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Tadmor Levy & Co.
TEL AVIV 6701101

Competition/antitrust Tier 1

By some clients' reckoning, Tadmor Levy & Co. is 'one of the very best antitrust teams in Israel'. Led by David Tadmor, 'a gifted antitrust lawyer', who formerly served as the country's Antitrust Commissioner, the firm is highly sought after by international corporates facing enforcement procedures, regulatory investigations, and follow-on claims in Israel. In this regard, Shai Bakal is representing clients such as Siemens and Daimler in proceedings following determinations concerning the existence of various global cartels. Similarly, the team is representing Nespresso Israel and Nestlé Nespresso in a class action claim concerning alleged monopolistic behaviour and unfair pricing. Bakal is also representing El Al Airlines in an appeal against the decision not to approve a merger between El Al and Israir Airlines. Additionally, the team, which includes Ayal Hacohen, regularly advises major multinationals on antitrust issues associated with their M&A activities in Israel.

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Dispute resolution: class actions Tier 1

The litigation group at Tadmor Levy & Co. is recognised for its expertise across a range of disputes, and has particular experience with class actions involving banking and insurance products, and follow-on antitrust claims. In the financial services sector, department head Yechiel Kasher represented Bank Leumi in an objection to a class action alleging that the bank failed to fulfill its duties toward clients holding dormant accounts. The team also represented Bank Hapoalim in a NIS370m class action regarding consultation provided by the bank in relation to exchange-traded notes. Additionally, Kasher is representing eBay and PayPal in separate class actions involving foreign currency conversion fees. The team also defends Leumi Card in a litany of class actions concerning restrictive practices and currency conversion fees, among other issues. Also recommended is Shai Bakal, who has been involved in antitrust class actions for Nespresso Israel and Daimler.

Energy and infrastructure Tier 1

'By any measure', Tadmor Levy & Co. 'has one of the best projects teams in Israel'. Led by the 'hugely experienced and highly respectedNoa Meidan, the department is best known for advising government parties on large-scale infrastructure projects, though the team is also engaged by domestic lenders, and has experience advising international project companies. In the transport infrastructure space, Meidan is advising the State of Israel on the full tender process for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the newest extension of the Jerusalem Light Rail; she is also acting for the governmental company responsible for facilitating the development of the Tel Aviv Light Rail, NTA - Metropolitan Mass Transit System, in relation to the most recent tenders for the development of the Green Line and Purple Line. Also of note, Meidan is acting for the State of Israel in relation to the Red Sea-Dead Sea water project; an international PFI project involving the Kingdom of Jordan, which is one of the largest global PFI projects to date. On the lender side, the team has advised Bank Hapoalim, Israel Discount Bank and Bank Leumi on financing transactions for the development of various energy projects, road developments and defence infrastructure. Additionally, Ziv Wassercug is representing Shanghai International Port Group in negotiations with Israel Ports Development & Asset Company for the EPC and O&M agreements for the development of a new port terminal. Other key contacts include Asher Bichoonski and Idan Hirshberg.

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Next Generation Partners: Energy and infrastructure

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Tadmor Levy & Co. is 'a truly excellent firm with specific expertise in the healthcare industry' and 'extensive knowledge of every possible regulatory hurdle' a client may face. A key figure in the team is Efrat Shapira-Orren'a bright, assertive and highly professional lawyer', who heads the firm's healthcare practice and also serves as chief counsel to Assuta Medical Centers, the largest chain of private hospitals in Israel. In this capacity, the team represents the client in regulatory and administrative procedures, and advises on issues including cross-border collaboration agreements, clinical trials, data and privacy laws, and relationships with physicians and insurers. Additionally, David Tadmor provides ongoing regulatory advice to SAREL Supplies & Services for Medicine, and the antitrust team advised an international pharmaceutical company on issues concerning its distribution arrangements. Also recommended is Elie Sprung, who regularly advises Israeli start-ups and growth companies in the healthcare sector on commercial and financing agreements.

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Real estate: urban renewal Tier 1

Given the firm's 'broad expertise and market recognition', Tadmor Levy & Co. is 'able to provide critical assistance at all stages' of large-scale evacuate-rebuild projects. Led by Sigal Shapira, the team is consistently involved in some of the market's very largest urban renewals. In a standout matter, Shapira is acting for a development joint venture comprising New Israel Land Development and YH Dimri Construction and Development in relation to the Neve David project in Haifa, which will involve the construction of 2,500 residential units. Shapira is also advising YH Dimri Construction and Development on an evacuate-rebuild project in Kfar Saba for the construction of 1,200 new housing units. The team has also acted for tenant committees, including recently advising the rights holders in a NIS2bn project in Givatayim for the construction of 600 new units.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Tadmor Levy & Co. is, according to a client, 'a go-to firm for high-value M&A'. The firm's 'unique level of client service' and 'comprehensive grasp of commercial and legal issues' prompt one client to say that it 'would trust the firm to handle complex M&A blindfolded'. The corporate team is jointly headed by Yaniv Aronowich and Ophir Nave, the latter of whom advised dual-listed Israel Chemicals on the $1bn sale of its fire safety and oil additives business to SK Capital. 'A great contact for large cross-border transactions', Nave has also been involved in significant deals in the defence and agricultural sectors. Acting together, Nave and Aronowich are advising a prominent investment fund on its contemplated high-value acquisition of an Israeli group comprising dozens of companies.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 2

Acting for domestic and international corporates from a variety of industry sectors, Tadmor Levy & Co. has been involved in multiple novel disputes and litigation presenting potentially market-wide consequences. In one example, the highly recommended Yechiel Kasher is acting for TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company in relation to a dispute over the rights to overriding royalties arising from offshore oil and gas exploration. Kasher also represented First International Bank of Israel in a dispute regarding the bank's decision not to open bank accounts for companies trading in crypto-currencies. Other significant work included acting for Allergan in relation to a $300m derivative claim arising out of Teva's acquisition of Allergan's generics business. Additionally, the team represented an online commerce company in a claim concerning the governing law clause of its standard form agreements. Other key figures include Nir Kehat and Assaf Priel.

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Employment Tier 2

Tadmor Levy & Co. provides ongoing labour and employment advice to prominent domestic and international employers, and also handles labour litigation and collective negotiations for some of Israel's largest corporates. Indeed, the team was involved in a number of labour and employment disputes for Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Sonol Israel and Sprint Motors. Additionally, the department is engaged by Assuta Medical Centers in relation to all of its employment concerns, including employee terminations, collective negotiations and HR management. Led by Tal Keret, the team also provides day-to-day labour law advice to Credit Suisse, and assisted a Chinese construction contractor with all relevant work permits and regulatory compliance aspects for operating in Israel. Also of note, Keret acted for the labour union of Egged Israel Transport Cooperative Society in negotiations for a significant new collective agreement.

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

'Hungry for success and fully committed to the goals of its clients', Tadmor Levy & Co. is instructed primarily by early stage start-ups, which it advises on investment transactions and out-license agreements as well as all ongoing corporate matters necessary for business expansion. Headed by Elie Sprung, the team has handled a number of seed and Series A financing rounds for companies in a range of technological fields, such as healthcare and medical devices, autonomous vehicles, fintech, cloud computing, and blockchain; Memic Innovative Surgery, Kindite, and City Transformer are among the team's company-side clients. Also of note, the team has experience acting for technology incubators and accelerators. Sprung provides ongoing advice to DRIVE Accelerator in relation to its Fast Lanes programme, and is also engaged by one of Israel's 20 state-sponsored technology incubators, Incentive Incubator. Other key contacts include Yaniv Aronowich and Ophir Nave.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Tadmor Levy & Co. advises real estate developers, banks, financiers and corporate occupiers on large-scale residential and mixed-use development projects. The department is led by Sigal Shapira, who advised Friedman Chachshoori Engineering and Building Company on its sale of development rights for 600 residential units in the Park TLV project; this transaction also involved an option to purchase one-third of the development rights for an additional 2,500 residential units. Further, the team is acting for YH Dimri Construction and Development in relation to its successful bid for a residential development in Netivot under the framework of the Mechir Lamishtaken programme. In the finance space, Shapira advised Israel Discount Bank on the provision of financing for five large-scale projects, the first stages of which drew financing of approximately NIS1.5bn. Additionally, the practice group has handled high-value lease transactions for corporate occupiers such as Leumi Card and Decathlon Group. Senior associate Shoam Keren joined the firm from Charcon, Ben Ami, Asher & Co. Law Offices and now heads the group's planning and zoning practice within the larger real estate group.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Tadmor Levy & Co. has close working relationships with some of Israel's largest banks and financial institutions, which it advises on lending mandates and transactions in the heavily regulated banking sector. David Tadmor handles a wide variety of matters for Bank Leumi, which has recently included representing the bank before a government committee concerning the mandated separation between the country's banks and their credit card companies. In the lending space, the team acted for Bank Hapoalim in relation to a NIS2.8bn financing transaction for the construction of a power plant in Ashalim, and also advised Israel Discount Bank on multiple financing transactions for real estate and infrastructure development projects. Also of note, Aviad Lachmanovich advises a subsidiary of Direct Insurance Financial Investment on securitisation transactions with a number of Israel's major banks and institutional investors. The banking team also advises The Association of Banks in Israel on various regulatory issues, and handles complex banking litigation in conjunction with the firm's strong litigation department.

Firm Overview:
A premier Israeli law firm with a global outlook, Tadmor Levy & Co. is driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an energetic commitment to a wide range of clients looking to grow, adapt, thrive and lead from the front in today’s competitive marketplace.

These clients benefit from the international perspective of more than 100 multilingual lawyers and interns who have trained, studied and practiced overseas. We work closely with you to develop a thorough understanding of your business, how you operate and where you plan to go, tapping into a comprehensive international and domestic experience that allows us to take domestic clients worldwide, while closely supporting international companies establishing and growing their presence in Israel.

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law & Regulation:
The team continues to be a prime destination for representing clients in their interaction with government agencies and administrative bodies, members of parliament and governmental committees. We have represented clients before the Second Sheshinski Committee, the Hershkowitz Committee and many others. We advise on price control, bidding processes, and much more.

Banking & Finance:
We act for a large roster of banks and institutional lenders, as well as sponsors and borrowers in all major financing, refinancing and lending transactions. We also advise private investment funds, offshore banks and credit export agencies in the local syndicated loan market, as well as leading international financial entities and international payment suppliers.

Capital Markets, Securities & Financial Services Regulation:
Our team thrives under the leadership of Amir Scharf, who also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Israel Bar Association Capital Markets Committee and was previously Deputy Director of the Legal Department of the Israel Securities Authority. Clients repeatedly entrust us with all their capital markets and regulatory needs, including securities and capital markets regulation; financial services regulation; banking regulation; corporate governance; reporting requirements and filings with the Israel Securities Authority and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; and much more.

China Desk:
Having established our Chinese Desk in 2007, we are among the first Israeli law firms to establish a presence in the People’s Republic of China, with dedicated attorneys both in Tel Aviv and Shanghai. Whether it is in setting up their operations in Israel or in acquiring and investing in Israeli companies, our firm provides our Chinese clients with comprehensive, one-stop-shop legal services.

We are widely recognised as the frontrunner in Israel for antitrust law, with many of our team members former staff members of key regulatory bodies, such as the Israel Competition Authority (ICA). We handle all civil and criminal aspects of antitrust law, providing effective advice to clients before the IAA, the Antitrust Tribunal, and the Supreme Court of Israel.

Corporate Compliance:
Clients value the superior level of experience of lawyers with experience of the ICA and the Israel Securities Authority when drawing up compliance programs. We act for large Israeli companies and multinationals in a wide range of areas including securities regulation; financial services regulation; competition/antitrust; anti-corruption legislation; cross-border anti-bribery laws; and more.

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm’s dynamic Corporate team supports companies from a wide range of industries on major corporate matters, as well as day-to-day commercial activities. The lawyers not only understand the local corporate framework in Israel but have extensive experience in cross-border transactions, including with the U.S., Europe, and the Far East.

Cross Border & Domestic M&A:
The firm handles major local and cross-border transactions for leading Israeli and foreign clients, spanning many industries, including defense, hi-tech, banking, healthcare, infrastructure, cybersecurity, fintech, transportation, and many others. We act for buyers and sellers in landmark cross-border deals, such as Israel Chemicals on the USD 1 billion sale of its fire-safety and oil additives business; Max in the USD 680 million sale of shares to U.S. private fund, Warburg Pincus; and many others.

With a successful, proven track-record in litigation before the Israeli labor courts, arbitrators, and administrative tribunals, our team represents both employers and employees across many areas, including: enforcement of labour laws, discrimination, wrongful termination, slander, sexual harassment, collective disputes, strikes and injunctions. With a unique grasp of the labor laws, we redrafted the constitution of the largest workers’ union in Israel.

Energy & Natural Resources:
Developers, lenders, producers, sponsors, purchasers, suppliers, distributors, governments, and regulatory authorities are among the clients benefitting from our involvement in some of the largest energy deals to date in the traditional and renewable energy fields. We advise clients on one of largest renewable solar energy projects in Israel, as well as hydroelectricity pumped-storage energy, wind energy, and more.

We advise on the full range of environmental law, including air and water pollution, land contamination, solid and hazardous waste disposal, hazardous substances, land-use planning and development, noise pollution, radiation pollution, energy regulation and agro-ecology. We are also recognised for an annual environmental conference, a longstanding fixture on the events calendar.

HiTech & Venture Capital:
Our Hi-Tech and Venture Capital practice group represents founders, start-ups and investors on equity investments, loan transactions, commercial and technology transactions, joint venture and M&A transactions, founder agreements, employment matters, intellectual property, corporate governance and more. Our comprehensive experience spans Internet, cyber, defense, media, software, bio-tech, fintech, medical devices, pharmaceutical, clean-tech, smart transportation and more.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Our insightful and well-recognized litigators bring several decades’ experience in shaping some of the most influential decisions today. We act for clients in class actions; antitrust proceedings; insurance claims; intellectual property litigation; white collar cases; commercial and contractual disputes; shareholder disputes; environmental litigation; real estate and construction litigation; private international law; international arbitrations; administrative actions; and tender litigation.

Public Tenders & Government Contracts:
We act for bidders and tender issuers, throughout the tender process, from the preliminary stages of RFI and Pre-Qualification, through the entire tender process, until bid selection and contract execution and performance. Our sophisticated and interdisciplinary team has represented international and domestic companies in some of Israel’s largest public tenders and also represent companies in complex international public tenders issued abroad.

Project Finance:
Our dedicated Project Finance department has been involved in almost every project financing in Israel in recent years, acting for banks, institutional investors, and developers in developing pathfinder and innovative financing structures for their projects, which include the development of the Red Sea–Dead Sea project and NTA in its development of the Red Line of the Tel Aviv Light Rail project.

Real Estate:
We act for foreign and domestic real estate companies, private and publicly-owned developers, landowners and investors, in all aspects of real estate development, financing, zoning and construction. We act for financial institutions in land-related aspects of financing infrastructure projects and real estate regulation applied to them. We are also involved in complex large-scale projects, including some of the largest urban renewal projects.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative Law and Regulation Dr David E Tadmor
Administrative Law and Regulation Adi Wizman
Banking and Finance Opher Levy
Banking and Finance Amir Scharf
Banking & Finance Aviad Lachmanovitch
Capital Markets, Securities and Financial Regulation Amir Scharf
Capital Markets, Securities and Financial Regulation Ricky Brenner
China and Far East Ziv Wassercug
Competition/Antitrust Dr David E Tadmor
Competition/Antitrust Shai Bakal
Competition/Antitrust Nava Karavany
Competition/Antitrust Ayal HaCohen
Corporate Compliance Amir Scharf
Corporate & Commercial Opher Levy
Corporate & Commercial Tamar Krongrad
Corporate & Commercial Avi Farchi
Corporate & Commercial Ido Frishta
Cross-border and Domestic M&A Dr David E Tadmor
Cross-border and Domestic M&A Ophir Nave
Cross-border and Domestic M&A Yaniv Aronowich
Employment Tal Keret
Employment Shira Cohen-Mazor
Energy and Natural Resources Noa Meidan
Energy and Natural Resources Asher Bichoonski
Energy and Natural Resources Yotam Leshem
Environmental Law & Sustainability Opher Levy
Family Law and Inheritance Liel Golani Baranes
Hi-tech and Venture Capital Elie Sprung
Hi-tech and Venture Capital Tamar Krongrad
Life Sciences, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Efrat Shapira Orren
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Yechiel Kasher
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Ittai Paldor
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Nir Kehat
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Assaf Priel
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Doron Kilshtein
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sivan Wulkan-Avisar
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Ortal Ger
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Ofer Shoval
Payment Systems Opher Levy
Project Finance Noa Meidan
Project Finance Asher Bichoonski
Project Finance Yotam Leshem
Public Tenders and Government Contracts Dr David E Tadmor
Public Tenders and Government Contracts Assaf Priel
Real Estate, Planning & Zoning Sigal Shapira
Real Estate, Planning & Zoning Shoam Keren
Tax Boaz Feinberg
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Asher Bichoonski  photo Adv Asher Bichoonski
Adv Ido Frishta  photo Adv Ido Frishta
Adv Ortal Ger  photo Adv Ortal Ger
Adv Ayal HaCohen  photo Adv Ayal HaCohen
Adv Aviad Lachmanovitch  photo Adv Aviad Lachmanovitch
Adv Yotam Leshem  photo Adv Yotam Leshem
Adv Noa Meidan  photo Adv Noa Meidan
Adv Ofer  Shoval  photo Adv Ofer  Shoval
Number of lawyers : 105
Contacts : Dr David E Tadmor | Managing Partner |
Contacts : Opher Levy | Managing Partner |