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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv

Ruth Loven

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Class Actions, Entertainment Law & Media Law, Environmental Law, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights, Life Sciences, Litigation, Sports Law, Technology and Transactional IP, Telecommunications.


Ruth Loven is a partner at the firm's litigation department, specializing in civil and commercial litigation and class action suits. Ruth also holds an expertise in international intellectual property disputes, product liability, mass torts & crisis management.

Along the years, Ruth gained vast experience in defending her clients with difficult and complex legal disputes. Ruth has represented large scale Israeli as well as international companies in numerous high profile class action suits and mass torts, including lawsuits against tobacco corporations, product liability and antitrust cases, lawsuits dealing with cellular radiation and other environmental matters, and many other matters which have received significant attention within the public debate.

Ruth is especially skilled in handling highly sensitive issues concerning public interest.

Ruth developed a distinct proficiency in international intellectual property disputes representing both Israeli and foreign clients. Over the years, Ruth has become exceptionally acquainted with various foreign legal systems and IP regulations, enabling her to form comprehensive and well established defense for her clients.

Naturally oriented to the practice of litigation, Ruth enjoys the challenge of a difficult case, and she manages herself professionally and intelligently before the court.


Ruth joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2008.


Ruth is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Ruth was admitted to the Israel Bar in 2001.


Ruth received her LLB in 2000 and her LLM (Magna cum laude) in 2006, both from Tel Aviv University. Ruth was a member of the Tel-Aviv University Law Review, "Iyunei Mishpat".


Dispute resolution: class actions

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Ruth Loven - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

Yigal Arnon & Co handles a range of consumer, securities, and data and privacy class actions for international tech and retail companies, and many of the largest players in Israel's financial services sector, including banks, investment houses and insurance companies. Of particular note, Barak Tal and Ruth Loven represent Google and its subsidiaries in a multitude of class actions concerning data protection. The team is often instructed by companies' directors and board members, and recently represented the board of IDB Development Corporation and the directors of Africa Israel Group in separate securities class actions. Tal and Loven have also handled securities class actions for major investment houses, including Altshuler Shaham, and Tal and Nir Rosner are representing Deloitte Brightman Almagor Zohar in a class action concerning an accountant's obligation to a company's bondholders in the preparation of the company's financial reports. In addition, a team including Dror Varsano has advised Unilever and its subsidiaries on a wide range of consumer class actions. The department also handles antitrust follow-on class actions.

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Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

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Ruth Loven - Yigal Arnon & Co

Within: Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

Yigal Arnon & Co's service is characterised by 'a level of professionalism that exceeds that of many of its competitors'. The litigation group in particular has been recognised for its 'client-focused approach' and 'extensive legal knowledge'. Barak Tal in particular is 'brilliant'. Tal represents three of Israel's largest banks and one of the largest domestic credit card companies in a variety a disputes, including high-value derivative claims. Similarly, the team, which includes Daniel Abarbanel and Dror Varsano, has handled derivative actions for clients including Bezeq, El Al Israel Airlines, AFI Group and all of Israel's major insurance companies. The group also handles high-stakes ADR, which has included representing the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transportation and the Jerusalem Municipality against CityPass in a series of claims totalling over NIS2bn. Also recommended is Ruth Loven, 'a masterful tactician and a tireless worker'; Loven acted for OJSC VTB Bank in a case that reached the Supreme Court regarding foreign judgment enforcement and collection proceedings in Israel. Other key clients include major sports retailers such as Puma Sports Israel and Nike Israel, and global technology groups such as Microsoft Corporation and Symantec.

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Telecoms and media

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The team at Yigal Arnon & Co is perhaps best known for representing media content providers and Israeli telecoms operators in high-value disputes. A key figure in the department is Ruth Loven, who advises Google on a litany of matters, including alleged privacy violations, IP rights, freedom of expression and advertisements, and also helps represent the company in class actions and administrative proceedings. Also recommended is Ido Chitman, who represents clients such as Dalia Publishing and TALI - The Collecting Society of Film and Television Creators in Israel in various IP and licensing disputes. The team also handles a range of commercial litigation, insolvency mandates and derivative claims for telecoms operators, and has advised multinational technology and media groups, including IBM Corporation and Electronic Arts, on Israel-facing M&A.

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