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Asher Heled & Co.’s well-regarded labour and employment team provides counselling and litigation support to employers and employee organisations. Name partner Asher Heled has handled collective negotiations and injunctions against strikes for Pelephone Communications and has been representing Amitim in a number of litigation proceedings regarding pension calculations and allowances.

Barnea & Co’s Marie Tsion is often instructed by corporates that call on the department head for her ‘technical excellence and commercial expertise’. The team assisted Amiad Water Systems with an application to permit on-call personnel to work on Saturdays. Tsion also handles litigation, employment aspects of M&A and regulatory compliance for multinationals.

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s lawyers have ‘excellent knowledge of local law and its changes’. The team acts for employers, workers’ committees and unions. International clients include Fosun, Air France-KLM and Saint-Gobain. Shay Teken serves as strategic consultant to the chairman of the Histadrut, Israel’s organisation of trade unions.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s Orit Zilony-Klinman often represents Dan Public Transportation and its subsidiaries in litigation, recently including a class action regarding employment conditions and salary payment, and also represents the client in negotiations with the Histadrut. Practice co-head Ofer Ravid acts for all sizes of companies, including start-ups and multinationals, in various employment matters.

Herzog Fox & Neeman is ‘recommended for any international company doing business in Israel’. The group specialises in handling employment issues for public sector clients and multinational hi-tech companies, having advised Microsoft on employment structuring following several acquisitions. Practice head Orly Gerbi also handles disputes.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices specialises in the employment aspects of large multi-jurisdictional M&A, whether for acquirers or targets. The department acts for GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Merck in all of their Israeli labour issues, including litigation. Rami Landa and Hila Silverstein are practice co-heads.

Shibolet & Co provides ‘top-class service’ to heavyweight domestic and international corporates. Hadas Raccah has ‘extensive experience dealing with unionised employees’, and handled a complex employee transfer involving multiple business locations for Delta Galil Industries. Keren Maimon-Sandler and Meyrav Oren routinely act for James Richardson (JR Group) on contentious and non-contentious labour issues.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co represents corporates in labour disputes, especially collective or unionised actions. Among the department’s notable mandates, Helit Simchoni represents clients such as NET Source and Hertz.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary provides ‘tailored and quick responses without sacrificing quality’. Rachel Harari-Lifshits heads the team, which handles litigation and employment matters for clients such as Telefónica and Solel Boneh. Na’ama Babish joined from Herzog Fox & Neeman.

Ehud Shilony & Co.’s ‘strong and professional’ team handles the gamut of labour and employment matters, acting for employee committees, labour unions and individual employees. Name partner Ehud Shilony leads the team, which represents the southern syndicate of the Histadrut.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. Advocates is acting for Shikun & Binui in an NIS400m class action suit which is considering the issue of employees’ rights to file such a suit when under a collective bargaining agreement. ‘Thorough and dedicated litigator’ Miriam Kleinberger-Attar heads the practice.

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co represents corporate employers in litigation and negotiations with employees. Yael Dolev advised Maccabi Dent on a high-profile collective agreement. The group also handles employment aspects of M&A.

Michael Ayalon heads the team at Gornitzky & Co., which acted for Delek Group in a union dispute following a sale transaction agreed with Fosun. Key clients include Fattal Hotels, MediGuide and Dow Jones & Company.

Tal Enat-Ben Arieh’s labour department at S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries works primarily for large domestic clients and is representing Haifa University in a class action regarding severance pay for foreign teachers. It is acting for the same client in a private suit concerning the university’s decision not to approve a professor’s tenure.

S. Horowitz & Co’s department head Shoshana Gavish has been representing Hadassah Medical Organisation in a number of precedent-setting cases, including in arbitration with the Histadrut regarding the organisational role of a workers’ committee chairman. Ofir Pozner is another name to note.

Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. specialises in representing labour unions in litigation and assisting those organisations in employment negotiations. Practice head Tal Keret has represented clients such as Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Sonol Israel and Assuta Ashdod in court.

Yigal Arnon & Co often advises on the employment aspects of M&A deals. Benjamin Sandler led advice to eBay and PayPal Holdings in implementing a separation of an equity award incentive programme following the legal separation of the two entities. Shira Lahat represents clients in labour disputes.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries handles labour law issues for clients such as Tnuva, DHL and Azrieli Group. Practice head Moshe Brenner recently defended Dan Hotels in labour court cases regarding employee compensation and wrongful termination. Tomer Hill joined the firm, having previously been a sole practitioner.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. assists its heavyweight corporate clients with matters such as disputes over employment agreements. Practice co-head Yaron Horovitz has been representing JCDecaux in various lawsuits regarding terminations as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. assists corporates such as Teva and Orbotech with employment and termination agreements, compensation and employee relocation. The practice includes Michal Markovitz-Blachar and Aviad Avergil and also handles litigation.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates routinely manages litigation, terminations and employment agreements for Africa Israel and the group’s many subsidiaries. Igal Kolof and Limor Argov-Shenhav are practice co-heads.

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