Tel Aviv Office: Europe Israel House, 2 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv 64239 Tel: 972-3-6931931 Fax: 972-3-6931930
Haifa Office: One Matam Towers, P.O.B. 15065, Haifa 31905
Tel: 972-4-8546666 Fax: 972-4-8546677
Raanana Office: 34, Jerusalem St. Raanana 43501, Israel
Tel: 972-9-7754654 Fax: 972-9-7754655
Tal Enat-Ben Arieh
Dr. Assaf Geyra
Dr. Tal Tirosh
Dr. Amir Shavitzky
Line of Business:
Shipping, Aviation, Commercial, Real Estate, Taxation, Litigation and Class Actions, Antitrust, Labor, Higher Education, Tenders, Intellectual Property, Torts
Friedman & Co., established in 1939, is one of Israel’s most prominent law firms. From its establishment until today the firm has maintained its status as one of Israel’s most prestigious law firms. The firm is committed to providing its clients the highest professional and dedicated service and maintaining its reputation for absolute integrity.
S. Friedman’s international practice is long-standing and extensive. S. Friedman maintains close professional ties with leading law and accounting firms in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. The firm represents a significant number of the largest multi-national Israeli-held corporations on a full range of activities within Israel as well as internationally. The firm also acts for various multinational enterprises and financial institutions based outside of Israel.
Maritime, Aviation & Transportation
S. Friedman is the preeminent Israeli law firm in maritime, aviation and transportation law. The firm represents international corporations in connection with building, leasing and selling of vessels and aircraft, joint ventures, consortia agreements, logistic agreements, maritime insurance and international forwarding. In the aerospace sector, the firm advises manufacturers, owners and financial institutions in Israel and abroad in connection with the acquisition, finance and disposal of aviation assets in complex cross-border transactions.
S. Friedman is involved in a wide range of commercial transactions on a daily basis and has a long-standing and thorough expertise in various aspects of companies and partnerships laws.
S. Friedman provides first rate tax advice to domestic and international corporations and individuals, in relation to direct, indirect, real estate and municipal taxes. The firm’s expertise encompasses multinational tax planning, transfer pricing strategies, withholding taxes minimization, international joint ventures and investment partnerships, as well as international aspects of VAT.
Litigation & Class Actions
S. Friedman has extensive experience in representing clients before the Israeli courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. The litigation department specializes in a wide range of issues, including commercial, corporations, tenders, real estate, antitrust, maritime, higher education, torts, insurance and taxation. In addition, it represents defendants in class actions and has been involved in significant precedent cases.
Real Estate & Infrastructure
S. Friedman’s real estate and infrastructure practice is comprehensive and includes the representation of clients in acquisition and sale of real estate, finance agreements, joint ventures, project and infrastructure development and management agreements.
Banking, Finance & International Transactions
The firm has extensive international experience and expertise in cross-border transactions, including in the interconnected discipline of finance and banking and international trade.
S. Friedman’s labor department has a long and thorough experience in advising large corporations, including internationally operating groups, on employment law and work disputes.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities
S. Friedman is frequently involved in merger and acquisition transactions and leveraged acquisitions. The firm’s corporate department also handles matters such as private placements as well as providing day-to-day legal advice to public and private companies.
The IP team covers Patents, Trademarks, Unfair-competition, unjust-enrichment, commercial-information, computer and trade-secret law in various fields including Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Chemical/Materials, Telecommunication, Electrical, Mechanical and Computer-engineering, Medical-Devices, Alternative-Energy and Fashion.
For the past several years, S. Friedman has been the only large law firm in Israel, which specializes in this field. S. Friedman serves as external legal counsel to a large university in Israel. The firm also provides various legal services to other universities and institutes of higher learning.
S. Friedman’s tender law team is very active and represents clients from a diverse range of fields. The team represents clients before the Israeli courts and has obtained very successful judgments for its clients.
S. Friedman represents major insurance companies and handles various legal actions in the field of torts.
For the Benefit of the Community
S. Friedman & Co. participates in professional committees dealing with legislation initiatives. The firm contributes effort and funding to charities in Israel, which support education, technological development and culture and represents non-profit organizations on a voluntary basis.
The Firm’s Clients
S. Friedman’s clients include leading institutions in the private and public sectors as well as multinational companies, such as Zim, Tnuva, Ofer Brothers, U. Dori, Gav-Yam, Rafael, Paz Aviation Assets, Yediot Aharonot, Office Depot, Magal, Rada, Overseas Commerce, Klil, Maersk, Ashdod Refinery, Inventek, Big Shopping Centers, Zoran, Eldan, Pal-ram, Almogim, Superpharm, Chromagen, Ortam-Sahar, Haifa Municipality, Petroleum & Energy Infrastructure, Israel Railways, Infinity, Plasticon Europe, Eliahu Insurance.