Overview

S. Horowitz & Co. has one of the largest teams of banking and finance lawyers in Israel. Our banking and finance practice is widely recognised as a leader in the market with a consistent record of being ranked as a first tier firm by all the major legal directories in their banking and finance tables.

Our market leading banking and finance team acts for commercial banks, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, export credit agencies, mezzanine funds, credit card companies and corporates in relation to the full spectrum of financial products.

We focus on all aspects of finance, including bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition and leverage financing, venture financing, derivatives and financial instruments, asset finance, project finance, trade finance, export credit finance, credit cards, consumer finance, regulation of banking activity (including financial promotion), restructurings, debt rescheduling, work outs and insolvency.

Having developed extensive experience acting for Israeli and foreign lenders, as well as borrowers, on cross border financings, we work seamlessly with foreign counsel (whether as the local law firm or as the lead firm of lawyers) on international financings.

Recognition

Ranked in the first tier for Banking and Finance by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR.

  • European Legal 500 2021 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier of Banking and Finance and describes the firm as: “S. Horowitz & Co is well versed in all areas of banking and finance, however the firm has particular strength in corporate finance and equity financing. Also of note is the firm’s strong working knowledge of factoring transactions and export credit finance, demonstrated by its role as lenders’ counsel in the $200m+ financing of an irrigation system supplied by Netafilm to the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, representing the largest such transaction in Israel.
  • Chambers Global 2021 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier in the Banking and Finance category and states: “S. Horowitz & Co. has close relationships with major local and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and credit card companies. The breadth of its client roster is matched by the depth of its practice, which spans syndicated lending, export finance, structured finance and regulatory work — it also continues to grow its profile in the developing area of factoring transactions. On the borrower side, the firm is a top choice for seasoned acquirers in leveraged finance deals, including recent work for Pathfinder Strategic Fund and Francisco Partners.”
  • IFLR 2020 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier in the field of Banking & Finance.
  • European Legal 500 2020 has ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier of Banking and Finance and describes the firm as: “S. Horowitz & Co has close relationships with major local and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and credit card companies. The breadth of its client roster is matched by the depth of its practice, which spans syndicated lending, export finance, structured finance and regulatory work — it also continues to grow its profile in the developing area of factoring transactions. On the borrower side, the firm is a top choice for seasoned acquirers in leveraged finance deals, including recent work for Pathfinder Strategic Fund and Francisco Partners.
  • Chambers Global 2020 ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier of Banking and Finance and described the firm as: “Premier group with an outstanding reputation for financing transactions and a deep bench containing a number of market-leading practitioners. Has a sophisticated understanding of syndicated loans, as well as asset and project finance, with notable experience handling cross-border mandates.”
  • Chambers Global 2019  ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier of Banking & Finance and described the firm as :“Very service-oriented” and has “a strong understanding of banks’ needs.” Sources also praise the group for being “very clear about the risks”. Peers regard S. Horowitz as an “excellent firm” with “a great banking practice.”
  • Chambers Global 2018 ranked S. Horowitz & Co. in the first tier of Banking & Finance and described the firm as: “The firm provides an excellent, first-class level of service. It is very responsive and capable of delivering on complex transactions.”