Shmuel Maoz

Adv. Shmuel Maoz specializes in tender law and administrative law, with extensive experience relating to BOT/PPP projects and project finance, representing clients throughout all stages of tender process and other commercial transactions, as well as litigation. Adv. Maoz frequently represents the State of Israel and government-owned companies in major national infrastructure projects.

Adv. Maoz also regularly advises private entities regarding commercial enterprises and initiatives.

Weinstock – Zecler & Co:

Weinstock – Zecler & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firms in its special fields of expertise: Antitrust Law, Competition and Regulation, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, Chinese Commercial Law, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Zoning and Planning.

Founded in 1997, Weinstock-Zecler quickly gained a reputation for excellence. Each practice area is led by a reputable partner with extensive professional experience and unique insight in his or her respective field. Our attorneys are regularly cited as experts in local and international academic and business publications. Amongst the firm’s clients are leading companies and entities in Israel and abroad.

Weinstock – Zecler & Co. is known for its uncompromising professionalism, comprehensive and profound legal knowledge and proficiency. The firm’s attorneys are carefully selected, have broad experience and are well known for their ability to serve as lead counsel in vastly complex transactions and high-stakes disputes on par with any of the largest partnerships, while producing creative tailor-made practical solutions and providing the individual attention characteristic of a boutique firm. Our clients note our energetic and devoted personal service.

We offer our clients a wide range of services, to serve all their needs in litigation, business activities, commercial, administrative and private law, and in virtually every market sector. Our primary goal is to provide the most effective and efficient representation possible, addressing all our client’s needs.

Yoav Klein

Yoav Klein’s main practice is commercial and corporate law, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, venture capital financing and Start-ups.

Mr. Klein consults to High-Tech and Bio-Tech companies in all stages, from pre-incorporation planning to venture capital financing to mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Yoav consults commercial corporations in their day-to-day activities.

Before founding the firm, Yoav worked in the High-Tech department of the prestigious law firms of GKH.

Yoav is a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Education:

College of Management, Israel, LL.B; honors

Oren-Klein Law Firm:

Oren-Klein Law Firm is a boutique law firm in the field of Litigation, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Entrepreneurship, High-Tech and Bio-Tech and Intellectual Property.

The firm consults and provides legal services to a large range of clients in the business and corporate field. We consult to leading corporations and experienced business men and investors as well as inexperienced entrepreneurs and new corporations.

Our firm also manages the ‘Stat-Up‘ and ‘Companies’ Bankruptcy and Liquidation‘ forums at LawGuide.co.il , in which we answer questions in these fields.

We believe that legal consultation in the business field should include more than review and drafting of documents. Therefore, while reviewing a transaction or a possible lawsuit, our firm is combining business and strategic thinking in the working process with its clients – aiming to achieve the best solution for the specific needs of each client.

We act in the same care and sensitivity to the need of each client when we consider the fees for each possible solution and service we offer, without compromising on a high level of services and professionalism.

Ruth Dayan Wolfner

Ruth Dayan Law Firm is one of Israel’s leading firms specializing in family law. Our practice includes managing procedures and legal representation in cases of divorce, wills, and inheritances, and various aspects of family law as well as mediation. The firm was established in 1998 by Ruth Dayan Wolfner and has grown rapidly due to the sensitive approach, comprehensive understanding of the complex aspects of all areas of family law and effective results achieved in the various courts or through mediation. We offer the highest standard of legal representation in divorce cases, contesting wills, challenging inheritance, providing legal documents of all kinds, mediating, drawing up legal agreements, taking statements and investigating witnesses.

Practice Areas:

The firm specializes in all aspects of family law and has expertise in managing procedures in the Family Matters Courts including:

  • Wills and Inheritances: The firm’s expertise includes drawing up wills, contesting wills, drawing up requests for inheritance court orders, and submitting claims on various issues relating to bequests, acting as executors of inheritances and other issues concerning this field.
  • Division of Property: This specialization includes an equitable balance of resources, liquidating partnerships in assets and family companies, protecting rights and locating concealed assets.
  • Support Claims: The firm has extensive experience in claims for alimony and support for women and children, including claims for decreasing or increasing payments, verifying amounts of salary and income, and standard of living.
  • Child Custody: The Firm handles custody arrangements including claims for joint custody, changes in custody arrangements, protecting the rights of children regarding their relations to both parents and the extended family, and claims relating to abduction of children.
  • Abduction of Children: The firm handles legal procedures, as dictated by The Hague Convention, concerning the abduction of children to and from Israel.
  • Rabbinical Courts: The Firm is highly experienced in appearing before the Rabbinical Courts including an understanding of relevant Hebrew Law and matters related to receiving a Jewish divorce (“get”), obtaining alimony and child support payments, and the division of property according to Jewish Law (“Halacha”).
  • Drawing up Financial and Divorce Agreements including Mediation: Until reaching an agreement that is acceptable for both parties, the firm has special expertise in carrying out short and effective mediation procedures.
  • Common Law Marriage: Claims and protecting legal rights of cohabiting couples. These claims include property claims, inheritance rights, support payments, and recognition by various institutions and organizations.

Nati Simchony

Nat joined HFN in 2014 as partner and head of the White Collar Crime Department.

Known as one of the top legal experts in this area Nati brings a wealth of experience in the litigation of white collar crimes.

His work includes the representation of clients in a wide spectrum of aspects with in the field of white collar crimes: fraud, theft, bribery, negligence, securities, money laundering, taxation, antitrust and security offenses, including administrative enforcement on all levels.

Nati started his legal career as an intern in Adv. Uri Slonim’s law firm and after being admitted to the Israeli bar, he worked with Adv. Yehuda Tunik. In 1992, he began working with Adv, GioraAderet, first as an associate and then as a partner.

In 1999, Nati opened his own firm which merged in 2004 with Adv. Aderet’s firm to form the Law Offices of Aderet, Simchony& Co.

Throughout his career, Nati has represented clients in complex and sensitive cases, of public and legal importance, and actively contributed to the establishment of significant precedents in a variety of legal issues.

White Collar Crime Law Practice:

As regulatory standards around the world become ever more complex and challenging to navigate, companies are increasingly recognising the need to ensure that their business practices conform to all applicable laws and standards of the countries in which they operate.

HFN is the first Israeli law firm to identify the necessity of establishing a dedicated Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption & White Collar Crime group to specifically address these diverse issues. The group assists clients from both an Israeli and international perspective, and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive information regarding corporate compliance issues.

The scope of the Corporate Compliance, Anti-Corruption & White Collar Crime group’s work falls into three separate but inter-related fields: export control, trade sanctions and anti-corruption and bribery. The group strives to provide clients with creative and sustainable solutions to facilitate the operation of their international trade business.

Herzog Fox & Neeman:

Over the past 40 years, Herzog Fox & Neeman has grown to become Israel’s premier law firm, earning a reputation as market leader through its involvement in every major development that has shaped the Israeli Economy.

Since our founding as a boutique firm for international clients doing business in Israel, we continue to be the law firm of choice for prominent multinational companies. Our unrivalled experience in cross-border and domestic matters enables us to address our clients’ legal needs across all industries.

HFN is Israel’s most diverse law firm, with over 260 lawyers of whom more than 90 are partners. The firm has some of the brightest legal minds in the profession, possessing both intimate knowledge of local markets and a clear understanding of global business HFN employs over 50 dual-qualified, foreign-born lawyers who have worked at leading firms in the U.S., UK and Australia. In keeping with the firm’s global perspective, the majority of HFN’s business is conducted in English and lawyers work closely with leading firms in jurisdictions around the world.

HFN’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its prominent status in all major international and domestic publications. The firm has received top-tier rankings for consecutive years in almost all major practice areas in leading directories including: The European Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, BDI and Dun and Bradstreet. HFN is the mostly highly ranked amongst all Israeli law firms, and was selected as Israeli Law Firm of the Year by the Financial Times and mergermarket, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and others.

 

Jackie Donner-Stocki

Jackie has specific expertise advising the firm’s private clients on various estate planning and private wealth matters.

While working in London and Israel, Jackie has acted on high profile transactions for FTSE 100 and Tel Aviv 25 corporate clients, internet and technology companies and leading financial institutions and banks.

Jackie has acted for clients such as the Pearson Group, the Delek Group, PartyGaming, Woolworths, 888, Xstrata and Goldman Sachs.

Prior to joining Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM), Jackie worked in the corporate department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London and as legal counsel at Morgan Stanley and Fidelity International.

Jackie has a BA from Tel Aviv University, a BSc from London School of Economics, and an MSt from Oxford University. Jackie qualified at BPP and completed the LPC at the College of Law in London.

Jackie is an English-qualified solicitor (admitted 2005). Jackie speaks English and Hebrew.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz:

ERM’s unique focus, expertise and approach are widely acknowledged by Israeli and international clients, who instruct us in relation to their most challenging transactions.

The major legal directories also regularly recognise us as a leader in our core practice areas.

Effective approach

Our goal is to enable our clients to achieve their business objectives. We seek to accomplish this by adhering to a few basic principles:

First, we only engage excellent lawyers and constantly encourage them to hone their legal and interpersonal skills. Our lawyers’ technical skills and pragmatic approach are widely appreciated by clients and colleagues alike.

Second, our advice is always sound, practical, commercial and based on a thorough understanding of our clients’ business objectives.

Third, we work in small partner-led deal-teams comprised of lawyers with the most relevant skills for the specific assignment. This effective and ‘hands-on’ approach enables each team member to understand the ‘big picture’ and the team as a whole to provide coherent and holistic advice.

D Ziv Abramovich

Ziv Abramovich is a partner at Lapidot, Melchior, Abramovich & Co and heads its competition practice. Before turning to private practice, he worked for five years (1997 to 2002) at the Israeli Antitrust Authority (IAA), where he was head of the enforcement and compliance department and a member of the authority’s senior management.

Ziv has extensive experience in the domestic and international implications of civil and criminal antitrust issues, both from a regulator’s and private practitioner’s perspective. He regularly advises leading Israeli and foreign clients on various antitrust matters, and represents them in front of the Antitrust Authority, the Antitrust Tribunal and other competent courts. Ziv also frequently advises and represents multinational clients regarding the Israeli aspects of international mergers and acquisitions, and is highly recommended by leading international law firms.

Ziv holds LLB (1996) and LLM (1999) degrees from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and serves as a visiting lecturer on antitrust law at several academic institutions in Israel.

Ziv was vice chairman of the Israeli Bar Association’s antitrust committee (2003 to 2007) and is an active member of the IBA antitrust committee. Ziv regularly publishes articles and reports, in Israel and worldwide, on antitrust developments and is the Israeli correspondent of Global Competition Review and the IBA’s antitrust committee newsletter.

Ziv was invited by the IAA as a non-governmental adviser to the ICN annual conference in Kyoto, Japan, in 2008.

Lapidot, Melchior, Abramovich & Co is a highly recommended antitrust law firm in Israel. It has been elected as one of Israel’s leading antitrust law firms by GCR 100, since 2008.

WWL says: D Ziv Abramovich is a major figure in Israeli competition law, with an impressive regulatory background and a highly rated practice