Yaron Elhawi

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Partner

Mr. Elhawi has been an attorney at Gornitzky & Co. since 1999 and became partner in 2005.


Yaron main practice area is restructuring and insolvency. He leads complex insolvency cases, including representation of liquidators, creditors' composition, representation of high level management in the framework of liquidator's claims and other functionaries. His experience also includes handling a wide range of bankruptcy, debt arrangements and corporate restructuring related cases.

 

Additionally, Yaron represents clients in complex litigation cases in the field of corporate and securities, including representing clients in court, arbitration, dispute resolution procedures, shareholders claims, minority oppression and proceedings according to the Israeli securities act.

 

Yaron also represents the firm's clients in M&A transactions, including purchasing activities of commercial companies, purchasing agencies and distribution rights, and provides continuous legal advice to public Israeli companies' directorates and managements.

 

As a specialist in real estate, Yaron is consulting clients in legal aspects of zoning, planning and construction, and he has been involved in construction and acquisition transactions of real estate.

 

Yaron's experience includes representation of clients in the following matters:

  • Debt arrangements of a public company with the company's bondholders comprising of individuals and financial institutions. In the scope of the representation the matter included unification and replacement of bonds.
  • Representation of a leading business group in an acquisition transaction with a public company. Both companies are active in the Israeli energy and real estate sectors.
  • Representation of high level executive in a legal dispute regarding allegations in relation to the company's dividends.
  • Representation of public company in a reverse triangular merger which led to the de-listing of the company.
  • Representation of individuals who are, allegedly, the former executives of a company in a lawsuit filed by the company's liquidator in the sum of approx. NIS 500 million.


Education

LL.M., Bar-Ilan University (1998)

LL.B., Bar-Ilan University (1998)


Admission

1999, Israel Bar Association


Legal Publications

“The Insolvency of Bond Companies in Israel in Recent Years”, 2011, Bankruptcy Law Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa, 91


Languages

Hebrew and English

The Legal 500 2016
The Legal 500 2016

The Legal 500 2016 recommended Yaron Elhawi as a Dispute resolution: litigation lawyer.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2013 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2013 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2013 identified Yaron Elhawi as leading lawyer in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

 

Mr. Elhawi has received similar recognition in these fields in previous years as well.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2012 identified Yaron Elhawi as leading lawyer in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

 

Mr. Elhawi received similar recognition in these fields in previous years.

Israeli newspaper Maariv
Israeli newspaper Maariv

Israeli newspaper Maariv named Yaron Elhawi among Israel's most promising young lawyers in the real estate practice.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2011 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2011 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2011 identified Yaron Elhawi as leading lawyer in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

 

Mr. Elhawi received similar recognition in these fields in previous years.

Who's Who Legal 2009
Who's Who Legal 2009

Who's Who Legal 2009 identified Yaron Elhawi as one of Israel's leading lawyers in the M&A practice.

 

Yaron was also identified as a leading lawyer in this field in 2008.

The Legal Experts EMEA 2008 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2008 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2008 identified Yaron Elhawi as leading lawyer in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

 

Mr. Elhawi received similar recognition in these fields in 2007.