Michelle has a diverse corporate and commercial practice, with a particular focus on banking and finance, project finance, corporate finance, distressed financing, debt rescheduling, and mergers and acquisitions. Her clients include banks and financial institutions as well as international and domestic companies operating in a wide range of industry sectors, including: hotels, construction andinfrastructure, transportation, telecommunications, hospitals, defence, media, and technology. She has extensive experience acting on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other high-value commercial transactions.
Michelle has broad and vast experience acting for lenders (on both syndicated and non-syndicated financings), export credit agencies and corporate borrowers on acquisition financing (both domestic and cross border), debt rescheduling, asset and equipment financing, corporate lending, real estate financing, mezzanine financings and financing for companies in distress.
Michelle has also acted for lenders, O&M operators, contractors, governmental authorities and consultants on a large number of high-profile infrastructure projects, including the Cross Israel Highway, the Jerusalem Light Railway, Ashdod Assuta Hospital (the first hospital PFI project in Israel) and the financing of the laying of underwater telecommunication cables in the Mediterranean Sea.
Michelle’s expertise in the field has been recognised by Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and European Legal Experts, who have consistently ranked her as one of Israel’s leading banking and finance lawyers.
In addition, Michelle represents both domestic and foreign corporations in M&A and joint ventures and provides general corporate advice and support in Israel in a wide range of sectors, including: technology, medical devices, and consumer products.
Michelle is a regular contributor to publications of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation on an array of topics such as:
- Doing Business: Doing Business in a More Transparent World
- Doing Business: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs
- Doing Business: Comparing Regulations in 183 Economies
- Doing Business: A Survey of Investor Protection
- Doing Business: A Survey of Contract Enforcement
- Doing Business: Going Beyond Efficiency
- Doing Business: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency