 2018.

Practice head(s):

Ashok Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit

Testimonials

Professional, dedicated, and quick to respond. They have a strong business understanding.

Key clients

Intel Corporation

Symantec Corporation

Temasek Holdings Private

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

NICE Systems

Cisco Systems

Northrop Grumman International Trading

Dell-EMC (including EMC Israel Development Center)

Red Hat

General Catalyst Partners

HOYA Corporation

Marker

Battery Ventures

WRVI Global Capital Managers

Scale Venture Partners

Bird Rides

EarlySense

CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund

Marlin Equity Partners

Thoma Bravo

I.D. Systems

Carestream Health

Perion Network

Matrix I.T.

McAfee

Sequoia Venture Capital

Applied Materials

Attunity

Radware

Aternity

Bonobo.ai.

TPG Private Equity Fund

University of the People

Israel Secondary Fund

Kodak Israel

A.L. Ten Bis

Isracard

Excelero

Roboteam

Flora Fotonica

Slingshot Ventures

Cannpany

Inspecto

Classeed

Knock N’ Lock

Shield Wallet Technology

Groop Internet Platform

Celeno Communications

Planning and zoning Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co., which absorbed a large real estate team from Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co, represents a range of private and government-owned companies. It primarily handles approvals for master zoning plans, licensing proceedings, and contentious matters including land expropriation and loss of value claims and tax disputes. The group is also well known for assisting with large-scale projects relating to energy and transport. Orna Verhovsky has significant experience handling the drafting and approval of plans for residential and commercial projects before the planning authorities and all courts in Israel.

Practice head(s):

Levy Amitay; Avi Arad

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Gindi Friedman Real Estate Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Azorim Group

Property and Building Group

Canada Israel Group

Dan Transportation Ltd.

Ayalon Highway Company Ltd.

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

The Elad Group

Amot Investments Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System

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.

Magen David Adom In Israel (MDA)

Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Corporation Ltd.

The Arison Investment

Igudan

K.B.A Town Builders Group

The Local Committee of Planning and Construction – Jerusalem District.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is well known for its expertise advising entrepreneurs on residential property matters and income-yielding real estate, where Ari Wechsler has considerable experience. The group's broader offering includes advising on real estate investments in Israel and overseas, and assisting with major urban renewal projects, as well as handling property, betterment and development tax proceedings and land expropriation cases. Avi Arad, Levy Amitay and Wechsler are advising Canada Israel Group on all of its real estate transactions in Israel, including an agreement with Wix.com to build a 50,000sqm campus, valued at NIS1.5bn. Arad is notable for his frequent involvement in Tama 38 projects and various other urban renewal projects.

Practice head(s):

Avi Arad; Levy Amitaty

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Property and Building Group

Canada Israel Group

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Google (including Waze).

Dell EMC Corporation

PBEL Property Development (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

Playtika Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Co Ltd.

A.M.D. Real Estate Development & Investment Ltd.

The Elad Group

Gindi Investments

GF Real Estate Group

Profimex Real Estate Management Ltd.

The Arison Group

Bank Hapoalim B.M

Morgal Investments

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. handles a high volume of NOP 38 and evacuation-construction projects in Israel, where it acts for all parties, including apartment owners and contractors. Practice co-head Avi Arad is frequently instructed to oversee large-scale evacuation-construction projects; in one such ongoing matter, he is representing Neve Gad in obtaining the approval of tenants required to commence a major project for the construction of a luxury residential building comprising 1,500 housing units (compared to the current 471 units) with an estimated value of NIS3bn. Fellow co-head Levy Amitay is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Levy Amitay; Avi Arad

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Neve Gad Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Canada Israel Group

Gabay Group

Rozio Group

Z. F. Building Company Ltd.

Israel Land Development Company

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Zemach Hammerman Ltd.

S.G.S Civil Engineering Operations (1990) Ltd.

Metropolis (P.A.E) 2011 Urban Enterprises Ltd.

Ilan Pivko Architects Ltd.

The City People Group

The Avenue Group

Eshel Israel Urban Renewal Ltd.

Yossi Avrahami Civil Engineering Works Ltd.

BST Construction Ltd.

BST Urban Renewal Ltd.

NSA Renewal and Construction Ltd.

Radco Tama 38 Ltd.

Epsilon Initiation & Building Ltd.

Port City Ltd.

Maribu (1994) Ltd.

Nofim Plotkin Ltd.

Yuvalim Group

Ilanot Israel Company for TAMA 38 LTD

Ben Gurion 159 Ramat Gan Ltd.

Grofit Civil Engineering & Public Works Co. Ltd.

Urban Brand Ltd.

Even Derech Engineering & Development Ltd.

Tax Tier 1

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s tax is engaged by clients, including leading international and Israeli corporations, cryptocurrency platforms and high-net-worth individuals, to advise on income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and VAT. The group also handles the tax structuring of high-value M&A; disputes with tax authorities; the tax aspects of import and export law; and international trade law. Liat Faig-Neuwirth has considerable expertise in indirect tax and VAT and Liat Graber is well versed in assisting with tax regulation in all areas, having previously served as Deputy Legal Adviser to the Israel Tax Authority. Practice head Tal Atsmon has a broad workload but particularly notable strength in the structuring of trusts for tax purposes and supporting hi-tech companies with establishment in Israel and various regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Tal Atsmon

Key clients

AIG Inc.

UBS AG

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Credit Suisse

Yandex N.V.

Dell EMC Corporation

Symantec Corporation

SodaStream International Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Arison Group

Playtika

Adidas Israel Ltd.

Medtronic plc

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

Property and Building Group

Isracard Ltd.

Synopsys Inc.

Alony Hetz Properties and Investments Ltd.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. leverages its formidable corporate practice to shine in bank M&A, with its recent advice to Warburg Pincus on its NIS2.5bn acquisition of Leumi Card a stand-out highlight in that area. It also houses a solid lender-side practice, which has recently secured mandates from major domestic and global financial institutions and alternative lenders, such as Morgan Stanley, Bank Otsar HaHayal and Amitim Pension Funds. Group head Ariel Rosenberg has a focus on advising lenders and borrowers on financings in the energy, infrastructure and real estate spheres. Rami Sofer and Dubi Zoltak are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ariel Rosenberg; Rami Sofer; Dubi Zolt

Testimonials

These are excellent, available, efficient professionals, real team players.’

Ariel Rosenberg and Orit Kremer are real team players, they know the system and they are creative by definition!

Key clients

Isracard Group

Warburg Pincus LLC

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Citigroup

HSBC

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

The Arison Group,

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

The First International Bank of Israel (FIBI) Group

Excellence Nessuah Brokerage Services Ltd.

IDT Financial Services Ltd.

Amitim Pension Funds

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Altshuler Shaham Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

Elco Ltd.

Pagaya Investment Israel Ltd.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

As one of the largest firm's in the market, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has the ability to resource large multi-party litigation, but also has the dedicated expertise on an individual level to handle complex and especially sensitive disputes. Indeed, the firm has four separate practice groups wholly dedicated to dispute resolution, and also has notable disputes capabilities in areas such as taxation, internet and privacy law, and real estate. Zvi Bar-Nathan leads the firm's commercial and international litigation department, and is also recognised for his expertise in international arbitration. Hagit Blaiberg leads the corporate, administrative, and class action litigation team; Aaron Michaeli heads the commercial, class action, and insolvency litigation department; and Moshe Mazor leads the administrative and white-collar litigation group. Firm chairman Eli Zohar is active in libel disputes and frequently serves as an arbitrator in domestic arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Eli Zohar; Zvi Bar-Nathan

Testimonials

Goldfarb Seligman are exceptionally good lawyers. They are thorough, systematic and at the same time employ bold and surprising strategies and attacks. They master many areas of the law (securities law, anti trust, tenders, etc) and are extremely efficient in litigation of complex cases.

Aaron Michaeli is a top litigator, extremely good at identifying the material points in every case, excellent appearance, bold, with very deep strategic thinking, extremely good at persuasion and in effective communication of his position. He is very dedicated to his clients and the cases and extremely good at understanding complex economic and accounting matters.

Zvi Bar-Nathan is a great lawyer with a wonderful mind. He and his team are excellent. I would not hesitate and turn to Zvi for his services, be it as counsel or as an arbitrator. He is not only an Israeli lawyer, he also widely experienced in the international field.

Key clients

Credit Suisse (UK)

Credit Suisse Fund Administration

Credit Suisse Investment Services (Cayman)

Credit Suisse US Securities

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

Applied Materials

Shufersal

AIG

Netivei Ayalon Co. (Ayalon Highways)

Canada Israel Group

Alonyal (McDonald’s Israel)

Mifal HaPais

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Alon Israel Oil Company

Perion Network

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company (EAPC)

IMI Systems

Dr. Gonen Segev

Dorad Energy

Hamashbir 365 Holdings

Six former directors of Orckit Communications

Societe Diamantaire Ch. Finkelstein & Co

Dalia Power Energies

NMC/ Hed Arzi Music

Profimex and Profimex (Israel)

The Center of Scientology Israel

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

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has a firm-wide reputation for handling highly sensitive international work. In particular, the white-collar and administrative litigation team has a wealth of experience in cross-border criminal and corporate corruption investigations, extradition proceedings, military and defence inquiries, and criminal negligence matters. The team is led by 'a young, emerging talent in the area of white-collar', Moshe Mazor. Mazor is acting for defendants in several high-profile bribery, securities, and tax investigations. Other work for the firm includes also representing a key state witness in PM Netanyahu's corruption case, and in Case 3000, the so-called "submarine affair".

Practice head(s):

Eli Zohar; Moshe Mazor

Testimonials

They have extensive experience in the representation of clients in white-collar crime files proceedings. They represent big companies from Israel and also foreign big companies in white-collar crime files. They can easily provide the support needed by clients, given their extensive knowledge of legislation and their practice in white-collar crime files.

The team leader Moshe Mazor is one of the young emerging talent in the area of white collar. He’s an expert in his field while combining interdisciplinary skills. He is also available around the clock.

The individuals that we have worked with, and mainly Mr. Moshe Mazor, are very qualified people, with very good theoretical knowledge and practical skills. In a nutshell, we can say that we recommend them for their expertise regarding complex white-collar crime files.

Key clients

Dr. Gonen Segev

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Senior officials of Gindi Investments

Mr. Michael (‘Miki’) Gano

Mr. Nir Hefetz

Employment Tier 2

Full-service firm Goldfarb Seligman & Co. leverages its sterling corporate client base to advise major domestic and global companies on employment and labour matters, with strong showings in the hi-tech and transportation sectors. The team advises on the full spread of related work, with particular expertise in transactions, restructurings and complex disputes. In addition, the firm recently boosted its immigration offering with the hire of new corporate immigration practice head Liam Schwartz, who was formerly at his own firm, Liam Schwartz & Associates. The department also draws on the senior experience of Ofer Ravid and highly regarded litigator Orit Zilony-Klinman.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Ravid; Orit Zilony-Klinman; Liam Schwartz

Testimonials

Basically they are good lawyers that can understand the fine details of a case and represent convincingly to a judge.’

Good ability to work under pressure and not be affected by the opposing side’s attempts to misrepresent the subject under consideration.’

I’ve worked with Liam Schwartz directly over a period of several years handling my US immigration needs. I felt very confident that my case got all the care and attention.’

Liam, individually and as part of a team, was exceptional in communication and getting results.’

Liam Schwartz is an exceptional person, besides being incredibly communicative and easy to work with, he knows the US immigration domain more than any other attorney I have worked with.’

Key clients

Dell-EMC, including EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

The Arison Group

Warburg Pincus LLC

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Symantec Corporation

Morgan Stanley (Israel) Ltd.

Attunity Ltd.

HOYA Corporation

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Marlin Equity Partners

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

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Isracard Group

Decathlon Israel Ltd.

Marker Advisors, LLC

Walden International

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

Novo Nordisk A/S,

Kodak Israel

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)

AIG Israel

Magen David Adom

Thoma Bravo LLC

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd. (“Gav Yam”)

ARM Ltd.

The Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

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.

Bar-Ilan University

Ariel University’s Senior Academic Staff Association

Netanya Academic College

Dor Group

Ten Bis

The Sport Palaces of Tel Aviv Yafo Ltd.

Nawi Brothers Group Ltd.

Inbal Insurance Co. Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

The Israel Incoming Tour Operators Association

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute

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.

Upright  Technologies

Matrix IFS

Tangent Logic

Energy Tier 2

A full-service firm with a strong international reputation, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. advises domestic and international energy companies, lending institutions and entrepreneurs on a wide range of legal issues spanning corporate and financing transactions, planning and construction, antitrust, and litigation. The practice group is led by Dubi Zoltak, who heads the firm's corporate and capital markets department and has expertise in international commercial transactions. Also in the corporate and capital markets team, Oren Reif acts for a number of clients in the electricity sector, and Rayek Khoury specialises in tender law, infrastructure and project finance. Ariel Rosenberg heads the banking and finance practice, and also has experience of project finance in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Dubi Zoltak

Testimonials

The firm provided us with comprehensive legal services that according to our specific needs, given the fact that we are not an Israeli company and we need a lot of assessment according to local rules and regulations.

The firm’s attorneys possess extensive expertise and experience in various fields of law and provide comprehensive and creative legal services. We would like to point out Mr. Oren Reif acknowledgement and professionalism.

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation

Morgan Stanley Bank International

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding

Citigroup Global Markets

Citibank, London Branch

Stifel Financial Corp.

Poalim I.B.I. – Managing & Underwriting

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure

Mekorot Development & Enterprise

Danya Cebus

Oficina Técnica de Estudios y Control de Obras

Alon Energy Centers

TEN – Petroleum Company

Negev Natural Gas

Darom Natural Gas

Edeltech Group

Ezom

Gabi Shoef

SolelAben EPC Ashalim

Mota-Engil SGPS

Generation Capital

Isa Khoury Metal Industry

Kolbo Gas

OPC Energy

Isragas-Ofek

SBges EPC JV

ESCO Israel

Solegreen

K.N Solar Holdings

Hadar Hatsafon Engineering & Construction (1995)

V.I.D. Desalination Company

Hod Assaf Industries

Majdal Shams Local Council

Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society

Infrastructure Tier 2

With firm-wide strengths in finance, litigation, planning and construction, and high-value international corporate transactions, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. advises domestic and international corporates, state-owned companies, investors and lenders on financing and investment transactions, and development agreements in a huge variety of infrastructure projects. In the domestic market, one of the team's most active clients is Netivei Ayalon, the government-owned highway management company, which the team advised on over 50 new tenders in 2018. Headed by Rami Sofer, the practice group is also acting for large international engineering companies in major projects in the rail and ship infrastructure sectors. Other recommended figures include Oren Reif, who has been particularly standout in the energy infrastructure space, Dubi Zoltak, who leads the capital markets team, and Rayek Khoury. Orit Farkash-Hacohen left the firm to serve in the Israeli parliament.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer; Dubi Zoltak

Testimonials

The firm provided us with comprehensive legal services that met our specific needs, given the fact that we are not an Israeli company, and we needed a lot of assessment according to local rules and regulations.

The firm’s attorneys possess extensive expertise and experience in various fields of law and provide comprehensive and creative legal services.

Goldfarb has been blessed with an outstanding group of professional experts working together as a team.

Rami’s team is always available for us. They provide instant advice and excellent customer service.

Key clients

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited

Morgan Stanley Senior Funding

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Citibank, London Branch

Stifel Financial Corp.

Poalim I.B.I. – Managing & Underwriting

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure

Danya Cebus

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Canada Israel Group

Mekorot Development & Enterprise

Oficina Técnica de Estudios y Control de Obra

Lesico

Alon Energy Centers

TEN – Petroleum Company

Magen David Adom In Israel (MDA)

Negev Natural Gas

Darom Natural Gas

Edeltech Group

Netivei Ayalon

Cross Israel Highway

Ezom

Gabi Shoef

SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership

TSK Group

Miya Luxemburg Holdings

Mota-Engil SGPS

Generation Capita

Isa Khoury Metal Industry

Kolbo Gas

OPC Energy

Isragas-Ofek

SBges EPC JV

ESCO Israe

Amitim Pension Funds

Solegreen

Ellied Infrastructure

K.N Solar Holdings

Hadar Hatsafon Engineering & Construction (1995)

V.I.D. Desalination Company

Hod Assaf Industries

Majdal Shams Local Council

Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society

Insurance Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. acts for national and international insurance companies on incorporation in Israel, drafting insurance plans, implementing risk management strategies, advising on tender bids and in administrative proceedings and high-value class actions. Rami Sofer frequently advises insurance companies on M&A, corporate governance and commercial disputes, including a high volume of class actions. She is defending Hachshara Insurance in a NIS75m class action arising from the claimant's allegation that the defendant does not provide full compensation cover for damages to insured heavy vehicles. Associate Sagi Kahalani represents insurance agents and foreign reinsurers before regulatory and governmental authorities.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer; Hagit Blaiberg; Ido Gonen

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AIG

The Phoenix Insurance Company

Harel Insurance Co.

Menorah Insurance Company

Hachshara Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings

I.D.I. Insurance Company

S. Shlomo Insurance Company

Inbal Insurance Co.

Psagot Provident and Pension Funds

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds and Pension

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings

Markstone Capital Group

weSure insurance company

Libra Insurance Company

Howden Israel Insurance Brokers

Shekel Insurance Agency

Lev Hadekel & A.S.L insurance agencies

Ayalon Holdings

Albar Mimunit Services

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s core area of focus in the field of investment funds is advising on investment transactions and M&A, though the firm has also shown its ability to handle the formation of private equity funds, hedge funds, credit funds, and REITs. Of recent note, the team worked on the establishment of The New REIT, Israel's third real estate investment trust. Ashok Chandrasekhar specialises in international corporate and securities matters, Dubi Zoltak leads the capital markets practice, and hi-tech practice head Sharon Gazit has extensive experience working with VC investors.

Practice head(s):

Ashok Chandrasekhar; Dubi Zoltak; Sharon Gazit

Testimonials

Their team is always accessible, open minded and very service-oriented. Smart people.

Key clients

Walden International

Manikay Partners

I Squared Capital

Israel Secondary Fund

Menivim – The New REIT

Electra Real Estate

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Agate Medical Investments

Thoma Bravo

K Fund

BayernLB Capital Partner

Bessemer Venture Partners

83North

TPG Growth

YL Ventures

Hasso Plattner Ventures

Khosla Ventures

Dynamics Ventures

Technology Crossover Ventures

Medica Venture Partners

Munich Venture Partners

Shasta Ventures

Wanaka Capital Partners Mid-Tech Opportunity Fund

K1 Fund

The Crossroads FCP-FIS Fund

Scale Venture Partners

Altshuler Shaham Properties

Altshuler Shaham Investment House Real Estate Investment Fund

BIT Enterprises

WRVI Global Capital Managers

Glilot Capital Partners

Rio Ventures

Finance Differently Management

Dallas IBI PILLAR

Divergon

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has a strong reputation for hi-tech work and IP-heavy corporate and commercial transactions. The team is instructed by international corporates and Israeli growth companies, which it advises on cross-border licensing agreement and negotiations with the Israel Innovation Authority. In particular, the practice group has expertise in licensing transactions in the life sciences sector, and is also active in the music production and distribution industry. Moreover, the team also provides a range of legal support on privacy and data protection regulations. Sharon Aloni heads the firm's IP department, while Sharon Gazit is a highly regarded corporate and commercial lawyer in the Israeli hi-tech market.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Aloni; Sharon Gazit

Testimonials

The team is very professional and provides answers that we can use upon need.

High level of knowledge, provides practical advice, and high level of availability.

Key clients

EMC Israel Development Center

ARM

Applied Materials

Symantec Corporation

EarlySense

Celeno Communications (Israel)

Attunity

The Tnuva Group

Alonyal (McDonald’s Israel)

Radware

Shufersal

NMC United Entertainment

The Arison Group

Marlin Equity Partners

Ananey Communications Group

Expedia

Netivei Ayalon Co. (Ayalon Highways)

New Lineo Cinema (2006)

The Property and Building Group

Carestream Health

Bayside Land Corporation

Anchiano Therapeutics

Avgol Industries

David Lubinski

S. Shlomo Group

NanoMaterials

University of the People

Knock N’ Lock

Eldan Transportation

Innoging Medical

Borderfree

Chemipal

Aviation Links

Velox

Pitaro Furniture (2003)

GS AS International Marketing

Roboteam

Peled Technical Supply

Excelero

Shekel Insurance Group

The Phoenix Insurance Company

Actyvv

Shield Wallet Technology

Classeed

The Gesher Theatre

Robotoo

The Center of Scientology Israel

Bonobo.ai

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s practice acts for domestic and international companies, shareholders, debenture holders, banks and various other clients on debt restructuring, voluntary and involuntary liquidation and insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. The firm is advising Alon Israel Oil Company on its NIS1.8bn debt settlement, involving multiple complex court proceedings. Aaron Michaeli has particularly strong expertise in M&A between distressed companies, in addition to a wealth of experience representing companies during debt settlements and insolvency proceedings. Asher Engelman, who joined the firm in 2019 from PwC Israel, is known for his expertise in corporate recovery and insolvency proceedings, in which he is often appointed by the courts to oversee debt resolutions.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Michaeli; Asher Engelman

Key clients

Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd.

Dor-Alon Energy In Israel (1988) Ltd.,

Isracard Ltd.

Y. ZC holdings company Ltd.

Ampal-American Israel Corporation Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Co. Ltd.

Nahor Ltd.

A.Y.R.A.D Investments Ltd.

Israel Agricultural Bank Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Naveh – Gad Building Development Ltd.

Sapac Trading Ltd., Thermostat For Israel Ltd.

Ramat-Hanasi Gav-Yam Rassco Ltd.

Tapugan Industries Ltd.,

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Elad Israel Residence Ltd.

Telecoms and media Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. acts for media and telecoms clients on corporate transactions and advises investors in such companies, in addition to handling the defence of class actions and disputes concerning competition law before the ICA. Zvi Bar-Nathan, head of the commercial and international litigation team, frequently represents clients in class actions and other major contentious matters, through arbitration proceedings and in court. Boaz Golan is the firm's go-to partner for competition law disputes in this sector. Ashok Chandrasekhar is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Ashok Chandrasekhar; Sharon Gazit; Dubi Zoltak; Zvi Bar-Nathan; Boaz Golan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Google.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Axel Springer SE.

The Hot Group

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Dori Media Group Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

General Catalyst Partners

Ananey Communications Group

Marker LLC

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

Sequoia Venture Capital

Allot Communications Ltd.

TPG Private Equity Fund

Kodak Israel

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Y. ZC Holdings Company Ltd.

Representing The Free World Ltd.

Yotpo, Inc.

Kastina Communications Ltd.

Transport Tier 3

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s cross-practice group brings together diverse skill sets in litigation, infrastructure, corporate and M&A, regulation and technology. The firm acts for local and global companies and public-sector entities across all transport spheres, with its recent work spanning rail, aviation, maritime and roads. Rami Sofer, who heads the corporate, finance and infrastructure department, is noted for his record in infrastructure projects. Commercial and international litigation head Zvi Bar-Nathan is a key contact for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Rami Sofer

Key clients

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“Aeroflot”)

Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

Ford Motor Company

Volvo

Bird Rides, Inc.

Siemens AG

BMC

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

Israir Airlines & Tourism Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Avis Rent A Car System LLC and its Israeli franchisee UTS Universal Transportation Solutions Ltd.

Budget Rent A Car Israel – Domicar Ltd.

Carasso Motors Ltd. and its subsidiary Pacific Vehicle And Transportation Ltd.

S. Shlomo Vehicle Ltd.

Raxi LLC

Yango

Carmelton Group Ltd.

Bird Aerosystems Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Eldan Transportation Ltd.

Albar Mimunit Services Ltd.

S. Shlomo Holdings Ltd.

HopOn Mobility Ltd.

Cabiran (1991) Ltd.

Shasha Tours (95) Ltd.

Derech Eretz Tours

David Lubinski Ltd.

Colmobil Group

Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Ltd

Mediterranean Car Agency Ltd. (MCA)

Delek Motors Ltd.

Max Trucks and Buses Ltd.,

Avnir Car Company Ltd.

S. Shlomo Group

Dan Public Transportation Co 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.

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

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

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

Areas of practice: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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