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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Whether you’re looking to invest in Israel or you’re an Israeli company working worldwide, we’re the firm for you. 

    We’ve built strong relationships with Israeli banks and accountants, and work hand-in-hand with the best local counsel for each job. So we know the legal, business and cultural issues you’ll face, and who to call on to help solve your problems.

    We’re one of the only top-tier international law firms in Israel; Adir Waldman, Managing Director of our Israel Focus Group, is based full-time in Tel Aviv. He works with Freshfields lawyers around the world to make sure you get a face-to-face service, when and where you need it – time zones, distances and language barriers will never get in the way.

  • We’ve advised Israeli companies across the world, including:

    Dispute resolution
    • East Mediterranean Gas in a multi-billion dollar dispute with the Egyptian government over gas supplies to Israel;
    • An Israeli company in an international arbitration involving a multi-million dollar sub-supply contractual dispute; and
    • An Israeli high-tech company on a class action lawsuit relating to employee stock options.
    Finance and restructuring
    • A major Israeli holding company on its debt negotiations with creditors; 
    • Bank Hapoalim on refinancing the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London; and
    • Zim Integrated Shipping on restructuring its worldwide debt.
    • the selling group the sale of the drip irrigation company Netafim to Permira, at a value of over $850m; 
    • Ratiopharm on its $5bn sale to Teva Pharmaceutical, the largest Israeli M&A of 2010; and
    • An Israeli agrochemicals company on an M&A in China.
    Public tenders & Infrastructure
    • the project company on the $1.2bn Cross-Israel Highway; and 
    • Egged, the Israeli bus company, on its successful participation in a Dutch transport tender valued at over $700m. 
    Crisis management & Regulatory
    • An Israeli holding company on its Iran sanctions compliance program;
    • An Israeli multinational in a dawn raid by a European antitrust regulator; and
    • An Israeli natural resources company in its response to a government commission reviewing royalty rates.

    We regularly advise international clients on their business in Israel, including:

    • Assicruazioni Generali on selling its controlling stake in Israel-based insurer Migdal for $1bn; 
    • A major US defense company in its entry into the Israeli market;
    • A large multinational electronics and electrical engineering company in a litigation brought by Israel Electric Corporation arising out of corruption allegations;
    • Philips on buying Israeli-based CDP Medical; and
    • the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on its work to recognise Israel as an approved jurisdiction for listing.
  • ‘Tier 1 for Corporate/ M&A - Israel (desks based abroad)’

    Chambers Global 2014

  • "Freshfields is the place to go for an Israeli company with a challenging problem overseas".

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Only international firm shortlisted for 2012 FT/Mergermarket Israel law firm of the year award


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