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Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.
TEL AVIV 67891

Work Department

Vice Chairman
Commercial and International Litigation Department


Adv. Bar-Nathan is Vice Chairman of the firm and Head of the Commercial and International Litigation Department, and a member of the Executive Committee. Adv. Bar-Nathan is a renowned expert in the various fields of commercial litigation and handles litigation in the civil-commercial field, including in the fields of corporate law, contract law, banking law, communications, libel, tender law, and more.

Adv. Bar-Nathan is involved in a prominent share of the complex commercial disputes held in Israel, and possesses extensive experience in the representation of clients in international disputes. Among others, Adv. Bar-Nathan represents foreign plaintiffs and respondents in legal proceedings in Israel, represents clients in enforcement proceedings of foreign verdicts and of international arbitration, assists foreign entities to receive temporary and permanent verdicts against Israeli entities, and represents Israeli plaintiffs and respondents in legal proceedings held abroad.

Adv. Bar-Nathan possesses unique expertise relating to alternative dispute resolution, including complex arbitration and mediation, with an emphasis on international commercial-business arbitration involving public figures and prominent businesspeople.

In 2012, Adv. Bar-Nathan was appointed as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) and as the Head of the International Arbitration Committee of ICC Israel, positions he held until 2018. In July 2016, Adv. Bar-Nathan was admitted as a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitration panel. Adv. Bar-Nathan serves as an arbitrator in numerous complex local and international arbitrations.

Among others, Adv. Bar-Nathan possesses significant reputation relating to sensitive proprietary disputes in the family law field which involve capital and assets. In this capacity, Adv. Bar-Nathan represents high net worth individuals in complex personal status and inheritance disputes.

Adv. Bar-Nathan’s extensive experience and significant expertise in the international arbitration field is consistently recognized by international guides, including The Legal 500 and Expert Guides, which rank him as one of the leading attorneys in the field.

As part of his public activities, Adv. Bar-Nathan has served as the Head of the Legislative Committee on Contract Law in the Israel Bar Association, as a judge at the Israel Bar Association’s Disciplinary Regional Tribunal and National Tribunal, and as the Chairman of the New Codification Committee of the Israel Bar Association, as well as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in Paris (as stated above) and Head of the Arbitration Committee of the Israel Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Adv. Bar-Nathan lectures at various academic institutions.


English and Hebrew.


Israel Bar Association, 1990.


LL.M. (cum laude), Cambridge University, England, 1990. LL.B. (cum laude), Tel Aviv University, 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration

(Hall of Fame)

Zvi Bar-NathanGoldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. possesses international arbitration experience which is ‘as extensive and impressive as that of any international firm‘, according to clients. The team handles the full range of cases, with its recent work spanning commercial and investor-state disputes under all key international rules, including ICC, LCIA and ICSID, as well as ad hoc procedures. Department lead Zvi Bar-Nathan, a former head of the International Arbitration Committee of ICC Israel, is recognised as a go-to specialist for multinational arbitration and mediation. Daphna Kapeliuk, noted for her ‘true litigator’s instinct‘, is an expert in private international law and international arbitration. Maya Nusbaum Rapaport and newly promoted partner Peer David are also recommended.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Zvi Bar-NathanGoldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. covers a comprehensive range of commercial, corporate, administrative, white-collar and class action litigation, among other areas. Adept at handling cases across all key contentious stages, from investigations through to trial and appeal, the team consistently represents clients in all courts of law and tribunals, including arbitration. Held up for his ‘strong business sense‘, Zvi Bar-Nathan is highly regarded for complex commercial disputes. Also noted are class actions specialist, Hagit Blaiberg, white-collar and administrative litigation expert, Moshe Mazor, Yehuda Rosenthal and Aaron Michaeli, whose practice spans commercial litigation, class actions and insolvency. The firm, which is the result of a January 2023 merger between Goldfarb Seligman and Gross & Co, is also home to a number of key lawyers who previously practised at Nathan Meir & Co, including Giora Ben Tal, Eitan Rotschild and Hila Waintrob; all of whom bring skill sets in commercial and administrative law cases. Michael Ginsburg and Yori Nehushtan, who both focus on commercial litigation, are also key.

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

Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. was created in January 2023 through the merger of Gross & Co and Goldfarb Seligman; it impresses with its ability to work together ‘to find the best possible solution for each unique dispute’ and handles the full gamut of matters, with its recent cases spanning derivative actions, product liability, antitrust, tax, banking and consumer protection, among others. Hagit Blaiberg has an emphasis on corporate and securities litigation, whereas Aaron Michaeli‘s broad experience spans the securities, antitrust, administrative and criminal law fields. Zvi Bar-Nathan and Benjamin Rotenberg are also noted, as are Giora Ben Tal and Shai Erez who are particularly well versed in class action proceedings. Michael Ginsburg  and Yori Nehushtan are likewise experienced names.