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Asserson Law Offices runs a ‘strong disputes practice in relation to the English courts’ and has a multilingual team experienced in dealing with Israel-facing LCIA cases. Trevor Asserson leads the team; Baruch Baigel and Yisroel Hiller made partner in 2017; Elliot Lister is also recommended.

A ‘leading light in arbitration’, Goldfarb Seligman & Co. represents foreign companies in arbitration with Israeli entities, and has represented domestic clients in disputes with foreign governments. Zvi Bar-Nathan is a ‘results-driven strategist’, and ‘arbitration academicDaphna Kapeliuk has ‘deep knowledge of international law and process’.

Acting for domestic and international clients, Herzog Fox & Neeman displays ‘superb industry knowledge’ in ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL proceedings and has an active mediation practice. David Zailer and the ‘tenacious’ Yaacov Sharvit handle multinational arbitration; Joseph Ashkenazi advises LG Electronics on mediation.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries’ ‘truly international’ disputes team has extensive experience representing Israeli corporates in ICC proceedings. Conversely, Niv Sever successfully represented East Mediterranean Gas in related ICC and CRCICA arbitrations, the ICC decision having recently been upheld in Swiss court. Jacob Enoch is ‘exemplary’.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is a ‘highly regarded firm’ in Israel for mediation and is also active in international arbitration. Gil Orion is involved in an UNCITRAL arbitration, while Reuven Behar is often called upon as a mediator.

The ‘efficiency and dedication’ with which Gornitzky & Co. approaches ICC arbitration makes it ‘a match for any international law firm’. Eli Cohen and Ofer Tzur are involved in arbitrations in the construction and heavy industries sectors. Associate Nir Keidar is recommended.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices ensures ‘consistently good work’ and has experience in various international arbitration and mediation procedures. The ‘impressiveIsrael Leshem heads the department. Eyal Rosovsky and Yoav Oestreicher are additional contacts.

Eli Schulman Law Offices’ name partner Eli Schulman has expertise in cases with a US aspect and was invited to serve as Israeli member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

Granot Speiser Law Office has experience in mediation and arbitration pursuant to a number of arbitral rules, including ICC and German Institute of Arbitration. Shai Sharvit is a ‘talented advocate in complex cross-border arbitration’. Oren Speiser joined the firm through its merger with Speiser Law Offices in 2018.

Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. is a result of Shibolet & Co’s merger with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co in 2017 creating a larger, more versatile team. Nir Shamri and Joseph Benkel led the group at Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. and are an ‘excellent choice for difficult mediation and international arbitration’.

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