Goldfarb Seligman & Co., one of Israel’s largest law firms, is among the elite group of firms that deliver top-tier legal services at international standards. The firm, which traces its history back over 90 years, offers clients extensive experience in various fields of law.
The firm is headed by Adv. Yudi Levy and Adv. Amir Tzafrir, Co-Chairmen of the firm, Adv. Zvi Bar-Nathan, Vice Chairman of the firm and Adv. Levy Amitay and Adv. Tal Atsmon, Managing Partners of the firm.
Goldfarb Seligman employs over 300 attorneys, including over 100 partners, who offer clients a wide spectrum of legal services. The firm focuses on four core practice areas: corporate and capital markets in Israel and overseas; litigation of all types; real estate, planning and construction of all descriptions; and taxation in Israel and internationally. The firm also offers highly specialized practices in industry; labor law; antitrust and competition; infrastructure; regulation; intellectual property and privacy; energy; finance; banking; insurance; environmental law; and more.
At the heart of Goldfarb Seligman’s professional philosophy is the belief that every client is unique, with individual issues and considerations. Based on this philosophy, the firm strives to provide each client with comprehensive legal services that are tailored to its specific needs. The firm’s attorneys provide our clientele personalized service, combined with the array of sophisticated legal services and global connections that a large international law firm can offer. Read more
The firm recruits and employs the leading attorneys in each of its various practice areas, who are expert in various fields of law and many of whom have foreign legal education and practice experience. The caliber, breadth and depth of the outstanding professionals at Goldfarb Seligman, together with the firm’s commitment to quality, excellence, integrity and discretion, make it the firm of choice for the most discerning clients, both in Israel and overseas.
The firm’s attorneys possess extensive expertise and experience in various fields of law and provide comprehensive and creative legal services. The diversified experience, together with the firm’s multidisciplinary approach, which combines experts from various legal disciplines, enables the firm to provide each client with unique, professional legal services, tailored to its needs.
Goldfarb Seligman has consistently been ranked among the leading law firms in Israel in various practice areas by international and local ratings such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, BDICode, Dun’s 100 and others.
The local ranking ‘Dun’s 100′, of Dun & Bradstreet Israel, consistently ranks Goldfarb Seligman at the top of the list of Israel’s leading law firms in its various categories.
The local ranking ‘BDI Code’, of BDI Coface, consistently ranks Goldfarb Seligman at the top of the list of Israel’s leading law firms in its various categories.
Goldfarb Seligman is consistently recognized by ‘The Legal 500’, a leading international law firm ranking guide, as one of Israel’s leading law firms.
Goldfarb Seligman is consistently recognized by ‘Chambers and Partners’, a leading international law firm ranking guide, as one of Israel’s leading law firms.
Goldfarb Seligman is consistently recognized by ‘IFLR1000’, a leading international law firm ranking guide, as one of Israel’s leading law firms.
Ashok J. Chandrasekhar
Thoma Bravo Advantage - ironSource Ltd.
Representing Thoma Bravo Advantage (a NYSE-listed SPAC) in its merger with ironSource in a de-SPAC transaction valued at $11.1 billion, including a PIPE investment of $1.3 billion.
Warburg Pincus LLC - Leumi Card Ltd.
Representing Warburg Pincus LLC in its acquisition of the credit card company Leumi Card Ltd. from Bank Leumi and the Azrieli Group for approximately 2.5B ILS.
Canada Israel Group - Wix campus
Representing Canada Israel in developing the 50,000 sqm Wix campus as part of the "BLUE" project in Tel Aviv, with an estimated value of 1.5B ILS.
Representing Nestle in motions to certify class actions against it for a total of 850M ILS in relation to the Nestle-Osem merger. In rejecting the motion, the Supreme Court set important precedents on judicial review standard, business judgment rule and independent committees.
Intel Corporation - Mobileye N.V.
Representing Mobileye in its acquisition by Intel for $15.3 billion. This is the largest acquisition ever in the Israeli high-tech sector, and Intel's second largest acquisition to date.
Baring Private Equity Asia PTE. Ltd. - Lumenis Ltd.
Representing Baring Private Equity Asia in its acquisition of Lumenis from the Chinese XIO Group.
Goldfarb Seligman, one of Israel’s leading law firms, is a pivotal part of the Israeli business community. As a firm dedicated to promoting the commercial activity of its clients, we lead many professional collaborations with a variety of business organizations and professional associations.
Goldfarb Seligman places a strong emphasis on its pro bono work, viewing it as its social mission. We believe that providing legal services to organizations and individuals who cannot afford quality professional legal counsel while advocating just causes is our moral obligation, and view it as an integral part of the firm’s legacy and one of its guiding principles.
The pro bono work at our firm extends to various activities and legal fields, and is dedicated to improving our community and advancing important social issues. The pro bono services are provided to a diverse variety of populations and entities, and offer comprehensive solutions for an array of issues, while focusing on fundamental principles, such as human rights and social justice.
With thousands of pro bono work hours every year, our pro bono clients receive the highest quality service, identical to the one provided to the firm’s clients, which together with the professionalism and legal excellence of the firm’s attorneys, granted the firm its prestigious reputation.
As part of our pro bono work, the firm is in continuous contact with entities which specialize in human rights and social justice issues.
The firm upholds a long-standing tradition of community service which is performed through monetary donations and volunteer work with economically disadvantaged populations. The firm’s legal teams – interns, attorneys and partners alike, reach out to the community, sharing their expertise with students of all ages and backgrounds, laying the groundwork for the growth of the next generation of extraordinary lawyers. Several classes benefit from this continuous educational activity every year, as part of the legal aid program of the ‘Movement against Poverty’ and ‘A Different Lesson’ (both Israeli nonprofit organizations). The pinnacle of these classes is a mock trial preformed before the students’ parents and teachers.
In addition, for the past several years the firm has taken part in the ‘Good Deeds Day’ in Israel, in which our entire staff – legal and administrative alike, participate in an array of volunteer activities benefiting the community.
As an equal opportunity employer, our statement is clear: equality for all, regardless of gender, race, belief or tendency. The creation of a workplace free of discrimination and harassment is a cornerstone of our conduct, and many of the key positions within our firm are filled by highly capable women, as well as people of diverse backgrounds and outlooks. The unique ideas and perspectives each person brings to the firm, the different insights and experiences, are all part of what makes Goldfarb Seligman a top tier law firm.