Global Israel Corporate/M&A: International Firms
- USA: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- USA: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
- Italy: Simmons & Simmons
- USA: Cooley LLP
- USA: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- USA: Jeremy Lustman DLA Piper LLP (US)
- Italy: Ariel NachmanSimmons & Simmons
- UK: Jonathan MorrisBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
1UK: Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 1 |Freshfields is a global law firm that maintains a premier reputation for its work on behalf of blue-chip multinational companies and on high-value transactions in Israel. The team is highly knowledgeable in assisting clients with investments and projects, and very experienced in handling high-profile financings in the oil and gas and energy sectors. It advises venture capital and private equity funds as well as public companies on inbound and outbound M&A in the technology, life sciences, agriculture, real estate and entertainment sectors. Additionally, the group is adept at handling significant corporate restructurings and stock market listings. The practice is led from the firm's Tel Aviv and London offices. 1UK: White & Case LLPCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 1 |White & Case operates a highly recognised desk with a longstanding reputation in the Israeli market. The firm advises on a broad range of mandates including M&A, equity capital markets, secured note offerings and project finance. Its clients include international corporations and Israeli businesses operating abroad in industries including energy, finance, cybersecurity and pharmaceuticals. The team is additionally recognised for its representation of private equity and venture capital funds. It has excellent geographical reach, handling mandates relating to Europe, the Americas and Asia, and is led from the firm's London and New York offices.
- UK: Latham & WatkinsCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 1
2UK: Allen & Overy LLPCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 2 |Allen & Overy operates a dynamic practice group with a broad focus on providing ongoing counsel and advice on M&A, joint ventures, financing transactions and capital raising. The firm can name a number of Israeli financial institutions as clients as well as corporations in the energy, technology and gaming sectors. It has additionally handled notable transactions in the hospitality and telecoms spaces. The team's experience includes advising Israeli entrepreneurs on various business ventures. Key partners are primarily based in London, with further strength across the firm's global network of offices. 2USA: DLA Piper LLP (US)Corporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 2 |DLA Piper has an experienced team notable for the diversity of its Israeli practice, advising clients on M&A, financing, investment rounds, joint ventures and real estate. The firm regularly assists foreign entities including venture capital and private equity funds investing in Israel, particularly in the technology sector. Its clientele also includes airlines and other transportation companies, as well as corporates in the financial services industry. The team is also increasingly active advising Israeli companies on outbound investment matters. It provides ongoing counsel on regulation, privacy and data protection. 2USA: FenwickCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 2 |Fenwick has a robust US team held in high regard for the depth of its technology and life sciences expertise, with notable clients operating in areas such as cybersecurity, social media, artificial intelligence and video streaming. The firm frequently handles inbound acquisitions of Israeli tech companies and startups by US entities as well as advising Israeli corporations working abroad. It operates a sophisticated practice advising tech startups, providing ongoing counsel and assisting with financing rounds, tax issues and licences. Key partners handling Israel-related work are based in Mountain View, California.
- UK: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 2
- USA: Greenberg Traurig, PACorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 2
3USA: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLPCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 3 |Davis Polk & Wardwell is well-respected law firm in the Israeli market, noted for its experienced handling of M&A transactions. It acts for a diverse portfolio of clients from the manufacturing, biotech, telecoms, agricultural and financial services sectors. The practice is led from the firm’s New York office. 3USA: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & AffiliatesCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 3 |Skadden possesses decades of experience and a deep well of knowledge about working in Israel and with Israeli companies abroad. The firm is active advising on some of the region's largest and highest-value M&A transactions and capital raises, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors. It demonstrates additional experience acting for investment funds on their Israel-related transactions. The group has an established reputation for offering regulatory and intellectual property advice and litigious services also. The team is primarily led from New York and London.
- Italy: Simmons & SimmonsCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 3
- USA: Cooley LLPCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 3
- USA: Kirkland & Ellis LLPCorporate/M&A: International Firms2023 | Band 3