Mr. Well is the head of FBC’s Corporate practice. With over 25 years of experience, he is ranked by international and domestic indices as one of Israel’s premier corporate attorneys, specializing in debt restructuring, capital markets, banking & finance, corporate governance, securities regulation and M&A.
Mr. Well has been involved in numerous high-profile M&A transactions, including representing the Government of Israel in the privatization of major banks in Israel, advising the Eurocom Group in the acquisition of the controlling interest in Bezeq for NIS 6.5 billion (one of the largest M&A transactions ever in Israel), and advising the Bright Food Group in the acquisition of the controlling interest in Tnuva at a company value of NIS 8.6 billion (the largest Chinese investment in Israel).
Mr. Well has been involved in the majority of Israel’s most significant restructurings, aggregating to over NIS 20 billion of debt and he is the first and only Israeli member of the International Insolvency Institute.
Mr. Well is frequently consulted by major Israeli regulatory agencies to develop and comment on proposed legislation and regulations, and appears frequently at conferences organized by the Israeli Securities Authority and the Israeli Formal Receiver. Mr. Well was selected as a member of a committee appointed by the Ministry of Finance to examine the regulatory framework of tailor-made lending by institutional investors.
Prior to joining FBC, Mr. Well served as general counsel of the Clal group, then the largest holding concern in Israel. Mr. Well has been on the faculty of Israel’s two premier law schools, where he teaches courses on securities law and M&A.
Mr. Well served as a law clerk to Prof. Aharon Barak, the former President of the Supreme Court and was also the editor of the Mishpatim Law Review at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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