GCR 100 - 14th Edition

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal, Law Offices

Professional notice

Israel

A relative newcomer to the area, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal established an antitrust practice in 2007. The practice has grown rapidly since then under the leadership of founder and Who’s Who Legal nominee Michal Halperin, and last year saw the addition of three new associates. The firm specialises in high-tech industries and says it is particularly focused on the interface between IP law and competition and antitrust law. The firm’s merger control practice is thriving, and they recently advised 3D printing company Objet in US$3 billion acquisition of rival Stratasys and 3G and Berkshire Hathaway on its acquisition of Heinz. On the behavioural side, Meitar represented dairy company Tnuva in two criminal investigations by the IAA and nuclear energy company Areva in a cartel investigation. Halperin is also counsel to national carrier El Al in its challenge of the government’s “open-sky” agreement.

Website: www.meitar.com

Tel: +972 3 6103100      Fax: +972 3 6103111

Number of partners: 71

Number of lawyers: 230

Languages: English, Hebrew, French, Russian, German

OFFICES

ISRAEL

RAMAT GAN: 16 Abba Hillel Silver Road 5250608

Tel: +972 3 610 3100 Fax: +972 3 610 3111

Email: [email protected]

Firm Overview:

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal is the largest law firm in Israel. The firm has a strong reputation for excellence in domestic and international matters. The firm represents some of the world's largest multinational corporations in corporate, commercial and litigation matters, in Israel and abroad.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal is a full-service firm, representing clients in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, banking, finance and derivatives, corporate and commercial litigation, licensing, hi-tech, energy and infrastructure, real estate, antitrust and taxation and other regulatory matters.

The firm has represented clients in Israel’s largest M&A transactions and international public offerings, and has represented some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in class-action and corporate litigation. Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal is unique among Israel's largest law firms in the number of partners who have worked for major international law firms in the US and elsewhere. The firm has a strong team of over 280 legal professionals, all of whom are committed to maintaining the same high standards of excellence and service,that clients are accustomed to receiving from law firms in the US, UK and Europe. Meitar consistently receives the highest rankings from independent guides, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate and Securities-
advising  public and private companies, private equity firms and financial sponsors, investment banks, government entities, and individuals in almost every sphere of corporate transactions and litigation.
Mergers and Acquisitions- We have consistently represented either purchasers or targets in Israel's largest M&A transactions.

Dispute Resolution- Meitar's litigation department has extensive experience in representing leading multinational companies in complex corporate, commercial and civil litigation in Israel, as well as in major local and international arbitrations.

Taxation- Meitar’s Tax Department provides a full range of services with respect to client activities, both in Israel and abroad.

Capital Market -The firm represent issuers, underwriters and investors in all stages of initial and secondary public offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities in the US, Europe and Israel

Real Estate - The firm advises clients on a wide range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, land use, secured financing, debt restructuring, investment and ownership structures, and development and construction.

Antitrust and competition law:
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 10
Meitar regularly advises clients from a variety of industries on matters relating to compliance with antitrust and competition law, including with respect to monopolies, restraints of trade, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. We also work with some of the world's largest international law firms on the Israeli antitrust filings for major multinational merger transactions, and on assessing transactions under the Israeli antitrust law.

Key Clients of the department:

Siemens AG, El Al – Israel's national air carrier, Bank Leumi, Tnuva- Israel's Biggest dairy and major food producer, Endemol, Facebook, Philip Morris, LG Display Co. Ltd, Pfizer,  Rolls Royce, Covidien, Adidas, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Cisco, Stratasys, Clal Insurance Company

Other Main Areas of practice

Technology & Intellectual Property

Banking & finance

Energy & Natural Resources

China & Asia Practice

Telecommunications & Media

Regulatory

Defense & Homeland Security

Labor\employment

Regional

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