Herzog Fox & Neeman


Asia House, 4 Weizmann Street
Tel Aviv, 6423904

+972 3 692 2020

+972 3 696 6464

Key contacts:

Head of Tax and Managing Partner : Meir Linzen
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Head of International Practice and Banking & Finance: Alan Sacks
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Head of Corporate and Securities: Ehud Sol
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Head of Litigation: Yaacov Sharvit
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Head of Project Finance and Business Development: Mark Phillips
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 330
Languages: English, Hebrew, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Arabic
Network memberships: World Law Group, International Bar Association, IUS Laboris

Herzog Fox & Neeman is one of Israel’s largest law firms and has earned a reputation as a market leader – evident by its recognition as ‘2016 Israel Law Firm of the Year’ by Mergermarket, IFLR, BDI Code and Dun & Bradstreet, and its consistent top-tier rankings in both international and Israeli legal ranking directories. 

HFN is the most diverse law firm in Israel with over 330 lawyers, of whom more than 130 are partners. The firm employs over 50 dual-qualified, foreign-born lawyers who have worked at leading firms in the US, UK and Australia. The majority of HFN’s business is conducted in English.

The firm has expertise in all aspects of corporate, commercial and administrative law and serves many of Israel’s and the world’s best-known companies. HFN’s clients are a diverse group operating across a broad spectrum of industries, ranging from small domestic businesses to multinational corporations with operations in Israel. A sampling of clients includes: private and publicly-traded industrial and commercial companies, venture capital and investment funds, financial institutions including local and foreign banks, Hi-tech companies, government companies and entities, academic institutions and private individuals.

The firm’s lawyers are divided into more than 50 practice groups, each staffed with specialist lawyers. The ability to provide the highest level of legal service, in mainstream areas of legal activity as well as numerous specialist and niche practice areas, is at the core of HFN’s firm personality. This diversification enables the firm consistently to set the highest standard of legal service in Israel in each practice area.

"We get terrific service from HFN.  They are extremely knowledgeable, approach issues with a problem-solving mind-set and are readily available despite the extreme time zone difference. We count on their expertise in the Israeli market and their history of working with our company."

"The firm has done an excellent job working alongside our firm on several matters in recent years. HFN is certainly among the very leading law firms in Israel, with strength across all departments and sectors. We are always happy to work with them."

"An excellent firm which provided us with excellent services in leading our M&A transaction, which included both the acquisition document and the financing documents. The transaction closed in 39 days from the date of the signing of the letter of intent until the merger agreement was signed. The firm is very knowledgeable about all aspects of M&A work and financing, and the team is very responsive."

"[The Project finance team is] very knowledgeable and professional, always responsive."

"[Hanan Haviv] has an unparalleled knowledge of start-up legal environment coupled with great commercial acumen."

"HFN's work, particularly that of the partner in banking, Irit Roth, is excellent. She knows the industry, she is commercial and attentive and offers creative and pragmatic advice. [She is] simply the best lawyer in Israel for corporate hi-tech work. Amazing knowledge of Israeli corporate law, along with business acumen."

"[Janet Levy-Pahima is] easy to work with, well-connected in the Israeli market and knows our company and our preferences well."

"[Ehud Sol provides] excellent service altogether; is very responsive and solution oriented; and very creative solutions."

"[Mark Phillips is] very knowledgeable and professional, always responsive."

  • HFN represented Clal Insurance in its collaboration with Bank Hapoalim, in providing credit loans to small and medium businesses, giving Clal Insurance unprecedented access to the SME lending industry that was previously exclusively run by banks;
  • HFN represented Mellanox Technologies in a USD 300 million Credit Agreement with a group of lenders led by JP Morgan;
  • HFN represented Frutarom Switzerland in a EURO 90 million facility agreement with BNP Paribas;
  • HFN acted for Reality Funds, the borrower, in an acquisition financing in connection with the acquisition of the Arena Shopping Mall.

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Herzog Fox & Neeman Silicon Valley Representative Office
550 Hamilton Ave. Suite #220
Palo Alto, California, 94301

T: + 1 669 226 2009; + 1 669 224  8550
F: + 972 3 696 6464
E: Neumannd@hfn.co.il 
W: www.hfn.co.il