DLA Piper LLP (US)

Corporate/M&A Department

Israel
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What the team is known for Well-regarded team notable for the diversity of its practice advising clients on M&A, financing, investment rounds, joint ventures and real estate. Regularly assists foreign entities including venture capital and private equity funds investing in Israel, particularly in the technology sector. Clients also include airlines and other transportation companies, as well as corporates in the financial services industry. Increasingly active advising Israeli companies on outbound investment. Provides ongoing counsel on regulation, privacy and data protection.

Strengths A client enthused: "They're excellent because they're so knowledgeable and also very service-oriented; they're very proactive about keeping in touch with us."

Interviewees deem it "a strong team with full-service capabilities across numerous jurisdictions – definitely a go-to firm for multi-jurisdictional matters."

Work highlights Represented Bank Leumi in negotiations with First Bank regarding the sale of its holdings in Bank Leumi Romania.

Notable practitioners

Often working on the ground in Israel, commentators deem Jeremy Lustman "very effective at working with all the local firms." His work includes advising on aircraft sales and the acquisition of Israeli companies. Noted by sources as "highly customer-focused," an interviewee lauded him as "a force and a phenomenon."