Established more than 25 years ago, EKT - Epstein Knoller Chomsky Osnat Gilat Tenenboim & Co. has developed to be one of the leading law firms in Israel. The Firm provides a full range of legal services to its clients in Israel and abroad, and has consistently been ranked in the Israel Dun & Bradstreet 100 Guide, the BDI Code, the Legal 500 and Chambers Law guide. Since 2004, Global Competition Review has consistently named the firm as one of GCR's 100 leading antitrust firms in the world.
Recently in 2014, the firm was ranked by Chambers Law as a leading firm in the field of Competition Law & Antitrust. Also in 2014, Duns 100 & Globes ranked EKT in the top tier for Co-operative Associations as well as in the leading tiers for Competition Law and Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Corporate Law, International Commerce, Commercial Litigation, Liquidations & Dissolutions.
The firm has a significant presence in the International arena and over the years has built up a wide legal network with some of the leading law firms worldwide. EKT collaborates with leading international law firms in Europe, the United States, the Far East and South America, and advises clients in a variety of cross - border transactions.
Representatives of the firm regularly participate in professional conferences and seminars in Israel and abroad and are often called upon to advise foreign Governments and to lecture on international M&A's and Antitrust. Articles by the firm’s lawyers are regularly featured in international law publications.
Since 1999, the firm has been the exclusive member and representative in Israel of Multilaw, a leading global network of independent law firms. Multilaw encompasses over 6000 lawyers practicing in 150 commercial centers in 65 countries around the world, bringing together highly respected local, regional and international law firms focused on serving clients on a global scale.
The EKT Advantage
Located in the heart of Tel-Aviv's business district, with two branches in the Northern and Southern regions of Israel, the EKT team is able to respond quickly to clients in an efficient, reliable and timely manner, and to provide high quality and personalized service at local and international levels.
The Firm gives pro-active and commercial advice to its clients via its dedicated and experienced multi-lingual team of over 55 lawyers, who have a high level of professional skill, a strong work ethic and a cost effective approach.
The firm's extensive contacts in the legal, regulatory and business community in Israel and worldwide often provide clients with a service beyond the ambit of legal advice, creating investments and business opportunities.
The firm's strategy is to build long-term relationships by growing with clients and providing a personalized service, understanding the clients’ specific needs and catering for their specific requirements. Accessibility and discretion are key elements of the service provided by the firm.
EKT is a full-service law firm, providing a wide range of legal services in the commercial, business, securities and capital markets, banking, project finance, energy, technology and start-up's, environment and infrastructure, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust, competition & international trade. To complement the required rainbow of services, the Firm has highly qualified teams in employment law, tenders, real estate, town planning & construction, co-operative associations and agricultural projects, media & telecommunications, intellectual property, dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation & class actions, insolvency and liquidation.
EKT has been involved in some of the largest and complex business transactions in the Israeli market. Recently, the firm represented the purchaser of IDB, the biggest investment holding company in Israel, in a successful takeover bid requiring simultaneous multi-disciplinary advise in corporate and securities, liquidation and litigation, M&A, SPA's, banking, debt reconstruction and refinance. IDB holds and controls leading entities in the fields of consumer retail, cellular, insurance, real estate, chemicals, high-tech and many other areas, with leading Chinese companies partnering in some of the group's activities.
Upon the Firm's long term clients are MasterCard, Toshiba, Daewoo, Nestle, Kimberley Avaya, Nortel, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, MSD - Merck Sharp and Dohme, DHL/Deutsche Post, ISS Global Services, Israel Electric Company, Agrexco, the Israel Refineries Group, Cellcom, Israel Co-Op Supermarkets chain, Swissport, Sotheby's and many others.