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Managing Partners: Zvi Firon and Itzhak Narkiss
Number of partners: 90
Number of lawyers: over 250
Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Georgian, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
For over 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 their finance stages such as: the Tel Aviv light rail, projects for the Israeli Ministry of Defense, power stations and renewable energy power plants and PV projects, universities, dormitories, the Jerusalem light rail, the Carmel Tunnels, courthouses throughout Israel, ports, toll roads and tunnels.
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 one of the leading Israeli groups in a large PPP tender published 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. Israel Infrastructure Fund – IIF, Afcon
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 Direct Insurance Group in issuance the sale of shares and options to Japanese insurance giant MSI, and Elbit Systems in the NIS 1.9 B acquisition of IMI - Israel Military Industries.
Key Clients: Direct Insurance, IBM, 3M, Elbit Systems, Entain (formerly known as GVC), Diplomat Distributors, Novolog, Playtech, Sanofi, Aman Computers, Gilead.
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 purchase of Discount Investment Corp. Ltd. by Mega Or Holdings and other investors; NIS 340 million IPO for Israel Shipyards Industries Ltd.; NIS 140 million IPO for Direct Finance; NIS 600 million debt and equity offerings for the Phoenix Group; NIS 732 million debt offering for the Ashtrom group and its subsidiers Ashdar Building Company Ltd. and Ashtrom Properties Ltd.; NIS 600 Million debt and equity offerings for Mega Or Holdings
Key Clients: Elbit Systems Ltd., Ashtrom Group Ltd., Ashdar Building Company Ltd., Ashtrom Properties Ltd., Direct Insurance, Dan Hotels, Mega Or Holdings, Zur Shamir Group, Adgar Investment & Development, The Phoenix Group, Israel Shipyards Industries Ltd., KSM Mutual Funds, Altshuler Shaham, IBI Investment House, IBM, Ubank trust company, Peninsula, S.R.Accord, MLRN Projects and Commerce, Orshay, Ampa Capital, ERN, KLS Finance, Investment Houses Association Israel, Mutual Fund Managers Association, Trustees in Capital Markets Association, Brokers in the TASE (TBA) Association and the Association of Credit Providers in the Israeli Chamber of Commerce.
Contact: Udi Efron
Email: udie[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 Ashdar in multibillion NIS projects all over Israel; 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, Apartment for Rent, Metropolis; Hanan Mor Group; Acro Real estate; Aviv Group; Ken- Hator Ltd.
Contact: Itzhak Narkiss
Email: [email protected]

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Capital Markets
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
Band 3
Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
Band 4
Intellectual Property: Patent & Trade Mark Agents
Band 3
Projects & Energy
Band 4

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Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky
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Itzhak Narkiss
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Itzhak NarkissReal Estate
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Tamar Firon-SmorodinskyProjects & Energy
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Zvi FironDispute Resolution

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Tel Aviv District

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