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What the team is known for

Prominent practice group with a commanding position in the market, regularly featuring on the jurisdiction's highest-value domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Frequently advises domestic companies on major inbound acquisitions. Excellent bench strength containing a number of the country's best-known corporate practitioners. Truly diverse industry expertise with notable presence in the TMT, medical and retail sectors and when advising private equity firms.

Strengths

Interviewees herald Meitar as a firm that "gathers many excellent lawyers under its wing," boasting "a wide range of knowledge and capabilities."

Sources describe the team as "extraordinarily well versed in, and plugged into, the Israeli market in all areas."

Work highlights

Acted for artificial intelligence chip developer Habana Labs on its USD2 billion acquisition by Intel.

Notable practitioners

Ariel Aminetzah is described by interviewees as "very experienced." He represents a broad clientele, including Israeli and US companies, in matters such as share purchases.

Sources value Clifford Felig for "knowing the Israeli market extraordinarily well," while being able to "understand the perspective of foreign investors." He is notably active representing private equity clients. One client opined that he is "the top corporate lawyer in Israel" and "always the smartest guy in the room."

Dan Geva is a prominent figure in the market, garnering considerable respect from interviewees. A seasoned practitioner, his work includes reverse triangular mergers and stock purchase acquisitions. Real estate and hi-tech companies number among his clients.

Interviewees appreciate that Dan Shamgar "understands the international legal issues and the business issues." He is called "one of the leading M&A lawyers in the country" by sources, and demonstrates activity on high-value, cross-border acquisitions. He is particularly active in representing technology companies.

Mike Rimon has notable cross-border experience, and represents clients such as US publicly traded companies in substantial acquisitions. One client characterised him as "one of the most pragmatic lawyers I have ever worked with."

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Overview

Meitar has one of the most experienced and highly-regarded corporate and securities practices in Israel, advising  public and private companies, private equity firms and financial sponsors, investment banks, government entities, and individuals in almost every sphere of corporate transactions.

Mergers and acquisitions are one of our firm's core strengths. We have consistently represented either purchasers or targets in Israel's largest M&A transactions, we have acted as lead counsel for some of the world's largest multinational corporations and private equity funds in their Israeli acquisitions, as well as local counsel for leading international law firms in their Israeli transactions. 

In the course of our M&A practice, we have created innovative and novel transaction structures for our clients. In particular, we pioneered the use of reverse triangular mergers under Israel’s Companies Law as a tool for foreign purchasers to acquire public Israeli companies. Our M&A transactions have included forward and reverse triangular mergers, stock acquisitions, asset purchases, leveraged buy-outs, divestitures, carve-outs, auctions, tender offers, plans of arrangement and other transactions involving a change of control.

Members

Abadi, Yossi

Aminetzah, Ariel

Atha, Jonathan

Avidan-Shalit, Aviv

Azran, Shira

Bachar, Alon

Bezalel, Ronen

Dotan, Eyal

Egozi, Keren

Felig, Clifford

Frishman, Itay

Fruchtman, David

Gellert, Alon

Gerstler, Talya

Geva, Dan

Glatt, David S.

Gueta, Haim

Hadar, Shachar

Harel, Asaf

Hayoun, Shaul

Koevary, Simcha

Lerner, Raanan

Markovits, Nitzan

Menashe, Tali

Nahir, Yoav

Nardi, Yael

Nathan, Jonathan M.

Naveh, Assaf

Oz, Assaf

Rimon, Mike

Sade, Yoav

Sadeh (Mizrahi), Keren

Sahar, Alon

Schnider, Hodiya

Sela, Tomer

Shalit, Miri

Shamgar, Dan

Shani (Schwartz), Tomer

Tzur, Noam

Wieder, Eli

Yagur, Dana

Ziv, Efrat

Ziv, Yasmin

Industries

Meitar's High-Technology and Start Up group acts for clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, from establishing new corporations and initi

We have handled a significant number of M&A transactions in various regulated industries, including the insurance, banking, asset management, pension

Corporate/M&A

Meitar | Law Offices

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Location

16 Abba Hillel Silver Road

Ramat Gan

Tel Aviv District

Israel

52506

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Corporate/M&A


Ariel Aminetzah
Band 4
Clifford Felig
Band 1
Dan Geva
Eminent Practitioners
Dan Shamgar
Band 1