About Katzenell Dimant
The Israeli law firm Katzenell Dimant offers a unique approach coupling expertise, knowledge and experience in corporate and commercial law together with expertise in capital markets, hi-tech and life sciences, commercial and corporate litigation, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, corporate recovery, international transactions, and Internet and mobile activity. We think of ourselves as our clients’ business partners and strive to offer custom made solutions to their various challenges that are equally efficient, professional and practical. KDF represents public companies (listed in Israel and abroad), private corporations, VCs and investment vehicles, technological incubators, investment banks and financial institutions, private investors and individual entrepreneurs. The professional service is provided with a wide view of all of the client’s needs and a pragmatic and focused customization of the solutions to these needs and the characteristics of each client.
Hi-Tech & Life Sciences: KDF is regarded as one of Israel’s leading law firms in the areas of hi-tech, life sciences and startups. The firm represents startups, inventors, entrepreneurs, mature companies, angels, VC funds and technological incubators, engaged in various fields including software, communications, medical devices, Internet startups, apps, energy and more. Our professional services to the various players in the hi-tech and life sciences ecosystem include all the issues related to the lifecycle of technologically oriented companies (private or public) – from incorporation and founders agreements, through financing and capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, labor law issues, IP and various commercial contracts, and up to corporate governance, and exits.
Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Transactions: Our firm represents clients on a broad range of international and domestic mergers and acquisitions transactions, both for the buyer and for the target side, bringing to bear our rich multidisciplinary experience in corporate law, antitrust, securities law, labor law, etc. Over the years, the firm has amassed extensive experience advising on M&As, joint ventures and other strategic international transactions in numerous countries. KDF partners have lead negotiations and closed transactions in Israel, the U.S. and Europe (including Eastern Europe), valued anywhere from several millions to hundreds of millions of dollars.
Securities Law and Capital Markets: The firm has extensive activities in representation of various capital markets players, including issuers of capital, debt and structured securities, investment houses and brokers. The firm’s activities in this practice include support for a wide variety of capital raising activities, including IPOs. The firm represents public companies on all aspects of their ongoing legal issues, including all reporting and filing obligations. It also has particular expertise in structured securities and ETFs and has acted in preparation of prospectuses and issuances for many years. The operations include representation of clients in hearings and proceedings before, and maintaining constant contact with the Israel Securities Authority and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd.
Corporate Law and Corporate Finance: KDF offers comprehensive and ongoing legal advice to corporations to address all regulatory aspects pertaining to corporate regulation and governance. We also act on behalf of clients with respect to financing activity and transactions, including private placements and public offerings, debt financing, structured financing and crowd funding. Our corporate law and corporate finance clients stem from various industry sectors such as technology, communications, media, entertainment, insurance, investment houses, brokers and financial institutions.
Commercial Law: Our firm provides ongoing advice on a broad range of commercial issues related to our clients’ routine activities and on commercializing their technology and products. In this respect we are involved in drafting agreements and conducting negotiations towards international or domestic commercial agreements, over a wide range of industries and sectors. In addition, KDF is considered among the leading law firms in Israel in the areas of online and mobile gaming, e-commerce, online payment and forex. Our attorneys act as principal counsel for an international group of companies, which is one of the largest conglomerates in these areas, and includes several public companies traded on the London Stock Exchange and on the AIM.
Commercial and Corporate Litigation: The firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team represents our clients before all instances of court and dispute resolution tribunals, from the Magistrates Court all the way up to the Supreme Court of Israel, including the Labor Courts. In our litigation practice we focus on commercial and corporate disputes, which for the most part revolve around complex and precedential issues involving technology, securities, corporate governance, insolvency and labor law. We are accustomed to acting on behalf of clients in large scale disputes, such as class actions and derivative actions, and strive to provide tailored solutions based on integrative and creative approaches, combining strong business acumen and fine-tuned legal skills. Our team is oriented and trained to immediately assemble a suitable team and strategy for each case, and provide the most efficient and effective response for its clients.
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery: KDF has unique experience and knowledge in handling financially distressed companies, acting for clients in instances of corporate recovery and debt restructuring, as well as in instances of liquidation and receivership. The services in this practice include formulizing recovery plans and creditor arrangements, as well as administration of companies under stay of proceeding orders. We draft recovery plans based on financial and/or operational reorganization, as well as on selling the distressed company to third parties. Our team applies strong business and financial acumen, together with the specific training, skills and experience necessary for formulating such plans. Where recovery is not a practical option, the firm supports a liquidation that maximizes value for creditors and shareholders. Our insolvency and corporate recovery team is often appointed by the courts as officers to distressed companies, and have been involved with some of the major insolvency proceedings in Israel in recent years.
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