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 170 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” while Chambers Global Guide has described the firm as the “top-choice firm” for domestic and cross-border banking and finance and “an institution in Israel that really sets the gold standard, and should be instructed on any major or complex case.”
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. $420 million financing provided to Netafim Limited, acting for Space Communication Ltd, Israel’s only private satellite operator, on the raising of U.S. $325 million of bonds the proceeds of which were used to repay its previous financing, from a consortium of lenders, of the construction, launch and operation of the AMOS-6 Satellite, acting for Veolia SA on the sale of its operations in Israel in the largest management buy out in Israel’s history, representing one of the successful bidders on the US $1.75 billion construction project to build two new ports in Ashdod, acting on the sale of a major interest in Bezeq for $800 million, representing Deutsche Bank on its mezzanine financing of the BOT project for the construction of a 121 MW thermo solar power plant in Ashalim, one of Israel’s largest solar power plant projects and acting for a private fund in the acquisition of the "via maris" desalination plant.
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.