Lior Porat

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Managing Partner

Lior Porat has been an attorney at Gornitzky & Co. since 1999 and became a partner in 2005. Lior Heads Gornitzky's Telecommunication and Media practice and leads the firm's Corporate law practice. Lior also serves as a member of the firm's executive committee. In 2017, Lior became Managing Partner of the firm.  

 

Mr. Porat has extensive experience in representing telecommunication and media corporations. In this capacity, Lior represents one of Israel's leading cellular companies and the only Israeli provider of multi-channel television broadcasts via satellite in a wide range of legal matters.

 

Mr. Porat also specializes in the fields of Commercial law and Banking & Finance and (including the representation of publicly traded companies).

 

Mr. Porat advises some of Israel's leading corporations in a wide range of commercial legal matters. These include various commercial M&A transactions, corporate finance transactions and various types of real estate transactions.

 

Additionally, Mr. Porat acts as legal counsel to major Israeli corporations in various aspects.

 

Recent notable examples of Mr. Porat's practice:

  • Representation of a leading communication and broadcast companies, in connection to obtaining finance, regulative and legislative aspects and appeals to the Israeli Supreme Court.
  • Representation of clients in private placements of debentures to institutional investors, and other sophisticated financial transactions.
  • Representation of banks and institutional investors in provision of finance to various companies.
  • Representation of a large telecommunication corporation, with regard to a dividend distribution by way of capital reduction and legal proceedings in connection with such dividend.
  • Involvement in sale and acquisition transactions of hotels.


Education

M.B.A. (Finance), cum laude, Bar-Ilan University (1999)
LL.B., cum laude, Bar-Ilan University (1998)

 - Dean's List (1995, 1996)

 

Admission

1999, Israel Bar Association

 

Language

Hebrew and English

 

The Legal 500 2016
The Legal 500 2016

The Legal 500 2016 recommended Lior Porat as a Telecoms and media lawyer, noting that he is "client-oriented and very much commercially driven"

Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2015
Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2015

Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards 2015  recognized Lior Porat and Israel's "Most Outstanding Corporate Lawyer".

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

The Legal 500 2013 recognized Lior Porat as a recommended Telecoms and Media lawyer.

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

Legal Experts EMEA 2013 identified Lior Porat as an IT & Telecoms expert.

 

Mr. Porat has been consistently recommended in this field since 2008.

 

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

Legal Experts EMEA 2012 recommended Lior Porat as an IT & Telecoms expert.

 

The guide has consistently recommended Mr. Porat in this field since 2008.

 

PLC Which Lawyer? 2011
PLC Which Lawyer? 2011

PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 endorsed Lior Porat as a Recommended Telecoms and Media lawyer.

 

Mr. Porat was also identified as a Recommended Telecoms and Media lawyer in 2009.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2011 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2011 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2011 recommended Lior Porat as a leading IT & Telecoms expert.

 

The guide has consistently recommended Mr. Porat in this field since 2008.

The Legal 500 2011
The Legal 500 2011

The Legal 500 2011 recognized Lior Porat as a leading Telecoms and Media lawyer.

 

The guide has consistently ranked Mr. Porat as a leading lawyer in this field since 2009.

Expert Guides 2011
Expert Guides 2011

Expert Guides 2011, a Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, named Lior Porat one of the outstanding practitioners in the field of Telecommunications in Israel.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2010 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2010 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2010 recommended Lior Porat as an IT & Telecoms expert.

 

The guide has consistently recommended Mr. Porat in this field since 2008.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2009 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2009 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2009 recommended Lior Porat as an IT & Telecoms expert.

 

Mr. Porat was also recognized as a leading lawyer in this field in 2008.

PLC Which Lawyer? 2009
PLC Which Lawyer? 2009

PLC Which Lawyer? 2009 wrote that Lior Porat is a: "Commercial partner with substantial telecoms and IT expertise" and "predominantly active in the IT and telecoms markets".

The Legal Experts EMEA 2008 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2008 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2008 recognized Lior Porat as an IT & Telecoms expert.

Contact Info
Zion Building, 45 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv, 6578403, Israel
Tel. +972-3-7109191  |  Fax +972-3-5606555
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