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Firm Profile

Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co

Firm Profile

Tel Aviv

  • Profile
  • 23 Begin Rd. 18th FL,
  • Tel Aviv
  • Tel Aviv District
  • Israel
  • 6618356

Firm profile submitted by Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co

Managing Partner: Jacob Steinmetz
Senior Partners: Menahem Gurman, Daniel Haring
Number of partners: 10 Number of lawyers: 24 (including partners)
Languages: English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Flemish

Firm Overview:
Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co. sets the standard to which others aspire, carrying out sophisticated and pioneering work for its clients. SHG is proud to be working with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals. SHG’s lawyers are quality professionals and leaders with an in-depth understanding across a broad range of practice areas including corporate finance, private equity, banking, real estate, litigation, employment and private clients. SHG’s team of lawyers work across practice areas and jurisdictions to provide the highest quality legal service. All departments work together to produce consistently high quality advice within a highly competitive fee structure.

Main Areas Of Practice:

Corporate Finance/Commercial:
SHG offers a complete range of corporate finance and commercial services, extending to all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances. The firm provides its corporate clients with legal services from the initial phases of incorporation throughout the implementation of the business, exits or public offerings and beyond. SHG assists the client in setting its goals and priorities in all business negotiations and preparing or reviewing the legal documents between the relevant parties. SHG handles a variety of transactions involving Israeli companies or Israeli-based assets for international clients. It has represented Israeli clients and Israeli held concerns in their dealings overseas. The firm has advised and assisted clients in various jurisdictions from the USA and Canada, through Europe and Africa to India and the Far East.
The firm has acted as counsel to purchasers, target companies and financial institutions on all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A and related transactions. SHG provides added value to these transactions by pooling the knowledge of its Israeli and foreign qualified lawyers in both the corporate department and other practice areas in order to provide clients with a tailor made service for each specific transaction. SHG has extensive expertise in representing Israeli high-tech companies in the structuring and implementation of equity financing transactions. The firm represents both Israeli and foreign-based venture capitalists, investment companies and private investors. The firm has significant experience acting for a number of airlines wishing to establish, a presence in Israel (including US Airways and American Airlines).
Senior partner, Manny Gurman serves as co-chairperson of the Israel Bar Association Corporations Committee.
Contact: Jacob Steinmetz Email: [email protected]
Contact: Menahem (Manny) Gurman Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets & Securities:
SHG represents prominent Israeli and Israeli held companies and international underwriters on the listings of Israeli and Israeli held companies on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), the London Stock Exchange Plc (LSE), the Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) and NASDAQ. The firm has advised its clients on compliance with the Israeli legal implications of rules of such foreign exchanges which apply to such Israeli companies.
SHG’s experience in this field has involved the creation of innovative transactional structures which have included transactions of dually listed companies and various securities offered in the course of such offerings.
The firm has unique experience in dealing successfully with large and complex revolutionary transaction structures. Such transaction structures have required various changes to the applicable securities regulations and to the TASE directives in order to enable the adoption of such transaction structures. The firm has gained renown as experts in public and private offerings of various financial instruments, including asset-backed securitisations.
Contact: Menahem (Manny) Gurman Email: [email protected]

Private Equity:
SHG has built significant expertise representing and advising Israeli’s largest institutional investors (insurance companies, pension and provident funds and investment houses), on a large number of investments in local and international private equity and debt funds.
The firm accompanies the client through all stages of the investment process, from the structuring and incorporation of the limited partnership, through the drafting and negotiation of the limited partnership agreement and the side letter with both local and international counsel, the MFN election phase and through the life of the fund, ensuring that the terms of the investment comply with all Israeli statutory and regulatory requirements.
Contact: Andrew Larah Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance: SHG represents Israel’s largest institutional investors (insurance companies, pension funds and provident funds) and advise on their investments, fundraising activities, bond issuances and other financial documents and products in addition to structured financing transactions. The firm represents Israel’s largest pension funds in creating financial packages for Israel’s largest infrastructure operations. SHG was one of the first to deal with various securitisation issues in Israel and our involvement through the creation of structured products has led to accumulated expertise in the field over the last 10 years. The firm launched the first ETF product in Israel that was issued by the predecessor entity of the Psagot Investment House. SHG was the first to work on raising debt for a subsidiary of an Israeli municipality on the capital market through the issuance of bonds to institutional investors. The firm represented one of the first foreign companies to negotiate with the Bank of Israel, the regulator of the Israeli banking market, for the right to trade in foreign securities outside of the Israeli banking system. SHG advises on the establishment and operation of mutual funds and are frequently retained by underwriters and banks for the purpose of performing legal due diligence exercises in this regard.
Contact: Jacob Steinmetz Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
SHG represents reputable construction companies, developers, and architects, involving all aspects of real estate development, including acquisition, leasing, zoning and financing, as well as contract negotiation and drafting. The firm represents clients on residential and commercial conveyances, land purchases and sales, in connection with a diverse array of projects including hotels, shopping centers and sheltered housing villages. The firm has vast experience in national zoning plan TAMA 38/2 transactions and urban renewal transactions (“Pinui Binui”). The firm advised Meshulam Levinstein Engineering and Contracting Ltd in one project establishing approximately 100 new housing units; a second project in Kiryat Ono involved the coordination of 64 existing housing units in a TAMA project. SHG assist clients with international real estate transactions and, with the assistance of local counsel, it combines their local knowledge with its experience of structuring large and complex cross-border real estate transactions in order to provide a fully tailored product.
Contact: Daniel Haring Email: [email protected]

SHG represents both local and foreign clients before all civil courts in Israel including the Supreme Court and administrative courts. The firm provides representation in a wide variety of disputes and interim proceedings in many areas, including corporate and banking, securities, shareholder class actions, derivative actions, internal investigations, contractual claims, tenders, petitions to the Supreme Court, property and construction disputes, professional negligence and defamation. In addition, the firm has handled various class action lawsuits on behalf of its clients.
Contact: Eli Shimelevich Email: [email protected]

SHG formed a specialist Employment department in order to fully service the needs of its clients. The firm provides ongoing legal services in matters of manpower management, including the drafting of agreements, legal opinions, option plans, and review of M&A transactions and consultation on all aspects of employment law.
Contact: Menachem Ofer Email: [email protected]

Aviation Banking & Finance Corporate Finance/Commercial Capital Markets & Securities Employment Litigation Private Equity Real Estate