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Ehud Arzi

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S. Horowitz & Co

Work Department

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).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

S. Horowitz & Co ‘possesses invaluable knowledge’ of real estate and project finance transactions, complex refinancing, asset and export finance,e and banking litigation. Michelle Liberman and Anthony Bloch have extensive experience in cross-border finance transactions, and Ehud Arzi specialises in banking litigation. Clifford Davis assisted Pathfinder, as mezzanine and senior lender, with facilities provided to ECI Telecom.

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Within: Insurance

The service provided by S. Horowitz & Co’s insurance group is ‘characterised by immediate responses, in-depth legal assessments and clear recommendations’. The team, which includes Alex Hertman, Ehud Arzi and Avi Ordo, handles a huge variety of insurance litigation.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

S. Horowitz & Co has a very active team handling creditor arrangements in connection with large insolvencies and debt restructurings. Ran Feldman represents Reshet Media and Paz Oil Company in Mega Retail Group’s debt arrangements. Ehud Arzi and Michelle Liberman are other contacts.

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