ABOUT US

Gil Mizrahi & Co. is a leading Israeli law firm specializing in tax law. Our team offers exceptional counsel in wide arrays of Israeli and international tax law. Drawing on many years of experience gained from both private practice and in the Israeli Tax Authority, we combine our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge in the field of taxation, in order to provide our clients with top tier tailor-made and cutting-edge tax advice.

We specialize in providing on-going tax advice on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including M&A, in-bound and out-bound investments, joint-ventures, formation of investment funds and vehicles of all kinds, corporate restructuring, public offerings and private financing transactions.

In addition, we provide tax planning for high – net – worth individuals, including in connection with trust, estate, migration and immigration planning and voluntary disclosure proceedings before the Israeli Tax Authority.

We have extensive expertise in advising clients on legal issues and tax aspects relating to equity-based compensation to executives and employees, as well as the special treatment of such structures in connection with M&A transactions and IPO.

The firm regularly represents its clients in administrative proceedings and complex tax controversies before the Israeli Tax Authority. We also successfully obtain from the Israeli Tax Authority advance tax rulings including precedents and land-mark rulings. In addition, we litigate complex tax matters before the Israeli courts.

We represent both Israeli and foreign clients including venture capital, private equity and hedge funds, world leading investment banks and financial institutions, the largest multinational technology companies, startup companies and their founders. We have advised both companies, and their shareholders, in some of the largest M&A transactions and public offerings in the Israeli technology sector including, among others, the acquisition of Wilocity by Qualcomm, acquisition of Kontera by Singtel, Acquisition of Replay by Intel, acquisition of SAIPS by Ford Motors and acquisition of Nurego by General Electric.

OUR RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Represented Replay Inc. in its acquisition by Intel

Represented SAIPS Ltd. in its acquisition by Ford Motors

 

Represented Nurego Inc. in its acquisition by General Electric

 

Represented Cappsool Technologies Ltd. in its acquisition by Natural Intelligence Ltd.

Represented Qualcomm Israel Ltd. in its capital reduction

PRACTICE AREAS
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Corporate Tax
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International Taxation
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Private Clients, Trusts and Estates
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Equity Based Compensation
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VAT and Indirect Tax

Our firm has extensive experience in advising corporate clients on varied tax issues of complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, in-bound and out-bound investments, joint-ventures, formation of investment funds and vehicles of all kinds, corporate restructuring, public offerings and private financing transactions.

We have advised both Israeli and non-Israeli companies, and their shareholders, in some of the largest M&A transactions and public offerings in the Israeli technology sector.

We provide tax efficient, creative, practical and business-oriented solutions to achieve our clients’ goals in each transaction.

We represent both Israeli and foreign clients in inbound and outbound transactions. We have extensive experience in strategic tax planning and tax implementation issues associated with cross-border transactions. We advise non-Israeli clients in connection with the set-up of the efficient tax structures for operating in Israel as well advising Israeli clients in connection with their investments outside of Israel.

We also represent foreign and Israeli clients in complex disputes before the Israeli tax authority in connection with international tax issues such as, taxation of permanent establishments, transfer pricing, tax residency of relocated employees, executives and founders, Israeli withholding tax at source, applicability of double tax treaties, etc.

We advise high-net-worth individuals and family offices on all aspects of domestic and cross-border tax issues in connection with the preservation, management and transfer of wealth, including migration and immigration planning from and to Israel, formation and taxation of trusts, estate planning, etc.

We obtained beneficial tax rulings for private clients from the Israeli Tax authority, including tax rulings confirming the tax benefits granted to veteran returning residents and new immigrants under Israeli tax law.

We also represent Israeli private clients in complex controversies and administrative procedures before the Israeli Tax Authorities including in voluntary disclosure proceedings in connection with undeclared income or assets.

Our team provides on-going tax and legal advice to public and private companies, including start-ups and multinationals, on all legal and tax issues related to equity- based-compensation to employees and executives.

We have a unique expertise in advising clients regarding the tax treatment of such equity compensation in the framework of M&A transactions and IPOs.

We have obtained numerous pre-rulings from the Israeli Tax Authority regarding varied tax issues arisen from the award to employees and executives by both Israeli and foreign companies of different equity compensation such as shares, restricted shares, RSUs, options, SAR and phantom plan awards, to employees and executives.

Our team advises on all aspects of indirect tax and in particular value added tax.

We have extensive experience advising our clients on the VAT treatment of the supply of goods and services in Israel, including advising on the VAT aspects of the acquisition and disposal of business assets and M&A transactions.

We provide proactive and practical VAT advice to improve our clients’ VAT position and to ensure compliance with VAT obligations. Our expertise also includes advising and representing clients on enquiries and disputes with the Israeli VAT authorities including, if required, litigation in court.

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