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Gross & Co. Law Firm

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Gross Law Firm has an impressive corporate practice group with expertise advising on M&A in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, chemicals and technology. The team possesses notable experience assisting with corporate restructuring and combination transactions, as well as collaboration agreements. It is additionally knowledgeable assisting with equity swaps and going-private transactions as well as transactions mandated by antitrust laws. The firm has a strong cross-border offering representing local and international clients. Its lawyers practise out of both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Strengths

One interviewee praises the group's "professionalism, dedication, devotion and creative thinking," further highlighting that the team is "service-oriented."

Another source notes that the team is "very responsive" and offers "thoughtful advice that is correct, delivered promptly and tailored to the transaction."

Work highlights

A GKH team led by Esther Koren represented Property and Building Corporation in the sale of Ispro - the Israeli Properties Rental to the controlling shareholders of public real estate company Tnuport.

Notable practitioners

Ayal Shenhav has deep experience advising private equity and venture capital clients on the formation and structuring of their funds. He demonstrates additional strength in tax matters.
"He is an excellent lawyer and is a great competitor.""He is a very capable and smart lawyer."

Head of the firm David Hodak is a prominent lawyer who wins substantial respect from interviewees in Israel. His practice has domestic and international scope, and he is very well versed in advising on the structuring of a wide range of transactions.

Senior partner Esther Koren acts for clients such as airlines and construction companies. She co-heads the firm's corporate and M&A department.

Richard Mann acts on acquisitions in sectors including cybersecurity, and has substantial presence representing private equity clients. He is the co-head of the firm's M&A practice.
"He is very capable and knowledgeable of Israeli issues and how they interact and differ from US issues."

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Overview

Gross & Co.’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice is one of the most prominent and leading practices in its field. We have advised on many of the most significant and impactful transactions in the Israeli market for many years.

Our firm accompanies mergers & acquisitions from structuring the transaction, conducting negotiations and drafting agreements, obtaining the necessary approvals from government and judicial bodies, through to consummation and implementation of the transaction.

The department specializes in advising the management and boards of large public companies in Israel, representing public and private companies in mergers, spinoffs and reorganizations, investment transactions, sale of activities and agreements between shareholders – while handling all aspects related to the transaction, including tax aspects, securities law and regulatory approvals.

The department team has extensive experience in leading complex transactions and representing all sides of the deal: buyer, seller, investors and companies. We provide our clients with professional, hands-on counsel on all issues related to mergers and acquisitions, including taxation of employment and tax planning, antitrust, labor law and employee compensation, intellectual property and technology. 

The department has a wide variety of clients. The department staff has been involved in some of the largest, most sophisticated transactions – both locally and internationally – in terms of value and volume.

Members

Koren, Esther (Head of Department)

Mann, Richard (Head of Department)

Hodak, David

Shenhav, Ayal

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Insurance

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Corporate/M&A

Gross & Co. Law Firm

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Location

One Azrieli Center Circular Tower

Center Circular Tower

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv District

Israel

67021

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Israel

Corporate/M&A


David Hodak
Eminent Practitioners
Esther Koren
Band 3
Richard Mann
Band 2

Corporate/M&A: Fund Formation


Ayal Shenhav
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