Amir Halevy has extensive experience in the fields of Technology and Venture Capital representing numerous venture capital funds and Israeli start up enterprises, including several that have gone on to become publicly traded companies. He represents companies publicly traded both in Israel and the U.S. and has been involved in securities litigation matters in Israel. Amir has been instrumental in the adoption of legislation and regulations that affect investment in Israeli technology companies. Amir has counseled international investment banks in connection with their activities in the Israeli and international markets, as well as in connection with privatization of government companies in Israel.
Amir counsels family held enterprises with regard to the day to day running of their businesses and the transfer of control from one generation to the next. He also advises individuals of high net worth with regard to estate and trust planning. Since January 2006, Amir is a STEP qualified Trusts and Estate Practitioner (TEP).
Together with Gene Kleinhendler, Amir is co-author of “ISR International Securities Regulation, Israel Section,” published by Oceana Publications, Inc. He lectures on topics related to high tech and foreign public offerings at the MBA program of the Technion Industrial Engineering Department, on topics related to Family Businesses as part of the MBA program at the Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University, and in the Executive Education program of the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.
Amir has extensive experience of technology and Venture Capital. Amir counsels family held enterprises on succession issues and advises individuals of high net worth with regards to estate and trust planning.
Amir has served as a Board Member on JFN- Jewish Funders Network since 2008` He is a member of the IVN - Israel Venture Network; He is one of the founders and a board member of "Verhadarta" - Council for Advancing Status of the Elderly.
He is a member of Commited to Give - The Intiative for Promoting Philanthropy in Israel and he is a member of Jdocu - Photographers Group who publish their documentary work on Jewish Culture worldwide, and sell it for philanthropy puproses.
Amir served on the board of directors and heads the Standards and Ethics Committee of IATI- Isarel Advanced Technology Industries until 2012.
According to “Chambers Global – the World's Leading Lawyers 2008 Clients Guide, Amir Halevy garners respect as “a terrific technical lawyer who really knows his venture capital.” Elected three times as a member of the Israel Venture Association’s board of directors, he has played a key role in shaping the market. This firm’s “consistently superior” technology and venture team is praised as “certainly one of the best for large and complex matters.” Amir Halevy is known for his great relationships with international investment banks. A venture capital guru, he earns respect from peers as “a true professional who knows his stuff.”
Amir has also been recommended by "Legal Experts EMEA 2012" in the fields of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets.
Amir Halevy joined Gene Kleinhendler in 1986 with the formation of Kleinhendler and Halevy. He served as Managing Partner of GKH from January 2001 to March 2010.
Education: Tel Aviv University (LL.B., 1978).
Admitted: Israel Bar, 1979.
Member: Israel Bar Association, STEP-Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (U.K.) and the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (Member, Executive Committee, 1988-2007).
Languages: Hebrew, English.