Litigation in Israel

When companies are faced with litigation, much is at stake: the reputation, bottom line and potential success of the business. The swift resolution of commercial disputes calls for professionalism, sensitivity and understanding of the highest standards. ZAG-S&W’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department has these characteristics in abundance.

Clients benefit from our industry-wide experience, collaboration with our other offices and successful track record in the most challenging and high stakes domestic and cross-border litigation. These are among the reasons why we continue to attract a plethora of instructions on behalf of leading Israeli companies, multinationals, public and private companies, nonprofits, shareholders, management and entrepreneurs involved in litigation.

We adopt a strategy that emphasizes the early involvement of our lawyers to manage disagreements and obtain mutually satisfactory solutions before issues escalate and develop into unnecessary and more full-blown crises. Prepared and solutions-focused, the lawyers in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution department stand ready to act on and respond to any and every issue, including motions for injunctions and temporary relief, administrative petitions, petitions to the High Court of Justice and motions for interim orders.

 

  • Represented Dorad in a multi-million dollar dispute with East Mediterranean Gas Company (EMG), which is one of the big suppliers of natural gas in the Middle East. Dorad has claims against EMG for breach of Gas Supply contract, by which EMG was supposed to supply gas to Dorad’s power station in Ashekelon.
  • Represented a group of Dan shareholders in a principal claim (38-124-08-15) against officers and the controlling shareholders of Dan with respect to large scale transactions and a demand to repay to Dan amounts in excess of 100 million Shekels. The proceedings ended recently in a settlement agreement.
  • Represented the World Likud in two separate appeals filed by different members of the movement regarding the organizational and financial conduct of the movement. One of the appeals was filed by the former mayor of the city of Eilat, Mr. Gabriel Kadosh.
  • Represented Bynet in both petitions brought by Tadiran and by Bezeq International. The petitions were denied in the District Court (11355.06.16, 30895.06.16), as well as the Supreme Court (in appeals submitted by Bezeq international and Tadiran – 1473.17, 1772.17).
  • Represented AVBA in a dispute with Westerwood Global – an Irish company, with respect to a transaction from 2010 in which AVBA sold its holdings in an Israeli partnership called EMA Israel. The Plaintiff, Westerwood Global, claims that it is entitled to a portion of the consideration paid to AVBA in that transaction, an amount of approximately $2M (24208.04.14).
  • Represented several companies from the AVBA Group in a lawsuit filed by the accounting firm that provided accounting services to the group until 2006. The lawsuit ended in a settlement agreement in which AVBA is required to pay about a third of the claimed sum (7505.09.13).
  • Represented Little Prince in a Class Action in the District Court of Haifa (57748.05.16) with claimed damages of Millions of Shekels. The Class Action contains claims about alleged defects in feeding cups (Sippy Cups) that are distributed by Little Prince and manufactured under the brand name “Tommee Tippee”.
  • Represented the senior South African businessman, Mr. Theo Rothstein, in several legal disputes regarding multi-million Shekels worth of property in Israel (case numbers 13155-04-17 / 17879-02-17 / 31346-03-17 / 55193-02-17)).
  • Represented Jerusalem Residence Ltd.  – Real estate company   in a dispute about a multi-million Shekels worth of property in Jerusalem (case number 49245-05-17).
  • Represented Mr. Reichman in legal proceedings in the District Court of Tel Aviv (case number 16585-12-14) in a complexed claim that included causes such as infringement of minority rights, imposing a BMBY mechanism on the counter-part, and more. The final verdict was given on February 2017.