Horn & Co. Law Offices

Hi-Tech, M&A, IP, Securities Law

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Established: 2009
Line of Business: Hi-Tech, M&A, IP, Securities Law
Address: 2 Weizmann St., Amot Investments Tower
24 floor, Tel Aviv 6423902
Phone: 972-3-637-8200
Fax: 972-3-637-8201
Email: office@hornlaw.co.il
Website: http://www.hornlaw.co.il
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  • Yuval Horn, Horn & Co. Law Offices

    Yuval Horn

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    Yuval Horn

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    Keren Kanir
    Roy Ribon
    Ohad Mamann
    Orly Sternfeld
    Paz Abercohen
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About Horn & Co. Law Offices

Horn & Co. is the leading Israeli boutique law firm in the field of hi-tech and life sciences and is unique in its exclusive practice and expertise in this field. The firm’s founder, Yuval Horn, was recognized by the International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers as a Global Thought Leader (2018, 2019) and as one of the five leading individuals in the world in life sciences transactions (2013, 2015).

Horn & Co. was founded in September 2009 and is known for its tailored, innovative structures, solutions and advice in complex transactions and situations. Since 1993, both Yuval and his colleagues have represented numerous founders, companies, and investors in their transactions in the life science and technology sectors. Recent examples include the representation of Anima Biotech in a license and development agreement with Illy Lilly with an aggregate deal value of over one billion dollars; the representation of INX Ltd. In the submission to the SEC of the first prospectus covering security tokens; the representation of cCAM Biotherapeutics Ltd. to Merck & Co. for $ 605 million, one of the biggest acquisition transactions in the history of Israeli life sciences; the representation of Taboola.com is one of the largest private financing rounds of an Israeli company ($130 million); and the formation and representation of Pontifax 5 L.P. and Pontifax Venture Lending, both managed by Pontifax Venture Capital group, Israel’s most prominent life sciences designated investment fund.

Horn & Co. is the Israeli member of Biolegis (www.biolegis.com), a network of leading European law firms with specific expertise in the representation of biotechnology and medical device companies. The firm’s partners and associates have been recognized by the leading international publications and peers as experts in corporate law, intellectual property and technology transactions and are typically asked to lecture and write about these areas. Horn & Co. has been recognized by Legal 500 as a “Tier 1” firm in Israel in the field of Healthcare and Life Sciences noting that: “the firm has been active at the ‘top-level’ in the healthcare sector for over 20 years”.

The firm has been consistently selected by iam Magazine (Intellectual Asset Management) as one of the top 5 “highly recommended” Israeli firms in the field of intellectual property transactions, stating that “Horn & Co is in its element when commercializing intellectual property; its finely-honed business instincts ensure that it can identify the best routes to maximize portfolio value”.” Since 2008 Yuval has been a member and legal advisor of the Institutional Review Board (Helsinki Committee) of the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel-Hashomer. Yuval served as the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Technology Law Committee (2016-2017), is a member of the Executive Committee of the IBA Annual World Life Sciences Conference and a co-chairman of the IBA Annual M&A in the Technology Sector Conference.

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CORPORATE
Horn & Co. has vast experience in the representation of biotechnology, medical device, software, telecommunications, and cleantech companies. The Lawyers at Horn & Co. have participated, during the last 20 years, in numerous transactions involving companies in these sectors, representing companies, founders, academic institutions and funds. The firm provides services for all phases of the company’s lifecycle, in Israel, the US and the EU. The firm advises private and publicly held Israeli and foreign companies in all aspects of their activities from inception, including day-to-day operations and structuring, negotiating and drafting of commercial and strategic transactions.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
With a thorough understanding of the complexities and requirements of technology-based, long-haul development companies, the firm represents clients in all aspects of strategic IP transactions. The firm has extensive expertise in the representation of software companies developing artificial intelligence-based solutions for the medical market.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
The firm has a substantial track-record in the representation of purchasers and targets in private and public M&A transactions and is widely experienced in private and public mergers including the involvement and advice in reverse mergers, mergers into publicly-traded shells, asset purchases and share acquisitions. Some recent examples are the representation of IOptima Ltd. and its shareholders in a multi-stage acquisition transaction with an aggregate deal value of up to approximately $50 million; representation of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in a $38 million financing round and simultaneous entering into an agreement for an acquisition transaction with Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. and the representation of cCam Biotherapeutics Ltd. in its sale to Merck & Co. Inc. with an aggregate deal value of US$605 million.

REGULATION
Horn & Co. regularly advises international and Israeli companies for their relationships with the Israel Innovation Authority and assists in structuring both local and cross-border technology transactions so to adequately conform to applicable regulations and legal requirements. The firm has advised several multinational companies for the incorporation and setting up of businesses in Israel, as well as their relationships with the various governmental branches. Horn & Co. is the Israeli member of TRACE (www.traceinternational.org).

SECURITIES AND CAPITAL MARKETS
The firm has special experience in registration and issuance of securities of technology companies on US and Israeli securities exchanges, including IPOs, initial coin offerings, follow-on offerings, and PIPEs and is ranked as such in international publications. Recent transactions included Initiation and acting as Israeli counsel of the first submission of a prospectus to the SEC covering security Tokens, acting as Israeli counsel to Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE: PLX) in a $54.1 million private notes exchange agreement, and a $22.5 million private placement of the company’s Secured Convertible Notes, the representation of Vascular Biogenics Ltd. in as a series of follow-on offerings on NASDAQ with an aggregate value of over $60 million, and the representation of two Israeli publicly traded companies in NASDAQ offerings.

VENTURE CAPITAL
Horn & Co. advises companies, founders, government-funded incubators, private investors and venture capital funds for their full range of finance transactions, including seed rounds, venture capital funding, venture lending, strategic partner investments, and mergers and acquisitions. Our close acquaintance with both company and investor needs and limitations further enables us to provide a unique view and expertise to transactions. We have advised on the formation of many funds, most recently Pontifax 4 (2014), Pontifax 5 (2018) Pontifax Venture Lending (2019) and Pontifax Late Stage (2019), and regularly advise such funds for their relationships with their limited partners.

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