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32 to preserve their assets, liberty and reputation. Powered by a deep bench of former government lawyers and litigators around the world, including elsewhere in the region in Dubai, the firm also earns significant roles in sensitive and high-profile litigation. These include representing Israeli tech companies in a raft of commercial and intellectual property disputes, as well as helping Israeli start-ups through the launch of a litigation fund in partnership with litigation finance firm IMF Visit: IsraelDesks page With a towering presence in capital markets, Latham & Watkins’ (“Latham”) Israel Practice takes the top spot in the Capital Markets value table, leveraging its global reach to provide strategic advice to Israeli clients on some of the highest profile and highest value equity and debt capital markets transactions in the Israeli market. In 2021, few transactions, matched the headlines written by the USD 2.1 billion IPO of Playtika and the USD 724 million IPO of, both on Nasdaq, in which the Latham represented the issuer, as they did on the IPOs of WalkMe, Riskified and Kaltura, among many others. The Latham team also acted as underwriters’ counsel on the USD 1.4 billion IPO of SentinelOne on the NYSE and IPO of Nayax on the TASE. Joshua Kiernan and Stuart Kurlander in the London and Washington D.C. offices are instrumental figures in the team, which regularly advises on initial public, follow-on and secondary offerings, as well as a string of SPAC transactions. Having established its Israel team in 2011, Mathys and Squire, a hugely prominent European IP firm, enjoys a towering presence in the Patents and Trademarks category, working directly with and advising well-known Israeli clients, individuals and attorneys on filing patents and designs during the past year. The eight-strong team is headed up by London partner and UK & European Patent Attorney and UK Design Attorney, Dani Kramer, who acts for clients ranging from start-ups to large corporations across a variety of technology sectors. He works closely with Munich partner Andreas Wietzke and Anna Gregson, a partner in London. Mathys & Squire Latham & Watkins