Rising Stars

Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration in Israel

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

Following its merger with Gross & Co. in January 2023, Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. continues to consolidate its position as ‘one of the top international arbitration teams in Israel’. Counting domestic and international companies, senior executives, shareholders and public entities among its key roster of clients, the practice boasts a strong track record in handling high-profile cases under all major rues, including ICC, LCIA and ICSID, in addition to ad hoc proceedings. ‘ExperiencedZvi Bar-Nathan leads the team and remains a key contact for public figures and multinational companies in international arbitrations. Daphna Kapeliuk is praised for her ‘superb expertise in Israeli arbitration and impressive understanding of international arbitration’.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Daphna Kapeliuk; Michael Ginsburg


‘Daphna Kapeliuk and the team made an excellent effort in protecting our interests in Israel.’

‘This is a great team. We enjoy working with Daphna Kapeliuk and Zvi Bar-Nathan.’

‘This is one of the top international arbitration teams in Israel.’

‘Daphna Kapeliuk is very knowledgeable. She understands the issues of international arbitration, particularly in the context of Israeli law.’

‘Zvi Bar-Nathan is very experienced and brings strategic know-how to the table.’

‘It has been a smooth and pleasant collaboration and the services they delivered fully satisfied our expectations.’

‘Daphna Kapeliuk has superb expertise in Israeli arbitration and impressive understanding of international arbitration.’

‘Zvi Bar-Nathan is very experienced and gives great strategic advice.’

Key clients


Credit Suisse group

Coca Cola Israel (The Central Bottling Company)

Murchinson Ltd.

Nestlé S.A.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

PJSC Aeroflot

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

Applied Materials Ltd.

AIG Inc.

The El Al Company

Alonyal Ltd., McDonald’s Israel.

VTB Bank / BM

Fortissimo Capital

Sint Maarten Telephone Company N.V.

Orbs Ltd.

W&S Technology Partners LLC

Forex Capital Markets Limited


G-ILS Transportation Ltd.

Senso Optics Ltd.

Olam International Ltd.

Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zhuhai

Work highlights

  • Representing Canada-based global investment firm Murchinson as an activist shareholder in a struggle for control of American-Israeli public Industrial 3D Printing company Nano Dimension.
  • Representing Russian bank VTB Bank in several legal proceedings for enforcement of a foreign judgments issued in Russia against various debtors in Israel.
  • Representing Goldman Sachs & Co. and Special Situations Investing Group II in a claim filed by more than 30 plaintiffs (former employees in an Israeli hi-tech company) against 14 defendants (Goldman and Special Situations included) alleging misrepresentation with regard to the plaintiffs rights as Class B option holders/shareholders.

Gornitzky & Co.

The ‘top-notch international arbitration team’ at Gornitzky & Co. is regularly engaged by international clients on arbitration cases, including interim applications to the Israeli courts, with additional experience in enforcement cases of both arbitration awards and court judgements. Practice leader Eli Cohen is an ‘experienced and sharp litigator’, who handles high-stakes energy, construction and infrastructure disputes, while Nuna Lerner is praised as an ‘an outstanding lawyer with excellent technical skills’. Nir Keidar represents clients in proceedings under the rules of various arbitral bodies, as well as in ad-hoc proceedings, and Shai Sharvit is commended as ‘a star in international arbitration’. ‘Calm and collected’ associate Myriam Feinberg is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Eli Cohen

Other key lawyers:

Shai Sharvit; Nir Keidar; Nuna Lerner; Myriam Feinberg


‘Quite simply the leading international arbitration firm in Israel.’

‘Nir Keidar is an exceptional lawyer; always dedicated to his client’s cases and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Nuna Lerner is an outstanding lawyer with excellent technical skills, is client-oriented and extremely friendly.’

‘Eli Cohen is an experienced and sharp litigator. He is smart and can advise on excellent strategies.’

‘Truly international and versatile. They work together in a seamless way and everyone is hands on and on top of the case.’

‘Myriam Feinberg is calm and collected under pressure.’

‘Top-notch international arbitration team, one of the best in Israel.’

‘Shai Sharvit is a star in international arbitration. He is incredibly knowledgeable of local and international issues.’

Key clients

Komaksavia Airport Invest Ltd. (Cyprus)


Luzon Group and Alumi

Harel Insurance Company Ltd

Sirme Si Cabluri S.A

Major Residences Co. Ltd

RCS Solar Ltd.

Exyte Israel Projects Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Energy Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Komaksavia Airport Invest Ltd. (Cyprus) in an appeal over a €883.7m SCC Investor-State arbitration against a European country.
  • Acting for an Israeli infrastructure company against General Electric in a $20m ICC arbitration comprised of multiple dispute resolution proceedings.
  • Acting for a German company for the enforcement of the first-ever ICSID award being brought for enforcement in Israel before the Israeli court.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

The ‘professional, committed and dedicated’ team at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co continues to showcase its capability in multi-jurisdictional arbitrations, with experience in cases under major rules, including ICC, WIPO and SCAI. The team, which is also noted for its expertise in mediation proceedings, is led by ‘creative and goal-oriented professionalGidon Even-Or, who represents multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals in international arbitration cases. One of the firm’s founding partners and managing partner Ram Jeanne is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Gidon Even-Or

Other key lawyers:

Ram Jeanne; David Knoll


‘Professional, committed and dedicated, always providing high-quality results.’

‘Gideon Even-Or is a great example of a problem solver; his ability to take complicated situations from various topics, to understand and solve them is one of a kind.’

‘Their professionalism and devotion is exceptional ’

‘The team is unique in that they provide high quality responses and results.’

‘Gideon Even-Or is a creative and goal-oriented professional.’

‘A unique group of talented professional.’

‘Gideon Even-Or and David Knoll highly experienced and capable.’

‘Gideon Even-Or is pleasant, cooperative, and always available.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Israel Ltd.

Israel Electric Corporation.

Of Tov (She’an) Ltd.

R-Cure Ltd.

Shufersal Ltd.

Teleclal Group.

Edge Medical Ltd.

General Mills Israel Ltd.

Neopharm Group.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Blue Square Real Estate Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented the management of Reindeer Energy in a dispute with other investors in the company.
  • Acted for Comwise Software Development in a lengthy mediation proceeding regarding a dispute contractual dispute with Bayview Technologies concerning the effect of the termination of the agreements between the parties.
  • Representing Buyme Technologies in a mediation proceeding related to a dispute with High Tech Zone regarding a joint venture previously terminated by Buyme.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co

Housing ‘an outstanding team with brilliant lawyers’, Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co acts for domestic and international corporations in cross-border disputes, with experience in ICC, LCIA and ad-hoc arbitrations. Founding partner Giora Erdinast leads the team alongside Ran Sprinzak, who handles large-scale commercial arbitrations, Tomer Weissman, who acts as a key contact to the firm’s international client roster, and Yuval Naim, who is praised as ‘an exceptionally skilled, always on point and friendly professional’. Senior associate John Alkalak is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Giora Erdinast; Ran Sprinzak; Tomer Weissman; Yuval Naim

Other key lawyers:

John Alkalak


‘An outstanding team with brilliant lawyers.’

‘Yuval Naim and Ran Sprinzak are hard-working, quick and precise.’

‘The team demonstrates great procedural tactical skills and is aware of the client’s concerns. At the same time, it is highly efficient and cost-sensitive. The cooperation between associates and partners is characterised by good communication and training.’

‘Yuval Naim is an exceptionally skilled, always on point and friendly professional. He has perfected the project management of his work and the work of his team and is always absolutely reliable as a result. His briefs are flawless, convincing and have that certain something. I would not want him on “the other side”.’

‘An extremely strong team.’

‘Combination of very strong capabilities, work ethics and procedures. Extremely diligent and thoughtful.’

Key clients

HAA Extra and its ultimate beneficiary

Leumi Partners Ltd., the Tene Investments Funds and Kibbutz Hanita

Mediterranean Car Agency

Work highlights

  • Acting for an international investor in a $1.2bn dispute with his former partners, in international arbitration proceedings in London and Cyprus.
  • Represented a global retail supplier in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration.
  • Representing the owner of a hydro-electric power plant in a multi-million dollar dispute against its operator in an ICC arbitration.


FISCHER (FBC & Co.) has a strong track record in high-stakes mediation proceedings, with notable experience in acting for domestic and international clients in commercial arbitration cases. Commended as ‘a talented litigator and effective mediator’, Reuven Behar ‘stands out for his experience’ and regularly acts for foreign corporations and Israeli companies. Behar jointly leads the team alongside Gil Orion, while ‘thorough, smart and innovativeTamar Turjeman-Kedem is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Reuven Behar; Gil Orion

Other key lawyers:

Tamar Turjeman-Kedem


‘Great team and solid thinkers with vast experience.’

‘Tamar Turjeman-Kedem is a great litigator; thorough, smart and innovative.’

‘Reuven Behar is extremely fair, efficient and has deep knowledge of Israeli law.’

‘Reuven Bachar is highly skilled in mediation and arbitration; sharp minded, creative and business-minded.’

‘A professional team.’

‘Reuven Bachar stands out for his experience, pleasant demeanor and the ability to study complex issues and strive towards the end-goal.’

‘Reuven Behar is a talented litigator and effective mediator. One of the best.’

Key clients

Eilat Ashkelon Infrastructure Services Ltd. (EAIS)

Google Ireland Limited

Meta Platforms Inc.

Brightman Almagor Zohar – Deloitte Israel

Air France/KLM, Iberia

The Knesset (Israel’s parliament)

Intel Corporation

Pressman Toy Corporation

Hot Telecommunication Systems Ltd.|Hot Telecom LP|Hot Mobile Ltd. (“HOT MOBILE”)

Clal Insurance


EDF Renewables Israel Ltd.


Super Parts ltd.

Tyrnovo, a subsidiary of Purple Biotech

Former D&O of Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.

Former officers and directors of Ortam Sahar Engineering Ltd.

Uri Ilan|Itamar Volkov|Amit Dessau|Attica Real Estate Investments Ltd



Harel Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Advising EAIS in an international dispute between Dorad shareholders over breach of fiduciary duty by the defendants.
  • Representing Google LLC and Google Ireland in multiple mediation proceedings.
  • Representing Meta Platforms in multiple mediation proceedings.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

Housing a team of ‘the best gladiators’, M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries ‘blends its experience and strategic shrewdness with a down-to-earth pragmatism and approachability’ when handling multi-jurisdictional arbitrations and mediation proceedings. With expertise in cases under major rules, including ICC and LCIA, the practice counts domestic and international corporations and entrepreneurs among its clients. Jacob Enoch leads the team; his ‘vast experience, both as an advocate and as an arbitrator, is invaluable’ to clients.

Practice head(s):

Jacob Enoch

Other key lawyers:

Rona Zamshteigman


‘Jacob Enoch is the clear market leader in Israel and generally regarded as an expert on an international level.’

‘Responsive, business-oriented and most importantly, the best gladiators one could hope for.’

‘Jacob Enoch, is the one real international arbitration attorney in Israel. His vast experience, both as an advocate and as an arbitrator, is invaluable.’

‘Jacob Enoch is number one in Israel with no comparison.’

‘The strongest team in Israel for any litigation with international aspects as well as for any international arbitration cases. Experience, professionalism, sophistication, finesse, just the right amount of sheer aggressiveness.

‘The team blends its experience and strategic shrewdness with a down-to-earth pragmatism and approachability. They are human and excellent listeners for clients who might struggle to articulate their objectives.’

‘Jacob Enoch is out of this world. He is well-established as the country’s most eminent, international arbitration lawyer.’

Key clients

C. Mer

Rav Bariach

Migdal Insurance Company

Zur Shamir



Dan Hotels

Work highlights

  • Acted for C. Mer in an Amsterdam ICC arbitration regarding a fibreoptic project in Sint Maarten.

Meitar Law Offices

Counting domestic and international corporations among its key roster of clients, Meitar Law Offices provides representation in local and international arbitration proceedings, with experience in cases under all major rules, including ICC, LCIA and the Swiss Arbitration Centre. Praised for his ‘deep industry knowledge, curiosity and astute commercial judgement’, Or Baron Gil leads the team and is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, while ‘fair, practical, and extremely knowledgeable’, Israel Leshem maintains a strong record in commercial arbitrations. Other key contacts in the group include Eyal Rosovsky and Asaf Niemoj.

Practice head(s):

Or Baron Gil

Other key lawyers:

Israel Leshem; Eyal Rosovsky; Asaf Niemoj


‘Or Baron Gil and Asaf Niemoj are both professional and knowledgeable in the international arbitration space.’

‘Eyal Rosovsky is extremely efficient and has very strong business and common sense. A leading practitioner and arbitrator in Israel.’

‘Israel Leshem is a leading practitioner, a great lawyer and arbitrator. He is fair, practical, and extremely knowledgeable.’

‘Impressively high calibre partners.’

‘Or Baron Gil is an exceptional lawyer. Deep industry knowledge, curiosity and astute commercial judgement. He is a master tactician and a highly valued contributor to broader strategy.’

‘Very good team.’

‘Asaf Niemoj is knowledgable, resourceful and creative.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a Nasdaq listed multinational company in a $440m international arbitration under the international rules of the American Arbitration Association seated in Delaware under Delaware law.
  • Advised a Zambian Company in a $128m ICC arbitration seated in London against the Government of the Republic of Zambia, under English and Zambian Law.
  • Advised a Cayman Island entity in a London seated international arbitration under the rules of the ICC against a BVI entity.

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co acts for domestic and multinational corporations, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals in international arbitration cases, spanning ICC, LCIA and ad-hoc arbitrations, with additional experience in mediation proceedings. Alex Hertman leads the team and maintains a strong track record in multi-jurisdictional commercial and finance cases, including international arbitrations, while Uriel Prinz has experience across the construction, engineering, energy and infrastructure sectors. Other key contacts in the group include Noam Zamir and Marina Roizer.

Practice head(s):

Alex Hertman

Other key lawyers:

Uriel Prinz; Noam Zamir; Marina Roizer; Benjamin Sheffer


‘A brilliant team of lawyers who give the client complete confidence that matters are being dealt with professionally and creatively.’

‘Alex Hertman is a legendary practitioner in the Israeli disputes field. He is excellent on both strategy and execution.’

‘Marina Roizer is a very hands-on partner, dedicated to get the best result for the client and thinking through questions in a creative way.’

‘Highest level of professionalism.’

‘Uriel Prinz is excellent and innovative. Always available for the clients and delivers with the highest quality.’

Key clients

Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd. & Shapir Impresa Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A


New Windsor Ltd.

Ami Lustig and Roi Ben-Yami

Moises and Mendi Gertner

G. Sagi Ltd

Kuwayama Corporation

Electra Solel-Boneh – Pumped Storage Gilboa Partnership

Energean Israel Limited, Energean E&P Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for IVM-Minrav-Sadyt in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction, operation and maintenance of the water desalination plant in Ashdod.
  • Representing New Windsor in an arbitration, dealing with real estate transactions in Ukraine.
  • Representing Shapir Impresa Pizzarotti & C. in an arbitration proceeding relating to a claim filed by E.H.Q.C. Performance regarding the execution of Section3 of the Cross Israel Highway.

Asserson Law Offices

Counting government agencies, multinational corporations, banks and high-net-worth individuals among its client roster, Asserson Law Offices’ ‘unique practice’ is well versed in LCIA and ICC arbitrations involving Israeli-connected parties. Headquartered in London, the team is led by ‘highly capableBaruch Baigel, who maintains a track record in cross-border cases, while Shimon Goldwater ‘leaves lawyers on the other side scratching their heads’ in public law disputes. Other key contacts in the group include Yisrael Hiller and senior associate Lynn Yin.

Practice head(s):

Baruch Baigel

Other key lawyers:

Shimon Goldwater; Yisrael Hiller; Lynn Yin


‘Baruch Baigel is sharp, very clever, pragmatic and creative in his approach.’

‘Asserson offers a unique practice of English law in Israel.’

‘Yisrael Hiller is a real professional; responsive and always available.’

‘Asserson is commercial and has some excellent quality lawyers.’

‘Shimon Goldwater is next level when it comes to tactics and strategy. He leaves lawyers on the other side scratching their heads and thinking, “how did he do that?” He is someone who is very talented at what he does.’

‘A wonderful team with talented lawyers focused on achieving the best outcome for the clients. They also offer great value for money with their unique business model.’

‘Baruch Baigel is a highly capable lawyer with great strategic oversight of the case. He is excellent technically but also very practical.’

‘Lynn Yin is an excellent senior associate.’

Key clients

Benjamin Steinmetz

Semën Anufriev

East West German Real Estate

David Hamon and other university students

Trau Bros NV

JBR Capital Limited

Infinidat Ltd

Xiao Min

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Regularly instructed by entities in the healthcare, construction, transport, energy and infrastructure sectors, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) acts for domestic and international corporations and high-net-worth individuals in international arbitration cases and mediation proceedings. Gideon Weinbaum leads the team and acts for multinational corporates in cross-border cases, and Amnon Epstein is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Gideon Weinbaum

Other key lawyers:

Amnon Epstein

Key clients

Apple Inc

Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Fresenius Medical Care Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

ADM International Sarl

Barcelona Football Club

Crestron Electronics

Daflog SRL

Work highlights

  • Represented Fresenius Medical Care in an international arbitration regarding a shareholders dispute in relation to claims of alleged debt to the founder of Fresenius’ Israeli subsidiary, stemming from a Share Purchase Agreement signed in 2015.
  • Representing Daflog SRL in an international arbitration relating to an oil drilling project in Israel.
  • Representing Caixa Geral de Depósitos in a commercial dispute involving aspects of private international law, including the application of Portuguese law in Israel.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Noted for its experience in mediation proceedings, the team at Herzog Fox & Neeman has demonstrable capability in representing domestic and multinational clients in international arbitration cases. Class actions expert Joseph Ashkenazi leads the practice and acts for clients in mediation proceedings, with experience in ICC arbitrations. Key clients include Meta, Mitsubishi Motors and Airbnb, to name a few.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Ashkenazi

Other key lawyers:

Roy Schondorf; David Zailer


‘The team has great experience in commercial arbitration.

‘Roy Schondorf has extensive experience in both commercial disputes and public international law. He has an excellent client approach and a strong strategic sense.’

Key clients

Meta (Facebook)

Israel Electric Company Ltd. (IEC)

Mitsubishi Motors Corporations

Toyota Motor Corporation


Adler Real Estate Aktiengesellschaft

Amnon Schwartz – shareholder of Aminach


MaxLinear, Inc.

Levinsky – Wingate Academic College


Meitav Dash Gemel Ltd.

Haifa Port

Shimon Boiko and Boiko Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Served as mediator in a class action petition filed against Lotosend that was filed with the Central District Court, alleging that the respondent violated numerous disclosure duties under the Consumer Protection Law.
  • Represented Meta in mediation proceedings concerning class actions filed against it seeking damages for breach of privacy laws.
  • Acted for Mitsubishi Motors in mediation proceedings concerning a class action filed against it.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Praised as ‘a beacon in mediation and international arbitration’, Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is noted for its expertise across the energy and infrastructure, construction, retail and insurance sectors, with demonstrable experience in ICC arbitrations. Yoav Razin, who ‘seamlessly blends vast expertise with a personable demeanour’, leads the team, while Amit Mor acts for domestic banks and insurance companies in mediation proceedings. Other key contacts in the group include Ram Pardes, who ‘melds an all-encompassing understanding of international arbitration with the agility and promptness crucial in mediation processes’, and Orr Amsel.

Practice head(s):

Yoav Razin

Other key lawyers:

Amit Mor; Ram Pardes; Orr Amsel


‘Naschitz Brandes Amir (NBA) is a beacon in mediation and international arbitration. Their global perspective uniquely equips them to navigate the complexities of cross-border disputes, always aligning solutions with clients’ best interests. NBA’s prowess in alternative dispute resolution is exceptional.’

‘The professionals at Naschitz Brandes Amir in the realm of mediation and international arbitration are recognised for their unparalleled expertise, dedication, and client-centric methodologies.’

‘Ram Pardes is a foremost figure in this sector. He melds an all-encompassing understanding of international arbitration with the agility and promptness crucial in mediation processes. Ram has not only offered legal insights but has become an instrumental partner in our dispute resolution pursuits.’

‘Yoav Razin seamlessly blends vast expertise with a personable demeanour. His knack for demystifying intricate arbitration procedures into coherent insights ensures we’re well-informed and confident at every juncture of the resolution journey.’

‘For international arbitration, there is absolutely no equivalent to Ram Pardes. You will not find any attorney as exceptional.’

‘Orr Amsel gave practical and smart advice.’

‘A fantastic team of dedicated lawyers, backed by legal experts in a large range of fields, who are available to help with any specific need.’

‘Their detail on strategic initiatives is second to none, and we have been very happy with the way that they have approached the case, regardless of the curveballs thrown their way by opposing councils.’

Key clients

Alfa Duty Free


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

Tried and True Media


Menelik Group

RCL Cruises Limited (Royal Caribbean International)

Club Med SAS & Le Club Mediterranee (Israel) Ltd.

Zurich PLC

Weiss, Porat & Co

Weiss, Porat & Co  counts domestic and foreign corporations, particularly Asia-based companies, among its roster of key clients, and is well-placed to handle ICC arbitration cases and mediation proceedings. Zeev Weiss leads the team and represents clients in East Asia in cross-border arbitration cases. Other key contacts in the group include Arie Reich and Eylam Weiss.

Practice head(s):

Zeev Weiss

Other key lawyers:

Arie Reich; Eylam Weiss

Key clients

ST Engineering Telematics Wireless

NTT Electronics

Junjin Heavy Industry

Institute of Internal Auditors

Shiba International Law Offices

KIM & CHANG law offices


Chly law offices

Ceragem Co., Ltd.


Dover Medical Equipment

Fangda Partners law firm

Shinhan Diamonds

Karl Weiss Ltd.


Lymar&Lymar Legal Consulting

Association for Green Transportation in Israel


Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Law firm



W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited

Seum Law Firm


Charm Engineering

Yair Duchovny Cables

Hashmal Yashir

Prysmian Kablo

Surtel Kablo Sanayii A.S.

Hartuv Cement

MAJ Co., Ltd.

S. Schnitzer Diamonds Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented an Israeli company in a $22m ICC arbitration against a Chinese client.
  • Represented a Korean manufacturer in a tens of Euros arbitration against an Israeli distributor.
  • Representing MAJ Co. in mediation proceedings in Israel.