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Gissin & Co., Advocates
Habarzel 38B
TEL AVIV 6971054

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Creditors, shareholders, domestic banks and corporations all feature in the client list of Gissin & Co., Advocates' restructuring practice, which stands out for its capability in handling bondholder matters, with additional experience in receiverships, liquidations and recovery of distressed companies. Yael Hershkovitz leads the team and advises on bondholders’ debt settlements, as well as cross-border restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Guy Gissin, who focuses on complex debt arrangements, is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Yael Hershkovitz

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Be Communications Ltd.

Hermetic Trust

Reznik Paz Nevo Trusts Ltd.

Mishmeret Trust Ltd.

Bondholders of Africa Investments Ltd.

Bondholders of Brookland Upreal BVI

Bondholders of Starwood West BVI

Elag Group US 2019 bondholders

Group of Investors in All-Year

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Over the past year, Gissin & Co., Advocates handled a significant volume of disputes on behalf of clients in the real estate, telecoms and technology spheres. Yoel Freilich heads a practice that is particularly well-versed in shareholder disputes, contentious insolvency work, and derivative and class actions. Guy Gissin is noted for bankruptcy cases.

Practice head(s):

Yoel Freilich

Other key lawyers:


‘It handles big cases in directors and officers’ liability. The team is very experienced.’

‘Guy Gissin is very smart and experienced. Yoel Freilich is a very powerful attorney. ’

‘Gissin & Co has a great team with strong values, integrity, professionalism and vast knowledge. It was a pleasure working with the team.’

‘Yoel Freilich is a very high standard lawyer, a true professional and an inspiring leader.’

Key clients

Medipower (Overseas)

Alrov Properties & Lodgings

Mr. Lewis C. Pell

Nanox Imaging

Menora Mivtachim

Afcon Holdings

Mr. Yoram Levinson (former owner at Lev baron commodities which holds 11% of Israel concrete market)

Retzef industries


Mr. Shlomo Isaac

Shlomo SIXT Group

Ten Oil Co

Be Communications

Celcom Israel

HUB Cyber Security (Israel)

Brookland Upreal

Dr. Rom Eliaz

Urbancrop Inc.

Mr. Nisan Caspi

Mr. Ran Polyakin

Mr. Reuven Sgan Cohen

Axilion Smart Mobility

Mr. Gil Blutrich


Atlas Hotels

Zim Bahari Real-Estate

Atid Technological Colleges Network

Bonei Hatichon Civil Engineering and Infrastructures

Gefen Residential and Renewal

HBL Hadasit Bio Holdings

Brown Hotels

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Medipower (Overseas) in a claim alleging unfair pricing of its IPO.
  • Successfully represented Mr Lewis Pell against a law firm in a contractual dispute regarding legal fees and professional negligence.
  • Represented Alrov Real Estate and Hotels, which owns approximately 15% of the issued and paid-up share capital of Clal Insurance Business Holdings, on filing a motion for discovery of documents prior to a derivative claim.

The firm: Gissin & Co was founded in 1994, and has been involved in all of the largest and most high-profile bondholder debt settlements in Israel. Adv Gissin is consistently recognised as one of the most influential Israeli lawyers in this field, personally responsible for many legal precedents.

The firm’s litigation department has extensive experience in corporate and securities disputes and it handles complex and high-profile security holder’s claims, officers and directors’ liability, shareholders disputes etc.

The firm is a pioneer in the field of Israeli cross-border restructuring and debt settlements, and was responsible for a significant legal precedent by the Israeli Supreme Court, allowing the liquidation process of a foreign company issuing bond in Israel, to be conducted in Israel. The firm was recognised as a foreign representative and conducted significant foreign proceedings in the US and Canada by virtue of Adv Gissin’s role as the Israeli court-appointed officer, including in the recent case of Urbancorp Inc., a Canadian company that issued NIS180m bonds in the Israeli Stock Exchange, and collapsed shortly thereafter.

Areas of practice
Restructuring and debt settlements: the firm is constantly rated as a top-tier firm, leading restructuring and debt settlements in Israel, and has been a key player in most of the Israeli significant bonds debt settlements during the last decade.

Commercial, corporate and securities litigation: the firm handles commercial litigation focusing on corporate and securities law, IP, corporate governance – including controlling shareholder disputes, directors and executive liability and class actions.

Insolvency – liquidations, receivership and recovery: the firm has extensive experience in receivership, liquidations, and recovery of companies in distress, as well as supporting related proceedings of insolvency, representing creditors, shareholders, banks, and corporations. The firm’s partners are frequently appointed by courts as liquidators, receivers, trustees, etc.

Commercial international transactions: the firm conducts vast international and commercial legal activity in various fields such as real estate and hi-tech. Such activity includes handling large-scale transactions such as investments, sale and finance of assets managed by the firm. Over the past year, the firm handled significant transactions in Canada, the US (New York and Tennessee), Cyprus and Netherlands and East Europe.

Class actions: the firm has extensive experience in the field of securities class actions in Israel, representing both corporations and plaintiffs. The firm has taken part in many complex and significant Israeli cases relating to the Israeli securities law and regulations.

Capital markets: the firm accompanies diversified capital markets activities on behalf of institutional investors, corporations and bond trustees. The firm provides counsel on securities law and regulations, corporate governance issues, controlling shareholders transactions, officers’ liability etc. The firm was appointed in 2015 as joint supervisor of Delek Drillings – Limited Partnership, the largest Israeli gas partnership.

Corporate finance: the firm has extensive experience in various corporate finance transactions such as credit facilities, loans, guarantees, syndication agreements, factoring etc. The firm has special expertise in advising foreign and Israeli clients regarding the regulatory aspects of the securities structure and the creation, registration and enforcement of securities in Israel.

The firm is in the forefront of those legal fields and recognised for its creative legal activities, initiating and obtaining legal precedents.

The firm’s clients include trustees of bondholders, leading institutional investors, public and private companies, and international hedge funds.

Department Name Email Telephone
Restructuring and debt settlements Guy Gissin
Restructuring and debt settlements Yael Hershkovitz
Commercial, corporate and securities litigation Yoel Freilich
Commercial, corporate and securities litigation Tzvi Valach
Insolvency (liquidations, receivership and recovery) Guy Gissin
Class actions Yoel Freilich
Class actions Tzvi Valach
Commercial international transactions Guy Gissin
Commercial international transactions Yael Hershkovitz
Capital markets Guy Gissin
Capital markets Yael Hershkovitz
Corporate finance Yael Hershkovitz
Photo Name Position Profile
Yoel Freilich photo Yoel Freilich Senior Partner, Head of the Litigation Department. 
Guy Gissin photo Guy Gissin Founder and Managing Partner.Major (res.), at the Israeli Navy, was a partner…
Yael Hershkovitz photo Yael Hershkovitz Senior Partner, Head of the Restructuring, Corporate and Finance Department
Number of lawyers : 15