Overview

Our Hi Tech practice has been praised by the European Legal 500 as being: “Excellent: professional, with immediate responsiveness and strong depth”. We advise on every commercial aspect over the business, financial, development and commercialization life cycle of a Hi Tech company. Our clients operate in diverse fields, including financial technology and algo-trading (Final Group, Safecharge), crowdfunding, healthcare and medical devices (Medial Group), information security and cyber (Sayata Labs Ltd.), software (DocAuthority), defense technology, education technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, IOT.

At the seed stage, we advise founders and early stage companies, on corporate structuring, technology licensing, founder agreements, employee incentive schemes, tax, obtaining and registering clear chain of IP title, government research and development grants, and, most importantly, preparing and successfully executing fund raising whether from angels or venture capital funds.

For our clients that are at a more developed stage, we advise on commercialisation of IP, collaboration, technology transfers, joint ventures and strategic alliances, further fund raising, management and exits (whether by way of M&A or an IPO) or growth. The firm is particularly strong acting for Hi Tech companies on their investment structuring at all points of their investment cycle and managing their commercial contracts.

With respect to our technology-based multinational clients, we act for them on their setting up of local Israeli subsidiaries, or cooperate with foreign counsel in order to establish entities worldwide, all in order to provide comprehensive legal advice on all commercial aspects relating to their activity. In addition, we provide legal services to foreign clients on collaborations with, and acquisitions of, Israeli Hi Tech companies. We are also one of the few firms in Israel with experience acting for multinationals on their setting up of government-funded research and development centers

Recognition

• The European Legal 500 2020 ranks S. Horowitz in the field of hi-tech & start-ups and describes its team as: ‘Very responsive, providing clear, commercial advice.‘; ‘The team is professional in terms of legal advice. They helped to close the deal in a timely manner. They supported us regardless of the time zone difference. Their expertise in both English language and local laws (Israeli law) helped us a lot.‘; ‘Mr Clifford Davis and and his colleague Mr Keith Shaw are both professional and helpful. They always provide helpful and timely responses. Given the complexity of our deal, they worked to a perfect standard and the outcome was beyond our expectations.‘
• The European Legal 500, 2018 says: "S. Horowitz & Co is ‘highly recommended’ by tech companies and investors and is especially active in the medical and defence sectors."