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Gil Brandes | Partner
Gil Brandes’ practice specializes in high-tech, venture capital transactions, corporate law, commercial transactions and securities law.

Mr. Brandes has acquired extensive legal and business experience assisting hi-tech companies in all phases, from incorporation through seed funding and eventually to exit transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and others). He is also well-qualified to advise high-tech companies (including those from the life sciences field) in various aspects of their day-to-day business. Mr. Brandes has been noted by both Chambers and Legal500 as a leading lawyer in the hi-tech practice of the firm "which is recommended for its valuable service and knowledgeable lawyers". Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brandes completed his internship with the Tel-Aviv law firm of Yigal Arnon & Co. and worked in the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Brandes is an avid and experienced collector of contemporary art and the founder of Art Partners, an investment firm in the field of post-war and contemporary art. Furthermore, he is the author of the Israeli chapter of the "Art Collecting Legal Handbook" published by Thomson Reuters (2013). Mr. Brandes also co-chairs the "Here and Now Acquisition Group" supporting the Israel Museum's Israeli art collection. He is a member of the Bezalel Academy's Board of Trustees, as well as a board member of 8200 EISP, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program, a program initiated by the firm together with several additional partners.

Education
LL.B., University of Buckingham (1989)
Admission
Israel (1990)
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
• Represented EZChip (at the time, LanOptics) in its initial public offering;
• Represented BackWeb Technologies in its initial public offering;
• Represented Nuance (at the time, ScanSoft) in its acquisition of two companies in Israel (Phonetic Systems and Arts);
• Represented Goldman Sachs in its advisory role for the sale of Precise to Veritas;
• Represented Whale in its sale to Microsoft Corporation;
• Represented Provigent in its sale to Broadcom Corporation;
• Represents a wide range of technology companies and private equity funds, such as Imperva, Discretix, Pontis, Accel Partners, Globespan Capital.
Contact Information:
Tel. +972-3-623-5022
Fax. +972-3-623-5106
Legal500
Recommended Lawyer (2013)
Gil Brandes | Partner
Gil Brandes’ practice specializes in high-tech, venture capital transactions, corporate law, commercial transactions and securities law.

Mr. Brandes has acquired extensive legal and business experience assisting hi-tech companies in all phases, from incorporation through seed funding and eventually to exit transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and others). He is also well-qualified to advise high-tech companies (including those from the life sciences field) in various aspects of their day-to-day business. Mr. Brandes has been noted by both Chambers and Legal500 as a leading lawyer in the hi-tech practice of the firm "which is recommended for its valuable service and knowledgeable lawyers". Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brandes completed his internship with the Tel-Aviv law firm of Yigal Arnon & Co. and worked in the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Brandes is an avid and experienced collector of contemporary art and the founder of Art Partners, an investment firm in the field of post-war and contemporary art. Furthermore, he is the author of the Israeli chapter of the "Art Collecting Legal Handbook" published by Thomson Reuters (2013). Mr. Brandes also co-chairs the "Here and Now Acquisition Group" supporting the Israel Museum's Israeli art collection. He is a member of the Bezalel Academy's Board of Trustees, as well as a board member of 8200 EISP, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program, a program initiated by the firm together with several additional partners.

Education
LL.B., University of Buckingham (1989)
Admission
Israel (1990)
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
• Represented EZChip (at the time, LanOptics) in its initial public offering;
• Represented BackWeb Technologies in its initial public offering;
• Represented Nuance (at the time, ScanSoft) in its acquisition of two companies in Israel (Phonetic Systems and Arts);
• Represented Goldman Sachs in its advisory role for the sale of Precise to Veritas;
• Represented Whale in its sale to Microsoft Corporation;
• Represented Provigent in its sale to Broadcom Corporation;
• Represents a wide range of technology companies and private equity funds, such as Imperva, Discretix, Pontis, Accel Partners, Globespan Capital.