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Peter Kirshen


Peter Kirshen is Of Counsel for the Goldsobel & Kirshen law firm, which he joined in the summer of 2002, after leaving his position of Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Elbit Ltd., a company whose shares were traded on Nasdaq and the Tel Aviv stock exchange until it was taken private in May 2002. Peter practices corporate and commercial law, focusing on international business, IP and corporate investments and acquisitions.

During his time at Elbit, Peter played a key role in forming the consortium that won the Israel Ministry of Communications license for the first GSM cellular operator and he handled many major M&A transactions in the electronics and telecommunications sectors, including two major acquisitions by Microsoft and Cisco, respectively. He also led many major defense electronics deals overseas and commercial medical imaging transactions, developing particular expertise in international finance. Among the international transactions that he handled are the sale of electronic systems and products to governments and transnational companies primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. Many of these deals were accomplished by first forming joint venture and cooperation arrangements with local industrial enterprises, before progressing to the stage of competing in public tenders. He has formed close working relationships with law firms worldwide.

Before joining Elbit, Peter worked with a law firm in Haifa, practicing commercial international trade and maritime law. He was born in the UK, where he obtained his law degree and then qualified and worked as a barrister-at-law in London before emigrating to Israel in 1976. He joined the Israel bar in 1978. He also holds an M.Sc. in management from London Business School.

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