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Gornitzky & Co.

45 ROTHSCHILD BLVD, TEL AVIV 6578403, ISRAEL
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Work +972 3 710 9191
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Fax +972 3 560 6555
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www.gornitzky.com
Herzliya Pituach, Tel Aviv

Adv Ofer Tzur

Tel:
Work +972 3 7109191
Email:
Gornitzky & Co.

Position

Partner, Head of the Litigation Practice.

Career

Ofer Tzur joined Gornitzky & Co. in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. Mr. Tzur is the Head of the Litigation Department at the firm. During the past eighteen years Mr. Tzur has been involved both in large-scale transactions and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Tzur’s experience in the many diverse areas of commercial law has enabled him to develop top expertise in representing clients in court, in some of the largest and most significant commercial disputes in Israel. In addition, Mr. Tzur continues to be involved in commercial and real estate transactions. As part of his Restructuring & Insolvency practice, Mr. Tzur has advised in and led some of the most complex and significant restructurings and insolvency proceedings, creditors arrangements and bankruptcy proceedings in Israel. in this respect, he has represented controlling shareholders of debtor companies, as well as creditors and debtors. Mr. Tzur was chosen as one of the leading litigators in Israel, in an article published in 2010 in the Israeli newspaper, “Maariv.” As Head of the Litigation Department, Mr. Tzur has dealt with, inter alia, the following issues: - Representation of corporations, including various insurance companies, in defending against class actions; - Representation of corporations and directors (personally) in derivative actions and other actions against them; - Representation of corporations and individuals in claims involving the deprivation of the rights of minority shareholders in public companies; - Representation of concerns in the infrastructure and energy fields, in legal disputes with the State of Israel and foreign countries; - Representation of investors in disputes with venture capital funds; - Representation of one of the largest hotel chains in Israel; - Representation of financial corporations, including investment banks and venture capital funds; - Representation of partners in substantial ownership and control disputes; - Representations of defendants in white-collar crimes (taxation); - Representation of corporations and individuals in civil lawsuits against the income tax authorities; - Representation of some of the largest Israeli corporations in the Administrative Courts and in the Supreme Court of Justice, in matters relating to tenders, in administrative petitions against the state and its authorities.

Languages

Hebrew and English.

Education

LL.B., Tel Aviv University (1994); B.A., Tel Aviv University (1989).


Israel: Dispute resolution

Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Ofer Tzur - Gornitzky & Co.

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Gornitzky & Co.’s clients can ‘rest assured that their best interests will always be put first’. Department head Ofer Tzur is ‘one of the best litigators in Israel’ and focuses on derivative claims and commercial litigation, often with international aspects. Clients include foreign and domestic listed companies, such as 3M Company and Bezeq. Pinhas Rubin heads the group.

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Mediation and international arbitration

Within: Mediation and international arbitration

The ‘efficiency and dedication’ with which Gornitzky & Co. approaches ICC arbitration makes it ‘a match for any international law firm’. Eli Cohen and Ofer Tzur are involved in arbitrations in the construction and heavy industries sectors. Associate Nir Keidar is recommended.

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