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Ephraim Schmeidler focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities offerings. Ephraim has experience in working with clients in Israel, the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has represented both foreign and domestic entities, including Israeli VC’s, startups and companies with stock traded in U.S. stock exchanges, U.S., European, Chinese and Indian VC’s and private equity funds.

In the Tel Aviv Office, leveraging his legal and language skills, Ephraim is active in the unique Chinese-Israeli business eco-system representing with Chinese and other East Asian investors and companies with an interest in working with Israeli entities and Israeli companies doing business in China and other East Asian countries.


  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • China/East Asia Practice
  • Venture Capital
  • Emerging Companies



  • Represented Guy Carpenter, a business of Marsh McLennanand a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist, on the acquisition of Re Solutions, Israel’s leading independent reinsurance broker.
  • Represented Danone Manifesto Ventures S.A. the VC arm of Danone in its investment in Imagindairy Ltd. and in Wilk Technologies Ltd., two Israel food tech companies.
  • Represented a U.S.-based private equity firm in its acquisition of a developer of ultrasound products and technologies for educational purposes.
  • Advised ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) as part of their acquisition of Israeli valve manufacturer Habonim.
  • Represented Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in several M&A and venture capital transactions in Israel, Europe and the United States.
  • Advise Volvo Group Venture Capital with regards to their Israel-based investments into various Israeli Start-ups.
  • Advises Cindat Capital Management in various VC investments in the United States.
  • Represented a leading Swiss telecoms company as part of their investments into Israeli startups.
  • Represented an US VC firm in its investment in Ossium Health, Inc. a Delaware Bioengineering Company.
  • Advises Neva SGR S.p.A, the venture capital company of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, a foreign bank in its investments in various tech companies in Israel.
  • Represented U.S.-based provider of user-friendly purchasing and invoicing system in its sale to Procurement Partners.
  • Represented Top Image Systems Ltd., a Nasdaq listed, Israeli company in its acquisition by Kofax Holdings International Ltd., a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, by way of reverse triangular merger.
  • Represented a group of high-net-worth individuals in their investment in Xact Robotics Ltd., an Israeli company.
  • Represented an Israeli-based fund manager in the formation of a Cayman Islands hedge fund focused on investments in consumer loans and in raising the first $20 million of investment in the fund from Israeli institutional investors.
  • Represented Canon in their acquisition of Israeli video analysis company BriefCam (media coverage)
  • Advised iintoo, a global social fundraising platform, on U.S. law matters pertaining to the offering of limited partnership interests of Iintoo Oshkosh Annex L.P., In The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Clal Insurance in an investment into Carr Properties
  • Represented a joint venture, majority-owned by CalPERS, in its 7 million square foot portfolio disposition of on-airport industrial properties at over 30 major U.S. airport locations.
  • Represented a group of investors in their investment in a clean energy business operating in east Africa.
  • Represented an international impact investment fund in its investment in a Netherlands based company that invests in energy projects in India.
  • Represented an international impact investment fund in its investment in a Delaware company that operates water treatment facilities in Africa.
  • Represented a software services Company with significant presence in India in the sale of the Company to U.S.-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a group of Finnish sellers in the sale of a software company to a U.S. purchaser.
  • Represented Brentwood Associates in its partnership with Z Gallerie, a leading multi-channel lifestyle retailer.
  • Represented Consol Energy, Inc. in a $3.5 billion sale of Consolidation Coal Company to a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corporation.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Chambers Global
    • Corporate/M&A: International Firms in Israel, 2022-2023
    • Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad in USA), 2016-2022
  • IFLR1000 (Israel)
    • Recognized, Corporate & M&A, Other Notable, 2017-2022
  • Dun’s 100 (Israel)
    • Recognized, International Commercial, Prominent Team, 2016-2023
    • Recognized, M&A, Notable Law Firm 2021-2023
    • Recognized, Hi-Tech, Notable Law Firm, 2022-2023
  • LegallyIsrael100
    • Recognized, M&A (Volume & Value), Elite Firm, 2019-2023
    • Recognized, Capital Markets, 2019-2023
    • Recognized, Banking & Finance, 2021-2023
    • Recognized, Private Equity and Venture Capital, 2019-2020
  • BDICode (Israel)
    • Team Member, M&A, Elite Firm, Tier 1, 2016-2023
    • Team Member, International Commercial, Prominent Leaders, 2016-2023
    • Team Member, Commercial, Prominent Leaders, 2019-2023
    • Recognized, Hi-Tech, Prominent Leaders, 2021-2023
  • Thomson Reuters’ ALB Middle East Law Awards
    • Shortlisted, Israeli Law firm of the Year, 2021-2023
  • The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa > Israel:
    • Recognized, Commercial, corporate and M&A, 2017
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013


  • LL.B., magna cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, with honors, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Humanities
  • Israel
  • New York
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
  • Hebrew, Fluent
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational