Legally Israel 100

25 U.S. boutique law firm Charish Law Group specializes in representing Israeli and U.S. companies and individuals as lead counsel in complex business litigation, international arbitration, and defense of white-collar and regulatory matters. The team thrives under the first-rate experience of its founder –Michael Charish, in Jerusalem, who has spent 20 years handling complex litigations and investigations for clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. With affiliates in New York and Israel, the team is a prime choice for the full gamut of complex civil and white-collar-criminal matters, as well as particular expertise in disputes relating to contracts and business torts. He acted for publicly traded Israeli real estate company in New York Supreme Court litigation and appeal over contract and corporate governance issues, as well as an Israeli tech company in patent infringement litigation. Headquartered in New York, international firm Cleary Gottlieb (“Cleary”) is acknowledged for its solid track record in M&A, capital markets and litigation over the past, year, notably securing the approval of International Flavors & Fragrances’ merger agreement with DuPont for the merger of IFF and DuPont's Nutrition & Biosciences business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The firm’s Israel Group comprises the prominent capital markets lawyers, such as Adam Fleisher, who has represented numerous Israeli clients in the industrial, defense and tech sectors, as well as David Gottlieb, whose roster has included Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi and Israel Chemicals. Israeli clients also benefit from Daniel Lian, a member of the Israel Bar, who focuses on intellectual property law, cybersecurity and privacy. A hugely active participant in the Israeli market for many years, Clifford Chance successfully harnesses its global reach to help Israeli clients reach international markets, and international clients access Israel. David Metzger, Michael Sabin, and Sam Clinton-Davis are big-hitters in an Israel group, which works across many practice areas to offer clients immediate access to one of the widest international professional networks around. Co-head of Clifford Chance's US Funds & Investment Management Group, Hebrew-speakingMichael Sabin has an active Israel practice, advising Israelbased sponsors and investors on their fundraising and global investment activities. David Metzger, global head of Clifford Chance's Construction Clifford Chance Cleary Gottlieb Charish Law Group