Eyal Raz

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Partner

Eyal Raz has been a partner with Gornitzky & Co. since 2003.

Eyal has a general commercial and corporate practice with a strong international inclination, representing Israeli groups in their local and global business activities and non-Israeli groups in establishing their Israeli presence and in their local commercial transactions. In addition, Eyal represents Israeli and non-Israeli clients in international merger and acquisition transactions, in investments in Israeli start-up companies, venture capital funds and private equity funds, and in complex tax matters, including tax litigation.

Prominent examples of Eyal's practice include the following:

 

Merger and Acquisition Transactions
• Representation of an industrial company in the sale of a global division (with subsidiaries in Europe and in China) to a US Fortune 500 corporation
• Representation of an Israeli cyber security company and its shareholders in several asset sale and share sale transactions to a US Fortune 500 corporation
• Representation of a global private equity fund in bids for purchasing Israeli-based global commercial companies
• Representation of an Israeli public company traded on Frankfurt Prime Standard in its acquisition (by way of a reverse triangular merger) by a US corporation traded on NASDAQ
• Representation of an Israeli and US group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Israel's largest banking group
• Representation of an Israeli and US group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a large Israeli industrial company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange
• Representation of an Israeli and Australian group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a major Israeli banking group
• Representation of the controlling shareholders of a large Israeli insurance group in the sale of a material shareholding interest in the group to a non-Israeli purchaser
• Representation of an Israeli group in the sale of its controlling interest in a large Israeli industrial company
• Representation of an Israeli group in the sale of its shareholding interest in one of Israel's television broadcasting companies
• Representation of an Australian group in the acquisition of part of a controlling interest in a large Israeli oil company
• Representation of a large US corporation in the sale of its Israeli activities

 

Corporate and Commercial; High Tech
• Representation of a Spanish consulting, engineering and architecture group in bids for energy and infrastructure projects in Israel and in negotiations of engineering, procurement and construction agreements for power plants in Israel
• Representation of an Israeli subsidiary of a global energy group in the negotiation of large scale supply contracts for concentrated solar power projects in Israel and in Spain
• Representation of an Israeli company developing solar power technology and projects in its corporate and commercial activities
• Representation of a Denmark-based global company in a bid for an Israeli infrastructure project
• Representation of an Israeli-based global group in local and international sales and licensing transactions
• Representation of several Israeli industrial companies in their corporate and commercial activities
• Representation of an Israeli automotive group in its corporate and commercial activities
• Representation of several Israeli groups in their local and global investment transactions
• Representation of a global high tech group in commercial transactions with Israeli customers
• Representation of Israeli and non-Israeli individuals and family offices in investments in Israeli start-up companies, venture capital funds and private equity funds
• Representation of entrepreneurs of Israeli high-tech and food tech companies

 

Tax and Tax Litigation
• Representation of an Israeli company in a complex, large-scale tax litigation case with significant cross-border aspects
• Representation of individuals in a complex, large-scale tax litigation case concerning residency in Israel for tax purposes
• Representation of a US corporation and its Israeli subsidiary in a tax restructuring dispute vis-à-vis the Israeli Tax Authority
• Representation of one of Israel's largest oil and gas exploration groups before the governmental "Sheshinski Committee"
• Representation of global high tech and energy companies in the establishment of their Israeli subsidiaries or branches
• Advising a global private equity fund in structuring its investments in Israel
• Advising Israeli and non-Israeli individuals in long term family planning matters, including setting up trust structures


Prior to joining the firm, Eyal served as a legal advisor in the Military's Advocate-General Unit From 1994 to 1997.

 

Education

LL.M., Bar-Ilan University (2000)
LL.B., cum laude, Tel Aviv University (1995)

 

Admission
1996, Israel Bar Association

 

Legal Publications
• E. Raz and Y. Spero, "The Revocability of an Offer Given Within the Framework of a Right of First Refusal in the Corporate Realm," published in Taagidim 9/2 (May 2012)
• Co-author of "Class Actions", (1996)

 

Languages
Hebrew and English

 

The Legal 500 2016
The Legal 500 2016

The Legal 500 2016 recommended Eyal Raz as a Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital lawyer.

The Legal 500 2014
The Legal 500 2014

The Legal 500 2014 recommended Eyal Raz as a Corporate and M&A lawyer, who "has vast knowledge of deals."  Eyal was also identified as a recommended Hi-tech, Start-Ups and Venture Capital lawyer, who is a "significant figure in the team, which ‘becomes an integral part of the client’s business’."

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

The Legal 500 2013 has recommended Eyal Raz as a Hi-tech, Start-Ups and Venture Capital lawyer.

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

Legal Experts EMEA 2013 identified Eyal Raz as a leading lawyer in the field of IT and Telecoms.

 

Eyal has been consistently endorsed by The Legal Experts EMEA Directory as as expert lawyer in this field since 2003.

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

Legal Experts EMEA 2012 recognized Eyal Raz as a leading lawyer in the field of IT and Telecoms.

 

Eyal has been consistently endorsed by the directory as as expert lawyer in this field since 2003.

The Legal 500 2011
The Legal 500 2011

According to The Legal 500 2011, "Eyal Raz is a ‘brilliant, consummate professional; highly proficient in meeting the special challenges of the high-tech, biotech, and VC world’ ".

The Legal 500 2007
The Legal 500 2007

The Legal 500 2007 identified Eyal Raz as a leading lawyer in the area of High-Tech.