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S. HOROWITZ HOUSE, 31 AHAD HAAM STREET, TEL AVIV 65202, ISRAEL
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Israel

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Copossesses invaluable knowledge’ of real estate and project finance transactions, complex refinancing, asset and export finance,e and banking litigation. Michelle Liberman and Anthony Bloch have extensive experience in cross-border finance transactions, and Ehud Arzi specialises in banking litigation. Clifford Davis assisted Pathfinder, as mezzanine and senior lender, with facilities provided to ECI Telecom.

Leading individuals

Anthony Bloch - S. Horowitz & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

The team at S. Horowitz & Co handles debt and equity transactions domestically and in foreign markets. Led by Amir Assali and Guy Firer, the team advised Minrav Holdings on a series of public and private debt offerings and assisted Minrav Projects with its NIS132m IPO.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co handles M&A in highly regulated industries such as energy and infrastructure, online gaming and life sciences. Clifford Davis acted for General Electric in its acquisition of Alstom’s energy assets. Amit Steinman advised Cardinal Health on its $6.1bn acquisition of certain Medtronic business operations. The team also handles private equity transactions for clients such as CMC Capital Partners HK.

Leading individuals

Clifford Davis - S. Horowitz & Co

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Competition/antitrust
Competition/antitrust - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co demonstrates ‘vast industry knowledge’ marrying ‘commercial and litigious thinking’, but most importantly is ‘highly respected by regulatory agencies’. Hagai Doron and Gitit Levin Grinberg provide comprehensive Israeli antitrust advice to Teva, Procter & Gamble and General Electric. Yehoshua Horesh is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Hagai Doron - S. Horowitz & Co

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co is instructed by corporates, employers’ unions and government entities and has experience in labour and employment disputes, corporate advisory work and multijurisdictional transactions. Shoshana Gavish is advising Haifa Port Company on numerous employment issues, including various disputes.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co is regularly involved in Israel’s largest transport infrastructure projects, handles corporate transactions involving energy assets and also has experience in infrastructure litigation. Benjamin Sheffer acts for a multinational JV on the construction of the Red Line in Tel Aviv. Anthony Bloch and Michelle Liberman are other contacts.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co’s healthcare capabilities are wide ranging, covering the gamut of corporate transactions and commercial agreements, litigation and regulatory and legislative counselling, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. Headed by Tal Band and Dovev Apel, the department acts for Teva, Maccabi Healthcare Services and The Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Society of the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel.

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Hi-tech, start-ups
Hi-tech, start-ups - ranked: tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co is ‘highly recommended’ by tech companies and investors and is especially active in the medical and defence sectors. Led by Mordehay Malca, the team advises iAngels Crowd, a crowdfunding platform that connects investors to Israeli start-ups. Associate Miriam Zaltsman is also recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

The service provided by S. Horowitz & Co’s insurance group is ‘characterised by immediate responses, in-depth legal assessments and clear recommendations’. The team, which includes Alex Hertman, Ehud Arzi and Avi Ordo, handles a huge variety of insurance litigation.

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Investment and venture capital funds
Investment and venture capital funds - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co provides a ‘highly professional’ service to a variety of private equity and venture capital funds in domestic and cross-border financing and acquisition transactions. The ‘timely and professionalAmit Steinman advised Israel Infrastructure Fund on a series of transactions with Dalia Energies Power. Mordehay Malca acts for hedge fund managers including Coral Reef Technologies.

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Planning and construction
Planning and construction - ranked: tier 3

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co’s ‘thorough and professional’ department has particular expertise in planning disputes. Indeed, Amir Caspari represents Paz Oil in a Supreme Court appeal concerning compensation for impairment under Israeli planning and building law. Asaf Rentsler heads the practice.

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Real estate: transactions
Real estate: transactions - ranked: tier 4

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co provides a ‘quick and accurate service’ to land rights holders, occupiers and construction companies. Avigail Kastiel works with Minhal Megurim Israel. Amir Caspari is another key figure in the team.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co has a very active team handling creditor arrangements in connection with large insolvencies and debt restructurings. Ran Feldman represents Reshet Media and Paz Oil Company in Mega Retail Group’s debt arrangements. Ehud Arzi and Michelle Liberman are other contacts.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

The tax group at S. Horowitz & Co is noted for its ‘professionalism, integrity and out-of-the-box thinking’. Practice head Leor Nouman is ‘invaluable’ in disputes with the ITA and handles transactional and advisory mandates for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Veolia Group and Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh Infrastructure. Ophir Kaplan is also ‘impressive’.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

Led by Hagai Doron, S. Horowitz & Co advises some of Israel’s largest telecoms and media companies on a host of regulatory and legislative matters and handles contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP issues. Key clients include Hot Telecommunication Group, Google, Yediot Aharonot and Waze.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co handles asset finance, disputes and regulatory compliance in the aviation sector and is involved in numerous transport infrastructure projects. Hugh Kowarsky and Eyal Doron represent foreign air carriers such as British Airways in litigation.

Leading individuals

Hugh Kowarsky - S. Horowitz & Co

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co has expertise in class actions concerning financial services, banking and securities, follow-on antitrust claims, tort and consumer protection, environmental issues and insurance. Hagai Doron represented Sharp Corporation in a follow-on claim in the Supreme Court regarding the global LCD panel cartel. Alex Hertman and Asaf Rentsler are other names to note.

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Local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co is one of Israel’s premier litigation firms. Jointly headed by Alex Hertman and Yehoshua Horesh, the team of ‘uncompromising professionals’ represents clients such as Google, Israel Electric Corporation, Teva and Paz Oil Company in civil claims as well as regulatory and administrative proceedings.

Leading individuals

Alex Hertman - S. Horowitz & Co

Yehoshua Horesh - S. Horowitz & Co

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Israel: Intellectual property

Commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co is recognised in the market for its formidable IP practice, particularly in the field of biotech and pharmaceuticals. Acting for the commercialisation arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Anthony Bloch has finalised collaboration agreements with academic institutions and global corporates such as Janssen Pharmaceutical and Pfizer.

Leading individuals

Anthony Bloch - S. Horowitz & Co

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Disputes
Intellectual property: disputes - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

The ‘extremely capable and experienced team’ at S. Horowitz & Co is, by one client’s estimation, ‘the best IP group in Israel’. Tal Band handles a variety of patent litigation for Teva and the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Society of the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel. Avi Ordo, a ‘straight-talking, top litigator’, acts in trade mark and copyright disputes for Toyota and NBC Universal.

Leading individuals

Avi Ordo - S. Horowitz & Co

Tal Band - S. Horowitz & Co

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Filing and prosecution
Intellectual property: filing and prosecution - ranked: tier 1

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co has a ‘well-established reputation in all areas of intellectual property’, according to sources. Avi Ordo has ‘expertise in Israeli law, but also broad knowledge of legal and business principles applicable worldwide’; Ordo manages trade mark portfolios for DreamWorks, Universal, Allergen and Pelephone Communications.

Leading individuals

Avi Ordo - S. Horowitz & Co

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