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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary
APM HOUSE, 18 RAOUL WALLENBERG STREET, BUILDING D, 6TH FLOOR
RAMAT HACHAYAL
TEL AVIV 6971915
Israel

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is perhaps the leading firm in Israel for the formation of venture capital and tech-focused funds; however, the firm also deserves recognition for the broader strength of its funds practice, which is involved in the formation and management of private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, secondary funds, and others. Moreover, the team also has experience advising institutional investors on their fund investments. The fund formation practice is headed by 'a market leader in the Israeli venture capital industry', Maya Issacharov, who has been involved in the formation of many of the largest and most innovative tech-focused funds. Other contacts for fund formation and management in the VC and private equity space include Ian RostowskyYoav Etzyon, and Yonatan Altman.

Practice head(s):

Maya Issacharov; Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Testimonials

The team is very professional and updated with all developments in our environment. We work with APM since 2001 and never feel we need another firm. The firm is very professional and well connected with other firms in Israel (when needed to negotiate legal terms).

The team is very efficient and very knowledgeable about establishment and operation of venture capital and private equity funds.

We feel that the team led by Adv. Maya Issacharov is committed to our Fund and when needed will devote all of its time to our Fund. The team and Maya are “soulmates”. Adv. Ian Rostowsky who handles most our portfolio investments is very efficient, replies within hours, and will do all is needed to close the deal without letting go of our key investment guidelines.

Maya Issacharov is a market leader in the Israel venture capital industry. She is very practical and efficient.

APM’s fund team is impressive for its strength and depth. There are a number of impressive and highly experience partners with a great team backing them up.

I have worked with Maya Issacharov and Ian Rostowsky for around 15 years.  They are technically knowledgeable and great at practical problem-solving for their clients. Always a pleasure to work with.

APM sit alongside Meitar and HFN in the Tel Aviv market in establishing international investment funds.

Key clients

Vitalife I

SCP Vitalife II

StageOne Ventures

Vintage Investment Partners

The Time Innovations

Genesis Partners

Fortissimo Capital Funds

Nielsen Innovate Fund

Terra Venture Partners II and III

Alto Fund

Canaan Partners Israel

Israel Infrastructure Fund-IIF

Klirmark Opportunity Fund

NGT3

Accelmed Growth Partners- AGP

MindUp

The Kitchen Hub

RMGP Biopharma Fund

Grove Ventures

aMoon II

FinTLV Ventures

12 Angels

Sparks Foodtech Food Technologies

IFF-Frutarom-FoodNx

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary represents banks, major corporations, NGOs and other creditors and debtors in high-value insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, rehabilitation processes and debt settlements. Erez Haver is frequently appointed by the courts as a receiver, liquidator, special administrator or trustee in insolvency proceedings. He is currently serving as the court appointed trustee in bankruptcy proceedings regarding the real estate assets and company shareholdings of Malkier Sharbat (debtor) in the sum of NIS316m. The group is also currently handling debt collection for all of Israel's major banks, including Israel Discount Bank and Bank Haopoalim, and has additional strength assisting NGOs going through the process of restructuring and rehabilitation. With a range of clients that includes public and private companies, banks and investors, Moran Mordechay is very active in a wide range of mandates, spanning insolvency proceedings, liquidation, debt restructuring and credit and debt settlements.

Practice head(s):

Erez Haver

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim (TASE: POLI), Israel’s largest bank

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (TASE: DSCT)

Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM (TASE: LUMI)

Israel Tax Authority

Clal Insurance Company Ltd. (TASE: CLIS)

Government Companies Authority

Israeli Court and the Official Receiver

Israel Union Bank

Mustang Mezzanine Fund

Nawi Group

Fassi GRU S.P.A) Italy)

Mr. Israel Krois

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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is among the market's leading firms for environmental class actions, and also has a strong reputation in banking class actions, where it acts for each of Israel's five largest banks. Environmental class actions are led by Arie Neiger, who is representing ICL and Hadera Paper in separate water pollution claims; is representing Bazan Group in a NIS750m air pollution claim; and is acting for three defendants in the NIS14bn Haifa Gulf pollution case. Sharon Lubezky-Hess is the key contact for complex banking claims; she is particularly experienced in exchange rate class actions and claims involving loan service fees. Doron Levy heads the practice group, and Shahar Haron was promoted to partner in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Doron Levy

Key clients

Israel Chemicals and its subsidiaries

Bazan Group (formerly, Oil Refineries Ltd.)

ICL Haifa (Formerly, Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.)

Hadera Paper

Hod Assaf Industries

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi Le’Israel

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot

Israel Discount Bank

First International Bank of Israel

Union Bank of Israel

Mercantile Discount Bank

Clal Pension and Provident Funds

Aeronautics Defense Systems

Paz Oil Company

Employment Tier 2

The ‘proactive and customer-oriented’ team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts for a broad roster of employers, with particular experience in the retail, transport, hi-tech and energy sectors. The department is well versed in both contentious and non-contentious work, with collective negotiations and employment disputes standing out as strengths. Department head Rachel Harari-Lifshits provides ongoing employment advice to several leading local and global companies, including Shlomo Sixt Group, Ayalon Insurance Company and Novartis Israel. Na’ama Babish is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Rachel Harari-Lifshits; Na’ama Babish

Testimonials

A very professional and up-to-date group that gives excellent support to me and my HR team.’

Deep understanding in the employment field in Israel, and in general.’

Provides exceptional support, strong availability and very professional communication. A proactive and customer-oriented group.’

Key clients

Israel Railways Ltd.

Yenot Bitan Group

Hadera Paper Group

Suny Communications Ltd. (Samsung Israel)

Palram Group

Senior Staff Representative Body of the College of Management

Israel’s Scouts Youth Movement

WeWork

Maccabi Natural – Maccabi Healthcare Group’s Alternative Medicine Division

Nayax Ltd.

Afcon Construction Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Holdings Ltd. (SKBN) and its subsidiary, Solel Boneh Ltd.

PAZ Ashdod Refinery Ltd.

Match Retail Ltd (H&M Israel) as well as Swedish H&M

The Shlomo Sixt Group (including its subsidiaries: Shlomo Transportation (2007) Ltd., S. Shlomo Car Sales (2000) Ltd., A.C.Y. Auto Club Ltd. and Shlomo Garage Chain & Road Services Ltd.)

Maccabi Health Services (in cooperation with Herzog, Fox & Neeman)

Tidhar Construction Ltd.

Aeronautics Ltd.

Panaya Ltd.

Union Motors Group

Viber Lab Ltd.

Novartis Israel Ltd.

Yitzhak Tshuva Group

The Corporation for Educational, Cultural and Neighborhood Renewal Institutions in Tel Aviv

Wissotzky Tea (Israel) Ltd.

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary draws on the firm’s eminent hi-tech and venture funds practice to specialise in advising funds and start-ups in the life sciences sector. Venture capital is a strong suit and it is also routinely involved in corporate transactions. Ian Rostowsky and Yoav Etzyon, who jointly head the hi-tech and venture capital departments, are the key contacts. The firm recently added a two-partner team from ConsulTech, which included new digital technology and regulations practice head Hilla Shribman.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Testimonials

The team has extensive experience in assisting technology companies and in-depth recognition of needs across a variety of activities.

Provides quick responses to rising needs, including at unconventional hours, in order to meet times that are sometimes aggressive.

Ian Rostowsky accompanies the company very professionally with the intention of providing quality and fast services. He always finds a way to provide the required service in a pleasant manner, even when busy.

Key clients

Motus GI (NASDAQ: MOTS)

Orpheus Medical

KeepMed Ltd.

aMoon Fund

aMoon Velocity Fund

MindUP Ltd.

Novartis International AG

Health& Happiness Group

Epitech Mag Ltd.

Xinteza API Ltd.

Human Mission Inc.

Hip-Hope Technologies Ltd.

DermaFence Ltd.

NovellusDX

Chemo Group/Exeltis

Orsense Ltd.

DVC-Pro

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary's hi-tech group acts for a wide range of companies, entrepreneurs and investors, though it is perhaps best known for its VC practice and its market-leading tech incubator practice. Jointly headed by Ian Rostowsky and Yoav Etzyon, the practice group acts for ten of Israel's 25 tech incubators and innovation labs registered with the Israel Innovation Authority. In addition to advising on early-stage financing and commercial agreements and company formation, the team also has experience in exit transactions and capital markets transactions, particularly IPOs on the Australian Securities Exchange. Other standout partners include Yonatan AltmanAriel FrankAyelet Torem and Stephen Barak Rozen. Further, the team recently hired Tal Tirosh, who has experience working in the corporate departments of two leading US firms, and previously headed the hi-tech department at S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Key clients

Stage One II and III

The Time Innovations

Clicksoftware Technologies

ObserveIt

TerraLab (Technology Incubator)

Nielsen Holdings

Nielsen Innovate Fund

Scylla DB

First Time Ventures

PayItSimple

Namogoo Technologies

Novelsat

The Kitchen Hub

NGT3VC

Humavox

MindUP

Telefonica

F2 Capital

Pango Pay & Go

Wiser

Playtech

Israel’s Homeland Security

iAngels Technologies

Synopsys

Motus GI

Nayax

Panaxia Pharmaceuticals

Shekel Brainweigh

Utilight

Brayola

Apester

Sparks

Bazan – Oil Refineries

Redefine Meat

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is a top performer in the Israeli hi-tech space, and handles a range of IP commercialisation matters for start-ups and growth companies, TTOs and research organisations, and larger technology companies. In addition to its transactional work, the team also provides comprehensive advice on privacy and data protection matters. Of particular note in 2018-2019, the team won the tender to provide the Israel Innovation Authority with legal services in all of its English-language dealings. Ian Rostowsky heads the intellectual property and internet law practice, and is a key contact for cross-border licensing transactions and a litany of other commercialisation mandates. Special counsel Gal Omer focuses on privacy, data protection and GDPR, and also advises on various other commercial issues in the IT and software sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Gal Omer

Key clients

Israel Innovation Authority

Weizmann Institute of Science Entrepreneurship – Wise

The Nielsen Company

Israeli Manufacturer’s Association

Shikun Binui

Ongage

Novotalk

RT Aerostats Systems/Aeronautics

Fluence Corporation

Maccabi Healthcare Services

Israeli Academy of Film and Television

Reshet 13

Shekel 2008

Mind UP

Fresh Market

The Kitchen – FoodTech Hub

Israeli Medical Association

Mccann Tel-Aviv

Radix

Nayax

Orcam Technologies

Yad2

Aleph Farms

Tidhar Group

Novartis Israel

Venn

Boom25

Peer5

ObserveIT

Splitit

Namogoo Technologies

Superfy

Innovopro

Expose Box

Safe Ride

Wissotzky Israel

APseter

G1

Take Care

Surance

Better Juice

Deliveroo

ChameleonX

NovelSat

Stage1

CallVU

Scylla

Viber

Wizer

Giftedd

Way2Vat

GS1

Israeli Actuaries Association

LottoSend

aMoon

Tadiran

KYC Station

Class.me

Kaholoo

Wix.com

Essenza

Yeinot Bitan

Menorah Mivtachim

GaitBetter

Strauss Foodlab

Growcentia

Football Matching Services

Polygon Media

Velis Media

Presspo

Linkury

Feature Forward

Cortex Media Group

Planning and zoning Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary's practice is particularly notable for its knowledge of property betterment levies, expropriations of properties and ability to handle objections and appeals before planning and zoning committees. It is also active in the burgeoning field of urban renewal. Galit Shitzer, who has previously worked as a legal adviser to local planning and construction committees, is acting for Aura Israel in a NIS60m betterment levy exemption motion against the Ramat Hasharon municipal authority. Assaf Oren was recently promoted to head of the municipal tax department and Moran Meroz joined as a senior associate from Harari Toister & Co. in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Galit Shitzer; Eldad Koresh

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

UMI Group

Tidhar Group Ltd.

AURA ISRAEL – Entrepreneurship &Investments Ltd.

Tsabarim Development and Investments Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Pesso Romi Management, Marketing and Supervision Ltd.

Caravenn Holdings Ltd.

Tsarfati Zvi and Sons Investments and Building Ltd.

The Association for the Promotion of the Planning and Development of the Blue Coast

Engel Real-Estate Development and Management Ltd.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts for domestic and international clients, including major banks and corporations, on residential, commercial and hospitality projects in Israel and overseas, including urban renewal projects and NOP 38 projects. On the contentious side, the firm handles litigation before zoning and planning committees and administrative courts regarding issues including property expropriations and betterment levies. Anat Sterenlib-Molkho's expertise encompasses project financing, large-scale residential construction projects and yield-bearing properties. Moshe Matalon and Eldad Koresh are other key names. Avishai Sahar and Jonathan Tessone  were promoted to the partnership in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Moshe Matalon; Eldad Koresh; Anat Sterenlib-Molkho

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

REIT 1 Ltd.

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Acro Real Estate Group

Aura Israel – Initiating &Investments Ltd.

Union Properties Ltd.

Ort Israel

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.,

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Aka Real Estate

Airport City Belgrade

Edmond De Rothschild Private Equity

Selina Hostels

Selina Holding Company S.E.

UMI Group

Venn 2014 Ltd.

B.W.B Madaph 20 Ltd.

Country On The Sea Ltd.

Bar Kokhba 12 Partners Ltd.

Gaia-Geva Holdings Initiating and Engineering Ltd.

S.Y. Govrin Consulting & Investments Ltd.

InGreece L.P.

The Phoenix Investment and Finances Ltd.

Selina Operations Israel Ltd.

Israeli Military Industries (IMI)

Efraim Rogovin Ltd.

Real estate: urban renewal Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is frequently instructed in large-scale evacuation-reconstruction and, to a lesser extent, NOP 38 projects, where it acts exclusively for developers. The firm is also known for advising banks on financing urban renewal projects. Ofra Cohen specialises in handling high-value projects involving the construction of thousands of housing units, and has exceptional knowledge of the regulatory landscape in this field through her engagement with the government on legislative proposals that stand to affect urban renewal developments. Shalom Simon is the other key name.

Practice head(s):

Ofra Cohen; Shalom Simon

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional and has a lot of experience in urban renewal projects.’

‘We benefit from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. being a one-stop-shop firm, with all the services required in-house, including corporate law and tax. ‘

Key clients

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Aura Israel – Entrepreneurship & Investments Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Zvi Zarfati & Co. Building Contractors Ltd

Grofit Lugat Ltd.

Efraim Rogovin Urban Renewal Ltd.

Acro Real Estate Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Tsabarim Development and Investments Ltd.

Q Real Estate

MNG Urban Renewal Ltd.

Hachmon – Construction, Development, Water and Sewage Company Ltd.

Yaron Shemesh Holdings Ltd.

Bait Vegag Urban Renewal

W Project Herzliya Ltd.

A.N.B Buildings

Tax Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary's 'very knowledgeable and professional' team predominantly advises companies in various sectors, particularly real estate and investment funds, on all of their dealings with the Israeli Tax Authority arising from corporate transactions and large-scale projects. Highlights included advising Tidhar Construction on the tax structuring of various transactions pertaining to large-scale construction projects throughout Israel, including the construction of the Microsoft Campus through a high-value long-term lease agreement. Doron Levy is 'outstanding'. Racheli Guz-Lavi has experience advising on the taxation of trusts, in addition to corporate and indirect tax. Associate Yifat Weiss, who previously worked for PWC Israel and EY Israel, has particular strength in the tax structuring of high value M&A.

Practice head(s):

Doron Levy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent tax practice together with hi-tech experts makes the difference as they are able to provide an integrated team.’

‘The service includes top-notch professional tax advice.’

‘Doron is available and accessible 24/7. No matter is too complex or difficult for him to provide or obtain advice that is both sound and result orientated. It is a pleasure to work with him. Even in complex situations he remains calm, focused and committed to finding a practical solution and a sound outcome.’

‘Doron Levi is one of the best tax lawyers in Israel. He is professional and smart. He provides the best service in the industry.’

Key clients

Tidhar Investments Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd

The Nielsen Company (NYSE: NLSN)

Mr. Benjamin Steinmetz (BSG Group)

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd. (TASE: AZRM)

Israel Infrastructure Fund 3, L.P.

Peninsula Investment Fund Growth for mid-sized businesses and Peninsula Group Ltd. (TASE: PEN)

Gottex Brands Holdings Ltd – Zara Israel

G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (GMV:ASE)

Tokyo Electron Israel

Banking and finance Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary acts for an array of traditional and alternative lenders on corporate loans, project finance, M&A and real estate finance. The group is particularly prolific for insurance companies and it counts four out of the five largest Israeli insurance companies among its clients, including Clal and Harel. It also acts for major domestic banks, including Bank Hapoalim and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank. The department is led by Orit Israeli, who is routinely engaged by financial institutions, funds and corporate borrowers.

Practice head(s):

Orit Israeli

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim

Ayalon Insurance Company

Clal Group

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd.

The First International Bank of Israel

Menora Mivtahim insurance company

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd.

Africa Israel Europe

Yesodot A’ Nadlan and Pituach LP

Arbel Fund, LLP

Shaked Partners Fund

Capital markets Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is particularly active advising Israeli corporations on IPOs on Nasdaq, the NYSE and the ASX, however the firm has also acted for clients in public offerings taking place on the Tase recently. The firm's broader experience includes private placements, corporate disputes, mergers involving publicly traded companies, and advising clients on securities law. Ian Rostowsky's experience covers all areas of securities law including regulatory compliance and Amichay Finkelstein leads on domestic work. Omri Flicker joined the practice in 2018 from Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co.

Practice head(s):

Amichay Finkelstein; Ian Rostowsky

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The supervisor of Ratio Oil Exploration (1992) Limited Partnership

Aeronautics Ltd.

Splitit Ltd.

Freshmarket Ltd.

Shekel Brainweigh Ltd.

Aura Investments Ltd.

Hamama Meir Trading (1996) Ltd.

Brenmiller Energy Ltd.

Citrine – S A L Investment & Holdings Ltd.

Eltek Ltd.

Delek Drilling – Limited Partnership

Comasco Ltd.

Catalyst Private Equity Partners (Israel) II, Limited Partnership

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s broad M&A practice is particularly prominent in the hi-tech space. A favourite with both Israeli and international clients, the group also handles a significant share of cross-border transactions. Key contact Ian Rostowsky jointly heads the hi-tech and venture capital department and has recently handled deals for StageOne Ventures and Magma Venture Partners. Hi-tech and venture capital co-lead Yoav Etzyon, corporate finance specialist Orit Israeli and firm chair Yonatan Altman are also key figures in the team.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Testimonials

The team has boundless energy, and provides around-the-clock support and wise counsel in highly pressurised situations.’

Key clients

The Nielsen Company (NYSE:NLSN)

Reit 1 Ltd.

Reshet Media Ltd.

Magma Venture

Comasco Ltd.

Freshmarket Ltd.

Javelin Networks, Inc.

Catalyst Private Equity Partners (Israel II) L.P.

Genae Associates NV

StageOne Ventures

Inimiti Ventures

Competition/antitrust Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary's 'business-oriented' antitrust group regularly handles a wide range of corporate matters involving competition law, including M&A and investments and has particular expertise in the food, hi-tech and defence sectors. The team is also known for handling the competition aspects of drafting compliance programmes, franchise agreements, negotiating settlement agreements, handling disclosure motions and advising on tender bids. Practice head Ravit Arbel represented Reshet Media in its high-profile merger with Israel's Channel 10, which required lengthy discussions with the Israel Competition Authority given concentration concerns. Managing partner Eldad Koresh is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ravit Arbel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Ravit Arbel is highly available either by phone or in person when required. In a professional sense, Arbel seems to have a natural ability to clearly understand quickly and accurately the facts and legal essence of relevant issues and to communicate them in organized factual and legal terms.’

Key clients

Isramco Negev 2 Limited Partnership

Tamar Petroleum Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd. (TASE: SAE)

Wissotzky Tea (Israel)

IBM Israel Ltd.

Tabib Toxic Waste Services Ltd.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

The Manufacturers Association of Israel

Clal Insurance Ltd. (TASE: CLIS)

Israel Builders Association Boney Ha’aretz

The Israeli Food Manufacturers Association

Comasco Ltd.

Tidhar Group Ltd.

Aeronautics Ltd. (TASE: ARCS)

Reit 1 Ltd. (TASE: RIT1)

Israeli Association of Construction & Infrastructure Engineers

Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd.

Inttra Inc.

Norstar Holding Inc. (TASE: NSTR)

Axons Vision Ltd.

Energym Ltd.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has developed a strong reputation in high-profile commercial litigation where it acts for domestic and international corporates. In particular, the disputes team is especially skilled in large-scale environmental litigation, class actions, and administrative proceedings. Additionally, the practice group acts for individuals in shareholder disputes, and other private clients with financial interests in Israel and abroad. Senior partner and firm co-founder Aharon Pollak heads the disputes team; Arie Neiger is among Israel's leading figures for environmental litigation; Aya Reich-Mina specialises in administrative litigation; and Asaf Biger is rated for his work in complex corporate and general commercial litigation, especially in cases with cross-border components. Also recommended is Sharon Lubezky-Hess, who features most prominently in the field of class actions and derivative actions, but also has experience in finance disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aharon Pollak

Testimonials

We highly appreciate the service that we receive from APM. APM carries out complex legal work for our company which almost always concludes in positive outcomes, even when the odds are against us.

The team’s interpersonal skills are valuable when communicating with the other side, which brings successful closures. Our longstanding relationship with APM is the result of the excellent quality of the services provided by APM.

Key clients

Benjamin Baron

Arava Mines

Aura Israel

Sade Precise Agriculture

ORT Israel

Presidium of Israel Business Organizations

The Manufacturers Association of Israel

Mr. Alan Salzmano

Novartis International

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co.

Pipeline Company

EES Investments

Valley National Bank

Oil Refineries (part of Bazan Group)

Infrastructure Tier 3

Over the last three years, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has significantly increased its presence in Israel's infrastructure market, and has become a regular counsel to multinational consortiums in bids for the country's largest infrastructure projects. Department head Nadia Davidzon has built up a roster of international clients including Bombardier, IBI Group, and Macquarie, and has recently been involved in tenders for the extensions of the Jerusalem LRT, the design of underground stations for Tel Aviv's metro network, the development of the IDF's logistics centre, and the EPC contract for the desalination plant at Ashdod. The firm also has an active administrative litigation practice, which recently represented Lesico in the Supreme Court regarding a disputed tender award.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Davidzon

Key clients

IBI Group

IBIB Consultants (Israel)

Bombardier Group

Menorah Izu Aharon

Israel Land Development Company

Seldat Distribution

Macquarie Corporate Holdings

Afcon Holdings

Metropoline Public Transportation

IVM Minrav Sadyt

Lesico Group

Oron Holdings

National Building Contractors (Bonei Ha’aretz) Association

Telecoms and media Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary advises PE and VC funds, media companies and advertising companies on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, demergers, investments and financing rounds. The firm also assists start-ups, technology incubators and digital media platforms with GDPR compliance, privacy and various other regulatory matters. Ian Rostowsky advises clients on a wide range of transactions. Recently, he assisted Reshet Media on its merger with Channel 10. Yoav Etzyon advises private and public entities, including media companies, engaged in equity and debt transactions in Israel and the US. In 2019, Hilla Shribman & Adi El Rom joined from boutique outfit Shribman & El Rom.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Nielsen Company

The Time Technologic Incubator, Limited Partnership and The Time Innovations Ltd.

Firstime Ventures Limited Partnership

Reshet Media Ltd. and its controlling shareholder

Apester Ltd.

Similarweb

Israeli Academy of Film and Television

TrafficPoint

Wochit

Algomizer

Cedato

Minute.ly

Vidazoo

BI Science (2009) Ltd.

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
Commercial
Corporate, securities and M&A
Employment and labour
Environmental
Finance
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
Taxation
Number of lawyers : 110
Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Hebrew
Russian
Spanish
Contact : Dalit Anolik, marketing manager (d_anolik@apm-law.com)