Arnon Segev & Co. Law Firm
Capital Markets and M&A Transactions
Nira Bahat Partner
Lee Ben Zaken Partner
Yoav Sherman Partner
About Arnon Segev & Co. Law Firm
Arnon Segev & Co. is a leading commercial law firm that specializes in the fields of capital markets and finance, pension and long-term savings funds, investments and private equity, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, and general commercial transactions. Established in 2004 by the firm’s managing partner, Attorney Arnon Segev, the firm is renowned for its professionalism, personal attention, innovation and legal excellence, and is recognized for its significant involvement in all Israeli capital market transactions currently taking place, and its dominance in the institutional investor field.
Among the firm’s clients are pension funds, provident funds, insurance companies, endowment funds, governmental agencies, municipalities, universities, investment houses, investment advisors, family offices, Israeli and international financial institutions, non-traditional lenders, underwriters and private capital groups. Through such representation, the firm works closely with the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA), the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), the Bank of Israel and the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Division of Israel’s Ministry of Finance.
Capital Markets and Finance - The firm’s Capital Markets and Finance group, chaired by Arnon, is renowned for its excellence and expertise, and is involved in all current transactions in Israel.
Capital Markets - The firm maintains profound knowledge, extensive expertise and long-standing experience in the field of capital markets and handles a large volume of transactions in this area. Representation includes counselling institutional and other investors with respect to debt and equity issuances and applicable regulatory requirements, performing due diligence and risk analysis, engaging in negotiations, drafting a full spectrum of transactional documents and providing representation regarding matters involving the ISA and the TASE. The firm is highly recognized for its vast representation of Israeli institutional investors and underwriters in connection with public issuances of bonds and other debt instruments by Israeli and US companies on TASE.
Structured Finance - The firm advises Israeli banks and financial institutions, alternative finance providers and corporate borrowers as to the structuring, negotiation and documentation of financing transactions. By maintaining extensive proficiency in finance and alternative investments, the firm is able to identify key matters in structured finance transactions and mitigate potential risk.
High-Tech - The firm represents institutional investors, venture capital funds and angel investors at all stages of raising for high-tech companies.
Pension and Long-Term Savings Funds
The practice, led by Attorney Lee Ben Zaken, is renowned for its work representing pension funds, provident funds and other long-term savings funds, and new entities entering the highly regulated Israeli private pension market. Representation extends to all areas of plan governance and administration and plan restructuring.
Investments and Private Equity
The group, chaired by Attorney Nira Bahat, offers strategic advice to Israel’s largest and most active public and private pension funds, provident funds, insurance companies, universities and other institutional investors, and to leading family offices, private companies, high-net-worth individuals and investment advisers.
The firm’s extensive knowledge of market terms and vast understanding of the latest structures and trends, enables it to provide exceptional advice as to investments in all types of private investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, hedge funds, distressed debt funds, renewable and traditional energy funds and hybrid funds. In addition, the firm represents investors in connection with the negotiation of joint ventures, “funds of one” and co-investment vehicles. With its outstanding proficiency as to tax matters affecting institutional clients and regulatory and fiduciary issues, the firm is trusted to guarantee compliance with complicated laws, regulations and guidelines.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
The practice, led by Arnon, represents clients in all types of commercial proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations, governmental and regulatory hearings and court proceedings. The firm’s clients range from large institutional investors to small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm maintains both expertise and judgement to successfully handle all types of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, conflicts of interest, employment disputes, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, trusts and estates issues, defamation, wrongful interference and insolvency. As commercial lawyers, the team is highly knowledgeable regarding our clients’ business concerns and works to achieve their immediate and long-term business objectives, including capital raising efforts, affecting public and industry perceptions, maintaining business relationships and achieving business plans.
Arnon Segev, Founding Partner, Head of the Firm - With over 25 years of experience, the firm’s founding partner and manager Arnon is renowned for his extensive market knowledge and vast understanding of his clients’ legal and commercial needs, as well as his personal, dedicated counsel. Valued by both industry professionals and colleagues as a financial regulation expert in the field of capital markets, Arnon is frequently consulted by US and UK counsel, is invited to speak regularly at conferences and panel discussions and is nominated for positions involving substantial fiduciary trust. Among his many engagements, Arnon participated in the Behar legislative reform process, which is considered to be one of the most critical reforms affecting the Israeli Capital Markets. In addition, he provides ongoing consultation to the Israeli Commissioner of Capital Markets and the Israeli Security Commissioner regarding public policy in the field of securities law and regulatory changes and implementation, and serves as a member of several public committees, including a committee presided over by the Honorable Judge Shochat of the Tel Aviv District Court, addressing the distribution of pension funds in connection with divorce proceedings.
Nira Bahat, Partner - As chair of the firm’s Investments and Private Equity Practice, Nira Bahat represents some of Israel’s largest pension funds, provident funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors, as well as leading family offices, high-net-worth individuals, and investment advisors, with respect to direct equity and other investments. Highly respected for her understanding of the investment landscape and negotiation skills, Nira is frequently sought out for her thoughtful and practical counsel. In addition to representation of investors, Nira also advises clients connection with the creation of private equity funds and general corporate matters.
Lee Ben Zaken, Partner - As head of the Pension and Long-Term Savings Practice, Lee specializes in Pensions and Long-Term Savings. Lee is a renowned expert in plan governance, administration, and restructuring, and represents part of the leading pension funds, provident funds and long-term savings funds in Israel. Lee joined the firm in 2000 and has been a partner since 2007.
Yoav Sherman, Partner - As chair of the Firm’s Hi-Tech practice, Yoav and his team bring unique and solid experience in representing investors, founders , VC funds and hi tech companies at all stages and in various different verticals.
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