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Doron Levy

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Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

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Tax and Class Action Practices.

Position

Doron Levy is a senior partner and heads the firm’s Tax and Class Action practices.

Career

Mr. Levy joined the firm in 1987. He is widely considered a leading tax expert, with over 25 years of experience advising clients on the various legal aspects of a wide range of economic and fiscal issues. Mr. Levy Specializes in all matters pertaining to Israeli and international taxation, including direct and in-direct taxes in Israel and abroad, corporate taxation, land taxation, property taxation, funding of investments, taxation on commercial deals and complex real estate transactions, as well as special expertise on tax planning based on international tax laws, negotiating with relevant tax authorities, and representing clients in court on tax related matters. Among his clients are "high profile" individuals and local and international corporations who profit from his expertise in achieving ideal tax results. Mr. Levy is a co-author of the leading tax treatise in Israel "International Taxation", considered to be the most comprehensive treatise in Israel in the area of International tax. The book is based on comparative study conducted over three years, and on extensive experience in the field of international taxation. Having been active in the area of class action for over 15 years, Mr. Levy has played a significant role in developing this relatively new area of litigation in Israel- even prior to the enactment of the class action law. In the area of class actions, Mr. Levy has vast experience representing clients in tax and non-tax related class action suits. He is experienced in representing both sides of the class action, which is unique among Israeli lawyers. Furthermore, his activity in this field, including the high profile class actions he has been involved with, has achieved a long list of precedents, which have had significant influence on the public. Mr. Levy also provides ongoing counsel in the areas of capital markets and securities law to publicly traded companies, reporting entities and asset brokers.

Languages

Hebrew and English.

Member

• Israel Bar Association (1990) • Chairman of the Tax Committee of the Israeli Bar Association, Tel Aviv and Center district (2012)Board Member at Machshava Tova since 2014. Machshava Tova is a non-profit organization narrowing social gaps in Israel through technology.

Education

Bar Ilan University, LL.B., Law (1989).


Israel

Dispute resolution: class actions

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has been involved in high-value and high-profile class actions covering issues such as tax, environmental claims, consumer protection, and claims in the banking sector. The practice was strengthened in 2018 by the arrival of Sharon Lubezky-Hess, who has particular expertise in financial services litigation and joined the team from Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.. Lubezky-Hess is acting for Bank Leumi, Union Bank of Israel and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot in relation to class actions totalling NIS14.8bn brought against nine Israeli banks and credit card companies regarding exchange rate differentials commission that was allegedly collected by the defendants without the knowledge of their customers. Another key figure is Arie Neiger, who is representing Hadera Paper in a class action regarding contaminated waters adjacent to one of the client's manufacturing plants. The litigation department is headed by Doron Levy, who is representing the plaintiffs in a motion to approve an administrative class action against the State of Israel for the unlawful collection of VAT from drivers on the Trans-Israel Highway.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary has experience in the tax aspects of cross-border investments, M&A transactions and major real estate projects, but the team stands out for its expertise in funds-related taxation. Indeed, Doron Levy is assisting Aura Investments with the establishment of a REIT, and Racheli Guz-Lavi provides ongoing tax advice to Israel Infrastructure Fund regarding the management of its investments and the structure of its various funds and co-investment vehicles. Levy, who heads the practice group, is also a name to note for high-value tax disputes; he is currently representing two trusts, with Israeli beneficiaries and international investment activities, in a dispute with the ITA concerning the taxability of certain activities abroad. Moreover, the team has been advising a number of private clients on the tax aspects of cryptocurrency holdings and investments.

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