Agmon & Co – Rosenberg Hacohen & Co



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Agmon & Co – Rosenberg Hacohen & Co is the market’s leading oil and gas specialist for all manner of work required by clients in the industry and it represents the biggest stakeholders in the industry in Israel. The firm is also notable for its talented capital markets team and public M&A work. 

In the banking area the firm is active for lenders (banks and institutional investors) and borrowers on acquisition and project financing transactions. The latter type of work is where the firm generally sees its largest deals and these are typically in the oil and gas or social infrastructure sector. In terms of financing work for oil and gas clients the firm is one of only a handful in Israel experienced in advising on reserve-based lending transactions.    

In the capital markets area the firm is works on large debt and equity issues. It’s worked on the issuer side on some of the largest IPOs on Tel Aviv’s exchange recently and regularly works on large bond issues by large local banks or oil and gas companies, doing work for issuers and underwriters.   

In M&A the firm is highly experienced in the oil and gas sector deals and often works on public transactions, including demergers.  

In the project development area the firm’s work is concentrated in the oil and gas sector. The firm’s experience in the industry locally is unparalleled, having represented the sponsors on all exploration and production projects related to major Israeli gas discoveries. The team is experienced in work in all stages of oil and gas projects from initial exploration to sale agreements.  

Recent Deal Data highlights 

•Bank Leumi $640 million Tier 2 bond issue 

•Delek Automotive Systems / Harel $305 million acquisition of 70% of Veridis Group 

•Equital / JOEL Jerusalem Oil Exploration merger 

•Isracard TASE IPO 

•Israel Chemicals $600 million bond issue 

•Leviathan project 

•Ratio Oil Explorations $450 million syndicated refinancing 

•Tamar project  

Client feedback 

“Yona Goshen is the number one business lawyer in the country.” – Banking 

“My experience with Agmon is excellent. Yona Goshen is very professional and provides good legal service to ICIC. Yona's strength is her experience and her human relations.” – Financial and corporate  

“Working with them is a real delight, and we have the utmost respect for them and their work. Yona is brilliant and, together with her team, provides great service. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in regulatory matters and receives tremendous respect from the different regulators. We look for her assistance in our thought processes and decision making, where we greatly benefit from her many years of experience in the banking sector and unusual business and operational understanding. Her thinking is fresh, creative, smart and precise and is always extremely helpful.  Osnat Firster is also a wonderful and professional lawyer, and together with Saar Rosman of her team assisted us in the very urgent contract with TATA, working day and night. The close cooperation between the teams saved a lot of time and effort on our part.” – Financial services regulatory 

“We appreciate the attentiveness we receive from each and every member of Agmon's team. Agmon's lawyers know how to reach out for one another for assistance in order to provide us with a wholesome picture of the issue at hand thus allowing us to benefit from their knowledge. In terms of improvements, we recommend that Agmon sends more legal update newsletters to its clients.” – Project development