Adv Dr Israel (Reli) Leshem > Meitar Law Offices > Ramat Gan, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Meitar Law Offices
RAMAT GAN 5250608

Work Department

Local Litigation & Arbitration, Mediation & International Arbitration, Corporate and Securities




Dr. Israel (Reli) Leshem heads the firm’s Litigation Group, which is the largest litigation practice in Israel.

Reli represents local and international clients in complex corporate, securities, commercial and product liability litigation in the Israeli courts and in arbitration. Reli also represents clients in international arbitration and assists and coordinates their cross-border litigation in foreign courts.

Reli is considered one of the leading experts on civil procedure and commercial arbitration in Israel, and is a member of the Minister of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Civil Procedure. He was a senior lecturer on civil procedure at Tel Aviv University Law School and taught civil procedure and arbitration law at the College of Management Law School.

Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 have awarded Reli the highest individual rank in the category of Dispute Resolution.  

Reli is one of only 4 Israeli litigators who have been selected to become members of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Prior to joining Meitar, Reli was a senior partner in Leshem Brandwein (1994-2003), a senior partner in Lipa Meir, Leshem & Co. (1988-1994) and an associate at the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore (1983-1985).

Reli is a member of the Israel Bar Association (1978) and the New York Bar Association (1984).

Reli has an LL.B from Tel Aviv University (with honors) and a PhD from Harvard.


Hebrew and English


Harvard Law School, MA (S.J.D., 1984);

Tel Aviv University, Israel (LL.B., summa cum laude, 1977)