Joey Shabot, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office, was recently featured in an article titled “Israel’s High-Energy Economy” that was published in the May issue of The American Lawyer. Joey noted that while international firms today have the opportunity to register with the Israel Bar Association and openly practice foreign law from within Israel, few large firms, other than Greenberg Traurig, have taken advantage of this opportunity, preferring for the moment either to work from afar or to employ one or two local scouts that do not practice law, but source opportunities for the law firm. Joey also described the benefits for Israeli clients that are active abroad of teaming up with an international law firm, such as Greenberg Traurig, that can open doors to its general client base, including strategic partners and investment banks.

Joey heads the corporate department of the Tel Aviv office and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, including corporate law, securities law matters relating to M&A, and financing. He can be reached at