Meitar Law Offices > Ramat Gan, Israel > Firm Profile

Meitar Law Offices
RAMAT GAN 5250608

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 1

Noted for its prowess in both regulatory and transactional matters, Meitar Law Offices is routinely engaged by a deep roster of leading Israeli banks, credit card companies, and non-bank financial institutions. The team is jointly led by fintech and financial regulation expert Eyal Dotan, commercial loan agreement and project finance specialist Gal Feingold, complex lending transaction and M&A practitioner Assaf Oz, and Judith Gal-Or, who notably focuses on loan syndications, debt arrangements and credit portfolio securitisations.

Practice head(s):

Assaf Oz; Eyal Dotan; Judith Gal-Or; Gal Feingold

Key clients

Bank Leumi Le Israel B.M.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd., Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd, Discount New York

Union Bank of Israel Ltd. (The bank merged into Mizrachi Tefahot Bank Ltd.)

Amitim Senior Pension Funds

Max IT Finance Ltd., Max IT Credit Ltd.

Citibank N.A.



AMPA Capital Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Arbel Finance Ltd. and Magen Afikim Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company Ltd.

Nawi Brothers Group Ltd.

Extra Credit and Factoring Ltd.

Credit Path Ltd.

Credit 360 Ltd.

Tarya israel Ltd.

Klimark Capital Funds


Pama Investments & Property Co. Ltd.

Hyposwiss Private Bank Geneve SA

Meitav Dash

Israel > Capital markets Tier 1

A range of publicly traded companies, issuers and underwriters regularly engage Meitar Law Offices‘ team on complex corporate and securities matters, including advising on the structuring of securities transactions, initial and secondary public offerings, and debt offerings. Alongside his specialisation in corporate and securities law, Shachar Hadar is recognised for his experience in cross-border transactions, an area in which Dan Shamgar is also particularly active, while Clifford M J Felig advises multinational corporations purchasing or investing in Israeli companies. Tali Menashe and Yael Weiss routinely counsel public companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on capital market matters.

Practice head(s):

Shachar Hadar; Tali Menashe


‘The team is very professional in all aspects of the transaction. We enjoyed working with the team in Israel, mainly because of the great human relationships and the professional knowledge.’

‘Meitar’s team is a professional legal adviser in securities regulations and issuances of different securities of our company during the years. They are constantly available, providing high level and precise legal advice to our company.’

‘Yael Weiss is an outstanding lawyer in this sector, demonstrating thorough and comprehensive knowledge of securities regulations and providing very high quality legal advice.’

Key clients

Amdocs Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot issuing company Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

The First International Bank (FIBI)

Citigroup Global Capital Markets, Inc.

Gav-Yam Land Corp. Ltd. Ltd.

Taboola Ltd.

WalkMe Ltd.

Wix Ltd.

Nova Ltd.

Perion Network Ltd.

CyberArk Software Ltd.

Fiverr International Ltd.

Wix Ltd.

Global-e Online Ltd.

Stratasys Ltd.

Norstar Holdings Inc.; G City Ltd.

Yaacob & Nili Shahar

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Gaon Holdings Ltd.; Gaon Group Ltd.

Tigbur Temporary Help & Professional Placement Ltd.

Turpaz Industries Ltd.

Ari Real Estate (Arena) Investment Ltd.

Isrotel Ltd.

Villar International Ltd.

Nextferm Technologies Ltd.

Automated Bank Services Ltd.

NETO M.E. Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided legal representation to Tefahot Bank Ltd. on raising funds through various financial instruments, including two series of bonds, one series of Contingent Convertibles Capital (COCO), and a new series of Commercial Securities.
  • Advised Citigroup, Barclays, JP. Morgan, Jefferies, and UBS, which acted for Bank Leumi in its $500m senior note offering under Rule 144A.
  • Provided legal representation for Bank Hapoalim B.M. on a debt offering that raised approximately NIS4.2bn through COCO series and two bond series (101 and 201).

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

With significant expertise in the technology sector, Meitar Law Offices' department continues to secure a leading position in the corporate and M&A sector in Israel. Dan Geva is equally entrusted by Israeli and international corporations, issuers, and investment banks to handle complex acquisitions, restructuring, and corporate finance transactions, an area in which Dan Shamgar, with a focus on cross-border deals, is particularly active. A litany of US and European banks and financial institutions routinely engage Clifford Felig due to his knowledge of corporate and securities law, while Itay Frishman is a go-to choice for international technology companies. Mike Rimon is the venture capital firms’ key contact. The sizeable team also includes ‘number one M&A advisorShira Azran, ‘super negotiatorJonathan Atha, and seasoned partner Alon Sahar. Senior associate Mouna Totry is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Clifford Felig


‘The corporate practice is great. There is no unnecessary research, everything is done super efficiently and the advice is tailored to the risk profile we want.’

‘Shira Azran is a superstar. I have worked with her for years, and she is my number one M&A advisor, even for Delaware companies. She is practical and honest, always letting me know if my expectations are unreasonable or if I am about to make a tactical mistake. She is also great at getting feedback; she understands my point of view and what is most important to us and adjusts accordingly.’

‘A large multidisciplinary team which has been supporting our firm for many years. Strong capabilities and support on any aspect of an M&A transaction. Very service-oriented with high motivation and availability. Up to speed on recent M&A developments.’

‘Phenomenal partners who are hands on and very knowledgeable about every aspect of our business. Superb negotiations and communications skills, problem-solving oriented with good eye for the details, and clear distinction of important items vs meaningless ones.’

‘I highly recommend Jonathan Atha for corporate, M&A, and investment work. Jonathan is a superb negotiator and a problem solver, and his expertise in, and dedication to, driving and closing these types of deals is impressive. He is the type of lawyer you want by your side on any corporate transaction.’

‘Widespread know-how provided on a case-by-case basis, from transactions and agreements with regional focus up to complex international transactions.’

‘Jonathan Atha keeps cool even in the most turbulent transactions, great organisation of a complex team, even in the case of cross-border transactions.’

‘Meitar are exceptional service providers. They are committed, professional, and profound, and as a customer you can trust that their lawyers will not leave any stone unturned and will proactively address the key legal issues.’

Key clients

Axis Cyber Security Ltd.



CyberArk Software



General Motors


Illusive Networks Ltd. Vis-à-vis Proofpoint



My Pet Ltd

NewMed Energy

Target Market

Youappi Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised BP and ADNOC on acquiring a 50% stake in NewMed Energy, along with part of Delek Group’s holdings.
  • Advised KIRKBI A/S, the holding company for the LEGO brand, on its USD875m acquisition of full ownership of BrainPOP, a prominent educational technology company.
  • Advised KKR on acquiring Ness Digital Engineering from The Rohatyn Group.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 1

With a strong focus on heavily regulated industries, Meitar Law Offices displays significant strength in merger control work, while also routinely advising clients on dominance cases, and handling competition disputes, class actions, and investigations before the ICA. Former ICA criminal prosecutor Niva Barg Livnat chairs the practice, and is the go-to choice for clients seeking advice on merger filings, civil claims, and class actions alike, while merger controls specialist Liat Hertzka is noted for her expertise in the hi-tech, aviation, and retail sectors, where she represents clients across the full spectrum of antitrust and competition matters.

Practice head(s):

Niva Barg Livnat

Other key lawyers:

Liat Hertzka; Tal Arad


‘Meitar is one of the leading law firms in Israel, particularly for handling matters involving technology companies. The firm’s corporate team is excellent, able to give good judgment to legal and commercial matters. The firm’s antitrust/competition team, with whom we have worked as co-counsel for the same client and as counsel for several buyers/sellers, is well versed in Israeli competition law and has good knowledge of EU and US law.’

‘Liat Hertzka brings good experience in M&A work, is very careful and thoughtful. Niva Barg Livnat has experience at the Israeli Antitrust Authority and has a wide range of antitrust expertise.’

Key clients

Robert Bosch GmbH

MAN Truck and Bus AG

GlaxoSmithKline Israel and GlaxoSmithKline plc

Fox Wizel Ltd. – Fox Group

Stratasys Inc.

BP p.l.c

Union Investments Ltd.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR )

Bank Leumi Ltd.

Strauss Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Bosch with respect to a Motion to Certify a Class Action which was filed to the Centre District Court on September 2020, against Bosch and against two additional respondents (NGK and Denso) regarding their part in the “Spark Plug Cartel”. The motion for certification is based on criminal and administrative proceedings that were conducted against the cartel members in Europe, United States, Canada, and Brazil, in which the Respondents admitted to the facts and to their liability for the restrictive arrangement.
  • Represented MAN in a motion to certify a class action that was filled to the Tel Aviv District Court in October 2016, by a small company on behalf of the whole class, against MAN and other truck manufacturers.
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline Israel and GlaxoSmithKline plc in a claim filed against them by Unipharm Ltd. The claim, filed in 2011, focused on the allegation that the GSK companies applied for a patent in Israel in connection with the active ingredient in the Seroxat drug in order to harm competition and to deter Unipharm from producing and marketing a generic drug for Seroxat (Paxxet) in Israel.

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

Meitar Law Offices is praised for its ‘great team of litigators with expertise in diving into complex issues’. The group is uniquely positioned to handle multi-jurisdictional matters, with its strong multinational client base and deep pool of dual-qualified lawyers underpinning its cross-border offering. It also defends major domestic companies in high-stakes cases. Highlighted as ‘a great litigator’, Nadav Weisman maintains a broad contentious practice, with a focus on class actions, derivative actions, shareholder disputes and D&O liability. Weisman co-heads the wider litigation practice together with Israel Leshem — who is dual-qualified in Israel and New York — and Eyal Rosovsky. The team also includes Ron Peleg, who is revered by some as ‘the best pharmaceutical class action lawyer in Israel’.

Practice head(s):

Nadav Weissman; Eyal Rosovsky; Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Ron Peleg; Yoav Oestreicher; Ali Bursztyn; Adi Fremder; Noam Gilon


‘Meitar is the best firm I’ve worked with in recent years. It has a great team of litigators with expertise in diving into complex issues and litigating. The firm also has a great commercial team.’

‘Nadav Weissman is a great litigator. Israel Leshem is a great litigator and commercial lawyer.’

‘The Meitar team is extremely knowledgeable about class actions, which are common in Israel. It is particularly strong in pharma class actions, where I believe it is the best in Israel with nobody else coming close. It also has a strong ability to work with foreign clients, who may not be familiar with Israeli procedures.’

‘Ron Peleg is “Mr Pharmaceutical Litigation” in Israel. He understands the industry incredibly well and is literally the best pharmaceutical class action lawyer in Israel. He has built a strong team around him, which benefits from his experience — many of them have been doing this work for many years.’

Key clients

Volkswagen Group

Monsanto Company; Bayer; Adama Agan

Renault Group

Philip Morris

LG Display Co.


Sony Group Corporation

Pelephone Communications

LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland

GlaxoSmithKline (Israel)

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

Meitav Dash Gemel and Pension






Expedia Group (including

Work highlights

  • Represented Volkswagen, and its brands, in a series of class-action cases, including in a case focusing on the fallout from the global diesel emission matter, alleging Volkswagen misled clients and authorities about fuel emissions from the EA 189 diesel engine.
  • Successfully represented LG Display Co in a decade-long antitrust class action alleging its involvement in an LCD-TFT display cartel.
  • Represented LinkedIn in a class action seeking certification for two distinct classes.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 1

The internationally oriented group at Meitar Law Offices stands out for its expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters, including cross-border investigations and extradition cases. It has also advised foreign governments on constitutional and legislative frameworks for criminal enforcement and anti-money laundering (AML) reforms. A former Deputy to Israel’s State Attorney, Yuval Sasson brings to bear extensive experience in white-collar crime cases, homeland security, and compliance issues. Other key contacts include Eyal Rosovsky, who is representing Bezeq in the criminal proceedings dubbed the ‘4000 file’; senior litigator Nadav Weisman; and Eithan Kidron, who specialises in white-collar criminal law and regulatory enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Sasson; Eyal Rosovsky; Nadav Weisman

Other key lawyers:

Eithan Kidron; Nachshon Shohat


‘We work with Meitar Law Offices on several high-profile criminal cases, pending with high-ranked courts of law and the prosecutors’ office. The team has extensive knowledge of the applicable international legislation and can easily understand the complex schemes specific to white-collar crimes.’

‘We are working mainly with Yuval Sasson and Eithan Kidron. Both individuals are very professional and dedicated.’

‘Yuval Sasson is a brilliant strategist and can see the broader picture of an investigation, whilst conceiving very creative strategies.’

‘Eithan Kidron has a sound attention to detail and is able to carry out a very large workload, while maintaining the best professional standards.’

Key clients

Reciplia, Tal Silberstein

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch – Representation before State Committee of Inquiry on into the Meron Disaster

Vice Admiral (retired) Eliezer Marom (aka “Chayni”) – “Case 3000 – the Submarine Affair”

David Bar-El

Bezeq Ltd. and Walla – the “4000 file”

Avraham Benkalifa

Geva Zur

Municipality of Jerusalem

Mikhail Bulatov

Erez Gilhar and “Policy”

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices’ full-service dispute resolution practice is equipped to handle major disputes across all contentious spheres, including corporate, commercial, mass torts, white-collar crime and administrative law. The firm’s enviable stable of multinational clients, together with its robust international experience, also ensures that it is routinely engaged on cross-border proceedings. In a headline-grabbing recent case, Nadav Weisman is representing (pro bono) the Israel Bar Association on filing a petition with the Supreme Court against the Israeli Government, which aims to challenge a recent amendment to Israel’s Basic Law: The Judiciary. Weisman co-heads the department together with Eyal Rosovsky, who has ‘palatial knowledge of Israeli law’, and go-to litigator Israel Leshem. Other key contacts include cross-border litigation specialist Or Baron Gil; class actions partner, Ron Peleg; Liran Bar-Shalom; and Ali Bursztyn.

Practice head(s):

Nadav Weisman; Eyal Rozovsky; Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Yoav Oestreicher; Ariel Rakover; Ron Peleg; Ali Bursztyn; Liran Bar-Shalom; Or Baron Gil; Adi Fremder


‘We value the team for the great collaboration between the firm’s different departments resulting in a high-quality, innovative and comprehensive product, which strongly supports our business.’

‘Nadav Weisman is undoubtedly my first-choice litigator in Israel! His ability to deeply understand the specific needs of our business, as an international company with large-scale and complex projects in Israel, and to tailor solutions is extremely valuable. Nadav is impressively experienced in many areas of the law.’

‘As a litigator in court, Nadav Weisman is an asset – always thoroughly prepared for every scenario and gets the full attention of the court while arguing the case. I’m proud to work with Nadav and I have no doubt that he is a top-tier lawyer!’

‘Eyal Rosovsky is a fabulous litigator with exceptional business sense and common sense. He has palatial knowledge of Israeli law.’

‘Israel Leshem is a great arbitrator. He is fair, efficient, and has deep knowledge of arbitration law.’

Key clients

Israel Bar Association, and the President of the Bar


Alstom Transport.

Meta Platforms | Meta Platforms Ireland

Bazan (Oil Refineries)

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

AKA Development and Construction


Pelephone Communications

Ispro The Israel Properties Rental Corp



ASTC Asian Service Trade Control

Work highlights

  • Representing (pro bono) the Israel Bar Association, and the President of the Association, on filing a petition with the Supreme Court against the Knesset, the Israeli Government, and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Knesset, which aims to challenge a recent amendment to Israel’s Basic Law: The Judiciary.
  • Representing Stratasys in an action brought by shareholder, Nano, revolving around Stratasys’ shareholder rights plan and Nano’s attempted acquisition of Stratasys’ shares, which marks the first time an Israeli court has ruled on rights plan validity under Israeli law.
  • Representing Aka Entrepreneurship and Real Estate and Mr Eli Klein in arbitration proceedings addressing a dispute among shareholders of Aka Romema Illit Entrepreneurship regarding a Jerusalem real estate project.

Israel > Energy Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices’ energy team impresses sources with its ability to ‘leave no stone unturned’. The group leverages the wider firm’s dominant transactional offering to shine in projects and commercial work. That being said, the team is more than just a transactional support practice, with its commercial activity solidly underpinned by robust regulatory expertise that spans the full spread of oil and gas, power and carbon capture-related issues. Department head Renelle Joffe is revered as ‘an authority when it comes to the energy sector in Israel’. Regulatory partner Elad Sharabani and associate Lihi Rabinovich-Segal are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Renelle Joffe

Other key lawyers:


‘The energy team is first tier, one of only a handful of firms capable in the field. Meitar has the unique ability to understand all sectors from energy regulation to GSPA’s.’

‘Elad Sharabani is one of the leading lawyers in the country, with a remarkable position in the market. What is even more impressive is that he has become the leading lawyer in Meitar for energy-related issues — his future is bright.’

‘Like a Roman legion, they come and leave no stone unturned. Robust and versatile team, with all-round experience. Lawyers get the job done in an efficient manner.’

‘Renelle Joffe is an authority when it comes to the energy sector in Israel. She has seen everything, and knows how to harness her vast experience to enable (rather than inhibit) deals. Exceptionally skilled in risk (not just legal but also commercial) management.’

‘Elad Sharabani is an expert in energy regulation. He’s our trusted advisor for everything regulatory with the Ministry of Energy. He can see two steps ahead, which comes in handy when dealing with the government and its officials.’

‘Meitar Law Offices possesses a very high performance group comprised of lawyers with strong legal expertise, starting with Danna Martsiano — our personal point of contact — and including the barristers’ team and every other individual we have encountered at the firm.’

‘Danna Martsiano is always available, always provides the best legal service, with “out of the box” thinking, her work product is amazing.’

Key clients

Energean Israel

First International Bank of Israel


Mitsubishi Power Aero

Bank Leumi B.M


Naphtha Israel Petroleum Corporation


Energean finance

BM Energy & Charging

Fiverr International

Work highlights

  • Represented Energean Israel Finance in a $750m financing transaction under the US Securities Act Rule 144A and Reg S.
  • Represented Bank Leumi in negotiating a power purchase agreement with Dalia Power Energies for the purchase of electricity to most of the bank’s facilities in Israel.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

A one-stop-shop for everything related to a start-up’, Meitar Law Offices secures strong reviews from domestic and multinational clients for the sheer breadth of its service offering. The group is additionally distinguished by its deep pool of tech-focused specialists and its extensive experience — notably, it represents approximately 1,000 start-ups. High-profile partners include corporate heavyweights Dan Geva and Dan Shamgar; corporate and securities specialist Itay Frishman, who handled a string of financing rounds over the past year; Raanan Lerner, who tech sources highlight as ‘key in making the firm what it is’; Alon Sahar, who is a 30-year transactional veteran; and Shira Azran, who is ‘very knowledgeable about the Israeli tech industry’. Also recommended are Aviv Avidan-Shalit, Asaf Harel and Assaf Oz.

Practice head(s):

Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Itay Frishman; Raanan Lerner; Shira Azran; Aviv Avidan Shalit; Alon Sahar; Asaf Harel; Assaf Oz


‘Raanan Lerner is key in making the firm what it is. Unbelievable availability, with a reaction time of no more than hours, followed by deliverables at maximum the following day. Advice includes benchmarking, separation between what matters/doesn’t, and at quality of language and content.’

‘All and all, Meitar always covers all needed aspects for us (in addition to corporate and commercial which are our main use), in real estate, employment laws, IP, GDPR, etc. The brand of the firm is highly perceived in our community and works to our favor.’

‘The team is very intelligent and experienced. Lawyers have a strong commercial sense as well, which is very important for start-ups business. The firm has experts in each field, so it is a one-stop-shop for all aspects (commercial, HR, investment…).’

‘The partner I work with, Aviv Avidan Shalit, is extremely intelligent, not only in terms of IQ but more importantly, emotionally intelligent. I feel the partner and her team are feeling as part of my organization and really care.’

‘Meitar is a one-stop-shop for everything related to a start-up company: corporate, commercial, labor law, privacy. We always get the best service, everything is communicated well.’

‘The partner that stands out the most, 10 times more than anyone else, is our corporate law partner, Shira Azran. Shira is very knowledgeable about the Israeli tech industry and has seen everything in the market over the last 20 years, from investment to exits/IPOs — a huge advantage in all stages of the company.’

‘The firm is uniquely qualified across all start-up needs, providing 360-degree legal coverage across contracts, fundraising, labour, IP and more. But most importantly, Meitar acts as our trusted advisor, supporting business decisions and extending way past its legal hat.’

‘Tomer Shani is top-notch compared to any of the dozens of partners I have worked with in Israel and the US.’

Key clients

Bessemer Venture Partners


Coho AI




Equashield Medical



Illusive Networks



SuperMeat the Essence of Meat

Target Global


Work highlights

  • Represented Equashield Medical, and its shareholders, in the $300m sale of 25% of the company’s shares to Finnish private equity fund, Nordic Capital.
  • Acted for Wiz from its inception through to its financing rounds, culminating in a $300m Series E funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
  • Represented Bessemer Venture Partners, and other internal investors, in a preferred D investment round in HiBob, led by General Atlantic, for a total investment amount of $150m.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1

Primarily active on behalf of sponsors and lenders, Meitar Law Offices’ infrastructure team advises a mix of domestic and multinational clients on project finance and project development matters. The group is well-versed across all key infrastructure sectors, with its recent experience encompassing roads, energy, defence, rail and water projects, among others. The group includes high-profile department head Jonathan Finklestone, who is widely recognised as a leading project finance specialist; Tani Zahavi, who is noted for her record in PPP projects; and Guy Kles, whose practice spans project finance, tender law and infrastructure. At associate level, Tal Bignitz and Inbal Perry are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Finklestone


‘The team is professional, precise, on time and reliable.’

‘The team member I work with is Guy Kles. He is professional, reliable, and smart. He looks at the big picture and is able to adjust to specific needs.’

Key clients

Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources

The project company – Highway 6 – North

Bon Tour Bus Company

Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M.


Noy Infrastructure and Energy Fund

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering

Joint Venture of Danya Cebus & Electra

A consortium comprised of Alstom, Electra, Allied Infra, Minrav

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Tnuva Central Cooperative for the Marketing of Agricultural Produce in Israel Ltd.

Minrav Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advising Bank Leumi le-Israel BM on several matters concerning its activities in the infrastructure sector.
  • Advising Bank Hapoalim on the financing arrangements for the NIS3bn expansion of the electronic toll highway, Highway 6.
  • Advising Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources, as the sponsors, on the development of numerous clusters of solar projects with battery storage capacity.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 1

Fully equipped to advise across a range of industries, including the software, AI, cybersecurity and high-tech sectors, Meitar Law Offices‘ technology group is routinely engaged in complex commercial transactions and licensing and development agreements, working closely with the firm’s privacy and data protection group. Practice head David Mirchin is noted for his expertise in data protection and privacy issues, and technology transactions specialist Boaz Mizrahi regularly assists clients with the IP-related aspects of transactions. The team also includes Yael Kalman, who focuses his capabilities on open-source software and M&A and financing-related IP issues.

Practice head(s):

David Mirchin

Other key lawyers:


‘They are at the top of the list of lawyers in Israel. They have a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge that is unparalleled.’

‘David Mirchin is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with, in over 30 years of practice. He is competent and efficient. Moreover, he knows the firm so well that he can put us in touch with the right people when we need further assistance.’

Work highlights

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Regularly entrusted by leading Israeli institutional and non-institutional investors and managers, Meitar Law Offices notably advises on fund formation, with expertise across venture capital, private equity, hedge funds and real estate funds. The team is particularly active in taxation issues, where tax specialist Eldar Ben-Ruby stands out for his expertise in international taxation, while Hodiya Schnider‘s practice focuses on alternative investments and private investment funds. Other key names include Dan Shamgar, a specialist in corporate and securities issues, and venture capital and debt financing specialist Efrat Ziv.

Practice head(s):

Eldar Ben-Ruby; Hodiya Schnider; Dan Shamgar; Efrat Ziv


‘It is a “one-stop shop” where we can find professional support in tax, legal, and regulatory matters for both the Israeli and US markets.’

‘I have been working with Meitar for a couple of years. They are an excellent, professional, punctual firm.’

‘Efrat Ziv is a creative, talented, and valuable partner. A top-notch lawyer.’

‘Our experience is related to their unique and personal approach. They are very efficient in introducing other professionals to their teams based on the needs of the project.’

‘We work closely with Efrat Ziv, who provides excellent service, even when times are tight.’

‘Professional, strong industry and VC experience, fantastic service.’

Key clients

Pitango Group

Vintage Group of Funds

New Era Capital

Team8 Fintech fund and Team 8 capital

Viola Group

Vertex Group

Key 1

Qumra Capital

ION Asset Management

10D Ventures

Disruptive Ventures

Brosh Capital

Collider Ventures



BeAviv Debt Fund

Lumir Ventures

Work highlights

  • Represented Pitango Group on an ongoing basis, including in the formation of Pitango Growth III, Pitango IX and Pitango Healthcare II Fund.
  • Represented Vertex Group on an ongoing basis, including in the formation of Vertex VII and Vertex Opportunities III.
  • Represented New Era in the formation of New Era Capital Partners II and in the formation of New Era Capital III.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 1

Housing a standalone planning and construction offering, Meitar Law Offices’ group draws on dedicated specialists in the field. The team is routinely engaged to advise on major projects in the residential, commercial, industrial, infrastructure and energy sectors, where it leverages experience in representing both private and public-sector clients. Go-to department head Tamar Migdal is ‘very well-known and respected in the industry’; she is equipped to handle all stages of planning and zoning procedures, with specialist expertise in land expropriation law and challenging betterment and development levies. Lior Levi is also highly regarded for his focus on planning law, including advising on approval processes and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Tamar Migdal

Other key lawyers:


‘We recommend the team for its high-level expertise and good availability. A one-stop-shop.’

‘Tamar Migdal is very experienced and possesses vast knowledge. She is very well-known and respected in the industry.’

Key clients

Elad Israel Residences

Amot Investments

Reality Investment Fund

Yh Dimri Construct & Develop

B.S.R. Engineering & Development

Acro Real Estate

Ramat Hasharon municipality and the local committee of Ramat Hasharon


Cross Israel Highway (Highway No. 6)

Ackerstein Industries

The Economic Company for Bnei Brak

Azrieli Group

Reuven Ella Holdings Ltd. And Issta Lines

Mivne Group

JTLV Investments

JVP – Jerusalem Venture Partners

Metropolis P.A.A. 2011 Urban Renewal

Ezra & Bitzaron


Oron Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Acro Real Estate on various matters, including licensing, planning, and representation across diverse projects such as urban renewal initiatives.
  • Advising B.S.R. Engineering and Development on zoning procedures for HaArgazim’s ‘northern compound’, an urban renewal project of 1,800 housing units, alongside a displacement framework for the existing neighbourhood.
  • Acting for Cross Israel Highway (Highway No. 6) on all regulatory and statutory aspects concerning its development, including representation before the National Committee and objection hearings.

Israel > Tax Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices handles tax work including litigation, transfer pricing and corporate restructuring. The firm is known for its specialist expertise in the tech industry, but also represents major multinationals in several other sectors, including British Petroleum, General Motors and JP Morgan. The team is led by the well-regarded Eldar Ben-Ruby, an expert in taxation regarding international investment, who also advises the Israel Tax Authority on tax issues facing Israel’s high-tech industry. Tax structuring and transfer pricing specialist Michael Bricker, who has experience working in business as head of tax for a large multinational corporation, is also key, as is the ‘technically very strongOmri Davidov. Shaul Grossman and Keren Shitrit are also integral practitioners in the department.

Practice head(s):

Eldar Ben-Ruby

Other key lawyers:

Omri Davidov; Shaul Grossman; Michael Bricker; Keren Shitrit; Odelya Lazimi; Nadav Weisman


‘We were impressed by their strength in depth, tenacity, technical knowledge and ability to translate Israeli tax concepts for others involved in the transaction.’

‘Eldar Ben-Ruby, Odelya Lazimi and Nadav Weisman are professional in their fields. They assist and provide answers on complicated and unique questions.’

‘Michael Bricker – Vast experience in International taxation and Transfer Pricing. Unique background working for law firms abroad as well as working as the head of tax at one of the largest multinationals in the country. Michael continuously adds value and provides interesting and wise inputs.’

‘Omri Davidov – his performance on this transaction was simply superb. Technically very strong, good communicator, turned work round quickly, and built a strong rapport with me and my associate.’

‘Far beyond the tax knowledge and expertise, which is second to none, the team brings vast international experience in managing all tax aspects of a global multi national high tech company including M&A, Tax Audits, transfer pricing, various structuring considerations.’

‘Michael Bricker’s combination of tax and business understanding, leveraging his own experience in both fields, makes him a valuable asset not only to the tax executive but to the entire C suite when considering major tax decisions.’

‘Their availability and the ability to hold a steady reliable team helps to add value. ’

Key clients



JP Morgan

British Petroleum


General Motors

Pitango Investment Funds Group

Synaptics Inc

NXP Semiconductors

Taboola Ltd.

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 2

Counting domestic and international corporations among its key roster of clients, Meitar Law Offices provides representation in local and international arbitration proceedings, with experience in cases under all major rules, including ICC, LCIA and the Swiss Arbitration Centre. Praised for his ‘deep industry knowledge, curiosity and astute commercial judgement’, Or Baron Gil leads the team and is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, while ‘fair, practical, and extremely knowledgeable’, Israel Leshem maintains a strong record in commercial arbitrations. Other key contacts in the group include Eyal Rosovsky and Asaf Niemoj.

Practice head(s):

Or Baron Gil

Other key lawyers:


‘Or Baron Gil and Asaf Niemoj are both professional and knowledgeable in the international arbitration space.’

‘Eyal Rosovsky is extremely efficient and has very strong business and common sense. A leading practitioner and arbitrator in Israel.’

‘Israel Leshem is a leading practitioner, a great lawyer and arbitrator. He is fair, practical, and extremely knowledgeable.’

‘Impressively high calibre partners.’

‘Or Baron Gil is an exceptional lawyer. Deep industry knowledge, curiosity and astute commercial judgement. He is a master tactician and a highly valued contributor to broader strategy.’

‘Very good team.’

‘Asaf Niemoj is knowledgable, resourceful and creative.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a Nasdaq listed multinational company in a $440m international arbitration under the international rules of the American Arbitration Association seated in Delaware under Delaware law.
  • Advised a Zambian Company in a $128m ICC arbitration seated in London against the Government of the Republic of Zambia, under English and Zambian Law.
  • Advised a Cayman Island entity in a London seated international arbitration under the rules of the ICC against a BVI entity.

Israel > Employment Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices, located in Ramat Gan, is well-recommended for ongoing internal HR assistance and transactional support work, advising a number of major multinational companies on their operations in Israel. Rami Landa, who is highly experienced in non-contentious employment matters and has particular familiarity with the employment dynamics of the tech industry, heads up the team. He is supported by employee benefits specialist Shira Schrieber and Lilach Shacham Kaneti, whose areas of focus include pension agreements and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Practice head(s):

Rami Landa

Other key lawyers:

Shira Schrieber; Hila Silverstein; Hedvat Yanko Wollman; Lilach Shacham Kaneti; Ami Orkaby


‘Hila Silverstein is a super professional lawyer. She is committed to the client and has practical solutions for every single problem.’

‘Lilach Shacham Kanety and Rami Landa are the leading partners of the labour law department. Always accessible and attentive to client needs and requests. Service is always on time, and high-quality.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable and practical. Always available and very responsive and thorough.’

‘Rami Landa is the best professional. Extremely knowledgeable and practical. Always available and very responsive and thorough.’

‘The team at Meitar is super-knowledgable and available for us whenever needed. The team is always able to provide quick input and is good at balancing between the legal risks and business requirements.’

‘Lilach Shacham Kaneti is a true partner to us. She quickly understands what input we’re looking to receive and always gets back to us quickly with the necessary support and answers.’

Key clients



Unity (ironSource)

JFrog Ltd.

One Zero Bank Israel Ltd.

GFI Securities Limited

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)


Bank Leumi

One Zero Bank



AI 21



Ever Compliant

Global E




Tenable Zynga


Orca Security


Bayer Israel

Ride with Via


Work highlights

  • Representing Meta regarding ongoing employment-related matters, including in a recent mass lay-off process which took place around the world, including Israel.
  • Advised Amdocs on the Israeli aspects of a transaction and coordinated labour-related due diligence worldwide.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 2

A range of leading domestic and international corporations regularly engage Meitar Law Offices‘ intellectual property, technology and privacy litigation practice in complex IP litigation proceedings concerning patents, copyrights and trademarks. Spearheaded by the highly regarded Yoav Oestreicher, the team includes technology litigation specialist Ariel Rakover and Neta Arbel, who notably focuses on copyright disputes and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Oestreicher

Other key lawyers:

Ariel Rakover; Neta Arbel; Heni Rothstein Cohen


‘Meitar is a comprehensive law firm with which we have had very good experiences, especially in the field of arbitration proceedings and high-value litigation.’

‘Meitar is undoubtedly one of the best law firms in Israel. It has highly experienced lawyers, often with a US background, which allows them to know the needs and requirements of US clients. Their interdisciplinary practice also distinguishes them.’

‘Yoav Oestreicher is a tenacious lawyer who also has a good sense of humour. He is very good at finding creative solutions to complex disputes. Ariel Rakover is another of Meitar’s best intellectual property lawyers. He is very articulate and thoughtful. He has extensive experience in IP disputes involving patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Yoav and Ariel are a great team.’

‘Yoav Oestreicher is and has been an excellent, analytical and sober lawyer, able to provide clear and timely instructions and support the case from the beginning until its conclusion.’

Key clients

Skyline Cranes

Philip Morris

Pitango Ventures

Merav – Mazon Kol Ltd.

Zap Group

KLA Corporation



InnoValve Bio Medical

Meta Platforms (f/k/a Facebook)

Work highlights

  • Represented Sky Line Cranes in a patent infringement claim related to climbing cranes.
  • Represented Zap Group in litigation (opposition proceedings) against Zapier related to the registration of the ZAP mark in Israel.
  • Represented Philip Morris in a legal action for the cancellation of the NOW mark owned by Japan Tobacco.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Meitar Law Offices continues to provide comprehensive advice to clients from the technology, food and life sciences sectors with regard to the filing and prosecuting of patent applications. Key practitioners include Lea Marash and Keren Hagai, who focuses on the strategic management of IP portfolios, as well as on patent drafting and prosecution. Also active in the technologies field, Zohar Eliezri is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Lea Marash; Keren Hagai; Zohar Eliezri

Other key lawyers:


‘The team specialises in Agtech, Foodtech and Climatetech and provides high-level commercial advice on intellectual property matters, which is very effective with regard to business practices related to trade secrets and licensing agreements.’

‘Dr. Keren Hagai is a patent expert, specialising in genetics and breeding.’

‘Keren Hagai – excellent patent lawyer.’

‘A highly professional, quick to respond, versatile team working in different areas of intellectual property.’

‘Personal attention, one-stop shop for our patent and trademark needs.’

Key clients

Bar Ilan University (BIRAD) Research and Development Company

BioBee Sde Eliyahu Ltd.

BetterSeeds Ltd.

CTS Group

AgChimedes Ltd.

BreedX Ltd.

CTS Group

Canonic Ltd


Gavan Technology Ltd.

Excella BioScientific Ltd.

InterCure (CANDOC)


Hishtil Afula Ltd

Elbit Group

B.R.H. Medical

Sky Line Group


Work highlights

  • Advised BetterSeeds in building and prosecuting a portfolio of patent applications directed to applying CRISPR gene editing technology to improve agricultural traits of various crops.
  • Represented the Bar Ilan University in filing patent applications directed to the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.
  • Advised FortePhest in building and prosecuting a large portfolio of patents and patent applications covering groups of new chemical molecules having herbicidal activity.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices is well-positioned to advise on all core aspects of real estate law, with a focus on real estate acquisitions and disposals, leasing transactions, development projects and financings. The group’s client base is broad and spans lenders, investment funds and corporate occupiers, as well as construction groups. Department head Hanni Avinery contributes over significant experience in large-scale projects, transactions and contentious matters. The team also includes Alon Yoeli, who sits in the real estate and litigation groups, and Ofer Freilich.

Practice head(s):

Hanni Avinery

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Acro Real Estate

Elad Israel Residences

Bank Hapoalim

Shlomo Bruner


Yossef Samuha

M.I. Development Authority (Hares)

Sela Capital Real Estate

Selina Operation Israel

Israel Credit Cards

Roger MItzpe

Hof Lido Ashdod (2004)


Avraham Rubinstein & Co.

Bait Vegag

Mayer’s Cars & Trucks

Zota Holdings

Rav Bariach (08) Industries

JTLV Investments



Arena Star Group

Gazit Globe

Rothschild 22

Ofer Investments


Arcod Gurkan

Bank Leumi

Delek Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Acro Real Estate on a project for the establishment of luxury residential, office and commercial spaces in Da Vinci Street in Tel Aviv, valued at $1.1bn.
  • Advising Elad Israel Residences on the sale of 550 residential units in the Park TLV project in Tel Aviv for $225m.
  • Representing Bank Hapoalim, through its subsidiary, in the purchase of office floors in the Vitania Tower project from Vitania and DMR Assets (1995) for NIS81m plus VAT.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The ‘professional and collegial team’ at Meitar Law Offices handles a broad range of receivership mandates, creditor’s arrangements and rehabilitation proceedings, with additional capability in representing creditors in creditor rights disputes. Experienced litigator Pinni Yaniv frequently represents domestic and international creditors, with demonstrable experience in bankruptcy and reorganisation cases. Yaniv jointly leads the team alongside Amir Dolev, who is noted for his expertise in contentious bankruptcy mandates.

Practice head(s):

Pinni Yaniv; Amir Dolev


‘A professional and collegial team to work with.’

‘Pinni Yaniv is a very good lawyer; kind and experienced in the insolvency field.’

Key clients


Forever 8 Fund, LLC

A. HaOmmer Chagai Investments Ltd

Gmul Investments

Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Ltd.

Nava Gottesman

Bnei George Shukha Ltd.

Honigman & Sons Ltd.

Agadim Group

Metea Maritime Company Ltd. & Vanora Maritime Company Ltd.

The Tel Aviv Family Matters Court

Work highlights

  • Advised an international consortium of lenders in control struggle over a company of the NSO group of companies.
  • Advised Forever8 Fund in negotiating and reaching agreements with the court trustee appointed over the online commerce entities of the TCM group of companies
  • Acting as trustee of Gmul Investments.

Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 2

Well-positioned to advise on the full life-cycle of media and entertainment law, Meitar Law Offices handles regulatory matters and tenders, through to litigation, and corporate and finance transactions. Routinely acting for major domestic and multinational names, including Bloomberg, Ericsson and Imagine Media, the group’s activity covers all core industry spheres. The department is led by sector specialist Yossi Abadi, who is a 37-year veteran in the communications field.

Practice head(s):

Yossi Abadi

Key clients







LinkedIn Corporation


Relevant – news channel

The football administration

MP Elazar Stern

Liberal Media

Imagine media

Saban Group

Radio A-Shams

Internet Rimon

Jasmine TV


Prof. Dan Ariely

Associated producers Israel

Work highlights

  • Advising Meta on a wide variety of matters, ranging from class action litigation to regulations in Israel.
  • Advising Cisco on a range of regulatory matters in Israel’s telecoms industry.
  • Advising Bloomberg on Israeli media and broadcasting law.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Jointly led by Haim Gueta, Boaz Mizrahi, and Ron Peleg, the Ramat-Gan based team at Meitar Law Offices is well-equipped to handle the full range of transactional issues, including funding rounds, supply agreements, and investments. Mizrahi is particularly adept at handling licensing deals and collaborations, advising a variety of academic institutes and hospitals. Adi Blumenthal Yaari has a great deal of knowledge surrounding technology and IP, and is well-versed in matters concerning dealings with the Israeli Health Ministry.

Practice head(s):

Haim Gueta; Boaz Mizrahi; Ron Peleg

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Colthof; Adi Blumenthal Yaari


‘All very knowledgeable with high proficiency in the material. The head of the healthcare team is very accessible and attentive to client requests.’

‘Ronnie Peleg is highly accessible and attentive. I specifically appreciate the fact that they lean in to each case.’

‘Ron Peleg is extremely knowledgeable and practical. always available and very responsive and thorough.’

Key clients

Chemomab Therapeutics Ltd. (formerly known as Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.)

Bionaut Labs Ltd.

Elleos Mental Systems Ltd.

Alive Israel Healthtech Fund L.P.

Neura Inc.

Mapi Pharma Ltd.

Equashield Medical Ltd.

Varay Oncology Systems Ltd.

Accurine Ltd.

PhenoAI Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline Research & Development Ltd.

Quris Ltd.

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLMD)

Evogene Ltd.

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

NeoTX Therapeutic Ltd

Hyro AI

Viola Ventures


MediWound Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Bionaut Labs Ltd. in a funding round focused on treatment for malignant glioma brain tumours and Dandy-Walker Syndrome.
  • Represented Innovalve Bio Medical Ltd. In an option agreement to be acquired by a leading pharma company.

Israel > Transport Tier 3

Meitar Law Offices’ transport focus encompasses a wide range of aviation, rail and road matters. Underpinned by its experience in infrastructure projects and public tenders, the multidisciplinary group also handles regulatory issues, dispute resolution, and corporate and finance transactions. Among the partners active in this sector are Alon Gellert, who specialises in corporate, securities and regulatory work; and administrative law litigator Yankie Pfeffer.

Practice head(s):

Alon Gellert; Yankie Pfeffer

Key clients

Volkswagen Group


Korean Airlines

Global Knafaim Leasing

Knafaim Holdings

The project company – Highway 6 – North


Dan Public Transporation

The Public Transportation Company Union of Israel

Port of Haifa

Kavim Public Transport

Tnufa Public Transportation

Challenge Airlines IL (CAL)


Yutong Hongkong Limited and the Yutong Group

Israeli Drones Alliance

Work highlights

  • Advising Alstom, Electra and Dan Public Transportation on various matters relating to numerous public transport projects.
  • Representing Dan Public Transportation in negotiations with the Israeli government, resulting in a comprehensive agreement lasting until 2030, covering payment rates and generated revenue from operated lines.
  • Representing the Public Transportation Company Union of Israel (PTCU) in ongoing Knesset discussions and in the submission of a petition to the Supreme Court.

Meitar | Law Offices is Israel’s leading law firm with a reputation for excellence in domestic and international matters. The firm represents some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in corporate, commercial, and litigation matters, in Israel and abroad.

Meitar is a full-service firm, representing clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial Litigation, international and domestic capital markets, banking and finance, licensing, hi-tech and VC’s, energy and infrastructure, real estate, planning and construction, taxation, labor law, IP and Technology, and other regulatory matters. The firm has represented clients in Israel’s largest M&A transactions and international public offerings, and has represented some of the world’s leading companies in corporate and class-action litigation. Meitar consistently receives the highest rankings from independent international guides, such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as well as local ranking guides.

Meitar is unique among Israel’s largest law firms in the number of partners who have worked for major international law firms in the US and elsewhere. The firm has a strong team of over 410 attorneys and 60 articled clerks all of whom are committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and service.

Through all stages of its clients’ growth, from seed financing, through private placements and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and beyond, the firm brings distinct added value to its clients to help them achieve their strategic goals. The firm regularly assists non-Israeli clients in understanding the local business culture and landscape, including its local players, as well as regulatory processes and the Israeli judiciary. As a full-service law firm serving the global economy, the firm’s practice areas reflect the professional depth and breadth that is essential to serve the firm’s clients. Meitar’s goal is to provide clients with integrated legal services, drawing on individual areas of expertise where needed.

Areas of practice (partial list)
Corporate and securities:
A major part of the firm’s work consists of public offerings; M&A; private placements; venture capital investments; equity and debt offerings in Israel and abroad; banking and derivatives and securitizations. The firm also specializes in corporate restructuring, including splits, spin-offs, share buy-backs, joint ventures and management buy-outs. The firm acts regularly in corporate, partnership and joint venture formation, establishment and implementation of stock option and compensation plans, and financing transactions.

Litigation: Meitar has Israel’s largest group with over 100 attorneys. The department handles a wide range of commercial, securities, corporate (control, governance, minority rights, insolvency, reorganization), anti-trust, banking, insurance, product liability, administrative, labor, white-collar and intellectual property litigation. The department is unique in Israel due to the large number of attorneys who were educated and trained in the US and England, and therefore have expertise in representing international clients in their litigation matters, as well as Israeli clients involved in international arbitrations. The firm has extensive expertise in handling complex cases, high-profile matters and cross-border disputes for local as well as international clients. Its attorneys regularly appear in all the Israeli courts, in local and international arbitration proceedings, specialized courts, administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies. The firm’s attorneys are also experienced in administrative law, including preparation of petitions to the High Court of Justice, public administrative law, commenting on new legislation, Knesset and government and regulatory matters, and representing and consulting with various entities in the Government and Knesset.

High-tech and startups: The firm’s dominant position in the field is reflected in its extensive involvement in exits and significant investment transactions in the Israeli high-tech market. Our firm represents a long list of leading high-tech companies in Israel and abroad in a variety of transactions, in all stages of the companies’ lifecycle, from establishment to exit (sale or IPO).

Taxation: Meitar’s tax department provides a full range of services with respect to client activities, both in Israel and abroad. The firm’s tax department focuses both on international and Israeli taxation issues in an overall tax-efficient manner taking into account client’s home country tax considerations as well as Israeli tax law. The firm provides tax advice and planning in a range of areas, including: international taxation; corporate tax planning; employee compensation plans; real estate; trusts and estates, and personal tax planning.

IP and technology: Meitar’s IP and technology group acts for clients in a variety of intellectual property and technology-related transactions, ranging from licenses, assignments and other agreements involving the development, commercialization and sale of intellectual property assets to strategic alliance and corporate partnering agreements. The firm is intensively involved in structuring and negotiating the international transactions of its clients, for example, OEM; licensing; distribution; VAR; joint development; outsourcing with expertise in complex software transactions. The firm handles all aspects of deals including: negotiations on commercial terms; drafting of agreements; setting up local entities; creating financial arrangements; ensuring protection of intellectual property rights and cooperating with local counsel worldwide.

Regulatory and antitrust: Meitar attorneys are frequently called upon to advise clients on the various regulatory environments in Israel. Regulatory issues may arise in the course of M&A or investment transactions, financing transactions for regulated companies, energy transactions and other commercial transactions.

The firm regularly advises clients on matters relating to compliance with antitrust and competition law, including with respect to monopolies, restraints of trade and mergers and acquisitions. The firm works with some of the world’s largest international law firms on the Israeli antitrust filings for major multinational merger transactions, and on assessing transactions under the laws of other jurisdictions. The firm regularly represent clients before a wide variety of Israeli Government agencies, including the Bank of Israel, the Antitrust Authority, the Israel Tax Authority, the Ministry of Telecommunications, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (including the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Investment Center), the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of National Infrastructures, the Israel Securities Authority, the Government Companies Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Government Export Institute and the Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings.

Banking and finance: The firm’s banking department is a leader in this area and provides legal services to most of the banking corporations and financial institutions in Israel, handling all legal aspects of their activities including licensing, commercial lending, compliance, representation before the relevant regulatory authorities including the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Supervisor of Insurance, the Israeli Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority and others.

Real estate transactions: Meitar’s real estate department works with some of the largest players in Israel’s commercial and residential real estate markets. The firm advises clients on a wide range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, land use, secured financing, debt restructuring, investment and ownership structures, and development and construction. The firm renders services in all aspects of real estate, from the initial stage of land purchase, contact with the planners, advisors and project managers, occupation of projects, sale and ownership listings.

Planning and construction: The firm has a strong practice in providing advice on planning and construction regulation for some of Israel’s largest real-estate ventures and infrastructure projects. The department represents clients in all statutory procedures for the approval of zoning plans, and appears before all planning authorities and courts of law. In addition, the department has vast experience in advising clients on the tax aspects of real property development, including betterment and development levies assessed by Israeli planning authorities. We also have expertise in land expropriation proceedings and representing clients in impairment claims arising out of administrative actions.

Hotels and leisure: Our firm provides legal services to a wide variety of clients, including international and local hotel chains, real estate developers, hotel owners and hotel accommodation owners. Meitar’s specialized hotels and leisure team has over 30 years of experience representing companies engaged in the industry, and provides its clientele with unrivaled legal services in drafting and negotiating hotel purchase agreements, hotel management agreements, lease and operating agreements, franchise and license agreements, hotel room pooling agreements, leaseback agreements and maintenance agreements for mixed-use buildings combining a hotel with residential or commercial spaces. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with the relevant governmental authorities, including the Ministry of Tourism, local licensing authorities, municipalities, the Israel Land Authority, and the local building and planning authorities. Our services also include related practice areas, such as planning and construction, labor law, intellectual property and licensing, commercial agreements, and marketing and maintenance agreements.

Energy and infrastructure: Meitar’s energy and infrastructure practice covers a wide range of fields in the energy sector, including electricity, natural gas and renewable energy ventures, and infrastructure projects. The firm’s services include negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements, natural gas and other fuel purchase agreements and other energy project agreements. The firm also advises on governmental regulation and tenders related to the energy sector, including renewable energy projects, from the inception of the venture through completion of the project.

Homeland security, cyber, defense and aerospace (aviation law): The firm takes a lead role in the commercial and regulatory aspects of transactions for Israeli and international clients in the security, defense and aerospace (aviation law) fields. Also, the firm represents technology companies engaged in the development of offensive or defensive cyber platforms and is fully acquainted with the full technological background of these industries.

Labor law: Meitar’s labor law practice specializes in all matters related to employment and labor law policies and procedures. The firm represents clients in all legal aspects regarding employment related matters and taxation. The firm’s work includes handling the labor law aspects of M&A transactions and privatizations, including employment-related due diligence and employee transfer issues. As a part of the firm’s labor law services, the firm represents clients in immigration, foreign expert and relocation matters. The team offers legal advice and guidance on the complex process of relocating foreign experts to Israel or abroad.

China and East Asia practice: The firm has unique and extensive experience working on matters related to the Chinese market for over 20 years. The firm represents leading Israeli corporations, institutions, high-tech companies and venture capital funds, in their PRC-related matters.

Environmental law: Representation of leading entities in this field, large industrial companies, companies in the areas of fuel and transportation, water and sewage companies, local sewage authorities. The firm assists in preparing surveys of hazards and preparing companies for extreme scenarios in the environment area.

Telecoms and media: The firm acts for one of Israel’s largest telecom conglomerates, represents one of Israel’s international telecom operators, and has represented clients in tenders for cellular service, as well as in many regulatory, telecom and anti-trust issues.

Insolvency, creditors’ rights and work-outs: Our firm has extensive and varied experience in handling companies in crisis, and has been involved in numerous cases of insolvency, receivership and stays of proceedings of importance in the Israeli economy. Attorneys in the firm have and currently serve as appointees (liquidators, receivers or trustees in stays of proceedings) in complex cases of insolvency.

Involvement in the community: Meitar has a long tradition of community involvement and of using legal expertise to serve disadvantaged members of society. The firm grants each year stipends for law students of Ethiopian heritage in honor of its founding partner, Zvi Meitar Dec. The firm provides pro bono legal services to Or Yarok, the Association for Safer Driving in Israel. In addition, volunteers from our office provide educational tutoring for kids in Jaffa as a part of “Psagot” organization.

Mergers and acquisitions: Mergers and acquisitions are one of our firm’s core strengths. We have consistently represented either purchasers or targets in Israel’s largest M&A transactions, and we have been ranked as Israel’s leading M&A practice in all international and domestic publications. We have acted as lead counsel for some of the world’s largest multinational corporations and private equity funds in their Israeli acquisitions, as well as local counsel for leading international law firms in their Israeli transactions. We also act as lead counsel for Israeli and other clients in their cross-border acquisitions in the US, Europe, and the Far East.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Alon Gellert
Antitrust & Competition Niva Barg Livnat
Banking and Finance Assaf Oz
Banking and Finance Eyal Dotan
Capital markets and securities Dan Geva
Capital markets and securities Dan Shamgar
Capital markets and securities Clifford M J Felig
Capital markets and securities Alon Gellert
Capital markets and securities David Glatt
Capital markets and securities Dr. Shachar Hadar
Capital markets and securities Yoav Nahir
Capital markets and securities Ronen Bezalel
China Yoav Sade
Class Action Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem
Corporate and commercial Alon Gellert
Corporate and commercial Dan Geva
Corporate and commercial Dan Shamgar
Corporate and commercial Clifford M J Felig
Corporate and commercial Yoram Movshovitz
Credit and finance agreements Gal Feingold
Credit and finance agreements Judith Gal-Or
Defence, cyber and homeland security Yuval Z. Sasson
Employment and labour Rami Landa
Energy and Infrastructure Jonathan Finklestone
Energy and Infrastructure Renelle Joffe
Environmental Gidi Frishtik
Healthcare & Life Sciences Haim Gueta
High-Tech and Startups Dan Geva
High-Tech and Startups Dan Shamgar
High-Tech and Startups Raanan Lerner
High-Tech and Startups Alon Sahar
High-Tech and Startups Michael Rimon
Infrastructure Alon Gellert
Infrastructure Jonathan Finklestone
Insolvency & Restructuring Pinni Yaniv
Insolvency & Restructuring Amir Dolev
Intellectual Property Dispute Dr. Yoav Oestreicher
Investment Eldar Ben-Ruby
Investment Hodiya Schnider
Litigation Yoram Movshovitz
Local Litigation & Arbitration Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem
Local Litigation & Arbitration Eyal Rosovsky
Local Litigation & Arbitration Nadav Weissman
Mergers and Acquisitions Dan Geva
Mediation & International Arbitration Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem
Mergers and Acquisitions Dan Shamgar
Mergers and Acquisitions Clifford M J Felig
Mergers and Acquisitions Ronen Bezalel
Planning and construction Tamar Migdal
Real Estate Hanni Avinery
Real Estate Yoram Movshovitz
Technology and intellectual property David Mirchin
Tax Eldar Ben-Ruby
Tax Dr. Michael Bricker
Tax Meir Akunis
Tax Shaul Grossman
Telecoms and media Yossi Abadi
Tenders Giora Ungar
Venture capital David Chertok
Venture capital Eldar Ben-Ruby
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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion are key pillars and values in Meitar’s firm culture.

We are a living example of a diverse society, with employees from different sectors, cultures and places in Israel and around the world. We are convinced that diversity and inclusion in community and employment are drivers of innovation and creativity, as well as a pleasant working environment. We develop and grow thanks to our human diversity and believe that teams that contain diverse employees and different views are the basis for a productive and successful workplace, where employees are empowered, creative, and able to solve problems and give the best of themselves at work.

In the last years, we have decided to make another leap in diversity and inclusion in the organization. For this purpose, we have made efforts to actively recruit and retain diverse employees in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability and geographic/cultural background.

Community Involvement

Meitar | Law Offices has a long tradition of community involvement, assistance to underprivileged populations and provision of legal advice to dozens of voluntary associations and non-profit organizations operating in Israel. The firm focuses on pro bono activity in fields changing and improving Israeli society and advancing and reinforcing future generations. Therefore, we provide pro bono legal services to associations and organizations operating in fields we consider significant to Israeli society and its advancement, such as organizations for the promotion of education, excellence, sports and road safety and entities providing assistance to students, immigrants, persons with disabilities and disadvantaged populations in Israel.

Meitar has implemented a number of initiatives to support and encourage our diversity and inclusion efforts, including through our long tradition of community involvement and of using legal expertise to serve disadvantaged members of society.

As examples of our activities:

  • Annual stipends for law students of Ethiopian heritage, which we established 20 years ago in honour of the firm’s founding partner, Zvi Meitar. Lawyers in our firm also provide mentoring to such law students.
  • Providing pro bono legal services to “Or Yarok”, the Association for Safer Driving in Israel.
  • Tutoring children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa neighbourhood by volunteers from the firm’s legal team, as part of the “Educating for Excellence” organization.
  • Participation in mentoring program of the Ma’ase Center Association, which is active in assisting young people from the socio-geographic periphery to fulfil their potential. Among its other activities, the Association offers its academic graduates a mentoring program by leading mentors from the Israeli economy in a range of professions, including lawyers of our firm.
  • Our firm engaged in cooperation with Helpi, an interactive digital platform operated by a non-profit association which matches between people and various volunteering activities. Our employees are encouraged to participate in various activities offered by Helpi during their working hours.
  • Our firm provides pro bono legal services to Muzot, High School of the Arts, which operates in Old Jaffa and provides a unique learning environment for youth at risk. In addition, our employees are encouraged to personally volunteer in various activities operated by the school.
  • Providing pro bono legal services to Sunrise Association, which holds unique summer day camps and in-hospital programs for children with cancer. In addition, our employees participated in the Association’s “Sunrise Corona Style Race” fundraising marathon.
  • Our firm provides pro bono legal services to MAX, an innovative educational program assisting high school tech projects in reaching their full potential and becoming valuable products. Many of the products are aimed at helping people with disabilities.
  • Our firm supports the non-profit organization “Hetz Umatara” which operates educational cycling programs for youth at risk.

During the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have emphasised community involvement, and members of our staff have taken part in various volunteering activities, such as distribution of food and medication, providing assistance to the elderly, and more. In recognition of our efforts, our firm was granted the “Corona Crown” awarded by the Harvard Club of Israel and the Israeli alumni clubs of the world’s leading universities. The award was bestowed on organizations and companies that have demonstrated special corporate responsibility, concern for employees and contribution to the community during the Coronavirus crisis.

Environmental Responsibility

As Israel’s leading international law firm, we have invested a great deal of effort over the years to reduce our carbon footprint and become a green firm, among other things by properly managing the firm’s waste recycling and its energy, paper and water consumption.

In view of the urgency of dealing with global warming and climate change, we have recently stepped up our efforts to protect the environment, and we continue to implement environmentally friendly practices.