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Ehud (Udi) Schaffer

Firm: E. Schaffer & Co.
Country: Israel

Practice Area: Banking & Finance

  • 52 Menachem Begin Road (Sonol Tower)
    Tel Aviv

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 Markets.


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.


E. 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 LSTA.


In cooperation 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 finance.


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.   

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