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Gross Law Firm – GKH Offices
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Mr Amir Raz
Hi Tech, M&A.
Partner, Hi-Tech & Investment Funds
Amir Raz is a partner in the firm’s Hi-Tech & Investment Funds Group.
In his career as a corporate lawyer, Amir has counseled technology companies on a broad range of transactional matters, from venture capital financings to domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, through public offerings and technology commercial transactions.
Amir also has counseled various venture capital and private equity funds, as well as strategic investors in their investments in and acquisitions of Israeli and Israeli-related companies.
Amir has worked with a wide range of high-technology clients – from emerging companies developing disruptive technologies through publicly traded companies, across a broad range of industries, including telecom, digital media, SaaS, mobility and advanced transportation technology, fintech, cloud computing, quantum computing, cyber security, big data, semiconductors, networking and life sciences.
In addition, Amir has advised fund managers and limited partners in the formation of various investment funds, including venture capital, private equity and hedge funds.
Amir has a diverse practice, consisting of broad range of transactional matters, from venture capital financings to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, through public offerings and sophisticated commercial transactions.
Prior to joining Gross & Co. in 2018, Amir was partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices of Shenhav & Co. Previously, he practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in New York and at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal in Tel Aviv.
Israel Bar Association, 2000 New York Bar Association, 2004.
Tel Aviv University (LL.B., 1999, Cum Laude) Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2003, Securities and Financial Regulation, Dean’s Certificate, Distinction).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.’s ‘extremely practical and super-efficient’ team provides ongoing counsel to hundreds of start-ups due to its expertise in the capital raising field, including public offerings and venture capital investments. The department also routinely advises entities in the technology sector, focusing upon complex M&A transactions along with cryptocurrency and blockchain issues. Ashok Chandrasekhar specialises in cross-border M&A, representing multinational companies acquiring start-ups. Michael Heller represents hi-tech companies from their early stage on all commercial matters, while Danny Dilbary works with emerging hi-tech companies in developing cutting-edge technologies. Ido Zemach handles international hi-tech transactions. Ayal Shenhav and Richard Mann bring expertise on the formation of start-ups, tax efficient structuring, and cross-border M&A. Likewise, the ‘super dedicated’ Amir Raz is reputed for his work with emerging companies developing disruptive technologies and cyber security, while Chen Manzur is also ‘integral’ to the team due to his vast knowledge on venture capital and finance transactions. The firm is the result of a January 2023 merger between Gross & Co and Goldfarb Seligman, a move which draws together two highly reputed practices.
The January 2023 merger of Goldfarb Seligman and Gross & Co notably brought together two market leading corporate and M&A practices. The newly merged entity, known as Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co., is home to Ashok Chandrasekhar who recently paired up with ‘excellent negotiator‘ Yoni Henner to advise Google on in its acquisition of Siemplify. Elsewhere, Dubi Zoltak is a corporate and capital market expert whereas Rami Sofer is a go-to for corporate, finance and infrastructure matters. Other key names include the ‘smart, commercial and highly responsive‘, Aaron Lampert, as well as Richard Mann who recently advised Insight Partners in various early-stage and later-stage investments in Israel-based tech companies. Esther Koren, Moshe Ganot and hi-tech and investment funds partner, Amir Raz, are also noted. The team is particularly well versed in technology-related matters, where it can leverage the wider firm’s dominant hi-tech and start-up offering. Other notable sweet spots include private equity, and energy and natural resources.
- Commercial, corporate and M&A Israel
- Hi-tech and start-ups Israel
- Leading individuals Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Hi-tech and start-ups
- Planning and zoning
- Real estate and construction
- Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions)
- Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions
- Investment and venture capital funds
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Telecoms and media
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes