With many corporations engaged in pushing the growth of their businesses, it is important to ensure that their internal corporate affairs are run in accordance with the applicable and frequently, cross-border regulations.
The services provided by our Corporate team cover all proceeding of a corporation's lifecycle, including the formation of companies, drafting of documents of association (and their amendment, in accordance with changes in legislation), matters pertaining to share capital and shareholders' rights, public offerings, annual and periodical meetings, corporate governance and compliance issues, as well as liquidation processes.
Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to provide our clients with coordinated legal advice in numerous areas of law, including local and international taxation, litigation and advice regarding legal disputes, competition and labor law.
Our clientele is comprised of Israel's leading and emerging, private and public corporations from a variety of different industries, including a third of Israel's largest business groups, financial institutions and investment funds, as well as overseas companies operating in Israel, senior corporate management, boards of directors and board members.
The Legal 500 2014 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Top Tier Corporate and M&A firm, noting some of the firm's notable international representations, including its activity in large corporate real estate transactions, such as Fattal Group’s NIS 1.5 billion purchase of 20 hotels in Germany.
The firm's chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was ranked as a Leading Individual in the field. Other recommended lawyers include managing partner Moriel Matalon and Chaim Friedland, who were also said to have "superb reputations" and Eyal Raz, who "has vast knowledge of deals."
Chambers Global 2014 identified Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Corporate/M&A firm that is "well regarded for its ability to serve big, multinational clients, providing comprehensive, all-round advice." The guide quoted sources saying the firm has "great understanding of all the aspects of the merger, and provides all-encompassing advice" and "The lawyers are always at your service, always easy to reach."
The guide ranked the firm's Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, as a "multi-talented" Band 1 practitioner, who "With a wide range of expertise he helps solve all the problems." the guide also recognized Managing Partner, Moriel Matalon, who "stands out for his 'wide knowledge and wide perspective," and the "phenomenal" Chaim Friedland, who "hits the nail on the head" as leading lawyers in this field.
IFLR1000 2014 recognized Gornitzky & Co. as "One of Israel's top commercial and corporate firms. It is well balanced in its strengths, with good financial and corporate practices."
The Legal 500 2013 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Top Tier Corporate and M&A firm, noting some of the firm's recent and notable representations, including the reverse triangular merger of Melisron and British-Israel Investments.
The firm's chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was recommended as a Leading Corporate and M&A lawyer. Other recommended lawyers include senior partner Zvi Ephrat, Chaim Friedland, Shlomo Cohen, Daniel Paserman, Hagar Alon Windman and Sagit Ohana-Livne.
Chambers Global 2013 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Corporate/M&A firm, noting the firm's experience across a broad spectrum of industries, including real estate, transportation, telecoms and insurance.
The guide recommended the firm's Chairman Pinhas Rubin, Managing Partner Moriel Matalon and Partner Chaim Friedland.
Mr. Rubin was named a Leading Practitioner and was described as "Terrific - a really good lawyer" with "a towering reputation for his commercial nous, and advises some of the top names in the Israeli economy." Extensive mention was made of highlights in Mr. Matalon's recent representations in M&A deals and Mr. Friedland was quoted as being "A 'top lawyer' who is highly regarded by both peers and clients for his international corporate expertise."
The Legal 500 2012 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 Corporate and M&A firm, noting that senior corporate partners at Gornitzky & Co. ‘add business advice to their legal framework’. The team is described as representing some of Israel’s largest and most active companies and businessmen in a diverse range of transactions and ongoing corporate activities.
The firm's chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was recommended as a Leading Corporate and M&A lawyer.
Chambers Global 2012 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Corporate/M&A firm, saying it "can be seen on many of the most significant M&A deals in Israel". The guide noted the firm's significant clientele in this field, noting that "it acts for major Israeli and international companies, and also represents a number of high net worth families in their business dealings".
Mr. Rubin was described as "one of Israel's most prominent and highly respected lawyers" whose "experience includes a valuable grounding in tax, and he is involved in the firm's major transactional work". A source was quoted saying that Mr. Matalon "knows how to close each and every deal, and it's amazing to see". Mr. Friedland was said to be "well known for corporate matters", and praised by a source who said he is "a real go-getter – I hold him in very high regard".
Chambers Global 2011 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Corporate/M&A law firms, noting the firm's recent growth in this practice with the addition of four new lawyers and two partners to the practice, as well as highlights in recent representations.