Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Law Firm and Notary

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Established: 1958
Line of Business: Law Firm and Notary
Address: 3 Daniel Frisch St., Tel Aviv 6473104
Phone: 972-3-6944111
Fax: 972-3-6091116
Email: marketing@fbclawyers.com
Website: http://www.fbclawyers.com
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  • Reuven Behar, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

    Reuven Behar

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  • Amir Chen, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

    Amir Chen

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    Amir Chen
  • Avraham Well, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

    Avraham Well

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    Avraham Well
  • Gil Orion, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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    Gil Orion

Partners

    Ronald Lehmann
    Eran Yaniv
    Tal Eyal-Boger
    Yoram Bonen
    Raz Tepper
    Tamar Turjeman-Kedem
    Anat Shavit
    Michael Zellermayer
    Shoney Albeck
    Shmuel Hamou
    Amit Pines
    Michal Faktor
    Meital Ben-Basat
    Tsafrir Negbi
    Miri Kimhi
    Gilad Winkler
    Orit Malka
    Oded Revivo
    Shay Teken
    Ron Sitton
    Shay Adulam
    Israel Markovitz
    Sagi Hammer
    Boaz Noiman
    Nitzan Sandor
    Omri Shilo
    Liat Halperin
    Amit Dat
    Dror Matatyahu
    Shirly Kazir
    Shai Zadik
    Yael Riemer
    Ziv Schwartz
    Tal Wiesengrun
    Sharon Rosen
    Sharon Klein-Manbar
    Hagit Horowitz
    Zohar Liss
    Lihi Blumenfeld
    Vered Oren
    Noa Barhum
    Efrat Sharon
    Barak Glickman
    Dikla Lavy-Fischer
    Etti Dolev
    Ayana Neumann
    Shalom Hershkovitz
    Sharona Haim Pour-
    Abramovich
    Isachar Fischer, Founder
    (1929-2013)
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About Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The comprehensive and high-quality legal services that the firm provides is based on vast experience and deep familiarity with the Israeli economy and the local and international business environment, combined with a pragmatic and efficient approach to the legal profession. The firm is highly reputed in creatively handling innovative and challenging legal issues, and champions the values of professional excellence and dedication to clients. The firm represents local and multinational clients in a wide variety of sectors (including: automotive; aviation and aerospace; banking; communications; construction; cybersecurity; energy; financial institutions; food and beverage; gaming; government; infrastructure; insurance; investment funds; life sciences and healthcare; manufacturing; media, entertainment and sports; professional services; real estate; retail; technology; transportation) and is constantly involved in a wide range of matters at the heart of Israel’s legal-economic agenda.

Founded in 1958 – and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018 - FBC is one of Israel’s premier and largest full-service law firms. FBC acts for prominent multinational and Israeli clients and offers professional excellence and personal attention across the spectrum of multidisciplinary legal services.  The firm’s attorneys pride themselves, first and foremost, on their business and legal acumen and ability to bring matters to closure, integrating commercial sensitivities of attorneys experienced in handling large-scale matters with in-depth knowledge of first-class practitioners. The firm is consistently ranked as one of the leading law firms in Israel by domestic and international ranking guides.

In 2017, the firm employed more than 300 employees, including approx. 200 lawyers and other professionals and approx. 40 interns. Some of the firm’s lawyers also have licenses to practice law outside of Israel and have gained professional experience in some of the world’s leading firms.

In 2018, FBC opened a branch office in the Hi-Tech Park in Be’er Sheva, serving clients in the region, as well as companies in the hi-tech, cybersecurity and IT sectors.

 

Main Practice Areas

Arbitration & Mediation; Litigation; Dispute Resolution: The diverse practice handles some of the most significant cases in Israeli courts and arbitration, and represents clients in disputes involving commercial, corporate, securities, contract, class action, administrative, tender, environment, energy, banking, media, libel, IP, real estate, white collar, and other matters.

Aviation, Maritime & Tourism: Extensive experience in representing major airlines and low-cost carriers, insurers, importers and exporters, freight forwarders, and online travel service providers in the full range of matters encompassed by aviation, maritime and tourism law. Particular expertise in commercial litigation, class actions, corporate and regulatory matters, leasing and other commercial transactions, competition, labor relations and taxation.

Banking & Finance: Representing many of Israel’s largest creditors (including banks, insurance companies, investment houses and financial institutions) and borrowers in complex secured and non-secured financing transactions. Regularly counsel foreign banks and financial institutions in banking and financial regulatory matters.  A market leader in the areas of securitization, secured finance and inter-creditor relations, with the largest institutional lending practice in Israel. Practice is highly regarded for its ability to structure creative solutions facilitating complex transactions.

Capital Markets: Advising on international and local public offerings, private placements, controlling shareholder transactions and corporate governance, and ongoing reporting and filing requirements under Israeli and foreign securities laws. Representing issuers, banks and underwriters in placements of equity and debt securities on the Israeli and international capital markets, and considered to be a pioneer in developing complex capital financing provided by insurance companies, and in advising on negotiable and non-negotiable financial instruments, exchange-traded certificates and bond transactions.

China Desk: Considerable experience in commercial transactions involving leading Chinese and Israeli players, with a highly professional team that has familiarity with both the Chinese and Israeli markets and regulatory considerations and positioned to identify and create business opportunities, assist in bridging cultural differences, and close deals successfully.

Class Actions & Derivative Suits: Israel’s leading firm in class action defense litigation, representing defendants in some of the largest and most important class actions and derivative suits in Israel in all areas of law, including corporate and securities, banking, insurance, antitrust, consumer goods, communications, environment, energy and labor law. Helping clients navigate the certification stage and, where necessary, the substantive stage of class action cases, and advising in evaluating the complex web of potential risks and rewards that typically characterize class actions and derivative suits.

Commercial: Extensive experience in representing major foreign and local companies and in providing support to in-house legal departments in the full range of strategic commercial matters, as well as in advising with respect to day-to-day commercial transactions and ongoing business operations, including distribution, licensing, agency, manufacturing and supply agreements.Competition & Antitrust: FBC’s leading and largest Competition & Antitrust practice represents companies on the full spectrum of criminal, administrative and civil antitrust matters, including merger control, abusive behavior, restrictive arrangements and regulation of cartels, monopolies and oligopolies. Providing ongoing advice on antitrust compliance, and representing multinational and local companies in commercial transactions, as well as in class actions and complex litigation before civil courts, criminal courts, the Antitrust Tribunal and the Israel Antitrust Authority.

Cyber & Information Technologies: The practice provides counsel on a wide array of cutting-edge technology oriented legal matters including privacy, data protection, information security and commercial activities in the cyberspace.

Defamation: Well-seasoned in handling a wide spectrum of issues regarding communications law, such as libel, invasion of privacy, copyright, lifting gag orders, and statutory advertisement prohibitions.

Environmental: Comprehensive advice on environmental matters, from counsel on administrative and criminal enforcement proceedings, to the preparation of internal enforcement programs designed to reduce the exposure of officeholders to potential criminal liability for environmental matters.

Hi-Tech, Technology & Investment Funds: Representing start-ups, mature companies, strategic investors, and venture capital and private equity funds in all their commercial activities, including initial structuring, investment transactions, license agreements, M&As, PIPE transactions, fund formation, operations acquisitions, private placements and public offerings on securities exchanges in Israel and abroad.

Insolvency & Restructuring: Representing debtors, creditors, companies, bondholders’ representatives and controlling shareholders, and involved in nearly all of Israel’s most significant debt arrangements, aggregating tens of billions of NIS in recent years. FBC focuses on the restructuring of debt and equity interests in troubled companies, including negotiation with a variety of interest groups. Its experience in this field extends to complex reorganizations of multinational enterprises involving Israeli and non-Israeli parties and legal systems as well as appearance in Israeli and foreign courts.

Insurance: Advising Israeli and multinational clients in both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters.  Providing overall advisory services in the areas of insurance, securities and regulation that apply to insurance companies and their managers and directors.  FBC represents purchasers of major insurance groups in the Israeli market, as well as providers of representation and warranty insurance in the context of M&A transactions.

Intellectual Property: The practice specializes in the various branches of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, registered designs, copyrights and commercial secrets, as well as on various matters involving television (including productions and TV formats), entertainment media, Internet, Hi-Tech and Life sciences. Vast experience in IP litigation, arbitration and mediation procedures (including as arbitrators), and in procedures before the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks and the Israeli Customs Authorities.

Labor & Employment: Handling the full scope of labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, labor disputes, strikes and organized actions, collective agreements, collective litigation, employer-employee litigation, labor contracts, employment agreements, separation agreements, labor relations, due diligence, mediation and arbitration. The practice provides Israel bound immigration law guidance and assistance (work permits, etc.).

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Representing prominent multinational and local players in a broad range of areas, including biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, medical services, genomics, diagnostics, medical IT and health care services, all in various stages of development. Clients range from medical device and bio-technology start-ups, to international “big pharma” companies, and venture capital funds that focus on life science and health care companies.

Liquidation and Receivership: Representing creditors (including financial institutions and banks) and handling the protection of their interests. Representation often includes the appointment of FBC lawyers in court-appointed roles (trustees, receivers and/or liquidators).

Mergers & Acquisitions: One of Israel’s leading M&A practices, representing major private and publicly traded companies in many of Israel’s largest transactions, and involved in some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions in Israel. Exceptionally strong contacts with key regulators, including Israel’s Securities Authority, Antitrust Authority and Ministry of Communications, with expertise across a wide range of industry sectors.

Project Finance & Energy: Counseling many of the world’s most prominent companies in Israel’s most significant projects and energy matters, totaling tens of billions of NIS. FBC’s expertise spans all sectors, from transportation, infrastructure and natural gas, to energy, water and the photovoltaic (PV) energy field, with particular focus on the complex regulatory and real-estate aspects that are integral to this sector. FBC combines its expertise in Project Finance & Energy with its strength in related practice areas, enabling it to provide a comprehensive solution to major multinational and domestic clients, including developers, contractors, and financial investors.

Real Estate, Planning & Zoning, and Urban Renewal: Israel’s market leader in Real Estate and Planning & Zoning, handling major international and local real estate transactions, with extensive experience in representing public and private real estate companies, entrepreneurs, developers, property owners, sellers and purchasers. FBC’s scope of activity is exceptionally broad, encompassing all principal facets of a sophisticated transaction-based real estate practice: development projects, planning and zoning matters, income-yielding properties, sale and lease, taxation and litigation. The practice has a deep familiarity with accompanying complex and lengthy urban renewal projects in general and TAMA 38/2 projects in particular.

Regulatory: Expertise in the interface between the business and public sectors, combining profound knowledge of markets subject to supervision and regulation, together with exceptional legal skills and a deep familiarity with decision-making processes in the public sector.

Sports Law: The practice provides its clients with complete legal services including representation in various domestic and international courts and tribunals, accompanying teams’ sale and purchase transactions, rights transfers, liquidation, and other commercial and corporate business matters.

Tax: Counsel on the full spectrum of tax matters related to commercial activities in Israel, including income tax, VAT and real estate tax, as well as on cross-border transactions and other complex transactions. FBC specializes in creating innovative solutions which are tailor-made to clients’ needs, with an expertise in precedent-setting tax litigation proceedings and in obtaining pre-rulings from the Tax Authority in a wide variety of areas, including VAT and debt restructuring.

Telecom & Media: Unparalleled experience in representing leading players in each principal segment of Israel’s telecom and media industries, from fixed line and mobile telecommunications to print media, commercial and cable television and radio broadcasting. Advising clients on regulatory, litigation, corporate, transactional, labor and other matters, and due to the depth and broad scope of its representation, clients look to the firm to be their strategic business advisors and not merely legal counsel.

White Collar: The practice represents suspects - individuals and companies - under investigation by the Police, the Tax Authority, the Antitrust Authority, the Securities Authority, the internal Police Investigations Unit and other investigatory bodies.

 

Pro Bono

FBC is active in promoting social causes in the community, focusing on two main areas: the advancement of children and youth education from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, and assistance to the elderly and Holocaust survivors.

GCR published The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019. The publication’s “Israel Overview” was written by FBC’s Tal Eyal-Boger, Ziv Schwartz and Shani Brown.

Please find a PDF copy of the Israel Overview here

FBC’s Shoney Albeck, Michal Nissani and Yotam Kleiman advise the purchasers of approx. 72% of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) shares in obtaining the holding permit from the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), and in constructing a trust mechanism for facilitating the acquisition.

See here: https://goo.gl/Co4HUz 

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