We offer extensive experience advising on complex cross-border M&A, private equity, venture capital and capital markets transactions, as well as on various corporate matters.
Our corporate practice is regularly recommended by the leading international legal directories, including Legal500 and Chambers and Partners.
We offer considerable experience advising international and Israeli buyers, sellers, investment banks and financial institutions on a wide range of public and private M&A transactions, including share and asset sales, public takeovers, leveraged and management buyouts and de-mergers.
Our advice covers all stages of the transaction, including corporate and tax structuring; legal due diligence; negotiating and drafting the transaction documents; advising on company and securities law matters; advising on financing arrangements; assisting with the preparation of filings and announcements; and overseeing closing arrangements.
We understand that private equity transactions are often very competitive and appreciate the need for timely, effective and innovative legal advice. Bringing together our expertise in M&A, finance & regulation, capital markets, employment and real estate, we are able to offer private equity houses, investors, financial institutions (including sponsors and mezzanine providers) and management teams premium advice and a genuine competitive advantage.
We advise venture capital funds, founders, shareholders and investee companies across the high-tech, clean-tech and life-sciences sectors on transactions covering all stages of development - from seed-financing for start-up companies seeking initial funding, over mezzanine funds for more established companies, to the sale or IPO of mature companies. Our experience enables us to offer our clients a wealth of experience and a genuine understanding of the prevailing legal issues and market practice.
We offer substantial experience advising issuers, underwriters and investors on a full range of public offerings and private placements, (including equity, debt, convertibles and other hybrid securities, derivatives and structured products), rights issues, public takeovers, buy-backs, delisting and court-approved schemes, both in Israel and the UK (on AIM as well as the London Stock Exchange's main-board), with particular expertise in transactions of a multi-jurisdictional nature.
Our advice covers the various stages of the transaction, including legal and tax structuring; advising on the applicable legislation, stock exchange rules and market practice; conducting due diligence and verification; assisting in the preparation of the relevant registration and offering documentation; liaising with the various stock exchange and regulatory bodies; negotiating and drafting of the underwriting documentation; advising on corporate governance matters; advising in relation to the ongoing disclosure requirements and trading restrictions; and advising on ancillary matters such as employments arrangements.
General corporate and commercial advice
We offer comprehensive ongoing advice to private and public companies, shareholders, investors and management in relation to company law matters, including the incorporation, restructuring and dissolution of companies and other legal entities; corporate governance; securities law; directors' liabilities and responsibilities; and shareholders' rights and obligations.
In addition, we offer companies quality advice in relation to the negotiating and drafting of a full range of commercial agreements, including joint venture and shareholders agreements; partnership agreements; manufacturing and supply agreements; distribution agreements; franchising agreements; agency agreements; consulting agreements; licensing agreements; development agreements; outsourcing agreements; and IT services provision agreements.
We also offer Israeli and international companies comprehensive advice on all aspects of employment law, employment relations and incentive schemes, with substantial experience in drafting collective and individual employments contracts; advising on the various employment-related aspects of M&A, IPOs, reorganisations and other corporate transactions; advising international companies employing Israeli nationals or conducting activities in Israel on the adaptation of their employment policies to Israeli law requirements; advising on management participation in management buy-outs and management buy-ins; advising on structuring incentive schemes including share-option plans and profit sharing schemes; advising on ongoing employment relations, including confidentiality and non-compete arrangements; advising on company and securities laws implications of executive remuneration arrangements; and advising on severance arrangements.
Clients and assignments
We regularly act for leading Israeli and international clients such as Siemens, Taya Telecommunications Ltd, the Delek Group, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Fox Paine Capital, Aspen Group, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Generali, Vodafone, Belgacom and Riverside.
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"Staffed by ‘first-class commercial lawyers’, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) commonly acts for clients engaged in strategic acquisitions or disposals, particularly in IT, real estate and waste solutions. It handled a complex cross-border de-merger for a privately held company, and advised Siemens Enterprise Solutions and Gores Group on the auction acquisition of Nortel’s Enterprise Solutions unit. Simon Marks was recruited from Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.in 2009 to augment the M&A team. The three name partners are all ‘very good’: Amnon Epstein ‘quickly understands complex legal matters’, Gilad Maoz is ‘one of the best negotiators around’, and Nimrod Rosenblum is ‘very diligent and technically brilliant’". Legal500
"A real rising star in the corporate sector, ERM enters the corporate rankings for the first time this year, and peers pick it out as 'one to watch in the future'. The firm has an impressive client base and work with Israeli companies operating abroad as well as foreign companies doing business in Israel. Clients praise the 'exceptional standard of service the firm provides along with its magic circle standard of responsiveness'. Prominent transactions include acting for Delek Belron International on the takeover of a Jersey-based, AIM-listed company, and advising Siemens Enterprise Communications on the auction acquisition of part of Nortel Networks. Nimrod Rosenblum is the key contact for M&A. He is rated for his excellent knowledge and future potential." Chambers and Partners