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.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions
Banking & Finance
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B. (Summa Cum Laude), 1988
A legal update regarding a decision of the District Court in the matter of Tulip Capital Fund v. Teva, in which it rejected a motion for discovery prior to the filing of a motion to certify a derivative claim, in a claim concerning dividend distribution. Please find ...Gil Orion, Dr. & Oded Revivo & Royi Steinmetz & Avraham Well & Nitzan Sandor | Nov 2018
FBC represented STI Laser Industries and its historic shareholders in the sale of the entire capital of the company to Resonetics, an US company owned by Regatta Medical, a portfolio company of GTCR. STI Laser Industries, based in Or Akiva, Israel and founded in 1998 b...Avraham Well & Ronald Lehmann & Hadar Sive & Carolyn Zeimer-Vigodny & Ariel Mazer & Audrey Abensur | Oct 2018
A legal update in which we review key points from the District Court decision in the ‘Better Place’ matter in which, for the first time in Israel, a court summarily dismissed a claim against directors and office holders based on the Business Judgement Rule defense. I...Gil Orion, Dr. & Oded Revivo & Avraham Well & Gal Porre | Oct 2018
On July 28, 2018, Bank Leumi Le-Israel and the Azrieli Group signed an agreement with the Warburg Pincus private equity funds for the sale of Leumi Card, one of Israel's principal credit card companies, for NIS 2.5 billion. The transaction is being effected against the...Avraham Well & Ronald Lehmann & Ute Klose-Goldstein & Sivan Omer & Ariel Mazer | Jul 2018