Gil White

Israel

Herzog Fox & Neeman
Asia House 4 Weizmann Street
Tel Aviv
6423904 Israel

Tel: (972) 3 692 2076
Fax: (972) 3 696 6464

Email: white@hfn.co.il
Web: www.hfn.co.il

Gil White has a diversified practice with a concentration in two major areas –banking & finance and e-commerce.

Gil specializes in representing lenders in international financing transactions. Gil has unique experience in acting on behalf of Israeli banks financing Israeli-owned international groups in the real estate sector and other cross-border activities – often coordinating teams of international legal counsel in various jurisdictions. Additionally, Gil frequently represents major international financial institutions lending into Israel.

Gil also counsels, on an ongoing basis, Israeli related companies on their international affairs – particularly, in the e-commerce sector. Gil has, for over a decade, advised the world’s leading internet gaming companies with respect to corporate and other issues. Gil has coordinated initial public offerings and M&A transactions which have proved to be standard-setting in this nascent industry.

Gil is HFN’s International Relationships Partner, responsible for co-ordinating and maintaining HFN’s relationships with international law firms and clients.

Having advised internet gaming companies since the earliest days of the industry, Herzog Fox & Neeman has developed a wealth of experience allowing it to keep pace with the evolving regulatory, commercial and corporate challenges. As a result of its longstanding presence in the gaming industry, HFN has accompanied many of the leading companies in the internet and gaming industry around the world in their endeavours.

HFN provides a fully integrated, multi-jurisdictional regulatory advisory service to the gaming industry. Complementing the firm’s significant UK, European and Asian expertise is a worldwide network of quality local advisers designed to provide clients with a vital understanding of the multitude of laws and regulations that govern their activities; an essential prerequisite in a global market.

HFN’s clients operate at all levels of the gaming products and services supply chain, and include: operators and suppliers (whom HFN assists in obtaining and maintaining licences, continuing compliance with laws and regulations, and observing best practices), banks/payment intermediaries (providing analyses of the financial and reputational risks of dealing in the gaming sector), and national governments and regulators.

The Gaming department provides a full range of services to its clients, including licensing, regulatory, tax, commercial and e-payments, as well as coordinating and assisting in the implementation of public offerings and other exit strategies. Day-to-day B2B and B2C commercial work for clients includes:

    • Software development, licensing, support and maintenance and white-labelling (procurement and supply)

    • Intellectual property (brand protection, rights assertion, etc)

    • Marketing affiliation, advertising arrangements and sponsorship

    • Risk management

    • All types of arrangements with payment processors and financial institutions

Specific regulatory experience includes:

    • Drafting online gaming statutes and regulations for key gaming jurisdictions

    • Advising banks, investors and intermediaries on their participation in the gaming sector

    • Providing regular jurisdiction-specific risk analyses (notably in relation to the UK, EU, US and the Far East)

    • Creating corporate, tax and trust structures and generally advising clients on issues such as funds segregation, financial services, regulatory compliance and taxation.

Over the past 40 years, Herzog Fox & Neeman has grown to become Israel’s premier law firm, earning a reputation as market leader through its involvement in every major development that has shaped the Israeli Economy.

Since our founding as a boutique firm for international clients doing business in Israel, we continue to be the law firm of choice for prominent multinational companies. Our unrivalled experience in cross-border and domestic matters enables us to address our clients’ legal needs across all industries.

HFN is Israel’s most diverse law firm, with over 220 lawyers of whom more than 80 are partners. The firm has some of the brightest legal minds in the profession, possessing both intimate knowledge of local markets and a clear understanding of global business HFN employs over 30 dual-qualified, foreign-born lawyers who have worked at leading firms in the U.S., UK and Australia. In keeping with the firm’s global perspective, the majority of HFN’s business is conducted in English and lawyers work closely with leading firms in jurisdictions around the world.

HFN’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its prominent status in all major international and domestic publications. The firm has received top-tier rankings for consecutive years in almost all major practice areas in leading directories including: The European Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, BDI and Dun and Bradstreet. HFN is the mostly highly ranked amongst all Israeli law firms, and was selected as Israeli Law Firm of the Year by the Financial Times and mergermarket, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and others.

“extremely intelligent and an excellent strategist.” He specialises in online gaming, and clients report that he is “very good at presenting and speaking with regulators and explaining internet gaming.”
Chambers Global, 2014