Janet Levy Pahima


Janet Levy Pahima heads Herzog’s international corporate transactions department, working in the general corporate field, specializing in joint ventures, investments, M&A and international trade.

Janet’s main activity focuses on representing multinational corporations active in Israel including Microsoft, General Electric Company, Rockwell Automation, BMC Software, Airspan, Fortive, Marketo, and IFF. Her breadth of clients include hi-tech companies in their earlier stages of development as well as venture capital funds such as Carmel Ventures in early and late stage investments.

Janet coordinates a unique lecture series regarding trends in the economy with the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and lectures on topics such as negotiating and mergers and acquisitions.

In 2015 Janet established HFN’s Impact Investment Practice Area working in coordination with HFN’s experts in Capital Markets and Securities, Investment Funds, Tax, Hi-Tech, Environment, Non-Profits, Finance and Climate Change in the fields including healthcare, cleantech and environmental impact, food security and sustainable agriculture, women and minority owned businesses, community development, and accessible technology. In partnership with NGO’s, government and business, she has also set up a series to discuss Israeli innovation and opportunities and challenges on the Africa continent.

Janet has a Masters in Foreign Service and a Law Degree from Georgetown University. Prior to moving to Israel Janet was an associate at Sherman & Sterling in its New York and Tokyo offices. She is a member of the bar of the State of New York and the State of Israel.

IFLR designated Janet as a “Market Leader” and one of the global leading women transactional lawyers in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Janet is “Highly Recommended” for Israel’s Corporate/M&A by PLC Which Lawyer, ranked in Chambers Global for Corporate/M&A, which has described her as ”one of the leading US lawyers, and her work on international M&A and venture capital draws significant client praise – “she has the capacity to handle any size of issue’”, and has been described as an “outstanding corporate lawyer” by the Legal 500.

Janet will be joining us on September 15th, from 12 to 12:30pm CEST to speak about:

The Lighter Legal Side of Impact Investing in Israel – Legally speaking, what is impact investment? How do you get on the superhighway to impact? What are the legal starting points to watch?