“Being a lawyer is so much more than acquiring a deep knowledge of the law itself. It’s about understanding the real-life commercial issues that affect your clients every day, and using your common sense to find the optimal way to apply the legal provisions and mechanisms at your disposal. In this respect, I see myself as a deal maker, achieving that sometimes delicate balance between securing maximum protection for my clients, and incorporating enough flexibility to enable the transaction to go ahead.
As well as advising on day-to-day corporate and commercial law matters, my work at KLaw involves cross-border transactions, corporate investments, venture capital, M&As and international joint ventures. My client base is wide and varied, including Israelis doing business abroad and multinational corporations doing business in Israel, in fields as diverse as technology, infrastructure and real estate.
The international element of my work has always been a driving force for me.
I was born in Italy, grew up in Belgium before moving to Israel, and I am fluent in several languages, so you could say that I’m wired to take a global view of my client’s interest. In the course of working with multi-nationals from across Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the US, South America, Australia and New Zealand, I have been exposed to a wide range of legal systems, mindsets and cultures. This has given me a broad perspective on how to approach different legal challenges to achieve the outcome my clients desire.
Being analytical and clear-headed by nature, one of my strengths is my ability to listen closely to my clients and their needs, understand their concerns and help them distinguish between matters that are essential to the deal, and those that are minor or even irrelevant. These qualities also help me to act as a calming force when matters get heated – which, when dealing with transactions of such a huge scale, can occasionally happen!”
Avrumi holds an LL.B. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2000) and an LL.M. from Bar Ilan University (2005). He was admitted to the Israel Bar Association in 2002. He speaks Hebrew, English, French, Dutch, Italian and Yiddish.