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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 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

    • An Israeli oil and gas company on the securitization of its expected royalties from the Tamar deepwater gas field;
    • A major Israeli holding company on its debt negotiations with creditors; and
    • Bank Hapoalim on refinancing the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London.

    M&A

    • the selling group the sale of the drip irrigation company Netafim to Permira, at a value of over $850m; 
    • Israel Chemicals on its acquisition of Allana Potash, a Canadian mining company with interests in Ethiopia; and
    • An Israeli agrochemicals company on an M&A in China.

    Public tenders & Infrastructure

    • the project company on the $1.2bn Cross-Israel Highway;
    • a global construction firm in a dispute arising out of its construction of one of Israel’s largest power plants; 
    • pre-tender advice to a number of international bidders across a range of public tenders, including for Israel’s new ports, rail network, and the privatization of Israel Military Industries; 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:

    • China’s Bright Food on its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Israel’s biggest food cooperative, Tnuva;
    • Assicurazioni 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; 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 2011 - 2015

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

    Chambers Global 2014

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

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