McDermott Again Earns Top Position in Israel Desks Capital Markets Category


For the second year in a row, international law firm McDermott Will & Emery has earned the top position in Capital Markets in Israel Desks’ League Tables published in the Legally Israel 100. McDermott has completed more US securities offerings on behalf of Israeli companies than any other US-headquartered firm. The ranking is a testament to the Firm’s deep understanding of the local Israeli market and strong relationships with companies in the technology, biotech and life sciences sectors.

“McDermott has become the premier firm for Israeli companies seeking to access the US public markets,” said Harris Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Transactions Practice Group. “As more Israeli businesses look to the US for financing and growth opportunities, we are well-positioned to advise them on their cross-border approach. And our track record of helping more than a dozen companies achieve their objectives over the last few years supports our continued leadership in this arena.”

Identified in the ranking as “key figures,” McDermott partners Mark Selinger and Gary Emmanuel lead the Firm’s Israel initiative, providing strategic advice regarding acquisitions, IPOs and follow-on offerings for several Israeli clients. Mark, a New York-based partner, has worked with Israeli companies for decades in both public offerings and M&A transactions. He also represents private equity funds and family offices in their direct investing activities. Gary focuses on public offerings and regulatory compliance for Israeli companies, representing both issuers and underwriters, with an emphasis on the life science sector. Gary is dual qualified in New York and Israel and is fluent in Hebrew.

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