Corporate and Finance Department
Adv. Gonen is the Chair of the firm's Insurance and Risk Management Practice, and Deputy Department Head of the Corporate and Finance Department.
Adv. Gonen handles a wide array of complex commercial transactions, including private and public capital raising; various aspects relating to securities and stock market laws; mergers and acquisitions; restructuring; private, banking and public finance transactions; and finance agreements. He advises public companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange on various aspects of securities law, capital raising and corporate governance. In recent years, Adv. Gonen has led a number of complex capital raising processes, each worth an estimated one billion ILS.
In addition, Adv. Gonen specializes in advising on comprehensive insurance plans for his clients, including Directors and Officers insurance, Error and Omissions insurance, Cyber Risk insurance, Representations and Warranties insurance, insurance for projects and more. Adv. Gonen provides ongoing counseling to his clients from the initial stages of identifying and mapping risks, tailoring an innovative "insurance suite" to each client's needs. In the case of occurrence of an “insured event” under a policy, Adv. Gonen advises his clients regarding proper conduct and negotiations vis-à-vis the insurers in order to ensure they receive the full rights granted by their policy, and continue to maintain the optimal insurance coverage.
Adv. Gonen's long years of experience in the corporate law and capital markets fields, as well as his close familiarity with the insurance sector, provide him with a broad perspective and a unique ability to analyze the legal-commercial framework in which the client operates, to the benefit of his clients. Adv. Gonen's business understanding, his extensive work relations with the regulators in the field and his integrated professional knowledge in various legal practices allow him to provide innovative solutions tailored to his clients' needs.
Adv. Gonen possesses extensive experience regarding the establishment of investment funds as well, including private and public funds for investments in real estate, securities, infrastructure, funds of funds, and more. In this capacity, he advises his clients throughout the establishment stages of the fund and capital raising from investors, as well as the ongoing commercial activity of the funds in Israel and abroad. In recent years Adv. Gonen accumulated in-depth expertise and a systematic perspective in the establishment and counsel of REIT funds, established under the recent legislation in the real estate and infrastructure fields. The establishment of such funds required innovative legal solutions taking into account both the legal requirements and the client's commercial needs.
Among Adv. Gonen's clients are private, public and government companies, investment funds, and institutional entities from a wide variety of sectors, including finance, technology, industry, services, real estate, communications, restaurant chains and more.
In past years, Adv. Gonen was an associate in leading New York based commercial law firms.
LL.M. (Corporate Law), Tel Aviv University, 1997
LL.B., Bar Ilan University, 1994
Israel Bar Association, 1995