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

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary
TEL AVIV 6971915
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High Tech and Venture Capital Department.


Ayelet Torem is a Partner in the firm’s High Tech and Venture Capital department.


Ms. Ayelet Torem joined the firm in 2009. Born and raised in Israel and a Silicon Valley veteran, Ms. Torem is known to provide her local and international clients with sophisticated business and legal care, while drawing on her longstanding relationships with the key players of Israel and Silicon Valley and familiarity with the landscape of both geographies. Ms. Torem counsels funds and investment vehicles on their formation and investments and is instrumental in their fundraising strategy and efforts, working closely with venture capital firms, private equity funds and investment groups from the US, Europe and Israel vis-à-vis Israel’s leading institutional investors and family offices. Her insight and perception in launching investment vehicles, as well as her ability to conduct complex negotiations, are greatly admired. In addition, Ms. Torem represents technology incubators (Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of Israel franchises), advising on the governmental tender process, investments and other OCS related matters. Ms. Torem also works with accelerators, technology hubs and other innovation cultivating platforms, tailoring a custom-made legal & business model for each platform to best serve their goals and objectives. Ms. Torem advises many startup companies in multiple spaces and stages, acting as a strategic advisor to her client companies, providing legal advice, business guidance and a unique ability to introduce her clients to a cross-border network of investors she maintains an ongoing relationship with. Ms. Torem also advises angel investors and HNWI. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Torem resided in Silicon Valley where she served as Head of Business Development at the “California-Israel Chamber of Commerce” (CICC) focusing on connecting entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and key technology companies from California and Israel through cross-border programs and investments. Between the years 1997 and 2005, Ms. Torem served as Deputy General Counsel at Tnuva, one of Israel’s largest corporations and a monopoly in its field. Ms. Torem worked closely with the executive management and led local and international mergers and acquisitions, multifaceted negotiations, international transactions and management of claims. Ms. Torem gained a special expertise in antitrust. Previously, Ms. Torem worked at several prestigious law firms. Mr. Altman also advises institutional investors on their private investment portfolios, analyzing various real estate, infrastructure and financial opportunities and providing valued insight on the viability and return potential of the various investments. Mr. Altman’s vast knowledge and experience regarding US and European funds was recognized by international legal rankings and is utilized by his various clients in their international dealings.


Hebrew and English.


• Israel Bar Association (1995) • Committee Member of the ISCA (Israel Crowdfunding Association) (2013-present) • Member of the IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries) Angels Committee (2011-present) • Board Member at Machshava Tova since 2014. Machshava Tova is a non-profit organization narrowing social gaps in Israel through technology.


• Bar Ilan University, LL.B., Law, With Honors (1993) • Gevim Mediation Center, Mediation and Integrative Negotiations (2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

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.