Adv. Shai Pines is a senior partner, head of the Private Clients, Estates and Trusts Department, the International Transactions Department and the Projects and Infrastructure Department at law firm Hamburger Evron & Co. He is also a member of the firm’s Interns Committee.
Adv. Pines’ legal specializations extend over a wide range of areas, including private clients, family wealth management, estate planning and inter-generational transfers, local and international business ventures, M&As, corporate law, financing, real estate and land taxation, international trade, and more.
As of the mid-1990s, Shai has counted several of the largest real estate development companies in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries among his. He has advised on corporate law, financing and international taxation and dealt, among others, with acquisition agreements, financing and loan agreements, contractor contracts, and shareholder agreements.
Among others, Shai advised a foreign electronics conglomerate that acted as a sub-contractor on one of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel, Highway 6, the first smart toll road in the country.
For a number of years, Shai served as a director of Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc., a company engaged in the development of biotherapy treatments and listed on both the Nasdaq (Nasdaq: PSTI) and Tel Aviv Stock Exchanges (TASE: PLTR).
In addition, since its inception, Shai has advised GTC S.A., the large foreign real estate development company in Eastern Europe – a company publicly traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Poland. In the first decade of this century, Shai was a member of the company’s supervisory board.
For some twenty years, Shai has served as trustee and protector of various trusts in Israel and abroad.
Shai’s professional legal work has been recognized on more than one occasion in the world’s leading legal ranking guides. The international directory CityWealth, which reviews the field of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth (HNW and UHNW) private clients, has since 2012 consistently selected Adv. Pines as one of the leading attorneys in Israel in this developing field. Shai was also selected in the past as one of the leading attorneys in Israel in the field of M&As by the renowned international guide “Legal Experts”.
Shai holds an Executive MBA from the joint program of the top-rated Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University)and the Tel Aviv University’s Recanati Business School (Class of 2002). He is also a graduate of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law (LL.B) with Honors (Class of 1980).
Shai holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) in the IDF. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law, and a member of Tel Aviv University’s Friends Association.