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Adv Eli Zohar

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Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

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Chairman of the firm.


Mr. Zohar represents many of Israel's political and business leaders, as well as prominent members of the medical community, in their most challenging and critical matters, both personal and public. Over the past 45 years, Mr. Zohar has been involved in almost every high-profile, high-stakes, legal matter in Israel. He represents a roster of business clients that includes Israeli and international food and pharmaceutical companies and some of Israel's largest insurers. In addition, Mr. Zohar represents governmental agencies and municipalities in court and before legislative commissions. A large portion of Mr. Zohar's legal career has been devoted to complex tort cases, especially medical and professional malpractice. He represents the most prominent medical professionals in Israel in liability cases, and participated in the drafting of the Patient's Rights Act, regulations of in vitro fertilization, and the Medical Doctors’ Act. In addition, Mr. Zohar has advised companies in connection with reorganizations, and oversaw major bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings. In media and communications, Mr. Zohar has been engaged by media corporations, journalists and production companies, both as a negotiator in commercial transactions and to litigate on their behalf. Mr. Zohar is regularly featured on lists of Israel's leading lawyers in various publications. He is often asked to lecture about issues ranging from law and ethics to trial technique. He lectures at several continuing legal education programs of the Israel Bar Association, has coordinated a continuing education program in antitrust law in the Bar-Ilan University Law Faculty, has taught a torts law course in the College of Insurance and has lectured at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine. Mr. Zohar has represented senior public officials and officers before many Commisions of Inquiry, including Commission investigating the Cave of the Patriarchs' massacre; The Commission investigating the murder of Prime Minister Rabin, the Commission investigating the October 2000 events; the Zeiler Commission investigating Israeli police; and the commission investigating the Navy Seals tragedy. Recently, Mr. Zohar assisted Prime Minister Olmert in preparing to testify before the Vinogard Commission investigating the Second Lebanon War.


• Board Member, Association for Medicine and Law in Israel. • Lead Counsel, Lilach - The Israeli Society for the Right to Live and Die with Dignity. • Member of the Sheba Medical Centre Ethics Forum. • First Chairman, Israeli Film Council. • Former Chairman, National Leadership of the Israeli Scouts. • Legal counsel, the Writers’ Association. • Board Member and Head of the Theatre Department, Culture and Art Council. • Member of the 'Shelach Committee' involved in handling the crisis in the Habima National Theatre. • Chairman, Gesher Theatre's board of trustees. • Co-founder and a member of the board, the Israeli Institute of Commercial Arbitration. • A television host of a debate program taking up law bills for public discussion between policy makers.


English and Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association, 1965.


• LL.B., Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s healthcare and life sciences team advises domestic and international biotech and pharmaceutical companies on complex commercial agreements and strategic financing and M&A transactions. Led by Eli Zohar, the team serves as outside counsel to The Israeli Medical Association. Sharon Gazit assists foreign medical device companies with operations in Israel.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. brings a ‘no-nonsense, practical approach’ to highly sensitive and often cross-border commercial disputes. Eli Zohar represented David Davidovich in a headline Supreme Court case regarding the sale of Globes newspaper. Additional contacts include Hagit Blaiberg, who has expertise in securities litigation and internet law.

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