Gissin & Co


38 HaBarzel st.
Tel aviv, 69710

+ 972 3 7467 777

+ 972 3 7467 770

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Guy Gissin
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Head of Litigation Department, Partner : Yoel Freilich
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Head of Corporate and Finance Department, Partner: Yael Hershkovitz
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 15
Network memberships: Legal 500 EMEA, Dun's 100, BDI Code, Adv. Gissin acted as Panel Chair at Insol International Seminar, Adv. Gissin was recognized as a top practitioner by Chambers rating
Languages: Hebrew, English, Italian

Gissin & Co., is one of Israel’s leading firms in the fields of Restructuring and Insolvency. Over the last decade, the firm has been involved in most of the significant debt arrangements in Israel (IDB, Delek Real Estate, Africa Israel, Suny, Alon Blue Square, Mirland), and insolvency proceedings of leading companies (Urbancorp, Brookland, BSR Europe).

The firm has extensive experience in receivership, liquidations, and recovery of companies in distress, as well as supporting related proceedings of insolvency, representing creditors, shareholders, banks, and corporations. The firm conducts extensive international investment, realization and sale of assets, as well as debt arrangements and international litigation and insolvency proceedings. 

Adv. Gissin has been consistently chosen as one of the most influential lawyers in the field of reorganization and insolvency, personally responsible for many precedents.

The firm has vast and unique experience in international insolvency proceedings, mostly by virtue of the handling by Adv. Gissin and Adv. Hershkovitz of the international insolvency proceedings of Urbancorp Inc. and Brookland Upreal which raised hundreds of millions of ILS in the Israeli capital market.

The highly reputed litigation department led by Adv. Gissin and Adv. Freilich conducts complex cases as directors' and officers' liability, derivative claims and class actions. The firm is at the forefront of these areas of law, and is renowned for its creative legal activities and for obtaining legal precedents.

Restructuring and Insolvency:

Guy Gissin

Yael Hershkovitz

Recent Transactional Highlights

  • Acting as Trustee of Series 26-27 bonds of Africa Israel Investments in its Nis 2.8 billion debt restructuring;
  • Appointment as Functionary and Foreign Representative to Urbancorp Inc. in its Nis 200 million debt restructuring;
  • Representation of B-Communications Ltd. in an ILS 3 billion debt arrangement with Searchlight fund.
  • Representation of the bondholders and bonds trustee with respect to the billion ILS bonds of Starwood West. 
  • Representation of the bondholders of Brookland Upreal, a BVI company with US based subsidiaries and assets and the court officer appointed by the Israeli court.
  • Representation of the IDB series 9 bondholders in a complicated reorganization of the holdings of IDB, grant of securities to the bondholders. 

Capital Markets:

Guy Gissin

Y. Hershkovitz

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Guy Gissin (and partners) are the partnership's supervisors and represent the interests of unit holders from in a structural change proposed by the General Partner
  • Representation of Gindy in its shareholders conflict with Blue Square and rearrangement of ILS 1 billion debts to the banks.
  • Representation of B-Communications Ltd. in an ILS 3 billion debt arrangement with Searchlight fund.