Overview

Shimonov & Co. is the leading and most active law firm in Israel in the area of capital markets and securities, and also one of Israel’s premier boutique law firms. The firm provides ongoing legal counsel to dozens of public companies, including some of the most prominent ones in the Israeli economy, as well as to some of the largest North American real estate companies with securities traded on the TASE.

Since its founding in 1993 by Adv. Israel Shimonov, one of Israel’s outstanding lawyers in the field of capital markets and securities, the firm has been providing legal support and counsel to public companies and companies wishing to go public, on a broad range of legal matters, including prospectuses and offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and issues in securities law and corporate law.

In 2017, Adv. Amir Bartov joined the firm as a senior partner. He is among Israel’s leading lawyers in insolvency and debt restructuring, and currently heads this practice area at the firm where he has helped to create a natural synergy with the capital market practice. Adv. Amir Bartov has led all major debt restructuring arrangements in Israel’s capital market in recent years, and his joining the firm has expanded the range of services offered by Shimonov & Co., enabling the firm to provide top-notch counsel also for distressed companies, complex financing transactions and debt restructuring arrangements. The firm uniquely specializes in representing foreign companies, especially from North America, wishing to offer securities to the Israeli public, having provided legal counsel and assistance in the vast majority of securities offerings by U.S. companies in the domestic market.

The law firm, which is Israel’s largest and most active one in the area of capital markets, represents 15% of all companies traded on the TASE. These figures speak for themselves, and position Shimonov & Co. at the forefront of law firms in the capital market sector in Israel.

Shimonov & Co. has been consistently ranked by Israeli and international ranking guides among the top-tier law firms in the area of capital markets and securities. In 2019, as in previous years, the firm was ranked by the prestigious international magazine The Legal 500 in the top-tier group for capital markets and securities. In addition, the guide ranked Adv. Shimonov, the firm’s founding partner, in the category of Leading Individuals as a prominent and leading lawyer in the Israeli capital market, and gave special mention to Adv. Dudi Berland, a senior partner of the firm responsible for the area of U.S. issuances.