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Igal Kolof

Partner

Phone: 972 3 5119320, Mobile: 972 54 9903000
Fax: 972 3 5119300
igalk@wblaw.co.il
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Adv. Igal Kolof joined Weksler Bregman in 2006 as a member of the Commercial Department, and became a partner in 2010.

Yigakl specializes in all aspects of commercial law and has represented some of the largest companies in Israel for many years. Igal has considerable experience in representing companies in all their spheres of activity, from routine activity through to strategic events in the life of the firm, including commercial agreements of all kinds, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor law, franchises and intellectual property.

In addition to his activity in the commercial area, Igal has a thriving practice in the hotel and tourism industry, where he has accumulated considerable experience from accompanying outstanding and far-reaching transactions and projects.

For a number of years Igal has served as legal adviser for some of the leading companies in Israel (including the franchise-holder of the Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Israel, the largest manufacturer and supplier of ceramics in Israel, the Israeli franchise-holder for the fashion brands Zara, Pull and Bear, Bereshka, Massimo Dutti and others. His legal service is characterized by the personal relationships generated with his clients, and this, combined with his professionalism, assists the clients to bring to realization complex and extensive projects in the most successful manner.

In addition Igal is registered and serves as an arbitrator with the Institution for Arbitration of the Israeli Bar Association.

  • Israel Bar Association, 2003
  • Tel-Aviv University (LLM, 2007), the Faculty of Law
  • Tel-Aviv University (LLB, 2002), the Faculty of Law
  • Represented a subsidiary of Rapac infrastructures & Communications Ltd in the purchase from Delek Infrastructures Ltd of half of the control seed (together with a private company controlled by Denham Capital funds, which was represented by Herzog Fox & Neeman) of IPP Delek Alon Tavor Ltd and IPP Delek Ramat Gabriel Ltd, which are two sole purpose companies intended for the construction of two private electricity plants with a power capacity of up to 70 Megawatts each (both under a cogeneration method), for a consideration of up to appx. USD 11,000,000.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Africa Israel Industries Ltd in a transaction under which it purchased from the trustee of Kaman Steel Trade Ltd (in suspension of proceedings) all of the Kaman`s activities in the fields of steel processing.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Rapac infrastructures & Communications Ltd in the purchase from Delek Infrastructures Ltd of 84% of the shares in IPP Delek Eshcol Gat Ltd, which is a joint venture intended for the construction of a private electricity plant with a power capacity of up to 240 Megawatts, for a consideration of up to appx. USD 13,000,000.
  • Represented a private company which owns a boutique hotel located in Jeruslem in obtaining a 24,000,000 NIS finance from Israel Discount Bank Ltd.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Africa Israel Industries Ltd in a transaction under which it purchased a major Steel Activity from Yaacoby Steel Group, in a total worth of appx. 141,000,000 NIS (read article).
  • Represented Negev Ceramics Ltd and two companies of Via Arkadia Group in debts` arrangement agreement  signed with the two largest banks in Israel, under which the banks have erased a total debts` value of more than 64,000,000 NIS, thus enabling VIA ARKADIA Group to refocus in building up its business and expand its chain under the new ownership of Negev Ceramics Ltd (read article).
  • Represented one of the leading Israeli ceramics & home lifestyle products supplier in the transaction of purchasing the control in VIA ARKADIA Group, which is also a leading reputable player in the field of home lifestyle products (read article).
  • Represented Africa Israel Properties Ltd, one of the leading Israeli real estate companies, in obtaining finance for general business development purposes and construction of new office buildings in the Science Park located in Nes tziona, in the total sum of 590,000,000 NIS.
  • Represented Africa Israel Industries Ltd, in the purchasing of Zalman Eliyahu Group`s (one the leading israeli steel manufacturers) activity in the field of manufacturing & marketing of steel pipes and steel profiles, for a total consideration of 23,500,000 NIS.
  • Represented Africa Israel residenced Ltd, one of the leading Israeli real estate companies, in obtaining finance for business development purposes, in the total sum of 100,000,000 NIS.
    The finance was obtained from a group of fincnial instituitional bodies, which included 14 parties
  • Represented one of the largest Israeli hoteliery companies in the long-term lease transaction of the “Express Beat” hotel in Eilat, for the total sum of 35,000,000 NIS (read article).
  • Represented one of Israel`s largest holdings groups in the sale of 50% of a hoteliery company for the sum of appx. 45,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Representation of one of Israel`s largest accounting firms, in the merger transaction with Deloitte & Touche (Israel) (read article).
  • Represented the buyers in the Purchase of half of the control seed in Olimpia Real Estate Holdings Ltd, a public traded company which deals with commercial real estate (read article).
  • Represented the  largest Israeli Ceramics manufacturer and supplier in the purchase o the control in Orgal A.L.F (2007) Ltd, the exclusive distrbutorship company of the international GROHE brand in Israel (read article).
  • Represented the Sellers in the sale of the control in “Hamey Tverya Ltd” (which operates hotel & resort) for the sum of appx. 25,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Represented one of the leading Israeli industrial groups in the purchasing of Zalman Elyahu`s activity in the field of manufacture & marketting of steel pipes and steel profiles, for a total consideration of 23,500,000 NIS.
  • Represented H&O Group, a leading Israeli fashion retailer, in the obtaining of an exclusive franchise` rights in the prestigious CARTER`S brand for children & babies` fashion (read article).
  • Represented H&O Group, a leading Israeli fashion retailer, in the obtaining of an exclusive franchise` rights in the International CHAMPION brand for sports` inspirated fashion (read article).
  • Represented a franchisee in its nomination as an exclusive franchisee of the Bershka brand in Israel.
  • Represented H&O Group, a leading Israeli fashion retailer, in the obtaining of an exclusive franchise` rights in the International CHAMPION brand for sports` inspirated fashion (read article).
  • Represented a franchisee in its nomination as an exclusive franchisee of the Bershka brand in Israel.
  • Represented a franchisee in its nomination as an exclusive franchisee of the Massimo Dutti brand in Israel.
  • Represented the buyers in the purchase of half of the control seed in Olimpia Real Estate Holdings Ltd, a public traded company which deals with commercial real estate, for the sum of appx. 34,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Represented the buyers in the purchase of the control in one of Israel`s leading steel and ceramics manufacturers, for the sum of appx. 19,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Represented the buyers in the entering into partnership with the Dankner Group in Shufersal Ltd, a public traded company which operates the largest supermarkets chain in Israel (read article).

Adv. Igal Kolof joined Weksler Bregman in 2006 as a member of the Commercial Department, and became a partner in 2010.

Yigakl specializes in all aspects of commercial law and has represented some of the largest companies in Israel for many years. Igal has considerable experience in representing companies in all their spheres of activity, from routine activity through to strategic events in the life of the firm, including commercial agreements of all kinds, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor law, franchises and intellectual property.

In addition to his activity in the commercial area, Igal has a thriving practice in the hotel and tourism industry, where he has accumulated considerable experience from accompanying outstanding and far-reaching transactions and projects.

For a number of years Igal has served as legal adviser for some of the leading companies in Israel (including the franchise-holder of the Crown Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Israel, the largest manufacturer and supplier of ceramics in Israel, the Israeli franchise-holder for the fashion brands Zara, Pull and Bear, Bereshka, Massimo Dutti and others. His legal service is characterized by the personal relationships generated with his clients, and this, combined with his professionalism, assists the clients to bring to realization complex and extensive projects in the most successful manner.

In addition Igal is registered and serves as an arbitrator with the Institution for Arbitration of the Israeli Bar Association.

  • Israel Bar Association, 2003
  • Tel-Aviv University (LLM, 2007), the Faculty of Law
  • Tel-Aviv University (LLB, 2002), the Faculty of Law
  • Represented a subsidiary of Rapac infrastructures & Communications Ltd in the purchase from Delek Infrastructures Ltd of half of the control seed (together with a private company controlled by Denham Capital funds, which was represented by Herzog Fox & Neeman) of IPP Delek Alon Tavor Ltd and IPP Delek Ramat Gabriel Ltd, which are two sole purpose companies intended for the construction of two private electricity plants with a power capacity of up to 70 Megawatts each (both under a cogeneration method), for a consideration of up to appx. USD 11,000,000.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Africa Israel Industries Ltd in a transaction under which it purchased from the trustee of Kaman Steel Trade Ltd (in suspension of proceedings) all of the Kaman`s activities in the fields of steel processing.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Rapac infrastructures & Communications Ltd in the purchase from Delek Infrastructures Ltd of 84% of the shares in IPP Delek Eshcol Gat Ltd, which is a joint venture intended for the construction of a private electricity plant with a power capacity of up to 240 Megawatts, for a consideration of up to appx. USD 13,000,000.
  • Represented a private company which owns a boutique hotel located in Jeruslem in obtaining a 24,000,000 NIS finance from Israel Discount Bank Ltd.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Africa Israel Industries Ltd in a transaction under which it purchased a major Steel Activity from Yaacoby Steel Group, in a total worth of appx. 141,000,000 NIS (read article).
  • Represented Negev Ceramics Ltd and two companies of Via Arkadia Group in debts` arrangement agreement  signed with the two largest banks in Israel, under which the banks have erased a total debts` value of more than 64,000,000 NIS, thus enabling VIA ARKADIA Group to refocus in building up its business and expand its chain under the new ownership of Negev Ceramics Ltd (read article).
  • Represented one of the leading Israeli ceramics & home lifestyle products supplier in the transaction of purchasing the control in VIA ARKADIA Group, which is also a leading reputable player in the field of home lifestyle products (read article).
  • Represented Africa Israel Properties Ltd, one of the leading Israeli real estate companies, in obtaining finance for general business development purposes and construction of new office buildings in the Science Park located in Nes tziona, in the total sum of 590,000,000 NIS.
  • Represented Africa Israel Industries Ltd, in the purchasing of Zalman Eliyahu Group`s (one the leading israeli steel manufacturers) activity in the field of manufacturing & marketing of steel pipes and steel profiles, for a total consideration of 23,500,000 NIS.
  • Represented Africa Israel residenced Ltd, one of the leading Israeli real estate companies, in obtaining finance for business development purposes, in the total sum of 100,000,000 NIS.
    The finance was obtained from a group of fincnial instituitional bodies, which included 14 parties
  • Represented one of the largest Israeli hoteliery companies in the long-term lease transaction of the “Express Beat” hotel in Eilat, for the total sum of 35,000,000 NIS (read article).
  • Represented one of Israel`s largest holdings groups in the sale of 50% of a hoteliery company for the sum of appx. 45,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Representation of one of Israel`s largest accounting firms, in the merger transaction with Deloitte & Touche (Israel) (read article).
  • Represented the buyers in the Purchase of half of the control seed in Olimpia Real Estate Holdings Ltd, a public traded company which deals with commercial real estate (read article).
  • Represented the  largest Israeli Ceramics manufacturer and supplier in the purchase o the control in Orgal A.L.F (2007) Ltd, the exclusive distrbutorship company of the international GROHE brand in Israel (read article).
  • Represented the Sellers in the sale of the control in “Hamey Tverya Ltd” (which operates hotel & resort) for the sum of appx. 25,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Represented one of the leading Israeli industrial groups in the purchasing of Zalman Elyahu`s activity in the field of manufacture & marketting of steel pipes and steel profiles, for a total consideration of 23,500,000 NIS.
  • Represented H&O Group, a leading Israeli fashion retailer, in the obtaining of an exclusive franchise` rights in the prestigious CARTER`S brand for children & babies` fashion (read article).
  • Represented H&O Group, a leading Israeli fashion retailer, in the obtaining of an exclusive franchise` rights in the International CHAMPION brand for sports` inspirated fashion (read article).
  • Represented a franchisee in its nomination as an exclusive franchisee of the Bershka brand in Israel.
  • Represented H&O Group, a leading Israeli fashion retailer, in the obtaining of an exclusive franchise` rights in the International CHAMPION brand for sports` inspirated fashion (read article).
  • Represented a franchisee in its nomination as an exclusive franchisee of the Bershka brand in Israel.
  • Represented a franchisee in its nomination as an exclusive franchisee of the Massimo Dutti brand in Israel.
  • Represented the buyers in the purchase of half of the control seed in Olimpia Real Estate Holdings Ltd, a public traded company which deals with commercial real estate, for the sum of appx. 34,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Represented the buyers in the purchase of the control in one of Israel`s leading steel and ceramics manufacturers, for the sum of appx. 19,000,000 US Dollars (read article).
  • Represented the buyers in the entering into partnership with the Dankner Group in Shufersal Ltd, a public traded company which operates the largest supermarkets chain in Israel (read article).