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Shimonov & Co. - Law Firm

Capital markets Tier 2

Shimonov & Co. - Law Firm's team has a particular sweet spot acting for North American companies seeking to raise money through debt or equity offerings in Israel, with a particular focus on US clients in the real estate sector. The firm also also numerous Israeli companies with their capital markets activity in Israel. Recently, the team prepared the first-ever Upriet prospectus, which involved working closely with the TASE  and the SEC. Israel Shimonov has a strong track record in private placements and IPOs, in addition to significant experience in complex corporate transactions. Dudi Berland is a key contact for US companies undergoing IPOs on the TASE.

Practice head(s):

Israel Shimonov

Other key lawyers:

Dubi Berland; Nir Cohen Sasson


‘Highly professional, knowledge of the rules is exceptional, always stay up-to-date with regulatory developments.’

Key clients

Hertz Investment Group

Doral Group

El- Ad Group

El-Ad Canada Realty Inc.

The lesser group

Carassao Motors

Westdale Properties

Cannbit Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Avichai Stolero – AeronauticsLtd.


Namco Reality

Southern Properties Capital Ltd.

Gabay Properties and Development Ltd.

Sapir Corp Ltd.

Lightstone Enterprises Limited

Israel Canada

Fattal Hotel Group

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Shimonov & Co. - Law Firm displays particular strength in debt restructuring and insolvency litigation. In addition, the team often represents clients before the regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies. Amir Bartov, who leads the team, is currently advising Fattal Holdings on its debt arrangements, following financial difficulties resulting from the impact of the pandemic on the travel industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets
Photo Name Position Profile
Adv Amir Bartov photo Adv Amir Bartov Senior Partner
Adv Dudi Berland photo Adv Dudi Berland Senior Partner
Adv Nir Cohen-Sasson  photo Adv Nir Cohen-Sasson Senior Partner
Adv Israel Shimonov photo Adv Israel Shimonov Founding Partner
Number of lawyers : 19
Contacts : Advocate Israel Shimonov
Contacts : Advocate David Berland

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.

In 2017, Adv. Amir Bartov joined the firm as a senior partner. He is among Israel’s leading lawyers in insolvency and debt restructuring, and currently heads this practice area at the firm where he has helped to create a natural synergy with the capital market practice. Adv. Amir Bartov has led all major debt restructuring arrangements in Israel’s capital market in recent years, and his joining the firm has expanded the range of services offered by Shimonov & Co., enabling the firm to provide top-notch counsel also for distressed companies, complex financing transactions and debt restructuring arrangements.

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 U.S. companies in the domestic market.

The law firm, which is Israel’s largest and most active one 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 U.S. real estate companies that have issued bonds in Israel, among them, large U.S. 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 (e.g.: 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.

Insolvency: The practice area of insolvency at the law firm is managed by Adv. Amir Bartov, one of Israel’s top experts in the field. Adv. Amir Bartov has led, in recent years, all large debt restructuring arrangements in the domestic economy, and his joining the firm has expanded the range of services offered, enabling the provision of first-rate counsel also for distressed companies, regarding complex financing transactions and debt restructuring arrangements. The practice area of insolvency requires extensive experience and expertise in multiple legal practices, such as civil law, corporate law and securities law, coupled with a wide-ranging grasp and perspective of economics and accounting.

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. Amir Bartov – Senior Partner 972-3-6111000
Adv. Dudi Berland – Senior Partner 972-3-6111000
Adv. Nir Cohen-Sasson – Senior Partner 972-3-6111000