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

Work Department

Corporate and Technology Department

Position

Adv. Gazit is the Head of the Corporate and Technology Department and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Adv. Gazit specializes in international-commercial transactions with a dominant technology component, and advises hi-tech and technology companies on their continuous operations and on merger and acquisition transactions in which they are involved in. In addition, Adv. Gazit specializes in corporate financing, commercial agreements, technology agreements, and commercial and technology issues relating to intellectual property.

Adv. Gazit has been recognized as a leading partner in the Israeli private equity and hi-tech field since its early days, and frequently advises companies, both in the traditional industry field and in the hi-tech and life sciences field, from their establishment and through their operations as mature and active companies. In addition, Adv. Gazit advises venture capital funds, companies and investors on investment transactions and the realization of holdings. Adv. Gazit’s many years of experience provides her with a unique outlook, a deep understanding of the client’s business requirements, and an ability to settle both non-complex and complex transactions.

Adv. Gazit possess significant expertise relating to transactions involving intellectual property licensing, especially in the life sciences fields, and has represented companies in this field for many years, including pharmaceutical companies, medical instruments companies, technology incubators and research centers. Adv. Gazit possesses widespread working relations with the relevant regulatory entities in the field, and advises clients on various matters, including commercial agreements through the research and development process- joint-development agreements, production agreements, agreements for the purchase of technologies from the academic companies and commercializing institutions, agreements for conducting clinical experiments and agreements for the commercializing of intellectual property in the companies’ product market, and providing continuous legal consulting through the stages of distribution, licensing and production.

Adv. Gazit is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) (“officer” in official IBA nomenclature), and serves as Co-Chair of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee of the IBA.

Alongside her professional work, Adv. Gazit lectures before various professional and academic forums, including the International Bar Association, the Coller Ignite Entrepreneurship Club and the Tel Aviv University, where she teaches a course on legal and financial principles for entrepreneurship.

Languages

English and Hebrew.

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 1989.

Education

LL.B. Tel Aviv University, 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Sharon GazitGoldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s comprehensive practice is equally skilled in regulatory and transactional work involving major life sciences clients, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, hospitals and doctors. The firm’s dominant position in the market is illustrated by its central role in landmark cases. In a recent highlight, the firm advised Baring Private Equity Asia PTE on its $1.2bn acquisition of Lumenis. Sharon Gazit, who serves as co-chair of the healthcare and life sciences law committee of the IBA, has a strong reputation in the biomedical and life sciences fields. Judy Amidor is also a very active member of the firm’s life sciences team.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

One of the most active firms in the technology space, Goldfarb Seligman & Co.  offers a complete service to an extensive range of clients, including large banks, global tech companies and local start-ups from a variety of sectors. Heavily involved in M&A transactions, Ashok Chandrasekhar advises numerous multinational companies on the purchase of Israeli business. Sharon Gazit acts for some of the world’s most prestigious private equity funds in tenders, financings and acquisitions. The firm merged with Rotenberg & Co in 2020, strengthening the team’s expertise in the regulatory elements of the technology sector.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.‘s IP practice works with its top-tier technology group to advise multinational and domestic companies on the IP elements of M&A deals, large-scale licensing transactions and the structuring of commercial agreements. The head of the corporate and technology department is Sharon Gazit, who handles IP licensing for pharmaceutical companies, incubators and research centres. Sharon Aloni assists with the drafting of research and development, manufacturing and maintenance agreements. Benjamin Rotenberg and Amir Vang arrived in 2020 as part of the firm’s merger with Rotenberg & Co.