The High-Tech & Technology Department at Lipa Meir & Co. specializes in providing legal advice, representation and guidance to private and publicly traded High-Tech companies from the various technology fields, including internet, software, hardware, bio-tech, medical devices, energy, clean-tech, communication, semi-conductors, and technology integration. The department provides a vast array of services to a wide range of High-Tech companies. Such services include advising and representing start-ups at all stages of their life cycle, from formation, through M&A and beyond. The department represents mature High-Tech companies, publicly traded companies and investors, in their ongoing commercial activities and in transactions in Israel and abroad.
The attorneys of the High-Tech & Technology Department at Lipa Meir have a technological background (such as from the IDF, work in High-Tech companies and academia), have undergone specialized training, and have extensive experience in the representation of the diverse portfolio handled by the department. Such representation includes, among others:
Formation of corporations, founders agreements, employee and labor relations agreements, executive compensation plans and employee benefit plans, consulting agreements, option plans (ESOP), lease agreements, confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, agreements with vendors and voluntary liquidation.
Financing Transactions – representing companies, venture capital funds and angels in investment rounds, private equity transactions and M&A transactions.
Securing Grants – representation in the interaction with the Israeli Chief Scientist and other grant programs, including international grant programs.
Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions – licensing agreements, R&D, teaming and JV, strategic partnerships agreements including the issues of ownership/licensing of resulting IP, databases, Big Data, Business Intelligence, privacy issues, OEM agreements, marketing, distribution, VAR, support & maintenance agreements and more.
The Health Field – the department represents suppliers and customers in the fields of medical devices, Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Such representation includes advising through clinical and other trials, R&D and IP collaborations with medical institutions, universities and research centers, manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, IP commercialization and more.
The IT Field – the department provides legal counsel to vendors and customers, including formulating unique industry oriented agreements, which reflect the added value of the department in technological aspects. The department represents and advises clients and vendors in the acquisition and integration of highly complex IT system projects, including CRM, ERP, Billing and others, from a wide range of suppliers, such as MS -AX, SAP and Oracle. The representation includes handling the proceedings for selecting a vendor, such as tender or similar processes. These may include drafting RFI, RFP or tender documents, evaluating proposals, best & final, taking an active part in negotiations until finalization of the transaction, and thereafter in its performance as necessary.
The combination of the technological know-how, business sense, legal knowledge and experience, enables the department to provide its clients with a unique, added-value service tailored to their needs while “thinking outside the box” and always in compliance with the local legal requirements.
News & Publications
E-signature World Guide
As an international organization comprising more than 70 law firms worldwide, Ally Law has worked with its member firms to put together a valuable guide on the regulation of e-signatures and digital transactions around the world. Gary Copelovitz, Head of our International Department, provided the relevant information on the applicable regulation in Israel, which you […]
We asked: ‘What was the biggest moment for you this year?’
CTech Magazine asked 19 tech leaders across the country to answer one question: ‘What was the biggest moment for you this year?’ Amir Zolty, partner and Head of Hi-Tech Practice at our firms: “It was the best of times (for Big Data), it was the worst of times (for the rest). Covid-19 has served as […]
Virtual Cyber Mission 2.0
British Embassy in Israel
In today’s digital world, the growth in technology exposes companies to cyber threats. Lipa Meir, among the leading Israeli law firms in cyber, is proud to take part in a unique initiative, organized by the British Embassy in Israel and the Europe Israel Economic & Innovation Forum (EIEI), exploring business and Investment opportunities in the […]
Mileutis raises $20 million to reduce antibiotic use in cows
Mileutis Ltd., a company based in Ness Ziona, Israel raised $20 million to develop a drug that is designed to treat mastitis in cows. The private venture capital company, U.S.-based NovaQuest Capital Management LLC, which specializes in health and life sciences and oversees some $2 billion in investments, invested in the Israeli company. NovaQuest’s investment […]
For the First Time, EU Sanctions in Response to Cyberattacks: Enhanced Deterrence Efforts by Western Countries?
The European Union announced restrictive measures against individuals and entities from China, North Korea, and Russia. The move, the first of its kind, indicates increasing cooperation among Western countries, intended to relay a deterrent message to potential attackers – and prevent future cyberattacks. On July 30, 2020, the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures […]
FutureMed 2020 – Online Conference
The first wave of the CoronaVirus pandemic has hit every sphere of public and private life. Different governments have presented different approaches, all of which have been asked to plan and adopt health management and new regulations on the move, while no one has an unequivocal answer to the key question: What is the right […]
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 rankings released
Lipa Meir & Co has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 3 practice areas: – Energy – Healthcare and life sciences – Restructuring and insolvency Lipa Meir & Co has also been recommended in the following 13 practice areas: – Banking and finance – Capital markets – Commercial, corporate and M&A – Competition antitrust […]
You Exercised Your 102 Options to Shares As An Employee – You’re Not Necessarily a Shareholder
An employee exercising options to company’s shares is not necessarily a shareholder with shareholders rights as long as those shares are held by the trustee According to a recent decision in the Haifa District Court – Civil Case 19042-03-18 Navon vs. Sol Chip Ltd. – an employee has been granted options to purchase shares of […]
Singapore a Perfect Place for Fundraising and IPO’s
Singapore is well known as a regional hub, as far as capital markets, business activities, and research and development are concerned. Among other things – thanks to its geopolitical positioning, its thriving economy and its business-friendly and efficient approach. Moreover, the close relations between the states, as well as their common “British” origins (and the […]
Water Technology in Brazil
The relationship between Brazil and Israel, in the techno-cultural arena, is heating up. Dr. Ziv Preis, Heads Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance Department, on the challenges and opportunities for water and agriculture on page 10. to read more please click here