Firm Profile > Meitar Law Offices > Ramat Gan, Israel

Meitar Law Offices
16 ABBA HILLEL SILVER ROAD
RAMAT GAN 5250608
Israel

Banking and finance Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices acts for Israel's major banks and non-banking financial companies on all of their financing arrangements and corporate transactions, including M&A. The firm is also well known for representing banks in negotiations with regulators regarding existing and proposed legislation, such as the Payment Services Law and the Credit Data Law. Judith Gal-Or specialises in high-value financing transactions, including syndicated lending and debt refinancing. Gal Feingold has standout experience acting for clients financing the purchase of some of Israel's largest companies, and is also a key name for lenders involved in financing major energy projects. Dalia TalEyal Dotan and Assaf Oz are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Dalia Tal

Key clients

Bank Leumi

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Citibank

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Gazit-Globe Ltd.

Amitim Senior Pension Funds

The First Digital Bank (in set up) Ltd.

Taboola.com Ltd.

BBAM

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company Ltd.

Menora Mivtahim Insurance Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Automatic Bank Services (Shva)

Banking Clearing Center Ltd. (Masav)

Psagot Provident Funds and Pension Ltd.

Capital markets Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices has a strong track record in equity and debt transactions in Israel and the US, in which the team predominantly serves as legal counsel to large corporates. Among recent highlights, the firm advised Mizrahi Tefahoot Bank on two separate bond issues, including Coco bonds, with a total value of approximately £1.821bn. Shachar Hadar, who is qualified in Israel and the US, leads the firm's international capital markets practice. Clifford Felig is often involved in major transactions. Yoav Nahir handles a wide range of transactions, including private placements and IPOs. Yael Weiss is a key contact for banks, real estate developers and public companies.

Practice head(s):

Shachar Hadar; Yoav Nahir; Clifford Felig; Dan Shamgar

Other key lawyers:

Elad Ziv; Yael Weiss

Testimonials

‘Shachar Hadar is a very knowledgeable and practical lawyer in terms of both Israeli and U.S. securities.’

‘Shachar and his team are real deal makers, working intensively to achieve the best results for clients.’ 

‘Yael Weiss is very knowledgeable in terms of Israeli securities laws.’

‘Elad Ziv is a real hard worker, very communicative and responsive.’

Key clients

Mizrahi Tefahot

Fiverr International Ltd.

Citigroup

Gazit Globe

Kornit Digital LTD.

Oil Refineries Ltd

Cyberark

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

BNP Paribas

HSBC

Morgan Stanley

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Leumi Partners Ltd.

The Phoenix Group

International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

Gamida Cell Ltd.

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries

Nova Measuring Instruments

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices's practice expanded with the recruitment of partner Alon Bachar (formerly at Israel's Privacy Protection Authority) in April 2020 and four partner promotions. The team is involved in numerous headline-grabbing M&A and investments relating to private and public companies, with particular dominance in the tech sector. In a recent highlight, Dan Shamgar was part of a team that advised Taboola and Outbrain on their merger creating a company valued at $2bn. Dan Geva often assists large corporates with the planning and structuring of high-value transactions. Clifford Felig's recent highlights include advising Searchlight Capital on its acquisition of a controlling stake in B Communications. Itay Frishman is a key contact for clients in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Dan Geva; Dan Shamgar; Clifford Felig

Other key lawyers:

Alon Sahar; Itay Frishman; Shira Azran; Tali Lungin

Testimonials

‘I worked with Meitar on the sale of a portfolio company to a US public company. Dan Shamgar who led the deal is a star and arguably the best M&A lawyer in Israel. His understanding of the legal regime in Israel and the US was particularly instrumental.’ 

Key clients

Taboola

Habana Labs Ltd.

Clicksoftware

Verint

Armis Security Ltd.

Palo Alto Networks

Gazit Globe Ltd.

Searchlight Capital

IronSource

NICE

Stratasys

Amdocs

Leumi Partners

Outbrain

Lumenis

Medtronic

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices is renowned for its expertise in merger control, in addition to its strength in competition law disputes, often involving IP matters. Recently, the firm advised Fiat on the Israeli aspects of its merger with Peugeot, which is subject to the approval of the EU and is expected to go through in the first quarter of 2021. Niva Barg Livnat, former head of the ICA's agriculture, food and retail department, advises clients on various contentious matters, including restrictive trade practices, abuse of dominance claims and mergers. Liat Hertzka specialises in cross-border merger control proceedings. Associate Tal Arad is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Niva Barg Livnat

Other key lawyers:

Liat Hertzka; Tal Arad

Testimonials

‘Adv. Niva Berg Livnat – excellent reputation and professional connections within the industry. Hands-on approach, practical and realistic advice.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the law and intimate familiarity with our business allows the firm to give practical risk mitigating advice.’

‘Common-sense and business-minded approach to legal advice. Timely, relevant and rapid response from high-level experts.’

Key clients

RAFAEL Advanced defence systems Ltd.

Glaxo SmithKline p.l.c

Shareholders of Union Bank of Israel

Amdocs

MAN truck & bus AG

Stratasys

Automatic Bank Services Ltd. (Shva)

Kornit Digital

Taboola

Yenot Bitan

Outbrain

LG Display Co. Ltd.

Electra Group

Formula Systems

Pfizer Israel

Walla

Bosch Thermotechnik GMBH

Masav – Automated Clearing House

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

Meitar Law Offices continues to secure a significant share of class actions work and acts for some of the largest companies in both the domestic and international markets in matters ranging from securities disputes to product liability. The firm is particularly active in the antitrust field, having recently represented Siemens in an action following an announcement by the Israeli Antitrust Authority of the existence of a cartel in the gas turbine sector. Practice head Israel Leshem has experience representing Israel's largest banks, while Nadav Weisman combines his class actions practice with expertise in white-collar litigation.

Practice head(s):

Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Nadav Weisman; Eyal Rosovsky; Ron Peleg; Liran Bar-Shalom; Adi Fremder

Testimonials

‘Nadav Weisman and his team are very professional with high level of service.’

‘Reli Leshem, Nadav Weisman and their team are very professional and helpful.’

‘Fast thinking, Deep understanding of facts and technical background; well-reasoned and practical legal advice.’

‘Ronnie Peleg + Ronen Ziv: both with a very practical approach; good way to present legal advice; open argumentation; quick understanding of facts.’

Key clients

Siemens

Bayer Israel Ltd.; Bayer Schering Pharma AG; Perrigo Israel Agencies Ltd.

Renault Group

Philip Morris International Inc. and affiliated companies

LinkedIn Corporation, LinkedIn Ireland

Expedia Inc. and Hotels.com Volkswagen Group

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

UPS Inc. and UPS Worldwide

Citigroup

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunications Corp. Ltd.

Volkswagen Group

Bank of Jerusalem

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

The largest firm in Israel, Meitar Law Offices' litigation group is over 100 strong, and as such is able to handle a huge volume of complex disputes across numerous areas. The firm is notable for its stellar client base, acting for large multinational companies from the technology, pharmaceutical, media and banking sectors in both local and cross-border disputes. Israel Leshem leads the practice and focuses on corporate, securities, commercial and product liability matters, while Eyal Rosovsky is experienced in administrative and constitutional matters. Avi Licht, formerly Deputy Attorney General of the State of Israel, was a new arrival in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Eyal Rosovsky; Avi Licht; Nadav Weisman; Ali Bursztyn

Testimonials

‘Nadav Weisman and his team are very professional with high level of service.’

‘Reli Leshem, Nadav Weisman and their team are very professional and helpful.’

‘Excellent, first tier firm for high profile litigation and arbitration’

‘Reli Leshem is among the best in the market–very polished and very skilled advocate; they also have a large number of stars around him.’

‘The entire team is very professional and they give solid advice.’

‘Very professional and well aimed at multinationals and litigation. Very well equipped to dealing with large and complex cases.’

Key clients

Alstom

Oil Refineries ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

IBM

Citigroup

Mediterranean Car Agency, Korea Motors Israel, Mr. Michael Levi, Mr. Achiad Levi

Facebook

Bank Hapoalim

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Alfa Duty Free Holdings S.A.R.L. and Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG and Gebr. Heinemann Russia Holding Verwaltungs GmbH (previously Gebr. Heinemann Israel GmbH)

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

One of the largest full service firms in Israel, Meitar Law Offices has substantial expertise in all areas of white collar crime. The firm is especially active in international investigations, assisting with extradition proceedings as well as securities offences. It acted in connection with the investigation by the Israel Securities Authority as part of the Bezeq-Elovitch affair. Eyal Rosovsky operates a broad litigation practice and has previously represented Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel, in the Talansky affair. Nadav Weisman has experience advising on both sides of investigations; he previously worked as a military prosecutor in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the Israel Defence Forces.

Practice head(s):

Eyal Rosovsky; Nadav Weisman; Yuval Sasson

Other key lawyers:

Eithan Kidron

Testimonials

‘Nadav Weisman and his team are very professional with high level of service.’

‘Reli Leshem, Nadav Weisman and their team are very professional and helpful.’

‘We have been working with Meitar Law Firm in a very complex criminal file carried out in Romania for alleged corruption and work-related crimes, for Israeli clients, and another similar case investigated by the Romanian Anticorruption Directorate. Meitar Law Firm maintained its high-quality professional standard throughout the entire conduct of the projects, despite the high volume of work. They constantly maintained a liaison between our law firm and the Israeli clients, and understood very quickly the rather significant differences between our legal judicial systems. They did brilliant work in explaining them to the clients in very simple terms, so that we can adopt the best possible strategy in due course.’

‘We have been working with Yuval Sasson and Eithan Kidron, both partners with Meitar Law Firm. 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 details and is able to carry out a very big workload whilst keeping the best professional standards.’

Key clients

Michael Bulatov

Reciplia SRL

Ilan Yeshua

Siemens

Bazan (Oil Refineries ltd.)

Irena Bloch

Employment Tier 1

With a strong focus on the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, Meitar Law Offices is well versed in employment disputes, M&A transactions, collective bargaining, IP rights and commercial agreements. Also of note is the firm's immigration and foreign expert relocation team, which supports immigrants looking for work and refuge in Israel. Rami Landa's expertise includes advising clients on the labour law aspects of M&A transactions, carrying out due diligence, structuring executive compensation arrangements and advising multinationals on adopting Israeli HR policies. Hila Silverstein often assists clients with the employment law aspects of corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Rami Landa

Other key lawyers:

Hedvat Yanko Wollman; Lilach Shacham Kaneti; Neta Fuhrmann; Hila Silverstein

Testimonials

‘The team is knowledgeable, highly professional and knows how to find the best solutions to meet the needs of your business while maintaining compliance with the applicable laws.’

‘They are highly responsive, and it is a pleasure to work with them on an interpersonal level.’

‘The firm is a great to work with as they represent many of the exciting new companies that are breaking through in Israel.’

‘Extremely accessible with on-the-spot legal solutions for our myriad of legal questions during these confusing times of lockdowns. Excellent detail-oriented litigators. It is a pleasure to work with the entire employment law team.’

‘Ram Landa is a trusted adviser and leads a ‘Delta Force’ of employment lawyers. No-nonsense, business-oriented and practical advice. Outstanding availability and in-depth knowledge of all new and emerging employment law issues.’

‘Hedvat Yanko Wollman is a top-notch employment law litigator who leaves no stone unturned. Highest level of professionalism and intimate knowledge of the law.’ 

Key clients

Taboola

Outbrain

Habana Labs Ltd

Willi-Food International

Searchlight Capital

Monday

Samsung

Volvo/Honda

Proofpoint, Inc.

IronSource

GSK

Cybereason

Energy Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices's team is well known for its diverse array of work, which encompasses contractual and regulatory aspects of natural gas, conventional, cogen and renewable energy developments. Renelle Joffe specialises in upstream regulations and transactions, fuel purchases and cross-border transactions in the energy sector, and frequently acts for Energean Israel on a range of matters. Elad Sharabani and Avi Licht, who has extensive experience in the natural gas and electricity sectors, are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Renelle Joffe

Other key lawyers:

Avi Licht; Elad Sharabani; Naomi Peled; Jonathan Finkelstone

Testimonials

‘Renelle Joffe – exceptional team leader.

‘Outstanding knowledge of the local market, tight collaboration with other Meitar departments to maximize value for the client. Super availability.’ 

‘Renelle – highly experienced, hands on approach, attention to detail, huge added value for gas agreements deriving from personal skills and experience, excellent professional connections in the industry. Pleasure to work with – always delivering required legal results.’

‘The leading international law firm in Israel. Offers a full array of top notch legal services in all fields of law with leading partners in each respective field. ’

‘Meitar has a highly professional team that can support entities within the energy market as a whole, and within the natural gas market in particular, with all areas of their day to day activities.’ 

Key clients

Energean Israel Limited

Dalia Power Energies Ltd.

Super NG Natural Gas Distribution Company Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Megalim Solar Power Ltd.

Noy Infrastructure Fund

BAZAN Group – ORL

Supergas Natural Ltd

Israeli Oil Company Ltd.

Naphtha Israel Petroleum

PW Power Systems LLC

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices, the largest full-service firm in Israel, offers a one-stop shop to  global technology companies, start-ups and investors, advising on funding rounds, M&A, IP and commercial agreements. The firm has a strong track record of assisting with the most significant transactions in the sector; the team recently advised Armis Security on its $1.1bn acquisition by Insight Partners and CapitalG. Alon Sahar offers a holistic service to start-up clients, assisting them from the initial funding stage through to IPOs and mergers. Assaf Naveh is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Alon Sahar; Itay Frishman; Raanan Lerner; Dan Shamgar

Other key lawyers:

Talya Gerstler; Shira Azran; Itay Frishman; Keren Egozi; Assaf Naveh

Key clients

Moon Active, Ltd.

Habana Labs Ltd

Taboola and Outbrain

SimilarWeb

Viola

TLV Partners

RISKIFIED LTD.

CyberArk

Bessemer Ventures

OG Tech Ventures

enSilo

ironSource

Amdocs

Datorama

Armis Security

JFrog

Infrastructure Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices's 'very professional' team excels in project finance transactions and deal structuring, having been at the forefront of novel agreements over recent years. It is also a popular choice for major clients in the energy and oil and gas sectors for assistance with the commercial and regulatory aspects of major projects in Israel. Highlights included advising a consortium of lenders on the financing of a PPP project regarding the construction of new logistics centres for the Ministry of Defence. Jonathan Finklestone stands out for his exceptional experience in project financing across numerous industries. 'Very experienced and talented' attorney Tani Zahavi is also noted, as are Guy KlesElad Sharabani and senior associate Tal Bignitz, who stands out as a key member of the firm's project finance department.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Finklestone

Other key lawyers:

Tani Zahavi; Guy Kles; Elad Sharabani; Tal Bignitz

Testimonials

‘The lawyers have been involved in most of the deals in Israel.’ 

‘Jonathan Finklestone – one of the most seasoned lawyers in project finance in Israel, he has been personally involved in most of the deals done in the last 15 years, either as the developers’ or financiers’ lawyer.’ 

‘We have a long term relationship with the team on many deals and tenders. This is the best team for this sector!’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim

Hutchison Water

Megalim Solar Power Ltd.

Bank Leumi le-Israel B.M.

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

Shapir Construction

Noy Infrastructure Fund

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Deutsche Bank

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices' IP practice consistently advises leading global companies and not-for-profit organisations on all aspects of M&A and investment transactions, as well as  distribution and R&D agreements. The firm has an extensive licensing practice and assists innovative Israeli start-ups with licensing out their designs to multinational companies. In addition, it advises multinationals on their activities in the local market. Practice head David Mirchin, who has previously practised in the US and Japan, is well-placed to advise on cross border transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Mirchin

Other key lawyers:

Yael Kalman; Boaz Mizrahi

Key clients

TVersity

FST Biometrics

AstraZeneca

CloudAlly

Girls Who Code

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

A leader in the Israeli investment funds market, Meitar Law Offices is highly experienced in the formation an impressive variety of funds, as well as in assisting funds with all ongoing issues. The firm's tax expertise is also extremely strong; Eldar Ben-Ruby leads the tax department and assists funds with complex structuring and management issues. Hodiya Schnider is a member of the corporate and securities group and advises alternative investment structures as well as funds.

Practice head(s):

Eldar Ben-Ruby; Hodiya Schnider

Other key lawyers:

Efrat Ziv

Testimonials

‘A top team – diversified and with broad knowledge and experience. The best legal team in town!’

Key clients

Pitango Group

Vintage Group of Funds

New Era Capital

OTH Capital

Team8

iAngels

Scale Up

MizMaa Ventures

ION Asset Management

Ofek Ventures

Phoenix Insurance

Disruptive Ventures

Qumra Capital

Maverick Group

Israel Cleantech Ventures

Collider Ventures

Europe-Israel Infrastructure

Viola Growth

Planning and zoning Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices is best known for its strong track record of advising and representing clients looking to obtain building permits and approvals for master plans and other large-scale projects. In addition, the firm regularly advises clients regarding land expropriation law, municipal taxation and civil litigation involving zoning, planning and construction issues. Among the team's ongoing matters, it is representing the administration established to advance National Master Plan 47, which involves the construction of housing complexes in vacated IDF bases and surrounding infrastructure. Tamar Migdal leads the team and often works with senior associate Lior Levi.

Practice head(s):

Tamar Migdal

Other key lawyers:

Lior Levi

Testimonials

‘Great skills and knowledge, strong reputation, excellent availability, practical advice.’

‘Tamar Migdal is an expert in the field of planning and zoning. She represents us in court, including in the Supreme Court, and does a great job.’ 

‘An incomparable team. Business oriented and very accessible.’ 

‘They are experienced and have a lot of knowledge in this area.’

Key clients

Acro Real Estate

Azorim Construction Company Ltd

BIG Shopping Centers Ltd

National Outline Plan / 47

Elad Israel Residence

Delek Group Ltd.

Ramat Hasharon municipality and the local committee of Ramat Hasharon

Shufersal

Trans Israel Highway ltd

Reality Fund

Tax Tier 1

Meitar Law Offices is a powerhouse firm in the area of corporate tax, particularly relating to large, international M&A transactions. Its additional expertise includes transfer pricing cases, trust structuring and real estate taxation. In an ongoing highlight, the team is advising Francisco Partners and ClickSoftware on the tax aspects of the $1.35bn sale of the latter to Salesforce, demonstrating its strength in this fundamental area. Eldar Ben-Ruby continues to lead numerous matters, showing particular strength in international taxation fund formation. Shaul Grossman, who is qualified in Israel and New York, is a go-to partner for clients involved in M&A transactions spanning multiple jurisdictions. Michael Bricker is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Eldar Ben-Ruby

Other key lawyers:

Michael Bricker; Shaul Grossman

Testimonials

‘Highly experienced professionals in every area of tax law.’

‘Eldar Ben-Rubi stands out for his significant expertise, honesty and dedication.’

Key clients

KLA

Prosol

Taboola and Outbrain

ClickSoftware and Francisco Partners

Habana Labs

Armis security Ltd.

CyberArk

Fiverr

IronSource

Lumenis

Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 2

The 'well-organised, structured and very experienced team' at Meitar Law Offices has a strong track record of handling complex, high value mediations across a range of areas. The firm also has an extensive arbitration practice,  representing individuals and businesses in ICC proceedings regarding construction and M&A. Israel Leshem operates a broad dispute resolution practice, acting for Israel's largest companies and banks in class actions and litigation in addition to arbitration matters. Besides representing parties in disputes, Eyal Rosovsky has recently served as co-arbitrator in a dispute under ICC rules involving antitrust and contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Eyal Rosovsky; Nadav Weisman; Or Baron-Gil; Issar Berger; Adi Fremder

Testimonials

‘I have been working closely with Nadav Weisman in several of cases. Nadav is an excellent attorney who has the perfect combination between strategical abilities and wide and deep legal knowledge.’

‘Well organised, structured and very experienced team. Can do attitude and deep insight into processes, politics, and legal aspects. Highly qualified firm.’

‘Sharp, disciplined, structured legal professionals. Fast and willing to fully understand the client. Flexible and very adaptable to changing circumstances.’

Key clients

Alstom Transportation

Siemens AG

Bazan- Oil Refineries Ltd.

IBM

eWave

Ness Technologies

Israel Government Tourism Company

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices' team recently recruited Alon Bachar, former head of the Privacy Protection Authority, who has notable expertise in all forms of data regulation. The team is known for providing a wide range of services to clients in this sector, spanning IP, product liability litigation and M&A, among other areas. Boaz Mizrahi advises on strategic agreements regarding licensing, manufacturing, distribution and sale of biotechnology and pharmaceutical products. Ron Peleg is a go-to name for clients involved in product liability suits and class actions.

Practice head(s):

Haim Gueta; Boaz Mizrahi; Ron Peleg

Other key lawyers:

Michal Weiner; Shay Reiner; Daniel Colthof; Alon Bachar

Testimonials

‘Highly professional team; response time is very quick and they are very transparent about the progress of matters.’ 

‘Boaz Mizrahi – Highly experienced and businesses oriented partner. Focused on problem solving.’

Key clients

InspireMD

Medison

Alpha Tau

Gamida Cell

Ayala Pharmaceuticals

Mediwound

Bayer

Mylan

Eli lilly

Pfizer

Galmed

Mapi-Pharma

Medtronic

AstraZeneca

Bristol-Myers Squibb

GlaxoSmithKline

Pharma Two Be

Stem Cells Medical

ChemomAB Ltd.

Tera Novel

ImmunAI

Magentiq Eye

Medicane Research and Development

Medigate

Ela Pharma

Actualize Health

Biokine Therapeutics

Genetikaplus

Kadimastem

EZbra Advanced Wound Care

Elastimed

Intellectual property: disputes Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices' position as the largest full service firm in Israel places it in an ideal position to assist multinational clients with the protection of their brands locally, assisting clients such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Amazon as both claimants and defendants in trade mark disputes. Yoav Oestreicher leads the intellectual property, technology and privacy litigation department. It advises on technology class actions and misappropriation of trade secrets, in addition to patent disputes involving pharmaceutical companies. Ariel Rakover is another key team member, who frequently acts in opposition and cancellation proceedings at IPTO level.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Oestreicher

Other key lawyers:

Ariel Rakover; Heni Rothstein Cohen

Testimonials

‘Good practical advice; good at translating foreign process and norms to those more experienced with US courts.’

‘Yoav Oestreicher is engaged and excellent; Ariel Rakover, the same.’

Key clients

Facebook

Phillip Morris

Verint

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

ZAP GROUP LTD.

Start-Up Nation Central

Mifal Hapayis (the Israeli Lottery)

Amazon

SHVA – Automatic Bank Services, Ltd.

HMG s.r.o.

Axonize

Cylus Cyber Security Ltd

Libra Association

CyberArk

Adama

WeWork

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices frequently advises clients on acquisitions, financing, and zoning and planning issues. Its expertise in real estate transactions is particularly strong, driven by the firm's leading M&A practice. In an ongoing matter, several partners are advising Acro Real Estate on the corporate and regulatory aspects of multiple projects, including significant urban renewal initiatives. Practice head Hanni Avinery often advises developers, construction companies and contractors engaged in large scale transactions. Alon Yoeli is a go-to partner for clients involved in construction litigation and ADR.

Practice head(s):

Hanni Avinery

Other key lawyers:

Alon Yoel

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Elad Israel Residences Ltd

Acro Real Estate

Bank Discount

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd

Azrieli Group

Shlomo Bruner

Sella Capital

Fattal (Rooms)

Robav Properties Company Ltd.

Monday.Com Ltd

Oliander

Bait Vegag

Avraham Rubinstein & Co.

Rothschild 22

Ofer Investments

Bank Leumi

Lightricks

Tzinorot

Azorim

Delek Group Ltd.

Mazon kol b.i. Ltd.

Ezra & Bitzaron

Caesarstone Ltd.

Mayer’s Cars & Trucks

Sharbat Company

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices' large team specialises in creditors' arrangements, receiverships and rehabilitation processes. On the creditors' side, the firm is well known for advising Israel's major banks in connection with insolvency cases. Pini Yaniv is noted for his expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring mandates, in which he often represents creditors. Amir Dolev often serves as a court-appointed officer or trustee in insolvency proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Pini Yaniv; Amir Dolev

Key clients

Bank Leumi Le’Israel

Searchlight ll BZQ L.P.

Matomy Media Group Ltd

Honigman & Sons Ltd

Agadim Group

Menora Mivtachim

Gazprombank JSC

Cancelon Ltd.

March 29 Textile garment

Meitav dash

Bank Hapoalim BM

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

Telecoms and media Tier 2

Meitar Law Offices' greatest strength lies in its corporate and M&A work; the firm has a strong track record advising on many of the largest transactions in the telecoms and media sector. In 2019, the firm advised on the NIS 630m acquisition of a controlling stake in B Communications, the parent company of Bezeq, the largest telecoms company in Israel. Beyond corporate work, the group advises on regulatory and government policy matters, litigation and tenders. Yossi Abadi leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Yossi Abadi

Other key lawyers:

Avi Licht

Testimonials

‘Mr. Yossi Abadi is an out standing lawyer and advisor. He is a true deal maker with a rare ability to lead the client through complicated Regularly and commercial situations. He has a vast industry knowledge And he is always available when we need his advice. For more than a decade Mr Abadi is a part of the company’

Key clients

Searchlight

Saban Group

Viacom

Bell Canada

Walla Communications

Imagine media

Bloomberg

Endemol Israel

Radio A-Shams

Internet Rimon

Jasmine TV

Mashina (rock band)

Associated producers Israel Ltd

Transport Tier 3

Meitar Law Offices acts for clients across the transport industry on a variety of transactions and in disputes, including major class actions involving large international companies. Its expertise in the aviation sector is especially strong, not only in relation to financing transactions but also in high-stakes litigation. Alon Gellert's broad practice encompasses contentious and non-contentious work in the transport sector, including tender proceedings for major projects. Yankie Feffer is very experienced in litigation involving constitutional and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Alon Gellert; Yankie Pfeffer

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Finklestone; Tani Zahavi; Assaf Naveh

Testimonials

‘The team is diverse and capable of giving the best legal advice in every field.’

Key clients

Korean Airlines

Volkswagen Group

Bon Tour

Kavim

MAN Truck and Bus

Energean

Hainan Airlines

Israeli Drone Alliance

AerCap

CAL Cargo

Sightec

BBAM

Renault group

Air Canada

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation

Sichuan Airlines

Shapir Civil & Marine Engineering Ltd.

Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Meitar Law Offices' trade mark practice manages the portfolios of an extensive range of multinational clients, including some of the most recognisable names in the social media, e-commerce, aviation and cybersecurity sectors. The IP practice is led by Yoav Oestreicher, who previously practised in the US and is well-placed to advise on international IP protection strategies. David Mirchin, who heads up the technology practice, handles licensing agreements and the IP aspects of large M&A transactions in addition to trade mark filing.

Practice head(s):

David Mirchin; Yoav Oestreicher

Testimonials

‘Together with excellent legal know how and keen minds, the Meitar team go the extra mile to ensure that they fully understand their clients’ businesses and exact requirements.’

‘Yoav Oestreicher leads a great team, with very able assistance from Adi Zoabi. As well as providing first rate legal advice, they have gone to some effort to understand the specific needs of, and difficulties faced by, our business.’

Key clients

Phillip Morris

Fresenius

Cadence Design Systems Inc.

Cell Design Labs, Inc.

ZAP Group LTD.

Start-Up Nation Central

Nucleix

Gazit Globe

Walla

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Alon Gellert along@meitar.com
Antitrust & Competition Niva Barg Livnat nival@meitar.com
Banking and Finance Assaf Oz aoz@meitar.com
Banking and Finance Eyal Dotan eyald@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Dan Geva dan@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Dan Shamgar dshamgar@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Clifford M J Felig cfelig@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Alon Gellert along@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities David Glatt dglatt@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Dr. Shachar Hadar shacharh@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Yoav Nahir yoavn@meitar.com
Capital markets and securities Ronen Bezalel rbezalel@meitar.com
China Yoav Sade yoavs@meitar.com
Class Action Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem Leshem@meitar.com
Corporate and commercial Alon Gellert along@meitar.com
Corporate and commercial Dan Geva dan@meitar.com
Corporate and commercial Dan Shamgar dshamgar@meitar.com
Corporate and commercial Clifford M J Felig cfelig@meitar.com
Corporate and commercial Yoram Movshovitz yoramm@meitar.com
Credit and finance agreements Gal Feingold galf@meitar.com
Credit and finance agreements Judith Gal-Or judithg@meitar.com
Defence, cyber and homeland security Yuval Z. Sasson ysasson@meitar.com
Employment and labour Rami Landa ramil@meitar.com
Energy and Infrastructure Jonathan Finklestone jonathanf@meitar.com
Energy and Infrastructure Renelle Joffe renj@meitar.com
Environmental Gidi Frishtik gidif@meitar.com
Healthcare & Life Sciences Haim Gueta haimg@meitar.com
High-Tech and Startups Dan Geva dan@meitar.com
High-Tech and Startups Dan Shamgar dshamgar@meitar.com
High-Tech and Startups Raanan Lerner raanan@meitar.com
High-Tech and Startups Alon Sahar alons@meitar.com
High-Tech and Startups Michael Rimon mrimon@meitar.com
Infrastructure Alon Gellert along@meitar.com
Infrastructure Jonathan Finklestone jonathanf@meitar.com
Insolvency & Restructuring Pinni Yaniv pinniy@meitar.com
Insolvency & Restructuring Amir Dolev amird@meitar.com
Intellectual Property Dispute Dr. Yoav Oestreicher yoavo@meitar.com
Investment Eldar Ben-Ruby eldarb@meitar.com
Investment Hodiya Schnider hodiyas@meitar.com
Litigation Yoram Movshovitz yoramm@meitar.com
Local Litigation & Arbitration Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem Leshem@meitar.com
Local Litigation & Arbitration Eyal Rosovsky eyalr@meitar.com
Local Litigation & Arbitration Nadav Weissman nadavw@meitar.com
Mergers and Acquisitions Dan Geva dan@meitar.com
Mediation & International Arbitration Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem Leshem@meitar.com
Mergers and Acquisitions Dan Shamgar dshamgar@meitar.com
Mergers and Acquisitions Clifford M J Felig cfelig@meitar.com
Mergers and Acquisitions Ronen Bezalel rbezalel@meitar.com
Planning and construction Tamar Migdal tamarm@meitar.com
Real Estate Hanni Avinery hanni@meitar.com
Real Estate Yoram Movshovitz yoramm@meitar.com
Technology and intellectual property David Mirchin dmirchin@meitar.com
Tax Eldar Ben-Ruby eldarb@meitar.com
Tax Dr. Michael Bricker michaelb@meitar.com
Tax Meir Akunis makunis@meitar.com
Tax Shaul Grossman sgrossman@meitar.com
Telecoms and media Yossi Abadi yossia@meitar.com
Tenders Giora Ungar giorau@meitar.com
Venture capital David Chertok dchertok@meitar.com
Venture capital Eldar Ben-Ruby eldarb@meitar.com
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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.

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.