The Firm has a hi tech department with vast experience advising and accompanying start-up companies, entrepreneurs and investors, from their establishment (and sometimes even before establishment), including in the investment and fund raising stage, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, ongoing representation, conducting negotiations and exit transactions.
Research and Development
The Firm counsels and provides its services to a large number of entities active in Research and Development with an emphasis on the biotechnology and medical device fields. The Firm in the past represented for many years several technological incubators until their privatization, and its clients include a large number of companies who have exited the incubators, start-ups and entrepreneurs in the field.
The Firm provides services to various companies in the information technology area, including the handling of software projects, licensing agreements, support and maintenance, technology acquisition and operations, etc. Clients of the Firm include some of the leading companies in this field in Israel.
The Firm likewise counsels and has counseled international projects in this field, such as computerization projects of the Hungarian Postal Authority, the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Zambian Government, and the Interior Ministry of the Government of Botswana and more.
The Firm is one of Israel's leading firms in the area of Healthcare Law. The Firm advises a large number of hospitals, health corporations, and research institutions in areas specific to these fields, including counseling in regulation related matters vis-a-vis the authorities, negotiations with healthcare institutions (sick funds, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, Laboratories and more) legal assistance in basic and clinical research, and preparation of tenders for medical facilities, purchasing of medical equipment, etc..
Tenders and Administrative Law
The Firm counsels entities which are among the largest in the economy, including national bodies, which are subject to the Mandatory Tenders laws, and the Firm's staff has vast experience and expertise in preparation of tenders with values of tens of millions of New Israeli Shekels in the fields of infrastructure, purchasing and construction, and in advising the tender committees and in litigation. The Firm has vast experience in administrative law and in representation of both public bodies that were subject to administrative petitions/petitions to the High Court of Justice/Appeals Committees and administrative actions and in representation of private entities in their disputes against various regulatory authorities.
The Firm has much experience in the representation of clients in litigation proceedings in the commercial – civil field.
The Firm's actives in the field include the counsel of clients in stages prior to the commencement of legal proceedings and handling of matters in court, from inception and until their conclusion, in all instances (including the High Court of Justice, District Courts, Magistrates Courts, Administrative Courts and others), with the devising of a unique strategy for each and every client. Furthermore, the Firm has a class action department specializing in representation of companies in class actions.
As part of the activities of the Firm in the litigation field, the Firm also counsels its clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Projects, Land and Municipal Taxes
The Firm is very experienced in legal counsel for land transactions (including very complex deals) as well as Land Tax, especially including sales and construction transactions, projects establishing residential neighborhoods, the establishment of trade and industrial areas and industrial parks, industrial and commercial buildings, the establishment of hospitals, hotels and holiday resorts, the establishment of gas stations, sale and purchase transactions (including apartments, shops and offices), etc. and including, in addition on matters relating to transactions with the Israel Land Authority, all commencing from the initial planning stage until registration of rights.
The Firm likewise advises many corporations in the field of municipal taxes, and especially in the fields of municipal taxes, betterment and sewerage taxes.
Contracts, Transactions and Ongoing Counsel
The Firm has vast experience in various transactions in the commercial field, including the purchase and sale of companies, merger agreements, the purchase and sale of business operations, marketing, distribution agreements, technology agreements, leases, etc.
The Firm provides ongoing legal services to many corporations, including providing legal opinions and ongoing legal advice in the commercial field.
The Firm provides ongoing representation to corporations that are required to prepare tenders or which participate in tenders, including the preparation of tenders, the participation in the tender committee and litigation on tender related matters.
Agricultural and Water Sectors
The Firm is one of the leading firms in the agricultural sector and provides services to tens of kibbutzim, regional factories, moshavim, water production plants, water societies, kibbutz industries, cooperative societies and private companies from the agricultural sector.
The Firm has accumulated knowledge and experience in the field of labor relations, human resources and labor law. The Firm counsels employers in all matters concerning the preparation of personal employment agreements, collective agreements; provides counsel to segments of employees in sale and purchase of business operations and structural changes of entities; and provides ongoing counsel and litigation in the field of Labor Law.