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

Energy Tier 1

Lipa Meir & Co is considered a leading firm for kibbutzim in Israel, with proven expertise advising on various developments impacting the clients' land, including renewable energy projects. The group is also regularly instructed by private companies in the field of renewable energy. Zuriel Lavie is well known for advising public and private clients on BOT and PPI agreements in the energy sector of considerable scale and value. Uzi Mor has particular expertise in corporate transactions and finance agreements, which he leverages to advise numerous energy companies.

Practice head(s):

Zuriel Lavie; Michal Schwartz; David Weinstein; Uzi Mor

Other key lawyers:

Asaf Iluz

Key clients

The Ministry of Finance

Dalia Power Energies

Meshek Solar Energy

CNTY

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Ramat Hovav Energy (Alon Tavor Group)

A.V. Infrastructure and Mobility

Netafim

Ginegar

Kibbutz Alumim

Kibbutz Beit Keshet

Ganir & Gan Shmuel

Dimona Renewable Energies Groupe

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Lipa Meir & Co excels in the medical cannabis sector, having advised various start-ups and established companies on their corporate and commercial agreements in Israel. Additionally, the team is often instructed by well-known healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to assist with M&A, investments and licensing agreements. The firm has recently handled a high volume of work in the areas of privacy and medical research as a result of issues related to Covid-19. Gary Copelovitz stands out for his ongoing work for Clalit Health Services, Israel's largest HMO.

Practice head(s):

Gary Copelovitz

Other key lawyers:

Mier Elbaum; Roy Aiz

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Lahav CRO

Monday Swiss AG

Mor Institute for Medical Data Ltd.

Mor-Mar Ltd.

Tel Hashomer

Shila Medical Services Ltd.

Mor Research Applications Ltd.

NARA Medical Center

Medtechnica Orthophone Ltd.

Nevo Medical Ltd.

Natural Birthing Center

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Tel Bar Industries For Health Institutions Ltd.

Nevo Robotica

Clalit Biomedical Engineering Ltd.

Eroll Grow-Tech Ltd.

Taliaz

Bio-Cloud

Kibbutz Alumim

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Blistex Inc.

Brosh Pharm Ltd.

Taliaz

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Members of the team at Lipa Meir & Co have a wealth of experience acting as trustees, liquidators and receivers and advising commercial banks, financial institutions and insurance companies on a private basis. Its substantial ongoing work includes representing Delek Group and other group companies in an NIS8bn debt settlement with its financial issuers and bond holders. Zuriel Lavie specialises in corporate rehabilitation, creditors' arrangements, recovery proceedings, receivership and liquidation. Shirley Ifrach-Azor  is often appointed as trustee for distressed companies, and shows particular expertise in handling creditors' arrangements. Founding partner Lipa Meir is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Lipa Meir; Zuriel Lavie; Shirley Ifrach-Azor

Key clients

Eurocom Group

Mega Retail Group

Kal Binyan

Mr. Nochi Dankner

The Carmel Academic Center, Haifa

Chemada Fine Chemicals

Rubicon Group and Kela Fund

Madison BU LLC and others

Delek Group Ltd

Kibbutz Dalia

Bar-Ilan University

Mr Yossi Maiman and Merhav (M.N.F) Ltd.

UNO Academic College and Peres Academic Center

Mobisec Technologies Ltd.

BAGIR

Oshira Ltd.

Creditplace Ltd.

Shmuel Partnership

Lapidot Capital Ltd.

W.S.I. WALL STREET ISRAEL LTD

Starwood West Ltd.

Wall Street English

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

Lipa Meir & Co represents a number of large Israeli companies in a broad range of class actions, most particularly in relation to consumer protection and insurance. The team is particularly active in the healthcare sector, where it has represented Clalit Health Services in over 20 class actions covering issues ranging from product liability to discrimination. Environmental claims are another area of focus; Shay Tamar handles matters relating to waste disposal and air pollution. Alon Pomeranc leads the litigation and class actions department and represents large commercial distributors, in addition to handling derivative claims.

Practice head(s):

Alon Pomeranc

Other key lawyers:

Shay Tamar; Sylvia Gal

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Sunny Cellular Communication (formerly known as Scailex)

Ituran Location and Control Ltd.

Harel Insurance Ltd.

Blistex Inc.

Mor Research Applications

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Shfaram Water and Sewage Corporation

Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan

Eldad Peri Real Estate Ltd., Eldad Peri Group Ltd., Peri performance, Mr. Eldad Peri

Israel Shipyards, Israel Shipyards Port Ltd

Tamir Fishman Real Estate Fund Ltd.- Members of the Foundation Advisory Committee

Astral Hotels Ltd.

Pacific Cars Ltd.

Zohar Dalia Cooperative Agricultural Association Ltd.

Jumbo Stock

Towns Association for Environmental Quality, Southern Judea

Infrastructure Tier 2

Besides its work for construction companies, Lipa Meir & Co is often sought out by government bodies to advise on tender processes and development. Testament to this is the firm's advice to the Ministry of Defence on the financing of three large projects. Zuriel Lavie is noted for his expertise in large-scale project finance transactions; Michal Schwartz stands out for her significant public sector practice; and Uzi Mor is a specialist in conventional and renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Zuriel Lavie; Michal Schwartz; David Weinstein; Uzi Mor

Key clients

The Israeli Ministry of Defense

The Israeli Water Desalination Administration

The Ministry of Finance

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit Systems Ltd.

The Ministry of Internal Security

Via Mobility Israel

The Tel Aviv – Jaffa Economic Development Authority Ltd.

Harel Group

Tel Hashomer Hospital

Netafim

A.V. Infrastructure and Mobility, Limited Partnership

Bituach Haklai

Insurance Tier 2

Lipa Meir & Co focuses primarily on advising insurance companies in relation to credit insurance, class actions, product liability cases, corporate transactions and many other facets of their day-to-day operations. Gad Azor is best known for handling transactions between clients in the insurance industry, including the purchase and sale of equity and the sale of insurance portfolios. Yariv Shalom is regularly instructed by major healthcare insurance companies to assist them with credit and factoring transactions, among various other related matters. Gary Copelovitz is also highly regarded for his diverse expertise in the field of medical insurance.

Practice head(s):

Gad Azor; Yariv Shalom

Other key lawyers:

Gary Copelovitz

Key clients

Menorah Mivtachim

Clalit Health Services

Clal Insurance Company

Kibbutz Yifat

Bituach Haklai Central Cooperative Society

Netafim

Ayalon Insurance Company

Atudot Havatika

Banking and finance Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co's traditional finance practice is supplemented by expertise in more niche areas, including true sale opinions and credit insurance. Ronen Baharav has strong credentials in corporate and asset finance, in addition to an in-depth understanding of AML legislation and bank M&A. Yariv Shalom frequently advises on credit guarantees, consortium agreements and factoring transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ronen Baharav; Yariv Shalom; Asaf Iluz

Key clients

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le Israel BM

Harel Group

Netafim

Sufrin Group

Allied Group

Beresheit Fund

Weiss Group

Lubinski Group

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Arbel Fund LP

Bituach Haklai Central Cooperative Society Ltd.

Tene Investment Funds

Menora Mivtachim

Astral Hotels

Cogito Capital Fund

The Israeli Credit Insurance Company

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co’s team specialises in cross-border transactions - including joint ventures and acquisitions – often involving clients in the healthcare, energy, automotive and food industries. Ziv Preis has a wealth of experience in cross-border M&A. Uzi Mor has a strong reputation in M&A spanning numerous sectors, with a particular niche in corporate transactions and commercial disputes involving cooperatives. Gary Copelovitz , who heads the firm's international department, specialises in assisting multinationals with joint ventures, financing agreements and incorporation in Israel.

Practice head(s):

Uzi Mor; Ziv Preis; Gary Copelovitz

Testimonials

‘Lipa Meir & Co know the industry very well and especially the legal aspects of cooperatives as legal entities which are different from private companies.

‘Uzi Mor has a deep understanding of the business issues, coupled with good availability,  best practice and sense. He offers creative and simple solutions for complicated legal maters. We know that we can trust his judgment.’

Key clients

Avery Dennison Hanita Coatings

Yossi Maiman / Merhav (M.N.F) Ltd.

The Kibbutz Economies Group

Shmei Bar

Tnuva Group

Dalia Group

Astral Hotels Ltd.

Bagir Group Ltd.

SafeDK Mobile Ltd.

Ginegar Plastic Products Ltd.

Solar Energies

Rail Vision Ltd.

Mor Research Applications Ltd.

Rafael’s Healthy & Tasty

Safe-T Group Ltd.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Shekel Scales (2008) Ltd.

Swiss Monday UK

MAG EH

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co’s team has notable strength handling the competition aspects of M&A, with a particular focus on the healthcare, insurance and agriculture industries. Highlights included advising Lapidot Capital on its acquisition of Africa Israel Investments as part of a NIS2bn creditors’ arrangement. Yariv Ilan’s broad experience includes assisting with restrictive arrangements, monopoly claims and merger control. Uzi Mor, who heads the firm’s corporate practice, is a name to note for the competition-related aspects of M&A.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 3

Active in commercial and administrative disputes, Lipa Meir & Co has a particularly strong track record acting on both sides of disputes involving public bodies; in 2019, the group represented the Israeli Ministry of Finance in a dispute regarding a desalination plant in Ashdod. Alon Pomeranc leads the practice and is instructed by the region's largest banks to represent them in the Supreme Court, while Erez Dar Lulu handles tax and property tax matters

Practice head(s):

Alon Pomeranc

Other key lawyers:

Erez Dar Lulu; Omer Meiri; Guy Carmi

Testimonials

‘The team is dedicated to work and motivated to win’

‘Lawyer Erez Der Lulu leads the case, he was chosen thanks to the tactical planning ability to win the case, with infinite motivation to win the case, the ability to analyse and persevere in depth the issues related to the case.’

Key clients

Israeli Ministry of Finance

Clalit Health Services

Sunny Electronics

KPMG USA

Bank Hapoalim

Discount Bank

Mekorot

Israel Postal Company

Green 2000

Yossi Maiman, businessman

Janterra Real Estate Advisors Inc.

Mr. Amir Yaar, businessman

Minority shareholders of Moonlight

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Kanaf 2000 Board of Directors

Uvision Air

Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan

Comaren Enterprise

Eden Bar Tal (Former Director General of the Ministry of Communications)

Schneider Electric (France)

Sistemas Abiertos S.A. (Honduras)

Elitam – Channa Harpaz

Nir Ben Lavi

Ilan Hadar

Yemini Family

Sokolover Family

Prashkovsky

The Boeing Company

Gothaer Asigurari Reasigurari S. A.

Employment Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co has notable expertise in collective bargaining, in addition to a strong track record of advising employers on union-related matters. Recently, the team has been highly active advising clients on crisis management in light of Covid-19. Shabi Michaeli specialises in individual and collective labour law, including disputes before the labour courts and ADR.

Practice head(s):

Shabi Michaeli

Testimonials

‘Multi-talented practices that combine together smoothly.’

‘They offer a very professional, dedicated, 24/7 service.’

Key clients

Mega Retail Group

Foresight

Israel Shipyards Ltd.

Israel Shipyards Port Ltd. & Cement

Iskoor Group

Bitan Wines Retail

Raval Group

The Carmel Winery

Ginegar Plastics Limited

Gad Dairy

Tata Consultancy Services Israel

Medor

Kibutz Beit Oren

Peretz Boney Hanegev

Shekel Scales 1998 Ltd.

Hazera 36

Bagir Group

Transcom

Jumbo Stock Net

Vic Worldcom Financial

Israel Land Development Company

Community Centers Net Ramla

Mishkei Hakibbutzim

Municipal Environmental Association of Ashkelon

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co advises a number of large domestic companies on research and development, licensing and distribution agreements. The team has expanded significantly in recent years, and now stands out for its international expertise; Eyal Khayat, who heads the firm's China desk, is a name to note in this regard. Practice head Ziv Preis is recommended for M&A and investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis

Other key lawyers:

Gary Copelovitz; Eyal Khayat; Amir Zolty

Testimonials

Ziv Preis is highly qualified, very knowledgeable and provides very good legal services. Ziv is also very nice to work with.

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Mor Institute for Medical Data Ltd.

Mor-Mar Ltd.

Mor Research Applications Ltd.

Medtechnica Orthophone Ltd.

Shekel Brainweigh Ltd.

Mileutis Ltd.

TrekAce Technologies Ltd.

Tnuva Group

CoreFlow Ltd.

P.L.T. Financial Services Ltd

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 3

Since its merger with Preis, Baharav & Co in 2018, Lipa Meir & Co has quickly developed a strong funds offering. The group now advises entrepreneurs, institutional investors and multiple types of fund on the management and establishment of funds, as well as portfolio transactions. Ziv Preis and Ronen Baharav lead the team and jointly advised Amitim, one of a number of pension fund clients, on its investment in a renewable energy fund.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Preis; Ronen Baharav

Key clients

Amitim Senior Pension Funds

Cogito Capital

Beresheit Fund

Klirmark Fund

Tene Investment Fund

Harel

Migdal

Clal

Menora

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Lipa Meir & Co is well known for its strong track record of handling urban renewal projects, real estate tax matters and disputes. It also stands out as one of the only firms in Israel to advise and represent entrepreneurs and other clients regarding land purchase and lease agreements with kibbutzim and moshavim. Yariv Shalom, Erez Tik and Roy Aiz head the team.

Practice head(s):

Yariv Shalom; Erez Tik; Roy Aiz

Testimonials

‘They provide their clients with added value which is wider than the service they provide in a specific deal.’

‘We work directly with Erez Tik. He provides top-notch legal services, and he has an abundance of experience and knowledge that saves us a lot of time and money. He is super responsive and quick. And last but not least he is a great person to work with.’

Key clients

Moshav Magshimim

AMOS MAYMON GROUP

Havatzelet hasharon

SHLOMI TEORI INVESTMENTS

Sufrin Group

Israel Postal Company

Harel Insurance Group

Kibbutzim in Israel – Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim (Jerusalem), Ginegar (northern Israel), Beit Keshet (northern Israel), Saad, Kramim, and Eerez

MEGA OR HOLDINGS LTD

The Canada Israel Group

Prashkovsky Group

Astral Hotels

Kfar Azar Cooperative

MASSAD OZ INVESTMENTS LTD

Psagot Real-estate Caesarea Commercial Centers

Yachin Group Ltd.

BATM Advanced Communications Ltd

Edri-El Israel Assets

The Israel Land Development Company Ltd

Bonei Hatichon Civil Engineering and Construction LTD

S.Z. properties and commercial centers LTD

Kardan Real Estate LTD.

E.F.I. Nativ Development LTD

Almogim Holdings Ltd

Guiding businesses to the next level
At the forefront of the market for more than three decades, Lipa Meir & Co. has been one of the most forward-looking business law firms in Israel, helping to shape industries and advise domestic and multinational clients who operate on the cutting edge thereof.

Founded by Dr Lipa Meir in 1987, the firm has grown and expanded steadily and maintain its firm commitment to the highest standards, personal attention and tailor-made response to each client’s unique concerns and needs, providing myriad advice in all fields of commercial-civil law.

Looking outward towards global success
Today, comprising 85 attorneys, Lipa Meir & Co.’s dedicated core of professionals serves clients in multi-faceted transactions or highly complex, bet-the-company litigation. Having studied, trained and worked overseas, its attorneys are well versed in the business trends, opportunities and challenges for clients operating in many jurisdictions, including the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America, supporting Israeli clients as they expand and launch abroad, as well as helping international clients to buy or invest in Israeli businesses and conduct business in the Israeli market.

A deep familiarity with the commercial, regulatory and technical issues affecting international transactions is naturally paramount to successfully closing a deal. Thus, foreign clients doing business in Israel or Israeli clients doing business abroad benefit greatly from the specialized International department at Lipa Meir & Co., which is well versed in all aspects of global deal-making.

Forefront of key sectors
Lipa Meir & Co.’s understanding of these global trends and its sector experience position the firm on the front line of a rapidly changing business environment, and allows it to provide the most up-to-date advice, innovative legal structures and effective solutions to a weighty roster of clients. Among those who rely on Lipa Meir & Co. ‘s unswerving professionalism, creativity and focus on personal attention are private and public companies, prominent banking and financial institutions, investment houses, the largest HMO and and the largest food group (respectively) in Israel, as well as clients operating in the fields of insurance, retail and wholesale distribution, technology and computers, telecommunication, media, PR, infrastructure and energy, real estate, construction, utilities, as well as governmental and other corporate entities and Kibbutzim.

Repertoire of success
Throughout the years, Lipa Meir & Co. has advised on numerous landmark domestic transactions affecting the Israeli economy, and served as counsel in many significant international deals, transactions and litigation cases. Such a track record includes the debt restructuring of the largest HMO in Israel, the largest cooperative restructuring in Israel, major and cross-the-board debt reorganization schemes, several well publicized acquisitions of publicly traded companies where the firm served as buyers’ or sellers’ counsel, IPOs, state-of-the-art financial product (Wall Street Type) investments, representation of international and local clients (including the State) in large-scale national infrastructure transactions and projects, e.g. the sale of trains, power plants/turbines/solar energy installations and desalination plants and securing franchises from a number of international brands in the retail business.

Agility and attention
Lipa Meir & Co.’s clients benefit greatly from this vast and diverse experience, and are reassured by its agility, understanding and ability to seamlessly expand the areas of expertise offered to clients. As a result, its authentic, full-service ‘one-stop-shop’ allows Lipa Meir & Co. 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, Lipa Meir & Co.’s 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. As such, Lipa Meir & Co. provides a depth and level of experience, insight and creative flair that mirror both the needs and expectations of our clients, combined with a calming reassurance necessary for cultivating business — locally and worldwide.

Lipa Meir & Co.
Beit Amot Investments Tower,
2 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv, Israel 6423902 
tel: +972 3 607 0600 fax: +972 3 607 0666
www.lipameir.co.il
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
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Adv Gary Copelovitz  photo Adv Gary Copelovitz Over the years, and through his in-depth understanding of the intricacies of…
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Number of partners : 45
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