Legally Israel 100

22 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 UK, U.S. and Israel qualified lawyers. Under the leadership of the well-known shining light, Tel Aviv-based Trevor Asserson, the team provides UK legal services to Israeli clients, taking pole position in litigation and flying high in real estate and employment law, a growing body of work under the guise of Howard Rubenstein, head of the Business Law group, which includes the prolific Rachel Shaw, Oliver Harris and Hadie Cohen, who counsel Israeli companies on a raft of employment agreements and ongoing advice. Jointly heading the Dispute Resolution practice is Baruch Baigel, whose track record includes several high profile and high value claims in the UK High Court, three of which have been listed by the Lawyer among the top 20 UK cases for the year, each of those cases for Israeli citizens, or people based in Israel. The team earns widespread recognition for its involvement in commercial, real estate and construction-related litigation. In real estate, David Prais leads the Israeli Real Estate team which advises on acquisitions and disposals, including the acquisitions of apartments in the Wembley Towers project, while Robert Gross has represented major Israeli banks in providing secured facilities to Israeli owned businesses in the UK. Visit: IsraelDesks page With over 30 years’ experience in the Israeli market, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (“BCLP”) hasoneof the longest standingandmostextensivepractices, with over 50 lawyers offering a raft of services to 200 plus Israeli financial institutions andcorporates, includingestablishedpublic andprivate companies and start-ups in technology, infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, energy and venture capital. The April 2018 merger between Bryan Cave of the U.S. and Berwin Leighton Paisner of the UK enhanced its offering to Israeli clients. London-based Jonathan Morris and Tel Aviv-based Paul Miller serve as Co-Chairs of the firm's Israel Desk, alongside Ken Henderson in the New York office. Partner in the firm’s M&A and Corporate Finance team in London, Jonathan Morris advised ironSource on its acquisition of Luna Labs, while in capital markets, he advised AmiadWater Systems on its listing of its shares on the TASE and the cancellation of a listing of the shares London’s AIMMarket. Paul Miller, with more than 25 years international experience, is a consultant in BCLP's Tel Aviv representative office. As well as flying high in M&A – the team advised Kape Technologies on its agreement to acquire premium consumer VPN business ExpressVPN – the Asserson Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner