Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

Shnitzer Gotlieb Samet & Co.'s practice, which is jointly led by Nir Sabarov and Nir Milshtein, is highlighted for its strengths across a broad cross-section of disputes. Areas of expertise include contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, tender-related matters, insolvency proceedings and disputes between manufacturers and distributors. The firm is also notably active in contentious matters arising from infrastructure projects.
Dr. Yael Aridor Bar-Ilan – Law Offices' practice has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2016, with the firm being seen in precedent-setting Supreme Court cases and other complex matters. It advises on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial disputes, including matters with a cross-border dimension. Financial institutions, public companies and private entities turn to the firm for advice on their most complex mandates. Name partner Yael Aridor Bar-Ilan is the main contact.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration in Israel

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co.

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron is the result of a combination between Erdinast Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. and Hamburger Evron in 2021. The amalgamated entity is seen as a first port of call for high-stakes and reputationally-sensitive cases among clients operating in areas such as finance, energy, telecoms, infrastructure and transportation, among others. A number of practitioners in the team have clerked at the Supreme Court and for its Chief Justices. In addition to demonstrating strong prowess in litigation, the group also distinguishes itself in big-ticket arbitration cases. Giora Erdinast, who is widely-hailed as one of the leading litigators in Israel and has an outstanding track record in landmark cases, co-heads the department with Tomer Weissman and Ran Sprinzak. In an ongoing mandate, Erdinast, Weissman, Efrat Rosner and senior associate Almog Gil-Or are acting for Ukrainian bank PrivatBank in a lawsuit against its former owners, their assistants and Israeli Discount Bank over the misappropriation of $1.2bn of the bank's funds through a series of systemic money transfers between 2007 and 2011. Other names to note at the firm include Efrat Cibulski, Noa Bar, and Yuval Naim, who all made partner in January 2021. Gabi (Gabriel) Moyal-Maor, Menachem Abramovich, Ori Primo, Eleanor Stark and Liat Elpaz have joined the team as a result of the merger. Erran Winner moved to Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. in late 2020.

Practice head(s):

Giora Erdinast; Ran Sprinzak; Tomer Weissman

Other key lawyers:

Efrat Rosner; Efrat Cibulski, Noa Bar, Yuval Naim; Gabi (Gabriel) Moyal-Maor, Menachem Abramovich, Ori Primo, Eleanor Stark; Liat Elpaz; Naama Ehrlich; Nir Friedman; Almog Gil-Or

Testimonials

‘EBN’s team is very professional; you can see from their work that they research every aspect. Their briefs, whether written or oral, are succinct, intelligent and accurate. Very reliable. They are known for their ability to be aggressive in court but also for their capability of successfully negotiating a settlement.

‘The leading partners at EBN (Giora, Tomer, Ran, Miriam) are bright, very creative and trustworthy. Giora is the one of the best litigators in Israel.

‘Giora Erdinast has a unique combination of of vast experience, strategic point of view and extraordinary presentments capability. Tomer Weissman, has a broad litigation practice. Tomer has the ability to understand the clients’ needs and to implement them to a robust legal opinion.’

‘Giora Erdinast is at the very top of the field. Tomer Weissman is a rising star.’

‘Extremely professional, knowledgeable and talented litigators. Ran Sprinzak is an extremely bright and excellent lawyer and one of the best litigators in Israel.’

‘EBN’s local litigation and international arbitration practices are excellent. I have worked with a number of teams in both local litigation and international arbitration and they always deliver the best results. They are detail-oriented, efficient and have a great understanding on both business considerations as well as legal needs.’

‘I have worked with Giora Erdinast and with Tomer Weissman. Giora is a master litigator and an excellent tactician. In recent years Tomer has been leading some of our biggest cases and he is truly remarkable. They both have vast knowledge of the law and a profound understanding on how to build a winning case in court or in arbitration. Giora and Tomer surpass any other litigator I know in Israel.

‘The team is ultra strong. From senior partners to junior staff.’

Key clients

Isramco

Tamar Petroleum

Dor Gas

Everest

Sotheby’s

Israel Natural Gas Lines

Seagate Technology

Allied Group

Joint Stock Company Commercial Bank Privat Bank

Mr. Micha Levi

4A Desalination Ltd.

Expedia Group

NICE Systems Ltd.

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Qualcomm Inc.

NSO Group Technologies Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Derech Eretz Highways Management Corporation Ltd.

Better Place Group

Better Place Israel

Michael Mirilashvili

Mediterranean Car Agency

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot Ltd.

Israeli Electric Corporation

Nesher – Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Dead Sea Works Ltd.

Mifalei Tovala Ltd.

Mr. Ron Itzhaki

UVDA; Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.

Sabre Corporation

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Tene Investments Funds

Kibbutz Hanita

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Moti Ben Moshe

Work highlights

  • Represented Sotheby’s in a petition and motion for an injunction order before the Israeli High Court of Justice regarding the sale of certain exhibits.
  • Represented Isramco, Tamar Petroleum, Dor Gas and Everest in a dispute with Noble Energy and Delek regarding restrictions on marketing gas.
  • Advised on the liquidation of Better Place in relation to director’s and officer’s liability.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) has a strong pedigree for representing prestigious multinational and domestic corporates in proceedings before courts of all instances and regulatory authorities. In addition, it also has an excellent record of successfully resolving disputes through arbitration and mediation. The heavyweight team includes Reuven Behar, who is highly reputed for competition and IP disputes, and various other complex commercial matters. Behar co-heads the practice with Gil Orion; they collectively have over 70 years of dispute resolution experience. Reflective of wider market trends, the team has been increasingly active in disputes involving domestic and international energy companies, infrastructure and construction claims, and cases brought by liquidators and trustees of distressed companies. Elsewhere, the firm is a notable powerhouse for real estate litigation. It also sees a significant amount of work in relation to online platforms and social media; in one mandate, Yael Riemer is leading the advice to TikTok on a claim brought by Amir Hetsroni (a well-known figure in Israel) over the removal of his user account for an alleged violation of the platform’s terms of service and community guidelines. Also notable is that, in 2020, Orion, Riemer and others acted for Facebook at the Tel Aviv District Court (and subsequently at the Supreme Court) in civil claims filed by NSO Technologies’ employees, whose Facebook accounts were disabled; the case raised fundamental questions over privacy laws and rights. Tamar Turjeman-Kedem, Meital Ben-Basat, Oded Revivo and associate Chen Cohen are among other names to note in the team, which was bolstered by the arrivals of Aya Reich - Mina and Liron Usherovich from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Gil Orion

Other key lawyers:

Tamar Turjeman-Kedem; Meital Ben-Basat; Oded Revivo; Shai Zadik; Yael Riemer; Tal Wiesengrun; Noa Barhum; Shalom Hershkovitz; Royi Steinmetz; Chen Cohen

Testimonials

‘I never had to express the importance of our case or ask for the right attention. All partners are extremely dedicated and make themselves available whenever needed. The quality of the legal work is excellent and very concise.’

‘Reuven Behar is one of Israel’s most seasoned litigators, and with his seniority, experience, and excellent network, he is able to achieve the best result for his clients.  Noa Barhum is extremely talented, dedicated, motivated and has an impressive overview of the background and always comes up with bright, original and refreshing arguments in a long-lasting procedure.’

‘Gill Orion is a high caliber lawyer, a great mind and a person with high integrity.’

‘Have capably handled a wide variety of work, ranging from large class actions to smaller claims. Consistently display great strategic judgment and are able to provide clear, pragmatic advice.’

‘Yael Riemer is very strong, with a great strategic mindset. She is able to provide clear advice on Israeli law for foreign clients.’

‘FBC provided sophisticated, efficient, and friendly counsel, integrating a variety of legal services and advice. The team was there for us, giving ideas and great intelligence when required, but also knowing when and how to get to the point’

‘Gil Orion is one of the smartest people I know. Gil understands his client, is extremely insightful, clever, and perceptive and is an expert in his field. Always focused on winning the case. Truly a knowledgeable professional and marvellous lawyer and person.’

‘Meital Ben Basat is one of a kind! She is our main point of contact at the firm, and, as busy as she may be, she always maintains the highest level of service and availability, provides the most professional and suitable advice, has remarkable legal abilities, wisdom and experience, alongside profound knowledge in the legal sphere and deep understanding of the business aspects of each matter.’

Key clients

TikTok

SHEIN

PayPal

Intel

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Perrigo Company PLC

Facebook

Huawei Tech

Hyundai Motors

Kia Motors

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Nobel Biocare

Google

State of Israel

The Knesset, the Israeli Parliament

Ford Motor Company

Samsung

Tower Semiconductor

Groupon

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation Ltd

Lufthansa

Swissair

Delta Air Lines

British Airways

Ryanair

EY – Israel

Deloitte Israel

Association of Country Builders

Michlol Funding Ltd.

IDE Holdings

Isramco Negev-2 LP

Tamar Petroleum Ltd.

Dor Gas Exploration LP

Everest Infrastructures LP

Discount Bank

Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

Leumi Bank

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co.

Shikun & Binui Arison Group

Assa Abloy AB

Alon the Israeli Gas Company

The Paz Group

Sonol

Danya Cebus

EDF Renewables

Sodexo

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd

Hot Telecom LP

HOT Net Ltd.

Hot Mobile Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Huawei Tech. Investments Co. Ltd. against Electra Consumer Products and Alpha Telecom regarding an exclusive distribution agreement, valued at NIS81m.
  • Representing Facebook, Inc. in civil claims along with a motion for interim injunction before the district court and the Supreme Court.
  • Representing former executives of Scailex Corporation Ltd. in an allegation claiming negligence when approving distribution of dividends.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices has a first-rate reputation across a number of key areas of dispute resolution, including matters involving corporate, commercial, labour, competition and securities law issues. White-collar crime litigation is another key area of strength. In addition, the team is notably strong in handling IP class actions, as is reflected by its work for clients such as Facebook and LinkedIn in this space. Israel Leshem heads up the practice, which distinguishes itself coordinating cross-border litigation and it also excels in both domestic and international arbitration. Leshem is one of only four Israeli litigators to have been selected to become members of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Under his leadership, the group stands out for the volume and complexity of its work. It handles high-profile cases for clients in sectors such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and aviation, among many others. In an ongoing mandate, Nadav Weisman and Giora Ungar are acting for Alstom Transport in three administrative petitions over the Tel Aviv light railway system tender. Yoav Oestreicher has expertise in acting for Fortune 500 multinational companies, with a particular strength in representing major tech companies in class actions in Israel that involve complex technological, privacy and cybersecurity issues. Eyal Rosovsky, Liran Bar-Shalom Ali Bursztyn are among other notable individuals in the sizeable group. Mor Fingerer and Vered Bloch Schechtman left the firm, with the latter individual taking up an appointment as a Magistrates Court judge.

Practice head(s):

Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Nadav Weisman; Eyal Rosovsky; Ron Peleg; Yoav Oestreicher; Liran Bar-Shalom; Ali Bursztyn; Giora Ungar; Adi Fremder; Yochi Kadir-Paz; Asaf Niemoj; Noam Gilon; Lior Reichart

Testimonials

‘The litigation team work as a group in a very efficient way, even during the covid – working remotely. The leader of the team defines the strategy together with the client and they execute it in the best way possible and therefore achieve the required resolution.’

‘Israel (Reli) Leshem – his ability to define smart strategy and make it clear to all stakeholders – so the execution is perfect. Liran Bar Shalom – his ability to learn very quickly complicated matters, define the key elements, suggest strategy and implement it.’

‘The best litigation firm in Israel! all members are well knowledge and the learning and litigation is exceptional.’

‘Nadav Weisman is a great legal mind and he leads a great team.’

‘Reli Leshem – phenomenal lawyer, top of the notch. Or Baron Gil – outstanding work, very trustworthy.’

‘Reli Leshem is a terrific litigator and arbitrator. Very polished and capable of making any client feel comfortable no matter how severe a crisis is.’

‘The team’s reputation proceeds it, to the extent that many potential adversaries have been deterred even before a potential conflict had a chance to escalate. When the situation nevertheless escalates, the team excels both in developing a winning litigation strategy and in drafting and preparing the necessary materials at all stages of the case, whether in mediation, settlement negotiations or court.’

‘Israel Leshem has stood out in his leadership of the entire team and the gravitas and experience he brings to the table and his ability to take the upper hand during any proceeding. We especially appreciate the fact that a founding partner makes the effort to arrive at a deep understanding of our company, its business and the background to the disputes.’

Key clients

Shapir-Kiryat Ha’modiin Ltd.

IBM

Citigroup

Alstom

Ashland LLC

Oil Refineries Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Admiral (res) Eliezer Marom

Work highlights

  • Represented IBM against Israel Chemicals Ltd. before the district court in a claim for damages, valued at $300m.
  • Representing Bazan (Oil Refineries Ltd.) in two administrative petitions and a motion for administrative halt before the district court.
  • Representing Citigroup in a derivative action against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. arising from an acquisition, valued at $ 2.5bn.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. has an excellent reputation for dispute resolution, with its team's wide-ranging experience coming to the fore in areas such as retail, energy and natural gas, infrastructure, banking and telecoms, among various others. The group acts for many well-known local and international clients in their most complex and intractable disputes. Zvi Agmon has over 30 years of experience in this space and is one of a number of esteemed litigators at the firm. Also recommended is Dana Hen, whose workload spans class actions and derivative actions, directors' and shareholders' liability and other corporate law disputes. In addition, another key practitioner is Tal Mayshar, who is active in administrative law disputes, competition litigation and commercial litigation, among other areas. In 2021, Yoav Hirsh and others successfully defended The B. Yair Group against a criminal lawsuit filed against it over its construction activity in the holiday city of Eilat. Clients also turn to practitioners such as Hilla Peleg,  Uri Sorek and Zeev Gutreich for advice.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Agmon; Yoav Hirsh; Tal Mayshar

Other key lawyers:

Hilla Peleg; Uri Sorek; Dana Hen; Zeev Gutreich; Roni Munk; Einat Cherki; Ram Shchory; Hanan Cidor

Testimonials

‘An accurate combination of professionalism, approach and services and everything at eye level.

‘I have been using their services for more than 20 years. They are very committed and friendly to the client. They have very good practices and good litigators. Their results are very good.’

‘I can honestly state that Adv. Mayshar is one of the most intelligent, talented and professional individuals I have ever had the privilege to work with. Adv. Mayshar understands the business of her clients, sometimes better than the clients themselves.’

‘Highly qualified and motivated team that thinks ‘out of the box.’

‘Tal Mayshar and Zeev Gutreich – Brilliant and have extensive knowledge in a variety of fields. Excellent litigators with sharp thinking in the dispute resolution process.’

Key clients

Noble Energy Mediterranean Limited

Delek Drilling

Melisron

Hapoalim Bank

Delek Group

Yigal Dimri and Shaked Partners Fund

Tadiran BatteriesLtd

Shapir Industries Ltd.

Delek Israel Ltd.

Isracard Ltd

Equital

Union Bank

Stone Mining LTD.

IPC Jerusalem Ltd.

Rami Levi Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd

Malam Systems Ltd

Yahel engineering

Work highlights

  • Representing Noble Energy Mediterranean Limited and Delek Drilling against the Ministry of Energy for restituted royalties, valued at $32.5m.
  • Representing Melisron against a government pilot, instructing a limited format for operating shopping malls, before the Supreme Court sitting as the High Court of Justice.
  • Represented Mrs. David, before the Supreme Court in her request to respond to the allegations against her, filed to The Ombudsman.

Berkman & Co

At dispute resolution boutique Berkman & Co, the team has a wealth of experience acting for high-profile domestic and international clients in a myriad of complex matters, such as derivative actions, class actions, corporate control disputes, minority discrimination cases and D&O liability disputes.  Led by founding partner Ron Berkman, it appears at all court levels, as well as arbitration proceedings and mediations. Berkman's own standing in the market is reflected by the fact that he filed Israel's first-ever class-action lawsuit. His team is a go-to for complex and high-stakes disputes, as has been illustrated by its representation of Edeltech Group in a series of litigations over Dorad Energy, which is the holder of the largest private power station in Israel. Elad Chen mainly advises clients on control contests among shareholders in companies, insolvencies and large-scale financial disputes. The department was strengthened by the promotion of Roy Berkman to partner in January 2021. Nachum Kubovsky and Gilad Porat are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ron Berkman; Nachum Kubovsky; Gilad Porat

Other key lawyers:

Elad Chen; Yair Leder; Roy Berkman

Testimonials

‘Initiative. Sharp and dedicated. Know their stuff inside out. Dedicated and responsive. And with proof of successes.’

‘Ron Berkman and Elad Chen – I would always trust them with any of my most complicated litigation.’

Key clients

Israel Chemicals Group

Edeltech Group

Mr. Lev Leviev

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Directors of Carasso Real Estate Ltd.

Infindat Ltd.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank Bank

Dow Group

Delloitte Touche Israel

Mr. Ilan Ben Dov

Mr. Uri Rappaport

Orgenesis Inc.

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

Controlling shareholders of B.S.R Europe Ltd.

Messer’s Moshe and Mandy Gertner

Gazit Globe Group

Mr. Yehuda Barak

The Brown Family

Soda Stream

Mr. Oved Anter

OPC Energy

Nakash Family

Ampa Group

IDE Technologies Ltd.

Mr. Allen Kastenbaum

Excellence Investment House

Mr. David Silvera

Acro Real Estate Group

Electra Construction Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Israel Chemicals Group against IBM in a counterclaim over failed mediation proceedings, valued at $300m.
  • Representing Messer’s Moshe and Mandy Gertner in an arbitrated commercial dispute with Mr Dan Gertler, valued at $1.5bn.
  • Represented Mr Ben Dov in a claim against him in his capacity as chairman of Scailex Corporation, valued at NIS250m.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. has four specialised litigation departments that operate in tandem with each other to advise clients on real estate litigation, libel law cases, white-collar criminal defence, administrative proceedings, antitrust litigation, commercial litigation, class actions and derivative actions, among other areas. In addition to representing clients in litigation, the firm represents clients in domestic and arbitration proceedings, as well as criminal investigations. The key names leading the offering at the firm are Zvi Bar-Nathan, Aaron MichaeliHagit Blaiberg, Moshe Mazor and Benjamin Rotenberg. Michaeli and Yehuda Rosenthal are leading the advice to the former CEO of Plaza Centers on a claim filed against him and other officials of the company over the allegedly unlawful collection of brokerage fees in connection with a real estate transaction. In 2021, Efrat Rayten was elected to the Knesset as an MK. Efrat Kalash and Omri Kaufman also left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Bar-Nathan; Aaron Michaeli; Hagit Blaiberg; Moshe Mazor; Benjamin Rotenberg

Other key lawyers:

Yehuda Rosenthal; Moti Arad; Yigal Kava; Daphna Kapeliuk

Testimonials

‘Aaron Michaeli’s team provided first-rate service. Aaron himself contributed profound intellectual weight and experience, and his team are not far behind, and are responsive and pleasant to deal with.’

‘Aaron Michaeli’s advice can be relied on for its sound, profound analysis. Hagit Blaiberg is also very experienced. Yehuda Rosenthal is both smart and very funny.’

‘Great team, extremely dedicated, knowledgeable, and attentive.’

‘Adv. Aaron Michaeli is super smart, best professional and pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Google

YouTube

Credit Suisse (UK) Limited

Credit Suisse Fund Administration Limited

Credit Suisse Investment Services(Cayman) Limited

Credit Suisse US Securities LLC

Israel Railways Ltd.

Nestlé S.A.

The Israel Electric Corporation

PJSC Aeroflot

Shufersal Ltd.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

Applied Materials Ltd.

AIG Inc.

Netivei Ayalon Co.

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd.

The El Al Company

Alonyal Ltd.

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd.

Keshet Broadcasting

Canada Israel Group

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company

Coca Cola Israel

Jafora Tabori Ltd.

Tempo Marketing (1981) Ltd.

Mey Eden Production (2007) Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd.

Tel Aviv – Yafo Municipality

Rosario Capital Ltd.

U. Dori Group

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Dalia Power Energies Ltd.

NMC/ Hed Arzi Music

Alon Israel Oil Company Ltd.

IBBL Spirit Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

Representing The Free World Ltd.

Mr. Ilan Katzens, CEO of Golden Arm Manpower Ltd.

Nassar Stone and General Contracting Ltd.

ELA Recycling Corporation Ltd.

Gutgold Gideon Ltd.

Eko Alfa Ltd.

Hallo 015

Libra Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Ran Shtarkmanm, former CEO of Plaza Centers N.V.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Forex Capital Markets Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Forex Capital Markets Limited in a claim by a former client, alleging losses and misrepresentation.
  • Representing Mr. Ran Shtarkmanm against former employer Plaza Centers N.V. who alleges unlawful collection of brokerage fees, valued at ILS60m.
  • Representing Aeroflot in dozens of civil litigation proceedings.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. has a strong track record of securing excellent results for high-profile clients in widely-publicised disputes. Under the joint leadership of firm chairman Pinhas Rubin and Ofer Tzur, the team handles matters of the utmost complexity and significance for foreign conglomerates, local companies and individuals, among others. Tzur and managing partner Kfir Yadgar are leading the advice to the secured bondholders of All Year Holdings Limited on a cross-border insolvency case, the outcome of which could have major implications for other foreign companies looking to raise debt in Israel. Also notable is that, in 2021, Tzur and Ofer Fleischer acted for Samsung Venture Investment Corporation in court proceedings concerning the proposed sale of the client’s shares in StoreDot Limited to Moshe Hogeg for $13m; this widely-publicised case created a precedent for future agreements between foreign and local businesses. Maya SabariHarel Shaham, Shirin Gabbay-Metzger and Shani Weiss are other key practitioners at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Pinhas Rubin; Ofer Tzur

Other key lawyers:

Kfir Yadgar; Maya Sabari; Harel Shaham; Ofer Fleischer; Shirin Gabbay-Metzger; Shani Weiss; Lior Sharabi; Noga Haruvi

Testimonials

‘Although it is one of the largest firms in Israel, they succeed in keeping the client under focus, providing personal attention to the right extent and maintaining an efficient work allocation between senior and junior team members. The firm has a remarkable record of success in complicated/high profile cases, whilst maintaining a high level of legal ethics.’

Ofer Zur – head of litigation – one of the best, if not the best, litigators I’ve known, with a great success record of saving difficult cases, outstanding skill to handle and turn over – a counter opinion of the court, separate the wheat from the chaff with excellent talent to simplify complex pictures into clear view.’

‘The litigation department headed by the remarkable Ofer Tzur, is definitely first class and rises up way beyond other litigation practices in other law firms. The Gornitzky litigation team is highly professional, dedicated to achieving their clients’ goals and the attorneys in the team are very loyal. The team always have remarkable out of the box ideas that can turn overturn a losing case, and they will settle for nothing less than a victory.’

‘The admirable Ofer Tzur is a master of litigation. He has it all. He is a very powerful litigator, incredibly bright and persuasive. He is multidisciplinary, well known and is considered the go-to guy for major international and local conglomerates involved in heavy complex litigation in court or arbitration. It is a fact that if you want to win the case – you retain him as your attorney.’

‘Gornitzky’s litigation and arbitration team, which is led by Ofer Tzur, is second to none. They are exceptionally creative, very trained and skilful with vast knowledge and experience and judges pay them the utmost respect.’

‘Ofer Tzur is probably the best litigator in Israel. If you want to win your case you better have him at your side. His litigation skills are renowned, both in Israel and abroad. He is very creative, has amazing out of the box ideas and has the best track record of winning, and is considered highly influential.’

‘The team has gone into the case details very quickly. They have an excellent ability to plan a clear legal strategy and navigate all the tactics steps toward the success of the chosen strategy. They have an outstanding ability to lead the litigation process in court.’

‘The senior partner that led our case was Ofer Zur. He has charisma and a very impressive and outstanding ability to argue in court.’

Key clients

IDE Mekorot

Tamuz Fund

Sylvan Adams

Siemens Energy Ltd.

Secured Bondholders of All Year Holdings Limited

The Wexner Foundation

Property and Building Corp.

SVIC No. 21 New Technology Business Investment LLP

Israel Hotel Association

Twitter Inc.

Twitter International Ltd.

Israeli Football Association

Clal Insurance Company

Ispro

StakeHound SA

Urbanix LRT Ltd.

Shareholders at Raft Technologies Ltd.

Abbott Medical Laboratories Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing the Israeli secured bondholders and their Trustee of All Year Holdings Limited in a cross-border insolvency, handling litigation and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing Robert Bosch GmbH in a civil claim, valued at NIS523m, against the State of Israel in relation to “Diesel-Gate”.
  • Advised Uri Paz and Zvi Ziv, general partners of Tamuz Fund, regarding a claim and an application for a temporary restraining order filed by a former general partner.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Yaacov Sharvit leads the team at Herzog Fox & Neeman, which is adept at representing multinational companies in claims brought in Israel. Its wide-ranging experience includes general commercial disputes, insurance and reinsurance matters, product liability cases, administrative law matters and employment claims, as well as real estate litigation. Illustrative of the firm’s work for high-profile clients, Sharvit represents Facebook in claims over defamation, privacy and freedom of speech. He is also noted as an expert in estate disputes, claims against banks and contentious agency and distribution matters, among other areas. David ZailerJoseph Ashkenazi, Gilad Wekselman and Roni Libster are other seasoned practitioners in the group.

Practice head(s):

Yaacov Sharvit

Other key lawyers:

David Zailer; Joseph Ashkenazi; Gilad Wekselman; Roni Libster; Orr Diskin

Testimonials

‘I have decades of experience working with litigators and corporate attorneys. The team at Herzog were there for us at our time of need throughout a long, complicated and tortuous transaction. They were creative and very professional. Billing was very reasonable and I would recommend them to anyone in need of a top-class litigation team.’

‘Herzog Fox & Neeman is one of the best firms in Israel. They are our go-to lawyers.’

‘Joseph (Yossi) Ashkenazi. Extremely smart and talented lawyer. Very knowledgeable and responsive. He understands his clients’ needs and his advice is always to the point.’

Key clients

Facebook

Israel Electric Company Ltd.

Apax Partners

PayPal

AKA Development and Building Ltd

Infrassure Ltd.

BNP Paribas SA

Luxottica Optics Ltd.

CityPass Ltd.

Spirits International B.V and ZHS IP Worldwide Sarl

Clal Industries Ltd and Clal Industries and Beverages Ltd

MSC

Citibank, N.A.

Discount Bank

Hadassah Academic College

INEOS Enterprises

Laguna HoldCo Ltd.

Kibbutz Ein Gedi

WeWork

Playstudios

Linkin Media

Work highlights

  • Representing Discount Bank Ltd. against PrivatBank in connection with a bank account allegedly used for fraud, valued at $616.2m.
  • Representing Spirits International B.V in a motion to enforce a judgment of the Dutch Supreme Court, filed by The Russian Government Authority FKP.
  • Represented MK Merav Michaeli regarding internal elections of the Israeli Labor Party towards the 2021 Knesset elections.

Tadmor Levy & Co.

Tadmor Levy & Co.'s strengths in litigation are complemented by its notable work in arbitration proceedings and mediations. Yechiel Kasher, who has over three decades of experience in the field, leads the team. Noted for his work for domestic and foreign clients, Kasher is an expert in commercial, corporate and shareholder disputes, as well as matters involving competition, finance and administrative law issues. The practice has continued to gain momentum, following Nadav Lerner‘s promotion to partner, as well Eitan Brosh's arrival from Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W)Lital Barsheshet – Peri and Tali Graifer joined from Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon.

Practice head(s):

Yechiel Kasher

Other key lawyers:

Nir Kehat; Assaf Priel; Doron Kilshtin; Liel Golani-Baranes; Maya Katz Hilburg

Testimonials

‘Yechiel is a very thorough and competent professional who always had my company’s best interests in mind. Yechiel has a unique ability to see the full picture of very complicated international legal issues. However, Yechiel would not hesitate to tell me when he had to curb his actions based on his high standards and ethics.’

‘I was always informed when Yechiel was our attorney and I always felt like our company was in very good hands. He never missed a scheduled meeting and he always took my calls. What I especially liked about Yechiel was his ability to remain calm in crisis situations.’

‘I was impressed by their professionalism, thoroughness, attention to detail, and an exceptional combination of deep legal analysis and practical approach.’

‘Very strong team, focus on the smallest details, excellent legal creativity and service.’

‘The service provided by the firm is consistently characterized as top-quality and the relevant team members represent the highest levels of professionality and accessibility. The case-leading partners are fully engaged and closely involved as they skillfully guide the professional hard-working associates working on the case.’

‘When working with Nir, we have enjoyed his well-established expertise and creativity, as well as his dedication to his clients and utmost dependability. All of the associates in the firm with whom I have worked are impressive, professional and capable legal practitioners.’

‘The head of litigation advocate Yechiel Kasher is a superb litigator. His standing in court is reassuring and his ability to form the right strategy is inspiring. The associates were chosen carefully and their ability to conduct high standard legal and factual research is impressive.’

Key clients

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Max it Finance Ltd.

The Publicly Traded Hagag Group

Assuta Medical Center

Hapoalim Bank

Mekorot Israel National Water Company

G.V. Nitzan Pituach Ltd.

Y.R.P.S. Achzakot Ltd.

Y.A.T. Yarkoni Achzakot

Sasa Tech Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.

Mr. Yair Rabinovitsch and Mr. Doron Sagiv

Pay Pal Pte.

PayPal Israel

Monday.com

Friedman Hachshori Engineering and Construction Company Ltd.

CET – The Center for Educational Technology

Lime & Stone Production Company Ltd. (Readymix Industries (Israel) Group)

Yaniv Foundations Ltd.

Quality Score

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing NTA in arbitration and administrative proceedings concerning the Light Rail project.
  • Representing Max it Finance in all its litigation cases before the Supreme Court, the competition tribunal, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
  • Representing G.V. Nitzan Pituach Ltd., Y.R.P.S. Achzakot Ltd., and Y.A.T. Yarkoni Achzakot in international arbitration proceedings with Fresenius Medical Care, regarding contractual earn-out payments.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co's diverse client roster comprises a mix of domestic and international clients, including leading banks, infrastructure companies, online platforms and communications companies. Barak Tal acts for clients in litigation involving issues over contract law, banking law, securities law and insurance, among other areas. Another notable individual is Ruth Loven, who is an expert in IP issues, mass torts and product liability. She works with Roey Sasson, Sagi Schiff and others to represent Google in various actions relating to its products, services and platforms. In 2021, Sasson was promoted to partner, as were Guy Kortany and Gitit Ramot Adler.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Dror Varsano

Other key lawyers:

Ruth Loven; Hanital Belinson Navon; Boaz Fiel; Daniel Abarbanel; Roey Sasson; Edan Regev; Guy Fuhrer; Nir Rosner; Sagi Schif

Testimonials

‘Outstanding litigation practice, especially in the class action litigation.’

‘Barak Tal – one of the most gifted and leading litigation and class action specialists in Israel.’

‘A great mix of large and strong team combined with personal attention and care.’

‘I mainly work with Nir Rosner. He is dedicated, smart, skilled, fast and strong. Great communicator as well as thinker. Experienced and dynamic.’

‘Very professional and attentive, think out of the box, do not miss any detail.’

Key clients

Google LLC

YouTube

Waze Mobile Ltd.

VTB Bank

Cellcom

The Insurance Companies Association

Siemens AG group

Siemens Industry Software Solutions Ltd.

Siemens Israel Ltd.

Shapir Engineering

El Al Israel Airlines

Israel Infrastructure Fund

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

CAL – Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

ITC NG Ltd.

Shikun & Binui

Minrav Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Egged Workers’ Pension Fund

RoboGroup T.E.K. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Google LLC in two actions pertaining to access of accounts by liquidators and search engine liability.
  • Represented The Insurance Companies Association as amicus curia in a rehearing at the Supreme Court concerning car insurance.
  • Representing VTB Bank against two former oligarchs, demanding loan repayment.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co covers a wide ambit of contentious work for its clients, with strengths in commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defence, class action defence, labour law, tax litigation and planning and construction matters. In addition, competition and privacy law matters are other drivers of work. The team is led by Ram Jeanne, who advocates both in Israel and overseas and is a former chairman of the Litigation Committee of the Israeli Bar Association. Another name to note is Alon Sukenik, who was promoted to partner in 2021. In another key development, the practice was bolstered by the arrival of Shlomi Schneider from Hadad, Roth & Co. In addition, special adviser Baruch (Buky) Katzman joined from Herzog Fox & Neeman.

Practice head(s):

Ram Jeanne

Other key lawyers:

Baruch (Buky) Katzmann; Igal Doron; Oded Mudrik; Oded Gross; Yaniv Dekel; Dana Batat; Gidon Even-Or; Roey Dotan; Gali Friedhof; Shlomi Schneider; Anat Kerner; Ronen Apt

Testimonials

‘This team is one of the most capable litigation teams I know. They are exceptional as a team and as individuals. The level of their dedication is admirable.’

‘Ram Jeanne, one of the partners, is extremely devoted and very intelligent. He gives his all to his clients and is always available to them. Ram made me feel very confident and secure through out our work together. Dana Batat, one of Ram’s team, is an exceptional lawyer. She is extremely intelligent, very observant, sharp and witty. Her briefs are very well written both in language and content.’

‘Gidon Even-or & Dana Battat. Both partners were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, hard working and with great interpersonal skills. They were both committed to the engagement and I can’t imagine a better team to work with. I enjoyed the process I had with them and was very happy about the results.’

‘What makes AYR unique in this practice is their creative thinking, their availability and their dedication to honing their craft. The lawyers in this practice are efficient, cooperative and dedicated to the client in a way like no other firm.’

‘Their wide experience, professionalism, innovation and creativity ensure our unique needs always being addressed.’

‘Dana Battat as head of the legal cases we worked with was very impressive all the qualities that I mentioned as a team really stand out regarding her specifically.’

‘The main important factor with AYR is the professionalism and dedication of the firm to the client. Availability and quick response to any request and issues are some of those strengths. The confidence we have that the firm will do its utmost to serve the case – it’s outstanding.’

‘Super-professional team that brings a proactive, aggressive, hands-on approach to each dispute.’

Key clients

Shufersal Ltd.

Shapir Engineering & Industries Ltd.

Malam Team Ltd.

BST Construction Ltd.

The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation

Blue Square Real Estate Ltd.

Matrix IT Ltd and John Bryce

Issta Lines Ltd.

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Israel Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Mayer’s Group

Amot Investments Ltd.

General Mills Israel Ltd.

Ofer Investments Group and Melisron Ltd.

Global University Systems

Pelephone Communications Company Ltd.

SolarEdge Technologies Ltd.

Aspen Group Ltd.

Neopharm Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Cfir-Jerusalem Light Rail in obtaining a tender to operate the light rail in Jerusalem.
  • Represented Lightning Networks Ltd. before the Supreme Court regarding the enforcement policy of the Ministry of Health.
  • Representing the Charitable Trust of Bikur Holim Hospital against the official receiver acting as liquidator concerning real-estate assets.

Ilan Sofer & Co.

At boutique litigation firm Ilan Sofer & Co., the practice is centred on the firm's strengths in civil commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defence. The firm generates mandates from clients in a wide variety of industries, such as transportation, energy and utilities, technology and real estate. Notable highlights included representing Israel Aerospace Industries in a high-profile case over the explosion of the Amos-6 satellite. Founding partner Ilan Sofer is an expert in shareholder disputes, commercial and contractual matters, as well as class actions.

Practice head(s):

Ilan Sofer

Other key lawyers:

Elad Beker; Guy Wilf; Jonathan Dori

Testimonials

‘Ilan Sofer – the main partner who leads the team and is very knowledgeable and highly appreciated in the legal community. Jonathan Dori & Guy Wilf – both smart, dedicated, responsive and hard workers.’

‘Excellent law firm of the highest quality. Boutique law firm that specializes in litigation and is great to work with. Excellent results in various litigation cases. Great understanding of client needs. Very responsive.’

‘Extremely professional, knowledgeable and talented litigators.’

‘The team is very professional and highly responsive. You can rest assured that you are in good hands.’

‘Ilan Sofer is a top litigator, brilliant and pleasant. Guy Wilf is a great lawyer. The team is available for consultations and very professional. It is absolutely a top-notch firm.’

‘The unique aspect is the team’s intelligence and strong intuition, along with in-depth knowledge of their profession. This enables them to understand the situation in front of them and detect which steps they need to follow in order to achieve the best outcome.’

‘I’d like to salute both Ilan Sofer Adv. and Jonathan Dorry Adv., with whom I’ve worked closely. Their main quality, the one that stood out in comparison to other professionals in other practices, was the ability to create the strategy, build the tactics for it, and thus make the call and take action.’

‘They are very professional and have wide experience. They study the issues in detail and propose a comprehensive solution from the legal and contractual point of view.’

Key clients

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Oil Fields Ltd.

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd.

Azorim Ltd.

Tnufa Transportation Solutions Ltd.

TSK Electronica y Electricudad, S.A

Shufersal Ltd.

Tel Aviv Beach Plaza Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd

China Motors Ltd.

Maya Tour Ltd.

Shasha Transportation Ltd.

Jacky Ben Zaken

PCENTRA Ltd.

Mishan Assisted living Network

DARINELL BUSINESS S.A.

Dor Chemicals Ltd.

Agam Leaders Tech Ltd.

Maoz Daniel Ltd.

Derech Eretz Highways 1997 Ltd.

The Association of Israeli Transportation Companies

Work highlights

  • Representing Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. in a $90m insurance dispute.
  • Representing Oil Fields Ltd. in a $230m lawsuit concerning the Leviathan Gas reservoir.
  • Representing executives of BGI Investments Ltd and BSD Crown Ltd. in a derivative actions relating to disappeared deposits.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co is a strong choice for representation in business-critical litigation, with its team acting for Israel’s largest companies and institutions, as well as multinational corporates. In addition to handling disputes with a purely domestic flavour, the firm is also prominent in cross-border litigation. The practice is led by Alon Pomeranc, whose work transcends multiple industries. In addition to acting for clients in commercial and civil litigation, he also assists clients with mediations and arbitration proceedings. Erez Dar Lulu and Omer Meiri are other key individuals in the group.

Practice head(s):

Alon Pomeranc

Other key lawyers:

Erez Dar Lulu; Omer Meiri

Testimonials

‘Top team of individuals. Perfectionists in their approach. 100% committed to delivering for their respective clients. Highest level of integrity.’

‘A diverse team of highly skilled professionals, each in their domain. When not in the firm’s scope of capabilities they are frank enough to tell you that. However, what’s in their core capabilities is well attended with great results.’

‘Alon Pomeranc is a remarkable leader of the firm. He works like a quarterback, handling himself what makes sense and forwarding to others if needed. Alon is guided by what’s good for the client, leaving ego aside and serving as a “devil’s advocate” in a constructive way, helping to strategize and think long term.’

‘My experience with Lipa Meir is great. The team is available, attentive and very professional. The are doing the legal work, but also see the bigger (business) picture.’

‘Alon Pomerance is a great combination of a lawyer and a businessman. He is very experienced in litigation, legal procedures and negotiations, but above all, is someone to talk with, evaluate complex situations and come out with a good strategy to achieve a win-win.’

Key clients

Israeli Ministry of Finance

Clalit Health Services

Sunny Electronics

KPMG USA

Bank Hapoalim

Discount Bank

Mekorot Water Company Ltd.

Israel Postal Company

Janterra Real Estate Advisors Inc.

S.F. Wing 2000 Finance Ltd.

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Moonlight

Uvision Air Ltd.

Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan

Eden Bar Tal

Schneider Electric

Sistemas Abiertos S.A.

Sokolover Family

Prashkovsky Investments and Construction Ltd.

The Boeing Company

Gothaer Asigurari Reasigurari S.A.

ADM International Sarl

Work highlights

  • Representing Clalit Health Services in several litigation proceedings and before regulatory authorities.
  • Representing KPMG USA in a NIS200m lawsuit against the liquidators of Better Place Group.
  • Representing Bank Hapoalim in a NIS200m lawsuit against Lexan.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

The team at M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries is adept at acting for clients in domestic and cross-border disputes that are resolved through litigation, arbitration and mediation. It has a growing portfolio of work from major Israeli and international companies, including shareholder disputes and matters concerning real estate, energy and infrastructure. Firm chairman Zvi Firon has over 30 years of dispute resolution experience. He works with David Hamou, who is the head of the commercial litigation department. The firm is prominent in high-profile cases and is often seen in matters heard at the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Firon; David Hamou

Other key lawyers:

Michael Oiknine; Efrat Rand; Oren Tenenboim; Rona Zamshteigman; Nir Perets; Matan Spektor

Testimonials

‘Absolutely our no. 1 team. When they have to fight, they are fearless. When we think it is better to settle, they are the best negotiators. In any case, they are extremely dedicated and the client always comes first.’

‘Zvi Firon – one of the most talented and respected litigators in Israel. The supreme courts judges show tremendous respect when Zvi argues his case on behalf of his clients.’

‘Michael Oiknine is something else. A totally different class. Experience and knowledge with business thinking. Not chasing fees and costs. He looks at the case from the client and the other side’s eyes as well.’

‘The team at M. Firon & Co. is very professional and pleasant to work with, always available to our questions and respond quickly.’

‘Rona Zamshteigman – Pleasant to work with her, Rona is highly professional always provides detailed explanations and is available for us with any questions.’

‘The team is very cooperative and dedicated. They are always accessible. They are very hard-working with a good perspective on matters.’

‘Rona Zamshteigman is a very dedicated, hard-working partner with great perspective and intelligence.’

Key clients

Elbit Systems

Dolphin Ltd. of IDB Group

Ashtrom Group

Migdal Insurance Company

Menora Mivtachim Insurance company

Dan Hotels

Tenants of “Sarona Towers”

Rami Shbiro construction company

C. Mer

SIS

Ashlad

The blue Marine

Taub Center for Israel Studies at New York University

The Ganz Family

Tel Aviv University

Ashdar

Gazit Globe

Electra Construction Ltd.

Swissport

Work highlights

  • Representing Migdal Insurance Company in the defence against a NIS800m suit alleging breach of contract.
  • Representing The Blue Marine in two claims relating to development plots, valued at NIS104m.
  • Represented Menora Mivtachim Insurance Company before the Supreme Court regarding an arbitration ruling.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has a particularly strong reputation in complex class action claims and it also stands out in disputes involving regulated industries, such as energy, natural resources and financial services, among others. The practice, which is led by Yoav Razin, generates mandates from a mix of public and private sectors entities. Razin's experience includes corporate, antitrust and securities law matters. He works with Yaron Rossman, Elad Levi and Amit Mor, as well as senior associates Orr Amsel and Ram Pardes.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Razin

Other key lawyers:

Yaron Rossman; Amit Mor; Elad Levi; Orr Amsel; Ram Pardes

Testimonials

‘Generally, we are certainly impressed with the level of commitment from all the lawyers – both partners and associates. Over the entire duration of the project literally, every lawyer on the team remained motivated to deliver 100% high-quality work product.’

‘Ram is 100% committed to our case, has good control over his junior colleagues, is highly commercial and thinks on his feet. Over the past 3 years, all of that made him an essential team member in the project team. His contribution to our project so far has been invaluable.’

Key clients

FIMI

Alfa Duty Free

SolelAben

Excel Telecom

Mercantile Discount Bank

Israel Union Bank

Shlomo Group Shlomo Insurance

Castro Model Ltd

Verso Israel LLC, Verso America LLC, Designer Eyes, Inc.

Royalty Zack Little Swiss Ltd.

MICT Management Ltd

PCB Technologies Limited.

Moshav Dvora figure settlement Cooperative Ltd

Gabay Group

Chemi San Trade (2017) Ltd

Mr. Gil Schweid

Work highlights

  • Representing Alfa Duty Free in an international arbitration against German and Austrian retailers concerning an allegedly fixed tender, combined value $507m.
  • Representing Excel Telecom in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and competition law.
  • Representing FIMI in a claim filed by Norstar Holding, relating to a contractual share purchase adjustment mechanism and regarding the stock of Ormat Industries.

Shibolet & Co.

With branches in New York and Shanghai, Shibolet & Co. is well-positioned to tend to its domestic and multinational clients in both national and cross-border proceedings. Its varied workload includes disputes involving procedural international law, competition, commercial, insurance and M&A-related issues, among others. Joseph Benkel regularly represents companies in matters concerning bankruptcies, insolvencies and banking issues. He co-heads the practice with Hillel Ish-ShalomOfer Shapira and Shmuel GalinkaChen Nusel, who made partner in 2020, is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Benkel; Hillel Ish-Shalom; Ofer Shapira; Shmuel Galinka

Other key lawyers:

Ofer Larisch; Eli Cohen; Nir Shamri; Amir Frankl; Nati Agmon; Elad Greiner; Inbal Raz; Tirza Less Gross; David Hadar; Batia Barad

Testimonials

‘The team at Shibolet is a professional and notable one, both with respect to the individual team members as well as the way the team collaborates as a whole. With respect to the team, I was impressed that the team always cooperate and correlates – they share and contribute their knowledge and experience, to ensure the best outcome.’

‘Ish-Shalom provides professional legal advice that answers traditional litigation, as well as close, personal attention and immediate response to every question and matter. He is a very sophisticated lawyer, who always thinks a few steps ahead of everyone else.’

Key clients

A.T.S Investments, Lusternik & Sons Ltd

F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd.

The Ombudsman of the State Representatives in the Courts

Alon Group Ltd.

Dan Lavie

Mekorot – Israel National Water Co.

Dow Europe GmbH

Israel Ports Development & Assets company Ltd

Scodix B.V.

Electra Ltd.

Shapir Engineering And Industry Ltd.

Ashtrom Engineering & Construction Ltd.

Aqua Maof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd

Mr. Bennett Kaplan

Michelle Farjun

Arad Group

Zarfati Zvi & Sons Investments and Building (1992) Ltd

Arad Measuring Technologies Ltd

Bat Yam Beach LLC

Nokia Solutions and Networks Israel Ltd

Gualini S.P.A

Work highlights

  • Acting for IPC in the framework of a tender for the operation of the granary located in Haifa Port (an essential national service). The firm represented IPC in legal proceedings, now pending before the Supreme Court.
  • Representing Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd in two lawsuits pending in the Tel Aviv District Court, relating to tenders for significant projects.
  • Representing Dow Europe GmbH, a Swiss company located in ZÜRICH in a monetary claim, filed against it by its former Israeli representative named Jacobson Agencies LTD.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary, which generates mandates from domestic and international clients, has a well-established reputation in the dispute resolution arena that dates back more than 60 years. Its team is equally strong representing clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation, as well as other forms of dispute resolution. Areas of expertise include corporate criminal cases arising from environmental disasters and public investigations, as well as banking matters and family and inheritance disputes. The group also excels in contentious commercial matters, such as those involving insolvencies, contract disputes and corporate litigation. Sharon Lubezky-Hess specialises banking, class actions and derivatives cases. She is defending Union Bank Israel against claims arising from its refusal to deposit funds originating from digital currencies. Erez Haver is an expert in insolvency proceedings, liquidations and reorganizations. He is handling the special administration of Rubicon Business Group Ltd. Arie Neiger moved to Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co., while Asaf Biger left to establish BIGER Law Firm. In addition, Aya Reich – Mina and Liron Usherovich joined FISCHER (FBC & Co.).

Practice head(s):

Erez Haver; Aharon Pollak; Sharon Lubezky Hess; Moran Mordechay; Ephraim Ofek Aharon; Shahar Haron

Key clients

Orna Danon & Yehudit Bursi

Goldrat Consulting Inc.

Retailer Online Ltd.

Lifewatch TechnologiesLtd.

Manufacturers Association of Israel; The Israeli Organization of Cleaning Companies and Association of Crafts and Industries

ORT Israel

Directors & Office Holders in Optibase Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Keren Hagshama

Chevra Kadisha of Rishon Lezion

Gal Am Properties Ltd.

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Victoria Sade & Sabrina Tothani

Rubicon Business Group Ltd.

Aura Israel – Initiating & Investments Ltd.; Aura Investments Ltd. and Jacob Igal Atrakchi

Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Massad Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

SimiGon Ltd

SafeRide Technologies Ltd

Allergan Israel Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for seven directors and office-holders in Optibase in a $44.5m claim and motion to certify a derivative action, against the directors and office holders of Optibase, challenging 3 private issuances of shares made by Optibase in 2008, 2011 and 2013, to its controlling shareholders, as having been made at below their fair market value.
  • Assisted Aura Israel – Initiating & Investments Ltd with enforcement and declaratory relief motion filed against Aura and its controlling shareholder by Yoer Elzo Investments Ltd., in connection with one of Aura’s large-scale urban renewal projects in Ramat Hasharon, as part of a monetary claim for NIS 17.3 million ($5.35m).
  • Represented Clal in summary proceedings that concerned a right of first refusal to acquire real property, and the claimed frustration of the right due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial negotiations between parties.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.'s team focuses its expertise on corporate and commercial litigation, the majority of which has a cross-border dimension. It is notably active in the areas of energy, real estate, banking and finance. The practice is led by Zohar Lande, who is an expert in IP infringements, class actions and derivative actions, as well as shareholder disputes. He is representing Israeli P2P lending company Blender Group in a lawsuit filed by Psagot Investment House in connection with the IPO of the client. Another name to note is Adi Shoham, who made partner in January 2021. In September 2020, Eran Winner joined from Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron, while Noa Havdala moved to Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Practice head(s):

Zohar Lande

Other key lawyers:

Adi Shoham; Eran Winner; Eyal Nachshon; Amichay Tessler

Testimonials

‘The litigation team in the firm is remarkable. They are very proactive, providing unique “out-of-the-box” solutions and are highly regarded by the Courts. Altogether, this is one of the best litigation teams in the Israeli market.’

‘Zohar Lande, heading the litigation team, is one of the top litigation attorneys in Israel. Zohar is very creative, dominant in the courtroom and provides excellent results.’

‘It’s all about the people. Top professionals that give you security and comfort that you are in best hand. On top of that, they are very innovative in terms of technology and decent in the terms of charges.’

‘Zohar Lande above all. Top professional, excellent court presence, deep knowledge of the law and common law. Makes you feel that you are in the best hands possible.’

Key clients

Frutarom Industries Ltd.

The Habima Theatre

Gindi Holdings Ltd.

Blender Group

International Bank of Azerbaijan

Plus Ventures

Bruker Israel

Aviv Group

Shaham

Work highlights

  • Representing the controlling shareholder of Frutarom Industries Ltd. in a lawsuit alleging the $20m bonus he received hurt the company’s minority shareholders.
  • Assisting Gindi Group in all lawsuits alleging construction defects.
  • Representing Habima, the national theatre of Israel and its board of directors in various lawsuits.

Kennedys

Kennedys has a standout reputation in insurance and reinsurance disputes, including D&O and professional liability matters, product liability actions, medical malpractice cases, property damage and subrogation claims and class actions. Under the joint leadership of Chaim Zelichov and Zvika Zelichov, the team acts for a number of leading Israeli and multinational insurers and reinsurers in this space. Complementing its expertise in litigation, the group is also active in arbitration proceedings and mediations. The firm is acting for AIG in a NIS 57m claim coverage dispute over solar panel heaters.

Practice head(s):

Zvika Zelichov; Chaim Zelichov

Testimonials

‘Strong professional attention and customer care. Clear thinking and precise analysis.’

‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with this team over the past few years. Professional, pragmatic, solid legal advice and also bring a good sense of humour.’

‘Top-level service and professionalism.’

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Leumit Sick Fund

Bituach Haklai Insurance Company

Sompo

PSP

Electra Group

NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd.

Lloyds

Generali

Clal Insurance Company

Allianz

OPC

SCOR

Arkal Automotive

Work highlights

  • Acting in a D&O claim for Sompo International Holdings relating to the liquidation of a construction company.
  • Representing Clal Insurance Company Ltd. and International Reinsurers in relation to damaged turbines.
  • Representing Arka Automotive in a product liability claim alleging damages to Daimler vehicles.

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries

The team at S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries has a strong track record acting for Israeli companies in litigation taking place overseas, as well as representing foreign clients on court proceedings in Israel. Its workload in this space spans shipping matters, commercial litigation, real estate disputes and insurance claims, among other areas. In addition, the group is active in international arbitration proceedings, including those held under the auspices of the ICC and LCIA. Senior partner Itamar Anaby, who is the head of the litigation practice, is acting as one of the advisers to Tnuva in a dispute over land ownership in southern Israel. Lily DoronGavriel Disegni and Gil Hagay are other key practitioners in the team, as is Yonatan Friedman, who made partner in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Itamar Anaby; Lily Doron

Other key lawyers:

Gavriel Disegni; Gil Hagay; Yonatan Friedman

Testimonials

‘The team is highly professional, uses a no-nonsense approach, which I like, and makes good use of time. The team is highly professional, with vast knowledge, assertive yet pleasant, respected by peers and judges, and produces very good results.’

Key clients

Tnuva

Netivei Israel (Israel Roads)

Shafir – Ashtrom Ltd.

ARAS Marine Construction

Eldan Car Rental

Israel Railway

University of Haifa

Zim Integrated Shipping Services

NTA- Metropolitan Mass Transit System

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Ltd Group

Sunfrost

Luzon Development and Energy Group

Palram

Yefe Nof Transport Infrastructures & Construction Ltd.

The forum of entrepreneurs in the mental health field

Haifa Wholesale Market Ltd.

Kotev – Healthy Therapeutic Community Ltd

Luzon Development

The Jewish People Policy Institute

DYN Diagnostics

The Jewish Agency

Ralco

Work highlights

  • Representing Coral Maritime Services Ltd. in a claim alleging failure to pay handling fees and other port charges.
  • Representing Israel Railway in litigation concerning defects in infrastructure works and termination of contract.
  • Representing Palram in a motion to certify a derivative action alleging unduly approval of agreement.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

At Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates, the practice is highlighted for its coverage of a wide spectrum of disputes, including those concerning real estate, banking, professional negligence, capital markets, tenders, commercial cases and derivative actions. In addition to being active in court litigation, the team also provides representation in arbitration proceedings and is equally well regarded by Israeli and foreign clients. One of the names to note at the firm is Doron Dan, who is well-versed in securities law matters, as well as liquidations and trade mark and libel issues. He jointly leads the practice with Yael Moshkovich, who has experience of handling white-collar crime cases and disputes between banks and their clients. In a recent highlight, Moshkovich represented Negev Group in a claim alleging fraud by its former management.

Practice head(s):

Doron Dan; Yael Moshkovich

Other key lawyers:

Oren Pechthold; Dana Shwartz-Ashtar; Limor Argov-Shenhav; Sagi Natan; Dana Maman; Dana Vaknin

Key clients

The State of Israel

Matrix Group

AFI Investment Group

Africa Israel Hotels ltd.

AFI Properties Ltd.

AFI Development Ltd.

Mr. Lev Leviev

Mercantile Bank

Discount Bank

U-Bank

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Israel Trade Bank

HSBC Bank PLC

HSBC Holdings

Orpak Systems Ltd.

C.A.R.E Medical Services

The new REIT fund

Mivtach-Simon/MVS Insurance Agents

H&O Israel

Aminach

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Hadera Ocean Village

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd.

P.R.S. Mediterranean Ltd.

Mobility Ltd.

Shareholders of Family Line Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ubank in a lawsuit concerning POAs and banking regulation.
  • Representing Africa Israel against the Tel Aviv Municipality concerning the “Summayl Compound” real estate plot.
  • Acting for Israel Discount bank against investors who invested in a now liquidated client of the bank.

ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co

The team at ES Shimron, I Molho, Persky & Co handles matters in relation to government authorities and real estate, with particularly noteworthy expertise in insolvency. A notable practitioner at the firm is David Shimron, who represents clients in civil and commercial litigation, as well as constitutional and administrative proceedings. He co-heads the practice with Michael Rabello, who has experience of acting for government entities and companies in matters concerning tenders.

Practice head(s):

David Shimron; Michael Rabello

Other key lawyers:

Shai Ganor

Key clients

Israel Railways

Likud Political Party

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Heftziba Group

The Embassy of the United States of America

Shiloni

Yad Vashem

Lycored Bio Ltd.

Adama Agan Ltd

Gal Emerald

Ashra

The Salesians of Don Bosco

Work highlights

  • Representing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud Political Party in constitutional petitions before the Supreme Court.
  • Representing Israel Railways in proceedings against Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering regarding construction works.
  • Representing owners of Lexan Israel Ltd in a claim against Bank Hapoalim for breach of contract.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) has a well-established presence in the Israeli market, with its team acting for corporate clients and individuals at all levels of courts and tribunals. In addition to acting for domestic clients, it also generates mandates from overseas-based entities. The firm covers the full range of commercial and corporate litigation, such as shareholder disputes, contract disputes and securities matters. In addition, another cornerstone of the practice involves acting for Israeli and foreign energy sector clients in disputes arising from drilling and solar projects. Gideon Weinbaum is the head of the group.

Practice head(s):

Gideon Weinbaum

Key clients

Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM)

Neuron Holdings (Lime)

Schneider GmbH & Co KG

Lehavot Advanced Fire Protection Systems Boldwin Ltd. H.R. Agencies Ltd.

Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG

Fresenius Medical Care Israel Ltd

Madanes Insurance Agency Ltd.

MGM Grand

Milad Aviation

Raimondi Cranes SPA

Scholpp GmbH and Reifenhauser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG

Suunto Oy

Unidress Ltd

Veridis

William Hill

Monarch Master Funding 2 (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l.

Timon Ltd.

Daflog Srl

Iskoor Metals and Steels Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising ADM International Sarl in a shareholders dispute relating to ADM’s Israeli subsidiary.
  • Advising Neuron Networks (Lime) in a class action submitted in Israel in relation to its electronic scooter service.
  • Advising Abengoa in international arbitration proceedings against Dead Sea Networks and enforcement of a consensual arbitration award.

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) handles a wide ambit of corporate matters for plaintiffs and defendants, such as shareholder disputes, corporate liability claims against directors and officers, contractual disputes and banking and capital markets matters. Ofer Furth, who has 20 years of experience in the dispute resolution arena, has a strong profile among some of the largest commercial entities in Israel. Another key individual is Orr Noy, who acts for clients in the high-tech and life sciences industries, among others. Eran MeirDavid SulemaEli ShimonLiron Liberman and Danny Belenkin are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Furth; Orr Noy

Other key lawyers:

Eran Meir; David Sulema; Eli Shimon; Danny Belenkin; Liron Liberman

Testimonials

‘The team is very professional and experienced in litigation in various instances in Israel.’

‘Adv. Orr Noy is an experienced and excellent litigator who combines high personal skills with legal understanding and diligence.’

‘The services provided by the firm are at the highest level. A very strong team, comprised of extremely skilful, professional and creative lawyers, responding very quickly to the developments involved in the cases.’

‘Or has a unique ability to deeply understand his clients’ most precious and important interests, and to protect those interests firmly in the best, most creative and most professional ways.’

‘Excellent litigation practice.’

‘Ofer Furth – quick, sharp and practical; serves the client’s best interests and obtains excellent results.’

‘Friendly and personals approach towards the client. Out of the box thinking.’

‘Professionals at what they do. Personal and trustworthy service.’

Key clients

Univo Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Tikun Olam – Cannbit Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Altshuler Shaham Investment house

JVP Venture

Team Sava d.o.o Beograd

B.B. Business Medium Ltd.

DR. Giora Dishon

Orad Ltd.

Blue Square Real Estate Ltd.

Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Therapix Biosciences Ltd.

Mr David Lieber

Olympus Financial Strategies Ltd.

Altice

D.B.M. Investment House Ltd.

SHL Telemedicine

Babylon Ltd.

Live-lens Ltd.

Silverbolm holdings Ltd.

Rav-Bariach Industries Ltd.

Oron Holdings and Investments Group Ltd.

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office

S. Schestowitz Ltd.

Metalpress International Ltd.

Arkin Holdings Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

Powermat Technologies Limited

Medica Excel Tel Aviv Ltd.

Howden Insurance Company (2002) Ltd.

Rafi Shapira & Son Ltd.

Clal Sun Ltd.

Brand Industries Ltd.

Koperaly and Shalom Investments Ltd.

Hatzi Hinam Group

Vita Pri Hagalil Group

Atara Marketing Fruits and Vegetables Ltd.

Ibl Investment House Ltd.

Blockchain development Ltd.

Rony Davidoff

GigaSpaces Technologies Ltd.

Negevsoft Software 2014 Ltd.

BH Sade Venture LLC

Babylon Hotels and Recreation Ltd

Tim Adtech Ltd

Gili and Joel Azaria Ltd

Oron Real Estate Ltd

Unicell Advanced Cellular Solutions

Work highlights

  • Representing David Lieber in a dispute against Yedioth Ahronot Ltd’s controlling shareholder, Mr. Arnon Mozes.
  • Representing Kopreli and Shalon Investments Ltd and Mr Arie Bar in a minority shareholder oppression lawsuit.
  • Representing Team Sava d.o.o  Beograd and Mr Victor Boaron in a civil claim submitted against its former clients Playstudios Inc.

Gissin & Co., Advocates

Yoel Freilich heads up the practice at litigation boutique Gissin & Co., Advocates, which is prominent in high-profile and complex company control disputes, executive liability matters, derivative actions and corporate insolvencies. In a recent highlight, Yoel Freilich and Guy Gissin acted for the liquidator of Joulex in a liability claim against the company's officer and directors over the collapse of the company. Freilich regularly advocates in domestic courts, in addition to undertaking cross-border arbitration and mediation.

Practice head(s):

Yoel Freilich

Other key lawyers:

Guy Gissin

Testimonials

‘The firm has extensive knowledge in the field of litigation led by the best lawyers including Yoel Freilich. Yoel has full control over the law and case law and innovative and creative thinking.’

‘The firm has quality human capital which includes the best lawyers, including Yoel Freilich and Guy Gissin. Yoel and Guy have full control over the law and case law, innovative and creative thinking and excellent tenacity in tight schedules.’

‘Professional individuals make a perfect team. Giving the client a feeling that he is in good hands. The individuals are well trained to work together smoothly.’

‘Each individual is well trained and is a professional in his own field. I am very satisfied working with Yoel Freilich.’

Key clients

Shlomo SIXT Group

Menorah Mivtachim Insurance Ltd

Max Israel Ltd

Ten Oil Co Ltd

Be Communications Ltd.

Celcom Israel Ltd.

Mafat 1965 (1987) Ltd.

Yafo-Tel-Aviv Ltd

Mr. Yoram Levinson

Peninsula Finance Ltd

Cannomed Medical Cannabis Industries Ltd

Mr. Lewis C. Pell

Layam Group

Nano x Imaging Ltd

Mr. Gil D. Blutrich

Mr. Ran Poliakine

Work highlights

  • Representing Celcom, the largest cellular operator in Israel, in a strategic dispute concerning the Israeli cellular market with a fiscal value of 1 Billion NIS.
  • Representing the publicly traded Medipower in court, regarding the issue of fair pricing in public offering.
  • Representing the national oil company Ten in a dispute against Paz Energy.

Granot Speiser Law Office

Granot Speiser Law Office's team, which is led by Shai Granot, has extensive experience of handling domestic and cross-border disputes for clients. Its expertise spans areas such as professional liability, corporate and securities litigation, contractual disputes and real estate litigation. Granot is highlighted for his experience of insurance-related matters. Another key figure is Tom Neumann, whose wide-ranging workload includes defamation cases, privacy law matters and IP law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Shai Granot

Other key lawyers:

Tom Neumann

Testimonials

‘The service we received from Shai’s firm was always exceptional. I was always very confident that we are in the best hands, and that our interests are being kept and served in the best possible way. The team has always proved to be extremely professional and creative, very knowledgeable and very fast.’

‘Shai Granot is a unique and bright litigator. He has high-end litigation skills. He always sees the wide picture and creates the best strategic plan, while always being “hands-on” on the small details and using them for the benefit of his client.’

‘Shai’s eyes are always “on the ball”, aiming for the best results for us. He is a fast thinker, creative, with great skills in cross-examination and pleading before the court.’

‘Shai has a unique ability to deeply understand his clients’ most precious and important interests, and to protect those interests firmly in the best, most creative and most professional ways.’

‘The firm is a high-end law firm. The level of services provided by the firm and the level of expertise and experience is at the highest level that could be found! The team is excellent, very accessible and quick to respond, very professional and well managed, totally committed to perfection and achieving the best possible results for us. Every individual from the team that I had a chance to work with is a strong lawyer, and together, they are even stronger.’

‘Adv. Shai Granot. A brilliant litigator, having exceptional arguing and writing skills. Shai has the creativity and ability to see the wide picture as well as the smallest details, and to shape the best strategic and tactic plans accordingly, always keeping his eyes on the target – achieving the best possible result for his client. I feel very confident having Shai on my side.’

‘Adv. Shai Granot. Shai is an exceptional and sharp litigator, and also an expert in the field of insurance. Shai is undoubtfully one of the best lawyers that I have worked with.’

Work highlights

  • Representing Mr Omri Kohl in a lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duties and duty of care in the acquisition of Pilat.
  • Representing Strauss Lazer & Co. Accountants in a claim of negligence in insolvency proceedings, valued at NIS80m.
  • Representing Brand Industries Ltd. in several claims relating to negligence, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and reputation damage.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

With attorneys licensed to practice in Australia, the UK and the US, the team at Gross Law Firm – GKH is well-positioned to act as a liaison to domestic clients that are contemplating litigation in overseas jurisdictions. It is also highly reputed for representing local and international clients in Israeli court proceedings. Michael Ginsburg and Yori Nehushtan co-head the group, which handles contentious securities, competition, trade mark and professional negligence matters. Class actions are another driver of work. The firm's merger with Nehushtan Yogev & Co. saw Nehushtan and Adi Yogev join the team in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Michael Ginsburg; Yori Nehushtan

Other key lawyers:

Adi Yogev; Shai Erez; Matan Winkler

Testimonials

‘They have a good understanding of client needs and a good grasp of commercial aspects. Efficient and proficient.’

‘Michael Ginsburg is a dedicated lawyer and very pleasant to work with. Knowledgeable and on the ball. Michael is very responsive.’

‘Gross & Co are an extremely well-regarded firm in high value transactional and dispute matters. Their expertise is matched by their commercial approach to problem-solving.’

‘We have had the pleasure to work with Michael Ginsburg, who is an expert and leading practitioner in cross-border, high-value dispute work. His advice is prompt, direct and insightful.’

‘Michael Ginsburg has demonstrated a strong ability to lead the team and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table. He has shown resourcefulness in handling a variety of opponents and potential opponents and ensuring that his clients’ interests are protected.’

‘Michael (Micky) Ginsburg and his team are highly qualified, creative attorneys and smart lawyers. Micky leads the team and they are constantly up to date with the latest developments and provide first-class guidance on any field I may need. They are hard-working individuals who are very knowledgeable and practical.’

‘Micky Ginsburg is one of the best strategists that I have ever come across in the industry. His unique background and unequalled experience are exemplified in his great manner with courts and opposing counsel. Micky is the best litigator for us. I can recommend Micky on any dispute and can say that his extensive experience in all areas of commercial litigation really shows in his ability to pull the facts together and produce a highly trusted outcome.’

‘Mr Michael Ginsburg: very responsible and experienced in all areas of law. He will always have a creative solution even for the most unpromising tasks.’

Key clients

Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd.

W&S Technology Partners LLC Exigent Total Return Master Fund Executive Holdings LP

VTB Bank / BM – Bank of Moscow

Apple Inc.

G-ILS Transportation Ltd.

Senso Optics Ltd.

Mabat Up Ltd.

Syneron candela Ltd.

Orbs Ltd.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Fortissimo Capital

Alexander Mashkevitz

Mr. Aviv Sofer

Heritage Affinity Enterprizes LLC

Horizon Gold Investments Ltd.

Alrov Real Estate and Hotels

Daniel Moshkovitz

Mrs. G.C

Maskiot Ltd.

Shookit

Olam International Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd. in a motion for ex-parte temporary relief.
  • Representing W&S Technology Partners LLC Exigent and Total Return Master Fund Executive Holdings LP in an action alleging an unlawful investment round.
  • Representing VTB Bank in several legal proceedings for enforcement of foreign judgement.

Kosteliz & Co., Law Office

Kosteliz & Co., Law Office's practice covers a wide range of disputes, such as those concerning civil, commercial and administrative litigation, as well as white-collar crime cases, planning and zoning matters and real estate disputes. Yaron Kosteliz has a standout reputation in white-collar criminal defence and he is also sought after for advice on military and employment law matters. Yoav Segal has over two decades of experience in large-scale proceedings, including individual civil suits and class actions.

Practice head(s):

Yaron Kosteliz; Yoav Segal

Other key lawyers:

Aviad Shaulson; Yoav Stashevsky

Testimonials

‘A small firm with excellent litigation capabilities. Young and energetic, yet very knowledgeable and experienced and capable of providing top-notch representation.’

‘Yaron Kostelitz is a gifted litigator. He is very experienced and highly regarded in both civil litigation and white-collar crime, which gives him an edge in advising and representing in various matters. Highly devoted to the client’s interests, yet fair and ethical and therefore very respected by the market.’

‘They are very dedicated and professional.’

Key clients

Delek Drilling L.P.

Ernst & Young (Israel) Ltd.

Mr. Michael Cherney

Electra Concessions Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd

Mr. ‏Philip Mayer

Mr. Yanki Quint

Angel Bakery

Berman Bakery

IKEA Israel

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Hanatziv’ Real estate purchasing group

Givat Shmuel Municipality

Mr. Amos Luzon

Mr. Pavel Buber

Mr. Iram Graiver

Mr. Ilan Admon

Amos Luzon Development and Energy Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ernst & Young (Israel) Ltd. in a claim filed by liquidators of Carmel Agrexco.
  • Represented Electra Concessions Ltd. and Minrav Holdings Ltd. in appealing a tender.
  • Representing Mr Philippe Meyer in a claim by Elbit Imaging Ltd. alleging deceitful withholding of funds.

Krispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices

Led by Roy BlecherKrispin Rubinstein Blecher Law Offices' team handles a wide array of litigation, such as matters that interface with antitrust, real estate and administrative law. It also handles corporate litigation involving public companies and class actions, as well as cases that result in arbitration proceedings. In addition, white-collar crime cases are another cornerstone of the practice. The department has undergone significant expansion, with Elior Korem being promoted to partner and a number of associates joining the firm.

Practice head(s):

Roy Blecher

Other key lawyers:

Elior Korem

Testimonials

‘I’ve been working with Roy Blecher for a few years now and I strongly recommend using his services. Roy is always the most charismatic person in the room, he is fascinating in his speeches and you want to (and must) listen when he talks. He is brilliant at cross-investigations and he gets what is needed from the witnesses. He is a super litigator and executes the work plan perfectly.

‘The team is excellent. Imaginative, thoughtful, full of knowledge, assertive and decisive.’

‘Roy Blecher is a top-class experienced lawyer. Elior Korem is a talented and industrious lawyer.’

Key clients

NSO Group Technologies Ltd.

LivePerson, Inc

Mr. Eran Greenfeld

Tikun Olam Ltd.

Seàch Sarid Ltd.

I.M.C. Agriculture 2010 Ltd.

Pharmocann Ltd.

Canndoc Ltd.

Mr. Yechiel Dahan

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

Naschitz Brandes Amir & Co.

Mr. Yoram Alon

Ayelet Youngster, Gesher Tours

Mekorot – Israel National water co.

Work highlights

  • Provides ongoing legal advice to NSO Group Technologies Ltd. with respect to various litigation proceedings both in Israel and abroad.
  • Represents most licensed cannabis growers in Israel in a petition to the High Court aimed at stopping the government’s regulatory reform of the medical cannabis market.
  • Representation of Ayelet Youngster, Gesher Tours in a case in which the state accuses several tour companies providing youth expeditions to Poland (for purposes of holocaust education and memorial) and their officers of price-fixing coordination.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is highly reputed for IP litigation and its team is also adept at representing clients in other contractual and commercial disputes, such as matters pertaining to securities, public offerings, corporate restructurings and real estate. Department-head Benjamin Baratz  is able to draw on the firm’s established presence in the US to provide cross-border services. Baratz is a seasoned litigator with four decades of experience handling civil and commercial disputes, as well as liquidation and insolvency proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Benjamin Baratz

Other key lawyers:

Tal Rotman; Israel Bachar; Omer Kelner; Tal Ron

Key clients

Carmel Olefins

Gadiv Petrochemical Industries Ltd.

David Federman

I.D. Federman Holdings Ltd.

Gima Investments Ltd.

Petrol Investments Ltd.

Petco Investments Ltd.

SciVac Ltd.

Immune Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Mr Phillippe Grumbach

Telit Wireless Services Ltd.

Mobile BD Israel

Uvphone

Mr Moshe Segal

Atura

Way of Life Cannabis Ltd.

Ms Pnina Rosenblum

Pnina Rosenblum, CBD Products Ltd.

Bit2c Ltd

Tal Brody

Bank Mizrahi – Tefahot

Bank Discount

Bank Hapoalim

Work highlights

  • Representing Discount Bank and Mercantile in a dispute before the Supreme Court, regarding deposit of cryptocurrencies.
  • Representing Immunovative Therapies in several proceedings against its shareholders.
  • Acting for Scope Metals Group in a dispute related to supply of products for construction of a power station.

Ronen Adini & Co

Ronen Adini & Co's practice is broadly split between securities and commercial litigation, as well as plaintiff-side class actions and derivatives lawsuits. The firm has featured in some of the largest and most high-profile matters seen in Israel. Founder Ronen Adini has over 28 years of dispute resolution experience, with particular expertise in derivatives claims and class actions. Also notable is that the practice was bolstered by the arrival of Assaf Raz in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ronen Adini

Other key lawyers:

Assaf Raz

Testimonials

‘It is a very impressive team. I would say that there are three parameters that are unique and special: 1. Professionalism 2. Service Oriented 3. Accessibility.’

‘I found the leader of the company, Mr. Ronen Adini, to be the utmost professional with an extreme focus on details and with verbal capabilities that contribute a lot to the success of the company. He generates motivation, positive energy and amicability.’

‘Mr Ronen Adini is always available for me as a client with patience and creative ideas. No legal problem is too complex for him.’

Key clients

Mr. Yitzhak Ben Aroya

Mr. Efraim Sneh

Ms. Ester Dominisini

Mr. Gil Amid

Mr. Ronen Shayary

Capital Point Ltd.

Nofim Ltd.

Mr. Ron Nagar

Mr. Yuval Zilbershtain

Prometeus Consulting Group

Mr. Oren Plotkin

Experto IFS Solutions Ltd.

Goldman Hirsch Investment Ltd.

Dov Nasis

Roni Laish

Adv. Guy Keinan

Mr. Haim BItton

Mr. Li Haixiang

Apaix

Mr. Roy Itach

Mr. Avi Dotan

Work highlights

  • Representing a group of 80 investors in a claim against Hagshama Fund for the purchase of a building.
  • Representing Mr Ronen Shayari in a derivative suit against the Israel Chemical Company alleging unlawful granting of bonuses.
  • Representing Nofim construction company in a claim filed by U. Dori Construction Ltd.

Sluki, Kosover & Co.

Founding partners Roee Sluki and Ido Kosover are the main contacts at boutique litigation firm Sluki, Kosover & Co., which is entrusted to handle a range of commercial disputes for domestic and foreign clients. The team acts for securities dealers, brokers and investors in disputes against banks, investment houses and government authorities. It is often instructed in matters arising from cross-border corporate transactions, as well as fintech matters. In addition, white-collar crime cases are another area of expertise.

Practice head(s):

Roee Sluki; Ido Kosover

Testimonials

‘A professional team that is always available to every interest, every development and every need of the customer.’

‘The attitude is always personal and warm, from the secretary-level through the interns to the partners. They give a very good sense of security alongside professional conduct.’

‘The team is extremely smart, capable and nice. They are very knowledgeable and experienced. Pleasant to work with.’

‘Skuki Kosover is a boutique firm in the best sense. You are not deferred to a junior lawyer once you hire them but are always accompanied by one of the senior partners.’

‘Beyond their legal capabilities, they are fiercely devoted to their clients 24/7.’

‘Professional approach involving both legal and commercial aspects and considerations in order to resolve the dispute efficiently and rightfully.’

‘Adv. Sluki, partner – high-level understanding of the client’s business, capabilities and needs, thus creating a very efficient dialogue with the other party to the dispute. Creative way of thinking and experience with varied tools used to achieve clients’ goals, with great ability to choose the correct tool and approach to be used. Excellent availability.’

Key clients

Mr. Shmuel Mendezitsky

Mr. Eli Shiri

Caprice N.D.C Ltd.

Solaer Israel Renewable energies

The Svirsky Brothers partnership Ltd.

Mr. Mike Sapir

Mr. Yitzhak Eliaz

Mr. Kobi Faigenbaum

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

Mimon Yashir

Municipal Water Corporations

Ephrahim Ya’akobi

Mishel Ya’akobi

Orit Ya’akobi

Mr. Asaf Rubin

Mr. Ido Tayar; Sodim Ltd.

Mr. Yoram Kedman

Mr. Yedidya Rapaport

AlKaun Media Ltd.

Mr. Dubi Weiss

Mr. Amir Atzmon

ADAM D K CIVIL & MARINE ENG. LTD

Apollo Power

Work highlights

  • Representation of Mr. Mike Sapir,  in a dispute with the shareholders of Topban Ltd. before the district court.
  • Representing Mr Shmuel Mendezitsky in a lawsuit against banks, auditors, and accountants involved in our clients investment in Alpha Platinum.
  • Representing Mr Eli Shiri  in several lawsuits and before the Tax Authority.