About Gissin & Co., Advocates
Gissin & Co., Advocates is a leading Israeli law firm specializing in corporate and finance law, securities law, capital markets, commercial litigation and insolvency. Over the last decade, the firm has been involved in most of Israel’s major debt settlements (B Communications, Brookland, IDB, Delek, Africa-Israel, Starwood, Sunny, Alon Oil, Mirland, etc.), and insolvency proceedings of leading companies (Urbancorp, BSR Europe, Habas, Koor Metals, Sybil Europe, etc.). Adv. Gissin is consistently being recognized as one of the most influential Israeli lawyers in this field, personally responsible for many legal precedents. The litigation department has special expertise in corporate and securities law and IP, and it handles complex and high-profile cases. The firm conducts vast international legal activities of investments, realization and sales of assets, as well as debt settlements and international litigation and insolvency proceedings. The firm is in the forefront of those legal fields and is recognized for its creative legal activities, initiating and obtaining legal precedents. The firm’s clients include leading companies, institutional investors, international hedge funds and trustees of bondholders. The firm is ranked by local and international directories such as D&B and BdiCode, IFLR, as one of the leading law firms in Israel in the fields of Restructuring and Insolvency, Commercial Litigation and Capital Markets. Chambers and Partners ranked Adv. Gissin as one of the Israelis top practitioners in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency.
A Winning Group
Gissin & Co., Advocates strives to provide first rate, uncompromising commitment to service around the clock, while maintaining excellence in expertise and service, availability and achievement of goals. The exceptional solutions initiated by the firm have become a byword.
Restructuring and Debt Settlements – the firm is constantly rated as a top-tier leading firm in 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 Litigation – the firm provides litigation services in all Israeli tribunals including arbitration and mediation proceedings. The firm has extensive experience in handling large and complex disputes, including securities holder suits, executives’ and directors’ liability, shareholder disputes, corporate takeover conflicts, discrimination, large-scale contractual disputes, etc. The firm has extensive experience in the field of securities class and derivatives actions in corporate and securities laws, as well as consumers’ actions.
Insolvency, Receivership, Liquidation 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. The firm is a pioneer in the field of Israeli cross-border Restructuring and Debt Settlements.
Capital Market – the firm provides counsel to Institutional Investors, corporations, investors and Bond Trustees on securities law and regulations, corporate governance issues, controlling shareholders transactions, officers’ liability etc. In 2015-2020 the firm acted as a joint supervisor of Avner Oil and Gas Exploration - Limited Partnership, the largest Israeli gas partnership.
Commercial International Transactions – the firm conducts vast international commercial legal activities in various fields, including complex investments, sales and finance of assets managed by the firm. Over the past year, the firm handled significant transactions in Canada, USA and Europe.
Corporate Finance – the firm has extensive experience in various corporate finance transactions and 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.
Real Estate – The firm provides consultation and support for sale and lease transactions, finance and acquisition of real estate, construction, and real estate ventures.
Administrative Law and Tenders – the firm represents clients in the Supreme Court, in tenders and administrative petitions and disputes with government authorities. The firm has successfully led petitions against National Insurance, the Health Ministry, the Ministry of the Interior and the Local Government Economic Services.
LL.B., Tel Aviv University 1991, married to Sigal Russak-Gissin and father of five. Major (res.), at the Israeli Navy, was a partner at Zaltzman & Co., until he founded the firm in 1994. Adv. Gissin specializes in commercial law, securities, companies’ law, insolvency, debt settlements and commercial litigation. Over the last decade he is involved in the most complex and significant Israeli capital market debt settlements and liquidations, and he is personally responsible for many significant legal precedents. Adv. Gissin is often personally appointed by courts and creditors as office holder of corporations in distress. Adv. Gissin also volunteers and grants Pro-Bono services for NGOs engaged in education, and lectures and serves as a board member of the center for business and community of the Academic Collage in Netanya.
LL.M., Commercial Law at Bar Ilan University, Senior Partner, heads the Litigation Department, and specializes in litigation and settling commercial disputes. Adv. Freilich gained extensive experience representing in front of a broad range of tribunals and has developed special expertise deliberate on matters of temporary relief. Adv. Freilich is the author of the book Temporary and Immediate Remedies in Business Law (Ronen Publishing, 2013) which considered the leader in its field, and lecturer areas of expertise.
Adv. Hershkovitz, Senior Partner, heads the Corporate and Finance Dept., and specializes in corporate and finance, and represents clients in restructuring and debt settlements, finance transactions, M&A and complex cross border transactions. Over the last years Adv. Hershkovitz has been involved in complex and significant Israeli capital market debt settlements and liquidations.
Adv. Arbel is a Partner and is the Head of the Hi-Tech Practice of the firm. Adv. Arbel specializes in Hi-Tech, with an emphasis in complex M&A and cross-border transactions. Adv. Arbel advises private and public companies as well as venture capital funds in relation to venture capital financings, M&A, private placements, venture law and corporate and commercial law.
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