Yair Geva


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   He is very pro-business and makes things happen. He comes up with pragmatic solutions rather than legal ones   
Chambers Global


Yair Geva heads HFN's Hi-Tech Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Yair is a corporate transactional lawyer whose practice includes extensive representation in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, and general corporate counselling

He is ranked among the top Mergers and Acquisitions and Hi-Tech lawyers in Israel by IFLR1000. Yair has led some of the most notable recent transactions in Israel, including PepsiCo in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Soda Stream, Sygnia in its $250 million sale to Temasek, Tapingo in its $150 million sale to GrubHub and United Therapuetics in its $250 million acquisition of SteadyMed.  Yair also led EnteraBio’s recent IPO on Nasdaq.

Yair represents many of the most prominent early stage startups and growth companies in Israel in a range of industries including e-commerce, cyber, fintech, blockchain, property and real estate tech, biotech and digital health. He works closely with entrepreneurs, CEOs and Boards of Directors on transactions, investments and other strategic matters.

Prior to joining HFN, Yair practiced within the M&A groups of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Yair earned his LL.M from NYU School of Law and his LL.B from Tel Aviv University, both magna cum laude. He is a member of both the New York and Israel Bar.


  • New York University, USA, LL.M (magna cum laude), 2003
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, LL.B (magna cum laude), 2002, (member of the TAU's Law Review)
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, BA (Chinese), 2002

Admitted to Practice


New York