Address: Rubinstein House, 20 Lincoln St., Tel Aviv 67134
Avi D. Pelossof
Achu Frank Senior Tax Partner
Liat Aizenberg-Richter Tax Partner
Line of Business:
ellermayer, Pelossof, Rosovsky, Tsafrir, Toledano & Co. is a full service law firm that offers comprehensive legal counsel in corporate and commercial transactions and provides a wide variety of legal services to major international and domestic publicly held and private corporations in all stages of their business operations. The firm is widely-recognized for its broad experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, telecom, banking and finance, private equity, venture capital and tax law. Many of the firm’s attorneys are admitted to Israeli and U.S. bar associations and practiced in leading international law firms. The firm was recently selected as the “Corporate & Private Equity Law Firm of the Year in Israel”, “M&A Advisory Excellence in Israel” and the “Arbitration Advisory Firm of the Year in Israel”.
Mergers & Acquisitions: The firm is one of Israel’s leading M&A firms, active in domestic and cross-border high-profile M&A transactions, providing legal counsel on all aspects of the transaction. Recently, our firm represented Saban Group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Partner-Orange for approx. US$400 million, Permira in the acquisition of approx. 61% of Netafim at a company value of approx. US$870 million, Endochoice Inc. in a US$ 150 million merger transaction with Peer Medical Ltd., Apax Partners in the acquisition of Psagot Investment House for NIS2.1 billion, Apax Partners and the Saban Group in the acquisition and sale of a controlling stake in Bezeq for over US$2 billion, and Apax Partners in the acquisition of Tnuva in a transaction valued at over US$1 billion.
Litigation & Arbitration: The firm’s litigation team has extensive experience acting on behalf of a broad range of domestic and international clients, before all courts and tribunals, and is particularly experienced in complex and high profile litigation matters, integrating various fields of law, including commercial, corporate and securities related litigation, white collar, mass torts, class actions, communication law, property and construction law. For example, our firm has recently represented the representatives of bond holders of IDB Development, Saban Group in a class action, Discount Bank in proceedings against Arie Mintkevitz, Tnuva, Psagot, First International Bank of Israel, Golan Telecom and Pelephone, former directors of Bezeq in a derivative claim, etc.
Telecom: The firm advises clients on investments, acquisitions and government tenders in the telecom sector, and represents major service and equipment providers, cellular and satellite companies and media firms. Recently, our firm represented Golan Telecom as the winner of the MOC Mobile Operator Tender and an MVNO in obtaining a cellular operator license.
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: The firm advises major international banks, investment banks, insurance companies and institutional investors, as well as domestic and foreign borrowers and issuers, in their financial activities. The firm handles cross-border financing transactions, including commercial loans, public offerings and private placements in local and foreign equity markets and leveraged acquisition financing.
Environmental Law: The firm provides legal services to a wide range of corporate and industrial clientele, including in connection with transaction related aspects, complex environmental litigation, governmental enforcement actions and negotiations with regulatory officials.
Private Equity, Venture Capital & Hi-Tech: The firm represents venture capital funds in Israel and abroad, as well as fast growth technology companies and established high-tech companies.
Projects, Infrastructure & Government Tenders: The firm advises bidders in government tenders for government franchises in communications, transportation and BOT infrastructure projects and in securing required long term project financing.
Antitrust: The firm has experience and expertise in structuring transactions to meet the requirements of Israeli antitrust law and in obtaining antitrust clearances for international and local transactions. The firm provides ongoing antitrust counsel and representation before the antitrust authorities.
Bankruptcy & Liquidation: The firm is highly proficient in insolvency issues and represents large corporate creditors and debtors in complex liquidation and debt restructuring proceedings.
Intellectual Property: Our firm provides legal services regarding IP matters to communication and broadcasting networks, leading artists, creators, producers and others engaged in local and international media businesses, including performance, production, book publishing, licensing and distribution agreements as well as handling complex litigations involving intellectual property issues and defamation law.
Energy & Power Plants: Our firm offers legal counsel concerning development and construction of private power plants for the production of electricity and thermal energy.
China Desk: We advise Chinese and Israeli clients in cross-border transactions and maintain a close collaboration with the Shanghai branch of the international law firm Bonnard Lawson. Our China-Israel team is comprised of Mandarin speaking attorneys having over 10 years of experience in China and Taiwan.
Real Estate & Zoning: The firm is involved in major domestic and international real estate transactions, including commercial leases, purchases, sales, joint ventures, zoning and planning issues.
Labor Law: The firm provides legal counsel on a wide range of labor issues as well as the litigation and arbitration of labor cases.
Tax: The firm provides tax advice for corporations and high net-worth individuals, including M&A, reorganizations and international taxation, estate planning, formation of trusts, as well as general tax counseling and planning for all types of transactions and representation of clients before various tax authorities, courts and other tribunals.
Pro Bono: The firm is strongly committed to playing an active role in public service activities, and is consistently announced as a “Leading Pro Bono Law Firm”.