E.S. Shimron, I. Molho, Persky & Co. is one of the leading law firms in Israel with decades of experience in all manners of civil and commercial legal practice. The firm is multilingual and has branches in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The firm was founded in the early 1950's by the late Erwin S. Shimron, previously Solicitor-General of Israel. Today, the firm is managed by its managing partner Adv. Isaac Molho.
Clientele - The firm represents clients from the private and public sectors in and outside Israel, including an international telecommunications company; a cellular telephone network; venture capital funds; foreign investors; cable networks; a large television production company; public companies and governmental authorities; Foreign Governments, insurance companies; a leading university technology company; not-for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher learning; the United States government in its real estate dealings; the Republic of Germany, and other foreign governments; a leading international investment bank.Since its establishment, the firm has maintained a close, non-partisan relationship with the government of Israel. Among other things, the firm served as counsel to the Inter-Ministerial Committee during the Rabin administration from 1996-1999. For several years, Adv. Isaac Molho served as special envoy for the Prime Minister of Israel and as chief negotiator on behalf of the Government of Israel with the Palestinian Authority and the United States government, both during the 1990's and until quite recently.
Areas of Expertise
Corporate and Commercial: The firm has been instrumental in many investment ventures in Israel and abroad. It has handled privatizations, including the privatization of Israeli banks, as well as commercial transactions of all types including in the areas of Hi-Tech, Bio-Tech, energy, privatizations, data computing and processing, merger and acquisition of companies and real estate.
Telecommunications: The firm is one of the leading telecommunications firms in Israel and is persistently ranked in legal directories as one of the leading Israeli firms in this field. The firm has considerable experience in handling contracts and complex regulatory issues that are unique to the telecommunications field. The firm's expertise covers the fields of Telecom, Media and broadcasting, and it has dealt with groundbreaking regulatory issues related to licensing, among other things.
Intellectual Property: The firm enjoys considerable expertise and experience in all areas of intellectual property. The firm's activities include day-to-day consultation, drafting of agreements, licensing, and complex litigation. The firm's expertise extends to areas of computer software and patented medical and paramedical technologies. The firm represented the plaintiff in the "Dead Sea Scrolls" case, which became a landmark decision in copyright law. The firm's activities in this sphere include, among other things, drafting distribution and licensing agreements, as well as agreements facilitating clinical trials in Israel and abroad.
Investment transactions, Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Hi-tech and Technology: The firm represents venture capital investors, foreign and Israeli, private and institutional, investors in specific R&D projects, start-up companies in various fields and the research and development company of one of the leading Israeli universities. The firm has handled the establishment of a new Israeli venture capital in the field of medical technology, and accompanied Hi-Tech companies in the areas of licensing, venture capital, investments and other multi-million dollar transactions.
Bankruptcy and Company Liquidation: The firm has vast and unique experience in liquidation and rehabilitation of companies and non-profit organizations. The firm's partners are routinely appointed as trustees, liquidators, Executors and Special Administrators in complex liquidation proceedings. Accordingly, Adv. Molho was appointed as the Special Administrator on behalf of the Official Receiver in the stay of proceedings in one of the largest and most complex cases in the history of the State of Israel concerning the 26 companies of the Heftsiba Group. Additionally, Adv. Molho, together with a special legal team in the firm, acts as the Special Administrator of the Karta Jerusalem Development Company (in liquidation), the first government-owned company to undergo liquidation proceedings.
Real Estate Development: The firm represents investors and landowners in Israel and abroad, in major, long-term real estate development projects, as well as in the tourism and hotels, planning and construction fields for residential, public and tourist purposes including complex mixed-use projects. The firm is involved in all aspects of real estate transactions- from financing, planning and purchase of properties property purchase and development, vacation and construction developments (including TAMA 38), through to the development, construction and sale of the properties. Adv. Persky serves as a Court- appointed Executor of the Benin Estate, developing a major Real Estate property in central Jerusalem. He has also brought a number of Town Plans to Approval, including a large holding in the Tel Aviv Port area, some 300 dunams of land rezoned for a new neighborhood in Kiryat Bialik and Town Plans for the United States Consulate and Embassy in Jerusalem.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution: The firm litigates commercial and civil matters of all kinds, at all levels before the courts, arbitrators, mediators, and other regulatory bodies. The firm has considerable experience and expertise in handling comprehensive and complex litigation of considerable scope for individuals, companies, and for various Governments and institutions. The firm also possesses significant expertise with regards to litigation utilizing international collection and disclosure of evidence. Partners of the firm currently serve as mediators and arbitrators.
Labor Law: The firm's expertise in Labor Law makes it highly sought-after by a broad range of clients. The firm conducts negotiations and handles agreements in all areas of labor law. The firm has extensive experience in representing before the labor courts throughout Israel, as well as in resolving disputes out of court. The firm also represents foreign governments before the labor courts, and has particular expertise in international law concerning various immunities applicable to foreign governments.
Energy and Infrastructure: The firm has had decades of experience in providing legal services to do with oil exploration. In recent years the firm has handled projects in the fields of electricity and has represented energy companies with regards to IPP agreements and Israeli energy reform, including representing leading international companies in their dealings with Israeli authorities and government tenders. Additionally, the firm represents the state of Israel in matters related to water infrastructure.
Wills and Trusts: The firm is involved with the preparation of wills trusts, estate management and tax planning. The firm administers complex, multi-million dollar estates which include assets in Israel and abroad. The firm specializes in the establishment and management of endowments and provides legal counsel to trustees and beneficiaries.
Tenders Law: The firm has many years of experience in the field of tenders, accompanying groups of bidders participating in complex tenders, drafting tender documents and providing legal assistance in tender proceedings, representing clients and official entities and authorities in hearings related to tender proceedings. Attorneys in the firm accompany the entire tender process and even serve as members of the Tenders Committee. The firm represents both the firms participating in the tenders and the parties issuing the tenders.