Firm Profile > Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) > Tel Aviv, Israel
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) Offices
111 ARLOZOROV STREET
TEL AVIV 6209809
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) > The Legal 500 Rankings
Energy Tier 2
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) is particularly standout for its experience in international project finance and development mandates, where it acts for developers and EPC contractors, especially in the renewables sector. In addition to its development and financing work, the firm has recently been involved in several high-profile corporate energy transactions. Key figures in the team include practice head Amnon Epstein, who has experience in corporate and financing deals in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, and Lior Aharon, who specialises in renewable energy. Also recommended is Asaf Rimon, who developed experience in oil and gas law, having previously worked in the London-based energy team of a large international firm.
‘Asaf Rimon has great experience and sector knowledge.‘
‘It’s a cohesive, well-briefed team; they all know what is being done and what needs to be done.‘
‘Amnon Epstein brings good insight and has a good understanding of clients’ needs.‘
‘Asaf Rimon is a quality lawyer with outstanding skills in managing large projects and a good deal of international experience.‘
N.T.A – Metropolitan Mass Transit System
The Phoenix Group
Kibbutz Economies Group (Mishkei Hakibbutzim)
Evoqua Water Technologies
Veridis N K.N. Solar
Hutchison Water International
Banking and finance Tier 3
‘A small practice of high-quality lawyers’, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) fields ‘a talented, business-minded and commercial’ team. The group is best known for its marked international focus, with many lawyers hailing from London and New York firms, and it regularly acts for major global banks on multi-jurisdictional lending transactions, including BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Lloyds Bank. The firm also acts for a growing share of Israeli banks and institutional lenders on regulatory and transactional matters. Group head Amnon Epstein has strong international expertise.
‘They are an excellent practice, they know the market, and they know the players. They are talented, business-minded and commercial.’
‘They are spectacularly good: incredibly hard-working, thorough, technical and provide fantastic client service.’
‘This is a small practice of high-quality lawyers.’
‘Amnon Epstein is an exceptional and smart lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of the market.’
‘Amnon Epstein was a pleasure to work with, and was able to walk us through the complex local legal and commercial issues arising on our transaction.’
‘Amnon Epstein demonstrates excellent commercial judgement and a strong ability to synthesise complex legal issues into easily digestible concepts.’
Monarch Alternative Capital
Barclays Bank PLC
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank Leumi (Israel) and Bank Leumi (UK)
Harel Insurance Company
DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
The Phoenix Insurance Company
Paz Ashdod Refinery
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) stands out firm-wide for its experience representing European clients, thanks in part to the language skills within the team, which include English, Hebrew, and several European languages. Headed by Gideon Weinbaum, the team has experience in ICC arbitration, and also handles international litigation and the enforcement of arbitral awards.
Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) fields an 'exceptional team of dedicated professionals' with niche expertise in advising European companies (particularly those based in Germany and the UK) on acquisitions and investments in Israel. The practice group also acts for Israeli start-ups, and has been steadily developing a reputation among US, European, and Israeli private equity and venture capital funds. Natalie Noy is a name to note in the hi-tech team; Noy was described by one client as 'a hungry go-getter', and is rated for her ability to 'grasp complex structures and effectively bring results to her clients'. The firm is also notable for the international experience of its hi-tech lawyers: Nimrod Rosenblum and Simon Marks have experience practicing in the London corporate departments of some well-known international firms and Roni Abelski heads the firm's German desk.
‘Very positive deal closing attitude rather than deal blocking. High availability and personal service. Great knowledge of the industry and quick turn around.‘
‘Natalie Noy is an experience and hungry go-getter who always puts client needs first.‘
‘Partner Natalie Noy has an exceptional personal service and knowledge in the industry. Also associate Eitan Lahyani is highly professional and recommended.‘
‘Exceptional team of dedicated professionals. Well established firm with startup energy and dedication to client needs.‘
‘Natalie and her team at ERM are able to integrate various commercial business demands, grasp complex structures and effectively bring results to their clients. They are easy to communicate with and a pleasure to work with.‘
Henkel AG & Co.
Maverick Ventures Israel
Fair Benefit Holdings
Fresenius Medical Care
Infrastructure Tier 3Rated by clients for its 'excellent service at a great value', Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has experience advising multinational bidding consortiums and a variety of other bidding participants in transport and water projects, and is particularly experienced in power and energy projects. The practice group is headed by Amnon Epstein, 'a very client-focused partner', who is routinely instructed by European and other international engineering companies and lenders. Also recommended is Asaf Rimon, who is especially experienced in project finance transactions in the energy space.
‘Great team: cohesive, fun to work with, and great industry knowledge.‘
‘Amnon Epstein has an excellent understanding of regulation.‘
‘Dedicated partner level support and excellent service at better rates than the largest firms.‘
N.T.A – MetropolitanMass Transit System
The Phoenix Group
Kibbutz Economies Group (Mishkei Hakibbutzim)
Evoqua Water Technologies
Hutchison Water International
IIF (Israel Infrastructure Fund)
Pan-Mediterranean Engineering Company
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) is best known for real estate financing and its work in the hotel industry. It also acts for developers on urban renewal and residential property projects, as well as advising on the purchase or, to a lesser extent, sale of property holdings and commercial assets. Gilad Maoz's expertise spans commercial real estate transactions, development projects and real estate finance, whereas fellow practice head Erez Gurion specialises in the sale and acquisition of land and also provides banks and investors with advice on project financing in Israel.
‘The firm’s real estate practice is very unique since they specialize in real estate finance, particularly in the hotel industry. They are very familiar with a lot of financing entities, and they help us through the legal and commercial aspects.’
‘This practice is unique not only in terms of its professionalism but also in the way the team manage all aspects of transactions and identify the commercial issues involved.’
‘We mostly work with Erez Gurion who is very professional, well-respected and always gives you the feeling you are his most important client.’
Ruby Capital (Formerly Ruby Nadlan)
Gamla Harel Ltd. & Gamla Millennium Ltd.
The Weizman Family (The Owners of Grand City hotels chain in Europe)
The Brown Hotel Group (Luxurious boutique hotel chain)
Elad Hotels (As part of The Tshuva Group), Elad Israel Residential and Amtash Investments
The Mivneh Group
Ampa Real Estate Ltd. (part of Ampa Group)
United Sarona – purchase group of 550 individuals & companies
The City People
The Ohana Group
The Shoval Group
P.B. Pinui Binui Company Ltd.
Shandong Hi-Speed Group Co
Access Point (TFRG)
‘High-end boutique’ Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has a strong focus on cross-border work, supported by its founding partners’ earlier experience in Magic Circle law firms. Hi-tech transactions provide the bulk of instructions, with financial services, real estate and energy also standing out as strong suits. Nimrod Rosenblum is an ‘extremely valuable asset’ and handles private and public M&A, venture capital investments, and private equity transactions. Additional contacts include hi-tech and start-ups lead Natalie Noy, who is a ‘leader in her field’, technology co-head Simon Marks and Roni Abelski.
‘The ERM founders have established a working environment in their image. With every interaction I have with the partners or the staff, I feel commitment, motivation and a hunger to succeed.’
‘Amazing knowledge and experience shared among the teams, and still the curiosity to further engage and learn – which for me is a must in the legal arena.’
‘The firm’s level of commitment to the cause and client is second to none. we refer a lot of M&A work to ERM.’
‘They are very balanced in their advice and have an enormous amount of experience. I am always impressed with their ability to advise on complex matters and reach an optimal conclusion.’
‘ERM has many great pros but I think that in addition to technical skills, they do think out of the box and are very dedicated to the clients, I feel very confident referring our fund practice clients to ERM.’
‘High-end boutique capable of delivering excellent advice and client service.’
‘Unlike many other practices, that could easily run a messy, unclear and costly process, ERM’s team is always on top of the process and situation, and is successfully able to navigate and prioritise the various tasks.’
‘I am constantly impressed with the firm’s commitment to its clients. The ability to be there for you in times when you need them is absolutely unique.’
‘The team’s fresh and energetic approach, willingness to devote the time and resources and do the extra mile for you in investigating complex situations are all worth noticing.’
‘The partner commitment and availability is second to none.’
‘Nimrod Rosenblum is the most practical, straightforward and honest legal advisor I have worked with, presenting unprecedented ability to provide his professional, honest advice without the desire to be perceived as popular or create any unnecessary work around it.’
‘Nimrod is the type of legal advisor that any client would like to have on his side. He is very pragmatic and able to simplify complex situations which typically arise in cross-border M&A transactions, while applying his accurate and healthy commercial and legal judgement.’
‘Nimrod is much more than a legal advisor. Over the years he has become a real partner, someone you can turn to with a small or big legal dilemma and will always be there to assist. He is an extremely valuable asset to have.’
‘Nimrod Rosenblum somehow always finds the time and attention to be responsive and available for any issue we require assistance with.’
‘Nimrod Rosenblum and Natalie Noy are leaders in their fields. Nimrod is widely respected in the M&A field and Natalie is one of the strongest company-side/VC lawyers who I have met in Israel.’
Lahav Group and KWP
Fresenius Medical Care
Fosun Group (Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart Company Limited)
Red sea group
Kape Technologies PLC
Adler Chomski Group
Mudhook Ventures (subsidiary of j2)
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) specialises in representing European companies and individuals in corporate and commercial disputes across a variety of industry sectors. Indeed, this niche specialism is underpinned by the international practicing experience of its partners, and an enviable variety of European language skills within the team. The practice group is headed by Gideon Weinbaum. In addition to his work for European companies, Weinbaum also has experience acting for Israeli corporates in labour disputes, product liability matters, real estate-related litigation and tender disputes. The team also handles the enforcement of international judgements in Israel.
‘Very fast and satisfying results, high competence in the field of litigation.‘
‘Gideon Weinbaum and Ron Abelski are always accessible and come up with doable solutions within short time.‘
‘Gideon Weinbaum gets the job done.‘
Fresenius Medical Care Israel
S.C. Daflog SRL
Financial Industrial Assets
Brown Hotels Group
The Emilia Group
The Tahal Group
Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) > Firm Profile
The firm: Founded in 2006 by lawyers who had previously worked at London ‘Magic Circle’ and top US and UK firms, ERM has become, through rapid organic growth, a leader in its core practice areas.
ERM’s cross-border focus, effective approach, cohesive partnership structure and strong team of excellent individuals are widely acknowledged by leading Israeli and international clients who instruct the firm in relation to their most challenging transactions.
The vast majority of ERM’s work is complex and covers more than one jurisdiction. The firm has advised on many of the high-profile cross-border transactions carried out in Israel, or by Israeli companies, in recent years.
Areas of practice: Banking and finance: ERM is a market leader for foreign banks operating in Israel, and offers substantial experience advising major international and Israeli lenders, borrowers, debt issuers, credit enhancers and sponsors on a full spectrum of market-standard and cutting-edge financing transactions, including global loans, structured finance, asset finance and regulation of financial markets.
Corporate and M&A: ERM has extensive experience advising on complex cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as on various general corporate matters. In the M&A arena, ERM has advised international and Israeli buyers, sellers, investment banks and financial institutions on a wide range of high-profile public and private transactions, including share and asset sales, public takeovers, leveraged and management buyouts and demergers.
Projects and energy: ERM is a market leader in energy projects in Israel and abroad, advising the leading Israeli and international lenders, sponsors and EPCs on oil and gas, conventional electricity (including cogeneration and pump storage technology) and all types of renewable energy (solar, wind and biofuels) projects. ERM also advises sponsors and financiers on Israel’s most significant infrastructure projects, including toll roads, desalination plants, airports, rail facilities and ports. Its experience includes private commercial projects, governmental concession-based projects and privatisation of operational infrastructure assets.
Technology: ERM advises technology clients in all stages of development, from inception to exit and beyond, and offers in-depth experience and expertise in the high-tech, clean-tech and life sciences sectors. ERM also regularly acts for leading investors (VC, institutional, strategic and angels) in a range of investments at all stages of a company’s life-cycle.
Capital markets: ERM advises issuers, underwriters and investors on a full range of offerings, including equity, debt, convertibles and other hybrid securities, derivatives and structured products. ERM has substantial experience advising on public offerings, private placements, rights issues, public takeovers, buybacks, delistings and court-approved schemes, both in Israel and in the UK (on AIM and the pLondon Stock Exchange’s main market).
Dispute resolution: ERM acts for leading international clients in every major industry in a wide variety of complex litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings in Israel, as well as for leading Israeli clients in relation to international arbitration proceedings.
Employment: ERM has extensive experience advising international and Israeli corporations on a wide range of Israeli employment law and commercial related matters including employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions, pension arrangements, non-compete and secrecy agreements, intellectual property, incentive plans, collective agreements and expansion orders, prevention of sexual harassment, engagements with services and manpower contractors and termination procedures.
Real estate and urban renewal: ERM acts for leading developers, sellers, buyers and investors on complex real estate transaction, from inception to completion, including: development of commercial real estate and hotels; real estate financing, development projects; acquisition of portfolios and specific assets; urban renewal projects; purchase groups and zoning and planning matters. The team has unique experience and highly specialist knowledge in the hotels’ field, acting for developers, shareholders, joint ventures and contractors on their hotel and/or combined residential/commercial property transactions, including acting for one of Israel’s leading boutique chains.
|Banking and finance||Amnon Epstein|
|Banking and finance||Itai Yonai|
|Capital markets||Nimrod Rosenblum|
|Capital markets||Lior Aharon|
|Corporate and commercial||Nimrod Rosenblum|
|Corporate and commercial||Simon Marks|
|Corporate and commercial||Roni Abelski|
|Corporate and commercial||Natalie Noy|
|Corporate and commercial||Asaf Rimon|
|Employment and pensions||Maya Schneider|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Nimrod Rosenblum|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Simon Marks|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Roni Abelski|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Asaf Rimon|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Natalie Noy|
|Private equity||Nimrod Rosenblum|
|Private equity||Roni Abelski|
|Projects and energy||Amnon Epstein|
|Projects and energy||Lior Aharon|
|Projects and energy||Asaf Rimon|
|Real estate and construction||Gilad Maoz|
|Real estate and construction||Erez Gurion|
|Dispute resolution||Gideon Weinbaum|