Michael Shine & Partners is one of the leading and most well established law firms in Israel in the Private Client field, specializing in international tax planning, the establishment and administration of trusts, trust taxation and the appropriate reporting to the tax authorities, multi-national asset protection, family wealth preservation, and general legal counsel for multi-national families.
The firm specializes in asset management, the establishment of family structures for the purposes of wealth and family businesses planning. For these purposes the firm permanently employs foreign trust companies in a number of alternative jurisdictions, which are fully licensed and provide exclusive services to the firm’s clients.
Moreover, the firm offers a range of ancillary services complementing these activities, including the incorporation of foreign companies and the provision of foreign directorship, secretarial and trustee services. Furthermore, the firm has extensive practices in the areas of commercial law, real estate (with a specialization in representing foreign residents), mergers and acquisitions of foreign companies which require approval from the Israel Anti-Trust Authority, foreign investments and transactions, and inheritance and estate matters, where the main representation in these areas is of foreign residents in Israel.
In addition to representing private clients from all over the world, including high net worth individuals and families, as well as family wealth funds, the firm’s clients include many international companies and international financial institutions and foreign trade risk insurers, as well as a large number of real estate companies controlled by foreign residents that hold commercial properties in Israel.
The firm has won numerous awards and is regularly rated, both in Israel and overseas, as a leading firm in its main field of expertise of Private Client. Furthermore, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Dun & Bradstreet rated the firm as a leading firm in the area of Private Client, Trusts and Family Wealth.
Additionally, the Firm was ranked by BDI COFACE in 2015 as a Leading Firm in Israel in the field of Family Wealth Management.
A number of years ago, the partners of the firm established the company ‘M.S.A. Shine Global Family Office Ltd.’, which has more than 20 employees, and the company ‘Alphen Asset Management A.G.’, which is situated in Zurich, Switzerland and which holds a Swiss license for the management of investments portfolios.