Mr David Zailer > Herzog Fox & Neeman > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Herzog Fox & Neeman
Herzog Tower
6 Yitzhak Sadeh St.
Tel Aviv 6777506

Work Department





David Zailer is a member of the Litigation Department and specialises in national and international commercial disputes.

David’s representative litigation assignments include:

  • Corporate claims of breach of contract, misrepresentation and fraud;
  • Breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenants;
  • International arbitrations;
  • Representing defendants in class action claims and mass tort claims;
  • Breach of distributorship agreements and breach of supply agreements;
  • Professional negligence;
  • Insurance and reinsurance claims;
  • Claims involving intellectual property disputes;
  • Labour law disputes;
  • Applications for judicial review.

David is also a member of the Intellectual Property team and advises clients on their Intellectual Property needs.

David also has experience in real estate transactions related to the sale and purchase of land, commercial leases, and construction projects in commercial and residential areas.


Hebrew, English


England, 1997

Israel, 1995


University of Oxford, England, BCL

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, LL.B

Lawyer Rankings

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

Praised for its sensitivity to the corporate backdrop to class action cases, Herzog Fox & Neeman’s team ‘combines pragmatic advice with excellent litigation skills’. The practice is further distinguished by its significant international dimension, which frequently sees it advising on the Israel aspects of wider global matters. Demonstrating this, it is representing Meta in a case alleging it incorrectly calculated metrics concerning the average view times for video advertisements during a certain period of time — mirroring a prominent US class-action claim. Department head Joseph Ashkenazi and dual-qualified (Israel and Massachusetts) litigator Haim Machluf are valued for their ability to ‘come up with creative ideas’. David Zailer and Isaac Shragay are also recommended by sources. In May 2023, the firm absorbed an eight-partner litigation team from Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co, which included Yoav Hertman, who has significant class actions experience.

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

A ‘local champion in Israel with a global outreach’, Herzog Fox & Neeman finds favour for its international reputation, which marks it as a key partner to multinational clients, particularly in the tech sector. The team also enjoys close relationships with high-profile domestic names, including banks, corporations and individual shareholders. Joseph Ashkenazi, noted as an ‘outstanding and to-the-point litigator’, co-heads the group together with Gilad Wekselman, whose practice spans civil and commercial disputes. Also recommended are David Zailer, Roni Libster, Shai Kagan and next-generation partner Yotam Blaushild. In 2023, the department was reinforced by the arrival of an eight-partner litigation team from Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co, including Guy Nee’man and Lilach Keynan — both of whom have extensive expertise in corporate and economic litigation.