Managing Partners: Dr David E Tadmor and Opher Levy
Number of partners: 32
Number of lawyers: 99
Languages:English, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Romanian, Italian, Spanish, German
A premier Israeli law firm with a global outlook, Tadmor Levy & Co. is driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and an energetic commitment to a wide range of clients looking to grow, adapt, thrive and lead from the front in today’s competitive marketplace. These clients benefit from the international perspective of more than 100 multilingual lawyers and interns who have trained, studied and practiced overseas. The firm works closely with you to develop a thorough understanding of your business, how you operate and where you plan to go, tapping into a comprehensive international and domestic experience that allows the firm to take domestic clients worldwide, while closely supporting international companies establishing and growing their presence in Israel.
Main Areas of Practice:
Administrative Law & Regulation:
The team continues to be a prime destination for representing clients in their interaction with government agencies and administrative bodies, members of parliament and governmental committees. The firm has represented clients before the Second Sheshinski Committee, the Hershkowitz Committee and many others. It advises on price control, bidding processes, and much more.
Banking & Finance:
The firm acts for a large roster of banks (including Bank Hapoalim and Bank Leumi) and institutional lenders, as well as sponsors and borrowers in all major financing, refinancing and lending transactions. It also advises private investment funds, offshore banks and credit export agencies in the local syndicated loan market, as well as leading international financial entities and international payment suppliers.
Capital Markets, Securities & Regulation of Financial Services:
This team thrives under the leadership of Amir Scharf, who also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Israel Bar Association Capital Markets Committee and was previously Deputy Director of the Legal Department of the Israel Securities Authority. Clients repeatedly entrust the firm with all their capital markets and regulatory needs, including securities and capital markets regulation; financial services regulation; banking regulation; corporate governance; reporting requirements and filings with the Israel Securities Authority and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; and much more.
Having established its Chinese Desk in 2007, the firm is among the first Israeli law firms to establish a presence in the People’s Republic of China, with dedicated attorneys both in Tel Aviv and Shanghai. Whether it is in setting up their operations in Israel or in acquiring and investing in Israeli companies, the firm provides its Chinese clients with comprehensive, one-stop-shop legal services.
The firm is widely recognised as the frontrunner in Israel for antitrust law, with many of its team members former staff members of key regulatory bodies, such as the Israel Competition Authority (ICA). The team handles all civil and criminal aspects of competition/antitrust law, providing effective advice to clients before the ICA, the Competition Tribunal, and the Supreme Court of Israel.
Clients value the superior level of experience of lawyers with experience of the ICA and the Israel Securities Authority when drawing up compliance programs. The firm acts for large Israeli companies and multinationals in a wide range of areas including securities regulation; financial services regulation; competition/antitrust; anti-corruption legislation; cross-border anti-bribery laws; and more.
Corporate & Commercial:
The firm’s dynamic corporate team supports companies from a wide range of industries on major corporate matters, as well as day-to-day commercial activities. The lawyers not only understand the local corporate framework in Israel but have extensive experience in cross-border transactions, including with the US, Europe, and the Far East.
Cross Border & Domestic M&A:
The firm handles major local and cross-border transactions for leading Israeli and foreign clients, spanning many industries, including defense, hi-tech, banking, healthcare, infrastructure, cybersecurity, fintech, transportation, and many others. It acts for buyers and sellers in landmark cross-border deals, such as Israel Chemicals on the USD 1 billion sale of its fire-safety and oil additives business; Max in the USD 680 million sale of shares to US private fund, Warburg Pincus; and many others.
With a successful, proven track-record in litigation before the Israeli labor courts, arbitrators, and administrative tribunals, this team represents both employers and employees across many areas, including: enforcement of labour laws, discrimination, wrongful termination, slander, sexual harassment, collective disputes, strikes and injunctions. With a unique grasp of the labour laws, we redrafted the constitution of the largest workers’ union in Israel.
Energy & Natural Resources:
Developers, lenders, producers, sponsors, purchasers, suppliers, distributors, governments, and regulatory authorities are among the clients benefitting from the firm’s involvement in some of the largest energy deals to date in the traditional and renewable energy fields. The team advises clients on one of largest renewable solar energy projects in Israel, as well as hydroelectricity pumped-storage energy, wind energy, and more.
This team advises on the full range of environmental law, including air and water pollution, land contamination, solid and hazardous waste disposal, hazardous substances, land-use planning and development, noise pollution, radiation pollution, energy regulation and agro-ecology. The firm is also recognised for an annual environmental conference, a longstanding fixture on the events calendar.
Hi-Tech & Venture Capital:
The hi-tech and venture capital practice group represents founders, start-ups and investors on equity investments, loan transactions, commercial and technology transactions, joint venture and M&A transactions, founder agreements, employment matters, intellectual property, corporate governance and more. The team’s comprehensive experience spans Internet, cyber, defense, media, software, bio-tech, fintech, medical devices, pharmaceutical, clean-tech, smart transportation and more.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s insightful and well-recognised litigators bring several decades’ experience in shaping some of the most influential decisions today. The team acts for clients in class actions; antitrust proceedings; insurance claims; intellectual property litigation; white collar cases; commercial and contractual disputes; shareholder disputes; environmental litigation; real estate and construction litigation; private international law; international arbitrations; administrative actions; and tender litigation.
Public Tenders & Government Contracts:
The team acts for bidders and tender issuers, throughout the tender process, from the preliminary stages of RFI and Pre-Qualification, through the entire tender process, until bid selection and contract execution and performance. This sophisticated and interdisciplinary team has represented international and domestic companies in some of Israel’s largest public tenders and also represent companies in complex international public tenders issued abroad.
The dedicated project finance department has been involved in almost every project financing in Israel in recent years, acting for banks, institutional investors, and developers in developing pathfinder and innovative financing structures for their projects, which include the development of the Red Sea–Dead Sea project and NTA in its development of the Red Line of the Tel Aviv Light Rail project.
The firm acts for foreign and domestic real estate companies, private and publicly-owned developers, landowners and investors, in all aspects of real estate development, financing, zoning and construction. The team acts for financial institutions in land-related aspects of financing infrastructure projects and real estate regulation applied to them. The firm is also involved in complex large-scale projects, including some of the largest urban renewal projects.