Overview

Described by the Legal 500 as being “excellent at handling complex business affairs and having the ability to get the job done with the minimum fuss“, and by Chambers and Partners as being “respected in the market for his long-standing experience in commercial, corporate and securities law”, Moti’s practice spans the full spectrum of corporate, commercial, and securities law, focusing on Hi-tech, Biotech, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and private placements.

Moti advises on all corporate and commercial aspects relating to the business and innovation cycle of technology-based companies. He represents founders, early stage companies, mature technology companies, angels, investors and venture capital funds on corporate structuring, licensing, founder agreements, incentive schemes and exits. Moti has extensive experience advising clients on early-stage investments, all subsequent investment rounds, financing by way of convertible debentures, secured financing, portfolio investments and the structuring of the financing of technology companies at all points of their investment cycle. His work has been recognised by the legal directories which have ranked him as a leader in the field.

Moti is also an expert on offshore and onshore fund formation. His experience includes structuring of funds and limited partnerships in a tax efficient manner, drafting, negotiating and reviewing limited partnership agreements, management agreements and private placement memoranda and advising on the operation and management of funds.

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 1999
Education: Tel Aviv University, LL.B., cum laude, (1998)

Experience

Moti has acted for clients on a wide range of negotiations and transactions, recently including the representation of:

  • Final Group, a global leader in the field of Algo-Trading.
  • Coral Reef Technologies Ltd, the management company of a group of private investment funds engaged in investment and trading in financial instruments around the world.
  • Sonae IM, the Portugal based technology investment arm of Sonae Group (Euronext: SON), in its investments in Israeli start-up companies in the field of cybersecurity, retail and telecommunications.
  • Berkeley Ventures LLC, in several investments in an Israeli start-up providing high-end solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles, using advanced technologies which include proprietary hardware combined with machine learning and computer-vision algorithms.
  • SafeCharge International Group Limited, a leading online payment solutions company, in several strategic investment transactions in an Israeli leading global cashless payment solutions provider (specializing in the unattended machine industry.
  • Syndigo, LLC (formerly Gladston Group Holdings LLC), a portfolio company of The Jordan Company and Wicks Capital Partners, in connection with its acquisition of Webcollage Inc, which provides a platform for creating and managing online content.
  • Lucky Dragon Company Limited, an investment company incorporated in Macau, in its investments in Israeli technology companies.
  • Journey Ventures Ltd, an Israeli investment fund, in its investments in Israeli start-up companies specializing in the field of tourism, travel tech and the hotel industry.
  • Spring Ventures Ltd, a publicly traded company (TLV: SPRG), in its investments in a diversified portfolio of Israeli start-up companies.
  • Random Forest Fund LP, an Israeli venture capital fund, both in establishing the fund and its investments in Israeli start-up companies in which Machine Learning technologies form part of their value proposition.
  • Medial, a pioneer in the field of algorithm-based medical Big Data analysis, in all legal, corporate and regulatory related matters, including equity-financing raising in a total of $60 million.
  • Sayata Labs Ltd, a pioneer company engaged in the development of cybersecurity risk assessment technologies and cybersecurity insurance related services, in alllegal, corporate and regulatorymatters, including VC backed equity-financing.
  • DocAuthority Ltd, an Israeli VC-funded start-up developing organization-oriented information security solutions, in alllegal, corporate and regulatory related matters, including multiple equity and debt fund raising.
  • Ludus Materials Ltd, an Israeli start-up that developed a Combat Simulator (CS) system, specially designed for martial arts coaches and athletes, in all of its legal, corporate and regulation related matters, including fund raising transactions.
  • Milk&Honey Distillery, the first artisan whisky distillery in Israel, in all legal, corporate and regulatory related matters, including fund raising transactions.
  • Entrepreneurs in secondary transactions in an aggregate value of over US$ 16 million during the previous year.
  • Private investors (angels) in equity and debt investment transactions in an aggregate value of approximately US$ 50 million during the previous

Recognition

Moti is recommended by:

  • Chambers Fintech, 2019: clients say: “He’s brilliant – a great lawyer and a brilliant businessman. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a lawyer of his calibre working with me.”; and “Whatever matter that comes up within regulation, Moti is there, ready to give you the right advice. He puts everything in context if you’re not sure. I rely on him to a great extent to make sure that I’m never without the information I need before I have to make a decision”. 
  • Chambers and Partners, which singles Moti out as a key individual in Venture Capital, Hi-Tech, Corporate and M&A, giving him high praise for his “very deep understanding of a transaction in economic terms – including where you compromise and where you don’t”.
  • Who’s Who Legal 2018 recognized Mordehay Malca, as a leading expert in Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • The Legal 500, which describes Moti as being ‘professional and extremely knowledgeable’.

Other Activities

Moti is an active member in IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries). His activity includes among other things, being part of the Law & Accounting Firms Committee.

 

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