Clifford M. J.  Felig

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16 Abba Hillel Silver Rd.
Ramat Gan 5250608, Israel
Tel: 972 3 610 3135   Fax: 972 3 610 3757

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“The go-to guy for high level matters, and one of the best capital markets lawyers in Israel.”
Chambers & Partners
 
“…one of the best international practitioners. Pleased clients say 'he knows the business like nobody else' and peers observe that 'he is an extremely high-quality and hands-on lawyer as far as hi-tech is concerned'.”
Chambers & Partners

“Clifford Felig – Recommended individual for Private Equity / Venture Capital”
Practical Law Company, UK

“Clifford Felig – Highly Recommended individual for IT and e-commerce”
Practical Law Company, UK

Cliff Felig is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group. Cliff’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions (including public and private transactions), capital markets, private equity, banking, project finance and derivative transactions. His clients include a wide variety of multinational corporations purchasing or investing in Israeli companies, Israeli companies that are active in international markets, US and European commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions providing financing to Israeli companies, as well as companies that are dual listed on Israeli and US exchanges, venture capital and private equity funds.

Cliff graduated from Harvard Law School in 1986, after which he worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York for six years. He moved to Israel in 1992, and has been a partner at Meitar since 2000. 

Representative experience:
  • Representation of Berkshire-Hathaway Corporation and Iscar in the $4 billion acquisition of Iscar by Berkshire-Hathaway.
  • Representation of M-Systems in its sale to SanDisk in a share transaction valued at $1.6 billion.
  • Representation of DeutschePost/DHL in its purchase of Flying Cargo for an undisclosed amount.
  • Representation of the State of Israel in its pending sale of a controlling interest in Bank Leumi.
  • Representation of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in its $230 million purchase of ScitexVision.
  • Representation of Euler Hermes (of the Allianz Group), in its purchase of one third of the holdings of B.S.S.CH - The Israeli Credit Insurance Company.
  • Representation of Winbond Corporation of Taiwan in its acquisition of Israeli-based assets from National Semiconductor.
  • Representation of Agere Systems (now LSI) in its $140 million purchase of Modem-Art.
  • Representation of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in its $117 million purchase of Nur Macroprinters.
  • Representation of Fox Paine private equity fund in its $100 million acquisition of Paradigm Geophysical.
  • Representation of Citi and Lehman Brothers in the $1 billion private (144A) offering of notes by The Israel Electric Corporation in 2008.
  • Representation of Lehman Brothers in the $117 million initial public offering (2005) and $116 million follow-on public offering (2006) of Saifun.
  • Representation of M-Systems in its $75 million offering of convertible debentures by an offshore subsidiary (2005).
  • Representation of M-Systems in its $110 million follow-on public offering (2004).
  • Representation of an international financing consortium in the Israeli portion of the $20 billion financing of the acquisition of the Hilton Hotel chain by Blackstone.
  • Representation of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) in issues related to netting under Israeli law, and the adoption of netting legislation in Israel.
  • Representation of a major Israeli bank to lead the development of Israel’s first credit-linked note (CLN) program.
  • Representation of a number of Israeli banks in credit default swap  transactions and purchases of credit-linked notes.
  • Representation of numerous North American, European and Japanese commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions on Israeli law issues arising in the context of a broad range of derivatives transactions and products.
  • Pro Bono representation of the Israel Association of Baseball in all its local activities, including the promotion of a professional baseball league in Israel.
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Education

Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude 1986).
Yale College (B.A., magna cum laude 1982)

Admitted

Israel 1993, New York 1987

Languages

Hebrew and English

Born

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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