Legally Israel 100

30 Multinational law firm Gowling WLG performs notably well in the intellectual property area, respected by Israeli law and patent firms for its trademark and patent filing practice in Canada and elsewhere. The 42-strong Israel desk is co-led by London-based Susannah Fink and Toronto-based Jason Saltzman, who enjoys a diverse M&A and capital markets practice. He also advised on the listing of Israel’s Adcore on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Gowlings was formed from the merger of Canada-based Gowlings and UK-based Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co in February 2016, in the first multinational law firm merger co-led by a Canadian firm. With a multidisciplinary office in Tel Aviv, Greenberg Traurig’s 100plus Israel Practice is one of the larger gateways for outward-looking Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as for non-Israeli clients looking to expand their presence in Israel. The Group took pole position in employment and high-tech this year, and was also extremely active in M&A, litigation and IP, thriving under the leadership of Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder and head of the Corporate department in Israel. In one of the flagship transactions of the past year, Shabot advised NASDAQ-listed technology company Digital Turbine, Inc. on all aspects of its USD 600 million acquisition of Israeli-German ad-tech company Fyber, working closely with the firm’s teams in Germany, the U.S. and Netherlands. He also worked with Alan Annex, Co-Chair of the Global Corporate practice, and EphraimSchmeidler to represent Goldman Sachs as lead underwriter and investment banker as part of a SPAC transaction which saw the going public of Ltd., one of Israel’s best known technology companies focusing on content discovery and digital advertising. The Israel Group is packed with instrumental figures, such as Tel Avivbased Lawrence Sternthal, who leads the International Real Estate department in Israel, as well as Meira Ferziger, who brings more than 28 years’ employment law experience as it relates to Israeli companies operating in the U.S., and Adam Snukal, who has worked with Israel's leading start-ups, representing them in issues surrounding IP, privacy, data security compliance obligations, such as GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, PCI, and more. Visit: IsraelDesks page Gowling wlg Greenberg Traurig