Advocate Oded Ofek > M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries
TEL AVIV 6706054
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Oded Ofek is a partner at M. Firon & Co., heading the department of capital markets: investment and institutional entities. Oded specializes in the representation of investment and institutional entities before various control and regulatory bodies in the capital market and is considered to be one of Israel’s leading attorneys in this field. Oded represents the country’s largest investment houses in ongoing legal matters and in the resolutions and settlements before relevant regulators, including the Israeli Securities Authority and the Commissioner of the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings, in the Israel Ministry of Finance. Having been advising some of the most important organizations and private clients in the capital market for years, Oded regularly appears before government agencies, government committees, special committees designed to examine changes in legislation and before Israeli Knesset committees. Oded takes pride in his contributions to the day-to-day legal activity of investment houses and investment brokers, as well as to the laying out of extraordinarily significant legislative arrangements and guidelines in the capital market, while creating tremendous value for his clients. Oded specializes in a number of legal disciplines, including securities law, corporate law, commercial law, commercial litigation, media law and in business crisis management. Having accumulated special expertise and immense practical experience, Oded is frequently invited to lecture before various organizations and entities on the subjects of capital market and securities. Some of Oded’s clients include mutual fund managers, trustees, provident fund managing companies, investment advisors and portfolio managers. Further, Oded represents the Israeli Mutual Fund Managers Association, which incorporates all mutual fund managers in Israel, the Capital Market Trustees Association, which incorporates all bond trustees, ETF trustees and fund trustees in Israel, as well as the Tel Aviv Brokers Association (TBA) in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which incorporates all non-bank stock exchange members. In addition to his position at M. Firon & Co., Oded serves as a member of the Capital Market and Securities Committee and the Investigations and Security Committee in the Israel Bar Association. Oded is an IDF reserves commander officer (at the rank of a Captain) at the Investigation Unit of the Military Police Corps and he presently serves as an investigations officer at the Internal Investigations Unit of the IDF Military Police Corps.


English and Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association, 2003.


LL.B, Netanya Academic College, the joint degree program in Law and Business Administration, 2003; LL.M., specializing in Commercial Law, Tel Aviv University, 2008


Books, Music and Traveling.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Banking and finance

A number of prominent banking and financial clients, including lenders and borrowers, routinely turn to M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries for its knowledge of regulatory work. On the transactional side, the team focuses on infrastructure and real estate financings, with firm head Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky regularly acting for lenders and project developers on complex infrastructure and real estate projects. The team also includes Ronen Maor, who is a specialist in financing transactions, and Oded Ofek, who is chair of the capital markets and financial services department.

Israel > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

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M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries‘ expertise in capital markets is demonstrated by the firm’s two sub-departments: the corporate and securities team, and the investment and institutional entities group. These allow the team to provide comprehensive advice on IPOs, securitisation transactions, debenture issuances, and regulatory matters. The practice is jointly led by Oded Ofek, who is highly praised by clients as a ‘leader in the capital market field’, and Udi Efron, who notably focuses on public offerings and capital raisings. Other key contacts include securitisation transaction expert Omer Tikolsky.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds

With a focus on mutual funds, M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries‘ investment practice is recognised for representing both domestic and foreign venture capital funds, private investors and high-tech incubators. Online gaming specialist Jacob Sarov jointly leads the practice with Oded Ofek, who is highly praised and engaged by a range of fund managers, financial services providers and hedge funds in their investment operations, notably with regard to regulatory compliance issues.