Adv Yariv Shalom > Lipa Meir & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Adv. Yariv Shalom is a partner at Lipa Meir & Co., and serves as the head of the Real Estate and Finance Department 

Position

Adv. Yariv Shalom is a partner in the firm, and specializes in all areas of commercial law with a special expertise regarding health insurance, credit, and factoring transactions. Adv. Yariv Shalom has also a vast and rich experience regarding all types of corporate issues, real estate transactions, contracting and construction transactions. Adv. Yariv Shalom has accumulated impressive experience regarding credit, securities, and factoring domains to corporations, banks and insurance companies, including notable and precedential court appearances.

Adv. Yariv Shalom has over the years gained a reputation of an innovative, professional and dedicated attorney, representing some of Israel’s largest financial entities in internationally covered transactions

Languages

English, Hebrew

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 2000

“Beta Gamma Sigma” – a membership club for distinguished graduators of MBA.

Education

Tel Aviv University (LL.B.) magna cum laude

Tel Aviv University (M.B.A.), magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Banking and finance

The banking practice at Lipa Meir & Co was significantly strengthened by the firm’s merger with Preis, Baharav & Co, which brought to the team former Herzog Fox & Neeman partners Ronen Baharav and Ziv Preis. Baharav in particular has experience advising funds and private lenders, and will bolster the firm’s already active cross-border finance practice. Department head Yariv Shalom has acted for Netafim in relation to financing matters in jurisdictions from the Netherlands to Peru to Ethiopia, and provides ongoing advice to Bank Leumi regarding commercial export financing matters. Additionally, Shalom advised a consortium of lenders led by Bank Leumi on a transaction to provide a NIS1bn credit line to the Jerusalem Municipality. Also of note, the team has niche expertise in providing true sale opinions, and in that context it regularly advises clients such as Harel Group and Bank Hapoalim, among others.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

Lipa Meir & Co is ‘a firm that makes things happen‘. The healthcare and life sciences team has ‘a vast clientele‘ ranging from HMOs to hospitals and service centres to medical device companies and clinical stage pharmaceutical companies. Led by Gary Copelovitz, the team acts for Clalit Health Services – Israel’s largest HMO and the second largest HMO in the world – in a range of issues, including hospital contracts, disputes and administrative proceedings, and medical device tenders. Also of note, Copelovitz is advising Clalit on its role in a government programme for the genetic mapping of some 100,000 people for the establishment of a ‘bio-bank’. Copelovitz is also engaged by Mor Research Applications, the tech-transfer arm of Clalit Health Services; here, the team regularly negotiates licensing agreements with multinational healthcare companies, and advises on various R&D, tech and big data issues. Other key figures include Roy Aiz and Yariv Shalom. Aiz regularly advises Nevo Medical on cross-border distribution agreements in the medical devices sector, and Shalom handles a range of regulatory and commercial issues for NARA Medical Center, which is Israel’s largest private medical centre.

Israel > Real estate and construction

Lipa Meir & Co is engaged by real estate developers and large purchasing groups, but also provides a host of real estate services to its corporate clients, many of which own property assets throughout all of Israel. In the development space, department head Yariv Shalom is advising Sufrin Group on a multitude of residential, commercial and logistics development projects. Shalom also provides comprehensive real estate advice to Israel Postal Company. Additionally, Amit Sela is advising Harel Insurance Group on a number of real estate investment transactions, including its NIS350m acquisition of a stake in a shopping mall in Kfar Saba, and its acquisition of the Alma Hotel, a luxury hotel and historical site in Tel Aviv. The team has also been engaged by several major purchasing groups and has handled lease transactions for clients such as Astral Hotels.

Israel > Real estate: urban renewal

Acting for a number of Israel’s most active real estate investors, Lipa Meir & Co is involved in billions of shekels-worth of evacuate-rebuild projects, including one of the largest urban renewal projects in the country. Amit Sela is acting for the Prashkovsky Group in relation to an evacuate-rebuild project in Holon involving the evacuation of 400 residential units and the subsequent construction of over 1,800 new units; Sela is also assisting the client with large-scale evacuate-rebuild projects in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Rishon LeZion. Other significant developer clients include Sufrin Group, Israel Land Development Company, and Nofim Projects. Sela and Yariv Shalom also have experience acting for apartment owners.