Meir Linzen

Managing Partner

Meir Linzen, Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Managing Partner, is regarded as one of Israel’s leading tax experts.

Meir heads the firm’s Tax Department, which is the largest and best-known in Israel. He specialises in tax planning for cross-border transactions and has particular expertise in tax issues relating to international mergers and acquisitions in Israel. The Tax Department, headed by Meir, has been involved in the tax aspects of some of the largest transactions in the Israeli market in recent years. These transactions often involve multinational corporations active in Israel and consequently, Meir advises on substantive tax issues with respect to acquiring local corporations as well as issues of transfer pricing, benefits for investors and employee benefits.

Meir has unparallelled experience and expertise in advising banks and multinational corporations with regards to their activities in Israel, as well as in advising private clients in their cross-border activities, including international tax and estate planning. Meir is among the leading and prominent lawyers in the E-Commerce field. In addition, due to his background in international law, Meir is also considered a leading expert in Public International Law and in Defence and Homeland Security.

Contact Info

T +9723-6922035 F +9723-6966464 linzen@herzoglaw.co.il V-card
Outstanding knowledge of tax issues”   
Chambers Global
He’s bright, has wide knowledge and gets results in difficult circumstances”
Chambers Global
  • Within the framework of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Norwegian Government, composed the model for cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority under the auspices of the Dutch Government and in conjunction with Palestinian, Jordanian, and Israeli colleagues.

  • Designed the model for a Triangular Tax Treaty.
  • Adjunct Professor in Tax Law at Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, and Ben-Gurion University and former member of the Editorial Board of the Tel Aviv University Law Review.
  • Represented the Israel Bar Association in reform legislation concerning mergers and spin-offs and in discussions with the Income Tax Authority, and contributed significantly to the process of this reform legislation in the Knesset.
  • Prepared the Israel Bar Association Report regarding the Tax Reform and represented the Bar Association before the Government.
  • Former Deputy Head of the International Law Department of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Israel Defence Forces, holding the rank of Lt. Colonel (reserves).
  • Chairman of the Tax Forum - Israel Bar Association.
  • Chairman of the International Law Committee – Israel Bar Association.
  • Volunteer Legal Counsel, Economic Corporate Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that helped facilitate the Oslo Accords
  • Legal Counsel of the Peres Centre for Peace in the Middle East.
  • Chairman of the Trusts Committee - Israel Bar Association.
  • Chairman of STEP Israel (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
  • Member of the Board of Governors, The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
  • Member of the Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University.
  • Member of Board of Directors and member of Executive Committee of Advanced Law Studies and The Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law at Tel Aviv University Law Faculty.
  • Member of the Chaim Herzog Memorial Foundation.

  • Israel, 1982
  • Tel Aviv University, LLB (cum laude)
  • Indirect Tax Leader and Tax Controversy Leader (ITR World Tax, 2021).
  • Senior Statesperson in Private Wealth Law (Chambers High Net Worth 2020).
  • Highly Regarded in Tax Controversy (International Tax Review 2020).
  • Leading Individual in Tax (The Legal 500 2020).
  • Senior statesperson in both Tax and Gaming & Gambling (global-wide) (Chambers Global 2020).
  • Tax Expert (Tax Expert Guide 2020).
  • Indirect Tax Leader and Tax Controversy Leader (ITR World Tax, 2020).
  • Accepted the award 'Israel Tax Firm of the Year' on behalf of the firm (ITR European Tax Awards 2020).
  • Global Elite Thought Leader in Private Client (Who's Who Legal 2020).
  • Thought Leader in Private Client (Who's Who Legal 2020).
  • Thought Leader in Corporate Tax (Who's Who Legal 2020).
  • Senior Statesperson in Private Wealth Law (Chambers High Net Worth 2019).
  • Highly Regarded in Tax Controversy (International Tax Review 2019).
  • Ranked in Tax (The Legal 500 2019).
  • Senior statesperson in both Tax and Gaming & Gambling (global-wide) (Chambers Global 2019).
  • Accepted the award 'Israel Tax Firm of the Year in Taxation' on behalf of the firm (ITR European Tax Awards 2019).
  • Global Elite Thought Leader in Private Client (Who's Who Legal 2019).
  • Recommended in Corporate Tax - Advisory (Who's Who Legal 2019).
  • Senior Statesperson in Private Wealth Law (Chambers High Net Worth 2018).
  • Ranked in Tax (The Legal 500 2018).
  • Senior statesperson in both Tax and Gaming & Gambling (global-wide) (Chambers Global 2018).
  • Senior Statesperson in Private Wealth Law (Chambers High Net Worth 2017).
  • Ranked in Tax (The Legal 500 2017).
  • Senior statesperson in both Tax and Gaming & Gambling (global-wide) (Chambers Global 2017).