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S Horowitz & Co

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Senior Partners: Yehoshua Horesh, Alex Hertman, Tal Band
Number of partners worldwide: 46
Number of lawyers worldwide: 165
Languages: English, German, Hebrew, Italian

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1921, S. Horowitz & Co. has long been recognised as Israel’s premier law firm. It has assembled a team of exceptional and talented lawyers, qualified in a number of jurisdictions and speaking a variety of languages, who provide a full range of the highest level of corporate, commercial and dispute resolution services to the international and Israeli business and financial communities. A leader in every area in which it practices, the firm brings to bear its widely-acknowledged expertise and vast experience in advising its clients with respect to their most complex legal issues, most important business transactions and most critical disputes. Not for nothing have The European Legal 500 and Chambers Global placed the firm “in a class of its ownandoffering services on the level of City of London and Wall Street law firms”. With comprehensive knowledge of current global business trends and carefully integrated resources, the firm has the capability to act on the most complicated multifaceted domestic and cross-border transactions, and to provide thoroughly planned strategies and practical solutions to its clients’ challenging multi-jurisdictional needs.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/M&A:
The firm regularly advises on the most complex and high profile corporate transactions taking place in Israel. It advises on a wide spectrum of transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions (including, tender offers, forward and reverse triangular mergers and private acquisitions), joint ventures (including, strategic alliances, partnerships and other forms of collaboration), IPOs and secondary offerings (including SEC registered offerings and offerings on markets in Europe of Israeli securities), venture capital (including venture capital structuring and private equity investment) and corporate governance.
Contact: Clifford Davis
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Commercial:
S. Horowitz & Co. provides its international clients with practical and professional advice on operating, conducting and developing their business and trading activities in Israel. In this regard, the firm advises on the negotiation, drafting and adaptation of all types of commercial contracts covering a wide range of commercial activities.
Contact: Guy Firer
Tel: +9723 567 0868
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
S. Horowitz & Co. is widely acknowledged as one of the top commercial litigation law firms in Israel. The firm has a substantial litigation department that has been involved in a large proportion of the major commercial disputes that have arisen in Israel. The firm regularly represents clients in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings, acting and collaborating, where necessary, with foreign counsel.
Contact: Alex Hertman
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Corporate Recovery:
S. Horowitz & Co. advises banks, financial institutions and borrowers on all aspects relating to secured and unsecured financings, acquisition finance, project finance, trade finance and asset finance. It has acted for the banks on most of the major international and domestic syndicated financings that have taken place in Israel. The firm is also actively involved in a large number of restructurings, workouts and insolvencies taking place in Israel and has a wide range of experience in acting as court-appointed receivers, liquidators and in the tracing of assets.
Contact: Anthony Bloch
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Project Finance & Infrastructure:
S. Horowitz & Co. has extensive experience in advising on major projects in various sectors, including electricity, roads, light railways, tunnels, construction, ports, telecommunications and infrastructure. The firm acts for the financiers, consortia and consortium members on various aspects of projects and project financing.
Contact: Michelle Liberman
Tel: +9723 564 0700
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
The firm’s tax practice offers a broad expertise in all aspects of business taxation, international tax planning, property taxation, value-added tax and customs duties. It also handles negotiations and, where necessary, contentious dealings with the Israeli tax authorities on behalf of its clients.
Contact: Leor Nouman
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & Technology:
S. Horowitz & Co. has one of the largest intellectual property departments of any law firm in Israel and is one of the few law firms in Israel that also provides clients with a patent and trademark filing, prosecution and portfolio management service. The firm’s lawyers have served as members of governmental committees set up to revise the law in Israel on patents and trademarks, assisted in drafting the legislation that implemented TRIPS into Israeli law and are regular contributors to practitioner books on intellectual property law.
Contact: Tal Band
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Product Liability:
The firm provides clients with a full range of legal services regarding negotiating, arbitrating and litigating insurance coverage disputes. In particular, the firm has one the most experienced product liability defence departments in the country.
Contact: Avi Ordo
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Telecommunications & Media:
S. Horowitz & Co.’s telecommunications and media practice provides a full range of specialised services to the telecommunications industry. It advises mobile phone operators, broadcasters, cable franchisees, program providers, satellite operators, service providers and financiers on all corporate and regulatory issues that may arise from operating in the telecommunications or media fields in Israel.
Contact: Hagai Doron
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust/Competition:
S. Horowitz & Co. advises and represents clients in all areas of law relating to antitrust and trade matters. The firm regularly advises on the Israeli antitrust regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the application of Israeli antitrust law to agreements that may be regarded as restrictive arrangements.
Contact: Hagai Doron
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm has traditionally acted on most of the substantial transactions that have taken place in Israel in the energy and natural resources sector. The firm has extensive experience in acting for most of the major players in Israel that operate in the electricity, oil and gas industries.
Contact: Eran Bezalel
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Property:
S. Horowitz & Co. deals with all types of commercial property transactions and often acts for international clients wishing either to invest in Israeli real estate or to lease premises as a base for their operations in Israel.
Contact: Avigail Kastiel
Tel: +9723 567 0700
Email: [email protected]

Clients:
S. Horowitz & Co. represents major international and Israeli companies, banks, insurance companies and institutions on cross-border transactions, proceedings and other areas of practice. Cemex, Delta Airways, GE, Google, Hasbro, J.P. Morgan, Lego, Procter and Gamble, Ryanair, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Warner Brothers are a representative sample of the international companies it represents.

International Work:
Since its establishment, S. Horowitz & Co. has been regularly instructed on major cross-border and interna tional transactions and proceedings that require Israeli legal counsel.