It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for all businesses, across all sectors, as well as for the law firms that represent them.
And yet, the damage done to Israel’s economy by the crisis has been far less than in most other developed countries, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports – in part because of the strong showing by Israeli exports this year, led by the tech sector. While there is some way to go, we are seeing big and smaller deals – among them – the USD1.4 Billion SPAC merger for Israeli start-up Innoviz in December, the USD1.1 Billion sale of cybersecurity firm Checkmarx to global private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, the USD 3 Billion sale of contact lens retailer, 1-800 Contacts and its Israeli subsidiary to US investment giant, KKR, and more.
We are excited to open the 3rd edition of our IsraelDesks League Tables. With 2021 around the corner, never has it been more important to showcase your involvement in Israel.
As we did last year, we are asking law firms to complete a straightforward template and nominate their lead lawyers on the matters submitted so we can position leading individuals as market leaders.
The sectors include Energy & Infrastructure and Banking & Finance (both NEW), High-Tech, and Real Estate, while we are looking for Israel-related M&A, capital markets, employment, litigation, Patents and IP matters.
Click here to view the 2020 rankings.
The deadline to submit is January 29th.
The Publication date is April 2021.
Please submit to the following email addresses: [email protected].
Please click here for a few general questions (FAQ’s) we have encountered that we would like to share with you.
Please click here to download the submission form (new form).
The IsraelDesks League Tables are the only legal industry tables for global law firms with Israel desks, and the tables are valued by Israeli law firms and their clients. The tables recognize those law firms and lawyers advising on transactions and matters that involve Israeli clients and educate the local market as to where to send work abroad.
If you have any questions, technical or otherwise, relating to the submission, please feel free to email Lee Saunders at: [email protected].
About Legally 100 – IsraelDesks League Tables:
The IsraelDesks League Tables are the only legal industry tables for global law firms with Israel desks, and tables valued by Israeli law firms and their clients. The tables recognize those law firms advising on transactions and matters that involve Israeli clients and educate the local market where to send work to abroad.
Whether Venture Capital financings, M&A or Capital Markets offerings, the objective of the pioneering IsraelDesks League Tables is to (1) showcase those global law firms with the interest, commitment and instructions in the Israeli market and (2) to use these tables to raise their profile before an extremely interested Israeli audience of lawyers, General Counsel and prospective clients.
The entering firm must be headquartered or have its head office outside of Israel.
Your nominated transactions or matters must be either ongoing now or completed between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020.
How do I submit?
Free to enter, the process could not be simpler. There is a clear spreadsheet asking for minimal information about completed deals, which needs to be emailed to [email protected] by January 29th 2021.
How is it judged?
Our methodology is purely quantitative. All the submissions are collated and analysed and, after a league table is determined, the rankings are decided looking at the volume and value of matters.
Where will it be Published?
The IsraelDesks League Tables will be widely published across the Israel legal sector, by press, social media, direct mailing and in the upcoming US-Israel Legal Review 2021 (Click to see the previous edition featuring the tables: US-Israel Legal Reviews 2019).
If you have any questions please feel free to email Lee Saunders at: [email protected].