Firm Profile > Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.
TEL AVIV 67891

Capital markets Tier 1

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s capital markets practice advises clients, including major international and national banks and corporations, on leading IPOs in Israel, including Tamar Petroleum's IPO and Bank HaPaolim's separation from Isracard, both of which represent two of the largest public offerings on the Tase. The firm's recent work, a significant portion of which falls within the energy and oil and gas sectors, reflects an incredibly diverse practice, covering public issuances of bonds, including contingent convertible bonds, private placements, reverse mergers, spin-offs, and hybrid equity and debt offerings. Shirel Guttman-Amira regularly advises boards of directors, management and audit committees on all capital markets aspects of their business interests, including securities and corporate law. Associate Yaara Shchori Ben Harush  stands out for her recent involvement in major capital markets transactions, including Isracard's NIS2.7bn IPO and Equital's NIS3.5bn reverse merger. Ran Shalom and Amir Goddard are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Uri Rosenberg; Shirel Guttman-Amira

Other key lawyers:

Shirel Guttman-Amira; Ran Felder; Liraz Kahana; Nurit Dromi; Mattan Daskal; Ran Maas

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim Ltd. (TASE: POLI)

Equital (TASE: EQTL)

Bank Leumi Ltd.

Delek Automotive Systems Ltd. (TASE: DLEA)

Bank Leumi Le’Israel Ltd.

Partner Communication Ltd.

Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Energix Renewable Energies Ltd

Mishorim Real Estate Investments Ltd. (TASE: MSHR)

Solegreen Ltd. (TASE: SLGN)

Navitas Petroleum – Limited Partnership

Malam Team

Delek Royalties (2012) Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL)

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s 'outstanding' practice is particularly prominent in mergers involving regulatory approvals and cases arising from companies failing to notify the Competition Authority before completing a merger. It is also active in highly sensitive alleged cartel cases and investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions regarding the conduct of large companies. Mattan Meridor recently advised Bank Hapoalim on the antitrust aspects of its major IPO pursuant to Israel's anti-concentration legislation and, in a separate mandate, acted for Elbit Systems on its successful merger with IMI systems, a government-owned Israeli weapons manufacturer, with a total value of $504m. Zvi Agmon is another key name and associate Meirav Yung specialises in advising clients on anti-concentration work. In a recent highlight, she assisted the team that advised Bank Hapoalim on Isracard's IPO.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Agmon; Mattan Meridor

Other key lawyers:


‘One of the top firms in Israel.’

‘Mattan Meridor is notable for his creative, out of the box thinking in antitrust cases.’ 

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Cellcom Israel Ltd.

Elbit Systems of America, LLC.

Shufersal Ltd.

Elbit Systems Ltd.

Noble Energy

Delek Drilling LP

Shafir Industries Ltd.

Flying cargo

Union Bank Ltd.

Huliot Ltd.

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 1

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is a heavyweight litigation firm with an impressive track record in high-profile derivative actions and class actions in a variety of fields, with particular expertise in competition, securities, and consumer protection claims. Headed by Yoav Hirsh, the litigation group is instructed by many of the country's most significant retailers, financial institutions and energy companies. Competition-related class actions are led by firm founder Zvi Agmon, 'one of the most outstanding lawyers in Israel, generally, and certainly one of the country's top litigators'. Uri Sorek has expertise in a range of civil matters and has carved out a particular specialism in derivative actions; he has also handled a number of major environmental claims for Israel Chemicals. Further, Dror Savransky and Tal Mayshar focus on consumer class actions and have recently been active in the aviation, insurance and banking and payments sectors.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Hirsh


This is a large, high-quality office. Has very high capabilities, in more than one area of expertise.

We appreciate the attentiveness we receive from each and every member of Agmon’s team. The lawyers know how to reach out to one another for assistance in order to provide us with a comprehensive picture of the issue at hand thus allowing us to benefit from the knowledge of the whole team.

Exceptional service.

Key clients

Noble Energy Mediterranean

Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services




Israel Chemicals

El Al Israel Airlines

Bank Hapoalim


Sha’are Zedek Medical Center

Energy Tier 1

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is considered by clients to be 'the number one energy team in Israel', but perhaps even more impressive is the similar level of praise it attracts from peers in the market. The firm is strong in every segment of the conventional and renewable energy markets, though the energy team is best known for its work in oil and gas exploration and cross-border energy transmission and distribution mandates, which often involve highly sensitive geopolitical aspects. The department is headed by the 'superbly talentedDan Hacohen, who is advising the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir on agreements for the sale of gas to customers in Jordan and Egypt. Eddie Ashkenazi is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Dan Hacohen


Number one energy team in Israel. Dan Hacohen is truly great.

We appreciate the attentiveness we receive from each and every member of Agmon’s team. Agmon’s lawyers know how to reach out for one another for assistance in order to provide us with a wholesome picture of the issue at hand thus allowing us to benefit from their knowledge.

Agmon & Co., Rosenberg Hachohen & Co would always be the first firm I turn to in Israel and are the only firm I’ve come across who really understand and have experience of the energy space and exposure to major international energy transactions.

Dan Hachohen is a superbly talented, experienced and a formidable negotiator with that rare blend of intellectual horse power allied to emotional intelligence and work ethic – there is no one I’d trust more to get a deal across the line throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.

Key clients

Leviathan Consortium (NobleEnergy, Delek Drilling, Ratio Oil Exploration)

Tamar Consortium (NobleEnergy, Delek Drilling, Isramco, Tamar Petroleum, Dor Gas, Everest Infrastructures)

Doral Renewable Energy

Noble Energy

Delek Drilling

Ratio Oil Exploration

Palestinian Electricity Transmission Company

Paz Oil

Genesis Petrocorp

Planning and zoning Tier 1

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s planning and zoning group acts for a mix of corporations and public bodies. The group specialises in urban renewal and infrastructure planning, including Tama 38 projects, handling planning procedures, building licensing, compensation claims and criminal proceedings. Eyal Mamo and Ishai Itsikovich are advising the Caesarea Corporation and the Rothschild Foundation on the planning issues and sale of land concerning the development of 3,500 apartments in Or Akiva, for approximately $1.5bn. Avi Porten, who has previously served in numerous government positions in the planning and zoning field, acts for developers, private landowners and local municipalities.

Practice head(s):

Avi Porten; Eyal Mamo

Key clients

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ)

The Caesarea Corporation and the Rothschild Foundation

Balilius Family

Nitsba Holdings 1995 Ltd.

Tree of Life City Market Residency / Faust Family


Carel Group

Holon Municipal Authority

Reality Fund

ICC Jerusalem International Convention Center

ICL Corporate (Israel Chemicals TASE: ICL)

Tadiran Batteries Ltd

Energix Group

USA State Department

Paz Group (TASE: PZOL)

Jordache Israel Group

Canaan Group

Psagot Ltd.

Klir Ltd.

Shy-Im Carel Holdings Ltd.

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 1

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s team acts for private companies, local municipalities and property owners, among others, throughout the course of evacuation-reconstruction projects and other government initiatives for affordable and safe housing. It also handles regulatory matters and contentious issues before the various committees and the Court of Administrative Affairs. The team has also developed a strong foothold advising investment companies seeking to support urban renewal projects. 'Attentive and professionalIshai Itsikovich acts for clients on all types of contemporary urban renewal plans, including on the lifecycle of Pinui Binui and Tama 38 projects. Eyal Mamo is another key name. Associate Eliyahu Dahan provides support on all forms of urban renewal projects.

Practice head(s):

Ishai Itsikovich


‘The team performs very well during long negotiations and maintains a very good approach towards the representatives, coupled with a good availability and personal contact.’

‘Ishai Itsikovich is acutely aware of every detail, pays attention to all the legal and personal issues and finally produces an excellent contract for clients which takes into consideration the needs of the homeowners as a group, while keeping the entrepreneur happy at the same time by not pushing too hard.’ 

Key clients

Tobolsky Real Estate

Carel Group

New Hope Neve Eliyahu Ltd.

Israeli Builders Association

Ram Israel Ltd and Ram Israel – NBS – Partnership

The Company for the Renewal of Jerusalem.

The Renewal Company

Cnaan Group

E.T.O.S – Urban Planning & Environmental Services (Yoram Asidon)

Minrav Holdings Ltd. (TASE: MNRV)

Joint venture of Ashdar and. Y.D Barazani


Mutag Ironi Ltd.

Sub-committee for urban renewal – the local council of Mevaseret Zion

Banking and finance Tier 2

A ‘real delight’ to work with, Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. impresses with its ‘great service’. The group is well versed across a mix of commercial loans, project finance, regulatory matters and securities, with strong expertise in advising traditional and alternative lenders. On the borrower side, the firm leverages its formidable energy practice to specialise in advising energy companies on lending transactions. Yona Goshen-Gottstein heads the team and is valued for her ‘unusual business and operational understanding’, following former in-house stints at various banks, including the Bank of Jerusalem. Uri Rosenberg heads the securities and capital markets department.

Practice head(s):

Yona Goshen-Gottstein; Uri Rosenberg


Working with the team is a real delight, and we have the utmost respect for them and their work.’

Yona Goshen-Gottstein is brilliant and, together with her team, provides great service. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in regulatory matters and receives tremendous respect from the different regulators.’

We look for Yona’s assistance in our decision-making, where we greatly benefit from her many years of experience in the banking sector and unusual business and operational understanding. Her thinking is fresh, creative, smart and precise.’

Key clients

Nomura International Plc

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company

Visa Cal Credit Card Company


Ofek Capital Co-operative Association

Ogen – Israel Loan Funds

Ogen – Israel Social Loan Fund

Delek Drilling Limited Partnership

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

The litigation practice at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is highly respected by peers in the market, and is particularly standout in massive class actions, derivative claims, competition disputes and administrative claims. In particular, the practice group is active in a number of key industry sectors including banking and financial services, telecoms, construction and infrastructure, and energy, where its firm-wide service offering is considered among the market's strongest. Zvi Agmon is considered by his peers to be one of the country's most fierce litigators; Uri Sorek has expertise in derivative suits, class actions, and antitrust; Tal Mayshar focuses on commercial and administrative litigation, antitrust, and derivative actions; and Yoav Hirsh is a key contact for litigation and ADR in the payments and financial services, energy, and telecoms industries. Dana Hen stands out among the team's younger partners.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Agmon; Yoav Hirsh; Uri Sorek; Tal Mayshar

Key clients

Former directors and officers of Israel’s Discount Investment Corporation

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)

Israel Corp.

Bank Hapoalim


Israel Chemicals

Malam Systems

Ratio Oil

SWC Museum Corp.

Noble Energy Mediterranean

Shapir Industries

Israel Hotels International

Herzel Habbas Entrepreneurship

Baruch Habbas Entrepreneurship

Joseph Habbas Entrepreneurship

B. Yair Group

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. has particular expertise in real estate transactions in the energy and transportation sectors, where it handles all aspects from planning through to construction. The firm is also active in a wide array of commercial, residential and hotel projects, predominantly in Jerusalem, and regularly represents local authorities and municipalities in planning, zoning and construction proceedings. Ishai Itsikovich is well known for his knowledge of Pinui Binui and Tama 38 urban renewal projects. Avi Porten is able to draw on his previous experience as a former head of the Planning and Building Department in The Interior Ministry and a legal adviser to several government committees in the real estate sector. Israel Attar is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avi Porten; Israel Attar; Ishai Itsikovich

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Caesarea Corporation and the Rothschild Foundation

Machane Yehuda Kiah Real Estate Ltd.

Vaad Mishtaknei Ahisamach (the “Company”)

Balilius Family

Jerusalem Estates at Schneller

Nitsba Holdings 1995 Ltd.

Tree of Life City Market Residency / Faust Family


Carel Group

BE Shufersal

Tabur Haarez

Asia Hadera

Soval Tov

Rehavia Windmill Ltd.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.’s standout energy practice ensures it is sought after for major oil and gas transactions. In a recent example, energy head Dan Hacohen advised Delek Drilling and Noble Energy on their $518m acquisition of a 39% stake in Egyptian East Mediterranean Gas Company, as part of their wider $15bn gas deal with Egypt-based Dolphinus. Other sector strengths include financial services, technology and healthcare. Ehud Arad jointly heads the M&A team alongside Hacohen. Commercial law specialist Daniel Sekel is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Dan Hacohen; Ehud Arad

Key clients

Delek Drilling and Noble Energy

Equital (TASE: EQTL)

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Tata Technologies

Delek Automotive Systems Ltd. (TASE: DLEA)

Direct Insurance – Financial Investments Ltd.

Solegreen Ltd.


Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. fields 'a dedicated team of tech experts', who have expertise in sectors including healthcare, biotech and cyber, and benefit from the firm's broad strengths in financing and cross-border corporate transactions. The practice group is headed by Osnat Sarusi-Firstater, who is rated for her knowledge of the healthcare industry and was also recently involved in high-value multinational technology projects for clients in the telecoms and energy sectors. The team routinely handles technology ventures for well-known names in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors, and has a growing roster of early-stage Israeli start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Osnat Sarusi-Firstater


A cohesive team of tech experts led by Osnat Firstater. They are very professional, service oriented, deal makers (as opposed to deal breakers) providing a quality product & service.

Osnat Sarusi Firstater is a professional, multi-disciplined, multi-lingual lawyer with deep knowledge and experience in the tech industry (with specific expertise in the healthcare industry), familiar with international business culture as well as local Israeli (Middle Eastern) business culture.

Osnat is a people person and a great facilitator in negotiations when representing her client. I’ve found her presence around the negotiating table valuable as both the voice of reason and creative solutions provider.

They really work as a team so no matter the time or urgency, assistance & consultation are always provided on-line, a real advantage when working on a deal or closing a contract.

Key clients

Panoramic Power (Centrica Group)

Azrieli Group

Jerusalem Economy


Privacy Rating

Medical Centres – Shaare Zedek Medical, Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital

Israel State Lottery (‘Mifal Hapais’)

Ofek Capital Co-operative Association

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation, Class Actions, Administrative Law, Competition and Antitrust Zvi Agmon
Energy and Infrastructures Dan Hacohen
Capital Markets Uri Rosenberg
Litigation Yoav Hirsh
Planning and Construction Avrum Porten
Litigation Tal Mayshar
Planning and Construction Israel Attar
Planning and Construction Avi Sheferman
Litigation Hilla Peleg
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
Litigation Galit Fleisher-Abrahamy
Litigation Dror Savransky
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
Litigation Gilli Brooks-Varon
High Tech Dan Adar
Litigation Yonatan Kehat
Litigation Einat Cherki
Energy and Infrastructures Eddie Ashkenazi
Litigation Dana Hen
Competition and Antitrust Uri Porat
High Tech Saar Rosman
Litigation Roni Munk
Planning and Construction Asher Seliger
Planning and Construction Israel Attar
Litigation Tom Kahana
Planning and Construction Barak Schwartz
Capital Markets Iris Cibulski Havilio (Consultant)
Employment Gil Agmon (Consultant)
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Zvi Agmon  photo Adv Zvi Agmon Founding partner and Head of the Firm
Adv Eliyahu Dahan  photo Adv Eliyahu Dahan Partner
Adv Shirel Guttman - Amira  photo Adv Shirel Guttman - Amira Partner and Head of the Corporate, Capital Markets and Securities Department.
 Dana Hen photo Dana Hen Partner
 Mattan Meridor photo Mattan Meridor Head of Competition and Antitrust Practice
Adv Yaara Shchori – Ben Harush  photo Adv Yaara Shchori – Ben Harush Associate
Adv Meirav Yung  photo Adv Meirav Yung Associate
Number of lawyers : 100+
Other 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 weren’t 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


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


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 firm’s 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.