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Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.
TEL AVIV 67891

Work Department

Commercial, Class Action and Insolvency Litigation Department


Adv. Michaeli is the Head of the Commercial, Class Action and Insolvency Litigation Department, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Adv. Michaeli, one of the top litigators in Israel, specializes in corporate litigation, complex class actions, derivative actions, and insolvency proceedings, as well as in representing clients in local and international arbitration proceedings. In addition, he possesses unique expertise relating to commercial law, and applies a broad business outlook when advising on project finance proceedings and advising companies and corporations on mergers and acquisitions following a structural change in holdings.

In recent years, Adv. Michaeli was involved in a significant portion of the largest and most complex litigation proceedings in the Israeli market, which have resulted in the rulings of several precedents. He possesses many years of experience regarding the representation of leading companies in commercial disputes, struggles for corporate control, class actions and derivative actions related to securities, antitrust, administrative law and criminal law. In addition, Adv. Michaeli specializes in the representation of directors and company executives who have personal liability claims brought against them, in class actions and derivative actions.

Adv. Michaeli accumulated significant experience in advising special litigation committees as well, and was among the pioneers of the field in Israel with regard to establishing and advising special litigation committees as sub committees of the board of directors aimed at examining and enforcing a company’s right to sue.

Adv. Michaeli possesses expertise in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as mediation and arbitration, and represents family businesses and high net worth individuals in complex and sensitive proceedings held in family court.

In addition, Adv. Michaeli has acquired unique expertise relating to tender committees, and regularly represents tender committees of statutory corporations and government companies with significant influence on the Israeli market. He often serves as external legal advisor to these corporations, and is a member of the permanent consulting committee to the Israel Government Companies Authority, for statutory reforms and accounting reports.

Among Adv. Michaeli’s clients are local and international holding groups and corporations from various business sectors, including banking, energy, pharmaceuticals, transportation, retail, communication and more.

Adv. Michaeli regularly lectures in conferences, seminars, panels and professional forums of the Israel Securities Authority, the Israel Bar Association, the Institute of Directors Training, and the CFO Forum of Israel’s largest corporations. Adv. Michaeli lectures on various topics related to his fields of expertise, including class actions, derivative actions, business judgment, director liability, special litigation committees, and more.

Adv. Michaeli serves as academic coordinator and lecturer for attorney professional training courses in various fields, including corporate law, class actions, director liability and more, as part of the Israel Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Studies. In addition, Adv. Michaeli regularly lectures at various academic programs, including the Business Administration School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Law and Business Schools of the Ono Academic College, and various professional forums of the Israel Bar Association.


English and Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association, 1996.


LL.B. (cum laude), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1994. B.A. (cum laude), Accounting and Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. acts as receiver, liquidator and trustee in insolvency and debt settlement proceedings, and counts issuing companies, trustees of debenture holders and debenture holders, shareholders, investors, directors and executives among its roster of clients. Senior counsel David Hahn acts for clients in insolvency and corporate recovery proceedings, while Aaron Michaeli frequently represents senior officials in debt settlements and insolvency cases, particularly in related litigation proceedings. Other key contacts in the group include Aya Yoffe, and Hagit Blaiberg, who acts for domestic corporations and financial institutions as creditors in insolvency cases. Asher Engelman left the firm in September 2022 to become the Official Receiver of the Israel Justice Ministry.

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

(Leading individuals)

Aaron MichaeliGoldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

The recent merger between Gross & Co and Goldfarb Seligman to create Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. gathers together a deep pool of lawyers with significant experience in class and derivative actions, particularly in the consumer protection, securities, financial services and antitrust spheres, among others. Key contacts in the combined team include Hagit Blaiberg, who handles class actions for some of the department’s key clients, including Shufersal and Harel Insurance. Aaron Michaeli specialises in class actions and derivative actions concerning securities, antitrust, administrative and criminal law. Yehuda Rosenthal frequently teams up with Michaeli to advise on complex cases; Michael Ginsburg recently handled a string of class actions for Gett; industry and regulation industry head Benjamin Rotenberg and Yori Nehushtan are also names to note.

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.’s newly merged dispute resolution practice demonstrates particular strength in corporate litigation, with a notable emphasis on shareholder disputes. Among its other areas of activity, the team handled a steady stream of tax disputes, misrepresentation matters, IP litigation, and real estate disputes, among other issues. Recommended practitioners include firm vice-chair Zvi Bar-Nathan, who is highly regarded for arbitration and mediation proceedings, as well as litigation; Hagit Blaiberg, who handles complex arbitral and judicial disputes, including class actions; Aaron Michaeli, who specialises in corporate litigation, class actions and derivative suits; class actions specialist Yehuda Rosenthal; and the ‘insightful and knowledgeableMichael Ginsburg. Jeremy Benjamin and Yori Nehushtan are also noted.