Ms Orit Israeli > Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

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

Partner and managers the firms' Commercial and Banking and Finance department

Position

Practice Areas: Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust and Competition, Corporate and Commercial Law. Orit Israeli has extensive experience dealing with all matters pertaining to financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. Ms. Israeli represents banks, financial institutions, telecommunication entities and various funds, as well as large companies and borrowers, in their complex and large-scale financial transactions, secured by legally challenging securities, of real estate or otherwise, in Israel or abroad, as well as BOT financing. In addition, Ms. Israeli has wide experience in M&A transaction in various fields of industry, including traditional industry, the defense industry and the finance industry. With special expertise in antitrust and competition law, Ms. Israeli also accompanies companies on an ongoing basis providing continuous legal counseling. As part of her work with APM & Co. Ms. Israeli has established antitrust enforcement programs for some of the leading organizations in Israel, allowing them to supervise and monitor their own actions when dealing with antitrust laws. In addition, Ms. Israeli represents clients in front of the Israeli Antitrust authorities regarding approval of binding agreements and mergers as well as other matters.

Career

Joined the firm in 2000. In her years of practice Ms. Israeli has dealt with, among others, the following issues: • Leading the architecture and negotiations of a large scale merger mega-transaction between two financial institutions. Valued at over NIS 2.3 billion. • Representation of a consortium of financial institutions in acquiring a loan agreement from a foreign bank. Valued at NIS 380 million. • Representation of a financial institution in a financial transaction to one of the largest companies in the Israeli market. Valued at NIS 250 million, designated for a BOT project. • Representation of a consortium of one of the largest banks and one of the largest insurance companies in Israel, for a NIS 320 million financing of a public transportation project. Ms. Israeli’s unique style allows her to fight for her client’s rights, while keeping negotiations pleasant and above board, and reaching the best possible results. As the nature of agreements is long term, Ms. Israeli forms relationships with her clients who see her attributes as highly valuable. Ms. Israeli’s multi-disciplinary knowledge coupled with her broad experience place her in an optimal position when negotiating on behalf of her clients. Membership: Member of the BIAC Antitrust Committee (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD).

Languages

Hebrew, English.

Memberships

Israel Bar Association (2000).

Education

Tel Aviv University, LL.B., Law (1999); Tel Aviv University, M.B.A, Business Management (2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Banking and finance

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary advises domestic banks, insurance companies, and investment funds on a litany of financing transaction in relation to project developments, M&A and general business lending. Additionally, Orit Israeli, who heads the banking practice, has acted for a European-incorporated borrower in relation to the refinancing of its European banking facilities. Israeli has also acted for one of Israel’s largest insurance companies in relation to high-value lending transactions involving domestic and international borrowers. Also of note, the team has assisted Arbel Fund on multiple lending transactions, and handles dozens of financing transactions for clients such as Bank Hapoalim, Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, Clal Group and Ayalon Insurance Company.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is best known for handling M&A and investment transactions in the hi-tech sector, which often have cross-border components. Ian Rostowsky acted for Fluence Group in relation to its approximately $267m merger with RWL Water, and also assisted a number of growth companies with financing rounds involving international investors. In the domestic market, Eldad Koresh and Orit Israeli are advising Reshet Media on its proposed merger with New Channel 10. Moreover, the team handled a high-value financing transaction for Clal Insurance Company, and assisted a joint venture with a MBO transaction involving IDE Technologies. Yoav Etzyon is another key contact for tech sector deals.

Israel > Real estate and construction

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is engaged by financial institutions, real estate investors and development companies in relation to large-scale commercial and residential development projects and complex transactions in the real estate sector. Recently, the team began acting for REIT 1, one of Israel’s most prestigious REITs; Anat Sterenlib-Molkho and Efraim Levy advised the client on a sale-and-leaseback transaction involving two industrial properties. In the development space, Levy, Orit Israeli and Ranit Kessous-Katz are acting for a joint venture comprising Tidhar Investment 1, Yair Ben David and companies in Acro Real Estate and Israel Canada Group, in relation to the development of the Microsoft Campus. On the funder side, the team advises Bank Hapoalim, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank and Israel Discount Bank on financing transactions with purchasing groups for large-scale commercial, residential and office property throughout Israel.