Firm Profile > Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. > Tel Aviv , Israel
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. Offices
98 YIGAL ALON STREET
TEL AVIV 67891
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. > The Legal 500 Rankings
Capital markets Tier 1
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is well known for capital markets and has handled a host of market-first transactions involving debt issuances by limited partnerships, public M&A, and contingent convertible bonds. The department is jointly headed by Uri Rosenberg and Shirel Guttman-Amira, who advised Tamar Petroleum on its 144A-compliant IPO, which was among the largest public offerings on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in the past decade. Also of note, Ran Shalom advised Navitas Buckskin Financing on two bond issuances on the TASE to finance an interest in a large oil project in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, Shalom assisted Bank Leumi with parallel issuances of NIS1bn contingent convertible bonds and NIS1.3bn straight bonds. The department has also acted for global banks in relation to foreign offerings by Israeli corporates. Recently, the team acted for a consortium of international lenders in relation to a $600m 144A- and Regulation S-compliant private note offering by Israel Chemicals.
Competition/antitrust Tier 1
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s antitrust department is recognised by clients and peers as one of the leaders in the Israeli market. Headed by Zvi Agmon, the team regularly advises on complex regulatory procedures, high-stakes antitrust litigation, and merger control often involving heavily regulated industries. Agmon provides comprehensive antitrust advice to clients such as Delek Group, and recently assisted Bank Hapoalim with the formation of an antitrust compliance programme. In 2018, the department added to its antitrust prowess with the addition of Mattan Meridor, who rejoined after a short while operating as a sole practitioner due to certain conflicts of interest. Meridor is helping to represent Sonol in a public hearing before the Israel Antitrust Authority (IAA), and is also representing one of the world's most prominent tech companies in sensitive investigations before the IAA and legislative bodies. Further, the team has handled follow-on class action litigation in connection with a number of global cartels, including the international refrigeration compressor cartel. In the merger control space, the team assisted Frutarom with the merger filing for what was the largest Israeli M&A transaction in 2018.
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is involved in a range of class action litigation covering securities, antitrust, environmental damages and consumer protection. Of particular note, Zvi Agmon represents Noble Energy Mediterranean in a class action concerning the price of natural gas in Israel; this is potentially the largest class action ever filed in Israel. Agmon also represented Midroog in a securities class action regarding its rating of bonds by Israel Petrochemical Industries; this was among the first cases that questioned a credit agency's responsibility to the general public. Uri Sorek is representing Israel Chemicals in an environmental class action involving its operation in the Haifa Bay, and Yoav Hirsh, who has expertise in defending banks in class action suits, is engaged by Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi and Union Bank. Additionally, the team has notable strength in antitrust litigation, where it acts for clients such as Hitachi and LG Electronics in relation to follow-on class action claims. Other key clients include 012 Smile Telecom, Isracard and Sha'are Zedek Medical Center, all of which the team has represented in high-value consumer class actions.
Energy and infrastructure Tier 1
Specialising in the energy sector, Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. has 'in-depth legal knowledge', which it pairs with 'a practical understanding of how the legal framework factors into a client's day to day'. Led by Dan Hacohen, the team has particular expertise in financing transactions in the energy sector. Of particular note, Hacohen is acting for the two consortiums operating the Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields - Israel's two largest natural gas reserves; he advises the consortiums, which include names such as Noble Energy and Delek Drilling, on all of their financing and domestic and international gas sales agreements. In one matter, Hacohen and Uri Rosenberg advised Delek Drilling on a transaction led by JP Morgan and HSBC for a limited recourse financing, which was backed by the company's interest in the Leviathan gas field; at roughly $2bn, this is the largest such financing ever completed in Israel. As a complement to its energy-sector expertise, the firm has considerable strength in securities law and capital markets transactions. As an example, Ran Shalom advised Navitas Buckskin Financing, a financing entity for the Buckskin oil project in the Gulf of Mexico, on two series of project bonds, which raised a total of NIS720m. Eddie Ashkenazi is also recommended.
Planning and zoning Tier 1
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. runs a 'knowledgeable and responsive' zoning team, which advises corporates, investors, developers, and local authorities and government entities on contentious and non-contentious planning mandates. Jointly led by Eyal Mamo in Tel Aviv and Avi Porten in Jerusalem, the department is involved in projects across a wide range of industries, but is particularly active in luxury residential and hotel projects and urban renewals. Porten and Kira Lerner are representing JTLV Investment in planning procedures concerning the NIS2bn Atarim Square project in Tel Aviv. In Jerusalem, Porten is advising a family investor on the NIS1bn development of a mixed residential and commercial space at the entrance of the city. Moreover, the group is representing Energix Group in a Supreme Court appeal concerning the zoning plan for a wind project in Northern Israel. The team also provides comprehensive planning advice to several municipalities and local authorities, including Holon Municipality, Modi'in Planning and Construction Committee, and Mateh Yehuda Regional Council.
Real estate: urban renewal Tier 1
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is 'one of the most client-friendly teams in Israel', according to one source, and its 'professionalism and dedication have proved invaluable to getting a deal closed'. Acting for landowners and entrepreneurs, practice head Ishai Itsikovich is singled out for his 'remarkable attentiveness' and his ability to 'come to grips with the client's goals'. On the apartment owner side, Itsikovich is involved in a number of TAMA 38 and evacuate-rebuild projects totalling over 3,000 residential units. Conversely, Itsikovich is advising real estate developer clients on over 30 urban renewal projects for the construction of nearly 4,500 new residential units in cities across Israel. Also of note, the firm has complementary expertise in planning and zoning, which is led by Avi Porten. In one matter, Porten and Itsikovich are advising New Hope Neve Eliyahu on an evacuate-rebuild project for the demolition of 250 residential units and the subsequent construction of 1,400 new residential units. The team has also advised the Israel Builders Association on regulatory changes affecting the urban renewal market, particularly with regards to the promotion of apartment owners' rights. Other key developer clients include ETOS - Urban Planning & Environmental Services, Amidar, and Cnaan Group.
Banking and finance Tier 2
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. provides its clients with service inspired by 'a deep understanding of financial regulations and a unique sensitivity to commercial issues'. In particular, department head Yona Goshen-Gottstein has been noted for her 'special combination of experience in banking regulation and finance transactions'. Goshen-Gottstein provides a range of banking advice to clients such as Harel Insurance Company, which she recently advised on the creation of a platform for ongoing syndication agreements with Dexia Israel Bank in relation to municipal loans of over NIS1bn. Also of note, the team is advising Ofek Capital Cooperative Association on the proposed establishment of the first cooperative bank in Israel. Goshen-Gottstein also advises Migdal Capital Markets and The Phoenix Insurance Company on ISDA agreements and various other financing matters. In the project finance space, the team advises borrowers and lenders in some of the market's most significant financing transactions in the oil and gas sector.
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is a market leader in complex commercial litigation and high-profile derivative suits. In one particularly standout matter, the team represented Israel Corporation in a derivative claim concerning the company's investment into ZIM; this case involved the consideration of the business judgement rule defence, which was adopted into Israeli law from the US. Founding partner Zvi Agmon and Uri Sorek acted for IDB Holdings in relation to a special investigation arising out of the company's ongoing liquidation proceedings; this matter represented the first time that distribution tests came under judicial review in Israel. In the energy and infrastructure space, Yoav Hirsh is representing China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, as plaintiff, in a claim involving the violation of a contract in relation to the high-profile Carmel Tunnel project, and Tal Mayshar is representing Delek Israel in multiple claims, including one considering the validity of contractual agreements between fuel companies and fuel stations. The team is also representing Malam Systems in a series of back and forth claims with the State of Israel, in addition to one arbitration proceeding, regarding delays in the launch of a significant information and computing system that it was contracted to build for the Israeli tax authorities. Dana Hen was promoted to partner.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Proving 'service at the highest level of professionalism', Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. 'instils in its clients a sense of calm and confidence' across each stage of a project. The team is jointly led by Eyal Mamo and Avi Porten, who are based in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, respectively. Mamo is acting for The Caesarea Corporation in relation to the plot sales and contracting tenders for a residential development in Or Akiva, which will bring more than 3,500 new apartments. Further, Porten advised Machane Yehuda Kiah Real Estate on its acquisition of rights in a large complex in Jerusalem, which includes planned residential and commercial developments across 15,000 sqm. Porten is also advising Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts on the promotion of a large hotel and luxury residential project in Jerusalem. Also recommended is Israel Attar, who is advising Vaad Mishtaknei Ahisamach on the development of a 1,500-unit residential development in the city of Lod.
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. has recognised expertise in antitrust, securities and public company transactions, and is one of the leading firms in Israel's oil and gas market. In a standout deal, Ran Shalom advised Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corporation on the merger of its three public subsidiaries, which marked the second-ever merger of public partnerships in Israel (the team was also involved in the first-ever public partnership merger in 2017 between Avner and Delek Group). Shirel Guttman-Amira and Dan Hacohen assisted Delek Drilling with a spin-off of part of part of its Tamar gas field business; this deal saw the transfer of 9.3% of Delek's interest in the Tamar gas field to a newly formed company, Tamar Petroleum, and included a subsequent debt and equity financing. Outside of oil and gas, Uri Rosenberg advised Delek Automotive Systems on the NIS992m acquisition of a 70% stake in OCM Luxembourg. The team has also been involved in highly regulated deals in the banking sector.
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. > Firm Profile
The firm: Ever since it was founded, Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. has regarded providing the most professional and best-quality service to its clients as its top priority. Its success serves as proof of its commitment to this value which shows that there are no substitutes for professionalism, creativity, dedication and determination. The firm provides clients with close legal counsel and guidance, including legal opinions, transaction support, preparation of agreements and contracts, litigation and handling of crisis situations. Agmon & Co. consists of several departments with excellent reputations and takes pride in representing leading corporations from Israel’s business and economic elite. Among these is the commercial department, which recently expanded following the merger of Ehud Arad & Co. Law Firm. This new addition to the firm will serve to expand the firm’s operations in the fields of M&A and biomed.
Areas of practice: Litigation: the firm represents clients before courts and regulatory tribunals involving a vast array of matters, including: commercial/civil litigation; banking; tenders; class action suits; petitions to the High Court of Justice; antitrust matters; and planning and construction.
Administrative law: a pioneer in administrative and regulatory issues, the firm is a first port of call for clients in dispute with the government. Increasing numbers of clients approach the firm, confident in its successful track record in submitting petitions to the High Court of Justice, as well as its appearances before the courts for administrative affairs, various appeals committees, planning committees and many more.
Corporate: the firm is consistently recognised as one of the leading Israeli law firms in corporate, capital markets and securities. The firm advises public companies and other reporting entities on their ongoing activities and all aspects of corporate and securities law.
Regulation: the firm is acknowledged as one of the leading firms in regulatory law, with many of the firm’s lawyers having held senior positions in various branches of government agencies and bodies, as well as in the country’s leading banks. This inside track and knowledge of Israel’s highly regulated sectors give clients a valuable advantage in the market.
Energy: the firm is a leading firm in Israel in energy law and has been involved in most of the major oil and gas projects in Israel in the last decades. The firm’s services include representing clients in establishing joint venture projects for exploration and production; financing and securitisation of project assets; and agreements for purchase and sale of natural gas. In addition, the firm represents gas and oil companies before the regulatory authorities, as well as in civil and administrative litigation.
M&A: the firm has represented publicly and privately held clients in Israel’s highest and most prominent merger and acquisition transactions, ranging from private equity/venture capital investments in start-ups to cross-border M&A valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.
Antitrust and competition: the firm is one of the top firms in this field. The firm frequently handles mergers, appearing before the Antitrust Authority in hearings and motions for an exemption from a designation as a cartel, and defends respondents charged by the Antitrust Authority.
Planning and construction: a leading firm in this area, it provides consultation and representation before planning and construction committees, appeals committees and the Court of Administrative Affairs.
Real estate: the firm provides a full range of services in the real estate realm (projects, transactions and urban renewal), both in the residential field and in the field of yielding real estate and hotels.
Municipal law: the firm has unique expertise in providing legal counsel to both local authorities and private entities, on a variety of topics related to local authorities and municipalities.
Finance and banking: the firm’s dedicated banking law department combines broad experience in the banking and finance field with specialist knowledge and experience of banking regulation.
Class actions: the firm is constantly ranked at the top of the professional rankings in this field. The firm has handled over 1,000 class action proceedings with an almost perfect record in successfully preventing motions to approve class action suits.
Technology/biomed: the firm advises major hospitals, universities and research bodies on their technology transfer activities.
Environment: guidance includes projects involving recycling and energy production from alternative fuel sources.
|Litigation, Class Actions, Administrative Law, Competition and Antitrust||Zvi Agmon|
|Energy and Infrastructures||Dan Hacohen|
|Capital Markets||Uri Rosenberg|
|Planning and Construction||Avrum Porten|
|Planning and Construction||Israel Attar|
|Planning and Construction||Avi Sheferman|
|Planning and Construction||Kira Lerner|
|Planning and Construction||Eyal D. Mamo|
|Banking & Finance||Yona Goshen-Gottstein|
|Capital Markets||Shirel Guttman Amira|
|Corporate & Commercial||Ehud Arad|
|Capital Markets||Amir Goddard|
|Commercial Litigation||Uri Sorek|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Daniel Sekel|
|Capital Markets||Ran Shalom|
|Insolvency||Dr. Itay Hass|
|Competition and Antitrust||Mattan Meridor|
|High Tech||Osnat Sarusi Firstater|
|Real Estate||Ishai N. Itsikovich|
|Corporate & Commercial||Yifat Tsafrir|
|High Tech||Dan Adar|
|Energy and Infrastructures||Eddie Ashkenazi|
|Competition and Antitrust||Uri Porat|
|High Tech||Saar Rosman|
|Planning and Construction||Asher Seliger|
|Planning and Construction||Israel Attar|
|Planning and Construction||Barak Schwartz|
|Capital Markets||Iris Cibulski Havilio (Consultant)|
|Employment||Gil Agmon (Consultant)|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 100+
OtherOther office : Jerusalem
CLIENT: Carmel Hanany Degani, Project manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Reality Investment Fund
TESTIMONIAL: We have an extremely high regard for Avi Portan, and Kira Lerner at Agmon & Co.
Reality investment fund has worked with them for many years due to the high level and consistency of their work.
We have an extremely high regard for Avi Portan, and Kira Lerner at Agmon & Co.
Reality investment fund has worked with them for many years due to the high level and consistency of their work.
CLIENT: Moshe Mashiach
COMPANY/FIRM: Delek The Israel Fuel com. LTD.
TESTIMONIAL: Agmon lawyers team are the best and professional lawyers, This is the reason why we work with them. They sometimes seeing issues that werent immediately obvious, and always shaping strategy to maximize our interests.
They really feel like a core part of our company.
They are definitely the team that you want by your side on any complex issue.
CLIENT: Baruch Schori, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: PTM Biosciences
TESTIMONIAL: PTM Biosciences is a biotech startup dedicated to advancing precision medicine. Adv. Yifat Tsafrir, Partner at the Commercial Department at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co., is our legal counsel.
Yifat is a standout corporate lawyer with profound business knowledge and understanding of the commercial side of deals in our industry. She is extremely diligent, dedicated and able to provide prompt advice with quick turnaround time. Her experience and invaluable support and insights made her stand out from other lawyers we have worked with.
I would highly recommend Yifat Tsafrir and the Commercial Department at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. to any company that asked for their corporate law expertise.
CLIENT: Adi Cohen, Chairman
COMPANY/FIRM: Publicis Media Group
TESTIMONIAL: Agmon law firm has a combination of highly professional skills, excellent control over the facts and a great understanding of the company’s needs in times of crisis and also in more peaceful times . Hilla Peleg – The partner who represents our group in the firm, is an excellent, professional, serious and very thorough lawyer the type of lawyer you want on your side. Hilla has a vast legal knowledge and a deep understanding to commercial aspects which makes her a very important consultant to her clients.
CLIENT: General Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Leading energy partnership, based in Israel
TESTIMONIAL: Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. represents us on a litigation matter. The team is led by Adv. Zvi Agmon and Adv. Tal Mayshar. We highly value the approach and professional legal services provided by the team and their availability, even under very stressed times. We feel that we are in good hands and that the clients best interests is the priority of their team.
CLIENT: Asa (Asi) Levinger, CEO; Dafna Reznik, VP Legal; Lior Ziv, Solar Israel manager
COMPANY/FIRM: ENERGIX – RENEWABLE ENERGIES LTD.
TESTIMONIAL: We are a leading public company engaged in the field of renewable energy in Israel, Poland and the U.S. We have been working closely with the Planning & Construction Department at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. law Firm led by Adv. Avi Porten, and with Adv. Barak Schwarz as well as with the firms Corporate Department – led by Adv. Shirel Guttman-Amira and with other departments. We feel fortunate to have met top-quality attorneys who always have a creative and focused solution for every legal issue, in a swift and effective manner. Without a doubt, the combination of their rare legal abilities and their extensive experience with the various areas relevant to our activities, enables them to serve, with great success, our intense needs, that include tight schedules and complex thinking outside the box.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Dispute resolution: class actions
- Energy and infrastructure
- Planning and zoning
- Real estate: urban renewal