Nixon Peabody launches Israel group

Nixon Peabody launches Israel groupUS firm Nixon Peabody has launched an Israel practice group to advise on inbound and outbound Israeli transactions.

The group, which will be based in the US, will be chaired by Washington DC partners Samuel Feigin and Mark Kass, who both joined Nixon Peabody from Mintz Levin in November 2008.

The practice group will focus on the high-tech, life sciences, media and cleantech industries, and will include lawyers across 14 offices.

In a statement Feigin said: “Israel is home to some of the world’s most innovative ventures, as well as some of the most dynamic, dedicated and resourceful entrepreneurs.”

Nixon Peabody’s Israel Business web portal bills the group as providing “comprehensive legal and business solutions to Israeli companies, investors, and entrepreneurs doing business in the US and elsewhere, as well as to foreign entities doing business in Israel”.

The move comes after Nixon Peabody launched in Paris after settling a dispute with Taylor Wessing (The Lawyer28 October 2008).

It is understood that Nixon Peabody is looking to expand aggressively in several other European cities.

Mats Carlston and Michael Murphy, the partners who oversee Nixon Peabody’s global strategy, said in a statement: “We’re committed to building a global firm.

“With the formal addition of Israel Business, we’re able to marshal our formidable experience on Israel-related transactions and other matters to offer clients a superior level of service using insights critical to navigating the challenges and opportunities in the Israel-related marketplace.”

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