Investment Funds

Our firm was one of the first law firms in Israel to advise clients regarding the establishment and operation of investment funds. The firm’s unique expertise in the establishment and representation of various investment funds make Goldfarb Seligman one of Israel’s leading law firms in the field.

Our attorneys provide ongoing legal counsel to investment funds, from their establishment and choice of the most appropriate legal environment, in Israel or abroad, through advising on contact with investors and various regulatory matters, to representation in investments in target companies or relevant assets. In this capacity, our legal teams accumulated extensive experience regarding the formalization of relations between the founders of investment funds and anchor investors, utilizing creative legal and commercial tools to bridge the differences between the various founders.

In addition, our firm’s attorneys possess a broad expertise in advising on all tax aspects of investment fund activity, including tax planning; obtaining tax pre-rulings for Israeli and foreign investors; establishing complex corporate structures derived mainly from tax considerations; and more. Our legal teams provide relevant regulation and securities counsel as well, including obtaining pre-rulings from the Israel Securities Authority; representing clients before foreign service providers and legal counsel; and advising on restructuring processes, such as corporate ‘immigration’ to a different country, as well as public offerings of shares and rights.

The firm also provides ongoing counsel to investment funds with respect to the investments performed by them in accordance with their investment mandate, in Israel and overseas, while exploiting its international and local experience and knowledge in other fields of practice such as mergers and acquisitions and managing investments in hi-tech, real estate, and capital markets in Israel and abroad.

Alongside our representation of investment funds, our expert legal teams provide counsel to institutional entities and high net worth individuals that wish to invest in investment funds, examining and advising on all aspects of their investment, including corporate, tax, and regulatory aspects. In addition, our attorneys represent material and anchor investors in negotiations of personal investment arrangements with investment funds.

The firm has a diverse client base, advising a wide variety of investment funds as well as private and institutional investors. Among others, our firm advises private equity funds, venture capital funds, investment arms of giant international corporations, real estate funds, REIT funds, hedge funds, secondary funds, mezzanine funds, designated financial funds, entrepreneurs, fund managers, local and foreign institutional investors, private investors from Israel and abroad, and more.

"The firm has shown its ability to handle the formation of private equity funds, hedge funds, credit funds, and REITs."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Has a deep client list of venture capital and private equity funds, regularly advising on investments and financing rounds."

Chambers & Partners | 2019

"The cross-disciplinary team has extensive experience advising every type of investment fund across the entirety of its life cycle."

The Legal 500 | 2018

"Noted for its outstanding international offering and activity in venture capital investments."

Chambers & Partners | 2017

"A strong practice that is experienced in guiding clients through the process of raising and managing investment funds."

The Legal 500 | 2016