HFN’s Tax department is the largest and most broadly experienced tax team of any law firm in Israel. The Tax lawyers are renowned for their high level of professional conduct, which combines many years of expertise and experience, both in Israel and abroad, with business-orientated creativity and results-oriented service.
The practice is consistently acknowledged as a market leader by international and domestic legal guides including Chambers Global, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?, BDI and Dun & Bradstreet.
The Tax department has been involved in the tax issues of most of the transactions handled by the firm, as well as advising many of the multinational corporations operating in Israel. The M&A group within the Tax group specialises in providing tax advice for inbound and outbound cross-border transactions of all types, including advice on: multinational mergers; acquisitions; investments; project finance and transfer pricing. The group provides tax advice to domestic and multinational companies with respect to their current tax matters, primarily with respect to their operations in Israel, real estate acquisitions and municipal laws as well as financial instruments and financing and restructuring related workout transactions.
The Tax practice is led by managing partner Meir Linzen. Meir, together with senior tax partner Eldar Ben-Ruby, have advised numerous multinational corporations active in Israel, in addition to providing tax advice in all of the firm’s major transactions.
Several of the lawyers in the Tax practice are also CPAs and many are native English speakers or have studied in the U.S. at leading universities. Several lawyers are licensed to practice abroad and have worked at leading law firms in the U.S. and UK. HFN’s tax attorneys are members of various professional committees of the Israeli Bar and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants.