Meitar Law Offices > Ramat Gan, Israel > Firm Profile
Meitar Law Offices Offices
16 ABBA HILLEL SILVER ROAD
RAMAT GAN 5250608
Meitar Law Offices > The Legal 500 Rankings
Israel > Banking and finance Tier 1Meitar Law Offices‘ full-service banking practice advises financial institutions, credit card companies and non-traditional finance clients on the full range of regulatory, lending and corporate matters. The team also acts for borrowers and sponsors in LBOs and other major finance transactions. Complex regulatory work has been a mainstay over the past year, and the firm’s weight in this area is evidenced by its longstanding relationship with The Association of Banks in Israel. Gal Feingold is widely recognised as a ‘market leader‘ and his financial services practice takes in banking, insurance and financing. Eyal Dotan is a key name for banking regulation and corporate governance. Judith Gal-Or, Assaf Oz and of counsel Dalia Tal are also high-profile figures, while senior counsel Vadim Tzimerman is an impressive rising star.
Eyal Dotan; Judith Gal-Or; Gal Feingold; Assaf Oz
‘The firm provides professional service in complicated financing transactions, with high understanding of international practices in corporate finance.‘
‘Lawyers display high-level negotiation skills and commitment to the client.’
Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd.
Bank Hapoalim Ltd.
The First Digital Bank Ltd.
The Association of Banks in Israel
Israel Discount Bank Ltd.
First International Bank of Israel Ltd.
Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.
Union Bank of Israel Ltd.
Amitim Senior Pension Funds
Max IT Finance Ltd., Max IT Credit Ltd.
- Advised Bank Leumi on banking matters, including banking law, corporate governance and regulatory issues.
- Represented First Digital Bank on all legal and regulatory matters related to the establishment of a new online bank in Israel.
- Represented the The Association of Banks in Israel on various banking and regulatory matters, including on the implementation of the new Payment Services Law.
Israel > Capital markets Tier 1Meitar Law Offices has acted on a string of high-profile tech IPOs in recent months, frequently following issuer clients onto US exchanges, as well as advising on TASE debuts. Among its recent Nasdaq listings, the group represented the issuers in the headline IPOs of Monday.com, Global-e and JFrog – it also notched up several NYSE listings. On the debt front, the firm advised several finance-sector issuers on bond offerings. Shachar Hadar has a focus on cross-border securities matters, particularly US-related work. Clifford Felig advises a mix of issuers and underwriters, including US banks, on debt and equity matters. Yoav Nahir, who has an emphasis on real estate, Mike Rimon and Yael Weiss are also recommended.
Shachar Hadar; Yoav Nahir; Clifford Felig; Dan Shamgar
‘A very professional team with strong business acumen, particularly Yoav Nahir and Nitzan Markovits.’
Energean Israel Finance Ltd.
Cognyte Software Ltd (Verint Systems)
Kornit Digital Ltd.
Sapiens International Corporation N.V
Gamida Cell Ltd.
Oil Refineries Ltd (Bazan)
Danya Cebus Ltd.
Moringa Acquisition Corp
Discount Bank Ltd
Hapoalim Bank Ltd.
Leumi Partners Ltd., M. Arkin Ltd., the Phoenix Group
Turpaz Industries Ltd.
- Represented ironSource in its IPO on the NYSE.
- Represented Global-e in its IPO on the Nasdaq.
- Acted for Monday.com on its IPO on the Nasdaq.
Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Clifford Felig
‘Meitar is not just the largest, but also the most experienced practice in cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital investing and complex capital market transactions. The firm also has a wide and deep branch of auxiliary practices in the fields of taxation, labor law, litigation, taxation etc.- which ensures that we are 360 legally covered.’
‘Dan Shamgar’s capabilities go far beyond being an excellent counsel but also a strong business partner who can help you as a customer to craft and refine your strategic approach to the case.’
‘Shira Azran is a real deal-maker who is constantly ensuring the the customer receives not only the best legal advice but also the negotiation and the dealing are aimed at achieving practical, efficient and business-minded results.’
Optimal Plus Ltd.
Thoma Bravo &
Sapiens International Corporation
Mastercard International Incorporated
Ultra Clean Holding Inc.
- Represented Taboola in its IPO through a SPAC merger on the Nasdaq, and also represented Taboola in its $800m acquisition of Connexity.
- Advised both JFrog and Vdoo on JFrog’s $300m acquisition of Israeli start-up Vdoo.
- Represented ironSource in its merger with a Thoma Bravo-backed SPAC.
Niva Barg Livnat
Other key lawyers:
Liat Hertzka; Tal Arad; Adi Mordechay
‘The department staff is very professional. Always available. Works efficiently and quickly. Updates on everything essential and gets the customer’s consent. Helps promote deals and any issue needed with the Competition Authority.’
‘Diligence, efficiency, good service, extensive legal knowledge, attention to detail.’
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Israel Ltd.
MAN Truck and Bus AG
Nesher Israeli Cement Industries
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
- Represented Robert BOSCH GmbH in a motion to certify a class action.
- Represented Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. in a merger transaction.
- Represented GlaxoSmithKline Israel and GlaxoSmithKline plc in a private civil claim filed against them by Unipharm Ltd.
Other key lawyers:
‘The litigation team work as a group in a very efficient way, even during the covid – working remotely. The leader of the team defines the strategy together with the client and they execute it in the best way possible and therefore achieve the required resolution.’
‘Israel (Reli) Leshem – his ability to define smart strategy and make it clear to all stakeholders – so the execution is perfect. Liran Bar Shalom – his ability to learn very quickly complicated matters, define the key elements, suggest strategy and implement it.’
‘The best litigation firm in Israel! all members are well knowledge and the learning and litigation is exceptional.’
‘Nadav Weisman is a great legal mind and he leads a great team.’
‘Reli Leshem – phenomenal lawyer, top of the notch. Or Baron Gil – outstanding work, very trustworthy.’
‘Reli Leshem is a terrific litigator and arbitrator. Very polished and capable of making any client feel comfortable no matter how severe a crisis is.’
‘The team’s reputation proceeds it, to the extent that many potential adversaries have been deterred even before a potential conflict had a chance to escalate. When the situation nevertheless escalates, the team excels both in developing a winning litigation strategy and in drafting and preparing the necessary materials at all stages of the case, whether in mediation, settlement negotiations or court.’
‘Israel Leshem has stood out in his leadership of the entire team and the gravitas and experience he brings to the table and his ability to take the upper hand during any proceeding. We especially appreciate the fact that a founding partner makes the effort to arrive at a deep understanding of our company, its business and the background to the disputes.’
Shapir-Kiryat Ha’modiin Ltd.
Oil Refineries Ltd.
Mizrahi Tefahot Bank
Admiral (res) Eliezer Marom
- Represented IBM against Israel Chemicals Ltd. before the district court in a claim for damages, valued at $300m.
- Representing Bazan (Oil Refineries Ltd.) in two administrative petitions and a motion for administrative halt before the district court.
- Representing Citigroup in a derivative action against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. arising from an acquisition, valued at $ 2.5bn.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very professional team with strong business acumen. Always looking a few steps ahead.’
‘Specific mention of Reli Leshem, Nadav Weisman.’
Adama Agan Ltd.
Philip Morris International Inc. and affiliated companies
Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.
Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunications Corp. Ltd.
Bank of Jerusalem
Bazan Oil Refineries LTD.
- Representation of Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. in a petition for certification of a class action alleging conspiracy to manipulate the LIBOR.
- Representing Monsanto Company, Bayer AG, and Adama Agan Ltd. in a motion to certify a class action.
- Representing Philip Morris International Inc. and its affiliates in a class action alleging abuse of a dominant position.
Eyal Rosovsky; Nadav Weisman; Yuval Sasson
Other key lawyers:
Eithan Kidron; Nachshon Shohat
‘Very professional team with strong business acumen.’
‘ Meitar La Offices maintained its high-quality professional standard throughout the entire conduct of the project. Meitar Law Offices understood very quickly the rather significant differences between different legal judicial systems and did a brilliant job of explaining them, in very simple terms.’
‘Both Yuval Sasson and Eithan Kidron 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 details and is able to carry out a very big amount of workload whilst keeping the best professional standards.’
Bazan (Oil Refineries ltd.)
Suny Electronics Ltd.
- Represented Michael Bulatov in an extradition brought by the Russian Federation for three alleged murders in Kazakhstan.
- Representing Reciplia SRL and Tal Silberstein in connection with criminal proceedings in Romania alleging organised crime, money laundering, and traffic of influence.
- Advised Ilan Yeshua, the former CEO of Walla, before, during and after his investigation by the Israeli police and the Israel Securities Authority in the Bezeq-Elovitch affair, also known as Case 4000.
Israel > Employment Tier 1‘One of the top firms in the country‘, Meitar Law Offices represents an impressive raft of multinational companies on their labour and employment matters. Arguably best known for its transactional support offering, the group also advises on collective bargaining, employment disputes, immigration and general employment issues. Group head Rami Landa handles the full suite of contentious and non-contentious matters, with an emphasis on employers in the technology and life sciences fields. Lilach Shacham Kaneti has ‘good knowledge of the material‘ and advises local and international corporates and venture funds on labour law. Hila Silverstein is also noted.
Other key lawyers:
Hedvat Yanko Wollman; Lilach Shacham Kaneti; Neta Fuhrmann; Hila Silverstein
‘One of the top firms in the country; they are very knowledgeable, highly professional, are very accessible and give practical advice (actually what to do, and not just “if this, then that”).’
‘These are lawyers that are well recognized in the industry, and thus are able to tailor their advice to the specific judge or mediator that handles the case. Having them as legal representatives gives us greater leverage in negotiations.’
‘Rami Landa – senior partner – excellent interpersonal skills, gives practical advice with a no-nonsense approach.’
‘Rami Landa, head of the department has exceptional abilities and is always highly responsive and available to provide advice.’
‘Lilach Shacham Kaneti is very approachable, has good knowledge of the material and provides practical advice.’
Resident Home (Dream Cloud)
First Digital Bank Israel Ltd.
Cardo Systems Ltd.
EMK Capital LLP
Fortissimo Capital Fund IV, L.P
Bayer Israel Ltd
- Advised JFrog on a range of labour law matters, including employment agreements for founders and other senior employees.
- Advised SPAC companies on labour law matters, including retention plans and drafting and amending employment agreements.
- Represented Facebook in a dispute with one of its senior employees regarding the termination of his employment.
Israel > Energy Tier 1Meitar Law Offices‘ group combines strength in both regulatory and transactional matters, with sources also commending its ability to draw on other departments across the full-service firm for support in large-scale projects. On the oil and gas side, the group handles upstream, midstream and downstream-related matters, while its electricity expertise spans the conventional, cogen and renewable sectors. Renelle Joffe is considered by many as a ‘definite leader in energy law‘ and is noted for her strength in domestic and cross-border matters. Elad Sharabani‘s broad focus spans energy-related regulation, transactions and tenders.
Other key lawyers:
Elad Sharabani; Avi Licht; Naomi Peled; Jonathan Finkelstone; Dana Marciano
‘The best and most innovative energy team in Israel.’
‘Dedicated professionals that are client-oriented and strive to deliver optimal results. As a firm, Meitar is Israel’s leading international law firm and their practitioners’ backgrounds and skill sets support this statement.’
‘Meitar’s knowledge and understanding of the energy market is one of the best. The team is diverse and has the ability to consult, when needed, with other teams within the law firm which specialise in other fields to give the client an overall coherent legal advice.’
‘Led by the phenomenal Renelle Joffe, this team is Israel’s leader in terms of energy law practice.’
‘Renelle Joffe, head of the energy practice, is a definite leader in energy law in Israel, well above any other lawyer in terms of gas agreements.’
‘Renelle Joffe is the best oil & gas lawyer in Israel (and a few other places too).’
‘Renelle Joffe is one of Israel’s top three energy lawyers. She has a mind like a steel trap, she understands, analyses and offers solutions to complex issues better and quicker than her peers, by a wide margin. Obviously this is somewhat attributed to her vast experience, but also an innate ability to think outside the box.’
‘We’re mainly working with Dana Marciano, Adv. Dana has a deep and round understanding of both our individual needs and the legal overall ambience that we are working in. Dana manages, time after time, to give us new and insightful opinions on any issue that we raise with her.’
Energean Israel Limited
Energean Israel Finance Ltd.
Naphtha Israeli Oil Company Ltd.
Bank LEUMI B.M.
Super NG Natural Gas Distribution Company Ltd
BAZAN Group – ORL (oil refineries)
Mitsubishi Power Aero LLC
Oxygen & Argon Works Ltd. (a subsidiary of Air Products and Chemicals Inc.)
- Represented Energean Israel Finance in a $2.5bn bond offering under the US Securities Act Rule 144A.
- Represented Mitsubishi Power Aero LLC, which serves as the EPC and maintenance contractor of a 396MW natural gas-fired power station, in all matters regarding its EPC contract.
- Advised Doral Energy on drafting EPC agreements and also on regulatory matters concerning the construction of renewable energy projects.
Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Itay Frishman; Raanan Lerner; Shira Azran; Aviv Avidan Shalit; Alon Sahar; Asaf Harel; Assaf Oz
Other key lawyers:
Tomer Shani; Keren Sadeh; Keren Lahad Rachmani
‘I have known and worked with Meitar and Tomer Shani for over 12 years. I am confident to say that, both as a firm and on an individual level, Meitar and Tomer are simply in a league of their own. Tomer and his team are extremely knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, very comfortable interacting and negotiating effectively with firms in other jurisdictions, responsive 24/7 and provide advice and assistance that go well beyond the expectations from lawyers.’
‘Tomer Shani is by far the best transactional lawyer I have worked with. He is a top-notch negotiator who reads the room excellently, focused only on important points and protects our interests in a smart and flexible manner, while giving the other party comfort and providing solutions to address concerns. He is also very quick to understand various matters, ranging from tax to finance and business and offers creative solutions for problems.’
‘The firm has professionals in each area, always directing me to the right person. The quality is high through all areas and people. They think for the long term, but flexible to the immediate need of a star-up.’
‘They are always one step ahead, in a way – they manage me, not the other way around. They are attentive, always acting like partners, super professionals.’
‘It’s all about the people. My team in professional, committed, available and extremely diligent.’
‘Keren Sadeh is exceptional. I consider her part of our team.’
‘Tomer Shani and his team at Meitar have provided us with ongoing legal and commercial support and have represented us in our financing rounds. They have assisted us in good times and in bad and helped us pivot from our original idea and represented us in a complex financing transaction with multiple investors. Their contribution to the building of our venture was much more of top level commercial advisers than that of lawyers – they introduced us to our present investors and structured the deals with very little involvement on our end. Tomer and his team (and, in particular Keren Lahad Rachmani, a senior associate working closely with him) are super responsive, they work diligently days and nights to get deals done. Their financial model is very unique and reflects true partnership and alignment of interests.’
‘Tomer Shani is our primary contact within Meitar. Never before have I had such a positive experience working with a lawyer and Tomer exceeded many expectations I didn’t even know I should have had. He always took the initiative to offer paths forward, introduced me to many of our investors all over the world, made sharp commercial suggestions and he is also an exceptionally good negotiator. He is so much more than I could possibly ask of a lawyer – he is simply the best gift a founder could get for himself when setting out to start a venture.’
Zero Abstraction, Inc.
Classiq Technologies Ltd.
Bessemer Venture Capital
Syte – Visual Conception
- Represented both JFrog and Vdoo in an M&A transaction.
- Advised ironSource on its merger with a SPAC and completed its IPO on NYSE, valued at $11.1bn.
- Assisted Francisco Partners with its acquisition of the genealogy platform MyHeritage.
Israel > Infrastructure Tier 1Meitar Law Offices is held up as ‘one of the leading project teams in Israel‘, with its ability to act across all aspects of a transaction. The team is particularly noted for its project finance firepower and it is routinely instructed by local and foreign lenders to advise on energy, transport, defence and water projects. The group also acts for sponsors. Department head Jonathan Finklestone advises project companies, banks and financial institutions on infrastructure and energy projects, while Guy Kles has a focus on the water and power sectors. Other key names include Elad Sharabani, who specialises in energy projects, and senior associate Tal Bignitz.
‘The team is one of the leading projects teams in Israel and they regularly work on the largest and most complex transactions in the market. Lawyers understand all aspects of transactions and become an integral part of our deal team, helping, supporting and advising us throughout the process. The fact that they are trusted advisers in the market provides us with even greater support.’
‘We have been working with Jonathan Finklestone for over 20 years. Jonathan is more than our lawyer, he is one of our team. He is available to us 24/7 and creates the right atmosphere to get a deal done. He is trusted by all parties and is a pleasure to work with.’
Energean Israel Limited
Bank Hapoalim B.M.
Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M.
Doral Group Renewable Energy Resources Ltd.
Danya Cebus Ltd in joint venture with Electra Ltd.
Alstom, Electra, Allied Infra, Minrav
Alstom Transport, Electra and Dan Capital
Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.
- Represented Bank Hapoalim, and other lenders, on the financing of a new PPP concession for the expansion of the first line of the Jerusalem Light Rail Project (the Red Line) and the development of a second line of the J-NET network (the Green Line).
- Acted for Bank Leumi, as arranger, and the senior lenders in the financing of a PPP project issued by the Ministry of Defence for the concession to finance, construct and maintain new logistics centres to be built across Israel.
- Advised Hutchison Water on the BAFO bid and financing of a project to design, build, operate and maintain a new seawater desalination facility in the south of Israel.
Other key lawyers:
‘We have selected Meitar law firm in the past and again every year because of the high level of legal service, commitment, ability to close deals and reach successful resolutions, vast legal knowledge, and expertise. Commitment and motivation of the partners and employees to meet the company needs and goals.’
‘Yael Kalman – IP, Partnerships, commercial aspects, licensing agreements. Strength – as good as it gets for us in every aspect of commercial and IP matters, Yael is always great to work with, highly focused, analytical, agile, professional, and efficient in execution while paying attention to both legal and commercial details.’
‘Tali Yavin Surasky – Privacy – primarily focused on Israeli privacy law and innovative legal tools to evaluate the risk and requirements of technology products. Strength – deep knowledge and high good execution quality.’
De-Identification Ltd. (known as D-ID)
Girls Who Code
- Advised De-Identification Ltd. on a licence agreement with MyHeritage.
- Representing Klear.com in licensing agreements, commercial transactions, partnership agreements, and in its acquisition by Meltwater.
- Representing SysAid on IP litigation, trademark matters, advertising laws, and comparative advertising.
Dan Shamgar; David Chertok; Eldar Ben-Ruby; Hodiya Schnider
Other key lawyers:
‘Without the help of the entire practice, I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes I have had. The practice worked with us on an extremely difficult and irregular legal structure of a fund and encountered issues that no one expected and few had ever seen. Something I value highly with them is the fact that they take an innovative approach to law and don’t overcomplicate things unnecessarily – they are up-to-date on all new regulations and solutions.’
‘Professional. Efficient. Personable. The team gave us all the time and attention that was needed to be successful and excel in our activities. This includes timely matters that were solved in no time and they provided the best advice in highly sensitive matters. I want to mention specifically Partners Efrat Ziv and Eldar Ben-Ruby, two highly reputable lawyers with deep domain expertise in the VC space – without them our fund results wouldn’t have been the same.’
‘Professional, knowledgeable and high service level.’
‘Very smart and experienced legal experts and very aware to business needs of deals.’
Vintage group of funds
New Era capital
ION Asset Management
- Advising Pitango Group on an ongoing basis, including on the formation of Pitango Growth II, Pitango VIII and Pitango Healthcare Fund.
- Handling all Israeli tax work for both new and existing funds for Vintage Group of Funds and advising on special investment fund matters, investments and M&A activity, as well as the formation of Vintage Access Fund.
- Assisting Team8 fintech fund and prior funds formed by Team8 Group with formation issues, as well as its investment transactions and the formation and representation of its applicable portfolio companies.
Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 1Meitar Law Offices strikes a balance between acting for public and private sector clients, recently undertaking work for a varied mix of municipalities, infrastructure agencies, private entrepreneurs and construction companies. The firm handles the full scope of planning and zoning matters, with strong experience in planning approvals, licensing procedures, civil litigation and municipal taxation. Tamar Migdal heads the department and is recognised for her specialist expertise in the areas of land expropriation law and diminution of value claims. Associate Lior Levi is particularly well versed in planning approval procedures.
Other key lawyers:
‘Highly professional and very accessible.’
‘Professionalism and responsiveness are their key attributes. Tamar Migdal, as the lead partner, and Lior Levi, as the lead associate, push forward and are well-connected. As a bonus, they have the complete Meitar firm at their disposal for help and support.’
‘Tamar Migdal is super professional and her availability and engagement is higher than expected.’
Acro Real Estate
Azorim Construction Company Ltd
National Outline Plan / 47
Elad Israel Residence
Delek Group Ltd.
Ramat Hasharon municipality and the local committee of Ramat Hasharon
Cross Israel Highway (Highway No. 6)
Caesarea Development Corporation Ltd.
Oron Group Ltd.
Amot Investments Ltd.
JVP – Jerusalem Venture Partners
Metropolis P.A.A. 2011 Urban Renewal Ltd.
Ezra & Bitzaron
Reality Investment Fund
Ackerstein Industries Ltd.
The Economic Company for Bnei Brak
Reuven Ella Holdings Ltd. And Issta Lines Ltd.
- Represented the Ramat HaSharon Municipality and the Ramat HaSharon Local Committee in an administrative plea against the approval of the Taas HaSharon master plan.
- Represented the Kibbutzim Settlement Movement HQ in a claim filed against three local committees (Ramla, Gezer and Modi’in region) concerning planning approval for the construction of depot complexes.
- Represented Elad Israel Residence in zoning procedures to approve a new master plan for the HaArgazim neighbourhood project.
Israel > Tax Tier 1Meitar Law Offices‘s top-tier corporate practice supplies a significant volume of tax-related work. For example, the firm’s recent spate of SPAC-related deals saw it advise ironSource and eToro on the tax aspects of their multibillion-dollar SPAC mergers. The group also stands out for its cross-border capability, with several of its key lawyers qualified to practise in New York. Other department strong suits include tax controversy and private wealth matters. Eldar Ben-Ruby primarily handles international taxation, particularly fund formation and private client-related work. New York- and Israel-qualified Shaul Grossman focuses on cross-border M&A, real estate and private client-related tax matters. Transfer pricing specialist Michael Bricker is also noted.
‘Extremely deep understanding of the global tax environment. Out-of-the-box thinking. Always look at the broader picture and provide the pros and cons of different approaches.’
‘The team has vast experience with the subject matter.’
‘The individuals in the team I work with are highly capable and have a multidisciplinary view of the matters we discuss, in addition to their experience and ability to identify key issues.’
‘The lawyers are very professional and service-oriented. They maintain very good relationships.’
‘The team is comprised of professional and knowledgeable individuals who continuously provide practical and clear advice and support.’
‘Keren Shitrit is a true professional who is always available to provide comprehensive advice; she is knowledgeable about different matters and practices, with a can-do approach.’
Verint Systems/Cognyte Software
Energean Israel Finance Ltd.
Moringa Acquisition Corp
Viola Private Equity
Pitango Venture Capital
- Advised Francisco Partners on its acquisition of the genealogy platform MyHeritage, including corporate tax issues.
- Advised ironSource on the tax aspects of several transactions, including on its $11.1bn merger with a SPAC.
- Represented eToro in its merger with a SPAC, FinTech Acquisition Corp.
Israel (Reli) Leshem
Other key lawyers:
Nadav Weisman; Eyal Rosovsky; Or Baron-Gil; Issar Berger; Adi Fremder; Asaf Niemoj
‘Eyal Rosovsky has an amazing legal mind, is extremely bright, and has a great command of the arbitration record. Mr. Rosovsky is well prepared and diligent.’
‘The litigation team at Meitar and Or Baron Gil in particular are not only brilliant legal minds. They are exceptional legal and business strategists with an exceptional commitment to the clients’ interests. With the help of their great resources and teaming the client’s interests are front and center to all they do. Meitar is extremely well connected so their advice is not only sharp and crisp but also pragmatic and relevant.’
‘Or Baron Gil is the heart of the team and the client is center to all he does. He is an exceptional and outstanding lawyer. His US background as litigator is extremely helpful. His advice is sharp, crisp and relevant, but always pragmatic and balanced. Hard to find any better lawyer supporting your interest. The team behind Or Baron Gil is extremely valued and share the focus and dedication of their partners.’
Bazan- Oil Refineries Ltd.
Israel Government Tourism Company
Haim Gueta; Boaz Mizrahi; Ron Peleg
Other key lawyers:
Michael Weiner; Shay Reiner; Daniel Colthof
‘Very knowledgeable, highly professional, down-to-earth people. I most appreciate the accessibility and virtual contact options. Work is done in the most cost-efficient manner (staffing) and yet maintains professional output.’
‘Ron Peleg is always accessible, always open to feedback, highly knowledgeable in the subject matter. Advice is given in a practical manner.’
‘The biotechnology practice of Meitar and especially Mr. Boaz Mizrachi our long term point of contact at the firm provides a good service to its Israeli clients, the firm is both international and local, and with especially good knowledge of the local and global regulations, is practical in its approach, easy to work with and friendly and available and responsive.’
‘Mr. Boaz Mizrachi has been our point of contact at the firm, his quality advice, personal understanding of our needs and personality as well as his ability to take part in commercial / contracts negotiations and day to day discussion vis a vis regulatory bodies in an amicable but direct and clear way make him a good practical legal advisor.’
Pharma Two Be
Stem Cells Medical
Medicane Research and Development
Ikko Health Ltd.
EZbra Advanced Wound Care
- Acted for Lumenis Ltd. in the sale of its surgical business division to Boston Scientific Corporation, valued at $1.07bn.
- Advised Gamida Cell Ltd. in the issuance of funds affiliated with Highbridge Capital Management and two public offerings.
- Advised SURE Universal, a company developing IoT software for home healthcare, in a transaction with UAE’s HBK Department of Projects (HBK DOP) to launch the “HBKiCare” product, a white label smart IoT healthcare solution, for both the UAE and the Middle East regional markets.
Cylus Cyber Security Ltd.
- Representing Verint in a patent infringement claim related to cipher-text only attacks on GSM cellular communications.
- Represented Cylus Ltd. in opposition proceedings against Cylance regarding the registration of the mark CYLUS.
- Representing Mifal Hapayis in a patent infringement claim at the Tel Aviv District Court regarding a patent for a multi-screened monitor unit system.
Yoav Oestreicher; David Mirchin
‘The Meitar team is very collaborative and has extensive experience and knowledge, not only with respect to Israeli trademark law, but also with respect to the differences between Israeli trademark law and the laws of other countries, such as the U.S.’
‘They have top notch technology that helps them work efficiently. Their collaborative nature is a big asset. They also have a diverse team.’
‘Yoav Ostreicher is incredibly bright, thoughtful and strategic. His past experience working at a U.S. law firm and at one of Israel’s top IP boutiques is valuable. He understands the needs of his clients and his litigation experience can be a tremendous asset.’
ZAP Group LTD.
Cell Design Labs, Inc.
Start Up Nation Central
- Managing ZAP Group LTD.’s worldwide trademark portfolio, including the filing and prosecution of trademark applications, and the protection of the client’s brands.
- Managing Philip Morris’ trademark portfolio, including prosecution, advising on Office Actions, filing renewals, conducting availability searches, and assessing distinctiveness.
- Coordinated Start-Up Nation Central’s worldwide trademark strategy, including filings in Israel, the US, Canada, and the EU, and negotiated in relation to conflicting marks.
Other key lawyers:
Alon Yoeli; Ofer Freilich; Nir Lerer; Danna Martsiano
‘A professional law firm that gets into the details and protects me as a client, but also does everything it can to close the deal.’
‘Hanni Avinery is the diamond in the crown of Meitar firm! She knows everyone, she knows every transaction and she is a real rainmaker. If you want a transaction to happen, let Hanni handle it.’
‘Professionality and responsiveness, these are the keys. Hanni Avinery as the leading/managing partner of the department, Nir Lerer as the young partner and Danna Martsiano as the leading associate are pushing forward and well connected. They know everything and everyone.’
‘Ofer Freilich is a professional lawyer, but he is not just a lawyer; he has business understanding and leads very complex real estate deals.’
‘Nir Lerer is a promising young partner. Danna Martsiano is a leading associate who will probably be a partner soon...’
Acro Real Estate
Elad Israel Residences Ltd
Robav Properties Company Ltd.
Avraham Rubinstein & Co.
Azorim Construction Company Ltd
Delek Group Ltd.
Mayer’s Cars & Trucks
Arcod Gurkan Ltd.
Western Digital Israel
Zota Holdings Ltd.
Rav Bariach (08) Industries Ltd.
Arena Star Group
Ezra & Bitzaron
- Represented Bank Hapoalim in its NIS970m acquisition of a tower in Tel Aviv from Vitania and D.M.R. Assets (1995).
- Acted for Acro Real Estate on a $1.1bn large-scale project for the establishment of residential, office and commercial spaces in Da Vinci Street in Tel Aviv.
- Represented Elad Israel Residences in the $225m sale of 550 residential units in the Park TLV project in Tel Aviv.
Pinni Yaniv; Amir Dolev
A. HaOmmer Chagai Investments ltd.
Bnei George Shukha Ltd.
Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M
Littauer Ventures Limited
Mayer Cars and Trucks Co Limited
Ericsson LM Ltd.
Metea Maritime Company Ltd.
Vanora Maritime Company Ltd.
- Acted as a receiver for the sale of the major asset of Mr. Ovadia, namely shares in the private company Destiny Holdings (1993).
- Represented Bank Leumi in proceedings against various companies controlled by Eliezer Fishman and his family relating to a debt of over $600m owed by these companies to Bank Leumi.
- Acted as co-liquidator in the insolvency proceedings of fashion retail chain, Honigman & Sons.
Israel > Telecoms and media Tier 2Meitar Law Offices‘ practice in telecoms and media is focused on handling corporate and regulatory mandates. Team head Yossi Abadi has extensive expertise in M&A and regulatory matters, leveraging his previous experience at the Israel Broadcasting Regulatory Administration and the Ministry of Communications. In a recent highlight, Abadi led the team advising Bezeg on the sale of its subsidiary Walla! Communication to Jerusalem Post.
‘Mr Yossi Abadi has acted as our legal adviser for many years and has become an integral part of our company’s decision-making process. His knowledge and understanding of the market is exceptional, his availability to our needs is always immediate, and his legal advice is impeccable. Mr Abadi is more than a lawyer for us. He is part of our business.’
Discovery Communications Europe Limited
Mashina (rock band)
Associated producers Israel Ltd
- Advised Discovery Communications Europe Limited on its investment in Channel 13, valued at $10m.
- Advising B Communications on ongoing regulatory matters.
- Assisting Imagine Media with share purchases of channels, launching new channels and other ongoing legal issues.
Israel > Transport Tier 3Meitar Law Offices is particularly active in the aviation and automotive sectors, where it represents both local and international transport clients. The firm’s top corporate practice ensures that it is a popular choice to advise on sophisticated M&A deals, such as its recent advice to Global Kenafayim on its bid to purchase Israir Airlines. However, it is also well versed in advising on regulatory and contentious matters. Regulation head Alon Gellert is the key contact. Project finance specialist Jonathan Finklestone is also noted.
Other key lawyers:
Jonathan Finklestone; Yankie Feffer; Tani Zahavi; Assaf Naveh
Israeli Drone Alliance
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming)
Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.
Port of Ashdod
The Cyprus corporations of Metea Maritime Company Ltd.
Vanora Maritime Company Ltd.
- Represented Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in its merger with the PSA Group for a 50-50 combination of both businesses to create the fourth largest automobile manufacturer in the world.
- Represented Innoviz Technologies in all its investment rounds and in its SPAC merger to go public at a valuation of $1.4bn.
- Represented Global Knafaim Leasing in a bid to acquire Israir Airlines & Tourism.
Meitar Law Offices > Firm Profile
Meitar | Law Offices is Israel’s leading international law firm and the largest law firm in Israel 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.
|Antitrust & Competition||Niva Barg Livnatfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Banking and Finance||Assaf Ozemail@example.com|
|Banking and Finance||Eyal Dotanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital markets and securities||Dan Gevaemail@example.com|
|Capital markets and securities||Dan Shamgarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital markets and securities||Clifford M J Feligemail@example.com|
|Capital markets and securities||Alon Gellertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital markets and securities||David Glattemail@example.com|
|Capital markets and securities||Dr. Shachar Hadarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Capital markets and securities||Yoav Nahiremail@example.com|
|Capital markets and securities||Ronen Bezalelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Class Action||Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem||Leshem@meitar.com|
|Corporate and commercial||Alon Gellertemail@example.com|
|Corporate and commercial||Dan Gevafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate and commercial||Dan Shamgaremail@example.com|
|Corporate and commercial||Clifford M J Feligfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporate and commercial||Yoram Movshovitzemail@example.com|
|Credit and finance agreements||Gal Feingoldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Credit and finance agreements||Judith Gal-Oremail@example.com|
|Defence, cyber and homeland security||Yuval Z. Sassonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Employment and labour||Rami Landaemail@example.com|
|Energy and Infrastructure||Jonathan Finklestonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Energy and Infrastructure||Renelle Joffeemail@example.com|
|Healthcare & Life Sciences||Haim Guetafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|High-Tech and Startups||Dan Gevaemail@example.com|
|High-Tech and Startups||Dan Shamgarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|High-Tech and Startups||Raanan Lerneremail@example.com|
|High-Tech and Startups||Alon Saharfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|High-Tech and Startups||Michael Rimonemail@example.com|
|Insolvency & Restructuring||Pinni Yanivfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Insolvency & Restructuring||Amir Dolevemail@example.com|
|Intellectual Property Dispute||Dr. Yoav Oestreicherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Local Litigation & Arbitration||Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem||Leshem@meitar.com|
|Local Litigation & Arbitration||Eyal Rosovskyemail@example.com|
|Local Litigation & Arbitration||Nadav Weissmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Dan Gevaemail@example.com|
|Mediation & International Arbitration||Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem||Leshem@meitar.com|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Dan Shamgarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Clifford M J Feligemail@example.com|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Ronen Bezalelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Planning and construction||Tamar Migdalemail@example.com|
|Real Estate||Hanni Avineryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Real Estate||Yoram Movshovitzemail@example.com|
|Technology and intellectual property||David Mirchinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tax||Dr. Michael Brickeremail@example.com|
|Telecoms and media||Yossi Abadifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Venture capital||David Chertokemail@example.com|
|Venture capital||Eldar Ben-Rubyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 410
LanguagesEnglish Hebrew Chinese Arabic French Russian German Japanese Spanish
MembershipsWorld Law Group International Bar Association
Meitar | Law Offices is the largest law firm in Israel, and Israel’s leading international law firm. The firm has a reputation for excellence in domestic and international matters, and represents some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in corporate, commercial and litigation matters, in Israel and abroad.
Meitar | Law Offices is a full-service firm, representing clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, corporate and commercial litigation, banking, finance and derivatives, licensing, hi-tech, energy and infrastructure, real estate, labour, antitrust and taxation 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 largest multinational corporations in complex class-actions and corporate litigation, as well as major international arbitrations. The firm 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, and has a strong team of over 500 legal professionals, all of whom are committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and service.
Most of Meitar’s partners have trained at leading global firms, such as Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Skadden Arps and Weil Gotshal, or obtained their degrees at major international universities, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Columbia and New York University. In addition, a large number of the firm’s partners are recommended in their fields of practice by Chambers and Partners, with more recommended partners than any other Israeli firm in Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution. The firm’s goal is to provide its international and Israeli clients with the same level of service and quality which they are accustomed to receiving from top law firms in the US, UK and Europe. The firm regularly assists non-Israeli clients in understanding the local business culture and landscape of Israel, including its local players, as well as regulatory processes and the Israeli judiciary. The Meitar team has gained vast experience from working closely with US, UK and EU leading law firms on their Israeli matters. Our familiarity with US and EU legal schemes facilitates our communication with foreign clients and their legal counsel.
In addition, the firm has unique and extensive experience working on matters related to the Asian markets for over 25 years. Meitar represents leading Israeli corporations, institutions, high-tech companies and venture capital funds, in their Far East-related matters and transactions, in diversified industries.
The firm is also active and dominant in the United Arab Emirates and its experience in the region spans many years. Over the years, our firm has advised defence companies, life sciences companies and high-tech companies operating in the UAE, and has assisted in various transactions, including investment transactions and joint ventures, between UAE and Israeli companies.
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.
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.
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.
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions)
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud
- Hi-tech and start-ups
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions
- Investment and venture capital funds
- Planning and zoning
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution
- Real estate and construction
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Telecoms and media