Firms To Watch: Employment

Since its establishment in 2018, Dror Gal – Reut Sagiv Law Offices has hit the ground running. The firm focuses exclusively on labour and employment matters — both collective and individual.
Employment law is a mainstay at Gideon Fisher & Co and the firm has a eminent reputation for its expertise in representing public sector and non-profit organisations, including municipalities and regional councils.
New boutique Harari-Lifshits & Babish (HLB) was recently formed by talented labour specialists Rachel Harari-Lifshits and Naama Babish, who previously led the employment group at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary.

Employment in Israel

Efrat Deutsch & Co

Exceptional‘ boutique Efrat Deutsch & Co is valued by sources for its ‘broad vision and great experience‘. The group represents domestic and multinational employers from a diverse spread of market segments, including hi-tech, food, retail, manufacturing and the public sector. A strong performer in both contentious and non-contentious matters, the firm is particularly recognised for its niche strength in labour-related class actions — it is currently advising on nine such claims. Efrat Deutsch is recommended for her broad expertise, which spans litigation, collective negotiations and reorganisations. Other key names include Shimrit Noy, who also handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious issues, and associate Guy Belleli.

Practice head(s):

Efrat Deutsch

Other key lawyers:

Shimrit Noy; Inbal Palmor Dori; Guy Belleli

Testimonials

‘Efrat Deutsch is an exceptional law firm in the field of employment law and relations in Israel. Their services have always been very professional and thorough. In addition, the firm is always up to date with all the most recent legal precedents and changes.’

‘Very professional, well known and appreciated by others. Their advice always takes into account commercial and legal aspects together. Great knowledge and experience.’

‘Always available within reasonable timeframes. Very attentive to our needs. Always a pleasure to talk to. Quick understanding of our needs and ready to give their opinion and advice (many lawyers avoid that, by giving you a long tiring cautious review). I don’t want my lawyers to write me an essay, I want their good advice.’

‘All individuals we have worked with are amicable, welcoming, resourceful, and constantly available to provide assistance whenever it is needed.’

‘The team’s strengths and capabilities are deep understanding and knowledge of the area, pragmatism, professionalism and efficiency, combined with friendliness and responsiveness. Great pure female team.’

‘A very professional office, with broad vision and great experience. The legal advice that the firm’s staff provides to its clients enables decisions to be made more clearly and quickly. Available around the clock on any question or issue.’

‘Efrat Deutsch & Shimrit Noy are exceptionally smart, business-oriented, focused, professional and super nice and pleasure to work with. Definitely the best team that exceeds all others in the area.’

‘Efrat Deutsch and Shimrit Noy are top-notch lawyers, who give extensive and professional advice on any subject. Available every day and every hour to give an answer, always with great professionalism. Our ongoing work with Efrat and Shimrit allows us as a company to arrive ready and confident in every decision and every relevant step related to their field of business.’

Key clients

The Tel Aviv Municipality – Habima – The National Theatre

Mishan – Quality Senior Living

Matrix IT Ltd.

UPS Israel

Savion Industries

Sodexo – Israel (Cibus-Sodexo)

Phibro Animal Health Corporation – Israel

Alonyal Ltd. – McDonald’s Israel

Ceva

El-Al (Pilots Representation)

Knesset TV

Nestlé – Osem

Orpak Systems

Leiman Schlüssel

Tzomet Sfarim (BookNet)

Opko

Avgol Industries

S.B. Shmira Ubitahon Guarding Group

Nespresso Israel

The Israel Women’s Network (Pro Bono)

Shirbit Insurance Company

Kamada Ltd.

Nissan Nativ Acting Studio

Compugen Ltd.

Castro Model

Unitronics

Espresso Club

The Wingate Institute

Banking Clearing Center Ltd.

The Association “Aguda” for Public Health

Tomer (Governmental Company)

Kfar Maccabiah

SES

Ness Technologies

Nisha Hi-Tech

Kenshoo

Cal Cargo Airlines

Israel Export Institute

Automatic Banking Services Ltd.

Colmobil Ltd.

Gal El (a Raphael Defense Systems and Elta Systems (part of IAI) partnership)

Ten Petroleum Company

Palo Alto Networks Ltd.

The Jerusalem Zoo

R.G.E Group

Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir

Ytong

Yuval Education (Tel Aviv Municipal Education Company)

Nirlat Paints

Bug Multisystem Ltd.

Inrom Construction Industries

Jack Kuba Lingerie

Café Italia

Carmit Candy Industries

Work highlights

  • Represented Matash employees under a pilot project operated by the Wages and Labour Agreements Commissioner of the Ministry of Finance.
  • Successfully defended Aguda in a claim for enforcement of an employment relationship filed by one of its former senior executives.
  • Represented Habima National Theatre in the employment and labour aspects of the transition of the national theatre into a municipal corporation, including in the signing of two collective bargaining agreements.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)'s employment practice ranks as 'one of the best in Israel', according to sources. On the contentious side, its recent cases span an array of labour disputes, class actions and employer-employee litigation. On the non-contentious front, it handles collective agreements, immigration matters and compliance issues. Additionally, the firm's top-tier corporate offering ensures that it routinely advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Shay Teken is a high-profile figure and represented the Israel Football Association in collective bargaining with the Histadrut for the signing of the first collective agreement for football referees. Moran Friedman and Amit Bechler are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Shay Teken

Other key lawyers:

Moran Friedman; Amit Bechler; Hilla Sachs

Testimonials

‘Fischer is a top firm and the employment practice stands out as one of the best in Israel. The team is very experienced and understand our needs as a governmental company. They are strong as daily routine advisors and as litigators, providing all the support we need in the employment field.’

‘We have been working with FBC for many years and find them to be at the forefront of the legal world, always up to date with the newest developments, regulations, laws and policies and extremely friendly, service-oriented and always accessible. They are punctual, professional and knowledgeable.’

‘I appreciate the courage of the team that supports me, to say their opinion of what is right for our company and in a brave and different way. The previous firm that accompanied us for many years refused for a long time to advise and take risks, while the current team expresses an opinion and helps us a lot to make the right decisions and all this, of course, in a very professional manner.’

‘The people of FBC know how to think outside of the box and to always see two steps ahead, which provides the needed tools to address the commercial dialogue and/or dispute.’

‘Adv Shay Teken is the best. Very professional, very smart, very sharp.’

‘Amit Bechler supports us on a daily basis. He is a brilliant, efficient lawyer and a person who is pleasant to work with. Shay Teken is also involved in strategic matters and he is undoubtedly one of the best in the business.’

‘Amit Bechler of FBC is extremely professional, always available, very thorough and knowledgeable. During the COVID pandemic, when there was so much uncertainty regarding regulations and policies, he was always able to provide the right answer and help us acquire all the necessary documents and approvals that we needed to continue our work.’

‘Hilla Sachs, a senior associate who is responsible for our labor related work, is exceptional. She is very knowledgeable, leads litigation cases with innovative solutions and thinks outside the box. She is also very skillful in transactional work.’

Key clients

The Histadrut (the Largest Labor Organisation in Israel)

Israel Discount Bank

Hadassah Medical Center

Tadbik – Packing Equipment Company

Perrigo Company

British Airways

Air France

The Ministry of Economy and Industry

The Israel Football Association

The Israel Bar Association

Shikun & Binui

Kimberly-Clark

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises

Israel Consumer Council

Modelity Technologies

Luminera Derm Ltd.

Temasek

Talma Travel and Tours

Essence Partners

STXI Motion

“Shaham” – The Israeli Actors’ Organization

The Drisco Hotel

G4S

Israeli Organization of Cleaning Companies (IOCC)

Matan Welfare Services Ltd.

Supermarket Chain “Hazi-Hinam”

“Act” – the Israeli organization of the cinema and television employees

Various workers committees

Various employers

Work highlights

  • Advised Perrigo Company on the employment and labour law aspects of the $1.5bn sale of its Generic Rx Pharmaceuticals business to Altaris Capital Partners.
  • Represented Shaham – The Israeli Actors’ Organisation and Act – the Israeli organisation of cinema and television employees, in a petition to the High Court regarding the classification of the production of the Tehran television series as a local production.
  • Represented Tadbik in litigation regarding employment expansion orders applicable to its employees.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman‘s labour and employment group stands among the largest in the country, ensuring a broad full-service practice with expertise in all core areas. The group is particularly distinguished by its ability to plug into the firm’s international offering to represent local and foreign multinationals on multi-jurisdictional matters. Orly Gerbi is widely recognised as a reference in Israeli employment law and advises domestic and international clients on a comprehensive range of employment disputes, collective relations, immigration and pensions and employee benefits. Chagai Vered is noted for his recent record in complex employment disputes. Liat Shaked-Katz and ‘true partnerNir Gal are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Orly Gerbi

Other key lawyers:

Liat Shaked-Katz; Chagai Vered; Michal Haberfeld; Asaf Beker; Grigory Danovich; Nir Gal

Testimonials

Orly Gerbi supported us through sexual harassment complaints and, as HR professional, I appreciated her guidance, care, and support throughout the process. Making sure that we treat the employees in the best way while conducting a respectful investigation and taking the right actions.’

‘Nir Gal is our go-to person for any legal advice. I think Nir cares a lot, understands our needs, and makes sure we are aware of any risk we take. He is super available, takes the time to explain issues, and supports us in many ways. He is a true partner and one we can always count on.’

Key clients

Wolt Israel

SAP

Noble Energy

Israel Innovation Authority

Wix.com

AT&T

LivePerson

eBay

PayPal

Maccabi Healthcare Services

Tel Aviv University

CyberArk

Payoneer

Israeli Railways Company

Israel Hotel Association

Taro Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd

Teva Pharmaceutical industries Ltd

Psagot Investment House Ltd.

Academic Center For Law and Business

Airspan

Alibaba

AMI Fund

Apax

BMC Software

Deloitte

Edgewell Personal Care

General Electric Healthcare Israel (GE)

Glidot Feldman

Haifa Port Company Ltd.

Hazera Seeds

Israel Airports Authority (IAA)

Israel Museum

Israel Railways

JNF (Jewish National Fund)

L&T Technology Services Ltd.

Mellanox

Meuhedet Health Fund (HMO)

Micron Technology

Microsoft

Mitsubishi

National Insurance Institute

Netherlands Embassy

Nuuvera

Phillips

PTC

PWC

Siris Capital Group

Vmware

WeWork

888 PLC

Israel Electric Corporation

Israeli Employment Service

MDA Israel (Magen David Adom)

Verifone

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Hewlett Packard Inc (HPI)

Israel Hotel Association

Work highlights

  • Advised hundreds of clients, existing and new, in the public and private sectors on unique and novel matters arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Represented Ashdod Port Company in its negotiation process that led to the signing of major reform and streamlining agreements.
  • Represented Wolt Enterprises Israel in a petition for certification of a $7.4m class action which was filed against it, concerning the classification of relations between a company and its independent service providers.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries‘ growing practice continues to see an increase in both transactional support matters and litigation. The firm represents both private and public sector employers in a wide range of work, with strong expertise in employment disputes, class actions, crisis management and collective bargaining. Tamar Golan heads the team and has particularly strong experience in representing employers in the health and education sectors. Other key figures are Galit Golan-RottemGuy Golan and ‘very sharp‘ associate Dana Cohen.

Practice head(s):

Tamar Golan

Other key lawyers:

Galit Golan-Rottem; Guy Golan; Dana Cohen

Testimonials

‘The uniqueness of the team is in its ability to formulate a position on the legal issue in a short time, while distinguishing between the essential and the trivial. The opinion is presented in a coherent, concrete and clear manner while presenting the relevant references in the judgments and legislation.’

‘The opinions written by the team are formulated concisely and professionally, as are the discussions with them, which include effective brainstorming based on up-to-date and relevant legal data. The staff are attentive to the client’s needs and give the best advice even on the most complex issues.’

‘M. Firon &Co. has very skillful lawyers in the field of labor and employment. They have a lot of experience with complex litigation cases. The team is very cooperative and responsive to the clients’ needs, and the lawyers are great in collaborating to reach the best results.’

‘The team is diverse, meaning that everyone has their own kind of “sub-field” and yet they all have a high level of knowledge, so there is no particular issue that depends on one person. They are all knowledgeable, willing, available and diligent. And the tools for conveying information and discourse are technological and advanced so that this too optimizes the work.’

‘The Firon firm has a competent group of employment lawyers. They come prepared to the hearings or meetings and prepare thorough written briefs or arguments. There are a number of excellent labor and employment law firms in Tel Aviv and the Firon firm is one of them.’

‘The names of the partners are Tamar Golan and Dana Cohen. What sets them apart is the experience and familiarity with the materials, sharpness of thought, ability to distinguish between bland and essential, meeting schedules, in-depth understanding of customer needs.’

‘Tamar Golon is a senior, experienced and competent labor and employment lawyer. The Firon attorneys submit their briefs and other documents promptly and in good order. Their oral appearances are clear and well done.’

‘Dana Cohen is very sharp, thorough, efficient, responsible and I feel very confident when she manages our case.’

Key clients

Clalit Health Services Organization

Dan Hotel’s chain

3M

DHL Israel (Global Logistics – International Shipping Delivery)

Elbit

Sanofi Israel

Rinchem Co. (Israel) Ltd

The College of Management Academic Studies

S.L.H. Medical Services Ltd

EDF

DavidShield Group

Mosdot – Education and Culture in Tel Aviv Yafo

Deloitte Israel

Superbus and Balilius Groups

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Work highlights

  • Represented Mosdot in an extremely sensitive and high-profile Covid-19 related case.
  • Advised Clalit Health Services on an ongoing basis in all labour law matters, including negotiations with the Israeli Medical Association.
  • Represented Rinchem Company Israel in a collective dispute filed against the Histadrut.

Meitar Law Offices

One of the top firms in the country‘, Meitar Law Offices represents an impressive raft of multinational companies on their labour and employment matters. Arguably best known for its transactional support offering, the group also advises on collective bargaining, employment disputes, immigration and general employment issues. Group head Rami Landa handles the full suite of contentious and non-contentious matters, with an emphasis on employers in the technology and life sciences fields. Lilach Shacham Kaneti has ‘good knowledge of the material‘ and advises local and international corporates and venture funds on labour law. Hila Silverstein  is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Rami Landa

Other key lawyers:

Hedvat Yanko Wollman; Lilach Shacham Kaneti; Neta Fuhrmann; Hila Silverstein

Testimonials

‘One of the top firms in the country; they are very knowledgeable, highly professional, are very accessible and give practical advice (actually what to do, and not just “if this, then that”).’

‘These are lawyers that are well recognized in the industry, and thus are able to tailor their advice to the specific judge or mediator that handles the case. Having them as legal representatives gives us greater leverage in negotiations.’

‘Rami Landa – senior partner – excellent interpersonal skills, gives practical advice with a no-nonsense approach.’

‘Rami Landa, head of the department has exceptional abilities and is always highly responsive and available to provide advice.’

‘Lilach Shacham Kaneti is very approachable, has good knowledge of the material and provides practical advice.’

Key clients

eToro

ironSource

Cellebrite

Verint Systems

Francisco Partners

Lumenis Ltd.

Facebook

Searchlight Capital

JFrog Ltd.

Resident Home (Dream Cloud)

First Digital Bank Israel Ltd.

Drivenets

Innoviz Technologies

Cardo Systems Ltd.

EMK Capital LLP

Fortissimo Capital Fund IV, L.P

Curv Inc.

Salesforce

Pfizer

AstraZeneca

Bayer Israel Ltd

Tesla

Siemens Israel

Outform Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised JFrog on a range of labour law matters, including employment agreements for founders and other senior employees.
  • Advised SPAC companies on labour law matters, including retention plans and drafting and amending employment agreements.
  • Represented Facebook in a dispute with one of its senior employees regarding the termination of his employment.

S. Horowitz & Co

In a major coup, S. Horowitz & Co recently absorbed top-ranked employment boutique Asher Heled & Co. The practice now houses six dedicated partners and covers the waterfront on labour, employment and pension matters, with strong skill sets in advisory, transactional support and contentious matters. Employment chair Asher Heled is widely revered as one of the leaders in the market and has strong experience in complex and sensitive disputes. Elisha Shor is sought after for his expertise in pensions and social security matters. Ofir Pozner, who gives ‘profound and professional legal support‘, and Yaron Lestrel are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Asher Heled; Elisha Shor

Other key lawyers:

Ofir Pozner; Yaron Lestrel; Ruth Budovich-Sagir

Testimonials

‘Very professional in their field – pensions – and among the leading practices in Israel. Great customer service.’

‘Provides extra professional support and high availability.’

‘We chose S. Horowitz for its professionalism and expertise.’

‘Elisha Shor is a talented litigator and legal advisor, someone you can trust in the labor and pension fields.’

‘The firm was available for anything we needed and asked for, including online meetings, e-mails, and ongoing questions. We would like to mention Elisha Shor and Ruth Budovich-Sagir. We appreciate the attentiveness we receive from each and every member of the team.’

‘Ofir Pozner gives us profound and professional legal support in very sensitive human resource matters.’

Key clients

203 Super-Pharm Franchisees

Bezeq Group

Teachers and Kindergarten Teachers Provident Funds of the Teachers’ Association in Israel

Bank Leumi LeIsrael Ltd.

Amitim Pension Funds – The Egged Pension Fund Ltd.

Traklin Electricity Home Appliance Chain

Paz Group

Elcon Recycling Center

Veridis Environment

Madanes Insurance Agency

Infinidat

Adama Group

Mr. Uri Rappaport (founder of Aspect Imaging)

Playtika

Mizrahi – Tefahot Bank Ltd. – Employees’ Union

Israel Builders Association

Netzer Hasharon Ltd.

The Hadassa Medical Organization

Haifa Port Ltd.

National Insurance Institute of Israel

Advent International

KodKod International Social Games

Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center

Booking.Com

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Procter & Gamble Israel

British Embassy in Israel

The British Council Israel

Minrav Group

Gitam BBDO Group

Israel Cancer Association

Dubek Ltd.

Brimag Group

Karnit – Compensation Fund for RTA Victims

Final Group

Hapoalim Switzerland Ltd.

Iscar – Member of the IMC Group

Thomson Reuters Israel Ltd.

Beiersdorf AG, BEI

Trend Micro

Redwood International Sports

Apollo Power Ltd

Alpha Cosmetic

Miebach Consulting Group

Ocean Media Group

Reuters News & media Israel

T M F Media Force Management Ltd

Veeam Software

Emirates

Robert Bosch Technologies Israel Ltd.

Wobi Insurance Agency Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented 203 franchisees of Super-Pharm in a motion to force collective employment relationships between Super-Pharm (the franchisor) and the chemists employed by the franchisees at the various Super-Pharm franchise stores.
  • Represented the pension fund of Egged members in a NIS1.9bn lawsuit against the company, and defended the fund in a counterclaim for NIS419.5m.
  • Represented Bank Leumi in two high-profile employment cases.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.‘s ‘very responsive, practical and user-friendly‘ team advises prominent domestic and international clients on employment law matters, with strong representation of US multinationals. Over the past year, the group advised on a string of employment litigation cases, collective disputes, collective agreements, transactional support matters and general compliance issues. The ‘commercially focusedNetta Bromberg heads the department and provides ongoing labour and employment law advice to real estate giant and mall operator, Azrieli Group. Associate Jacki Silbermann is ‘a clear communicator‘.

Practice head(s):

Netta Bromberg

Other key lawyers:

Jacki Silbermann

Testimonials

‘The team at Barnea is very responsive, practical and user-friendly.’

‘My experience with the firm has been positive. The client service is excellent. The team’s personal touch and 24/7 involvement is definitely something to consider when looking for a law firm.’

‘I think what makes Barnea unique is the feeling that partners are always available to help. Netta Bromberg is a fabulous employment attorney. It is pleasure to work with her – she is sharp, committed, and always available.’

‘Netta Bromberg is a stand-out employment lawyer. I regularly need high-level, commercially focused advice within short time frames and Netta is always extremely responsive and delivers what is needed. She is a pleasure to work with and it is great to be able to rely on her advice and support.’

‘Netta Bromberg is the main partner contact. She delivers a great service, very commercial and cost-effective and is excellent at acting as an extended member of the team.’

‘I started working with Barnea in May 2020 after interviewing four law firms. I spoke with Netta Bromberg several times and was convinced that she, and the firm, were right for the job. The team’s most noticeable asset is great communication skills. Things have been clear since negotiations and in every part of the work so far.’

‘Netta Bromberg is committed, thoughtful and responsive. Goes above and beyond in our representation, given our limited resources and the complexity of the case. Jacki Silbermann is hard working, quick thinking, very thorough and professional. Smart. Clear communicator. Very meticulous, in a positive way.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group Ltd.

GE

Teva Naot

Migdal Group

Amadeus IT Group

Danel Group

Former teaching assistant at the College of Management

Palace Tel Aviv & Palace Raanana

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.

Warburg Pincus LLC

Biological Industries

Work highlights

  • Advising Azrieli Group on all employment law matters.
  • Advising GE, and its subsidiaries, on all matters related to employment in Israel.
  • Representing Teva Naot in all employment law matters.

Ehud Shilony & Co.

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Work highlights

    Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co.

    Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron acts for employers across a broad range of sectors, with its recent experience spanning the financial services, technology, infrastructure and food industries. The firm’s dominant M&A offering supplies a steady stream of transactional employment matters and it also advises on collective and individual litigation and general compliance issues. Miriam Kleinberger-Attar demonstrates ‘amazing experience and expertise‘ and advises on the full scope of contentious and non-contentious matters. Senior associate Eyal Birenberg specialises in advising on the labour and employment aspects of corporate transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Miriam Kleinberger-Attar

    Other key lawyers:

    Hadas Erenberg; Eyal Birenberg; Matan Szatmary

    Testimonials

    ‘The practice is very professional and responsive. It provides great experience and deep understanding of the field. The team is capable of providing full coverage of all employment matters in the company’s life cycle – from day to day HR matters through supporting HR aspects of complicated international transactions.’

    ‘As one of the fastest growing start-ups in the world today, we were looking for legal experts to assist us in completely redesigning our EMEA employment contracts and corporate HR policies in order to adapt to the highly competitive nature of the current tech market, and found a great partner in the EBN Employment team – they immediately understood our vision and reacted in lightning speed to any issue or concern from our end.’

    ‘The employment practice advises our company on various sensitive issues and legislation actions: recruitment and lay offs, sexual harassment complaints and lawsuits, union issues etc, including class actions. We enjoy a professional, attentive, accurate counsel, led personally by Miriam Kleinberger-Attar 24/7. We always get the feeling we are her only clients.’

    ‘Miriam Kleinberger-Attar and Hadas Erenberg never fail to provide us with quick turnaround times and high-quality deliverables on both large-scale projects and on-going matters. We have found that they really stand out in the high levels of E.Q. they bring with them when advising on sensitive matters relating to employees – they see beyond the pure legal merits and assist us in creating compassionate solutions to HR matters.’

    ‘Miriam Kleinberger-Attar stands outs as a terrific employment lawyer. She has amazing experience and expertise in the field. Her understanding of and familiarity with the business / legal needs of her clients are worth noting. Miriam is very responsive and knowledgeable.’

    My experience working with Eyal Birenberg has been excellent. He is responsive, and knows the law and issues well. I often reach out to him with little or no notice, requiring urgent advice, and he has always been able to assist. He knows the law well, but is able to help think through the application of the law to our organization flexibly and creatively.’

    ‘Hadas Erenberg is very professional, she deeply understand our needs and is a true partner. ’

    ‘I work closely with Matan Szatmary. He is a pro! I know when I approach him, I’ll get a clear and delving answer ASAP.’

    Key clients

    Direct-Insurance (I.D.I. Insurance Company Ltd.)

    NICE Ltd.

    Israel Electric Corporate

    Yelin Lapidot Mutual Funds Management Ltd.

    Mey Eden Ltd.

    Baha’i World Centre

    Chemipal Ltd.

    Keshet Prima Israel Ltd.

    Griiip Ltd.

    Verbit Software Ltd.

    Howazit Ltd.

    Tezos Israel Technology Ltd.

    Blue White Robotics Ltd.

    Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank

    Gazit Globe Ltd.

    Aviem Systems Ltd.

    Waterfall Security Solution Ltd.

    Shikun & Binui Ltd.

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

    Raphael Hospitals Ltd.

    Abraham Hostels Ltd.

    Dip Tech Ltd.

    Bright Source Industries Israel Ltd.

    Israel Cattle Breeders Association

    Galil Software and Technology Services Ltd.

    Uvda I.D. Ltd.

    Kaymera Technologies Ltd.

    College of Management Studies

    The Culture Trip Ltd.

    Blue Square Real Estate Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Represented NICE in all lawsuits before the labour courts, including a lawsuit recently filed by a former employee.
    • Advised Tene Investment Fund on the labour aspects of its acquisition of 50% of the share capital of Designated Holdings.
    • Acted for IEC in a NIS250m class action filed by a former employee against it and the State of Israel.

    Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

    Goldfarb Seligman & Co. brings to bear strong offerings in employment litigation, strategic counselling, transactional support work and corporate immigration. In line with the wider firm’s thriving corporate practice, the group is routinely called upon by major multinational companies to advise on Israeli law matters, particularly in the technology, life sciences and telecommunications fields. Ofer Ravid heads the department and advises on the full range of employer-employee relations, with a focus on the employment aspects of transactions. Liam Schwartz specialises in US and Israeli corporate immigration law.

    Practice head(s):

    Ofer Ravid; Liam Schwartz

    Other key lawyers:

    Revital Shprung-Levy

    Key clients

    Dell-EMC, including EMC Israel Development Center Ltd.

    The Arison Group

    Cisco Systems Inc.

    The Central Bottling Company (“Coca Cola Israel”), as well as several of its subsidiaries: The Central Distribution Company Ltd., International Beer Breweries (Carlsberg), International Beer Breweries Spirits (IBBLS), Prigat and others.

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited,

    Qlik

    Lockheed Martin Israel

    Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

    IMI Systems Ltd. (formerly Israel Military Industries Ltd.)

    Bank Hapoalim B.M.

    Isracard Group

    Keshet Broadcasting (“Keshet 12”)

    Decathlon Israel Ltd.

    Marker Advisors, LLC

    Walden International

    SolelAben EPC Ashalim Limited Partnership, a partnership established by Shikun & Binui Group of the Arison Group and TSK Group

    Novo Nordisk A/S

    Kodak Israel

    Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

    AIG Israel

    Magen David Adom

    Thoma Bravo LLC

    Thoma Bravo Advantage

    ION Acquisition Corp. 1 Ltd.

    ION Acquisition Corp. 2 Ltd.

    New Lineo Cinema (2006) Ltd.

    MyHeritage Ltd.

    IHS Markit Ltd.

    Wize Pharma, Inc.

    Anchiano Therapeutics Ltd.

    Comtech Telecommunications Corporation

    Fortinet, Inc.

    Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

    Israel Canada Hotels Ltd.

    Mashhour Brothers Building and Development

    ARM Ltd.

    The Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI)

    Tapugan Industries Ltd.

    Elad Ronen Holdings Ltd. and Mr. & Mrs. Ronen and Carmit Elad

    Radware Ltd.

    Netivei Ayalon Ltd. (Ayalon Highways)

    Dori Media Group Ltd

    Dan Public Transportation Co. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (including Dan North – Public Transit Company Ltd., Dan South Transportation (2015) Ltd., EMED Real Estate Development & Investment Ltd., Mash-Dan Transportation and Shuttle Ltd., and more).

    PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“Aeroflot”)

    Belavia-Belarusian Airlines

    Bar-Ilan University

    Ariel University’s Senior Academic Staff Association

    Netanya Academic College

    The Ankori Educational Network

    University of Notre Dame

    Dor Group

    Ten Bis

    The Sport Palaces of Tel Aviv Yafo Ltd.

    Nawi Brothers Group Ltd.

    Inbal Insurance Co. Ltd.

    Amot Investments Ltd.

    The Tantur Ecumenical Institute

    Milper Ltd.

    Kastina Communications Ltd.

    Shilav

    Carolina Lemke Ltd.

    Bluehawk CI

    Negev Energy Ashalim Thermo-Solar Ltd.

    Negev Natural Gas Ltd.

    TSK Group S.A.

    Duro Djakovic Montaza Ltd.

    SUAVAL Group S.A.

    ServiceNow Inc.

    Zerto Ltd.

    Allot Communications Ltd.

    Mrs. Ira Vigdorchik

    The Eretz Israel Museum

    Breath of Life International Ltd.

    Mitraltech Ltd.

    Velox Ltd.

    Kfar Saba Water Plant – Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd.

    The Tel Aviv Cinematheque

    The Batsheva Dance Company

    DuCool Ltd.

    Matrix IFS

    Tangent Logic

    Medisafe Inc.

    Minovia Therapeutics Ltd.

    Pharma Cosmetics Laboratories Ltd.

    RadView Software Ltd.

    Playmedia

    Orbit Communications Systems Ltd.

    Taranis Ltd.

    ITV plc

    GAP Solutions, Inc.

    TigerConnect Inc.

    Ruloy Energy Solutions S.L.

    ROC Industrial

    Aqua Security Software Ltd.

    HG Sports Turf (AU) Pty Ltd.

    Gigantic Ltd.

    Miprom Energía S.L.

    Rosenqvists Food Technologies AB

    Sugimat S.L.

    Robo-Team Holdings Ltd.

    Dozens of start-up companies

    Castro Model Ltd.

    Crazy Line Ltd.

    Hacarem Spirits Ltd.

    Mr. Roni Schwarz, Co-CEO of Aminach Furniture & Mattress Industries Ltd.

    Pagaya Investment Israel Ltd.

    Cannabliss Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Roni Schwarz, co-CEO of Aminach Furniture & Mattress Industries, in a termination case, as part of a struggle for control over the company.  
    • Represented IMI Systems in a motion to certify a class action against it regarding parental rights for fathers.
    • Representing Cisco Systems in all employment aspects of its acquisition of Portshift Software Technologies.

    Shibolet & Co.

    Shibolet & Co. acts for a diverse mix of local and foreign clients, including public and private companies, from across the industry spectrum. The firm is particularly prominent in non-contentious matters, including advising on immigration issues, unionisation matters and the employment implications of corporate transactions. On the contentious front, the team is well versed in litigation, mediation and compromise negotiations. Hadas Raccah-Dvir specialises in all aspects of individual and collective labour law. Keren Maimon-Sandler is noted for her niche expertise in employment issues concerning the Kibbutz Movement. Talented associate Dorit Rachamim recently joined from Herzog Fox & Neeman.

    Practice head(s):

    Hadas Raccah-Dvir

    Other key lawyers:

    Keren Maimon-Sandler; Dorit Rachamim

    Key clients

    Fair Consulting

    Longo I

    Boston Scientific

    Earnix

    Bridge-AI

    Kedma Solar

    Altshuler Shaham

    Packer Group

    Geberit

    Novu- Cure

    Xpogames

    Wolt

    CAF Investment Projects

    Vonage

    3D Systems

    Huawei (Toga Networks)

    Delta Galil Industries Ltd.

    Cus2Mate

    Electra Group

    General Motors

    FilpKart

    Aragon Real Estate Technology Solutions

    Vatbox

    Ilex Group

    Inter-Disciplinary Center Herzliya

    Kali Group

    Kav Manche – Hashavim

    Outbrain

    Panasonic

    Priortech Group

    Ramat Hagolan Winery

    Ramot

    Rimon C

    SAP SE

    3D Signals

    Scodix

    Siemens AG

    Skoda

    Simbionix

    S. Schestowitz

    The Trendlines Group

    Telemenia

    Kramer Group

    Yafora Tavori Ltd.

    Seebo

    Work highlights

    • Advised Siemens on the implications of a split into two different companies.
    • Advised Boston Consulting Group on labour and employment issues, including restrictive covenant agreements with senior executives in co-operation with a US firm.
    • Advised the Ilex Group on the establishment of special laboratories for PCR examinations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Tadmor Levy & Co

    Tadmor Levy & Co.‘s employment group scores highly for being ‘creative with suggestions on how to approach issues‘. The team is distinguished by its strong track record in representing labour unions, including its recent work for the labour union of Arkia Israel Airlines. Other strong suits include employment litigation and healthcare-related issues. Tal Keret provides ‘practical solutions‘ and advises corporations, executive management, unions, employees and employee organisations on the full range of labour and employment matters. Shira Cohen-Mazor, who also advises on contentious and non-contentious matters, is another key contact.

    Practice head(s):

    Tal Keret

    Other key lawyers:

    Shira Cohen-Mazor

    Testimonials

    ‘Absolutely the best employment law team in Israel. I have worked with more than a few employment specialists.’

    From any perspective than matters to a seasoned GC, they are simply the best – outstanding knowledge, expediting management of issues or cases, quick to respond, creative with suggestions on how to approach issues. I have no words to describe how wonderful and exceptional this team is.

    ‘The firm has been doing lot of webinars (I listened to one of them and enjoyed it), especially in the COVID-19 days, as well as “push periodic emails”, which shed some light on a lot of professional legal issues, which I find very beneficial.’

    ‘I’m very happy with Tal Keret’s services, availability and practical solutions. She is familiar and updated with up-to-date rulings and has lot of experience that contributes to good advice.’

    ‘Tal Keret and Shira Cohen-Mazor: The top legal team in this area of law. Incredibly knowledgeable, gifted, bright, and work with the highest degree of dedication, care and commitment. Would take my call any time- including holidays and nights. They simplify matters, and are incredibly capable. In one word for both: exceptional.’

    ‘The thing I like most in Tal (compared to other partners with other law firms) is that she is very practical. She understands our company’s issues (with employees), is very fast and provides “to-do” advice, not only “theoretical legal advice”.’

    Key clients

    Assuta Medical Centers Ltd. and Assuta Ashdod Ltd.

    Malam Team Ltd.

    Credit Suisse Financial Services (Israel) Ltd; Credit Suisse Group AG

    Sonol Israel Ltd. Sprint Motors Ltd.

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems

    Labour Union of Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd.

    Alpha Bio Tec. Ltd.

    Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (“AWIS”)

    Israel Shipyards Ltd.

    SIPG Terminal Bayport Co., Ltd.

    EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES LTD

    MRC Alon Tavor Power, Ltd.

    Oranim Academic College

    Autotalks Ltd

    Mimun Yashir

    Decathlon

    Work highlights

    • Acted for the Labour Union of Arkia Israeli Airlines in negotiations for a cut-back agreement and recovery plan.
    • Acted for Sonol Israel and Sprint Motors on an array of lawsuits brought against them by employees nationwide.
    • Represented Rafael Advanced Defence Systems on a day-to-day basis with regards to employment and labour matters, including in multiple employment suits brought against the company in labour courts.

    Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

    Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary's focus on crisis management ensures that the practice continues to attract a significant volume of pandemic-related work, with strong recent activity in mandatory vaccination and testing issues. The group also advises on litigation, compliance matters and the labour and employment aspects of corporate transactions. Shani Ashkenasi now heads the department following the departure of former group co-heads Rachel Harari-Lifshits and Na’ama Babish, who left to establish their own firm.

    Practice head(s):

    Shani Ashkenasi

    Testimonials

    ‘I negotiated with Adv. Shani Ashkenasi regarding the termination of a senior employee. The negotiations were conducted intelligently. By the end of the process, both sides reached a proper solution for their clients.’

    ‘The case was handled in a dignified manner and Adv. Shani Ashkenasi was cooperative, intelligent, and pleasant.’

    Key clients

    Titan Automotive Solutions Ltd.

    Meridian Bioscience Israel Ltd.

    AVX Israel Ltd.

    Illumigyn Ltd.

    The Israeli Academy of Films and Television

    Tidhar Construction Ltd.

    AllCloud BSD Ltd.

    Wissotzky Group

    Chevra Kadisha of Rishon LeZion, NGO

    Paskal Technologies Agriculture Cooperative Ltd.

    Nayax Ltd.

    Allergan Ltd.

    Nielsen

    Nano-X Imaging Ltd

    Supplant Ltd.

    Amphenol Tel-Ad Ltd.

    Ongage Ltd.

    Dupont

    Avital Projects Ltd.

    Stage One Capital

    Work highlights

    • Represented Titan Automotive Solutions in reaching a collective bargaining agreement.
    • Represented Chevra Kadisha of Rishon LeZion in a claim seeking recognition of an employment relationship.
    • Successfully represented two sisters in a family business dispute with their brother following their unlawful dismissal.

    AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

    AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co's employment practice is particularly active on behalf of clients in the educational, hi-tech, restaurant and construction sectors. The group strikes a balance between contentious and non-contentious work and advises on collective negotiations, employment agreements, compensation packages and employment litigation. Group head Helit Simchoni is highlighted by sources as 'hungry to win'. Former judge Yigal Plitman acts a special consultant on labour law.

    Practice head(s):

    Helit Simchoni

    Other key lawyers:

    Yigal Plitman

    Testimonials

    ‘Professional with huge patience and availability.’

    ‘Very professional. Hungry to win. Great team.’

    ‘Helit Simchoni is amazing at client relationships. He is a team player, hungry to win. Quiet but gets it done like no one else.’

    Key clients

    Hadera Paper Group

    Gaon Holdings Group

    Shenkar College

    Bartan Holdings and Investments Ltd.

    Ramada Hadera Resort

    Lemonade

    Maccabi Haifa Football Club

    Ono Academic College

    Telecall Group Ltd.

    Diamond Capital Management Services Ltd.

    A.A. Shidurit Telepage (1989)

    Gindi Ltd.

    Ramet Ltd.

    Pitchon Lev

    Work highlights

    • Advising Shenkar college on a variety of labour law issues.
    • Representing Minrav Engineering and Construction in several lawsuits in the labour courts.
    • Representing Hadera Paper in a lawsuit against a former employee alleging embezzlement of company funds.

    FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)

    FWMK (Furth, Wilensky, Mizrachi, Knaani)‘s group has an emphasis on advising hi-tech clients on labour relations issues, with sources asserting the team demonstrates ‘expertise in start-ups from all legal aspects‘. Department head Yael Ben-Naim advised investors and start-ups on a string of transactional support matters over the past year — she also handles employment litigation. Associate Elad Astro ‘acts like a partner‘ and provides capable support.

    Practice head(s):

    Yael Ben-Naim

    Other key lawyers:

    Elad Astro

    Testimonials

    ‘Full collaboration, Immediate answers, Always focused on the bottom line, extremely high availability.’

    ‘They give you a feeling that they are here to assist, in a professional and human way. Expertise in start-ups from all legal aspects: HR legal, financial rounds, M&A, etc.’

    ‘Great team to work with. Available for any question at any time. The lawyers are very professional and provide comprehensive and reliable information.’

    ‘They become part of the team. Understand the goals I have set, and work to accommodate those as much as possible with their legal advice. Something you don’t often see or experience in full.’

    ‘Yael Ben-Naim stands out in her service and advice. Always very practical and professional. I have been provided legal advice by Yael for 8 years now, and I am very satisfied.’

    ‘I’ve been working with the team for a while and especially with Yael Ben-Naim and Elad Astro. The team is highly professional, knowledgeable, eager to educate us and explain the law and, most importantly, very responsive with a strong sense of urgency.’

    ‘The team is great. I work mainly with Elad Astro. His service is outstanding. Highly committed. Elad is available 24/7 for us. A hard worker. Provides exceptional service.’

    ‘Elad Astro acts like a partner. He is someone I can trust that will reply ASAP, provide the answers, formulate a complicated letter, agreement or anything that is needed to manage a legal situation.’

    Key clients

    Access Layers Ltd.

    Ace Capital Retail (2016) Ltd.

    Avanan Research and Information Security Ltd.

    Binah .AI Ltd.

    Biobeat Technologies Ltd.

    Blumica Ltd.

    Cervello Ltd.

    Coin-Dash Ltd.

    Compira Labs Ltd.

    Cybellum Technologies Ltd.

    Demandoo Ltd.

    Edmond de Rothschild Group

    Effi Capital Nadlan Ltd.

    FOX IN GREEN LTD.

    Gil-Car Systems (98) Ltd.

    Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim F.C.

    ICMC- Israel Crisis Management Center (registered association)

    ILanez Ltd.

    Innovid Media Ltd.

    Joy Israel O.I. (2016) Ltd.

    Kedma Capital.

    King David Tower Hotel Ltd.

    KTE Trading and Services Company Ltd.

    Lightico Ltd.

    Magen – Construction Engineering Works Ltd.

    Medica Excel Group

    Morphisec Information Security 2014 Ltd.

    Nextage Ltd.

    Notal Vision Ltd.

    MSR-FSR Israel Ltd.

    Okapi Ltd.

    Ownbackup Ltd.

    Pagaya Technologies Ltd. and Pagaya Investments Ltd.

    Points of You Ltd.

    Powermat Technologies Ltd.

    Prometheus Financial Advisory Ltd.

    P.T.C. Pan Trading Company Ltd.

    RealFriend Ltd.

    Redis Ltd.

    Restaurant Cheetah Group Ltd.

    Ruden Corp Ltd.

    4M Analytics Ltd.

    Securing Sam Ltd.

    Selah (registered association)

    Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.

    Sintec Media Ltd.

    Soluto Ltd.

    S. Omoto Solutions Ltd.

    Source Defense Ltd.

    Sqream Technologies Ltd

    Staircase Technologies Ltd.

    Techsee Augmented Vision Ltd

    Transinovation Group

    Truckiby Ltd.

    White City Buildings Holdings Ltd.

    Wizart-Online Ltd.

    Yozmot Atid (registered association)

    8200 Alumni Association (registered association)

    Work highlights

    • Advised Kedma Capital in due diligence and disclosure processes and employment-related issues connected to acquisitions.
    • Advised Morphisec Information Security 2014 on day-to-day employment matters, including employment and termination procedures and drafting employment agreements.
    • Providing ongoing advice to 4M Analytics on all employment law matters.

    Gornitzky & Co.

    Gornitzky & Co. benefits from ‘different experts in different fields‘, which allows the group to advise multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals in all areas of labour and employment law. The team is particularly well versed in advising employers in the hospitality and leisure spheres and counts the large Israeli hotel chain Fattal Hotels among its clients. Department head Michael Ayalon has a focus on employment litigation. Senior associate Sagi Padureanu  advises on contentious and non-contentious matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Michael Ayalon

    Other key lawyers:

    Sagi Padureanu; Roni Sharon Aviram

    Testimonials

    ‘Good team. Different experts in different fields.’

    ‘Michael Ayalon gave us great advice, on a very tight schedule; he calmed the CFO, and helped to plan a “next-step” response to employees’ demands under a collective agreement.’

    Key clients

    Chemothal Ltd.

    Dipochem Amgal Ltd.

    Priority Software Ltd.

    The company for cultural and sports centers for the employee and his family Ltd.

    Dan Public Transportation Ltd.

    Emilia Group

    Israel Hotel Association

    Fattal Hotels Ltd (Fattal)

    Rasco Residences Ltd.

    Siemens Healthcare

    The Histadrut, Israel’s General Federation of Labour

    Work highlights

    • Represented Chemothal in a NIS3m labour class action.
    • Represented Dan Public Transportation in a claim filed by a former executive employee concerning variable compensation plans.
    • Represented Tomer Energy Royalties in matters related to the dismissal of its CEO.

    Gross Law Firm – GKH

    Gross Law Firm – GKH‘s group handles a significant volume of non-contentious matters, with strong activity in advising investors and start-ups on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. The group also advises on day-to-day employment matters and litigation. Yael Dolev heads the department and is well versed in both individual and collective labour law. Adam Adi has a strong record in labour litigation.

    Practice head(s):

    Yael Dolev

    Other key lawyers:

    Adam Adi

    Key clients

    CRTG-EEB Red Line Systems (Management) Ltd

    Shikum Acher (“Alternative Rehabilitation”)

    Argaman International Commerce Ltd

    Sony Electronics

    Autodesk Inc. and its Israeli subsidiary

    Nutanix

    Symantec

    PRA Health Sciences and its Israeli subsidiary

    Insight Venture Partners

    Deutsche Telekom

    YL Ventures

    Magenta Medical

    DTCP Venture Fund

    K2view 888

    Sol-Gel

    Insightec

    Tuffin Technologies

    Papaya Global Ltd

    Kenes International

    Salt Security, Inc.

    Wazimo Media Ltd

    Collplant

    Genie Enterprise

    Elminda

    Contguard

    Skylo Technologies Inc.

    Minerva Labs Ltd.

    Igentify

    mPrest

    BlueBird

    Ziprecruiter

    Testim

    Brainsway Ltd

    Brightman Almagor Zohar & Co.

    De Beers

    Deloitte Israel

    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

    GGV Capital

    CloudAlly

    Work highlights

    • Acted as Israeli counsel to Ribbon Communications on the acquisition of ECI Telecom Group, including advising on their negotiations with the ECI employees’ union.
    • Advised Ashtrom Group on employment matters, including advising on employee hires and terminations, pensions and other employment-related issues.
    • Acted as Israeli legal counsel to Rapid7 on its acquisition of Alcide.IO, including labour and employment-related matters.  

    Lipa Meir & Co

    Lipa Meir & Co‘s top-tier insolvency and restructuring practice ensures that it is well equipped to advise companies in distress on employment matters, such as its recent advice to Bitan Winery on the employment issues related to its acquisition of insolvent Mega Retail Group. The team is also recognised for following major domestic corporations abroad and advising on their international labour arrangements. Practice head Shabi Michaeli routinely advises on all aspects of employment law, with strong experience in contentious matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Shabi Michaeli

    Testimonials

    ‘The team that accompanies us from Lipa Meir law firm is highly professional in employee issues, with extensive knowledge of the frequently changing employment laws.’

    ‘The team serves as an advisory team, supporting on issues that arise from time to time with our employees; it participates in negotiations on agreements with workers’ committees, and represents us with the workers’ organizations.’

    ‘Highly professional individuals led by Shabi Michaeli, who give a lot of added value and assist in solving conflicts rather than just consulting on them.’

    Key clients

    Carasso Group (Carasso Motors + Lease4u + Kal Auto)

    Israel Shipyards Ltd. & Israel Shipyards Port Ltd. & Ciment

    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd

    Avery Dennison Hanita

    Clalit Health Services

    Tata Consultancy Services Israel

    Bituach Haklai Insurance Company Ltd.

    Bitan Wines Retail

    Iskoor Group

    Raval Group

    Peretz Boney Hanegev

    Ginegar Plastics Limited

    Shekel Scales 1998 Ltd.

    Atmosphere Fund + Shani Shenhav Ltd.

    Hazera 39

    Jumbo Stock Net

    Iskoor Group

    Foresight

    The Carmel Winery

    Mishkei Hakibbutzim

    Globus International Packaging

    Israeli Teachers Association

    Bagir Group Limited – Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Limited

    Medtechnica Ortophone Ltd. (Amplyphone Group)

    Mor Institute + Mor Research Applications

    Mileutis Limited

    Getter Groupe

    Work highlights

    • Advising Israel Shipyards, Israel Shipyards Port and Ciment on individual and collective labour law matters, including on the drafting of private and collective employment agreements.
    • Representing Tata Consultancy Services Israel in all labour issues and employment relations.
    • Advising Israel Weapon Industries on employment and labour matters, including work contracts and collective employment agreements.

    Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

    Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. kept busy advising on a broad range of employment law matters over the past year, including corporate change projects, employment litigation and employee recruitment. However, the firm is particularly recognised for its record in collective bargaining, including collective labour disputes. Tommy Manor has an emphasis on collective bargaining agreements and labour disputes. Pnina Broder Manor handles a mix of policy drafting, transactional support matters and contentious work.

    Practice head(s):

    Tommy Manor; Pnina Broder Manor

    Testimonials

    ‘NBA’s employment practice has a unique approach to labor law issues. They helped us to find the best way to mitigate the risks in our activity and it has already proved the ideal solution.’

    ‘Pnina Broder Manor is our main contact in the practice and she is always available for consultation.’

    Key clients

    Blackberry

    Taldor Computer Systems

    Leumit Health Care

    CBC Group

    Mei Avivim

    Marmanet

    Derech Eretz Highways

    The Plant Production & Marketing Board

    TAT Technologies

    Johnson Control

    Oxygen and Argon Works

    Gilat Satellite Networks

    Bet Shemesh Engines

    Comtal

    Migdal Insurance Company

    Manpower Group

    Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd

    Simplivia Healthcare LTD.

    Mixer

    SPL Software

    Work highlights

    • Representing various CBC Group entities in negotiating amendments to existing collective agreements in order to adapt them to the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.
    • Representing Taptica on a wide range of employment law issues, including on the recruitment of employees in various fields and Covid 19- related employment law matters.
    • Advising Manpower Group on various areas of employment law, including collective agreements, labour disputes and class actions.

    Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

    Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz recently advised a raft of corporate clients and senior employees on employment matters relating to Covid-19, with the firm’s UK and US offices standing as key assets in the creation of multi-jurisdictional strategies. The hi-tech sphere is a core source of work and the firm’s signature IP practice lends itself well to handle technology sector-specific employment issues, such as share plans, non-compete matters and confidentiality issues. Kalia Klein  is noted for her focus on technology-related employment matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Kalia Klein

    Key clients

    Ormat Technologies Inc.

    Bait Balev Ltd.

    Saips Ltd. (bought by Ford)

    Brand Industries Ltd.

    Hilti (Israel) Ltd.

    Hilton

    Stratasys Ltd.

    Maccabi

    Drivenet

    Media Force

    Krayon

    Fiverr

    Safe Charge

    2B Angel

    Organesis

    Dexel

    Khar Medical

    Sompo

    Verily

    Promo

    Scivec

    Tcom

    Hilti (Israel) Ltd.

    Babcom

    ThetaRay

    2BE

    Caesarstone Ltd.

    Xmpie

    Micro-Swiss Ltd.

    Fyber

    Work highlights

    • Acted for Maccabi Healthcare Services on labour and employment issues, including on two complex labour cases relating to the employment of Palestinian Authority employees.
    • Acted for Brand Industries on a raft of employment issues, including representing it in a merger with Margal Systems.
    • Advised Lightricks on an employment dispute with a former employee in a case concerning breach of trust and claims of wrongful dismissal.

    S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries

    S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries‘ employment practice advises on the full life cycle of matters, from drafting employment agreements, through to collective bargaining and litigation. The team is active across a wide range of industry sectors and represents several major domestic corporations on employment matters, including drugstore chain Super Pharm and new client, Israel Electric Corporation. Group head Tal Enat-Ben Arieh advises on contentious and non-contentious issues, including pension arrangements, strikes, and individual and collective litigation.

    Practice head(s):

    Tal Enat-Ben Arieh

    Key clients

    ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

    Haifa University

    Israel Electric Corporation (IEC)

    Milouot Haifa Bay Settlements Development Co. Ltd.

    Hamashbir Department Stores Ltd.

    Netivei Israel – National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd.

    Super Pharm (Israel) Ltd.

    Weizmann institute of science

    Qualcomm Israel Ltd.

    Ort Braude College

    Palram Industries (1990) Ltd. (PALRAM)

    Chromagen Ltd.

    Palraz Engineering Ltd.

    Ralco Agencies Ltd.

    I. Sade Projects Ltd.

    Levinsky College of Education

    Plasson Ltd.

    Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.

    Overseas Commerce Ltd.

    Rom Geves Casing and Covering (1997) Ltd.

    Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Haifa and the North

    Bermad Products Ltd.

    RADA Electronic Industries Ltd.

    Sky Line Cranes & Technologies Ltd.

    Maon Nave Kineret

    Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.

    Tiv Tirat Zvi

    Innovate Ltd.

    All Ways Forwarding INT’L Ltd.

    Gal Marine Ltd.

    Cyberint Technologies Ltd.

    Adidas Israel Ltd.

    Sela Medical Ltd.

    Chemothal Ltd.

    Palad H.Y. Industries Ltd

    Flextronics (Israel) Ltd.

    Iscar Ltd.

    Klil Industries Ltd.

    Decathlon Israel Ltd.

    Zaid – Orniv Ltd.

    Ramid Binyamin Ltd.

    Spiro Advanced Systems (2015) Ltd.

    Almogim Holdings Ltd.

    Alhoutyam Ltd.

    Gav – Yam Management Services And Properties Maintenance Ltd.

    Laniv Engineering Ltd.

    QCC Hazorea Calibration Technologies Ltd.

    Inframed Medical Equipment Ltd.

    Aspire Call Center Technologies Ltd.

    Night Sleep Center (2000) Plus Ltd.

    Gan Shmuel Health Industries (2017) Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd.

    Syracuse Ltd.

    Kfar Szold (Kibbutz)

    Cnoga Medical Ltd.

    GPTech Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Represented the Israel Electric Corporation in several motions before various sectors of the Workers’ Union, including a collective dispute.
    • Represented Haifa University in an appeal and a counter appeal before the national labour court.
    • Advised ZIM Integrated Shipping Services on labour law matters, including individual and collective disputes.

    Salomon, Lipschütz & Co.

    Salomon, Lipschütz & Co.‘s employment team finds favour for providing ‘practical, not just textbook, advice‘. Collective bargaining and unionisation-related matters are key pillars of the practice and it also has a strong litigation offering. The group historically has represented employers, but it has recently expanded its client focus to advise individual employees. Group head Einat Carmi-Barak advises on the full range of matters, with niche strength in advising IT companies on complex outsourcing issues.

    Practice head(s):

    Einat Carmi-Barak

    Testimonials

    ‘Great partners to the HR team: available, professional and up to date in terms of news, law etc. Feels like a great collaboration; they understand the clients needs and know to balance between those needs and how to keep on the side of professionalism, being ethical and compliant with the law.’

    ‘Professionals providing high service and availability. When they can’t take our call they always come back. When they are not sure about the answers, they check and come back with a point of view. One voice; even when working with one partner there is a handshake and knowledge transfer to the rest of the team which makes it efficient to work with.’

    ‘The team is very professional. They learned our case thoroughly and knew every detail, and cleared the situation for us, which makes us feel we are in good hands.’

    ‘Knowledgeable and caring becoming part of our internal team. Very fast turnover time.’

    ‘The firm’s attitude and availability is remarkable in supporting the client and it provides practical, not just textbook, advice!’

    The labor law department lead by Adv. Einat Carmi-Barak is very professional and highly dedicated to its clients.’

    ‘Einat Carmi-Barak and Moran Lantosh represent us. They lead us both inside the court and outside, including all related side issues that are connected to the the main suit.’

    ‘Einat Carmi-Barak is a professional and sharp partner. Her attitude and availability is remarkable in supporting the client and she provides practical, not just textbook, advice — and she is always pleasant!’

    Key clients

    Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd.

    Reckitt Benckiser (Near East) Ltd.

    EMET Computing Group

    Gilat Satellite Networks

    TAT Technologies Ltd.

    Central Company for Beverage distribution Ltd. and The Central Bottling Company – Coca Cola Israel

    Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services Ltd.

    Dikla Insurance Company Ltd.

    ONE Group

    Minrav Group

    Taldor

    Diplomat Distributors (1968) Ltd.

    Dor Alon Retail Sites Management

    Tapuz Fueling Services Ltd.

    AM:PM

    Nateev Express

    Shlomo Group

    Shlomo Sixt

    Shlomo Insurance

    Shlomo Real Estate

    Quik (Bring Bring Solutions Ltd.)

    Gil-Car Systems (98) Ltd.

    Coffee Organization Ltd.

    Helios Developments (HK) Ltd.

    Pretzel Ltd.

    Nirim

    Michal Rovner

    Mevushelet (CIP Mevo Horon Ltd.)

    General Mills Israel Ltd.

    Leia London

    Nile for Businesses Ltd.

    Retail and Wholesale Chains CFO Forum

    Tosaf Compounds

    ColorChip (Israel) Ltd.

    Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University

    Lageen Tubes

    Airspan Networks Ltd.

    Yarpa Computers Ltd.

    Apco Aviation Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Dor Alon Retail Sites Management in a collective dispute with the National Labour Federation in Eretz-Israel.
    • Represented Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services in employment-related litigation and day-to-day employment issues.
    • Represented Gil-Car Systems (98) in a dispute with the Histadrut.

    Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.

    Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. predominantly acts for employers in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, including major multinational corporates such as Teva and Boehringer Ingelheim Israel. The practice covers the full scope of matters, including employment agreements, relocation issues, employment terminations, compensation policies and dispute management. Michal Markovitz-Blachar leads the team and represents private and public companies in non-contentious matters and dispute proceedings, including arbitration. Associate Ariel Shanon is also noted.

    Practice head(s):

    Michal Markovitz-Blachar

    Other key lawyers:

    Ariel Shanon

    Key clients

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

    Orbotech Ltd.

    The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation The Developmental Company for Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Corporation

    Eyeway Vision Ltd.

    Boehringer Ingelheim Israel Ltd.

    Neuroderm Ltd.

    JR-Heinemann Duty Free Limited Partnership) James Richardson (

    MUSA – Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv

    Fingenom Ltd.

    Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T) Ltd.

    Mantis Informatics IsraelLtd.

    AON Reinsurance

    Civan Advanced Technologies Ltd.

    Pendo IO Israel Ltd.

    Battery Ventures Israel Ltd.

    Mobius Solutions Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Acting for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on the full range of labour and employment law, including personal employment agreements, retirement agreements and termination of employment agreements.
    • Acting for Orbotech on a range of employment law, spanning individual employment agreements for senior positions, as well as compensation policy and advice on confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements and privacy law.
    • Acting for Boehringer Ingelheim Israel in placing employees on leave of absence and reduction of personnel in regard to Covid-19, and rehiring or repositioning afterwards.

    Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

    Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates‘ ‘very professional‘ team had a strong recent showing in collective bargaining matters, which included representing Gottex on the first collective agreement for a retail company in Israel. The group also advises on employment agreements, terminations, sexual harassment cases and litigation. Limor Argov-Shenhav handles both private and collective labour law for hotel chains, construction companies and fashion chains, among others. Commercial law partner Igal Kolof has a focus on the hotel and leisure industries.

    Practice head(s):

    Limor Argov-Shenhav; Igal Kolof

    Testimonials

    ‘A very professional law firm. Lawyers make themselves available to the client. High service awareness.’

    Key clients

    Negev Ceramics Ltd. and its subsidiaries

    Africa Israel Hotels ltd. – Crowne Plaza Israel

    Gottex-Zara Israel Group

    Denya Cebus Ltd.

    Microsoft

    Shira Tech LTD.

    AFI PROPERTIES

    Africa Israel Residential

    Safra Bank Ltd.

    Top Ramdor Systems and Computers (1990) Ltd

    H&O

    PM – Partner Manufacturing Ltd

    Rapac and Intergamma Groups

    Krause Industries

    JICA – Japan-Israel Commercial Association

    The Czech Republic Embassy

    Transway Ltd.

    Delta Digital Ltd.

    Health Direct Medical Services Ltd.

    Rom Geves Ltd.

    Certus Ltd.

    Samurai Trade Ltd.

    Aminach Furniture & Mattresses Industries Ltd.

    Delta Elkon

    AUTO ROYAL LTD

    Cohen (M.m.s.) Construction and Investments Ltd.

    Arrow Rapac

    Private Clients

    ADM Industries Centers Ltd.

    Midsha Food Industries Ltd.

    AY Electronics Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Gottex-Zara Israel Group on several major matters, including on negotiating a collective agreement with the Histadrut.
    • Acted for Microsoft Israel on a range of employment issues, including a restructuring process.
    • Advised Safra Bank on the establishment of its activity in Israel, including employment issues.

    Yigal Arnon & Co

    Yigal Arnon & Co‘s group routinely represents domestic and international companies on labour and employment law, with a focus on transactional support matters. The team is also well versed in collective bargaining, HR policies, disciplinary issues and both individual and collective employment disputes. Ben Sandler specialises in representing technology companies on non-contentious employment matters. Shira Lahat advises on all aspects of labour law, including disputes. Associate Neta Goshen Brami ‘won’t sit still until she achieves the results you need‘.

    Practice head(s):

    Ben Sandler; Shira Lahat

    Other key lawyers:

    Neta Goshen Brami

    Testimonials

    ‘The in-depth knowledge, advice and availability of the Yigal Arnon team makes it a pleasure to work with them, particularly associates Neta Goshen Brami.’

    ‘Ben Sandler and Neta Goshen Brami are two lawyers that you want on your side. They are knowledgeable, responsive, commercial and quick-thinking!’

    ‘Neta Goshen Brami won’t sit still until she achieves the results you need!’

    Key clients

    Netflix

    Intel

    Fox News

    Dropbox Inc.

    McAfee, Corp.

    Imperva

    Proofpoint

    Baker McKenzie

    Tabasko Holdings Ltd (Pizza Hut)

    Embassy of U.S.A

    Embassy of India

    Holmes Place International

    Intuit Inc.

    Stepac

    Arm Technologies Israel Ltd.

    Broadcom

    Boston Scientific Corporation

    Zscaler Inc.

    Alma Lasers

    Work highlights

    • Representing Netflix on issues arising from the production of a TV series, including legal requirements and local practice for retention of workers.
    • Advising Proofpoint on several HR crises with key employees in Israel, including disputes and claims of harassment and retaliation.
    • Advising Fox News on various matters, including on a restructuring of the Israel bureau.