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Shimonov & Co. - Law Firm
56 Mazeh St

Israel > Capital markets Tier 1

Shimonov & Co. - Law Firm is recognised for its strong performance in local listings for domestic and, increasingly, multinational clients. Significantly, it represents over two-thirds of the North American companies listed on the TASE. Name partner Israel Shimonov is sought after for his specialist expertise in the capital markets sphere and recently paired up with Liron Azriel to represent Acro Real Estate on its NIS500m IPO on the TASE. Senior partner Dudi Berland is also highly regarded; he manages the non-Israeli foreign offering department together with Benjamin Ben Zimra. Senior partner Nir Cohen Sasson is a securities expert who is often involved in public M&A relating to companies traded on the TASE.

Practice head(s):

Israel Shimonov; Dudi Berland; Nir Cohen Sasson

Other key lawyers:


An extremely experienced team!

Benjamin Ben Zimra, and Dudi Berland are outstanding individuals. Extremely sharp and have a genuine ability to strengthen their clients’ positions.’

The group is able to produce top-quality work product in a highly time-sensitive environment, as well as understand and synthesize complex matters in a seamless fashion.

Dudi Berland and Benjamin Ben Zimra are all responsive, efficient, highly capable problem-solvers.’

Key clients

Acro Real Estate

Nofar Energy

Pacific Oak SOR (BVI) Holdings, Ltd. of the Pacific Oak Capital Advisors

Leser Group


Israel Canada Group

Lightstone Enterprises Limited of the Lightstone Group

ERN Israel Ltd.

Carasso Real Estate

Namco Realty LLC

Aviv Group

Mendelson Infrastructures and Industries Ltd.

Green Street Power Partners LLC

Hertz Investment Group

Pacific Oak Strategic Opportunity REIT II, Inc.

Carasso Motors Ltd.

Tikun-Olam – Cannbit Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

Gabay Properties and Development Ltd.

Emilia Development Ltd.

A.R. REM Projects Ltd.

Primotec Group Ltd.

Solaer Renewable Energies Ltd.

Argo Properties N.V.

Work highlights

  • Represented Acro Real Estate on its NIS500m IPO on the TASE.
  • Represented Lightstone Enterprises on its bond offerings on the TASE, including on its NIS430m notes issuance.
  • Acted for Carasso Real Estate on its NIS332m IPO on the TASE.

Shimonov & Co., founded in 1993, is the leading and most active law firm in Israel in capital markets and securities, and also one of Israel’s premier boutique law firms. The firm provides ongoing legal counsel to dozens of public companies, including some of the most prominent ones in the Israeli economy, as well as to some of the largest North American real estate companies with securities traded on the TASE.

Since its founding by Adv Israel Shimonov, one of Israel’s outstanding lawyers in the field of capital markets and securities, the firm has been providing legal support and counsel to public companies and companies wishing to go public, on a broad range of legal matters, including prospectuses and offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and issues in securities law and corporate law.

The firm uniquely specializes in representing foreign companies, especially from North America, wishing to offer securities to the Israeli public, having provided legal counsel and assistance in the vast majority of securities offerings by US companies in the domestic market.

The law firm, which is Israel’s largest and most active  in capital markets, represents 15% of all companies traded on the TASE. These figures speak for themselves, and position Shimonov & Co. at the forefront of law firms in the capital market sector in Israel.

Practice areas
Prospectuses and securities offerings: Since its founding, Shimonov & Co. has been involved in and overseen hundreds of IPOs and secondary market offerings in Israel, as well as hundreds of private placements, with an aggregate funding amount of over NIS 100bn.

Foreign companies in Israel: Shimonov & Co. uniquely specializes in the representation of foreign companies seeking to offer securities to the Israeli public. The firm has a dedicated department that engages solely in the representation of foreign companies that have offered and are currently offering securities to the public in Israel. The firm represents the vast majority of US real estate companies that have issued bonds in Israel, among them, large US real estate corporations and well-known controlling shareholders that are ranked high on Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Mergers and acquisitions: Shimonov & Co. handles merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, primarily of public companies. Over the years, the firm has handled hundreds of public company mergers and acquisitions in Israel, dozens of tender offers, as well as complex reorganization processes (eg: spin-offs), complex in-kind dividend distributions, and similar actions stemming from the Israel Anti-Concentration Law for reducing the number of layers in pyramidal holding structures.

Counseling public companies: Shimonov & Co. law firm regularly provides ongoing legal counsel and support to prominent public companies in the Israeli economy pertaining to their operation as reporting corporations.

Capital market regulation: The firm maintains a professional department, managed by a senior lawyer who is also a trained accountant, which provides regular daily updates on legislation and regulation to the firm’s lawyers and clients as needed. Additionally, the professional department is in charge of preparing expert opinions and reviewing special cases. The firm is proud to be involved in the enactment of changes to legislation and regulations governing the field, including changes to TASE directives relating to the firm’s core practice areas.

Department Name Email Telephone
Adv. Israel Shimonov – Founding Partner 972-3-6111000
Adv. Dudi Berland – Senior Partner 972-3-6111000
Adv. Nir Cohen-Sasson – Senior Partner 972-3-6111000
Photo Name Position Profile
Dudi Berland photo Adv Dudi Berland Senior Partner
Nir Cohen-Sasson photo Adv Nir Cohen-Sasson Senior Partner
Israel Shimonov photo Adv Israel Shimonov Founding Partner