Head of the Cross Border M&A, Banking & Finance Department

Ronen Baharav is a partner in Lipa Meir & Co. and heads of the firm's Cross Border M&A, Banking & Finance Department.


 Ronen’s practice concentrates on all aspects of corporate, bank and asset financing as well as bank and financing regulatory aspects.   Ronen Baharav has vast expertise and experience in representing both lenders and borrowers in financing transactions, as well as complex M&A transactions which require regulatory approvals and consents.  Ronen has also significant experience in banking and anti-money laundering regulation, including licensing of banking corporations, acquisition of controlling stakes in Israeli banks and the securitization of financial assets.


Ronen was ranked among the leading banking and finance lawyers in Israel in prestigious international legal directories. Ronen was the founding partner of  Preis, Baharav & co., a financing and corporate partner at Herzog, Fox & Neeman.


Ronen has advised all of the major banks active in Israel, the Israeli leverage funds and major corporate borrowers, in their bank lending transactions as well as institutional debt placements. Recent transactions include representation of Israel Discount Bank in several loan transactions, obtaining the required licenses and permits for several foreign banks in Israel, and several loan transactions extended by the Israeli leverage funds and other institutional investors.


Ronen is also experienced in advising clients in commercial transactions, and has been leading commercial negotiations on behalf of some of the largest corporations in Israel.

Education

Tel Aviv University (LL.M.)

Hebrew University (LL.B.)

Certification

Israel Bar Association

Languages

Hebrew, English