Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.

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Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.
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Established: 1956
Line of Business: Law Firm
Address: APM House, 18 Raoul Wallenberg, Building D, Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv, 6971915 Israel
Phone: 972-3-5689000
Fax: 972-3-5689001
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://apm.law/?page=home
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  • Yonatan Altman, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.

    Adv. Yonatan Altman

    Chairman of the Board

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    Yonatan Altman
  • Racheli Guz-Lavi, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.

    Adv. and CPA Racheli Guz-Lavi

    Managing Partner

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  • Yoav Etzyon, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.

    Adv. Yoav Etzyon

    Managing Partner

    Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.

Partners

    Adi El Rom
    Adi Aharon-Feldman
    Aharon Pollak
    Amir Goldman
    Amitai Erlich
    Ariel Frank
    Ayelet Torem
    Benjamin Grossman
    Boaz Edelstein
    Chagit Pedael Levin
    Doron Levy
    Efrat Shapizazien
    Eli Nevo
    Ephraim Ofek Aharon
    Erez Haver
    Hilla Shribman
    Ian Rostowsky
    Itamar Cohen
    Liora Manzury
    Livnat Ein-Shay Wilder
    Maya Issacharov
    Moran Mordechay
    Moshe Matalon
    Nadia Davidzon
    Omer Ben Matityahu
    Omer Carmel
    Ori Avigad
    Racheli Guz-Lavi
    Ran Cohen
    Ranit Kessous-Katz
    Sahar Peled
    Shahar Haron
    Shani Ashkenasi
    Sharon Lubezky Hess
    Stephen Barak Rozen
    Tal Tirosh
    Yoav Etzyon
    Yonatan Altman


    Of counsel

    Avraham Yair
    Yifat Weiss
    Ido Hazan
    Limor Segman
    Assaf Baruch
    Ruth Amit-Fogel


    Founder

    Nahum Amit (1923-2007)
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About Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.

The law firm of Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (APM & Co.) was founded in 1956 and is one of the prominent firms in Israel. The firm includes about 110 lawyers, and it represents leading economic and commercial entities in Israel and abroad , including industrial companies, developers and constructors, banks, insurance companies, VC funds, tech companies, government-owned companies, public institutes and public companies which are listed in Israel and abroad. The firm is ranked among the leading firms in numerous practice areas in Israeli and foreign legal rankings and directories, such as BDI, Chambers & Partners, Dun’s 100, Coface and Legal 500.

Practice Areas

Hi-Tech, VC Funds: the firm has vast experience in representing Israeli and foreign companies and investors in VC investments and in initiating and establishing VC funds. The firm accompanies entrepreneurs and startup from the initial stages, in a variety of topics, including planning an appropriate tax structure, government incentives, IP, labor agreements, commercial agreements and issuances.

Real Estate: The firm has one of Israel’s leading real estate practices and it serves a wide range of Israeli clients, alongside with accompanying foreign residents in managing their properties in Israel. Our firm provides comprehensive solutions, that cover aspects of planning and zoning, taxation and finance, for our diverse clientele, which includes developers, contractors, investors and companies. The firm specializes in large and complex real estate transactions, asset-swap (“combination”) transactions, REITs, purchasing groups, Tama 38, self-build associations, Pinui-Binui, Mehir LaMishtaken and more.

Planning and Zoning: The firm has vast experience in promoting complex and prestigious real estate projects for Israel’s leading real estate companies, landowners, developers and investors. The firm has experience in a wide variety of planning and zoning topics, including master plans and permits, urban renewal, betterment charges, lawsuits on grounds of planning damage, appropriations, municipal taxation, reliefs, formalizing breach of restrictive covenants and more. 

Urban Renewal: Our firm is one of the leading firms in Israel in the urban renewal practice, and has vast experience and reputation in representing initiators, contractors and apartment owners in all types of urban renewal projects, such as – Tama 38, Tama 38/2 and Pinui-Binui. The firm provides clients with comprehensive solutions, including reviewing the project’s legal feasibility, managing the legal negotiations for signing and agreement, handling the tax aspects, accompanying the clients in their contracting with the financiers, handling the planning and zoning aspects, registering the clients’ rights.

Taxation: This department provides ongoing legal support for various aspects of economic-fiscal law, with an emphasis on various tax fields including international taxation, companies tax, personal tax, taxations of trusts, land taxes and indirect taxes. The firm specializes in planning and creating optimal cross-border tax structures. Our clients benefit from a vast network of professional relationships, especially in light of its close relations with Israel’s most respected accounting firms. The book “International Taxation - The Israeli Law” (2008), was written by the department’s partners.

Personal and Family Wealth Management: creatively and through a vast network of connections, our firm provides effective solutions for personal and family capital management, including solutions for international tax planning and protection of multinational assets, risk mitigation and improving the returns on assets and estates, in Israel and abroad, establishing and managing foreign companies and trusts, assets acquisitions and adjustments of holdings. The firm handles Israeli clients, foreign residents, and entities and trusts for planning family wealth and charities and donations.

Insolvency: The firm specializes in proceedings for the liquidation and rehabilitation of companies, moratoriums, receiverships and bankruptcies. This activity includes the representation of creditors and debtors in complex proceedings of liquidations, receiverships, reorganization and debt restructurings. The department’s lawyers are often appointed by the courts as receivers, trustees, liquidators and special managers, in some of the most complex and intricate cases in the Israeli economy. 

Commercial, Corporate and M&A: our firm provides comprehensive legal counsel to entrepreneurs, industrialists, financial institutions and international and Israeli companies on a wide range of commercial matters, including: distribution agreements, licenses, joint ventures, international transactions, M&A and more. 

Regulation and Technology: Our firm has a dedicated team with technological understanding and knowledge which handles the regulatory aspects of technology and digital spaces, including legal counsel, implementation and application of global regulatory requirements such as consumer protections laws, regulations concerning online advertising, privacy, data collection etc. The firm also counsels on matters of policies of self-regulatory organizations, search engines and social networks.

Privacy, Cyber and Information Security: Our firm provides legal and technological counsel on matters of information security, the implementation of technological means, managing the privacy and information security function, managing the marketing function of organizations, support for receiving information security standards certifications (ISO / SOC) etc. The firm responds to compliance proceedings of relevant regulations in Israel and globally. The firm has a dedicated rescue team which specializes in handling information security events and overcoming cyber challenges.

Finance and Banking: The firm has a particular expertise in finance and banking, including in project finance, building securities structures, securitization, mezzanine finance/company acquisitions, consulting and drafting of finance agreements in transactions that include senior debt loans, closed bank support in the formats of B.O.T. and construction loans, equity bridge and mezzanine loans, creating collaterals, syndicate finance, lenders agreements, financial closures and issuances of complex financial vehicles. The firm represents institutional and private financiers, underwriters, banks and insurance companies.

Securities, Capital Markets and Issuances: our firm provides ongoing counsel to public and private companies on aspects of companies and securities law and public issuances and private placements. The firm handles reporting to the various securities authorities and stock exchanges in Israel and abroad and handles taxation aspects of the capital market, employee stock-options and companies control struggles.

Litigation: The firm represents a variety of clients before courts and tribunal of all levels and judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, including in mediations and arbitrations. The firm has knowledge and experience in a variety of litigation proceedings and complex legal disputes in all matters pertaining to civil, commercial and administrative law, and in crisis management and legal proceedings and arbitrations in Israel and in the international arena.

Mediations and Arbitrations: The longstanding experience that the firm accumulated in various legal practice areas enables it to manage an arbitration and mediation center which practices both commercial and interpersonal matters. The center conducts complex mediations professionally, discreetly and efficiently, in every aspect and segment of commercial law.

Labor Law: The firm provides ongoing legal counsel on labor law and relations. This framework includes, inter alia, legal representation before the labor courts, accompanying M&A transactions, constructing employee remuneration frameworks, drafting employment agreements, NDAs and non-compete, representing employers and handling collective disputes.

Intellectual Property: The firm specializes in preparing agreements relating to the development, licensing, commercializing and protecting IP rights, and in handling trademarks. In addition, the firm represents clients in proceedings for the enforcement of IP rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, protected designs and trade secrets.

Energy and Infrastructure: The firm represents domestic and international corporations, financiers, entrepreneurs and service providers in the energy and infrastructures sectors and provides them with legal counsel in matters of construction, operation, public tenders, obtaining permits, regulation and finance, among others. The firm specializes in international projects of conventional and renewable energy and in BOT and PFI projects.

Regulation: The firm counsels its clients on matters of regulations and government relations, and in this framework it assists in drafting bills, preparing position papers, strategic consulting and more. The firm has vast experience in representing before Knesset committees and regulators in various legal fields, such as antitrust, companies and securities, public procurement, consumerism and more.

India Desk: the firm has longstanding experience in providing comprehensive legal counsel to clients from Israel and abroad who operate in India and in Israel, respectively, or which work to expand their operations to these markets.

Global Markets Operations: Our firm locates investment and acquisition opportunities, is present in the initiation of funds and business ventures, accompanies fundraisings, assists in business development and successfully navigates through cross-border crises. The firm operates in the major markets of the U.S. and Europe and in other markets including Australia, India, Singapore, Chine, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, DACH countries, UAE and Bahrain.

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