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

S. Horowitz & Co
TEL AVIV 65202

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is well versed in all areas of banking and finance, however the firm has particular strength in corporate finance and equity financing. Also of note is the firm's strong working knowledge of factoring transactions and export credit finance, demonstrated by its role as lenders' counsel in the $200m+ financing of an irrigation system supplied by Netafilm to the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, representing the largest such transaction in Israel. Anthony Bloch advises international borrowers, lenders and investors on financing mandates involving infrastructure projects, M&A, joint ventures and trading activities. Clifford Davis has standout expertise in export credit finance and acquisition finance, and Michelle Liberman specialises in syndicated and project finance.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Bloch; Clifford Davis; Michelle Liberman

Other key lawyers:

Shlomi Delgo; Inbal Miles Rachman; Itamar Shimonovitz; Tammy Riesenberg


‘The banking team is very responsive and commercial, displaying a great knowledge of both the technical points of Israeli law and current market practices. I have found them to be far superior to other similar firms in terms of their dedication to timelines and quality of the work product. ’

‘Clifford Davis is the go-to lawyer in Israel for leveraged and acquisition finance. He has unparalleled technical expertise, he is amazingly responsive and we would not work in Israel without his assistance.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Bank Leumi Le’Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Pathfinder Strategy Fund

Francisco Partners

MUFG Bank Ltd.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co often advises international companies looking to access the Israeli market through M&A deals. The firm is also well known for advising Israeli companies engaged in major transactions, acting for PE funds on acquisitions in Israel and advising insurance companies on corporate transactions. Clifford Davis frequently represents multi-nationals in large M&A transactions. Amit Steinman, who previously worked as a corporate lawyer in New York, advises a range of clients from the US, Europe and Japan on M&A, joint ventures and acquisition financing. Aharon Bloch is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Clifford Davis; Amit Steinman

Other key lawyers:

Aharon Bloch; Shlomi Delgo


‘The team has a vast experience in M&A in general and in the infrastructure field in particular. They are very professional and afford significant importance to details and accuracy of wording in comparison to other law firms that we are working with.’ 

‘We have been working with Amit Steinman and 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 above all they know best how to identify and achieve their client’s most important goals.’

Key clients

Francisco Partners


Advent International

Danaher Corporation

Ashdod Port Company

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Cardinal Health

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd

Ben-Ari Engineering Group Ltd.

Megorit Israel Ltd.

Rhythm One PLC

Groupe Rocher

AIG Europe Limited

Wobi Insurance Agency

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Minrav Projects Limited

Paz Oil Company

BullGuard Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot


Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co's 'extremely professional and dedicated' team specialises in cartel and excessive pricing disputes and investigations. In addition, the firm regularly acts for clients subject to administrative orders and fines imposed by the ICA, and in relation to significant merger clearances. 'Exceptional' partner Hagai Doron's broad experience includes representing clients in civil, criminal and administrative investigations and litigation concerning alleged cartels and abuse of dominance claims. In a recent highlight, Doron acted for Peugeot on its global $50bn merger with Fiat, securing the ICA's approval in March 2020. Gitit Levin Grinberg continues to represent the IEC in a complex abuse of dominance claim. Associate Adi Karni Amar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:


‘Hagai Doron stands out for being one of the top 5 competition lawyers in Israel, while having a deep understanding of the field – not only the written law but also its objectives and goals. In addition, his experience in courts and in representation before the regulators pays out for his clients.

‘Gitit Levin Grinberg and Adi Karni Amar are both excellent lawyers.’

‘The team is extremely professional and dedicated, as well as available, to its clients. The legal analysis is profound and thorough – always at the cutting edge of the industry and legal profession.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

International Airlines Group

Procter & Gamble Co.

Barclays Bank plc

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Bombardier AG

Israel Electric Corporation

General Electric Company

Schneider Electric AG

Zenith Electronics LLC

The Boeing Company

El-Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

Air France-KLM S.A.

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

British Airways Plc

International Air Transport Association

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd

Peugeot S.A.

Aston Martin

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Scania AB BV

Brother International Europe Ltd.

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


Cimsa Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Kone Corporation

Beiersdorf AG

Miluot Group

Koch Industries

Zohar Dalia

Hitachi-LG Data Storage

Sharp Corporation

Bain Capital

Medtech Association

The Carlyle Group

The Blackstone Group

Boston Scientific Corporation

Yedioth Aharonot group

CMG Network

Allergan PLC

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co consistently operates at the highest level in all areas of litigation, and is routinely active in the most high-value complex disputes in the market, many of which set important precedents. The group excels in banking work, representing several of Israel's most significant banks and financial institutions. Alex Hertman co-leads the practice and specialises in corporate disputes including hostile takeovers, shareholder disputes and creditors’ rights issues. Fellow co-head Yehoshua Horesh operates a broad practice with a particular focus on the real estate, construction and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Alex Hertman; Yehoshua Horesh

Other key lawyers:

Ehud Arzi; Eliya Zunz-Koller; Benjamin Sheffer


‘Top Israeli litigation team. No legal question is too complex for this team of exceptional lawyers. Adv. Hertman is personally a legend among the Israeli legal community, and for justified reasons. ’

‘Adv. Hertman has professional integrity that reflects on the client and the legal case.’

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd. & Shapir Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Energean Israel Limited, Energean E&P Holdings Limited.

Google LLC, Google Israel Ltd. and YouTube LLC.

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

CRRC, Changchun Railway Vehicles. Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Oron Group Investments & Holdings Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Minrav Group/ Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Property and building Corp. Limited

The First International Bank of Israel

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

IDB Development Corporation Ltd.

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

With a longstanding reputation as a market leader in all types of litigation, S. Horowitz & Co attracts large companies based both within Israel and internationally seeking representation in class actions relating to product liability, antitrust and banking. The group is also heavily involved in the pharmaceutical sector, acting for Teva in both derivative actions and class actions regarding reporting duties and the disclosure of information. Key practitioners Hagai Doron and Uriel Prinz represent numerous vehicle manufacturers in claims regarding their products, while Alex Hertman represents investment companies in both derivative and class actions. Gitit Levin Grinberg is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Yehoshua Horesh; Alex Hertman; Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Uriel Prinz; Asaf Rentsler; Gitit Levin Grinberg; Noam Zamir

Key clients

Dexcel Pharma Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TASE: TEVA)

Google LLC. (NASDAQ: GOOG), (as well as Waze Mobile Ltd.)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

PSA Group

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Maccabi Health Services

British Airways Plc (LN:99 IAG)

Israel Electric Corporation (TASE:ELEC)

Paz Oil Company Ltd. (TASE:PZOL)

Arison Investments Ltd.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) and Procter & Gamble Israel (NYSE: PG)

Scania AB

Barclays Bank plc

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line)

Danfoss A/S

Sharp Corporation B.V. (NASDAQ: BKNG)

Bank Discount Le’Israel (TASE: DSCT).

IDB Development Corporation Ltd. (TASE: IDB) & Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. (TASE: DIC).

AIG Europe Limited and AIG Europe (Services) Limited (NYSE: AIG)

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd

Sanofi Aventis (Euronext Paris: SAN) (NASDAQ: SNY)

Yedioth Aharonot

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co has a strong track record in transactional and contentious mandates involving prominent clients across the spectrum of healthcare and life sciences. In the field of litigation, the team has an excellent reputation in complex disputes, including major class actions. Recently, it was chosen to represent Taro Pharmaceuticals in the first class action filed in Israel regarding the affect of opioids. Tal Band is best known for representing life sciences clients in administrative litigation. Dovev Apel is often engaged in major legislative developments led by the Ministry of Health and the Knesset, in addition to regularly representing clients in IP litigation, product liability disputes and class actions.

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.

SelfCare Pro

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


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.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co stands out for its role in major railway and highway projects, which is supplemented by broader expertise in a wide spectrum of energy projects. Of particular note, the team is advising several banks involved in financing and refinancing the Jerusalem Light Railway, and acting for a construction company in a separate matter regarding the construction of the Tel Aviv Light Railway. Benjamin Sheffer provides support to clients, including concessionaires, EPC contractors and bidding vehicles, throughout construction projects, from the tender stages through to operation and maintenance. Michelle Liberman and Aharon Bloch specialise in cross-border and domestic project finance.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. has seen an uptick in work from international companies involved in Israeli infrastructure projects. In addition, the team has leading expertise in project financing and a strong track record advising on all aspects of transport and energy projects, including tenders and construction. Among its recent highlights, the firm advised Construccion y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. on the Jerusalem Light Rail's Green Line. Simon Jaffa is highly active in the fields of infrastructure and energy. Shai Avnieli is well versed in infrastructure disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Bloch; Michelle Liberman; Benjamin Sheffer; Eran Bezalel

Other key lawyers:

Lior Mimon; Meital Malkiel

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation

Magnezi Group

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A.

SC Western Segment’s Construction L.P

Electra Ltd.

CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicle. Ltd.

Aram Engineers Ltd.

Oron Group Holdings & Investments Ltd.

Practice head(s):

Simon Jaffa

Other key lawyers:

Shai Avnieli; Hagit Ben Moshe; Uri Hillel

Key clients

Netivei Israel

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Danya CebusLTD

GE Wind Energy



Poran Shrem


Israel > Insurance Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co has an exceptionally diverse insurance practice; it handles contentious, transactional and regulatory work for major international and domestic insurance companies. On the contentious side, the firm is often involved in subrogation claims and class actions involving allegations of fraud or breach of good faith and fair dealing. In terms of non-contentious work, the firm advises clients on M&A, divestitures of their shares, corporate restructuring and insurance tenders, among others. 'Smart and tenacious' attorney Avi Ordo remains very active in product liability and professional negligence cases. Ehud Arzi is best known for representing clients in commercial insurance disputes. Moran Katz specialises in product liability and professional negligence disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ehud Arzi; Avi Ordo

Other key lawyers:


‘S. Horowitz & Co is the most trustworthy firm in Israel to us.’

‘I appreciate the great work of Avi Ordo and Moran Katz. They are smart, tenacious and sincere, handling multiple large cases in parallel. They kindly take into account our position and provide good advice even if plaintiffs or co-defendants raise difficult issues.’

‘The team is very supportive, available to us 24/7 and gives us the feeling that we have a legal partner at any time. We also feel that, apart from the legal aspect, the team has a broader business view than other firms, and helps us understand the potential exposures of any legal action so we can take the right decision from our side.’

Key clients

The Phoenix Insurance Company Limited

AIG Europe Limited, AIG Europe (Services) Limited

HDI Gerling


Marsh Ltd.

Maccabi Health Services

SPX Cooling Technologies Belgium

Hadassah Medical Organization

Ackerstein Industries Ltd.

Technolite Limited


KodKod Marketing Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Max Weishaupt GmbH

General Electric Corporation

Al-Esh protection and safety Ltd.

Cohen-Givon Insurance Agency

Ambridge Europe Limited

Lloyd’s Register Verification Limited

Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd.

LG Chem. Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.


Israel Discount Bank Ltd

Smet – Groundwater Technics

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is widely regarded as the leading litigation firm in Israel. It acts for global companies from the telecoms, pharmaceutical and media sectors, as well as nationally-recognisable higher education institutions. Tal Band leads the practice and manages the firm's relationship with Teva, the most active IP litigant in the jurisdiction. Avi Ordo advises on IP matters as part of a wide-ranging cross border technology practice. At junior partner level, Yair Ziv is recommended for his work with pharmaceutical companies and technology companies.

Practice head(s):

Tal Band

Other key lawyers:

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


‘The IP group of S. Horowitz is by far the most professional group we’ve worked with. It is safe to say that for every legal advice given by the practice, all factual and legal aspects of the issue are being thoroughly considered and examined ’

‘I have no doubt in stating that Avi is a top litigator and counsel with proven success. He is exceptional and outstanding in every aspect needed from a legal counsel ’

‘excellent teamwork’

‘professional ’

‘the team was very strong and balanced. we came to them with an urgent claim and they were extremely available and committed, working 24/7 around the clock to give us the best results in their powers. they showed very good communication skills, writing skills and court skills (appearing and interrogating).’

‘Due to the urgency of our claim, we had large and professional team handling it. they showed a very high understanding of the law, creative writing and overall excellence. specifically, the individuals who stood out were: Tal Band – excellent court litigation and managing an excellent team. Ran Vogel – Ran is leading our case, he showed great communication skills, creative arguments, leading negotiations and excellent witness interrogation preparation. Noam Blei – excellent writing, creative arguments and excellent witness interrogation preparation. Dr. Carmit Soliman – excellent writing.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Teva Medical Ltd.

Google and Waze Mobile Ltd.

NBC Universal and its subsidiaries

Allergan PLC

Bird Aerosystems Limited

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

Lego Juris A/S

Perrigo UK Finco Limited Partnership, Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Smart Shooter Ltd.

Dexcel Ltd. (“Dexcel”)

Partner Communications Company Ltd., Pelephone Communications Ltd. and Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Simplivia Healthcare Ltd.

NovaSight Ltd.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Tel Aviv University

LifeStyle Equities


Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is able to leverage the expertise of practitioners in different departments to advise major domestic and international companies on all aspects of their activities in the Israeli market. Highly regarded for its expertise in contentious matters, the firm defends multinationals such as Google in class actions and libel lawsuits. Hagai Doron, who is recommended for regulatory matters, assists television and radio broadcasters, cable franchisees, internet service providers and production companies with compliance and permit matters relating to their operations in Israel.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Tomer Scheuerman


‘S. Horowitz are not just excellent lawyers, but also knowledgeable about our business. They have profound understanding of the industry, as well as creative thinking and unique problem solving capabilities. They also excel in combining business-oriented thinking and understanding with complex regulatory and legal hurdles we are forced to tackle in our line of work. They provide us with overall service and expertise that makes it easy on us to get full scale answers.’

‘The team at S. Horowitz is predominantly led and influenced by the head of their practice, Hagai Doron. With some 25 years’ of experience in all aspects of the telecommunications spheres in Israel, Hagai has seen it all, and done it all. He single-handedly helped us set up our sports channels on cable and satellite from scratch, despite many regulatory obstacles and competitors challenging our market entry. He is definitely our “go to” guy in telecoms matters and more than worthy of your top recognition as individual practitioner in this field thanks to his skills, expertise, wisdom and great ability to produce results.’

Key clients

Google LLC., Google Israel Ltd. and YouTube LLC.

Waze Ltd.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG)

Yedioth Aharonot Group

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp.

Hot Group


Walla Communications

Soul Radio LTD

Citynet Inc (operates One Sport)


CMG Network

The Manufacturers’ Association of Israel (MAI)

Charlton Ltd.

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

One of the pre-eminent litigation firms in Israel, S. Horowitz & Co's white-collar offering spans antirust, money laundering, fraud and economic offences. The group frequently handles innovative and precedential matters, such as representing the defendant in the first time an indictment was filed for crypto currency related economic offences. Pnina Sheffer-Emmanuel works with international and domestic corporations and their directors on a variety of issues. Amit Becher joined the firm in 2019, having previously worked in the finance and taxation department of the Tel Aviv District Attorney Office.

Practice head(s):

Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel; Amit Becher

Key clients


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Bank H’apoalim

Denso Corporation

Turkish Airlines

Forum International Equity Fund Ltd & Forum Global Fixed

Income Fund Ltd

Daniel Birnbaum – chairman and former CEO of SodaStream International Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation

Magnezi Group – Kobi Magnezi

Leonardo S.P.A

British Embassy of Israel

Booking Holdings Inc.

Kitov Pharma Ltd

Lex Mundi

Minrav Group, IVM-Sadyt

Gesher Theater

Israel Cancer Association

Israel > Employment Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co is very active in matters related to the coronavirus pandemic, including terminations and social insurance benefits. It is also well versed in all forms of individual and collective employment disputes, and the employment aspects of corporate and commercial agreements. Ofir Pozner has a strong track record of advising clients in relation to individual and collective employment terms, redundancies and various contentious matters, such as discrimination and whistleblowing claims. Former practice head Shoshana Gavish left the firm in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ofir Pozner

Key clients

Hadassah Medical Organization

Haifa Port Company Ltd.

HaMossad LeBituach Leumi

Minrav Holdings Ltd,

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Procter & Gamble Israel Ltd.

British Embassy (Tel Aviv) and the British Consulate (Jerusalem)

Kodkod Ltd.

Brimag Systems Ltd.

The British Council

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Israel Cancer Association

Gitam BBDO

Dubek Ltd.

Karnit – Road Accident Victims Compensation Fund

Final Group

The Weizmann Institute

Beiersdorf AG, BEI

Trend Micro

Redwood International Sports

Robert Bosch Technologies Israel Ltd.

Aroma Espresso Bar Ltd.

Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd.

The Academic College – Ramat-Gan

Thomson Reuters Israel Ltd.

H. Meitar Ltd.

Iscar Ltd.

Israel > Energy Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co has the bench strength to represent energy clients in litigation and administrative proceedings, in addition to advising on major tenders and financing arrangements. The team's ongoing work in the field includes assisting the IEC with a complex international tender for the sale of Ramat Hovav power station. Yehoshua Horesh stands out due to his prolific involvement in litigation regarding energy companies, including construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes. Shlomi Delgo and Eran Bezalel are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Amit Steinman


‘The team has a vast experience in M&A in general and in the infrastructure field in particular. They are very professional and give high importance to details and accuracy of the wording in comparison to other law firms that we are working with.’

‘We have been working with Amit Steinman and 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 above all they know best how to identify and achieve their client’s most important goals.’

Key clients

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Solelaben EPC Ashalim

IDE Technologies Ltd.

S.M.S IDE Ltd.

Super NG Natural Gas Distribution Company Ltd.

Electra, Solel Boneh – Pumped Storage Gilboa

Ashdod Port Company Ltd.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co assists various parties with licensing and research and development agreements, including start-ups, investors and multinationals. Its client base spans the telecoms, software, clean-tech and life sciences sectors. The firm's standout strength is in working with research institutions; it acts for large clients such as Yeda on all aspects of the commercialisation of their IP rights. Aharon Bloch, who heads up the practice, works with the technology transfer offices of academic institutions. Avi Ordo leads the prosecution department and advises leading production companies on agreements with global online distributors.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Bloch

Other key lawyers:

Avi Ordo; Dovev Apel; Moran Katz; Keith Shaw; Itamar Shimonovitz


‘S Horowitz provides excellent, cost-effective advice across a wide variety of trade mark and copyright matters. Their business-friendly advice covers everything from TM clearance to prosecution to resolving conflicts in an expeditious manner. their attorneys are very easy to work with, and they are extremely responsive.’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (“Teva”)

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.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co has one of the strongest IP practices of the full-service firms in Israel. The trade marks prosecution department, which sits within the IP practice (that also includes its top-tier disputes team), works with clients from around the world on portfolio management, enforcement before the IPTO and rival application proceedings. Team head Avi Ordo is an 'extraordinary attorney' who specialises in working with global media companies on the protection of their products. Tal Band heads up the broader IP group.

Practice head(s):

Avi Ordo

Other key lawyers:

Tal Band; Dovev Apel; Moran Katz


‘S. Horowitz handles all IP matters for us and provide us with portfolio management and prosecution services, strategic advice and represent us in enforcement matters. I work with many law firms in various territories and find the S. Horowitz & Co. IP team to excel in professionalism, quality of work and availability. They have a unique understanding of the broad picture and I find their ability to offer us a full package of prosecution, strategy planning and enforcement services, under the supervision of the same partners, to be a big advantage.’

‘We have been working intensively with partner Moran Katz, who oversees the management of our IP matters, including our trade marks portfolio and enforcement matters. Moran is a bright lawyer, fast thinking, knowledgeable and practical. She is very responsive and has a great understanding of the industry and our business needs.’

I believe that the quality of people is S. Horowitz’s most significant advantage. The outstanding individuals are responsible for the exceptional level of the service and work products which made then a household name in the market. They also have very good working relations with foreign colleagues, which we find to be advantageous.’

‘S Horowitz provides excellent, cost-effective advice across a wide variety of trade mark and copyright matters. Their business-friendly advice covers everything from TM clearance to prosecution to resolving conflicts in an expeditious manner. their attorneys are very easy to work with and they are extremely responsive’

‘Avi Ordo is an extraordinary attorney and excellent source of knowledge in connection with intellectual property matters in Israel. In addition, he has a really good management in PR, and personal relations with clients and colleagues.’

Key clients

DreamWorks Animation LLC, Universal City Studios LLC, NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Allergan Inc.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Sociedad Anónima Damm

UHU gMBh & Co. KG

AROMA Espresso Bar Ltd. (Shefa Franchising Ltd.)

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

OshKosh B’Gosh, Inc. (The William Carter Company)

Nu Skin Enterprises

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Club Hotel Management (1996) Ltd.

Sano Brunos Enterproses Ltd. (Cosmopharm Ltd.)

Sensio Inc.

Daniel Wellington

Tempur-Pedic International, Inc.

Raytheon Company

Lego Juris A/S

Tel Aviv University

Baidu Europe BV

Health-Ade LLC


Smartair TLV Ltd.

Paris Presents Incorporated

Ingredion Incorporated

WOBI – Insurance Agency Ltd.

Double Shoot Ltd.

U.S. Robotics Corporation

Zakrytoe aktsionernoe obshchestvo Stavropolsky broiler

Odyssey Re Holdings Corp

Kleemann GmbH

Specsavers Inc.

Isracard Limited

Milk & Honey Distillery Limi

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co represents clients in civil, administrative and criminal proceedings involving zoning and planning issues. In one recent highlight, the team represented the rights holders in Kfar Hasidim in proceedings contesting a preferred housing plan involving the construction of a huge neighbourhood in Rechasim. Amir Caspari leads the practice alongside Asaf Rentsler.

Practice head(s):

Amir Caspari; Asaf Rentsler

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina landowners

Israel Land Development Malls and Shopping Centers Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation

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

The Weizmann Institute of Science

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

Ofarim Basharon Promotion & Construction Ltd.

The Israel Broadcasting Authority

Ashdod Port Ltd.

Israel Land Development – Urban Renewal Ltd.

Lime & Stone Production Company Ltd.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Minrav Group Ltd.

Adv. Dr. Yosef Segev and Shoob & Co. Law Offices

Yakhin Hakal Ltd.

Rani Zim Shopping Centers Ltd.

M.M.M Company United Landfill Industries (1998) Ltd.

Israel > Tax Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co has proven expertise in real estate tax, transfer pricing and the applicability of double taxation treaties. It also has an established corporate tax practice that deals with the tax structuring of various transactions, including M&A and investments. Leor Nouman advises a diverse range of clients on all areas of corporate, partnership and individual taxation. Associate Zmira Joseph Arbel stands out for her expertise in corporate tax, tax structuring for high-net-worth individuals and employment compensation matters.

Practice head(s):

Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:


‘Leor Nouman and the wider team make taxation fun. He is the most dedicated lawyer I know.’

Key clients

The Israel Electric Corporation

Qualitest Group

Cisco Group

Perrigo Group

Veolia Group

Arkin Group

XConnect Group

Publicis Groupe

Paz Oil Company

Flying Cargo Group

Israel > Transport Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co's 'very bright team' is particularly active in the aviation industry, however it has additional experience of the shipping, railway and automobile sectors. Its range of services includes representing aviation clients in major class actions, executing commercial agreements and handling financing arrangements. Hugh Kowarsky advises various clients engaged in the aviation industry on contractual and regulatory issues. Eyal Doron, who is qualified in Israel and New York, specialises in complex commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Kowarsky; Eyal Doron

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Sheffer; Ron Libson


‘Business tailored and strategic advice.’ 

‘Incredibly responsive, very bright and hard-working with strong expertise in commercial law and aviation law. ’

Key clients

Ryanair DAC

British Airways

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Honda Motor Company Ltd.

Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network

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

Israel > Capital markets Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co is particularly skilled in domestic debt capital markets and secondary market transactions. In a recent highlight, the team advised Minrav Projects on its IPO on the TASE with an approximate value of NIS600m. Amir Assali is well versed in listings of various financial products on the TASE and Nasdaq, and has additional expertise in debt financing arrangements.  Guy Firer specialises in securities law.

Practice head(s):

Guy Firer; Amir Assali

Key clients

Minrav Projects Ltd.

Herodium Investments Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Apollo Power Ltd.

MRR – Thirteen Limited

B Communications Ltd.

Brimag Digital Age Ltd.

Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.

Azrieli Group Ltd

Coral Reef Technology Ltd

Publicis Groupe SA

Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Industry Group Co., Ltd

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

One of the oldest firms in Israel, S. Horowitz & Co has a longstanding reputation for advising large domestic companies on financing, IP licensing and commercial agreements. The firm is capable of serving a wide variety of sectors, including fintech, biotech, social media and food-tech, and has a particular specialism in advising research and development clients such as Yeda on all aspects of technology transfer. Mordehay Malca leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Mordehay Malca

Other key lawyers:

Avner Itzhaki; Miriam Zaltsman; Pinchas Crown


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.’

Key clients

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Danaher Group

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceuticals


Yeda Research and Development Limited (the commercialization arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science)

Medial EarlySign Group

Sayata Labs Ltd.


Zen Protocol

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

BullGuard Ltd.

Perrydigma Research Ltd.

Ludus Materials Ltd.

Magic Carpet Ltd.

Double Shoot Ltd.

SelfCare Pro Ltd

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co advises clients on a diverse array of real estate projects, showing particular skill in handling financing arrangements, sales and acquisitions of land and property holdings. Among the firm's highlights, it is currently advising Minrav Engineering and Construction on the acquisition of land rights and subsequent construction of several urban renewal projects in Tel Aviv. Avigail Kastiel is well versed in all areas of commercial and residential real estate, but focuses primarily on transactional work. Leor Nouman brings additional expertise in real estate transactions and commercial agreements to the team.

Practice head(s):

Avigail Kastiel; Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Noa Glazer-Becher; Eliezer Sharon


‘In the area of commercial contracts and real estate transactions, we have the help of Avigail Kastiel. Her assistance and guidance has proved invaluable, due to both her professional expertise and her ability to turn adversity into cooperation.’

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina Landowners

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Megureit Israel Ltd.

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

The Weizmann Institute of Science

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

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Ybox Real Estate Ltd.

Reuben Family

Liad Development and Holdings Ltd.

Shoval Management & Investments Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Shefer Landowners

Minhal Megurim Israel F.M. Ltd.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co's team advises the full spectrum of clients in connection with insolvency and restructuring mandates, including corporate rehabilitations and receivership proceedings. Recently, the firm advised Israel Discount Bank regarding its position as a creditor of Eliezer Fishman's group of companies, following his bankruptcy. Ehud Arzi often represents creditors in large-scale bankruptcy cases, while Michelle Liberman is particularly experienced in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ehud Arzi; Michelle Liberman

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim

American Apparel Retail (Israel) Ltd.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Netherland B.V

Liquidators of the Angel Group

Discount Bank Israel

Psagot Investment House and Training Funds for Teaching Staff B.V.

Tamarins Edom Ltd.

HSBC BANK PLC Israel Branch

Employment >

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Alex Hertman +972.3.5670629
Dispute resolution Yehoshua Horesh +972.3.5670618
Dispute resolution Ehud Artzi +972.3.5670614
Corporate and commercial Clifford Davis +972.3.5670631
Corporate and commercial Amit Steinman +972.3.5670844
Mergers and acquisitions Clifford Davis +972.3.5670631
Mergers and acquisitions Amit Steinman +972.3.5670844
Banking and finance Ehud Arzi +972.3.5670614
Banking and finance Anthony (Aharon) Bloch +972.3.5670631
Competition Hagai Doron +972.3.5670614
Competition Gitit Levin-Grinberg +972.3.5670614
Capital markets and securities Guy Firer +972.3.5670868
Capital markets and securities Amir Assali +972.3.5670868
Energy and natural resources Anthony Bloch +972.3.5670631
Energy and natural resources Michelle Liberman +972.3.5670631
Energy and natural resources Benjamin Sheffer +972.3.5670614
Energy and natural resources Eran Bezalel +972.3.5670772
Venture capital – hi-tech Amit Steinman +972.3.5670844
Venture capital – hi-tech Mordehay Malca +972.3.5670646
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Tal Band +972.3.5670633
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Noam Blei +972.3.5670876
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Anthony (Aharon) Bloch +972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Anthony (Aharon) Bloch +972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Michelle Liberman +972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Benjamin Sheffer +972.3.5670614
Project finance and infrastructure Eran Bezalel +972.3.5670772
Intellectual property Tal Band +972.3.5670633
Intellectual property Avi Ordo +972.3.5670876
Tax Leor Nouman +972.3.5670838
Telecoms and media Hagai Doron +972.3.5670614
Commercial property Avigail Kastiel 972.3.5670628
Commercial property Amir Caspari +972.3.5670618
Insurance Ehud Arzi +972.3.5670614
Insurance Alex Hertman +972.3.5670629
Class actions Alex Hertman +972.3.5670629
Class actions Hagai Doron +972.3.5670614
Class actions Dr Asaf Rentsler +972.3.5670646
Planning and construction Dr Asaf Rentsler +972.3.5670646
Restructuring and insolvency Michelle Liberman +972.3.5670631
Restructuring and insolvency Ehud Arzi +972.3.5670614
Transportation Hugh Kowarsky +972.3.5670646
Transportation Eyal Doron +972.3.5670628
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Dovev Apel  photo Mr Dovev Apel Partner
Mr Ehud Arzi  photo Mr Ehud Arzi Partner
Mr Amir Assali  photo Mr Amir Assali Partner
Mr Evyatar Azulay  photo Mr Evyatar Azulay Partner
Mr Tal Band  photo Mr Tal Band Executive Partner
Mr Amit Becher  photo Mr Amit Becher Partner
Mr Ohad Ben-Yehuda  photo Mr Ohad Ben-Yehuda Partner
Mr Eran Bezalel  photo Mr Eran Bezalel Partner
Mr Noam Blei  photo Mr Noam Blei Partner
Mr Aharon Anthony Bloch  photo Mr Aharon Anthony Bloch Partner
Mr Ronen Brumer  photo Mr Ronen Brumer Partner
Mr Amir Caspari  photo Mr Amir Caspari Partner
Mr Clifford Davis  photo Mr Clifford Davis Partner
Mr Shlomi Delgo  photo Mr Shlomi Delgo Partner
Mr Hagai Doron  photo Mr Hagai Doron Partner
Mr Eyal Doron  photo Mr Eyal Doron Partner
Mr Ran Feldman  photo Mr Ran Feldman Partner
Mr Guy Firer  photo Mr Guy Firer Partner
Mr Shay Gimelstein  photo Mr Shay Gimelstein Partner
Mr Nicolas Gips  photo Mr Nicolas Gips Partner
Ms Noa Glazer-Becher  photo Ms Noa Glazer-Becher Partner
Mr Alex Hertman  photo Mr Alex Hertman Executive Partner
Ms Adi Hoffman  photo Ms Adi Hoffman Partner
Mr Yehoshua Horesh photo Mr Yehoshua Horesh Executive Partner
Mr Avner Itzhaki  photo Mr Avner Itzhaki Partner
Mr Ophir Kaplan  photo Mr Ophir Kaplan Partner
Ms Avigail Kastiel  photo Ms Avigail Kastiel Partner
Ms Moran Katz  photo Ms Moran Katz Partner
Mr Gilad Katz  photo Mr Gilad Katz Partner
Mr Hugh Kowarsky  photo Mr Hugh Kowarsky Partner
Ms Gitit Levin Grinberg  photo Ms Gitit Levin Grinberg Partner
Ms Michelle Liberman  photo Ms Michelle Liberman Partner
Mr Mordehay (Moti) Malca  photo Mr Mordehay (Moti) Malca Partner
Ms Meital Malkiel Wertheim  photo Ms Meital Malkiel Wertheim Partner
Mr Leor Meller  photo Mr Leor Meller Partner
Ms Inbal Miles Rachman  photo Ms Inbal Miles Rachman Partner
Mr Lior Mimon  photo Mr Lior Mimon Partner
Mr Leor Nouman  photo Mr Leor Nouman Partner
Mr Avi Ordo  photo Mr Avi Ordo Parner
Ms Hagar Pines  photo Ms Hagar Pines Partner
Ms Ronny Politi  photo Ms Ronny Politi Partner
Mr Ofir Pozner  photo Mr Ofir Pozner Partner
Mr Uriel Prinz  photo Mr Uriel Prinz Partner
Dr Asaf Rentsler  photo Dr Asaf Rentsler Partner
Ms Yael Rosenberg-Rubin  photo Ms Yael Rosenberg-Rubin Partner
Ms Perah Rossler  photo Ms Perah Rossler Partner
Mr Moti Saban  photo Mr Moti Saban Partner
Mr Keith Shaw photo Mr Keith Shaw Partner
Mr Benjamin (Benny) Sheffer  photo Mr Benjamin (Benny) Sheffer Partner
Ms Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel  photo Ms Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel Partner
Mr Tomer Sheuerman  photo Mr Tomer Sheuerman Partner
Mr Adi Shlomo  photo Mr Adi Shlomo Partner
Mr Amit Steinman  photo Mr Amit Steinman Partner
Mr Ran Vogel  photo Mr Ran Vogel Partner
Mr Phillip Waldoks photo Mr Phillip Waldoks Partner
Ms Shlomit Wallerstein  photo Ms Shlomit Wallerstein Partner
Ms Caroline Walsh  photo Ms Caroline Walsh Partner
Mr Guy Wertheim  photo Mr Guy Wertheim Partner
Ms Orit Yolles-Dabby  photo Ms Orit Yolles-Dabby Partner
Ms Miriam Zaltsman  photo Ms Miriam Zaltsman Partner
Mr Noam Zamir  photo Mr Noam Zamir Partner
Mr Yair Ziv photo Mr Yair Ziv Partner
Ms Eliya Zunz Koller  photo Ms Eliya Zunz Koller Partner
Number of lawyers : 168
Contacts : Tal Band
Contacts : Clifford Davis