Commercial

Commercial

The Commercial Law Department provides its clients with comprehensive, interdisciplinary service, which combines the department’s expertise in all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including international transactions, investment agreements, financing and capital raising, M&As, combined with the Firm’s unique expertise in aspects of the capital market, technology and high-tech, intellectual property, tax, litigation, insolvency, receivership and dissolution, real estate, labor law and international trade.
 

Leading Team

 
The partners heading the department have years of experience in providing legal advice in multiple areas and hold degrees in law, accounting, economics, computer science, business administration and more.
 

We offer a unique combination of commercial knowledge and experience with in-depth understanding of our client’s practice areas. While applying our interdisciplinary expertise, our fluency with worldwide and local business, and our familiarity with local administrative processes and worldwide network, we smooth the way for our multinational clients to enter and thrive in the Israeli market and assist our Israeli companies to penetrate international markets.
 

Large Clients from various industries
 

Our many clients include companies from diversified business fields, including oil companies, Internet, medical devices,  energy and cleantech, industrial companies and manufacturers, semiconductors, information technology and security, telecommunications, biotech, healthcare, hardware and software, defense and homeland security, entertainment, outsourcing and services companies, cellular, and more.

 

The department specializes in handling all aspects of commercial law, and mainly:

  • Corporate laws, including formation of companies and structuring their activity, corporate governance, participation in board meetings, secretary services, directors and officers liability, reporting to authorities and accompanying ongoing activity.
     
  • Financing Activities and Investments, including:
     
  • Private equity, venture capital transactions, debt financing, governmental funding.
     
  • Support and advice to companies during funding cycles, including preparation for due diligence and financing processes, negotiation of term sheets, preparation of investment documents and closing the required agreements.
     
  • Fund formation, including venture capital, hedge funds and private equity.
     
  • Representation of investors, including conducting due diligence reviews, negotiation of investments and follow-on advice on portfolio companies.
     
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - structuring all aspects of the transaction, including tax elements, due diligence, negotiation and assisting the companies to prepare for the post closing operations.
     
  • Technology Transactions - licensing, technology development, OEM agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, turn-key projects, end user license agreements, evaluation agreements, VAR agreements and SLA policies.
     
  • Commercial Agreements - distribution agreements, franchise agreement, reseller and dealer agreements, RFPs, supplier agreements, marketing agreements, agent contracts.
     
  • Internet Policies - terms and conditions, privacy policies, content and copyright issues, click-through agreements and on-line sale issues.
     
  • Open Source - advise on proper use and policies.
     
  • Employee Compensation – planning executive compensation and employee share option plans, including tax elements.

Examples for the department’s activity:

  • Representation of oil companies in funding the Tamar Development Project by hundreds of millions of dollars.
     
  • Representation of companies, investors and shareholders in more than 200 private equity and venture capital financing in the last 3 years.
     
  • Formation of hedge funds, real estate funds and private equity funds.
     
  • Advising clients in commercial transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year.
     
  • Representation of clients in joint ventures and other collaborations in Israel, Europe, US, Canada, South America, Australia and China.

The Department’s Partners:

   Tally Eitan     Yaron Mehulal
   Eitan Shmueli    Nir Weissberger
   Netta Shaked-Stadler    Guy Hadar