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

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

Banking and finance Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co has close relationships with major local and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and credit card companies. The breadth of its client roster is matched by the depth of its practice, which spans syndicated lending, export finance, structured finance and regulatory work — it also continues to grow its profile in the developing area of factoring transactions. On the borrower side, the firm is a top choice for seasoned acquirers in leveraged finance deals, including recent work for Pathfinder Strategic Fund and Francisco Partners. Anthony Bloch chairs the group and is sought after for his senior experience in the area. Other key names are Clifford Davis, who had a busy year on the export financing and LBO fronts, and Michelle Liberman.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Bloch; Clifford Davis; Michelle Liberman

Testimonials

Anthony Bloch at Horowitz is extremely strong.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi Le’Israel

Israel Discount Bank

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Pathfinder Strategy Fund

Francisco Partners LP

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co's antitrust team handles a high volume of class actions and abuse of dominance cases concerning alleged anti-competitive behaviour, including price fixing and excessive pricing, for clients from across a broad range of sectors, including aviation, technology and banking. The group also has a strong standing in M&A requiring regulatory approval from the Competition Authority, and in acting for clients facing administrative orders imposed by the ICA. Hagai Doron successfully represented Sharp Corporation in a precedent-setting class action relating to allegations of conspiracy to fix prices for LCD panels. He is also defending Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in a case concerning the Competition Authority's declaration that the company is functioning as an oligopoly in the baby formula market. Associate Adi Amar advises large international and domestic corporates on M&A, joint ventures, abuse of dominance claims and many other critical regulatory matters. Gitit Levin Grinberg is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Hagai Doron; Sharon Daniele; Matan Sasson

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Procter & Gamble Co.

Booking.com BV

Nippon Yusen Kabshiki Kaisha

Israel Electric Corporation

Peugeot S.A.

British Airways

Hitachi-LG Data Storage

El Al Israel Airlines

Beiersdorf AG

Koch Industries

Aston Martin

Scania AB

Danfoss A/S

Sharp Corporation

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

General Electric Company

International Air Transport Association

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Yedioth Aharonot group

Reshet – Media Ltd.

Google

Barclays Bank plc

The Boeing Company

Cimsa Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S

Brother International Europe Ltd.

CMG Network

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

S. Horowitz & Co is considered throughout the market to be a standout litigation firm, and is one of the first points of contact for large multinationals facing class actions in Israel. In addition to its top-notch multinational client base, the team also represents major domestic corporates, and has extensive experience of a huge variety of product liability and consumer class actions, competition-related litigation, banking and market manipulation claims, environmental class actions, and insurance-related claims. It also represents clients including Teva in high-value derivative actions. Alex Hertman and Yehoshua Horesh are two of the team's senior figures; Hagai Doron and Uriel Prinz have been singled out as 'brilliant litigators'; and Asaf Rentsler is noted for his experience of class actions in the healthcare, retail, financial services and automotive sectors.

Practice head(s):

Alex Hertman; Hagai Doron; Asaf Rentsler

Testimonials

The service given is of the highest level.

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

The professional abilities of this firm are one-of-a-kind. The firm is unquestionably the best of any firm with which we have worked.

Key clients

Google (Including Waze Mobile)

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Israel Electric Corporation

Arison Investments

Scania AB

Procter & Gamble

Barclays Bank

Booking.com

British Airways

Honda Motor

Paz Oil Company

Maccabi Health Services

Shafir Structures & Industries (2002)

AIG Europe Limited and AIG Europe (Services)

Dexcel Pharma

IDB Development

Discount Investment Corporation

Israel Discount Bank

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co has a long-standing reputation as one of the leading firms in Israel's litigation market. The firm has enviable strengths in nearly every area of litigation, and is consistently instructed by the largest and most high-profile domestic companies as well as multinational corporates such as Google, which the firm represents in a litany of libel disputes and commercial claims. Another key area of strength is tender-related litigation, where the team is representing a Chinese company in multiple NIS1bn+ tenders. Joint practice heads Alex Hertman and Yehoshua Horesh are widely considered to be two of the country's best litigators; Ehud Arzi has expertise in banking and financial services litigation; Avi Ordo is best known for his work in IP litigation, but also handles tort claims; and Eliya Zunz Koller focuses on administrative law and environmental claims. Clients have also singled out partners Eran Bezalel and Ronen Brumer.

Practice head(s):

Alex Hertman; Yehoshua Horesh

Testimonials

Yehoshua Horesh, Ronen Bromer, and Eran Bezalel are very professional and brilliant litigators.

At any time they can put together a big team of ten or more lawyers, maybe five of which will be in the top 40 litigators in Israel.

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Paz Oil Company

KAN – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp.

Google

CRRC, Changchun Railway Vehicles

The Phoenix Insurance Company

Oron Group Investments & Holdings

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Minrav Group/Minrav Engineering and Construction

Property and Building Corp.

The First International Bank of Israel

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

Readymix Industries (Israel)

The Weizmann Institute of Science and Yeda Research & Development

Maccabi Healthcare Services

Cim Lustigman Enterprises & Construction

Hadassah the Women’s Zionist Organization of America

The Histadrut

Discount Investment Corporation

Derech Eretz Highways (1997)

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

A force in the life sciences field, S. Horowitz & Co advises major industry participants on a diverse mix of commercial, regulatory and contentious matters. In particular, the firm leverages its strong IP offering to provide expertise in licensing and distribution agreements, as well as IP litigation. The ‘professional, attentive and accurate’ team also leans on other departments in the firm to provide supplementary expertise in product liability, class actions and technology transfers. The multi-disciplinary practice is led jointly by Dovev Apel, who specialises in advising life sciences companies on IP issues, and IP chair Tal Band. Litigator Asaf Rentsler is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tal Band; Dovev Apel

Testimonials

The team has a lot of knowledge in a very unique field.’

The team is professional, attentive and accurate. Perfect case management, efficiency and availability.’

Dovev Apel is smart, professional, attentive and accurate.

 

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.

Shire International GmbH

Humacyte Inc.

Novocure Inc.

Hadassah Medical Organization

Allergan Inc.

Perrigo UK Finco Limited Partnership and Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Arterys

Smith & Nephew

SelfCare Pro

Indena S.p.A.

Forever Living Products (Israel) Limited

Perfetti Van Melle

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

Insurance Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co's 'top-class group of litigation specialists' represents major international and domestic insurance companies in corporate and commercial disputes, major class actions, subrogation claims and claims relating to professional negligence, medical negligence and personal injury. The group also has experience handling transactional and regulatory work in the insurance space. In recent work. Avi Ordo, whose particular areas of expertise include product liability and professional liability, is defending HDI-Gerling Industries Verischerung in various damages claims arising from major accidents at work. Alex Hertman and Ehud Arzi are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Alex Hertman; Ehud Arzi; Avi Ordo

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I have worked with partners Alex Hertman and Noam Zamir,  as well as Lioz Epstein and Shlomit Wallerstein. They are all very able tacticians who provide clear and succinct advice. The work product is extremely thorough.’

Key clients

The Phoenix Insurance Company Limited

AIG Europe Limited, AIG Europe (Services) Limited

HDI Gerling

Allianz

Marsh Ltd.

Maccabi Health Services

SPX Cooling Technologies Belgium

Hadassah Medical Organization

Ackerstein Industries Ltd.

Technolite Limited

Tridonic

KodKod Marketing Ltd.

Intellectual property: disputes Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is known throughout the market for its formidable litigation practice, and that reputation extends to IP litigation, where the team handles high-profile patent, trade mark, and copyright disputes across a range of key sectors including defence, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, media and telecoms. The department is headed by Tal Band, who is highly rated by clients and peers, and represents Teva in myriad patent oppositions and service invention cases. Avi Ordo is most active in trade mark litigation, and has been identified as 'second to none' by his international clients. Ran Vogel and Dovev Apel are also recommended, and Yair Ziv has been identified as a standout younger partner.

Practice head(s):

Tal Band

Testimonials

The firm offers the highest level of IP services.

In my view, Avi Ordo is a unique master in IP law. If you want to win a case, you better have Avi at your side. I will always contact him again if the need arises.

A great team, which gave me a lot of confidence.

Key clients

Google and Waze Mobile

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Allergan

NBC Universal

Universal City Studios

Dream Works Animations

Toyota Motor Corporation

Lego Juris

Simplivia Healthcare

Smart Shooter Limited

Perrigo UK Finco Limited Partnership

Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Limited

Raytheon Company

Ramot at Tel-Aviv University

Tel-Aviv University

Anheuser-Busch InBev

DecoArt

Iscar Limited

Yeda Research and Development Limited

Weizmann Institute of Science

Partner Communications Company Limited

Pelephone Communications Limited

Cellcom Israel Limited

Indena

THALES Group

Bird Aerosystems

Verint Systems

Telecoms and media Tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co is a popular choice for large media and digital media companies to defend them in class actions. The group's broader offering includes handling major M&A deals and corporate agreements, advising media and telecoms clients seeking to obtain permits and licensing rights from regulatory bodies and assisting companies with bids for major commercial tenders. Hagai Doron represents television and radio broadcasters, cable franchisees, internet content providers and newspapers, among others, with notable expertise advising on tenders issued by the Ministry of Communications for broadcasting licences. Associate Nir Ogolnik specialises in advising media and telecoms clients on regulatory matters, including alleged breach of privacy.

Practice head(s):

Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Yedioth Aharonot Group

Reshet-Media

Netex

Google LLC. and Google Israel

Hot Group

Waze Ltd.

Citynet Inc (operates a website and One Sport channel)

Procter & Gamble

B Communications Ltd. (TASE: BCOM, NASDAQ: BCOM)

KAN – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corp.

IBM

Walla Communications

Soul Radio LTD

ADD Content Agency

CMG

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co is hailed for its ‘stunning ability to get the deal done’. The firm houses a broad corporate and M&A practice, which draws on its wider full-service offering to provide complementary sector expertise in financial services, life sciences and communications. It is also well known for its experience in cross-border transactions, particularly involving the US and UK. Clifford Davis co-chairs the international corporate group and is ‘exceptionally imaginative and articulate’. Amit Steinman and Shlomi Delgo are highlighted together for their ‘many years of experience’ and Keith Shaw is ‘highly talented’.

Practice head(s):

Clifford Davis; Amit Steinman

Testimonials

‘Certain firms cannot see the wood from the trees and tend to get hung up on arcane pieces of law and have very poor turn around of documents. The lawyers at Horowitz cut through this – they know how to negotiate, know the law, and are willing to get their hands dirty by working all hours to get the job done.’

‘Every task, even the most residual one, is performed with the highest attention to details and in a structured and orderly manner. (It is very clear that the company has a structured code of conduct that all its lawyers are committed to.)’

What sets this firm apart is its commercial common sense and stunning ability to get the deal done.’

The firm brings relevant domain experts to bear on elements of a transaction, and rapidly spins them up to deliver an integrated service to the client.’

S.Horowitz’s collective speed, flexibility and responsiveness (at all hours of the day & night) are particularly impressive. I have recommended the firm extensively to others, and look forward to working with them again.’

Clifford Davis is an exceptionally good lawyer and commercially alert.’

It helps that Clifford (at least) has a good understanding of UK and US law, not just Israeli law.’

Stand out partner is Clifford Davis. Beyond superb. Always there with a smile and solution. Exceptionally imaginative and articulate.’

The stand out feature is that when there are tricky negotiations and an impasse has arisen, like a magician with a white rabbit, Clifford manages to come up with a commercial solution acceptable to both sides, which protects me, the client!

In addition to being a top-notch legal mind, Clifford’s creative, persistent and commercially-minded problem-solving is exceptional.’

When faced with a stumbling block, the prototypical lawyer will tell you all the reasons that something can’t be done. Clifford, however, will rapidly develop multiple solutions, not just to how the problem can be solved, but with a thoughtful eye towards maximising pragmatic business outcomes.’

Amit Steinman and Shlomi Delgo are both highly professional, reliable and affable to work with. They have many years of experience and a lot of legal and business knowledge.’

Keith Shaw is a highly talented lawyer. He is exceptionally responsive, creative and has brought a highly pragmatic approach to the work that he did for us.’

Key clients

Francisco Partners

TA Associates

Thompson Street Capital Partners

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)

RhythmOne PLC

AIG EUROPE LIMITED

B Communications Ltd.

Pangea Group

Danaher Corporation

Viacom Media Networks

Cardinal Health

IIF – Israel Infrastructure Fund

Booking.com

Moody’s Investors Relations

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co

Bank Hapoalim

Isracard

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Clal Insurance Ltd.

General Electric

Becton Dickinson and Co

Zimmer GmbH

Groupe Rocher

Paz Oil Company

BullGuard Ltd.

PCCW Global

Ambridge Europe Limited

Strauss Water Ltd.

Wobi Insurance Agency

Gladston Group Holdings LLC

Minrav Holding Ltd.

Israeli Electric Company (IEC)

Ethiopian Magical Farm

Employment Tier 2

The ‘very loyal and dedicated’ team at S. Horowitz & Co leverages the wider firm’s first-class dispute resolution offering to shine in contentious employment matters, with strong experience before Israeli labour courts, arbitration tribunals and mediation boards. The group also advises on non-contentious matters, including regulatory compliance, corporate advisory work and immigration. Department head Shoshana Gavish is held up as ‘one of the best in Israel’ and has a strong track record in advising clients in the healthcare, education and hi-tech sectors. Ofir Pozner is ‘very experienced’.

Practice head(s):

Shoshana Gavish

Testimonials

The employment team at S. Horowitz & Co. is very experienced and professional in the field of private labour law, as well as collective labour law.’

The lawyers on the team are very loyal and dedicated to their clients. As a result, the department has excellent clients who remain loyal to their services for many years.’

Professional, up-to-date lawyers, with long experience in the field of labour law.

Shoshana Gavish, head of the employment department, is a great lawyer and one of the best in Israel.

Shoshana Gavish is an expert, with many years of experience.’

Shoshana Gavish – a good colleague to consult with, with up-to-date and wide knowledge.’

Shoshana Gavish and Ofir Pozner are very experienced and serious as lawyers and as litigators.

Key clients

Hadassah Medical Organization

Haifa Port Company Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

The British Council

The British Embassy

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

The Weizmann Institute

Final Group

Thomson Reuters Israel Ltd.

HaMossad LeBituach Leumi

Cardinal Health

The Academic College – Ramat-Gan

iAngels Crowd Ltd.

Beiersdorf AG, BEI

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Sabre Booking.com – subsidiary of booking.com holdings

Gitam BBDO

Israel Cancer Association

Trend Micro

Redwood International Sports

Brimag Systems Ltd. and Brimag Service Ltd. / Brimag Digital Age (TASE: BRMG)

Energy Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co has a deep-seated reputation for 'professional excellence' and 'prudent advice' on large-scale project finance and development, energy-related government tenders and corporate energy transactions. Of particular note, the team is a key adviser to the Israel Electric Corporation, which it is advising on the tender sales of several state-owned power plants as part of the privatisation of the country's energy market. The firm also distinguishes itself by its market-leading dispute resolution team, which represents major energy companies such as Paz Oil Company. Yehoshua Horesh and Eran Bezalel are key contacts for energy and infrastructure disputes; Aharon Bloch advises bank lenders on project finance transactions; Shlomi Delgo has experience corporate transactions in the energy space; and Benny Sheffer specialises in infrastructure development projects.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

Trusted advisor, commitment and involvement are unique with professional skills and high levels of expertise in our business issues.

Mr Horesh the leading partner is a leader committed to my company interests and goals and share our values. Horowitz is known for their professional excellence and prudent behavior and Mr. Horesh’s team is to my judgment the best.

Vast knowledge, very responsive, every task, even the most residual one, is performed with the highest attention to details and in a structured and orderly manner (It is very clear that the company has a structured code of conduct that all its lawyers are committed to). S Horowitz & Co is one of the two best law firms we have been working with in Israel and probably the most professional one.

The primary lawyers we have dealt with are Adv. Amit Steinman and Adv. Shlomi Delgo. 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.

Key clients

Paz Oil Company

Syndication of lenders led by Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

Israel Electric Corporation

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Minrav Holding

Solelaben EPC Ashalim

Bank Hapoalim

Super NG Natural Gas Distribution Company

Electra, Solel Boneh – Pumped Storage Gilboa

Apollo Power

IVM – Minrav Sadyt

Infrastructure Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co has considerable strengths in banking and finance, litigation, construction, and administrative law, skill sets that all contribute to the firm's ability to handle mega-project financing and development matters. Key names on the lender side include Clifford Davis, who specialises in international transactions and has experience in export credit financing, and Aharon Bloch and Michelle Liberman, who acted for the lenders in relation to the Jerusalem LRT BOT, Israel's only operating light railway project. Names to note for bidders and project companies include Benjamin Sheffer, who is acting for an international bidder in  tender for the design and construction of an additional line on the Tel Aviv LRT, and Eran Bezalel, who is involved in a number of large projects related to the Cross-Israel Highway.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Bloch; Michelle Liberman; Benjamin Sheffer; Eran Bezalel

Key clients

Israel Electric Corporation

IVM – Minrav Sadyt (IVM)

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Minrav Engineering and Construction

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi Le Israel

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Israel Discount Bank

Minrav Holdings

Impresa Pizzarotti

SC Western Segment’s Construction

Electra

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co has strengths across the spectrum of IP work including litigation, trade mark portfolio management and development, and commercial licensing and transactional matters. The team advises major rights holders such as Teva on various trade mark licensing deals, and has particular specialism in acting for academic commercialisation bodies and research and development institutions. Practice head Aharon Bloch handles a litany of licensing matters for the commercialisation arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Keith Shaw also has expertise in acting for TTOs and academic institutions. Also recommended are Avi Ordo and Dovev Apel, who advise on a range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Bloch

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Yeda Research and Development Company

Dexcel

Lime and Stone Production Company

K.I. Research Institute

Planning and zoning Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co's planning and zoning practice is a key name for land expropriation disputes. The team's expertise also extends to disputes with regulators in the field in addition to advisory planning and zoning work. Amir Caspari, whose expertise encompasses all aspects of planning, regeneration and development of land and construction law, is part of a larger team acting for 150 rights holders on the joint development of the Kikar HaMedina square, consisting of 345 units in three luxury towers. Associate Moshe Ashkenazi frequently represents major companies in disputes regarding land use and planning, construction and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Amir Caspari; Asaf Rentsler

Other key lawyers:

Amir Caspair; Moshe Ashkenazi

Testimonials

‘The service given is of the highest level. The first thing to point out is uncompromising professionalism of the team, coupled with the highest level of skill.’

‘The professional abilities of the firm are one of a kind, and no other firm matches them.’

‘Amir Caspari is an expert in the field.’

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina landowners

The Gate To Israel Ltd.

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 and 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.

Tax Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co's tax practice is particularly dominant in the field of real estate and infrastructure, where it represent clients in VAT disputes, tax assessments and municipal tax liability claims, as well as providing general tax structuring advice. Other work includes assisting with cross-border tax structuring during corporate transactions; acting for individuals in voluntary disclosure cases; and advising fintech clients on the tax aspects of ICOs. Leor Nouman, who serves as co-chairman of the Real Estate Taxation Committee and as chairman of the Tax Committee of the Israel Bar Association, and Ophir Kaplan are key names. Associate Zmira Arbel is also of note due to her work for multinational and domestic companies in relation to corporate tax, M&A, real estate transactions and many other areas.

Practice head(s):

Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Flying Cargo Group

Perrigo Group (PRGP)

Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh Infrastructure Ltd (TASE: SKBN)

Arkin Group

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Dubek Group

Delek US

I.V.M. Minrav Sadyt

Veolia Group (EPA: VIE)

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.

Safe Charge Group

Transport Tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co’s transport practice spans the aviation, rail and auto industries, with clients including airlines, satellite operators, suppliers of rolling stock, and suppliers of travel-related services. Department co-head Hugh Kowarsky is noted for his aviation expertise and, alongside fellow co-head Eyal Doron, recently represented British Airways and Ryanair in contentious matters. The group also advises on market regulation, corporate finance transactions and infrastructure development.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Kowarsky; Eyal Doron

Key clients

Ryanair DAC

British Airways

El Al Israeli Airlines

S.C Blue Air Airline Management Solutions SRL

IATA (International Air Transport Association)

Changchun Railway Vehicles. LTD

SC Western Segment’s Construction L.P.

Minrav Holdings Ltd. (TASE: MNRV)

Oron Group Holdings & Investments Ltd.

Magnezi Group Ltd.

Ramet Ltd. (Through holder of controlling interest in El-Har Engineering & construction Ltd. and Kardan Real Estate Enterprise & Development Ltd.)

Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh

China Motors Ltd.

Aero Handling Ltd.

Public Joint Stock Company “Center for cargo container traffic”

“TransContainer”

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Scania

Ashdod Port Company

Flying Cargo Ltd

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim BM

SmartLynx Airlines

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia

Capital markets Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co has particular strength handling bond offerings on the Tase for clients in the real estate sector, and M&A for publicly listed companies across a range of industries, including those active in the pharmaceutical and medical cannabis fields. The group's broader caseload consists of private placements of shares, where it acts for issuers, and advising companies on a long-running basis on all aspects of their securities and corporate law matters, from liaising with the Israel Securities Authority to complying with disclosure requirements. Guy Firer and Amir Assali jointly head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Guy Firer; Amir Assali

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Sano Bruno’s Enterprises Ltd.

Brimag Digital Age Ltd.

Minrav Projects Ltd.

Herodium Investments Ltd

Issta Lines Israel Students Travel Company Ltd.

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co. Ltd.

Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd.

MRR – Thirteen Limited

Apollo Power Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Publicis Groupe SA

Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

B Communications Ltd.

Coral Reef Technology Ltd.

Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co is a 'professional and practical' firm with an impressive corporate client base and a market-leading reputation for litigation of all kinds. The white-collar crime group is led by Pnina Sheffer-Emmanuel, who is rated for her 'outstanding familiarity with, and profound expertise in, her field of practice'. Well versed in domestic regulation and compliance ranging from antitrust and taxation to sensitive issues of national security, the team advises domestic and international corporates on one-off issues concerning potential criminal offences, as well as on the establishment of company-wide compliance policies. The team is also regularly involved in criminal investigations covering fraud tax evasion, securities offences and bribery and corruption. Yehoshua Horesh is a standout partner in the wider litigation team.

Practice head(s):

Pnina Sheffer-Emmanuel; Yehoshua Horesh

Testimonials

Adv. Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel possesses outstanding familiarity with, and profound expertise in, her field of practice. Her qualities are reflected by focused, pragmatic and professional counselling, making her and the team an exceptional panel of experts whose valuable support is often second to none while setting a peak standard for legal services.

Characterised by professionalism, expertise, availability, responsiveness, focus and practicality.

Key clients

ThyssenKrupp

Baker & McKenzie

Lex Mundi

Leonardo

Iscar

Denso Corporation

Kitov Pharma

Magnezi Group

IVM Minrav Sadyt

WOBI

AVT

Tahal Group

Trafigura Group

Friedenson

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

The team at S. Horowitz & Co provides 'clear and concise advice' to venture capital funds and corporate investors, academic institutions, entrepreneurs and tech companies involved in a variety of industries, including fintech, cyber security, healthcare, food-tech and sports-tech. The practice group is led by Mordehay Malca, who acts for every type of tech-sector participant, from company founders to international technology companies; he also has experience in offshore and onshore fund formation. Amit Steinman specialises in equity deals and other investment transactions, acting for VCs, private equity investors and financing institutions; and Clifford Davis and Keith Shaw are rated for achieving 'perfect outcomes' that are 'beyond expectation'.

Practice head(s):

Mordehay Malca

Testimonials

Very responsive, providing clear, commercial advice.

The team is professional in terms of legal advice. They helped to close the deal in a timely manner. They supported us regardless of the time zone difference. Their expertise in both English language and local laws (Israeli law) helped us a lot.

Mr Clifford Davis and and his colleague Mr Keith Shaw are both professional and helpful. They always provide helpful and timely responses. Given the complexity of our deal, they worked to a perfect standard and the outcome was beyond our expectations.

Key clients

Final Group

Medial Research Group

Gladston Group Holdings

Orbbec 3D Technology International

Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceuticals

Zen Protocol

DocAuthority

Koito Manufacturing

Sayata Labs

Buyers Edge Platform

SafeCharge International Group

Coral Reef Technologies

Alpha Trading

Yeda Research and Development

Sonae IM

K.I. Research Institute

Spring Ventures

Real estate and construction Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co's sizeable team acts for developers and rights holders on commercial and residential projects in Israel, including purchasing agreements concerning land and property holdings, financing arrangements and investments in real estate companies. Avigail Kastiel has broad expertise in urban renewals, infrastructure, power and energy projects. He is part of a team advising the rights holders on the joint development of a residential project that will include over 450 units in three luxury towards in Tel Aviv. Noa Glazer-Becher focuses on real estate joint ventures and the various corporate aspects of construction projects. Leor Nouman is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avigail Kastiel; Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The service given is of the highest level. The first thing to point out is the uncompromising professionalism, coupled with the highest level of skill and competence, possessed by the team.’

Avigail Kastiel is a brilliant lawyer with a deep understanding of the market.

‘The S Horowitz team whom we work with have a deep knowledge both of all the relevant legal issues and of the business environment in which we operate.’

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina landowners

Minrav Holdings Ltd (TASE: MNRV)

Megureit Israel Ltd (TASE: MGRT)

Minrav Projects Ltd. (TASE: MNPR)

Afcon Constructions Ltd. (TASE: AFHL)

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Paz Oil Company (TASE: PZOL)

Bank Hapoalim Ltd. (TASE: POLI)

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

Ofarom BaSharon Ltd.

Right Owners of property located in Shefer St, Tel Aviv

Shoval Management & Investments Ltd.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Hadassah the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (“HWZOA”)

Right Owners of property located at 31st Shabazi St , Tel Aviv

Liad Development and Holdings Ltd.

H. Meitar Ltd.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co has particular expertise acting for major banks as creditors in insolvency proceedings but also represents distressed companies in voluntary liquidation proceedings, advises clients on rehabilitation and refinancing arrangements, and handles high-value receiverships. Ran Feldman represents creditors and debtors in insolvency cases, often through appointments to act as a liquidator. Ran, together with Ehud Arzi and Shlomi Delgo, is acting for Bank Hapoalim in several proceedings relating to the recovery of loans with an accumulative value of $250m. Michelle Liberman is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ehud Arzi; Michelle Liberman; Ran Feldman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim Ltd. (TASE: POLI)

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd. (TASE: MZTF)

Warner Bros. Entertainment Netherland B.V

American Apparel Retail (Israel) Ltd.

Tamarins Ltd.

Liquidators of the Angel Group

Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (TASE: DSCT)

Bank Leumi

The Weizmann Institute of Science and Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd.

Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

In Israel's market of large full-service firms, S. Horowitz & Co has one of the leading IP teams. Known throughout the market for its expertise in IP disputes, including proceedings before the registrar, the team also handles the non-contentious side of trade mark management and prosecution for international corporates developing their IP rights in Israel. The team is managed by Avi Ordo, 'a very strong critical thinker', who is instructed by multinationals including DreamWorks and Anheuser-Busch, and also handles global trade mark strategy for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. IP litigator Tal Band heads the wider IP practice. Other key figures include Dovev Apel and Moran Katz, who is most active in IP enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Avi Ordo

Testimonials

The team manages our trademark portfolio, supports us regarding the protection of our marks and represents us in disputes related to intellectual property issues.

Ordo and his team are also very strong critical thinkers and have a solid understanding of the need for cost containment.

The team is quite efficient in prosecuting applications and oppositions in the Israeli TM Office. Their work is superb.

Among our foreign correspondents, Avi Ordo, who manages the S. Horowitz trade mark practice, is clearly our leading counselor on trade mark matters in Israel and very frankly, worldwide.

Throughout over seven years of working together on trade mark prosecution and dispute matters, we have had excellent service and advice from Avi Ordo and his team.

Compared to other firms, we find S. Horowitz to be more involved and concerned regarding client matters and we find them to be very reasonably priced.

Key clients

DreamWorks Animation

Universal City Studios

NBC Universal Media

Allergan

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Toyota Motor Corporation

Anheuser-Busch

Sociedad Anónima Damm

UHU gMBh & Co.

AROMA Espresso Bar

Pelephone Communications

OshKosh B’Gosh

Nu Skin Enterprises

Paz Oil Company

Club Hotel Management (1996)

Sano Brunos Enterprises

Sensio

Daniel Wellington

Tempur-Pedic International

Raytheon Company

Lego Juris

Tel Aviv University

Baidu Europe

Health-Ade

JBROS

Smartair TLV

Paris Presents Incorporated

Ingredion Incorporated

WOBI – Insurance Agency

Double Shoot

U.S. Robotics Corporation

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Zakrytoe aktsionernoe obshchestvo Stavropolsky broyler

Odyssey Re Holdings

Kleemann

Specsavers

Isracard

Milk & Honey Distillery

Element AI

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Weizmann Institute of Science (Davidson Institute of Science Education)

Palladio Beauty Group

Anita Glida

Delek US Holdings

Mediseen e-Health

Princess Yachts

Grow Solutions

Ecopoxy

Super Brands Company

Sillajen

Subaru Corporation

New Age Industries

Pacific Pharmaceuticals

Haifa Port Company

Journey Ventures

E.M. Chef Line

Corn Products Development

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 EMEA Legal 500 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 alexh@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670629
Dispute resolution Yehoshua Horesh evelinb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670618
Dispute resolution Ehud Artzi ehuda@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Corporate and commercial Clifford Davis cliffordd@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Corporate and commercial Amit Steinman amits@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670844
Mergers and acquisitions Clifford Davis cliffordd@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Mergers and acquisitions Amit Steinman amits@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670844
Banking and finance Ehud Arzi ehuda@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Banking and finance Anthony (Aharon) Bloch anthonyb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Competition Hagai Doron hagaid@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Competition Gitit Levin-Grinberg gititl@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Capital markets and securities Guy Firer guyf@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670868
Capital markets and securities Amir Assali amir.assali@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670868
Energy and natural resources Anthony Bloch anthonyb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Energy and natural resources Michelle Liberman michellel@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Energy and natural resources Benjamin Sheffer benjamins@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Energy and natural resources Eran Bezalel eranbe@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670772
Venture capital – hi-tech Amit Steinman amits@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670844
Venture capital – hi-tech Mordehay Malca motim@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670646
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Tal Band talb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670633
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Noam Blei noamb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670876
Life sciences and pharmaceuticals Anthony (Aharon) Bloch anthonyb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Anthony (Aharon) Bloch anthonyb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Michelle Liberman michellel@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Project finance and infrastructure Benjamin Sheffer benjamins@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Project finance and infrastructure Eran Bezalel eranbe@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670772
Intellectual property Tal Band talb@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670633
Intellectual property Avi Ordo avio@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670876
Tax Leor Nouman leorn@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670838
Telecoms and media Hagai Doron hagaid@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Commercial property Avigail Kastiel avigailk@s-horowitz.com 972.3.5670628
Commercial property Amir Caspari amirc@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670618
Insurance Ehud Arzi ehuda@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Insurance Alex Hertman alexh@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670629
Class actions Alex Hertman alexh@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670629
Class actions Hagai Doron hagaid@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Class actions Dr Asaf Rentsler asafr@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670646
Planning and construction Dr Asaf Rentsler asafr@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670646
Restructuring and insolvency Michelle Liberman michellel@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670631
Restructuring and insolvency Ehud Arzi ehuda@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670614
Transportation Hugh Kowarsky hughk@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670646
Transportation Eyal Doron eyald@s-horowitz.com +972.3.5670628
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Dovev Apel  photo Mr Dovev Apel
Mr Ehud Arzi  photo Mr Ehud Arzi
Mr Amir Assali  photo Mr Amir Assali
Mr Evyatar Azulay  photo Mr Evyatar Azulay
Mr Tal Band  photo Mr Tal Band
Mr Amit Becher  photo Mr Amit Becher
Mr Ohad Ben-Yehuda  photo Mr Ohad Ben-Yehuda
Mr Eran Bezalel  photo Mr Eran Bezalel
Mr Noam Blei  photo Mr Noam Blei
Mr Aharon Anthony Bloch  photo Mr Aharon Anthony Bloch
Mr Ronen Brumer  photo Mr Ronen Brumer
Mr Amir Caspari  photo Mr Amir Caspari
Mr Clifford Davis  photo Mr Clifford Davis
Mr Shlomi Delgo  photo Mr Shlomi Delgo
Mr Eyal Doron  photo Mr Eyal Doron
Mr Hagai Doron  photo Mr Hagai Doron
Mr Ran Feldman  photo Mr Ran Feldman
Mr Guy Firer  photo Mr Guy Firer
Mr Shay Gimelstein  photo Mr Shay Gimelstein
Mr Nicolas Gips  photo Mr Nicolas Gips
Ms Noa Glazer-Becher  photo Ms Noa Glazer-Becher
Mr Alex Hertman  photo Mr Alex Hertman
Mr Yehoshua (Shuki) Horesh  photo Mr Yehoshua (Shuki) Horesh
Mr Avner Itzhaki  photo Mr Avner Itzhaki
Mr Ophir Kaplan  photo Mr Ophir Kaplan
Ms Avigail Kastiel  photo Ms Avigail Kastiel
Ms Moran Katz  photo Ms Moran Katz
Mr Gilad Katz  photo Mr Gilad Katz
Mr Hugh Kowarsky  photo Mr Hugh Kowarsky
Ms Gitit Levin Grinberg  photo Ms Gitit Levin Grinberg
Ms Michelle Liberman  photo Ms Michelle Liberman
Mr Mordehay (Moti) Malca  photo Mr Mordehay (Moti) Malca
Ms Meital Malkiel Wertheim  photo Ms Meital Malkiel Wertheim
Ms Inbal Miles Rachman  photo Ms Inbal Miles Rachman
Mr Lior Mimon  photo Mr Lior Mimon
Mr Leor Nouman  photo Mr Leor Nouman
Mr Avi Ordo  photo Mr Avi Ordo
Ms Hagar Pines  photo Ms Hagar Pines
Mr Ofir Pozner  photo Mr Ofir Pozner
Mr Uriel Prinz  photo Mr Uriel Prinz
Dr Asaf Rentsler  photo Dr Asaf Rentsler
Ms Yael Rosenberg-Rubin  photo Ms Yael Rosenberg-Rubin
Ms Perah Rossler  photo Ms Perah Rossler
Mr Moti Saban  photo Mr Moti Saban
 Keith Shaw photo Keith Shaw
Mr Benjamin (Benny) Sheffer  photo Mr Benjamin (Benny) Sheffer
Ms Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel  photo Ms Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel
Mr Tomer Sheuerman  photo Mr Tomer Sheuerman
Mr Amit Steinman  photo Mr Amit Steinman
Mr Ran Vogel  photo Mr Ran Vogel
Mr Phillip (Phil) Waldoks  photo Mr Phillip (Phil) Waldoks
Ms Shlomit Wallerstein  photo Ms Shlomit Wallerstein
Mr Guy Wertheim  photo Mr Guy Wertheim
Ms Orit Yolles-Dabby  photo Ms Orit Yolles-Dabby
Mr Noam Zamir  photo Mr Noam Zamir
 Yair Ziv photo Yair Ziv
Ms Eliya Zunz Koller  photo Ms Eliya Zunz Koller
Number of lawyers : 168
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