Sharon Kohane joined the Firm as a partner and manager of the White Collar Department, in March 2017.
Before joining the Partnership, Sharon had, for the past 15 years, served as a senior prosecutor in the Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office (Taxation and Economics), inter alia as Department Head and as the person in charge of economic enforcement in the District. In this position, Sharon managed cases of public and legal importance in the field of economic-criminal law.
In light of her many years of working in senior positions in the District Attorney’s Office, Sharon gained considerable experience and expertise in the management of complex and broad-based economic-criminal cases (“white collar” crimes) in all of the various courts, including in seizure and forfeiture proceedings. Sharon is well acquainted with enforcement and prosecution personnel and the decision-making mechanisms in those bodies, following years in which she instructed, consulted and assisted them.
Sharon has gained recognition by the leading international ranking guide ‘The Legal 500’ for her achievements in the field of Dispute Resolution – White-Collar Crime, Investigation and Fraud.
The Department that she heads specializes in the field of criminal law, and mainly in economic and white collar cases, with an emphasis on tax offenses (income tax, VAT, purchase tax), securities, antitrust, money laundering, bribery, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
Sharon provides clients of the firm, both corporations and private individuals, with broad-based legal services which combine handling on the civil, criminal and administrative levels, including, inter alia, advice, representation before the taxation authorities, from assistance with investigation proceedings, hearings and the running of proceedings before the various courts.
Sharon has special experience in the field of money laundering, including the representation of clients, the provision of expert opinions, the implementation of procedures, lectures and training sessions.
Sharon holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University (1997), and an LL.M. from Bar Ilan University (2006). She has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 1998.
Sharon acts as (joint) chair of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee at the Israel Bar Association.