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Amir Raz

Amir's practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, Hi Tech, Startups, Venture Capital, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Fund Formation. 

Prior to Hi-Tech group at Shenhav & Co, Amir spent several years as a Corporate/M&A attorney in the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP, and in Israel, at a leading law firm. His vast experience keeps him ranked, year after year, as a top tier leading practitioner in the practice areas of Corporate/M&A, Hi-tech and venture capital (Chambers Global, Legal 500 and many more). 

Amir's clients come from mature hi-tech companies, early-stage startups, as well as venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and individual (angel) investors.

Among others, Amir provides day-to-day counseling to startups with a particular focus on SaaS, mobility/advanced transportation technology, cloud computing, cyber security, big data, IoT, semiconductor, life sciences and cleantech, playing a key role in advising clients in all stages of their development, from a seed start-up through public companies.

Amir gained substantial experience working on the establishment and representation of dozens of venture capital funds, private equity funds and hedge funds, in addition to having an active practice representing foreign corporations and high net worth individuals in their investments and other commercial activities.

Amir's education includes a LL.B. from Tel Aviv University (1999, Cum Laude), and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center (2003, Securities and Financial Regulation, Dean’s Certificate, Distinction).