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Vardi Leshem Ron, Law Office
20 Lincoln St.
Rubinstein Tower, 29th floor
Tel Aviv 6713412

Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud Tier 2

According to sources, Vardi Leshem Ron, Law Office’s ‘professionalism and belief in the mission’ sets it apart from other white-collar crime practices in Israel. The group demonstrates adept handling of the full scope of related matters, with its recent experience encompassing cases concerning fraud, bribery, securities law violations, cyber law offences, tax crimes and cartels, among others. Firm co-founder Alon Ron is widely recognised as a specialist in his field. The team also draws on Ayelet Leshem, who handles criminal and civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Alon Ron

Other key lawyers:


‘I received a very professional service with a lot of attention; exactly what I wanted and needed.’

‘Lawyers maintain a high professional level and are available when needed.’

‘The firm consists of lawyers with very high professional skills, who are knowledgeable, intelligent and demonstrate rare emotional capacity. The thoroughness and professionalism and belief in the mission sets the team apart from all other law firms in Israel.’

‘The team’s thoroughness and professionalism in the strategic planning and tactical execution is the difference that sets it apart from others.’

Key clients

Mr. Ran Kairi, former CEO of Gibui Holdings

Mr. Shaul Elovitch

Mr. Zvulun Leviev

Mr. Reuven Shamalov, former CEO of LLD Diamonds

PWC Israel

Mr. Azaria Levi, the Manager for Central America operations in SBI, the international subsidiary of Shikun & Binui

Two senior employees in S. Noufi & Sons

Mr. Dani Gaoni

3 office holders of Shikun & Binui

Senior executives and office holders in Danya Cebus

Work highlights

  • Represented Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Bezeq, in criminal proceedings connected to the transaction to acquire control in YES by Bezeq.
  • Successfully represented Zvulun Leviev in an investigation into his alleged involvement in the illegal smuggling of diamonds from Russia into Israel, which saw the state withdraw all criminal charges against him.
  • Represented Ran Kairi, former CEO of Gibui Holdings, in the investigation into his alleged involvement in an embezzlement affair concerning the company.

Vardi Leshem Ron, Law Office provides clients with the highest level professional legal services through its carefully selected, quality, skilled staff. The firm’s partners are actively and extensively involved in providing services to clients with personal attention adapted to each client’s needs. The firm has an intimate family character, and is one of Israel’s most professional boutique firms, providing business and private clients in Israel and abroad with comprehensive legal advice in commercial-civil law, and real estate, and represents clients in civil law proceedings and “white-collar” offenses.

In contrast to other boutique firms, it is a microcosm of large firms in providing a broad range of the highest professional level services in diverse areas. It is distinct from large firms by providing services through a compact, quality team with the partners’ involvement. The knowledge, experience, and reputation gained by the firm in providing high-quality legal services in many areas allow integrated solutions for a range of client needs. The firm’s clients include leading Israeli and overseas corporations, top capital market players, executives and shareholders, developers, landowners, and contractors.

Practice areas
Commercial-civil law: The commercial department, headed by Adv. Shmuel Leshem, is highly esteemed professionally, and supports Israel’s leading corporations in a range of commercial law areas including companies and securities, commercial contracts, M&As, partnerships, mutual funds, ETFs, energy, fuel and gas, taxation, labor law, and routine consultancy to corporations, executives, and shareholders. The firm has also gained particular expertise in representation in the accountancy and gas sectors as well as merger deals in these fields. The firm is among Israel’s leaders in these business fields. Adv. Leshem has been appointed the arbitrator in a list of cases by the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration.

Real estate, planning and building, tax: The real estate department, known for exceptional expertise, is led by Adv. Nimrod Vardi who has many years of experience in supporting prominent entities in the real estate market Adv. Vardi was also appointed as the receiver of significant properties by the court. The firm provides legal support for business and private clients in a wide range of real estate transactions and projects, including: combination deals, sales and acquisition transactions; diverse building developments on a large and small scale, including through acquisition groups, TAMA 38 projects, urban regeneration, transactions and projects relating to income-producing properties, apartments and luxury homes in the private sector, and more. The firm supports its clients in their correspondence with various authorities, including the Israeli Land Authorities (ILA) and credit entities, and it also specializes in real estate taxation and planning and zoning. In addition, the company specializes in the liquidation of partnerships and estate management.

Commercial-civil litigation: The litigation department, led by Adv. Alon Ron,  is renowned for its professionalism and specializes in representing clients in all courts and arbitration and mediation procedures including corporations, securities, contracts, banking, real estate, tenders, administrative law, class actions, inheritance, and wills. Adv. Ron is experienced in representing leading corporations and prominent figures in Israel in complex, large-scale cases.

White-collar offenses and administrative and disciplinary enforcement: The white-collar department, headed by Adv. Alon Ron, is one of the leaders of this practice area in Israel, and specializes in representing the charged and suspects of white-collar offenses, including securities offenses, taxes, fraud, bribery, money laundering, and disciplinary law for professionals including lawyers and accountants who are currently under proceedings. The department’s expertise is expressed in prominent legal achievements in cases that it manages, in precedent setting proceedings, as well as well-known and principle cases on complex matters with broad public attention.

Private clients, trustees and family wealth management: Due to the family and personal nature of the firm alongside its accumulated experience, the partners enjoy the personal trust of their clients among them are key figures in Israel. The firm supports clients in planning and managing personal and family wealth, a practice area which is considered to be one of the most sensitive and complex legal fields. In this framework, the firm handles the preparation of complex intergenerational agreements and arrangements, drafting wills, tax consulting and representation, wealth management and the transferring of family wealth from one generation to another, support of real-estate transactions and diverse legal counseling in other practice areas.

Voluntary disclosure: Adv. Alon Ron specializes in complex voluntary disclosure proceedings with the various tax authorities. In this line of work, while collaborating with experts, Adv. Ron lead some of the most significant settlements made in Israel over the last few years.

Photo Name Position Profile
Shmuel Leshem photo Shmuel Leshem Founding Partner
Ayelet Leshem photo Ayelet Leshem Partner
Alon Ron photo Alon Ron Founding Partner
Nimrod Vardi photo Nimrod Vardi Founding Partne