Firm Profile > Lipa Meir & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel

Lipa Meir & Co
2 Weizmann St
Beit Amot Hashkaot
Tel Aviv 64736
Israel

Energy Tier 1

Lipa Meir & Co's energy and project finance team is instructed by project entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other conventional and renewable energy companies, as well as public sector tendering and financing bodies, in energy infrastructure development mandates and corporate transactions. Key figures in the team include Zuriel Lavie, who advised a bidding group in the Alon Tavor power station tender as part of the IEC's forced divestment of five power stations, and Michal Schwartz, who is acting for the Ministry of Finance in relation to the establishment of a 600MW solar farm in southern Israel. Corporate head Uzi Mor handles acquisition, investment, and financing deals in the energy sector, and David Weinstein acts for a variety of corporates and kibbutzim in green energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Zuriel Lavie; Uzi Mor; David Weinstein

Key clients

The Israeli Ministry of Defense

CNTY

The Israeli Water Desalination Administration

The Ministry of Finance

Dalia Power Energies

Alon Tavor Group

Meshakim & Partners

Meshek Solar Energy

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Ramat Hovav Energy

Kibbutz Beit Keshet

Ginegar

Kibbutz Alumim

Netafim

A.V. Infrastructure and Mobility

Ganir & Gan Shmuel

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Lipa Meir & Co’s well-rounded practice combines top-level firepower in regulatory, transactional and contentious issues, with sources valuing its collaborative approach, which ‘adds value when addressing complex issues’. The firm’s profile in the healthcare area is demonstrated by its close relationship with Clalit Health Services, which is Israel's largest health maintenance organisation (HMO) and the second-largest HMO in the world. Alongside healthcare providers, the group also counts medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies among its clients. Key names include international practice head Gary Copelovitz, who has an emphasis on corporate and commercial transactions, Roy Aiz and Yariv Shalom.

Practice head(s):

Gary Copelovitz

Testimonials

The strengths of the team are its diverse industry expertise, as well as its lawyers’ ability to delve into each issue.’

Lawyers collaborate on consultations, which adds value when addressing complex issues.’

The partners with whom I work are very committed and professional.’

Key clients

Mileutis Ltd.

Clalit Health Services

Mor Institute for Medical Data Ltd.

Mor Research Applications Ltd.

Mor-Mar Ltd.

Shila Medical Services Ltd.

NARA Medical Center

Medtechnica – Orthophone Ltd.

MediRisk Solutions Ltd.

Natural Childbirth Center

Tel Bar Industries For Health Institutions Ltd.

Clalit – Biomedical Engineering Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd. (“Clal”)

Nevo Robotica

Dikla Insurance Company Ltd.

TransEnterix Inc

Shareholders in Unipharm Ltd.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Lipa Meir & Co's team is frequently instructed to act for distressed and insolvent companies on corporate restructuring options, and throughout insolvency proceedings, where team members are frequently appointed as liquidators. The firm also has expertise acting for lenders, including major banks, in the position of a trustee, receiver or liquidator during insolvency proceedings. Zuriel Lavie, who specialises in corporate rehabilitation and reorganisation and creditors' arrangements, is representing Eurocom Group in its restructuring and insolvency proceedings regarding its debt of $1.5bn before the Tel Aviv District Court. Name partner Lipa Meir is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Lipa Meir; Zuriel Lavie; Shirley Ifrach-Azor

Key clients

Eurocom Group (Communications, Real estate, Hi-Tech and Renewable Energy)

Shareholders of Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd.

Mega Retail Group

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Rubicon and Kela Fund

Beresheit Leveraging Fund – Genesis Partners

KAL Binyan

The Carmel Academic Center

Chemada

Bank Hapoalim Ltd. (TASE: POLI)

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 2

Lipa Meir & Co handles class actions for major Israeli corporates in a range of sectors including healthcare, insurance, and technology and communications. The team has particular expertise in financial tort, product liability, and other consumer protection claims, and has also been active in environmental class actions. Among the team's key clients in Clalit Health Services (the world's second largest HMO), which practice head Alon Pomeranc represents in several high-value class actions, including a NIS4.6bn class action filed against it and two others regarding a change of formulation in a prescription drug; this claim was referred to mediation by the Supreme Court. A name to note for environmental claims is Shay Tamar, who has experience acting for claimants and defendants.

Practice head(s):

Alon Pomeranc

Testimonials

The team is dedicated, dependable and professional.

I appreciate Lipa Meir & Co Law Firm for their professionalism, not to mention their abilities with talented staff.

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Sunny Cellular Communication (formerly known as Scailex)

Harel Insurance

Blistex

Clal Insurance Company

Mor Research Applications

Shfraam Water Corporation

Infrastructure Tier 2

Lipa Meir & Co is best known for advising national governmental bodies, state-owned companies and municipalities on infrastructure tenders, with particular expertise in the defence and water desalination sectors. The team acts for the Israeli Water Desalination Administration in relation to the ongoing operation of all five of Israel's desalination plants, and department head Michal Schwartz is advising the Ministry of Finance on tenders for two large-scale desalination projects, including the NIS2bn development of the Sorek Site B development. In the defence sector, the team is representing the Ministry of Defence in two major tenders, including the IDF technology campus, one of the largest development tenders ever issued in Israel. Another key figure is Zuriel Lavie, who has niche expertise in agriculture law and also has extensive experience acting for the country's kibbutzim.

Practice head(s):

Michal Schwartz

Key clients

The Israeli Ministry of Defense

Via Mobility Israel

The Israeli Water Desalination Administration

The Ministry of Finance

THE TEL AVIV – YAFO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Tel Hashomer Hospital

The Ministry of Internal Security

Netafim

Harel Group

Bituach Haklai

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems

Alstom

Insurance Tier 2

Lipa Meir & Co's team advises large Israeli insurance companies and corporations on various matters, including nursing care insurance policies, private healthcare insurance plans, professional liability and credit insurance. The firm also advises insurance companies on corporate transactions, including investments and M&A. Yariv Shalom focuses predominantly on insurance policy matters and transactions in the healthcare industry. Gad Azor is a key name for advising clients in the insurance industry on corporate transactions and bankruptcy proceedings. Gary Copelovitz's workload includes product liability claims and healthcare administration-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Yariv Shalom; Gad Azor

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Menora Mitachim

Clalit Health Services

Clal Insurance Company

Dikla Insurance Company

Kibbutz Yifat

Bituach Haklai

Netafim

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 2

Lipa Meir & Co's urban renewal practice represents developers and tenants throughout the course of NOP 38 and evacuation-construction projects, some of which involve thousands of units and large-scale city renewal plans. The group has expertise handling negotiations with government authorities, agreements with tenants and objections by local municipalities to building plans. The team is advising Pashkovsky Group on several projects, including an evacuation-construction matter in Holon involving the construction of 1,800 new residential units. Yariv Shalom is the key name.

Practice head(s):

Yariv Shalom

Other key lawyers:

Yariv Shalom; Guy Meshulam; Yan Feldman

Key clients

Prashkovsky Group

Yovel Smit Real Estate and Development Ltd.

Shlayin Group

Israel Land Development Company Ltd. (Hachsharat Hayeshuv)

Sufrin Group

Nofim Projects

Sivan Performance

Sharon Goldstein Holdings

Banking and finance Tier 3

The diverse practice at Lipa Meir & Co blends experience in traditional lending matters with niche strength in developing finance areas, including true sale opinions and factoring transactions. The team also sets itself apart through its frequent representation of non-bank financial institutions in lending deals, including Bereshit, Israel’s largest leveraging fund, and Cogito Capital Fund. Group co-head Ronen Baharav acts for borrowers and lenders, but is best known for his relationships with alternative lenders, including institutional investors and leverage funds, and banks. Yariv Shalom, managing partner for the finance and real estate department, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ronen Baharav; Yariv Shalom

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Harel Group

Netafim

Sufrin Group

Allied Group

Migdal

Beresheit Fund

Weiss Group

Lubinski Group

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Arbel Fund LP

Capital markets Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co's capital markets practice expanded in November 2018, with experienced partners Eitan Shmueli and Gregory Irgo, and attorney Ido Zabarof, joining from Eitan Mehulal Sadot. The firm predominantly advises clients, including domestic corporates and start-ups, on private capital raising procedures and IPOs on the Tase and Nasdaq. Eitan Shmueli is best known for assisting public and private companies access commercial opportunities in Israel through equity and debt transactions, including private placements and public M&A. Gregory Irgo frequently guides companies through the range of regulatory approvals required to access funding opportunities in Israel and foreign stock exchanges.

Practice head(s):

Eitan Shmueli

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Alon Natural Gas Explorations LTD.

Rail Vision Ltd.

Safe-T Group Ltd.

Magna B.S.P Ltd.

Lito Group Ltd.

New Era Real Estate Development and Management Ltd.

Canna V. Cell Sciences Inc. (formerly Midnight Stare Ventures Corp.) (CSE: CNVC.CN)

Bagir Group Ltd.

Shekel Scales 2008 Ltd.

Ginegar Plastic Products Ltd.

Raval A.C.S Ltd

BATM Advanced Communications Limited

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

With particular expertise in the pharmaceutical, energy and hospitality industries, Lipa Meir & Co's practice predominantly handles the regulatory aspects of M&A, alongside a raft of other corporate transactions. The team is also well equipped to handle contentious matters, including class actions. Yariv Ilan's caseload encompasses restrictive arrangements, M&A approvals and monopoly claims. Uzi Mor is one of the firm's go-to lawyers for corporate  transactions, particularly in the food and drink industry.

Practice head(s):

Yariv Ilan; Uzi Mor

Key clients

Carmel Winery

Clalit Health Services, Mor Institute for Medical Data Ltd., Mor-Mar Ltd., Shila Medical Services and Mor Research Applications Ltd.

Nevo Medical Ltd.

M. Akkerman Ltd.

Burgus Burger Bar (BBB)

Mega Retail Ltd.

Ituran Ltd.

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Medtechnica Ortophone Ltd.

Bon Tour

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 3

'Dedicated, dependable and professional', the team at Lipa Meir & Co has over the past few years seen strong development in its junior ranks, and has recently enjoyed an impressive run of instructions from high-profile multinationals and market-leading domestic clients. Indeed, 2018-2019 saw the litigation team handling high-value disputes for clients such as KPMG USA, Bank Hapoalim (Israel's largest bank), and Clalit Health Services (Israel's largest HMO). Headed by Alon Pomeranc, the practice group is particularly strong in commercial and administrative claims in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. The team also acts for a number of banks and financial services institutions in insolvency matters, commercial contract litigation, and financing disputes. Other names to note include name partner Lipa Meir and, on the more junior end, Erez Dar Lulu.

Practice head(s):

Alon Pomeranc

Testimonials

Dedicated, dependable and professional. I appreciate Lipa Meir & Co Law Firm for their professionalism, not to mention their talented staff.

Key clients

Israeli Ministry of Finance

Clalit Health Services

Mor Research Applications

Sunny Cellular Communication

KPMG USA

Bank Hapoalim

Israel Discount Bank

Mekorot Israel National Water Company

Israel Postal Company

Green 2000

Yossi Maiman

Janterra Real Estate Advisors

Amir Yaar

Minority shareholders of Moonlight

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System

Employment Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co advises leading Israeli companies and unions on labour and employment matters, with strong experience in the retail, healthcare and public sectors. The team is also distinguished by its track record in contentious cases, including collective disputes and class actions. Other areas of expertise include collective negotiations, transactional support matters and employment contracts. Shabi Michaeli heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Shabi Michaeli

Key clients

Mega Retail Group

Clalit Health Services

Israel Shipyards Ltd. & Israel Shipyards Port Ltd. & Ciment

Iskoor Group

Bitan Wines Retail

Raval Group

The Carmel Winery

Ginegar Plastics Limited

Gad Diary

Tata Consultancy Services Israel

Medor (subsidiary of Amplifon S.p.A.)

Municipal Environmental Association of Ashkelon

Peretz Boney Hanegev

Marsh Israel Insurance Agency Ltd (subsidiary of MARSH & McLENNAN Companies)

Shekel Scales 1998 Ltd.

Hazera 36

Bagir

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co has made a strong push into the hi-tech space, most recently highlighted by its combination with Yingke Israel - Eyal Khayat, Zolty, Neiger & Co in June 2019; a move that brought to the team Eyal Khayat and Amir Zolty. Of particular note, Khayat and Zolty have particular expertise in cross-border matters involving China, which further bolsters the firm's discrete international transactions practice, led by Gary Copelovitz. The hi-tech team has recently been involved in a number of mergers in the tech space and financing transactions involving international funders. In addition, the team advised several institutional clients on tech-based commercial agreements and joint ventures. Ziv Preis is a contact for financing and funds transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis; Gary Copelovitz; Eyal Khayat; Amir Zolty

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Mileutis

Shekel Brainweigh

CoreFlow

TrekAce Technologies

Sarine Technologies

Foamix Pharmaceuticals

UST Global Private

Cogito Capital

TransEnterix

Gizmox and Galil CS

XVTech

Tnuva Group

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co enters the rankings this year off the back of the maturation of its 2018 merger with Preis Baharav & Co. The investment funds and institutional investor practice is led by Ziv Preis, who has acted in the establishment of impact funds and venture capital funds. Preis also advises major Israeli institutional investors on fund investments. The firm also has an active transactional practice.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis

Key clients

Amitim Senior Pension Funds

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds and Pension

Cogito Capital

Beresheit Fund

Klirmark Fund

Tene Investment Fund

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co has a niche advising kibbutzim and moshavim leasing their land to the Israel Lands Administration for development purposes. It also acts on urban renewal projects, commercial and residential projects, sales and acquisitions and handles litigation concerning planning and zoning offences, appeals in regional committees and representation before the ILA. Yariv Shalom is advising Sufrin Group on a range of projects with an accumulative value of $621m, including a major joint venture with Kardan Group involving the construction of two residential towers in Tel Aviv comprising 100 residential units and 18 floors of commercial space. The group was bolstered by the arrival of three lawyers, including attorney Guy Meshulam, who specialises in Tama 38 projects.

Practice head(s):

Yariv Shalom

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sufrin Group

Weiss Group

Massad Oz

Prashkovsky Group

Israel Postal Company

Psagot Real Estate Commercial Centers

Astral Hotels

Israel Discount Bank

Migdal Insurance Group

Clalit Health Services Ltd.

Mor Research Applications Ltd. Harel Insurance Group (Before Mor]

Lubinsky Group

Prime Lease

BATAM

Beit Keshet

Kibbutz Ganigar

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Lipa Meir & Co remains in growth mode following on from its merger with Preis, Baharav & Co in 2018. In 2019, the firm absorbed Eitan Mehulal Sadot, Advocates & Patent Attorneys’s capital markets and securities department, which included corporate finance partner Eitan Shmueli. The firm also added a three-lawyer team from Yingke Israel - Eyal Khayat, Zolty, Neiger & Co., Law Offices, which included Amir Zolty and new China practice head Eyal Khayat. The new arrivals underpin the firm’s increasingly prominent profile for international work, particularly China-related matters. Ziv Preis jointly heads the cross-border M&A group and recently handled deals involving the life sciences, financial services, and food and beverage sectors. Corporate head Uzi Mor and international lead Gary Copelovitz are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis; Uzi Mor; Gary Copelovitz; Amir Zolty

Testimonials

Highly experienced commercial and corporate lawyers.’

Very down-to-the-details and good at addressing all issues.’

Ziv Preiz is highly professional, very experienced, very pleasant to work with and very diligent.’

Key clients

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Yossi Maiman / Merhav

TransEnterix Inc.

Tene Investment Fund

Tnuva Group – Israel’s largest food conglomerate

Shareholders at Dalia Power Energies Limited

Bagir Group Limited

Ginegar Plastic Products Ltd. (“Ginegar”)

Mor – The Institute for Medical Data Ltd.

Sigma-Masad

Carmel Winery

Meshakim & Partners

Astral Hotels Ltd.

Safe-T Group Ltd.

As one of the most reputable, professional and forward-thinking business law firms in Israel, Lipa Meir & Co. is a prime destination for domestic and multinational clients searching for personal, professional and creative legal services.

Unswerving Commitment

Founded by Dr. Lipa Meir in 1987, Lipa Meir & Co. has been at the forefront of the Israeli legal market for more than thirty years. Having grown and expanded steadily, we continue to maintain our firm commitment to the highest standards, personal attention and tailor-made response to each client’s unique concerns and needs and providing a raft of advice in all fields of commercial-civil law.

Going global

Comprising some 80 attorneys, our dedicated core of professionals serves our clients in multi-faceted roles of transactional or litigation legal services, always looking at both the Israeli market and outwards for the global success of our clients.

With attorneys who have studied, trained and worked overseas, we are well versed in the business trends, opportunities and challenges for clients operating in various jurisdictions, including the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, helping Israeli clients expand abroad, as well as helping international clients buy, or invest in, Israeli companies and conduct business in the Israeli market.

Forefront of key sectors

Our understanding of global trends and our experience in diverse sectors, position us on the front line of a rapidly changing business environment, and allow us to provide corporate clients, banks, financial institutions, funds and individual entrepreneurs with the most up-to-date advice and innovative legal structures for their transactions, and effective implementable solutions to their challenges.

Our roster of public and private companies span a diverse range of industries and include prominent banking and financial institutions, investment houses, the largest HMO in Israel, the largest and leading food supplier group in Israel, the largest commercial real estate group in Israel, insurance companies, multinationals, leading retailers, and companies in the automotive, cyber, energy, healthcare and life sciences, high-tech, real estate, telecommunication, media, energy, construction, Kibbutzim and other sectors.

Agility and Attention

Our clients benefit greatly from this vast and diverse experience of both, domestic and international markets, and are reassured by our agility, understanding and ability to seamlessly expand the areas of expertise offered to clients. As a result, our authentic, full-service “one-stop-shop” allows us to shape creative and unique legal responses that fit the diverse needs of each client, right down to the smallest detail.

 The most integrated Service

Widely recognized by international and domestic legal directories, our key departments – Cross Border – Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Financing; International and Healthcare; Commercial; High Tech; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Real Estate and Finance and Labour – maintain close communication and constantly share insight to ensure that clients receive the most comprehensive, informed and integrated advice to achieve their objectives.

 Since its inception, the unswerving professionalism, creativity and focus on personal attention of the firm has fostered an ever-growing and weighty roster of some of the most prominent and active clients, such as banks, insurance companies, institutional bodies in the capital markets, venture capital and investment funds, government and public bodies, multinationals, public companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and on foreign stock exchanges, cooperative associations from the agrarian sector, communication and technology companies, and more.

Advice with Impact
The firm’s combined knowledge — commercial, technical and regulatory —  continues to involve its lawyers in the most strategic cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the largest and most complex financing transactions, and pivotal real estate and energy projects, the latter including all five desalination plants in Israel and the construction of Israel’s largest privately owned natural gas fuelled power station.

 

Lipa Meir & Co.

Beit Amot Investments Tower, 

2 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv, Israel 6423902 
www.lipameir.co.il tel: +972 3 607 0600 fax: +972 3 607 0666

e-mail: info@lipameir.co.il

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration & ADR | Regulation & Administrative Litigation | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Class Actions & Derivative Actions Alon Pomeranc
Arbitration & ADR | Insurance | Banking and Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Insolvency & Restructuring Dr. Lipa Meir
Insolvency & Restructuring | Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy Zuriel Lavie
High-Tech & Technology | International Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions Amir Zolty
Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy | Cooperative Societies and Agriculture David Weinstein
Environmental Protection, Cleantech and Clean Energy Dr. Tzipi Iser Itsiq
Antitrust & Competition Dr. Yariv Ilan
Mergers & Acquisitions | High-Tech & Technology | Internet and e-commerce | International Transactions | Investment Funds Dr. Ziv Preis
Capital Markets & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions Eitan Shmueli
Real Estate | Planning & Construction Proceedings | Urban Renewal – TAMA 38 and Urban Redevelopment Erez Tik
High-Tech & Technology | Mergers & Acquisitions |International Transactions | Head of Far-East Desk Eyal Khayat
Insurance | Companies & Corporations Law Gad Azor
Intellectual Property Gali Opinsky
Health & Life Sciences | International Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions | Insurance | Capital Markets & Securities | High-Tech & Technology | Intellectual Property Gary Copelovitz
Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy | Tenders Michal Schwartz
Banking and Finance | Internet and e-commerce | International Transactions | Investment Funds Ronen Baharav
Labor Law and Labor Relations Shabtai (Shabi) Michaeli
Mergers & Acquisitions | Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy | Commercial Law | Companies & Corporations Law | Tenders | Cooperative Societies and Agriculture | Investment Funds Uzi Mor
Real Estate | Planning & Construction Proceedings | Urban Renewal – TAMA 38 and Urban Redevelopment | Banking and Finance | Insurance Yariv Shalom
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Ronen Baharav  photo Adv Ronen Baharav
Adv Gary Copelovitz  photo Adv Gary Copelovitz
Adv Dr Tzipi Iser Itsiq  photo Adv Dr Tzipi Iser Itsiq
Adv Eyal Khayat  photo Adv Eyal Khayat
Adv Dr Ziv Preis  photo Adv Dr Ziv Preis
 Danit Rimon photo Danit Rimon
Adv Eitan Shmueli  photo Adv Eitan Shmueli
Adv Shay Tamar  photo Adv Shay Tamar
Adv Erez Tik  photo Adv Erez Tik
Adv Amir Zolty  photo Adv Amir Zolty
Number of lawyers : 80
Number of partners : 45
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Contact : Gary Copelovitz (Gary@lipameir.co.il)