Firm Profile > Tadmor Levy & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel
Tadmor Levy & Co Offices
YUVAL LEVY HOUSE
8 NESS ZIONA STREET
TEL AVIV 63904
Tadmor Levy & Co > The Legal 500 Rankings
Competition/antitrust Tier 1
Tadmor Levy & Co's 'capable and experienced' competition team benefits from the fact several of its partners previously worked for the Israel Competition Authority: of particular note is David Tadmor, who served as the Competition Commissioner, and Ittai Paldor, who served as a senior prosecutor. The group is frequently instructed in global class actions, for instance in relation to allegations of cartel activity and monopolies, M&A approvals and disputes arising from the authority's refusal to approve mergers. In a recent highlight, Shai Bakal represented Siemens and Alstom in their merger and is acting for Daimler in a motion to certify a class action suit against it relating to allegations of price fixing. Ayal Hacohen is also a key member of practice, whose experience includes advising companies on cross-border M&A and in relation to abuse of dominance claims.
‘The team is well-versed in the legal and practical aspects of antitrust law and extremely helpful and thorough.’
‘I find Tadmor & Co very knowledgeable about the latest thinking of the Israeli competition law authority, and they make themselves available at short notice when needed. An excellent practice.’
‘The team is as good as it gets.’
‘Shai Bakal is knowledgeable, experienced, thorough, kind, service-oriented and articulate.’
Nespresso Israel and Nestlé Nespresso S.A
Max It Finance Ltd. (Formerly Leumi Card)
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Israel Chemicals and its affiliated companies
Holmes Place International Ltd.
Assuta Medical Centers
Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Paz Oil Company Ltd.
G1 Secure Solutions Ltd.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
Tadmor Levy & Co. has strong expertise in banking, payments and e-commerce class actions, consumer class actions and insurance-related claims, where it acts for domestic and international clients. In addition, the firm is a strong performer in the antitrust space, and is involved in follow-on class actions relating to various international cartel rulings. Headed by Yechiel Kasher, the team is handling class actions for high-profile financial institutions clients including Max It Finance (one of the country's major credit card companies), Bank Hapoalim (Israel's largest bank), and Clal Insurance (one of the top five insurance groups). Further, the group is also involved in class actions for e-commerce groups such as PayPal, and other online businesses including eBay. Also recommended is Shai Bakal, who has particular expertise in antitrust class actions and is acting for international clients including Daimler and Nespresso.
‘Tadmor is an amazing law firm, with a high level of responsiveness an amazing team of lawyers with a high level of knowledge on the matter; their team work is outstanding.‘
‘Able to pull together a multi-disciplinary team in a short time.‘
‘The team has high professional ability and perfectly coordinated service.‘
‘The firm stands out in the service, availability and high involvement of its senior partners compared to similar firms.‘
‘We are getting a personal and a very devoted service, such as we don’t find with other attorney’s offices, small or large.‘
‘The Tadmor team is a good mix of experienced partners and younger highly skilled associates. Together they provide a full range of solutions and are able to come up with original and useful fixes to problems others simply cannot solve.‘
‘Yechiel Kasher is a brilliant lawyer, original thinker and a top litigator. He is able to find the weakest links in the most complicated cases and come up with original solutions and advice.‘
Nestlé Nespresso and Nespresso Israel
Max It Finance (formerly known as Leumi Card)
D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998)
Mr. Mickey Neumann
Assuta Medical Centers
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings
The Hagag Group
Cross Israel Highway
Metropoline Public Transportation Company
Gindi Holdings Group
Energy Tier 1
Tadmor Levy & Co.'s project finance and tenders practice is well known for advising state tenderers in major infrastructure projects; however, in the energy space, the team is perhaps even more active in the private sector, where it acts for project developers and financiers. A key contact in the team is Yotam Leshem, who regularly advises Israeli banks on high-value project finance transactions and is acting for the largest Israeli insurance company in relation to a unique equity finance initiative for renewable and conventional power pants. In the public sector, Leshem and Asher Bichoonski are advising the State on the establishment of a large-scale waste-to-energy facility. Noa Meidan heads the practice and is instructed by project companies, investors and government bodies.
Israel Discount Bank
State of Israel (Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Environmental Protection)
Bank Mizrahi Tefahot
Phoenix Insurance Company
Ramat Negev Energy and Ashdod Energy
E.A Ben-Dov Wind Energies
Psagot Investment House
Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1
According to sources, Tadmor Levy & Co differentiates itself through its ‘unique multi-disciplinary professionalism’. Certainly, the dedicated practice covers a comprehensive range of healthcare and life sciences matters, with clients hailing its capabilities in regulation, clinical trials, commercial transactions and litigation. Perhaps best known for its close relationship with Israel’s largest chain of private hospitals, Assuta Medical Centers, the team also acts for an extensive roster of Israeli and multinational pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Department head Efrat Shapira-Orren stands out for her ‘in-depth and wide-ranging oversight of this field’. Key names at associate level include the ‘very talented’ Avital Bruker-Yamin, as well as Avi Farchi, who is noted for his expertise in clinical trials.
‘The healthcare field is very complicated and requires dealing with comprehensive regulation and many difficult issues. The service we receive from Tadmor Levy is of a very high level, they know how to deal with all the issues and give us excellent consultation. They are better than any other office I have worked with during dozens of years in this field.’
‘The healthcare team at Tadmor Levy & Co is very professional and very familiar with all aspects of the healthcare and life sciences field.’
‘They are very precise, identifying both legal and commercial points that require special attention, and provide creative solutions.’
‘They are dedicated, responsive and committed to their role and to the client. They have become an internal part of our team, in a way that no other legal advisors have managed to do here before.’
‘The team at Tadmor exemplifies great knowledge of all aspects of healthcare law.’
‘Tadmor Levy brings unique multi-disciplinary professionalism and one of a kind talent and commitment. It is rare to review a firm that provides such a broad spectrum of services with excellence. It enables us to avoid looking for specific strength in other firms because the table is surrounded by highly valuable professionals covering regulation, business, workers relations and others.’
‘The diversity of the firm’s department allows for the provisions of high-level professional advice on all aspects of the activity of healthcare providers; including regulation and compliance, commercial transactions, clinical trials, M&A, competition laws, litigation etc.’
‘The fact that the firm has a dedicated healthcare practice, which centralises the legal advice, with the necessary assistance of other departments, gives them in-depth knowledge of the field and brings their legal services to a higher level than that of other firms.’
‘Alongside their professionalism, they are also very service-oriented, which makes them very pleasant to work with.’
‘The firm has an experience and knowledge in the health industry and, to my mind, is a very unique firm in Israel.’
‘Efrat Shapira-Orren is an expert lawyer, with unique experience in the health industry. I would also like to emphasise her contribution to business decision-making.’
‘Efrat Shapira-Orren is an extremely talented lawyer who provides unique value through combining legal with commercial capabilities.’
‘Efrat is one of the best professionals in this field by integrating the “big strategic picture” with the specific day-to-day business.’
‘Efrat Shapira-Orren is very professional, creative and committed. She identifies the fundamental issues and risks, and guides us on all legal matters, as well as on business analysis and commercial aspects.’
‘Efrat Shapira-Orren possesses a very unique knowledge and understanding of the very complex nature, structure and challenges of the Israeli healthcare market. No other private lawyer has such an in-depth and wide-range oversight of this field. ’
‘Efrat’s broad legal knowledge and deep background in administrative law and project financing bring her legal, as well as commercial, capabilities to a higher level than that of other lawyers. She is extremely thorough, professional and diligent in her work, making sure that every aspect is properly covered.’
‘Besides her legal capabilities, Efrat is very involved in the business of the company. She brings substantive value in structuring transactions and creating new fields of activities. She is also very creative in finding legal and commercial solutions and making the deal go through.’
‘Efrat Shapira-Orren is excellent — very professional, experienced and has a comprehensive knowledge in the field of healthcare. She gives high-level service, and a thorough consultation.’
‘Efrat is definitely one of the leading lawyers in this field.’
‘Efrat Shapira-Orren’s high level of professionalism, meticulousness and friendly support was critical for dealing with numerous obstacles, dealing with regulators and leading our way through an extremely convoluted process.’
‘Avital Bruker-Yamin is also very talented, committed and professional. She works hard, pays attention to details and provides a very good service on a variety of matters related to the healthcare field.’
‘Avital Bruker-Yamin is a hard worker, goes into all details, and is always available to assist. She is very motivated, and invests time and effort in order to be very deeply involved in every matter she handles.’
‘Avi Farchi is very familiar with the field of clinical trials, and he advises on all stages of the process — from initial review and approval of proposed trials, to forming and negotiating the clinical trial agreements.’
‘Avi Farchi is very pleasant, service-oriented and professional.’
Assuta Medical Centers Ltd. and all subsidiaries thereof
Assuta Ashdod Ltd.
Incentive Incubator Ltd.
SAREL Supplies & Services for Medicine Ltd.
Corsens Medical Ltd
Sinusafe Medical Ltd.
ArTack Medical (2013) Ltd.
Gilot Capital Partners
Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.
Baxter Healthcare Distribution Ltd.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. / Shire Plc
Infrastructure Tier 1
The team at Tadmor Levy & Co has experience acting for sponsors, lenders and project companies in project finance and development mandates, though the group is perhaps best known as one of the premier firms acting on the public sector side of major infrastructure projects. Indeed, the practice group has taken leading roles in the development of the Jerusalem light rail system and major sections of the Tel Aviv metro system, several significant highway projects, the headline Red Sea-Dead Sea water project, multiple port and defence projects, and various other infrastructure mandates. Noa Meidan heads the practice group, and Yotam Leshem and Asher Bichoonski are also recommended. Next generation lawyer Idan Hirshberg left for an in-house role in 2019.
‘Adv Yotam Leshem makes you feel very comfortable, knowing that all issues are covered and addressed. Having such legal adviser on your side is one of the most important things you can ask in negotiating complex transactions.‘
‘Noa Meidan and Asher Bichoonski are industry leaders. Highly professional, knowledgeable and are great partners to consult with.‘
Ministry of Regional Cooperation
Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Jerusalem Light Rail
N.T.A. – Metropolitan Mass Transit System
Shanghai International Port Group Limited (SIPG)
Ministry of Defense
Cross Israel Highway
Tadmor Levy & Co has a diverse M&A practice, which demonstrates strong capabilities in heavily regulated industries, including the defence, financial services, energy, life sciences and technology fields. Department co-lead Ophir Nave is a ‘top-notch specialist’ and enjoys a prominent reputation for his expertise in defence-related matters, with Rafael Advance Defense Systems and Israel Weapon Industries among his key clients. Yaniv Aronowich jointly heads the group and is recommended for his experience in technology M&A. Tamar Krongrad, who has an emphasis on international transactions, is also noted.
‘Probably one of the best M&A firms in Israel. In addition, they provide support in many other fields.’
‘I have been working with Tadmor Levy’s M&A team for a number of years now and they have become my go-to firm. They are fast, diligent and offer a very high level of service.’
‘I would say that their responsiveness and general level of serviceability makes them stand out when compared to other firms.’
‘Ophir Nave is a top-notch specialist Beyond Ophir’s extensive experience and knowledge, Ophir brings a very practical, business-oriented approach.’
‘Ophir is a deal-maker. He knows when to push and when to let go, in order to accomplish the best conditions, given the complicated circumstances. It is really a pleasure seeing Ophir in action – he is a highly seasoned negotiator.’
‘Another advantage when working with Ophir is that he is tech-savvy, which is of great significance when dealing with high-end and innovative solutions.’
‘Yaniv Aronowich is quick to respond with useful input and knows how to flesh out the important issues that we as a client need to consider.’
Max It Finance Ltd. (Formerly Leumi Card)
Altria Group, Inc.
Shareholders of Baby TV
Israel Shipyards Ltd.
Israel Weapon Industries
DBAG Phoenix Investment SARL
Delek Infrastructure Ltd.
I.B.C. Israel BroadBand Company (2013) Ltd.
Generation Capital Fund
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL)
Tadmor Levy & Co. handles a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation, though the practice group is perhaps best known for its expertise in banking and payments disputes, competition litigation, real estate disputes, and infrastructure and construction claims. In particular, in 2019 the firm began representing NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System in disputes arising from all segments of the light rail project in Tel Aviv. Practice head Yechiel Kasher and Nir Kehat are each involved in high-value tender disputes, while in the payments space, Kasher is acting for Max it Finance in a dispute with Israel's largest supermarket retailer concerning the operation of a partnership valued at over NIS750m. On the more junior end, associate Nir Weintraub is thought to have 'a bright future ahead'.
‘In my opinion, the firm is one of the finest in Israel, with vast legal experience in many industries and in all courts in Israel. The service provided to us by the firm is constantly characterised by top-quality legal thinking and availability. The partners working on our cases are closely involved and guide the junior lawyers working on the case.‘
‘When working on a case, we work together with the firm’s team, who keep us up-to-date and share with us their thoughts and comments. With Tadmor Levy & Co.’s litigation practice group, we know that we are in good hands.‘
‘Yechiel has an outstanding, analytical legal mind and is closely involved in our cases, and he’s definitely not someone you would want to see representing the other side!‘
‘The uniqueness of the firm is firstly its leader, Yechiel Kasher, who is a great litigator. Wise, experienced, well rounded, thorough and knowledgeable. Adv. Kasher will do a great job while preparing a case and as a very charismatic speaker he will also do a great job while speaking in court in front of a judge. Also, his team is made of bright young lawyers that together give a perfect solution to litigation and disputes. I am working with many law firms so I can say with no doubt this practice is of the highest quality.‘
‘All of the junior lawyers in the firm with whom I have worked are professional and capable legal practitioners. In particular Adv. Nir Weintraub is a talented, hardworking and dedicated lawyer. I believe that Mr. Weintraub has a great future ahead.‘
‘The ability to form a brilliant strategy is unique. The execution of the legal work was flawless. As an ex-litigator I chose them and was delighted to find out how well they preformed. The ingenuity and the excellent presentation in writing and orally filled me with confidence. The result was excellent.‘
‘I worked with this team on several cases. I was extremely impressed by their detailed knowledge of the case. The collaboration with me was excellent. They had an open mind and willingness to incorporate really advanced economic analysis. It was an excellent experience for me. I did not find any other firm that were so careful in their analysis and so open for new ideas.‘
‘The leader of the group, Yechiel Kasher, is a very impressive individual.‘
NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System
Max it Finance
Assuta Medical Center
The Hagag Group
Israel Ports Development & Assets Company
“Hever” Consumer Club
The Association for the Wellbeing of the Israeli Soldiers (The LIBI fund)
Cross Israel Highway
Employment Tier 2
Tadmor Levy & Co houses a diverse employment and labour practice, which advises a range of employers, employees and labour unions on contentious and non-contentious issues. The firm provides ongoing advice to many prominent Israeli and multinational corporations, across a variety of industry sectors, including Assuta Medical Centers (which operates the largest private hospital in Israel), Malam Team (which has a 3,400-strong workforce) and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems. Tal Keret has a ‘unique understanding of business needs’ and leads a two-partner team that also includes Shira Cohen-Mazor.
‘The Tadmor Levy employment department was attentive to our needs in an exceptional way and was available to us 24/7 — we could not have been in safer hands.’
‘The employment team’s knowledge in specific employment issues affecting health-related employers is unique and wide.’
‘Their knowledge and experience in both private and collective employment in Israel also acts as a big advantage and helped us greatly, as our organisation has to deal with employee unions, collective bargaining negotiations and disputes.’
‘Tal Keret, head of the employment department, has unique understanding of business needs, a quick and sharp understanding of any new development and provides smart and creative solutions within the frame of the law.’
Assuta Medical Centers Ltd. and Assuta Ashdod Ltd.
Malam Team Ltd.
Credit Suisse Financial Services (Israel) Ltd.
Sonol Israel Ltd. and Sprint Motors Ltd.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
Labour Union of Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd.
Y.H. Dimri Construction and Development
The “Leaders” Organization – The new Workers Union of the School Principals in Israel (In formation)
Adler Chomski & Warshavsky
Oranim Academic College
Alpha Bio Tec. Ltd.
Sarel – Logistic Solutions and Products for Advanced Medicine Ltd.
Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (AWIS)
Shaniv Paper Industries Ltd.
SIPG Terminal Bayport Co. Ltd.
IBC – Israel Broadband Company
Planning and zoning Tier 2
Tadmor Levy & Co's practice represents developers and investors engaged in high-value residential and commercial projects, including major urban renewal developments. The team also has the capabilities to advise local municipalities on various zoning and planning matters. Sigal Shapira acts for individuals, contractors, financiers and companies on all aspects of construction projects, from land acquisitions through to the sale of units. Shoam Keren is particularly notable for her expertise assisting clients with obtaining approvals for master plans across Israel.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Tadmor Levy & Co acts for banks, urban renewal funds, constructors and developers, predominantly on major national urban renewal projects, as well as financing transactions, leasing agreements and residential and commercial projects. The group also advises managing boards on large-scale urban renewal projects. Practice head Sigal Shapira is highly active and has particular strength in assisting banks and financial institutions with large-scale loan agreements for infrastructure and real estate projects. Associate Doron Shacham is involved in a high volume of the firm's mandates and regularly advises foreign investors on their real estate activities in Israel.
‘The team do everything to solve the issue at hand in the most efficient manner possible, while still being incredibly attentive throughout the process. ‘
‘All members of the team we’ve worked with are experienced, efficient and creative thinkers.’
Friedman Chachshoori Engineering and Building Company Ltd.
JV of Y. H. Dimri Construction & Development Ltd. and Ophir Urban Renewal Group Ltd
Y.H. Dimri Ltd Construction and Development Ltd.
JV of Mishab Housing Construction & Development Ltd., the Mivney Ophir Group and Y.H. Dimri Construction & Development Ltd.
The Faire Fund II – Limited Partnership
JV of Y.H. Dimri Ltd Construction and Development Ltd and New Israel Land Development Ltd.
Avi Cranes Group Ltd.
Ophir Urban Renewal Group Ltd.
3 Tenants’ Committees
Max It Finance Ltd. (Formerly, Leumi Card)
Israel Discount Bank Ltd.
Bait ve Gag fund
Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG)
Association for the Well Being of Israel’s Soldiers (AWIS)
Assuta Medical Centers
Abu Yehiel- BUILDING COMPANY LTD. and KBE
Shaniv Paper Industries
Iskoor, Macsteel Global and other shareholders of Iskoor
Cal Auto Real Estate and Projects
Bank Leumi le-Israel LTD
Waves Audio Ltd
The Center for Education Technology (CET)
Real estate: urban renewal Tier 2
Tadmor Levy & Co's team advises developers and property owners on all types of urban renewal initiatives, including Pinui Binui and Tama 38 projects and mixed-use developments, and acts for banks on the financing of NOP 38 projects. Sigal Shapira is adept at advising on the life cycle of urban renewal projects. She is leading a team that is advising a joint venture consisting of Mishab Housing Construction & Development and Y.H. Dimri Construction and Development, which is involved in the construction of 528 residential units in four towers situated in Givatayim. Shoam Keren acts for public and private companies, on the planning and zoning components of urban renewal projects.
‘I am very satisfied with the quality & efficiency of the team. Amazing service!’
‘Sigal Shapira is a gift to all of us. She operates the entire office and manages the various teams to provide the best service in the real estate market, and it is really impossible to compare her with any other lawyer I have met so far in my business life.’
Friedman Chachshoori Engineering and Building Company Ltd
Y.H. Dimri Construction and Development Ltd.
JV of Mishab Housing Construction & Development Ltd., the Mivney Ophir Group, and Y.H. Dimri Construction and Development Ltd.
JV of Y. H Dimri Construction and Development Ltd and Ophir Urban Renewal Group Ltd.
JV of Y.H. Dimri Ltd Construction and Development Ltd and New Israel Land Development Ltd
Ophir Urban Renewal Group Ltd
Bait ve Gag Fund
Residents in Asherman project
Association for the Well Being of Israel’s Soldiers
L”H Zone, Givatayim residents
The Gesser Family
Banking and finance Tier 3
Tadmor Levy & Co advises on the gamut of banking matters, from regulatory and compliance issues, through to lending transactions, M&A and dispute resolution. The team acts for a host of domestic and global banks, including Bank Hapoalim, Leumi Bank and Deutsche Bank Israel. It also has good links with institutional investors, fintech companies and corporate borrowers. Co-managing partner Opher Levy is the key relationship partner for Max It Finance (formerly Leumi Card), which he advises on a range of lending, M&A and regulatory issues. Additional contacts in the department include Amir Scharf, who heads the capital markets, securities and financial services regulation practice group, and Aviad Lachmanovitch.
Max It Finance Ltd. (Formerly Leumi Card Ltd.)
Leumi Bank Ltd.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V)
Neema Shefa Ltd.
The Association of Banks in Israel
Credit Suisse Financial Services (Israel) Ltd.
Peilim Investment Portfolio Management
Mimun Yashir (Direct Financing)
Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.
The Discount Bank Limited
Smart Advanced ATM Services, Keren HaTamar Ltd.
Global Factoring Limited
Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3
Tadmor Levy & Co. is 'very strong and has extensive knowledge and experience in all stages of the start-up and hi-tech ecosystem'. The practice group acts for entrepreneurs, start-ups, tech incubators and investors, and has experience in hi-tech sub-sectors including medical devices, fintech, cyber, telecoms and media, and autonomous driving and auto-tech. Elie Sprung heads the hi-tech and venture capital department, and is rated by clients for his 'focus', his 'knowledge of the law and current market standards', and his 'business awareness'. Yaniv Aronowich and Ophir Nave jointly head the M&A practice and are both rated for their work in the hi-tech space. Also recommended is Tamar Krongrad, who leads the cross-border corporate and commercial team.
‘Team members I have worked with have a practical hands-on approach, with strong knowledge of the law and are focused on getting the deal done.‘
‘I have mainly worked with Elie Sprung. Elie has a great knowledge of the law and current market standards and trends. He is practical in his approach and is generally a pleasure to work with.‘
‘We have worked with three outstanding partners – Elie Sprung, Yaniv Aronowich and Ophir Nave. All three are of the highest level of start-up and M&A lawyers and I would recommend them.‘
‘The legal team was extremely engaged with the need to close our deals quickly and worked with the investors’ legal teams and was able to sketch agreements that were accepted by all and were able to manage the entire process. I’m a serial entrepreneur and in the last 20+ years, I worked with several law firms in Israel and in the US and this is the best legal team I have ever had.‘
‘They are always available and you will be treated as their only customer.‘
‘Yaniv Aronowich is a smart lawyer, helps us in negotiations and extremely knowledgable. His team is very communicative. We have been working with them since the inception of the company and are very happy with our decision.‘
‘Tadmor Levy’s team is very strong and has extensive knowledge and experience in all stages of the start-up and hi-tech ecosystem. All of the team is extremely experienced and very practical, and their knowledge allows them to focus on the important points and move forward negotiations.‘
‘Elie is the most business aware, practical, and commercial lawyer I have worked with.‘
‘I would like to point out Elie Sprung’s focus. As someone that doesn’t have a law background, you get the “red marked” documents from lawyers and you don’t know what is important and what is not. You need the support to do business. Elie always tells me what’s important, and what I should focus on. That helps to make business.‘
I.B.C. Israel BroadBand Company (2013)
Cor-Act Medical Technologies
Pretzel Voice Labs
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