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S. Horowitz & Co
TEL AVIV 65202

Work Department

 Administrative law judicial review Arbitration Banking and financial disputes Banking disputes Class actions – Commercial litigation Competition Disputes and Investigations Construction and infrastructure disputes Dispute resolution Employment disputes Energy disputes Family disputes, inheritance and wills Global disputes Insurance disputes Intellectual property disputes Land use and real estate disputes Media and entertainment disputes Product Liability & Tort Shareholder disputes & Derivative Actions Tenders and government procurement disputes White Collar and Regulation


Executive Partner


Widely recognized and acknowledged in the market and by all the reputable legal directories as one of Israel’s foremost commercial litigators and practitioners, Senior Partner Alex Hertman co-chairs the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Alex has led and handled some of the largest cases ever brought before the Israeli courts and is the only lawyer in Israel to be listed as a starred individual in Chambers Global for four consecutive years.

As described in one legal directory, Alex is a “first-class litigator at the peak of his career whose reputation carries a lot of weight, and is also very down-to-earth”.

Alex represents foreign and domestic companies, major international financial institutions, banks and national and international accounting and investment houses in complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial and finance disputes, including high-profile class actions, international arbitration, landmark appellate cases and petitions to the Israel Supreme Court.

Alex’s extensive litigation practice encompasses the full range of commercial and corporate disputes, including those involving hostile takeovers, shareholder disputes, cross-border litigation, breach of contract, unfair competition, creditors’ rights, judicial review and enforcement of foreign judgments. He has defended Israel’s leading insurance companies and banks in major civil cases stemming from insurance coverage disputes, product liability, regulatory and enforcement issues and allegations of suspected cartel activity.

Alex is frequently appointed by the courts or chosen by litigants, as applicable, to serve as arbitrator for resolving complex international commerce disputes.

Alex has been a partner at S. Horowitz & Co. since 1988; he joined the firm in 1983.


Hebrew; English


Israel Bar,1982

  • Chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Israel Bar Association (1999-2003)
  • Chair of the Committee for the Revision of the Ethics Rules (1999-2003)
  • Member of the Central Committee of the Israel Bar (1999-2003)
  • Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Tel Aviv and Central District (1995-1999)
  • Member of the District Committee (1995-1999)
  • President of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (2003-2011)
  • Member of the Attorney General’s Appointments Committee (2002-2006)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi (1996-2000)


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.B., cum laude, (1982)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Alex Hertman – S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co acts for domestic and multinational corporations, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals in international arbitration cases, spanning ICC, LCIA and ad-hoc arbitrations, with additional experience in mediation proceedings. Alex Hertman leads the team and maintains a strong track record in multi-jurisdictional commercial and finance cases, including international arbitrations, while Uriel Prinz has experience across the construction, engineering, energy and infrastructure sectors. Other key contacts in the group include Noam Zamir and Marina Roizer.

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

The team at S. Horowitz & Co stands out for its ability to plug into one of the market’s most comprehensive dispute resolution practices and one source attests, ‘very few firms, if any, can match the depth and experience of litigation that can be found at S. Horowitz’. The class actions practice serves as a key pillar of its wider contentious offering, with the group routinely supporting major international and domestic corporations, financial institutions and public authorities in high-stakes cases. Hagai Doron chairs the competition practice and brings his regulatory expertise to bear in complex class actions. Other key contacts are Uriel Prinz, who specialises in class actions; dispute resolution head Alex Hertman; and Gitit Levin-Grinberg.

Israel > Insurance

S. Horowitz & Co’s signature dispute resolution offering underpins its insurance work, with the group routinely engaged by insurers and insured entities to advise on major, high-value coverage disputes and subrogation claims. The team also handles non-contentious mandates, including regulatory matters and insurance-related M&A and restructurings. The multidisciplinary practice is co-led by 30-year litigation veteran Avi Ordo, who has strong expertise in contentious insurance, including class actions; seasoned dispute resolution chair Alex Hertman; and Ehud Arzi, who is highly regarded for his experience in financial services-related disputes, and insurance. The group also draws on Moran Katz, whose focus spans IP, insurance and regulatory litigation.

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

(Hall of Fame)

Alex HertmanS. Horowitz & Co

A destination practice for dispute resolution, S. Horowitz & Co stands out for the breadth of its offering, with the ability to draw on specialists in commercial litigation, construction disputes, administrative law cases, energy matters, IP litigation and arbitration, among other areas. Names to note include high-profile joint practice heads Alex Hertman, who ‘stands out for his impeccable reputation’, and Yehoshua Horesh, who ‘may be the top litigator in Israel’. Other recommended practitioners are Ehud Arzi, who enjoys particularly strong relationships with banks and financial services companies; Eliya Zunz Koller, who specialises in administrative law cases; Benjamin Sheffer, who is highly regarded for contentious infrastructure matters; IP litigator Avi Ordo; and Noam Zamir, who possesses a ‘brilliant legal mind’.