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Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co

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Founders: Peter Gad Naschitz, Hanina Brandes
Senior Partner: Sharon A Amir
Number of partners: 61
Number of lawyers: 165
Languages: Hebrew, English, French, German, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian

Firm Overview:
Naschitz Brandes Amir is one of Israel’s largest and most prestigious law firms, with an international and domestic practice dealing with virtually every civil matter. The firm represents some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions in corporate, commercial and litigation matters, in Israel and abroad, including cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, hi-tech, capital markets, banking, finance, commercial, insurance and tort litigation, real estate, antitrust, taxation and other regulatory matters.
Naschitz Brandes Amir has played a leading role in many major and innovative cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and sophisticated venture capital financing transactions, and has acted as issuers’ or underwriters’ counsel in many of the IPOs and offerings of Israeli companies on NASDAQ, the NYSE and the London Stock Exchange. The firm represents Israeli and international insurance and reinsurance companies in their most significant litigation, and also advises leading international insurers on regulatory issues in Israel.

 Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Financing:
13 partners; 16 associates
■ Representation of Klirmark Opportunity Fund II, in its financing of the acquisition of a large real estate company
■ Representation of Arbel Fund, Limited Partnership- Partnership in raising approximately NIS 700 million for a private investment firm that plans to invest in Israeli and Israeli-related companies and/or assets utilizing sophisticated debt instruments, including a combination of senior debt, subordinated debt and mezzanine securities of companies; high-yield debt; convertible debt instruments; debt with equity kickers; asset-backed debt; and investments in distressed debt; and equity investments
■ Representation of Altshuler Shacham in Refinancing (including an increase of debt) of previous debt financing to a leading company that provides short-term credit to customers for financing purchase of goods and services
Key Clients: Israel Discount Bank, Union Bank of Israel, J.P. Morgan, FIMI Private Equity, Plus500, OrbiMed, Vertex Venture Capital, Viola Private Equity and Viola Credit, Arbel Fund, Klirmark Opportunity Fund
Contact: Sharon A. Amir
Tel: +972 3 623 5090
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:

9 partners; 26 associates
■ Advised Aeronautics Ltd. in its TASE IPO (June 2017), valued at NIS 1 billion (US$300 million), with shareholders selling shares in the IPO for NIS 390 million (the largest IPO on TASE in the last five years).
■ Representation of Plus 500and the shareholders of Plus500 Ltd. in a US$ 131 million London Stock Exchange-AIM Market secondary placing 
■ Representation of Overseas Commerce in a proceeding for making its IPO by a sale offer of shares held by the controlling shareholders, as well as, issuance of company warrants on the TASE
■ Representation of Magal Security Systems, a leading international solutions provider of security, safety and site management solutions and products, in its heavily over-subscribed global NASDAQ rights offering
■ Representation of FIMI Private Equity, the controlling stockholder of Ormat Technologies and the largest and most active private equity firm in Israel with more than US$ 2 billion of investments, in its strategic secondary placing of US$ 20 million of Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
■ Legal advice to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange regarding dually-listed companies
■ Representation of Wix, (NASDAQ: WIX), a leading global cloud-based web development platform, in the acquisition of Flok, an Israeli start-up focusing on CRM solutions that can be used on mobile apps.
Key Clients: Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Wix, Check Point Software Technologies, FIMI Private Equity, Plus 500
Contact:
Tuvia J Geffen
Tel: +972 3 623 5055
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
3 partners; 2 associates
■ Representation of FIMI, Israel’s largest private equity firm, in solving complex issues of Antitrust Law and seeking clearance from the Israel Antitrust Clearing in numerous complex mergers
■ Representation of BSH, the leading importer of Bosch and Siemens appliances to Israel, in the drafting of a Compliance Program for the Avoidance of Antitrust Risks
■ Represented Hoodies Group in their recent merger with Castro Model Ltd. in front of the Israeli Antitrust Authority
■ Represented Midea, one of the world’s largest producer of major appliances, in the acquisition of Servotronix Motion Systems, an Israeli leading manufacturer and distributor of high-end motion control equipment and servo control systems
Key Clients: Google, Motorola, FIMI Private Equity Funds, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH, The Israeli Association of Impresarios & Producers, Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd.
Contact: Golan Kaneti
Tel: +972 3 623 5134
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
21 partners; 51 associates
■ Represented the selling shareholders, headed by long-time firm client FIMI Opportunity Funds, in the sale of a 22% stake for approximately US$ 630 Million, in Ormat Technologiesto Japanese based Orix Corporation
■ Represented Chinese electronics giant Midea Group (500) in its US$ 170 million acquisition of Servotronix Motion Control Ltd., an Israeli developer of Motion Control Systems and manufacturer of standard and customised automation solutions
■ Represented FIMI Private Equity Funds, the largest and most active in its field in Israel, in its acquisition of security company G4S Israel, from global security group G4S plc. for NIS 425 million
■ Represented Hola Networks Ltd. in the acquisition of control over Hola by English private equity firm EMK Capital at an enterprise value of up to US$ 200 million.
■ Represented Hoodies Ltd., Top Ten Fashion Accessories Ltd., Carolina Lemke Ltd. and ACC Fashion Ltd. (Accessorize Israel) and their shareholders, in the sale of up to 50% of the shares in the companies to Castro Model Ltd. (TASE: CAST)
■ Represented Israeli drip irrigation manufacturer Rivulis Irrigation group, the world’s third largest irrigation systems company, in its acquisition of Greek irrigation company Eurodrip, the world’s fourth largest irrigation equipment company
■ Represented S.AL Group, a major Israeli player selling a wide variety of plumbing, sewage and drainage systems and products, and its shareholders, in the equity sale of 70% of the shares to Israeli equity funds Kedma Capital and Sky Fund
Key Clients: Check Point Software Technologies, FIMI Private Equity
Contact: Sharon A Amir
Tel: +972 3 623 5090
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Insurance:
22 partners; 50 associates
The firm’s dispute resolution practice – litigation, arbitration and mediation – is at the Israeli forefront in insurance litigation and all areas of tort law and commercial litigation matters. The firm specializes in product liability, mass torts (e.g. tobacco litigation – acting for the largest manufacturer), commercial litigation, professional malpractice (medical, legal, other), class action suits, derivative suits, aviation law and maritime law.
Key Clients: Israel’s Airport Authority, Oil Refineries, Tyco, Cellcom, Strauss, Tnuva, AIG, The Phoenix, Migdal Insurance, Menorah Insurance, Harel Insurance, Israel Discount Bank, Union Bank of Israel, Haifa Port, Machteshim
Contact: Peter Gad Naschitz
Tel: +972 3 623 5010
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
10 partners; 13 associates
■ Providing ongoing legal advice to the Association of Contractors and Builders for several years, including opinions and memoranda on various matters, as well as promoting legislative processes
■ Representation of Gabay Group in gaining control (25%) over Gabay Urban Renewal (use to be- Tamir Fishman Real Estate Fund Ltd
■ Representation of “Ezra Ubizaron” a municipal company that leads the urban renewal in Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Key Clients: Check Point Software Technologies, Industrial Building Corporation Ltd., Jerusalem Economy Ltd., Regus Group,The Israeli Government Companies Authority
Contact: Shmuel Lechner
Tel: +972 3 623 5073
Email: [email protected]

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