Heads Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance Department

Dr. Ziv Preis is co-head of the firm's Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance Department. His practice focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisition and corporate finance, including private equity and investment funds, fund formation, cross border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, commercial and technology.


Mr. Preis has advised public and private companies, funds, institutional investors and entrepreneurs.  Ziv counts among his clients, during his work experience in Israel and the United States, Tnuva Group, Azrieli Group, Casa Cuervo, Starwood Capital, Tyco, Pitney Bowes, Altshuler Saham and Tel Aviv University.  Ziv advised on a wide variety of industries, including food and beverage, financial institutions, telecommunication, real estate, gaming, consumer products, medical devices and technology.


Ziv is recognized by Chambers and Partners and Legal500 in the fields of Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions.  “Sources are highly impressed by Ziv Preis … He is lauded for his in-depth understanding of complex M&A transactions, and his ability to resolve complex matters in an efficient and innovative manner“ (Chambers and Partners).  “… ‘a deal-making approach’ … Ziv Preis is ‘smart, tireless and pleasant to work with’“ (Legal500).


Ziv was the founding partner of  Preis, Baharav & co.; a corporate partner at Herzog, Fox & Neeman; and, prior to that, a senior corporate attorney at the Mergers & Acquisitions department of White & Case, in New York.


Ziv was a recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships, including the John M. Olin Prize for best paper in law and economics at Harvard Law School in 2002, the Irving Oberman Memorial Award for best paper in technology law at Harvard Law School in 2002, the John M. Olin Fellowship, the Academic Excellence Scholarships at Tel Aviv Law School and the Academic Scholarship of Honor Student Program at Tel Aviv University School of Economics.  Ziv also lectured at Tel-Aviv University Law School on Mergers and Acquisitions, Tel Aviv University Business School on Business Law, and at Harvard College on the interaction of antitrust laws and intellectual property.


Ziv is admitted to practice law in Israel and New York.

Education

Harvard Law School (Doctor of Juridical Science)

Tel Aviv University (LL.B., Valedictorian; First in Class)

Tel Aviv University School of Economics (B.A. and M.A)

Certification

Israel Bar Association, 2001

New York Bar, 2003

Languages

Hebrew, English

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