Adv Meir Akunis > Meitar Law Offices > Ramat Gan, Israel > Lawyer Profile

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

Taxation

Position

partner

Career

Meir Akunis is a partner in the firm’s Tax Group. Meir has extensive hands-on experience in both the civil and criminal aspects of tax. Meir provides advice with respect to a wide range of transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and fund formation to inter-company agreements, equity based plans and royalty bearing arrangements. Meir is involved both in structuring transactions for corporate clients and in analyzing the personal taxation implications for shareholders and employees.  Meir frequently handles tax pre-rulings from the Israeli tax authorities, on a wide range of tax matters, and leads litigation cases before various tribunals and courts. Meir’s expertise covers, in addition to corporate tax matters, the areas of VAT, real estate taxes, tax withholding, double taxation treaties with other countries and taxation of non-profit organizations.

Languages

Hebrew, English and French

Education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (LL.M. 1999);

University of East London (LL.B. 1993)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Tax

Meitar law offices‘ ‘expert and efficient‘ team is frequently instructed to advise major international companies on the tax structuring of M&A transactions. The group also handles transfer pricing; assists companies with tax-efficient compensation relating to senior employees; and advises investment managers and investors on the formation of various funds. Eldar Ben-Ruby has experience of tax planning and structuring for inbound and outbound M&A, fund formation and advising high-net-worth individuals on their tax dealings in Israel. Senior counsel Michael Bricker is involved in a high volume of the department’s cross-border M&A and contentious tax matters, leveraging his international background, having worked in New York, Munich and London in management positions for large companies. Shaul Grossman is a key name for international taxation. Keren Shitrit and Meir Akunis is also noted.