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.



Banking & Finance; Capital Markets
Capital Markets
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Amir Scharf, who leads the practice, has unique expertise in the field and a very practical and useful approach to problem-solving. He has deep professional knowledge and understanding of the fields of capital markets, financial investment advice and the regulatory framework in Israel, and knows how to connect this knowledge to the problems and challenges ahead.”

“Amir Scharf is an intelligent lawyer who knows the law and regulations and gives great insights and creative solutions.”

1998 Tel Aviv university | LLM in Commercial Law (magna cum laude)
1993 Tel Aviv university | LLB
1994 Israel
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Amir Scharf

Amir Scharf

132 Begin Road, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv 6702101, Israel
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