Firm Profile > Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.
5 TUVAL STREET
TEL AVIV 6789717
Israel

Capital markets Tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.'s group of 'outstanding lawyers' handles an impressive volume of listings on the LSE and Nasdaq for large companies based in Israel. It also handles a steady stream of IPOs and debt offerings on the Tase, where the firm benefits from its prestigious position as special outside counsel to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Tuvia Geffen is particularly well known for his expertise advising companies on floating on international exchanges; he advised Plus500, a FTSE 250 online trading platform, on a number of secondary offerings on the LSE, following its IPO in 2013. Jonathan Feuchtwanger has expertise spanning transactional and regulatory matters. Roi Turgheman's recent work highlights include advising G1 Secure Solutions on its NIS450m equity IPO in Israel. Sharon Amir is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Tuvia Geffen; Jonathan Feuchtwanger

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The capital markets team is highly professional, with outstanding ability and problem-solving abilities.’

‘The lawyers in the practice are knowledgeable and provide a conservative analysis of legislation and guidance to avoid pitfalls.’

‘Highly accessible and broad team.’

Key clients

Check Point Software Technologies

Wix.com

Plus500

G1 Secure Solutions

Frutarom industries

Tremor International

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Bet Shemesh Engines

Gilat Satellite Networks

JP Morgan

Barclays

Deutsche Bank

Unitronics (1989)

Utron

Magal Security

TAT Technologies

Accel Telecom

Besadno

Inter Green

Hap Seven NY Venture

Castro Model

MICRONET LTD

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is a ‘one-stop-shop for all commercial, corporate, M&A and capital markets issues’. The team has ‘deep knowledge of Israeli law’ and is a firm fixture on the side of major domestic companies in cross-border transactions. In a highlight example, group head Sharon Amir (‘at the top of his game’) advised Frutarom on its $7.1bn acquisition by International Flavor & Fragrances. The group also secured big-ticket mandates from leading Israeli names such as Elco Holdings, FIMI Private Equity Funds and Aeronautics Ltd. It also acts for a raft of multinationals, particularly on the technology front, including recent work for Check Point Software Technologies, Taptica International and Wix.com. Tuvia Geffen, who leads the international capital markets practice, Einat Rosu and the ‘professional and creativeTal Eliasaf are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Amir

Testimonials

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. provides you with special care and the feeling that you are not alone during negotiations; the team is always available, responsive, kind and creative.’

Very professional service at a very high level. They always make you feel like your case is the most important thing in the world.’

Excellent service, highly professional, responsive and supportive.’

Wide area of expertise, the firm is a one-stop-shop for all commercial, corporate, M&A and capital markets issues.’

A dedicated team, which works hard and focuses on the best fit for the transaction.’

I have personally experienced a group of people who work shoulder-to-shoulder with the client, explaining as much as is needed and more importantly, achieving the best for the client without breaking deals.

We found the firm to be expert in the area of Israeli law and also knowledgeable in other areas. They were also very collaborative, efficient, responsive and enjoyable to work alongside.’

Lawyers are dedicated to providing excellent results for our shared client, and so were a wonderful team to partner with. We would welcome the opportunity to work with them again.’

The strength of the individuals and what made them stand out was a combination of everything: a deep knowledge of Israeli law, ability to suggest practical and logical solutions, and a terrific team to work with.’

Very professional and responsive, always acts with a “can-do” approach.’

Sharon Amir is one of the true leaders among Israeli corporate practitioners, at the top of his game, and with the utmost respect from clients and adversaries alike.’

Tal Eliasaf – talented, kind, modest, professional, creative. His overall attitude and experience makes your most stressful moments more comfortable.’

Both Anat Igner and Tuvia Geffen are extremely calm, even when things are stressful, and always very professional and responsive.’

Key clients

Frutarom Industries

NSO Group Technologies

FIMI Private Equity Funds

Aeronautics

Viola Ventures

Government Companies Authority

Taptica International

Check Point Software Technologies

Wix.com

Elco Holdings Ltd

PCB Technologies

Cardiovascular Systems

Hoodies Group

Glicksman Group Investments

Gili Ocean Technology

Adjust

Bet Shemesh Engines

Khosla Ventures

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 1

Working for promising Israeli start-ups and domestic and international investors, Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is rated for acting in 'full partnership' with its clients, gaining praise for its 'holistic approach' and 'dedication'. The practice group has developed a particularly strong reputation in venture funding, where it acts for prolific investors including Viola Ventures and Japan Israel High Tech Ventures. The team is jointly led by two seasoned corporate lawyers: Sharon Amir and Gil Brandes. Amir is widely considered one of Israel's top M&A lawyers, and Brandes has over 30 years of experience in tech sector-work, from company formation and early financing to eventual exits. Also recommended are Arnon SamburskiAnat Igner and managing partner Tal Eliasaf, who is instructed by a number public and private companies in the tech space.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Amir; Gil Brandes

Testimonials

Team is highly experienced, sharp, very thorough and provides creative resolutions at the same time.

Arnon Samburski stands out as an experienced, highly dedicated counsel, combining deep understanding of legal needs combined with practical understanding of the company’s needs.

The connection I have with the team is a full partnership where I feel comfortable to advise and contact for any relevant issue that pops up, no matter what time or what day.

My impression of the team at Naschitz Brandes Amir is that it is a holistic law firm. There was no area of law expertise which I thought they are not proficient in, or could not provide me with answers in. Working with other firms, I noticed some have issues managing their time correctly, which means receiving work or answers at the last minute, or even late – this is a weak point for many law firms. However, I must say that this has not been the case with Naschitz Brandes Amir – I always felt they stood by their promises to deliver at a certain time and I always felt a comforting certainty working with them.

Arnon knows our business like is own, he is knowledgeable, calm and prompt in his responses and advice.

Anat Igner is very diligent, smart, business-savvy (a rare quality for an attorney), thorough and overall very pleasant to work with. There has not been a request made by us, no matter the hour and deadline, that was not accommodated by her. Ms. Igner is an all-around lawyer. She’s not only knowledgeable and well-informed on any new changes and updates to regulations, laws and common practices, but also understands the business and the essence of commercial agreements brought to her review.

Key clients

Check Point

StoreDot

MeMed Diagnostic

Softbank

Syqe Medical

Xsight Labs

Viola Ventures

Viola Credit

SignifAI

Gilat Telecom

Japan Israel High Tech Ventures 1

Israel Biotech Fund

Adjust

Khosla Ventures

Opora Technologies

Insurance Tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. fields a team of over 40 lawyers and is well equipped to represent international and national companies in complex disputes in all areas of insurance law. It has specialist experience of toxic torts, product liability, professional negligence, class actions and medical malpractice. Shay Cohen is leading a team representing Harel Insurance and its reinsurers, Zurich and HDI, in defending a compensation claim arising from a settlement reached between the contractor and owner, in which it was decided that Harel was liable for costs accrued due to delays in the construction of Ashod Desalination Plant. Gil Atar and Shimon Chertow are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Gil Atar; Tamar Arad Kareth; Azriel Rothman

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co are a formidable firm and are always a top choice for clients with regard to complex liability disputes. The firm have considerable expertise, and we trust them when discussing the most appropriate lawyer to take a case.’

‘Gil Atar and Shay Cohen are well-known in the London insurance market for their depth of expertise, commercial acumen, legal knowledge and strong interpersonal skills.’

‘Gil Atar is a top lawyer who combines both high performance and depth together with strong communication skills that makes me feel comfortable to consult with him on any matter.’

Key clients

Zurich Insurance Plc, Belgian Branch

Harel Insurance Company Ltd. and its reinsurers – QBE, Zurich and HDI

AIG

Phoenix Insurance Ltd. & its reinsurers QBE & ACE

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Mekorot – Israel National Water Co. and Mekorot’s insurance companies: Harel Group and XL Catlin Insurance Company

PCB

Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Phoenix Insurance Ltd.

Casaerstone

XL Catlin Insurance Company

PRIZMA INDUSTRIES LTD

Ingosstrakh Insurance Company

Lloyds

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.  – A CEMEX Enterprise

Vectis Claims Services Limited

Cellcom Israel LTD

Madanes Insurance Agency

Modi’in Ezrahi

AIG

Rozeinzweig

Menora Insurance

Afcon Control & Automation Ltd.

Transport Tier 1

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.’s first-class transport practice is well balanced between maritime and aviation law and is best known for its strong record in high-stakes litigation — it also handles corporate and commercial work. Clients include the full range of industry participants, including ports, airlines, shipowners and operators, insurers and banks. Department head Ilan Winder specialises in aviation, with his recent work spanning matters for Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines. Senior associate Merav Nur focuses on shipping, with an emphasis on disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ilan Winder

Key clients

Ashdod Port

Austrian Airlines

Boxline United Cargo Link

El Al Israeli Airlines

Haifa Port

LOT Polish Airlines

Lufthansa

RCL Cruises

SGD Engineering

Shipco Transport

Swissport Israel

Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd

Ukraine International Airlines

RwandaAir

Competition/antitrust Tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. handles a high volume of mergers and acquisitions for clients, particularly private equity firms,  requiring regulatory approval from the ICA. The firm is also experienced in international and domestic class actions, cartel cases, monopoly orders, and disputes relating to restrictive arrangements, unfair competition and IP infringement. Practice head Golan Kaneti recently advised Aernonautics, Israel's leading listed company in the defence sector, on its $850m merger with Rafael Advanced Defence Systems and Stolero Iron, resulting in joint ownership of Aeronautics by Rafael and Stolero.

Practice head(s):

Golan Kaneti

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

FIMI

Aeronautics

Glicksman Investments

City of Jerusalem municipality

Overseas Commerce

Gas Technologies

Bet Shemesh Engines

Iveco S.P.A.

The Egg and Poultry Board

Zappa

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 2

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has gained market recognition for its end-to-end service to Israel's most prominent private equity fund, but more than that, the practice group has also demonstrated its strength in the formation of venture capital funds, real estate funds, and debt funds. Practice head Sharon Amir is one of Israel's most prominent corporate lawyers, and is also experienced in fund structuring and taxation. Idan Lidor is a contact for VC fund formation, and Einat Rosu has experience in VC investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Amir

Testimonials

Excellent resources in multiple disciplines, vast experience which plays out in negotiations, ability to be creative in structuring transactions looking at multiple jurisdictions, and immediate response times.

Sharon Amir has outstanding skills in negotiations, and deep knowledge in M&A and tax.

Key clients

FIMI Private Equity Funds

Axioma Ventures

Vertex Venture Capital

Japan Israel High Tech Ventures

K2 Private Investors

aMoon Funds

Gelfand R.E. Opp.1,

Red Dot Capital Partners

Arbel Fund

Crescendo Venture Fund I

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has a particularly strong reputation for insurance and tort disputes, which makes it an attractive choice for Israeli corporates involved in environmental class actions, and consumer claims in key sectors including pharmaceuticals and consumer products, insurance, and tourism and transport. Of particular note, Gil Atar is acting for Haifa Chemicals in the NIS14bn class action regarding alleged air pollution in Haifa Bay. Other key contacts include insurance and civil litigation expert Tamar Arad-Kareth, and Yoav Razin, who has experience in securities and antitrust-related class actions.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Razin; Gil Atar; Tamar Kareth

Testimonials

The Naschitz team are very professional with good work ethic. They do an excellent job in writing the papers that are filed to court, and they drill down into details where necessary.

Key clients

Haifa Chemicals

Isrotel Hotels Management

Unger Cohen CPA

Fischer Pharmaceuticals

Caesarstone

General Mills

Carolina Lemke

Gulliver Tourism

Harel Insurance

Leumit Health Services

Exit Electronics

Local Committee for Planning and Construction Hadera

Clal Insurance

HaShachar Ha`ole

Zer For You

Mei Avivim

Perrigo

Tnuva

Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.'s white-collar team has particular expertise in criminal tax matters, though it also acts for company executives and business owners in relation to securities violations, criminal fraud and money laundering allegations. In addition, the practice group has developed a reputation in criminal negligence and malpractice claims. The department is headed by Ori Spiegel, who joined the firm in 2017 after years working at the Israeli Tax Authority, where he headed the special tax cases department. Given his background at the Tax Authority, Spiegel is particularly skilled in criminal (and civil) tax litigation and investigations; however, his cases often involve a variety of financial offences such as bribery, fraud and forgery.

Practice head(s):

Ori Spiegel

Key clients

Liam Israel

Aviram Almog

Shely & Sons

Irena Woldberg (TheIsrael BeitanoAffair)

Drug Case Online

Yosef Schneersohn

Ephraim Elmsey

Tatiana Oshinker

Dror Elany

Hyper Toy and Adi Regev

M.A. Ilanot and Marcelo Goose

CONLOG

Director of the firm Kasselman Kasselman

Employment Tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. handles contentious and non-contentious employment matters for a raft of multinational clients, with particular experience in collective bargaining. The group acts across all industry segments, but the wider firm’s leading hi-tech practice marks it as a popular choice for technology companies, with Microsoft, Wix.com and Taldor Computer Systems all turning to the firm for employment advice. Tommy Manor and the ‘creative and business-orientedPnina Broder Manor jointly head a team that also includes the ‘knowledgeableMichal Zohar-Neistein.

Practice head(s):

Tommy Manor; Pnina Broder Manor

Testimonials

The team is very professional and devoted.’

Lawyers are very polite, efficient and provide pragmatic advice.’

Very smart lawyers who are extremely cost-conscious and highly responsive.

Pnina Broder Manor is the best employment lawyer in Israel. Very sophisticated, smart, creative and business-oriented.’

Michal Zohar-Neistein is pleasant and very knowledgeable in the field of employment, as well as always available and helpful.

Key clients

Microsoft

Juniper Networks

Magar Limited

Plus 500 Ltd

Manpower Group

Wix.com

Deutsche Lufthansa

Taldor Computer Systems

Migdal Insurance Company

Leumit Health Care

CBC Group

Mei Avivim

Marmanet

Derech Eretz Highways

The Plants Production & Marketing Board

TAT Technologies

Visonic

Oxygen and Argon Works

Taptica

Gilat Satellite Networks

Syqe Medical

Comtal

Hakurnas Lead Works

Amarel Ltd

Memed Ltd

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. advises landowners, developers and tenants on residential property developments, including the sale of land and construction issues, in addition to assisting clients in the urban renewal space with Tama 38 projects. Other work includes joint venture agreements, shared ownership agreements and other arrangements between parties underpinning major developments. Shmuel Lechner frequently advises the Israeli Lands Authority on its commercial and residential projects; he also stands out for his experience handling administrative, municipal and planning and construction disputes. Moshe Elya is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Shmuel Lechner

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Jerusalem Economic Company

Azega

Yaacobi Universal

Gabay Group

Amirey Zichron Yaacov

Carasso Commercial

Rami Dunietz

101 Rothschild project company

Yakuel Project company

34 private landowners (Muli Geller and others)

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is frequently appointed to represent debtors in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings (as a trustee or receiver). Also of note is the firm's focus on the real estate and construction sector, which includes advising clients on major debt settlements with lenders. Alona Baumgarten  has significant experience representing creditors and distressed companies in high-value insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. She is acting for Global Max and Globus Network in bankruptcy proceedings regarding the client's 11 cinemas across Israel.

Practice head(s):

Alona Baumgarten

Other key lawyers:

Alona Baumgarten

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim

Clal Insurance Enterprises

Gaya Building & Development

Globus Max & Globus Network

Leadcom Integrated Solutions

Mercantile Discount Bank

Muller Brothers Construction & Development

S. Tanus Construction & Development

Shtula Metal-G

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. specialises in insurance litigation, mass tort, product liability claims and professional malpractice, and is thus particularly active in class actions, and civil claims in the construction and infrastructure, professional services, and maritime and aviation sectors. Yoav Razin acts in a variety of corporate, securities and antitrust dispute, and also has experience in ICC arbitration. Gil Atar and Tamar Kareth are key contacts for high-value, multi-jurisdictional insurance litigation, professional liability claims and mass tort. Yaron Rossman is another contact in the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Razin; Gil Atar; Tamar Kareth

Key clients

FIMI Israel

Ayalon Insurance Company

GTS Power Solutions

Menora Mivtachim Insurance

Leumit Health Care Services

Accel Telecom

Rachmani Excavations

Israel Electric Corporation

PCB

Eitanit

Saar

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and corporate Sharon Amir
M&A and corporate Yoav Razin
M&A and corporate Tuvia Geffen
M&A and corporate Arnon Samburski
M&A and corporate Asher Assis
M&A and corporate Einat Rosu
M&A and corporate Tal Eliasaf
M&A and corporate Idan Lidor
M&A and corporate Shai Dill
M&A and corporate Meital Zimberg Lederman
M&A and corporate Ido Erlich
M&A and corporate Uri Eger
M&A and corporate Omer Novinsky
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Sharon Amir
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Gil Brandes
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Dalit Ben-Israel
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Noga Devecseri Spira
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Jonathan Feuchtwanger
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Tuvia Geffen
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Arnon Samburski
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Asher Assis
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Einat Rosu
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Tal Eliasaf
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Idan Lidor
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Shai Dill
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Inbar Mishory-Bartal
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Daniella Ben Shalom
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Anat Igner
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Ido Erlich
Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital Itay Deutsch
Dispute resolution Azriel Rotman
Dispute resolution Shimon Chertow
Dispute resolution Yaron Horovitz
Dispute resolution Yoav Razin
Dispute resolution Tamar Kareth
Dispute resolution Gil Atar
Dispute resolution Neta Heichal
Dispute resolution Moshe Elya
Dispute resolution Shay Cohen
Dispute resolution Yaron Rossman
Dispute resolution Orli Naschitz
Dispute resolution Oren Maor
Dispute resolution Amit Mor
Dispute resolution Noa Feit
Dispute resolution Shay Tzfoni
Dispute resolution Chen Efrati
Insurance Azriel Rotman
Insurance Shimon Chertow
Insurance Tamar Kareth
Insurance Gil Atar
Insurance Neta Heichal
Insurance Shay Cohen
Insurance Orli Naschitz
Real estate Shmuel Lechner
Real estate Pnina Broder Manor
Real estate Moshe Elya
Real estate Shira Ozik
Real estate Sarit Hauschner
Real estate Lior Goldberg
Real estate Erez Sapir
Capital markets Tuvia Geffen
Capital markets Jonathan Feuchtwanger
Capital markets Roi Turgheman
Banking and finance Sharon Amir
Banking and finance Pnina Broder Manor
Banking and finance Tuvia Geffen
Banking and finance Sharon Lubezky
Private equity Sharon Amir
Private equity Gil Brandes
Private equity Einat Rosu
Private equity Idan Lidor
Competition Yoav Razin
Competition Golan Kaneti
Shipping and transport Ilan Winder
Shipping and transport Orli Naschits
Shipping and transport Merau Nur
Labour law Pnina Broder Manor
Labour law Yaron Rossman
Labour law Tommy Manor
Labour law Ilan Winder
Labour law Michal Zohar
Bankruptcy and insolvency Alona Baumgarten
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