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

S. Horowitz & Co has particular expertise acting for major banks as creditors in insolvency proceedings but also represents distressed companies in voluntary liquidation proceedings, advises clients on rehabilitation and refinancing arrangements, and handles high-value receiverships. Ran Feldman represents creditors and debtors in insolvency cases, often through appointments to act as a liquidator. Ran, together with Ehud Arzi and Shlomi Delgo, is acting for Bank Hapoalim in several proceedings relating to the recovery of loans with an accumulative value of $250m. Michelle Liberman is also noted.

Israel > Insurance

S. Horowitz & Co‘s ‘top-class group of litigation specialists‘ represents major international and domestic insurance companies in corporate and commercial disputes, major class actions, subrogation claims and claims relating to professional negligence, medical negligence and personal injury. The group also has experience handling transactional and regulatory work in the insurance space. In recent work. Avi Ordo, whose particular areas of expertise include product liability and professional liability, is defending HDI-Gerling Industries Verischerung in various damages claims arising from major accidents at work. Alex Hertman and Ehud Arzi are other key names.

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

S. Horowitz & Co has a long-standing reputation as one of the leading firms in Israel’s litigation market. The firm has enviable strengths in nearly every area of litigation, and is consistently instructed by the largest and most high-profile domestic companies as well as multinational corporates such as Google, which the firm represents in a litany of libel disputes and commercial claims. Another key area of strength is tender-related litigation, where the team is representing a Chinese company in multiple NIS1bn+ tenders. Joint practice heads Alex Hertman and Yehoshua Horesh are widely considered to be two of the country’s best litigators; Ehud Arzi has expertise in banking and financial services litigation; Avi Ordo is best known for his work in IP litigation, but also handles tort claims; and Eliya Zunz Koller focuses on administrative law and environmental claims. Clients have also singled out partners Eran Bezalel and Ronen Brumer.