In the Media

In the Media

The Marker, 29th January 2012

The Marker, 29th January 2012

The Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor: will not approve the imposition of a dumping levy on the import of paper cups from China.
The Marker, 15th December 2011

The Marker, 15th December 2011

The public gains and the lawyers get rich: a 40% leap in the number of class actions.
The Marker, 21st November 2011

The Marker, 21st November 2011

District Court: An exclusivity contract does not preclude parallel imports. The Court dismissed an exclusive importer's application to restrain the parallel import of its products and held that the exclusive distribution right does not preclude a third party's selling to another importer in Israel (the article is in Hebrew).

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Globes, 17th November 2011

Globes, 17th November 2011

The cellular phone companies: We have been charged double tax on replacement iPhones. They are suing the Customs and VAT Department for a refund of the purchase tax that they have allegedly been overcharged for iPhones imported into Israel as replacements for faulty ones (the article is in Hebrew).

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The Marker, 9th October 2011

The Marker, 9th October 2011

Breaking the monopoly: The Dumping Levy Committee has rejected a recommendation to impose a levy on the import of insulation sheets from Italy. The Committee stated that the investigation by the Commissioner, Reuven Pesach, was not sufficiently professional; Pazkar is the sole manufacturer of insulation sheets and a monopoly (the article is in Hebrew).

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Calcalist, 11th September 2011

Calcalist, 11th September 2011

Israel is hosting a lawyers convention (the article is in Hebrew).

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What's New

  • Litigation

    Appearances and media: Adv. Ofer Cohen-Zedek lectured on "the art of cross examination and the examination of experts". The lecture was given as part of the Israel Bar's continuing education program on civil and commercial litigation, in which both judges and advocates lecture.

  • Indirect Taxation

    The department successfully represented a tuna fish importer, which applied for – and obtained – a provisional mandatory injunction and provisional attachment in respect of 10 containers of fish that had been imported from a Chinese supplier further to an anticipated breach of the agreement with it, despite the fact that the transactions had been secured by documentary letters of credit.

  • Labour Law

    In an employee's lawsuit against his former employer and its CEO, the department filed an application for the summary dismissal of elements of the claim based on the Protection of Privacy Law and an application for the summary dismissal of the causes of action against the company's CEO. The regional labour court allowed the applications in a partial judgement, whereby the relief sought under the Protection of Privacy Law was struck out from the statement of claim, and the claim against the employer's CEO was struck out in full.

  • Commercial Law

    the department represented E8 Storage in a second round of raising capital in which it raised $12 million from the Accel Fund and the existing investors, the Magma and Vertex Funds. E8 Storage, which was established at the end of 2014, is developing the next generation of flash storage solutions.

  • Litigation

    the department has brought about the dismissal of several class actions brought against the firm's clients, leading Israeli companies

  • tax

    The department represented two companies that merged in obtaining a tax ruling from the Tax Authority's Mergers and Spin-Offs Department, approving the outline of the merger. The department's action for several clients in proceedings relating to the voluntary disclosure of unreported income in Israel and abroad was also successfully completed.

  • Insolvency, Receivership & Dissolution

    The liquidator of the Rav-Or insurance agency, Adv. Karen Reichbach-Segal, alleges that the company owner, Avner Koppel, secretly transferred NIS 11 million from the company to a company owned by his son