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M. Firon & Co.

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Managing Partners: Zvi Firon and Itzhak Narkiss
Number of partners: 90
Number of lawyers: 150
Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Georgian, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
For nearly 70 years, M. Firon & Co. has stood out as one of Israel’s largest and most prestigious law firms. The firm was one of the first (and few) Israeli law firms to offer international services, and is currently operating nine branches in Israel and abroad, with a legal team of over 300 professionals. This unique combination of tradition and innovation enables the firm to foster decades-long relationships with some of its most prominent clients and to rapidly acquire a thorough understanding of the legal and business needs of new clients. The firm’s clientele reads like a who’s who list of multinational conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies, prominent business people and governmental ministries and agencies.

Main Areas of Practice:

Projects & Infrastructure:

For decades, the firm has been handling the most significant infrastructure projects in Israel (BOT, PFI, BOO, construction, etc.), including finance stages such as: the Tel Aviv light rail, projects for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, universities’ dormitories, the Jerusalem light rail, the Carmel Tunnels, courthouses throughout Israel, ports, toll roads and tunnels, power stations and renewable energy power plants.
Recent Activity: Representation of a group including CREC; Bombardier; Noy Fund and the Phoenix in a BOT tender for the light rail in Tel Aviv; representation of two different groups in large PPP tenders by the MoD for new bases.
Key Clients: Ashtrom Group, EDF EN (Israel), China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG), China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co., Ltd (EEB), Bombardier, Noy Fund, Phoenix, Skoda, Carmelton Group, Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering.
Contact: Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky
Email: [email protected]

M&A:
M&A is a core practice of M. Firon & Co. The firm’s attorneys have decades of cumulative experience in advising on multibillion-dollar M&A deals, some of which have made international headlines and are considered milestones in the Israeli economy. It is this proven track-record that positions the firm at the forefront of M&A in Israel, enabling it to manage complex transactions at every scale anywhere in the world. Recent Activity: Representation of Elbit Systems in the NIS 1.9 billion acquisition of IMI – Israel Military Industries.
Key Clients: IBM, 3M, Elbit Systems, Diplomat Distributors, Playtech, GVC, Sanofi, Aman Computers, Gilead, DHL, I.D.I Insurance Company.
Contact: Jacob Enoch
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Class Actions, International Arbitration:
The firm’s litigation department is amongst the largest and most prominent in Israel handling every possible kind of litigation including high profile commercial litigation, multi-billion dollar class action suits and multi-billion dollar international arbitration cases.
Recent Activity: Representation of the publicly traded Isramco Negev 2 LLP in an arbitration regarding royalties due to it from the ‘Tamar’ gas field project; Migdal Insurance in the defence of a NIS 800 million suit.
Key Clients: Elbit Systems McDonalds, Toshiba, AIG, Bezeq the Israel Telecommunication Corporation, IDI Insurance Company, Israel Railways Company, Tel Aviv University, The Olympic Committee of Israel, Dan Hotels, Ashdar, Clalit HMO, Israel ports Development and assets company.
Contact: Zvi Firon
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
M. Firon & Co. handles multi-billion shekel capital markets transactions including public offerings, capital raising and financing transactions for the country’s largest companies. Additionally, the firm is a market leader in all regulatory issues related to mutual funds, foreign funds, hedge funds, bondholders, trustees, portfolio managers, investment advisers, family offices, brokers in capital markets and providers of financial and credit services including cryptocurrencies.
Recent Activity: NIS 1.4 billion IPO for Direct Finance; NIS 1.4 billion debt and equity offerings for the Phoenix Group; a NIS 1.4 Billion debt offering for the Ashtrom group; NIS 800 Million debt and equity offerings for Mega Or Holdings.
Key Clients: Bezeq the Israel Telecommunication Corp. Ltd. (special counsel to the board), Elbit Systems Ltd., Ashtrom Group Ltd., Ashdar Building Company Ltd., LGT, Direct Insurance, Dan Hotels, Adgar Investment & Development, The Phoenix Group, Kessem Mutual Funds, Altshuler Shaham, IBM, Ubank trust company, Peninsula, S.R.Accord, MLRN, Ampa Capital.
Contact: Udi Efron
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Oded Ofek
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm is a clear market leader in all aspects of its diverse real estate practice including commercial and residential real estate, construction, zoning and planning, representation of real estate development companies and more. The department also includes a leading and award winning urban renewal sub – department.
Recent Activity: Representation of: Migdal Insurance in all its land and property acquisitions (NIS 1 Billion in 2019 alone); Ashtrom regarding the huge LYFE project; Israel’s inter-ministerial committee and the state-owned Apartment for Rent Company in tenders issued by it (The fact the firm was chosen for this project by the Government of Israel, is a clear indication of the firm’s leadership position).
Key Clients: Ashtrom Group, Ashdar Building Company Ltd., Migdal Insurance, Efgad, Apartment for Rent.
Contact: Itzhak Narkiss
Email: [email protected]