Arbitration and Mediation

Gornitzky & Co. is one of the few firms in Israel with substantial experience in international arbitration and transnational litigation.

Gornitzky’s lawyers draw on their experience within the public and private sectors in various spheres such as litigation, public and private international law, banking and finance, energy, etc., to cater to clients’ needs through the entire life cycle of complex multi-jurisdiction disputes – including advice in the structuring of deals (including advice relating to arbitration clauses and the potential protection afforded by bilateral investment treaties); advice on the available options when a dispute arises (including alternative dispute resolution), and of course to handle the dispute.

Gornitzky has substantial experience in working together with leading law firms in other jurisdictions in handling complex multi-jurisdictional matters, including representing its client in foreign court proceedings, international arbitrations or before the Israeli courts in proceedings such as the enforcement of foreign judgements, stay of proceedings in light of an international arbitration, etc.

Moreover, our lawyers understand the expenses and disruptions incurred to business from court litigation; mediation is often an effective alternative to litigation, sometimes leading to more preferable results than going to trial. Out team utilize their comprehensive knowledge of commercial disputes, to assisting individuals and business entities in pursuit of alternative methods of dispute resolution.

Our International Arbitration, Transnational Litigation and Mediation practice is further enhanced by our team members' unique previous experience in the field of public international law, including before the United Nations and in serving as senior legal advisors to the Government of Israel, where they advised key government officials on highly sensitive issues involving Public International Law. This allows Gornitzky to give Israeli or International clients unrivalled service in litigation involving issues of public international law (such as human rights or international humanitarian law) and in investor-state disputes.

Our experience, combined with our multi-disciplinary approach, gives Gornitzky the unique ability to identify and integrate its expertise in various fields into its International and Transnational Litigation practice.

Some of the key cases on which Gornitzky acted:

  • Representation of a leading publically traded Israeli construction company in a circa $85 million London seat ICC arbitration in relation to the construction of the largest private power plant in Israel.
  • Representing a leading Israeli litigation fund in relation to its decisions on funding international arbitrations.
  • Representing Israeli publically traded companies in relating to litigation commenced against them in the US federal courts relating to their alleged responsibility for international law violations against Palestinians.
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