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Global Footprint

With offices in Boston, London, Los Angeles, New York and Tel Aviv, Pearl Cohen has a global reach. Our professionals study in some of the world’s most renowned legal, academic and scientific institutions, have multicultural expertise, and excel in a multitude of industries and practice areas.

USA

Pearl Cohen attorneys in New York, Boston and Los Angeles bring innovative thinking, legal and technical expertise, and a history of success to inspire, advise, and advocate for our client

Innovation, ambition, and entrepreneurship are the engines of much of the economic success of the United States. Pearl Cohen attorneys and patent agents mirror those values. Pearl Cohen has a proven track record of providing the services our clients need to remain at the forefront of their respective industries.

Pearl Cohen attorneys in New York, Boston and Los Angeles bring innovative thinking, legal and technical expertise, and a history of success to inspire, advise, and advocate for our clients. Pearl Cohen works with clients across a wide array of industries and technologies including med, fin, reg and bio – tech, automotive, IoT, AI, AT & VR, and the full gamut of software applications, data networks and wireless technologies.

A full-service firm, we guide our clients through the initial structure of the business entity or entities through investment rounds to a successful exit. We are always on hand to advise our clients on their commercial services and intellectual property needs. We represent our clients in patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio management and monetization, transactions (including licensing), and litigation before Federal and State courts, the USPTO, ITC, USCIS, DOL and other state and federal agencies.

ISRAEL

Pearl Cohen is at the heart of the country’s innovation, ideally placed to act for businesses, technology-oriented companies, and investors from both local and international markets.

Israel, the “Start-Up Nation”, continues to attract investors and entrepreneurs from across the globe. At the epicenter of this ecosystem are our clients which are leaders in the technology, creative and service industries – corporations traded on global stock exchanges and TASE, small and midcap emerging companies, and promising start-ups. Our client roster also includes institutional and private investors at the heart of Israel business innovation as well as leading academic and research institutions.

From our Tel Aviv and Haifa offices, we counsel clients on the full range of legal disciplines applicable to their businesses employing our deep understanding of law and technology and our appreciation of global business and industry trends. Our global reach helps drive our clients forward by providing legal support for their business and intellectual property needs on a global scale.

Pearl Cohen Israel, UK and US offices are integrated – our attorneys and patent agents work together seamlessly regardless of location. Therefore, our clients benefit from our roster of talented professionals worldwide who are uniquely situated to advise clients on Israel related cross-border issues in a multitude of areas of commercial law – hi-tech transactions, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and immigration – as well as in intellectual property and litigation

UK

The Pearl Cohen London team supports our clients worldwide in their work with the European Patent Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office and the UK Courts.

As one of the world’s most prominent cities, London remains a center of business with an abundance of opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, startups and established companies.

From our office in the up and coming Kings Cross district, the Pearl Cohen London team supports our clients worldwide in their work with the European Patent Office, the UK Intellectual Property Office and the UK Courts.

Our UK team works closely and seamlessly with our other offices to advise clients on cross-border issues focusing on litigation and intellectual property, making Pearl Cohen the firm of choice to protect, enforce and commercialize their most valuable asset – their IP.

JAPAN

Our Japan Group actively supports both Japanese and Israeli companies that are expanding their businesses respectively to each of these markets, playing a significant role in helping them obtain their goals and objectives.

As the foremost source of international commercial legal services in Israel, with profound and synergetic professional coverage in the U.S. and U.K., our Japan Group actively supports both Japanese and Israeli companies that are expanding their businesses respectively to each of these markets, playing a significant role in helping them obtain their goals and objectives. The group provides significant added value to Japanese and Israeli companies, by utilizing the vast experience the team has obtained through providing legal services in cross-border transactions, setting up local business operations and technology development centers, as well as in resolving legal disputes over the years.

Our team has gained highly valuable experience in various and diverse practices and represents domestic and foreign companies across many industries – Computers & Software, Cyber & Internet, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Medical technology, Semiconductors & Electronics, Automotive, Defense & Aerospace, Agriculture and traditional industries in their dealings with counter parties in Japan, Israel and the U.S.

Our clients include companies at all stages of development, size and type, for which we handle the full gamut of corporate transactions, from initial formation, seed and late stage financing, through development of commercial relationships and expansion abroad, and up to mergers or acquisitions of the assets or securities of such corporations. We further represent some of Japan’s leading corporations, both private and publicly-owned companies, in their activities in Israel, as well as Japanese strategic and VC investors seeking opportunities in the highly-innovative Israeli hi-tech and bio-tech industries.

Pearl Cohen has recently been strengthening its capacity and organizational structure to efficiently provide legal support to Japanese companies, aimed on assisting them to meet the rapidly growing needs associated with their business objectives in the Israeli market. Our Japan Group proudly serves as a bridge for these companies for successfully accessing the Israeli market, ensuring these transactions are based on strong and protective legal framework. The robust connections our Japan Group has established with firms and advisors operating in the junction between Israel and Japan, positions our firm ideally for providing prompt legal services, based on the latest local information, profound understanding of business attitude and mentality of both Japanese and Israeli clients, which very efficiently meets the wide-ranging client needs.

Pearl Cohenは国際的な商業法律サービスでイスラエルをリードする法律事務所です。米国や英国への深い理解と相互性も備えた当事務所の日本デスクは、日本・イスラエルの市場でビジネスを展開する両国企業を積極的にサポートし、その目標達成に大きく貢献してきました。長年にわたる訴訟の解決、国境を越えた取引での法律サービスの提供、地方ビジネスや技術開発センターの設立などの実績に裏付けられた膨大な経験により、両国の企業に大きな付加価値を提供します。

当事務所は日本、イスラエル、米国内外のコンピューター、ソフトウェア、サイバー、インターネット、ライフサイエンス、医薬品および医療技術、半導体、電子機器、自動車、防衛、航空宇宙、農業、伝統産業など多岐にわたる業界で企業の代理人を務めています。

成長段階、規模、職種を問わず、あらゆるクライアント企業の設立から、シード期やレイター期の資金調達、取引関係の強化や海外進出、企業の合併・買収や有価証券の売買だけでなく、イスラエルの革新的なハイテクやバイオテクノロジー産業に興味のある日本の戦略的VC投資家や国営・民間のリーディング企業をサポートします。

近年のイスラエル市場における経営目的の変化により、クライアントのニーズは急速に拡大しています。当事務所ではこのニーズに応え、日本企業に法的支援を効率的に提供できるように能力と組織の強化に取り組んでいます。法的な枠組みに基づいた企業間の取引を保証することでイスラエル進出の架け橋となります。当事務所の日本デスクは日本・イスラエルの接点となる企業やアドバイザーと強固なつながりを築いてきました。これによってもたらされる日本・イスラエル双方の経営姿勢やビジネス観に対する深い理解や現地の最新情報を通して、幅広いクライアントのニーズを満たす法律サービスを迅速に提供します。

FRANCE

Our France Group has strong credentials and experience in a variety of practice areas.

The France Group is a multi-disciplinary team of French-speaking attorneys and professionals who have extensive experience in providing legal services in the US, Israel and France. Our lawyers have lived and/or studied in France and maintain ongoing professional relationships in France. Ours lawyers are active in many cross-border business and legal organizations, including the Cercle Montesquieu and the International Association of Lawyers.

Our team has strong credentials and experience in a variety of practice areas, including corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, venture capital, capital markets and securities, commercial transactions, intellectual property, copyright, patent, immigration and relocation.

The France Group represents and advises public and private companies operating in the United States, Israel and/or France together with French banks, corporate investors, investment and venture funds. Our approach helps French and French-speaking clients navigate the various cultural and linguistic challenges typically encountered when expanding and operating across borders. Attorneys in the France Group are licensed attorneys in California, New York, other US states, Israel, and France.

CHINA

Our China Group represents Chinese companies operating in Israel, as well as Chinese funds, strategic and corporate investors, and Israeli ventures.

With offices in Tel Aviv and Haifa and in-depth knowledge of the Israeli market, Pearl Cohen’s China group is a prime destination for Chinese companies operating in Israel, as well as Chinese funds, strategic and corporate investors, and joint Chinese-Israeli ventures. We assist them achieve their business goals in Israel, providing a thorough understanding of local regulatory infrastructure, experience in legal and Intellectual Property due diligence of target companies and technologies, as well as acting as skilled negotiators where we efficiently draft transaction documents and smoothly close deals.

Pearl Cohen acts for major Chinese companies in several different fields, including representing Chinese construction and infrastructure companies undertaking projects in Israel, as well as leading Chinese investors and operational companies in their acquisition of Israeli assets & technologies.

Additionally, we assist Israeli entities in setting up their operations and entering into joint ventures and commercial transactions in China by forming local entities or contracting with Chinese parties e.g. distributors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Our professionals have expertise in numerous legal fields including global commercial agreements, IP protection and registration assignments, joint ventures, corporate, commercial and IP due diligence, M&A transactions, R&D programs and much more.

Operating as one global team, our experience, language and business culture allow for a wider perspective and a deeper understanding of the legal systems, business deals and commercial trends in these bountiful markets.

RUSSIA & CIS

Coming from a diverse cross-cultural background, our attorneys bring experience and knowledge of Israeli and Russian law, culture, and business standards that is second to none, assisting clients in Russian, English, Ukrainian, French and Hebrew.

Many Israeli, US and EU corporates and investors have questions when contemplating doing business in Russia, often perceived to be a “black box” or a mysterious destination. Russian parties and corporates experience the same when setting their business in Israel or in the US. Clients benefit from working with lawyers possessing a clear understanding of the commercial and regulatory landscape of this complex jurisdiction.

Coming from a diverse cross-cultural background, our Russia & CIS group bring experience and knowledge of Israeli and Russian law, culture, and business standards that is second to none, are well versed in Russian, English, Ukrainian and Hebrew, and provide clients with the effective tools and cultural insight to set up and manage their business abroad.

Clients are reassured by our understanding of the challenges to such cross-border deals and our deep familiarity with the differences of doing business – legal, commercial and cultural.

We represent many Israeli clients seeking to do business abroad, with corporates, funds and private investors from the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine in various commercial and corporate matters and in a wide range of industries including biotech, defense, real estate, energy, medical device, cellular, aerospace, software, agriculture and traditional industries. In addition, represent parties from the Russian Federation in their dealings with Israeli and US counter parties.

We are well positioned and well equipped to provide the cutting-edge legal advice demanded by Russian high-tech start-ups.

With many years’ experience in structuring joint ventures, establishment of subsidiaries, structuring of holding companies and shareholders agreements involving cross-cultural parties, we advise on:

  • Setting up subsidiaries including tax and intercompany issues
  • M&A transactions
  • Co-development, licensing and technology transfers deals
  • EPC projects
  • import and export of short and long  shelf life products
  • agency and reselling
  • investments and other commercial dealings
  • enforcement of Russian courts decisions in Israel and vice versa.

LATIN AMERICA AND SPAIN

The Latin America and Spain Group represents companies and private investors from Spain and Latin-America from a wide range of industries in various commercial and corporate matters.

As one of the most vibrant regions in the world, Latin America presents as many large-scale opportunities as it does challenges for investors, entrepreneurs and multinationals.

Pearl Cohen’s Ibero-America group provides innovative commercial and corporate advice to companies and private investors from Spain and Latin America spanning a wide range of industries. We also help a broad cross-section of major Israeli companies and industry groups in their dealings with Spanish and Latin American organizations.
As a global, multicultural team, our professionals are uniquely well versed in the various cultural nuances, legal systems, and multiple languages to bridge the gap between Israeli and international markets and deliver a valuable expertise in all legal disciplines, including, inter alia:

• commercial and corporate law
• mergers & acquisitions
• joint ventures
• international trade law
• agency and distribution
• sale of goods
• R&D programs

AUSTRALIA

Our Australia team knows startup companies, not only from legal viewpoint but also from the business and market sides. Our commercial expertise allows us to guide our clients with the practical knowledge of doing business in this exciting new market.

The technology ecosystem in Israel continues to attract interest from far and wide, and Australia is no exception. With offices in the US, Israel and the UK, Pearl Cohen provides advice on the full spectrum of cross border international commercial transactions, including taxation, hi-tech, intellectual property protection, capital markets and M&A and listing on the ASX. Since the launch of Australian government programs, such as Landing Pad and the establishment of the new Australian Trade and Defence office in Jerusalem, Australian companies, investors and established players have been looking to expand into major global innovations hubs, with Israel as specific target.

The Australian Securities Market (ASX) has itself evolved from its original focus on natural resources companies to become one of the leading trading platforms for technology start-ups. As such, this development has led to an inevitable relationship with both the US-based NASDAQ exchange and the technologically oriented Israeli market, with over two dozen Israeli start-ups registered on the ASX since 2016 alone. With our vast understanding of the commercial and legal issues facing start-ups, Pearl Cohen’s Australia team provides clients with the practical knowledge of doing business in this vibrant market, hosting investor delegations from Australia, and working closely with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Australian Trade and Defence office to assist build a bridge between Israeli and Australian business players.

We advise Australian investors and companies that seek to do business in Israel and always strive to ensure our ASX-listed clients compliant with both Israeli and Australian laws as well as build strong relationships with investors. As Israel and Australia have recently entered into a double taxation treaty, Pearl Cohen is in perfect position to assist on tax planning in which parties from Israel Australia and the US are involved .

Operating as one global team from offices in the United States and Israel, we help clients understand how to register in Australia, what to expect from long-term investors and how those investors behave. Furthermore, with a strong foothold in the US, we act as a bridge connecting start-up clients to Tel Aviv, Sydney, New York and Hong Kong, a distinct advantage when they are preparing for life as a publicly traded company. Our firm’s worldwide presence and professional capabilities allow us to deliver tailored services to suit the needs of our Australian clients as well as Israeli clients establishing Australian operations or listing on the ASX.

INDIA

Whether clients are taking their first steps in India or cementing their operations there, the India Group draws on years of experience in working closely with entrepreneurs, start-up companies and businesses in relation to their long-term commercial objectives.

With a population of over 1.3 billion people and increasingly dynamic economy, India presents vast opportunities and challenges, commercially, technologically and culturally.

Whether clients are taking their first steps in India or cementing their joint ventures operations there, Pearl Cohen draws on years of experience in working closely with start-up companies and businesses in relation to their long-term commercial objectives in the Indian market.

Deeply familiar with the obstacles and timelines facing clients in India, our group is regularly engaged in advising entities on entering into joint ventures and commercial transactions, including contracting with Indian distributors, manufacturers and suppliers as well as with representing the interests of Indian companies in the other markets we operate in.

GERMANY

The Germany Group regularly advises businesses and entrepreneurs investing in and carrying out transactions in Germany, drawing on years of experience in working across cutting-edge sectors.

As a fertile ground for investment, Germany is one of the most technologically advanced countries, not only in the European Union but also in the world. A frontrunner in innovation, Germany has been attracting investors and entrepreneurs for many years.

The Germany Group at Pearl Cohen actively supports both German and Israeli companies expanding their businesses to each of these markets, drawing on our vast experience accumulated through providing legal services in cross-border transactions, setting up local business operations and technology development centers, as well as in resolving legal disputes.

Our clients include companies at all stages of development, size and type, for which we handle the full gamut of corporate transactions, from initial formation, seed and late stage financing, through development of commercial relationships and expansion abroad, and up to mergers or acquisitions of the assets or securities of such corporations. We further represent some of Germany’s leading corporations, both private and publicly owned companies, in their activities in Israel, as well as German strategic and VC investors seeking opportunities in the highly innovative Israeli hi-tech (with emphasis on mobility and finance) and bio-tech industries. We have gain valuable experience assisting German corporate VCs on their investments in Israeli tech companies, while combining commercial transactions and financing deals.

We act for a growing number of top tier German companies on their legal matters – recently DEKRA and Hasso Plattner Ventures, as well as BMW, VW, Audi, Bayer, Sanofi, Diehl and smaller companies like Byke, operating the Wind e-scooters service in Tel Aviv. These clients are just a partial list spanning many industries, including computers & software, cyber & internet, life sciences & pharmaceuticals, medical technology, automotive, defense & aerospace, agriculture and many other industries in their dealings with counterparts in Germany, Israel, the US and Europe.

Furthermore, the robust connections our Germany practice team has established with firms and advisors operating in the junction between Israel and Germany, distinguishes Pearl Cohen and enables us to offer prompt legal services, based on the latest local information, profound understanding of business attitude and mentality of both German and Israeli clients. This helps ensures businesses and investors realize their full potential in one of the world’s most lucrative markets.