BTG Global Advisory (BTGGA), a leading international business and financial advisory network, is pleased to announce the admission of a new member firm, Israeli law firm Gissin & Co., Advocates (Gissin), further extending its global footprint and presence in the Middle East.
The exciting addition, with this leading firm of first-class advocates becoming members of BTGGA, further enhances the international footprint, enabling the collaboration of member firms to work seamlessly across new geographies, utilising the local expertise of its members to advise multi-jurisdictional clients on and implementing tailored solutions to complex situations. BTG Global Advisory launched on 1 June 2015 and now includes 11 member firms across most major jurisdictions across all continents*.
Established in 1994 in Tel Aviv by Adv. Guy Gissin, one of the region’s leading lawyers, Gissin has been involved in an unparalleled number of Israel's most influential legal proceedings over the last decade, notably in the fields of local and international restructuring and insolvency, commercial litigation and securities law. The firm also specialises in capital markets, M&A and corporate finance. Standing in the forefront of its fields of expertise, Gissin & Co., Advocates enjoys a high reputation of both local and international scales.
The firm’s Restructuring Department, headed by Adv. Yael Hershkovitz prides itself on its work on insolvency proceedings with leading Israeli and foreign companies, including Urbancorp, Starwood, Brookland, All-Year, Cyren Ltd., Mirland, Elad US and BSR Europe, as well as involvement in large local and international debt arrangements for clients including Africa Israel, IDB and Delek Real Estate. As part of its debt arrangement and international insolvency proceedings, the firm conducts extensive international and commercial transactions, such as refinancing of debts and extensive asset realisations. The Litigation Department, headed by Adv. Yoel Freilich, is renowned for its pioneering legal work in complex corporate and securities litigation, Directors & Officers liability, and disputes involving corporate controlling struggles.
Mark Fry, Chair of BTG Global Advisory and Head of Restructuring and Advisory at Begbies Traynor Group, said:
"We are thrilled to welcome Guy and the team at Gissin & Co., Advocates and the enhanced capabilities they bring to our growing international business. We look forward to working together as we build a truly global partnership that allows clients to access expert advice across all of the major sectors and territories.”
Guy Gissin, Managing Partner, Yoel Freilich and Yael Hershkovitz, Senior Partners said:
“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to partner with BTG Global Advisory, one of the world’s largest independent specialists in the insolvency and restructuring space. We are excited about the future and are thrilled to be teaming up and expanding our capabilities by leveraging their global presence and expertise.”