Mr Ran Ben-Ari > Gross Law Firm – GKH > Tel Aviv 670, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Gross Law Firm – GKH
TEL AVIV 670 1101

Work Department

Antitrust Asia Practice Banking Cross Border Practice Derivatives & Structured Products Insurance & Pension Funds Litigation Mergers & Acquisitions Singapore Desk


Partner, Antitrust, Derivatives and Structured Products, M&A, Singapore Desk


Ran Ben-Ari provides legal advice on all matters relating to Israeli antitrust law and is experienced in representing parties vis-à-vis the Israeli Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (the Israeli antitrust authority) as well as appearing on behalf of parties in the Israeli Antitrust Court and the Supreme Court, on matters relating to the approval of Israeli related merger transactions and restrictive arrangements as well as on ongoing antitrust related matters such as antitrust compliance programs for Israeli monopolies and other companies. Ran is the author of the Israel chapter of The Merger Control Review (sixth, seventh and eighth edition), published by Law Business Research.

In addition, Ran provides legal advice in corporate matters and M&A transactions and advises both local and international financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, pension funds on issues relating to the legal and regulatory implications of activities in the Israeli financial markets and investments in derivatives and structured products, including ISDA, GMRA and GMSLA based products and the various transaction types thereunder.

Ran also specializes in Singapore-Israel cross border transactions and legal activities and heads Gross Law Firm’s Singapore practice.

Ran joined Gross & Co. in 2008 and became a partner in 2012.

Prior to joining the firm, Ran worked in a civil law firm dealing with insurance and tort law as well as litigation, and prior to that he served as an officer in the Military Advocate General’s unit in the Legal Advice and Legislation branch, acting as legal counsel for the Military Paymaster General, IDF radio, the IDF spokesperson unit, and various units of the Human Resources Division.


Hebrew, English


Israel Bar Association, 1998


LL.B., Haifa University (magna cum laude), 1997
LL.M. Law and Technology, Haifa University (magna cum laude), 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Banking and finance

Gross Law Firm – GKH packs a punch in the regulatory area, where it has notable experience in credit cards, structured finance, investment issues and securities matters. The sizeable practice counts many of Israel’s largest banks among its clients, and it also acts for major foreign banks and financial institutions. Group head Ofer Hanoh handles regulatory and transactional matters, with expertise in cross-border work. Ran Ben-Ari specialises in advising on the regulatory aspects of derivatives and structured products. Ido Amir is recognised for his growing reputation in mobile and online payment processing and credit cards.

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