Meitar Law Offices

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Meitar Law Offices
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Established: 1962
Line of Business: Law Firm
Address: 16 Abba Hillel Silver St., Ramat Gan 5250608
Phone: 972-3-6103100
Fax: 972-3-6103111
Email: [email protected]
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Partners (By alphabetical order)

    Yossi Abadi
    Meir Akunis
    Ariel Aminetzah
    Amira Amra
    Yael Antonelli
    Nathalie Anvar Hammer
    Jonathan Atha
    Sivan Atiram
    Hagit Avrahami
    Aviv Avidan-Shalit
    Hanni Avinery
    Neta Arbel
    Shira Azran Lahat
    Alon Bachar
    Niva Barg Livnat
    Carmit Bar-On
    Or Baron Gil
    Liran Bar-Shalom
    Eldar Ben-Ruby
    Ronen Bezalel
    Dr. Issar Birger
    Dr. Michael Bricker
    Ali Bursztyn
    David Chertok
    Yoseph Cohen
    Roy Dalach
    Lilach David-Timor
    Omri Davidov
    Amir Dolev
    Yehuda (Hudy) Dolev
    Eyal Dotan
    David Dydek
    Keren Egozi
    Israel Feffer
    Gal Feingold
    Clifford Felig
    Rebecca Fisher
    Jonathan Finklestone
    Ofer Freilich
    Itay Frishman
    Gidi Frishtik
    Adi Fremder
    David Fruchtman
    Judith Gal-Or
    Alon Gellert
    Talya Gerstler
    Dan Geva
    Rotem Gilad
    David S. Glatt
    David Goldstein
    Ignacio Gonzalez Royo
    Amos Goren
    Shaul Grossman
    Haim Gueta
    Michael Haberman
    Dr. Shachar Hadar
    Asaf Harel
    Dr. Shaul Hayoun
    Liat Hertzka
    Jonathan Irom
    Einat Itzhak
    Renelle Joffe
    Yochi Kadir-Paz
    Yael Kalman
    Dror Kedem
    Guy Kles
    Simcha Koevary
    Ram Landa
    Edan Laron
    Nir Lerer
    Raanan Lerner
    Dr. Israel Leshem
    Avi Licht
    Alon Magen
    Nitzan Markovits
    Tali Menashe
    Tamar Migdal
    Boaz Mizrahi
    David Mirchin
    Yoram Movshovitz
    Yoav Nahir
    Yael Nardi
    Jonathan M. Nathan
    Assaf Naveh
    Dr. Yoav Oestreicher
    Assaf Oz
    Ron Peleg
    Dana Peleg-Slobodkin
    Yankie Pfeffer
    Ariel Rakover
    Sivan Ramot
    Mike Rimon
    Eyal Rosovsky
    Yoav Sade
    Keren Sadeh (Mizrahi)
    Alon Sahar
    Yuval Sasson
    Gilad Schiff
    Hodiya Schnider
    Livian Segal
    Tomer Sela
    Lilach Shacham- Kaneti
    Miri Shalit
    Dan Shamgar
    Tomer Shani (Schwartz)
    Adam Shapira
    Elad Sharabani
    Keren Shitrit
    Hila Silverstein
    Michael Tesler
    Anat Tichler
    Noam Tzur
    Giora Unger
    Michal Weiner
    Nadav Weisman
    Yael Weiss
    Eli Wieder
    Eithan Y. Kidron
    Dana Yagur
    Pinni Yaniv
    Hedvat Yanko Wollman
    Tali Yavin-Surasky
    Alon Yoeli
    Dr. Tani Zahavi
    Efrat Ziv
    Ronen Ziv
    Yasmin Ziv
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About Meitar Law Offices

Meitar | Law Offices is Israel’s leading international law firm and the largest law firm in Israel with a reputation for excellence in domestic and international matters. The firm represents some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in corporate, commercial and litigation matters, in Israel and abroad.

Meitar | Law Offices is a full-service firm, representing clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial Litigation, international and domestic capital markets, banking and finance, licensing, hi-tech and VC’s, energy and infrastructure, real estate, planning and construction, taxation, labor law, IP and Technology and other regulatory matters. The firm has represented clients in Israel’s largest M&A transactions and international public offerings, and has represented some of the world’s leading companies in corporate and class-action litigation. Meitar consistently receives the highest rankings from independent international guides, such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as well as local ranking guides. Meitar | Law Offices is unique among Israel’s largest law firms in the number of partners who have worked for major international law firms in the US and elsewhere. The firm has a strong team of over 460 attorneys and articled clerks all of whom are committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence and service. Through all stages of its clients’ growth, from seed financing, through private placements and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and beyond, the firm brings distinct added value to its clients to help them achieve their strategic goals. The firm regularly assists non-Israeli clients in understanding the local business culture and landscape, including its local players, as well as regulatory processes and the Israeli judiciary. As a full-service law firm serving the global economy, the firm’s practice areas reflect the professional depth and breadth that is essential to serve the firm’s clients. Meitar’s goal is to provide clients with integrated legal services, drawing on individual areas of expertise where needed.

Areas of Practice (Partial List)
Corporate and Securities -
A major part of the firm’s work consists of public offerings; M&A; private placements; venture capital investments; equity and debt offerings in Israel and abroad; banking and derivatives and securitizations. The firm also specializes in corporate restructuring, including splits, spin-offs, share buy-backs, joint ventures and management buy-outs. The firm acts regularly in corporate, partnership and joint venture formation, establishment and implementation of stock option and compensation plans, and financing transactions.

Litigation - Meitar has Israel’s largest group with over 100 attorneys. The department handles a wide range of commercial, securities, corporate (control, governance, minority rights, insolvency, reorganization), anti-trust, banking, insurance, product liability, administrative, labor, white-collar and intellectual property litigation. The department is unique in Israel due to the large number of attorneys who were educated and trained in the US and England, and therefore have expertise in representing international clients in their litigation matters, as well as Israeli clients involved in international arbitrations. The firm has extensive expertise in handling complex cases, high-profile matters and cross-border disputes for local as well as international clients. Its attorneys regularly appear in all the Israeli courts, in local and international arbitration proceedings, specialized courts, administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies. The firm’s attorneys are also experienced in administrative law, including preparation of petitions to the High Court of Justice, public administrative law, commenting on new legislation, Knesset and government and regulatory matters, and representing and consulting with various entities in the Government and Knesset.

High-Tech and Startups - The firm’s dominant position in the field is reflected in its extensive involvement in exits and significant investment transactions in the Israeli high-tech market. Our firm represents a long list of leading high-tech companies in Israel and abroad in a variety of transactions, in all stages of the companies’ lifecycle, from establishment to exit (sale or IPO).

Taxation - Meitar’s Tax department provides a full range of services with respect to client activities, both in Israel and abroad. The firm’s tax department focuses both on international and Israeli taxation issues in an overall tax-efficient manner taking into account client’s home country tax considerations as well as Israeli tax law. The firm provides tax advice and planning in a range of areas, including: international taxation; corporate tax planning; employee compensation plans; real estate; trusts and estates, and personal tax planning.

Regulation and Public Policy - Meitar is Israel’s leading Regulatory and Public Policy law firm.
We specialize in representing our clients before a wide variety of Israeli Governmental agencies and helping our clients navigate the challenges presented by the complexities of regulation, and strive to attain for our clients the best solutions and outcomes for their business.

Real Estate Transactions - Meitar’s real estate department works with some of the largest players in Israel’s commercial and residential real estate markets. The firm advises clients on a wide range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, land use, secured financing, debt restructuring, investment and ownership structures, and development and construction. The firm renders services in all aspects of real estate, from the initial stage of land purchase, contact with the planners, advisors and project managers, occupation of projects, sale and ownership listings.

Planning and Construction - The firm has a strong practice in providing advice on planning and construction regulation for some of Israel’s largest real-estate ventures and infrastructure projects. The department represents clients in all statutory procedures for the approval of zoning plans, and appears before all planning authorities and courts of law. In addition, the department has vast experience in advising clients on the tax aspects of real property development, including betterment and development levies assessed by Israeli planning authorities. We also have expertise in land expropriation proceedings and representing clients in impairment claims arising out of administrative actions.

Non-profit Organization – The Firm’s nonprofit practice is one of the leading in Israel. The Firm represents non-profit organizations from all third sector channels (NGOs, public benefit companies, public and religious dedications, and Ottoman associations) in establishing, developing, and conducting themselves and providing comprehensive legal advice in all areas relevant to their activities.

IP and Technology - Meitar’s IP and Technology Group acts for clients in a variety of intellectual property and technology-related transactions, ranging from licenses, assignments and other agreements involving the development, commercialization and sale of intellectual property assets to strategic alliance and corporate partnering agreements. The firm is intensively involved in structuring and negotiating the international transactions of its clients, for example, OEM; licensing; distribution; VAR; joint development; outsourcing with expertise in complex software transactions. The firm handles all aspects of deals including: negotiations on commercial terms; drafting of agreements; setting up local entities; creating financial arrangements; ensuring protection of intellectual property rights and cooperating with local counsel worldwide.

Regulatory and Antitrust - Meitar attorneys are frequently called upon to advise clients on the various regulatory environments in Israel. Regulatory issues may arise in the course of M&A or investment transactions, financing transactions for regulated companies, energy transactions and other commercial transactions. The firm regularly advises clients on matters relating to compliance with antitrust and competition law, including with respect to monopolies, restraints of trade and mergers and acquisitions. The firm works with some of the world’s largest international law firms on the Israeli antitrust filings for major multinational merger transactions, and on assessing transactions under the laws of other jurisdictions. The firm regularly represent clients before a wide variety of Israeli Government agencies, including the Bank of Israel, the Antitrust Authority, the Israel Tax Authority, the Ministry of Telecommunications, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (including the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Investment Center), the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of National Infrastructures, the Israel Securities Authority, the Government Companies Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Government Export Institute and the Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings.

Banking - The firm’s banking department is a leader in this area in Israel and provides legal services to most of the banking corporations and financial institutions in Israel, handling all legal aspects of their activities including licensing, commercial lending, compliance, representation before the relevant regulatory authorities including the Bank of Israel, the Supervisor of Banks, the Supervisor of Insurance, the Israeli Securities Authority, the Antitrust Authority and others.

Environmental Law - Representation of leading entities in this field, large industrial companies, companies in the areas of fuel and transportation, water and sewage companies, local sewage authorities. The firm assists in preparing surveys of hazards and preparing companies for extreme scenarios in the environment area.

Energy and Infrastructure - Meitar’s energy and infrastructure practice covers a wide range of fields in the energy sector, including electricity, natural gas and renewable energy ventures, and infrastructure projects. The firm’s services include negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements, natural gas and other fuel purchase agreements and other energy project agreements. The firm also advises on governmental regulation and tenders related to the energy sector, including renewable energy projects, from the inception of the venture through completion of the project.

Homeland Security, Cyber, Defense and Aerospace (Aviation Law) - The firm takes a lead role in the commercial and regulatory aspects of transactions for Israeli and international clients in the Security, Defense and Aerospace (Aviation Law) fields. Also, the firm represents technology companies engaged in the development of offensive or defensive cyber platforms and is fully acquainted with the full technological background of these industries.

Labor Law - Meitar’s Labor Law practice specializes in all matters related to employment and labor law policies and procedures. The firm represents clients in all legal aspects regarding employment related matters and taxation. The firm’s work includes handling the labor law aspects of M&A transactions and privatizations, including employment-related due diligence and employee transfer issues. As a part of the firm’s Labor Law services, the firm represents clients in Immigration, Foreign Expert and Relocation matters. The team offers legal advice and guidance on the complex process of relocating foreign experts to Israel or abroad.

China and East Asia Practice - The firm has unique and extensive experience working on matters related to the Chinese market for over 20 years. The firm represents leading Israeli corporations, institutions, high-tech companies and venture capital funds, in their PRC-related matters.

Telecoms - The firm acts for one of Israel’s largest telecom conglomerates, represents one of Israel’s international telecom operators, and has represented clients in tenders for cellular service, as well as in many regulatory, telecom and anti-trust issues.

Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights and Work-Outs -
Our firm has extensive and varied experience in handling companies in crisis, and has been involved in numerous cases of insolvency, receivership and stays of proceedings of importance in the Israeli economy. Attorneys in the firm have and currently serve as appointees (liquidators, receivers or trustees in stays of proceedings) in complex cases of insolvency.

Hotels and Leisure - Our firms provides legal services to a wide variety of clients, including international and local hotel chains, real estate developers, hotel owners and hotel accommodation owners. Meitar’s specialized Hotels and Leisure team has over 30 years of experience representing companies engaged in the industry, and provides its clientele with unrivaled legal services in drafting and negotiating hotel purchase agreements, hotel management agreements, lease and operating agreements, franchise and license agreements, hotel room pooling agreements, leaseback agreements and maintenance agreements for mixed-use buildings combining a hotel with residential or commercial spaces. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with the relevant governmental authorities, including the Ministry of Tourism, local licensing authorities, municipalities, the Israel Land Authority, and the local building and planning authorities. Our services also include related practice areas, such as planning and construction, labor law, intellectual property and licensing, commercial agreements, and marketing and maintenance agreements.

Involvement in the Community - Meitar Law Offices has a long tradition of community involvement, assistance to underprivileged populations and provision of legal advice to dozens of voluntary associations and non-profit organizations operating in Israel. The firm focuses on pro bono activity in fields changing and improving Israeli society and advancing and reinforcing future generations. Therefore, we provide pro bono legal services to associations and organizations operating in fields we consider significant to Israeli society and its advancement, such as organizations for the promotion of education, excellence, sports and road safety and entities providing assistance to students, immigrants, persons with disabilities and disadvantaged populations in Israel.

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