Mr Ehud Arzi > S. Horowitz & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

S. Horowitz & Co
TEL AVIV 65202

Work Department

Arbitration Banking and finance Banking and financial disputes Banking disputes Class actions –  Commercial litigation Dispute resolution Global disputes Insolvency and Restructuring Insurance disputes Media and entertainment disputes Product Liability & Tort Shareholder disputes & Derivative Actions Banks and financial institutions Insurance




Ehud (Udi) Arzi represents domestic and international commercial banks, including all of Israel’s major banks, investment banks, hedge funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, export credit agencies, mezzanine funds and credit card companies on contentious issues relating to investment banking, derivatives and other financial products, hedging, bribery, fraud, criminal and regulatory investigations, problem loans, work-outs, restructuring, insolvency, insurance and defamation claims. Described by Chambers Global as being “a terrific barrister”, his litigation skills have been recognized by the main legal directories where he has been ranked a leader in his field.

Udi also advises financial institutions on risk management and regulatory issues arising from the promotion, offering and sale of complex investment products. He has advised many financial institutions in contentious and non-contentious matters arising out of the local impact of the global credit crisis, including the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Udi has often acted on many high-profile matters and has acted for one of the main secured creditors in connection with the corporate rehabilitation proceedings (the local equivalent to the US Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code) of Israel’s largest conglomerate, IDB Holdings Ltd.

Udi is often appointed by the courts to act as arbitrator or mediator.

Udi also lectures on Administrative Law and teaches litigation practice, including the drafting of pleadings and advocacy skills within the framework of the Israel Bar Association’s advanced legal studies program for qualified lawyers.


Hebrew; English


Israel Bar, 1982

Udi is an active member of the Israel Bar Association. He lectures on Administrative Law and teaches litigation practice, including the drafting of pleadings and advocacy skills within the framework of the Israel Bar’s advanced legal studies program for qualified lawyers.

For a number of years, Udi has coordinated a seminar entitled “The Art of Litigation” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the practicalities and strategies of managing client-focused cases.

Udi has since 2008 served as a judge for the Supreme Court of the Olympic Committee.

Udi is a member of The Alternative Dispute Resolution Professionals Group (ADR) and EMTPJ, European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice.

In 1989, he served as an assistant researcher to Professor Amnon Rubinstein at Tel Aviv University, assisting him in the writing of the fourth edition of his book, The Constitutional Law of the State of Israel. Prior to that, he served for five years as a teaching assistant in constitutional law at Tel Aviv University and at the College of Management.


Tel Aviv University, LL.B., cum laude, (1989)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency

Commercial banks and other financial institutions are among the clients of S. Horowitz & Co, which is well placed to leverage the expertise of the firm’s banking and finance and disputes departments to handle restructurings, workouts and insolvencies. Ehud Arzi leads the team and advises on contentious banking mandates, with additional experience in representing creditors in rehabilitation proceedings. Ran Feldman is a key contact for liquidations, bankruptcies and receiverships.

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

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’.