Michelle has a diverse Corporate and Commercial Practice, with a particular focus on banking and finance, project finance, corporate finance, distressed financing, debt rescheduling, and mergers and acquisitions. Her clients include banks and financial institutions as well as international and domestic companies operating in a wide range of industry sectors, including construction and infrastructure, transportation, telecommunications, hospitals, media, hotels and technology. She has extensive experience acting on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other high-value commercial transactions, as well as representing clients in commercial litigation involving complex corporate and contractual disputes.
Ranked as one of Israel's leading project finance lawyers by Chambers Global, Michelle acts for governmental authorities, lenders, O&M operators, contractors and consultants on a large number of high profile infrastructure projects, including the Cross Israel Highway, the Jerusalem Light Railway, Ashdod Assuta Hospital (the first hospital PFI project in Israel) and the financing of the laying of underwater telecommunication cables in the Mediterranean Sea.
Michelle also has extensive experience acting for lenders (on both syndicated and non-syndicated financings), Export Credit Agencies and corporate borrowers on acquisition financing (both domestic and cross border), debt rescheduling, asset and equipment financing, corporate lending, real estate financing, mezzanine financings and financing for companies in distress. Michelle's expertise in the field has been recognized by Chambers Global and European Legal Experts by whom she has been consistently ranked as one of Israel’s leading banking and finance lawyers.
Michelle is a regular contributor to co-publications of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation on an array of topics such as:
- Doing Business: Doing Business in a More Transparent World
- Doing Business: Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs
- Doing Business: Comparing Regulation in 183 Economies
- Doing Business: A Survey of Investor Protection
- Doing Business: A Survey of Contract Enforcement