We are proud and pleased to update that our partner, Michelle Liberman, has been elected to serve as chair of the leading network of independent law firms, Lex Mundi.
Michelle, a senior partner in our firm’s Corporate Practice Group, was elected during the organisation’s Annual Virtual Meeting of Members, and she will be the first attorney from the Middle East to head the organisation.
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms. Only one firm in in each jurisdiction is admitted as a Lex Mundi member, based on the firm’s top-tier status in the local market and continued high level of professionalism. The organisation is active in over 125 countries, and provides access to approximately 22,000 attorneys who are leaders in their fields.
As the only Israeli member firm in the organisation for over 30 years, we provide our clients with international coverage, while cooperating with member firms and utilizing the tools the organisation makes available to its members. Membership in Lex Mundi provides us with global legal resources and enables us to offer our clients innovative solutions for complex challenges across the globe.
In Michelle’s words, she is: “extremely excited at the opportunity to serve as chair of Lex Mundi, and she intends to work to further strengthen the organisation. Especially in these times, the ability to share know-how and experience between top-tier firms from around the world, and the ability to cooperate and work together for clients with operations in different countries, including through the unique platform developed by the organisation for its member firms, are vital. Now more than ever Lex Mundi is enhancing the member firms’ ability to provide the highest level of legal services to their clients.”
Michelle began her legal career as an intern at S. Horowitz & Co. almost 25 years ago, and she has a diverse corporate and commercial practice, with a particular focus on banking and finance. During her career, she has worked with clients on complex Israeli and international transactions, focusing on financing transactions and project finance. Inter alia, she has handled the financing of: the Jerusalem Light Railway, Lumenis, Paz, Netafim, Ashdod Assuta Hospital, the acquisition of the Prisma Pension Funds, the merger between Dash Apax and Meitav as well as complex international mergers and acquisitions such as the sale of the Sabon chain to the French chain Yves Rocher and more.
Michelle is consistently ranked as one of Israel’s top attorneys in the field of banking and finance by prestigious global legal ranking directories such as Chambers Global and The Legal 500.
Michelle was elected to serve as a member of Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors in 2017, and in 2018 she was elected to serve on the organisation’s Executive Committee. Michelle is also a member of the Board of Directors of the organisation’s non profit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, which provides pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs around the world.
We congratulate Michelle on the nomination and wish her the best of luck in this important position!