Firm Profile > Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) > Tel Aviv, Israel

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
Alon Towers, Tower 2, 36th Floor
94 Yigal Alon Street
Tel Aviv, 6789156
Israel

Energy Tier 2

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) advises sponsors, financiers and contractors engaged in energy projects, including conventional and renewable power and oil and gas mandates. It is also well placed to represent clients in regulatory negotiations before bodies including The Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy. Amnon Epstein leads the practice, which includes key partners Lior Aharon and Asaf Rimon.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Epstein

Other key lawyers:

Lior Aharon; Asaf Rimon

Testimonials

‘Asaf Rimon is an exceptionally great lawyer. He is a very professional, patient and pleasant person and it is a pleasure working with him. He is highly intelligent, has vast global knowledge and experience in the field and he is also very resourceful and insightful.’

Key clients

Abengoa

Afcon

Bank Leumi

BNP Paribas

Bombardier

Credit Agricole

Downer Group

Enlight Energy

Evoqua Water Technologies

Generation Fund

Global Power

Goldman Sachs

Hutchison Water International

Israel infrastructure Fund

Israel Opportunity Energy Resources

K.N. Solar

Kibbutz Economies Group

Macquarie

Mivtach Shamir

Mekorot Water Company

Netixis

Noy Fund

Oshrad Group

The Phoenix insurance company

PMEC

Ratio Oil Exploration

Shikun & Binui

Société Générale

Solaer

Solegreen

Tahal Group

Turbo Gen

Veridis

Banking and finance Tier 3

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) 'spectacularly good' team excels in real estate finance, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. Amnon Epstein is known for his expertise in project finance, particularly at a global level, having acted for major financial institutions throughout his career, such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Itai Yonai is a go-to partner for structured finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Epstein

Other key lawyers:

Itai Yonai; Itamar Lev

Testimonials

‘ERM has a cohesive, well-briefed team. They are incredibly hardworking, thorough, technical and provide fantastic client service.’ 

‘Amnon Epstein brings his really outstanding knowledge of energy projects together with his expertise in finance as well as international depth which results in exceptionally high quality work. His main strength is his ability to understand every aspect of the transaction and therefore see the entire picture without losing sight of the details.’

Key clients

Amitim

Ayalon Insurance

Bank Discount

Bank Leumi (Israel)

Bank Leumi (UK)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of Cyprus Group

Barclays Bank PLC

BNP Paribas

Citibank

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Goldman Sachs

Guggenheim Credit LLC

Harel Insurance Company

JBIC Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Macquarie Bank

Mizrahi Bank

Monarch Alternative Capital

Societe Generale

The Phoenix Insurance Company

Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 3

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) represents corporations from across the world in arbitration proceedings relating to construction, healthcare and aviation. In a recent highlight, the firm represented Abengoa S.A in a Geneva-based arbitration in connection with a construction project in Israel. Gideon Weinbaum has a broad dispute resolution practice, which includes acting in arbitration proceedings located both in Israel and overseas. Amnon Epstein  is recommended for a range of litigation and arbitration matters.

Practice head(s):

Gideon Weinbaum; Amnon Epstein

Key clients

Abengoa S.A.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG

Assicurazioni Generali

Council of Bureaux

Egis Rail

Fresenius Medical Care Israel Ltd.

Madanes Insurance Agency Ltd.

MGM Grand

Milad Aviation

Raimondi Cranes SPA

Scholpp GmbH and Reifenhauser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG

Suunto Oy

Tahal

Topdanmark

Unidress

Veridis

William Hill

Monarch

Timon

Daflog

Iskoor

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has a long history of advising Israeli start-ups at all stages of their development, and has recently expanded its venture capital practice to act for both domestic and international investment funds. Simon Marks is dual-qualified in Israel and the UK and is therefore in a unique position to assist international clients; he is regularly instructed on cross-border M&A transactions and has extensive experience advising on IPOs. Natalie Noy is a 'trusted adviser' to her clients, assisting with commercial R&D and technology transfer agreements.

Practice head(s):

Natalie Noy; Simon Marks

Other key lawyers:

Nimrod Rosenblum; Roni Abelski; Eitan Lahyani; Galit Farkash

Testimonials

They know all the ins and outs of legal contracts in the internet and advertising fields.’

As our company operates both in Israel and in the UK, we wanted one office that is an expert in both British and Israeli corporate law. Simon Marks from ERM is an expert in both so this is very helpful for us. On top of this, ERM succeed in making me feel like I am their only customer (even though we are a small company). All the work is done very fast and in a very professional manner.’

Nimrod Rosenblum is extremely familiar with details. He sees the big picture and ensures that our risks are mitigated while explaining where we can compromise. Nimrod attends the company’s board meetings and provides a sound voice of reason to the board members. He is always available for any management team member, and his advice keeps in mind the company’s overall market opportunity and financial conditions.’

Nimrod Rosenblum and Galit Farkash have been superb in addressing our company needs. They are professional, deep, very attentive to details and always available.

Natalie Noy is exceptional, not just as a lawyer but also as a trusted adviser. Despite being very busy, she can clear her schedule in times of urgency and fully devote her resources to the matter. The scope of matters on which she advises us is very wide and she understands our company’s business and culture in a very intimate way, which helps us work together on many different matters.’

Key clients

3D Innotech

3DOPTIX

Aciist

Adler Chomski Group

AI Animals

Atvisor.AI

BetterImpression

Bookaway

Brandefender

Bregal Milestone LP

Capital One

Currencytransfer.com

Daimler AG

Easy way

Fans league

Faourcia

Flexity

Fresenius Medical Care

GoTo Global

Greenfield One

GreenPoint

Hapiness Capital

Hedgewiz

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Hisense

Hopsi-Call

Inmanage

Innogy

Intelligo

IVN

Karamba Security

Lakuruma

Manta Ray Ventures

Maverick Ventures Israel

Mekorot

Mininvasive

MyPlay

Netafim

Novelty magazines

Pitango Venture Capital

QR Genetics

Reps.AI

Scalez

Songo Media

Subzee

Syte.AI

Taboola

Telemessage

Tufin Software Technologies Ltd.

Viewers Logic

Zero Energy

Zeus

Zoomin Software

Infrastructure Tier 3

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has a core focus advising sponsors, government departments and financiers involved in a wide variety of desalination, waste, and transport projects, including those with a cross-border angle. The team is also known for its significant expertise in the oil and gas, and power markets. Amnon Epstein, a highly regarded expert in infrastructure and energy projects, often works with fellow partners Lior Aharon and Asaf Rimon.

Practice head(s):

Amnon Epstein

Other key lawyers:

Lior Aharon; Asaf Rimon

Key clients

Abengoa

Afcon

Bank Leumi

BNP Paribas

Bombardier

Credit Agricole

Downer Group

Enlight Energy

Evoqua Water Technologies

Generation Fund

Global Power

Goldman Sachs

Hutchison Water International

Israel infrastructure Fund

Israel Opportunity Energy Resources

K.N. Solar

Kibbutz Economies Group (Mishkei Hakibbutzim)

Macquarie

Mivtach Shamir

Mekorot Water Company

Netixis

Noy Fund

Oshrad Group

The Phoenix insurance company

PMEC

Ratio Oil Exploration

Shikun & Binui

Société Générale

Solaer

Solegreen

Tahal Group

Turbo Gen

Veridis

Real estate and construction Tier 3

In addition to its strong credentials in urban renewal projects, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) is well known for its expertise in real estate finance and acquisitions, acting for purchasing groups. 'Exceptionally strong lawyerGilad Maoz works with real estate clients based in Israel and New York, handling a wide range of matters including joint venture agreements and purchasing and leasing transactions, while Erez Gurion advises real estate clients operating in the hotel sector. They lead the team jointly with Yoav Zahavi.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Maoz; Erez Gurion; Yoav Zahavi

Testimonials

‘They are great. An outstanding firm that thoroughly understands where clients are coming from, with huge bandwidth, strength in depth and expertise.’

‘Wonderful law firm. Excellent service, knowledge and work ethic.’

‘Erez Gurion and Gilad Maoz make such a great team. Always there when we need them.’

‘The individuals at ERM provide top-quality legal advice alongside a deep commitment to the best interests of their client.’ 

‘Gilad Maoz is really an exceptionally strong lawyer who takes the initiative and has an excellent team around him. Gilad always seems to be available for me, and quickly understands the matter at hand. He is also commercially minded and has an excellent way of dealing with people.’ 

Key clients

Ampa Real Estate Ltd.

Ariel Yazamut

Demri Real Estate

Dopaz Investments

Tshuva Group

Expo Fund

Fresenius Medical Care

Gamla Harel Ltd. & Gamla Millennium Ltd.

Gazit Globe

Jerusalem Bank

Leumi Bank

Minhal Megurim

Noga Real Estate

P.B. Pinui Binui Company Ltd.

Red Sea Group

Ruby Capital

SAL Real Estate

Shemi Ashkeloni

The Bardugo Group

The Brown Hotels Group

The City People

The CPM Group

The Mivne Group

The Ohana Group

The Shoval Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)'s 'very talented' team focuses predominantly on cross-border M&A, with particular expertise in deals involving the UK, Germany and the US markets. 'Proactive' attorney Nimrod Rosenblum, who is dual qualified in Israel and the UK, has a strong track record in public and private M&A and private equity transactions. Roni Abelski is a popular choice to assist with takeover strategies.

Practice head(s):

Nimrod Rosenblum

Other key lawyers:

Roni Abelski

Testimonials

‘The team is professional and reliable, business savvy and highly experienced.

‘Client service is professional, accurate and timely with strong commercial acumen.’ 

‘Compared to other firms, the team at ERM is more responsive and they know very well how to work with foreign investors.’

‘Roni Abelski is an outstanding M&A lawyer –  very knowledgeable, exceptionally responsive and always finds inventive solutions to close difficult deals.’ 

‘Nimrod Rosenblun is a hands-on partner. He is trusted by the company management and board members to provide sound advice on any legal and business issue that may arise.’

Key clients

ACS Motion Control

Andbank

Assicurazioni Generali

Azelis

Bregal Milestone

BWT

Daimler AG

Fosun Group (Shanghai Yuyuan Tourist Mart Company Limited)

Fresenius Medical Care

Happiness Capital (HK)

HCL Technologies

Hyundai

Innogy

Intelligo

Iskoor Metals

JellyFish

Kape Technologies PLC

Kardan N.V.

Karamba Security

Kedma Capital

Kramer Electronics

Lahav Group and KWP

MDT

Platinum Partners

Red Sea Group

Tahal Group

Timon Limited

William Hill

Tufin Software Technologies Ltd.

Taboola

Zeus Intelligence

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) acts for companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes. The energy sector is also an area of specialism; the firm represents both domestic and international companies in a range of disputes. Key team members Gideon Weinbaum and Amnon Epstein both have experience representing clients before courts and tribunals of all levels.

Practice head(s):

Gideon Weinbaum

Other key lawyers:

Amnon Epstein

Testimonials

‘Excellent service. Always returns clients phone calls and queries. Attention to detail.’

‘Gideon Weinbaum gives excellent personal service, always replies to queries or phone calls.’

 

Key clients

Abengoa S.A. (Spain)

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (Germany)

Assicurazioni Generali (Italy)

Council of Bureaux

Egis Rail

Fresenius Medical Care Israel Ltd.,

Madanes Insurance Agency Ltd. (Israel)

MGM Grand (US)

Milad Aviation (Israel)

Raimondi Cranes SPA (Italy)

Scholpp GmbH and Reifenhauser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Suunto Oy (Finland)

Tahal

Topdanmark (Denmark)

Unidress (Israel)

Veridis (Israel)

William Hill (UK)

Monarch

Timon

Daflog

Iskoor

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance, Regulation, Projects and energy Amnon Epstein
Corporate and M&A, Private equity, Capital markets, High-tech & Venture Capital Nimrod Rosenblum
Real estate and construction Gilad Maoz
Corporate and M&A, High-tech & Venture Capital, Private equity Ron Abelski
High-tech & Venture Capital Simon Marks
Corporate and M&A Asaf Rimon
Real estate and construction Erez Gurion
Real estate and construction Yoav Zahavi
Banking and finance Itai Yonai
Real estate and construction Eran Mizrahi
Dispute resolution, International Arbitration Gideon Weinbaum
Employment Eti Avnery
Banking and finance, High-tech & Venture Capital Jeremy Seeff
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ron Abelski  photo Mr Ron Abelski Ron is a partner in the firm’s corporate, M&A and technology practices…
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