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

Work Department

International Corporate and Securities Department

Position

Adv. Chandrasekhar is the Head of the International Corporate and Securities Department, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Adv. Chandrasekhar specializes in the representation of clients in the hi-tech sector, and has been involved in hundreds of private equity transactions, representing both investors and companies, and in many of Israel’s most significant international transactions. Adv. Chandrasekhar represents acquirers and target companies in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and advises issuing companies, underwriters, and selling shareholders in NASDAQ offerings, as well as Israeli companies regarding strategic relations with foreign partners. Recently, Adv. Chandrasekhar was involved in some of the largest and most significant transactions in the Israeli market, in which he had represented leading Israeli companies acquired in international transactions, and foreign clients in their acquisitions in Israel. Adv. Chandrasekhar has been recognized as one of Israel’s leading corporate, M&A, venture capital and hi-tech attorneys by a number of international guides, including Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and PLC Which Lawyers. Alongside his professional activity, Adv. Chandrasekhar lectures at leading business schools in Israel and the U.S., and has often appeared as panelist at professional events; he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the People, the world’s first tuition-free, online, non-profit, degree-granting institution.

Career

From 1990 to 1991, Adv. Chandrasekhar served as law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge J.P. Vukasin Jr. of the Northern District of California. From 1991 to 1993, Adv. Chandrasekhar was an associate in the International Transactions Department of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (currently known as Pillsbury, Winthorp, Shaw, Pittman).

Languages

English and Hebrew.

Memberships

• Israel Bar Association, 1995 • California Bar Association, 1990.

Education

• J.D., New York University School of Law, 1990 • Managing Editor, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics • B.A, English Literature, Yale University, 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Telecoms and media

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.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds

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.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

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.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

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.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Ashok ChandrasekharGoldfarb Seligman & Co.

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..