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Ron Berkman

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Work +972 3 6072222
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Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Office

Work Department

Haed of the firm's litigation department together with Adv. Bloom.

Position

Adv. Ron Berkman, one of the firm's founders and one ofIsrael's senior attorneys, is a senior partner in the firm and heads the litigation department together with Adv. Ofir Bloom. Adv. Berkman is considered one of the leading attorneys inIsraelin a variety of commercial litigation fields and is regularly recommended by Israeli and international ranking guides in this area of practice. Adv. Berkman has extensive experience over many years in handling complex litigation cases. Adv. Berkman represents key public and private companies and provides them with legal consultation in a long list of subjects – starting from the early stages of the dispute and until a decision in the case or the achievement of an arrangement within the framework of complex settlement agreements. Adv. Berkman is well renowned for his special expertise in managing and providing consultation for control contests in companies and partnerships, including the handling of derivative actions and oppression of minority claims, and has extensive experience in advising directors of companies in the midst of such control contests. Adv. Berkman also advises private partnerships such as accounting firms and law firms which need assistance with internal contests and disputes. Adv. Berkman is one of the founding fathers of the class action field in Israel, and about 20 years ago he even filed the first class action suit in Israel, long before the area was regulated by comprehensive legislation. Since that time and to date, Adv. Berkman's extensive experience and creativity have earned him the reputation of a leading attorney in the representation of corporate defendants in class action suits in various and varied fields, including communications, capital market, banking, insurance, consumerism, environment, and more. Adv. Berkman also engages in providing ongoing consultation to foreign companies involved in legal proceedings inIsraeland advises Israeli companies and entities in the handling of legal disputes worldwide. Adv. Berkman has years of experience in litigation before all of the court instances and tribunals inIsrael, and particularly before the Israel Supreme Court. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator in complex commercial disputes between leading entities in the market.

Languages

Hebrew, English.

Member

Israel Bar Association.

Education

LLB from Tel Aviv University.


Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions

Within: Class actions

At Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Office, head of litigation Ron Berkman routinely acts for Ikea Israel and Pelephone Communications.

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Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Officeprovides a highly professional service while not losing its personal touch’. Ron Berkman heads the practice, which regularly handles shareholder control disputes and is also currently acting for Israel Chemicals in an arbitration against the State of Israel regarding royalty payments for natural resources. Clients include Africa Israel Investments’ controlling shareholder, Lev Leviev, and Raiffeisen Bank. Ofir Bloom is ‘a great litigator’.

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