Capital Markets & Securities

Gornitzky & Co. is considered one of Israel's leading capital markets law firms. In recent years, we have advised Israeli and international issuers, banks, investors and underwriters on all legal aspects of public offerings and private placements on worldwide stock exchanges, totaling billions of dollars.

 

Our domestic capital markets team advises some of the largest public companies in Israel (established prestigious multi-national corporations, insurance companies, international banks and more) as well as smaller issuers (such as industrial, real estate and high-tech companies), investment banks, underwriters, nominated advisors and brokers.

 

The team, which consists of some of Israel's highly esteemed capital markets practitioners, represents clients in a wide range of complex capital markets related legal matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, rights, and convertible and structured securities, as well as on listing securities on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, directives of the Securities Authority and the implementation of these directives, and more.

 

Additionally, Gornitzky's domestic capital markets team has unrivalled experience and expertise in working with the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, rating companies, and top tier underwriters.

 

Our global capital markets team has been involved in recent years in a significant number of the major cross-border capital markets transactions involving Israeli issuers accessing public markets abroad. We represent Israeli companies, underwriters and selling shareholders in all legal aspects of raising capital on foreign stock exchanges, including NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange.

 

Gornitzky's global capital markets practitioners, some of which are among Israel's leading international lawyers, have lived, studied or practiced law in North America and Europe, and some of them are also licensed to practice law in these jurisdictions.

Chambers Global 2016
Chambers Global 2016

Chambers Global 2016 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital Markets law firm. The guide noted the firm's significant experience in representing local and multinational financial institutions in international securities transactions and its extensive domestic capital markets practice, which includes both public and private offerings and regulatory work. Clients were quoted saying, "The team is very professional and thorough - they control and solve difficult solutions. They bring creative thinking, which we greatly appreciate." and "The lawyers were absolutely excellent in dealing with all of the things which cropped up out of a very complicated offering."


 

Partner Chaim Friedland, was was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in the field, and was widely praised for his knowledge of international capital markets transactions. One especially impressed client says: "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."

Partner Itay Geffen was also recommended "possesses experience assisting with IPOs in the Israeli market"

The Legal 500 2015
The Legal 500 2015

The Legal 500 2015 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital markets law firm, while noting the firm is "very professional and very responsive." The guide ranked Chaim Friedland as a Leading Individual in this field, saying he is "an excellent lawyer, with a wide view not only from the legal perspective but also from the business one."

Dun's 100 2015
Dun's 100 2015

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 2015, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Chambers Global 2015
Chambers Global 2015

Chambers Global 2015 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital Markets law firm. The guide noted the firm's significant experience in representing local and multinational financial institutions in international securities transactions and its extensive domestic capital markets practice, which includes both public and private offerings and regulatory work. Clients were quoted saying, "They did a very good job - they had the expertise and worked well as a team."

 

Partner Chaim Friedland, was was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in the field, who is "very committed and dedicated," as well as "very business savvy and effective." Partner Itay Geffen was also recommended as one who is "very intelligent and picks up on the relevant issues."

BDI Code 2015
BDI Code 2015

BDI Code 2015, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as a Top Tier firm in the field of Capital Markets.

IFLR1000 2015
IFLR1000 2015

IFLR100 2015 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 Capital Markets law firm, while naming Pinhas RubinItay Geffen, Chaim Friedland and Dubi Gross as Leading Lawyers in this field.

InterContinental Finance Magazine 2014 Law Awards
InterContinental Finance Magazine 2014 Law Awards

The InterContinental Finance Magazine 2014 Law Awards campaign recognized Gornitzky & Co. for excelling over competitors and the firm's continued quality of advice, customer service and business prowess. The campaign identified the firm as a winner in the category of "Securities & Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year - Israel."

The Legal 500 2014
The Legal 500 2014

The Legal 500 2014 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital markets law firm, while noting the firm's expertise in handling intricate matters on behalf of issuers. The guide ranked Chaim Friedland as a Leading Individual in this field and noted the skills of Itay Geffen, Sharon Werker-Sagy and Yair Shiloni, who have "strong reputations."

Dun's 100 2014
Dun's 100 2014

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Chambers Global 2014
Chambers Global 2014

Chambers Global 2014 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital Markets firm. The guide noted the firm's varied client base of issuers and underwriters, banks and investors, and commended the firm for its creative and solution-oriented approach. Clients were quoted saying, "I choose to go to Gornitzky when I need somebody to be creative on a complex transaction and to guide me through the obstacles."  The firm was also commended for its "Very responsive, US-trained lawyers, knowledgeable and helping with the cultural issues."


Partner Itay Geffen was recommended for as one who is "very service-oriented and knows the material and the regulatory environment very well, and on that platform can come up with good solutions." "Thorough and very committed," Partner Chaim Friedland, was also recommended as one who impressed market sources with his "tremendous knowledge about Israeli law" and as one who is "a pleasure to work with."

BDI Code 2014
BDI Code 2014

BDI Code 2014, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Dun's 100 2013
Dun's 100 2013

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 2013, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets - Public Offerings firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

The Legal 500 2013 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, saying the firm's practice is "professional, responsive and service-oriented."  The guide noted some of the firm's representations of Israeli companies in transactions on foreign exchanges, including the largest-ever secondary offering made by an Israeli company on Wall Street.


In additon, the "very knowledgeableChaim Friedland was identified as a Leading lawyer in this field.

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

Who's Who Legal 2013 voted Chaim Friedland (Partner) one of Israel's top 5 Capital Markets lawyers and one of 781 worldwide Capital Markets experts, noting his specialization in the field of Debt and Equity.  

Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global 2013

Chambers Global 2013 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital Markets firm. The guide noted the firm's diverse practice, saying it "handles a varied workload of capital markets matters, advising foreign and local clients on equity issuances, underwriting and compliance with new securities regulation."

Partner Itay Geffen was recommended for his "wide-ranging capital markets practice, which includes advising a number of top Israeli public companies on preparing and filing shelf prospectuses." Partner Chaim Friedland, also recommended, received "high praise from international sources."

BDI Code 2013
BDI Code 2013

BDI Code 2013, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

IFLR1000 2013
IFLR1000 2013

IFLR100 2013 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, while noting several of the firm's recent representations.

 

Itay Geffen was named one of Israel's Leading lawyers in this field.

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

Who's Who Legal 2012 voted Chaim Friedland (Partner) one of Israel's top 5 Capital Markets lawyers, and one of 447 worldwide Capital Markets experts.

The Legal 500 2012
The Legal 500 2012

The Legal 500 2012 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, noting the joining of  the former head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority, Dr. Zvi Gabbay, as a partner in the firm, as well as the firm's recent and notable representations.


The guide identified Chaim Friedland as a Leading lawyer in this field.

Chambers Global 2012
Chambers Global 2012

Chambers Global 2012 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Capital Markets firm. The guide noted the firm's diverse practice, saying it "advises a diverse range of foreign and local clients, including public companies listed on the TASE, NASDAQ and other global stock exchanges".

 

Partner Itay Geffen was personally recommended and said to be "recommended for capital markets transactions, and praised for his dedication to clients' needs". Partner Chaim Friedland, also recommended, was said to have "extensive cross-border experience" and described as "very business-oriented".

Dun's 100 2012
Dun's 100 2012

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

IFLR1000 2012
IFLR1000 2012

IFLR100 2012 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, noting several of the firm's recent representations.

 

Itay Geffen was named one of Israel's Leading lawyers in this field.

BDI Code 2012
BDI Code 2012

BDI Code 2012, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Chambers Global 2011
Chambers Global 2011

Chambers Global 2011 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, noting that the firm is "well known as one of the country's leading firms for both debt and equity work."

IFLR 1000 2011
IFLR 1000 2011

IFLR 1000 2011 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Capital Markets law firms, noting the firm's growth in this practice area.

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