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November 2nd, 2017

World Tax 2018 ranks Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 firm once again.

March 22nd, 2017

Yet another successful year and recognition of our outstanding abilities! This year, as in previous years, Chambers and Partners, top ranked our firm in various categories. 

This year, as in previous years, the esteemed international ranking guide, Chambers and Partners, top ranked our firm in various categories. Among those prominently ranked were the Head of the Firm, Adv. Pinhas Rubin, who was ranked Eminent Practitioner in the field of Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as Band 1 in the field of Tax and Litigation; Adv. Jack Smith (Partner) was ranked Band 1 in the field of Energy and Adv. Chaim Friedland (Partner) was ranked Band 1 in the field of Capital Markets. Additional partners identified  as leaders in their field are Eyal Marom and Shlomo Cohen in Real Estate, Ofer Tzur in Litigation, Itay Geffen in Capital Markets and Infrastructure and Project Finance, Eli Elya and Dubi Gross in Banking and Finance, Daniel Paserman and Gil Grady in Tax. Elite Elkon and Avner Finkelshtein were identified as Up and Coming in their respective fields.

March 31st, 2016

Yet another successful year and recognition of our outstanding abilities! This year, as in previous years, Chambers and Partners, top ranked our firm in various categories. 

Yet another successful year and recognition of our outstanding abilities! This year, as in previous years, the esteemed international ranking guide, Chambers and Partners, top ranked our firm in various categories. Among those prominently ranked were the Head of the Firm, Adv. Pinhas Rubin, who was ranked Eminent Practitioner in the field of Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as Band 1 in the field of Tax and Litigation; Adv. Jack Smith (Partner) was ranked Band 1 in the field of Energy and Adv. Chaim Friedland (Partner) was ranked Band 1 in the field of Capital Markets. Additional partners, defined as leaders in their field are Eyal Marom and Shlomo Cohen in Real Estate, Ofer Tzur in Litigation, Itay Geffen in Capital Markets and Infrastructure and Project Finance, Elite ElkonEli Elya and Dubi Gross in Banking and Finance, Daniel Paserman and Gil Grady in Tax and Avner Finkelshtein in Antitrust

June 9th, 2014

Global Law Experts magazine named Gornitzky & Co. "Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year."

Global Law Experts magazine named Gornitzky & Co. the winner of the "Corporate Finance Law Firm of the Year " award.  In addition, Daniel Paserman was chosen as the recipient of the "Tax Planning Lawyer of the Year" award.

August 14th, 2012

The DealMakers Tax Awards 2012 campaign recognized Gornitzky & Co. as a winner in the category of Law Firm of the Year – Tax.

The DealMakers Tax Awards 2012 campaign recognized Gornitzky & Co. as part of a select number of leading firms across the globe that work in an advisory capacity within the Tax sector and have performed to exceptional levels, identifying the firm as a winner in the category of Law Firm of the Year – Tax.

 

September 1st, 2011

World Tax 2011, of the IFLR group named Gornitzky & Co. a leading firm describing the practice as "well regarded across a broad range of tax issues".

World Tax 2011, of the IFLR group named Gornitzky & Co. a leading firm describing the practice as "well regarded across a broad range of tax issues".

The guide mentioned several of the firm's partners as recommended, including Pinhas Rubin ("a highly regarded litigator" who  has been active in many high profile cases this year), Gur-Yehuda Savir ("a practitioner repeatedly singled out by peers for corporate tax and capital markets and sits on both the tax committee and the entities and capital markets committee of the Israel Bar Association"), Daniel Paserman and Eli Elya (said to be identified by his peers as "first-class" tax planning and cross border structuring lawyer).

March 31st, 2011

The Legal 500 2011 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a top tier law firm in the Tax, Projects & Energy, Corporate and M&A and Real Estate categories, while recommending the firm in 6 other fields of practice as well (Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Telecoms & Media; Dispute Resolution; Hi-tech, Start-ups and Venture Capital and Competition).

The Legal 500 2011 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a top tier law firm in the fields of Tax, Projects & Energy, Corporate and M&A and Real Estate, while recommending the firm in 6 other fields of practice as well (Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Telecoms & Media; Dispute Resolution; Hi-tech, Start-ups and Venture Capital and Competition).

 

The firm has been named an "Excellent" Taxation firm and as "one of the best" in this field of practice. Gornitzky & Co.'s Projects & Energy practice is named a "very professional and very impressive practice" that advises concessionaires and project partners on large and complex projects. Legal 500 recognized Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 Real Estate firm that "advises on deals and developments of all sizes in Israel and internationally" and is "notably a real competitor in the hotels space."

 

Gornitzky & Co.'s Hi-tech, Start-ups and Venture Capital practice is named a "very professional, responsive and helpful" practice. According to Legal 500's Dispute Resolution rankings, Gornitzky & Co. "understands business implications and the team works smoothly together to achieve the best results".

January 3rd, 2011

Gornitzky & Co.'s tax practice has been ranked top tier by Legalease's 2011 Tax Directors Handbook.

 

This prominent legal guide recommends the firm's Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, naming him as "one of the best tax lawyers in Israel", as well as Adv. (C.P.A) Daniel Paserman, a Partner in the firm.

 Gornitzky & Co.'s tax practice has been ranked top tier by Legalease's 2011 Tax Directors Handbook.

 

This prominent legal guide recommends the firm's Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, naming him as "one of the best tax lawyers in Israel," as well as Adv. (CPA) Daniel Paserman, a partner in the firm.

March 23rd, 2017

Gornitzky & Co. leads in the Dun's 100 ranking for 2017
Once again, this year Gornitzky & Co. is ranked among the leading firms in Dun's 100 ranking by Globes, in 20 different practice areas; the highest ranking in the following fields: Banking and Finance; Capital Market; Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Law; M&A; Private Clients; Tax; Project Finance; Energy and Infrastructure; Real Estate (ranked in the most prestigious category – Dun's Star); Administrative Law; Class Actions; Communication; Insolvency and Hotels.

October 11th, 2016

The MEA bussines awards announce Gornitzky & Co. as the best Tax and Energy Law Firm in Israel

The MEA bussines awards announce Gornitzky & Co. as Tax Law Firm of the Year 2016 in Israel and Best Energy Team 2016 in Israel.

July 2nd, 2014

Best Lawyers International 2014 recognized seven of Gornitzky & Co.'s partners as Israel's top lawyers in ten different practice areas.

Best Lawyers International 2014 recognized seven of Gornitzky & Co.'s partners as Israel's top lawyers in ten different practice areas: Arbitration and Mediation (Pinhas Rubin), Banking Law (Pinhas Rubin, Moriel Matalon, Zvi Ephrat), Capital Markets Law (Chaim Friedland), Corporate Law (Pinhas Rubin, Moriel Matalon, Chaim Friedland), Finance Law (Pinhas Rubin, Moriel Matalon), Litigation (Pinhas Rubin), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Pinhas Rubin, Moriel Matalon, Chaim Friedland), Project Finance and Development Practice (Itay Geffen), Tax Law (Pinhas Rubin, Daniel Paserman) and Trusts and Estates (Daniel Paserman).

March 25th, 2013

In a survey conducted by Maariv newspaper of Israel's top lawyers, Firm Chairman Pinhas Rubin was chosen as Israel's top tax lawyer, in addition to being one of the best white collar crime lawyers.

In a survey conducted by Maariv newspaper, Firm Chairman Pinhas Rubin was chosen as Israel's top tax lawyer, in addition to being one of the best white collar crime lawyers.


The paper also named Shlomo Cohen a "rising force" in the field of Real Estate law, and Daniel Paserman as being on the "fast track to the top" in the field of Tax law, as well as being held in high regard by colleagues.

May 25th, 2012

In a survey of all of Israel's leading lawyers, conducted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv, Mr. Pinhas Rubin was the only one to be chosen as one of the best lawyers in two categories: Tax and White Collar Crime.

In a survey of all of Israel's leading lawyers, conducted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv, Mr. Pinhas Rubin was the only one to be chosen as one of the best lawyers in two categories: Tax and White Collar Crime.

 

In addition, Mr. Shlomo Cohen also received honorable mention as one of Israel's leading Real Estate and Construction lawyers.

March 31st, 2011

The Legal 500 2011 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 in the field of tax practice saying, "Excellent – one of the top firms in the space,’ Gornitzky & Co. handles tax planning, structuring and litigation for corporations and for wealthy individuals.

The Legal 500 2011 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 in the field of tax practice saying, "Excellent – one of the top firms in the space,’ Gornitzky & Co. handles tax planning, structuring and litigation for corporations and for wealthy individuals. It advised Elad on tax planning as part of its $700m reorganisation in Canada and opposed the Tax Authority in the Tel Aviv District Court regarding the taxability of a corporate share re-purchase scheme. Other clients include Arison Group, Motorola, Phoenix Group and Zim. Chairman Pinhas Rubin is ‘one of the best tax lawyers in Israel’. Daniel Paserman is ‘smart, fast, and has a great understanding for what is important’, and Gil Grady is ‘a dedicated tax partner, and the real star there now’; both are accomplished advocates and CPAs.

March 21st, 2011

Chambers Global 2011 included Gornitzky & Co. in its prestigious "Best in Israel" list of 8 prominent Israeli law firms. A source is quoted as saying, "The firm is a one-stop shop, handling litigation, taxes and M&A. We get everything we need from them” and “They are very smart and responsive – I would highly recommend them to anyone."

Chambers Global 2011 included Gornitzky & Co. in its prestigious "Best in Israel" list of 8 prominent Israeli law firms. A source is quoted as saying "the firm is a one-stop shop, handling litigation, taxes and M&A. We get everything we need from them” and “They are very smart and responsive – I would highly recommend them to anyone."


Gornitzky & Co.'s Tax practice is ranked in Band 1, with Firm Chairman, Mr. Pinhas Rubin, named "one of the finest tax lawyers in Israel." Chambers Global quotes a source saying, "This full-service firm has a skilled tax team, with strong problem-solving abilities."


The firm is endorsed also in the field of Banking & Finance as having "a strong reputation within the banking and finance field" and in Capital Markets, where it is said to be "well known as one of the country's leading firms for both debt and equity work."


Gornitzky & Co.'s Real Estate practice is said to attract "a variety of significant real estate deals with its wide-ranging expertise."


Chambers Global 2011 also recommended the firm's Projects & Energy, Corporate and Dispute Resolution practices.