In this weekly roundup we list the most prominent international superstars who spearheaded landmark transactions involving Israeli parties in 2021, according the recent Legally Israel 100 and welcome new IsraelDesks member Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Headline news include Goldfarb Seligman acting for in its acquisition by IBM for USD 150 million. Volvo, represented by Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv, is investing in the Israeli SaaS Unicorn Optibus and Meitar acts for Lightbits Labs in its USD 42 million fundraising. In another high-profile matter, Meitav Investment will acquire Ayalon’s holdings for NIS 120 million. Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. With Hamburger Evron represented Ayalon in the acquisition in the insurance sector.

in other news, Israeli startups raised USD 1.6 billion in June, down on last year, well ahead of 2020 and boutique tax law firm of D. Potchebutzkye has merged into Gornitzky & Co

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