Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.
18 Raoul Wallenberg St.
APM House, 6th Floor
Tel Aviv, Israel
www.apm.law

 

Contact: Stephen Rozen

Phone: 972 3 5689000

Email: sbr@apm.law

Firm Profile
Established in 1956, APM still works under the same basic ethos upon which it was established, which is to provide the most professional legal counsel. Based on an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of our fields of expertise, creativity, flexibility of thoughts, and uncompromising dedication to our clients, we provide comprehensive legal advice in commercial, civil and public law. APM is unique in its thinking and practice. Comprised of a group of multi-disciplinary professionals with wide ranging education, backgrounds and experience, this unique group has one thing in common – a passion for the law. It is this that brings together seasoned lawyers with motivated young attorneys – all working together – inspired and looking to achieve more for their clients. APM has 140 attorneys, of which 42 are partners and 17 of those partners are females.

Practice Areas
Innovation
Investment Fund Formation
Antitrust and Competition
Capital Markets/Securities
Environmental
Class Action Litigation
Labor and Employment
Tax


Corporate
Administrative
Arbitration and Mediation
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Gaming
Insolvency and Banking Litigation
Privacy, Security, and Cyber Threats
Regulation and Compliance


Mergers and Acquisitions
Adtech and Media Compliance
Banking and Finance
Energy and Infrastructure
Venture Capital, Hi-Tech and Startups
Intellectual Property
Real Estate and Construction

News

July 2022: Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (Israel) announced that James Raanan will be joining as a partner in the Hi-Tech and Venture Capital department and head of the firm’s telecom’s activities. James has many years of experience in representing private and public companies, with an emphasis on M&A, venture capital, private equity, and a broad range of complex commercial transactions. James represents carriers and companies throughout the telecom ecosystem. Additionally, James has considerable experience in the fintech space, working with banks, payments companies and fintech-platform providers. James began his career in the corporate department of another large Israeli law firm before leaving to join IDT Telecom (a global telecom and payments company and part of IDT Corporation, which is traded on the NYSE), where he stayed for almost 20 years and served as General Counsel. Before joining our firm he ran his own boutique practice where he worked closely as corporate counsel to public and private companies in the telecom and fintech industries. James is admitted as an attorney in Israel (1998) and New York (2007) and attained his law degree from the University of Manchester, England.

November 2021: Amit Pollak & Matalin (Israel) presented the Introduction to Corporate/M&A in Israel published in the Chambers & Partners Global Guide, giving a general overview of the M&A landscape in Israel, regulatory framework and more. Partners Maya Issachar and Nadia Davidzon were among the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2021. Adv. Isamar Cohen has joined the firm as a partner in their Hi-Tech and Venture Capital Department. The firm hosted their rooftop, The Kitchen Hub‘s “Inspiring Women Get-Together” event, where 60 women leading the FoodTech and AdTech industry, met for an inspiring and enjoyable evening. APM represented Nanox Vision Ltd in its agreement for the acquisition of Zebra Medical for up to $200 million. The team, led by Ian Rostowsky, partner and Co-Head of the Hi-tech practice, together with associates Ido HazanNaor Traitel, Mayar Darawshe, and intern Anat Abramson represented NANO-X in this transaction. The firm is also proud, that once more, they were recognized and ranked in 24 practice areas by Israeli BDI legal guide. APM represented Aleph Farms in its successful completion of a $105 million Series B round. To date, this is the largest capital raising of a cultivated meat company. Aleph Farms is a groundbreaking Israeli cultivated meat company, cultivating and growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells. APM team, led by Partners Yoav Etzyon and Efrat Shpizaizen, together with associates Karin Lichterman and Yarden Levy, represented the company in the transaction. The firm was ranked, once again, as a top-tier law firm in the Investment Funds sector, by IFLR1000 and Adv. Maya Issacharov, partner and Head of the Fund Formation practice, ranked as a Market Leader in the field. The firm represented AnD Ventures Fund, L.P., the lead investor in a $5.25m financing investment round in InfiniGrow Ltd., an Israeli startup developing an AI-driven attribution, forecasting, and planning solution that help B2B marketing teams continuously hit their KPIs.

June 2021: Amit Pollok & Matalon (Israel) has been ranked in 17 practice areas in the 2021 edition of Legal 500, as well as the Israeli publisher Dun’s 100 in 19 practice areas. Ian Rostowsky, partner and Co-Head of the High Tech and Venture Capital Department, was named as one of Israel’s leading practitioners in the Life Sciences field by Who’s Who Legal, 2021. APM & Co. also announced Adv. Omer Carmel and Adv. Sahar Peled joined their firm as a partner in the Hi-Tech and Venture Capital department. The firm collaborated with OneTrust DataGuidance, the industry-leading privacy and security regulatory research Platform. Adv. Adi El-Rom and Adv. Hilla Shribman contributed the Israel Data Retention Note. You can find more information on the Data Retention series, and their contribution here.  APM & Co. published the 2020 Most Active Funds report, which ranks Israeli and foreign venture capital funds according to the number of first investments they made in Israeli high-tech companies during the year of 2020. The report was prepared by the distinguished IVC Data and Insights, with the firms cooperation. Click here for the full report. ICLG invited APM & Co. to partake in the 15th edition of its exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions 2021 publication. Partners, Advocates Ian Rostowsky and Stephen Barak Rozen, together with associate, Adv. Elinor Polak, reviewed, among others, M&A structures and regulation in Israel, addressing relevant authorities, target defenses, bidder protection and more.

March 2021: Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (Israel) welcomed three new partners to their Real Estate and Construction division: Tali Salton-Yeshua and Jonathan Liebchik in their Planning and Construction department, and Itay Zemel in their Real Estate department. Also, APM welcomed the promotion of 4 new partners: Ran Cohen and Efrat Shpizaizen in High Tech and Venture Capital; Liron Usherovich in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Shalev Brants in Environmental Law. Further, the firm informed that the Israeli National Authority for Technological Innovation recently issued a call for applications under a new benefit track – Benefit Track No. 46 – “Program to Encourage Capital Investments in High-Risk, Venture Capital-Backed Companies” in which seed stage venture capital funds, will be granted a warrant coverage equivalent to ? of their investments. Additionally, APM represented  Redefine Meat on a successful completion of a $29 million investment round. Redefine Meat is a groundbreaking Israeli startup, utilizing 3D technology, producing animal-free meat. APM also advised Nano-X Imaging on its Secondary Public Offering in which shareholders sold Ordinary Shares for approx. $193 million. The team was led by Ian Rostowsky – Co-Head of Hi-tech & Venture Capital, Ayelet Torem, Adv. – Head of Global Markets and Rimon Oz. APM announced that they have been Chambers ranked in 9 practice areas; Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax, TMT: Technology and FinTech Legal. Advocates Tal Tirosh and Hen Yannay represented the Clean Value Ventures, a new venture capital fund in formation, focusing on investments in the energy and infrastructure fields, in a Series A investment round of US$ 3 million in Bio-Fence Ltd., a ground-breaking Israeli company developing an antimicrobial and anti-viral polymer based coating that eliminates hazardous pathogens from surfaces, thus reducing surface-linked infection rates. Advocates Stephen Barak Rozen and Racheli Vardi, partook in writing the Good Food Institute’s Israeli edition of the ‘Good Food Startup Manual’. The Good Food Institute is a science based non-profit organization aiming to accelerate groundbreaking alternative protein research and innovation in Israel. Finally, APM welcomed Adv. Livnat Ein-Shai Vilder, as head of their new capital markets, banking and finance practices where she will broaden and deepen their reach into the fields of capital markets, banking and finance.