Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary > Tel Aviv, Israel > Firm Profile

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary
TEL AVIV 6971915

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s department displays significant strength in the food, technology and life sciences sectors, where the team is mandated by clients to handle a range of licensing agreements and M&A transactions. Omer Carmel is the go-to lawyer for high-tech operators seeking advice on intellectual property rights, enforcement and infringement. Ian Rostowsky is a seasoned expert in intellectual property issues; he leads the practice, which includes high-tech partner Sahar Peled, who is also well versed in licensing and commercialisation of IP agreements.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky

Other key lawyers:


‘The company offers specialists in all subjects of interest for a startup, demonstrating experience, great availability and great ease of working between the different departments, not so common in large companies.’

‘Excellent collaboration with Sahar Peled. Precise, punctual, competent.’

Key clients

Allergan Israel Ltd.

Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.

Delta T Ltd.

EEG-Sense Ltd.

G1 Security Technologies Ltd.

Giaconda Ltd.

Giftoin Ltd.

Maccabi Entrepreneurship and Management Ltd.

Nayax Ltd.

Ongage Ltd.

Shoko Sportwear

Tectona Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries – Agricultural Cooperative In Israel Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Advised major retailer Carrefour on its Israeli market entry through its local franchisee, Global Retail, involving advice on copyrights, trademarks, branding and advertising.
  • Advised Allergan Israel on all aspects of its intellectual property, including trademarks and trade secrets.
  • Advised SpaceTenna, an Earth and Beyond Adventure portfolio investee, in negotiations of an agreement between it and the US parent corporation granting a licence for the exploitation of the patents of the parent corporation in outer space.

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s private fund formation and transaction practice maintains a leading position in the market, representing half of the technology incubators and innovation labs in Israel, as well as a number of real estate and infrastructure clients. The team is led by Maya Issacharov, whose broad practice spans fund formation, fundraising and representation, while co-head of the high-tech and venture capital department Ian Rostowsky is a key contact for venture capital work. Firm president Yonatan Altman stands out for having over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, and Stephen Barak Rozen focuses on the formation of technology incubator funds to invest in start-ups. Highly praised by clients, Tal Tsarfati-Doron is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Maya Issacharov


‘This is one of the most experienced teams in Israel on these issues.’

‘Maya Issacharov, who heads the practice, is considered the best in Israel in the field.’

‘We have been working with this firm for over 10 years, both commercially and in fund formation. Both teams have been superb in execution: fast, efficient, smart.’

‘Excellent service, always attentive and very knowledgeable. ‘

Key clients

12.64 Fund

Accelmed Growth

aMoon Growth Fund

And Ventures

Canaan Partners Israel


Deep Insight Ventures

F2 Capital

FinTLV Ventures

Firstime Ventures

Forma Fund

Genesis Partners

Glilot Capital Partners


IL Ventures

Inimiti Ventures

Israel Infrastructure Fund- IIF

Klirmark Opportunity Fund


Marathon Real Estate Fund

Merlin Fund

MindUp Ltd.

Mobilion Ventures

Moneta Capital and Moneta Seeds

Nextleap Ventures

Nielsen Innovate Fund

RMGP Biopharma Fund

Shaked Partners

Sparks Foodtech Food Technologies Limited Partnership

StageOne Ventures

Sweetwood Ventures

Terra Venture Partners, TerraLab

The Kitchen Hub

The Time Innovations

Timora Real Estate Fund

Vitalife I, SCP Vitalife II

Work highlights

  • Handled the formation of Timora Real Estate Fund, which raised approx. $190m.
  • Handled the formation of aMoon Growth II, which raised $350m.
  • Handled the formation of F2 Select Fund, which raised $85m.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Counting leading domestic banks and financial institutions among its key roster of clients, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts as trustee or receiver in insolvency proceedings, bankruptcies and receivership cases, in addition to acting as liquidator in high-profile mandates. Erez Haver leads the team and has considerable experience in matters concerning insolvency, liquidation, reorganisation and receiverships, as well as credit and debt settlements. Other key contacts in the group include Moran Mordechay, who acts for clients forced into insolvency proceedings, and counsels Tzipi Kolp Frieder and Limor Segman.

Practice head(s):

Erez Haver

Key clients

Ashplast Plastic Trade & Industries 1999 Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI)

Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM (TASE: LUMI)

Clock Square Ltd.

Harel Mall debenture holders

Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (TASE: DSCT)

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

Mhamid Tawfik – Building and Development Ltd.

Registrar of Non-Profit Associations and Organizations, Division of the Corporations Authority in the Ministry of Justice

Rubicon Business Group Ltd.

S.R. Accord Ltd.

Tel Aviv District Court, Insolvency Division – Special administrator of Migdal Hazohar Ltd.

The Official Receiver of the State of Israel

Michman Group

Fritz Companies Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing The Official Receiver of the State of Israel in the NIS318m insolvency of the renowned Peri Group of construction companies.
  • Serving as special managers to settle the NIS860m debts of Mhamid Tawfik – Building and Development Ltd.
  • Acting as special administrator and liquidator to Rubicon, its subsidiaries, and the Kela Fund.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 2

Enjoying a prominent position in class actions involving financial services-related issues, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is currently handling approximately 95 class actions on behalf of major Israeli banks, including Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi. The team’s recent experience also spans TMT, tax and corporate cases. Department head Sharon Lubezky-Hess is commended by sources as ‘one of the best lawyers in in class actions representing financial institutions’. Shahar Haron also focuses on derivative actions, banking law and class actions.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Lubezky-Hess

Other key lawyers:

Shahar Haron; Yaniv Holzman; Shmuel Birbir


‘I am working on a few matters with Sharon Lubezky-Hess, who is one of the best lawyers in in class actions representing financial institutions and in derivative actions. She is a very thorough lawyer, with vast experience of the law and the courtroom. She goes the extra mile for her clients.’

Key clients

Aeronautics Defense Systems

Ayalon Insurance Company

Bank Hapoalim


One Zero Bank

Bank Leumi Le-Israel

Tarya P2P

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Bynet Data Communications

Clal Pension and Provident Funds

Direct Insurance – IDI Insurance Company

EL AL Israel Airlines


Excellence Nessuah Group

First International Bank of Israel

IBI Group

Israel Discount Bank

Maalot Insurance Agency

Meitav Dash Loans

Menora Mivtahim Insurance Company

Mercantile Discount Bank



Reshet Media


Tarya P2P

The Phoenix Insurance Company

Union Bank of Israel

Work highlights

  • Acting for Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, Bank Hapoalim and Union Bank of Israel in opposing a motion for certification of a NIS458m class action filed against them regarding a claim pertaining to cash withdrawal services through ATMs.
  • Representing Bank Leumi against a motion for certification of a NIS100m class action pertaining to tax payments owed by bank clients in connection with transactions in foreign securities.
  • Acting for Reshet Media in opposing three separate motions for certification of class actions filed against it, and co-defendants, alleging the use of prohibited embedded marketing in its media platforms.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary houses a robust hi-tech practice that counts more than 400 hi-tech companies on its books. It also acts for around half of all tech incubators and innovation labs in Israel, providing it with enviable access to emerging companies. The group is led jointly by Ian Rostowsky, who handled financing rounds and M&A transactions for several tech companies over the past year; and managing partner Yoav Etzyon. Stephen Barak Rozen, who chairs the food-tech and ag-tech sub-practices, and Efrat Shpizaizen are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:


We value the team for its Professionalism and efficiency.’

Key clients

Akeyless Security

Aleph Farms

AllCloud BSD

Aquarius Engines (A.M.)


Dotz Nano

Enel and Shikun & Binui Innovation Infralab

F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics

Gentex Corporation


Liquidity Capital M.C.

Meridian Bioscience

Moneta Capital (and Moneta Seeds)

Nano-X Imaging



Redefine Meat

Saferide Technologies


Splitit Payments


Tnuva Food Industries – Agricultural Cooperative in Israel


Zipo Apps

Work highlights

  • Representing AnD Ventures in an aggregate $75m fundraising and subsequent investments in tech companies.
  • Advising Liquidity on a new round of equity financing led by MUFG Bank, which raised $40m and elevated the company to unicorn status.
  • Acting for 12.64 Fund in making more than $33m of investment transactions in the reporting period.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 2

The planning and zoning department at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is structured into five sub-groups covering real estate and construction; real estate planning and zoning; municipalities and local authorities; environmental law; and urban renewal. In this way, the practice spans the full range of related matters, with a notable focus on contentious work. Team head Yuval Gal-On additionally steers the administrative law department and is noted for his extensive experience in planning proceedings. Dan Or specialises in planning, building, zoning, and environmental protection.

Practice head(s):

Yuval Gal-On

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

A committee of dozens of residents in the Tel Aviv Dizengoff Tower

A committee of 120 Ra’anana residents

A Kfar-Saba conservation property rights owners

Ayalon Assets and Investments

Bat Yam Beach Towers

Chen Hamakom

Keren Nadlan

Kiryat Shmona Local Planning and Building Committee

Local Building and Planning Committee Givatayim

Rotem Technologies and Ecological Solutions

Shikun & Binui Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Representing SAB Management Enterprise and Investments in proceedings against the Israel Lands Authority over a breach of an agreement over agricultural areas in Ashkelon.
  • Acting for Yakhin-Affect in opposing the published national infrastructure plan stipulating that a high voltage line would run through its site causing major damage to historic buildings.
  • Representing the Nahariya Village Co-operative of Agricultural Settlement in opposing the method of pricing of land in the Nahariya area that was rezoned from agricultural to residential status.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Equipped to handle the full range of real estate matters, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is particularly noted for its strength in real estate finance and investment transactions. The team has also been active in project development, planning and zoning, and urban renewal-related matters of late, while it additionally fields complementary strength in municipal tax and litigation. Department head Amitai Erlich is highly sought after by developers and investors, while Ori Avigad specialises in urban renewal transactions. Liora Manzury and Yuval Gal-On are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Amitai Erlich

Other key lawyers:

Ori Avigad; Boaz Edelstein; Moshe Matalon; Ranit Kessous Katz; Yuval Gal-On; Eli Nevo; Liora Manzury


‘The feeling is that the relationship with my attorney is close and personal. The team’s first priority is not to make money, but to make me happy and successful. In particular, Amitai Erlich is my guy.’

‘The team is very dedicated to our needs and our achieving our goals. Lawyers are well-informed and up-to-date with our plans, and work around the clock to assist us. In addition, they actually generate connections to create business for us.’

‘We mostly work with Amitai Erlich and Eli Nevo; they are loyal to us as no other firm could ever be.’

Key clients

Ampa Group and Yuvalim Group

Aura Investments

Ayalon Assets and Investments, of the Ayalon Group

Azorim Construction Company and Azorim Living

Bank Hapoalim

Boulevard Fund

Caesarea Investments and the Nassimi family

David Shahar and Sons

Effi Capital Nadlan

Givatayim Local Planning and Building Committee

Infrastructures Ltd & Bonei Hatichon Civil Engineering

Issta lines

Kiryat Shmona Local Planning and Building Committee

Reisdor Group

Rotem Technologies and Ecological Solutions

Salina Group

Sason Hogi Group

Sufrin Weiss

The Gabay Group

The Hebrew University

The Ofer Group

Yaaz Development and Construction

Yigal & Moshe Gindi, & Mr. Avi Zeitouni

Zarfati Zvi & Sons Investments & Constructions

Ampa Yovalim

Ofer Brothers

Yitzhak Ofer Building and Development Company

Valor Byron Real Estate

KanBinuy Urban Innovation

Even Pina Real estate


Ram Mugrabi Arditi


Work highlights

  • Advising Azorim on a range of real estate projects, including a project in Beer-Sheba and two projects in Tel Aviv, which between them total NIS9.55bn.
  • Advising Caesarea Investments on the NIS2bn Savioney Ramat Aviv project in Tel Aviv and on the NIS1.5bn mixed-use Clock Tower project in Jaffa.
  • Advising The Hebrew University on developing a compound with 268,000sqm of hi-tech and research facilities in partnership with Gav-Yam.

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 3

With expertise in banking and finance litigation, including banking class actions, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s broad practice also includes providing transactional and regulatory advice to real estate companies, project developers and investors. Head of the urban renewal department Ori Avigad is noted for handling real estate, energy and infrastructure projects, while Yoav Etzyon is an expert in public and private debt financings, and Sharon Lubezky Hess notably focuses on class action litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ori Avigad; Sharon Lubezky Hess; Yoav Etzyon

Key clients

Ampa Real Estate

Ampa Yuvalim Housing for Rent Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot Ltd.

One Zero Bank Ltd.

David’s Harp Hotel Ltd.

Tarya P2P Ltd.

Finnovest Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Forma Real Estate Fund

Roby Capital

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Ista Properties

Liquidity Capital

Nawi Brothers Group Ltd.

Ofer Investments Ltd.

Peninsula Ltd

Phoenix value

Reisdor Group

Shaked Partners Fund

Sar-El Group


Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Ampa Yuvalim Housing for Rent Ltd. on obtaining $1.25bn of financing from Clal and, separately, a $70m loan from the lender, Reality Group.
  • Advised Liquidity Capital on obtaining a credit facility of $475m from an alternative lender, Apollo Global Capital, Inc, in order to fund its own alternative lending activities.
  • Acted for Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd., Bank Hapoalim Ltd. and Union Bank of Israel Ltd. to oppose a motion for certification of a NIS458m class action filed against them in the Jerusalem District Court regarding a claim pertaining to cash withdrawal services through ATMs.

Israel > Capital markets Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s team is equipped to provide comprehensive advice to issuers, underwriters and lead managers on a range of debt and equity capital markets transactions, both in Israel and abroad. The team is jointly led by corporate and securities law specialist Daniel Marcovici and hi-tech and venture capital expert Ian Rostowsky, who is noted for his focus on the regulatory aspects of capital markets law.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Marcovici; Ian Rostowsky


‘The department has extensive knowledge and is able to provide professional and valuable legal advice for any request in the field of corporate, securities and other commercial matters.’

‘The team’s longstanding experience, its links with the Israel Securities Authority and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and its connections with financial institutions are all well established and proven in the industry, both in Israel and internationally.’

‘The team has extensive expertise in all matters related to financial regulatory requirements and understanding of market activity in Israel.’

‘The department works closely with other departments in the office, including high-tech and venture capital, fund formation and ongoing representation of venture capital and private equity funds, as well as with other departments in the firm, which further expands the potential scope of professional representation.’

‘Daniel Marcovici has decades of experience in capital markets, corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions, and his partner Ian Rostowsky specialises in international markets and public offerings.’

‘The lawyers have in-depth knowledge and connections to the financial world, as well as a deep familiarity with local and international securities laws and regulatory authorities.’

Key clients

Chardan Capital Markets LLC

Eltek Ltd.

G1 Secure Solutions Ltd.

GP Global Power Ltd.


J.P. Morgan

Massad Oz Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd

Nextcom Ltd.

Peninsula Group Ltd.

PSC – CAN Ltd.

Roth Capital Partners LLC

Simigon Ltd.

Tectona Ltd.

Ya’acobi Brothers Group (YSB) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Served as lead counsel to underwriter J.P. Morgan on TASE-listed Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.’s $252m IPO of its shares and options on Nasdaq.
  • Advised a group of managers on the process of establishment of a new underwriting company in collaboration with Phoenix Underwriting Ltd., an Israeli public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for TASE-listed Tectona Ltd. on its filing of a shelf registration prospectus to the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) and to TASE, which will enable the company to issue various types of securities.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is regularly engaged by clients from the technology, real estate, energy, and retail sectors as a result of the team’s expertise in handling complex M&A transactions, investments, and commercial agreements. The team is jointly led by investment fund formation expert Ian Rostowsky, who notably focuses on the technology sector, and venture capital investments and private equity transactions specialist Yoav Etzyon.  Stephen Barak Rozen is also recommended as a member of the high-tech and venture capital practice.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:


‘Senior partners are active in day-to-day business matters. They are commercially strategic and at the same time very strong negotiators.’

‘The team was exceptionally valuable to us in an acquisition we were making. Its combination of commercial and legal strategy helped us maximise our position.’

‘We appreciate Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co’s effort in developing long-term relationships with us. Their team provided us with valuable and practical advice on Israeli law issues and remained at our disposal at all times.’

‘Their team provided significant and very efficient legal assistance, demonstrating in-depth knowledge and negotiating skills in the area of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. They have great experience in M&A.’

‘I can definitely say that they are the best in the Israeli market in terms of understanding risk.’

‘Stephen Barak Rozen is extremely responsive and well-prepared. He is definitely a first-class strategist, able to translate everything into tactics.’

Key clients


Arieli Capital LLC

Bnnovation Limited

CBG group


Equital Ltd.

F2 Capital


G1 Secure Solutions Ltd.

Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C.

I. O. C. – Israel Oil Company Ltd.


Massad Oz Ltd.

Oil Refineries Ltd

Paycor Inc.

Pen To Paper Co.

Sapient Machines, Inc

Simigon Ltd.


Stage One Venture Capital

Sweetwood Ventures SCSp-RAIF II

Tectona Ltd.

The Strauss Group

Timora Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised US-based Paycor Inc. on its deal to acquire the entire share capital of Talenya Ltd.
  • Advised Pen To Paper Co. and its Israeli subsidiary in the sale, through a reverse triangular merger, of 100% of its share capital to Stodge Inc.
  • Acted as lead counsel to Massad Oz Ltd., a construction company, om Leumi Partners Ltd.’s NIS60m purchase of a 20% stake in Massad’s share capital.

Israel > Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s competition and antitrust practice spans merger notifications and filings, restrictive arrangements, and regulatory and compliance advice. The team is led by Dana Tirangel-Lipka, who notably represents clients from the food retail industry and hi-tech sector, while Or Tsur Elkayam is also praised by clients for her expertise in merger approval applications and exemptions from restrictive arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Dana Tirangel-Lipka

Other key lawyers:


‘What I really appreciate about the teams of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. is that they excel in the way they deliver their services. They have a great way of understanding their clients’ business needs in a very short time and providing the client with excellent competition and antitrust advice.’

‘Dana Tirangel and Or Elkayam from the competition and antitrust team of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co amaze me every time with how quickly they correspond and help me contain the situation until the final and required resolution.’

‘Each interface I had with Dana or one of her team members was polite and efficient, during which the depth of their professional knowledge in competition law stood out.’

‘One of the team’s unique strengths is how well they know their way around the system and how it works; this, alongside their evident in-depth proficiency with competition law, allows them to “speak the same language” as the ICA and achieve swift results.’

‘Dana has extensive experience working for and with the ICA, where she is well-known and appreciated. She is especially knowledgeable in competition law proceedings and laws concerning the food and retail sector thanks to said experience, compared to her competitors. I especially value her dedication and experience-rooted creativity, which results in innovative solutions for her clients’ legal matters. This atmosphere and commitment are reflected in the interaction with her team members as well.’

Key clients

Aviv Group Real Estate 1963 LTD

Bariach Golan Energy Equipment LTD

Clalit Health Care services

Cloud IL Systems Ltd.

Comex Ltd.

Consumer Club by Electra Consumer Products, Cal and Hapoalim Bank

Electra Consumer Products (1970) ltd

Electra recycling Factory (“Electra Factory”)

Global Retail C.I. LTD

Online Retail Limited Partnership

Yandex N.V. (and ADC Tech Ltd.)

Yango Market Israel Ltd. and Yango Deli Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Electra in front of the Israeli Competition Authority regarding a merger with Bariach Golan Energy Equipment Ltd.
  • Represented Bariach Golan in a recent proceeding in front of the Israeli Competition Authority to approve its merger with Electra Solar.
  • Advised Electra Consumer Products on all competition-related aspects of its consumer club partnership with Cal (Israel Credit Cards) and Bank Hapoalim, including filing a merger notification on its behalf.

Israel > Employment Tier 3

Unparalleled advocate' Shani Ashkenasi helms the employment team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary. Ashkenasi, noted by clients for her dedication ‘to understanding our unique needs’, offers expertise on an extensive range of employment matters including crisis management, workforce reduction proceedings and sexual harassment inquiries for an innovative client base of hi-tech and biosciences start-ups. Also notable is associate Eran Buvilski, who has considerable employment litigation experience.

Practice head(s):

Shani Ashkenasi

Other key lawyers:


‘Shani Ashkenasi was very approachable, kind and flexible. Her direct approach assisted in ending negotiations between a large multinational employer and a local employee. The negotiations were handled in good and amicable manner.’

‘The team possesses a remarkable ability to translate complex legal aspects into straightforward advice, ensuring that we make informed decisions at every junction. The team’s commitment to clients goes above and beyond.’

‘It is with utmost confidence and genuine appreciation that I recommend Shani Ashkenazi for any employment-related legal needs. In our association with her, she has proven to be more than just a lawyer – she has been a strategic partner, advisor and unparalleled advocate.’

‘What truly sets Shani apart is her deep understanding of the nuanced intricacies of employment law. She is dedicated to understanding our unique needs and tailoring her strategies accordingly. Her impeccable track record is a testament to her proficiency and dedication.’

‘Super professional.’

‘The team of APM is very professional! I love working with them. They always comply with deadlines and provide high-quality documents and legal advice.’

‘Shani Ashkenazi is an excellent lawyer, she has extensive experience in labour law, and there is no topic that she can’t cover. She represents not only employers, but employees also, which adds value to the legal product she produces. Also, Shani has soft skills on a very high level and knows how to find an approach to her client.’

‘A team of highly professional legal specialists who deliver tailor-made services designed to accommodate all aspects of employment with great care and strategic insight. ’

Key clients

Akeyless Security Ltd.

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Allergan Ltd.

Amphenol Tel-Ad Ltd.

Apester Ltd.

Dotz Nano Ltd.

Ha’Poel Tel Aviv FC.

Illumigyn Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Nayax Ltd.

Panaya Ltd.

Pango Pay and go Ltd.

Paycor Inc.

Redefine Meat Ltd.

SixAi Ltd.

The Nielsen Group

Yandex Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Allergan Israel Ltd. on labour law matters pertaining to the closure of its plant.
  • Advised Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., an Israeli football club, during the dismissal of its former CEO.
  • Represented US-based Paycor Inc. as its Israeli counsel in the labour law aspects of its deal to acquire the entire share capital of Talenya Ltd, including transfer of undertakings and new employment agreements.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

The team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary regularly assists with equity investments and data privacy compliance mandates. Practice co-head Ian Rostowsky is particularly adept at handling fund formation and M&A-related issues within the sector, while co-head Yoav Etzyon primarily acts for start-ups and emerging companies within the healthcare and life sciences arena. Assaf Baruch’s main areas of focus are commercial transactions within the tech sector, having advised a number of clients on a variety of commercial transactions, and Stephen Barak Rozen is well-versed in the formation of tech incubators.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Omer Carmel; Stephen Barak Rozen; Chagit Pedael; Assaf Baruch


‘Very seasoned team, having deep expertise. Provides a wide range of solutions for start-up companies, including finance, Israeli law, employee’s relations, the Israeli Innovation Authority, data security and compliance, and ethics.’

Key clients



Arieli Capital LLC

BT Beamedical Technologies

CanNegev Ltd.

Cell Response Ltd.

Dali Medical Devices Ltd.

Dermafence Ltd.

F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics Ltd.

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Good Energies Ltd.

Healeon Medical Ltd.

Ilumigyn Ltd.

IM Cannabis Corp

KeepMed Ltd.

LionBird L.P


Medcase Health Inc.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

New Pace Ltd.

Orsense Ltd.

Polypid Ltd.

Red C Biotech Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics in an equity investment transaction and is currently dealing with a merger which will result in the company being flipped from Israel to become a Delaware corporation.
  • Advise Allergan, a manufacturer of medical and cosmetic pharmaceuticals, on aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, trade secrets and compliance with data privacy protection regulations involved in its business activities.
  • Advising 12.64 Fund on a $20m financing round of Switzerland-based SpacePharma SA, a space-tech startup that is developing miniaturized laboratory systems for use in space.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s IP litigation team handles a mix of trademark, copyright and patent litigation, with a focus on high-tech and sports tech trademark infringement cases. Spearheaded by IP expert Ian Rostowsky, the department includes IP litigator Omer Carmel, noted for his expertise in IP enforcement and infringement proceedings, while also handling patent and trademark opposition proceedings before the IPTO.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Allergan Israel Ltd. and Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.

Delta T Ltd.

EEG-Sense Ltd.

G1 Security Technologies Ltd.

Giaconda Ltd.

Giftoin Ltd.

Maccabi Entrepreneurship and Management Ltd.

Nayax Ltd.

Ongage Ltd.

Shoko Sportwear

Tectona Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries – Agricultural Cooperative In Israel Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Represented G1 Security Technologies, owner of the CHECKPOINT mark, in a trademark infringement case against Checkpoint Systems.
  • Assisted Ongage in maintaining use of a competitor’s trademark in advertising after the competitor claimed trademark infringement.
  • Advised Play Coyotta, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of Blazepod electronic pods, in trademark and copyright infringement claims to resolve a dispute in which its electronic pods for sports training were featured in a competitor advertisement.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s IP practice is recognised for handling a mix of Israeli and international trademark filing and prosecution, with a strong focus on the AI and technology sectors, with high-tech specialist Ian Rostowsky leading the team. Experienced IP litigator Omer Carmel and Sahar Peled, whose broad practice spans patents, trademarks and copyright issues, have recently handled several trademark prosecution cases, most notably in the tech sector.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Delta T Ltd.

EEG-Sense Ltd.

Giaconda Ltd.

Giftoin Ltd.

Maccabi Entrepreneurship and Management Ltd.

Nayax Ltd.

Ongage Ltd.

Shoko Sportwear

Tectona Ltd.

Venn 2014 Ltd.


Work highlights

  • Filed multiple trademarks for Tectona, a publicly traded company and a leader in the field of artificial intelligence and non-fungible tokens.
  • Acted for YOOM.COM to file four trademark applications internationally (in Europe and the US) via the Madrid Protocol and four Israeli applications for the Metaverse and emulated related activities, games and products.
  • Assisted EEG-Sense with filing five trademarks and in responding to US office actions to overcome objections relating to two of the marks.

Israel > Tax Tier 3

Led by experienced property and land tax specialist Doron Levy and trusts expert Racheli Guz-Lavi, the tax team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is well placed to advise on both high-net-worth individual and urban renewal or real estate transactional mandates. In particular, the group is a popular choice for Israeli infrastructure and energy companies. Yifat Weiss, who previously worked in the legal department of the Israeli Tax Authority and brings this perspective to the team is also central.

Practice head(s):

Doron Levy; Racheli Guz-Lavi

Other key lawyers:


‘It’s a multidisciplinary firm with great talent. Usually a one-stop shop for legal services and that’s very convenient for clients.’

‘I mainly work with Doron Levy and Racheli Guz-Lavi. I find the team very experienced and creative in providing solutions “out of the box”. Very responsive to me and to the need of my clients and successfully building long-term relations.’

Key clients

Azorim Construction (1965) Ltd.

Efi Capital

Green Oil Ltd.

Mr. Hanan Elituv and Mr. Joey Schwebel (Gottex Group)

Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF)

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Sweetwood Ventures

Tidhar Group

Timora Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Acting for Israel Infrastructure Fund on the formation and fundraising efforts for its fourth fund, including seeking a preliminary tax approval.
  • Advised Green Oil on all tax aspects of the transaction for the acquisition of control of troubled oil company Bazan.
  • Representing Azorim Construction (1965) in a successful negotiation which resulted in a very significant reduction of its tax liability.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary maintains a robust record in contentious bankruptcy issues, where it can leverage its dominant restructuring and insolvency practice. Other key areas of focus include financial services, real estate and technology. Boaz Edelstein, Erez Haver, Sharon Lubezky-Hess and Ephraim Ofek Aharon are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Lubezky-Hess; Boaz Edelstein; Erez Haver; Ephraim Ofek Aharon

Other key lawyers:

Moran Mordechay; Shahar Haron

Key clients

Abbvie Pharmaceutical

Allergan Pharmaceutical

Ayalon Insurance Company

Bank Leumi

Bank Discount

Bank Mercantile Discount

International Bank

Armon David, Datmara Investments and Tamara Palace

Aura Israel – Initiating & Investments; Aura Investments and Jacob Igal Atrakchi

Adv. Avi Hadar and Ms. Emma Inozemtseva

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Beeri Towers – King Solomon

Boulevard Group

Caesarea Investments

G1Shielding Technologies (part of the G1 Group)

GP Global Power

Prinir (Hadas 1987)


Retailer Online

Rubicon Business Group

Questar (formerly SafeRide Technologies)

Tarya financial independence

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Rubicon in the Supreme Court in negligence proceedings against the controlling shareholder, following the NIS302m collapse of the company.
  • Represented two of the three shareholders in Azega Holdings in a battle for bankruptcy control with the remaining shareholder.
  • Represented two residents in a breach of contract case concerning a building refurbishment.

Israel > Telecoms and media

In July 2022, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary saw the arrival of new telecoms head James Raanan, who joined from his own practice. Raanan formerly spent over 18 years in-house at telecoms and payments company, IDT.

The firm: APM & Co. is a top-tier Israeli law firm with a robust legal practice. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services to an Israeli and international client base that spans across all business sectors and stretches to Australia, India and China through the firm’s related practices.

APM & Co. represents some of Israel’s leading enterprises, including publicly traded corporations, industrial companies, real estate developers and contractors, private equity and venture capital funds, hi-tech companies, software houses, banking institutions, insurance companies and trade unions.

Areas of practice
Corporate, securities and M&A: APM & Co. represents companies in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt in Israel and abroad, in complex M&A transactions and corporate restructurings and regarding ongoing corporate and public reporting matters.

Litigation, dispute resolution and class actions: APM & Co. represents clients in all types of litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings before a wide range of courts and tribunals and in class actions.

High-tech, venture capital and private equity: APM & Co. has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign funds, technology companies and entrepreneurs in private equity and VC investments.

Taxation: APM & Co.’s tax department takes a creative approach in handling Israeli and international tax issues. The firm offers advice on tax structures, tax permits and exemptions and has published a leading treatise on international taxation.

Finance: APM & Co. advises clients on intricate and large-scale financing transactions in Israel and abroad, including with banking consortia and institutional investors and on the structuring of financial instruments.

Environmental: APM & Co. has the leading environmental practice in Israel, representing Israel’s major industrial and energy enterprises on regulation, compliance and enforcement matters.

Antitrust: APM & Co. represents high-profile clients in a full range of antitrust and competition matters, including in the context of M&A, restrictive trade practices and monopoly proclamation proceedings.

Commercial: APM & Co. advises clients on a wide range of commercial agreements, including distribution, manufacturing and OEM, outsourcing, licensing and joint ventures.

Real estate, zoning and urban renewal: APM & Co. represents real estate developers, building contractors, investors and companies in various real-estate transactions in Israel and abroad. The firm counsels clients on the acquisition of properties, obtaining permits, securing financing and through to the completion of sales.

Infrastructure, projects and energy: APM & Co. represents corporations and conglomerates in the structuring, development and construction of conventional and renewable energy projects, involving complex multinational regulatory aspects and financing matters. The firm holds considerable experience in major international infrastructure projects, including BOT and PFI projects.

Bankruptcy, liquidation and reorganisation: APM & Co. represents both creditors (including financial institutions and banks) and debtors in work-outs, restructuring, reorganisation and intricate domestic and cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Employment and labour: APM & Co. provides its clients with comprehensive legal advice on employment and labour law, including in the context of M&A transactions and on employee compensation plans. The firm routinely represents clients before labour courts, arbitration panels and other tribunals.

Intellectual property: APM & Co. advises clients on the development, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, on licensing agreements and on trade mark prosecution.

Regulatory and compliance: APM & Co. advises on matters of legislation and public policy. This includes representation in sessions of the parliament committees and of executive branch bodies and preparation of drafts of position papers and proposed regulation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Australia practice
Bankruptcy, liquidation and reorganisation
Capital markets
China practice
Competition and antitrust
Corporate, securities and M&A
Employment and labour
High-tech, venture capital and private equity
India practice
Infrastructure, projects and energy
Intellectual property
Litigation, dispute resolution and class actions
Real estate
Regulatory and compliance
Singapore practice
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