Adv Shai Ganor > ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co > Jerusalem, Israel > Lawyer Profile

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co
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Work Department

Corporate, Commercial abd M&A; Hi-Tech, Venture Capital and Technology; Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Liquidation; Insurance Law and Banking.


Partner. Adv. Shai Ganor is the partner in charge of the firm’s Tel Aviv office.


Prior to joining the firm in 1991, Adv. Ganor served as a law clerk for Miriam Naor (then a Jerusalem District Court justice and now a Supreme Court justice). Adv. Ganor specializes in corporate and commercial law, advising in the fields of hi-tech, venture capital, and M&A. Adv. Ganor has been involved in the establishment and representation of VC funds, and has represented private investors in hi-tech ventures and investments. In addition, Adv. Ganor serves as legal advisor to most of the firm’s hi-tech clients, and represents leading US internet companies in acquiring start-up companies in Israel. Adv. Ganor also advises a sizeable public company in its M&A transactions as well as in other complex commercial transactions both in Israel and abroad.

In 2013, Adv. Ganor was recommended by the European Legal 500 in the fields of hi-tech, start-up companies and venture capital. In 2014, Adv. Ganor was recommended in Legal 500 and noted as “excellent” for representation of public companies in transactions in the $50 million to $100 million range.

Adv. Ganor is also experienced in the field of corporate insolvency, particularly in devising arrangements for the restructuring and reorganization of insolvent companies. He played a major role in the liquidation and rehabilitation of the ‘Ohr Hadash’ project in Ashdod which, being comprised of 600 housing units, was the largest insolvency of its kind in Israel at the time, and Adv. Ganor was deeply involved in devising the complex and wide-scale arrangements which permitted the ultimate successful completion of the project.

In addition, Adv. Ganor coordinated the firm’s representation of the State following the Rabin administration, handling the claims of Israeli building contractors arising out of the termination of a large number of construction projects, primarily in the West Bank. He worked alongside the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Offices in representing the State with respect to the foregoing claims. The firm has successfully settled, to the Government’s satisfaction, most of the claims, worth billions of shekels.

Recent Significant Activities: 

  • Represents two of Israel’s largest multinational companies in a number of acquisitions and other large-scale, complex, cross border commercial transactions with a combined value of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Handled the formation of a $100m Israeli VC fund in the fields of medical devices and services.
  • Represents an Israeli biotech company in respect of a strategic licensing and investment agreement with a leading manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals.
  • Represented one of Israel’s leading Applied Israeli Research Institutes in a sale of a segment of its business to a European acquirer.


English, Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association (1992).

Member of Israel Bar Association’s Hi-Tech Committee.

In addition to his activities in the firm, Adv. Ganor serves in a senior position at Promisec Ltd., an Israeli start-up in the field of information security software.


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B., 1991.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co’s ‘experienced and professional’ team has deep expertise in handling M&A transactions and investment rounds for clients in the medical devices and software fields. The head, Shai Ganor, specialises in corporate law, with an emphasis on hi-tech and venture capital elements, while Dov Abramovitz routinely advises companies on complex commercial transactions and M&A. Rachel Shay focuses on private equity financings, with Shira Schlaff and Yakov Kohl  also noted.