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Ehud Arzi

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S. Horowitz & Co

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Dispute Resolution.


Ehud (Udi) Arzi represents domestic and international commercial banks, including all of Israel’s major banks, investment banks, hedge funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, export credit agencies, mezzanine funds and credit card companies on contentious issues relating to investment banking, derivatives and other financial products, hedging, bribery, fraud, criminal and regulatory investigations, problem loans, work-outs, restructuring, insolvency and insurance. Described by Chambers Global as being "a terrific barrister", his litigation skills have been recognized by the main legal directories where he has been ranked a leader in his field. Udi also advises financial institutions on risk management and regulatory issues arising from the promotion, offering and sale of complex investment products. He has advised many financial institutions in contentious and non-contentious matters arising out of the local impact of the global credit crisis, including the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Udi has often acted on many high-profile matters and has acted for one of the main secured creditors in connection with the corporate rehabilitation proceedings (the local equivalent to the US Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code) of Israel's largest conglomerate, IDB Holdings Ltd. Udi is often appointed by the courts to act as arbitrator or mediator. Udi also lectures on Administrative Law and teaches litigation practice, including the drafting of pleadings and advocacy skills within the framework of the Israel Bar Association’s advanced legal studies program for qualified lawyers.


Joined S Horowitz & Co. in 1989 and qualified in 1990. Made a partner in 1997.


English and Hebrew.


Israel Bar, 1990. Udi is an active member of the Israel Bar Association. He lectures on Administrative Law and teaches litigation practice, including the drafting of pleadings and advocacy skills within the framework of the Israel Bar’s advanced legal studies program for qualified lawyers. Udi is a member of The Alternative Dispute Resolution Professionals Group (ADR) and EMTPJ, European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice.


Tel Aviv University Law School (LL.B., cum laude, 1989).



Within: Insurance

S. Horowitz & Co represents international and Israeli insurance companies, but also acts for brokers and underwriters. The team has defended Maccabi Health Services against a variety of class action claims, including before the Supreme Court. Avi Ordo, Alex Hertman and Ehud Arzi are the practice co-heads.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Ehud Arzi leads the banking disputes practice at S. Horowitz & Co, which regularly acts for Israeli banks. It has been acting for Bank Hapoalim regarding the debt refinancing of Israel Petrochemicals Enterprises, as well as in a separate NIS1bn loan recovery. The team also handles debt arrangements for Paz Oil and Reshet Media.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

The expertise of the three senior partners chairing S. Horowitz & Co’s litigation practice reflects the team’s ability to handle a very wide range of disputes: Yehoshua Horesh is a construction, energy and infrastructure expert; Ehud Arzi is a financial services specialist; and Alex Hertman is regularly involved in high-profile corporate and commercial disputes. Clients include Ashtrom, Toyota and Paz Oil.

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