Bio

Shiri has extensive experience in a wide range of corporate, commercial, securities, financing and banking matters, and is considered a leading lawyer in her areas of practice. She has represented numerous clients in mergers and acquisitions, public securities and debt offerings, private placements and joint ventures. She has also represented domestic and international banks and financial institutions in complex financing transactions and regulatory matters, advising leading international financial institutions -including International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) – on Israeli legal issues.

Shiri’s numerous recognitions include consistent rankings in Chambers Global, in both the Banking & Finance Israel and Capital Markets Israel categories, which refers to her “stellar reputation in the area of securities” and advising on “major cross-border project and acquisitions finance”. Chambers’ sources characterize her as a “superb finance lawyer” and “very clever” in her capital markets practice.

Other rankings include: The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which singles her out as a “leading light” in Banking and Finance, and as a “key figure” in Capital Markets; IFLR1000; Legal Experts’ Europe, Middle East & Africa guide; and Who’s Who Legal, in which Shiri is ranked among the world’s leading attorneys in Banking, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance/ M&A.

Shiri lectures at leading domestic and international conferences on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and Israeli financial laws.

In 1990, Shiri received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1992 her LLM, first class, from Cambridge University, where she was also nominated as a Pegasus Scholar. She was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1991, joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1998.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Represented Harel Insurance Group in the acquisition of Isracard for 3 billion NIS.
  • Represented the Eliahu Group in the acquisition of the Migdal Group for 835 million euros.
  • Represented El Al Israeli Airlines (TLV: ELAL) in a 505 million NIS public share offering.
  • Represented One Software Technologies (TLV: ONE) in the acquisition of 100% of Taldor Computer Systems (TLV: TALD) by way of reverse triangular merger, for consideration of 250 million NIS.
  • Represented Harel Insurance (TLV: HARL) in the extension of 400 million NIS credit to O.P.C Energy, to finance its acquisition of the US CPV Group of companies.
  • Provided the Israeli industry legal opinion on collateral to ISDA, and the industry legal opinions on repurchase agreement (repo) transactions and stock lending to ICMA and ISL

Recognition

Global 2024: Capital Markets, Banking & Finance
Banking, Capital markets
Global 2023: Capital Markets, Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance Capital Markets
Recommended 2024: Capital Markets - Debt & Equity Capital Markets - Structured Finance M&A and Governance Recommended 2023: Capital Markets - Debt & Equity Capital Markets - Structured Finance M&A
Banking, Capital markets

Chambers Global

“Shiri is very smart, responsible and responsive. She understands and foresees every possible move and provides ingenious business-oriented solutions.”

“Shiri always provides prompt, high-value, highly usable legal advice. She is as good as you can get.”

 

Education
1992 Cambridge University | LLM (first class)
1990 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | LLB (magna cum laude)
2020 The Open University | B.A (magna cum laude)
Admission
1991 Israel
Shiri Shaham

Shiri Shaham

Partner, Executive Member
132 Begin Road, Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv 6702101, Israel
Shiri Shaham