Amir Raz

Advocate

Amir is a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group.

Amir has a diverse corporate and technology practice, encompassing mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, fund formation, technology transactions and other corporate matters.

Prior to joining Shenhav & Co., Amir spent four years as a corporate attorney in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP, and in Israel, at Meitar Liquornik Geva & Leshem Brandwein.

“Clients have nothing but praise for Amir Raz, describing him as a ”very impressive and talented transactional lawyer.” He is valued for his nuanced understanding of client needs, and uses his ”superb negotiation skills” to get the best result possible“.  Amir is an “out of the box thinker” who excels in negotiations. He impresses clients with his focus on getting the best results from a deal: “He learns what’s important for me and gets the results which are important for my business”. Chambers Global

“Amir Raz is ‘deal-driven and very responsive“.  Legal 500 (Corporate and M&A)

Professional Background:

Amir provides day-to-day counseling to start-ups and other hi-tech clients with a particular focus on social media, internet, e-commerce, mobile, cloud computing, cyber security, big data, software, semiconductor, life sciences and cleantech, playing a key role in advising clients in all stages of their development, from a seed start-up through public companies.

Amir has substantial experience in representing private and public companies, funds and investment banks in a variety of domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, spin-offs, investments and joint ventures.

Amir has been involved in the establishment and representation of venture capital, private equity funds and hedge funds.

Amir’s experience in corporate finance transactions includes representing issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and shelf offerings.

In addition, Amir has an active practice representing foreign corporations and high net worth individuals in their investments and other business activities in Israel, Israeli regulations and FCPA matters.

Main practice areas:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions and strategic transactions
  • Equity and debt financings
  • Public offerings
  • Fund formation
  • Start-up counseling
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Securities regulation and corporate governance

Education:

Tel Aviv University (LL.B., 1999, Cum Laude)

Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2003, Securities and Financial Regulation, Dean’s Certificate, Distinction)

Admitted to Practice:

Israel Bar Association, 2000

New York Bar Association, 2004

 

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