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Lipa Meir & Co
2 Weizmann St
Beit Amot Hashkaot
Tel Aviv 64736
Israel
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Work Department

Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir is the Managing partner of Lipa Meir & Co.

Position

Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir specializes in a full range of civil and commercial legal fields, including, inter alia, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions of companies, health care law, banking law, securities, insurance, civil litigation, criminal litigation (with emphasis on “white collar crime”), real-estate, labor law, taxation, hi-tech and intellectual property. Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir is considered a highly respected and leading attorney in the fields of corporate rehabilitation and insolvency laws (bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation, creditors and shareholders schemes of arrangements).

Career

Along with his legal studies at the Tel-Aviv University, Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir was also employed by insurance companies in underwriting positions. Following his admission to the Israeli Bar Association (in 1974) Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir has commenced working as an associate at the law firm of Herzog, Fox & Neeman and in 1978 became a partner therein until 1987. In 1987 Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir founded the law firm Lipa Meir & Co. Today, Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir is managing partner at the firm. Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir also serves as a lecturer in various areas of law at universities, courses and professional continuing education programs designed for attorneys, accountants, economists and business executives in some of Israel’s leading academic institutions. In addition, Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir serves as the chairman of Bar Illan’s University Coucil of Trustees as well as the chairman of its Permanent Committee (its Board of Directors). In the past, Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir served as the Chairman of the National Disciplinary Panel of the Israel Bar Association and currently serves as a member of the Zionist Federation Supreme Court

Languages

English, Hebrew

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 1974

Education

Adv. Dr. Lipa Meir graduated his law degrees (LLB and LLM) summa cum laude from the Tel Aviv University Law School and completed his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions

Lipa Meir & Co has particular experience with class actions in the banking and insurance sectors, and also represents domestic and international corporates in consumer protection class actions. Among the team’s major clients is Clalit Health Services, which Alon Pomeranc has advised on several high-value class actions, including one motion to approve a class action concerning membership fees for men versus those of women. In addition, Pomeranc is acting for Blistex and Sunny Cellular Communications in relation to consumer protection class actions, and he also initiated a class action against the Israel Tax Authority alleging over-collection of purchase tax from individuals buying apartments for investment. Also of note, name partner Lipa Meir is representing Harel Insurance Group in a NIS500m-plus class action regarding alleged overcharging by the client. The team also has experience with complex financial claims and class actions arising from alleged antitrust violations.

Israel > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

Lipa Meir & Co provides its clients with ‘all the benefits of a large office‘ combined with the ‘boutique-like specialisations‘ in areas including real estate, agriculture and insolvency. The team is also involved in litigation arising from significant energy projects, and acts for banks such as Bank Hapoalim and Israel Discount Bank in disputes valued at hundreds of millions of shekels. The litigation department is led by Alon Pomeranc, ‘a professional and highly motivated litigator‘, who is representing a prominent private financial institution in a high-value dispute with multiple state entities concerning an agreement for certain tax exemptions. Pomeranc is also acting for KPMG USA in relation to a claim brought by the liquidators of Better Place; in particular, this dispute concerns the service of court papers where foreign entities that own domestic subsidiaries are involved. In the infrastructure space, Erez Dar Lulu is representing the Ministry of Finance and the State Desalination Administration in a dispute with Mekorot regarding compensation in the establishment of a desalination facility in Ashdod. In addition, name partner Lipa Meir represents Clalit Health Services in a range of disputes, including a recent win at the Supreme Court where it was decided that a health fund member could not bring a derivative suit on behalf of an HMO.

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency

Lipa Meir & Co is ‘one of the most professional law offices in Tel Aviv‘, according to one source. The firm has extensive experience acting for debtors and secured and unsecured creditors. The team’s ‘deep familiarity with bankruptcies and creditors’ arrangements‘ imbues clients with ‘a feeling of security‘. On the debtor side, name partner Lipa Meir is acting for an Israeli businessman in connection with one of the country’s most widely publicised personal bankruptcies, while on the creditor side, Meir is acting for hundreds of investors associated with the Kela Fund in relation to proceedings arising out of a special situation insolvency of the fund and its parent company, Rubicon Group. Senior partner Zuriel Lavie is engaged by some of Israel’s most significant insolvent corporates, including Mega Retail Group and Zim Integrated Shipping Services. Of particular note, Lavie is advising Eurocom Group on a number of proceedings arising out of an application for liquidation against Eurocom Communications. Also recommended is Shirly Ifrach-Azor, who acted for Carmel Academic Center as appointed trustee and, later, as liquidator in relation to a stay of proceedings and subsequent liquidation proceedings. The team also advises secured creditors, including The Bereshit Fund and Bank Hapoalim.