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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Barak Tal

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Yigal Arnon & Co

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Antitrust, Class Actions, Environmental Law, Insurance, Litigation, Sports Law, Telecommunications.


Barak has extensive experience in virtually the full range of civil & commercial litigation, including antitrust law commercial law, insurance law, communications law, banking law & restrictive trade practices. Barak also specializes in class action suits and has represented parties in some of Israel's leading class action litigation.

Additionally Barak has defended clients in some of Israel's highest profile white collar crime trials. Barak appeared repeatedly before Israel's Supreme Court.


Barak served as a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Israel Bar Association 2002-2008. Barak served as a judge in the National (Appellate) Disciplinary Court  of the Israeli Bar Association (2009-2011).

Barak is a member of the board of trustees of the law faculty of the Tel Aviv University. Barak lectures to LLM students in the law faculty of Tel Aviv University and often lectures in continuing education programs for attorneys. 

In addition, Barak is a member of the board of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Barak joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 1995.


Barak is fluent in Hebrew and English.


Barak was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1992.


Barak received his law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1991.


Dispute resolution: class actions

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Barak Tal - 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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Barak Tal - 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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Within: Insurance

Yigal Arnon & Co provides comprehensive contentious and non-contentious commercial advice to all of Israel's major insurance companies. Further, the firm has invested heavily in its claims practice since 2016, when Yoran Gill joined the firm to expand its liability and tort litigation capabilities. Gill represents Migdal Insurance Company in a number of malpractice and professional negligence claims, and has also handled bodily and property damages claims for Harel Insurance Company. Additionally, Barak Tal represents a variety of domestic insurers and insured companies in commercial litigation, including class actions concerning insurance products and policies.

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