At the intersection of technology and business, Yaacov Salomon, Lifschutz & Co.'s high-tech practice group provides its clients the kind of edge in legal representation that the clients have in their technologies.
The group prides itself on its hands-on and commercially and technologically aware representation of local and international start-ups, advanced stage companies, investors, venture capitalists, acquirers and targets in all areas of technology, including software, chips, IT, internet, mobile applications, on-line marketing, bio-tech, medical devices, agro-tech, clean-tech and audio and visual systems. The group has a number of distinctive practice areas, including ad-tech (advertising technology), monetization, lead generation, internet law, e-commerce, online gaming, forex and binary option trading, internet financing and digital content networks.
Narda Ben Zvi leads the group. Her in-depth expertise in intellectual property transactions developed over decades of practice in the area enables her and the group to effectively identify clients' IP, including inventions, trade secrets and trademarks and to structure and negotiate complex licensing and OEM transactions, development and manufacturing agreements, joint ventures, strategic collaboration agreements and transactions involving the purchase or licensing of IP.
The group accompanies the firm’s clients in large-scale M&A transactions, including the acquisition of Israeli companies by multinational corporations, acquisition and sale of multinational corporations’ Israel-based activity within the framework of global transactions, mergers between Israeli companies, and more. The group specializes in providing deal-centered advice to its clients - investors and targets – in equity and bridge financings and investments.
The group provides its clients with on-going counsel regarding corporate issues and participates in board meetings. It structures its clients' option plans and other incentives for employees. The group cooperates with the firm's employment law group to provide its clients with advice on labor law issues. Its clients also enjoy the group's guidance in their interactions with the National Authority for Technological Innovation (NATI) regarding grant applications, royalty agreements and technology transfers.