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Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.’s ‘client-oriented team’ includes Zvi Agmon, Uri Sorek and Yoav Hirsh, who are recommended for antitrust, derivate actions and financial services disputes, respectively. Dror Savransky is another key figure. Clients include Bank Hapoalim, LG Electronics and Shufersal.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s practice head Gil Orion is ‘well-respected in the business community for providing sound and creative advice’. He recently defended clients such as Tower Semiconductor, Ford Motor Company and Perrigo. Orit Malka is recommended.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Yaacov Sharvit is defending Yahoo against a class action alleging breaches of privacy rights and unjust enrichment, while David Zailer successfully represented Samsung Electronics in dismissing actions regarding faulty phones. Pfizer and Standard & Poor’s Maalot are other clients.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has the largest team in Israel following the arrival of Eyal Rosovsky and ten other partners from the now defunct Zellermayer, Pelossof, Rosovsky, Tsafrir, Toledano & Co. Advocates. Practice head Israel Leshem and Ron Peleg have been defending Volkswagen in nine class actions related to the diesel emissions scandal, while Amos Goren and Nadav Weisman have been defending Oil Refineries Ltd. (Bazan) against a motion to certify a class action regarding air pollution in Haifa Bay.

S. Horowitz & Co’s lawyers are ‘highly responsive and very persuasive in court’. Key contacts Hagai Doron and Uriel Prinz have been active in a broad range of class actions including defending British Airways against allegations of restrictive arrangements between airline companies and acting for Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) as respondent in three class actions alleging that IEC has been overcharging for electricity.

Yigal Arnon & Co acts for a diverse set of clients, including recently Bank Leumi and Unilever. Practice head Barak Tal regularly represents Google, which he is defending against a NIS103m action alleging violation of the Spam Act. Ruth Loven is ‘a talented advocate’.

The team at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. Advocates is ‘highly respected by judges’ and represents numerous leading domestic companies, such as Bezeq. Ran Sprinzak and Hadas Bekel are defending Sonol Israel against allegations of overcharging customers of its fuel stations. Nir Amodai and Giora Erdinast are ‘outstanding litigators’.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s ‘client-driven and committed’ team is led by Hagit Blaiberg, who handles a large volume of class actions for key client Shufersal. Aaron Michaeli and Yehuda Rosenthal have been acting for clients such as Carasso Motors and Ampal-American Israel Corporation.

Gornitzky & Co. has ‘broad-ranging knowledge in class action litigation’. The team regularly handles corporate and securities-related disputes; firm chairman Pinhas Rubin is a key adviser to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Noam Ronen often represents financial services clients and Harel Shaham is another key contact along with head of litigation Ofer Tzur.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries’ practice head Danny Kabir ‘litigates extremely well’ and is ‘particularly strong in cross-examinations’. He is defending various insurers against allegations of charging unlawful premiums for life insurance. The merger with Eytan Epstein & Co substantially boosted the antitrust litigation capabilities, where Toshiba is a new client.

At Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co., Sharon Lubezky is regularly instructed by financial institutions such as Israel Discount Bank and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank. Insurance and tort specialist Peter Gad Naschitz is another notable figure along with Tamar Arad-Kareth, who is a key adviser to food group General Mills.

Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co.’s practice head Yechiel Kasher is ‘one of the top litigators in Israel, highly experienced in many legal areas’, whose recent clients include Leumi Card, PayPal Israel and Gindi Group. Ittai Paldor is another key contact.

The ‘very dedicated and solution-focused team’ at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co is led by ‘talented lawyerYaron Reiter and includes TMT and antitrust expert Eyal Roy Sage. Recent clients include Microsoft and Phoenix Insurance Company.

At Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Office, head of litigation Ron Berkman routinely acts for Ikea Israel and Pelephone Communications.

Lipa Meir & Co is recommended for its healthcare sector expertise. Shay Tamar and practice head Alon Pomeranc are recommended.

Nir Cohen, Leshem & Co is noted for its defendant-side work in securities, banking and corporate-related derivative lawsuits as well as class actions. Founders Nir Cohen and David Leshem are key contacts.

The client roster at Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries includes Israel Railways, Pharma Guri and IDB Development. Joseph Benkel and Shmuel Galinka are practice co-heads.

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries has sector strengths in transport and retail; Zim and Hamashbir Latsarchan are recent clients. Itamar Anaby and Nira Cory are recommended.

Shibolet & Co’s practice head Hillel Ish-Shalom is regularly involved in consumer-focused disputes, where clients include Samsung, and is also defending Ceragon Networks in a securities-related class action.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates’ recent work for anchor client Africa Israel Investments includes defending it against a consumer class action and in a derivative action alleging negligence in the purchase of real estate assets. Doron Dan and Yael Moshkovich are key contacts.

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