Corporate & Commercial

Banking and Finance

Lipa Meir & Co. specializes in the most cutting-edge matters of banking, funding, and finance. The firm represents large lenders, such as banks, insurance companies, investment houses and financial institutions, as well as borrowers and credit consumers, in large-scale and complex financial transactions.

The Banking and Finance Department of Lipa Meir & Co. is headed by Adv. Yariv Shalom, who is known for his meticulous work.

The Banking and Finance Department specializes in consulting and drafting complex financing agreements, including advising on the formulation and drafting of securities for the transaction, financing by banks, insurance companies and financial institutions, syndication of lenders, constructing debt and financing arrangements, as well as project accompaniment.

Lipa Meir & Co. is reputed for its outstanding professionalism in providing legal opinions on the sale of financial assets (Account Receivables, Loans etc.) under discount transactions secured by credit insurance ("True Sale Opinion"), as well as in accompanying the finance arrangements of purchasing groups (“buyers groups”) and various real estate projects.

The firm has handled, among others, the financing transaction of the property known as "Electra Tower" in Tel Aviv, under which the firm represented a syndication of lenders, including Bank Leumi Le-Israel, Clal Insurance Company, and Menora Mivtachim Insurance Company.

The firm also handled one of the largest private loan transactions in the market in recent years, totaling USD 2.5 billion, under which 11 financial institutions (3 banks and 11 financial institutions) granted a loan to a company of the Arison group.

Lipa Meir & Co. also represents public and private companies purchasing credit in large scales, locally and internationally, such as Netafim, Electra Real Estate, Amot Investments, Sufrin Group and Tidhar Group.

Lipa Meir & Co.'s Banking and Finance Department is annually rated by local and international legal rating guides, who place it amongst Israel's finest year after year.  

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