Hanan O. Haviv


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   He is a real deal maker.   
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   Smart guy who is a pleasure to work with   
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Hanan Haviv is Head of HFN's Technology Sector. His practice focuses on Corporate and Securities law with an emphasis on Mergers and Acquisitions and representation of technology and life science companies ranging from start-ups to established public companies and Venture Capital firms.

Hanan represents companies at all stages of the corporate life-cycle, from pre-incorporation planning to venture capital financings to mergers and acquisitions, primarily focusing on the formation and financing of emerging growth companies and the representation of venture capital funds in their investments.

As part of his M&A practice, Hanan has represented companies in acquisition transactions involving some of the world's most active players, including transactions with companies such as IBM, Oracle, Apple, Abbott, AOL and McAfee.

Hanan is also experienced in advising public companies regarding SEC reporting and corporate governance matters.

Representative Transactions:

  • GTCR in its acquisition of Fundtech Ltd.
  • Mellanox Technologies Ltd. in its acquisition of Voltaire Ltd. and in its subsequent public offering.
  • VeriFone Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Lipman Electronic Engineering for $780 millionץ
  • Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. in its acquisition by Vector Capital Represented Abbott Laboratories in its acquisition of Starlims Technologies Ltd.
  • Storwize Inc. in its acquisition by IBM Represented XIV Ltd. in its acquisition by IBM. 
  • CopperGate Communications Ltd. in its acquisition by Sigma Design, Inc.
  • Acted as underwriters’ counsel in the initial public offering of Allot Communications Ltd., 012 Smile Communication Ltd. and Starlims Technologies Ltd. and in the subsequent public offering of Gilat Satelite Networks Ltd.


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA LL.M, 1998
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, LL.B & BA (Economics), 1997

Admitted to Practice