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Anat Tenne and Amichai Pery jointly lead the practice at Alter Attorneys at Law, which handles voluntary disclosures for Israeli residents and has represented clients before the Supreme Court. Nir Horenstein specialises in advising multinational corporations on international tax matters and acts for numerous municipalities regarding VAT returns.

Gornitzky & Co. acts for international clients such as PepsiCo and PayPal Holdings, and large domestic clients including Medinol and Migdal Insurance. Jointly headed by Pinhas Rubin and Daniel Paserman, the team often handles negotiations with the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) and tax aspects of M&A and corporate restructurings.

Herzog Fox & Neeman has ‘remarkable experience and expertise in every area of tax law’. The group works for large international clients such as Verifone and Microsoft in tax assessments, audits and transactional tax optimisation. Meir Linzen, Guy Katz and Yuval Navot are recommended.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has ‘one of the leading tax practices in Israel’. Shaul Grossman and the ‘exceptional’ Eldar Ben-Ruby advise high-net-worth individuals, trusts and estates on various regulatory and legislative issues. The team is also active in the tax aspects of large commercial transactions.

Shekel & Co. is ‘among the best in tax litigation’, where it works for heavyweight domestic clients. Moshe Shekel has been advising Noble Energy and Delek Group on the tax aspects of the sale of part of the Tamar gas field, and represented the clients in a lawsuit regarding the country’s new oil taxation. The team also advises clients such as Maccabi Healthcare Services, Clalit Healthcare Services and Meuchedet Sick Fund on VAT classification. Yaniv Shekel is also recommended.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s ‘very skilled’ team advises on tax aspects of construction projects and large commercial transactions. Racheli Guz-Lavi’s clients include Clicksoftware Technologies and the Israel Infrastructure Fund. Practice head Doron Levy is ‘particularly good’.

Eitan, Mehulal & Sadot and Co., Advocates, Patent Attorneys specialises in indirect taxation involving import tax, anti-dumping duties and international trade regulation. The firm also has a specialised direct tax team, and Noa Lev Goldstein represented an Israeli holding company in a civil tax appeal before the Supreme Court. Avigdor Dorot left the firm.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s Yaron Sever has been advising Nestlé on the corporate tax structure in the group’s reverse triangular merger with Osem and the establishment of Odyssey SM. Practice head Tal Atsmon handles voluntary disclosures and reporting for individuals and large corporations.

The tax team at S. Horowitz & Co assisted the Weizmann Institute of Science with tax reporting following sale and purchase transactions in the Tamar Science Park totalling about NIS1bn. Leor Nouman heads the team, which acts for over 100 wealthy families in voluntary disclosure proceedings before the ITA.

Shibolet & Co assists global corporates and accountancy firms such as Ernst & Young in assessment procedures and represented Malca Amit before the ITA. Practice co-heads Miri Bickel and Benny Kalifi recently handled exemption negotiations with the ITA concerning Hyper Wise’s sale to Checkpoint.

Tali Yaron-Eldar’s boutique tax firm, Yaron-Eldar, Paller, Schwartz & Co. Law Offices, provides comprehensive tax services and is notably active in tax litigation. The team has been advising So-Spark on tax matters related to the group’s relationship with PepsiCo. Rany Schwartz, Roy Paller and Gilad Ben-Ami are key contacts.

Yigal Arnon & Co’s expertise lies in tax optimisation of deals and corporate restructuring. Eran Lempert, who specialises in international corporate tax matters, joined the firm from Herzog Fox & Neeman, and is now co-head of the team alongside Ofir Levy, who represents clients before the ITA.

Ziv Sharon & Co. Law Office has ‘deep expertise in international taxation and cross-border transactions’. ‘True professionals’ Ziv Sharon and Yoad Frenkel head the practice, which also handles litigation.

Prof. Bein & Co. Law Office works for government entities and municipalities in an advisory role in negotiations with the tax authorities. The team also handles numerous property tax issues for domestic and international companies. Dan Bein and Yoav Bein are key contacts.

With ‘quick response times and in-depth know-how’, Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co specialises in real estate taxation, and is instructed by government entities such as the State of Israel and the Chinese embassy. Anat Shavit represented a group of land purchasers in District Court in an appeal against the ITA.

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co has ‘in-depth knowledge of local and global tax issues’. The ‘sharp and responsive’ Yaniv Erlich handles tax matters regarding international investment and M&A for clients such as IBI Investment House and BMAX.

Moshe Mizrachi, Noach, Kriegel & Co is instructed by domestic financial institutions including Israel Discount Bank, Phoenix Insurance Company and Brevan Howard. Moshe Mizrachi heads the team, which also represents corporates before the ITA. Eldad Noach is recommended.

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries handles corporate tax planning, VAT and municipal taxation and contentious tax matters. Doron Schweppe’s group has been increasingly active for clients in the energy sector, and works for the Weizmann Institute of Science and University of Haifa.

Shenhav & Co., Advocates & Notary advises corporates and investment funds on tax optimisation of transactions, including international investments. ‘Superb negotiator’ Ayal Shenhav acts for clients such as YL Ventures and Sequoia Capital.

Lipa Meir & Co assists corporate clients with tax aspects of M&A and real estate taxation, as well as advising on VAT and handling litigation. Electra, the Ministry of Finance and Albar Group are key clients. Yossi Elisha heads the practice.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz specialises in examining local and international tax aspects of commercial transactions. The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ Yom-Tov Abadi heads the Israel tax group, while Henriette Fuchs chairs the international tax practice.

Raveh Haber & Co. represents corporates and investment groups in a variety of tax disputes with the ITA and also provides opinions on VAT issues and tax exemptions. Gil Raveh and Galit Friedman are key contacts.

Rosenberg Abramovich Schneller, Advocates has experience in a variety of tax matters, and is active in taxation involving estates and trusts. George Rosenberg and Ari Rosenberg ‘have an excellent grasp of international tax issues’.

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is instructed by domestic and multinational corporates, and acts for financial groups such as Credit Suisse and Jerusalem Venture Partners. Menachem Tulchinsky heads the practice, which is also involved in some significant tax disputes.

Yehuda Raveh & Co.’s strengths lie in advising on tax implications of commercial transactions and corporate financing. Ehud Nadav appears in parliamentary tax committees and also assists individuals in voluntary disclosure procedures.

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