The Firm is Israel's leading firm in the area of Healthcare Law, with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience. The Firm advises to Israel's leading hospitals, medical centers, health corporations, research institutions and medical personnel in areas unique to the Israeli health system providing on-going continuous counseling relating to all commercial activity (preparation of tenders for medical facilities and the purchasing of medical equipment and services, engagement, dispute resolutions; implementation of and counseling with respect to regulation and authorities; negotiations with healthcare institutions (funds, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, Laboratories and more), basic and clinical research; intellectual property ownership and licensing as well as secondary use of medical information (big data); Labor related issues involving healthcare personnel.
Hi-Tech & Investments
The Firm’s hi-tech department has vast experience advising and accompanying entrepreneurs and start-up companies, from their formation (and prior to formation), including founders agreements, structure of business models, relationships with the Israeli Innovation Authority (formerly the Office of Chief Scientist), and thereafter in wide range of legal services during the companies live cycle, such as capitalizations, equity incentive programs, all stages of fund raising and venture capital investments, technology licensing, joint ventures, ongoing advise on legal matters, and M&As. In addition, the department represents venture capital funds, investment vehicles, angel investors and technological incubators and accelerators, which operate in diversified fields.
The Firm provides services to various companies in the information technology area, including the handling of software projects, licensing agreements, SAAS, data centers and cloud services engagements, support and maintenance, technology acquisition, etc. Clients of the Firm include some of the leading software companies in Israel.
The Firm likewise counsels and has counseled international software projects mainly in the field of civil registration, e-passports, passport control and AFIS systems procured by authorities worldwide.
Academic & Research Institutions
The Firm counsels and provides its services to Israel's leading academic and research institutions and has vast experience in all issues relating to their activities including commercial engagements, grants, donations, internal human resource issues (bylaws, research rights) and the commercialization of intellectual property stemming from the research conducted. We also have extensive experience with governmental support, via the various programs offered by the Israeli Innovation Authority, and its implications.
Tenders and Administrative Law
The Firm counsels entities which are among the largest in the economy, including the State of Israel (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communication), Governmental Companies, national bodies established under law, Health Corporation, and other bodies which are subject to the Mandatory Tenders Law. The Firm's staff has vast experience and expertise in the drafting of tenders with values of tens of millions of New Israeli Shekels in the fields of infrastructure, IT, purchasing of equipment and services, construction, and in on going 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 including to the Supreme Court and 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, with the devising of a unique strategy for each and every client. 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 and reseller agreements, technology agreements, and tender related matters including the preparation of tenders, teaming in and responding to tenders, the participation in the tender committee and litigation on tender related matters. The Firm provides ongoing legal services to many corporations, including providing legal opinions and ongoing legal advice in the commercial field.
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.