Firm Profile > Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel

Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.
MUSEUM TOWER, 4 BERKOWITZ STREET
TEL AVIV 6423806
Israel

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

With particular expertise in the technology, venture capital and pharmaceutical sectors, Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.'s team is involved in a high volume of financing transactions, including fundraising, M&A, joint ventures and public offerings. Menachem Tulchinsky stands out for recently advising AbbVie, Israel's largest pharmaceutical company, on its successful $40.5bn acquisition of Allergan's generic business. David Cohen is another key name. In early 2021, Doron Stern left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Menachem Tulchinsky; David Cohen; Alon Tabak Aviram; Gershon Shalom-Winter; Uri Barak; Dafna Achiam Tal

Testimonials

‘Menachem Tulchinsky and Dafna Achiam Tal produce high quality work.’ 

‘The team are practical, smart, knowledgeable and always on the money in terms of focusing on what’s important and delivering on a timely basis. ’

‘Menachem Tulchinsky is the real deal. Call him with your most important problems. ’

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

Advanced Dicing Technologies Ltd.

Orbotech Ltd.

Mobius Solutions Ltd.

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.'s 'sharp and knowledge' team has particular strength advising on commercial agreements and corporate transactions, including licensing agreements, investments, joint ventures and fundraising. In a recent highlight, the team advised Cytora, a regenerative medicine company specialising in the development of novel stem cell therapies, on its licensing application. Uri Barak focuses on cross-border M&A, management buyouts, financing rounds and strategic alliances. Alon Tabak-Aviram frequently assists pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies with commercial arrangements and major transactions.

Practice head(s):

Uri Barak; Alon Tabak-Aviram

Testimonials

‘Very professional, quick and excellent advisors on all aspects of healthcare and life sciences law.’

Key clients

Orbotech Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners

NextNine Inc.

Optimove

The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

Fingenom Ltd.

Rank Ranger

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

ConTIPI Medical Ltd.

AnyClip Ltd.

C2A Security

ADVA Optical Networking

Visionix

Ishla

Tax Tier 2

Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is best known for advising its clients on the tax aspects of M&A transactions and investments. Its broader offering includes handling tax disputes and advising on hi-tech and venture capital tax matters. Certified public accountant Isaac Marciano's primary expertise resides in contentious and non-contentious corporate tax. In early 2021, Doron Stern left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Isaac Marciano

Other key lawyers:

Elad Mirvis; Yoni Estraicher; Aaron Shaw

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Orbotech Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners

U.S. Venture Partners

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation and The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation Ltd.

Fingenom Ltd.

Advanced Vision Technology

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

Employment Tier 3

Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is particularly well versed in employment matters affecting clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Michal Markovitz-Blachar's significant ongoing work includes advising the Caesarea Rothschild Foundation on various matters, including employment agreements regarding senior members of the company and agreements with contractors. Associate Ariel Shanon is recommended for his expertise in labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Michal Markovitz-Blachar

Other key lawyers:

Ariel Shanon

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners

Orbotech Ltd.

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation

The Developmental Company for Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Corporation

Eyeway Vision Ltd.

Boehringer Ingelheim Israel Ltd.

Sam Spiegel Film and Television

Neuroderm Ltd.

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

AON Reinsurance

Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv

Fingenom Ltd.

Yozma Leumit (Israel Initiative) Association

Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T) Ltd.

Mantis Informatics IsraelLtd.

JR-Heinemann Duty Free Limited Partnership

Civan Advanced Technologies Ltd.

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Active in a range of industries in the technology space, Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is particularly strong in the life sciences sector, advising large pharmaceutical companies and incubators on investments and commercial agreements. Moreover, the team acts for medical device and biotechnology start-ups from the early stages through to exit transactions. David Cohen frequently represents target companies in M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Alon Tabak-Aviram; Uri Barak; Uri Nesher

Key clients

Jerusalem Venture Partners

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

Optimove – Mobius Solutions Ltd.

Belive Studios Ltd.

Pendo.io

RedDress Ltd.

Contipi Medical Ltd.

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

Neuroderm Ltd.

Arcana Instruments Ltd.

BionicHive Ltd.

Visionix

National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, LTD

Cytora

BNG Life Sciences

Minovea Theraputics

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. represents an impressive range of clients from the pharmaceutical, finance, technology and insurance sectors in a range of commercial disputes. The firm also has a strong arbitration practice; in addition to representing clients, members of the team often act as arbitrators or mediators. Amir Levitski, Isaac Marciano are the key names in Tel Aviv, while Assaf Benmelech leads the Jerusalem practice

Practice head(s):

Amir Levitski; Isaac Marciano; Assaf Benmelech

Other key lawyers:

Uri Corb

Key clients

IBM Israel Ltd. (NYSE: IBM)

SMS Train Compound Ltd.

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation and the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation Ltd.

Electrolux Appliances Spa

Cellaris Ltd.

Samuel Zusmanovitz, former CFO of Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Yuval Kahan, former director of the Bnei Zion pre-military academy

Environmental Services Company

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

Arke New Gate Ltd.

Members of a purchasing group on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv

Hamadpis Nechasim Media Quarter Ltd.

Shekel Insurance Agency (2008) Ltd.

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. was founded in 1995 and is one of Israel’s leading firms in the field of commercial law.

The firm has over 50 associates and partners, and a team of interns in its Tel Aviv and Jerusalem offices.

The firm’s fields of expertise include, corporate and commercial law, M&As, commercial and corporate litigation and dispute resolution, securities, taxation, employment and labor law, real estate, white collar and tender law, providing a full suite of legal services to companies at the forefront of the Israeli and world economy.

The firm has a prominent international orientation, reflected in its representation of international companies providing routine consultancy to its clients in connection with their international business activities and representation of Israeli companies in international markets.

The firm has become particularly well regarded in serving the hi-tech sector, in the representation of venture capital funds and in the pharmaceutical sector in which the firm has acquired unique expertise.

The firm’s range of clients includes companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, tech and hi-tech sectors, leading Israeli and foreign VC funds, investment banks, private investors, computer companies, real estate companies and insurance firms.

The firm is consistently rated among the leading Israeli law firms, including The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR, D&B, World Tax and BDI.

Areas of expertise
Corporate, securities, hi-tech, M&As, VCs: The firm provides routine commercial consultancy services, including in the fields of securities and corporate law, to leading companies in international deals, and has been involved in a wide range of local and cross-border capital raising and M&A transactions, including some of the largest to occur in Israel. The firm has unique and extensive expertise in representing pharmaceutical, cyber, hi-tech, medical device and biotechnology companies from their establishment through all stages of activity, growth and expansion, including IPOs and M&As.

The firm also has extensive experience in acting for VC funds, from fund formation and ongoing operations to their investments in portfolio companies and provides legal consultancy regarding options and compensation plans for employees.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution: The firm specializes in crisis situations, disputes and complex litigation, in and outside the court system and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Alongside the firm’s extensive court successes, the litigation team focuses on providing legal counsel aimed at ending disputes before they reach the courts. The litigation team is involved in settling disputes in all aspects of commercial activity.

Employment and labor law: The firm provides on-going legal support in various aspects of labor relations, including establishment of organizational work forces, setting policies, procedures and guidelines, support during organizational changes and employee dismissals, comprehensive legal opinions on labor relations, managing procurement of statutory permits and handling dispute resolutions, including litigation in Labor Courts and mediation proceedings.

Real estate: The firm handles all aspects of a wide range of real estate transactions. The firm supports all legal aspects of construction planning and management of residential neighborhoods, industrial zones, and commercial centers in Israel. The firm has extensive experience in supporting hotel projects and accompanies business and private clients in real estate transactions of boutique properties and complex real estate transactions.

Taxation: The firm advises clients in various aspects of taxation including tax planning, VC fund taxation, international taxation in complex transactions, capital gains taxation and real estate taxation, and representation and negotiations with the Income Tax Authority. The firm also handles large scale civil and criminal tax appeals and has had exceptional achievements in this field.

Information technology (IT): The firm has unique knowledge in accompanying information technology projects. In particular, the firm advises leading Israeli banks and financial institutions in the process of replacing and implementing core systems, infrastructures and various innovation projects.

Life sciences: The firm has extensive experience advising local and multinational pharmaceutical and biotech companies in licensing, development and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical initiatives and medical devices, all aspects of such transactions as well as the legal implications of emerging regulation in this dynamic field. We also represent clients active in the medical cannabis field.

Biotechnology: The firm has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property and biotechnology – from the initial research phase, through commercial agreements and licensing to cooperation agreements.

Administrative law, tenders, associations: The firm provides legal advice and support in client day-to-day operations, counsel in the field of tenders and representation in the Administrative Courts and the High Court of Justice. The firm represents and advises organizations and associations in the fields of formal and informal education, culture, promotion of various public purposes, etc.

Protection of privacy and information: The firm advises clients in the assimilation process of regulatory requirements, such as the Israeli privacy and data protection regulations and GDPR and helps to map and close gaps in order to reach full compliance.

Environment: The firm advises Israeli and multinational companies in the field of environmental law, including governmental regulation, crisis management and representation in administrative, civil and criminal procedures.

Criminal law and white-collar: The firm focuses on white collar and tax cases, representing prominent businesspersons, private and public companies and senior officers. The department has special expertise in handling criminal proceedings involving international aspects, i.e. bribery as defined in international conventions, money laundering, asset forfeiture etc.

Department Name Email Telephone
Company and corporate transactions Menachem Tulchinsky
Company and corporate transactions Doron Stern
Venture capital Doron Stern
Venture capital Daniel Chinn
Hi-tech Gershon Shalom-Winter
Hi-tech Uriel Barak
Dispute resolution Isaac Marciano
Dispute resolution Amit Hirsch
IT and e-commerce Doron Stern
IT and e-commerce Uriel Barak
Labour and employee benefits Michal Markovitz-Blachar
Labour and employee benefits David Cohen
Securities David Cohen
Securities Dafna Achiam Tal
M&A Menachem Tulchinsky
M&A Alon Karniel
Private equity Alon Tabak Aviram
Private equity Uri Nesher
Real estate Menachem Tulchinsky
Real estate Assaf Benmelech
Tax Menachem Tulchinsky
Tax Isaac Marciano
Trusts, offshore and HNWIs Doron Stern
Trusts, offshore and HNWIs Alon Karniel
Intellectual property licensing Amir Levitski
Commercial litigation Amir Levitski
Commercial litigation Isaac Marciano
Hotel management Doron Stern
Hotel management Alon Tabak Aviram
Pharmaceutical licensing and healthcare Gershon Shalom-Winter
Pharmaceutical licensing and healthcare Menachem Tulchinsky
Pharmaceutical licensing and healthcare Alon Tabak Aviram
Environment Doron Stern
Environment Assaf Benmelech
Technology incubators Doron Stern
Technology incubators Ofer Dolinsky
Number of lawyers : 51
English
Hebrew
Contacts : Menachem Tulchinsky (managing partner)
Contacts : Doron Stern (managing partner)
Contacts : David Cohen (senior partner)
Contacts : Amir Levitski (senior partner)
Contacts : Isaac Marciano (senior partner)
Other offices : Beer Sheva
Other offices : Jerusalem