Avraham Well

Partner

“One of Israel's outstanding corporate lawyers. With other partners he oversees the banking, capital markets and M&A practices” IFLR 1000 "One of the top lawyers in Israel in corporate and securities work" Chambers & Partners "Very knowledgeable lawyer in all fields of commercial law and transactions" Chambers & Partners “He's very smart, he knows the law, he knows the market and he knows how to play it" IFLR 1000 "Involved in the market's bond restructurings, which are currently some of the biggest, most challenging capital markets deals around” IFLR 1000 "Has a lot of experience because he represents the best, largest companies in Israel” IFLR 1000 “Has a stellar reputation domestically and has built a particularly strong capital markets team” IFLR 1000 “He's a perfect gentleman and a very good lawyer” IFLR 1000 “A respected name in the financing arena” Chambers & Partners “Has an impressive network of contacts all over Israel” Legal 500 "A prominent name in the banking field" Chambers & Partners "Valued by clients for his responsiveness" Chambers & Partners "Singled out for his business understanding: 'He is commercial, intellectual and very knowledgeable'" Chambers & Partners "Singled out for representing clients before the Israel Securities Authority" Chambers & Partners "Very knowledgeable and has a very good view on how to structure a transaction" Chambers & Partners "Enjoys a great reputation in the market and is praised for the problem-solving skills he employs in particularly complex situations" Chambers & Partners

Mr. Well is the head of FBC’s Corporate practice.  With over 25 years of experience, he is ranked by international and domestic indices as one of Israel’s premier corporate attorneys, specializing in debt restructuring, capital markets, banking & finance, corporate governance, securities regulation and M&A.

Mr. Well has been involved in numerous high-profile M&A transactions, including representing the Government of Israel in the privatization of major banks in Israel, advising the Eurocom Group in the acquisition of the controlling interest in Bezeq for NIS 6.5 billion (one of the largest M&A transactions ever in Israel), and advising the Bright Food Group in the acquisition of the controlling interest in Tnuva at a company value of NIS 8.6 billion (the largest Chinese investment in Israel).

Mr. Well has been involved in the majority of Israel’s most significant restructurings, aggregating to over NIS 20 billion of debt and he is the first and only Israeli member of the International Insolvency Institute.

Mr. Well is frequently consulted by major Israeli regulatory agencies to develop and comment on proposed legislation and regulations, and appears frequently at conferences organized by the Israeli Securities Authority and the Israeli Formal Receiver. Mr. Well was selected as a member of a committee appointed by the Ministry of Finance to examine the regulatory framework of tailor-made lending by institutional investors.

Prior to joining FBC, Mr. Well served as general counsel of the Clal group, then the largest holding concern in Israel. Mr. Well has been on the faculty of Israel’s two premier law schools, where he teaches courses on securities law and M&A.

Mr. Well served as a law clerk to Prof. Aharon Barak, the former President of the Supreme Court and was also the editor of the Mishpatim Law Review at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Capital Markets

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Capital Markets

Israel, 1989

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B. (Summa Cum Laude), 1988

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