Chaim Friedland

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Partner

Chaim Friedland joined Gornitzky & Co. as a partner in 2006.

 

Chaim's practice is focused on capital raising transactions and mergers and acquisitions involving Israeli and multinational corporations. He has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, including both equity and debt raising transactions (including Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions) where he has acted for both issuers and underwriters.

 

Chaim is also active in representing Israeli and foreign corporations in M&A transactions, including transactions involving companies publicly traded in the United States and Israel.

 

In addition, Chaim acts for private equity firms and emerging companies in connection with private capital raising transactions. He has extensive experience in acting for private investment funds in connection with complex equity and debt investments and dispositions.

 

With his vast experience, Chaim is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at Israel's leading universities.

 

Prior to joining Gornitzky, Chaim was a partner at another leading Israeli law firm. From 1998 to 2003, Chaim was an attorney in the corporate department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York. Chaim also served as a staff attorney at the Israel Antitrust Authority in Jerusalem, Israel from 1996-1997.

 

Chaim is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shalem Center, a Jerusalem-based research and educational institute dedicated to developing and transmitting ideas in the areas most crucial to the intellectual and public life of the Jewish people.


Education

LL.B., Bar-Ilan University


Admission

1999, New York State Bar

1995, Israel Bar Association


Languages

English and Hebrew


Chambers Global 2017
Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global 2017 identified Chaim Friedland as a Band 1 Capital Markets lawyer, saying, "he is especially noted for his profile on the international stage where he regularly represents underwriters and issuers in domestic and international capital-raising matters."

Chaim was also recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A, saying, "he also attracts solid praise from market commentators, who describe him as "smart and responsive" and "very likeable."

IFLR1000 2017
IFLR1000 2017

IFLR1000 2015 identified Chaim Friedland as a Leading lawyer in the fields of Capital markets: Debt & Equity, M&A  and Private equity.

The Legal 500 2016
The Legal 500 2016

The Legal 500 2015 ranked Chaim Friedland as a Leading Individual in the field of Capital Markets, and recommended him as a Commercial, Corporate and M&A lawyer.

Chambers Global 2016
Chambers Global 2016

Chambers Global 2016 identified Chaim Friedland as a Band 1 Capital Markets lawyer, saying, "He is an all-around expert in capital markets. He is excellent at seeing the big picture, but also quickly drills down to the small details and finer points to identify key risks and challenges".

 

Chaim was also recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A, saying, "One impressed commentator said: "I think the world of him. He is a real presence and gets the job done. He's terrific, exceptional, and brings real gravitas to the negotiation table."

The Legal 500 2015
The Legal 500 2015

The Legal 500 2015 ranked Chaim Friedland as a Leading Individual in the field of Capital Markets who is "an excellent lawyer, with a wide view not only from the legal perspective but also from the business one," and recognized his "superb reputation" as a Commercial, Corporate and M&A lawyer.

Chambers Global 2015
Chambers Global 2015

Chambers Global 2015 identified Chaim Friedland as a Band 1 Capital Markets lawyer, saying, "Chaim Friedland is 'very committed and dedicated,' as well as 'very business savvy and effective'." The guide also noted his experience in representing underwriters on cross-border IPOs, as well as issuers.

 

Chaim was also recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A, saying, "He does not find problems, but finds solutions."

IFLR1000 2015
IFLR1000 2015

IFLR1000 2015 identified Chaim Friedland as a Leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and M&A.

Best Lawyers International 2014
Best Lawyers International 2014

Best Lawyers International 2014 identified Mr. Friedland as a leading lawyer in multiple areas of practice, including Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Global Legal Experts 2014 Practice Awards
Global Legal Experts 2014 Practice Awards

Global Legal Experts 2014 Practice Awards named Chaim Friedland the Capital Raising Transactions Lawyer of the Year in Israel.

The Legal 500 2014
The Legal 500 2014

The Legal 500 2014 ranked Chaim Friedland as a Leading Individual in the field of Capital Markets, and recognized his "superb reputation" as a Corporate and M&A lawyer.

Chambers Global 2014
Chambers Global 2014

Chambers Global 2014 recommended the "phenomenal" Chaim Friedland as a leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A. He was described as "thorough and very committed," and "a pleasure to work with."  Clients are said to appreciate his ability to provide exact advice, saying "He hits the nail on the head."


IFLR1000 2014
IFLR1000 2014

IFLR1000 2014 identified Chaim Friedland as a Leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and M&A.

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

The Legal 500 2013 recommended the "highly regarded" Chaim Friedland as one of Israel's Leading lawyers in the field of Capital Markets.  He was also recommended by the guide as a Corporate and M&A lawyer, with clients describing him as "very knowledgeable."

Who's Who Legal 2013
Who's Who Legal 2013

Who's Who Legal 2013 voted Chaim Friedland as one of the world's 781 leading Capital Markets lawyers and one of Israel's top 5, noting his specialization in the Debt and Equity sector.

 

Mr. Friedland was awarded similar recognition as one of the of the world's leading Capital Markets lawyers in previous years as well.

Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global 2013

Chambers Global 2013 recommended Chaim Friedland as a leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, noting the high praise he received from international sources and his reputation as a "top lawyer" who is highly regarded by both peers and clients for his international corporate expertise.


The Legal Experts EMEA 2013 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2013 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2013 identified Chaim Friedland as a leading lawyer in the areas of Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and IT and Telecoms.

 

Mr. Friedland has been consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in these fields since 2007.

The Legal 500 2012
The Legal 500 2012

The Legal 500 2012 recommended Chaim Friedland as one of Israel's Leading lawyers in the field of Capital Markets.

Chambers Global 2012
Chambers Global 2012

Chambers Global 2012 recommended Chaim Friedland as a leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A, noting his "extensive cross-border experience" and reputation in corporate matters. They quoted sources describing Chaim Friedland as "very business-oriented" and "a real go-getter."

Who's Who Legal 2012
Who's Who Legal 2012

Who's Who Legal 2012 selected Mr. Friedland as one of the world's 447 leading Capital Markets lawyers and one of Israel's top 5.

 

Mr. Friedland was awarded similar recognition as one of the of the world's leading Capital Markets lawyers in previous years as well.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2012 identified Chaim Friedland as a leading lawyer in the areas of Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, IT and Telecoms.

 

Mr. Friedland has been consistently recommended in these fields since 2007.

The Legal 500 2011
The Legal 500 2011

The Legal 500 2011 recognized Chaim Friedland as a Leading Individual in the area of Capital Markets and as a recommended lawyer in the fields of Corporate/M&A ("a gifted deal-maker with a very impressive track record") and Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital.

 

Mr. Friedland was also identified as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A field of practice in the years 2009 and 2010.

Expert Guides 2011
Expert Guides 2011

Expert Guides 2011 identified Chaim Friedland as one of Israel's leading lawyers in the fields of Capital Markets and M&A.

Chambers Global 2011
Chambers Global 2011

Chambers Global 2011 named Chaim Friedland a leading lawyer in the fields of Corporate/M&A ("highly knowledgeable and an excellent negotiator, who helps to create a positive atmosphere in the room... He is 'very receptive and hard-working, and always devoted to the task at hand'"), Capital Markets ("handles a wide range of international mandates, and is praised for his commercial mindset") and Banking & Finance ("recommended for his talents in financing work").

Who's Who Legal 2011
Who's Who Legal 2011

Who's Who Legal 2011 selected Mr. Friedland as one of the of the world's leading Capital Markets lawyers.

 

Mr. Friedland was also recognized as one of the of the world's leading Capital Markets lawyers in 2009.

The Legal 500 2010
The Legal 500 2010

The Legal 500 2010 identifies Chaim Friedland as one of Israel's leading lawyers in the field of Corporate M&A ("Chaim Friedland is ‘very professional, very devoted’ and ‘an extremely talented and well-connected transactional attorney’"), in the field of Capital Markets ("the ‘extremely talented’ Chaim Friedland is recommended"), and in the field of practice of High-Tech ("The ‘excellent’ Chaim Friedland is recommended").

Expert Guides 2010
Expert Guides 2010

Expert Guides 2010 identified Chaim Friedland as one of Israel's leading lawyers in the fields of Capital Markets and M&A.

The Legal 500 2009
The Legal 500 2009

The Legal 500 2009 identified Chaim as a leading lawyer in the fields of practice of Capital Markets and Corporate & M&A., adding that he is, ‘recommended for transactions with a US element’.

PLC Which Lawyer? 2009
PLC Which Lawyer? 2009

PLC Which Lawyer? 2009 recommended Chaim Friedland in the fields of Capital Markets (debt and equity), Corporate (M&A) and Private Equity/Venture Capital. In Capital Markets (debt and equity): "Specialises in both equity and debt capital raising transactions, including Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions, for domestic and international underwriter and issuer clients" in Corporate (M&A): "Experienced assisting international strategic buyers and private equity houses on activity between the US and Israel" and in Private Equity / Venture Capital: "Focuses on private equity buyouts, private M&A and international securities transactions. His practice has a notable cross-border focus".

Chambers Global 2009
Chambers Global 2009

Chambers Global 2009 identified Chaim Friedland as a leading Israeli lawyer in the Corporate/M&A field of practice - "A creative thinker and rainmaker, Chaim Friedland is recognised for his skilled international transactional practice in M&A, private equity and capital markets”.

Chambers Global 2007
Chambers Global 2007

Chambers & Partners 2007 identified Chaim Friedland as a leading Israeli lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A, saying, "Chaim Friedland is a former Weil, Gotshal & Manges attorney who is greatly impacting upon the firm’s fund formation and private equity practices". Clients call him “a responsive and hungry go-getter” who can “get through red tape effortlessly.”