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Global Israel Banking & Finance

A broad-based definition of banking transactions, which include both borrower and lender clients. The following topics are included: Acquisition finance: transactions involving arranging finance for acquisitions acting for either the lender or the borrower; Islamic Finance: Sharia-compliant work such as acquisitions, forming funds to invest in real estate and commercial properties, issuing of Sukuks; General bank lending: syndicated lending, structured finance, leveraged finance, NPLs; Project finance: financing of infrastructure and industrial projects.; Refinancing: The refinancing and restructuring of existing loans and debtor in possession financing is also included. Where there isn’t a dedicated Restructuring / Insolvency section, work relating to restructuring in distressed situations, bankruptcy and insolvency is also considered here.

All departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Fischer (FBC & Co.)
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    Fischer (FBC & Co.)
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Fischer is a hugely impressive Israeli law firm that is equally adept at representing clients on the lender and borrower sides of financial transactions. Its banking and finance team is experienced assisting with asset financing and corporate financing, acting for a deep lender-side client roster featuring major banks, insurance companies and pension funds. The firm maintains a strong reputation among commercial borrowers, including notable names in the Israeli energy sector.
  2. Gornitzky & Co
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    Gornitzky & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Gornitzky operates a prominent banking and finance group which maintains excellent relationships with a number of Israel's top banks, insurance companies and pension funds, including market heavyweights such as Phoenix and Hapoalim. It regularly advises on high-value cross-border financings relating to the USA and other jurisdictions. The firm is capable of handling significant, high-value mandates, and has broad financing knowledge, advising on syndicated and fixed-term loans and debt restructuring. It is additionally known for its active banking regulatory practice.
  3. Herzog Fox & Neeman
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    Herzog Fox & Neeman
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Herzog Fox & Neeman is a top-tier law firm with an exceptional reputation for representing international financial institutions in major financing transactions, frequently with complex cross-border aspects. It is also noted for its expertise in regulatory matters and alternative payment methods, such as issues arising from online and credit card payments, as well as for its dominant practice in the derivatives space. The firm has diverse experience acting on matters relating to real estate, acquisition financing and aircraft financing.
  4. Meitar | Law Offices
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    Meitar | Law Offices
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    The banking and finance team at Meitar is best known for its representation of a number of Israel's largest banks, insurance companies and institutional lenders. It is well versed in banking regulatory matters, including those underpinning major financial services M&A. The firm is additionally experienced in assisting with the establishment of new banking divisions and the restructuring of operations in response to legislative change. It offers additional knowledge in the area of transactional and contentious securities including derivatives and class action lawsuits, and is notably active in the real estate sector.
  5. S Horowitz & Co
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    S Horowitz & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    S Horowitz is a premier law firm with an outstanding reputation for financing transactions and a deep bench containing a number of market-leading lawyers. It is particularly noted for its work on behalf of domestic banking clients, providing ongoing regulatory and transactional advice to several of Israel's largest banks. The team is also recognised for its litigious expertise, representing financial services clients in class action defence cases, insolvency matters and other commercial disputes. It has a sophisticated understanding of syndicated loans, as well as asset finance, with notable experience handling cross-border mandates. The firm is notably active in export credit financing.
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Band 2
  1. Yigal Arnon - Tadmor Levy
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    Yigal Arnon - Tadmor Levy
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Yigal Arnon - Tadmor Levy is a newly merged firm comprising of former firms Yigal Arnon and Tadmor Levy. The firm fields a highly regarded banking and finance group with notable capabilities acting for lenders and borrowers and an acclaimed litigation offering. It has significant experience handling debt restructuring, securities and regulatory compliance, as well as representing lead arrangers in significant loan facilities. The firm continues to be at the forefront of new issues in the Israeli market, advising on matters such as fintech and cryptocurrency.
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Band 3
  1. Agmon & Co., Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.
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    Agmon & Co., Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Agmon & Co., Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is a popular Israeli law firm that is highly active representing alternative lenders, particularly insurance companies, in the purchase of mortgage portfolios, regulatory compliance, banking licences and the granting of credit facilities. Its banking department maintains an impressive reputation for its litigious capabilities and offers regulatory advice concerning legislative changes, including in relation to credit cards.
  2. Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
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    Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Epstein Rosenblum Maoz is a dynamic young law firm with a strong reputation and position in the market. It acts for a range of banks and other financial institutions, with a notable emphasis on those headquartered outside Israel. The finance and banking team has impressive cross-border capabilities especially in regard to the UK market, frequently acting as local counsel on major international deals. It provides clients with regulatory advice and is experienced in matters relating to structured finance and derivatives.
  3. Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron
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    Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. is a respected law firm with a notable profile for finance work. The banking team regularly acts on high-value acquisition finance mandates, leveraging the strength of the firm's M&A and private equity buyouts practice. It is equally well placed to advise on restructuring and refinancing transactions. Its client list features numerous high-profile corporate borrowers, and it is active representing lenders based in Israel and overseas. The firm's banking and finance lawyers are experienced in handling work relating to securities.
  4. Gross & Co. Law Firm
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    Gross & Co. Law Firm
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Gross Law Firm represents a number of Israeli and international banking clients in a broad range of regulatory and transactional mandates, including the merger of banking subsidiaries, executive compensation, banking permits and tenders. It is active advising non-bank lenders, including insurance companies and equity funds, on acquisitions, financing and control divergence. The team is also noted for its expertise in credit default swaps and derivatives, and is involved in mandates concerning the decentralisation of banks.
  5. Lipa Meir & Co
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    Lipa Meir & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Lipa Meir & Co is a well-recognised law firm formed from the merger of Preis, Baharav & Co into Lipa Meir & Co in late 2018. It has experience representing banks and institutional investors in the full spectrum of financings, in addition to acting for borrowers. The team often handles mandates relating to the real estate and oil and gas sectors. It is also highlighted for its regular advice to domestic Israeli clients on banking regulatory issues.
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Band 4
  1. Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co
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    Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Amit, Pollak, Matalon advises an impressive client list featuring several of Israel's leading banks on a variety of matters including bridge loans and credit facility agreements. The firm is well known for the strength of its work in the real estate sector, advising insurance companies and private equity funds on the financing of urban renewal and construction projects in Israel and abroad. It possesses notable expertise handling refinancing matters.
  2. Goldfarb Seligman & Co Law Offices
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    Goldfarb Seligman & Co Law Offices
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Goldfarb Seligman is a prominent full-service Israeli law firm with an impressive roster of local and international clients in the financial sector. It has notable experience advising lenders on cross-border financing transactions and serving as counsel to underwriters. The banking and finance team also advises a variety of clients on factoring agreements, and offers additional expertise in securities mandates.
  3. Shibolet
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    Shibolet
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Shibolet is a well-established law firm which is highlighted for its work in the technology sector. Its banking and finance team possesses experience acting on high-value acquisition financings and syndicated loan agreements, as well as refinancing mandates. The firm's clients include some of Israel's most significant banks and insurance companies, as well as international financial institutions.
  4. B. Levinbook and E. Schaffer & Co.
    Banking & Finance
    Global 2022 | Band 4