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Louis Glass

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Head of TMT M&A, UK Managing Partner, Tel Aviv

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Languages English, Hebrew

Louis heads CMS's TMT-sector M&A group in the UK and is also managing partner of our Tel Aviv office and a member of our management board. He's a generalist corporate lawyer with specialist expertise in tech, internet and e‑commerce transactions.

Louis is tech-obsessed and was writing database software at 15.  Although experienced in many sectors, Louis is best known for international transactions in tech assets where he represents multinationals, large corporates, scale‑ups, start‑ups, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and other financial investors on M&A, fundraisings and investments, capital market transactions, joint ventures, reorganisations and general business matters. Louis has worked for prominent UK, US and Israeli law firms.  His work is mainly cross-border and he has transacted in over 45 countries.

Louis works from London, Tel Aviv and elsewhere as his clients require. He regularly leads Israel-related transactions in his fluent Hebrew.  Having been an Advocate at the Israeli Bar from 2005 to 2019, Louis is now a registered foreign lawyer in Israel.

Offices:

Cannon Place                            34th Floor, North Tower
78 Cannon Street                      Ha’arba’a Towers
London                                       28 Ha’arba’a Street
EC4N 6AF                                   Tel Aviv 6473926
United Kingdom                        Israel

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Recommended.

Legal 500, 2021 (Venture Capital)

"Louis combines prompt and accurate legal advice with commercial and strategic nous and he and his team were fun to work with."

Client

"For corporate work, M&A expert Louis Glass, who has particular experience in technology, internet and e-commerce transactions, is recommended."

Recommended, Legal 500 2017 (Fintech)

"A thoughtful corporate lawyer, with a candid approach and sense of humour."

Legal 500, 2013 (IT/Telecoms)

Recommended.

Legal 500, 2014 (M&A: mid-market, £50m - £250m)

Super Lawyer.

Thomson Reuters London Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2015

Memberships & Roles

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Registered foreign lawyer, Israel
  • Advocate, Israel Bar: 2005-2019
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Education

  • 2000 - Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • 1999 – LL.B. Law, University of Leeds
  • 1999 - Company Law Prize, University of Leeds
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