Firm Profile > Vinograd & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel

Vinograd & Co

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Vinograd & Co is well known in Israel for its work for institutional investors, and indeed, the firm is among the market leaders in that space; however, the firm has also demonstrated top-tier credentials for the formation of large and often innovative investment funds. Moreover, the firm is perhaps among the most active in the formation of hedge funds in Israel. Practice head Ronen Vinograd has recently been involved in the formation of multiple first-of-its-kind real estate-focused funds, and has also advised on the formation of a unique hedge fund investing in insurance linked securities. Sharon Friedman is another contact in the practice group.

Practice head(s):


Boutique law firm with deep understanding of the industry.

Very responsive and knowledgeable with significant practical experience and very updated on matters relating to the financial services industry, laws and regulations.

We appreciate their ability to communicate in very good English with other international law firms and other personnel in respect to representing matters relating to Israeli law or Israeli entities within our group. Their access to the Israeli regulators in obtaining clarifications if required or in representing or responding to matters in a professional way prior to the approval of laws and regulations when this is required is also helpful.

Well respected by the Israeli regulators (ISA) and when additional clarification is required from regulators or an opinion needs to be presented to the regulator they will contact the regulator directly and based on our experience they have managed to achieve good results. Team is relatively small, but even so from my point of view they are providing an excellent and timely service.

Mr. Ronen Vinograd is very knowledgeable, accessible, and very experienced. He will always provide a balanced approach after analyzing carefully the different aspects.

Key clients

IBI Investment House Group

Excellence Investment House

Menorah Insurance and Pension

Phoenix Insurance

Psagot Investment House

Poalim Capital Markets

Meitav Dash Investment House

BSP Fund of Hedge Funds

Bank Leumi Provident Funds

Halman Aldobi Investment House

Tel Aviv University

Bar Ilan University

Beer Sheeva University


Haifa University

Ayalon Insurance

Gilad Pension Fund

Israel Electricity Company Pension Fund

IDI (Bituach Yashir)

First International Bank of Israel

Teachers Educationary Fund

Heptagon Funds

Inhouse Investments (Intego Funds)

Golden Bridge Fund (Tandem Capital)

Hachshara Insurance

Fidelis Family Office

Investor 360 Hedge Fund

Shirbit Insurance

Since opening in 2014, Vinograd & Co. has emerged as one of the strongest boutique law firms in Israel, focused on capital markets, investments funds, finance, investments and regulation. Clients benefit from our wealth of understanding in the regulations in financial markets, securities and institutional entities’ investments and how we are constantly abreast of industry changes in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. Drawing on many years’ experience of its highly qualified practitioners, we have played an instrumental role in debt and equity capital markets, involved in a key roles such as the funding of the “Tamar Drilling” project, which has been the single highest bond raising in the history of any Israeli corporation, and have represented Menora Insurance in relation to more than USD3.5 billion in bond issuances. Our substantial and unrivalled experience in the field of investment funds has seen us act on more than annual USD 1 billion in investments in investment funds, as well as setting up a raft of complex, unique and innovative funds themselves, including the increasingly popular P2P platform funds.

The Clients

We provide counsel to numerous investment entities, including Israel’s leading investment houses, insurers, provident and pension funds, sectorial investment entities, endowments, investment funds, investment banking corporations, family offices and other asset managers. Their in-depth knowledge and strong relationships with the relevant regulatory authorities enable Vinograd & Co. to deliver comprehensive solutions.

The Team

Widely ranked partner and firm founder Ronen Vinograd is one of the most trusted and experienced practitioners in the field – recognized as one of the 40th most promising young professionals in Israel for the year of 2014 by leading Israeli publication The Marker. He also served for 8 years as the external legal counsel of the Israeli association of provident funds, representing the entire market in front of the regulator and parliament in any and all new investment regulations. As head of the capital markets and institutionals regulation practice, partner Sharon Friedman brings deep knowledge and experience from her prior positions, which include in-house counsel in the investments department at Phoenix Insurance and Menora Insurance, and counsel of the Israeli Association of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Members.

Department Name Email Telephone
Investment funds
Hedge funds
Capital markets and regulations
Institutional investments and regulations
Financial products
Private equity
Banking and finance
Photo Name Position Profile
 Sharon Friedman  photo Sharon Friedman Partner
 Shy  Tzvia  photo Shy  Tzvia Partner 
Mr Ronen Vinograd photo Mr Ronen Vinograd Partner
 Yana Zilberstein  photo Yana Zilberstein Adv.
Number of lawyers : 4