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Gornitzky & Co.
Vitania Tel-Aviv Tower
20 Haharash St. TLV Israel 6761310
Israel

Banking and finance Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.'s 'business oriented' practice is regularly instructed by lenders in market-first transactions, financing deals in the high-tech sector and transactions involving new credit products and structures. In addition, the team has significant expertise in inbound and outbound acquisition and project finance, in which it acts for major financial institutions such as Credit Suisse and HSBC. Eli Elya has a strong reputation as an adviser to lenders in high-profile credit transactions, as well as notable expertise in extrajudicial debt restructuring. Elite Elkon, who handles cross-border financing and complex banking regulatory matters, recently advised Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of Max payment for NIS2.5bn. Dubi Gross is noted for his wealth of experience in acquisition finance and syndicated lending. Idan Baki is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Eli Elya; Elite Elkon; Dubi Gross

Other key lawyers:

Pinhas Rubin; Ori Yitzhak; Idan Baki

Testimonials

Dedicated, detail-oriented team which takes a holistic view of the issues facing clients.’ 

‘Dubi Gross – very dedicated, really goes to great lengths to protect his clients and to get the best deal for them.’

‘They seem to have a market and legal knowledge, and practicality, that is definitely the best of the Israeli firms that I have worked with. They are familiar with international finance clients and how they like their work to be handled.’

Dubi Gross – terrific front man for the finance practice.’

Eli Elya – very strong in banking and finance.

Eli is a real standout. Nothing is impossible and he is always thinking about the big picture and the important details.’

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi

First International Bank Of Israel Ltd.

Psagot Investment House Ltd.

Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds and Pension Funds Ltd.

Warburg Pincus LLC

Delek Group

Silicon Valley Bank

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd

The Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. Group

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd.

Fattal Hotels Ltd.

Dan Capital Infrastructures and Financial Investments Ltd.

Capital markets Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co. acts for major private and public companies and underwriters on equity and debt fundraising, with a particular emphasis on the real estate industry and notable experience in outbound public offerings. The firm advised Israel Ports Development & Assets Company on its NIS1.5bn offering of bonds, which was oversubscribed almost three times. Chaim Friedland, who is qualified in Israel and the US, handles a variety of complex IPOs and follow-on offerings, including the IPO of InMode on Nasdaq, led by Barclays Capital Inc. and UBS Securities. Sharon Werker-Sagy is known for advising large multi-nationals, such as Strauss Group, on their capital markets transactions in Israel. Ari Fried and Uri Heller are also highly active members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Chaim Friedland; Sharon Werker-Sagy

Other key lawyers:

Yair Shiloni; Ari Fried; Nurit Traurik; Uri Heller

Testimonials

‘Gornitzky’s capital markets practice is top in Israel. They understand both the issuer and the underwriter side of transactions and deftly navigate Israeli law issues on behalf of the entire deal working group.’

‘Chaim Friedland and Ari Fried are experts in US capital markets offerings by Israeli companies. Their deep knowledge based, practical judgement and unparalleled teamwork really establishes them as the best capital markets firm in Israel.’

Key clients

ADO Group

Melisron Ltd.

Israel Corporation Ltd.

Barclays Capital Inc.

UBS Securities LLC

Piper Sandler

Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd.

SVB Leerink

Stifel

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

Leader Issuances (1993) Ltd.

Strauss Group Ltd.

Jefferies

BMO Capital Markets

Canaccord Genuity LLC

Oron Group Investments & Holdings Ltd.

OPC Energy Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Capital Raising Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.'s 'very strong team' is well known for assisting overseas funds, corporations and investors looking to access the Israeli market. In addition, the firm has a strong track record advising Israeli companies on domestic and outbound transactions. Chaim Friedland is a popular choice for major corporates for large transactions. Recently, he advised ADO Group on its sale to Adler Real Estate AG for over €708m through a reverse triangular merger. Elite Elkon's standout work includes advising Delek Group on the sale of its controlling stake in Phoenix to PE funds Centerbridge and Gallatin for a total of approx. $713m. Ori Yitzhak is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Chaim Friedland; Elite Elkon

Other key lawyers:

Shlomo Landress; Yehonatan Raff; Ori Yitzhak; Nir Knoll

Testimonials

‘Chaim Friedland and Idan Baki both were very experienced and were able to view the transaction from a business as well as legal perspective. Very helpful in contributing to resolutions between the parties. I highly recommend them.’ 

‘Elite Elkon is an excellent lawyer in the area of financial services regulation. 

‘Attentive, very talented and super responsive. They have the experience and practicality.’

‘Shlomo Landress is one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my career. A fantastic practitioner with a sharp analytical eye.’ 

Key clients

ADO Group

CVC Capital Partners

Dan Public Transportation Ltd

Delek Group

Electra Consumer Products (1970) Ltd.

Eviation Aircraft Ltd.

Mediterranean Car Agency Ltd.

Melisron Real Estate

Morningside International LLC

Newtrition Fund

Poalim Capital Markets Ltd.

Rapyd Technologies Ltd.

Salt of the Earth Ltd.

The Mutual Fund of Employers

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

TPG Capital

Venus Concept Ltd.

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

Capable of advising on the full spectrum of class actions matters, Gornitzky & Co. has developed a reputation as a market leader in banking and securities actions, in addition to derivative claims. The group is often instructed by Israel's largest banks to defend claims relating to tax charges and commissions. Firm chairman Pinhas Rubin and Ofer Tzur lead the team, which is also a go-to name in the insurance sector; the firm has recently been representing some of the country's largest insurers in actions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Practice head(s):

Pinhas Rubin; Ofer Tzur

Other key lawyers:

Maya Sabari; Harel Shaham; Noam Ronen

Testimonials

‘I am very pleased with them. They are very professional. They look on the “big picture” and that is very important when dealing with class action.’

‘The class and derivative actions practice can and does consult a diverse and extensive range of partners from other law areas. Flexible billing always ready to accommodate. The firm has a strong business -commercial practice which assists in dealing with relevant class/derivative claims’

‘Professional. Eager to win.’

Key clients

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (TASE: IFF) Frutarom Industries Inc.

IDB Holding Corporation Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Ltd.

Poalim IBI Investment House.

Hagag Real Estate Development Group Ltd.

Herodium Investments Ltd. et al (formerly Intercolony Investments Ltd.)

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. (TASE: HARL)

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. (TASE: CLIS)

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co. represents large clients in complex, high-stakes litigation and arbitration proceedings across a wide variety of sectors. In light of the Covid-19  pandemic, the team has been engaged by companies in disputes relating to the frustration of contracts and payment defaults. Firm chairman Pinhas Rubin has a reputation for handling some of the largest and most important commercial disputes in the region, and is particularly active for banks and large companies in tax disputes. Ofer Tzur leads the practice and is heavily involved with creditors' arrangements and proceedings relating to restructurings, insolvency and bankruptcy. Kfir Yadgar has a broad commercial practice in addition to acting as managing partner.

Practice head(s):

Pinhas Rubin; Ofer Tzur

Other key lawyers:

Kfir Yadgar; Maya Sabari; Harel Shaham; Ofer Fleischer

Testimonials

‘Gornitzky’s litigation and arbitration team led by head of litigation is second to none. They are always alert to the client needs, available at all times, very trained and skilful with vast knowledge and experience. Judges pay the utmost respect. Most of the team is multidisciplinary so they know their commercials as well as litigation.’

‘Senior partner and head of litigation Advocate Ofer Tzur litigation skills are renowned all over, both in Israel and aboard. He is probably the best litigator in Israel. He is fearsome, dedicated to achieve his client’s goals. If you want to win a case, better have him on your side. I might also say, as someone who shared cases with him, that he always comes with a solution to any case, even the hardest ones. To that will testify his winning track record.’

‘Litigation team lead by Ofer Tzur is the most capable professional legal team to deal with crises.’

‘Litigation process is a rather long process at times and you always want to work with the best team that can successfully navigate us to a successful outcome. Gornitzky’s litigation team is very unique given the entire team skill set and collaboration and engagement with the company in the different litigation stages. Starting from learning the case, high-level brainstorming with the company, outlying the proposed winning strategy and throughout the execution and multiple stages, we were surrounded by a team of professionals. Steering meetings and gate reviews were established with the company and we felt as if the entire process was orchestrated exceptionally well. We always felt we were in safe-hands.’

‘Ofer Tzur is a brilliant strategist, very experienced, outlines the recommended strategy and instils the confidence you need to go through a long litigation process. Ofer Tzur is someone you always want on your side. Ofer Fleicher is very experienced and highly professional litigator. Ofer managed the litigation work along with a very professional litigation team and was also able to articulate the entire litigation process through the different stages to the company.’

‘Ofer Tzur never gives up. Always finds the right and smart way to attack. He is VERY reputable in court, you can’t miss his performance. High skills and always get good results’

Key clients

Better Place Group – former officers of the Better Place Group –Idan Ofer, Amir Elstein and Eran Sarig.

Isramco Inc., Delek Group

The Wexner Foundation

Bank Hapoalim

Shufersal Ltd.

Shikun and Binui

The Phoenix Holdings Ltd

Menorah Mivtachim Holdings Ltd

Israel Corporation

Elco Group Ltd.

Mekorot Water Co. Ltd.

D.B.S. SATELLITE SERVICES (1998) LTD

CRTG- China Railway Tunnel Group & Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh (Building and Infrastructure) Ltd

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; BGN Technologies Ltd.

Fox-Wizel Ltd.

Twitter Inc. and Twitter International Ltd.

Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co. is a true market leader in international arbitration and mediation proceedings; the team represents numerous international and domestic corporate clients in disputes relating to cross-border infrastructure, energy and construction projects. Eli Cohen, who leads the arbitration and transnational litigation practice, is familiar with all major arbitration institutions and takes a 'can-do approach' to advising on M&A and shareholder disputes. Shai Sharvit joined the firm in 2019 as of counsel and acts on ad-hoc arbitrations relating to commercial agreements. Nir Keidar is another name to note for arbitration as well as international litigation.

Practice head(s):

Eli Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Ofer Tzur; Shai Sharvit; Nir Keidar; Nuna Lerner

Testimonials

‘The Gornitzky mediation and international arbitration practice possesses a unique knowledge and experience in Israel in dealing with international dispute resolution processes.’

‘I mainly work with Eli Cohen, the head of the team, and with Nuna Lerner, a partner within the team, who are both very professional, experienced and service oriented.’

‘Strong hands on involvement of the team’s senior partner throughout the arbitration process from A-Z: preparation, strategy and tactics, through the provision of testimonies and final settlement.’

‘I’m working solely with Adv. Eli Cohen, the senior partner of Gornitzky’s litigation practice. I find him very service oriented, trustworthy, responsible and credible, with a can-do approach aimed to solve issues swiftly and creatively.’

Key clients

Dead Sea Works

TMDC

BMC Otomotiv Sanay ve Ticaret A.S. and BMC Sanay ve Ticaret A.S.

DBS Satellite Services (1998) Ltd

Electra

M+W Group (Israel) Ltd.

Twitter Inc. and Twitter International Ltd.

Energy Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.'s practice is often involved in major oil and gas exploration projects and developments involving private power stations and renewable energy initiatives. Jack Smith has a wealth of experience of major transactions, including project finance and cross-border deals, involving clients in the energy sector. In a recent highlight, he advised Zomet Energy on the negotiation of agreements regarding the construction of a 400MW facility. Itay Geffen is well known for advising sponsors on various different kinds of energy projects. Ronit Rozenstein-Barel is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jack Smith; Itay Geffen

Other key lawyers:

Ronit Rozenstein-Barel

Testimonials

‘What is good about Gornitzky is that their service is more comprehensive than others. They can go into small details, to give accurate points, and also see the big picture.’

‘One of the most experienced energy practices in Israel. They have handled almost every legal aspect of the energy sector in Israel, and it shows.’

‘I have mainly worked with Jack Smith and Ronit Rozenstein. Both are experienced, qualified, clever, knowledgeable and have a hands-on approach.’

‘Service is absolutely excellent. No match in the Israeli market. Highly experienced professionals with strong connections.’

‘Jack Smith – his most valuable quality is that he cuts through the nonsense! He will tell a client in five minutes what other lawyers will say in half an hour. He is outstanding for a client who is knowledgeable and knows what he wants.’

Key clients

OPC Energy Ltd.

Shikun & Binui – Renewable Ltd.

Ratio

Oil Refineries Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Negev Energy

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

I.P.M. Beer Tuvia Ltd.

Reindeer Energy

Navitas Petroleum LP.

Telemenia

Zomet Energy

PGS (UK)

Palmira exploration

Shneor Ze’elim Limited Partnership

OPC Hadera Ltd.

Infrastructure Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.'s 'absolutely excellent' team advises local and international entrepreneurs, consortiums, private and public sector companies on all aspects of major developments, including desalination, transport and utilities projects. Over the last year, the firm's standout mandates include advising concessionaire H2ID on all aspects of a PPP desalination project. Itay Geffen is particularly well known for advising sponsors and developers on the regulatory and commercial side of major developments, including the bidding process and financing arrangements. Yiftah Farber is another key member of the team, and has experience assisting with all stages of infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Itay Geffen

Other key lawyers:

Yiftah Farber; Maya Dvir

Testimonials

‘What is good about Gornitzky, is that their service is more comprehensive than others. They can go into small details, to give accurate points, and also see the big picture.’ 

‘The team I have worked with is very experienced and knowledgeable. You can count on them to answer short questions over the phone but also to provide very comprehensive and complex legal opinions. You really feel you are in good hands.’

Key clients

Shikun & Binui

Dan Public Transportation Company Ltd

Dan Capital Infrastructures and Financial Investments Ltd

Noy Fund

Keystone REIT Ltd.

Mekorot Water Company Ltd., Voith Hydro and Verbund

Alstom Israel Ltd

Electra Concession Ltd.

Hutchison Water Projects Ltd

Brown Hotels Ltd.

H2ID Ltd.

Policity

Shefa Yamim Ltd.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co. provides clients with support throughout real estate projects, spanning due diligence, financing and a wide range of regulatory issues and disputes. Among its significant mandates, the firm is advising Shikun & Binui on various matters, including proceedings before the Israel Land Authority regarding development rights over a plot of land in Tel Aviv, which the client has had access to for over 40 years. Shlomo Cohen possesses a wealth of experience advising clients on financing and corporate transactions in the retail and hotel industries. Eyal Marom often advises clients on the planning and zoning aspects of large infrastructure projects. Lior Relevy has considerable expertise in real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Shlomo Cohen; Eyal Marom

Other key lawyers:

Lior Relevy; Shiri Shani; Maya Hoftman; Itai Itzkovich

Testimonials

‘Shlomo Cohen is very, very professional, accurate, efficient and available. I highly recommend him and his team.’

Key clients

Melisron Ltd. Group

Gav-Yam Land Ltd.

Property and Building Corp.

Shikun and Binui Real Estate Ltd.

The Zeitouni Group

Vitania Ltd.

Ofer Investments Group

Dan Public Transportation Ltd.

SGS Building Co. Ltd.

Vitania Ltd. Urban Land Har Meron 1-3 Ltd.

MNI Ltd. Manor MNI Ltd.

Schlein Consultation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Bat Yam Ltd.

BAR YEHUDA 4 BAT YAM TAMA 38 LTd.

Fattal Group

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co. continues to be instructed by major corporates in relation to their debt settlements, insolvency proceedings and various other matters. In addition, the team is often appointed by the court to serve as an official or liquidator in major cases. Currently, the firm is representing Bank Hapoalim (as the largest creditor) in businessman Eliezer Fishman's bankruptcy proceedings. Pinhas Rubin is highly regarded for his expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, which he handles through the court process and on an advisory basis. Yaron Elhawi frequently represents liquidators, creditors' compositions and high-level management in insolvency cases.

Practice head(s):

Pinhas Rubin; Yaron Elhawi

Key clients

Delek Group Ltd.

IDB Development Corporation Ltd.

The bondholders (Series A) of Related Commercial Portfolio Ltd.

Officers from the Israel Corporation Ltd., Better Place Inc. – Mr. Idan Ofer, Mr. Amir Elstein, Mr. Eran Sarig and Mr. Nir Gilad

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Nitsba Holdings 1995 Ltd.

Liquidators of Agrexco Agricultural Export Co. Ltd

ISRAS – Rassco

SDS – Star Defence Systems Ltd..

Amot Investments Ltd.

Tax Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co.'s practice advises corporate and private clients in relation to tax disputes before the ITA, corporate tax, international taxation, transfer pricing, cross-border tax structuring and various other matters. In addition, the team has unique experience in white-collar crime disputes involving violations of tax law. Pinhas Rubin is a leading expert in disputes at the intersection of criminal law and international tax, which he handles alongside the tax structuring of large M&A transactions. Certified public accountant Daniel Paserman specialises in all forms of tax litigation involving large corporates and high-net-worth individuals. Shlomo Aviad Zider stands out for his strong track record in civil and criminal tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Pinhas Rubin; Daniel Paserman

Other key lawyers:

Shlomo Aviad Zider

Testimonials

‘The team at Gornitzky study the case and the client very thoroughly and structure a highly professional team accordingly. Most importantly, all team members are very friendly and totally dedicated to the case in hand.’

‘I think that Gornitzky comprises top-quality individuals both in professional and personal terms.’

‘Pinhas Rubin is a leading light of the firm and profession and he is always available.’

‘Daniel Paserman is a most experienced, intellectual and charismatic senior lawyer.’

Key clients

IFF

Warburg Pincus Fund

Broadcom

Pepsico

Gottex (Zara)

PayPal

Delek Group

HSBC

Roche

Barclays

Telecoms and media Tier 1

Gornitzky & Co. advises leading domestic and international companies from across the telecoms sector on regulatory issues, corporate and M&A, licensing and litigation. The firm often assists clients with their dealings with public bodies, including obtaining regulatory approval from the Ministry of Communication and Competition Authority. Managing partner Lior Porat assists key client Yes, Israel's only satellite broadcaster, with regulatory issues. Asaf Avtuvi is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Lior Porat

Other key lawyers:

Asaf Avtuvi

Testimonials

‘I think that the major strength of Gornitzky & Co. is the feeling that you will have the best people for your future problem any time, any case. It is a team effort so if the attorney that handles your case having some thoughts and not sure what is the best way to act, he has 250 colleagues to back him up.’

‘They are extremely competent, efficient, responsive and have excellent working relationships with the governmental offices involved in our effort.’

‘We worked with Lior Porat and Asaf Avtuvi. They were able to quickly understand our needs, fashion a plan of action that would meet our needs, and then executed it with amazing efficiency. We have been very pleased with their representation.’

‘When they take on a project, they carry it through – They are not afraid to take on unique/non-standard projects – They see themselves as consultants and will advise you on commercial matters, not only legal matters – They are proactive, responsive and provide an excellent service.’

Key clients

‘yes’ (formally incorporated as D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd.)

Twitter Inc. and Twitter International Ltd.

Bezeq, The Israel Telecommunications Corp. Ltd.

Golan Telecom Ltd.

Electra Consumer Products (1970) Ltd

The Tshuva Family

Strauss Investments (1993) Ltd.

Getter Group Ltd.

Gil Sharon

Voicespin LTD

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

Only established in 2017, the department at Gornitzky & Co. has quickly developed a reputation as an 'attentive, very talented and super responsive' presence in the hi-tech sector. The team advises early-stage companies from a variety of fields including biotechnology, cyber security and fintech. Shlomo Landress offers a broad service to start-ups, spanning general corporate, M&A, joint venture and licensing matters. Landress co-leads the team alongside Daniel Marcus; an investment specialist, Marcus advises both investors and fund-raising companies on all aspects of debt and equity financing.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Marcus; Shlomo Landress

Other key lawyers:

Oded Uni; Dan Fisher

Testimonials

An attentive, very talented and super responsive team. They are experienced and practical, and always willing to go the extra mile.’

Shlomo Landress is one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my career. He is a fantastic and outstanding practitioner who has a sharp analytical eye.’

Key clients

Cobwebs Technologies Ltd.

Cyberbit Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Eviation Aircraft Ltd.

Fintech Next Ltd.

Ford Innovation Centre Israel

G Medical Innovations Ltd.

Ibex Israel Fund

Lightricks Ltd.

Makalu Optics Ltd.

Morningside International LLC

Perimeter81 Ltd.

Rapyd Financial Networks Ltd.

Razor Labs Ltd.

Rezilion Inc.

Teramount Ltd.

Fintech Next Ltd.

Toyota Ventures and Toyota Research Institute

Venus Concept Ltd.

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

Since its establishment in 2018, Gornitzky & Co.'s IP practice has quickly developed a reputation for advising on complex, cross border commercial agreements. Primarily focusing on patents, the group advises clients from the medical and software sectors on agreements relating to licensing, asset purchases and distribution rights. Practice head Ziv Rotenberg, who previously led the China office of a highly reputable IP firm, is well-placed to assist local Israeli clients with establishing agreements with Chinese companies in order to manufacture products based on their designs.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Rotenberg

Key clients

SuperTrans Medical Ltd.

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Gornitzky & Co.'s 'very knowledgeable, practical and creative' team primarily advises corporations on the competition aspects of M&A, with particular expertise in the food, banking, energy and healthcare sectors. Recently, the firm advised Golan Telecom on its merger with Cellcom for NIS700m. Avner Finkelshtein, who worked for the ICA for over a decade, has experience of cartel investigations, abuse of dominance claims and various other contentious and non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Avner Finkelshtein

Other key lawyers:

Noa Schweitzer Amar

Testimonials

‘The competition department is very talented, dynamic, up-to-date and client oriented. ’

‘Avner Finkelshtein is a very experienced lawyer with a unique track record in civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.’

‘Gornitzky & Co. law firm provided us with an extremely high level of professional service.’

Key clients

Fattal Hotels Ltd.

Al-Red Elevators Engineering Ltd.

Jerusalem Bank Ltd.

Golan Telecom Ltd.

Materna Industries

Osem-Nestle

Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing Ltd.

Edison S.p.A

Darot Ltd.

Shlomo Holdings Ltd.

Isarel’s Business Sector Presidency

Helman Aldubi Investment House Ltd.

HopOn Mobility Ltd.

Employment Tier 3

Focusing predominantly on the hospitality and leisure sectors, Gornitzky & Co. covers a range of employment services, including conducting litigation in Israel's labour courts, drafting employment and separation agreements, and managing complex collective procedures. Michael Ayalon, who sits as chairman of the Labour Law Legislative Committee of the Israeli Bar Association, has expertise in labour law litigation, arbitration and mediation, including class actions. Associates Sagi Padureanu and Roni Sharon Aviram are very active members of the team due to their ability to advise clients on contentious and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Ayalon

Other key lawyers:

Sagi Padureanu; Roni Sharon Aviram

Testimonials

‘Michael Ayalon is very professional, creative, shrewd and efficient. He has a very good reputation in the employment market in Israel. Highly recommended.’ 

‘The team is professional, experienced and responsive.’ 

Key clients

Lightricks Ltd.

Emilia Group

Ford Motor Company Ltd.

HYUNDAI Motor Europe Technical Center GMBH

Venus Concept Ltd.

Enercon Technologies Ltd.

Baby Star Motzarei Tinokot Ltd.

The Floor Ltd.

Konfidas Ltd.

Cobwebs Technologies Ltd.

Perimeter 81 Ltd.

Pictet

Deloitte Belastingconulenten

International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Deutsche Bank

Dan Public Transportation Group

Abbott

Fattal Hotels Ltd.

Melisron Ltd.

Transport Tier 3

Gornitzky & Co. advises clients active in the areas of aviation, automobile and public transport on a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial arrangements. The team is also experienced in litigation, including class actions, and matters at the intersection between transport and innovative technology. Kfir Yadgar specialises in commercial litigation and M&A transactions. Yiftah Farber largely focuses on public tenders and financing arrangements underpinning transport projects.

Practice head(s):

Kfir Yadgar; Yiftah Farber; Avi Pelossof

Other key lawyers:

Sagit Ohana-Livne; Noa Schweitzer Amar

Key clients

Dan Public Transportation Company Ltd.

Eviation Aircraft Ltd.

Mediterranean Car Agency Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Ltd. and Shikun & Binui – Northern Routes Ltd.

Toyota AI Ventures and Toyota Research Institute

Pandan Advanced Transportation Ltd.

Ford Motor Company

Sharbat Brothers Group

Gauzy Ltd.

Israel Railways Corporation Ltd.

Nahor Netivey Tahbura Ltd.

Dan South Transportation (2015) Ltd.

Dan Beer Sheva Transportation (2016) Ltd.

The firm: Founded in 1938, Gornitzky & Co. has been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions to transpire in Israel and has played a key role in the development of Israel’s economy and legal practice.

The firm is well-known for its reputation and extensive experience in all legal fields. The unique, multi-disciplinary approach that characterises Gornitzky & Co. enables the firm to provide its clients with the full gamut of legal services, serving as a legal ‘premium one-stop-shop’ for all of their business activities. The firm provides its clients with service of the highest quality, integrated with legal creativity and originality, allowing the firm to successfully cope with complex business and legal challenges.

The firm and its partners are consistently recognised as leaders and are recommended in various commercial areas of law by leading legal directories and publications, such as The Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and others.

The firm’s clientele includes a significant number of Israel’s key players, including governmental entities and Israel’s leading business groups and multinational corporations, operating in Israel and abroad. The firm provides legal services to the majority of Israel’s 18 most influential businesses and advises seven out of Israel’s top ten billionaires, according to Forbes magazine.

Gornitzky & Co.’s legal staff numbers more than 162 attorneys and 30 legal trainees, and includes some of the most highly regarded commercial attorneys in Israel. The firm’s attorneys possess extensive experience in a broad range of practice areas, due in part to their involvement in some of the largest and most complex projects undertaken in Israel in recent years. Some of the firm’s lawyers are licensed to practise law in other jurisdictions, while others are certified public accountants or have additional degrees (eg, in accounting and economics).

Values of community action and social involvement are the cornerstones of Gornitzky & Co.’s organisational culture and manifest themselves in various activities, including pro bono representation, volunteer work and donations to social organisations. As part of its corporate social responsibility policy, the firm invests a great deal in its employees’ well-being, leisure activities and special events. Gornitzky & Co. is considered one of the most sought-after workplaces in the Israeli legal world.

As an integral part of its legal practice, the firm’s goal is to foster an internal culture that emphasises values, comradery and friendship. Each member of the firm’s legal team has signed the ‘Gornitzky Code’, which expresses the norms and values based on which the legal service is provided, and by virtue of which the social environment at Gornitzky & Co. is shaped.

Areas of practice: The firm’s practice areas include: administrative law; antitrust and competition; banking and finance; capital markets and securities; class actions and derivative suits; clean-tech; commercial; corporate; cybersecurity; fintech; energy and natural resources; environment; hi-tech; hotels, travel and leisure; infrastructure and project finance; litigation and dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions; non-profit organisations; private equity and venture capital; public international law; real estate and construction; restructuring and insolvency; tax; telecoms and media; trusts, estates, and private wealth management; white-collar crime and more.

For further information, please visit www.gornitzky.com.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Pinhas Rubin
Banking and finance Eli Elya
Capital markets and securities Chaim Friedland
Capital markets and securities Sharon Werker-Sagy
Corporate/M&A Pinhas Rubin
Corporate/M&A Chaim Friedland
Corporate/M&A Lior Porat
Infrastructure and project finance Jack Smith
Infrastructure and project finance Itay Geffen
Private equity and investment funds Chaim Friedland
Private equity and investment funds Ari Fried
Real estate, construction and hotels Eyal Marom
Real estate, construction and hotels Shlomo Cohen
Restructuring and insolvency Pinhas Rubin
Restructuring and insolvency Ofer Tzur
Restructuring and insolvency Yaron Elhawi
Dispute resolution Pinhas Rubin
Dispute resolution Ofer Tzur
Financial technology (fintech) Elite Elkon
Financial technology (fintech) Shlomo Landress
Tax Pinhas Rubin
Tax Daniel Paserman
Hitech and technology Eyal Raz
Hitech and technology Daniel Marcus
Hitech and technology Shlomo Landress
Energy and natural resources Jack Smith
Energy and natural resources Itay Geffen
Telecoms and media Lior Porat
Estates, trusts and private clients Pinhas Rubin
Estates, trusts and private clients Daniel Paserman
Estates, trusts and private clients Aviram Handel
White-collar crime Pinhas Rubin
White-collar crime Erez Harel
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Adv Shira Abergel-Hajaj  photo Adv Shira Abergel-Hajaj Associate
Adv Saray Aharony  photo Adv Saray Aharony Associate
Adv Tom Alkalay  photo Adv Tom Alkalay Associate
Adv Asaf Alterman  photo Adv Asaf Alterman Associate
Adv Coral Ashkeloni  photo Adv Coral Ashkeloni Associate
Adv Hana Atias  photo Adv Hana Atias Associate
Adv Shlomo Aviad Zider  photo Adv Shlomo Aviad Zider Tax; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; White Collar Crime
Adv Karin Avichail  photo Adv Karin Avichail Associate
Adv Netalee Aviv  photo Adv Netalee Aviv Associate
Adv Asaf Avtuvi  photo Adv Asaf Avtuvi Partner
Adv Michael Ayalon  photo Adv Michael Ayalon Partner
Adv Idan Baki  photo Adv Idan Baki Partner.
Adv Inbar Barak-Bilu  photo Adv Inbar Barak-Bilu Partner
Adv Lior Baran  photo Adv Lior Baran Associate
Adv Tamar Barchad  photo Adv Tamar Barchad Associate
Adv Daniel Barlev  photo Adv Daniel Barlev Associate
Adv Tomer Basson  photo Adv Tomer Basson Associate
Adv Timor Belan  photo Adv Timor Belan Partner
Adv Moran Ben Dayan  photo Adv Moran Ben Dayan Associate
Adv Moran Ben Moshe Sabato  photo Adv Moran Ben Moshe Sabato Associate
Adv Hila Ben Shabat  photo Adv Hila Ben Shabat Associate
Adv Itamar Ben Yehuda  photo Adv Itamar Ben Yehuda Associate
Adv Adi Ben-Hur Efroni  photo Adv Adi Ben-Hur Efroni Senior Associate
Adv Amnon Biss  photo Adv Amnon Biss Partner
Adv Karin Blank  photo Adv Karin Blank Associate
Adv Inbar Boiangio  photo Adv Inbar Boiangio Associate
Adv Niv Braverman  photo Adv Niv Braverman Associate
Adv Yarden Buhnik  photo Adv Yarden Buhnik Associate
Adv David Chester  photo Adv David Chester Associate
Adv Yoad Cohavy  photo Adv Yoad Cohavy Partner
Adv Amit Cohen  photo Adv Amit Cohen Associate
Adv Lee Cohen  photo Adv Lee Cohen Associate
Adv Shlomo Cohen  photo Adv Shlomo Cohen Partner
Adv Tamar Cohen  photo Adv Tamar Cohen Partner
Adv Eli Cohen  photo Adv Eli Cohen Partner.
Adv Joshua Cohn  photo Adv Joshua Cohn Associate
Adv Shai Czarni  photo Adv Shai Czarni Associate
Adv Niran Dor  photo Adv Niran Dor Associate
Adv Shahar Eisner  photo Adv Shahar Eisner Associate
Adv Yaron Elhawi  photo Adv Yaron Elhawi Partner.
Adv Elite Elkon  photo Adv Elite Elkon Partner.
Adv Eli Elya  photo Adv Eli Elya Partner.
Adv Zvi Ephrat  photo Adv Zvi Ephrat Senior Counsel
Adv Yiftah Farber  photo Adv Yiftah Farber Partner
Adv Ofri Farkash  photo Adv Ofri Farkash Associate
Adv Tomer Felach  photo Adv Tomer Felach Associate
Adv Tsefi Feldman  photo Adv Tsefi Feldman Associate
Adv Alex Feldsher  photo Adv Alex Feldsher Associate
Adv Avner Finkelshtein  photo Adv Avner Finkelshtein Partner.
Adv Dan Fisher  photo Adv Dan Fisher Associate
Adv Ofer Fleischer  photo Adv Ofer Fleischer Partner
Adv Maayan Frankovich  photo Adv Maayan Frankovich Associate
Adv Ari Fried  photo Adv Ari Fried Partner.
Adv Chaim Friedland  photo Adv Chaim Friedland Partner.
Adv Shirin Gabbay-Metzger  photo Adv Shirin Gabbay-Metzger Partner
Adv Itay Geffen  photo Adv Itay Geffen Partner.
Adv Yoav Glazner  photo Adv Yoav Glazner Associate
Adv Omer Goldenberg  photo Adv Omer Goldenberg Associate
Adv Marina Goldshtein  photo Adv Marina Goldshtein Associate
Adv Gil Grady  photo Adv Gil Grady Partner.
Adv Dubi Gross  photo Adv Dubi Gross Partner.
Adv Zev Gurfinkel  photo Adv Zev Gurfinkel Associate
Adv Rani M. Haj-Yachya  photo Adv Rani M. Haj-Yachya Associate, Of-Counsel
Adv Aviram Handel  photo Adv Aviram Handel Partner.
Adv Talia Haninkes  photo Adv Talia Haninkes Associate
Adv Assaf Harel  photo Adv Assaf Harel Partner
Adv Erez Harel  photo Adv Erez Harel Partner
Adv Assaf Hasson  photo Adv Assaf Hasson Associate
Adv Gali Havkin  photo Adv Gali Havkin Associate
Adv Yitzhak Hefetz  photo Adv Yitzhak Hefetz Associate
Adv Uri Heller  photo Adv Uri Heller Partner
Adv Shir Hershkovits  photo Adv Shir Hershkovits Associate
Adv Maya Hoftman  photo Adv Maya Hoftman Partner
Adv Maor Israeli  photo Adv Maor Israeli Associate
Adv Itai Itzkovich  photo Adv Itai Itzkovich Partner
Adv Netanel Kahana  photo Adv Netanel Kahana Associate
Adv Liron Karass  photo Adv Liron Karass Associate
Adv Raz Karni  photo Adv Raz Karni Associate
Adv Dalia Karzbrun  photo Adv Dalia Karzbrun Associate
Adv Omri Katz  photo Adv Omri Katz Associate
Adv Ehud Katzenelson  photo Adv Ehud Katzenelson Partner
Adv Nir Keidar  photo Adv Nir Keidar Partner
Adv Shiran Knafo  photo Adv Shiran Knafo Associate
Adv Liron Koren  photo Adv Liron Koren Associate
Adv Shlomo Landress  photo Adv Shlomo Landress Partner
Adv Daniel Lasry  photo Adv Daniel Lasry Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Commercial; Corporate; Administrative Law; Capital Markets & Securities…
Adv Michal Lavi-Sneh  photo Adv Michal Lavi-Sneh Associate
Adv Yoel Lavie  photo Adv Yoel Lavie Associate
Adv Itzchak Lazar  photo Adv Itzchak Lazar Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Corporate; Commercial
Adv Alex Lazarovich  photo Adv Alex Lazarovich Associate
Adv Nuna Lerner photo Adv Nuna Lerner Associate
Adv Tuval Levanon  photo Adv Tuval Levanon Associate
Adv Orel Levy  photo Adv Orel Levy Associate
Adv Nitsan Litwak  photo Adv Nitsan Litwak Associate
Adv Ayala Livni Shoham  photo Adv Ayala Livni Shoham Associate
Adv Daniel Marcus  photo Adv Daniel Marcus Partner
Adv Eyal Marom  photo Adv Eyal Marom Partner.
Adv Moriel Matalon  photo Adv Moriel Matalon Chairman of the Executive Committee
Adv Shmuel Matan Ben-Guigui  photo Adv Shmuel Matan Ben-Guigui Associate
Adv Oren Meiri  photo Adv Oren Meiri Associate
Adv Nir Moses  photo Adv Nir Moses Associate
Adv Shimon Moyal  photo Adv Shimon Moyal Associate
 Adi Nahmias   photo Adi Nahmias  CEO
Adv Inbar Nisim Katz  photo Adv Inbar Nisim Katz Associate
Adv Sagit Ohana-Livne  photo Adv Sagit Ohana-Livne Partner
Adv Keren Ovadia  photo Adv Keren Ovadia Associate
Adv Netta Oyerbach  photo Adv Netta Oyerbach Associate
Adv Gil Palkovic Tiberg  photo Adv Gil Palkovic Tiberg Associate
Adv Daniel Paserman  photo Adv Daniel Paserman Partner.
Adv Alon Peled  photo Adv Alon Peled Alon Peled is a partner at Gornitzky & Co.
 Ben  Peleg  photo Ben  Peleg Associate
Adv Avi Pelossof  photo Adv Avi Pelossof Partner
Adv Amit Perets  photo Adv Amit Perets Associate
Adv Gila Ponte-Shlush  photo Adv Gila Ponte-Shlush Banking & Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions; Commercial
Adv Lior Porat  photo Adv Lior Porat Partner.
Adv Anat Primovich  photo Adv Anat Primovich Associate
Adv Adi Haya Raban  photo Adv Adi Haya Raban Associate
Adv Yehonatan Raff  photo Adv Yehonatan Raff Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Commercial Capital Markets & Securities Technology and Life…
Adv Inbal Ravid-Badner  photo Adv Inbal Ravid-Badner Partner
Adv Eyal Raz  photo Adv Eyal Raz Partner.
Adv Omer Razin  photo Adv Omer Razin Associate
Adv Maya Rechnitz  photo Adv Maya Rechnitz Associate
Adv Sharon Reingwirtz  photo Adv Sharon Reingwirtz Associate
Adv Lior Relevy  photo Adv Lior Relevy Partner
Adv Amit Ron  photo Adv Amit Ron Associate
Adv Inbal Ronel  photo Adv Inbal Ronel Associate
Adv Noam Ronen  photo Adv Noam Ronen Partner
Adv Dr Ziv Rotenberg  photo Adv Dr Ziv Rotenberg Partner
Adv Ronit Rozenstein-Barel  photo Adv Ronit Rozenstein-Barel Banking & Finance; Commercial; Energy & Natural Resources; Infrastructure & Project Finance
Adv Pinhas Rubin  photo Adv Pinhas Rubin Firm Chairman and Senior Partner.
Adv Hila Sabah  photo Adv Hila Sabah Associate
Adv Maya Sabari  photo Adv Maya Sabari Partner
Adv Shani Sahar  photo Adv Shani Sahar Associate
Adv Toot Salles  photo Adv Toot Salles Associate
Adv Yehiam Schlesinger  photo Adv Yehiam Schlesinger Associate
Adv Anat Schnur Rabinovich  photo Adv Anat Schnur Rabinovich Associate
Adv Moshe Sevi  photo Adv Moshe Sevi Associate
Adv Eli Shachar  photo Adv Eli Shachar Associate
Adv Rafael Shafransky  photo Adv Rafael Shafransky Associate
Adv Harel Shaham  photo Adv Harel Shaham Partner
Adv Ran Shamia  photo Adv Ran Shamia Associate
Adv Lilacg Shamir  photo Adv Lilacg Shamir Associate
Adv Shiri Shani  photo Adv Shiri Shani Partner
Adv Shaked Shani Korenianski  photo Adv Shaked Shani Korenianski Associate
Adv Lior Sharabi  photo Adv Lior Sharabi Associate
Adv Roni Sharon Aviram  photo Adv Roni Sharon Aviram Associate
Adv Shai Sharvit  photo Adv Shai Sharvit Associate
Adv Alon Shecheransky  photo Adv Alon Shecheransky Associate
Adv Astar Shechter  photo Adv Astar Shechter Associate
Adv Yair Shiloni  photo Adv Yair Shiloni Partner.
Adv Dr Yehonatan Shiman  photo Adv Dr Yehonatan Shiman Associate
Adv Hila Shimon  photo Adv Hila Shimon Litigation & Dispute Resolution White Collar Crime Administrative Law Antitrust & Competition
Adv Jack Smith  photo Adv Jack Smith Partner.
Adv Adam Spiegel  photo Adv Adam Spiegel
Adv Sharon Strauss  photo Adv Sharon Strauss Associate
Adv Laura Tal Hadar  photo Adv Laura Tal Hadar Associate
Adv Stav Tayar  photo Adv Stav Tayar Associate
Adv Orly Tenennbaum  photo Adv Orly Tenennbaum Partner
Adv Amit Timor  photo Adv Amit Timor Associate
Adv Nurit Traurik  photo Adv Nurit Traurik Partner
Adv Amir Tzemach  photo Adv Amir Tzemach Associate
Adv Ofer Tzur  photo Adv Ofer Tzur Partner, Head of the Litigation Practice.
Adv Oded Uni  photo Adv Oded Uni Partner
Adv Daniella Weinrauch  photo Adv Daniella Weinrauch Associate
Adv Sharon Werker-Sagy  photo Adv Sharon Werker-Sagy Partner.
Adv Daniek Winer  photo Adv Daniek Winer Associate
Adv Kfir Yadgar  photo Adv Kfir Yadgar Managing Partner
Adv Ori Yitzhak  photo Adv Ori Yitzhak Mergers & Acquisitions Banking & Finance Commercial Corporate Technology and Life Sciences…
Adv Anat Zehavi  photo Adv Anat Zehavi Associate
Adv Carolyn Zeimer Vigodny  photo Adv Carolyn Zeimer Vigodny Associate
Adv Koral Zellinger  photo Adv Koral Zellinger Associate
Adv Ksenya Zemsckov  photo Adv Ksenya Zemsckov Associate
Adv Ilana Zibenberg  photo Adv Ilana Zibenberg Associate
Adv Yechiel Zipori  photo Adv Yechiel Zipori Associate
Adv Idan Zohar  photo Adv Idan Zohar Associate
Number of lawyers : 220 (59 partners)
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Contacts : Pinhas Rubin (chairman)
Contacts : Moriel Matalon (chairman of the executive committee)
Contacts : Lior Porat (managing partner)
Contacts : Kfir Yagdar (managing partner)
Other offices : Herzliya Pituach

Giving Back To the Society

Gornitzky & Co. has been named one of Israel’s leading Pro-Bono firms by the Israel Bar Association and Dun & Bradstreet. 

As a firm, we provide pro bono legal counsel to a long list of non-profit organizations; members of our team dedicate hundreds of hours every month to pro bono work for clients who are unable to pay for legal services.

Gornitzky incorporates social responsibility activities via the many voluntary and fundraising programs initiated by members of our team, which include: food drives and aiding Holocaust survivors, assisting the elderly, and providing gift certificates to IDF soldiers from financially challenged backgrounds. Last but not least, we give back as a firm and as individuals, in monetary donations to various organizations.

Environment Friendly

Sustainability is at the core of our corporate responsibility strategy.

Gornitzky & Co. is committed to reducing its environmental impact through our decision-making and operational processes, helping to shape the future that provides economic, ecological and social benefits for all. We seek to maximize efficiency and minimize consumption, including energy conservation, paper usage and waste reduction and we ensure that environmental considerations weigh into our purchasing policy.

Diversity at the Core

We believe that a diverse workforce is essential to maintaining our competitive advantage, by expanding and developing the pool of talent from which we draw. Gornitzky & Co. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and a workplace, which fosters development and where all are treated with dignity and respect.

Our growth and success depends not only on the ability to attract the best workforce, but also to encourage and retain those employees. Therefore, as part of our CSR policy, we invest a great deal in our employees’ well-being, leisure activities and special events.

Gornitzky & Co. has been repeatedly named one of the most sought-after law firms in Israel.