News| Joanna Yanowsky
Gornitzky represented Altria Group Inc. in its acquisition of Green Smoke Inc., an electronic cigarette business, for USD 110 million and up to USD 20 million in incentive payments.
Gornitzky represented Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) in its acquisition of Green Smoke Inc., an electronic cigarette business, and its affiliates. Altria, which owns the top U.S. cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, has purchased Green Smoke for USD 110 million and up to USD 20 million in incentive payments.
Altria Group Inc. was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate M&A), Yoram Arad (Partner, High-Tech), Ari Fried (Partner, Corporate M&A), Idan Baki (Partner, Finance), Michael Ayalon (Partner, Labor), Dafna Michalevich-Bacharach (High-Tech), Avi Meer (Corporate) and Joanna Yanowsky (Labor).
Recently, Gornitzky & Co. welcomed two new partners to its ranks, Mr. Harel Shaham and Mr. Yisrael Spero. Also to join the firm, are seven new associates.
Mr. Shaham has been an associate with the firm since 2006 and specializes in complex civil and commercial litigation cases, including in the fields of capital markets, shareholder disputes, real estate, tenders, insurance, slander, administrative law and labor law, as well as in class actions and derivative suits.
Mr. Spero has been an associate with the firm since 2007 and focuses his legal practice on domestic and cross border M&A transactions, private equity investments and complex commercial transactions.
Gornitzky & Co. has also welcomed seven new associates to its ranks, including Ms. Joanna Yanowsky, who was previously an associate at a leading, boutique labor law firm, and Ms. Shirin Gabbay-Metzger, Ms. Elinor Vardi, Ms. Noga Haruvi, Ms. Bat-Hen Mazor, Mr. Yoav Meer and Mr. Ram Shchory, who have recently completed their legal clerkship at the firm.
Gornitzky represented Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International Ltd., in their acquisition of Alma Lasers Ltd. for approximately USD 240 million.
Gornitzky represented Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International Ltd. (HK: 656), in all legal aspects of their approximately USD 240 million acquisition of a 95.6% stake in Alma Lasers Ltd., a manufacturer of lasers used in cosmetic surgery. Alma Lasers was purchased by Fosun International's subsidiaries, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceuticals (Group) Co. Ltd. and Chindex Medical Ltd., and its private equity fund, Pramerica-Fosun China Opportunity Fund.
Fosun International is the largest private-owned (non-governmental) conglomerate in Mainland China. This is Fosun International's first acquisition since its public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its first ever investment outside of China.
Fosun International Ltd. was represented by Chaim Friedland (Partner, Corporate), Gil Grady (Partner, Tax), Dubi Gross (Partner, Corporate), Avner Finkelshtein (Antitrust), Gilad Lubinsky (Litigation), Michael Ayalon (Labor), Mirit Ber-Hoffman, Yehonatan Raff, Joanna Yanowsky and Yoav Meer.