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Vinograd & Co

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Vinograd & Co focuses on advising institutional investors and regularly assists with fund formation matters with an international angle. Name partner Ronen Vinograd has substantial proficiency in setting up hedge, debt, real estate and P2P funds, while Sharon Friedman expands the team’s breadth through her expertise in capital markets, regulatory and financial mandates. Senior associate and ‘fund-formation ninjaShy Tzvia also guides clients through investment fund activities. Senior associate Aviram Grumer recently joined from Dr Zeev Holender Law Offices and of counsel Amy Sapan was recruited from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary.

Practice head(s):

Ronen Vinograd; Sharon Friedman

Other key lawyers:

Shy Tsvia; Aviram Grumer; Amy Sapan


‘I’ve worked with all the major firms in the fields of investment funds and capital market, and the Vinograd team are top professionals in these fields. Sharon Friedman (partner) has the deepest knowledge. Ronen Vinograd advises on the architecture to unique innovative investment funds.’

‘Ronen Vinograd – definitely the most qualified lawyer in Israel to provides the overall advice that surrounds the complex combination of Investment Funds structuring – Institutional Investors – Regulations. Add to that sharp commercial and finance skills. Sharon Friedman (partner) – the go-to legal adviser for institutional and capital market regulations. Shy Tsvia – fund formation ninja.’

‘We have worked with the Funds team at Vinograd for a number of years and the quality the team brings to each project is consistently very high. The firm has an excellent reputation in the investment funds space generally and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise across the board. Their practical approach to transactions makes them a pleasure to work with and we have always found their client service to be impeccable. The quality of their work, and their responsiveness has always been very impressive and equally they are a great team and very enjoyable to work with. We have nothing but praise for their team and look forward to continuing to work with them on many more matters going forward.’

‘Partners – I have primarily worked with Ronen Vinograd. Ronen is a pleasure to work with. He is smart, proactive and very responsive, ensuring his transactions are completed in time and in good order. His combination of both legal knowledge and practical know-how makes his advice invaluable to clients, and he is highly regarded across the Funds market in Israel. Associates – I have worked closely with Shy Tsvia on a number of investment fund projects and have been thoroughly impressed by him each time. I have found Shy to be very proactive and commercially focused throughout, and he has consistently demonstrated excellent client management skills. I will look forward to working with him again and I am certain that he has a very bright future ahead of him.’

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

Ayalon Insurance

Gilad Pension Fund

Israel Electricity Company Pension Fund

IDI (Bituach Yashir)

First International Bank of Israel (FIBI)

Teachers Educationary Fund

Heptagon Funds

Inhouse Investments (Intego Funds)

Golden Bridge Fund (Tandem Capital)

Hachshara Insurance

Fidelis Family office

Investor 360

Shirbit Insurance

Work highlights

  • Structured six co-investment funds for IBI for six different assets.
  • Structured several hedge funds as Israeli entities for Horizon Hedge Fund.
  • Acting for Seagull Ventures in relation to the establishment of a VC fund to invest in technology companies addressing global environmental ‘green’ requirements in the shipping business.

Vinograd & Co. is a boutique law firm that focuses on four core practice areas: capital markets, finance, investments and regulation. The firm specializes in the regulations in the fields of financial markets, securities and institutional entities’ investments, alongside advising on vast investment activity and the establishment of investment funds.

The Firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in providing ongoing counsel to numerous investment entities, including Isra­el’s leading investment houses, insurers, sectorial invest­ment entities, endowments, investment funds, investment banking companies, 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 for the challenges that arise from the regulation of institutional entities’ investments.

The legal team advises on various types of transactions, such as project and infra­structure financing, investments in credit and tai­lor made loans, bonds and equity investments (both public and private), mezzanine financing, ,investing in investment funds, real estate finance transactions, as well as M&A’s and debt settlements.

Our Expertise Is Your Value

Vinograd & Co. offers highly specialized practices in the fields of finance and investment funds. The firm provides counsel to Israeli and foreign hedge funds on their establishment and ongoing operations, in addition to advising on the establishment and operations of private investment funds. Furthermore, the firm also provides ongoing legal counsel to foreign financial companies which handle asset management, investment advisory and brokerage, regarding their activities in Israel.

The firm’s expertise in the fields of regulation, investment activities and institutional  entities, as well as its involvement in the regulation of the market and the formation of regulatory processes, has resulted in the highest praise of the firm by both market players and regulators. In addition, through their practical experience and industry knowledge, the firm has developed niche market expertise that in turn, provides value for our clients.

Vinograd & Co. is dedicated to remaining abreast of industry changes in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, which strengthens our ability to provide creative and trusted legal services while understanding the business and economic demands of the scenes in which our clients operate. Our expertise, together with our professional and holistic approach, ensure that we are able to provide the highest level of counsel, tailored to meet the needs of any client in our fields of expertise.

Investment funds Ronen 3 794 30 40
Hedge funds
Capital markets and regulations
Institutional investments and regulations
Financial products
Private equity
Banking and finance
Sharon Friedman photo Sharon FriedmanPartner
Aviram Grumer photo Aviram GrumerAdv.
Amy Sapan photo Amy SapanAmy has extensive experience structuring, organizing, and representing a diverse range of…
Shy Tzvia photo Shy TzviaPartner
Ronen Vinograd photo Ronen VinogradPartner
Number of lawyers : 5