Firm Profile > S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries > Tel Aviv, Israel

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries
TEL AVIV 6423902

Transport Tier 1

Very highly regarded in shipping circles’, S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries is well known for its longstanding close relationships with major industry names such as ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Maersk Line and Portline HK. Alongside its premier maritime practice, the group also has experience in aviation and rail-related matters. Amir Cohen-Dor heads the maritime, aviation and transportation department and is highlighted as the ‘foremost shipping law authority in Israel’. The group also includes Michael Safran, who specialises in shipbuilding matters, ship sale and purchase and shipping finance.

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Always available and accessible. Handle matters professionally. Very highly regarded in local shipping circles.’

By far the most knowledgeable and trustworthy practice.’

Amir Cohen-Dor is our main point of contact. We consider him to be the foremost shipping law authority in Israel.

Amir’s professional manner and personality are outstanding. Always available for advice and “delivers the goods” when necessary to issue claims.

Key clients

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Maersk Israel Ltd.

Portline HK

Gadot Chemical Tankers and Terminals Ltd.

Terminal Investment Limited Sàrl (TIL)

M. Dizengoff & Co (P&I Representatives) Ltd.

Israel Shipyards Ltd.

The Israel Chamber of Shipping

COSCO Shipping Holdings Co., Ltd.

Orient Overseas (International) Limited

Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.

Allalouf & Co. Shipping Ltd., M. Dizengoff & Co (P&I Representatives) Ltd. and 13 additional shipping agencies

Gal Marine Ltd.

Overseas Commerce Ltd.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haifa and the North

Dead Sea Works (a part of the ICL group)

The National Coal Supply Corp. Ltd.

Israel Railways Corporation Ltd.

Capital markets Tier 3

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries' capital markets practice is renowned for its expertise advising public companies owned by the Israeli Kibbutzim regarding matters spanning shareholder agreements, procedures and various regulatory negotiations. The firm's broader offering includes assisting companies with debt and equity issuances on the Tase, Nasdaq, NYSE and LSE, handling corporate governance and private placements. Arnon Mainfield advises a wide spectrum of clients, which includes public and private companies, investment funds and underwriters, on investments, public M&A, IPOs and regulatory advice. Sarit Molcho's expertise resides in corporate and securities law, and she is a key contact for the firm's kibbutzim-owned companies.

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Key clients

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA)

Arko Holdings Ltd. (TASE: ARKO HOLDINGS)

Almogim Holdings Ltd. (TASE: ALMOGIM HOLDINGS)

Palram Industries (1990) Ltd. (PALRAM)

Plasson Industries Ltd. (TASE: PLASSON)

Maabarot Products Ltd.

Plastopil Hazorea Company Ltd. (TASE: PLASTOPIL)

Klil Industries Ltd. (TASE: KLIL)

Gan Shmuel Food Ltd. (TASE: GNSHM)

Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. (TASE: Rekah)

Supercom Ltd.

Ralco Agencies Ltd (TASE: RLCO)

Afcon Holdings Ltd. (TASE: AFHL)

Kibbutz Ramat Yochanan

Kibbutz Hazorea

Israel Railways

Bermad Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.

Bella Online Ltd.

Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions) Tier 3

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries is instructed by major Israeli corporates including Tnuva and Zim Integrated Shipping, domestic listed companies such as Hamashbir 365 Holdings, and educational institutions including the University of Haifa. Jointly headed by Lily Doron and Itamar Anaby, the practice group has experience of a variety of class actions covering competition law, labour disputes and securities claims, though the team is particularly active in consumer class actions involving food and telecoms laws. In addition, the firm defended a building company and an Israeli retailer in separate accessibility-related claims, while Nira Cory represented a client in a motion to approve an environmental-related class action, which was withdrawn.

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The team is highly skilled and professional and understands the food industry. They recognise the regulation and rulings and create an excellent relationship and understanding with our needs.

S. Friedman’s partners have a very good sense of understanding the market and the business sense of the legal issues. This allows them a very good view of action class and the right way to address it from a practical business perspective.

They have both good negotiation and litigation skills which is very important for this type of litigation.

The team understands our needs and are very creative in providing solutions, not only in situations of class actions, but also in processes that will prevent such claims.

Key clients


Tnuva Food Industries Agricultural Co-Op. In Israel

Tnuva Galil


Amiad Water Systems

Zim Integrated Shipping Services

Life Sport (Adidas)

Allalouf, M Dizengoff & Co. and 13 other shipping agencies

Maersk Israel

Super-Pharm (Israel)

New Pharm

Eldan Transport

University of Haifa

Hamashbir 365 Holdings

Gav-Yam, Property & Building Corp. IDB Group.

MSC Israel

Maple Team

R.H. Electronics

Angel General Developers

K.N. Market Warehouses



Employment Tier 3

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries counts several major Israeli employers among its clients, including ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (Israel’s largest shipping company), Haifa University and Super Pharm (Israel’s second-largest chain of drug stores). The team has experience across a broad spread of collective and personal labour law, with a particularly active contentious practice. Tal Enat-Ben Arieh’s litigation expertise spans personal claims, collective disputes and strikes.

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Key clients

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Haifa University

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.

BST Group

Matomy Media Group Ltd. (MTMY)

Ralco Agencies Ltd.

I. Sade Projects

Levinsky College of Education

Plasson Ltd. (TASE: PLASSON)

Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.

Overseas Commerce Ltd.

Rom Geves Casing and  Covering (1997) Ltd.

Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Haifa and the North

Masterfood Ltd.

Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.

Overseas Commerce Ltd.

Sky Line Cranes & Technologies  Ltd.

Maccabi Haifa – Carmel Basketball Ltd.

Maon Nave Kineret

Bermad Products Ltd.

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd.

Sky Line Cranes & Technologies  Ltd.

Maccabi Haifa – Carmel Basketball Ltd.

Maon Nave Kineret

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.

Tiv Tirat Zvi

Western Galilee Dairy

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.

Western Galilee Dairy

Mori Seiki Israel Ltd.

Innovate Ltd.

Aspen Group Ltd.

All Ways Forwarding INT’L Ltd.

Eyal Cargo and Supervision (1995) Ltd.

Gal Marine Ltd.

Cyberint Technologies Ltd.

Life Sport Ltd.

Sela Medical Ltd.

U. Dori Construction Ltd.

Innovate Ltd.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries predominantly acts for investors, contractors, developers and landowners, on the sale, purchase or lease of land for residential and commercial projects. Practice head Hadar Tal has particular expertise in construction and infrastructure projects, including the regulatory issues that arise in relation to planning and other aspects. Assaf Irony was promoted to partner in January 2019; he has notable strength handling planning and licensing procedures, betterment and tax compensation claims and advising throughout the course of urban renewal projects. Terry Almozlino-Arnon and Merav Gilboa are other names to note.

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Very kind and professional.

Key clients

Shragawi entrepreneur and Constraction (SBC) Ltd. And Shragawi Leibowits Ltd.

K.M.A Ltd. / Liberty Ltd.

Matam Scientific Industries Center Haifa Ltd

Summit Mavki’im Limited Partnership

Amos Luzon Group, entrepreneur and Energy Ltd.

Dar Nofarim Ltd.

Y.B Ziv Construction and Properties Ltd. And Ram-Motzkin Ltd.

A.M Papushado Ltd.

Gav-Yam Land Corporation Ltd. (a subsidiary of Properties and Construction IDB)

Hayal Properties (1991) Ltd.

Hayal Properties and Investments Ltd.

Haifa University

Aleph AL Hayam Ltd.

The New Jaffa Towers (2016) Ltd.

Hadarom Container Terminal Ltd.

Almogim Holdings Ltd.

Zim Integrated Shipping Ltd.

Sharon & Nahav Ltd.

Misholim Entrepreneur and Construction Ltd

Common Sense Ltd.


S. Michelson Ltd.

B. Keren Assets (98) Ltd.

Holon Motors Ltd.

Shahaf Real Estate Ltd.

Arigim Ltd.

Lev Hmifratz Ltd.

Brosh Nir Ltd.

Rom Gaves

Sade Projects

Dori Constructions

Liba Tower Development & Construction Ltd.

Hemdat HaAretz Real Estate Ltd.

Aspen Group Ltd.

Hakfar Hayarok IMO Levi Eshkol

Tax Tier 3

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries' tax department has particular expertise in the real estate, shipping and education sectors. It regularly advises on corporate transactions, VAT arrangements and disputes, and tax structuring of company reorganisations and incorporation of new companies in Israel. Doron Schweppe, who is a member of the Israel Bar Association's Tax Committee, stands out for his knowledge of the tax regime relating to the higher education sector, demonstrated by the fact he acts for a large number of universities and academic institutes in Israel.

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Key clients

Weizmann Institute of Science

University of Haifa

Tel Aviv University

Hebrew University

Ben-Gurion University

Association of University Heads (VERA)

Palram Industries (1990) Ltd. (PALRAM)

Maersk Line (“Maersk”)

Total Upgrade Enterprise Ltd.

Summit Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Mount Hermon Ltd.

B. Keren – Properties (98) Ltd.

Amphenol Tel-Ad Ltd.

A. Henefeld Metal Works Ltd.

ICMC- Israel Coins and Medals Corporation

Klil Industries Ltd.

Matomy Media Group (Matomy)

Yefe Nof Transport Infrastructures

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA)

Lev HaMifratz

MSN Real Estate Entrepreneurship and Marketing

The Amos Luzon Group (“Luzon”)

Petroleum & Energy Infrastructures Ltd. (“Tashan”)

The Israel Shipyards

MSC (Israel) Ltd.

The Israel Chamber of Shipping

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

Gav-Yam, Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Maccabi Haifa Basketball Team

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries has long-term relationships with several core clients, and also acts for a number of major Israeli public companies. Key sector strengths include technology, with hi-tech lead Tal Tirosh noted for technology transactions. The team also has a strong niche in advising kibbutz-owned companies, with corporate head Sarit Molcho a key figure in that area. Ifat Minzer-Koll, who heads the corporate group in the Haifa office, is also recommended.

Key clients

Kibbutz Kfar Haruv/A.R.I Flow Control Accessories Ltd.

Rekah Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.

Bermad Industries Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

TankU Ltd.

Pruvo Ltd.

Carmel – Haifa University Economic Corporation Ltd.

K.M.A Holdings Ltd. and Liberty Properties Ltd.

Teldor Cables & Systems Ltd.

Plastopil Hazorea Company Ltd.

Ado Technologies Ltd.

Matomy Media Group Ltd.

Ayana Pharma Ltd.

Plasson Ltd.

Foresight Energy Ltd.

Fawzi Saeid International Ltd.

Straterix Inc.

Bella Online Ltd.

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries has longstanding relationships with some of Israel's largest public and private sector companies, which it represents in construction and infrastructure-related claims, tort and insurance litigation, class actions, and distribution, agency and franchise disputes. Among the firm's core industry strengths are food products and shipping, and indeed, the litigation team has handled a number of important disputes for Israel's largest food producer (Tnuva) and largest shipping company (ZIM). Headed by Itamar Anaby, the team also places heavy emphasis on its approach to and record in arbitration and mediation. Other key figures include Gavriel Disegni and Lily Doron.

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Key clients


Netivei Israel – The National Transportation Infrastructure Company

Shafir – Ashtrom

ARAS Marine Construction

Eldan Car Rental (1965)

Israel Railways

University of Haifa/Carmel-Haifa University Economic Corporation

Zim Integrated Shipping Services

Marziparo Co.

Hamashbir 365 Holdings Group

The Jewish Agency

Luzon Development and Energy Group

U. Dori Group

Yefe Nof Transport Infrastructures & Construction

Dead Sea Works

The Forum of Entrepreneurs in the Mental Health Field

Yefe Of

Shareholders of Kotev – Healthy Therapeutic Community

The Jewish People Policy Institute


The firm: S. Friedman & Co. is one of Israel’s most reputable law firms. With over 75 years’ experience, the firm offers its clients a wide range of legal services led by a highly qualified, experienced and inventive team of experts. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach and its embrace of a productive collaboration among its practice groups enables it to provide effective solutions that are uniquely tailored for each client and the particulars of every transaction. A number of partners and associates are admitted to practice in the US and have worked in some of the leading law firms in New York. The firm also has long-lasting relationships with some of the most prominent law firms around the globe.

S. Friedman’s clients include domestic and multinational corporations, governmental entities, public companies, industrial enterprises, start-ups, universities, banks, financial institutions and private clients. Recently, the firm represented Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Group Co., Ltd. in its first acquisition transaction in Israel. The firm has also played a major part in the restructuring process of Zim, the largest restructuring ever in Israel and one of the largest in the maritime sector.

Areas of practice: Shipping and transportation: the firm has been at the heart of the maritime sector for more than seven decades, and is the go-to firm in Israel for world-leading clients with respect to complex maritime law issues, both domestically and internationally. The firm advises major international shipping concerns on all aspects of their businesses, with particular expertise in fleet acquisition and asset-backed finance, along with taxation, regulatory and insurance liability issues. The firm also advises the state of Israel on various shipping matters.

Corporate and M&A: the firm has extensive experience in cross-border and domestic acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture transactions. It represents sellers, buyers, investors and target companies in all aspects of the transaction process. The firm also advises shareholders, officers and directors on a host of corporate governance matters.

Litigation and ADR: the firm represents both domestic and foreign companies and individuals in an array of complex commercial, civil, regulatory and insurance-related litigation at all levels of the judiciary, in arbitrations and before all forms of regulatory bodies in Israel, in a cost-effective manner.

Tax: the firm has a pre-eminent full-service tax department that advises its clients on domestic and international tax issues, offering them tailor-made solutions directed towards lowering their tax liability.

Real estate and infrastructure: the firm represents some of Israel’s largest developers, contractors, investors, financial institutions and landowners in all aspects of the development process and infrastructure development transactions.

IP: the firm’s IP department guides clients through the corridors of intellectual property law, recognising obstacles and pitfalls alongside opportunities and successes, and provides tailored strategic consulting intended to protect technological developments, assess risks and avoid damage to the intellectual property rights of others.

Securities and capital markets: the firm represents and advises public and private issuers, investment management companies, trust funds and officers and directors on all matters relating to domestic and international debt and equity securities, public and private offerings, and securities law issues.

Antitrust and competition: the firm has an active competition law practice, advising multinational and domestic corporations on all matters relating to competition law issues.

Hi-tech: the firm advises hi-tech companies, investors and entrepreneurs on every aspect of the venture’s operation from its formation, through its commercial agreements, financing transactions and the protection of its IP.

Higher education: the firm represents more higher education institutions than any other law firm in Israel, advising on various aspects including tenders, taxation, labour law, litigation and more.

Department Name Email Telephone
Aviation, maritime and transportation Amir Cohen-Dor
Aviation, maritime and transportation Michael Safran
Antitrust and competition Lily Doron
Antitrust and competition Yaniv Kleinblatt
Corporate and M&A Sarit Molcho
Corporate and M&A Ifat Minzer
Higher education Doron Schweppe
Hi-tech/start-ups Dr Tal Tirosh
Labour and employment Tal Enat-Ben Arieh
Labour and employment Efrat Siboni
Litigation and dispute resolution Itamar Anaby
Litigation and dispute resolution Lily Doran
Litigation and dispute resolution Nira Cory
IP Gavriel Disegni
Real estate and construction Hadar Tal
Real estate and construction Merav Gilboa
Securities and capital markets Arnon Mainfeld
Taxation Doron Schweppe
Public procurement and tender Gil Hagay
Number of lawyers : 70
Contact : Doron Schweppe (managing partner)
Other offices : Caesarea
Other offices : Haifa
Other offices : Ramat Yishay