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Joseph Benkel

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Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co.

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Litigation and Arbitration


Mr. Benkel is a founding partner of Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries, and the head of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration department.


Mr. Benkel has extensive experience in complex litigation and arbitration cases before all courts and tribunals, including international commercial disputes involving foreign tribunals, class action, white collar and competition law cases. Amongst Mr. Benkel's clients are many of Israel's leading enterprises, financial institutions and governmental companies, as well as major foreign corporations doing business in Israel. Mr. Benkel represents Israeli companies and Israeli controlled corporations in local and international litigation and arbitration disputes. Mr. Benkel also has accumulated vast experience as an arbitrator and mediator, and has been settling disputes both voluntary and as a court's appointed arbitrator or mediator for many years. As part of his military service, Mr. Benkel served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the IDF Military Defense Counsel Division, and was involved in some of the most prominent cases involving Israeli soldiers.


Fluent in Hebrew, English and Arabic


Israel Bar Association – 1984


LL.B., Tel-Aviv University


Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Following its merger with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. has become a player in Israel’s restructuring and insolvency field. While at Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Joseph Benkel and Alon Kazayoff were often appointed as trustees in major Israeli insolvency cases.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions

Within: Class actions

Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. defends domestic and international corporates in consumer class actions. Hillel Ish-Shalom represents Migdal Insurance Company in a number of class actions, and is acting for Ceragon Networks in a securities claim. The legacy Shibolet firm merged with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. in 2017, which brought Joseph Benkel and Shmuel Galinka to the team.

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Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co.’s litigation team is ‘highly professional from top to bottom’. Roy Kubovsky acts for Arad Group in five separate claims regarding tenders conducted by various water companies. Hillel Ish-Shalom and Ofer Shapira are contacts. The firm’s merger with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. brings a ‘dedicated and professional’ disputes team headed by Joseph Benkel, who is often involved in business-critical litigation for Israeli corporates and shareholders.

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Mediation and international arbitration

Within: Mediation and international arbitration

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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