Mergers & Acquisitions

Gornitzky & Co. Mergers and Acquisitions team represents buyers, sellers and target companies in M&A transactions. Our M&A team acts as lead counsel for some of the world's largest multinational corporations and private equity funds in their Israeli acquisitions, as well as local counsel for leading international law firms in their Israeli transactions. We also represent Israeli companies in their cross-border acquisitions in the US, Europe, and the Far East.

Gornitzky has been involved in a substantial portion of the more intricate transactions that have taken place in the Israeli market, such as the sale of banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, energy, holding companies and diverse conglomerates

Our services include advice on structuring to maximize corporate and tax advantages, negotiation of transaction documents, due diligence, preparation of disclosure documents, preparation of shareholder communications, governmental filings and various other matters required to consummate mergers and acquisitions. We have additionally appeared before the Israel Tax Authority, local courts and anti-trust regulators in connection with M&A transactions.

Our M&A attorneys work seamlessly together with attorneys from our tax, antitrust, real estate, securities, energy, labor, bankruptcy, litigation and other practice areas to provide clients with the necessary multidisciplinary expertise needed to get transactions to closing expeditiously.

Chambers Global 2016
Chambers Global 2016

Chambers Global 2016 identified Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Corporate/M&A firm. The guide quoted sources saying "They are flexible and come up with solutions to problems in a very creative and professional way".

 

The guide ranked the firm's Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, as a "multi-talented" Eminent Practitioner. The guide also recognized the "phenomenal" Chaim Friedland, who advises investment funds and technology companies on complex, cross-border M&A transactions, particularly those relating to the USA. One impressed commentator said: "I think the world of him. He is a real presence and gets the job done. He's terrific, exceptional, and brings real gravitas to the negotiation table."

IFLR1000 2015
IFLR1000 2015

IFLR100 2015 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A law firms, while naming Pinhas Rubin and Chaim Friedland Leading Lawyers in this field.

The Legal 500 2014
The Legal 500 2014

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."

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 M&A law firms, naming it  a Top Tier firm in this field.

Chambers Global 2014
Chambers Global 2014

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.

BDI Code 2014
BDI Code 2014

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

IFLR1000 2014
IFLR1000 2014

IFLR100 2014 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A law firms, while noting the firm's involvement in several recent high-profile transactions.

Dun's 100 2013
Dun's 100 2013

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

Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2013
Corporate INTL Legal Awards 2013

Gornitzky & Co. was chosen as the winner of the 2013 Corporate INTL Legal Award in the category of ‘M&A Law - Law Firm of the Year in Israel’.

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

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
Chambers Global 2013

Chambers Global 2013 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as a leading Corporate/M&A firm, quoting sources saying the firm has "very good experience in M&A." The guide noted 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."

BDI Code 2013
BDI Code 2013

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

InterContinental Finance Continent Awards 2013
InterContinental Finance Continent Awards 2013

The InterContinental Finance Continent Awards 2013 campaign recognized Gornitzky & Co. for having excelled over competitors due to the firm's continued quality of advice, customer service and business prowess. The campaign identified the firm as a winner in the category of "Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm 2013 - Asia."

IFLR1000 2013
IFLR1000 2013

IFLR100 2013 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A law firms, while noting the firm's involvement in several recent high-profile transactions.

The DealMakers M&A Awards 2012 - Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions
The DealMakers M&A Awards 2012 - Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions

The DealMakers M&A Awards 2012 campaign recognized Gornitzky & Co. as part of a select number of leading firms working in an advisory capacity within the M&A sector, across the globe, identifying the firm as a winner in the category of Law Firm of the Year – Mergers & Acquisitions.

 

The Legal 500 2012
The Legal 500 2012

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.

Dun's 100 2012
Dun's 100 2012

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 2012, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Chambers Global 2012
Chambers Global 2012

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".

 

The guide recommended the firm's Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, Managing Partner, Moriel Matalon, and Partner Chaim Friedland.

 

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."

BDI Code 2012
BDI Code 2012

BDI Code 2012, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A 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 M&A law firms, noting the firm's involvement in some recent high-profile transactions.

Dun's 100 2011
Dun's 100 2011

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 2011, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A 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 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 of recent representations.

BDI Code 2011
BDI Code 2011

BDI Code 2011, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Dun's 100 2010
Dun's 100 2010

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 2010, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

BDI Code 2010
BDI Code 2010

BDI Code 2010, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading M&A firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

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