S. Horowitz & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel > Firm Profile

S. Horowitz & Co
S. HOROWITZ HOUSE
31 AHAD HAAM STREET
TEL AVIV 65202
Israel

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 1

The banking team at S. Horowitz & Co collaborates with the firm’s top-tier corporate practice to shine in corporate finance and equity financing transactions. The group also handles a steady stream of acquisition financings, where it leverages its private equity relationships to represent acquirers in complex LBOs, as well as project finance and aircraft finance deals. Additionally, the firm maintains a solid regulatory offering, where Anthony Bloch recently advised Bank Hapoalim on aspects of the Strum Committee Law to increase competition in the banking industry. International corporate co-chair Clifford Davis is recommended for export credit financing, acquisition finance and cross-border lending. Michelle Liberman‘s diverse practice encompasses corporate finance, project finance and distressed lending.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Bloch; Clifford Davis; Michelle Liberman

Other key lawyers:

Shlomi Delgo; Tammy Riesenberg

Testimonials

‘Unparalleled knowledge of the complex issues facing borrowers and lenders in the Israeli market. Other firms struggle with the myriad of issues, this firm leads on them.’

‘The range of banking instructions I have given the firm or received from the firm covers all aspects of this practice area – from export credit financing to leverage financing, from factoring to regulatory work, from trade financing to synthetic financings – they seem to me the only firm that professionally and at a consistently high standard covers all the bases.’

Anthony Bloch, is, domestically, one of the best lawyers I have come across in Israel. He is the number one external counsel for Bank Hapoalim (largest Bank in Israel) and, having worked with him, I can understand why he is so trusted.’

‘I have found Clifford  Davis to be perennially excellent – he is one of the only lawyers in Israel I know who can work on cross-border financings and is aware of not only Israeli law issues but English law, New York law and so on. He’s like a walking Wikipedia (except accurate)! A truly fantastic lawyer and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Cliff Davis – cool, calm and collected. Can drive the deal and pull others along with him. Always delivers.’

Key clients

Francisco Partners LP

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

TA Associates

Bank Leumi Le’Israel Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Pathfinder Strategy Fund

MUFG Bank Ltd. (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised US private equity house Francisco  Partners on the $600m foreign bank-led LBO of Israeli company MyHeritage.
  • Represented a syndicate of lenders (Bank Hapoalim, Israel Discount Bank, First International Bank of Israel, Union Bank of Israel and The Phoenix Insurance Company) in the $350m refinancing of a publicly traded borrower, secured by guarantees of the borrower’s subsidiaries.
  • Represented a syndicate of senior lenders, led by Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, on a NIS1.1bn refinancing transaction to replace loans and credit lines granted in connection with the construction of two private power plants.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co scores highly for its willingness ‘to go the extra mile to get the deal done‘. The firm has a thriving transactional practice, which advises domestic and global clients across the full gamut of M&A, joint ventures, hostile takeovers and compliance issues. It also stands out for its strength in the heavily regulated industries, particularly life sciences, telecoms, infrastructure and insurance. Clifford Davis possesses ‘commercial as well as legal nous‘ and brings to bear strong experience in cross-border transactions. Amit Steinman also has a significant international dimension to his practice and routinely represents clients based in the US, Europe and Japan. Shlomi Delgo is an increasingly prominent younger partner.

Practice head(s):

Clifford Davis; Amit Steinman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The S. Horowitz team is highly professional. Every task, even the most residual one, is performed with the highest attention to details (without forgetting the essence) and in a structured and orderly manner. The team knows well the business and the law disciplines they are dealing with.’

‘We have been working with Adv. Amit Steinman and Adv. Shlomi Delgo for many years. They are both highly professional, reliable and affable to work with. They have many years of experience and a lot of legal and business knowledge and in the bottom line they know well how to identify and accomplish their client’s most important goals in each transaction.’

‘The corporate/M&A team at S. Horowitz offers a high-quality, full-service package, bringing in specialists as required and maintaining an impressively consistent level of attention to detail. The practice contains experienced M&A practitioners with expertise in multiple sectors. The approach is partner-led / single point of contact, which aids efficiency especially where English is not first language.’

‘Clifford Davis stands out for his industrious and attentive approach. His negotiation style is reassuringly straightforward, focussing only on the value items required to secure the best commercial outcome. He retains his good humour throughout and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘S. Horowitz are always our go-to firm in Israel because of their willingness to go the extra mile to get the deal done and ensure a smooth transactional process. They are always technically excellent and know when to push on the commercial points.’

‘Business sense – that’s the key magic ingredient here. I feel they are part of the team and add exceptional value. We are in the process of rolling out an innovative new concept in online publishing in Israel. It involves considerable work in a new field. Frankly, we couldn’t have done it without the assistance of Clifford Davis and his team.’

‘We mainly work with Clifford Davis, although we have worked with others in the past. Clifford has been our rock – fantastic at getting the job done. Adding commercial as well as legal “nous” – his knowledge of the law, negotiating skills and his ability to guide us has been nothing less than outstanding.’

Key clients

Seal Air Corporation

Leumi Partners Limited

Tres Comas L.P.

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Srearline Labs Limited

Marsh UK Limited

Advent International

Pathfinder Strategic Credit Fund

Minrav Projects Limited

Ashdod Port Company Limited

Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Teva Group

IIF – Israel Infrastructure Fund

Francisco Partners

TA Associates

Elyakim Ben-Ari Ltd.

ReadyMix Industries Israel Ltd.

Publicis Groupe and its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, Publicis Groupe Holdings BV

Minrav Group Ltd.

YCC Global Investments Ltd.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

AT&T

Danaher Corporation

Booking.com

Cardinal Health

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Megorit Israel Ltd.

Rhythm One PLC

Groupe Rocher

AIG Europe Limited

Clal Insurance Ltd.

BullGuard Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

Isracard

Work highlights

  • Represented Advent International on the acquisition of Nasdaq-traded Forescout Technologies.
  • Advised, together with Meitar Law Offices, TA Associates on its acquisition of a controlling 55% stake in Priority Software.
  • Advised Minrav Group on its NIS750m acquisition, via a reverse triangular merger, by a group of investors, and also on its NIS600m sale of subsidiary Minrav Projects to Israel Canada.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is a go-to firm for many blue-chip Israeli and multinational corporates seeking advice on their most complex and sensitive competition and trade regulation matters. Hagai Doron leads the practice, which acts for clients from a wide range of sectors, with particularly notable expertise in the aviation and auto industries. It has an outstanding track record handling strategically significant merger clearances of cross-border M&A, joint ventures and other major collaborations. In addition, the group has a stand out reputation in class actions, including those arising from EU/US infringement decisions, and also those involving alleged abuses of dominance in relation to excessive pricing; ICA behavioural investigations are also another key pillar of the practice. Gitit Levin-Grinberg is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Gitit Levin Grinberg

Testimonials

‘The team headed by Hagai Doron is great, professional, creative and delivers achievement in courts as well as with regulators.’

‘Hagai is an exceptional lawyer: smart, profound, creative, fair and professional at an international level. Really exceptional.’

‘S. Horowitz & Co. has provided us with comprehensive legal services for decades. Throughout these long years of joint work the firm has gained unprecedented knowledge, experience and expertise regarding our areas of operations, that often involve complex competition and antitrust related questions and proceedings. The team possesses extensive understanding of what is really important to us, and are able to focus their attention on the core aspects of our cases, which saves us not only time, but also proves to be cost-effective.’

‘Hagai Doron is a highly trusted adviser to our company and its top management, and no important business decision or move is being made without his hands-on involvement, advice and guidance. His work and advice have proven themselves punctual and precise, time after time, helping us to generate one successful business action after the other. Not only do we highly value his work and advice, he has become an inseparable part of our work. In addition to his professional capabilities I must mention his kind manner, his modesty and the close and personal attention we get from him. I could only wish that all our other advisors were up to par with him.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Procter & Gamble Co.

Barclays Bank plc

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Bombardier Transportation

Israel Electric Corporation

General Electric Company

The Boeing Company

El-Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Air France-KLM S.A.

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

International Airlines Group

International Air Transport Association

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

Stellantis

Aston Martin

Scania AB

Brother International Europe Ltd.

Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.

Cimsa Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Beiersdorf AG

Koch Industries

Hitachi-LG Data Storage

Sharp Corporation

Bain Capital

The Carlyle Group

The Blackstone Group

Boston Scientific Corporation

Yedioth Aharonot group

Allergan PLC

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Harris Corporation

Luxoft USA, Inc

Illumina, Inc.

Daimler AG

Thales S.A.

Leonardo S.p.A

Arçelik A.Ş.

Work highlights

  • Represented Israel Electric Corporation in its conflict with Chevron/ Noble Energy Ltd before the ICA.  
  • Represented Barclays Bank plc in a class action against it before the Supreme Court.
  • Represented Peugeot S.A. in its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

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

A go-to law firm for clients in the automotive industry, S. Horowitz & Co also defends clients in highly regulated industries including tech, energy, pharma, and electronics. Alex Hertman has extensive experience in litigating finance and insurance matters. Yehoshua Horesh is an expert in real estate, construction, engineering, and infrastructure disputes pertaining to the energy industry. Hagai Doron has extensive experience in competition law as well as consumer protection, unfair pricing and securities. Gitit Levin-Grinberg is an expert in defending class action lawsuits and coordinates the firm’s work in that space where it arises from competition law issues including cartels and excessive pricing.

Practice head(s):

Yehoshua Horesh; Alex Hertman; Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Ehud Arzi; Asaf Rentsler; Uriel Prinz; Gitit Levin-Grinberg; Noam Zamir

Testimonials

‘The service given is of the highest level. The first thing to point out is uncompromising professionalism, coupled with the highest level of skill and competence. The S Horowitz team with whom we work also have a deep knowledge both of all the relevant legal issues and of the business environment in which we operate.’

‘All of the lawyers with whom we work are first class.’

Key clients

Dexcel Ltd.

Dexcel Pharma Technologies Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Google LLC.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Maccabi Health Services

British Airways Plc

Israel Electric Corporation

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Barclays Bank plc

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Sharp Corporation

Booking.com. B.V.

Discount Investment Corporation Ltd.

AIG Europe Limited and AIG Europe (Services) Limited

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd

Sanofi S,A

Yedioth Ahronoth

LinkedIn

PSA group

Work highlights

  • Acting for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in seven different motions to certify as a class action alleging defects and recalls of vehicles.
  • Acting for Barclays Bank plc in a class action alleging manipulation of LIBOR quotes.
  • Acting for Sanofi S,A in a motion for the certification of a class action alleging lack of consumer information on insomnia medication packaging.

Israel > Employment Tier 1

In a major coup, S. Horowitz & Co recently absorbed top-ranked employment boutique Asher Heled & Co. The practice now houses six dedicated partners and covers the waterfront on labour, employment and pension matters, with strong skill sets in advisory, transactional support and contentious matters. Employment chair Asher Heled is widely revered as one of the leaders in the market and has strong experience in complex and sensitive disputes. Elisha Shor is sought after for his expertise in pensions and social security matters. Ofir Pozner, who gives ‘profound and professional legal support‘, and Yaron Lestrel are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Asher Heled; Elisha Shor

Other key lawyers:

Ofir Pozner; Yaron Lestrel; Ruth Budovich-Sagir

Testimonials

‘Very professional in their field – pensions – and among the leading practices in Israel. Great customer service.’

‘Provides extra professional support and high availability.’

‘We chose S. Horowitz for its professionalism and expertise.’

‘Elisha Shor is a talented litigator and legal advisor, someone you can trust in the labor and pension fields.’

‘The firm was available for anything we needed and asked for, including online meetings, e-mails, and ongoing questions. We would like to mention Elisha Shor and Ruth Budovich-Sagir. We appreciate the attentiveness we receive from each and every member of the team.’

‘Ofir Pozner gives us profound and professional legal support in very sensitive human resource matters.’

Key clients

203 Super-Pharm Franchisees

Bezeq Group

Teachers and Kindergarten Teachers Provident Funds of the Teachers’ Association in Israel

Bank Leumi LeIsrael Ltd.

Amitim Pension Funds – The Egged Pension Fund Ltd.

Traklin Electricity Home Appliance Chain

Paz Group

Elcon Recycling Center

Veridis Environment

Madanes Insurance Agency

Infinidat

Adama Group

Mr. Uri Rappaport (founder of Aspect Imaging)

Playtika

Mizrahi – Tefahot Bank Ltd. – Employees’ Union

Israel Builders Association

Netzer Hasharon Ltd.

The Hadassa Medical Organization

Haifa Port Ltd.

National Insurance Institute of Israel

Advent International

KodKod International Social Games

Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Booking.Com

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Procter & Gamble Israel

British Embassy in Israel

The British Council Israel

Minrav Group

Gitam BBDO Group

Israel Cancer Association

Dubek Ltd.

Brimag Group

Karnit – Compensation Fund for RTA Victims

Final Group

Hapoalim Switzerland Ltd.

Iscar – Member of the IMC Group

Thomson Reuters Israel Ltd.

Beiersdorf AG, BEI

Trend Micro

Redwood International Sports

Apollo Power Ltd

Alpha Cosmetic

Miebach Consulting Group

Ocean Media Group

Reuters News & media Israel

T M F Media Force Management Ltd

Veeam Software

Emirates

Robert Bosch Technologies Israel Ltd.

Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented 203 franchisees of Super-Pharm in a motion to force collective employment relationships between Super-Pharm (the franchisor) and the chemists employed by the franchisees at the various Super-Pharm franchise stores.
  • Represented the pension fund of Egged members in a NIS1.9bn lawsuit against the company, and defended the fund in a counterclaim for NIS419.5m.
  • Represented Bank Leumi in two high-profile employment cases.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co advises clients across the entire spectrum of the life science industry on a range of commercial transactions, class actions, and IP issues, most notably the commercialisation of patents, and has strong regulatory expertise evidenced by the firm acting as legal counsel during the legislative process of the Medical Devices Law. Co-head Dovev Apel is a seasoned litigator in IP and handles product liability and class actions. Apel leads the team with Tal Band, who focuses on administrative litigation before all judicial instances as well as the Patents and Trademarks Office and previously served as President of the Israel Chapter of the AIPPI.

Practice head(s):

Tal Band; Dovev Apel

Other key lawyers:

Asaf Rentsler; Moran Katz; Yair Ziv

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

The Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Society of the Manufacturer’s Association of Israel

Maccabi Healthcare Services

Procter & Gamble Israel Ltd

Dexcel Ltd. and Dexcel Pharma Technologies Ltd.

Novocure Inc.

Hadassah Medical Organization

Allergan Inc.

Indena S.p.A.

Forever Living Products (Israel) Limited

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Genmab A/S

Medial Group

Santhera Pharmaceuticals

Yeda Research and Development Limited

Oxygnium

I.S.R – The Institute for Skin Research

Zimmer Biomet

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Sanofi Aventis

Galmed International Ltd.

Hadasit Medical Research Services and Development Ltd.

Advanced Oncotherapy plc.

Solomon, Levine, and Elstein Ltd.

8679410 CANADA INC.

Simplivia Healthcare ltd.

Tel Aviv University

M.I.P Veterinary ltd.

Euromar Ltd.

Amgen Inc.

Rhenium research laboratory equipment Ltd.

Alpa Cosmetics

K.I. Research Institute (R.A.)

Work highlights

  • Representing Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in a dispute with Abbot Israel regarding the alleged use of fictitious profiles and paid commenters on social media for the promotion of the Similac brand and negative influence on the sales of Teva’s Nutrilon brand.
  • Represented Sanofi in a highly complex motion to certify a NIS 1.5 billion (USD 450 million) class action concerning the alleged lack of information on its Patient Information leaflet of Sanofi’s product indicated for insomnia.
  • Representing Euromar in an additional petition that was filed with the Supreme Court (sitting as the High Court of Justice) by A. Bee-Zee Consultation and Marketing Ltd, concerning the registration procedure for a veterinary preparation directed to the treatment of intestinal diseases of poultry.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is currently advising on many of the largest transport projects in development in Israel. Among its highlight rail mandates, it is advising China State Construction Engineering Corporation on the design, planning and execution of the Green Line Project. The group is also advising construction companies, lenders and concessionaires on projects in the road, hospital and defence sectors, among others. Benjamin Sheffer advises on all aspects of infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on contentious work. Michelle Liberman is noted for her track record in project finance transactions. Aharon Bloch is also noted for infrastructure financing.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Bloch; Michelle Liberman; Benjamin Sheffer; Eran Bezalel

Other key lawyers:

Lior Mimon; Meital Malkiel

Key clients

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure Ltd.

CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicle. Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Minrav Group Ltd.

Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Oron Group Holdings & Investments Ltd.

Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF)

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Magnezi Group (including Magnezi Infrastructures ltd.)

SolelAben EPC Ashalim, L.P

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

6 Cross-Israel North Ltd.

Derech Eretz Hihgways (1997) Ltd.

Elyakim Ben-Ari Group Ltd.

Vanunu Danny Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in the design, planning and execution of the Green Line Project, as a part of the Tel Aviv Light Railway Project.
  • Advising SC Western Segment’s Construction LP on the construction of the Red Line of the Tel Aviv Light Railway.
  • Representing Bank Leumi in connection with the financing of the design, planning, construction and operation of a hospital PFI project.

Israel > Insurance Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is praised as a ‘one-stop-shop‘ for insurance matters due to its all-round coverage of litigation, transactional and regulatory issues. The firm counts numerous major Israeli and global insurance companies as clients, including AIG and Phoenix Insurance Company, and it also acts for insured companies. Litigators Avi Ordo and Alex Hertman  mainly advise defendants in complex insurance cases, including class actions. Ehud Arzi specialises in contentious financial services cases, including insurance matters. Moran Katz has a focus on advising manufacturers and their insurers on a range of product liability and professional liability disputes.

Practice head(s):

Alex Hertman; Ehud Arzi; Avi Ordo

Other key lawyers:

Moran Katz

Testimonials

‘The S. Horowitz team which assists us in matters relating to insurance coverage and regulatory as well as product liability, is the perfect solution for us, as it provides comprehensive and “one-stop-shop” advice and representation on those matters.’

‘Moran Katz and Avi Ordo are remarkable attorneys, highly experienced and the legal services provided by them are at the highest level. They are well above their competitors in service, quality, professionalism and, even more importantly, getting great results. They have consistently demonstrated professionalism and determination in finding viable solutions and paving the way for positive outcomes.’

‘They have the ability to simplify complex matters and to tailor us the best outcome with the minimum resources. They are always available and devoted, as well as fast thinkers with a strong practical and business-oriented approach. It is also clear that their strong technology background is a significant advantage in consulting us with matters relating to product liability. To sum up: It’s a pleasure to work with them and I unequivocally recommend them.’

Key clients

Max Weishaupt GmbH

Al-Esh protection and safety Ltd.

General Electric Corporation

General Electric Packed Power LLC.

General Electric International, Inc.

Marsh McLennan Ltd.

AIG Europe Limited

AIG Europe (Services) Limited

AIG Group

Toyota Motor Corporation

Lloyd’s Register Verification Limited

SMET – Groundwater Technics

Maccabi Health Services

Various financial institutions, including Bank Hapoalim BM, Mizrahi-Tefahot, Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd.

Sayata Labs Ltd.

KONE ltd.

Mortgage Insurance Agency workers (2005) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing Max Weishaupt and Al-Esh protection and safety in a NIS360m lawsuit filed against them and 15 additional defendants by Rotem Amfert Negev, the owner and operator of a large fertilisation factory, and its insurer, Migdal Insurance Company, concerning a fire which broke out in Rotem’s factory.
  • Acted for AIG Europe and AIG Europe (Services) in two proceedings related to the prospectus published by Canadian construction and infrastructure company, Urbancorp, and to the events that occurred in proximity to the company’s entry into insolvency proceedings.
  • Acted for Marsh McLennan in a lawsuit filed by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) relating to insurance payments that are owed to IAI as a result of the total loss of the ‘Amos 6’ Satellite that exploded in 2016.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 1

Household names in the telecoms and media industries, higher education institutions, and in particular the pharmaceutical industry seek advice from S. Horowitz & Co regarding their IP litigation matters. Renowned both domestically and at an international level for his expertise in IP disputes, Tal Band leads the team and represents clients before both courts and relevant regulatory offices. Avi Ordo further bolsters the practice with his additional expertise in representing clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Especially noteworthy is also Yair Ziv, who regularly assists Band in matters such as the defense of companies against patent infringement claims.  

Practice head(s):

Tal Band

Other key lawyers:

Avi Ordo; Dovev Apel; Ran Vogel; Noam Blei; Moran Katz; Yair Ziv; Katia Leokumovich

Testimonials

‘The IP practice group of S. Horowitz is the perfect solution for us, as it has an excellent and professional team with standards equivalent to those of the leading multinational firms in NY and London. It provides us comprehensive and “one-stop-shop” advice and representation on contentious and non-contentious aspects of IP in a wide variety of areas both in Israel and in many other jurisdictions.’

‘Moran Katz and Avi Ordo are remarkable attorneys, highly experienced and the legal services provided by them are at the highest level. They are well above their competitors in service, quality, professionalism and, even more importantly, getting great results. It’s a pleasure to work with them and I unequivocally recommend them.’

‘S. Horowitz has an excellent Intellectual Property Dispute practice group which is highly professional, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with. They have a diversified experienced staff, from senior partners to junior associates, males and females, who are all very commitment to their clients and understand their commercial needs. They assign the best and most cost effective team to each case.’

‘Avi Ordo is a talented, strategic, creative, and at the same time commercial and business orientated. His advice is clear, easy to understand, and always on point. Furthermore, Avi is very quick to respond, courteous and lovely to work with.’

‘I am working closely with the S. Horowitz team and have discovered a superb team with extremely capable and experienced practitioners. They are enthusiastic, committed and professional. Their large IP department is staffed with highly skilled, knowledgeable and thoughtful professionals, which enables them to excel in everything they do.’

‘Avi Ordo is an impressive practitioner and a great strategist. He stands out for his vast experience in handling complex trademark disputes and portfolio management. He is bright, knowledgeable and creative and his advice is always very practical, straightforward and commercial-oriented. Moran Katz is also a great lawyer, extremely professional, responsive, experienced and knowledgeable. She is very diligent yet practical and creative.’

‘Tal Band’s impressive reputation is well-deserving and we are fortunate to have him on our side, leading our strategy and its implementation on the issues most crucial to our industry.’

‘With the professional and dedicated support of Ran Vogel, Dovev Apel and Yair Ziv, who possess vast knowledge in patents law, drug regulation and life sciences, the S. Horowitz & Co. team provides valuable advice and representation before the Israeli Registrar of Patents and all levels of the Israeli civil courts.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Teva Medical Ltd.

Avnet Inc.

The Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Society of the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel

Lego Juris A/S

Cognyte Technologies Israel Ltd.

WalkOut Ltd.

NovaSight Ltd.

Smart Shooter Ltd.

UNIPAL General Trading Limited

Simplivia Healthcare Ltd.

Pharma Cosmetics Laboratories Ltd.

Aroma Israel Ltd.

TTV Productions Ltd.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

MILK & HONEY DISTILLERY LTD.

CANADA INC.

Alvisa Montblanc, S.L. and Fridenson Solutions F.L. Ltd

Anita Ice Cream Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on all its contentious and regulatory work in Israel.
  • Representing Smart Shooter Ltd.  in patent opposition proceedings and a trade secret claim against Israel Weapon Industries.
  • Representing Avnet Inc. in securing the company’s rights in the registered trademark “AVNET” (wordmark).

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 1

Key global and local media industry players instruct the team at S. Horowitz & Co on matters pertaining to libel claims, class actions, transactions, and regulatory issues. Hagai Doron heads up the practice and has particular expertise in representing clients before the Ministry of Communications; he regularly acts for Citynet in regulatory matters and before the Satellite Broadcasting Council. Clients also benefit from Tomer Scheuerman‘s extensive knowledge of the regulatory aspects of privacy and data protection mandates. In a notable work highlight, the group is currently representing Google and its Israeli subsidiary in several class actions and libel lawsuits.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘S. Horowitz & Co. provides us with comprehensive legal services covering many different fields in our work, including issues of broadcasting rights, the privacy and data security, regulatory aspects and competition matters. They were instrumental partners to some of our most important business ventures and developments.’

‘Hagai Doron, who leads the department, is second to none in advising and representing clients in regulatory matters, such as with relation to the Ministry of Communications. One of his strengths is the combination of vast experience in the media sector with his great knowledge in the commercial and antitrust aspects – a combination which we find is helpful and efficient in many cases.’

‘We work with partner Hagai Doron, who knows the telecommunications and media industry extremely well and has an in-depth understanding of what we require. Hagai is also well experienced in working with the different regulators and the regulatory contact points, as well as courts and other relevant stakeholders. This combination makes him stand out, and we highly value his experience and expertise.’

Key clients

Yedioth Ahronoth Group

Ynet website

Google LLC, Google Israel Ltd YouTube LLC

Reshet Media LTD

Hot Telecommunication System Group

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp.

Procter & Gamble

ADD Content Agency (ADD)

CMG Network

Radio Nas 103.3 FM LTD (previously “Soul Radio”)

Charlton Ltd.

Walla Communications

Citynet Inc

Eshkolot

Work highlights

  • Representing Yedioth Ahronoth in four proceedings regarding shareholder disputes and the company’s plans to re-purchase some of its shares.
  • Representing Reshet Media in a lawsuit by the production company Albino Productions.
  • Successfully acted for Hot in a petition submitted by Bezeq to the Supreme Court to cancel the structural separation obligation that applies to it.

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

S. Horowitz & Co assists with a broad spectrum of white-collar crime offences and regularly collaborates with prominent US and EU firms in cases with an international scope. Co-head Pnina Sheffer-Emmanuel is an experienced litigator who handles criminal investigations, hearings, and proceedings before both courts and regulatory agencies concerning alleged offences of money laundering, breach of trust, cartel, and fraud. Co-head Amit Becher specialises in criminal and administrative cases in capital markets in addition to white- collar crime matters and served as a senior attorney and head of division at the district attorney’s office before joining the firm.

Practice head(s):

Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel; Amit Becher

Key clients

KONE Ltd

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Ynet

David Katz

Bereshit Group

Bank Leumi

Forum International Equity Fund Ltd

Forum Global Fixed Income Fund Ltd

Magnezi Group

Gabriel Magnezi

Kobi Magnezi

Leshem Akrish

Daniel Birnbaum

Former CEO of Shikun & Binui

Yehezkel Abrahamof

Yaakov Yehezkali

Booking Holdings Inc.

Israel Electric Corporation

Minrav Group

Leonardo S.P.A

Baker Mckenzie LLP

Ashdod Port Company

Work highlights

  • Representing KONE Ltd. in a criminal case before the district court concerning the elevator cartel affair.
  • Representing David Katz and Bereshit Group in investigation proceedings before the Israel Securities Authority alleging securities, tax, money laundering, and fraud-related offences.
  • Representing Avi Davidov in a criminal case before the district court in relation to the case against Knesset member David Bitan.

Israel > Energy Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co leverages its premier dispute resolution expertise to shine in representing energy companies in administrative proceedings, including complex litigation. It also advises on energy financings and project tenders. Litigator Yehoshua Horesh is noted for energy disputes, including construction-related cases. Shlomi Delgo is a key contact for energy transactions. Eran Bezalel and Amit Steinman are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Yehoshua Horesh; Aharon Bloch; Shlomi Delgo; Eran Bezalel; Benjamin Sheffer; Lior Mimon

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The S. Horowitz team is highly professional. Every task, even the most residual one, is performed with the highest attention to detail (without forgetting the essence) and in a structured and orderly manner. The team knows the business, as well as the law disciplines they deal with.’

‘We have been working with Adv. Amit Steinman and Adv. Shlomi Delgo for many years. They are both highly professional, reliable and affable to work with. They have many years of experience, a lot of legal and business knowledge and they know how to identify and accomplish their client’s most important goals.’

‘S. Horowitz & Co. has assisted us in energy project finance transactions. These type of transactions encompass a plethora of interconnected legal agreements and issues (concession, license, EPC, O&M, land lease and more). The S. Horowitz & Co. teams are characterized by their very detailed analysis of all agreements.’

Key clients

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

The Israel Electric Corporation Ltd (IEC)

Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF)

Minrav Group Ltd.

SolelAben EPC Ashalim, L.P

Nextcom Energy Ltd.

IDE Technologies Ltd. and S.M.S IDE Ltd.

Ashdod Port Company Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Paz Oil Company in numerous regulatory and contentious proceedings, including in several multimillion-dollar commercial and antitrust disputes.
  • Advised a syndication of lenders led by Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank on a refinancing transaction to replace loans and credit lines granted in connection with the construction of two private power plants.
  • Advised Israel Electric Corporation on a series of international tenders for the sale of power plants owned by the IEC as part of the obligations imposed by the IEC’s reform in the electricity sector.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

Especially clients in the pharmaceutical industry seek S. Horowitz & Co's advice on complex IP licensing transactions and additionally benefit from the firms cross-departmental approach, especially with the commercial and competition law practices. Expert in advising academic research institutions, Aharon Anthony Bloch leads the team and regularly advises Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. on its collaboration agreements. Keith Shaw adds expertise in technology transfers for commercial entities and Avi Ordo in IP disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aharon (Anthony) Bloch

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are responsive and cost-effective. They try to resolve problems on a business-conscious basis. They do not seek out litigation if it is not necessary.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd.

Dexcel Ltd.

Lime and Stone Production Company Ltd.

K.I. Research Institute (R.A.)

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Sadan Publishing in the digitisation of its entire catalogue, including the renegotiation of all contracts with authors and third party licensors.
  • Acting for Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. on all aspects of technology transfers.
  • Representing Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group in its acquisition of I-Optima Limited, handling patent and underlying technology ownership and IP transfer restrictions.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co advises on trade mark prosecution for a long list of clients, particularly in the media space, while also representing them in litigation proceedings as well as before governmental authorities. Renowned patent powerhouse Tal Band heads up the IP practice group and Avi Ordo the firm’s trade marks and designs prosecution division, which acts for a wide variety of large multinational companies. The team also includes Dovev Apel, who advises clients on a diverse range of IP matters with a particular focus on the life sciences industry, and Moran Katz, who assists with the creation, commercialisation, and protection of IP.  

Practice head(s):

Avi Ordo; Tal Band

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

DreamWorks Animation LLC

Universal City Studios LLC

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Allergan Inc.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Sociedad Anonima Damm

UHU GmbH & Co. KG

AROMA Espresso Bar Ltd. (Shefa Franchising Ltd.)

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

OshKosh B’Gosh, Inc.

Nu Skin Enterprises

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Club Hotel Management (1996) Ltd.

Sano Brunos Enterprises Ltd.

Sensio Inc.

Daniel Wellington

Tempur-Pedic International, Inc.

Raytheon Company

Lego Juris A/S

Tel Aviv University

Baidu Europe BV

Health-Ade LLC

JBROS Ltd.

Smartair TLV Ltd.

Paris Presents Incorporated

Ingredion Incorporated

WOBI – Insurance Agency Ltd.

Double Shoot Ltd.

U.S. Robotics Corporation

SISTEM METAL YAPI REKLAM MALZEMELERI VE INSAAT

Zakrytoe asktionernoe obshchestvo Stavropolsky broiler

Odyssey Re Holdings Corp

Kleemann GmbH

Specsavers Inc.

Isracard Limited

Milk & Honey Distillery Limited

Element AI

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Weizmann Institute of Science

Palladio Beauty Group

Anita Glida Ltd.

Delek US Holdings

Meidseen e-Health Ltd.

Princess Yachts Limited

Grow Solutions

Ecopoxy, Inc.

Super Brands Company Pte. Ltd.

Sillajen, Inc.

Subaru Corporation

NewAge Industries

Pacific Pharmaceuticals US

Pacific Pharmaceuticals Pte

Haifa Port Company Ltd.

Journey Ventures Ltd.

E.M. Chef Line Ltd.

Corn Products Development, Inc.

Tamir Kfir

Hyde Tools, Inc.

DecoArt, Inc.

Alvisa Montblanc, S.L.

Avnet Inc.

Cognyte Technologies Israel Ltd.

Vix IP Pty Ltd

Dede Bandaid

Amdipharm

Menachen Even Israel

Cyprus Embassy Trade Center

Trias Holdings AG

Footwear Industries

Spacetoday

Peacock TV

DAISO INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.

SillaJen Inc.

ReMarkable AS

Grapa Varieties

Reuven Hershkovitch

Yarom Halevy/Revital Tourgeman

Foundation SERGE LIFAR

Calidad Pascual

Hunan Cofoe Medical Technology and Development Corp

Vishay MCB Industrie

One Animation Pte Ltd.

Tosara Pharma Limited

Vishay Transducers Ltd.

Siliconix Incorporated

Ocean Network Express Holdings, Ltd

Mira DX, Inc.

Vishay Dale Electronics, LLC

Bumble Holding Limited

AqueSys, Inc.

MedTech Israel – Association of Advanced Medical Technology Companies With Research and Development

Skims Body, Inc.

E! Entertainment Television, LLC

Eggshellerate Inc.

Ecopoxy IP Holdco Inc.

Vegan Friendly

PRINTFUL LATVIA, AS

Zebra A/S

Work highlights

  • Handling trademark prosecution and enforcement for Avnet Inc. in Israel for its trademark “AVNET”.
  • Handling the trademark portfolio of Cognyte, including filing, maintenance, and providing clearance opinions.
  • Advising Lego Juris A/S in seizure proceedings with the Israeli Customs Authority and managing the company’s trademark portfolio.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co's experienced team advises on all aspects of planning and zoning, with an emphasis on planning disputes. The group is also noted for its ability to team up with other departments in the full-service firm for support on complex matters, including its real estate, tax and environmental teams. Department co-heads Amir Caspari and Asaf Rentsler specialise in real estate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Amir Caspari; Asaf Rentsler

Key clients

The Committee of Landowners in Kikar Hamedina in Tel Aviv Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation

Paz Oil Company Ltd. – Israel’s leading energy corporation

Israel Land Development – Urban Renewal Ltd.

Lime & Stone Production Company Ltd.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Adv. Dr. Yosef Segev

Yakhin Hakal Ltd.

Rani Zim Shopping Centers Ltd.

Village (“Moshav”) bnei zion

Minrav Group Ltd.

S.C Western Segment’s Construction L.P (China Railway Tunnel Group Limited)

Rights holders in Kfar Hasidim

Rights holders in the Old Train Station (“HaTachana”) complex in Tel Aviv

Dead Sea Works Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Israel Electric Corporation in many proceedings concerning land use, including planning and zoning-related matters.
  • Representing Israel Land Development – Urban Renewal in settling a case against the NTA – Metropolitan Mass Transit System, concerning the expropriation of land intended for an urban renewal project.
  • Representing Readymix Industries (Israel) in all proceedings relating to the implementation of the provisions of the Planning and Building Law in its plants.

Israel > Tax Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co‘s practice advises a diverse mix of domestic and multinational clients on tax matters, including private clients and major global corporates. The team’s broad experience encompasses transactional, regulatory and contentious tax matters, with a strong recent showing in multi-jurisdictional work. In a particular highlight, the group advised Perrigo on its tax discussions with the ITA following an audit. Department head Leor Nouman advises on all areas of tax law but is particularly noted for his experience in tax disputes. Associate Zmira Joseph Arbel handles a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Perrigo Group

Veolia Group

Arkin Group

ReadyMix Industries Israel Ltd.

Tikehau Capital SCA

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Flying Cargo Group

Cisco Group

Qualitest Group

Vitec Group

Bank Hapoalim Ltd,

Wobi Group

Bullguard Group

Hadassah Medical Center

The Women’s Zionist Organization of America

The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS)

Yeda Research & Development Ltd

XConnect Group

Elyakim Ben-Ari Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Veolia in discussions with the ITA in connection with the sale of its entire Israeli business activity (valued at $1bn) to a Luxembourg-resident corporation, which is part of the alternative investment firm Oaktree Capital.
  • Representing Israel Electric Corporation in various tax matters, including accounting issues concerning future assets and liabilities and a tax dispute with an insurance company.
  • Advising Elyakim Ben-Ari Group on the tax aspects of the sale of 60% of its shares to two investment funds.

Israel > Transport Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co‘s transport experience is spread across several sectors, with its aviation offering arguably standing as the strongest pillar of the practice. Among its trophy airline clients, the firm advises British Airways, Ryanair and Blue Air Aviation, among others, on matters such as passenger rights and consumer protection issues. Hugh Kowarsky is recommended for his broad aviation expertise. Litigator Eyal Doron also has an emphasis on aviation-related work.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Kowarsky; Eyal Doron

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Sheffer; Ron Libson

Testimonials

‘Provides a personalised approach, particularly Eyal Doron and Hugh Kowarsky.’

Key clients

Ryanair DAC

British Airways

Bank Hapoalim Ltd

Dubai Aviation Corporation (Flydubai)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Honda Motor Company Ltd. and Groupe PSA

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Blue Air Aviation S.A.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited

Marsh Ltd.

Bank Leumi Ltd.

Derech Eretz Highways (1997) Ltd.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

SC Western Segment’s Construction L.P.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Oron Group Holdings & Investments Ltd.

Shikun & Binui

Smartlynx

Laudamotion GmbH

Hahn Air

Scania AB

Work highlights

  • Representing Ryanair DAC in a motion to certify a NIS102m class action concerning the booking process on its website.
  • Representing China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) in the design, planning and execution of the Green Line Project, as a part of the Tel Aviv Light Railway Project.
  • Representing Toyota Motor Corporation and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in a motion to certify a NIS100m class action concerning the alleged failure to perform a recall in Israel of vehicles imported to Israel by way of parallel or private import.

Israel > Capital markets Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co is best known for its work in debt capital markets, where it is particularly active on behalf of real estate clients in bond offerings. On the equity side, the group recently represented technology company Shamaym Improve in its NIS22m IPO. Amir Assali led the Shamaym listing and advises on both debt and equity transactions, including international offerings. Guy Firer handles public offerings, corporate governance and general securities matters.

Practice head(s):

Guy Firer; Amir Assali

Testimonials

A great firm which can provide an excellent ongoing counsel in securities and companies law.’

Amir Assali is an expert in advising public companies on corporate governance and securities law. We sought counsel with him on “extreme scenario” questions in his areas of expertise and he always knew how to find creative solutions in accordance with the provisions of the law.’

Key clients

Minrav Group Ltd.

Shamaym Improve Ltd.

Minrav Projects Ltd.

Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.

Apollo Power Ltd.

Issta Lines Israel Students Travel Company Ltd.

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Sano Bruno’s Enterprises Ltd.

MRR Thirteen Limited

Brimag Digital Age Ltd.

Coral Reef Technology Ltd.

JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Bank of America, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Cityindex plc, AXA, Pareto Capital and many others

Work highlights

  • Represented Minrav Group in its NIS780m sale to a group of investors via a reverse triangular merger.
  • Represented Shamaym in its NIS22m IPO on the TASE.
  • Acted for Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 on a NIS50m bond offering.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co advises emerging companies and venture capital funds on corporate structuring, technology licensing, and fundraising mandates, and established hi-tech companies benefit from the firm’s expertise in IP work and technology transfers, with the practice also featuring a dedicated cybersecurity group. Practice head Mordehay (Moti) Malca has extensive experience in advising on early-stage investments and further investment rounds as well as corporate and tax structuring work. The team also includes newly promoted partner Miriam Zaltsman, who specialises in cybersecurity, privacy, data and healthcare matters.

Practice head(s):

Mordehay (Moti) Malca

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The S. Horowitz team combines an uncompromising approach to legal professionalism and excellence, with ingenuity and creativeness, while being highly responsive and attentive to our business needs.’

‘Mordehay (Moti) Malca – has extensive experience and always give the right advice, combining legal considerations with an in-depth understanding of the business environment in which the group operates. Moti is highly creative in his thinking and a professional lawyer.’

Key clients

Water Street Healthcare Partners (Safeguard Medical)

Advent International

Sayata Labs Ltd.

Final Group

Tres Comas L.P

Espresso Capital Ltd.

Coral Reef Technologies Ltd.

Nogatech LP.

CIRCLES IT INNOVATION LTD

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Ludus Materials Ltd.

Spring Ventures Ltd.

Journey Ventures Ltd.

Autel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd

Simon Z AlgoTrading Ltd.

Double Shoot Ltd.

Medial EarlySign Group

NetApp, Inc.

Minga Box Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided Israel-based Final Group with the full range of legal services, including, inter alia, the protection of its technology, designing the group’s structure (including, establishing entities in different jurisdictions worldwide), compliance with applicable laws and registration with relevant regulators, engagement with stock exchanges and financial institutions, fundraising transactions and M&A transactions.
  • Advised Nogatech on incorporation, fundraising, legal and regulatory matters arising from trading with digital assets such as cryptocurrencies.
  • Advising Sayata Labs Ltd., a cyber insurtech company, on several investment rounds.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Over the past year, S. Horowitz & Co handled a steady stream of real estate transactions, including asset sales and acquisitions, property financings and leasing arrangements. The group also advises on development-related matters, from planning through to construction. Avigail Kastiel maintains a diverse real estate practice, with experience in commercial and residential property transactions, as well as development projects and leasing. Leor Nouman combines strength in real estate and tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Avigail Kastiel; Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Noa Glazer-Becher

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina Landowners

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Meuhedet Health Services

Amot Investments Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd. and Megureit Israel Ltd.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Rights holders in the Old Train Station (“HaTachana”) complex in Tel Aviv

Purchasers of apartments in the Africa Israel project (Somail complex)

The Weizmann Institute of Science and the Weizmann Institute of Science Assets and Development (Mul Nof) Ltd.

The Tel Aviv University

H. Meitar Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Hadassah Foundation USA, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

Reuben Family and Baum Family

Rights holders in “Benjamin-Yaakov-Herzl” complex in Rehovot

Zec.Kr.Su Ltd.

Levitas Family

Zohar & Zafrir Sharbat LTD

Israel Electric Corporation. Ltd. (IEC)

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing more than 260 rights holders in relation to the $1.2bn joint development of the Kikar Hamedina, a shopping square in Tel Aviv.
  • Representing Bank Hapoalim in various proceedings related to the collection of debts amassed by the Kahtan real estate group, worth over NIS1bn.
  • Advising Paz Oil Company on establishing a dedicated real estate company through the formation a subsidiary, to which properties owned by Paz Oil will be transferred.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co‘s banking and finance and dispute resolution teams frequently work hand-in-hand to advise on an array of restructurings, workouts and insolvencies. The multidisciplinary practice acts for debtors, creditors and officers in bankruptcy and reorganisation cases, with a strong recent record in representing banks. Ehud Arzi specialises in banking litigation, including insolvency-related matters. Ran Feldman has experience in liquidations, bankruptcies, receiverships and freezing orders.

Practice head(s):

Ehud Arzi

Other key lawyers:

Ran Feldman

Key clients

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Mr. Zelig Weiss, a co-partner in the William Vale hotel

Warner Bros. Entertainment Netherland B.V

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

HSBC BANK PLC Israel Branch

Psagot Investment House and Training Funds for Teaching Staff

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Booking.com B.V

Evature Technologies (2009) LTD.

Work highlights

  • Represented Israel Discount Bank in the insolvency proceedings of Eliezer Fishman, involving over NIS4bn worth of debt.
  • Represented Warner Bros. in connection with the petition for a stay of proceedings filed by cinema chain Globus Max in June 2017.
  • Represented Zelig Weiss, a co-partner in the William Vale hotel, in negotiations with bondholders in order to prevent the realisation of the pledge on the William Vale hotel in Brooklyn.

The firm: S. Horowitz & Co is one of Israel’s leading full-service law firms. The firm offers the full range of corporate, commercial and dispute resolution services to the international and Israeli business and financial communities. It is also one of Israel’s largest law firms, with over 150 fee-earners, many of whom are multilingual and have qualified and practised as lawyers in the US, England and South Africa. Chambers Global describes S. Horowitz & Co as being ‘in a class of its own’ for domestic and cross-border banking and finance, and as ‘without doubt, the best commercial litigation law firm in Israel’. The Legal 500 EMEA has described the firm’s corporate and M&A practice as being ‘simply outstanding.’

Areas of practice: The firm operates in a number of practice areas, including the following:

Corporate: the firm advises on a wide spectrum of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions (including tender offers, forward and reverse triangular mergers and private acquisitions), joint ventures (including strategic alliances, partnerships and other forms of collaboration), IPOs and secondary offerings (including SEC registered offerings and offerings of Israeli securities on European markets), venture capital (including venture capital structuring and private equity investment) and corporate governance.

Dispute resolution: the firm has been involved in a large proportion of the major commercial disputes that have arisen in Israel. It regularly represents clients in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings, acting and collaborating, where necessary, with foreign counsel.

Banking and corporate recovery: it advises banks, financial institutions and borrowers on all aspects of secured and unsecured financings, acquisition finance, project finance, trade finance and asset finance. The firm has acted for banks on most of the major international and domestic syndicated financings that have taken place in Israel.

With the largest dedicated IP department among the leading commercial law firms in Israel, the firm advises on all aspects relating to the use, enforcement, licensing, and protection of IP rights.

Project finance and infrastructure: extensive experience advising on major projects in various sectors, including electricity, roads, light railways, tunnels, construction, telecommunications and infrastructure.

The firm’s tax practice offers a broad expertise in all aspects of business taxation, international tax planning, property taxation, value-added tax and customs duties.

Securities and capital markets: the firm advises on the issuances of debt securities and other instruments, international offerings, securitisations and derivatives and represents foreign underwriters in relation to public offerings.

Pharmaceuticals/biotechnology: the firm provides clients with a full range of legal services specifically tailored to the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sector. Clients include pharmas, start-ups, universities and health funds.

Telecommunications and media: the firm advises mobile phone operators, broadcasters, cable franchisees, program providers, satellite operators, service providers and financiers on all corporate and regulatory issues that may arise from operating in the telecommunications field in Israel.

The firm advises on all areas of law relating to antitrust and trade matters. It regularly advises on the Israeli antitrust regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the application of Israeli antitrust law to agreements that may be regarded as restrictive arrangements.

Energy and natural resources: extensive experience in acting for most of the major players that operate in Israel’s electricity, oil and gas industries.

The firm deals with all types of commercial property transactions.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute resolution Alex Hertmanalexh@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670629
Dispute resolution Yehoshua Horeshevelinb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670618
Dispute resolution Ehud Artziehuda@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Corporate and commercial Clifford Daviscliffordd@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Corporate and commercial Amit Steinmanamits@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670844
Mergers and acquisitions Clifford Daviscliffordd@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Mergers and acquisitions Amit Steinmanamits@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670844
Banking and finance Ehud Arziehuda@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Banking and finance Anthony (Aharon) Blochanthonyb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Competition Hagai Doronhagaid@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Competition Gitit Levin-Grinberggititl@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Capital markets and securities Guy Firerguyf@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670868
Capital markets and securities Amir Assaliamir.assali@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670868
Energy and natural resources Anthony Blochanthonyb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Energy and natural resources Michelle Libermanmichellel@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Energy and natural resources Benjamin Shefferbenjamins@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Energy and natural resources Eran Bezaleleranbe@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670772
Venture capital – hi-tech Amit Steinmanamits@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670844
Venture capital – hi-tech Mordehay Malcamotim@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670646
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Tal Bandtalb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670633
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Noam Bleinoamb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670876
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Anthony (Aharon) Blochanthonyb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Anthony (Aharon) Blochanthonyb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Michelle Libermanmichellel@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Benjamin Shefferbenjamins@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Project finance and infrastructure Eran Bezaleleranbe@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670772
Intellectual property Tal Bandtalb@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670633
Intellectual property Avi Ordoavio@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670876
Tax Leor Noumanleorn@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670838
Telecoms and media Hagai Doronhagaid@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Commercial property Avigail Kastielavigailk@s-horowitz.com972.3.5670628
Commercial property Amir Caspariamirc@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670618
Insurance Ehud Arziehuda@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Insurance Alex Hertmanalexh@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670629
Class actions Alex Hertmanalexh@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670629
Class actions Hagai Doronhagaid@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Class actions Dr Asaf Rentslerasafr@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670646
Planning and construction Dr Asaf Rentslerasafr@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670646
Restructuring and insolvency Michelle Libermanmichellel@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670631
Restructuring and insolvency Ehud Arziehuda@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670614
Transportation Hugh Kowarskyhughk@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670646
Transportation Eyal Doroneyald@s-horowitz.com+972.3.5670628
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Ms Miriam Zaltsman  photo Ms Miriam Zaltsman Partner
Mr Noam Zamir  photo Mr Noam Zamir Partner
Mr Yair Ziv photo Mr Yair ZivPartner
Ms Eliya Zunz Koller  photo Ms Eliya Zunz Koller Partner
Number of lawyers : 168
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