Adv Alon Pomeranc > Lipa Meir & Co > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Adv. Alon Pomeranc is a Senior Partner at Lipa Meir & Co., and serves as the head of the of the firm's Litigation Department.

Position

Adv. Alon Pomeranc is a Senior Partner at Lipa Meir & Co., and is regarded, after obtaining over 20 years of experience in the courtrooms, as one of the top experts in commercial litigation nationwide. Adv. Alon Pomeranc deals with complex litigation cases in all court instances and arbitration panels in every aspect of the civil and commercial law, including International trade and business; banking and finance law; real estate; mergers and acquisitions; infrastructure & energy projects, corporations and securities. Adv. Alon Pomeranc has a prestigious reputation as a leading and distinguished litigator, responsible for a number of important legal precedents. Alon represents strategic mega-clients including Israeli banks, most of the country’s major insurance companies, and the biggest health organization in Israel (!) in a vast scope of complex litigation cases.

Languages

English, Hebrew

Memberships

Israel Bar Association, 1994

 

Education

Tel Aviv University, (LL.B, 1993)

Tel Aviv University, (LL.M, summa cum laude, 1999)

Tel Aviv University & Northwestern University, USA) (Kellogg-Recanati International Executive M.B.A., 2008)

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.