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| Ofer Fleischer
July 26th, 2017

Gornitzky represents the Israel Football Association in a motion to approve a NIS 38.5 million derivative suit against it.

The petitioners maintain that funds which were transferred by the Football Association should be claimed via third parties.

The Football Association was represented by Kfir Yadgar (Managing Partner), Ofer Fleischer (Partner) and Lior Sharabi (Associate).

May 26th, 2015

Gornitzky is representing the Agrexco liquidators in a lawsuit against the State of Israel, which was recently approved to go to court. 

Gornitzky is representing the Agrexco liquidators in a lawsuit against the State of Israel, which was recently approved to go to court. In the lawsuit, the liquidators attribute responsibility for Agrexco's near NIS 500 million debt and subsequent bankruptcy collapse to the behavior of the State and affiliated entities, which controlled Agrexco, for their improper use of the company to promote national and other agendas that were contrary to the company's best business interest and created financial instability.

 

The liquidators, led by Dr. Shlomo Nass, are represented by Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman), Yaron Elhawi (Partner), Ofer Fleischer (Partner) and Shani Weiss.

 

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August 30th, 2012

Judge Danya Kareth Meyer of the Tel Aviv District Court has rejected the request for a NIS 720 million class action against Yitzhak Tshuva and Delek Group.

Judge Danya Kareth Meyer of the Tel Aviv District Court has rejected the request for a NIS 720 million class action against Yitzhak Tshuva and Delek Group.

 

The request for the class action, filed by attorney Renan Gersht, was rejected by Judge Kareth Meyer based on evidence provided by Gornitzky & Co., which highlighted numerous and significant technical errors in the plaintiff's claims.

 

Tshuva and Delek Group were represented by Mr. Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman), Mr. Ofer Tzur (Partner, Head of Litigation), Mr. Kfir Yadgar (Partner) and Mr. Ofer Fleischer.

 

January 19th, 2011

The Tel-Aviv District Court judgment in favor of Dr. Joshua Rosensweig, who was represented by Gornitzky & Co., referred to the firm as a highly respected firm with a reputation separate from its partners.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Adv. Dr. Joshua Rosensweig (a former senior partner at Gornitzky and one of Israel's foremost businessmen) in a lawsuit in which Adv. Avi Gera claimed that Dr. Rosensweig allegedly prevented Adv. Gera from his share in their dissolved joint firm's alleged reputation. Adv. Gera estimated his share of the firm's reputation at NIS 9 million when filing the lawsuit in 2004.

 

Throughout the legal proceedings, which lasted nearly 7 years, prominent Israeli businessmen testified on behalf of Dr. Rosensweig, including Mr. Tzadik Bino, Mr. Israel (Izzy) Tapuchi, Mr. Benjamin Jesselson, Mr. Yair Hamburger and C.P.A. Aharon Zohar.

 

The Tel-Aviv District Court (Honorable Judge Ruth Ronen) ruled in favor of Dr. Rosensweig, stating that the dissolved firm had no reputation separate from that of its partners. In her judgment, Judge Ronen wrote that only in rare cases does a law firm have a reputation separate from the identity of its partners, and referred specifically to Gornitzky & Co. as an example of a highly respected firm with a reputation independent from its partners

 

The team handling the representation included Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman), Noam Ronen (Partner) and Ofer Fleischer.

May 5th, 2017

Gornitzky represents Alcobra Ltd. in blocking an attempted hostile takeover.

A private investment fund, holding a certain amount of the company's shares, called for the immediate assembly of an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders, in order to remove the existing Directors and replace them with its own. Following Alcobra's refusal, based on legal advice provided by our firm, the investment fund chose to unilaterally summon an extraordinary general meeting during the month of May. Following our appeal to the Tel Aviv District Court for Economic Affairs, an injunction was issued, prohibiting the investment fund from sending out summons and proxies to the company's shareholders in Israel and abroad. At the end of the day, the sides reached an agreement, according to which it was agreed that the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders summoned by the investment fund shall be cancelled and the company shall convene its annual general meeting on July 20, 2017.

Alcobra Ltd. was represented by Kfir Yadgar (Managing Partner), Chaim Friedland (Partner), Ari Fried (Partner), Ofer Fleischer (Partner), together with Associates Shiran Knafo and Gil Palkovic

October 31st, 2012

Gornitzky's lawyers successfully argued, on behalf of Ben Gurion University in their appeal before a subcommittee of the Council for Higher Education, that the committee not prohibit students from enrolling in the political science department next year and thereby, in effect, close it down.

Gornitzky's lawyers successfully argued, on behalf of Ben Gurion University in their appeal before the subcommittee of the Council for Higher Education, that the committee not prohibit students from enrolling in the political science department next year and thereby, in effect, close it down.

 

The subcommittee had come to their initial decision after the department had been criticized for being politically imbalanced and lacking certain professional standards. Gornitzky's lawyers claimed before the subcommittee that their recommendation to close the department was illegal and not within the scope of their authority.

 

Ben Gurion University was represented by Mr. Moriel Matalon (Managing Partner) and Mr. Ofer Fleischer.  

June 19th, 2012

Gornitzky & Co. represented Dr. Joshua Rosensweig in a lawsuit in which Adv. Avi Gera claimed that Dr. Rosensweig allegedly prevented him from his share in their dissolved joint firm's alleged reputation.

Gornitzky & Co. represented Adv. Dr. Joshua Rosensweig (a former senior partner at Gornitzky and one of Israel's foremost businessmen) before the Israeli Supreme Court in a lawsuit in which Adv. Avi Gera claimed that Dr. Rosensweig allegedly prevented Adv. Gera from his share in their dissolved joint firm's alleged reputation. Adv. Gera estimated his share of the firm's reputation at NIS 9 million when filing the lawsuit in 2004.

 

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dr. Rosensweig, and affirmed the January 2011 District Court decision which stated that only in rare cases does a law firm have a reputation separate from the identity of its partners. The District Court referred specifically to Gornitzky & Co. as an example of a highly respected firm with a reputation independent from its partners.

 

The team handling the representation included Mr. Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman), Mr. Noam Ronen (Partner) and Mr. Ofer Fleischer.