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