Gornitzky GNY
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Established: 1938
Line of Business: Law Firm
Address: 20 HaHarash St., Vitania Tower, Tel Aviv 6761310
Phone: +972-3-7109191
Fax: +972-3-5606555
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.gornitzky.com
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  • Pinhas Rubin, Gornitzky GNY

    Pinhas Rubin

    Firm Chairman

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    Pinhas Rubin
  • Moriel Matalon, Gornitzky GNY

    Moriel Matalon

    Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee

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  • Lior Porat, Gornitzky GNY

    Lior Porat

    Managing Partner

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  • Kfir Yadgar, Gornitzky GNY

    Kfir Yadgar

    Managing Partner

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Additional Partners

    Jack Smith
    Eyal Marom
    Ofer Tzur
    Itay Geffen
    Eyal Raz
    Erez Harel
    Chaim Y. Friedland
    Yaron Elhawi
    Sharon Werker-Sagy
    Elite Elkon
    Eli Elya
    Shlomo Cohen
    Daniel Paserman
    Gil Grady
    Noam Ronen
    Eli Cohen
    Timor Belan
    Avi D. Pelossof
    Maya Sabari
    Aviram Handel
    Daniel Marcus
    Shlomo Landress
    Yair Shiloni
    Joseph D. Gross
    Harel Shaham
    Ofer Fleischer
    Ari Fried
    Michael Ayalon
    Lior Relevy
    Ronit Rozenstein-Barel
    Ori Yitzhak
    Yiftach Farber
    Shy Baranov
    Itamar Mei-Zahav
    Uri Milshtein
    Joseph Gayer
    Netta Shaked-Stadler
    Guy Hadar
    Keren Reichback Segal
    Shirley Gal
    Idan Baki
    Jack Smith
    Eyal Marom
    Ofer Tzur
    Itay Geffen
    Eyal Raz
    Erez Harel
    Chaim Y. Friedland
    Yaron Elhawi
    Sharon Werker-Sagy
    Elite Elkon
    Eli Elya
    Shlomo Cohen
    Daniel Paserman
    Gil Grady
    Noam Ronen
    Eli Cohen
    Timor Balan
    Avi D. Pelossof
    Maya Sabari
    Aviram Handel
    Daniel Marcus
    Shlomo Landress
    Yair Shiloni
    Joseph D. Gross
    Harel Shaham
    Ofer Fleischer
    Ari Fried
    Michael Ayalon
    Lior Relevy
    Ronit Rozenstein-Barel
    Ori Yitzhak
    Yiftach Farber
    Shy Baranov
    Itamar Mei-Zahav
    Uri Milshtein
    Joseph Gayer
    Netta Shaked-Stadler
    Guy Hadar
    Karen Reichbach-Segal
    Shirley Gal
    Idan Baki
    Shani Weiss
    David Goldman
    Lea Paserman-Jozefov
    Lior Sharabi
    Maya Dvir
    Michal Silberstein
    Netanel Kahane
    Ido Malin
    Adi Haya Raban
    Idan Zohar
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About Gornitzky GNY

Since its establishment in 1938, Gornitzky GNY has continuously evolved to deliver exceptional legal services. With over 85 years of experience, our firm has consistently led the most significant and intricate transactions and cases in the Israeli market, reshaping the landscape of law and economics in Israel through groundbreaking precedents.
Our deep-rooted legal expertise and rich tradition, coupled with our legal team’s remarkable ability to achieve our clients’ objectives, consistently position Gornitzky GNY at the forefront of both local and international professional rankings.
In Gornitzky, We apply a commercial and interdisciplinary approach, with an understanding that the legal piece serves a wider whole, including the business and commercial aspects of a deal.
Gornitzky GNY has been a trailblazer in providing high-quality legal services since even before the establishment of the State of Israel. By spearheading numerous complex transactions and cases in the country, we have become synonymous with thought leadership, originality, and a proven track record of setting influential legal precedents that have helped shape Israel’s legal and economic spheres.
Our clientele encompasses a diverse range of respected entities in Israel, including government bodies, leading business groups, international organizations operating in Israel, and prominent business figures from around the world. Gornitzky GNY stands beside more than a third of Israel’s largest and most influential business groups, offering comprehensive legal advice to seven out of the top ten Israeli billionaires as recognized by Forbes magazine.
At Gornitzky GNY, our unique expertise in complex international transactions, coupled with our deep understanding of the business-legal ecosystem, enables us to connect Israeli companies to global opportunities. From facilitating mergers and acquisitions to technology investments and initiatives in various sectors, we provide our clients with unparalleled access to the international market. Moreover, our firm’s extensive local legal knowledge, familiarity with the Israeli market and its nuances, and well-established reputation enable foreign clients to benefit from a distinctive entry pathway into the Israeli market.
With a dedicated team of over 260 attorneys, Gornitzky GNY boasts a diverse and experienced legal team that consistently delivers top-tier legal services. Our attorneys are fluent in multiple languages, and many hold licenses to practice law in various countries, are certified public accountants, or hold additional academic degrees. This combination of legal and business creativity and originality allows us to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions tailored to their specific needs. Personal attention to our clients and their needs is our guiding principle - we see ourselves as partners in the process and not as just service providers.
This competitive edge shines through in our approach to transactions, multi-disciplinary legal consulting, and international litigation, where Gornitzky GNY continues to lead the way.

Practice Areas (partial list)

Litigation & Dispute Resolution - Gornitzky GNY is the preferred litigation firm for many of the largest publicly traded and leading private Israeli companies in commercial, criminal and civil matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience in all types of litigation disputes, such as contractual, project related and shareholders’ disputes, as well as in appearing before legislation committees and the subsequent appeals to the High Court of Justice. The firm represents leading insurance companies, banks and financial institutions in class actions and derivative suits, venture capital funds as well as all forms of disputes for investors.
Technology - Gornitzky GNY legal team has extensive experience in representing high-tech and biotechnology companies, as well as start-up companies, in their legal representation, and in representing investors in these companies and in merger and acquisition transactions. Gornitzky GNY provides legal advice to a wide range of clients, including international technology companies, biotechnology companies, and start-up companies in Israel and around the world, private equity funds, angel investors, and other investors.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Gornitzky GNY provides a wide range of legal services, including advice on investments, mergers and acquisitions, compliance with emerging AI regulations, establishment of initiatives in the field, ongoing legal assistance in relation to their specific needs, protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets, compliance with privacy and cybersecurity regulations, establishment of internal mechanisms of accountability, use of artificial intelligence tools in employment relationships and client relationships, development of compliance strategies in the field of AI, and more. The skilled and experienced team specializes in drafting and providing advice regarding contracts related to artificial intelligence, including licensing agreements, data sharing agreements, agreements for the development of artificial intelligence, and aspects related to the disclosure of artificial intelligence in strategic transactions and various commercial agreements.
Commercial Law - Gornitzky GNY is one of the leading law firms in Israel in the field of commercial law. The firm’s clients in the commercial law field include leading Israeli companies, as well as international corporations and organizations from the private and public sectors in all sectors of the economy. Gornitzky GNY represents suppliers and consumers from all types of industries, including dynamic industries that rapidly develop in terms of regulation and knowledge, such as financial service providers, banking and insurance companies, high-tech, communication and media, energy and space, as well as traditional and well-established industries such as real estate, heavy industry, food, clothing and apparel, hotels, and more.
Corporate Law - Gornitzky GNY provided in this field include the entire life cycle of a corporation. Our client base consists of Israeli companies and corporations from various industries, including leading businesses, both private and public, representing a wide range of industries. We also represent international companies operating in Israel, senior management, boards of directors, and board members.
Merges & Acquisitions - The legal team of Gornitzky GNY represents buyers, sellers, and target companies in complex cross-border M&A transactions. The team advises some of the world’s largest business corporations and private equity funds during their activities (acquisitions) in Israel, as well as advising leading law firms from around the world representing parties to transactions in the Israeli market. In the review of the most complex transactions that have taken place in the Israeli market in recent years, including sales of banks, insurance companies, communication and media companies, energy companies, holding companies, and various conglomerates, it is evident that Gornitzky GNY Law Firm has been significantly involved in a significant portion (if not the majority) of those transactions.
Tax - The legal team at Gornitzky GNY Law Firm is at the forefront of tax practice in Israel, with their lawyers considered among the best in their field. The firm’s extensive tax practice includes local activities in Israel, which involve handling tax issues for international companies operating in the country, as well as international activities of Israeli companies. The firm provides comprehensive and efficient legal consulting services aimed at assisting clients in making informed planning decisions, identifying efficient tax structures, and developing strategies to prevent or minimize tax liabilities resulting from various transactions and operations. When necessary, the firm also provides representation before regulatory and judicial authorities.
Capital Markets - Gornitzky GNY is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Israel in the field of capital markets and securities, and has been involved in the offerings and capital raisings of major business groups and activities in Israel, including large corporations, real estate companies, hi-tech companies, insurance companies, Israeli banks, private investors, underwriters, and more, operating both domestically and internationally. The firm’s capital markets team has handled public and private offerings and capital raisings in Israel in recent years, with a cumulative value of billions of dollars. They assist clients with complex legal issues related to capital markets, including private and public debt issuances, securities trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, compliance with regulations and exchange requirements, and more.
Banking and Finance - Gornitzky GNY is one of the leading law firms in Israel specializing in banking and financing. Their clients include banks, financial institutions, leading insurance companies, and major corporations in Israel and worldwide. The firm has played a significant role in several of the largest, most sensitive, and complex financing transactions in the Israeli market. They have extensive experience in various aspects of financing and banking, such as local and cross-border transactions, syndicated loans, project financing, senior and mezzanine debt transactions, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure projects, energy, real estate, public transportation, telecommunications, hi-tech, hotels, shopping malls, and more. The firm is a member of the Loan Market Association (LMA).
Real Estate, Planning, and Construction - Gornitzky GNY specializes in complex real estate projects and provides comprehensive legal assistance throughout the entire process, from feasibility assessments and transaction viability analysis to property acquisitions and sales, leases, rentals, and completion of transactions. Their real estate team also provides legal advice in related areas such as financing, taxation (including planning-related taxes), business restrictions, capital markets, and litigation. The firm has extensive experience in property law and related tax aspects, as well as in planning and financing complex real estate transactions.
Infrastructure and Project Finance - Gornitzky GNY Law Firm specializes in complex real estate projects and provides comprehensive legal assistance throughout the entire process, from feasibility assessments and transaction viability analysis to property acquisitions and sales, leases, rentals, and completion of transactions. Their real estate team also provides legal advice in related areas such as financing, taxation (including planning-related taxes), business restrictions, capital markets, and litigation. The firm has extensive experience in property law and related tax aspects, as well as in planning and financing complex real estate transactions.
Energy and Natural Resources - The legal team of Gornitzky GNY has significant practical experience in the energy market, which includes natural gas, oil and gas exploration, distilleries, fuel supply, private power stations, electricity procurement and production, solar energy, water desalination, BOT transactions (build, operate, transfer), renewable energy, and more. We represent our clients in negotiations with the Israeli gas supply company, local service providers, and the Natural Gas Authority. The services we provide include client representation in Israel and abroad in licensing tenders, establishment and operation of projects in Israel, as well as other related transactions.
Communications & Media - The legal team of Gornitzky GNY specializes in various aspects of the communications sector, understanding the unique characteristics of the communications market and the extensive regulation that governs it. Our clients in this field include leading communication corporations in Israel, major providers of internet and telephony services (both wired and cellular), television broadcasting companies via satellite, communication and media startups, and companies involved in information technology (production, storage, and transfer). Additionally, we provide ongoing legal support to shareholders and stakeholders of communication corporations.
Fintech, Digital Assets, and Block chain - Gornitzky GNY provide legal guidance to fintech, InsurTech, and RegTech companies, from their early stages through their ongoing commercial activities, including issuance or sale in both domestic and international markets. Our legal representation covers a wide range of services, including legal representation of established fintech companies as well as early-stage startups (seed stage), representing investors in these companies, and handling mergers and acquisitions. We offer advice to a diverse range of clients, including Israeli and foreign banks, insurance companies, international technology companies, biotech companies, venture capital funds (PE), angels, and other investors. Additionally, we specialize in providing legal guidance on aspects related to “smart contracts,” decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO), Web 3.0 projects, digital asset tokenization, intellectual property (including NFT-related matters), anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing, know-your-customer (KYC) regulations, and fiat-to-crypto conversions.
Hotels, Travel & Leisure - Gornitzky GNY provides legal consultation to clients in all aspects of the hotel, tourism, and vacation industry, starting from establishment or contracting and extending to ongoing management and operational needs. Our legal team offers comprehensive legal support, including drafting purchase and sale agreements, establishment agreements, management agreements, leasebacks, hotel databases, and special accommodation projects (time-sharing). We also handle licensing and rentals of hotels in both domestic and international contexts. Moreover, we provide ongoing legal advice regarding various commercial agreements, including joint ventures, marketing agreements, contractor agreements, and tenders.

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