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M. Firon & Co.

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Managing Partners: Zvi Firon and Itzhak Narkiss
Number of partners: 80+
Number of lawyers: 200+
Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Georgian, German, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
For more than 65 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 eight branches in Israel and abroad, with a legal team of approximately 250 professionals.

This unique combination of tradition and innovation enables the firm to foster decades-long relationships with some of its most prominent clients, as well as to rapidly acquire a thorough understanding of the legal and business needs of new clients. The firm’s client list 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 many years, the firm has been a major player in most of the significant infrastructure projects in Israel, including their finance stage such as: the BOO projects for national rental housing, BOT projects for university’s dormitories, BOT project of the Jerusalem Light Railway Train, the BOT project of the Carmel Tunnels, PFI projects for courthouses all around Israel, projects involving port construction, toll roads and tunnels construction, renewable energy, power stations, roads and bridges, railways, etc.
Recent Activity: Representation of the contractor in all aspects of the construction of the new Haifa port (a NIS 4 billion project); representation of Chinese companies CRTG, EEB and CREC in several projects (in billions of NIS) related to the construction of the light rail in Tel Aviv; representation of Ashtrom in all aspects of the construction of the new dormitories in Ben – Gurion University of the Negev.
Key Clients: Ashtrom Group, Electra, Shikun & Binui , EDF EN (Israel), China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG), China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC), China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co., Ltd (EEB),Skoda, Carmelton Group, Apartment for Rent - Government Housing and Rent Company, 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, Aman Computers, Diplomat Distributors, Sanofi, Gilead, DHL, I.D.I Insurance Company, Comsec.
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 Israel Railways Company Ltd. in a petition filed against it by Alstom (a French multinational company operating in the global rail transport markets) and its Israeli partner challenging the results of a NIS 2 billion tender issued by the firm’s client; representation of EMG in a series of multi-billion dollar international arbitration cases regarding the Egyptian- Israeli gas pipeline.
Key Clients: EMG, Elbit Systems, McDonalds, Toshiba, Dunkin Donuts, AIG, Bezeq the Israel Telecommunication Corporation, IDI Insurance Company, Israel Railways Company, Tel Aviv University, The Olympic Committee of Israel.
Contact: Zvi Firon
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
One of Israel’s leading and most highly regarded firms, 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, bondholders, holders of ETNs, portfolio managers, investment advisers, etc. 
Recent Activity: NIS 1.4 billion debt and equity offerings for the Phoenix Group; a NIS 1 Billion debt offering for the Ashtrom group.
Key Clients: Bezeq the Israel Telecommunication Corp. Ltd. (special counsel to the boards), Credit Suisse, Zur Shamir Holdings (Direct Insurance Financial Investments), Dan Hotels, C. Mer Group, Adgar Investment & Development, The Phoenix Group, Excellence Mutual Funds Ltd., Blue Square Real Estate, Ubank trust company.
Contact: Udi Efron
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Oded Ofek
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Firon’s real estate practice is widely recognised as one of the very best in Israel. The firm is a clear market leader in all the different aspects of this practice including commercial and residential real estate, construction, zoning and planning, REITs and more. 
Recent Activity: Representation of Israel’s inter-ministerial committee and the state-owned Apartments for Rent Company in tenders issued by it. The fact that the firm was chosen for this project by the Government of Israel, and its involvement in all the projects erected across the country, is a clear indication of the firm’s leadership position.
Key Clients: Ashtrom Group, Ashdar Building Company Ltd., Solel Boneh Infrastructure, Migdal Insurance Company, Clal Insurance Company, Clalit Health Services.
Contact: Itzhak Narkiss
Email: [email protected]

Additional Areas of Practice:
The firm has offices in Bulgaria (Sofia), Romania (Bucharest) and Serbia (Belgrade).