The representation of clients in the various courts and tribunals is at the heart of the legal profession. Litigation is one of the firm’s central fields of expertise, in which the proven abilities of the firm’s lawyers are utilized to the maximum.
The firm’s lawyers have vast experience and excellent skills in all the stages of legal proceedings, including studying the case, identifying the interests, deciding the strategy for realizing the goals, in-depth and thorough legal preparation, and the preparation of oral and written pleadings, cross-examinations and arguments in court.
The firm’s philosophy with regard to the conduct of legal proceedings is familiarity with details, turning over every stone, thoroughness and a wide perspective of the case.
The firm has proven expertise in litigation in the following fields: disputes between shareholders and power struggles, including in public companies and start-up companies, and claims in the fields of intellectual property, infrastructure and construction, tenders, real estate, planning and building, municipal law and more.
In 2009 the firm won a State of Israel tender for the purpose of representing it in civil claims on an outsourcing basis.
Given today’s business-economic reality, which is regulated, inter alia, through complex regulation, businesses require close and routine legal support throughout their lifecycle, from the establishment stage, in which founders’ agreements, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements and the like are required, to the handling of the range of relevant agreements that the business requires in the course of its activity, such as investment agreements, agreements with suppliers and customers, employment contracts, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, cooperation agreements, and more. In addition, routine counseling is needed on labor relations, regulation, corporate governance, officers’ liability and the like.
Ivtsan – Netzer – Wolecki & Co., Law Offices has for years provided its corporate clients with extensive multi-disciplinary legal and business counseling, enabling the corporation’s smart, responsible and efficient management.
The firm’s commercial clients include private and public companies and corporations, both local and foreign, alongside private investment funds and entrepreneurs which/who benefit from the firm’s rich experience. The aforesaid finds expression in the support given to the said clients in all aspects of local and international transactions, such as counseling in negotiations, handling of bank financing issues with local and foreign banks, investment agreements and the like.
The firm specializes in the drafting of contracts and agreements in foreign languages, including entrepreneurship agreements, company establishment agreements, partnership agreements, private investment fund establishment agreements, start-up company investment agreements, commercial agreements, production and development agreements, merger and acquisition agreements, copyright agreements, marketing agreements and employment contracts.
The firm has vast professional experience in counseling and representing communications companies in the scope of franchise tenders of the various broadcasting channels and authorities, and in dealing with the various authorities for the purpose of protecting the clients’ interests. The firm’s clients in this field include television channels, regional radio and more.
The firm’s many years of ramified real estate and planning and building activity has given it rich experience in the support of real estate transactions and provision of counseling to private developers, development companies, investors and building companies. This professional experience has vested the firm’s lawyers with vast knowledge and in-depth expertise that are frequently implemented in the firm’s handling of its clients in this field, in Israel and overseas.
The firm’s lawyers are involved in every aspect of the real estate transactions and provide the client with thorough and comprehensive legal services, from drafting partnership agreements, to monitoring project acquisition agreements, combination transactions, TAMA 38 transactions [TAMA 38 – National Outline Plan for the seismic strengthening of existing buildings], counseling on planning and building issues and institutional financing, and finally dealing with the authorities as necessary.
The firm’s ability to deal with planning and building issues finds expression in significant accomplishments in the field, inter alia in the form of several precedents that have influenced, and are influencing, the municipal taxation and planning and building law.
In recent decades, the investment in and development of real estate in foreign countries has garnered great interest amongst Israeli businessmen and developers in consequence of the high business potential inherent therein. Ivtsan – Netzer – Wolecki & Co., Law Offices offers its clients the best of its rich experience and proven abilities in handling international real estate transactions.
The firm guides the client’s conduct in a legal environment that is foreign to it, and through collaboration with leading foreign law firms creates a built-in, safe and viable legal platform for it to carry on its business overseas.
The lawyers are involved in all aspects of the transaction, from assistance during the negotiations stage to drawing up partnership agreements, monitoring project acquisition agreements, assisting in negotiations with international financial entities and banks for the purpose of obtaining bank financing for the project and more.
As part of its handling of overseas real estate, the firm represents a range of clients including private and public investment funds on a scale of hundreds of thousands of square meters for the construction of residential, commercial and office buildings in many countries around the world, such as Canada, Germany, Cyprus, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Russia and more.
In the modern business environment, intellectual property, including copyright in works, designs, trade marks and trade names, is extremely valuable and sometimes constitutes the main part of a commercial entity’s assets. Accordingly, many entities invest considerable resources of time and money in the development and maintenance of their intellectual property.
Because of the huge economic value of such property, potential infringers seeking to reap the benefits of the work of others, without investing anything, are always lurking.
Intellectual property right protection is accordingly of considerable importance to many businesses, from the preliminary stage of choosing the relevant type of intellectual property for protecting a particular work or invention, to procuring the registrations obliged or possible in Israel and overseas, and ending with fighting for the rights in the scope of legal proceedings.
Ivtsan – Netzer – Wolecki & Co. Law Offices provides its clients with all the above services, under one roof. The firm provides its clients with a service for the comprehensive handling and registration of trade marks and designs in Israel and overseas. Furthermore, the firm specializes in intellectual property litigation and files dozens of intellectual property claims each year. In addition to the civil claims, the firm also handles criminal complaints, engages in search and seizure, deals with the customs authorities, and attends to the infringing products’ destruction and to obtaining compensation from the infringers.
In the field of intellectual property the firm collaborate with the law firm of Hanni Rosenzweig & Co., which specializes in the field.
The firm’s clients in this field include some of the best-known international communications giants in the world, alongside producers, designers, hi-tech companies and more.