Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv Shareholder Joey Shabot Named to The Marker 2015 40 Under 40 Promising Professionals List

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Joey Shabot, a Shareholder in the Tel Aviv office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, was named one of Israel’s 40 most prominent professionals under 40.

Joey Shabot, a Shareholder in the Tel Aviv office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, was named one of Israel’s 40 most prominent professionals under 40. The list was published by The Marker, one of Israel’s leading business journals that annually selects executives, academics, public servants, technology entrepreneurs, and attorneys whom it expects will become key figures on the Israeli scene in the near future.

Shabot, 37, was selected, according to the publication based on his outstanding achievements in the legal field. “He stands at one of the most important crossroads in the business world, representing Israeli, and international companies alike in major corporate transactions,” noted the publication. Shabot regularly collaborates with his colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s offices around the globe to serve clients who are active in Israel. In the last year alone, Shabot, together with other Greenberg Traurig attorneys, represented the Canadian gaming giant Amaya in various transactions it conducted inside and outside Israel, including in the acquisition of the Rational Group for more than $5 billion, and represented Amadeus IT Group in various transactions in Israel, Europe, and the United States. He also advised InterContinentalExchange Group, owner of the New York Stock Exchange, on its acquisition of Super Derivatives for $350 million. He has also counselled the Delek Group of Yitzhak Tshuva on the sale of its U.S. insurance business, Republic Group, to AmTrust Insurance for approximately $220 million. Additionally, Shabot has represented Chinese investors in Israeli companies. A key client is China’s Sichuan Hebang Biotechnology Co., which purchased the majority interest in Israel’s Stockton Group at a value of $180 million. Shabot also represents several of Israel’s largest insurance companies and pension funds in connection with real estate transactions in the United States.

Shabot was born in Syria. At an early age, he moved to the United States with his parents. He settled in Israel in 2011. He holds a J.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an A.B. degree in Comparative Literature (magna cum laude) from Harvard College. Shabot speaks fluent English, Arabic, and Hebrew. He has edited two Middle East travel guides published by Let’s Go Travel. Shabot also dedicates himself to pro bono work, representing United Hatzalah, an international first response organization which brings together volunteer paramedics by providing technology and ambucycles in several countries around the world, as well as assisting the global WIZO organization with certain projects in Israel.

The feature piece in The Marker can be accessed at this link: http://www.themarker.com/st/c/prod/tm/2015/40/2/#531 (Hebrew).

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Greenberg Traurig's Tel Aviv office is a branch of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., Florida, USA. Attorneys in the office do not practice Israeli law. Greenberg Traurig is the only major international law firm with a multidisciplinary, registered office in Tel Aviv and serves as a gateway for Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities around the world. Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office provides Israeli clients with legal services in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and other international jurisdictions and represents non-Israeli companies seeking opportunities within Israel.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com/.

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