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

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

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Held up by clients as a ‘best in class‘ firm, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary houses a full-service fund formation and transaction practice. The team brings to bear an enviable track record in the sphere, acting on 35 fund formations over the past year alone, and currently represents about half of all tech incubators and innovation labs in Israel. Among the names to note, Maya Issacharov heads the fund formation practice and is widely regarded as a market leader. Other sought-after specialists include Ian Rostowsky, who co-heads both the IP and the hi-tech and venture capital departments, fellow hi-tech co-head Yoav Etzyon, as well as firm chairman Yonatan Altman. Efrat Shpizaizen and capable associate Tal Tsarfati-Doron are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon; Maya Issacharov

Other key lawyers:

Yonatan Altman; Stephen Barak Rozen; Efrat Sphizaizen; Ran Cohen; Assaf Baruch; Tal Tsarfati-Doron; Aaron Victor


‘We value the team’s dedication and its availability even in challenging times.’

‘We worked with Maya Issacharov, Efrat Shpizaizen and associate Aaron Victor. We recommend them for their team collaboration, open mind and drive to get a better result.’

‘An exceptional team, super experienced and knowledgeable on the market.’

‘The two partners we worked with are absolutely cutting-edge. The practice is best in class.’

An excellent firm. Very experienced partners and team.

Key clients

12.64 Fund

Alto Fund

aMoon Growth Fund

And Ventures

Bayit Ve Gag Fund

Canaan Partners Israel


Deep Insight Ventures

F2 Capital

FinTLV Ventures

Firstime Ventures

Forma Fund

Genesis Partners

Grove Ventures

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

NGT3 (Israeli-Arab incubator located in Nazareth)

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

  • Representing Israel Infrastructure Fund in the $500m fundraising and formation of its fourth fund, Israel Infrastructure Fund IV.
  • Advising on the formation of aMoon Growth II, which targeted raising $750m.
  • Acting for F2 Capital on a $375m mandate for the formation of its third venture capital fund, F2 Capital III LP, and another new fund, F2 VC Select Fund, to invest in the portfolio companies of the first three funds.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Restructuring and insolvency lawyers at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notarycommand their spaces of expertise’, according to clients. The group is routinely appointed by the court to act as trustee or receiver in bankruptcy, insolvency and receivership cases – notably, the group handled 600 cases as trustee or receiver over the past year. That being said, the diverse practice brings to bear considerable experience representing all manner of stakeholders in bankruptcy-related matters. Sought-after specialist Erez Haver heads a group that also includes the increasingly prominent up-and-coming partner Moran Mordechay and talented counsel Tzipi Kolp Frieder.

Practice head(s):

Erez Haver


‘Very smart and experienced lawyers who have plenty of experience and a high level of expertise.’

‘Quick to understand the client’s needs and the respective legal actions required. Highly experienced partners who command their spaces of expertise.’

Key clients

Adv. Avi Hadar and Ms. Emma Inozemtseva (Azega Holdings Ltd. shareholders)

Ashplast Plastic Trade & Industries 1999 Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM

Clal Insurance Company Ltd. and Clal Credit Insurance Ltd.

Clock Square Ltd.

Harel Mall debenture holders

Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (TASE: DSCT)

Israel Tax Authority, Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance

Metro One Communications Inc.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

Mhamid Tawfik – Building and Development Ltd.

Nawi Group

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

Union Bank Ltd. (U Bank)

Work highlights

  • Representing the Official Receiver of Israel in the NIS318m insolvency of the Peri Group of construction companies.
  • Acting as special managers to settle the NIS860m debts of Mhamid Tawfik – Building and Development.
  • 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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is distinguished by its emphasis on class actions relating to the financial services sector, where it frequently represents Israel’s largest financial institutions and insurance companies. The team also reports growing activity in class actions concerning advertising, disability discrimination, and electronic waste. Seasoned litigator Sharon Lubezky-Hess is recommended for her experience in advising major Israeli banking groups in class actions. Tax specialist Doron Levy is also active in class action proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Sharon Lubezky Hess

Other key lawyers:

Doron Levy; Shahar Haron; Yaniv Holzman


‘The teams are very skilled from professional standpoint and with a very strong client and market attitude. My experience is that they are very loyal and dedicated to the clients and provide very professional service .’

‘Doron levy is among the lawyers I have worked with for many years. A top talent, great business attitude and client-service level.’

Key clients

Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd.

Bynet Data Communications Ltd.

Clal Pension and Provident Funds

Direct Insurance – IDI Insurance Company Ltd.

El-mor Ltd.

Excellence Nessuah Group

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

IBI Group

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Maalot Insurance Agency Ltd.

Meitav Dash Loans Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

Optibase Ltd.


Reshet Media Ltd.

Simigon Ltd.

Tarya P2P Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot, Bank Hapoalim and Union Bank of Israel on opposing a motion to certify a NIS458m class action regarding a claim pertaining to cash withdrawal services through ATMs.
  • Representing Phoenix to mediate resolution of a class action certification motion pertaining to unilateral linkage to the consumer price index component in loans.
  • Representing Bank Hapoalim in efforts to dismiss a NIS1.1bn class action certification motion filed against it for alleged discrimination in mortgage decisions.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s life sciences department specialises in assisting companies in the medical cannabis industry, as well as covering all IP and regulatory matters arising within the pharmaceutical sector. The firm’s client base includes international and domestic names, notably an Israeli medical devices company and a German chemical nanotechnology company. Ian Rostowsky has expertise in M&A transactions and investments involving healthcare entities, and Yoav Etzyon regularly advises startups and potential investors. Omer Carmel is also noted as key.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

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


‘The team includes lawyers who have vast experience in investment rounds, IPOs, Company’s files, documents required for investors, Directors rolls and activities etc. They are very responsive and meet time frames as needed.’

‘The prime contact point leads the team and bring the experience to manage his team knowing the expertise of each individual who support him on different area in accordance with the level of work and the appropriate costing.’

Key clients



BT Beamedical Technologies

CanNegev Ltd.

F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics Ltd.

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Good Energies Ltd. Also known as B Cure Laser

Healeon Medical Ltd.

Ilumigyn Ltd.

IM Cannabis Corp

KeepMed Ltd.

LionBird L.P

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

New Pace Ltd.

Orsense Ltd.

Polypid Ltd.

Red C Biotech Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Nano-X in its up-to US$194 million acquisition of Israeli start-up Zebra Medical Vision Ltd., a deep-learning medical imaging analytics company.
  • Advise Illumigyn, a medical technology company, on its commercial agreements, recently including a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars with Peramare Enterprises Ltd. and Afreximbank to deploy its gynecological imaging system and platform throughout Africa.
  • Advise Allergan on intellectual property issues, mainly on trademark matters, such as use of trade names, and confidentiality issues.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s ‘extraordinary’ hi-tech and venture capital team specialises in acting on fundraisings aimed at elevating start-ups to unicorn status, and on exits via M&A. The group is highly regarded for its representation of international and domestic corporations in Israeli Innovation Authority tenders for the operation of new technology incubators. The ‘results-orientedIan Rostowsky has over 30 years’ experience of handling complex M&A transactions and investments, and Yoav Etzyon routinely assists emerging growth companies and investors with transactional matters. Stephen Barak Rozen focuses upon buy- and sell-side tech M&A, with Efrat Shpizaizen guiding entities through commercial transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Barak Rozen; Efrat Shpizaizen; Assaf Baruch


‘Very personnel touch. Quick responses. Diversified teams cover different disciplines, but we have a central contact so we don’t get lost in the shuffle. They put the effort to make tight turnaround times.’

‘Specific mention to Stephen Rozen, our main contact, as he tries to make himself as available as possible, whatever the hour. Specific expertise with the US, as well as local government grant programs for start-ups. Very personably and excellent rapport with our partners as well.’

‘Extraordinary team of real professional high-tech/tech lawyers, a very comprehensive and close legal counselling on a large aspect, with excellent availability and responsiveness.’

‘Ian Rostovsky- brilliant, talented and most experienced lawyer, results-oriented.’


Key clients

Akeyless Security Ltd.

Aleph Farms

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Aquarius Engines Ltd.

CanNegev Ltd (CanNegev)

Dotz Nano Limited

Enel and Shikun & Binui Innovation Infralab Ltd.

F.O.R.E Biotherapeutics Ltd.

Gentex Corporation

Illumigyn Ltd.

Liquidity Capital M.C. Ltd.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Moneta Capital

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.


ObserveIt Ltd.

Playtech PLC

Redefine Meat Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Simigon Ltd.

Splitit Payments Ltd.

Tectona Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries – Agricultural Cooperative in Israel Ltd.


Zipo Apps Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Saferide in a novel US$300 million merger transaction with Traffilog Ltd, representing a highly successful exit for the client.
  • Acting for Nano-X Imaging Ltd., a unicorn, as it begins to buy up other startups, such as its up to US$200 million acquisition of Israeli start-up Zebra Medical Vision Ltd.
  • Representing Aleph Farms in receiving the largest investment in a food-tech company in Israel (US$105 million) from several investors.

Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s department grew very significantly in 2021, having merged with the IP boutique, Carmel, Peled & Co. The team represents companies within the life sciences, food, and technology sectors, assisting with IP-driven M&A and complex licensing agreements. The head, Ian Rostowsky, has 30 years of experience in advising domestic and Israeli companies on the commercialization of their IP rights. Omer Carmel is an expert at assisting hi-tech entities on all types of IP rights, while Sahar Peled handles research and development agreements.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky

Other key lawyers:


‘They just do their work, as anyone should, being very professional and responsive.’

‘I work with Sahar Peled and value his expertise in the field, efficiency and responsiveness, as well as great personal connection.’

Key clients

Allergan Israel Ltd. and Abbvie Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.

CanNegev Ltd.

Dole Asia Company Ltd.

G1 Security Systems Ltd.

Israel Innovation Authority

Liquidity Ltd.

Redefine meat Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Tectona Ltd.

The Nielsen Company Ltd.

Tnuva Food Industries – Agricultural Cooperative In Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tectona Ltd. on copyright and trademark implications involved in the use of image creation of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and certain novel and groundbreaking issues involving artificial intelligence in commercial transactions.
  • Undertook an extensive intellectual property due diligence examination and contract drafting for The Nielsen Company Ltd in relation to its US$62 million acquisition of CiValue Systems Ltd.
  • Advised Tnuva, Israel’s largest food company, on IP aspects of research agreements and commercial deals for new food technologies and products.

Israel > Planning and zoning Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary stands out for its standalone offerings across various areas of planning and zoning law, including environmental, urban renewal and local authority matters. The team acts for a mix of developers, property owners and local councils, with a focus on planning proceedings, administrative law and land expropriations. Yuval Gal-On, a former legal advisor to the Israeli Knesset on planning and building matters, co-heads the group alongside Dan Or, whose practice spans administrative, environmental, and planning and zoning law matters.

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 Ltd. of the Ayalon Insurance Group

Bat Yam Beach Towers Ltd.

Chen Hamakom Ltd.

Keren Nadlan Ltd.

Kiryat Shmona Local Planning and Building Committee

Local Building and Planning Committee Givatayim

Rotem Technologies and Ecological Solutions Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Shtang Recycle-Gosh Dan Ltd.

Tabib Environmental Waste Management

The Fifth Front – Israel’s Architects Association

Therapeutic Riding and Dog Training NPO

Work highlights

  • Representing the Local Building and Planning Committee Givatayim on the preparation of an urban renewal plan for the city of Givatayim.
  • Representing Safed Municipality in a legal solution to solve urgent safety issues for the city’s residents.
  • Acting for urban developer Keren Nadlan to approve planning of a demolition-and-rebuild project in Ramat Gan.

Israel > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s practice continues to consolidate its offering following the 2021 absorption of real estate boutique, Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co. The team houses experience across the full life cycle of the sector, from planning and construction through to property sales and acquisitions, with notable expertise in urban renewal and real estate finance. Department head Amitai Erlich is sought after by investors and developers for his record in project development and transactional matters. Also noted are urban renewal specialist, Ori Avigad, and Yuval Gal-On, who leads the planning, construction and zoning team.

Practice head(s):

Amitai Erlich

Other key lawyers:

Ori Avigad; Boaz Edelstein; Moshe Matalon; Ranit Kessous Katz; Yuval Gal-On


‘I would say the level of authenticity is key. Lawyers are genuine and authentic in their care for, and duty to, their clients. In their presence, I do not feel that I am being treated like a client but rather more like a friend who is fortunate enough to know them. They go above and beyond for their clients.’

‘Amitai Erlich and the team are genuinely care for their clients and have no hesitation in going that extra mile for their clients, really above and beyond other lawyers. I would recommend them to anyone. They are both excellent in their fields.’

‘The team provides excellent and professional service. Lawyers are always looking for the best solutions.’

‘I truly appreciate the personal relationship I have built with the team. I call them any time. Above that, they are very professional. They are also very honest. I appreciate that their goal is to help, not to make money from me.’

Key clients

Amiron Ltd.

Ampa Group and Yuvalim Group

Aura Investments Ltd.

Ayalon Assets and Investments Ltd., of the Ayalon Group

Azorim Construction Company and Azorim Living

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Boulevard Fund

Caesarea Investments Ltd and the Nassimi family

Citiel Investments Ltd.

David Shahar and Sons Ltd.

Dona Engineering and Construction Ltd

Efi Capital Nadlan Ltd.

Givatayim Local Planning and Building Committee

Infrastructures Ltd & Bonei Hatichon Civil Engineering

Issta lines

Kiryat Shmona Local Planning and Building Committee

Real Estate Financing

Reisdor Group

Rotem Technologies and Ecological Solutions Ltd.

Salina Group

Sason Hogi Group

Sela Binui

Sufrin Weiss

Susan Group

Tal Bar Group

The Gabay Group

The Hebrew University

The Ofer Group

Timora Real Estate

Urban Renewal Projects

Yaaz Development and Construction

Yigal & Moshe Gindi, & Mr. Avi Zeitouni

Yitzhak Ofer Building and Development Company Ltd.

Zarfati Zvi & Sons Investments & Constructions Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Azorim on a project in Beer-Sheba and two projects in Tel Aviv, worth a combined NIS9.5bn.
  • Advising Caesarea Investments on the NIS2bn Savioney Ramat Aviv project, involving 10 buildings containing 400 residential units, a spa and gardens.
  • Advising The Hebrew University on developing a compound of hi-tech and research facilities in partnership with Gav-Yam.

Israel > Tax Tier 2

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s tax team routinely acts alongside its market-leading VC and investment funds practice, representing various funds and fund managers on a host of issues. Additional sector strengths include hi-tech and real estate-related tax. Doron Levy, who heads the tax and class action practices, advises on both transactional and contentious matters. Co-managing partner Racheli Guz-Lavi is particularly noted for transactional tax, while of counsel Yifat Weiss has a focus on transactional tax and incentive plans. Omer Ben Matityahu left to become CEO at Plat4Me.

Practice head(s):

Doron Levy; Racheli Guz-Lavi

Other key lawyers:


‘Excellent team . Very professional, very responsive and devoted to their clients, particularly Doron Levy and Racheli Guz-Lavi.’

Key clients

Aleph Farms

Gottex Brands Holdings Ltd.

IM Cannabis Corp

Israel Infrastructure Fund (IIF)

Mishan (Senior Living Facilities Group)

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Optas Industry Limited

Peninsula Investment Fund Growth and Peninsula Group Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Sweetwood Ventures SCSp-RAIF II (Sweetwood Fund)

The Nielsen Company

Timora real estate fund

Work highlights

  • Advised Aleph Farms on the tax aspects of a $105m funding round.
  • Acted for Israel Infrastructure Fund on the formation and fundraising for its fourth fund, including seeking preliminary tax approval.
  • Advised Nano-X on the tax aspects of its $200m acquisition – by way of reverse triangular merger – of Zebra Medical Vision.

Israel > Banking and finance Tier 3

Among Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s areas of expertise, the team is particularly well equipped to advise on real estate finance and banking and finance litigation. In terms of the former, real estate and urban renewal partner Ori Avigad is noted. As for the contentious front, seasoned litigator Sharon Lubezky-Hess frequently represents major banks in class actions. Corporate and hi-tech partner Yoav Etzyon  oversees the team.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Ampa Capital Ltd.

Ampa Real Estate

Ampa Yuvalim Housing for Rent Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot Ltd.

David’s Harp Hotel Ltd.

Finnovest Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Forma Real Estate Fund

Horowitz Group

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Liquidity Capital

Ofer Investments Ltd.

Peninsula Ltd

Shaked Partners Fund


Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Ampa Real Estate on the $1bn refinancing of its entire Israeli asset portfolio.
  • Advised Liquidity Capital on a $475m credit facility from an alternative lender, Apollo Global Capital, in order to fund its own alternative lending activities.
  • Successfully defended Union Bank of Israel in a claim seeking a declaratory judgement that the bank’s refusal to deposit funds originating from digital currencies constituted a breach of laws covering the provisions of banking service to clients.

Israel > Capital markets Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary saw some changes to its capital markets practice in October 2021, with Daniel Marcovici joining as group co-head following the departure of former department co-lead Livnat Ein-Shay Wilder. Hi-tech and venture capital partner, Ian Rostowsky, also co-heads a team which frequently advises on debt and equity offerings on the TASE as well as on international markets, including AIM and Nasdaq.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Chardan Capital Markets LLC

Eltek Ltd.

GP Global Power 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

  • Advised Peninsula Group on two extensions and subsequent NIS229m and NIS110m issuances of its Series C Bonds.
  • Acted for TASE-listed Nextcom on securities law matters, including a NIS60m bond offering.
  • Represented Simigon in a going-private transaction, in which it delisted from AIM before being merged with another entity, which is undergoing a new IPO in the US.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary‘s firm-wide focus on the hi-tech and venture capital spheres is reflected in its corporate client list, which is mainly comprised of start-ups, technology companies, and life sciences and healthcare clients. The team is also increasingly involved in deals involving the energy and food industries. Hi-tech and venture capital co-heads, Ian Rostowsky, and Yoav Etzyon jointly lead the department. In October 2021, corporate finance partner, Daniel Marcovici, joined from Arnon, Tadmor-Levy.

Practice head(s):

Ian Rostowsky; Yoav Etzyon

Other key lawyers:


‘A great team; highly focused, very experienced and helpful.’

The team is very commercial. Ian Rostowsky is a trusted business advisor.’

‘Great customer attention, very experienced, quick to respond.’

Key clients

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Aspire Global PLC

BlueThorne Pte. Ltd.

Dupont Safety & Construction, Inc.

ESIL by EDF Group, Bazan Group and, Johnson Matthey

Federation Entertainment

FinSec Innovation Lab (by Mastercard and Enel X)

Frieh Associés

Gentex Corporation

IM Cannabis Corp

Intercom Ltd.


Meridian Bioscience

Namogoo Technologies Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Nielsen Innovate by The Nielsen Company and NielsenIQ


ObserveIt Ltd.

Orpheus Medical

Panorama Software Inc.

SafeDK Ltd.

Saferide Technologies Ltd.

Simigon Ltd.

Stage One Capital

Tectona Ltd.

The Kitchen Hub (by the Strauss Group

Zifroni Chemicals Supplies Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Saferide in its $300m merger with Traffilog.
  • Represented the shareholders in the divestment of Avanan to Check Point in a $300m cash sale.
  • Advised Nano-X Imaging on its acquisition of Israeli start-up Zebra Medical Vision, valued at up to $200m.

Israel > Employment Tier 3

Noted for its ‘diverse expertise across a wide realm of labour and employment law‘, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary handles a broad scope of regulatory compliance, transactional support and contentious matters. Shani Ashkenasi spearheads the department and is equipped to advise on both contentious and non-contentious issues, with a focus on representing companies in the hi-tech and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Shani Ashkenasi


‘APM has diverse expertise across a wide realm of labour and employment law. It frequently advises across various sectors, such as hi-tech, finance, traditional industries and national security, providing it with a unique ability to understand the client’s needs and deliver them the best professional solutions.’

‘I worked mainly with Shani Ashkenasi. Her team was diligent.’

‘Shani Ashkenasi is a very nice, intelligent lawyer. She is responsive and collaborates with her colleagues. It was pleasant working with Adv. Ashkenasi.’

‘Shani Ashkenasi has vast experience in providing unique solutions and is a respected attorney in labor law. Adv. Ashkenasi knows how to provide guidance, both tactical and strategic even in addressing complex issues. It is a pleasure working with her since she is very pleasant as well as sharp as a tack.’

Key clients

Airovation Technologies Ltd.

Akelyess Security Ltd.

Aleph Farms Ltd.

AllCloud BSD Ltd.

Allergan Ltd.

Amphenol Tel-Ad Ltd.

Avital Project Ltd.

Dotz Nano Ltd.

Illumigyn Ltd.

InnovoPro Ltd.

Kyocera AVX Components (Jerusalem) Ltd.

Meridian Bioscience Israel Ltd.

Nano-X Imaging Ltd.

Nayax Ltd.

Razor Labs Ltd.

Redefine Meat Ltd.

Sayollo Ltd.

SixAi Ltd.

The Nielsen Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Nielsen Sub Holdings on its $60m acquisition of a controlling stake in CiValue Systems, including employment aspects.
  • Advised Razor Labs on the termination of an employee and, separately, on an overhaul of the company’s employment agreements and policies.
  • Advised Nano-X Imaging on its acquisition of Israeli start-up Zebra Medical Vision, including employment issues related to the acquisition.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary packs a punch in complex insolvency disputes, where its litigation expertise is complemented by the wider firm’s top-tier bankruptcy and restructuring offering. Other practice sweet spots include shareholder disputes and contentious construction cases. Key names include insolvency and banking litigation head Erez Haver, class and derivative actions specialist, Sharon Lubezky-Hess, and real estate litigator Boaz Edelstein, who joined in August 2021 following the firm’s absorption of Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co..

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Moran Mordechay; Shahar Haron

Key clients

Adv. Avi Hadar and Ms. Emma Inozemtseva (shareholders in Azega Holdings Ltd.)

Armon David, Datmara Investments Ltd., Tamara Palace Ltd.

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

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd.

Beeri Towers – King Solomon Ltd.

Boulevard Group Ltd.

Caesarea Investments Ltd.

El-Mor Ltd.; Bynet Data Communications Ltd.

G1Shielding Technologies Ltd., of the G1 Group

GP Global Power Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd

Mas Tax Ltd.

Moshe Kaplansky Law Offices

Optibase Ltd.

Orna Danon & Yehudit Bursi

ORT Israel


Rafaella Ronen

Retailer Online Ltd.

Rubicon Business Group Ltd.

SafeRide Technologies Ltd.(AKA Questar)

Simigon Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented GP Global Power in a claim filed against it, and its controlling shareholders, by Alon Blue Square and CR Eco Holdings.
  • Acted for Rubicon in its negligence proceedings against the controlling shareholder.
  • Represented El-Mor and Bynet Data Communications in an administrative petition and motion for interim injunction filed against Netivei Israel, Electra Infrastructure and Shikun & Binui-Solel Boneh-Infrastructure.

Israel > Infrastructure Tier 4

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.

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
Number of lawyers : 110
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