Gowling WLG has strong ties to Israel. Our firm has years of experience working in Israeli markets, and maintains deep relationships with law firms, venture capitalists, investment banks and other influencers throughout the country.

Serving the innovators

Gowling WLG has a number of key offerings to meet shifting needs related to Israel, including: an award-winning blockchain team, a strong technology group and a new unit devoted exclusively to startups.

These attributes give us a huge advantage when it comes to advising Israeli clients. The latter is critically important. In recent years, Israel has earned a global reputation for being a "Start-Up Nation". What's more, the international Bloomberg Innovation Index of 2017 ranked it as the world's tenth-largest country when it comes to innovation. Israel is truly making waves on the world stage.

Leading the field in mergers and acquisitions

We do more merger & acquisition deals than any other firm, when it comes to Canadian M&A transactions, and possess significant experience listing Israeli companies on the TSX, TSXV and Canadian Securities Exchange. In 2019, Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) credited us with 235 deals worldwide. This figure represents a 20 per cent surge from our 196 credited transactions in 2018.

Furthermore, our global network creates opportunities for Israeli companies to succeed around the world. Notably, the firm was recently ranked by Bloomberg among the top 10 worldwide for both UK and global mid-market M&A.

Offering expertise for any situation

We're uniquely familiar with the greatest challenges facing our Israeli clients - raising capital, navigating IPOs and seizing merger and acquisition opportunities. We know there is a shortage of skilled engineers and programmers in the labour market, and that tech companies are facing increasingly tight restrictions when it comes to operating in Europe.

Still, advising Israeli clients overseas is not an issue for Gowling WLG. We've been a global law firm since 2016. On the whole, our worldwide reach is extensive. The firm offers a full suite of legal services across offices spanning Canada, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. That means we can help our clients - including those looking to enter Israel, and of course, Israeli businesses looking to pursue opportunities elsewhere - overcome any obstacle.

Primary clients

  • I.M.C. Agriculture 2010 Ltd.
  • Moroccanoil
  • Adcore Inc. (formerly Podium Advertising Technologies Ltd.)
  • OurCrowd
  • Water Ways Technologies Inc.
  • Real Technology Broker Ltd.
  • Epitomee Medical Ltd.
  • Perrigo Israel Agencies Limited

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Get in touch

To learn how Gowling WLG can help meet your legal needs, both inside and outside Israel, please contact Susannah Fink or Jason Saltzman.