• img01 Merav Arad, Partner

    About Merav

    Adv. Merav Arad is a partner at Yaacov Salomon, Lipschutz & Co., and leads the firm’s legal professional-practice in the field of antitrust law, as well as the corporate and commercial department of the firm’s Haifa offices. 

    Applying over thirty years of extensive professional experience and a profound practical understanding of corporate, commercial, and finance transactions, Merav specialises in a varied cross-section of commercial, corporate and antitrust law. Moreover, Merav holds substantial practical-professional experience in a broad spectrum of matters relating to the founding of corporations, public and private debt and equity financing, both secured and unsecured finance transactions, structural re-organisations, and complex M&A transactions – i.e. the finance, tax, and antitrust aspects – including examination and consultation regarding the potential transaction’s possibilities and feasibility/probability, the preliminary planning phases, the subsequent due diligence examinations, drafting of all necessary contracts, agreements and related documents. In addition, Merav provides close legal guidance to clients’ commercial negotiation teams, including post-signing application submissions and reports for all relevant regulatory affirmations. Furthermore, Merav's wide-ranged experience also includes representing issuers in public offerings (IPO’s, rights issues, bond issuance and tender offers) and in private placements in Israel, as well as legal advice to Israeli companies on ongoing ISA and stock exchange regulatory matters.

    The competition and antitrust  professional-practice, led by Merav, provides the firm’s clients with expert opinions and legal advice, either as pre-transaction consultation or to facilitate and resolve various antirust issues. The department also assists companies in obtaining regulatory approvals from the Israel Antitrust Authority for mergers  transactions, as well as for agreements containing restrictive provisions, and provides legal advice with respect to matters involving 

    potential restrictive trade practices, abusive behaviour and "concentration groups" (intended to deal with oligopolistic markets). In addition, Merav joins forces with the firm’s litigation team, representing clients in antitrust legal proceedings before the Antitrust Tribunal.

    Merav and the antitrust department of professional-practice also work closely with companies to create, integrate and implement Antitrust Compliance Programmes  structured to fit the specific needs of each entity as  revealed in a preliminary exposure & compliance survey – all in accordance with the Antitrust Authority’s guidelines. 

    Merav is a member of the Israel Bar Association’s Antitrust Committee.

    The Haifa branch commercial department headed by Merav provides the firm’s clients with ongoing comprehensive legal services in the fields of corporate law (mainly companies and cooperative associations), and various aspects of corporate governance, as well as represent the firm’s clients in ongoing transactions, involving a wide array of topics, including planning developing and manufacturing agreements, production-lines purchase deals, contracts, freelance services, joint ventures, tenders – including in the field of public transportation - investments agreements  and other commercial agreements .

    Merav graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LL.B) from the class of 1983. 

    Following her internship at the State Attorney Office (under the former State Attorney of Israel, late Adv. Yonah Blatman), as well as at the Jerusalem District Court (under Hon. Judge Shalom Brenner), Merav began her professional career as a corporate counsel and corporate secretary at Electrochemical Industries (Frutarom) Ltd. 

    Merav joined Yaacov Salomon, Lipschutz & Co. as an associate in 1990, and is a partner since 2017.

    Expertise

    • Corporate and Commercial Law
    • Antitrust

    Education

    • Merav graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LL.B) from the class of 1983.

    Contact

    • Tel. +972-4-8140500
    • Fax. +972-4-8557038
    • Merava@ysl-law.com
    • ‘City Building’ Natanzon St 1. P.O.B 303 Haifa 3303473