Firm Profile > Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. > Tel Aviv 670, Israel

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co.
ONE AZRIELI CENTER
ROUND BUILDING
TEL AVIV 670 1101
Israel

Capital markets Tier 1

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. acts for issuers and underwriters trading on the Tase and foreign stock exchanges, including Nasdaq and the NYSE, on bond and equity offerings, and advises clients on private placements and direct offerings. The team also has impressive knowledge of US securities law, demonstrated by the fact that lawyers in the practice are routinely instructed by Israeli companies with securities listed in the US to conduct investigations throughout the course of corporate activity, financial restatements, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board audits and SEC enforcement actions. Aya Yoffe and Perry Wildes jointly head the practice. Yuval Eden and Adva Bitan are other key names.

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Key clients

Alon Israel Oil Company

Amiad Water Systems (AIM)

Atreyu Capital Markets

Aura Investments Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Barclays

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq)

Blue Square Real Estate

BofA Merrill Lynch

Brainsway (Nasdaq and TASE)

Citigroup

Clal Biotechnology

Clal Insurance

CIT Commercial Trust Corporation (TASE & Nasdaq)

CollPlant Biotechnologies Ltd. (Nasdaq)

CYREN Ltd. (Nasdaq)

Dexia Credit Local

Dexia Israel Bank

Discount Investments

Elbit Imaging

Elbit Medical

Elron

First International Bank of Isarel

G. Willi Food (Nasdaq)

Gav-Yam

Globrands

Goldman Sachs

Hadera Paper

IDB Development

Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd. (Nasdaq & TASE)

Israel Petrochemical Enterprises Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Israel Railway

Kitov Pharma (Nasdaq)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. distinguishes itself through its strong track record in the technology space for both tech companies and funds, with clients including Insight Venture Partners, Meta Networks and Yahoo! Other strong suits include telecoms, financial services and infrastructure. International M&A head Richard Mann is an ‘excellent corporate lawyer’ and routinely advises acquirers and targets, private equity funds, investors and joint venture partners on corporate transactions. Esther Koren, who leads the local M&A practice, is well versed in a range of M&A, corporate and securities matters. Additional contacts are David Hodak, who handles corporate finance and tax, and Eyal Diskin.

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Testimonials

A uniquely professional team. Very creative and available.’

Great personal attitude, innovation, professionalism. They are our trusted advisors for any issue in relation to our partnership governance.

The lawyers I work with are very professional, very committed to the mission and fully available to provide the service.’

Esther Koren has original and strong thinking, which gives you confidence when making decisions.’

Richard Mann is an excellent corporate lawyer.’

Key clients

Arkin Nir

Battery Ventures

Brainsway Ltd

Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co.

China National Agrochemical Corporation

CHS Industries Ltd

Clal Biotechnology Industries (CBI)

Cresson Management LP

De Beers

Deloitte Israel

Discount Investment Corporation Ltd.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society Ltd.

Elbit Imaging Ltd.

Elbit Medical Technologies

Elbit Systems

Exigent Capital

Gav Yam

Genpact Limited

Goldman Sachs

Google

Hadera Paper

Harman

IDB Development Corporation Ltd.

Iluminage Beauty

Insightec

Internet Gold

Israel Rail

Keter Plastic Ltd

Koor Industries

Lapidoth Israel Oil Prospectors Corp. Ltd.

Meijer Group

Mekorot Water Company

Mivtach Shamir

Moon Capital Ltd.

PBC – Property and Building Corp.

Phoenix Insurance

Psagot Investment House

Scailex Corporation

Stockton Israel

Suny Electronics

Supercom Ltd

Syneron Medical Ltd. / Candela Corporation

Tel-Ad Electronics Ltd.

Tricentis

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel

Tnuva

Vitania

Yahoo! Inc.

Yetedot T.S.M.V. Publishing & Advertising Ltd

York Capital Management

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

Leveraging over 40 years of experience in the Israeli hi-tech sector, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. provides comprehensive corporate and commercial service to Israeli start-ups, technology companies, and domestic and international investors. In addition to a strong corporate offering, the firm brings together specialists in cyber and data protection, tax, IP, labour and employment, and litigation to provide the full range of support to start-ups and tech companies. The team is also among the market leaders in the venture capital space, where it acts for over a third of venture capital funds in Israel in all fund formation and investment activity. Practice head Ayal Shenhav has a particularly strong reputation for venture capital work; Amir Raz has had a standout year acting both for start-ups and hi-tech investors; and Richard Mann, who heads the firm's international group, has been involved in a number of transactions involving well-known international technology companies.

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Key clients

Edwards Life Sciences Corporation

Verizon Communications

Yahoo! Inc. and its Israeli subsidiaries

Oath (formerly known as AOL)

Autodesk and its Israeli subsidiary

Syneron Medical and its subsidiaries worldwide

Sony Electronics and its Israeli subsidiary

GSN Games and its Israeli subsidiary

NetApp and its Israeli subsidiaries

PRA Health Sciences and its Israeli subsidiary

Premier Research and its Israeli subsidiary

Change Healthcare

Accruent

Nutanix

Symantec

Gilead Life Sciences

Ciena

Insight Venture Partners

Global Health Science Fund (Quark Ventures)

Montreaux Equity Capital

Mayfield Fund

Adam Street Partners

Triplepoint Capital

Gett (formerly known as GetTaxi)

Eko (formerly known as Interlude)

Benson Oak Capital

Decentralized Mobile Applications

S D Sight Diagnostics – Parasight

Mardin

Banc of America Leasing Ireland

Kenes International

Docusign

Tejas Networks

Imagination Technologies

Salt Security

Wazimo Media

SecuredTouch

Defiance ETFs

MDGO

Zero Motorcycles

Honeywell Ventures

Mabat Up

ClearSkin

Biopharmax

Mellius Global Services

Bsightful

Invisicare

Petsapien

10 Dimensions

MUV Interactive

Up Stay

Mobilize Technologies

Sowillo Energy

Seller Snap

Jiminy Advanced Parenting Solutions

Effective Space Solutions

Cyabra Strategy

CloudBeat

Caaresys

Picint (PixOnEye)

Orbs and Hexa Group

Tomodo

Casual Speakers

Tuffin Technologies

Webisaba

ImVision Software

Visual Domains

Technologies of Voice Interface

Remedor

HomeBioGas

Cima Nanotech

DPSG/Thumzap

Firmitas Cyber Solutions

Sadara VC

Pose Pos

Oryzn

MyndLift

HelpAround

Datomo – Moblin

Personalics – Grow Digital

Tulip Medical

Collplant

Genie Enterprise

GI View

Alon Medtech Ventures

E-Health Ventures

Rapid Medical

Magenta Medical

Emedgene Technologies

Meta Networks

Harman

Autodesk

GM

Comverse XURA

Microsoft Ventures

Samsung

JP Morgan

Hippo

K2view

aMoon

Edwards Lifesiences

UBS

Quark Ventures

Google

Syneron Medical

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sequoia

Hanaco

Bessemer Venture Partners

S- Capital

EMerge

Giza Venture Capital

Canaan Partners

Deutsche Telekom

Accelmed

Arobor

TLV Partners

YL Ventures

Vertex Venture Capital

Magma

Vintage

Otonomo Technologies

Cyberstarts Ventures

Truequity

Explorium

CoinDash

CoinTree / ORBS

Snip

IDB

Battery Ventures

Nummularii

Leo Chief of Staff

Sure

SecuredTouch

Refundit

Charge After

Dokka AI

Inovytech

Woo.io

Lendbuzz

Synchrony Financial

Behalf

Benson Oak Ventures

Papaya Global

Melio Payments

RiseUp

Capitolis

Aktibo

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Best known for its work in the hi-tech sector, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. is one of the leaders in the Israeli venture capital market, bringing together strengths in securities law, cross-border tax structuring, Israeli partnership law, and broker and investment regulation. Headed by Ayal Shenhav, who is instructed by a litany of Israeli investors and international VC funds with a strong Israeli presence, the practice group acts for over a third of Israeli venture capital and private equity funds. Over the course of 2018-2019 alone, the team handled fund formation mandates in aggregate value of approximately $2bn. Layla Chertow is another key partner in the hi-tech and funds practice and Oren Biran heads the firm's tax practice.

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Testimonials

Full scope firm with deep knowledge and strength in many domains, especially given Shenhav’s addition.

They find the time to be available at the critical moments that really matter.

Key clients

83 North III

Vintage Fund

Arbor Ventures

Blue Red Partners

Accelmed

Adam Street Partners

Alon MedTech Ventures

Amazon.com and its Israeli subsidiaries

Amoon Ventures

AOL

Cognitiv Ventures

Aristagora Ventures

Aviv Ventures

Battery Ventures

Giza II , III, IV, V and Giza Opportunities

Bessemer Venture Partners

Biotree Seed Healthcare Fund

Blumberg Capital

Blumberg Capital IV

Caanan Partners Israel

Cedar Ventures

Cyberstarts Ventures Fund I

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

E-Health Ventures

Emerge Fund II

Eucalyptus Innovation Capital

Goldman Sachs

Hanaco

Hanaco Growth

Fortissimo Capital

Insight Partners

Magma Ventures

Neuron Ventures

Rimonim Ventures

Ofek Ventures

Benson Oak Ventures

Innovation Endeavors

Lightspeed

Magenta Fund

Maniv

Mayfield Fund

Next Gear

NVP

Orri Ventures

Oryzn

PAVC

Profits for Growth (PFG)

Saban Ventures

S-Capital (Haim Sadger)

S-Capital Opportunities

Seed IL

Sequoia Capital Israel

Shamrock

State of Mind I

State of Mind II

Technion VC

Tenaya Ventures

TLV Partners I

TLV Partners II

UP West Ventures

York Capital

Khosla Ventures

Silver Lake

TPY Capital

Tulip Fund

Vertex

WTI

Verizon and its Israeli subsidiaries

YL Ventures

Banking and finance Tier 2

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. is a heavyweight on the regulatory side, with a strong recent run in advising on bank decentralisations for clients including Dexia Credit Local and Arison Holdings. The firm also has broad experience in corporate lending, fintech, bank M&A and capital markets. Ofer Hanoh leads the banking, insurance and financial regulation department and counts Israeli and foreign banks, holding bank corporations and public companies among his clients. Ehud (Udi) Alfassi, who leads the insurance, pension and long-term savings funds practice, is a ‘one-of-a-kind lawyer’. Yigal Binyamini is also noted.

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Testimonials

The team demonstrates vast knowledge and expertise and provides fast responses and clear views.’

Ehud (Udi) Alfassi is a one-of-a-kind lawyer with knowledge that surpasses others in this field.’

Key clients

FIBI- First International Bank of Israel

Banco Itaú Brazil

UBS AG and UBS Israel

Bank Leumi

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

Israel Discount Bank

The Association of Banks in Israel

Dexia Credit Local, Dexia Israel Bank

Paz Group

Clal Insurance group

Edmond De Rothschild Bank, Edmond De Rothschild Bank (Israel)

Establishment Nahal

Phoenix Insurance Group

Teachers’ Educational Funds

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

AIG Israel

FIBI Holdings Ltd.

Gilad Pension Fund

Bank Hapoalim

Shikun & Binui

Discount Mercantile Bank

SunTrust Bank

Poalim Capital Markets

Investment Houses Association

Bank Hapolaim (Switzerland)

Menora Insurance Group

Excellence Nessuah Investments House

Amitim – Pension Funds

Partner Communication Ltd.

Association of Life Insurance Companies of Israel Ltd.

Aura Investments

Boston Consulting Group

Haelman Alduobiy Investment House

Hever Soldiers and Veterans Ltd.

Harel Insurance Group

Blue Square Real Estate

Prepaid Ltd

Bank Massad

Leumi Partners

IDB Development Corporation

Elron Electronic Industries

Cointree

Real Forex

Malibu

Cross Israel Highway Ltd

Union Bank of Israel

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Arison Holdings

JP Morgan

IBI Investment House

Morgan Stanley

Energy Tier 2

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. is particularly strong in the power sector, where it provides comprehensive legal support to clients including Israel's largest private electricity producer and JDECO, the electricity supplier for East Jerusalem and nearly half of the Palestinian Authority. The firm also has strengths in construction, project finance, and infrastructure tenders, and regularly acts for project sponsors and O&M and EPC contractors in the development and operation of large-scale power plants as well as cogeneration plants. The energy practice is headed by Anat Klein, who acted for a bidder in the tender sale of the Alon Tavor power plant - the first of five power plant auctions as part of the privatisation of the country's electricity market. Klein is currently advising the same client on its bid for the second tender.

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Testimonials

Attorney Anat Klein and the GKH Energy & Infrastructure department team provide on-going legal services for us on energy issues, such as the construction of a cogeneration plant, natural gas purchase agreements, electricity agreements, conversion of dairies to natural gas, etc.

Anat Klein and her team are always available, knowledgeable, and ready to help.

I have been greatly impressed with the quality of representation that we have received from Anat Klein and the team at GKH. They have handled complicated legal issues and negotiations in an intelligent, thorough, and energetic manner.  I would strongly recommend their services and look forward to working with Anat and her team in the future.

We work with only the best law firms in Israel. No doubt that GKH is one of them.

They have been responsive and attentive to our needs, and have been extremely effective in finding solutions for our problems and helping us reach our goals.

Key clients

Addleshaw Goddard (Hong Kong)

Alubin

Cargal

Dalia Power Energies

Derech Hayam

Dor Alon Gaz Technologies

EFACEC Power Solutions

Enlight Renewable Energy

Gala’am

Herbert Smith Freehills (China)

Jerusalem District Electricity Company

Mobilak

Nofar Hatzor

Orian

Osem

Palestinian Energy & Natural Resources Ministry

Palestinian Power Generation Company

Pasadim Recycling Institute

Paz Oil

Paz Refinery Ashdod

Paz Shmanim

Pazkar

Phoenicia Glass Works

Quesem Energy

Rimon Energy

SHAPIR Civil & Marine Engineering

Solel Boneh – Shikun Binui

Tapugan

Tel Bar Industries (and the entire Clalit medical group)

Tempo

The Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI)

Tiv Tirat Tzvi

Tnuva

Yafora Tavori

Zemach Feed Mill

Zoko Power Gas

Zorlu Energy Group

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. fields a full-service life sciences practices that is distinguished by its ability to lean on the wider firm’s top-tier offerings in hi-tech and start-ups, investment and venture capital and corporate and M&A. The team advises an extensive roster of biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and health companies on regulatory, commercial and corporate matters, with investment transactions and licensing agreements standing out as sweet spots. Department head Hili Cohen is noted for commercial and regulatory work. Tami Fishman Jutkowitz handles a mix of corporate finance and commercial work.

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Key clients

Accelmed

Arkin Holdings

Bioforum

Brainsway

CLAL Biotech INDUSTRIES LTD

Collplant

Cronos Group

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

eHealth Ventures

Eximo Medical Ltd.

Igentify Ltd.

InnoBev Ltd.

InnovaHealth Partners

Inovytec Medical Solutions

Insightech

Izun Pharma

Kitov Pharmaceuticals

Magenta Medical

MedCPU

Medtronic

My Ukko

NeuroSense Therapeutics

opticaldiagnostics.com

Pharmaceutical Research Associates (PRA)

Premier Research

Q-Art Ltd.

Rapid Medical Ltd

Redhill Biopharma Ltd

Sol-Gel Technologies Ltd

Spatz FGIA

Therapix Biosciences Ltd

Under Pressure

WellBeat Ltd

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Yissum Research Development

3 Millenium Group

AIVF

American Well

BactoByte

Cookin

GI View Ltd.

Intratech Medical

Maccabi Dent

Protocanna

Mother’s Choice

PetSapin

PulseNMore

VRHealth

Rimonim

Milagro

Endospan

Atricure

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

SciVac

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals

Industrie Biomediche Insubri

Scinnabis

Respiration Scan

Sonivie Ltd

Vibrant Ltd

Rainbow Medical Ltd

Telesofia Medical Ltd

MDigo

Infrastructure Tier 2

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. has experience acting for public sector bodies in major infrastructure tenders, and also advises domestic and international contractors and sub-contractors on their participation in bids and development mandates in the rail and road, energy, IT, and water sectors. Tal Danon Shenhav has advised the State of Israel throughout the process of a number of major highway tenders, and is also acting for an Israeli utilities company in the development of a project in the Republic of Guinea. Anat Klein is particularly active in the energy space, but also has expertise in infrastructure, more generally, having recently been involved in a bid for the development of new lines on the Tel Aviv LRT.

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Key clients

Amiad Water Systems

BlueBird Aero Systems

Derech Hayam

EFACEC Power Solutions

Generation Capital

Marshall Isotopes

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System

Ramat Hasharon Municipality

SHAPIR Civil & Marine Engineering

Solel Boneh – Shikun Binui

The Ministry of Finance, the Procurement Administration

The Ministry of Finance, National Housing

The Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water and The Geological Survey Institution

 

Cross Israel Highways

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co.'s restructuring and insolvency group is frequently sought out by companies in financial distress to advise them on their dealings with bondholders and other creditors, which includes debt arrangements and refinancing. Additionally, members of the practice are appointed to act as liquidators during insolvency proceedings, with litigation specialist David Fohrer being the key name to note in this particular area of work. Aya Yoffe has notable expertise in debt restructuring; she is advising IDB Development Corporation on its negotiations with bondholders regarding four series of bonds issued to the public with an approximate value of NIS2.7bn, which is the total sum of the debt.

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Key clients

IDB Development Corporation Ltd.

Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd

Urban Corp (Aubergine)

Alon Delek Ltd. – Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd.

Office Depot Ltd. (in liquidation)

Playboy

Yated Ne’eman

Eliyahu and Yuval Orgad

EatWith Media Ltd.

KDM Engineering & Cranes Ltd.

Israel Petrochemicals

CHS

Energix

Plaza Centers N.V.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 3

Acting primarily for large Israeli clients, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. has a proven track record in all types of class actions litigation, from consumer protection claims to complex securities class actions. A key figure in the team is Michael Ginsburg, who is handling a slew of high-value consumer claims for Gett, and is also representing the Israeli branch of Standard & Poor in a class action concerning the rating it assigned a company that went on to raise funds from the Israeli public. Managing partner David Fohrer heads the litigation group, and Shai Erez is also recommended.

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Key clients

S&P Global Ratings Ma’alot

Gett (GetTaxi)

Mavenir

Verint Systems

Comverse Technology

The National Insurance Institute of Israel

Independent Board Committee of Osem Investments

Burgeranch

East Jerusalem District Electric Company (JDECO)

Tadiran Consumer and Technology Products

Massad (Holdings)

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

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. represents companies, directors and senior executives in relation to criminal charges and investigations, ranging from antitrust and environmental offences to securities violations and tax offences. In addition to representing clients before the Israeli courts and criminal authorities, the team also represented a client in a deposition report to the US SEC regarding insider trading in connection with the $15bn acquisition of Mobileye by Intel in 2017. Practice head and managing partner David Fohrer has particular expertise in financial litigation, Limor Levy is acting for a senior executive in an international bribery investigation, and Amir Avni is another key contact.

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Key clients

Family of the late Oron Yarden

Mrs. Esterina Tartman

Tambour

Arad

Mr. Moshe Hevroni

Amit Systems

BDO Israel

Israeli Orthodox Charity Foundation

Colmobil Group

Talmor Jewelry

Mrs. Vera Yoffe

Employment Tier 3

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. specialises in advising local employers on labour law, with robust skill sets in compliance issues, employee terminations, collective agreements and disputes. The firm also advises Israeli and multinational clients on the employment aspects of major transactions. Department head Yael Dolev counts a mix of corporations, associations and public sector entities among her clients.

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Key clients

Ariel University (AU)

NSSL GLOBAL

Gett

Neto Melinda Trade Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Ashtrom Group

The Israel Airports Authority

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Periggo Israel

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 3

The IP and privacy team at Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. advises on the IP aspects of high-value IP-driven M&A, and regularly handles commercial licensing and development agreements for Israeli tech companies. The practice group is led by Ella Tevet, who has experience negotiating commercial agreements and tech transactions across a variety of tech sub-sectors, including software, internet and social media, e-commerce, mobile apps and cyber. Also recommended is Hili Cohen, who specialises in tech transactions in the life sciences sector.

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Testimonials

The team is very talented, dedicated and professional. Availability is high and quality of deliverables is excellent.

Hili Cohen is an exceptional attorney, very professional and knowledgeable. We are extremely satisfied with her work. The rest of the team is also excellent.

We are working with the most professional, dedicated team, they are available for us around the clock, with immediate responses and lightspeed turnaround time. We have been working with them since our startup’s inception in 2013, this is a true partnership that comes from the heart, and we appreciate it very much.

Key clients

Amiad Filtaration Systems

Caaresys

Chat Leap

Explorium

GM Innovations

Hapoalim (Switzerland)

Harman

IBI Capital Trusts

Insightec

Meta Networks

Minerva Labs

Model9 Software

Montfort

Mueller Water Products

NorthSeal

OptimalQ

Postgres Professionals

Rise Up

Satixfy

Testim-Computerized Verifications

Vizeat

Vulcan Cyber

Ant Technologies Israel

Interlude 2009

Accelmed Growth Partners

Accessible Labs

Aktibo

Alipay Singapore Holding

American Well Corporation

Axel Springer

Bank Hapoalim

Beezer Technologies

BOCOM International

Brainsway

Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co.

Bring Bring Solutions

Citigroup

Clal Biotechnology Industries

CMB Export

Cronos Group

Corporation

Docusign

Elminda

Else – Indi

EscapeX

Exabeam

Eximo Medical

Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society

G-ILS

Goldman Sachs

Grid4C

GT GetTaxi Services Israel

Hanaco Venture Capital

HelpAround

Highr Pattern

Hippo Analytics

Hoopo Systems

HS Investments III

Infront Sports & Media

Insight Venture Partners

IonTerra Transportation and Aviation Technologies

K2View

Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings

Kiwi Com

Leo – Chief of Stuff

Magenta Fund

Maalot – S&P Global Rating

Melisron

Media AG & Infront Sports

KHOSLA VENTURES VI

Merrill Lynch

Nuance Communications

Pilot TL

Prepaid Loadong Systems

Priory Team

Relocation Source

Rhenium Equipment for Research Lab

Salt Security, Inc.SECful

Satixfy

SecuredTouch

Showfields

SK China Comany

Sol-Gel Technologies

Tadiran Consumer and Technology Products

Tamooz Marketink Communications

The Association for the Establishment of the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II

True Equity

Tufin Software Technologies

Urecsys – Urban Ecology Systems- Indoor Air Quality Management

Vdroom

Via Cards

Wellbeat

West Pharmaceutical Services

Wibbitz

Wolt Israel

WorldQuant

YANDEX

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. handles a steady volume of residential and commercial projects for a broad array of international and domestic clients in the Israeli market, including entrepreneurs, luxury residential developers, land and property owners and financial institutions. Israel Aziel is very invested in evacuation and construction projects and has expertise in all types of real estate transactions as the lead partner in almost all of the firm's instructions in this area. He is advising Peretz Boney Hanegev throughout all stages of numerous residential construction projects, comprising over 1,000 units in total.

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Key clients

Aspen Group Ltd

Peretz Negev Builders

IDB Development Corporation Ltd

Sharbat Brothers Construction Company

Clal insurance company Ltd

Refael Nadlan (Refael Real Estate Group)

DTCP israel Ltd

Ramat Hasharon Municipality

Leumi partners LtdLEUMI

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure Ltd

Amazon

Bat Yam Municipality

Keren Kayemet LeIisrael Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF)

Calcalit Jerusalem/Jerusalem Economic Company (of the Mivne Group)

Mivney Taasia (of the Mivne Group)

Zohar & Zafrir Sharbat Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Wolfson Clore Mayer Corp. Ltd.

The Rashi Foundation

Ezra I.R. Bros. Building Co. Ltd.

Verint Systems

AOL

Schlesinger Group    – Ashdod Bonded Ltd

Vitania Ltd.

Arkin Investments Ltd.

Phoenicia Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company – Investment Division

S.I.E. Ashkelon Ltd.

Hewlett Packard

Grofit Construction Ltd.

Hartland Israeli Entrepreneurs

A.Y.O.Z Yesodot Eitanim (2014) Ltd

E.Y.D Group

Levi Goder Construction Co.

Ayala Real Estate

Tax Tier 3

Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. specialises in undertaking tax audits for corporations and advising on the tax aspects of major transactions, including M&A and project finance. The group also handles tax-related matters for capital and investment funds. Oren Biran has experience acting for high-net-worth individuals on the tax aspects of trusts, investments and cross-border issues, as well as expertise advising on the tax structuring of venture capital funds, private equity funds and real estate funds. Shai Fahima joined as a partner in 2019.

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Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Accelmed

ARRIS International PLC

Vintage

aMoon

Aviv Ventures

Cyberstarts

Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

Emerge

Finisar Corporation

Hanaco

S-Capital

State of Mind Ventures

TLV

TPY

83 North

Magenta

Verstill

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Consistently rated for its standard of client service, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. has marked strengths in shareholder disputes, derivative actions and the enforcement of foreign judgments. The practice group is headed by managing partner David Fohrer, 'a thoughtful and powerful lawyer, with useful contacts and a fantastic reputation in litigation'. Other names to note include Michael Ginsburg, who is recognised by clients for his ability to work effectively alongside in-house and international counsel, and Amir Avni, a younger partner who has experience of white-collar litigation and tax claims.

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Testimonials

Our company works with Mr. Michael Ginsburg as our legal adviser on a daily basis. We receive quick and professional care inside Israel as well as abroad.

A well-known law firm in Israel which handles our most complex, high-profile litigation matters, providing the guidance we require to compete in today’s business environment.

David Fohrer who heads the litigation department of GKH is a thoughtful and powerful lawyer with useful contacts and a fantastic reputation in litigation. He is excellent, he understands the bigger picture of our matters and excels at all he does and allow us to maximize the situation from any position we are into. We are fortunate to work with him.

GKH has a reputation for commercial dispute/bankruptcy type issues in Israel. They worked with us on developing a creative strategy for pursuing a significant debt against an emigre to Israel on behalf of a non-Israeli client.  GKH’s willingness to consider and adopt aggressive but sound positions was impressive.

Mr. Avni is lawyer who is a true professional, extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the law but most importantly someone that understands your needs and provides you with solutions of the best way to get there.

Micky Ginsburg led the team we worked with and was open to ideas from a non-Israeli counsel and had a good feel for arguments that would resonate with Israeli judiciary. I will call Micky again for disputes issues involving Israeli law.

Very good team. Love working with them. Feel protected and well handled.

The most important thing is the personal relationship. I feel that as a client I am receiving a lot of attention and the services are always tailored for my needs. Also the professional level is very high.

Key clients

Exalink

Apple Israel

Apple

VTB Bank / BM – Bank (Bank of Moscow)

Aura Israel – Entrepreneurship and Investments

Israel Petrochemical Enterprises

Lapidoth – Heletz

Kaiima bio-agritech

PIC Plast

Eliyahu and Yuval Orgad

Energix Renewable Energies

Syneron Candela

Giza Venture Capital

Optibase

Orbs

Capital Point

LabVantage Solutions

Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society

Aviv Shabtay Yosef

The firm: GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms. Combining keen legal understanding, academic depth and an innovative approach, the firm is widely recognised for its local and global transactional experience. The firm’s professional staff consists of over 170 professionals, including many experienced US-licensed attorneys.

GKH is a ‘one-stop shop’, providing a full range of legal services. The firm represents many international companies in Israel and Israeli companies operating abroad. The client list includes public companies traded in the US, Israel and Europe, banks, insurance companies and pension funds. The firm also represents private companies of all sizes, start-ups, partnerships and ventures.

The clients represented receive the best legal advice, derived from the team’s diverse experience accumulated over years of practice, and a wide range of intertwined fields of expertise, working synergistically to the clients’ benefit.

Areas of practice: 

Capital markets: a significant part of this department’s activity concerns public offerings of securities and bonds in Israel and abroad. The team represents issuers and underwriters and is involved in all stages of financing, planning and completion of transactions, with experience and expertise working in stock exchanges worldwide.

Corporate M&A: GKH is known for its successful involvement in reorganisation and M&A processes in Israeli, foreign and multinational companies. From due diligence, transaction and tax planning, to negotiation and documentation, including appeals, reporting, registration and regulatory issues, the firm maintains a hands-on proactive approach.

Hi-tech, start-ups and VC: with a team of some 60 dedicated professionals, GKH has one of the largest hi-tech departments. Since the early 80s, it has offered a variety of services to hi-tech companies at all stages of development – from seed to maturation or exit.

Banking: the department advises local and international banks on a variety of issues, including acquiring control of banks, regulatory matters, transactions in derivatives, ISDA agreements and custody services. In addition, it advises banks and international financial institutions on management of their business in Israel.

Dispute resolution: the department handles high-profile litigation in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution. The team handles multimillion-dollar proceedings and complex lawsuits for a wide range of clients, from commercial disputes, securities law, antitrust law, class actions, professional negligence, trade marks and arbitration.

Labor Law: the department counsels many Israeli and international companies on issues involving executive employment, mergers and reorganization processes, legal and social benefits, tenure, pension and retirement, termination of employment and other labor issues before the Labor Court. We also advise clients on employee-employer relationships and trade union matters.

Asia practice: over the past decades the firm has established an alliance network with local law firms across Asia and deep ties to the region’s most significant communities so that it can guarantee local knowledge and expertise. The firm acts for both Israeli companies working in Asia as well as Asian companies expanding into the Israeli market.

Tax: GKH provides strategic tax planning to corporations on a variety of transactions, and to individuals on complex tax issues. The department also prepares opinions relating to interpretation of tax laws.

Projects and energy: GKH’s energy department provides clients with comprehensive legal knowledge of the energy sector needed to carry out key projects. Clients benefit from extensive insight and experience across a project’s lifecycle, including the tender, financing, negotiations and construction of the project, as well as the critical understanding of the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Real Estate: the department accompanyies a wide range of real estate activities, such as combination transactions, construction projects, urban renewals (Tama 38), income-producing property transactions and agricultural rentals, industrial and commercial settlements, real estate taxation, financing agreements, infrastructure and development projects, planning and construction, litigation and more.

Antitrust and competition: the department undertakes regular reviews of antitrust issues, handles reports relating to mergers and exemption requests-related restrictive arrangements, as well as preparing documents related to international testing procedures with the approval of mergers.

Intellectual property: the firm offers a wide range of IP services, from commercialising IP rights and licensing to trade mark prosecution and design registration. The firm also achieved a high level of expertise in advising cyber solution providers, in encryption, licensing, data privacy cyber breaches and investigations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Asia practice David Hodak
Asia practice Eli Barasch
Asia practice Ran Ben-Ari
Banking Ofer Hanoh
Capital markets Aya Yoffe
Capital markets Perry Wildes
Competition and antitrust Tamar Ben-David
Competition and antitrust Ran Ben-Ari
Corporate M&A Esther Koren
Corporate M&A Richard J. Mann
Cyber Rami Mor-Zehavi
Debt restructuring Aya Yoffe
Environmental Sharon Artzy (Madel)
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Richard J. Mann
Insurance and pension funds Ehud (Udi) Alfassi
Intellectual property Ella Tevet
Labour Yael Dolev
Private wealth Amir Halevy
Projects and energy Anat Klein
Real estate Israel Aziel
Tax Elad Brauner
Administrative Yaron Herman
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Bar Abelis  photo Ms Bar Abelis Associate
Mr Adam Adi  photo Mr Adam Adi Partner, Labor Law
Mr Ehud (Udi) Alfassi  photo Mr Ehud (Udi) Alfassi PARTNER, Insurance
Mr Ido Amir  photo Mr Ido Amir Partner, Banking
Ms Shir Antonovsky  photo Ms Shir Antonovsky
Mr Shmulik Atias  photo Mr Shmulik Atias Partner.
Mr Amir Avni  photo Mr Amir Avni Partner, Litigation
Mr Itzchak Avraham  photo Mr Itzchak Avraham Associate, Banking
Mr Israel Aziel  photo Mr Israel Aziel Partner
Mr Loni Bahar  photo Mr Loni Bahar PARTNER, M&A
 Moti Balilti photo Moti Balilti Partner
Mr Tom Bar-Haim  photo Mr Tom Bar-Haim Associate
Ms Shelly Barad  photo Ms Shelly Barad Associate
Mr Eli (Robert) Barasch  photo Mr Eli (Robert) Barasch PARTNER, Hi-Tech
Mr Pinny Becher  photo Mr Pinny Becher Associate
Mr Oded Bejarano  photo Mr Oded Bejarano Associate
Mr Eli Beloshevsky  photo Mr Eli Beloshevsky Associate
Ms Adi Ben Atia  photo Ms Adi Ben Atia Associate
Mr Alon Ben Yehuda  photo Mr Alon Ben Yehuda Associate
Mr Ran Ben-Ari  photo Mr Ran Ben-Ari PARTNER – Antitrust, Derivatives and Structured Products, Mergers & Acquisitions, Singapore Desk
Ms Rona Bergman Naveh  photo Ms Rona Bergman Naveh PARTNER, Corporate Finance
Mr Yigal Binyamini  photo Mr Yigal Binyamini PARTNER – Banking
Mr Oren Biran  photo Mr Oren Biran Partner.
Ms Adva Bitan  photo Ms Adva Bitan PARTNER, Capital Markets
Ms Adi Bokobza  photo Ms Adi Bokobza
Mr Arthur Brusilov  photo Mr Arthur Brusilov Associate, Hi-Tech and Venture Capital
Ms Layla Chertow  photo Ms Layla Chertow Partner
Mr David Cohen  photo Mr David Cohen Partner, Real Estate
Ms Hili Cohen  photo Ms Hili Cohen PARTNER, Healthcare and Life Sciences
Mrs Tal Danon Shenhav  photo Mrs Tal Danon Shenhav Partner.
Dr Eyal Diskin  photo Dr Eyal Diskin PARTNER, Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms Yael Dolev  photo Ms Yael Dolev PARTNER, Labor Law
Mr Yuval Eden  photo Mr Yuval Eden PARTNER, Capital Markets
Mr Ofir Efrony  photo Mr Ofir Efrony Associate Capital Markets
Mr Daniel Elberg  photo Mr Daniel Elberg Associate
Mr Shai Erez  photo Mr Shai Erez Partner, Litigation
Mr Shay Fahima  photo Mr Shay Fahima Partner
Mr Shlomo Farkas  photo Mr Shlomo Farkas Partne
Mr Idan Fefer  photo Mr Idan Fefer Associate, Labor Law
Mr Aviad Feldman  photo Mr Aviad Feldman Partner
Ms Tami Fishman Jutkowitz  photo Ms Tami Fishman Jutkowitz Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr David Fohrer  photo Mr David Fohrer PARTNER, Head of Litigation
Ms Sapir Fonia  photo Ms Sapir Fonia Associate
Mr Yoav Friedman  photo Mr Yoav Friedman PARTNER, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Ron Friman  photo Mr Ron Friman Associate
Mr Roei Gamadi  photo Mr Roei Gamadi Associateת Energy and Infrastructure
Mr Moshe Ganot  photo Mr Moshe Ganot Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Guy Gershon  photo Mr Guy Gershon ASSOCIATE, Labor Law
Mr Ron Ginat  photo Mr Ron Ginat Partner, Real Estate
Mr Michael Ginsburg  photo Mr Michael Ginsburg PARTNER, Litigation
Mr Lior Girshevitz  photo Mr Lior Girshevitz Associate
Mr Ofir Goldstein  photo Mr Ofir Goldstein Associate
Mr Eytan Greenberg  photo Mr Eytan Greenberg MANAGING PARTNER
Ms Amit Grinberger  photo Ms Amit Grinberger Associate
Prof Mr Joshef Gross  photo Prof Mr Joshef Gross
Mr Aviad Gurman  photo Mr Aviad Gurman Associate
Mr Shay Hager  photo Mr Shay Hager ASSOCIATE, M&A
Professor David Hahn  photo Professor David Hahn Senior Counsel
Mr Amir Halevy  photo Mr Amir Halevy FOUNDING PARTNER
Mr Ofer Hanoh  photo Mr Ofer Hanoh PARTNER, Banking
Ms Shlomit Harel  photo Ms Shlomit Harel Associate, Litigation
Ms Daniel Hartov  photo Ms Daniel Hartov Associate
Ms Rotem Helbitz  photo Ms Rotem Helbitz Associate, Labor Law
Mr Yaron Herman  photo Mr Yaron Herman PARTNER – Partner Corporate, Regulation, M&A
Mr Asaf Hershkovitz  photo Mr Asaf Hershkovitz Associate Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms Hila Hervitz-Kociak  photo Ms Hila Hervitz-Kociak Associate Labor Law
Mrs Roni Hes Tendler  photo Mrs Roni Hes Tendler Associate
Ms Orel Heskiau  photo Ms Orel Heskiau Associate
Mr David Hodak  photo Mr David Hodak Head of Firm
Mr Gal Hoffman  photo Mr Gal Hoffman Partner
Mr Dvir Hollander  photo Mr Dvir Hollander Associate
Mr Matan Kaddar  photo Mr Matan Kaddar Associate
Mr Sharon Kadosh  photo Mr Sharon Kadosh PARTNER, Hi-Tech, Cyber Desk
Ms Mor Kanarek  photo Ms Mor Kanarek Associate
Mr Steven Kantor  photo Mr Steven Kantor Partner.
Ms Adi Karny Shitrit  photo Ms Adi Karny Shitrit Associate, Litigation
Ms Bar Kashi  photo Ms Bar Kashi Associate
Mr Nir Katz  photo Mr Nir Katz Associate, Intellectual Property
Mr Oren Kedmi  photo Mr Oren Kedmi Associate
Ms Anat Klein  photo Ms Anat Klein PARTNER, Energy & Infrastructure
Mr Danny Kleinhendler  photo Mr Danny Kleinhendler PARTNER, Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms Esther Koren  photo Ms Esther Koren PARTNER, Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms Ayelet Krispin  photo Ms Ayelet Krispin PARTNER, Capital Markets
Mr Dede Lankri  photo Mr Dede Lankri Associate
Mr Roee Laor  photo Mr Roee Laor Associate
Mr Roei Lavy  photo Mr Roei Lavy Associate
Mr Tamir Lazarov  photo Mr Tamir Lazarov ASSOCIATE, Banking
Ms Naama Leibovitch Cohen  photo Ms Naama Leibovitch Cohen Associate
Ms Renana Lev  photo Ms Renana Lev Associate
Mr Rafi Levi  photo Mr Rafi Levi Associate Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms Limor Levy  photo Ms Limor Levy PARTNER, Litigation
Mr Guy Libzon  photo Mr Guy Libzon Associate
Ms Michal Lifton Sitbon  photo Ms Michal Lifton Sitbon Associate
Mr Ben Lipetz  photo Mr Ben Lipetz PARTNER, Capital Markets
Mr Gavriel Maimon  photo Mr Gavriel Maimon Associate
Mr Richard J. Mann  photo Mr Richard J. Mann PARTNER, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Chen Manzur  photo Mr Chen Manzur PARTNER, Cross Border Practice
Ms Yael Mirone Mezamer  photo Ms Yael Mirone Mezamer Partner
Ms Roni Mor Bareket  photo Ms Roni Mor Bareket Associate
Ms Ya’ara Moskovitz  photo Ms Ya’ara Moskovitz Associate Mergers & Acquisitions
Ms Ortal Naftalii  photo Ms Ortal Naftalii Associate
Mr Yonatan Nagar  photo Mr Yonatan Nagar Associate
Mr Flavio Naidin  photo Mr Flavio Naidin Associate Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Itsik Nativ  photo Mr Itsik Nativ Associate
Ms Lior Neumann  photo Ms Lior Neumann Associate
Mr David Olshtein  photo Mr David Olshtein Associate, M&A
Ms Dikla Peleg  photo Ms Dikla Peleg PARTNER, Banking
Ms Maayan Pogozelits Lasri  photo Ms Maayan Pogozelits Lasri Associate
Mr Amir Raz  photo Mr Amir Raz Partner
Mr Roy Reiss  photo Mr Roy Reiss PARTNER, Banking
Ms Maya Rivkind  photo Ms Maya Rivkind Associate, Cross Border Practice
Mr Amir Rosenberg  photo Mr Amir Rosenberg Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions
Ms Shani Rosenfeld-Levy  photo Ms Shani Rosenfeld-Levy Associate
Mr Craig Rubin  photo Mr Craig Rubin COUNSEL, Hi-Tech
Ms Michal Salman  photo Ms Michal Salman ASSOCIATE
Mr Baruch Saute  photo Mr Baruch Saute Associate
Mr Evan Schendler  photo Mr Evan Schendler Associate
Ms Liraz Shaharabani  photo Ms Liraz Shaharabani Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Dan Sharabi  photo Mr Dan Sharabi Associate
Mr Etai Shay  photo Mr Etai Shay PARTNER, Hi-Tech
Ms Ifat Sheftel-Ben Zvi  photo Ms Ifat Sheftel-Ben Zvi PARTNER, Mergers & Acquisitions
Dr Ayal Shenhav  photo Dr Ayal Shenhav Managing Partner.
Ms Tal Shohat  photo Ms Tal Shohat Associate
Mr Daniel Shpitzer  photo Mr Daniel Shpitzer Associate
Ms Roni Silver  photo Ms Roni Silver Associate
Ms Sapir Singer  photo Ms Sapir Singer Associate
Ms Nufar Stein-Uhr  photo Ms Nufar Stein-Uhr Associate, Litigation
Ms Masha Steinberg  photo Ms Masha Steinberg Associate
Mr Guy Steiner  photo Mr Guy Steiner Associate
Mr Josef Sternthal  photo Mr Josef Sternthal Associate
Mr Asaf Stott  photo Mr Asaf Stott Associate
Ms Morag Syrkin  photo Ms Morag Syrkin Associate
Ms Dana Tal  photo Ms Dana Tal Associate, Energy & Infrastructure
Mr Gur Tenenbaum  photo Mr Gur Tenenbaum Partner
Ms Ella Tevet  photo Ms Ella Tevet PARTNER, Intellectual Property
Ms Vered Vormaser  photo Ms Vered Vormaser Associate, Litigation
Mr Ori Warschawski  photo Mr Ori Warschawski Associate
Ms Anna Wiesenfeld  photo Ms Anna Wiesenfeld Associate, Intellectual Property
Mr Perry Wildes  photo Mr Perry Wildes PARTNER, Capital Markets
Mr Matan Winkler  photo Mr Matan Winkler Associate, Litigation
Mr Shay Yanovsky  photo Mr Shay Yanovsky Partner, Hi-Tech
Ms Aya Yoffe  photo Ms Aya Yoffe PARTNER, Capital Markets
Mr Shai Yom-Tov  photo Mr Shai Yom-Tov Associate
Mr Liad Yoskovich  photo Mr Liad Yoskovich Assoicate
 Amit Zuchman  photo Amit Zuchman Associate
Number of lawyers : 170
Hebrew
English
French
German
Mandarin Chinese
Portuguese
Russian
Contacts : David Hodak (head of firm)
Contacts : Aya Yoffe (managing partner)