Legal 500, 2022 Edition
Even before the pandemic, traditional lenders were adapting to many challenges: revenue pressure and low profitability; tighter regulation; rising competition from new digital entrants and the increased digitization of services. Today, his new economic landscape triggered by Covid-19 has brought additional uncertainty and pressure to the financial services sector and the companies seeking finance. Clients demand experienced and agile experts who can adapt to changing market conditions and regulations. Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (“APM & Co.”) is your expert.
Having been a significant force in financing for many years, our Banking & Finance department -one of the largest in the firm – is deeply familiar with the world of finance, with three of the five largest banks in Israel and four of the five largest institutions entrusting us with their financing transactions in Israel and abroad.
A pioneer in financing for a long time, we represent borrowers and lenders, domestic and foreign, in a variety of financing transactions in Israel and around the world. Entrenched in the DNA of the firm is an innovative spirit that we apply to all our transactions, and notably in banking and finance in which we accompany our clients in complex and innovative financing agreements, which tap into the depth of knowledge in the department, as well as a creativity in formulating iron-clad financial instruments.
Within this plethora of bank financing transactions, we are well equipped to advise clients on corporate financing transactions, first and second-degree liens, acquisition finance, structured financing, intermediate financing, graded financing, capital completion and reorganization. Furthermore, we have accumulated experience in financing construction and infrastructure projects, including BOT and PFI projects.
Our clients include the major banks in Israel, some of the country’s largest insurance companies, leading investment houses, institutional investors, prominent investment funds, mezzanine funds, infrastructure and real estate companies, and key entrepreneurs and businessmen and women.
Such clients are empowered by the close collaboration between our Banking & Finance department and the other departments of the firm. Together, we serve our clients as both a legal partner and strategic advisor, comprehensively guiding them through all stages – and in all scenarios – of complex and large-scale financing transactions. Our long and successful track record stems from our ability to tailor the best transaction structure for each client, anticipating any possible obstacles and roadblocks in order to best protecting their interests.