Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) in Israel

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

The class actions practice at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. is comprised of specialists covering every industry, and regularly represents both domestic and international clients from highly regulated sectors including energy, banking and insurance, with specialist expertise in derivative lawsuits. Expert litigator Zvi Agmon is an expert in class actions arising from competition law issues. Yoav Hirsh is an experienced arbitrator and mediator, specialised in representing banks.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Agmon; Yoav Hirsh; Tal Mayshar

Other key lawyers:

Uri Sorek; Dror Savransky; Dana Hen

Testimonials

‘The firm is very good and experienced in class actions as well as in derivative actions. They are respected by judges and are considered very reliable. They play a “fair game” and present their clients in a respectable manner.’

‘The partners are very attentive, responsive to the client and deeply involved in the legal case . The cases are examined by them in a professional, legal, practical and comprehensive view .’

‘What makes the Agmon & Co. team stand out is their ability to integrate legal knowledge, immense experience and understanding of the underlying business activity into their excellent legal service.’

‘A unique attribute I found very valuable in the Agmon & Co. team was their ability to act as one unit, rather than as a group of separate practitioners under one roof. The core team handling my litigation case was therefore able to use the expertise of Banking and Finance and Securities Law professionals to my benefit.’

‘They are indeed remarkable legal professionals. Beyond the long years of experience, beyond the sharp minds, beyond the perfect knowledge of every last detail about the case, I was exceptionally impressed with their accountability and commitment to the absolute best result for me.’

‘I work with Tal Mayshar’s team. She is an excellent attorney, sharp and highly experienced, while preserving very good relations with the client and focused on getting the work done. I sincerely admire her and the team for their class actions’ defense work.’

‘Very competent and experienced team, that has successfully dealt with the most delicate and complex cases in this domain, on both Israeli and US levels. The team has demonstrated not just good knowledge of substantive law and legal procedures, high independence, excellent written and legal communication skills and attention to detail, but also great teamwork capabilities, high research skills, the ability to separate the wheat from the chaff, creative problem solving, ability to work under pressure and to make tough decisions.’

‘Zvi Agmon who is, in my view one of the best lawyers in Israel in general and the best one in the dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) practice, in particular, and his partner Dana Hen, stood-out. In addition to that, their personal skills, such as integrity, positive attitude, resilience and perseverance, willingness to listen and to learn, calmness, passion to win and creative thinking as well as their customer service awareness, set them apart.’

Key clients

Chevron

Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd.

Hitachi Inc.

Isracard Ltd.

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Veridis Environment

Sha’are Zedek Medical Center

Delek Group

Israel Builders Association

LG Electronics Inc.

Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Mazda & Delek Motors

JT International SA for Globrands Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines

Equital

Ratio oil explorations

Leumi Bank

Formula

Yad 2

Partner communications

RAPAC ENERGY LTD

Kimberly Clark Israel

Directors and Officials of Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Chevron in a $12bn motion to certify a class action regarding excessive pricing.
  • Representing current and former executives of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in a motion to approve a derivative action.
  • Representing Isracard in a class action suit.

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron represents domestic and international clients from all industries in class actions, especially those relating to energy, consumer issues, and data. The practice acts for defendants and claimants. Founding partner Giora Erdinast is an expert civil litigator who has advocated several cases before the Supreme Court. Ran Sprinzak has extensive expertise in class actions pertaining to corporate, securities, and communications law. Tomer Weissman is a key name for international clients and Hadas Bekel is a specialist in contract and consumer law as well as regulation.

Practice head(s):

Giora Erdinast; Ran Sprinzak; Tomer Weissman; Hadas Bekel

Testimonials

‘EBN excels in handling our class action suits whether in seeking judgment or a settlement with the best result possible. EBN provides excellent, personal, and uncompromised legal services. EBN team is very dedicated and experienced.’

‘Giora is an awesome litigator. He is sharp, knowledgeable and highly respected by the judges. He has great analytical skills which make him one of the top lawyers in Israel. Hadas has deep knowledge in telecommunications and class action. She is a very experienced and outstanding litigator and an incredible negotiator. Her attention to detail and vast legal knowledge in the class action field stand out and it is evident that she fights in every case to obtain the best result possible.’

‘We enjoy the legal representation of Ran Sprinzak and his fine team on various insurance legal actions. In every case they learn and understand the issues thoroughly, the defense and other relevant papers they apply are always very professional, written well, and filed on time. They are attentive to our business needs and advise us accordingly, and understand the material, the judges and the risks.’

‘Excellent in every aspect. Firm of the highest quality possible. Excellent results in various cases. Great understanding of client needs. Very responsive.’

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

‘Very professional, creative ideas, service oriented, deal makers.’

‘Dedicated and professional.’

‘Dedicated and highly professional, hands-on,’

Key clients

Isramco

Tamar Petroleum

Dor Gas

Everest

Dyson Limited

Vetna Marketing (1996) Ltd.

Intertoys Ltd.

Harel Furniture Industries Ltd.

Goldman Sachs

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd.

D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd.

Boiron SA

The Israel Electric Corporation

Medtronic Trading Inc.

Medtronic Inc.

Taavura Holdings Ltd.

PwC Israel

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Dead Sea Works Ltd.

Yelin Lapidot Holdings Management Ltd.

Halman Aldubi Provident and Pension Funds Ltd.

IDB

Discount Investment Corporation

Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd.

Israel Aerospace Industries

Nesher – Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd.

Financial Justice Association

Opko Health, Inc.

Opko Biologics Ltd.

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Extra Holdings Ltd.

Mr. Moti Ben Moshe

Apex Issuances Ltd.

Mey-Eden Bar – First Class Service Ltd.

Pauza Coffee Services Ltd.

Egged Taavura Ltd.

Nisko Industries (1992) Ltd.

Nisko Holdings (1982) LTD

Beeper Communications

Ability Inc.

Brookland Upreal Ltd.

Rushdi Food Industries ltd

Shahal Medical Services Ltd.

Vet-Magen for Pets (1997) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Isramco, Tamar Petroleum, Dor Gas, and Everest, in a class action alleging violations of competition law and abuse of dominant position.
  • Representing Opko Health Inc. in two class actions alleging violations of securities rules and legislation.
  • Representing PwC Israel in a class action in relation to its role as financial adviser in the merger of Avner Oil Exploration LP and Delek Drilling LP, valued at NIS300m.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) is a go-to firm for international tech giants, medical device manufacturers, and consumer and securities related issues. A member of the Trade and Investment Committee of the Israel International Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chairman of the Israel Bar Association's Class Actions Committee, Gil Orion has been active in the field for over three decades. Orit Malka represents foreign and domestic clients from a variety of highly regulated industries including automotive and telecoms. Associate Jana Rabinovich is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Gil Orion; Orit Malka

Other key lawyers:

Jana Rabinovich; Yael Riemer; Tamara Dreiman; Chen Shidlovsky; Noa Barhum

Testimonials

‘Excellent team with the highest standard of work in Israel. Court submissions are flawless, and I am a perfectionist.’

‘Yael Riemer – outstanding up and coming. Excellent writing skills and arguments before the court. Gil Orion- one of the best litigators in Israel. He was also outstanding in negotiations of a dispute outside the court. Incredibly smart, and simply one of the best. Additional impressive associates- Tamara Dreiman and Chen Shidlovsky – excellent and dedicated.

‘FBC have a strong practice for class action litigation. They are able to provide clear, strategic advice, combined with an ability to grasp complex technical information and deploy this to the client’s best advantage.’

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

‘The individuals learn the customer, it’s business, their needs and the management’s character. Based on all the above they align with their legal handling. They are familiar with the line of business of the customer and they find any relevant information to support the case.’

‘The team is professional and accessible. They are experts in class actions and can handle intricate legal and factual problems and are proactive and attentive to the client’s needs. As with other teams in the firm it is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Gil Orion and Noa Barhum are exceptional in their work -precise and exact and are accessible to any question any time.’

Key clients

Facebook

Fiverr International

Volvo Car Corporation

PayPal, Inc.

Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC

TikTok Pte. Ltd.

Perrigo Company PLC

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motor Company

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.

Intel Corporation

Ford Motor Company

Airbnb Inc.

Airlines: Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd, Delta Airlines, British Airways PLC, Pegasus, Wizzair, Ryanair

ABB Ltd and ABB Technologies Inc.

Takata Corporation

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Migdal Insurance Ltd

Migdal Financial Holdings and Insurance Ltd

Deloitte Israel

DHL Express (Israel) Ltd.

Shikun UBinui Real Estate Ltd.

Ormat Technologies Inc.

Ormat Systems Ltd.

Medici Medical Ltd.

Lapidot Medical Import & Marketing Ltd.

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Israel Discount Bank

First International Bank of Israel

Bezeq – The Israeli Communication Company Ltd.

HOT Telecommunication Systems Ltd.

Hot Mobile Ltd.

Alpha-Bio Tech Ltd.

TARYA P2P Ltd.

IDE Technologies

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd

Ayalon Holdings Group Ltd

Mr. Shlomo Eisenberg

Shlomo Tom Wyler

Starwood West Limited

Capri Family Foundation

Tamar Petroleum Ltd.

St. Jude Medical

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Delek Drilling L.P.

Golf Group A.K. Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd.

OPC Energy Ltd

Biotronik se & co. kg

Work highlights

  • Representing Facebook, Inc. in a motion to certify a claim as a class action before the Central District Court.
  • Representing Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC in five motions to certify class actions, alleging unlawful collection of data and personal information.
  • Representing Intel Corporation in two separate class actions, valued at approximately $250m.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. handles class and derivative actions across all sectors with particular expertise in energy, finance, and particularly insurance where several of Israel's largest companies feature in its client list. Firm chairman Pinhas Rubin and Ofer Tzur, chairman of the Supreme Court Committee at the Israeli Bar Association, are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Pinhas Rubin; Ofer Tzur

Other key lawyers:

Noam Ronen; Maya Sabari; Harel Shaham; Ofer Fleischer; Tom Alkalay

Testimonials

‘Very professional firm. Very good experience. They are intelligent and responsive.’

‘I work with Harel Shaham. He is one of the leading class actions lawyers in Israel today. Very bright, responsive, intelligent, pleasant to work with, and above all a leading expert in his field.’

‘This is a first rate law office with excellent business awareness. The lawyers adopt case resolution to the business needs of their clients. The numerous versatile partners make working with them an added value.’

‘Maya Sabari is one of the very best litigators I have had the pleasure to work with in over 40 years of practising law. She not only excels in legal capabilities but is also extremely efficient. She gets things done proficiently and quickly. While fee rates are reasonable it is comforting to know that time is used efficiently.’

‘Harel Shaham is very familiar with the issues we asked him to handle, not afraid of handling hard cases, and not pushing for settlement unless the case required so. Harel did a tremendous job in cross-examining the plaintiff, causing the plaintiff to withdraw from the class action as a result of a very thorough and fruitful cross examination.’

‘In my view Gornitzky is a good and professional firm regarding class actions.’

‘Harel Shaham – Harel has a deep knowledge of the law, he is a sharp litigator and goes into the details of every case. Very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Bezeq The Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd.

El-Al Ltd.

Bezeq International Ltd.

ICL Group

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

Menorah Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Delek Group Ltd.

Migdal Insurance & Financial Holding Ltd.

Dead Sea Works Ltd.

Vonetize PLC

Work highlights

  • Representing Bezeq in two motions for discovery and inspection of documents before the filing of motions for certification of a derivative action.
  • Representing ICL in a request for a derivative claim alleging unfair pricing.
  • Representing Clal Group and Menorah Group in a series of motions to approve class actions filed against them relating to car, business, and apartment insurance.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Focused on international clients, Herzog Fox & Neeman handles multi-jurisdictional class actions and parallel pending matters in a wide range of industries but especially hi-tech and banking, with notable expertise in issues arising from competition, securities and consumer law. David Zailer provides additional expertise in the pharmaceutical, food products and environmental sectors. Former practice head Yaacov Sharvit has left to become a judge.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Ashkenazi

Other key lawyers:

David Zailer; Shai Kagan; Isaac Shragay; Orr Diskin

Testimonials

‘Probably the best law firm in Israel. They do all the big ticket cases.’

‘Joseph Ashkenazi would be my first choice in Israel to handle litigation matters.’

Key clients

Facebook

Israel Electric Corporation

Subaru

LG

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

eBay

Pfizer

Yahoo

Airbnb

Alibaba

PayPal

Deutsche Bank

Daimler AG

Wolt

J.P Morgan

Netflix

PepsiCo

Rubycon Corp.

Ashdod Port Company LTD

Premium Confectionary & Trading Company Ltd.

Adler Real Estate Aktiengesellschaft

Philips

DAF Trucks N.V.

Under Armour

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

ASOS

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Work highlights

  • Representing Facebook Inc. and Facebook Ireland in seven class actions alleging breaches of privacy.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG in two class actions alleging fraudulent manipulation of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate.
  • Acting for PepsiCo in a class action that was filed in connection with the acquisition of SodaStream by PepsiCo Inc. for US$3.2 billion.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices is regularly involved in headline cases for large international and domestic clients particularly in relation to disputes relating to competition as well as the consumer, tech, and automotive sectors. Department head Israel Leshem is a key names for clients in the banking sector and Nadav Weisman  combines his class action defence practice with his work in white-collar criminal law.

Practice head(s):

Israel Leshem

Other key lawyers:

Nadav Weisman; Eyal Rosovksy; Ron Peleg; Yoav Oestreicher; Liran Bar-Shalom; Ali Bursztyn; Adi Fremder; Asaf Niemoj; Noam Gilon; Lior Reichart

Testimonials

‘Very professional team with strong business acumen. Always looking a few steps ahead.’

‘Specific mention of Reli Leshem, Nadav Weisman.’

Key clients

Volkswagen Group

Monsanto Company

Bayer AG

Adama Agan Ltd.

Renault Group

Philip Morris International Inc. and affiliated companies

LinkedIn Corporation

LinkedIn Ireland

Expedia Inc.

Hotels.com

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

Citigroup

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunications Corp. Ltd.

Bank of Jerusalem

SONY

Bazan Oil Refineries LTD.

Work highlights

  • Representation of Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. in a petition for certification of a class action alleging conspiracy to manipulate the LIBOR.
  • Representing Monsanto Company, Bayer AG, and Adama Agan Ltd. in a motion to certify a class action.
  • Representing Philip Morris International Inc. and its affiliates in a class action alleging abuse of a dominant position.

S. Horowitz & Co

A go-to law firm for clients in the automotive industry, S. Horowitz & Co also defends clients in highly regulated industries including tech, energy, pharma, and electronics. Alex Hertman has extensive experience in litigating finance and insurance matters. Yehoshua Horesh is an expert in real estate, construction, engineering, and infrastructure disputes pertaining to the energy industry. Hagai Doron has extensive experience in competition law as well as consumer protection, unfair pricing and securities. Gitit Levin-Grinberg is an expert in defending class action lawsuits and coordinates the firm’s work in that space where it arises from competition law issues including cartels and excessive pricing.

Practice head(s):

Yehoshua Horesh; Alex Hertman; Hagai Doron

Other key lawyers:

Ehud Arzi; Asaf Rentsler; Uriel Prinz; Gitit Levin-Grinberg; Noam Zamir

Testimonials

‘The service given is of the highest level. The first thing to point out is uncompromising professionalism, coupled with the highest level of skill and competence. The S Horowitz team with whom we work also have a deep knowledge both of all the relevant legal issues and of the business environment in which we operate.’

‘All of the lawyers with whom we work are first class.’

Key clients

Dexcel Ltd.

Dexcel Pharma Technologies Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Google LLC.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Maccabi Health Services

British Airways Plc

Israel Electric Corporation

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Barclays Bank plc

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Sharp Corporation

Booking.com. B.V.

Discount Investment Corporation Ltd.

AIG Europe Limited and AIG Europe (Services) Limited

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd

Sanofi S,A

Yedioth Ahronoth

LinkedIn

PSA group

Work highlights

  • Acting for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in seven different motions to certify as a class action alleging defects and recalls of vehicles.
  • Acting for Barclays Bank plc in a class action alleging manipulation of LIBOR quotes.
  • Acting for Sanofi S,A in a motion for the certification of a class action alleging lack of consumer information on insomnia medication packaging.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co has a particularly strong practice in banking and insurance. The team acts for a diverse roster of domestic and international clients in class and derivative actions pertaining to a wide range of matters including securities, consumer fraud, competition law, privacy, and product liability. Barak Tal is an expert in civil litigation and is a key name for derivative claims. Hanital Belinson Navon  leads the firm's aviation division but is also active for clients from a range of industries.

Practice head(s):

Barak Tal; Hanital Belinson-Navon

Other key lawyers:

Ruth Loven; Boaz Fiel; Ido Chitman; Sagi Schiff; Tomer Bar-Nathan; Lior Gelbard; Roy Masuri; Guy Kortany

Testimonials

‘Good understanding of the class action environment, quick to understand technical / sales related issues.’

‘Well experienced and professional team in the field of class actions.’

‘Barak Tal is very clever and experienced. Lior Gelbard is a talented lawyer. Smart and dedicated to his work.’

‘The team is very diverse and with plenty of experience. They know the law, the courts and how to be innovative about it.’

‘Tomer Bar-Nathan is very available and really makes you feel that he is on your side and an integral part of the company.’

Key clients

Google LLC

BMW AG

Cellcom

Nike Israel Ltd.

Waze Mobile Ltd.

Brimag Digital Age Ltd.

Brimag Service Ltd.

Psagot Investment House Ltd.

El Al Israel Airlines

Leader Capital Markets Ltd.

Epsilon Investment House

The National Lottery Company

Bank Hapoalim

Bank Leumi

First International Bank of Israel

Discount Bank

Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company

Migdal Insurance Company

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Company Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company

CAL – Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

BDO Israel

Deloitte Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co.

First International Bank Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Bank Hapoalim Ltd. regarding a derivative claim in a motion for production of documents.
  • Representing Google LLC in a class action concerning Google Ads, alleging unfair charges for artificial clicks and unfair pricing.
  • Representing Phoenix Insurance Ltd. and others in a class action alleging collection of a fee not previously agreed upon.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary is a popular choice for financial institutions, which is testament to its strong class actions practice in the banking and tax space, which it complements with its work in the consumer protection area. The department is jointly led by experienced class action litigator Sharon Lubezky-Hess and Doron Levy, an expert in both domestic and international taxation.

Practice head(s):

Doron Levy; Sharon Lubezky-Hess

Other key lawyers:

Shahar Haron; Yaniv Holzman

Testimonials

‘A very strong team, quality, full cooperation, availability and thorough in-depth creative work and excellent results.’

‘I would be particularly pleased to mention lawyer Yaniv Holzman. Yaniv does his job on the best side, professional, efficient, responsible, thorough, raises unique angles of thinking. His esteemed work has greatly contributed to the good results we have achieved.’

Great deal of professionalism, profound work and very dynamic response to developments. The team is available and has a very high standard of service.

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd.

Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Allergan Israel Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Pension and Provident Funds

Meitav Dash Loans Ltd.

Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.

ETS Group

Better Placed Ltd.

Keren Hagshama

Optibase Ltd.

S.B. Security

Unet Credit Finance Services Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Allergan Israel Ltd. in a US$305 million class action certification motion for failure to cease marketing a specific type of breast implant that were recalled by the FDA, Israeli and European regulators.
  • Acting for Bank Hapoalim Ltd., Israel Discount Bank Ltd. in five class action certification motions (in different stages) with a combined claimed value in excess of NIS 3.5 billion on diverse causes of action: refusal to deposit funds originating from digital currencies, currency exchange differentials, discrimination in mortgage services, failure to locate heirs of bank clients and failure to check data.
  • Representing Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. in a NIS 816 million class action certification motion alleging violation by the bank of its regulatory disclosure duties.

Berkman & Co

The team at Berkman & Co handles class and derivative actions before the district court and the Supreme Court for clients from various highly regulated industries but with a strong focus on telecoms and investments. Ron Berkman is an expert in internal disputes relating to companies and partnerships, handling corporate control conflicts and discrimination claims. Nachum Kubovsky is a specialist in administrative and tender law and Gilad Porat broadens the firm's scope with his expertise in international disputes. Roy Berkman was recently promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Ron Berkman; Nachum Kubovsky; Gilad Porat

Other key lawyers:

Roy Berkman

Testimonials

‘Extremely professional and comprehensive with everything they undertake. Quick to respond. A team of winners.’

‘Ron Berkman is absolutely committed to the case and the client. He is familiar with the case, its nooks and crannies to a degree you do not see with other top lawyers.’

‘Berkman’s team is very professional and dedicated to giving high quality litigation service.’

‘Ronni Berkman – One of the finest litigators in Israel.’

‘Thorough, very comprehensive legal knowledge, excellent availability, innovative, very good writing capabilities.’

Key clients

Honda Motor Europe

Israel Chemicals Group

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd.

Pelephone Communications Ltd.

Meitav Dash Investment House Ltd.

Spacecom

Minority Shareholder in Export Investment Corporation Ltd.

Yakov Benjamin Investments and Holdings Ltd. et al.

Edeltech Group

Bazan Group

Deloitte Touche Israel

Dr. Michael Har-Noy

Harel Shapira

Chen Shapira

Gil Shapira

Israel Shapira

Work highlights

  • Representing Honda Motor Europe in a motion to certify a class action alleging vehicle malfunctions, valued at NIS90m.
  • Representing Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in a class action alleging unlawful charges for life insurance premiums, valued at $289m.
  • Representing Israel Chemicals Group in a motion to certify a class action alleging intentional withholding of information, valued at $123m.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. handles complex class actions in a variety of sectors but is most notable for its work in food and beverages, banking, energy, and its international client base in the automotive industry. Hagit Blaiberg has extensive expertise in corporate and securities litigation and has recently handled class actions concerning alleged Libor and Forex collusion. Aaron Michaeli is an expert in representing executives in personal liability claims. International clients and multinational proceedings are handled by Zvi Bar-Nathan  and Benjamin Rotenberg is a specialist in regulatory matters. Efrat Rayten left the firm.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Yehuda Rosenthal; Moti Arad; Jeremy Benjamin; Daphna Tsarfaty; Merav Baruch

Testimonials

‘The team included several lawyers, all are working as a team and always available for questions or preparations.’

‘The team works thoroughly in handling legal proceedings throughout all stages of treatment. The team has a high legal level, analytical ability, original ideas, good wording ability and more.’

‘Hagit Blaiberg was very helpful and really helped us get a good result.’

‘Aaron Michaeli is a top litigator, bold, with deep strategic thinking, leading a very dedicated and professional team spearheaded by his second in command Yehuda Rosenthal. Aaron Michaeli and his team file very precise and convincing documents with the court.’

‘Aaron Michaeli is an expert in corporate law and securities law and he has the benefit of a huge commercial office backing him. Above all, Aaron Michaeli has a special talent/expertise to identify the most material strategic points in every case.’

‘We enjoy the legal representation of Hagit Blaiberg and her fine team on various insurance legal actions. In every case they learn and understand the issues thoroughly, the defense and other relevant papers they apply are always very professional, written well and filed on time. They are attentive to our business needs and advise us accordingly, and understand the material, the judges and the risks.’

‘Aaron Michaeli’s team provided first rate service. Aaron himself contributing 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 smart.’

Key clients

Coca Cola Israel

The Central Distribution Company Ltd.

International Beer Breweries

International Beer Breweries Spirits

Prigat

Shufersal Ltd.

UBS Group AG

Europe Asia Pipeline Company Ltd.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Ford Motor Company

Israel Railways Ltd.

Nestlé SA Odyssey SM Ltd.

Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.

PJSC Aeroflot

The Israel Electric Corporation

Unilever Overseas Holdings B.V.

Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

Keshet Broadcasting

U. Dori Group Ltd.

New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

Netivei Ayalon Ltd.

Neviot- Nature of Galilee Ltd.

Super-Pharm (Israel) Ltd.

A.L. Ten Bis Ltd.

Delek Drilling Limited Partnership

National Insurance Institute of Israel

Alonyal Ltd.

Caesarstone Ltd.

Magen David Adom

Rafa Laboratories Co. Ltd.

Derech Eretz Highways Management Corporation Ltd.

Bezeq the Israeli Telecommunication Corp. Ltd.

Hot Mobile Ltd.

012 Smile Telecom Ltd.

Psagot Investment House

Harel Insurance Company

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd.

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd.

I.D.I. Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

Carasso Motors Ltd.

Pacific Vehicle and Transportation Ltd.

Albar Leasing (R.Z.) Ltd

Tamir Fishman

Mifal Hapais

Zaban Bechor – Jewelry Ltd.

Rami Levy Shivuk Hashikma Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd.

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Amisragas, the American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.

Radio Kol-Barama Ltd.

NMC United Entertainment Ltd.

Hed Arzi Ltd.

Bird Rides, Inc.

Meda Conferences Ltd.

Ecommunity the Social Corporation for the Recycling of Electronic Waste Ltd.

Mashkar Ltd.

Summit Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Sorek Operation and Maintenance Company Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

EBar Water Ltd.

E.R.E. Water Holdings Ltd.

Tapugan Ltd.

Strauss Icecream Ltd.

Abouelafia Bakery

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Mr. Arik Yogev

Work highlights

  • Representing Nestle SA in motions to certify class actions in relation to its ILS3.3bn acquisition of Osem.
  • Representing Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Ltd. in a class action for allegedly exposing workers to hazardous materials, namely silica.
  • Representing Shufersal Ltd. in several class actions relating to different items under the Israeli class action law.

Lipa Meir & Co

The litigation and class actions department at Lipa Meir & Co is headed by Alon Pomeranc, an experienced litigator and arbitrator. In addition to its strength in the healthcare, telecoms, and insurance sectors, the group is uniquely positioned with its expertise in environmental class actions. Also notable is the firm’s claimant practice.

Practice head(s):

Alon Pomeranc

Other key lawyers:

Shay Tamar; Sylvia Gal

Testimonials

‘The staff are very professional. Respond quickly to any request and with high inquiries to the customer’s needs. Know how to work collaboratively with legal teams from other firms. Accurate pricing and no excessive cost overload.’

‘Alon Pomeranc is a brilliant lawyer! Knows how to anticipate legal moves and evaluate them well. His appearance in court is excellent; knows how to understand the judge and knows well what to emphasize and how. Knows how to give the customer the feeling that he is important and understands the system of pressures and needs of the customer. Reliable, available, with leadership ability and exceptional ability to negotiate between parties.’

‘Professional. Efficient. Personable’

‘Alon Pomeranc has always delivered a top notch product for us. His main consideration is to protect his client, and he achieves this with his excellent knowledge and attention to detail.’

Key clients

Clalit Health Services

Sunny Cellular Communication

Ituran Location and Control Ltd.

Harel Insurance Ltd.

Blistex Inc.

Mor Research Applications

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Shfaram Water and Sewage Corporation

Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan

Eldad Peri Real Estate Ltd.

Eldad Peri Group Ltd.

Peri performance

Mr. Eldad Peri

Israel Shipyards Port Ltd

Tamir Fishman Real Estate Fund Ltd.

Astral Hotels Ltd.

Pacific Cars Ltd.

Zohar Dalia Cooperative Agricultural Association Ltd.

Jumbo Stock

Towns Association for Environmental Quality, Southern Judea

Work highlights

  • Represented Clalit Health Services in 22 class actions.
  • Representing Sunny Cellular Communication in several class actions alleging malfunctions in imported smartphones.
  • Representing Ituran Location and Control Ltd. in a class action alleging abuse of dominant position through excessive pricing.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries has strong expertise in consumer protection class actions, with Ronit Sutton Salkind  seen as the “‘go to’ expert lawyer whenever a major consumer chain gets hit by a class action“. Danny Kabir  acts for international food chains and large insurance companies and experienced litigator Zvi Firon acts for national and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Zvi Firon; Danny Kabir

Other key lawyers:

Ronit Sutton Salkind

Testimonials

‘Good team. Good value for money. Very focused and knowledgeable. Very experienced. The team handles hundreds of cases a year. Ronit Sutton Salkind is considered a talent and impresses with her skills and personality.’

‘Ronit Sutton Salkind is probably the best leading defence lawyer in consumer and accessibility class actions in Israel. She is the “go to” expert lawyer when ever a major consumer chain gets hit by a class action. Ronit has remarkable skills in finding bright solutions for every difficult case and is working 24/7 “hands on” on every case. Her track record of success is remarkable.’

‘We have been using the firm’s services for years. I would assess the overall level of service as superb, fast, extremely knowledgeable and a top to bottom complete service which is simply not available from any other major firm. The litigation department in Firon is one of the biggest departments in the firm and includes some of the more dominant litigators that a firm can offer, and therefore, provide all-around services of litigation, mainly in the financial and capital markets sector, in which we operate. Leading in innovation and technological diversity.’

‘Adv. Zvi Firon, Head of the Firm, without a doubt, the best practitioner I have had the chance to work with, a “complete” lawyer if I ever met one, novel, practical, business wise and professional.’

‘Danny Kabir handles all of our complex class actions in financial and capital markets, his understanding is swift and it seems as if his knowledge is so widespread he is unbeatable in his capacity of broad understanding of the litigation, its different levels of management and his smart and professional conclusions and advice.’

‘Ronit Sutton Salkind, who has proven herself as 1st tier professional in class actions, probably the busiest lawyer in the country in the number of class actions she handles, and reaches great results.’

‘The Primary lawyer we dealt with , and the Star of the law firm defence litigation class actions team is definitely Ronit Sutton Salkind. She is a leading defence lawyer in consumer, and accessibility class actions. She is bright, always in command, available 24/7 and considered the first choice to go to for all retailer chains in Israel (major and small alike). Ronit has amazing out of the box ideas, she is very knowledgeable and has top mediation skills .’

‘The firm has a lot of experience. There are a variety of departments and multidisciplinary vision. In particular, the litigation department is one of the leaders in Israel, and handles a large number of complex class actions.’

Key clients

Bezeq

McDonald’s

AIG

3M

Clal Insurance Company

Diplomat

Fox Group

Hachshara Insurance Company

Elbit

Israel Military Industries

Dan Hotels

StarKist Fodor

Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd

Grooper

Lottosend

Aldo

Machsanei Hashuk

Work highlights

  • Representing Clal Insurance against a claim for alleged systematic failure to inform parents about students’ insurance, valued at NIS1.4bn.
  • Representing Rami Levi Hashikma Marketing in the defence against a NIS2bn claim.
  • Represented Dolphin Ltd. in a motion to approve a derivative claim estimated at NIS100m.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. has a strong class action practice in consumer protection cases and for disputes in the financial services sector as well as handling environmental and data privacy cases. Yaron Rossman leads the team in class actions pertaining to the financial services sector and Gil Atar  has specialist expertise in cross-border class actions and acts as an arbitrator at The Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Practice head(s):

Yaron Rossman; Gil Atar

Other key lawyers:

Shay Cohen; Assaf Ratzon; Ram Pardes; Orr Amsel

Testimonials

They are the firm that we use for our most important and most difficult cases. They are best in class: strategic, hard-working, thoughtful and highly skilled, with an eye towards results. They put the right resources on the case and are very thoughtful, and you always feel like you are working with the best people you can be working with.’

‘They are smart and helpful and we are always glad to have them involved. They have strong litigation and trial work, and they are not afraid to get in a courtroom if needed.’

Key clients

Israel Credit Cards Ltd.

Mercantile Discount Bank.

Union Bank of Israel Ltd.

Clal Insurance LTD.

Haifa Chemicals Ltd.

Iveco S.p.A.

BSH Home Appliances Ltd.

RCL Cruises Limited (Royal Caribbean International).

Gulliver Tourism Ltd.

Leiman Schlussel Ltd.

Toy R Us Israel

Telepharma Ltd.

Mei Avivim 2010 Ltd.

Sonigo International Shipping, Packing & Moving Ltd.

Pumpi Ltd.

Israel Scandinavian Maritime Agency Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Haifa Chemicals in two separate class actions alleging air pollution in Haifa, valued at $4bn.
  • Representing Iveco S.p.A. in a class action alleging a price-fixing cartel with its EU competitors, valued at NIS1bn.
  • Representing Israel Credit Cards Ltd., in a motion to approve a class action alleging unlawful transfer of private data to a third party.

Nir Cohen, Leshem, Ben-Artzi & Co

Nir Cohen, Leshem, Ben-Artzi & Co handles class actions and has a considerable market share of derivative actions. The practice predominantly represents clients in the banking, energy, and telecoms industries, and acts for public companies alongside clients in the private sector. Nir CohenDavid Leshem and Amir Ben-Artzi are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Nir Cohen; David Leshem; Amir Ben-Artzi

Ronen Adini & Co

Ronen Adini & Co has a core focus representing claimants, especially in the telecoms, chemicals, and securities sectors. Department head Ronen Adini handles both civil and criminal litigation, particularly in the securities space, and has represented clients through all judicial instances up to the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Ronen Adini

Testimonials

Professional and quick responses.’

‘Sensitive to customer requirements.’

Key clients

Mr. Gil Amid – Shareholder of Bezeq

Altshuler Shaham

Mr. Ronen Shayary

Ms. Einav Vaknin

Mr. Oded Loeble

Mr. Reuven Milman

O.E.D.A. Liad Holdings (2006) Ltd.

Mr. Rami Kliot

Mr. Ron Nagar and Mr. David Ben Naim

Mr. Dror Amiram

Mr. Zohar Uzdin

Mr. Ady Klaus, Mr. Nir Mordoch And Mr. Vlad Gorshomov

Mr. Erez Theodoro and Ms. Wang Tiponghong

Mr. Amiram Deutch and Mr. Shmuel Rosenbaum

Mr. Guy Golan

Mr. Avishai Naftaly

Mr. David Aberzon

Mr. Ron Semucha

Mrs. Ira Bar

Mr. Shiran Keidar

Mr. Dov Nesis

Mr. Roy Ittach

Capital Point Ltd

Mr. Li Haixiang

Work highlights

  • Represented the lead claimant against Bezeq, in a NIS 2 billion class action on behalf of public shareholders, for misleading investors by hiding negative information about the implementation of the reform of the Ministry of Communications.
  • Representing the public shareholders of Bezeq in a NIS 0.5 Billion derivative suit, with regards to the Yes transaction, a huge Israeli transaction in which Bezeq purchased the Yes satellite company, under the claim that the acquisition of Yes from Shaul Elovitch (the controlling shareholder of Bezeq and YES) is a depriving transaction, which only benefits the controlling shareholder.
  • Representing the lead claimant in a derivative suit against DIC and its controlling shareholder, Mr. Nochi Dankner, regarding the acquisition of Maariv Newspaper.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. has a strong practice in insurance alongside its work in securities and aviation, but is most notable in consumer protection. Hillel Ish-Shalom has expertise in complex civil and commercial litigation matters as well as arbitration. Joseph Benkel is a key name for international clients; he and Ofer Shapira have considerable experience of cross-border disputes. Shmuel (Uli) Galinka brings expertise in bankruptcy and receivership proceedings.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Chen Nusel

Testimonials

‘Professional at what they do. Good personal service. Provide good results in terms of the legal services.’

‘Very experienced legal team and individuals. Personal approach.’

Key clients

The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd

Amidar Israel National Housing Corporation For Immigrants Ltd.

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd.

Israel Railways Ltd.

National Insurance Institute of Israel

Glicksman Egg Marketing (1994) Ltd.

All U Need Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

Ceragon Networks Ltd

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

Samsung Group

General Motors

Jafora Tabori Ltd

S. Schestowitz Ltd

Gamma Direct Personal Financing Ltd

Flying Carpet Ltd

Albar Leasing (R.Z) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing General Motors in seven different class actions.
  • Representing Migdal Insurance Company Ltd in a lawsuit filed by Ilan Fibko, valued at NIS600m.
  • Representing Samsung Group in the Tel Aviv District Court lawsuit filed against both Samsung and Scailex Corporation Ltd.

Tadmor Levy & Co.

Tadmor Levy & Co. handles class actions and derivative actions particularly in the areas of banking, insurance, consumer protection, and e-commerce and has a notable competition law practice. The team is led by Yechiel Kasher , an expert in civil-commercial litigation who also represents clients in matters relating to payment methods, shareholder disputes, and administrative and corporate proceedings. The department has seen considerable growth with the internal promotion of Nadav Lerner to partner and the arrival of Eitan Brosh from Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co (ZAG-S&W) and Tali Graifer from Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Witkon.

Practice head(s):

Yechiel Kasher

Other key lawyers:

Ofer Shoval; Sivan Wulkan-Avisar; Nadav Lerner; Eitan Brosh

Testimonials

‘As a large law firm, the firm is very diverse, covers many fields of expertise and employ very capable, experienced and skilled lawyers.’

‘The partners and associates I dealt with were very practical, knowledgeable, dedicated, worked tirelessly, gave me an honest advice and represented me to my utmost satisfaction.’

‘I work only with Yechiel Kasher – a very thorough learner and very convincing.’

‘Tadmor team has strong people, thinkers and doers, everything is planned out, ordered and executed professionally. Team had the ability to produce excellent ideas and discuss openly all possible outcomes to come up with the best strategy available.’

‘Yechiel Kasher (head of dept) is brilliant, attentive, can see the relative importance of every action or piece of evidence – simply the best one could hope for to manage one’s cases in Israel.’

‘Very professional.’

‘Yechiel Kasher – excellent litigator; Sivan Wulkan-Avisar – very good interpersonal skills.’

Key clients

Nestlé Nespresso S.A

Booking. Com

Max It Finance Ltd.

Colgate Palmolive Company

Allergan Plc

eBay Inc.

Assuta Medical Centers

Shirbit Insurance Ltd.

Cinema Industary Association in Israel

Match Retail LTD. (H&M)

Israir Airlines Ltd

Direct Finance Ltd.

Hagag Group

Ido and Tzahi Hagag

Hagag, Buchnik, Weinstein & Co. Law Offices

Max Stock Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Sasa Cosmetics – Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.

“Hever” Consumers’ Club

General Mills Israel

RATIO OIL EXPLORATION (1992) – LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Work highlights

  • Representing Nespresso Israel and Nestlé Nespresso S.A in a motion to certify a NIS459m class action regarding coffee capsule pricing and breach of Israel’s Communication Law.
  • Representing Booking.com against a motion to approve a NIS111.8-120.4m class action alleging restrictive arrangement and breach of the Consumer Protection Law.
  • Representing Max It Finance in several class action proceedings.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co acts for foreign and domestic clients from a variety of sectors but is particularly notable for its work in telecoms, banking, and consumer protection. Yaron Reiter  has expertise in contract, intellectual property, administrative, IT, and competition law; he regularly represents multinationals in large class action lawsuits.

Practice head(s):

Yaron Reiter

Other key lawyers:

Ariella Ablov; Dana Amir; Ruthy Wysenbeek-Shauli; Yael Shoham; Alon Sukenik;

Testimonials

‘AYR’s Class action team has extensive knowledge in class actions. They are very professional. I trust their consultation that takes into account strategic needs of the specific case, the needs of the company and the legal position. They know when to fight and when to settle and how to bring the best results. They are also very available when needed.’

‘Yaron Reiter is very experienced and known lawyer in the field for a good reason. He is very sharp, knowledgeable and has creative solutions. Yaron is also very available and “Hands -On” in the cases.

‘Ruthy Wysenbeek-Shauli helps us with all our cases. She is smart, knowledgeable, sees the wider perspective and is very available and engaged.’

‘AYR is the firm that gives us legal service in the most complex lawsuits. We are very pleased with the quality of the legal work and the customer service.’

‘This team is in a league of its own in every aspect, among others, in their original thinking, service, fighting spirit and attention to details. These features distinguish them from all others and bring about significant achievements to the cases in their care.’

‘Yaron Reiter’s achievements and unique standards are a result of his character and work. Yaron is a brilliant lawyer who has experience and unparalleled legal analysis capabilities. He is combative and extraordinarily intelligent and approaches each case with enthusiasm and dedication as if it were his first case. The files handled by his department are handled personally by him and he is involved in every detail.’

‘Ariella Ablov – a brilliant lawyer. She has phenomenal legal abilities, a rare memory and control of every detail in every case, small and large. She is always available, gracious and more important, always provides correct and wise advice.’

‘Dana Amir and Ruthy Wysenbeek-Shauli analyse every issue efficiently and with great talent; take charge of piles of complicated data and provide fast, efficient and high-quality service.’

Key clients

Shufersal Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Israel Ltd.

Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Excellence Nessuah Gemel Ltd.

Chi Mei Corporation

The Gindi Group

Bank Leumi Ltd.

BANK HAPOALIM B.M.

M. Lasser

Bezeq International Ltd.

Kesher Rent A Car Ltd.

Kavim Public Transportation Ltd.

Pelephone Communications Company Ltd.

Operate-Lease Ltd.

Teleclal Group Ltd.

The Manufacturers Association of Israel

Leascar

Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Maccabi Haifa F.C

012 Smile Telecom Ltd.

ICP Finance Ltd.

Be Drugstores Ltd.

S.Shlomo Holdings Ltd.

Of Yerushalaim Mehadrin Ltd.

Ono Academic College.

Studio C

Dayagei Rishon LeZion

Work highlights

  • Represented Chi Mei Corporation in an international competition law case before the district court and the Supreme Court, valued at $57-77m.
  • Representing Microsoft Corporation in two applications to certify a class action alleging automatic OS replacement without consent, valued at $28m.
  • Represented Partner Communication Ltd. before the district court and the Supreme Court in an application to certify a class action alleging price discrimination, valued at $126m.

Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co

Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co combines a strong practice in class actions with additional prowess in competition law and has a focus on the pharmaceutical and insurance sectors. The department is led by Eran Taussig, who is 'able to quickly grasp the complexity of the relevant business in order to tailor the best strategy for the litigation'.

Practice head(s):

Eran Taussig

Other key lawyers:

Hanan Doron; Raanan Bar-Zohar; Inbal Elkayam; Michal Atkin; Moshe Balter

Testimonials

‘The Class Action department is led by dr. Eran Tausig, assisted by Adv. Inbal Elkayam. Both are extremely talented and hard working. In instances he was under the opinion we should settle, he provided all the required information to the relevant employees with great patience and detail. The documents submitted to third parties as well as to the court are written in clear language, brief and to the point.’

‘BGA’s Class Actions department is one of the best and most professional in Israel. They have a rather unique specialization in the field of pharma and its varieties, in addition to many other areas of expertise, such as consumer protection, insurance and torts, product liability, aviation law, communications law, environment law, and more.’

‘Eran Taussig, is a renowned expert in the area of class actions, who is invited regularly to lecture in professional forums and publishes academic articles on class actions, both in Israel and in worldwide.’

‘BGA’s Class Actions department is prominent and well recognized in Israel. They had great success in representing some of the largest corporations, domestic and international, in most areas of the law. One prominent reason for the firm’s success in class action proceedings stems from the identity of its head, Dr. Taussig is a thorough, diligent, and highly professional attorney, who leaves no stone unturned.’

‘This firm provides the attention to the clients typical of small boutique firms and, at the same time, has the insights, broader sight and size of a large firm. The experience has been quite rewarding, especially for what concerns the outcome of two major class actions.’

Moshe Balter has a deep knowledge and level of insights in the Israeli market that only his experience can offer.

‘Eran Taussig is an extremely bright and sophisticated lawyer, able to quickly grasp the complexity of the relevant business in order to tailor the best strategy for the litigation. He is able to zoom into a great level of detail and, at the same time, quickly re-shapes the broader strategy of the litigation depending on the changing circumstances.’

‘Billing practices and rates are very competitive. Collaboration was first rate, particularly considering everything needing to be translated.’

‘Eran Taussig is fantastic to work with-wise advice, very engaged.’

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

J-C Health care

Janssen group

DePuy International

Ami Technologies

Ethicon Inc

Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd.

Arkia International Ltd.

Bezeq International Ltd.

Ahuzot Hahof

Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd

Ortal Human Resources Ltd.

Psagot Investment House

Alrov Group Ltd.

Hod Hamidbar

Car2go Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company.

Trima Medical Products Maabarot Ltd.

Hagarin Ltd.

S. Schestowitz Ltd.

Kibbutz Evron

Evron Landfill – Tamam Recycling – Limited Partnership

S.B. Shmira Ubitahon Guarding Group

Maya Parking Lots Ltd.

The Sport Palaces of Tel Aviv Yafo Ltd.

Jahshan Farm Ltd.

Cleanomat Holdings (1989) Ltd.

Sale Communication Ltd.

M.P.A tourism Ltd and E.M.A Hotels Ltd.

Ontario 903115 Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Johnson & Johnson Group in two motions to certify class actions alleging distribution of asbestos contaminated products, valued at NIS155m.
  • Representing Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd. in a motion to certify a class action alleging violation of insurance policy, valued at NIS79m.
  • Represented Kibbutz Evron and Evron Landfill – Tamam Recycling Limited Partnership in a motion to certify a class action alleging environmental hazards.

FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

The team at FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani) handles class and derivative actions, notably relating to consumer protection and pharmaceuticals, for defendant and claimants. Orr Noy is an experienced litigator in corporate control, commercial, and contractual disputes and Ofer Furth is an expert in matters pertaining to shareholder disputes and disputes between companies. The team was recently bolstered by a number of arrivals at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Ofer Furth; Orr Noy

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘Orr Noy is a very professional and talented litigator. He handles complex litigation, including securities class actions and is very thorough and knowledgeable, as well as pragmatic.’

‘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 and to our/insureds’/insurers’ requests and questions, and aiming firmly for achieving the best results for the firm’s clients.’

‘Orr Noy is a brilliant lawyer, definitely one of the leading individuals in Israel. He is very creative, super-professional, always able to see the “big picture” while being aware of all of the small and relevant details. Orr 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 litigators who serve the clients’ best interests.’

‘Ofer Furth – sharp, quick and practical.’

Key clients

Ijump Ltd.

Dr. Shlomo Ness

Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.

Ijump in the Arena Ltd.

Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Poalei Tel Aviv Holdings Ltd.

E. BAR – Water Ltd.

Sacara Cosmetics Ltd.

Kol Bo Hazi Hinam Ltd.

Reut – Management Company of Provident Fund Ltd.

Agor Management Company of Provident Fund Ltd.

Sanofi – Aventis Israel Ltd.

Purple Biotech Ltd.

Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

Yeelim Investments Ltd.

Rozenbuch Assets Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Formula Systems (1985) Ltd in a motion to approve a derivative lawsuit which was filed against it by a minority shareholder in the company.
  • Representing Reut in a motion for approval of a class action filed against it.
  • Representing Purple Biotech Ltd in four recent class actions that were filed against it as a result of information concerning an investigation conducted by the Israel Securities Authority.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

The team at Gross Law Firm – GKH has a niche handling class actions in the hi-tech and securities space. Michael Ginsburg is an experienced civil litigator who is also able a member of the firm's real estate practice. Adi Yogev and Yori Nehushtan are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Michael Ginsburg; Yori Nehushtan

Other key lawyers:

Adi Yogev; Shai Erez; Matan Winkler

Key clients

S&P Global Ratings Ma’alot Ltd

Gett (GetTaxi) Ltd.

Mavenir Ltd.

Verint Systems Ltd.

Comverse Technology Inc.

Verifone Israel Ltd.

Bank of America N.A

Elbit Imaging Ltd.

Plaza Centers N.V

Shookit

East Jerusalem District Electric Company

Yehoshua Hazan

Virtual Currencies – Blox Ltd

Tadiran Consumer and Technology Products Ltd.

Cross Israel Highway Ltd.

Mr. Amir Gur Lavie

Goner Investments Ltd.

Optibase Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Gett in a class action filed with the Central District Court claiming that Gett charges its business customers exorbitant prices that do not comply with its agreements and the applicable law.
  • Represented Optibase Ltd. in a derivative lawsuit that was filed against it, the controlling shareholder and officers of the company with respect to its approval of three transactions executed by the company with the controlling shareholders, in exchange for an allocation of shares, which, according to the claim, was done at market value and not at fair value.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates focuses its practice on the banking, securities, and pension sectors with special expertise in shareholder derivative claims. Doron Dan is an experienced litigator and arbitrator and brings additional expertise in disputes relating to trademarks and libel. Yael Moshkovich acts for clients in matters of company law and liquidation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Doron Dan; Yael Moshkovich

Other key lawyers:

Oren Pechthold; Dana Shwartz-Ashtar; Hila Goldfeld; Sagi Natan; Dana Maman

Testimonials

‘Excellent advice at a fair cost. Great service, exceptionally detailed, comprehensive and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team’s strengths and key capabilities are the people, the professionalism, commitment, friendliness, pragmatism.’

‘Yael Moshkovich – brilliant, super nice, diligent, practical. The whole “package”.’

Key clients

Matrix Group

Gottex-Zara Israel Group, including subsidiaries Pull & Bear, Bershka, Nike, Gap, Gottex, Massimo Dutt and Stradivarius

Discount Bank Ltd.

Mercantile Bank Ltd.

U-Bank

HSBC Bank PLC

HSBC Holdings

Africa Israel Investments Ltd. including its subsidiaries

Negev Ceramics and its subsidiaries

H&O Israel

Urbancorp Inc. Bondholders

Melisron Ltd.

Danya Cebus Ltd.

SOHO Collection Ltd.

Top Ramdor Systems & Computers Co. (1990) Ltd.

Private Clients against ‘Meitav Dash’

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Aminach Furniture & Mattresses Industries Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Israel Discount Bank in a class action filed against it and against Bank Hapoalim BM and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd., for a total of NIS 1.486 billion, based on a claim relating to foreign currency trading.
  • Representing several private clients in a class action filed against one of Israel’s most prominent investment companies, Meitav Dash, regarding pension rights.
  • Representing the officeholders, directors and internal auditors of Africa Israel Industries, in a request to approve a class action against them and Africa Israel Investments, due to irregularities and discrepancies discovered in Africa Israel Industries’ financial reports.

Yossi Levy & Co

The team at Yossi Levy & Co handles matters relating to consumer protection but its best known for its competition law practice, an area where Asaf Shubinsky is particularly strong. The group recently made several hires at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Asaf Shubinsky

Key clients

Electra Consumer Products (1951) Ltd.

Cornish Hen Ltd.

Partner Communications Company Ltd.

Electra Ltd.

General Electric Company

LG Chem

Elco Cinema Limited Partnership

Israel Airports Authority

H.Y. Electronics & Components Ltd.

Tulip Entertainment Ltd.

Clal Insurance Business Holdings Ltd.

Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting in a class action for LG Chem alleging participation in a global cartel.
  • Representing Electra Consumer Products (1951) Ltd. in a class action alleging intentional provision of misleading information, valued at $290m.
  • Representing General Electric in a class action alleging involvement in a global cartel.