Funding for Israeli startups reached a record high in 2016, with Israeli tech companies raising $4.6 billion, according to Forbes. Orrick’s Israel practice, comprising more than 30 lawyers in markets around the globe, provides legal, business and strategic counseling to companies seeking to access this dynamic and exciting market.

Our clients also have access to our large network of venture capital, corporate investor and acquirer contacts, which have led to numerous strategic relationships for Israeli companies looking to expand their business beyond the country’s borders. 

Our focus on the “Startup Nation” is a natural product of our global strength in serving the technology sector. We advise more than 1600 high-growth clients globally and have been recognized as 2016 Corporate Dept of the Year: Emerging Companies by The Recorder. In the past year alone, we have assisted clients in raising $6.6 billion in venture and private equity-backed financing and executed $45 billion in M&A transactions globally. In addition to the technology sector, the firm focuses on serving clients in the financial services and energy & infrastructure sectors.

Our team has a track record of advising on groundbreaking deals in Israel, including inbound and outbound transactions. We have represented leading global companies such as Cisco Systems, NetApp and SodaStream in a range of cross-border matters, including M&A, venture and public market financing, global employment and equity compensation and cyber, privacy and data innovation matters. Through our work, we have developed a strong network of contacts in the business and government sectors, including long-standing collaborative relationships with top Israeli law firms that complement our strengths and reinforce our ability to counsel clients on the most complex international legal matters.

  • We counsel our clients as they grow. Our team provides Israeli entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, investors, and others active in the country with a broad range of services in all stages of the corporate life cycle. We offer a comprehensive platform for our company clients and advise in the areas of general corporate, venture financing, M&A, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, capital markets, intellectual property, employment, compensation and benefits, cybersecurity, data privacy and technology transfer, online payments, regulatory issues.

    Our lawyers innovate alongside our clients, developing creative alternatives to traditional fundraising models, employee benefit programs, intellectual property protections and tax structuring, and we were named the #1 most innovative law firm in North America by Financial Times from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019. We are also at the forefront of efforts to partner with our clients to enhance the value and manage the cost of complex legal services, and offer comprehensive and tailored alternative fee structures.

    Orrick’s Israel team includes lawyers with experience in the following areas:

    • Capital Markets
    • M&A and Private Equity
    • Fintech
    • Capital Raising
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Banking and Finance
    • Energy and Infrastructure
    • Project Finance
    • Employment
    • Litigation
    • Intellectual Property

Some of the recognition we have received