"Outstanding familiarity with, and profound expertise in, her field of practice"
By Legal 500 EMEA


Industries: Gambling and Gaming

White Collar and Regulation

Pnina co-heads the firm’s White-Collar and Regulation Practice Group.

Pnina has broad and vast experience in representing leading foreign and domestic corporations, executives and individuals suspected or accused of having committed white-collar crimes, and has acted in some of the most prominent and precedential white-collar cases in Israel.

Pnina’s experience extends to providing counsel on an array of white-collar offences, and includes accompanying and representing clients in criminal investigations, hearings before governmental bodies and regulatory authorities, trials and appeals before Israeli courts.

Pnina’s clients include leading Israeli and international corporations, governmental bodies, banks and other financial institutions, NGOs, leading public figures and high-ranking executives in the Israeli economy.

In addition, Pnina advises domestic and foreign corporations on corporate governance and regulatory issues, and accompanies and guides clients with regard to the establishment and implementation of appropriate governance compliance programs, self-enforcement measures and practices as well as internal investigation procedures.

Pnina also opines on and participates in various legislative and regulatory proceedings and serves as a member of the Committee on the Prohibition of Money Laundering at the Israel Bar Association.

Environmental and Work Safety

Pnina also co-heads the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and regularly accompanies and advises clients—both corporations and public entities alike—with regard to various aspects pertaining to environmental law and related issues.

Pnina’s expertise in this area of activity includes representing corporations and executives in civil, administrative and class action suits related to environmental matters as well as acting for clients in criminal litigation, investigations, and preliminary proceedings involving environmental and related offences.

In addition, Pnina advises on corporate environmental responsibilities, accompanies and provides guidance on environmental and regulatory issues in commercial transactions, opines on and participates in environmental and public health legislative procedures, and is often called upon to speak at conferences in the field of environmental law.

Pnina also has broad and substantial experience in dealing with workplace safety issues, and regularly advises and represents industrial enterprises as well as leading infrastructure, construction and energy companies in a wide range of proceedings and dealings with the relevant regulatory bodies on matters covering workplace safety. Within this context, Pnina assists clients with the preparation and implementation of enforcement and compliance programs, aimed at ensuring compliance with the workplace safety laws, as a means of mitigating or preventing the occurrence of work safety incidents and in order to protect and safeguard the company, its employees and executives from the imposition of various sanctions.


  • Authored the Israel Chapter on Gatekeeper Liability in the Lex Mundi World Ready Global Practice Guide Series (2012)
  • Authored the Chapter on Environmental Policy and its Enforcement in Israel in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmental Law (2008)
  • Authored the Israel Chapter in the Lex Mundi Anti-Corruption Compliance Guide (2019)
Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 1999
Education: Tel Aviv University, LL.B. cum laude, (1998)


  • Representing a foreign airline and its general manager in Israel in criminal proceedings instituted against them concerning tax-related offences.
  • Defending one of Israel’s largest insurance companies, suspected of illegal cartel activity, in a criminal proceedings involving leading companies in the Israeli insurance market.
  • Representing a senior manager of Israel’s largest bank in a criminal investigation concerning money-laundering allegations raised against several of the bank’s employees.
  • Representing a senior manager of one of Israel’s largest telecommunications companies in an investigation related to alleged industrial espionage.
  • Representing an office holder of a leading Israeli construction company, in a criminal trial covering alleged large-scale tax offences.
  • Representing and advising a director and manager of a leading international pharmaceutical company in a criminal investigation brought by the Israeli Securities Authority, which was successfully converted into administrative proceedings.
  • Representing an international engineering and service company in a hearing conducted before the Israeli Competition Authority concerning purported cartel activity.
  • Representing the Israel Electric Corporation in an array of matters, including in criminal proceedings before the courts and in negotiations with the enforcement authorities concerning environmental offence-related charges and threatened financial sanctions.
  • Representing an international construction company in several criminal investigations, court hearings and trial proceedings, regarding tax-related offences, environmental offences and violations of workplace safety regulations.
  • Representing the CEO and other office holders of a large public hospital, in an investigation conducted by the Disciplinary Division of the Civil Service Commission, regarding irregularities in hospital salaries.
  • Representing a foreign resident, convicted abroad for bribery and money laundering offences, in proceedings opposing his extradition from Israel.



  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021: “Pnina Sheffer-Emmanuel works with international and domestic corporations and their directors on a variety of issues.”
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020: “Pnina Sheffer-Emmanuel, who is rated for her ‘outstanding familiarity with, and profound expertise in, her field of practice’.”

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