Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co

TMT Department

Israel
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What the team is known for Distinguished technology practice group with a truly diverse spectrum of clients including leading domestic biomedical companies, hi-tech start-ups and international communication and electronics corporations. Team holds niche understanding of the business considerations around a number of innovative technologies, such as those related to medical cannabis, machine learning and the Internet of Things. Frequently involved in cross-border mandates with notable experience advising Chinese and US investors. Well versed advising private equity and venture capital funds on inbound investments and acquisitions, with a corresponding practice advising the recipients of financing.

Strengths One client attested: "They are strong in their negotiating skills and thoughtful in how they approach contentious topics. They are efficient in drawing on expertise from various sources within their organisation."

A market insider recognises that "they are professional, have a good reputation and a strong foothold in the market," adding: "They have some leading clients in the market and they are very, very active."

Work highlights Provided advice to SoftBank on its USD300 million investment in Lemonade.

Notable practitioners

Noga Devecseri Spira is particularly active providing counsel on financing and investments in the hi-tech market. One client enthused: "She does everything, she is just incredible. She is responsive, I know if I send an email I never have to follow up. I have never been in a situation where she has said she can't help."

Sharon Amir maintains his standing as one of the foremost M&A practitioners in Israel, with extensive experience handling high-value tech sector transactions. Commentators roundly praise him as "smart and highly experienced," as well as "very knowledgeable," and a "good negotiator." One peer asserts: "He understands tech and M&A very well and has a very, very nice presence in the market."