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Vinograd & Co

Israel > Investment and venture capital funds Tier 1

Lawyers at Vinograd & Co score highly for their ‘strong transaction management capabilities‘. The capital markets, finance and investment-focused boutique packs a particular punch in structuring open-ended funds, where it is widely recognised as a market leader. That being said, the practice has experience in establishing a wide range of funds, including hedge funds, debt funds, real estate funds and P2P funds, among others. Firm founder Ronen Vinograd is noted for his broad industry experience and is highlighted, together with senior associate Shy Tzvia, as ‘smart, proactive and very responsive’. Sharon Friedman, who handles a mix of capital markets, regulatory, investment and finance matters, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ronen Vinograd

Other key lawyers:

Sharon Friedman; Shy Tzvia; Aviram Grumer


‘Very down-to-earth, accessible and reachable whenever you need a solid advice or an urgent matter fixed. Very knowledgeable and skilled team with good network of professionals.’

‘Ronen Vinograd and Shy Tsvia are both true professionals and genuine people, which makes them a pleasure to work with.’

‘The firm is very strong in the investment and venture capital funds space generally, with a strong bench in that area. This customer-focussed team has a wealth of knowledge and expertise across all sectors, and their practical approach to transactions make them a pleasure to work with.’

‘From my perspective, the key areas we look out for will always be: quality of work product; strong transaction management capabilities; and responsiveness and efficiency, and (in my experience) these have all been met by Vinograd. I consistently feel looked after by their receptive lawyers.’

‘During the past twelve months, I have primarily worked with Ronen Vinograd and Shy Tsvia. They are a pleasure to work with. They are both smart, proactive and very responsive.’

Key clients

Amitim Pension Funds

Excellence Investment House

Menorah Insurance and Pension

Phoenix Insurance

Psagot Investment House

Poalim Capital Markets / Poalim Equity

IBI Investment House group

Migdal Capital Markets

More Investment House

Yalin Lapidot Investment House

Meitav Dash Investment House

Bank Leumi Provident Funds

Phoenix Value Advanced Investments – feeder funds

Ayalon Insurance

Hachshara Insurance

Gilad Pension Fund

Israel Electricity Company Pension Fund

IDI (Bituach Yashir)

First International Bank of Israel (FIBI) Nostro

Teachers Educationary Fund

Shlomo Insurance

Analyst Investment House

Harel Insurance

Tel Aviv University

Bar Ilan University

Beer Sheeva University

Haifa University

4 IBI alternative investment funds we established

Migdal Capital markets – hedge funds and feeder funds

Excellence – hedge funds, feeder funds

Psagot – hedge funds, PE fund

Halman Aldobi – feeder funds

BSP Fund of Hedge Funds

Heptagon Funds

Golden Bridge Fund (Tandem Capital)

Pi Opportunities

Atlantic real estate fund

Gilboa – FOFs and feeders

Barkai – FOFs

Hud Fund

Work highlights

  • Acted for Optimus Algo in the launch of a sustainable hedge fund.
  • Advised on the establishment of publicly traded infrastructure REIT fund, Aluma.
  • Represented IBI in setting up an open-ended Cayman mutual fund to act as a fund of funds, investing mainly in other open-ended funds.

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 within 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 advice 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 our 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 our practical experience and industry knowledge, we have 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 areas 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Investment funds Ronen Vinograd +972 3 794 30 40
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
Aviram Grumer photo Aviram Grumer Adv.
Amy Sapan photo Amy Sapan Amy has extensive experience structuring, organizing, and representing a diverse range of…
Shy Tzvia photo Shy Tzvia Partner
Ronen Vinograd photo Ronen Vinograd Partner
Number of lawyers : 5