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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has 'a lot of experience' handling borrower-side mandates, which enables 'a deep understanding of all the aspects that may affect a transaction'. Led by Yoav Caspi, the team has considerable experience acting for borrowers in the real estate sector in relation to significant financing transactions. In this context, Gindi Tel Aviv Towers, Nan Bachar Group Real Estate and Dankner 38 Renewing Life Quality are among the team's key clients. As lender's counsel, the group advised an institutional lender on the provision of financing for a real estate development. Additional contacts in the department include Assaf Lapid and Nir Oren.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

The team at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has experience in significant transactions across a huge range of industry sectors, including real estate, telecoms, agriculture, retail, transportation and technology. The corporate department is headed by Yoav Caspi, who acted for the largest shareholder of Caesarstone in relation to the $54m acquisition of a 20% stake in Bananot Ha'hof Agricultural Cooperative Association. Caspi also acted for Internet Rimon in a number of purchase transactions, including the $28m acquisition from 013 Netvision of a 51% stake in Internet Rimon Israel 2009. Further, Nir Oren assisted Rosetta Genomics with a reverse triangular merger transaction with Genoptix. In 2019, Daniel Chinn joined the team from Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co..

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Dispute resolution: class actions
Dispute resolution: class actions - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has experience with class action suits involving antitrust claims and consumer protection and disability law. Yaron Reiter heads the class actions practice and has represented Partner Communications Company in a number of class actions, including a claim alleging that the company collects customers' data and transfers that data to the Israeli police. Additionally, Reiter is acting for Shufersal in relation to a class action concerning the presence of salmonella in poultry sold by the client. In the antitrust space, the team defended Chi Mei Corporation in a class action regarding a global cartel in the flat screen panel industry. The team has also been increasingly involved in class actions regarding disabled access. The Gindi Group and Kavim Public Transportation are also among the team's clients.

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Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration
Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration - ranked: tier 5

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co's service is marked by 'a consistently high level of professionalism and legal knowledge', which the firm brings to each case, 'treating every client as though they're the most important one'. The litigation department is headed by Ram Jeanne, who has attracted a tremendous amount of client praise for his 'amazingly energetic approach', which combines 'common sense and creativity' in pursuit of his clients' goals. The team is especially active in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, where it handles disputes ranging from tender litigation and development claims to shareholder and partnership disputes. In one example, Jeanne is acting for Merkavim Transportation Technologies in relation to a dispute with the Ministry of Transportation regarding a mandate that winners of public transportation tenders must require that the assembly of buses take place in Israel. Jeanne has also handled cross-border estate litigation, and represents clients in the media and telecoms industry in cases involving licensing and royalty rights.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has experience acting for employers in collective negotiations, as well as in pensions and employment litigation involving issues such as discrimination and wrongful termination. Department head Helit Simchoni represented 200 lawyers employed by the Israeli Tax Authority in negotiations with the Histadrut and with their employer to update the terms of their employment and transition from personal contracts to collective agreement. Simchoni also assisted a national industry organisation with the approval of employment permits for Palestinian workers in its respective industry. In the contentious space, the team acted for Magam Safety and AA Shidurit Tell Page in various class action disputes, and regularly represents Danya Cebus in administrative proceedings with the Population and Immigration Authority.

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Hi-tech and start-ups
Hi-tech and start-ups - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

The team at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has experience in M&A and investment transactions in the tech sector, and also advises Israeli IT and communications companies on commercial agreements, regulatory compliance, and ongoing operational issues. A key figure in the team is Nir Oren, who advised two companies on a multimillion-dollar business sale transaction with a US-based software company, and also acted as Israeli counsel to Rosetta Genomics in relation to its reverse triangular merger with Genoptix. Similarly, Assaf Lapid acted for an international corporation in relation to an acquisition in Israel, and also advised an Israeli biomed company on an early-stage investment transaction. Also of note, Eyal Roy Sage provides ongoing advice to Microsoft Azure Accelerator TLV. The team was significantly strengthened in 2019 by the hire of Daniel Chinn, who joined from Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co..

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Intellectual property: commercial/transactions
Intellectual property: commercial/transactions - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co has particular expertise in royalties negotiations in the media industry and also has experience in commercial transactions in the software and med-tech industries. Of note, department head Eyal Roy Sage acts for The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation in negotiation with Israel's royalty collection societies, and has also assisted the client with a multi-year broadcasting agreement with Union Des Associations Européennes De Football. Further, Roy Sage is advising Israel Credit Cards on the development of certain open source code projects, and has advised Azure PCR on OEM agreements with medical equipment manufacturers. Other key clients include Partner Communications Company, Hot Telecommunications Systems, and El Al Israeli Airlines.

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Planning and zoning
Planning and zoning - ranked: tier 2

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co handles the contentious and non-contentious planning aspects of commercial and residential developments, including urban renewals, and also has expertise in disputes concerning municipal taxation. Yacov Cohen, who heads the firm’s planning and construction department, is advising Gindi Tower Tel Aviv on the planning aspects of a high-profile residential development, which is part of a larger mixed-use place-making project at the old wholesale market in Tel Aviv. Further, Cohen is representing Nesher Israeli Cement Factories in an appeal regarding the betterment tax for one of its quarries, and is also acting for PHI Networks, a partnership between Partner Communications and HOT Mobile, in relation to dozens of municipal taxation matters across the country. The municipal tax practice was strengthened in 2018 by the arrivals of Einav Cohen and Alon Eldman, who had previously founded Eldman Cohen & Co Law Office, a boutique municipal tax firm.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co handles a wide range of real estate matters for real estate companies, construction and engineering contractors, investors and corporate occupiers. In perhaps the group's flagship project, Amir Amar, Liat Volanovsky Nueman and department head Omer Gadish are advising Gindi Tower Tel Aviv on its long-running residential tower project in the old wholesale market in Tel Aviv; the development will deliver 770 units in two residential towers and has future plans for an additional two towers. Another key contact is Aharon Barda, who is acting for Yossi Avrahami Civil Engineering Works in relation to a number of projects, including a 370-unit residential development in Haifa. Moreover, the team is particularly active in urban renewal projects, where it has advised entrepreneurs such as Gindi Investments and Aura Israel - Entrepreneurship and Investments.

Next generation lawyers: Real estate and construction

Aharon Barda - AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

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Real estate: urban renewal
Real estate: urban renewal - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

The team at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co advises many of Israel's most active real estate developers in large-scale urban renewal projects throughout Israel. The real estate department is led by Omer Gadish, who is acting for Erco Holdings in relation to an urban renewal project by the beach line in Bat Yam; the project is planned for construction of 410 apartments as well as an expansive commercial space. Gadish is also advising Shapir Housing and Building on the development of an urban renewal project in Jerusalem, which will deliver over 700 residential units. Another key contact is Amir Amar, who is advising Gindi Enterprise and Development on a project for the development of 500 residential units in Givatayim, and is also acting for a developer in relation to a 522-unit urban renewal project in Ramat HaSharon. Ohad Duvdevany heads the urban renewal practice group.

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Telecoms and media
Telecoms and media - ranked: tier 2

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co is engaged by large domestic telecoms providers, multinational corporates and media content providers in relation to contentious and non-contentious mandates. The team counts Partner Communications Company among its most significant clients and advises the company on licensing matters, internet law, data protection and privacy, and commercial agreements, as well as on a host of litigation. In addition, department head Eyal Roy Sage advises Microsoft Corporation on certain regulatory issues, such as those associated with voice over internet protocol services. The telecoms team also represents Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation in negotiations with the country's six main royalty collection societies, and is representing three private radio stations in a claim brought by the Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers of Music in Israel, which seeks to increase the royalties paid for content licensed by the organisation.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co advises public transportation groups, auto companies and clients in the aviation sector on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work. Of particular note, Yoav Caspi and Assaf Lapid advise the largest public transportation company in Israel, Kavim Public Transportation, on everything from tender participation, bus purchase and financing agreements, to various regulatory issues and litigation. The team also acts for El Al Israeli Airlines in relation to corporate governance, securities, privacy and litigation. Other key clients include auto companies Kesher Rent A Car, Mayer Group, Shlomo Sixt, and Auto Center.

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