June Edition 2023

23 Active in the Israeli market for more than 25 years, Allen & Overy (“A&O”) has one of the most formidable Israeli practices, acting for Israeli and international clients on strategic-level, cross-border transactions, projects and initiatives across many sectors. These include the energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, private equity, technology, real estate and life sciences fields. Highly ranked in Banking, Capital Markets, and Energy, the Israel Group thrives under the leadership of senior corporate lawyer, Lee Noyek who brings significant experience of corporate finance, strategic M&A, divestments, joint ventures, public takeovers, refinancings and IPOs. This past year, the team advised on striking M&A transactions, acting for Israel’s NeoGames S.A on its public offer to acquire Aspire Global for approximately USD 480 million, and Seattle-based Remitly on its acquisition of Israeli fintech company and payment institution Rewire. Among notable capital markets transactions, the Group also advised Delek Group on the admission of its Ithaca Energy Limited to the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. A pillar of the firm’s Israeli offering is its deep knowledge of the energy and infrastructure sector, with Ed Moser taking a prominent role. Luxembourg partner Jacques Graas and London-based Will Samengo-Turner, co-head of the EMEA Technology practice, also enjoyed an active 2022 with regards to Israel transactions. With a strong understanding of the Israeli market, Ashurst’s Israel Group has worked on transactions involving Israeli clients looking outward, as well as non-Israeli clients transacting in Israel. Heading the Israel Desk is Etay Katz, senior partner in the Financial Regulation practice and Cochair of the firm's Bank sector. With more than 15 years’ experience, Katz has represented the State of Israel in significant European capital market issuances and financial transactions, and the Bank of Israel on transactions and regulatory matters. The Group also comprises Jake Green, co-head of the firm’s Finance Regulatory group and primary adviser for leading Israeli global fintechs, eToro and Plus500, as well as corporate partner Jonathan Cohen, who brings a particular focus in the Tech M&A space. UK-headquartered law firm Asserson continues to enjoy a strong presence in the Israeli market, with its largest office in Tel Aviv and a team comprising approximately 60 UK, U.S. and Israel qualified lawyers. Under the leadership Allen & Overy Ashurst Asserson