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Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co

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Managing Partners: Eldad Koresh
Number of partners: 36
Number of lawyers: 128
Languages: English, Hebrew, French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Chinese

Firm Overview:
Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co., based in Tel Aviv (APM & Co.), is a top-tier Israeli law firm, offering extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law. With 60 years of experience and over 100 lawyers the firm provides a complete package of legal services to Israeli and international clients across all business sectors. APM & Co. represents some of Israel’s leading enterprises including publicly traded corporations, industrial companies, real estate developers and contractors, private equity and venture capital funds, high tech companies, software houses, banking institutions, insurance companies and trade unions. APM & Co. is consistently recognised as an outstanding firm in leading international and local directories of the legal profession such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Dun’s 100 and BDI Coface.

PRACTICE AREAS:
■ Corporate, Commercial & M&A
■ Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Class Actions
■ Environmental
■ Finance
■ Taxation
■ High-Tech, Venture Capital & Private Equity
■ Intellectual Property
■ Antitrust & Competition Capital Markets, Public & Private Offerings & Securities
■ Real Estate
■ Infrastructure, Projects & Energy
■ Bankruptcy, Liquidation & Reorganisation
■ Labour & Employment
■ Regulatory & Compliance
■ Australia Practice
■ China Practice
■ India Practice
■ Singapore Practice

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets:
APM & Co. represents clients in the full spectrum of M&A transactions including public company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin offs, joint ventures and in corporate restructurings. The firm routinely counsels public companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange on the required ongoing reporting, IPOs and regulatory compliance matters.
Contact: Orit Israeli
Email: [email protected]

High Tech, Venture Capital & Private Equity:
APM & Co. has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign venture capital and private equity funds, technology companies and entrepreneurs in private equity and venture capital investments (all stages). The firm has prominant experience and practice in the formation of funds and investment vehicles of all types.
Contact: Ian Rostowsky
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
APM & Co. advises clients on intricate and large scale financing transactions in Israel and abroad, including with banking consortia, investment houses, insurance companies and other institutional investors in addition to the structuring of financial instruments.
Contact: Orit Israeli
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust:
APM & Co. represents high-profile clients in a full range of antitrust and competition matters including in the context of mergers and acquisitions, restrictive trade practices and monopoly proclamation proceedings.
Contact: Ravit Arbel
Email: [email protected]

Environmental:
APM & Co. has a leading environmental practice in Israel serving the main industrial companies as well as infrastructure, gas and oil companies. The firm represents clients on a broad range of environmental matters including regulation and legislation, clean-tech projects, toxic torts, class actions and environmental criminal proceedings.
Contact: Arie Neiger
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Class Actions:
APM & Co. represents clients in all types of litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings before a wide range of courts and tribunals (including international) and in class actions.
Contact: Asaf Biger
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy, Litigation & Reorganisation:
APM & Co. represents both creditors (including financial institutions and banks) and debtors in restructuring, reorganisation and intricate domestic and cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.
Contact: Erez Haver
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
APM & Co. represents local and international real estate developers, building contractors, investors and companies in various real-estate transactions in Israel and abroad. The firm counsels clients on the acquisition of properties, obtaining permits, securing financing and through to the completion of sales. The firm also specialises in urban renewals including gentrification projects and NOP 38 projects.
Contacts: Anat Sterenlib-Molkho, Ofra Cohen
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Taxation:
APM & Co.’s tax department takes a creative approach in handling Israeli and international tax matters. The firm offers advice on tax structures (local and offshore), tax permits and exemptions and has published a leading Israeli treatise on international taxation.
Contact: Doron Levy
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Labour:
APM & Co. provides its clients with comprehensive legal advice on all matters pertaining to employment and labour law including in the context of M&A transactions and on employee compensation plans. The firm routinely represents clients before labour courts, arbitration panels and other tribunals.
Contact: Rachel Harari-Lifshits
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
APM & Co. advises clients on the development and commercialisation of intellectual property rights, on licensing agreements and on trademark prosecution. The firm handles cases of enforcement of various types of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and trade secrets.
Contact: Ian Rostowsky
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure, Projects & Energy:
APM & Co. represents corporations and conglomerates in the structuring, development and construction o f conventional and renewable energy and infrastructure projects involving complex multinational regulatory aspects and financing matters. It holds considerable experience in BOT and PFI projects including counseling the oil and gas search industry.
Contact: Moshe Matalon
Email: [email protected]

Regulatory & Compliance:
APM & Co.’s regulatory and compliance practice offers clients counsel and strategic advice on a host of issues pertaining to legislation and public policy. The firm is involved in the preparation of drafts of proposed regulation and position papers particularly in the fields of antitrust, corporate and securities, tenders and consumer protection. APM & Co. routinely represents clients in legislative sessions of the parliament committees and of executive branch bodies.
Contact: Ravit Arbel
Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
Clal Insurances Enterprises Holdings Ltd., Bank Hapoalim, Citi Group, Lenovo, Strauss Group, SanDisk, Meitav Investment House, Israel Aerospace, Industries, Get Taxi, Aeronautics, Fortissimo Capital, Funds, Telefónica, Genesis Partners, Tidhar Group, Shiqun and Binui, Applied Materials, ClickSoftware, Technologies, Israel Military Industries (IMI), The Manufacturers Association of Israel, Tnuva, Intel Israel, Bank Leumi, Israel Discount Bank Ltd., Nielsen, Boston Scientific, F5 Networks, NCR

Representative Matters:
■ Representation of Boston Scientific in its acquisition of Endo Choice Holdings for $210 million
■ Representation of NCR Corporation in the merger with Retalix Ltd. for the amount of $800 million
■ Representation of Meitav Investment House Ltd. in the merger with DS Apex holdings, creating the second largest investment house in Israel
■ Representation of Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s leading bank, as part of two large scale transactions in the field of public transportation estimated in hundreds of millions NIS
■ Representation of HeartWare International, Inc. in its acquisition of Valtech Cardio Ltd. for approximately $850 million
■ Representation of ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. in its acquisition by Francisco Partners for $438 million
■ Representation of The Nielsen Company in its acquisition of eXelate for an undisclosed amount
■ Representation of GetTaxi, provider of a leading public transportation platform, as part of capital raising of $150 million
■ Representation of Tidhar Group. in a joint venture with CPM Group Ltd. at the construction of a new neighborhood with 1,000 housing units in Rosh Ha’ayin for a value of approximately NIS 1.15 billion
■ Liquidation of Migdal Hazohar construction company and negotiating with a NIS 330 million creditors’ settlement and liquidation of Rubicon Holding Co. and Cela Fund with assets of approx. 200 - 300 million shekels and creditors worth approx 300 million
■ Representation of two consortiums of one of two largest banks and two of the largest insurance companies in Israel, for a NIS 610 million financing of one of the largest groups in the field of vehicles and leasing