Amir Scharf is a leading partner in the firm’s Capital Markets Department. His practice covers a wide range of matters associated with capital markets, securities, financial services, banking, corporate governance and other corporate and regulatory affairs. Amir also acts as a mediator and arbitrator in a wide variety of complex business and commercial disputes.
Among Amir’s clientele are leading Israeli and foreign corporations, publicly traded and private companies, investment houses, banks and other financial institutions. He advises them on matters of securities and capital markets regulation, financial services regulation, corporate governance, banking regulation, administrative enforcement proceedings of the Israel Securities Authority, reporting requirements and filings with the Israel Securities Authority and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, internal investigations, securities-related internal compliance programs, and other related issues. He also advises senior managements, boards of directors, and audit and special committees of public companies regarding compliance, corporate governance and other regulatory matters. Other services offered by Amir’s team include providing counsel and representation before supervisory and regulatory agencies and bodies, including the Israel Securities Authority, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the Israel Ministry of Finance.
Amir is continuously ranked as one of Israel’s leading commercial mediators and arbitrators by the leading Israeli ranking guide, Duns 100.
Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Amir served as the general counsel, corporate secretary, and a member of the senior management team of El Al Israel Airlines. Before that, he served as deputy director of the Legal Department in the Israel Securities Authority.
Amir lectured on securities regulation at the Radzyner Law School, Reichman University, Herzliya, and at the Haifa University Faculty of Law.
Amir served as the Vice Chairman of the Securities and Capital Markets Committee of the Israel Bar Association. He has also been a member of the public committee for the establishment of an Israeli corporate governance code (the “Goshen Committee”) ; a board member of the Israeli Association of Publicly Traded Companies ; an IATA Legal Committee member ; and a representative of the Israel Securities Authority on the Israel Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
Amir has served, and continues to serve, as a director and audit committee chairman in Israeli and foreign publicly-traded and private companies.