Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Meir Linzen
- 14 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Leading team that enjoys an excellent reputation for its ability to handle a diverse range of tax issues. Notably assists blue-chip multinationals with the tax aspects of their Israeli operations. Offers an integrated approach, drawing on expertise from other leading practices within the firm such as the corporate and banking groups.
Strengths One client enthused: "I think the team is very professional, knowledgeable and capable. The service is great."
One source concluded: "The tax team of Herzog Fox & Neeman is of the highest international standard."
Work highlights Acted for Fosun on the tax aspects of its ILS290 million acquisition of AHAVA.
Represented Mellanox in its merger with EZchip Semiconductor and related tax structuring, as well as obtaining a tax ruling.
Significant clients Microsoft, Facebook, 888 Holdings, GE, Julius Bär.
The "very intellectually savvy and capable" Guy Katz enjoys an excellent reputation for his understanding of tax in Israel and further afield. One source stated: "He has a really strong grasp of Israeli tax law. He has the ability to anticipate any issues that may arise," and: "He doesn't look at Israeli issues in a vacuum; he has a sense before what the issues may be and tailors his advice accordingly."
Yuval Navot "is an exceptional lawyer," according to one source, who continued: "Not only is he very knowledgeable and commercial, but he also has the right approach towards his clients. Specifically, I was very impressed by his thorough analysis." He frequently assists clients with corporate tax matters.
The distinguished Meir Linzen is "highly experienced and client-oriented," according to one source. Another commentator stated: "He's bright, has wide knowledge and gets results in difficult circumstances." He assists international corporations with strategic tax planning in Israel.