Head of the International Department
Gary is a partner in Lipa Meir and Head of the International Department. Gary is instructed by a variety of clients across a full range of activities in corporate law, with a focus on cross-border M&A and providing strategic legal advice to Israeli and international clients alike.
Over the years, and through his in-depth understanding of the intricacies of international law, Gary has gained the reputation of a leading attorney in the international commercial field. Gary has vast experience in all forms of commercial law, specializing in myriad niche areas. Gary's expertise enables him to provide tailor-made legal solutions to his diverse client portfolio, ranging from hi-tech start-ups, automotive industry companies, retail businesses, health organizations (public and private alike), cannabis farms and more. Gary advises his clients in a broad variety of legal matters, covering cross-border M&A transactions, agreements with OEM's, joint ventures, financing agreements and assisting Israeli companies in setting up suitable corporate structures for their international activities. With many of his clients, Gary provides innovative legal multidisciplinary advice. For example: incorporating expertise in privacy issues related to healthcare and life sciences with international commercial agreements, all in a seamlessly professional and highly responsive manner. These complex transactions, as well as the vast experience held by the attorneys in the department, are the key factors to the high growth rate the department is experiencing in recent years in an ever-increasing competitive market.
Notably, Gary advises Israel's largest Health Maintenance Organization ("HMO"), Clalit Health Services, which is also the second largest HMO worldwide, with approximately 35,000 employees, some 4.5 million insureds and which operates 14 hospitals and hundreds of clinics nationwide. Such advice encompasses a multitude of disciplines ranging from "traditional" corporate advice to administrative and regulatory issues raised by health care providers and insureds, including public health, health-care administration, supplementary health insurance, medical equipment and devises, utilization of big-data and health legislation and regulation.
Gary is recommended by Legal500 in the fields of Commercial, Corporate and M&A and his instruction by Clalit Health Services is also noted.
Brunel University London, UK (LL.B, with Honors, 1995)
Israel Bar Association, 1997
News & Publications
Business Judgment Rule – Dividend Distribution
In a recent ruling by the Judge of the Economic Department of the Tel Aviv District Court, Ruth Ronen, a guideline was given in relation to the application of the Business Judgment Rule doctrine to decisions taken by the officers of a company in the context of dividend distribution. In the case, an application to […]
The Business Judgement Rule in Derivative Actions
In a recent judgment of the Israeli Supreme Court, a significant precedent was handed down by Judge Yoram Danziger, setting out that the Business Judgment Rule applies to a company’s board of directors when it is deciding whether to file a derivative action. The case brought before the Supreme Court dealt with a dispute between […]
China’s Newater to Acquire Water Purification Company AMS for $13.5 Million
We are proud to announce the acquisition of the Israeli start-up, AMS Technologies, by Newater, a Chinese public company traded on the NASDAQ. Both companies are engaged in the field of wastewater technologies. AMS was represented by Adv. Gary Copelovitz, Danit Rimon and Gad Keren of our firm. For the full article in Calcalist, click here