Shirel Guttman - Amira

Shirel Guttman - Amira


Partner Shirel Guttman-Amira joined Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. as a partner in 2014 and heads the Corporate Department.

Before joining the firm, Shirel served for four years as the Director of the Corporate Finance Department at the Israel Securities Authority ("ISA"), overseeing traded companies' compliance with the provisions of the Securities Law and regulations, and enforcing General Accepted Accounting Principles.

Prior to that, Shirel served for eight years in numerous professional and senior management roles in the ISA, where she took part in substantial legislative processes made to the Israeli Companies Law (Amendments 16, 17, 18-19, 20) and the Israeli Securities Law, and dealt extensively with the interpretation of these laws and their application on companies traded in the Tel Aviv stock exchange, and helped to formulate the ISA's stance for government bodies, public commissions and courts.

During her tenure as Director of the Corporate Finance Department in the ISA, Shirel led regulatory reform on debt settlement of bondholders in various aspects including disclosure, corporate governance, dividend distribution, financial reporting, the role of the public trustee, and bondholder rights.

Shirel has expertise in aspects concerning capital market, including securities law, specifically capital raising and debt (public and private), disclosure obligations, the description of the corporations business chapter in annual reports (Barnea), controlling shareholder transactions, corporate governance and Board responsibilities, executive wages, dividend distribution, tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, financing and liquidity, accounting, debt arrangements, and the Israeli Business Concentration Law.

During her time as a Director in the ISA, Shirel lectured at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University ("Regulation of the Capital Market") and was a member in the CPA Council. Before working at the Israel Securities Authority she worked four years at Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co., specializing in civil litigation.
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Phone: +97236071424
Bar Admission: 2000
Education: LLB and BA in Business (Joint Degree, Graduated with Honors), Hebrew University Jerusalem 1999
MBA specializing in finance, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2004