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Capital Markets and Securities

Practice Areas / Capital Markets and Securities

"Highly professional and very experienced, with a deep knowledge of capital markets and securities" (Legal 500 EMEA).

"We have been very pleased with their services. It goes without saying that they are knowledgeable, but they also provide a first-class service, are creative and come with the right solution." (Chambers Global).

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.'s department of capital markets and securities boasts one of the most active and diversified legal teams of its kind in Israel. This department is reputed as a leader in its field of practice, and is consistently ranked in the top group by legal directories both in Israel and abroad.

Over the years, our firm's lawyers have acquired extensive experience and expertise in providing legal counsel on issues of securities and capital markets to some of the largest public companies in Israel. This counsel has influenced a wide range of operations carried out by these companies, focusing, inter alia, on equity and debt issuance in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, foreign stock exchanges, dual listing and cross listing, private issuance of equity and debt both in Israel and abroad, agreements on the largest and most complicated merger and acquisition transactions of public conglomerates, "going private" transactions, "folding the layers" of pyramidal corporate structure in compliance with the Decentralization Law, transactions with controlling shareholders, providing legal counsel to managements, board of directors and audit committees, company reorganization and debt restructuring, upsizing and downsizing, remuneration policy and remuneration plans for functionaries, stock options for employees, compliance programs, distribution of dividends, due diligence checkups, outsourcing and privatizations.

We represent clients before the Securities Authority, in preliminary inquiries as well as regarding the raising of capital and debt, and also in incidental issues that arise throughout the company's course of business. We also represent our clients before the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, rating agencies, underwriters, trustees and other regulators. In addition, we assist our clients in the preparation of various reports and statements that should be submitted in compliance with the Securities Law and the related regulations.

Many clients seek our services because they appreciate our legal practice in hundreds of stock offerings and elaborate transactions.  Among these are several groundbreaking, precedent setting transactions, such as the first "spin – off" in accordance with Section 105 of the Income Tax Ordinance, of a public company whose shares are traded both on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and on the Amex Stock Exchange in the USA; the first redemption of bonds under the Decentralization Law; a unique process of registering bonds issued by an international offering for continuous institutional trading; taking part in the offering of the first Israeli limited partnership to the public, and registering its units for trade on the stock exchange.

This department's roster of clients spreads across large sectors. Among them you can find leading corporations in the oil and gas industries, banks and insurance companies, holding companies, motor vehicle companies, real estate entrepreneurs and contractors, high - tech and biotech companies, financial instruments entities, and broker - dealers.

This department is headed by the venerable advocate Mr. Uri Rosenberg, who has extensive experience of over 25 years in the realm of capital markets and securities, and by the vigorous advocate Mrs. Shirel Guttman - Amira, who served as head of corporations department in the Israel Securities Authority. Both of them handle dozens of intricate cases in all aspects of corporate law, securities and capital markets.