Banking and Finance

  • S. Horowitz & Co. has one of the largest teams of banking and finance lawyers in Israel. Our banking and finance practice is widely recognised as a leader in the market with a consistent record of being ranked as a first tier firm by all the major legal directories in their banking and finance tables.


    Our market leading banking and finance team acts for commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, export credit agencies, mezzanine funds, credit card companies and corporates in relation to the full spectrum of financial products.


    We focus on all aspects of finance, including bilateral and syndicated lending, leverage financing, derivatives and financial instruments, asset finance, project finance, trade finance, credit cards, consumer finance, regulation of banking activity (including financial promotion), restructurings, debt rescheduling, work outs and insolvency.


    Having developed extensive experience acting for Israeli and foreign lenders, as well as borrowers, on cross border financings, we work seamlessly with foreign counsel (whether as the local law firm or as the lead firm of lawyers) on international financings.





    • Chambers Global, 2018, "The firm provides an excellent, first-class level of service. It is very responsive and capable of delivering on complex transactions"
    • Chambers Global, 2016, "impresses clients with its breadth of expertise and ‘ability to manage the most complex, stressful and time-sensitive of transactions"
    • Chambers Global, 2015, Has a market-leading reputation for financing work, covering a broad spectrum of matters such as asset, trade and acquisition finance. Acts for some of the biggest financial institutions in Israel, as well as a number of international banks.
    • Chambers Global, 2014 recognises that the team is "fantastic in finance" and "very strong in banking and facility agreements"
    • EMEA Legal 500, 2018 says that the team "Possesses invaluable knowledge"
    • The European Legal 500, 2015 says that the team is "among the best"
    • Chamber Global, 2013 acknowledges that in the field of banking and finance "S. Horowitz & Co belongs to a premier league of lawyers in Israel"
    • The European Legal 500, 2012 identifies that S. Horowitz & Co has "one of the largest banking and finance practices in Israel"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2011 remarks that entities "in the banking industry regard this firm as the jewel in the crown of Israeli legal services"
    • The European Legal 500, 2011 acknowledges the team's "excellent expertise in banking and finance for energy clients"
    • The Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2012 recognises that the team is made up of "fantastic lawyers, with impressive expertise in financing matters"
    • The European Legal 500, 2010 states that the team is "very knowledgeable and very good.  Good, experienced people"
    • The European Legal 500, 2010 also describes S. Horowitz as being "in a class of its own for domestic and cross-border banking, acquisitions and project financing"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2011 acknowledges that "the 18-strong team carries out a wide variety of high-quality work on both domestic and international level. It has an impressive client base" and that it is "extremely proficient on sophisticated transactions on the banks' side"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2010 describes the team as being "excellent lawyers at all levels"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2009 articulates the high level of client satisfaction with the team's work: "would always use this firm for complicated financing transactions" and "there's never anything less than perfect coming out of S. Horowitz"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2007 recognises that "the team is recommended absolutely without hesitation