About Hagag, Buchnik, Weinstein & Co.
Hagag, Buchnik, Weinstein & Co. (HBW) is a leading Israeli law firm, specializing in the areas of international corporate and real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, Israeli real estate, commercial and civil litigation, capital markets and sports.
HBW was established in 2004 by Yitzhak Hagag, Chen Buchnik and Igal Weinstein (2005). The firm’s head office in Tel Aviv’s Ha’Arba’a Towers has since grown to employ approximately 25 attorneys and legal interns.
HBW offers proven expertise of the highest level in the fields of land and real property, corporate finance, complex M&A transactions and tax structuring, as well as a proven track record in representing venture capital funds and private investors, start-up companies and Israeli public companies. In addition, the firm has extensive and hands-on relations with affiliated law firms in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Areas of Expertise
HBW boasts one of Israel’s leading real estate practices, rated by Dun and Bradstreet as one of Israel’s top ten Firms in Property Law. The firm is active in all areas of Israeli real estate practice, including deal and contract negotiations, property and land taxation, regulatory planning, construction and litigation, and has extensive experience representing Israel’s leading contractors and developers, land-owners, shopping malls, land associations and service providers in complex land transactions, successful administrative appeals, and many of the largest real estate projects in Israel. HBW accompanies large-scale projects from their planning stage through registration of the units with their respective owners, including the negotiation and drafting of agreements with the projects’ various planning advisors (architects, supervisors, etc.) as well as the purchasers, and representing contractors and developers before planning committees, tax authorities, the Israel Lands Administration and other regulatory, administrative and judicial authorities.
International Corporate and M&A
HBW has extensive know-how and experience in handling the most complex transactions and commercial matters in Israel and overseas, including setting up cross-border corporate structures and joint ventures, M&A, distribution, licensing and cooperation and production agreements, as well as procuring and managing ongoing local corporate services providers for foreign holding companies.
The firm provides advice and ongoing legal counsel to clients in all aspects of their business activities, from introducing clients to key contacts in foreign markets and the planning and establishment of effective corporate structures to preparing contracts and transactions and onto the management and administration of the business. HBW also represents overseas companies in their activities in Israel, including investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions.
International Real Estate
HBW represents Israeli and foreign companies and individuals in their overseas dealings in the real estate sectors and enjoys assistance from HBW’s affiliated law firms in Kiev, Moscow, Minsk, London Bucharest, and Berlin.
HBW has earned international prestige and recognition by investors and peers alike, and is trusted by the financial community in Europe as one of the leading real estate and real estate related M&A practices in Romania, Germany, Ukraine and Belarus, excelling in the largest and most complex real estate-related M&A transactions in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Romania, Germany and other countries.
HBW represents clients in arbitration proceedings and before all Israeli courts and administrative tribunals in matters of commercial and civil law, corporate law, real property, administrative petitions, contracts, tenders, banking, intellectual property, labor law, guarantee notes and debt collection. The firm has, in recent years, secured several landmark rulings from Israeli courts and administrative tribunals on behalf of its clients. HBW is rated by Dun and Bradstreet as one of Israel’s top ten “Leading Firms in Administrative Law”.
HBW has extensive expertise and experience in handling legal and business matters related to start-up companies, representing high-tech and traditional firms and entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital, as well as investors ranging from private seed investors (angels) to institutional investors. The firm advises corporations, entrepreneurs and investors from the inception of a company to an IPO or other “exit events”, and beyond. Legal advice includes developing strategies for a commercialization of a concept, building the appropriate legal structure for a company, raising capital, IP protection and locating government support, and the nuts and bolts of a company’s business, such as distribution, licensing and OEM agreements.
HBW advises clients raising capital through public offerings on TASE and in overseas markets. The firm assists companies in selecting and pursuing appropriate strategies and tactics for raising capital, including choosing the market and structure for a public offering, due diligence, composing prospectuses and submitting official documents for securities registration in Tel Aviv and overseas, purchase offers, private offerings, preparing financial reports with the company’s accountants, and ongoing reports to the authorities.
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