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Tuvia J. Geffen | Partner
Tuvia Geffen heads the firm's international capital markets practice. Mr. Geffen's practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions and private equity. He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A and in equity and debt capital markets transactions, where he has acted for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders. His clients include a wide variety of multinational corporations acquiring or investing in Israeli companies, Israeli companies that are active in international capital markets and global banks and financial institutions.

In addition, Mr. Geffen provides ongoing corporate and securities advice to several Israeli public companies traded on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, including Check Point, Wix, Plus500, Gilat Satellite, Taptica, Magal Security and EZchip.

Following law school, Mr. Geffen clerked at the Jerusalem District Court with Justice A. Procccacia and completed his LL.M. at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Geffen also worked as a capital markets and M&A lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York for eight years.

Mr. Geffen’s practice was recommended by Chambers Global 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Capital Markets and M&A), IFLR1000 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017(Capital Markets and M&A) and The Legal 500 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A). Mr. Geffen was recently named on the Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets 2017 list.

"He is one of the most gifted lawyers I have met - he gives out-of-the-box solutions and is a deal maker." (Chambers Global 2016)

"Tuvia takes a global view of deals and is able to orchestrate everything to make sure we get what we need." (Chambers Global 2016)

"Tuvia is a hard-working individual with extensive know-how of all legal details relating to Israeli companies traded on NASDAQ and the Israeli stock market." (Chambers Global 2017)
Education
LL.B. (cum laude), Hebrew University Law School (1995)
LL.M., University of Chicago Law School (1997)
Admission
Israel (1996)
New York State (1998)
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
Mergers & Acquisitions
• Representation of LSE-listed Taptica International in its acquisition of NYSE-lisetd Tremor Video's demand side platform ($50 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Taptica International in its acquisition of Japan-based Adinnovation
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed Wix.com in its acquisition of U.S.-based DeviantArt ($36 million) and in its acquisiton of Flok (Loyalblocks)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed FLIR Systems in its acquisition of DVTEL ($92 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed EZchip Semiconductor in its sale to NASDAQ-listed Mellanox Technologies ($811 million)
• Representation of TASE-listed Shikun & Binui in its sale of the Operator of the Hadera Water Desalination Facility to IDE Technologies (NIS 80 million) and in the sale of the North Highway Project (NIS 65 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Taptica in its acquisition of AreaOne ($20 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Plus500 Ltd. in its merger with LSE-listed Playtech plc ($750 million)(aborted)
• Representation of NASDAQ listed Check Point in its acquisition of Lacoon Mobile Security
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed Check Point in acquisition of Hyperwise Security
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed EZchip Semiconducter in acquisition of US-based Tilera Corporation ($130 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Marimedia in acquisition of Taptica ($20 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed RR Media in its acquisition of Satlink Communications ($20 million)
• Representation of Starhome (subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed Comverse) in sale to Fortissimo Capital ($80 million)
• Representation of global private equity firm TPG in acquisition of iMDsoft ($80 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed RRsat in acquisition of London-based JCA TV ($15 million) and Virginia-based Sm2 Sports & Media
• Representation of TASE-listed Solbar Industries in sale to NASDAQ-listed CHS Inc. ($150 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed Waters Corporation in acquisition of distribution unit of TASE-listed Medtechnica
• Representation of US Quarts Products in sale to NASDAQ-listed CesarStone Sdot Yam ($40 million)
• Representation of Kardan Technologies in merger of FIS Software and IDIT Technologies with NASDAQ-listed Sapiens Technologies ($80 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed EMC in acquisition of nLayers ($50 million) and Kashya ($160 million)
• Representation of TASE-listed Solbar Industries in acquisition of soy plant in Nebraska ($15 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed RRsat in acquisition of Emek Ha'ela Teleport from TASE-listed Bezeq ($15 million) and Hawley Teleport in Pennsylvania ($5 million)

Capital Markets
• Representation of Taptica International in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($50 million) and HSBC bank financing ($30 million)
• Representation of Plus500 in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($130 million)
• Representation of Gilat Satellite in NASDAQ/TASE Global Rights Offering ($35 million)
• Representation of Magal Security in NASDAQ Global Rights Offering ($25 million)
• Representation of Taptica International in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($20 million)
• Representation of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Merrill Lynch and UBS as underwriters in CyberArk Software's NASDAQ secondary and follow-on offering ($345 million)
• Representation of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Merrill Lynch as underwriters in CyberArk's NASDAQ secondary offering ($235 million)
• Representation of J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Barclays as underwriters in CyberArk's NASDAQ IPO ($100 million)
• Representation of Marimedia in London Stock Exchange IPO ($50 million)
• Representation of Plus500 in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($175 million)
• Representation of AudioCodes in NASDAQ follow-on offering ($35 million)
• Representation of controlling shareholder in Macrocure's NASDAQ IPO ($55 million)
• Representation of Plus500 in London Stock Exchange IPO ($75 million)
• Representation of Citi and Deutsche Bank as underwriters in NYSE IPO of Gazit-Globe ($90 million)
• Representation of Imperva in NYSE IPO ($85 million)
• Representation of EZchip Semiconductor in NASDAQ secondary offering ($50 million)
• Representation of underwriters in NASDAQ secondary offering of On Track Innovations ($20 million)
• Representation of AudioCodes in NASDAQ debt tender offer ($125 million)
• Representation of selling shareholders in MediaMind NASDAQ IPO ($65 million)
• Representation of LanOptics in NASDAQ secondary offering ($30 million)
• Representation of Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs as underwriters in NYSE IPO of Cellcom ($400 million)
• Representation of RRsat in NASDAQ IPO ($50 million)
• Representation of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in capital markets matters
Publications
Waiting for the NASDAQ IPO Window to Open, Globes (November 2010)
Underwater Options, The Marker (November 2008)
Should VC Directors on Public Boards Run for the Exit? Israel Venture Capital & Private Equity Journal (June 2007)
Collarless Mergers, The Marker (July 2001)
Alternatives to Incorporating in Delaware, The Marker (August 2001)
Enforcing Tyson Foods’ Marriage (Merger) Proposal, The Marker (August 2001)
Contact Information:
Tel. +972-3-623-6000
Fax. +972-3-623-6003
Legal500
Recommended Lawyer (2017)
Chambers
Leading Individual (2017)
International Financial Law Review
Leading Lawyer (2017) 
Tuvia J. Geffen | Partner
Tuvia Geffen heads the firm's international capital markets practice. Mr. Geffen's practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions and private equity. He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A and in equity and debt capital markets transactions, where he has acted for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders. His clients include a wide variety of multinational corporations acquiring or investing in Israeli companies, Israeli companies that are active in international capital markets and global banks and financial institutions.

In addition, Mr. Geffen provides ongoing corporate and securities advice to several Israeli public companies traded on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, including Check Point, Wix, Plus500, Gilat Satellite, Taptica, Magal Security and EZchip.

Following law school, Mr. Geffen clerked at the Jerusalem District Court with Justice A. Procccacia and completed his LL.M. at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Geffen also worked as a capital markets and M&A lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York for eight years.

Mr. Geffen’s practice was recommended by Chambers Global 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Capital Markets and M&A), IFLR1000 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017(Capital Markets and M&A) and The Legal 500 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (Capital Markets, and Corporate and M&A). Mr. Geffen was recently named on the Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets 2017 list.

"He is one of the most gifted lawyers I have met - he gives out-of-the-box solutions and is a deal maker." (Chambers Global 2016)

"Tuvia takes a global view of deals and is able to orchestrate everything to make sure we get what we need." (Chambers Global 2016)

"Tuvia is a hard-working individual with extensive know-how of all legal details relating to Israeli companies traded on NASDAQ and the Israeli stock market." (Chambers Global 2017)
Education
LL.B. (cum laude), Hebrew University Law School (1995)
LL.M., University of Chicago Law School (1997)
Admission
Israel (1996)
New York State (1998)
Languages
Hebrew
English
Representative experience
Mergers & Acquisitions
• Representation of LSE-listed Taptica International in its acquisition of NYSE-lisetd Tremor Video's demand side platform ($50 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Taptica International in its acquisition of Japan-based Adinnovation
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed Wix.com in its acquisition of U.S.-based DeviantArt ($36 million) and in its acquisiton of Flok (Loyalblocks)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed FLIR Systems in its acquisition of DVTEL ($92 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed EZchip Semiconductor in its sale to NASDAQ-listed Mellanox Technologies ($811 million)
• Representation of TASE-listed Shikun & Binui in its sale of the Operator of the Hadera Water Desalination Facility to IDE Technologies (NIS 80 million) and in the sale of the North Highway Project (NIS 65 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Taptica in its acquisition of AreaOne ($20 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Plus500 Ltd. in its merger with LSE-listed Playtech plc ($750 million)(aborted)
• Representation of NASDAQ listed Check Point in its acquisition of Lacoon Mobile Security
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed Check Point in acquisition of Hyperwise Security
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed EZchip Semiconducter in acquisition of US-based Tilera Corporation ($130 million)
• Representation of LSE-listed Marimedia in acquisition of Taptica ($20 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed RR Media in its acquisition of Satlink Communications ($20 million)
• Representation of Starhome (subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed Comverse) in sale to Fortissimo Capital ($80 million)
• Representation of global private equity firm TPG in acquisition of iMDsoft ($80 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed RRsat in acquisition of London-based JCA TV ($15 million) and Virginia-based Sm2 Sports & Media
• Representation of TASE-listed Solbar Industries in sale to NASDAQ-listed CHS Inc. ($150 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed Waters Corporation in acquisition of distribution unit of TASE-listed Medtechnica
• Representation of US Quarts Products in sale to NASDAQ-listed CesarStone Sdot Yam ($40 million)
• Representation of Kardan Technologies in merger of FIS Software and IDIT Technologies with NASDAQ-listed Sapiens Technologies ($80 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed EMC in acquisition of nLayers ($50 million) and Kashya ($160 million)
• Representation of TASE-listed Solbar Industries in acquisition of soy plant in Nebraska ($15 million)
• Representation of NASDAQ-listed RRsat in acquisition of Emek Ha'ela Teleport from TASE-listed Bezeq ($15 million) and Hawley Teleport in Pennsylvania ($5 million)

Capital Markets
• Representation of Taptica International in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($50 million) and HSBC bank financing ($30 million)
• Representation of Plus500 in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($130 million)
• Representation of Gilat Satellite in NASDAQ/TASE Global Rights Offering ($35 million)
• Representation of Magal Security in NASDAQ Global Rights Offering ($25 million)
• Representation of Taptica International in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($20 million)
• Representation of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Merrill Lynch and UBS as underwriters in CyberArk Software's NASDAQ secondary and follow-on offering ($345 million)
• Representation of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Merrill Lynch as underwriters in CyberArk's NASDAQ secondary offering ($235 million)
• Representation of J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Barclays as underwriters in CyberArk's NASDAQ IPO ($100 million)
• Representation of Marimedia in London Stock Exchange IPO ($50 million)
• Representation of Plus500 in London Stock Exchange secondary offering ($175 million)
• Representation of AudioCodes in NASDAQ follow-on offering ($35 million)
• Representation of controlling shareholder in Macrocure's NASDAQ IPO ($55 million)
• Representation of Plus500 in London Stock Exchange IPO ($75 million)
• Representation of Citi and Deutsche Bank as underwriters in NYSE IPO of Gazit-Globe ($90 million)
• Representation of Imperva in NYSE IPO ($85 million)
• Representation of EZchip Semiconductor in NASDAQ secondary offering ($50 million)
• Representation of underwriters in NASDAQ secondary offering of On Track Innovations ($20 million)
• Representation of AudioCodes in NASDAQ debt tender offer ($125 million)
• Representation of selling shareholders in MediaMind NASDAQ IPO ($65 million)
• Representation of LanOptics in NASDAQ secondary offering ($30 million)
• Representation of Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs as underwriters in NYSE IPO of Cellcom ($400 million)
• Representation of RRsat in NASDAQ IPO ($50 million)
• Representation of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in capital markets matters
Publications
Waiting for the NASDAQ IPO Window to Open, Globes (November 2010)
Underwater Options, The Marker (November 2008)
Should VC Directors on Public Boards Run for the Exit? Israel Venture Capital & Private Equity Journal (June 2007)
Collarless Mergers, The Marker (July 2001)
Alternatives to Incorporating in Delaware, The Marker (August 2001)
Enforcing Tyson Foods’ Marriage (Merger) Proposal, The Marker (August 2001)