Simon is a founding partner of Barnea Jaffa Lande. He has a diverse practice advising foreign companies operating in Israel.
Simon is hugely experienced in multi-jurisdictional transactions and has extensive experience in advising on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He represents international and Israeli companies, venture capital, hedge and private equity funds and strategic investors in M&A and financing transactions.
In recent years, Simon has led a number of significant merger and acquisition deals in the Israeli market:
Among them are representing the clothing giant GAP in the purchase of CB4, an Israeli startup; representing Warburg Pincus, the global private equity firm, in its investment in the Israeli fintech company Personetics; representing Brookfield Technology in its series B investment in Armis Security Ltd., representing Sartorius in the acquisition of a majority stake in Biological Industries; and representing ISS Global in the disposition of its holdings in Israel.
Simon also specializes in advising on infrastructure projects and project financing transactions. His experience extends to a broad range of projects, including transport, electricity, water, solar energy, and gas. Simon is recognized by Legal500 as a Band 1 lawyer in Energy and Infrastructure.
Simon serves as the firm’s international relationships partner. This includes creating, coordinating, and maintaining Barnea’s relationships with leading international law firms and its international clients.
Simon qualified as a solicitor in the UK and then worked in London, where he specialized in UK corporate acquisitions, disposals, and venture capital-related transactions. Simon writes regularly in international legal and business media about infrastructure, and he is consistently ranked in both local and international legal directories.
Simon is ranked regularly as a leading lawyer in the banking, project development, M&A, and PPP/PFI fields in the prestigious IFLR1000 rankings.
The Chamber’s HNW guide ranked Simon as an expert in the field of Private Wealth Law. The guide describes him as “an excellent lawyer, who blends the highest quality of interpersonal skills with a strong commercial understanding”.
Prominent ranking guides Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 regularly rank Simon as a leading lawyer in the Projects & Energy and Energy and Infrastructure practice areas, respectively.
Simon is an avid supporter of West Bromwich Albion FC and a member of the MCC.
London Guildhall University – Law School, 1991
Manchester University (LL.B), 1990
Israel Bar Association, 1999
Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Law Society of England and Wales, 1994
News and updates - Simon Jaffa:
Shift 4 Acquires Israeli Clearing Technology Company Finaro
Shift4 Payments, an American public company, has acquired Finaro for a value of USD 575 million.
Advs. Simon Jaffa, Ariella Dreyfuss, Mayer Winkler, Harel Perlmutter, Hanna Daher, Sandra Guzelbahar, and Fadi Atallah advised on the transaction.
Representing Shareholders in Startup's Acquisition by Vontier
We represented Inven Capital, Volvo Group Venture Capital, and Ombu Group in the sale of their shares in Driivz to Vontier, a global mobility company.
Simon Jaffa, Ariella Dreyfuss, Sandra Guzelbahar, Harel Perlmutter, and Fadi Atallah from our office advised on the transaction.
Representing GAP Inc. in Acquisition of Israeli Startup
Our firm advised the fashion giant GAP in its first significant acquisition of an Israeli technology startup. As part of the acquisition, CB4’s team will join Gap as full-time employees. Advs. Simon Jaffa and Ariella Dreyfuss represented the US clothing and accessories retailer.