Overview

The lawyers in our global Israel group have the practical experience, technical skills and commercial know-how needed to help you realize your objectives in Israel. Mayer Brown lawyers have a long history of commitment to the Israeli market, including representation of Israeli companies and their financial advisers; placement agents and underwriters; and venture, private equity and other strategic and financial investors.

The breadth of the firm’s presence, as well as its experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, technology transaction, cybersecurity and data protection, intellectual property and licensing, regulatory matters, tax, regulatory matters, real estate and litigation and dispute resolution, enables the firm to provide thoughtful and effective counsel.

We advise Israeli companies globally, at every stage of development, and bring to bear industry experience in life sciences, healthcare and healthtech, technology, cybersecurity and data protection, fintech and financial services, and automotive and industrials. Our lawyers work closely with companies and with their Israeli counsel to provide efficient and informed advice on financings and corporate transactions. Mayer Brown lawyers have advised on many of the largest US initial public offerings on the NYSE and Nasdaq, as well as on the largest M&A transactions involving Israeli or Israel-based companies in recent years.

Our work with Israeli companies is concentrated in the following areas:

Capital Markets Transactions. We help Israeli companies undertake cost-effective IPOs, follow-on public offerings and other capital market transactions, leveraging our practice in cross-border public offerings. We are ranked by the Legal 500 US and IFLR1000 for our capabilities in capital markets. We are also ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News/Best Lawyers for securities/capital markets law.

Late Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements. Our lawyers regularly advise issuers, placement agents and investors in connection with private placements of equity, debt and hybrid securities.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Transactions/Alliances. We advise Israeli companies, investors, and venture and private equity funds in negotiating and structuring cross-border transactions. Our M&A practice is ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers UK, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and IFLR1000.

Cybersecurity and Data Protection. Our experience and global capability allow us to address a client’s most complex international cybersecurity and data privacy issues, whether they require advice on creating an enterprise-wide privacy framework, counsel on international data transfers, or assistance in responding to a data breach in multiple jurisdictions.

Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing. We assist clients with assessing an IP portfolio, performing due diligence for an acquisition, securing a patent, trademark, trade secret or copyright and litigation to resolve business disputes over infringement or misappropriation.

Regulatory and Enforcement Advice. We help companies and financial institutions structure and expand operations to take advantage of new opportunities, comply with local and international regulatory schemes, identify and shape emerging legislative and regulatory policies, and develop compliance and internal investigation strategies.

Tax Advice. Our Tax practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation and includes transactions, consulting and planning, audits, administrative appeals and litigation, transfer pricing and government relations. We work with a number of Israeli banks that have entered into Qualified Intermediary Agreements (QIs) with the US Internal Revenue Service. We also work with these banks on compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). QI and FATCA compliance involves preparing onboarding, withholding and reporting policies and procedures, as well as audit support.

Technology Transactions. Our cutting-edge Technology Transactions practice has helped clients on some of the largest technology transactions ever attempted and include experts in data rights, use privacy and protection, digital services, software development, licensing and integration, and outsourcing.

Real Estate. We offer international and local knowledge from established teams in real estate markets throughout the world. We manage deals from all sides, and have local expertise on real estate development and construction, finance and leasing.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution. We conduct litigation and international arbitration proceedings throughout the world to protect the global interests of our clients.