Michael Shine & Partners represents a large number of law firms from overseas. The firm handles, for these foreign firms, their main merger and acquisition transactions, in which Israeli entities or foreign entities operating in Israel are involved, and directly handles clients requiring legal assistance in this field. This mainly involves everything relating to the obtaining of the approval of the Anti-Trust Commissioner in Israel and advising foreign companies in accordance with the Anti-Trust Law.
The following are examples of transactions advised by the firm:
Mercury Asset Management and Merill Lynch; Praxair Inc. and Maxima Air-Separation Center Ltd.; M.I.M. Holding Limited and Xstrata Plc.; Citibank and Global Trust; Dow Chemical Co and Cillrit-Essex A.G.; Givaudan SA and Nestle; Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG and ThyssenKrupp AG; advising on Sanyo merger, Man/Skania, Porsche Automobile Holdings SE/Volkswagen AG.
It will be further noted that the firm has signed on the “Israeli chapter” in a number of international journals and guides in the field of mergers and acquisitions.