About Raz, Dlugin & Co. Law Offices
Raz, Dlugin & Co. is widely recognized as one of the leading high-tech law practices in Israel. The firm represents local and intentional venture capital funds, private investors (angels), entrepreneurs and companies in all stages of their development, from early stage start-ups to unicorns.
The firm’s clientele includes some of the most prominent companies and investors in the tech industry word-wide, and the firm is consistently involved in some of the most significant transactions in the market.
The firm’s practice encompasses virtually every segment within the tech field, including internet, e-commerce, games, software and SaaS, hardware, cyber, robotics, artificial intelligence, fintech, insurtech, autotech, agrotech, virtual and augmented reality, content and entertainment, sports, bio-technology and life sciences, medical devices, and more.
The firm acts as a one stop shop for its corporate clients, and provides comprehensive services from foundation to exit, including formation, ongoing corporate matters and corporate housekeeping, employment and equity incentive matters, seed and advanced funding rounds, venture lending and other financing transactions, licensing and commercialization of intellectual property and products, joint ventures and M&A and exit strategies.
The firm is dedicated to providing companies and investors with the highest level of legal representation required for the success of their business. The firm’s unique structure is driven by its uncompromising commitment to its clients’ success. The firm practices through a boutique, “elite unit” model that ensures the involvement of the firm’s experienced partners in each and every part of its clients’ affairs, allowing it to provide unparalleled efficiency, dedication and responsiveness to its clients. The cornerstone of the firm’s practice involves gaining a deep understanding of its client’s businesses, enabling the firm to promote its clients’ interests and achieve their goals in a swift and effective manner. The firm is selective in the matters it chooses to handle so as to maintain a unique level of focus and intensity with regard to client matters and to achieve optimal results in each and every matter.
Raz, Dlugin & Co. maintains an extensive high-tech financing practice as well as an international network and client base in this space. Working with and representing the top investors and promising start-ups world-wide, Raz Dlugin has secured innumerable financing transactions – from pre-seed investments to advanced financing rounds.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Raz, Dlugin & Co. is highly regarded for its extensive M&A practice, having led some of the largest tech-oriented M&A transactions both in Israel and around the world. The firm acts as counsel for both buy-side and sell-side clients, in cross-border M&A transactions in Europe, the United States and Asia.
The firm’s international orientation and breadth of experience enables it to implement ‘out of the box’ solutions to complicated situations and to seamlessly navigate its clients to successful completion of their transactions.. The firm’s M&A practice includes a broad range of transactions, such as share and asset purchases, mergers, joint ventures and spin offs, and encompasses all aspects of transactions including structuring, IP issues, employee retention and executive compensation and other matters.
Raz, Dlugin & Co. represents some of the most active and dominant venture capital funds both in Israel and globally. The firm handles each and every legal aspect in connection with the investment activity of such venture capital funds.
Licensing and Commercialization
Raz Dlugin & Co.’s attorneys have unparalleled experience, know-how and understanding of intellectual property and licensing matters in the scope of their clients’ commercial activities. The firm handles a broad range of complex transactions involving the commercialization of IP rights vis a vis various private, governmental and academic institutions around the globe.
The Firms’ Partners
Adv. Rafi Raz
Rafi is widely regarded among Israel’s most prominent high-tech/M&A attorneys, often labelled as one of the most professional, highly experienced and well-connected attorneys in the industry by both peers and clients.
Rafi’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law and in particular on corporate financing, M&A, and intellectual property including domestic and international tech-oriented business transactions. Rafi also holds top-tier expertise in representing both large-scale VCs and prominent private investors and some of the largest hi-tech companies in Israel and worldwide – from set-up to buy-out.
Adv. Ran Dlugin
With years of practicing law as a New York attorney at a leading global law firm, Ran is noted among the most prominent corporate attorneys in Israel, boasting unmatched international experience and a track record of leading some of the largest tech-oriented M&A transactions to have taken place in Israel.
Ran’s practice focuses mainly on a broad range of cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, including complex venture capital investments and joint ventures, as well as diverse commercial agreements and general corporate governance matters.
Adv. Michal Donner
Michal’s practice focuses largely on tech-oriented corporate and commercial transactions, including specific aspects of IP and employment law. Michal holds extensive professional experience, having represented a broad range of companies in diverse corporate transactions, including financing and M&A as well as in their ongoing business operations and licensing and employment matters.