Please send your current resume or CV and a cover letter setting out your plans for moving to Israel and any other information you feel we should know to Alan Sacks (email@example.com). We will not contact current or former employers without your approval.
We are always looking to recruit talented and motivated attorneys with relevant experience from leading international firms. With much of our work conducted in English, experience in handling corporate, M&A, banking and finance transactions in English speaking jurisdictions is particularly relevant.
Whether you are making 'aliyah' or coming back to Israel after working abroad, if you are looking for a law firm that will provide you with professional challenges in a friendly environment, then HFN is the place for you.
Qualifying as a lawyer in Israel may involve a set of preliminary exams (‘Dinei Yisrael’), an internship period and sitting for the Israeli Bar exam. However, the exact requirements depend on the jurisdiction in which you are qualified and the amount of post-qualification experience that you have. For more information, please see the Israel Bar Association website (www.israelbar.org.il).
We are always looking for motivated qualified lawyers from outside Israel who are moving to Israel, especially those from the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia. We are keen to recruit talented and experienced lawyers who can help us develop our international practice in a wide variety of practice areas.
We are particularly interested in lawyers who have experience in the fields of corporate, M&A, hi-tech, banking and finance or corporate securities.
I was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales (Australia) three days before I left the country.
I arrived in Israel fresh-faced, newly-qualified, and with absolutely no idea of what lay ahead.
The day after I arrived, I had an interview at HFN, and the day after that, I was offered a place at HFN - to start on a due diligence a week and a half later. This is one of the things I grew to like about HFN.
You're given every opportunity to "hit the ground running", to learn on the job surrounded by remarkable lawyers who also happen to be remarkable people, and to make the most of the opportunities that are thrown at you.
The areas of law that I have worked in at HFN are incomparably more diverse than I ever could have worked in at a big firm in Australia: M&A, investments, commercial, private clients, restructuring, litigation – and that's just the things I'm working on right now. I even bought a private plane for one client.
Of all the firms in Israel, HFN is clearly the one which can offer not only the most opportunity, but also the most stability. Even in difficult economic times, HFN has a large and busy international team which is constantly looking to recruit good people who know how to communicate, how to think, and how to work with people.
Especially when you're new in Israel, being constantly surrounded by intelligent and helpful Hebrew and English speakers who want to get to know you, is an incredible start and helps immensely with navigating the bureaucracy and unfamiliar culture.