Founding Partners: Zvi Agmon, Uri Rosenberg, Dan Hacohen
Managing Partner: Avrum Porten
Partners (Jerusalem): Yoav Hirsh, Tal Mayshar, Israel Attar, Avi Sheferman, Hilla Peleg, Kira Lerner, Galit Fleisher – Avrahami, Barak Schwartz, Roni Munk, Zeev Gutreich
Partners (Tel Aviv): Zvi Agmon, Dan Hacohen, Uri Rosenberg, Eyal D Mamo, Yona Goshen-Gottstein, Shirel Guttman-Amira, Mattan Meridor, Amir Goddard, Dror Savransky, Uri Sorek, Daniel Sekel, Ran Shalom, Ishay Itsikovich, Einat Cherki, Eddie Ashkenazi, Yonatan Kehat, Gilli Brooks-Varon, Osnat Sarusi Firstater, Ehud (Udi) Arad, Asher Seliger, Yifat Zafrir, Asaf Danziger, Dan Adar, Saar Rosman, Eliyahu Dahan, Dana Hen, Tom Kahana, Itay Hass
Since its establishment over 35 years ago, Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. has been a forward-thinking law firm combining cutting-edge legal insight, first-hand industry experience and commercial innovation to empower its clients. Clients value and rely upon the firm’s immense experience, its deep knowledge of the country’s most thriving sectors, and its ingrained ability to consistently deliver a superior quality of service. The firm’s depth of knowledge allows it to provide exceptional service and advice, adding value to its clients’ operations. Combining this knowledge and experience with its creativity, the firm has guided clients through unique and highly valuable transactions, enabling them to pioneer new frontiers in their respective industries. This level of service is demanded, expected and appreciated by the firm’s extensive clientele of Israel’s business and economic elite. Its clients include: the most prominent banks in Israel, credit companies, energy corporations, telecommunications companies, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, retail companies, industrial conglomerates, entrepreneurs and investors, and local authorities and municipalities. Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. draws on the innovative thinking of the firm’s 100+ lawyers in its Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Be’er Sheva offices to enable clients to conduct their business efficiently, promptly, and without disruption to their day-to-day operations.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has been recognised as one of the most sought after firm for dispute resolution in Israel. The firm has played a major role in shaping Israel’s litigation landscape across various legal fields. The team has an extensive experience in commercial litigation with particular emphasis on class actions, derivative actions, D&O liability, administrative law in many industries. Its unique position in the market is best illustrated by the firm’s involvement in the highest profile matters in the Israeli market representing the defendants in over 50% of the pending cases in Israel. The firm represents major banks, financial institutions, industrial companies, telecom companies, pharmaceutical companies and many more.
Corporate, Capital Markets & Securities:
Consistently recognised as a leader in capital markets and securities, the firm’s profound knowledge of capital market transactions stems from its involvement in more than 3 billion USD per year in public equity and debt issuances over the last few years. It advises on all aspects of corporate and securities law, including offerings by Israeli companies on foreign exchanges, dual listings, and mergers between foreign and Israeli publicly traded companies. It has earned an outstanding reputation for handling complex, first-of-a-kind transactions requiring regulatory and policy changes of the Israeli Securities Authority and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
A strong grasp of the workings of the regulators and a network of close relationships based on previous successful work, helps the firm to represent clients when it comes to Israel’s highly regulated sectors, including the Israeli Securities Authority, The Knesset, and all of the Ministries. In addition, the firm counsels its clients on legislation compliance in all fields, including laws on privacy, consumer issues, and the environment.
Project Finance & Energy:
A powerhouse in the energy sector, the firm offers a cradleto- grave service in the energy sector and have been involved in the financing and development of most of the landmark oil and gas projects in Israel in recent decades — projects, such as Tamar and Leviathan gas fields, as well as the first export gas project to Egypt for LNG production and export, one of the largest deals in Israel’s history and the largest ever transaction between Israel and Egypt. These deals are among those transforming the energy landscape of the region.
Antitrust & Competition:
With a long-established, forward-looking antitrust practice, the firm has cemented its position as a leading firm in antitrust and competition law. In addition to clearing high-profile M&A, it has also advised on the largest cartel case for many years in Israel. The firm regularly guides clients through hearings and motions regarding allegations of worldwide ‘cartels’ and other proceedings. Clients are reassured by a successful track record in criminal procedures, as well as defending and appealing charges by the Antitrust Authority.
Real Estate, Planning & Construction:
With vast experience at the government level and involvement in a range of projects, the firm is at the forefront of Israel’s vibrant real estate sector. An extensive clientele relies on its combined real estate, planning and zoning expertise, which is applied to a range of residential, commercial, office and hotel projects, many of which exceed 1 billion NIS in value. The firm’s understanding of the regulatory authorities allows it to successfully deal with all planning and construction committees, appeals committees and the Court of Administrative Affairs.
Banking & Finance:
The experienced and dedicated banking and project finance department advises Israel’s largest banks, investment houses and insurance companies on their strategic transactions. Clients depend on it to complete financial transactions and syndicated loans, to create complex financial instruments, and to steer them through a myriad of regulatory hurdles.
Widley recognised as the preeminent class actions law firm in Israel, the team has been involved in over 1,000 class action proceedings enjoying an almost unblemished record in successfully preventing motions to approve class action suits. Staffed with specialists with sector and legal expertise, the firm has defended clients in class actions in the energy, automobile, technology, banking, aviation, telecoms sectors.
With a prolific role in mergers and acquisitions, the firm is recognised by public and private clients for its technical knowledge and natural flair for closing deals — among which are many of Israel’s most prominent M&A transactions — such as representing Elbit Systems Ltd. in its merger with IMI Systems and Frutarom in its USD 6.4 billion merger with IFF — filed in 16 different jurisdictions. The firm is also heavily involved in private equity and venture capital investments in start-ups to cross-border M&A valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
A frontrunner in administrative and regulatory issues, the firm has been a first port of call for clients in dispute with government entities. Increasing numbers of clients approach the firm, confident in its successful track record in submitting petitions to the High Court of Justice, as well as its appearances before the courts for administrative affairs, various appeals committees, planning committees and many more.
Hi-Tech & Technology:
The Hi-tech & Technology Department is known as one of Israel’s leaders in this fast-growing field. Its valuable knowledge and flair for closing deals attracts a roster of start-ups and established tech companies (private and publically traded) from the various technology fields – including internet, software, hardware, cyber, fintech, bio-tech, medical devices, clean-tech, communication, semi-conductors, and integration.
Local authorities and municipalities continue to turn to the firm for the tailored and specific advice delivered in the variety of opportunities and challenges they face. Issues include jurisdiction boundaries between authorities, tenders, allocation of public land, development contracts, land expropriation, property taxes, local election laws and more.
As companies are increasingly affected by a myriad of environmental laws, the firm is at the forefront for public/private entities, fuel and energy corporations, waste recycling companies, local authorities, transport companies, entrepreneurial companies and others. Clients rely on the firm’s guidance on projects involving recycling, energy production from alternative fuel sources, and other commercial and financial issues.
Labour & Employment:
The firm counsels and supports management in their vital relationships with employees. Oil and gas companies, governmental entities, hospitals, banks and pharmaceutical companies all look to the firm for advice during times of emergency. Its practice encompasses the regulation of working conditions, strikes, collective bargaining, dismissals and redundancies, and employment litigation.
The firm advises on all aspects of insolvency law, including corporate restructuring, liquidation, receiverships, and proceedings regarding the responsibility of officers, creditors, and individual debtors (bankruptcy).