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May 21st, 2015

Partner Moriel Matalon was granted Honorary degree "Honoris Causa" by the Israel Association Bar for excelling in his field and his broad activity with UNICEF. Read the full story: (Hebrew)

 

 

 

April 1st, 2015

Gornitzky represented National Petroleum Ltd. in the sale of its shares in West Indies Oil Company Ltd. to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

Gornitzky represented National Petroleum Ltd., a Bermuda company, in the sale of its shares in West Indies Oil Company Ltd., an Antiguan energy company and a regional leader, to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.

National Petroleum Ltd. was represented by Moriel Matalon (Managing Partner) and Yoav Meer.

February 27th, 2014

Gornitzky hosted a conference, attended by over 500 individuals, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in celebration of its 75 years of legal excellence.

 

Gornitzky hosted a conference, attended by over 500 individuals, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in celebration of its 75 years of legal excellence.

 

Guest lecturers included Prof. Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court (ret.), and Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. A panel including Prof. Eitan Sheshinski, Justice Bracha Ofir (ret.), Shlomo Maoz and Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman) was moderated by Nechemia Strassler. Closing remarks were delivered by Moriel Matalon (Managing Partner).

 

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.  

May 25th, 2012

At the annual conference hosted by the Israel Bar Association, Mr. Moriel Matalon participated in a panel discussion regarding the growing numbers of attorneys in Israel, following the passing of a directive that removes barriers which prevented foreign lawyers from working in Israel.

At the annual conference hosted by the Israel Bar Association, Mr. Moriel Matalon participated in a panel discussion regarding the growing numbers of attorneys in Israel, following the passing of a directive that removes barriers which prevented foreign lawyers from working in Israel, and permits collaboration between Israeli and foreign law firms. 

 

The Israeli newspaper, Globes, quoted Mr. Matalon predicting a bright future for the larger law firms, such as Gornitzky, as the "dramatic polarization" between large Israeli law firms and smaller ones continues to grow in the coming years. "The process in the next ten years will continue to be one of dramatic polarization, whereby small law firms will have a hard time surviving and very low profit margins, and on the other hand, large law firms will just continue to grow."

 

May 19th, 2015

Senior partner Moriel Matalon speaks in the Israel Bar Association Annual Conference opening Panel. Read the full story: (Hebrew)

December 14th, 2014

Gornitzky hosted a Workshop for the Economic Analysis of Law at Tel-Aviv University in loving memory of the firm's partner, Adv. Ariel Zelichov, ob"m.

Gornitzky hosted a Workshop for the Economic Analysis of Law at Tel-Aviv University in loving memory of the firm's partner, Adv. Ariel Zelichov, ob"m.


Speakers at the event included: Prof. Sharon Hannes, Ms. Einat Zelichov, Firm Chairman Pinhas Rubin, Dr. Shai Lavi and Managing Partner Moriel Matalon.

August 8th, 2013

Gornitzky & Co. was featured in the Globes newspaper as one of the few workplaces in Israel that opens its doors and provides day-camp for children of employees at the firm.

Gornitzky & Co. was featured in the Globes newspaper as one of the few workplaces in Israel that opens its doors and provides day-camp for over 50 children of employees at the firm. The day-camp includes a full day of activities, as well as an end-of-summer pool party at the home of Moriel Matalon (Managing Partner).

 

As to the question of whether the presence of the children at work has an adverse effect on productivity, Mr. Matalon says, "On the contrary. The camp is in the firm's office building, but in a separate area.  Not only are the parents at ease knowing that their children are in good and professional hands throughout the summer, but they are now closer than ever and productivity actually rises."

August 6th, 2012

The Lawyer, a prominent UK legal magazine, interviewed Managing Partner, Mr. Moriel Matalon, on whether foreign firms will aim to directly compete with local ones as a result of a new directive passed, which removed barriers preventing foreign lawyers from working in Israel. 

The Lawyer, a prominent UK legal magazine, interviewed Managing Partner, Mr. Moriel Matalon, on whether foreign firms will aim to directly compete with local ones as a result of a new directive passed, which removed barriers preventing foreign lawyers from working in Israel, and permits collaboration between Israeli and foreign law firms. 

 

Mr. Matalon expressed his views saying, "I’m somewhat skeptical over whether we’re going to have an inflow of foreign law firms in Israel…First, because I believe most of those law firms prefer to work with major firms in Israel rather than compete with them…Second, I believe that, apart from the knowledge of international law, in order to practice in Israel you need to have deep knowledge of the local environment – not only the legal issues, but how to deal with the government."

 

For the full article on The Lawyer's website, click here.

May 1st, 2012

Gornitzky & Co.'s managing partner, Moriel Matalon, was featured in the report on Israel in the May edition of Legal Business Magazine. 

Gornitzky & Co.'s managing partner, Moriel Matalon, was featured in the report on Israel in the May edition of Legal Business Magazine.

 

Mr. Matalon is quoted discussing the growing interest of international investors in financing Israeli transactions, saying, "We've recently seen much more interest shown by foreign banks looking at Israel for private wealth, but also to participate in [the] financing of major transactions." He also offered insights into Israel's economic life cycle and the potential reshuffle of the legal market.