Israel desk

Representing Israelis companies getting through and operating in Asia and Clients developing business opportunities and investments in Israel

Israel is famous in its innovative, entrepreneurship and dynamic atmosphere, second only to Silicon Valley in high- tech investment in R&D, known also as ‘start- up nation’.

The advanced educational system and high-quality incubation system made Israel the first investment choice for many of the world’s leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and investors. All that pushed Israel’s economy to new heights in the past decade with a growth that outpaced the global economy growth.

Israel maintains diplomatic relations with most Asian countries and strong economic ties in fields like R&D, agriculture, education and manufacturing.

Our Israel Desk offers legal services by experts’ lawyers in Israel law and Asian legal system with a Hebrew speaking team.

HJM is connected to various institutions in Israel and Israeli law firms with experience in Asia- Israel businesses.

We provide legal support to Israeli companies and investors on their business establishment and operations in Asia as well as to Asian clients who chose to invest in Israel, expend their business to Israel and cooperate with Israeli companies.

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of the firm, qualified in New York and Singapore, is assisted by a team of specialized lawyers from several jurisdictions. She has more than nineteen years of success based in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region representing companies growing their operation in Asia.

Elinor Sharabany-Yehieli, Legal Executive in the firm, is an Israeli lawyer and a Singaporean foreign lawyer. She has more than thirteen years of legal experience, in Israel and Singapore. Elinor is also the representative of the Israeli Bar Association in Singapore.

HJM has experiences in numerous areas of practice including:

  • Cross border Merger and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Incorporation of companies and compliance work (company set ups, legal and regulatory compliance work with the different authorities in different countries such as ACRA, AIC, SAFE, Labour Bureau, Tax Bureau, etc.);
  • Commercial law including advice on drafting different commercial agreements like distribution agreement, franchise agreement, SPA and OEM agreements;
  • Intellectual property (registration, opposition and infringement proceedings, licensing of intellectual property rights and technology transfers);
  • Regulatory and compliance advice for Israelis companies, including advising on the licensing regime and set up business in China and Singapore across various industries; and
  • Cross jurisdictional dispute resolution for Israelis companies or individuals, particularly in China (under CIETAC rules in China).

We truly believe that the practice of law requires an understanding of our clients’ industry and strategy combining knowledge of the local legal requirements. HJM is a multicultural boutique law firm with a personalized feel and we take pride in our innovative legal solutions and business adaptability to deal with the diversity and varied requirements of our Israelis clients in South East Asia and China and our international clients investing in Israel.