Amir Raz

Partner Hi-Tech & Venture Capital
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Amir Raz

Partner Hi-Tech & Venture Capital

Amir Raz is a partner in the firm’s Hi-Tech & Investment Funds Group.
In his career as a corporate lawyer, Amir has counseled technology companies on a broad range of transactional matters, from venture capital financings to domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, through public offerings and technology commercial transactions.

Amir also has counseled various venture capital and private equity funds, as well as strategic investors in their investments in and acquisitions of Israeli and Israeli-related companies.

Amir has worked with a wide range of high-technology clients – from emerging companies developing disruptive technologies through publicly traded companies, across a broad range of industries, including telecom, digital media, SaaS, mobility and advanced transportation technology, fintech, cloud computing, quantum computing, cyber security, big data, semiconductors, networking and life sciences.

In addition, Amir has advised fund managers and limited partners in the formation of various investment funds, including venture capital, private equity and hedge funds.

Amir has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers Global and Legal 500, who recognized him as a top lawyer for startups, emerging companies and investment funds, with clients saying he “is an out-of-the-box thinker who knows how to create win-win situations.”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Prior to joining GKH in 2018, Amir was partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices of Shenhav & Co. Previously, he practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in New York and at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal in Tel Aviv.

RECOGNITION:

• “Amir Raz handles a range of transactional matters, including private equity and venture capital mandates. Clients say: He did a terrific job guiding us through all aspects of the transaction and anticipated the other side’s motivations and actions perfectly. He was always available and worked effectively under an extremely tight schedule…

• Clients have nothing but praise for Amir Raz, describing him as a very impressive and talented transactional lawyer. He is valued for his nuanced understanding of client needs, and uses his “superb negotiation skills” to get the best result possible. He impresses clients with his focus on getting the best results from a deal: He learns what’s important for me and gets the results which are important for my business. Sources appreciate his ability to “focus on the right issues”. Chambers Global

• Amir Raz, a ‘shrewd negotiator’ and an ‘out-of-the-box thinker’ who ‘knows how to create win-win situations’. “Amir Raz is ‘‘a very impressive and talented transactional lawyer’, he is deal-driven and very responsive. Legal 500 (Hi-tech, start-ups and venture capital)

• Amir Raz is ‘a first-choice adviser’, his ‘advice is always remarkably tailored to business needs’. Legal 500 (Corporate and M&A)

• Amir Raz is known for devising ‘creative solutions for deadlock situations’. Legal 500 (Hi-Tech, Start-Ups)

• Amir Raz is an experienced practitioner with a well-regarded reputation in the hi-tech field. He has an active practice assisting with financing rounds on both sides of the transaction and on M&A mandates. He has previously worked in New York. He joined the firm as a result of its merger with Shenhav & Co. Chambers Global

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
Amir is a frequent guest speaker on matters relating to corporate governance, executive compensation, and venture capital trends.

Education

Tel Aviv University (LL.B., 1999, Cum Laude)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2003, Securities and Financial Regulation, Dean’s Certificate, Distinction)

Member

Israel Bar Association, 2000
New York Bar Association, 2004