Mr Aharon Anthony Bloch > S. Horowitz & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Banking and corporate finance Banking and finance Biotech Commercial Transactions Corporate and commercial Mergers and acquisitions Project finance Technology transfer Venture capital and Private Equity Banks and financial institutions Energy and natural resources Government and defence

Position

Partner

Career

Aharon Bloch (formerly Anthony Bloch) heads the commercial department at S. Horowitz & CO, specialising in cross-border and domestic banking and financing and corporate law. Described by Chambers Global as being a “brilliant lawyer and skillful negotiator with outstanding commercial acumen”, Aharon’s practice spans the financing of national infrastructure and corporate projects, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and trading activities for major multinationals and Israeli conglomerates.

He advises Israeli and international borrowers, lenders and investors on all aspects of financing, including syndicated and non-syndicated loans, refinancing, acquisitions, mergers, corporate, asset and project finance.

Aharon’s corporate/M&A, acquisition and project finance transactions cover an extensive array of business sectors such as satellite communication, telecom and mobile telephony, hi-tech, chemicals, energy, food and beverage, automotive parts, electrical goods, packaging, and insurance.

Aharon also has more than twenty-five years of experience in representing Israeli academic institutions in their technology transfer agreements and the commercialisation of their intellectual property.

Prior to joining S. Horowitz & Co., Aharon was a founding partner of the London office of Mallinicks (a leading South African law firm, now part of Webber Wentzel).

Languages

English Hebrew Afrikaans

Memberships

 Israel Bar, 1992 South African Bar, 1988

Education

University of Cape Town, South Africa, LL.M. with distinction, (1991) University of Cape Town, South Africa, LL.B. cum laude, (1985)University of Cape Town, South Africa, B. Business Science with honours, (1983)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Infrastructure

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.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

(Leading individuals)

Aharon BlochS. Horowitz & Co

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.