Gila Ponte-Shlush


Chambers Global
“Pays great attention to detail and approaches legal matters with good strategy, taking into consideration legal and commercial needs.”
Legal 500
“Gifted deal-makers with a very impressive track record. Full devotion to the client’s needs.“
Legal 500
“A wide view not only from the legal perspective but also from the business one.”


Gila Ponte-Shlush is a partner at Gornitzky & Co.

Gila’s practice focuses on Banking and Finance and Private Funds. Gila represents foreign and local financial institutions in cross-border syndicated, bilateral, primary and secondary financings, with a particular emphasize on acquisition finance. Gila also advises on regulatory matters concerning Israeli non-Banking Financial Institutions.

On the Private Funds’ side, Gila advises founders and managers on a range of matters relating to fund formation. She also advises various types of investors on their fund investments in Israel and abroad.

Gila also provides ongoing legal advice to corporations on all legal aspects of their commercial international operation.

Before joining the firm, Gila spent nearly three years in London, during which she pursued her Master of Laws (with Merit) and qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Gila also worked in the Financial Services and Commercial Dispute Resolution departments in the London office of Berwin Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Prior to that, Gila was an associate at another leading Israeli law firm and served as a legal intern at Gornitzky & Co.


LL.M., merit, Corporate Law, The University College London Faculty of Laws (2012)
Bentham Scholarship for academic merit

LL.B., magna cum laude, Bar Ilan University (2008)
Dean’s List (2007)

Solicitor in England and Wales, 2013
Israel Bar Association, 2009

Teaching Assistant, Corporate Law (Dr. Paserman), Faculty of Laws, Ono Academic College, (2014)
Teaching Assistant, Corporate Law (Dr. Solomon), Faculty of Laws, The College of Law and Business, Ramat-Gan (2014-present)
Teaching Assistant, Real Estate Finance & Securitization (Dr. Solomon), Faculty of Laws, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, (2009-2010)

Hebrew, English and French

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