Focus and Expertise: Banking & Finance – Financing Transactions
(including advising Lead Agents/Arrangers in Cross Border Syndicated Loans),
Senior Secured Loans, Inter-creditor Agreements, Re-financing, Hi-Tech and
Venture Capital Financing; Corporate Law – Commercial Transactions, Corporate
Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross Border Transactions, Capital
Member: Israel Bar, New York Bar, LSTA - Loan
Syndications and Trading Association.
Legal Education: LL.B (Tel Aviv University), 1995; LL.M
Banking, Corporate & Finance (Cum Laude, Fordham University), 1998.
Lecturer: HAMIL – Israeli Center for Management.
Career: Udi began his career at B. Levinbook&
Co. in 1994 and, in his more than 20 years of activity in Israel and the
US, he has deepened his experience, expertise and a broad professional
knowledge base in corporate and commercial law, banking, cross-border financing
transactions, secured lending and loan syndication and trading. In 1998 he
joined the Banking Department of White & Case LLP in New York, where
he practiced law for several years and gained extensive experience representing
commercial and investment banks in the US and Europe, as lead agents in syndicated
loans and other financing transactions. He also represented underwriters,
investors and companies in investment transactions, securitization, and in
private placements and public offerings of securities. In 2002, Udi joined Erdinast,
Ben Nathan & Co., and in 2004 become a partner at the firm. In this
capacity, Udi advised entrepreneurs, startups and private and public
corporations from Israel and overseas on complex loan transactions, financing
and capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and securities law.
In 2006, Udi founded E. Schaffer & Co., which worked in collaboration
with B. Levinbook& Co. and in 2016 the two firms extended and strengthen
their affiliation to form the country's leading banking and finance practice.
Schaffer & Co. is a Tel Aviv based commercial and banking law firm advising
international and domestic banks and financial institutions, prominent public
and private corporations, start-up companies, investors and entrepreneurs on
transactional and regulatory affairs. The firm acts as Israel counsel for the
Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) and it is the only firm in Israel to join the
with B. Levinbook
& Co., the firm's New York and Israel licensed
professionals draw on a wealth of transactional experience and a sound
understanding of corporate law, banking and bankruptcy law and corporate
The firm's Israel and
U.S. trained Banking
and Finance team has gained unparalleled expertise acting as lead
counsel for banks and financial institutions in various cross-border financing
transactions. The firm advises international and domestic clients on all
aspects of bank financing, delivering
a diligent, innovative, effective and all-inclusive portfolio
of legal solutions under one roof. The firm advise the country's top
banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions, on syndicated
loans origination and trading, secured lending, multi-jurisdiction debt and collateral
assignments, inter-creditor agreements, refinancing transactions, ISDA and
derivatives, factoring and complex financial instruments.
The firm's Corporate and Commercial Law practice provides broad services across
commercial law, corporate law and securities law to international and domestic
clients in a range of industries, including banking and finance, hi-tech and
venture capital, software and SaaS, media, electronics, retail, real-estate and
construction, infrastructure, food, fashion, sports, and others. The firm has gained
extensive experience providing ongoing legal support to private and public
companies and serving as lead counsel for corporate clients, pension funds and
private investors in connection with a variety of commercial agreements,
investment transactions and cross-border mergers & acquisitions.