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- Tel Aviv University - University of California Berkeley School of Law, Executive LL.M. magna cum laude (06);
- Tel Aviv University, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, LL.B. (94).
- Israel Bar Association, (95).
- Energy and Infrastructure Committee, Israel Bar Association;
- Securities and Capital Market Committee, Israel Bar Association;
Itay Brafman is a Partner at the firm, heading its Capital Markets and Oil & Gas practices.
Itay has extensive experience in representing companies and investors in raising public and private capital in Israel. He represents many Israeli companies whose shares are publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange on an ongoing basis. Itay's services include advising companies on public offerings and private placements, preparing prospectuses or other disclosure documents, dealing with various regulatory authorities (the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) - the "Israeli SEC", the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and others), advising on corporate laws and encompassing ongoing legal work for public companies, such as compliance with immediate reporting and filing requirements under the Israel Securities Law, as well as corporate governance issues. His practice reflects a wide range of Corporate Finance transactions, including public debt and equity offerings, tender bids, private placements and restructuring arrangements.
Itay developed the firm's unique practice in the oil and gas business and over the years acquired an extensive experience in acquiring oil and gas fields interests (including offshore) and raising funds for oil and gas partnerships on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), which requires thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable to this complicated field of practice. Having specialized in this area for many years, Itay became one of the leading lawyers in this area, representing the majority of oil and gas partnerships whose units are traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Following the IPO, Itay continues representing the publicly traded partnerships through all stages of oil and gas exploration, including preparing agreements with drilling companies, JOA agreements and dealing with various regulatory issues, advising on corporate laws and on tax regimes. Itay's clients include a wide variety of oil and gas corporations and ventures.
In addition to his oil and gas practice, Itay also provides legal services to public and private companies, which include advice and legal opinions concerning transactions involving parties with controlling interests, obligations of office holders, allocation, splitting and consolidation of securities, declaration of dividends, directors and officers insurance, indemnification and on going advice on legal issues emanating from daily business requirements. This includes advising our law firm's clients on commercial transactions of all types, including drafting and negotiating a full range of commercial agreements and business arrangements.
Itay has extensive experience in counseling and representing start-ups and high-technology companies, beginning in the early stages and until M&A or IPO.
Itay represents various movie producers as well as operators of TV channels. He specializes in the financing process concerning film production. For many years Itay represented the only film production partnership that was traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.
Furthermore, Itay is also a certified Notary Public in the State of Israel and provides Notary services to Israeli and foreign clients in the Tel Aviv area (including Apostille documents).
Languages: English, Hebrew