Eyal Raz

Partner

The Legal 500
"The Legal 500 recommended Eyal Raz as a Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital lawyer."
The Legal 500
"Eyal Raz is a Corporate and M&A lawyer, who "has vast knowledge of deals." Eyal was identified as a recommended Hi-tech, Start-Ups and Venture Capital lawyer, who is a "significant figure in the team, which ‘becomes an integral part of the client’s business’."
IFLR 1000
"Consummate professional, understands what the client requires, always prepared, and gives excellent results on a consistent basis."
IFLR 1000
"Very high communication and negotiation skills. Very sharp but calm."

ABOUT

Eyal Raz is partner at Gornitzky & Co.

Eyal has a general commercial and corporate practice with a strong international inclination, representing Israeli groups in their local and global business activities and non-Israeli groups in establishing their Israeli presence and in their local commercial transactions. In addition, Eyal represents Israeli and non-Israeli clients in international merger and acquisition transactions, in investments in Israeli start-up companies, venture capital funds and private equity funds, and in complex tax matters, including tax litigation.

Prominent examples of Eyal’s practice include the following:

Merger and Acquisition Transactions

  • Representation of an industrial company in the sale of a global division (with subsidiaries in Europe and in China) to a US Fortune 500 corporation
  • Representation of an Israeli cyber security company and its shareholders in several asset sale and share sale transactions to a US Fortune 500 corporation
  • Representation of a global private equity fund in bids for purchasing Israeli-based global commercial companies
  • Representation of an Israeli public company traded on Frankfurt Prime Standard in its acquisition (by way of a reverse triangular merger) by a US corporation traded on NASDAQ
  • Representation of an Israeli and US group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Israel’s largest banking group
  • Representation of an Israeli and US group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a large Israeli industrial company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange
  • Representation of an Israeli and Australian group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a major Israeli banking group
  • Representation of the controlling shareholders of a large Israeli insurance group in the sale of a material shareholding interest in the group to a non-Israeli purchaser
  • Representation of an Israeli group in the sale of its controlling interest in a large Israeli industrial company
  • Representation of an Israeli group in the sale of its shareholding interest in one of Israel’s television broadcasting companies
  • Representation of an Australian group in the acquisition of part of a controlling interest in a large Israeli oil company
  • Representation of a large US corporation in the sale of its Israeli activities

Corporate and Commercial; High Tech

  • Representation of a Spanish consulting, engineering and architecture group in bids for energy and infrastructure projects in Israel and in negotiations of engineering, procurement and construction agreements for power plants in Israel
  • Representation of an Israeli subsidiary of a global energy group in the negotiation of large scale supply contracts for concentrated solar power projects in Israel and in Spain
  • Representation of an Israeli company developing solar power technology and projects in its corporate and commercial activities
  • Representation of a Denmark-based global company in a bid for an Israeli infrastructure project
  • Representation of an Israeli-based global group in local and international sales and licensing transactions
  • Representation of several Israeli industrial companies in their corporate and commercial activities
  • Representation of an Israeli automotive group in its corporate and commercial activities
  • Representation of several Israeli groups in their local and global investment transactions
  • Representation of a global high tech group in commercial transactions with Israeli customers
  • Representation of Israeli and non-Israeli individuals and family offices in investments in Israeli start-up companies, venture capital funds and private equity funds
  • Representation of entrepreneurs of Israeli high-tech and food tech companies

Tax and Tax Litigation

  • Representation of an Israeli company in a complex, large-scale tax litigation case with significant cross-border aspects
  • Representation of individuals in a complex, large-scale tax litigation case concerning residency in Israel for tax purposes
  • Representation of a US corporation and its Israeli subsidiary in a tax restructuring dispute vis-à-vis the Israeli Tax Authority
  • Representation of one of Israel’s largest oil and gas exploration groups before the governmental “Sheshinski Committee”
  • Representation of global high tech and energy companies in the establishment of their Israeli subsidiaries or branches
  • Advising a global private equity fund in structuring its investments in Israel
  • Advising Israeli and non-Israeli individuals in long term family planning matters, including setting up trust structures

Prior to joining the firm, Eyal served as a legal advisor in the Military’s Advocate-General Unit From 1994 to 1997.

LL.M., Bar-Ilan University (2000)
LL.B., cum laude, Tel Aviv University (1995)

Israel Bar Association, 1996

E. Raz and Y. Spero, “The Revocability of an Offer Given Within the Framework of a Right of First Refusal in the Corporate Realm,” published in Taagidim 9/2 (May 2012)
Co-author of “Class Actions”, (1996)

Hebrew and English

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