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Guy Lachmann

  • Co-Chair of the Hi-Tech Practice Group and Chair of the Japan & Germany Desks
  • Tel Aviv
Guy advises clients on ongoing legal needs; financing transactions, cross-border strategic and commercial transactions, joint ventures, and global expansion.


Guy is a partner in the firm and acts as the Co-Chair of the Hi-Tech Practice and Chair of the Japan & Germany Desks.

Guy’s practice focuses on hi-tech, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law.

He has gained substantial experience representing emerging growth companies and their investors, from early stages of their development through their expansion and exit transactions. Guy represents various VC and CVC investors on their investment transactions, from pre-seed to pre-IPO, with emphasis on enterprise-related venture investments from corporations in Japan, Germany and the USA. He leads a large amount of financing deals annually in a very diverse portfolio and on a wide spectrum of deal types, including early-stage financing, VC, debt and venture lending transactions, combined commercial and CVC investments, M&A of all types and other exit transactions.

Guy also serves as a lecturer and mentor at a wide range of accelerators and entrepreneurial programs promoted by Israel’s leading academic and private institutions. He is a member of the Reichman University School of Entrepreneurship faculty, teaching a course on Hi-Tech Law, and provides various conferences and seminars annually on various other forums. Further, Guy is a board member at the Israel-Japan Chamber of Commerce and a member of the control committee of AHK Israel, the Israel-Germany Chamber of Commerce.

Guy’s clients range from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies. He represents entrepreneurs, investors, and companies in the various stages of their development, spanning a wide spectrum of sectors, from fintech and blockchain to Ag-tech and food-tech, cyber, AI, enterprise software, digital health and many more.

Guy is a board member at the Israel-Japan Chamber of Commerce and a member of the control committee of AHK Israel, the Israel-Germany Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Guy was a Senior Associate at the International Department of Yigal Arnon & Co.

Chambers and Partners Global 2022 - Startups & Emerging Companies Leaders; Department co-head at Pearl Cohen, Guy Lachmann is based in Tel Aviv from where he advises both emerging growth companies and strategic investors on venture financings. "Guy is super passionate, highly available and engaged. He brings in impressive market knowledge of best practice. One of Guy's greatest attributes is that he is very attentive to the client."
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz's tech sector strengths include both company- and investor-side work, which sees the firm involved in major cross-border commercial agreements, investment deals, fund formation, and M&A. On the company side, Guy Lachmann acted for Rookout in a Series A financing round led by TLV Partners VC, and has also handled various financing transactions for cyber companies Convexum and Unbotify.
Titled as "highly recommended" by the Legal 500 Law Firm ranking guide of 2018
A 2020 Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer. "We thoroughly recommend Guy Lachmann and his team at Pearl Cohen. The team’s particular strength was that they were excellent at achieving a quick turnaround on all of our legal matters to help keep the company dynamic and moving towards success."