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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

M&A 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sharon Amir is praised as a “very commanding lawyer” and an “excellent practitioner” in high-value M&A transactions.

Biography

Wildly acknowledged as one of the most distinguished M&A attorneys in Israel, Head of the firm’s M&A practice, senior partner Sharon Amir specializes in domestic and international cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the formation of private equity funds, including venture capital, venture lending, mezzanine and buy-out funds, and representation of funds in their ongoing activities and investment transactions. 

During the course of his prolific career, Mr. Amir has advised on some of Israel’s most notable and most complex multijurisdictional M&A transactions, and has been involved in the structuring and representation of some of the largest venture capital, buyout and other investment funds operating in Israel. His clients include numerous investment funds as well as public and private, domestic and international companies across an extensive range of business sectors. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Amir clerked for the Israel Supreme Court (Justice S. Netanyahu), and spent several years working as a corporate and tax associate with the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Mr. Amir’s leading contribution in the field of M&A is recognized by many highly respected professional publications, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500, and IFLR1000. Chambers global is valuing his "ability to negotiate, and his very deep understanding of the business side as well as the legal aspects" and referring to him as a "smart cookie – experienced and responsive". IFLR1000, quoting a client: "the best M&A lawyer I've ever worked with", and The Legal500 describing him as "superb".
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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