Clifford Davis is a partner at S. Horowitz & Co., where he co-chairs the International Corporate Practice Group and specialises in cross-border and domestic corporate and banking law for international and Israeli companies and financial institutions.
Described by the European Legal 500 as being “exceptionally smart and having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law”, Clifford advises on all aspects of local and multinational mergers and acquisitions, leverage buy-outs, joint ventures, venture capital and seed capital financings, IPOs, syndicated and non-syndicated bank financings and securities laws. In addition to advising on individual transactions, he provides legal counsel on all matters relating to the operation, management and development of his clients’ business and trading activities in Israel.
Clifford’s corporate and transactional practice covers an extensive array of business sectors including: life sciences, satellite communication, telecom and mobile telephony, hi-tech, medical devices, autonomous automotive technology, chemicals, energy, food and beverage, electrical goods and insurance. He also represents founders, early stage companies, mature technology companies, angels, investors and venture capital funds on corporate structuring, licensing, investment round financing, founder agreements and exits.
In his finance practice, Clifford advises Israeli and international borrowers, lenders, ECAs and investors on all aspects of financing, including syndicated and non-syndicated loans, acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, export credit financings, equipment financings, refinancings, asset and project finance.
Clifford has been recognised as one of Israel’s leading lawyers by many industry publications, including – Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and IFLR 1000 – in the fields of banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, venture capital and life sciences.
Before joining S. Horowitz & Co., Clifford was an associate in the Corporate Department of the City of London office of Jones Day for five years. He continues to be an active member of English, US and international law associations. He often speaks at law association events and contributes to law books and journals.
- Regular contributor to The World Bank Annual Survey and The World Bank’s Corporate Governance Project.
- Co-author of the Israel chapter of “The Mergers & Acquisitions Review; Law Business Research Ltd. ”, 14th Edition, 2020, edited by Simon Robinson.
- Co-author of an overview of Israel’s legal system and the regulatory cost of doing business in Israel in “A Guide to Doing Business in Israel”, published by Practical Law (Thomson Reuters).
- Co-author of “Regulation of Securities Offerings in Israel: a Brief Introduction”, in IFLR 1000.
- Author of “Three Point Turns – Reverse Triangular Mergers Bring a Number of Benefits to M&A Transactions”, The Lawyer , 11 March 2013. Corporate & Acquisition Finance.
- Co-author of M&As 2nd Edition, 2014 – “European Lawyer Reference: Israel Jurisdictional Updates”.
- Co-author of the Israel chapter on “Global Business and Human Rights; A European Lawyer & Reference Book”, 1st Edition 2011.
- Co-author of the article “Creative Financing – Factoring, Securitization and the True Sale Question” in the ACC Israel Chapter Newsletter.
- Contributor to the Chapter on Israel in “The Q&A Guide: Doing Business in … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide”, a joint publication of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.