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Joseph Benkel

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Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries

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Litigation and Arbitration


Mr. Benkel is a founding partner of Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries, and the head of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration department.


Mr. Benkel has extensive experience in complex litigation and arbitration cases before all courts and tribunals, including international commercial disputes involving foreign tribunals, class action, white collar and competition law cases. Amongst Mr. Benkel's clients are many of Israel's leading enterprises, financial institutions and governmental companies, as well as major foreign corporations doing business in Israel. Mr. Benkel represents Israeli companies and Israeli controlled corporations in local and international litigation and arbitration disputes. Mr. Benkel also has accumulated vast experience as an arbitrator and mediator, and has been settling disputes both voluntary and as a court's appointed arbitrator or mediator for many years. As part of his military service, Mr. Benkel served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the IDF Military Defense Counsel Division, and was involved in some of the most prominent cases involving Israeli soldiers.


Fluent in Hebrew, English and Arabic


Israel Bar Association – 1984


LL.B., Tel-Aviv University


Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries’ Joseph Benkel has received several appointments as receiver on behalf of Bank Hapoalim, for whom Benkel also acted concerning a liquidation petition for one of the bank’s clients. Benkel was nominated as trustee of the companies operating Tel Aviv Central Bus Station.

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Israel: Dispute resolution

Class actions

Within: Class actions

The client roster at Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries includes Israel Railways, Pharma Guri and IDB Development. Joseph Benkel and Shmuel Galinka are practice co-heads.

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Local litigation and arbitration

Within: Local litigation and arbitration

Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries acts for a diverse mix of clients such as Cellcom, the Yehud Municipality and Israel Railways, handling various commercial disputes. Shmuel Galinka and Joseph Benkel jointly lead the practice.

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Mediation and international arbitration

Within: Mediation and international arbitration

Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries’ recent clients include the State of Israel, Sorek Desalination Partnership and Haifa Chemicals. Joseph Benkel and Shmuel Galinka are practice co-heads.

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