Raveh Haber & Co. > Ramat Gan, Israel > Firm Profile

Raveh Haber & Co.
11 MENACHEM BEGIN RD.
ROGOVIN TIDHAR TOWER, 16TH FLOOR
RAMAT GAN 5268104
Israel

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Boutique firm Raveh Haber & Co. advises large funds on formation issues, acting for private equity, real estate and venture capital funds; the group also advises fund management groups and assists with the related tax and regulatory mandates. Gil Raveh is an expert in the establishment and operation of different funds and a specialist in offshore real estate investments, and fellow founding partner Miriam Haber advises joint investment entities and private investors with additional expertise in mezzanine and preferred equity investments in multifamily complexes in the US. The team also includes Yuval Arad, who, alongside investment work, handles regulatory matters and anti-money laundering issues.

Practice head(s):

Gil Raveh; Miriam Haber

Other key lawyers:

Yuval Arad; Rachel Arnin; Chaim Tekuzener; Karin Zemach; Gal Naffusy

Testimonials

‘The Team has very good knowledge about the category and can assist the client, based on their commercial experience. They have an excellence ability to plan a clear legal strategy and navigate all the tactical steps towards the success of the chosen strategy. They have an outstanding ability to lead the litigation process in court when it was necessary. They are well respected by the institutional investors for their professionalism. It was a great pleasure to work with them as well, and they achieved all our complex goals.’

‘The senior partner that led our case was Gil Raveh. He has the right combination of confidence, standing and modesty, that enable us to lead the other sides towards our goals.’

Key clients

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Hamilton Lane

Noy Infrastructure and Energy Investments – Group of Funds

Yesodot Real Estate – Group of Funds

Migdal Group

Buligo Capital Partners

Israel Growth Partners

Green Lantern – Group of Funds

Faropoint Ventures

Tamuz Growth Fund LP

Kedma Capital Partners

Israel Legacy Partners

JAL Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advised Electra Real Estate Ltd and its subsidiaries on the formation of three US-based investments funds and the raising of, in the aggregate, $1.76bn.
  • Advised Tene investment Funds on a GP Led acquisition of a portfolio, and the formation of a co-investment vehicle which was formed in order to (indirectly) invest in Haifa Fertilizing Technologies Ltd.
  • Assisted Faropoint Ventures with the structuring and formation of a special purpose vehicle formed for the purpose of a leveraged purchase of an industrial property, and the initial closing of a logistic fund.

Israel > Tax

Raveh Haber & Co. is noted for its niche expertise in representing investment funds, as well as their managers and portfolio companies, in tax matters. Gil Raveh is sought after for his specialist focus on funds-related tax.

The firm: Raveh Haber & Co. was formed in 2013 and is Israel’s only boutique law firm specialising in investments funds and taxation. The firm was formed by Gil Raveh and Miriam Haber, each of whom has significant Israeli and international experience in those practice areas. The firm was composed of four lawyers when it opened and now has nine lawyers. Raveh Haber & Co. is proud to represent some of Israel’s best-known fund managers and institutional investors, as well as international private equity gatekeepers, and Israeli-headquartered international companies, in their private equity and tax-related matters.

Areas of practice
Investment funds: Raveh Haber & Co. is a market leader in the formation of funds, joint ventures and co-investment vehicles. The firm has one of the most active investment management practices in Israel. The members of the firm’s investment management and private equity team have extensive investment management and Israeli and US tax expertise.

The team represents its clients (which include international gatekeepers, foreign funds raising money in Israel, and experienced Israeli investment professionals) in the formation of investment funds and vehicles (including feeders and co-investment vehicles) and joint ventures. The firm also represents institutional and non-institutional investors in investment funds and joint ventures, with particular emphasis on representation of institutional investors and Israeli residents making outbound real estate investments. Drawing on their shared expertise in international tax and Israeli regulatory issues in addition to approximately 45 years of combined private equity experience, the team provides the firm’s clients with cutting-edge advice and the benefits afforded by an investment management team with significant strategic depth.

Tax: The tax department at Raveh Haber & Co. is among the leading and most professional departments in the Israeli legal market, specialising in a wide array of both local and international tax matters. The department is frequently praised by both local and international ranking guides as a “market leader”, including with regard to the provision of tax advice to investment funds, their managers their portfolio companies, as well as in its provision of sophisticated solutions to complex tax matters for high-net-worth families (with Israeli and non-Israeli members) – areas in which the firm has unique expertise.

Furthermore, the department handles core issues relating to income tax and VAT for clients of the firm, including handling diverse procedures before the Israeli Tax Authority, tax assessment procedures, litigation proceedings, obtaining different types of rulings and providing professional guidance and assistance in drafting and submitting tax reports and disclosures. The firm takes on tax litigation involving complex legal and tax questions, including representation of clients at the Supreme Court.

Among the department’s clients are private individuals and families, including leading directors and entrepreneurs, private equity and investment firms (such as Hamilton lane and the Tene Group), hedge funds, hi-tech companies from both Israel and abroad, public and major private companies and different types of financial institutions

Private clients: The private clients department of Raveh Haber & Co. has extensive expertise and experience in providing services to high net worth individuals and families which are interested in inter-generational transfers of wealth, in a legal and tax efficient manner.  The private clients department works in full collaboration with the firm’s tax department in order to provide tailor made solutions to each of its clients.

As part of the variety of services offered by the department, its members assist their clients in drafting wills and family trusts, in order to enable transfers of wealth while protecting the financial and family interests of each client. The firm has unique experience in advising families with a US or Canadian nexus, including families who immigrated to Israel or are returning to it from abroad, in matters of trusts and estate planning and coordination with local law. Additionally, the members of the department rely on the firm’s knowledge and experience in the fields of international tax and international transactions in order to design efficient solutions which fit the needs of its clients.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Fund formation Gil Ravehgraveh@rhlawyers.co.il+972-3-7173010
Fund formation Miriam Habermhaber@rhlawyers.co.il+972-3-7173010
Tax Gil Ravehgraveh@rhlawyers.co.il+972-3-7173010
Private Clients Gil Ravehgraveh@rhlawyers.co.il+972-3-7173010
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Adv Miriam Haber photo Adv Miriam HaberFounding Partner
Adv Gil Raveh photo Adv Gil RavehFounding Partner
Number of lawyers : 10
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