Founded in 1921, S. Horowitz & Co. has long been recognized as Israel’s premier law firm. With a team of exceptional and talented lawyers, qualified in a number of jurisdictions and speaking a variety of languages, S. Horowitz & Co. provides a full range of the highest level of corporate, commercial and dispute resolution services to international and domestic business and financial communities.
The firm specializes in acting on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as in advising and providing representation on issues touching on, inter alia, administrative law, antitrust, banking, corporate real estate, financial services, insurance, public and private employment law, joint ventures, project and asset finance, tax, venture capital and intellectual property and acts for clients on a variety of disputes related to different sectors of industry.
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", and has also recognized the “diversity of matters it handles, ranging from multi-million dollar exit transactions to complex commercial issues“. Chambers Global Guide has praised S. Horowitz & Co.'s banking and finance team as “an institution in Israel that really sets the gold standard” and further noted its “particular proficiency in complex syndicated financings.”, with the firm’s corporate mergers and acquisitions practice and banking and finance practice being ranked in the first tier.
S. Horowitz & Co. has the most prominent intellectual property group of any major Israeli commercial law firm and the most highly respected litigation team in the country, recognized for its active, diverse, and vibrant practice. The litigation team represents many household names across numerous sectors in their most sophisticated and complex litigation, including in disputes that contain an international or multi-jurisdictional element. S. Horowitz & Co. has also instructed on the most sensitive mediations, arbitrations and class actions that have had considerable impact on both the domestic and international stage.
The firm’s disputes practice is consistently ranked in the first tier and has likewise been praised by numerous international directories, with The Legal 500 describing the team as "outstanding" and recognizing it for its “uncompromising professionalism”. Chambers Global Guide also highlighted the firm’s “depth of resources and cross-border capabilities” and its “impressive performance in court”, as recalled by a client. No other firm in Israel has such a large number of senior partners on board the disputes team as S. Horowitz & Co., and who are thus able to cover a wide range of disputes with in-depth expertise and knowledge across various sectors.
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.
S. Horowitz & Co. represents international clients on major cross-border and domestic transactions and investments that require Israeli legal specialist knowledge and counsel.
For example, in the technology sector, we are advising the NYSE-listed technology company, Danaher Corporation, on the Israeli law aspects of its global M&A activity and we most recently served as its lead counsel on the acquisition of Frankfurt-listed AVT Technologies, which is based in Israel. We also acted for Booking.com, the world leading travel fare aggregator website, in connection with the acquisition of Eveture Ltd., an Israeli start-up that specializes in development of chat-bots; and for Soros Fund Management in their investment in Behalf Ltd., a FinTech start-up founded in 2011 that provides short term facilities to small and medium size businesses in the U.S.
In the medical devise field, we serve as Israeli counsel to NYSE-listed Cardinal Health, in connection with its multi-billion acquisition of Medtronic's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency business. We also represented Shenzhen-traded Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group in the acquisition of I-Optima, the developer of minimally-invasive surgical ophthalmic devices; and Zimmer Surgical, a subsidiary of Zimmer Biomet - a US publicly traded medical device company, in the acquisition of all the assets of Medical Compression Systems, an Israeli entity which a developer of non-invasive solutions for the treatment of DVT.
In the energy sector, we represented General Electric Co. on the Israeli-related aspects of its acquisition of the energy assets of Alstom SA and other certain Israeli body corporates. We further represented GE on the Israeli antitrust and merger control issues of the acquisition of Baker Hughes.
In the infrastructure field, we regularly represent Israel Infrastructure Fund, one of the largest and most successful private equity funds in Israel, on its various investments in major projects, such as Dalia Energies, the largest privately owned power station in Israel, and Via Maris, a major desalination plant.
In the telecom and media sector, we acted for NASDAQ-traded Viacom, one of the biggest media companies in the world, in a minority stake acquisition of Ananey Communications, a company that holds a local licence for representing Nickelodeon and MTV, and which operates independent channels including the Health Channel, the Food Channel, the Ego Channel and more.
We further represented France-based cosmetics company, Groupe Rocher, in its acquisition of the international body products store chain Sabon, which is registered in Israel and operates in China, Japan, Europe and the U.S.; and Ethiopian Magical Farm, an Ethiopian based company specializing in growing flowers in the sale to a Mauritian fund - Surya Floriculture Partners Limited.
In addition, we regularly represent both Israeli and foreign banks in large, complex syndicated financings in Israel. For example, we represented a syndicate of local and foreign banks and financial institutions in relation to the financing of the Israel-based multi-billion dollar company Netafim Limited, including all aspects relating to its US $500 million facilities, and to the financing of a large-scale sugarcane irrigation project to be carried out in Ethiopia (this is the largest export credit financed by Israeli banks for a project to be carried out by an Israeli company in Africa). We also represented a syndicate of local and foreign banks and financial institutions in the granting of a US $350 million financing to the Israeli public company, Oil Refineries Limited (one of two oil refineries in Israel). We also represent the lenders in major projects that are ongoing, such as the financing of the building of a public hospital in Ashdod (the first PFI project of its kind in Israel) and the Jerusalem Light Railway project.
In the field of disputes, the firm acts on highly profiled 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 to serve as sole arbitrator or as a member of an arbitration tribunal adjudicating claims covering a wide and diverse range of industry sectors. S. Horowitz & Co. advises reputable Israeli corporations and individuals and some of the world’s major corporations, in addition to advising leading domestic and international financial institutions.
S. Horowitz & Co. was established 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 has on hand a dedicated team of lawyers who can deliver results within the tight deadlines and timing constraints often encountered in international and domestic commercial transactions.
S. Horowitz & Co. prides itself on offering clients the same level of professionalism, excellence, legal skills and expertise that is usually found in leading law firms in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.
S. Horowitz & Co.
31 Ahad Ha'am Street
Tel Aviv, 6520204