June Edition 2023

35 Latham & Watkins’ (“Latham”) Israel Practice leverages its global reach to provide strategic advice to Israeli clients on some of the highest profile and highest value transactions in the Israeli market, and takes top spot in M&A: Value, also enjoying a towering presence in the Israel Desks rankings in Capital Markets. Joshua Kiernan in the London office is an instrumental figure in a large team spanning many offices and that takes center stage in the biggest M&A and capital markets transactions. Kiernan was a member of the multi-office team from London, Silicon Valley, Chicago, New York and Tel Aviv which advised on the USD 4.4 billion merger between ironSource, an Israel-based software company that focuses on app monetization and distribution, and Unity Software. The deal was completed in late 2022. He also advised on the approximately USD 1.3 billion business combination between HUB Cyber Security, an Israel-based developer of cybersecurity solutions and services, and Mount Rainier Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. This New Jersey-based national law firm with more than 300 lawyers makes its entry into the Israel Desks rankings, recognized in high-tech sector for more than 50 Israeli clients in that field. The roster comprises businesses, venture funds, hedge fund and private equity fund managers in cross-border transactions involving Israel and the U.S. Almost 100 Israeli clients are served by the team, led by partners Dotan Barnea and Max Karpel, Co-Chairs of the Israel Practice. Working with companies at all stages and across a wide range of sectors, Barnea has been active in a range of corporate matters and investment rounds over the past 12 months. Having established its Israel team in 2011, Mathys and Squire, a hugely prominent European IP firm, enjoys a towering presence in the Patents and Trademarks category, grabbing first place in Filings/Prosecution. The team works directly with and advising well-known Israeli clients, individuals and attorneys on filing patents and designs during the past year. The ten-strong team is headed up by London partner and UK & European Patent Attorney and UK Design Attorney, Dani Kramer, who Latham & Watkins Lowenstein & Sandler Mathys & Squire