FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) > Tel Aviv, Israel > Firm Profile

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)
One Azrieli Center
Round Tower 35th and 41st floors, 132 Menachem Begin
Tel Aviv 67021

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 2

According to one source, FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)treats small start-ups like VIP clients’. Demonstrating adept representation of hi-tech and emerging companies at all stages of development, the group is particularly active in financing transactions, M&A, IP matters, strategic partnerships and regulatory work. Department co-head Erez Mizrachi is a ‘class act’ and advises start-ups, investors and funds on financings and corporate deals. The group also includes Udi Knaani, who co-leads the team; Itai Farkash, whose practice spans corporate, M&A and IP; and Amit Hirsch, who finds ‘innovative solutions’.

Practice head(s):

Erez Mizrachi; Udi Knaani

Other key lawyers:

Amit Hirsch; Itai Farkash; Tomer Toor; Inbal Sustiel; Nir Sadeh; Ariel Ziv; Yana Plotkin


‘As a first-time founder, it was very important to me to work with outstanding people who know what I don’t, and can guide me through the process. The firm is very experienced and very professional. It treats small start-ups like VIP clients, regardless of the small expenses, which is something I highly value.’

‘An exceptional team. Erez Mizrachi possesses unmatched experience in the tech space. Nir Sadeh is a highly knowledgeable and skilled lawyer. Yaara Libay is an efficient and skilled lawyer.’

‘Amit Hirsch is absolutely amazing! I got to Amit after two years of frustration working with the top law firms in Israel. Unlike others, Amit is reliable, honest, and his professionalism is on another level.’

‘The team is fast, business-oriented and delivers real-time solutions. Amit Hirsch is highly knowledgeable and very fast, proactive and available. He is very dedicated and always there to find constructive solutions.’

‘During our partnership with FWMK over the past few years, we’ve collaborated with various departments on numerous projects, and it’s become abundantly clear that its exceptional team, brimming with expertise in diverse fields, is what truly sets the firm apart.’

‘FWMK provides a comprehensive legal solution for every aspect we require. This end-to-end coverage is invaluable to us and surpasses the alternative of hiring an in-house legal expert. By working with FWMK, we gain access to the highest level of expertise, perfectly tailored to our diverse needs.’

‘The lawyer that stands out the most in FWMK and in general is Amit Hirsch. In our joint work, he has consistently stood out as an exceptional lawyer and individual. His depth of legal expertise is truly remarkable; he possesses the ability to find innovative solutions for even the most complex matters.’

‘Fantastic balance of legal advice and business acumen. It really strives to find ways to make deals happen rather than many firms which aren’t able to explain risk and constantly find issues that block deals. It is truly business first. Erez Mizrachi is a class act. He is not just a lawyer but truly a business advisor.’

Key clients

Redis Labs



Techsee Augmented Vision

Target Global (Investment Fund)


Woven Capital


Quantum Transistors

Diamond Electronics


Directeam Cloud Solutions


Data Flipper


Securing Sam Ltd. – start-up in the field of Cybersecurity.


Upsolver Data

Cybellum Technologies

SQream Technologies




Elvy Ai


Mavvrik S.K.D.


4M Analytics


Source Defense

Restaurant Cheetah Group


Barenboim Group

Tandem Group Software

Real Friend

Binah. AI

Dean Stern

Work highlights

  • Advised Lightico on its acquisition of Vizolution.
  • Represented Woven Capital and Artofin on the $43m Series C investment in Foretellix.
  • Advised Stackbit on a reverse-merger transaction with Netlify.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 3

Routinely engaged by both plaintiffs and defendants, FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)’s class actions practice is arguably best known for its experience in representing directors and companies in securities cases. The team is additionally increasing its share of consumer law and derivative actions. The department is led jointly by civil and commercial litigation head Ofer Furth, together with managing partner Orr Noy.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Furth; Orr Noy

Other key lawyers:

Eli Shimon; Danny Belenkin; Liron Liberman


‘An excellent team, highly professional.’

‘Orr Noy provides high-quality service in all aspects of litigation. His personal capabilities and his legal knowledge and experience are very much appreciated.’

‘Orr Noy is a sharp and highly knowledgeable litigator in the field of class and derivative actions, very trustworthy, pleasant and professional.’

Key clients


CEO, CFO, and Directors at Gibui Holdings

Founders and Directors of Breath of Life International

Purple Biotech (Previously Kitov Pharma)

Directors of Formula Systems (1985)

Protalix Biotherapeutics

Dr Shlomo Ness

Reut – Management Company of Provident Fund

Agur Management Company of Provident Fund

Sanofi – Aventis Israel

Effi Capital Nadlan

Ijump In the Arena

Poalei Tel Aviv Holdings

E. BAR – Water

Sacara Cosmetics

Kol Bo Hazi Hinam

Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries

Ye’elim Investments

Rozenbuch Assets

Work highlights

  • Representing Purple Biotech, its CEO and directors in two class actions that were filed against them in the Economic department in Tel Aviv’s District Court.
  • Representing BiolineRX and its officers in defending against a motion to approve a class action that was filed in the Economic department of Tel Aviv’s District Court.
  • Representing former directors and officers in Gibui Holdings in defending against two motions to approve class actions, which were filed on behalf of the shareholders of the company and on behalf of its bondholders.

Israel > Employment Tier 3

A deep roster of clients from the tech and life sciences sectors regularly turn to FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) for its team’s expertise in M&A transactions, negotiation of agreements, employment termination procedures and preparation of working visas for foreign employees. Elad Astro is noted by clients for his high level of professionalism in the practice area. A further core workflow of the practice draws on the area of contentious procedures, where practice head Yael Ben Naim is noted for representing both Israeli and international companies involved in complex labour disputes and insolvency cases.

Practice head(s):

Yael Ben-Naim

Other key lawyers:


‘What is truly remarkable is FWMK’s ability to provide a comprehensive legal solution for every aspect we require.’

‘We are assisted by Elad Astro and Yael Ben Naim in the field of labour law, especially at the intersections where we encounter new and complex situations.’

‘Great team with the best industry knowledge and experience. Super responsive to any request at any time.’

‘Elad Astro is a superb professional and a great person. Elad provides market insights and fresh ideas on our ongoing matters within our sometime impatient deadlines.’

‘I recommend Yael Ben Naim. She provides great service, and is very knowledgeable in employment law.’

‘Elad Astro is always available and always willing to help and explain any issue.’

‘Yael Ben Naim is a highly professional lawyer who provides creative and practical solutions and advice.’

Key clients

Multi Retail Group Ltd.

AEYA Health Ltd.

Amram Avraham Building Company Ltd.

Asserson Law Offices

Binah.ai Ltd

Biobeat Technologies Ltd.

Blockchain Development LTD

Compira Labs Ltd.

C Technologies Ltd.

Edmond de Rothschild Group

Effi Capital Nadlan Ltd.


Fire Arc Technologies Ltd.

Game Story Ltd.

Gil-Car Systems (98) Ltd.

Grapa Varieties Ltd.

HR Signal Technology Ltd.

Innovid Media Ltd.

IOD Cloud Research Technologies Ltd.

Joy Israel O.I. (2016) Ltd.

Kedma Capital

Lightico Ltd.

Boston Scientific

Magen – Construction Engineering Works Ltd.

Stedicopter Ltd.

Medica Excel Group

Modcon Systems Ltd.

Morphisec Information Security 2014 Ltd.

MSR-FSR Israel Ltd.

Nextage Ltd.

Notal Vision Ltd.

Ownbackup Ltd.

Pagaya Technologies Ltd. and Pagaya Investments Ltd.

Prometheus Financial Advisory Ltd.

RealFriend Ltd.

Redis Ltd.

4M Analytics Ltd.

Securing Sam Ltd.

Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.

Shupperz Ltd.

Sintec Media Ltd. (Operative)

Snappy Gifts Ltd.

S. Omoto Solutions Ltd.

Source Defense Ltd.

Sqream Technologies Ltd

Staircase Technologies Ltd.

Tandem Group Software Ltd.

Techsee Augmented Vision Ltd.

Upsolver Ltd.

Urban Place Shalom Tower- Limited Partnership

Vee Volunteers Ltd.

Virtual IT

White City Buildings Holdings Ltd.

Wizart-Online Ltd.

XP Advanced Software Solutions ltd.

Billups B.V. (Billups Group)

Target TGA Israel Ltd.

Y.A.Z Group (Y.A.Z. – Construction and Development Company Ltd. and Y.A.Z. Entrepreneurship and Construction and Urban Renewal Ltd.)

VFR Assets and Holdings Ltd.

Yozmot Atid

8200 Alumni Association (S.M.2)

Directeam Cloud Solutions Ltd.

Bravo Marketing Ltd.

Innovopro ltd.

Riskey technologies ltd.

Polaris Solutions Ltd.

BrainPop Israel Ltd.

Howden Insurance Agency (2002) Ltd.

United Studios Ltd.

Middle Out Ltd.

Soreq Winery Wine Making School Ltd

Barenboim Group

Precise Bio 3D Ltd.

Quantum Transistors Technology Ltd.

M. Amitai Ltd.

Levana Management and Real-estate Development Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Medica Excel Group in their ongoing expansion activities, which included the establishment of a privately-owned pathology laboratory and integration of labour regulations and representation in applicable proceedings before the Ministry of Labour.
  • Represented Boston Scientific, initiator of a project with the goal of establishing consistent employment conditions for all employees across its Israeli subsidiaries.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Commended for its ‘extensive experience in conducting cross-border insolvency proceedings’, FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) is well-placed to advise on liquidations and creditor arrangements, in addition to bankruptcies, receiverships and debt arrangements. ‘Exceptional lawyerLior Dagan leads the team and frequently serves as court-appointed officer, with additional experience in representing creditors in insolvency proceedings. Idan Adler Reiss is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Lior Dagan

Other key lawyers:


‘FWMK has extensive experience in conducting cross-border insolvency proceedings.’

‘In the last two years, through extensive cooperation with Lior Dagan, I had the opportunity to see for myself his commitment, large base of knowledge, contacts and exceptional collegial, professional and moral qualities. Lior Dagan is among the most dedicated colleagues I have had the opportunity to work with.’

‘The team are very collegial, prompt and equipped with significant skills.’

‘Their advice has always been reliable and correct. Significant legal recoveries have been achieved.’

‘Lior Dagan is an exceptional lawyer.’

‘A highly experienced team with outstanding knowledge of insolvency. Great client dedication and fair billing.’

‘Lior Dagan is an excellent insolvency practitioner, strong focus and dedication to solutions.’

‘The FWMK team is exceptional in providing their legal inputs when it comes to the matters of restructuring and insolvency. The team provides reliable expertise and high-quality advice in our collaborations.’

Key clients

Sheahan Lock Partners.

EGFE Israel Ltd


EGFE Hungary KFT

Michael Ben Ari

Vaniglia Group

Intercure Ltd.

SG Holdings and Investments Ltd

Shmuel Donnerstein

Boaz Koren and 100 investors who invested in AGA holdings (Kenyon Harel)

GKI Group and Gal Kalkstein

Orckit Communications Ltd

Michael (Miki) Iluz

Zvi Rotbart

Eitan Mordechai

Zehav Arbiv

Adv. Assaf Shomrat, the court appointed trustee of INVEST DOT COM (ISRAEL) LTD and IDC Investdotcom Holdings Limited

Guy Peleg

Cogito Capital

Livne Real Estate Management and Development Ltd.

Oram Investments and Development (2008) LTD

Toam financing Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting as trustee in a $200m Ponzi scheme case involving Michael Ben-Ari (in insolvency) and his companies (in liquidation).
  • Represented an owner of a dairy farm, in a creditor settlement case, navigating the separation of the farm from the Agricultural Cooperative Society of Moshav Ahisamakh under liquidation.
  • Represented Adv. Shomrat, the court-appointed liquidator of IDC Investdotcom Holdings, in an insolvency motion against IDC.

Israel > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)'s corporate practice supports national and international corporations, individuals, and funds across the entire spectrum of their M&A and corporate transactions. Alongside his knowledge of M&A, practice co-head Udi Knaani is well-versed in complex financing and acquisitions, while fellow co-head Erez Mizrachi is the go-to choice for an array of hi-tech companies, and Itai Farkash's broad practice includes acquisitions, investments, and capital raising. With a practice spanning M&A, financing, and investments, Ayelet Oscar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Udi Knaani; Erez Mizrachi

Other key lawyers:


‘FWMK’s M&A team is highly collegial, professional and efficient. Their senior lawyers are experienced practitioners who are familiar with handling complex negotiations, and this allows them to promote their clients’ business interests.’

‘I think that Udi Knaani is one of the best M&A lawyers in Israel. He is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional with a unique business orientation and exceptional creative problem-solving skills in both legal and commercial matters.’

‘Service and knowledge are at the highest level, absolute control over all aspects of the transaction down to the smallest detail. Protection of the client’s interests at all stages of the transaction, full cooperation between us and the firm with a friendly and human attitude. Response to questions at any time, availability of the entire team at all times.’

‘I would especially like to mention the lawyer Udi Knaani, who at every moment of the negotiations made me feel like I was with people who control the laws, transactions and financial interpretations at the highest level. He represented my company in the best possible way and made me feel that I had chosen the best. Honest, reliable and loyal lawyer.’

‘The availability of the team is exceptional, and they have a very gentle approach to dealing with every issue. The team is one of the most professional I have interacted with in many years of work experience. Their advice is always valuable and helpful. As a client, you feel safe and in the best possible hands.’

‘Excellent professionals who provide a personalised service with a deep understanding of our business.’

‘Ariel Ziv is an experienced professional with excellent execution skills and intelligent insights that contribute greatly to our business.’

‘Professionalism, experience, honesty and integrity! Specialised in M&A, start-ups, etc.’

Key clients

Kedma Capital

Barinboim Group

Altshuler Shaham Group

More Investment House

S. Schestowitz Ltd.


SHL Telemedicine

Edmond de Rothschild

Multi Retail Group

Fire Arc Ltd.

Tav Medical

Maelys cosmetics

Effi Capital

Mr. Ehud Barak

Work highlights

  • Advised Itzik Oz, the founder and joint CEO of Agam Leaderim insurance agency, on Agam Leaderim’s merger into Phoenix Group’s agencies division
  • Advised Kedma Capital, a leading Israeli private equity group, on the acquisition of Politiv.
  • Advised Altshuler Shaham Provident Funds and Pension Ltd. on the sale of part of its holdings in Equashield Medical Ltd.

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 5

The ‘super-professional and results-driven team’ at FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) handled a mix of corporate and commercial litigation over the past year, including shareholder, partnership and construction disputes. Seasoned litigator Ofer Furth co-heads the group together with managing partner Orr Noy.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Furth; Orr Noy

Other key lawyers:

Danny Belenkin; Idan Yaloz; Liron Liberman; Eli Shimon


‘It has both breadth and depth within a highly knowledgeable and multi-faceted team. ’

‘Orr Noy has high strategic planning capabilities and a good grip on the topic at hand. Danny Belenkin is a highly qualified veteran professional with a firm grip on the procedure and wise strategic thinking. Idan Yaloz is a highly qualified professional with very good legal knowledge.’

‘The team is very good and professional. Orr Noy and Liron Libeman are excellent lawyers.’

‘A super-professional and results-driven team. Orr Noy and Idan Yaloz are great people, super professional, dedicated, and honest. I feel safe and taken care of having them both on my side.’

Key clients

Hap Investments

Purple Biotech (previously named Kitov Pharma)

Priority Shelanu Capital

Samuel Boneh

Tali Yaron-Eldar, Paller, Schwartz & Co. Law offices

M. Amitay

Mr Dean Stern

Mr Guy Manor, Mr Noam Moses

K.M.T. (M.H.) Technologies Communication Computer

Orbach Halevi Architects

Mr Guy Manor, Mr Noam Moses

Grillman Migdalei Harakevet

Univo Pharmaceuticals

Tikun Olam ‑ Cannbit Pharmaceuticals

B.B. Business Medium


Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries

Dr. Asher Shmulevich, Gilad Bar-lev, Prop’ Ari Shmis, Stephan M. Sims, Tod Violit, Arie Weber (Therapix Biosciences directors)

Mr David Lieber

Olympus Economic Solutions

Rav-Bariach (08) Industries

Oron Holdings and Investments Group

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office

S. Schestowitz

Ace Capital Retail (2016)

Powermat Technologies

Medica Excel Tel Aviv

Howden Insurance Company (2002)

Rafi Shapira & Son

Brand industries

Koperaly and Shalom Investments

Hatzi Hinam Group

Vita Pri Hagalil Group

Atara Marketing Fruits and Vegetables

Babylon Hotels and Recreation

Gili And Joel Azaria

Oron Real Estate

Unicell Advanced Cellular Solutions

Work highlights

  • Representing Hap Investments, its subsidiary and major shareholder and officers, in a claim brought against them by Mr Eyal Rivlin and 15 other investors.
  • Representing Mr Buchris in an appeal submitted to the Supreme Court of Israel, relating to a conflict among shareholders of Hameshavev.
  • Representing an international business figure, Mr Tal Barel, in a lawsuit regarding a real estate dispute.

The firm: FWMK law firm represents leading companies and clients, both Israeli and foreign, publicly traded companies, venture capital funds, high-tech companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, technological incubators, private and institutional investors, and businesspeople. The firm’s lawyers have years of experience in managing complex cases, and excel in strategic understanding and thinking, as well as overcoming legal and corporate challenges that require a flexible cognitive, innovative and professional approach. The firm is at the forefront of legal endeavour, merging unwavering professionalism, creative and unconventional thinking, with a personal and dedicated work ethic to its clients. The firm ensures that the business success of its clients comes first.

Areas of practice
Mergers and acquisitions: FWMK’s M&A department has extensive experience in negotiating and advising both buyers and sellers in the entire range of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including due diligence, investment agreements, private and public acquisitions (shares and asset purchases), mergers, restructurings, diverse joint venture agreements, financing agreements and additional various commercial agreements. The department’s lawyers are essentially ‘deal makers’, who have a firm understanding of their duty to assist clients with deals, while offering an array of legal solutions, in order to optimally complete deals.

Corporate law: FWMK’s corporate department has substantial experience handling a wide range of corporate agreements, in Israel and abroad. The corporate department acts as legal counsel to national and international clients, and advises companies in all stages of the company’s lifecycle from its incorporation, including: joint ventures and collaboration agreements, services agreements, consulting, financing, marketing, distribution, supply, research and development agreements etc.

High-tech and venture capital: FWMK is one of the leading Israeli firms in the field of high-tech and technological innovation. Its high-tech and venture capital department focuses on providing legal support to companies in the various stages of their development, and has a wealth of experience handling technology and intellectual property deals, strategic partnerships and investments, financing and investment agreements, as well as client relations with Israel Innovation Authority. The high-tech department assists venture capital funds, investors, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Litigation: FWMK’s litigation department is considered to be one of the leading departments of its kind in Israel. The firm’s litigators have substantial hands-on experience in managing civil commercial legal issues, in all instances. Among the department’s areas of expertise are corporate law, capital markets, contract law, intellectual property, banking, communications and media. In the field of class actions, it is one of the few litigation departments that acts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. It has extensive experience of handling disputes of an international nature.

Insolvency: FWMK’s insolvency department deals with a broad range of areas such as liquidations, receiverships, creditors’ agreements, rehabilitation and recovery procedures. The department is appointed and recognised by Israeli courts as an authority on intricate cases in the field. The department’s lawyers are appointed by the Israeli courts to serve as liquidators, special managers, receivers and trustees in settlements, companies, and organisations, as well as associations in insolvency proceedings.

Real estate: FWMK’s real estate department represents a number of leading realty organisations and parties, and advises on a variety of business aspects in complicated deals. The department supports both commercial and residential projects of all sizes, and also specialises in urban renewal.

Labour law: FWMK’s labour law department provides ongoing legal support to companies on a wide range of issues regarding labour relations, including recruitment, terms of employment, pension plans, dismissal procedures, compensation and incentive programmes, hiring contractors and independent employees, relocations and issues pertaining to non-disclosure and non-competition.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions Udi Knaani
Corporate Udi Knaani
High-tech and venture capital Erez Mizrachi
High-tech and venture capital Itai Farkash
Litigation Ofer Furth
Litigation Orr Noy
Insolvency Lior Dagan
Real estate Shlomi Heller
Labour Yael Ben Naim
Photo Name Position Profile
Idan Adler-Reiss photo Adv Idan Adler-Reiss Partner
Daniel Aminov photo Adv Daniel Aminov Associate
Elad Astro photo Adv Elad Astro Partner
Danny Belenkin photo Adv Danny Belenkin Partner
Yael Ben Naim photo Adv Yael Ben Naim Partner – Head of Employment Department
Dvori Biton Zini photo Adv Dvori Biton Zini Associate
Elisha  Bornstein photo Adv Elisha Bornstein Associate
Lior Dagan photo Adv Lior Dagan Leading Partner in the Department of Insolvency.
Uriel  Deri photo Adv Uriel Deri Associate
Asaf  Edri photo Adv Asaf Edri Associate
Itai Farkash photo Adv Itai Farkash Partner
Ofer Furth photo Adv Ofer Furth Founding Partner – Senior Partner in the Litigation Department
Hadar Gliksman photo Adv Hadar Gliksman Associate
Or Goldshmid Vassal photo Adv Or Goldshmid Vassal Associate
Dor Grinberg photo Adv Dor Grinberg Associate
Adi Grupper photo Adv Adi Grupper Associate
Ishai Helfgott photo Adv Ishai Helfgott Associate
Shlomi Heller photo Adv Shlomi Heller Partner and head of Real Estate Department
Amit Hirsch photo Adv Amit Hirsch Partner
Ran Kapitulnik photo Adv Ran Kapitulnik Associate
Zvi  Karl photo Adv Zvi Karl Associate
Udi Knaani photo Adv Udi Knaani Founding Partner – Head of Mergers and Acquisitions
Ori Lavi photo Adv Ori Lavi Associate
Yaara Libay photo Adv Yaara Libay Associate
Liron Liberman photo Adv Liron Liberman Partner
Danit Livnat photo Adv Danit Livnat Associate
Dina Mets photo Adv Dina Mets Associate
Erez Mizrachi photo Adv Erez Mizrachi Founding Partner – Head of the High-Tech and Venture Capital Department
Orr Noy photo Adv Orr Noy Managing Partner and a Partner in the Litigation Department
Ayelet Oscar photo Adv Ayelet Oscar Partner
Roman Peltsman photo Adv Roman Peltsman Associate
Yana Plotkin Koren photo Adv Yana Plotkin Koren Partner
Nir Sadeh photo Adv Nir Sadeh Partner
Orly Samuelov photo Adv Orly Samuelov Partner
Matan Shamis photo Adv Matan Shamis Associate
Nadav Shefer photo Adv Nadav Shefer Associate
Eli Shimon photo Adv Eli Shimon Partner
David Sulema photo Adv David Sulema Partner
Inbal Sustiel photo Adv Inbal Sustiel Partner
Tomer Toor photo Adv Tomer Toor Partner
Shmulik Tzvi photo Adv Shmulik Tzvi Associate
Boaz Wilensky photo Adv Boaz Wilensky Founding Partner – Senior Partner in the Litigation Department
Idan Yaloz photo Adv Idan Yaloz Associate
Liad Zitnitski photo Adv Liad Zitnitski Associate
Ariel Ziv photo Adv Ariel Ziv Partner
Number of lawyers : 45