Orly Tenennbaum


Chambers Global
“Pays great attention to detail and approaches legal matters with good strategy, taking into consideration legal and commercial needs.”
Legal 500
“Gifted deal-makers with a very impressive track record. Full devotion to the client’s needs.“
Legal 500
“A wide view not only from the legal perspective but also from the business one.”


Orly Tenennbaum is a partner at Gornitzky & Co.

Orly specializes in litigation and dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation proceedings. She has vast experience in appearances before the Israeli courts, and she regularly litigates in major complex cases before different legal instances and before Israel’s prominent arbitrators and mediators.

Orly represents dominant companies and individuals in the Israeli market, including leading businessmen, major entrepreneurs and multinational companies operating in Israel.

Orly has dealt, inter alia, with the following matters:

  • Representation of corporations and individuals in claims involving the deprivation of the rights of minority shareholders in public companies;
  • Representation of concerns in the infrastructure and energy fields, in legal disputes with the State of Israel;
  • Representation of one of the largest hotel chains in Israel;
  • Representation of partners in substantial ownership and control disputes;
  • Representation of some of the largest Israeli real estate corporations.
  • Arbitration in commercial-civil disputes between individuals and between companies.
  • Representation of corporations and individuals in cases involving commercial litigation which is related to Family Law.
  • Representation of clients in litigation cases regarding millions of dollars’ worth estates, including annulment of an oral (deathbed) will, representation of heirs and legal guardian and so on and so forth.

In her real estate practice, Orly has represented the firm’s clients in matters regarding both private and commercial real estate, such as the construction of large scale residential projects, income producing assets and other real estate transactions.

In her mediation practice, Orly serves both as a mediator and an arbitrator and utilizes her understanding of commercial disputes and the known expenses and disruptions of court litigation, to assist individuals and business entities in finding alternative dispute resolution solutions. She specializes in on-going commercial-civil disputes between companies and individuals.

  • LL.M., cum laude, Bar-Ilan University (2008)
  • LL.B., Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (2000)
  • B.A., Business Administration, (financing) Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya (2000)

Certified as a mediator by the Institute for the advancement of teaching, learning and social integration in the schools (approved by Gadot Committee, the Ministry of Justice) (2007).

Israel Bar Association, 2001.

Lecturer, Legal Writing – L.L.B Degree, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College (2015)

Mentor for undergraduate students in the Law excellency program of IDC (2016 – present)

Orly Tenennbaum. “The tail wagging the dog”. Published in “The Lawyer”. May 2020.

  • Member of the Israeli Bar’s certification exams committee (a statutory committee appointed by the Department of Justice) (2019 – present)
  • Rabbinical judge of the Israel Bar Association’s Disciplinary Court of the Tel Aviv District (2018 – present)
  • Member of an exclusive Israeli Bar Association staff established in order to examine the News Network Civil Procedure (2016 – present)
  • Chairman of the Israel Bar Association Courts Committee (2019 – present)
  • Appears on the Israeli Bar Association of Mediators and Arbitrators.
  • A lecturer on Civil Corporate Litigation in conferences held by the Israeli Bar Association and various corporations and institutions.

Hebrew and English.


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