Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon, Law Offices

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Established: 1992
Line of Business: Law Firm
Address: Sonol Tower, 20th Floor, 52 Menachem Begin Rd., Tel Aviv 6713701
Phone: 972-3-7912800
Fax: 972-3-7912801
Email: office@sbilaw.com
Website: http://www.sbilaw.com
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  • Ofer  Bar-On, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon, Law Offices

    Ofer Bar-On

    Senior Partner

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    Ofer Bar-On
  • Yuval Gal-On, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon, Law Offices

    Yuval Gal-On

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    Yuval Gal-On
  • Ron  Tzin, Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon, Law Offices

    Ron Tzin

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About Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon, Law Offices

Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon & Co., was founded in 1992 and currently employs over 30 lawyers, of whom 11 are partners. The firm specializes in commercial & corporate law, regularly advices on a range of complex issues relating to M&A, private equity financing, cross-border transactions, international law, competition, litigation and labor law. In addition, the firm has gained significant expertise in the field of administrative law, primarily in the planning and zoning procedure, construction law, environmental law, real-estate, municipal law and taxation. The firm supports a wide variety of listed and private corporations in industries related to the high-tech sector, agriculture (cooperatives), mining, minerals, infrastructure, construction, real-estate, academic institutions and institution of higher education, etc.

The firm is considered as one of the most prestigious and widely acclaimed in the legal service industry, thanks to its in-depth knowledge of the domestic and international markets, coupled with the multi-disciplinary approach, partner availability, industry experts and devoted professionals. The firm is a member and the Israeli representative of the (i) European Law Group (ELG), a network of leading European commercial/corporate law firms, and (ii) Cathay Associates, a leading Chinese boutique law firm with a network of commercial law firms spread worldwide in 50 countries, over 5 continents.

Practice Areas

Commercial/Corporate and Capital Markets: The firm advices on a range of corporate and commercial issues involving a wide array of industries and includes foreign and domestic corporations, publicly-held and private companies. The firm’s daily corporate and commercial work includes drafting, negotiating and structuring cross-border transactions, formation of joint ventures and partnerships, performing complex legal due diligence examinations, representing companies in private debt and equity investments, complex M&A and public offerings, legal support to boards of listed companies, corporate restructurings, and ongoing corporate and public reporting matters vis-à-vis the Israel Securities Authority. In addition, the firm’s practice involves the support to in-house legal departments, advising on legislation and regulatory matters, providing legal opinions on various corporate matters, drafting, negotiating and structuring ongoing commercial agreements.

High Tech and Private Equity: The firm has gained extensive experience in accompanying startups from inception to maturity stages in the life cycle of technology-driven companies, operating in various sectors (medical, bio-technology, pharma, software, ag-tech, food-tech, clean-tech, energy, telecom, media, etc.). The firm gained in-depth experience and knowledge in private equity and debt financing transactions, structuring employees incentive plans, shareholders arrangements, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, from research and development agreements, to licensing and distribution (OEM, VAR), outsourcing and end-user sales agreements.

Planning and Zoning: The firm is highly ranked and is one of the leading legal practices in the field of planning and zoning procedures. The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients, from the commencement of a project until its completion; The firm appears before the planning bodies, district and national appeals committee and before the administrative affairs courts; handles building permits, permits for use exceeds and reliefs; represents in planning and zoning charges; handles expropriations, damage claims thereof and represents in proceedings related to betterment levies.

Litigation: The firm has a long standing experience in commercial, corporate and civil litigation, including administrative proceedings and class actions, locally and internationally. The firm handles proceedings in various court instances, tribunals and alternative dispute resolutions mechanisms, primarily in mediation and arbitrations, in Israel and abroad, on monetary disputes, contract & tort and various corporate disputes, such as on corporate control struggles, protection of minority shareholder rights, derivative actions and class actions.

Local authorities, Municipal taxation and Mandatory Payments: Accompanying local authorities as in-house or external legal counsel; a particular specialization in municipal taxation (city tax), mandatory payments to local authorities, including infrastructure and betterment charges and fees; objections and appeals; border committees; registration and security procedures of databases.

Administrative Law: The firm accompanies clients through the intricacies of Israeli bureaucracy, involves in the provision of regulatory arrangements, represents before various regulators, enforcement and supervision authorities and Knesset committees; represents private and institutional entities in objections and appeals to quasi-judicial administrative authorities, and in administrative and appeals to the High Court of Justice.

Real Estate: The firm has a long standing practice in all types of real-estate transactions, including drafting, structuring and negotiating development, lease/rent and property purchase agreements, advises and accompanies on the formation of real estate ventures and partnerships, including joint transactions and shareholders agreements, management agreements of commercial properties, real estate public tenders, Pinui-Binui and urban renewal (Tama 38) agreements.

Environmental Law: The firm provides legal counseling to leading corporations and local authorities in relation to environmental aspects related to agriculture, chemical, mining, real-estate, energy, tires, etc. The firm’s environmental practice includes, among others, organizational training and implementation, due diligence in M&A transaction on topics relating to environmental regulations and risk management, advisory and facilitation of environmental management programs, local and general regulatory arrangements, environmental litigation related to administrative sanctions, environmental struggles against state authorities, etc.

Cooperatives and Agriculture: The firm has extensive experience in advising and representing cooperatives, particularly agriculture related industry, such as Kibbutzim and Moshavim on all aspects of cooperative law.

Labor Law: The firm has vast professional knowledge and experience in Israeli labor law. The firm practices all aspects of labor law, from matters relating to daily work practices, to litigation, labor disputes, representation of employers in negotiations with unions, representation of senior employees for receiving their full rights and in negotiations on employment, retirement, stock-options agreements and other complex proceedings, including class actions.

Taxation: Adv. and CPA Alex Shapira heads an affiliated partnership that serves as the firm’s tax consultancy unit, specializing in the taxation of properties and corporations, international taxation and tax litigation.

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