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Recommendations

“We worked with Amir on complicated cross-border transactions. In these transactions, Amir provided a highly professional service to the MedInvest Group and its portfolio companies. His  methodical ability to manage a project from A to Z, always focusing on the relevant questions, and demonstrating an acute understanding of the big picture, are valuable assets for any client. Also, Amir’s commercial instincts and drive to get a transaction completed are outstanding and the quality of his work matches that of international  law firms we generally work with. I feel that the MedInvest Group is in the best possible hands.” (General Counsel, MedInvest Group)

Practice Areas

Amir’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and general corporate law. Amir has extensive experience in structuring and leading cross border transactions representing public and private, international and domestic companies. Amir also acts for private equity firms and emerging companies in connection with private capital raising transactions. He has significant experience in acting for investment funds in connection with complex equity and debt investments and dispositions.

Amir clerked for the Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, Eliezer Rivlin. Amir received his masters in law from Columbia University, after which he earned his doctorate in law from Illinois University Law School where his research focused on questions relating to monetarily quantifying pain-and-suffering damages using psychological and economic studies.

Deals

Representative transactions include:

  • Representation of Impulse Dynamics N.V. in its $45 million financing round, with Goldstone Investment, a global investment company owned by the Chinese conglomerate CITIC Securities acting as lead investor.
  • Representation of Impulse Dynamics N.V. in its $30 million financing round, with the Henderson Group from Hong-Kong acting as lead investor
  • Representation of an investment fund of China Development Bank and Shanghai Gongbao, a Chinese investment group, as possible acquirers, in the selling process of the controlling stake of Clal Insurance by the IDB Group.
  • Representation of Mr. Moti Ben Moshe and ExtraEnergie GmbH, Germany, in acquiring the controlling stake in the IDB Group, one of the largest and diverse Israeli conglomerates. Such acquisition was made as part of a court supervised debt arrangement surrounding the IDB Group (under the previous controlling shareholder) initiated by the Group’s creditors.
  • Representation of the MedInvest Group and several of its portfolio companies in a $130 million loan facility with The European Investment Bank as lead lender and Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited acting as agent.
  • Representation of Plimus Inc. in its sale to private equity fund Great Hill Partners for $115 million.
  • Representation of the controlling shareholder in Compulab Limited in the disposition of his stake in the company to an investment group led by TechnoPlus Ventures Limited.
  • Representation of Politiv Limited in a joint venture transaction relating to the establishment of a polyethylene sheets factory in Mexico.
  • Representation of Amitim – Pension Funds, one of Israel’s largest institutional entities, in several investments made in the USA and Israel.
  • Representation of CRG Electronics Limited in the sale of its electronic components distribution business to Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT).
  • Representation of Politiv Limited in acquiring the business of Meteor Agricultural Nets Limited.

Publications

Amir publishes on a regular basis in this fields of his expertise. Recent publications include:

  • Israel’s government introduces reform to economy: M&A opportunities in Israel for foreign investors (Expert Guide – Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Yes, to report – The United States Supreme Court ruled that a company must publish negative information it obtained even if not statistically proven (Calcalist)
  • Economic centralization (TheMarker)
  • No-Shop Clause: The investor did not expect this result (TheMarker)
  • Will the recommendations of the Israeli Economic Concentration Committee lead to extortions? (TheMarker)

Education

Illinois Law School, (J.S.D., 2008)

Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2005)

Hebrew University Law School (LL.B., 2003)