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Reuven Behar

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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

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Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Intellectual Property, Competition & Antitrust, Private Asset Management


FBC - Reuven Behar

Mr. Behar leads the firm’s Litigation and Competition & Antitrust Departments, fields in which he is one of Israel’s leading practitioners. In addition to participating in high-profile antitrust and commercial litigation, Mr. Behar has handled many of Israel's most significant and major M&A transactions. Mr. Behar is also well-known for his work in the communications and intellectual property areas and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex commercial, intellectual property and family matters, as well as an executor in significant and high-profile probate cases. Mr. Behar is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Israel group for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Mr. Behar’s clients include many of Israel’s leading “blue chip” enterprises, as well as major foreign corporations doing business in Israel. He represents Israeli companies in international transactions, litigation and arbitrations.


Mr. Behar graduated with high honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School. Between 1976 and 1980, he served as the editor of the Hebrew University Law Review and as an assistant lecturer in corporations and criminal law at the Hebrew University Law School.


Hebrew, English


Israel Bar Association, 1981


J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University (M.M.), 1990 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LL.B., Cum Laude), 1980


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘very responsive and helpful lawyers’ at Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co regularly handle complex cross-border matters. Raz Tepper, practice head Avraham Well and Reuven Behar advised Perrigo on a multibillion-dollar hostile takeover bid by Mylan. Claridge Israel and Nvidia Corporation are new clients. Other key partners include Michael Zellermayer, Ronald Lehmann, Eran Yaniv and Ron Sitton.

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Within: Competition/antitrust

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s broad client base includes Google, Israel Discount Bank and Delek Drilling. The highly regarded Tal Eyal-Boger is a key adviser to food producer Tnuva, which it has been defending in several class actions alleging abuse of a dominant position as well as advising on a criminal investigation into alleged restrictive trade practices. Litigator Reuven Behar is another key contact.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Reuven Behar - Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co has ‘a highly knowledgeable, hardworking, very creative and agile litigation team’. Practice head Reuven Behar is representing losing bidders in an administrative appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn a decision which awarded to competitors a tender for the electrification of a segment of railway. Gil Orion is also recommended; his recent clients include MIS Implant Technologies and Ernst & Young Israel.

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Mediation and international arbitration

Within: Mediation and international arbitration

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s practice co-heads have been particularly active, with Reuven Behar recently sitting as a mediator in several complex cross-border disputes and Gil Orion representing Sorek Desalination Partnership in a Geneva arbitration with Hydranautics regarding a purchase agreement.

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Israel: Intellectual property


Within: Commercial/transactions

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s ‘profound, focused and professional’ team primarily acts for media clients in licensing and strategic commercial agreements. Clients include newspapers, television channels and websites. Amit Dat also performs IP due diligence for investment funds. Reuven Behar heads the practice.

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