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Gornitzky & Co.
Vitania Tel-Aviv Tower
20 Haharash St. TLV Israel 6761310
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Partner, Head of the Litigation Practice


Ofer Tzur is a partner in Gornitzky & Co, and is the Head of the Litigation Department at the firm.

During the past twenty four years Ofer has been involved both in large-scale transactions and complex commercial litigation. Ofer’s experience in the many diverse areas of commercial law has enabled him to develop top expertise in representing clients in court, in some of the largest and most significant commercial disputes in Israel and abroad. In addition, Ofer continues to be involved in commercial and real estate transactions.

As part of his Restructuring & Insolvency practice, Ofer has advised in and led some of the most complex and significant restructurings and insolvency proceedings, creditors arrangements and bankruptcy proceedings in Israel. In this respect, he has represented controlling shareholders of debtor companies, as well as creditors and debtors.

Ofer is also involved in advising suspects and those accused of white collar crime in significant cases as well as representing clients in large-scale commercial transactions. Ofer gained a noteworthy reputation for his ability to manage sensitive commercial proceedings in family law matters involving large amounts of money and assets. Ofer represents high net worth individuals in personal disputes, complex probate cases as well as commercial disputes associated with family law and estates.

Additionally, Ofer lectures at conferences and workshops organized by the Bar Association and at various public corporations as well as serving as Chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Court of the Israel Bar Association.

In a survey conducted by Forbes magazine in 2004 of lawyers at the 100 largest law firms in Israel, Ofer was elected as one of the most promising commercial lawyers in Israel. He has since been mentioned in the media as one of the most senior and prominent lawyers when it comes to litigation in Israel as well as frequently ranked in international and local ratings directories as one of the most prominent and leading litigator in Israel.

As Head of the Litigation Department, Ofer has dealt with, inter alia, the following issues:

  • Representation of legal proceedings related to capital market and securities;
  • Representation of controlling shareholders, shareholders and partners in disputes among the controlling owners of the corporations;
  • Representation of corporations and directors (personally) in derivative actions and other actions against them;
  • Representation of corporations, including various insurance companies, in defending against class actions;
  • Representation of corporations and individuals in claims involving the deprivation of the rights of minority shareholders in public companies;
  • Representation of concerns in the infrastructure and energy fields, in legal disputes with the State of Israel and foreign countries;
  • Representation of investors in disputes with venture capital funds;
  • Representation of financial corporations, including investment banks and venture capital funds;
  • Representation of partners in substantial ownership and control disputes;
  • Representation of corporations and individuals in civil lawsuits against the income tax authorities;
  • Representation of some of the largest Israeli corporations in the Administrative Courts and in the Supreme Court of Justice, in matters relating to tenders, in administrative petitions against the state and its authorities;
  • Representations of defendants in white-collar crimes (taxation).


Hebrew and English.


Israel Bar Association, 1994
Chairman of the Israel Bar Association’s Supreme Court Committee (2015 – currently)


LL.B., Tel Aviv University (1992); B.A., Tel Aviv University (1989).

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Restructuring and insolvency

The team at Gornitzky & Co. represents distressed corporations, creditors, shareholders, financial institutions and private equity sponsors in insolvency and corporate restructuring mandates. Praised as ‘incredibly commercial and deeply knowledgeable’, Yaron Elhawi handles high-stakes insolvency cases and jointly leads the team alongside Karen Reichbach-Segal, who has experience in liquidations, receiverships, and insolvencies. ‘Pragmatic and deal-orientedAmnon Biss advises on debt settlements in litigation mandates and is frequently engaged by creditors. Firm chairman Pinhas Rubin and Ofer Tzur, who spearheads the litigation department, are also key contacts in the team.

Israel > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions)

(Leading individuals)

Ofer TzurGornitzky & Co.

Over the past year alone, Gornitzky & Co. represented clients in 187 class action certification motions and 89 derivative certification motions. The team is well-placed to handle matters involving all of Israel’s core industry segments, but it has been particularly active on behalf of clients in the financial services sector of late, including Israel Discount Bank, Harel Group and Menora Mivtachim Group. It also recorded a significant uptick in consumer protection and accessibility class actions. Ofer Tzur heads the overarching litigation department and ‘triumphs over the most complex trials’. The team additionally includes Noam Ronen, who specialises in class actions and derivative claims; Maya Sabari, who is noted for complex derivative actions; and ‘great litigator’, Harel Shaham.

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

(Leading individuals)

Ofer TzurGornitzky & Co.

Commended as being ‘highly respected by the judicial system and its judges’, Gornitzky & Co.’s dispute resolution group is equipped to handle high-stakes cases in the commercial, civil and administrative law fields. Considered by some as a ‘strategic genius’, group head Ofer Tzur continues to raise his profile in the market and was at the helm for several key matters over the past year, including representing Property and Building Corp and Hadarim Properties in a multimillion-dollar dispute with Mega Or Holdings and Big Shopping Centers. Other experienced partners include firm chairman Pinhas Rubin; Kfir Yadgar, who possesses niche expertise in hospitality and transport-related matters; and commercial litigator Ofer Fleischer. The team also draws on Shirin Gabbay-Metzger, Eli Cohen and ‘creative’ senior associate Inbal Ronel.