Jossy Gellis


Jossy advises foreign and local clients with focus on cross-border transactions. Included among these corporate transactions are the following:

  • The acquisition of a health-care company in Israel by a publicly traded US company
  • Advising one of the largest Swiss banks regarding its activities in Israel
  • Advising one of the largest German banks with respect to a financing transaction in Israel
  • Rendering legal advice with regards to several restructurings of one of the world’s largest software producers
  • IPO of an Italian pharmaceutical company on SWX Swiss Exchange
  • Rendering legal advice with regards to several real estate acquisitions (including the envisaged purchase of a real estate portfolio of approximately CHF 3 billion)
  • Counsel to investors and companies in venture capital financings


Jossy regularly publishes articles in professional journals and newspapers, mainly in the field of corporate, commercial and inheritance law. These include:

  • Commentary on Art. 604-606 of the Swiss Civil Code, Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz, Peter Nobel, Ivo Schwander, Stephan Wolf (ed), Orell Füssli Verlag AG, Zurich, 2nd ed. (co-author), 2011 (in German)
  • Compliance – Support through Accounting, Internal Audit and Risk Management, in International Commercial Law III; Compliance Management, as Legal Core of a Corporation; European Institute Zurich; ed. Berni/Kellerhals; Zurich 2009 (in German)
  • Transfer of shares in stock corporations and limited liability companies, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March 27, 2008 (in German)
  • Global Product Recall Handbook, ed. Baker & McKenzie, 2006, author of Swiss section
  • Commentary on Art. 537 – 545 of the Swiss Civil Code, Prof. Dr. Ivo Schwander, Prof. Dr. Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz, Prof. Dr. Stephan Wolf (ed), Orell Füssli Verlag AG, Zurich (co-author with Dr. Thomas Bolliger), 2006 (in German)
  • Commentary on Art. 602 – 625 of the Swiss Civil Code, Prof. Dr. Ivo Schwander, Prof. Dr. Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz, Prof. Dr. Stephan Wolf (ed), Orell Füssli Verlag AG, Zurich (co-author with Dr. Christine Beusch and Dr. Michael Nordin), 2006 (in German)
  • Article on Software-Licence Contracts in Insolvency, sic! June 2005 (in German)
Jossy Gellis
M (Israel): +972 (54) 558 7849
M (Swiss): +41 (78) 600 6358
T: +972 (3) 641 6412
F: +972 (3) 974 2974


Beit Rubinstein
20 Lincoln St., 11th Floor
Tel Aviv, 6713412

  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • General Corporate, Commercial and Regulatory Matters
  • International Real Estate Transactions
  • Banking & Finance
  • Inheritance and Estate Matters
Prior Experience
  • Baker & McKenzie, Zurich
  • Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
  • Goldfarb, Tel Aviv
  • Switzerland
  • Israel
  • University of Zurich, Master of Laws
  • German, English, Hebrew, French, Spanish (basic)

Gellis Obrasky is an international boutique corporate law firm, focusing on the practice areas of private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), cross-border tax structuring and planning, international real estate transactions, banking and finance, investment funds, general corporate, commercial and regulatory matters and inheritance and estate matters.

גליס אוברסקי הוא משרד בוטיק אשר מתמחה בדיני מסחר חוצי גבולות וכן במתן חוות דעת דין זר בדין האמריקאי, השוויצרי, הגרמני והאוסטרי. בין היתר מתמחה המשרד בהון-סיכון, מיזוגים ורכישות, תכנון מס, עסקאות נדל"ן, בנקאות ופיננסים, קרנות, וירושות. המשרד הוקם על ידי יוסי גליס, מומחה בדין השוויצרי, האוסטרי הגרמני והישראלי ושמואל אוברסקי, מומחה בדין האמריקאי והישראלי.

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