Co-Head of the Technology, Corporate and M&A Department


Dr. Ziv Preis co-heads our Technology, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions department and is a member of our executive committee. Ziv has substantial experience in all aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments, corporate finance, private equity and joint-venture transactions as well as ongoing corporate, commercial and transactional activities.

Ziv has advised public and private companies, funds, institutional investors, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Ziv counts among his clients, during his work experience in Israel and the United States, the following clients: Tnuva Group, Getter Group, Ministry of Defense, Dell, Azrieli Group, Bezeq International, Israel Shipyard Company, 888, Casa Cuervo, Starwood Capital, Lubinski Group, Tyco, Pitney Bowes, Altshuler Saham, Ayalon Insurance, Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University.

Ziv advised on a wide variety of industries, including, among others, food and beverage, financial institutions, telecommunication, transportation and logistics, industrial, defense and homeland security, real estate, gaming, consumer products, health and medical devices and technology.

Over the years, Ziv has been recognized as a leading expert by Chambers and Partners in the fields of Corporate and M&A and Startups and Emerging Companies; by Legal 500 in the fields of Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Investment and Venture Capital Funds; and by IFLR100 in the fields of Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Funds. Some of the testimonials by those guides includes the following:

“Ziv is a top performer. He is someone you can count on. It is a pleasure to work with him.” (Chambers and Partners).

“Ziv is highly experienced, sophisticated and a solution-oriented deal-maker.” (Chambers and Partners).

“Ziv looked after my interests and, in parallel, demonstrated commercial awareness and vision.” (Chambers and Partners).

“... Ziv Preis are extremely smart, very good lawyers, who are able to work closely with US counsel on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Bright, creative and results oriented.” (Legal 500).

“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 teaches courses on Investment Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Law      at Tel Aviv University and lecture on other corporate and commercial matters, including directors’ and officers’ liabilities, investments, high-tech and antitrust.

Ziv was the founding partner of Preis, Baharav & Co.; worked as a partner in the corporate/cross-border M&A department of Herzog; worked as senior associate in the M&A department at the NY’s office of White & Case, where his practice focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Ziv was a recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships, including, the “40 Most Promising Under the Age of 40” Award of "The Marker Magazine"; 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 Academic Excellence Scholarships at Tel Aviv Law School and at Tel Aviv University School of Economics.

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



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)


Israel Bar Association, 2001

New York Bar, 2003


Hebrew, English

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