Founded in 1921, S. Horowitz & Co. is Israel’s leading law firm offering the full range of corporate, commercial and dispute resolution services to the international and domestic business and financial communities. It is also one of Israel’s largest law firms with over 180 fee earners and a professional support staff of paralegals and administrative workers.
The firm specializes in acting on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions as well as administrative law, antitrust, banking, corporate real estate, financial services, insurance, public and private employment law, joint ventures, project and asset finance, tax and venture capital. S. Horowitz & Co. also has the most highly respected litigation team in the country as well as the largest and most prominent intellectual property group of any major Israeli commercial law firm.
The Legal 500 has described our corporate mergers and acquisitions practice as being “simply outstanding” with "excellent business and legal acumen that clients can rely on" while Chambers Global Guide has described the firm as being “fantastic in finance” with its banking and finance team being further praised as being “an institution in Israel that really sets the gold standard, and should be instructed on any major or complex case.” Our disputes practice is also consistently ranked in the first tier and has likewise been praised by the directories with the Legal 50 describing our disputes team as being "outstanding", and as one which "acts in a most professional manner with rapid response time and sincere devotion"
The firm’s multilingual legal staff speaks English, French, German and other European Union languages, and a significant number of our lawyers are qualified to practice in the United States, England and South Africa.
The firm often advises on major cross-border and domestic transactions and proceedings that require Israeli legal counsel. For example, S. Horowitz & Co. has recently advised on deals and financings totaling over U.S. $4 billion, including acting for the lenders on a U.S. $500 million financing L/C, bond, short term, term loan and revolving facilities provided to Netafim Limited, acting for the lenders on the financing of a large-scale sugarcane irrigation project to be carried in Ethiopia (this is the largest export credit financed by Israeli Banks to be carried out by an Israeli company in Africa), acting for Israel Infrastructure Fund (Israel's largest infrastructure private equity fund) in the acquisition from the Azrieli group of Via Maris, representing one of the successful bidders on the US $1.75 billion construction project to build two new ports in Ashdod, representing a syndicate of lenders in a multijurisdictional transaction for the purchase by a Chinese fund of an Israeli NASDAQ quoted technology company and acting for Minrav Holdings Ltd and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd in their successful joint bid for the construction, build, operation and transfer (BOT) of a series of subway stations in Tel Aviv as part of the Shenkar-Portal Railway project.
In the field of disputes, the firm acts on the most high profile of cases and arbitration proceedings (including local and international institutional arbitration under the aegis of the ICC and the LCIA). Our disputes partners are regularly appointed as sole arbitrator or as a member of an arbitration tribunal adjudicating upon claims covering a wide and diverse range of industry sectors.
S. Horowitz & Co. has been built on the philosophy of providing clients with the highest quality of service with an approach and resources tailored to fit the needs of the specific client and the particular transaction. The firm provides its clients with a dedicated team that can deliver results within the tight deadlines and timing constraints often found in international and domestic commercial transactions.
S. Horowitz & Co. prides itself in offering clients, on a cost-effective basis, the same level of professionalism, excellence, legal skills and expertise that is usually found in the leading firms of the United States and Europe.