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Alex Hertman

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S. Horowitz & Co

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Dispute Resolution Practice Group.


Senior Partner Alex Hertman co-chairs the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Alex has conducted some of the largest cases to come before the Israeli courts and is the only lawyer in Israel to be listed as a starred individual in Chambers Global 2012-2015. He has been described by one legal directory as being a "first-class litigator at the peak of his career whose reputation carries a lot of weight, and is also very down-to-earth". Alex represents foreign and domestic companies, major international financial institutions, banks and national and international accounting and investment houses in complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial and finance disputes, including high-profile class actions, international arbitration, landmark appellate cases and petitions to the Israel Supreme Court. Alex's extensive litigation practice encompasses the full range of commercial and corporate disputes, including hostile takeovers, shareholder disputes, cross-border litigation, breach of contract, unfair competition, creditors’ rights, judicial review and enforcement of foreign judgments. He has defended Israel’s leading insurance companies and banks in major civil cases arising out of insurance coverage disputes, product liability, regulatory and enforcement issues and allegations of cartel activity. Alex is frequently appointed as an arbitrator by the courts – or chosen by parties in dispute – to resolve complex commercial international conflicts in all matters pertaining to international commerce. Alex has been a partner at S. Horowitz & Co. since 1988; he joined the firm in 1983.


Israel Bar, 1982.


English and Hebrew.


Alex has served as: Chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Israel Bar Association (1999-2003) Chair of the Committee for the Revision of the Ethics Rules (1999-2003) Member of the Central Committee of the Israel Bar (1999-2003) Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Tel Aviv and Central District (1995-1999) Member of the District Committee (1995-1999) Alex’s other organizational affiliations in the legal community include terms as: President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (2003-2011) Member of the Attorney General’s Appointments Committee (2002-2006) Member of the Board of Directors of LEX MUNDI (1996-2000) Alex is frequently invited to lecture on a range of topics, including the "Art of Litigation" course, which he has been teaching at Tel Aviv University since 2006. Previously Alex lectured on The Professional Ethics of Lawyers in the Faculties of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2000-2003) and at the College of Management (2002-2004).


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B., cum laude, 1982.



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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Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration

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Alex Hertman - S. Horowitz & Co

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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