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28 tech companies. Among a raft of employment matters, the firm advised JFrog on the UK and German employment issues related to the USD 300 million acquisition of Israeli start-up Vdoo, as well as the employment due diligence in the acquisitions of Tapjoy and Bidalgo. Visit: IsraelDesks page A bridge between Israel and the U.S., Fox Rothschild 's 31-strong nationwide Israel practice group is a key destination for Israeli clients launching or expanding into U.S. markets. The group’s work is driven by Michael Sweet, Odia Kagan and Sarah Biser in the San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York offices respectively, with technology and innovation at the heart of the firm’s extensive client roster. The firm’s transactional and regulatory expertise stands out, especially with regards to compliance work. Philadelphia-based partner Odia Kagan, the Chair of GDPR Compliance & International Privacy group, has been advising Israeli clients from the agriculture, healthcare and software sectors, among others, on such key issues over the past year. Clients also tapped into the Group’s depth of expertise relating to employment, with Sweet and Labor & Employment partner, Richard Scharlat, a Hebrew speaker based in New York City, who brings over 20 years’ experience in defending management from U.S.-based companies and international companies with U.S. employees in employment and class action litigation. The Group has also supported Israeli parties in filing patents and trademarks and has been involved in litigation involving Israeli parties. Visit: IsraelDesks page As one of the most impressive names in the Israeli market, Freshfields’ Israel Group is one of the pacesetters and emerges with two top spots – in banking and energy. In a 20-strong team, with 6 principals, Adir Waldman is on the ground in Israel, leading a multijurisdictional team of Freshfields lawyers dedicated to advising Israeli clients and businesses with interests in Israel. Among the team is New York partner Menachem (Mena)Kaplan,who is very active in the start-up scene andwhosepractice encompasses IP, licensing, joint ventures, and emerging technologies. Tel Aviv based Chaim Seligman also leads the Tel Aviv office’s tech initiative and brings clients a background of Private and Public International Law and acts for clients in cross-border transactions and dispute resolution. Fox Rothschild Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer