Legal 500
"Elite Elkon is highly experienced and smart. I’ll choose any day to work with her."
Chambers Global
"She brings a rare combination of experience in M&A/corporate law, as well as regulatory experience."
Chambers Global
"Elite has an incredible ability to build trust and dialogue and appreciate that she is very practical."
The Legal 500
"Elite Elkon is excellent in dealing with financially regulated companies."
Chambers Global
"Elite Elkon is widely praised by commentators on her finance practice, who note her to be very smart, responsive and friendly.' One source said she has the 'great combination of a very personal and responsive approach with broad experience and view."
Chambers Global
Chambers Global 2017 identified Elite Elkon as Up and Coming in the field of Banking and Finance, saying, "Elite Elkon's reputation continues to grow in this sphere as sources characterize her as "devoted to the client, results-driven" and "a very talented lawyer."
IFLR1000 2017 identified Elite Elkon as a Leading lawyer in the fields of Banking and Finance, and
Financial services regulatory.
The Legal 500
The Legal 500 ranked Elite as Tier 1 in Banking and Finance, saying, "Elite Elkon is an ‘attentive and highly skilled lawyer’, who regularly acts for major lenders and borrowers on a broad range of issues including regulatory concerns."
Elite Elkon was ranked as 'Market Leader' in the fields of Banking and Financial Services by the international ranking guide IFLR
Elite Elkon was ranked as one of the top 8 lawyers in Israel by IFLR1000 Women Leaders in 2020


Elite Elkon is a partner at Gornitzky & Co. 

Elite specializes in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance (large scale, cross-border financing transactions, as well as regulatory matters), and international commercial transactions.

In recent years, she has acted in the following matters:

  • Representation of Israeli and foreign corporations in cross-border M&A transactions;
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in financing and security transactions, including cross-border transactions and regulatory matters;
  • Representation of large Israeli banks and their respective controlling shareholders in relation to control permits and banking-related legislation and regulation, including vis-à-vis the Bank of Israel;
  • Cross-border transactions with respect to hotel management agreements, and the sale and purchase of hotels;
  • Representation of clients in commercial transactions and investments;
  • Representation of the control holders of major Israeli insurance companies in matters concerning insurance-related legislation, including vis-a-vis the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Commissioner.

Recent matters handled by Elite include:

  • Representation of international private equity fund Warburg Pincus, in its acquisition of Leumi Card from Bank Leumi and the Azrieli Group, in a transaction valued at NIS 2.5 billion. This was the first transaction to implement the recommendations of the Committee for Increasing Competition in Common Banking Financial Services (“The Strum Committee”), to separate the credit card companies from the banks, in order to increase competition in the Israeli banking sector.
  • Representation of Delek Group in its sale of its controlling stake in Phoenix, the holding company of one of Israel’s largest insurance companies and one of the country’s largest investment houses (Excellence), to Centerbridge and Gallatin, global private equity funds.
  • Representation of Phoenix Insurance Group in investments and financing transactions in the UK and the US.
  • Representation of Clal Insurance Group in investments and financing transactions in the US.
  • Representation of Hapoalim Capital Markets (HCM) in their investment initiative in “Bait Bakfar”, and in its investment in “Shilav Direct Marketing For Newborn Infants Ltd.”

During her legal studies, Elite served as a member of the editorial board of the Tel Aviv University Law Review.

Executive MBA, Kellogg-Northwestern University and the Tel Aviv University (joint degree) (2005)

LL.B., magna cum laude, Tel Aviv University (1999)
Dean’s List (1996)

Israel Bar Association, 2000

Research Assistant, Property Law (Prof. Nina Zaltzman) – Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University (1997-1998)

Member of the editorial board of “Tel-Aviv University Law Review”.

E. Elkon, “Opportunity blows in on the wind of change,” published in The Lawyer – UK  (2016)
E. Elkon and E. Elya, “Recent Developments in Israeli Banking and Financial Markets,” published in Global Banking and Financial Policy Review (2014/2015)

Hebrew, English and French


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