Shibolet, established in 1973, is one of Israel’s largest, full-service multidisciplinary law firms with a strong emphasis on corporate transactional work and commercial litigation. Based in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial and financial center, the firm offers its clients legal services in all fields of commercial/corporate law on a worldwide basis, combining high professional, personal service and a deep understanding of client affairs.
With the expertise of more than 220 professionals, the firm’s areas of specialization are mergers & acquisitions, high-tech, life sciences, securities and capital markets, intellectual property, project finance, real estate and infrastructure, tax, employment, antitrust, banking and financial institutions, and media and entertainment. Shibolet's high-tech and venture capital practice is among the largest and most recognized in Israel, as more than half of the firm's entire practice is high-tech related.
For over three decades, the firm has represented entrepreneurs, startups, mature technology companies, venture capital funds, multinationals, angel investors and corporate investors for all their M&A and other transactional and financing needs.
Shibolet has acted as legal adviser to the Technological Incubator Program of the Israel Innovation Authority since its inception, and has served for many years as special counsel to the IIA. The firm represents a number of privatized technological incubators.
Shibolet also boasts extensive expertise in structuring alliances, joint development and joint venture agreements among high-tech companies, and in the negotiation and drafting of complex technology and IP-related transactions, including licensing and OEM agreements. The firm has also special expertise in representing universities and academic research institutions in regard to technology transfer matters.