We are pleased to bring you the 5th Israel Desks League Tables, showcasing international law firms that are major destinations for Israeli clients, and are a hub of valuable experience in Israel-related deals.
Today, there are an estimated 160 law firms with an Israel Desk, a striking 20% increase from the number of firms back in 2019. In 2022, Israel's economy grew 6.5%, slower than 2021's 8.6% expansion, but still much stronger than most Western countries, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. With tech innovation continuing to scale new heights, the interest in deals and collaborations has far from waned, and the data bears that out in the Israel Desks League Tables.
With ranked law firms ranging from global powerhouses to smaller boutiques to new entrants, we have over 50 partners who shine across 11 practice areas and sectors, a testament to the amount of work carried out by international law firms involved in Israel-related matters.
As a regular fixture in the rankings, we continue to have both Value and Volume tables for M&A and Capital Markets to reflect those law firms that handle a large volume of general corporate and capital markets work, as well as those who are involved in high-value transactions and offerings. Law firms are ranked in order of volume or value but our “Elite” ranking spotlights those who particularly stood out with the largest number of matters and those with the highest value matters in what remains a competitive and vibrant market.
We reviewed the firms’ submissions, collected feedback and votes from the most prominent lawyers in Israel, and looked at factors including visits to Israel, local representatives, and relationships with domestic firms. This allowed us to identify those Leading, Prominent, Recognized, and Notable practitioners abroad, who take a proactive, instrumental, and hands-on role with respect to Israel. Furthermore, with such a huge raft of lawyers involved, those lawyers referenced in the editorial are recommended in Israel Desks rankings.
Congratulations to all!