Firm Profile > Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates > Tel Aviv, Israel

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates
DISCOUNT TOWER
23 YEHUDA HALEVY STREET
TEL AVIV 65136
Israel

Planning and zoning Tier 1

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates acts for investment banks, developers and private companies on the design and approval of comprehensive outline plans, especially the Tel Aviv comprehensive outline plan TA 5000, NOP 38 projects and evacuation and construction projects. Taly Salton-Yeshua is acting for Africa Urban Renewal on several projects, most of which are Tama 38/2  developments, which are complicated by objections to approval requests and a series of precedent-setting appeals regarding improvement levies. Salton-Yeshua is also assisting IGI Investments with a residential project in Herzilya to build 660 housing units, which included advising on the purchase of the remaining land rights from Galil Yam-Kibbutz for NIS192m.

Practice head(s):

Taly Salton-Yeshua

Key clients

Africa Israel Group

IGI Investments (Izaki Group – Renanot Enterprises and Investments Ltd)

Canada-Israel Ltd.

Cargal Group

Discount Leasing Ltd., Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd., and Credit Cards for Israel Ltd., Discount Bank for Israel Ltd. and Badal Computer and Administrative Services Ltd.

Izaki Group

The Mordechai family

Golden House Ltd.

Colmobil

The Administration of the Kibbutzim Agreement Ltd.

Gottex-Zara Group

The Journalists Group

Regional council of Lev Hasharon

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates' practice represents numerous institutional entities and banks as creditors in debt collection and liquidation proceedings, often through court appointments in which members of the team are selected as special administrators, trustees and receivers. The group stands out for its position as counsel to the Official Receiver in the Ministry of Justice, which results in the firm handling the liquidation of major clients including Bank of North America and Israel's Trade Bank. Michal Leder Rosen specialises in rehabilitation arrangements for distressed companies, in addition to representing clients during insolvency proceedings in court. Doron Dan is particularly notable for his expertise in liquidation proceedings and his strong track record in high-stakes civil and commercial law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Uri Bergman

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Africa Israel Group

Negev Ceramics Ltd.

The Official Receiver of Israel

Maayan Ventures Bondholders

Africa-Israel Hotels

Companies from the Negev Ceramics Group

Danya Cebus Ltd.

Companies from the Negev Ceramics Group

Representation of a foreign company debenture holder

HSBC Bank

Collection SOHO Ltd.

Africa Israel Industries Ltd. and Packer Steel group

Gmul Investment Co. Ltd. Bondholders

Binan Investment Co. Ltd Bondholders

Banking and finance Tier 2

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates’s practice is well weighted between regulatory matters and transactions, with its skill sets in the latter spanning bank M&A, corporate lending and capital markets. On the compliance side, the firm provides ongoing advice to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and both Israeli clearing houses, and it is also routinely engaged by several of Israel’s most prominent banks. Group head Ora Dvir, who previously served as deputy general counsel of the Bank of Israel, is widely recognised as a leader in the regulatory field. Ofer Yankovich, who handles a mix of borrower and lender-side transactions, is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Ora Dvir

Key clients

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

The Bronfman Group

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Africa Israel Properties Ltd.

African Israel Residences Ltd.

Gottex Group

Renanot Enterprises & Investments Ltd.

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Massad Bank Ltd.

The First International Bank of Israel

Mercantile Discount Bank

HSBC

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 2

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates has firm-wide strengths in the banking sector, with the litigation team routinely handling class actions for several of Israel's major banks as well as one of the world's top ten investment banks. Headed by Doron Dan, the team represents bank clients in a range of class actions including those involving exchange rate manipulation and trading practices. Moreover, complemented by the strength of the firm's restructuring practice, the litigation team has substantial experience acting for banks and bondholders in insolvency-related class actions. In addition, the practice group acts for domestic and international fashion retailers in accessibility class actions and various consumer claims. Other key contacts include Yael Moshkovich and Oren Pechthold.

Practice head(s):

Doron Dan

Key clients

Discount Bank

Mercantile Bank

U-Bank

Africa Israel Investments

Mr. Lev Leviev

Negev Ceramics

H&O Israel

Urbancorp bondholders

Melisron

Danya Cebus

SOHO Collection

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates covers residential and commercial property matters, but is most frequently engaged by banks to advise on real estate financing and by private companies during the sale or purchase of property or land rights. The group also handles evacuation-construction projects, NOP 38 projects and litigation before regulatory bodies concerning real estate transactions and developments. Avi Ben-Yaacov, who represents clients throughout the entire lifespan of projects and has a specialism in real estate financing, is advising Africa Israel Residences on major financing and credit transactions, in addition to handling numerous Tama 38 and Pinui-Binui. Taly Salton-Yeshua is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avi Ben-Yaacov

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Africa Israel Residences Ltd.

AFI Properties Ltd.

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Leumi Bank Ltd

First International Bank of Israel Ltd (FIBI)

Massad Bank Ltd

Discount Bank Ltd

IGI Investments (Izaki Group – Renanot Enterprises and Investments Ltd)

Capital markets Tier 3

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates regularly acts for issuers on public bond offerings and distressed companies on debt restructuring mandates; it has particular expertise in the real estate, banking and finance sectors. The practice stands out for its position as in-house counsel to the Tase, with recent work including updating the client's legislative framework to transform it into a for-profit company and handling its subsequent novel IPO. Ofer Yankovich leads on the majority of the team's instructions; he advised Africa Israel Investments Group, comprising four public companies, on its NIS3.5bn debt settlement and creditor's agreement. Ora Dvir heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ora Dvir

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

AFI Properties Ltd.

Africa Israel Residences Ltd.

RAPAC Communication & Infrastructure Ltd.

Top Group

Inter-Gamma Investment Company Ltd.

El-Mor Electric Installation & Services (1986) Ltd.

Matrix

HSBC

Gmul Investments

Maayan Ventures

Employment Tier 3

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates’s premier restructuring offering is a significant driver of its employment practice. In a recent example, it advised Negev Ceramics on employment matters connected to the shut down of its factory in Yeruham. The practice is more than just an adjunct of the firm’s insolvency department, and the team provides standalone expertise in collective agreements, workplace compliance procedures, employee dismissals and immigration issues. Commercial specialist Igal Kolof jointly heads the practice alongside litigator Limor Argov-Shenhav.

Practice head(s):

Igal Kolof; Limor Argov-Shenhav

Key clients

Negev Ceramics Ltd. and its subsidiaries

Africa Israel Investments Ltd. And its subsidiaries

Africa Israel Hotels ltd. – Crowne Plaza Israel

Packer Steel

Safra Bank Ltd.

H&O

Rapac and Intergamma Groups

PM – Partner Manufacturing Ltd

Gottex-Zara Israel Group

Top Ramdor Systems and Computers (1990) Ltd

Orpak Systems Ltd

Aminach furniture & mattresses Industries Ltd

Samurai Trade Ltd

Acting for prominent construction companies (Danya Cenus, Dori Construction, Rom Geves)

JICA – Japan-Israel Commercial Association

Certus Ltd.

Delta Digital Ltd.

Transway Ltd.

The Czech Republic

Delta Elkon

Health Direct Medical Services Ltd.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Full-service firm Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates fields a capable M&A practice with markedly high client retention rates; notably, 60% of its work derives from longstanding corporate relationships. The group also differentiates itself through its focus on the retail, technology, real estate and financial services sectors. Dror Toren heads the commercial and international department and is noted for his growing profile for cross-border matters. Corporate finance partner Ofer Yankovich and commercial specialist Igal Kolof are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Dror Toren

Key clients

Africa Israel Hotels Ltd. – Crowne Plaza Israel

RAPAC Communications and Infrastructure Ltd.

ORT Technologies Group and Delek the Israel Fuel Corporation Ltd.

Negev Ceramics Ltd. and its subsidiaries

Aminach Mattresses Industries Ltd

SAMURAI TRADE LTD

Royal Plaza Hotel Tiberias Ltd.

REIT Residential Foundation

Private Investors

Zara-Gottex Group

PM Partner Manufacturing Ltd.

Collection SOHO Ltd.

A.Y Electronics

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates is an active player is Israel's banking sector, where it represents several major domestic banks in disputes ranging from liability and embezzlement claims to multibillion-shekel class actions. In addition, the team has experience of disputes involving large-scale real estate projects, and also has particular expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation, where Doron Dan and Yael Moshkovich are key contacts. Also of note in 2019, the firm won a national tender for the representation of the State of Israel in all of its outsourced legal matters.

Practice head(s):

Doron Dan; Yael Moshkovich

Key clients

The State of Israel

Negev Ceramics

AFI Group including its subsidiaries and Mr. Lev Leviev

Africa Israel Hotels – Crowne Plaza Israel

Mercantile Bank

Discount Bank

U-Bank

Israel Trade Bank

HSBC

Orpak Systems

C.A.R.E Medical Services

Mivtach-Simon/MVS Insurance Agents

H&O Israel

Hadera Ocean Village

The firm: Established in 1936, the firm of Weksler, Bregman & Co is one of the most prominent corporate and commercial law firms in Israel. The firm, with over 60 attorneys, has a general, full-service business practice, with specialisation in real estate, securities, banking and commercial transactions. Weksler, Bregman & Co’s clientele encompasses both international and local large-scale corporations and public bodies in these sectors.

Areas of practice: The firm provides services to its corporate clients in a broad and diversified range of legal matters. These include: the establishment and ongoing representation of corporations, partnerships, branches of foreign corporations in Israel and joint venture entities; negotiation, counseling and other services relating to assets/shares purchase transactions, and mergers and acquisitions; the drafting of R&D, technology and licensing agreements, franchise, marketing, agency and distributorship agreements, stock option schemes, and a variety of other types of commercial agreements and documents. The firm has vast experience in representing some of Israel’s top retail fashion corporations. In recent years, the firm also handled the merger of two of the largest accounting firms in Israel.

Weksler, Bregman & Co is consistently ranked as one of the leading firms in Israel in the field of real estate. The firm has vast experience in commercial, residential and industrial real estate development and infrastructure projects, ranging from the construction of commercial centres, large residential areas, shopping malls and hotels and infrastructure projects. The firm represents a leading Israeli investment company, engaged in land development, construction, trade, hotels and tourism, including the regional franchise for a major international hotel chain.

The firm offers broad expertise in the securities field and has extensive experience in public offerings and private placements, representing both issuers and underwriters. It serves as legal counsel to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and has handled the public offerings of leading Israeli banks and investment and holding companies. The firm also provides corporate planning in the selection and design of business structures, and in the financing of corporate reorganisations and other transactions. The firm’s work also includes the preparation of documentation, the conducting of due diligence reviews, and complex negotiations with regulatory and securities and exchange authorities.

The firm provides services for a number of Israeli and international entrepreneurs, companies and venture funds in hi-tech, providing counselling in the areas of corporate structure, funding, securities, intellectual property and employment law.

The firm renders legal services to banking institutions in Israel, including several leading banks. Work performed includes counselling, negotiations, legal opinions, issuance of various types of governmental licenses and other related services.

The firm deals with governmental bodies and agencies and advises its clients on the establishment of incentive-based investments in industry and tourism.

In the field of commercial litigation, arbitration and labour disputes, the firm supervises foreign litigation on behalf of its Israeli clientele and represents foreign clients in Israeli courts.

The firm offers broad expertise in matters relating to liquidation and receivership procedures of corporations, and the firm’s lawyers act as liquidators or receivers of companies, especially on behalf of banks. Uri Bregman, the firm’s senior partner, serves as the special administrator of a bank which is in liquidation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and commercial Ofer Yankovich
Corporate and commercial Dror Toren
Real estate and BOT projects Avi Ben-Yaacov
Real estate and BOT projects Taly Salton-Yeshua
Real estate and BOT projects Yossi Fallach
Banking and finance Ora Dvir
Banking and finance Ofer Yankovich
Banking and finance Eran Shuster
Commercial property Taly Salton-Yeshua
Commercial property Avi Ben-Yaacov
Securities and capital markets Ora Dvir
Securities and capital markets Ofer Yankovich
Securities and capital markets Eran Shuster
Planning and zoning Taly Salton-Yeshua
International transactions Dror Toren
International transactions Avi Ben-Yaacov
Mergers and acquisitions Dror Toren
Mergers and acquisitions Ofer Yankovich
Litigation and arbitration Doron Dan
Litigation and arbitration Yael Moshkovich
Liquidation and receivership Uri Bregman
Liquidation and receivership Doron Dan
Liquidation and receivership Yael Moshkovich
Employment and labour Doron Dan
Employment and labour Yael Moshkovich
Hi-tech investments Dror Toren
Antitrust; tender law Ofer Yankovich
Antitrust; tender law Eran Shuster
Number of lawyers : 61
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Managing partner : Uri Bregman