Legally Israel 100

26 Group, has been advising bidders and lenders on light rail projects in recent years. With strong relationships with the world's banks and financial institutions, the team is renowned for M&A, banking and finance work, energy and infrastructure. In one notable M&A transaction, the team advised GECAS on its joint venture with Israel Aerospace to convert Boeing 777 planes into freighter aircraft in a deal worth USD 400 million. CMS is one of the few major European-focused law firms with senior equity partners on the ground in Israel and has been instrumental for Israeli clients looking to invest or growabroad, as well as those businesses and investors looking to enhance their business in Israel. Within the Israel group, Andrew Besser and Louis Glass are key figures in a team of 60 involved in Israel-related work. In 2021, the firm was especially active in corporate and employment advice for flagship clients, as well as IP, litigation and banking. Clients also benefit from the firm’s fluent Hebrew speakers and key relationships with Israeli banks and corporates, prominent start-ups, and well-known lawyers and accountants for more than two decades. Israel is an important region for DAC Beachcroft, with the Group advising clients across practice areas and sectors from Aim listings to major arbitrations to advising London Market insurers on claims in Israel. The compact team features the experience of London-based Clarissa Coleman, Ilana Gilbert, Chris Wilkes and Duncan Strachan and is particularly recognized for its expertise in healthcare, insurance, tech and real estate and has been especially prominent in relation to litigation. Within this field, International Chamber of Commerce and LCIA arbitration stands out. Hot on the heels of its “Law Firm of the Year” at the American Lawyer’s 2021 Industry Awards,Davis Polk is flying high in the IsraelDesks rankings, taking a prominent role in some of the country’s flagship and highest value transactions in 2021. Co-Heads of Davis Polk Israel Practice are Lee Hochbaum, co-head of the SPAC practice, and Michael Kaplan, who heads the Corporate department. With a team of Hebrew speakers and graduates from Israeli law schools, the group has shone in M&A and Capital Markets in the past year. CMS DAC Beachcroft Davis Polk