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Herzog Fox & Neeman

Tax

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What the team is known for

Prominent firm appreciated for its far-reaching tax practice. Acts for a variety of clients including large multinationals from different sectors, most notably banking and technology. Provides a range of tax services including in relation to trusts and estates, corporate tax, and taxation of high net worth individuals. The highly rated practice is often called upon to assist with tax issues relating to foreign jurisdictions. It additionally provides advice on VAT and indirect tax.

Strengths

Clients enthuse: "The firm and the attorneys are impeccable and super professional. They are extremely knowledgeable and give me unbiased advice."

One source noted the firm's "responsiveness and professionalism," further highlighting its "high-quality international taxation capabilities."

Work highlights

Acted for Mellanox Technologies on taxation matters arising from its USD6.9 billion acquisition by Nvidia, including analysis of tax exposure, tax structuring and obtaining rulings from the tax authorities.

Notable practitioners

Guy Katz attracts praise from sources for his "familiarity with all aspects of the law" and "the way he handles negotiations" with the Israeli tax authorities. He has experience handling domestic tax restructuring and litigation, as well as cross-border mandates.

Meir Linzen is a highly distinguished practitioner who is well versed in tax matters arising from domestic and cross-border transactions. Clients describe him as "an extremely bright individual with vast knowledge and experience" who "comes up with solutions and strategies and follows up on what he promises." He regularly acts for private individuals on a wide array of tax mandates.

Yuval Navot often assists clients in the technology and financial services sectors with international taxation issues. Interviewees note that he is an "outstanding professional lawyer" and further highlight his "a great knowledge of tax matters."

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Overview

Herzog Fox & Neeman has the strongest Tax practice of any law firm in Israel. The Tax practice is preeminent due to the scope of its work, its expertise in international tax planning and its influence on Israel’s tax regime.

Herzog’s tax lawyers have long been involved in structuring major international transactions, as well as obtaining landmark tax rulings which have shaped Israel’s Hi-Tech and venture capital industry.

The Tax practice is comprised of six specialised areas:

•    Corporate Tax - advising on the tax aspect of M&A transactions and conducting tax planning for multinational corporations operating in Israel.

•    Private Clients, Trusts and Estates – providing unparalleled service to high net worth individuals, including complex cross-border tax and estate planning to optimise global tax efficiency.

•    Investment Funds / Private Equity -  Herzog has led the way in the growth of the venture capital, private equity fund and hedge fund industries in Israel.

•    International Tax Planning – coordinating and directing clients’ worldwide tax affairs.

•    Transfer Pricing – offers Israel’s most comprehensive guidance on international transfer pricing.

•    Employee Tax Benefits - one of the few specialised groups in Israel, and the market leader, advising on all aspects of employee equity benefits plans and employment agreements.

Tax Department

Herzog Fox & Neeman

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Department location

Asia House

4 Weizmann Street

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv District

Israel

64239

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Israel

Tax


Meir Linzen
Senior Statespeople
Yuval Navot
Band 3