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Our international practice includes more than 50 lawyers and consultants in our Israel group.

A number of our lawyers, consultants and staff who are involved in matters related to Israel speak Arabic and Hebrew. Firmwide, our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

McGuireWoods’ depth of experience derives from the more than 40 years our lawyers have been serving clients in this country. We advise clients on foreign investment issues, both for Israeli companies that wish to expand their presence in the US and Europe and otherwise do business outside of Israel, and for US, UK and other non-Israeli companies that wish to develop a footprint or invest and do business in Israel. In connection with that advice, we work closely with the Israeli private equity, venture capital and fund industries. In particular, we advise on premium and standard listings on the London Stock Exchange, and admissions to trading on AIM in London, the NYSE and NASDAQ in the US, as well as a variety of international and regional stock exchanges, including, with the assistance of local counsel, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Our close collaboration with local law firms helps us to manage these inward and outward transactions among the US, UK and Israel, including advising many operating company clients on the everyday aspects of doing business with Israel and addressing a range of matters, including cross-border taxation.

Additionally, McGuireWoods offers enhanced value to clients through our non-exclusive cooperation with Israeli law firm Shenhav Konforti Shavit & Co (SKS), a relationship we have enjoyed for a number of years, and with other firms, including fellow members of legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, SKS maintains a full-service practice that spans branch offices in Upper Galilee in the northern part of Israel, an area known for its innovative commercial high-tech, clean-tech and biotech industry clusters, and in the southern part of Israel.

With our experience in the clean-tech and energy industries, focused through the firm’s multidisciplinary energy industry team, coupled with local, regional and international offices in key energy-related hubs, we are able to provide special access to Israeli companies interested in those fields, particularly offshore natural gas. We also lend our support to Israeli high-tech industry growth initiatives on the global stage, whenever possible. Through our water resources industry team, we look to support Israel’s world-class water technology industry. Also, the firm, through the multidisciplinary approach of our life sciences industry team, concentrates on the legal needs of companies that develop, manufacture and distribute pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biological products, particularly recognizing the growth and importance of the Israeli biotech and pharmaceutical industries, both internally and internationally.

We represent large, well-established, multinational conglomerates, as well as small, innovative start-up companies attempting to develop products based on recent discoveries in biology. These companies often operate with support from venture capital. The firm also serves a number of midsize companies, particularly in the medical device arena. The firm provides a range of legal services, all of which are relevant for Israeli biotech companies, including intellectual property, financing, regulatory issues, commercial litigation, labor and employment, contract, mergers and acquisitions, and product liability defense.

Through McGuireWoods Consulting, our full-service public affairs subsidiary, we assist Israeli companies with government relations matters in the US and help them have a voice in shaping US legislation affecting their businesses and industries. McGuireWoods Consulting is located in Washington, D.C. and numerous US state capitals, as well as in Europe.

Our lawyers and consultants maintain relationships with the American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago, the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, UK Israel Business and the British Israel Lawyers Association (BISLA).

CONTACTS

Hed Amitai Partner, London T: +44 20 7632 1609
Robert B. Rakison Partner, London T: +44 20 7632 1620
David L. Ronn Partner, Houston T: +1 713 353 6671
Michael J. Schewel Partner, Richmond, VA T: +1 804 775 1035
Michael B. Woodard Partner, Richmond, VA T: +1 804 775 4729
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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US branch of one of israel's largest banks

Representation of the U.S. Branch of one of Israel's largest banks in connection with a $10 million revolving credit facility to a television production company.
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Avgol Nonwovens (Israel) and its US sub Avgol Distribution Co. Inc.

Providing a wide variety of litigation and counseling work for Avgol Nonwovens (Israel) and its US sub Avgol Distribution Co. Inc.
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European bank

Advising a European bank in connection with a loan to an Israeli-owned UK residential property developer of circa £7 million.
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European energy business

Advising a European energy business with substantial Israeli ownership, providing rental power to Africa.
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Israeli bank

Advising an Israeli bank on its loan of circa €250 million to an Israeli company for its purchase of a Central European chemical company.
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Israeli clients

Advising Israeli clients in respect of their exports to the US.
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Israeli companies

Advising on US IPOs/US securities work for Israeli companies.
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Israeli company

Representing an Israeli company for supply agreements with a French company and a US company.
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Israeli company

Representing an Israeli company in connection with the potential sale of interests in gas fields offshore Israel.
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Israeli company

Representing an Israeli company in connection with the importation of line pipe to the US. Approx. $80 million
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Israeli technology company

Representing an Israeli technology company in several rounds of venture capital financing in the US totaling approx. $25 million through its Delaware subsidiary.
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Israeli travel agency

Representing an Israeli travel agency in the development of charter flights and tour services to Israel, primarily from Russia and the US.
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Israeli travel agency

Representation of an Israeli travel agency in the development of charter flights and tour services to Israel, primarily from Russia and the United States.
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Israeli-owned UK clothing retail company

Advising an Israeli-owned UK clothing retail company in connection with its franchise operations and trade mark branding in the UK and Europe.
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Israeli-owned UK residential development company

Advising an Israeli-owned UK residential development company on its acquisition strategy in the UK.
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Makhteshim Agan (Israel) and its US subsidiary, Makhteshim Agan North America, Inc.

Providing a wide variety of litigation and counseling work for Makhteshim Agan (Israel) and its US subsidiary, Makhteshim Agan North America, Inc.
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Number of Israeli companies

Representing a number of Israeli companies in the US, including serving on the board of a fund that invests in Israeli companies.
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Numerous Israeli companies

Advising numerous Israeli companies on matters such as IP, M&A, due diligence, capital raises, etc.
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Owner of offshore Israel oil & gas exploration and drilling permits

Representing the owner of various oil & gas exploration and drilling permits offshore Israel in the sale of the company.
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UK company with substantial Israeli ownership

Advising a UK company with substantial Israeli ownership in the preparation of its private placement memorandum to raise funds for the provision of pumps for the shale gas industry.
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Hed Amitai Hed Amitai
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1609
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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William J Cook William J. Cook
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2750
F: +1 312 698 4536
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Marc Isaacs Marc C. Isaacs
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1720
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Sarah Lieber Sarah M. Lieber
Associate
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6697
F: +1 832 214 9920
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Robert B Rakison Robert B. Rakison
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1620
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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David L Ronn David L. Ronn
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6671
F: +1 832 214 9928
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Michael J Schewel Michael J. Schewel
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1035
F: +1 804 698 2120
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David B Whelpley Jr. David B. Whelpley Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2312
F: +1 704 805 5074
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Laurent S Wiesel Laurent S. Wiesel
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2140
F: +1 212 715 6281
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Michael B Woodard Michael B. Woodard
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4729
F: +1 804 698 2210
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Speaking Engagement

Universal Oil and Gas 2014 Dead Sea Conference

November 18, 2014
Ein Bokek
Speaking Engagement

Foreign Law Firms Conference – The Flow to Israel

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tel Aviv
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