A boutique firm the only one of its kind in Israel

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Shimonov & Co. Law Firm

Shimonov & Co. Law Firm, one of the premier boutique law firms in Israel, is the leading and most active law firm in the capital market sector in Israel. The firm supports the most prominent and dominant Israeli corporations in all matters of prospectuses and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and local securities law since its establishment in 1993 by Adv. Shimonov, one of the most outstanding capital markets and securities lawyers in Israel. The firm uniquely specializes in representing foreign corporations, especially from the U.S.A., who want to offer securities to the Israeli public, and is proud to be the one executing the majority of public offerings by U.S. companies in the local market.

Israeli and international publications have ranked Shimonov & Co., time and again, as one of the foremost firms in the capital and securities market including explicit mention of the firm’s activity supporting hundreds of prospectuses and offerings by Israeli public companies and corporations and providing legal representation in the highly-complex and main mergers and acquisitions made over the last years in Israel.

Due to the constant international and local growth in the fields of capital market and securities, and due to our firm’s outstanding achievements in these fields, the prestigious magazine “Legal 500″, ranked us as one of the best Israeli law firms in the aforementioned fields, as well as in its first tier group.

In addition, Legal 500 has ranked Adv. Israel Shimonov, the founder and General partner at our law firm as one of the best lawyers in his field of expertise. The”Leading Individuals” category is considered to be prestigious and well known by numerous bodies and entities nationwide. In addition, the Magazine mentioned Adv. Dudi Berland, Partner in our firm, as ‘an extraordinary professional’.

Our Clients

The firm’s clientele includes leading Israeli companies alongside foreign global corporations who are active in the local market.  Dozens of public Israeli companies whose securities are traded at TASE are among the firm’s clientele. These clients include the largest leading Israeli Corporate Groups, foreign corporations with vast multinational activities, controlling shareholders and local and foreign businessmen.

The firm’s clients also include corporations with operations in a broad range of sectors including Israeli and foreign real estate, hotels, industry, aviation, medical devices, retail, food, fuel and oil, investments and finance, biomed, high-tech, venture capital, automotive, leasing and more.

The Team

Shimonov & Co. takes pride in its skilled and experienced team of lawyers who provide clients with highest professional service. The firm succeeds in combining strict professional quality with exceptional creative thinking and deep business acumen.

All of the firm’s partners and most associates began within the firm as interns who for decades work almost exclusively in the capital and securities market, accumulating priceless experience and expertise.

The firm is headed by founding partner Israel Shimonov who is renowned as one of Israel’s leading experts in the field, and is personally involved in every case handled by the firm.

Israel Simonov, Adv.

Adv. Israel Shimonov, founding partner and head of Shimonov & Co. law firm, is one Israel’s most prominent capital market lawyers, ranked by both Israeli and international publications as the leading practitioner in this field. During years of legal practice Adv. Shimonov acquired vast experience and unique expertise gaining recognition as an authority in his field, and the reputation and esteem reserved for only few practitioners in the Israeli legal system.

Adv. Shimonov has more than twenty years of experience as a commercial lawyer specializing in the local securities law and capital market, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions in Israel.

As an authority in his areas of expertise, Advocate Shimonov provides legal counsel to clients in a variety of corporate law and securities matters, representing them before the Israel Securities Authority and The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).

Over the years, Adv. Shimonov has represented clients in hundreds of public offerings and hundreds of capital raising projects from private and institutional markets, with a total scope of billions of NIS, while being personally involved in each of the cases handled by the firm.

Adv. Shimonov has participated in many precedential processes and groundbreaking transactions in the Israeli capital market, such as highly complex mergers and acquisitions of public companies as well as participation in the most significant takeovers in the Israeli capital market over the last two decades.
Adv. Shimonov started his legal career in 1990 as an intern in Prof. Joseph Gross’ law firm and founded his own firm in 1993. Currently, he acts as Chairman of the Capital Markets and Securities Committee of the Israeli Bar Association.