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Agmon & Co., Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

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Founding Partners: Zvi Agmon, Uri Rosenberg, Dan Hacohen
Managing Partner: Avrum Porten
Partners (Jerusalem): Yoav Hirsh, Tal Mayshar, Israel Attar, Avi Sheferman, Hila Peleg, Kira Lerner, Galit Fleisher - Avrahami
Partners (Tel Aviv):
Zvi Agmon, Dan Hacohen, Uri Rosenberg, Eyal D Mamo, Yona Goshen-Gottstein, Shirel Guttman- Amira, Amir Goddard, Dror Savransky, Uri Sorek, Daniel Sekel, Ran Shalom, Ishay Itsikovich, Einat Cherki, Eddie Ashkenazi, Yonatan Kehat, Gilli Brooks-Varon, Dana Hen, Uri Porat

Firm Overview:
Ever since its foundation, Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.’s commitment to the best quality service has been unwavering. With no substitute for the highest standards of professionalism, creativity and close personal relationships, the firm strives to combine these cherished values with an unparalleled knowledge which stems from in-house experience of its lawyers at the highest levels, including major banks, corporates, the Israel Securities Authority and the Ministry of Interior. The depth of this knowledge allows the firm to create unique and highly valuable transactions, products and services, which add value to clients and often become pioneering in their respective industry. This service is demanded, expected and appreciated by an extensive clientele — many coming from Israel’s business and economic elite, such as some of the leading banks; a leading credit company; leading gas companies; major fuel corporations; mobile phone companies; pharmaceutical companies; entrepreneurs and investors; a major cable television broadcasting company; some of Israel’s largest insurance companies; local authorities and municipalities; retail chains; contracting companies; and many more. Currently at more than 95 advocates, working in the firm’s Tel Aviv and Jerusalem offices, Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.’s wealth of knowledge in the country’s most cutting edge sectors and unprecedented transactional and litigation experience places its clients at a distinct advantage.

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution:
Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. 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 its 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 most major banks, financial institutions, industrial companies, telecom companies, pharmaceutical companies and many more.

Corporate, Capital Markets & Securities:

A premier destination for corporate, capital markets and securities transactions in Israel, the firm has accumulated an unparalleled knowledge of capital markets transactions based on involvement in so many complex and innovative offerings. Between mid-2016 and mid-2017, the firm handled more than USD 2.8 billion in public equity and debt issuances for public companies and other reporting entities. Routinely sought for its track record in all stages of public and private offerings, tender offers, M&A transactions and dual listings.

The firm is acknowledged as one of the leading firms in the area of regulatory law, valued by clients for the experience, insight and counsel provided by its lawyers who having held senior positions in various branches of government agencies and government entities, as well as in the country’s leading banks. In such volatile and changing times, this unique knowledge of Israel’s highly regulated sectors gives clients a critical edge as they look to close transactions.

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 mergers and acquisitions, it has also advised on the largest cartel case for many years in Israel. As such, the firm regularly guides clients through hearings and motions regarding allegations of worldwide ‘cartels’and other proceedings. Clients are reassured by the firm's successful track record in criminal procedures, as well as defending and appealing charges by the Antitrust Authority.

Real Estate, Planning & Construction:
The firm is a recognised leader for offering clients advice in all aspects of their real estate projects — from the earliest planning and zoning stage to the construction, development and marketing of the project, appearing, as necessary before Planning, Construction and Appeals committees. A pioneer in urban renewal projects, we are advising on residential, commercial, office and hotel projects exceeding NIS 1 billion.

Banking & Finance:
As the banking sector changes, we are at the heart of this industry offering clients a cutting-edge and innovative service from a department comprising an unparalleled wealth of experience in the most complex transactions and challenging regulations. With one of the few lawyers in Israel with many years of senior in-house experience, our team represents banks and other financial institutions on a range of transactions, complex financial instruments, and before the regulatory authorities.

Class Actions:
Widley recognised as the preeminent class actions law firm in Israel, the team has been involved in more than 1,000 class action proceedings and enjoys an almost unblemished record in successfully preventing motions to approve class action suits. Staffed with specialists holding sector and legal expertise, the firm has defended clients facing class actions in the energy, automobile, technology, banking, aviation, telecoms and other 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 mergers and acquisitions valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Administrative Law:
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 firm’s intimate grasp of the commercial issues in the technology and biomed sectors makes us a natural fit for the major hospitals, universities and research bodies on their technology transfer activities, patents, licensing agreements and more. It acts for start-ups on a plethora of commercial issues, including relating to their financings and transactions, recently acting for UK-based Centrica Innovations in multimillion dollar investments transactions in Israeli start-up companies.

Municipal Law:
Local authorities and municipalities continue to turn to the firm for the tailored and specific advice it delivers in relation to the variety of opportunities and challenges they face. These include issues concerning 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 and private entities, fuel and energy corporations, waste recycling companies, local authorities, transport companies, entrepreneurial companies and others. These 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 provides clients with ongoing counselling and support in the management of their relationships with employees, the lifeblood of any organisation. The firm also advises clients during times of emergency, such as the regulation of working conditions, strikes, collective negotiations, dismissals and redundancies.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. legal team offers a combination of up-to-date knowledge in insolvency law and other areas of civil and commercial law, and a thorough understanding of the economic issues involved. The team has extensive experience representing corporations, debtors and creditors involved in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as experience acting as court-appointed trustees and liquidators.