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Gross Law Firm – GKH
ONE AZRIELI CENTER
ROUND BUILDING
TEL AVIV 670 1101
Israel

Work Department

Hi Tech, M&A.

Position

Partner, Hi-Tech & Investment Funds

Career

Amir Raz is a partner in the firm’s Hi-Tech & Investment Funds Group.
In his career as a corporate lawyer, Amir has counseled technology companies on a broad range of transactional matters, from venture capital financings to domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, through public offerings and technology commercial transactions.

Amir also has counseled various venture capital and private equity funds, as well as strategic investors in their investments in and acquisitions of Israeli and Israeli-related companies.

Amir has worked with a wide range of high-technology clients – from emerging companies developing disruptive technologies through publicly traded companies, across a broad range of industries, including telecom, digital media, SaaS, mobility and advanced transportation technology, fintech, cloud computing, quantum computing, cyber security, big data, semiconductors, networking and life sciences.

In addition, Amir has advised fund managers and limited partners in the formation of various investment funds, including venture capital, private equity and hedge funds.

Amir has a diverse practice, consisting of broad range of transactional matters, from venture capital financings to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, through public offerings and sophisticated commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Gross & Co. in 2018, Amir was partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices of Shenhav & Co. Previously, he practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in New York and at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal in Tel Aviv.

Languages

English, Hebrew.

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 2000 New York Bar Association, 2004.

Education

Tel Aviv University (LL.B., 1999, Cum Laude) Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2003, Securities and Financial Regulation, Dean’s Certificate, Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

(Leading individuals)

Amir Raz

Gross Law Firm – GKH

With expertise in venture capital financing rounds, Gross Law Firm – GKH is a go-to firm for a long client list of financial companies and start-ups and, alongside the firm’s knowledge of SPAC and PIPE transactions, clients additionally benefit from the team’s IP, privacy, taxation, labour and litigation experience. Practice co-head Ayal Shenhav has notable experience practising in the US and specialises in formation, tax structuring, operational and M&A matters for venture and private equity funds. Fellow co-head Richard J. Mann  assists both domestic and international companies with complex cross-border transactions in Israel, the US and the UK, and advises on stock exchange regulatory issues. Amir Raz handles transactions for prominent start-ups and venture capital funds, while associate Oren Kedmi  has established himself as a key contact for several start-ups and financial companies.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gross Law Firm – GKH‘s full-service corporate and M&A practice advises clients at all stage of their growth, from seed companies through to major global corporates. The team leans on the firm’s top-tier start-up practice to provide a leading offering in advising emerging companies, with sources praising its ‘great experience with first-rate start-ups in various fields and high-end venture capital funds’. At the other end of the spectrum, it is a popular choice to represent multinationals in Israel-related deals, particularly US and China-based clients. International M&A head Richard Mann specialises in sophisticated cross-border transactions. Esther Koren leads the local M&A practice and advises on corporate, M&A and securities matters. Moshe Ganot, who advises on transactional and governance issues, and hi-tech and venture capital specialist Amir Raz are also recommended.