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Shai Sharvit is an Of Counsel at Gornitzky & Co.
Shai’s practice focuses mainly on international arbitration and complex commercial disputes, which have cross-border or multi-jurisdictional aspects.
Shai has extensive experience in representing Israeli and foreign companies and individuals in commercial disputes, including construction, insurance claims, shareholders disputes, D&O liability, IP disputes, class actions, real-estate disputes, professional negligence, product liability, and contractual disputes, before all of Israel’s judicial instances, including the Israeli Supreme Court, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Shai advised and represented clients in international arbitration, under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules and advised on international arbitration matters under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) rules, the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) rules and the American Arbitration Association (AAA) rules.
Shai has also acted as a foreign legal counsel in disputes before foreign courts, including US Federal and State Courts, and handled drafting of expert opinions, discovery issues, and motion drafting in various cases.
Shai advises clients on public and private international law matters, including international investment law, defense and homeland security, export control, and international trade.
Shai is a member of the Arbitration and Mediation committee of the Tel-Aviv District of the Israeli Bar Association, the commission on arbitration and ADR of ICC (Paris) and ICC Israel, the task force on emergency arbitrator of the ICC, the Panel of arbitrators of CIETAC and serve as an ambassador of the ICC Commission on the Belt & Road Initiative and the chair of the commission on trade and investment policy of ICC Israel.

LL.B., Tel-Aviv University (2001)
LL.M, magna cum laude, Commercial Law, Tel Aviv University in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley (2005)

Israel Bar Association (2003)

ISDS Through the Looking Glass: The Case of Israel
Publication year: 2016 Publication: Kluwer Arbitration Blog
Co-Author – Contracts with the state – potential problems regarding arbitration clauses
publication year: 2015  publication: Lexology
Foreign Arbitral Awards and Res Judicata in Israel
publication year: 2013  publication: European International Arbitration Review, Vol. 2 Issue 1
Co Editor – A Comparative Manual to the Law of Armed Conflict: Conventions and Military Manuals
publication year: 2002  publication: IDF School of Military Law

Panel of Arbitrators – Israeli Institute of Commercial Arbitration (2019)
Ambassador, ICC Commission on Belt and Road Initiative (2018)
ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitration (2017)
Panel of Arbitrators – China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) (2017)
ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Paris) (2015)

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