HISTORY

Founded in 1938, Gornitzky & Co. has been involved in many of the largest and most complex transactions in the Israeli market and has played a key role in the development of Israel’s economy and legal practice. Gornitzky & Co. is consistently rated by leading international legal guides as one of Israel’s leading law firms in multiple areas of law and is well-known for its extensive experience in all areas of commercial law.
  • 2 Lawyers

    1938

    Gornitzky was Founded

    Adv. Israel Gornitzky, founds Gornitzky, Polonsky , a small Tel Aviv law firm, located on Ahad Ha'Am Street, 10 years before Israel declares its independence.

  • 1950’s

    I. Gornitzky & Co.

    The firm's name changes to I. Gornitzky & Co.

  • 1961

    Sheraton Hotels

    Sheraton Hotels, the first international hotel chain enters Israel.

  • 6 Lawyers

    1970

    First IPO

    Gornitzky’s first IPO: Ata, Israel’s legendary textile factory.

  • 1973

    Dizengoff Center

    Arie Pilz's purchase the land for Israel’s first indoor shopping mall - Dizengoff Center.

  • 1978

    Beit Hatfutsot

    The foundation (pro-bono) of Beit Hatfutsot, named in honor of Dr. Nahum Goldmann (the founder and president of the World Jewish Congress).

  • 10 Lawyers

    1983

    Israel’s Finance Ministry

    Representation of Israel’s Finance Ministry and its minister, Yoram Aridor, in the aftermath of Israel’s bank stock crisis which led to the nationalization of four of the country’s leading banks.

  • 1988

    Paz Petroleum

    Representation of the State of Israel in the privatization of Paz Petroleum and its sale to Australian businessman Jack Lieberman.

  • 1990

    Shekem

    Representation of the State of Israel in the privatization of Shekem, Israel’s first retail chain.

  • 15 Lawyers

    1992

    Cross Israel Highway

    Gornitzky paves the way for the construction of the Cross Israel Highway, Israel’s first toll superhighway, at the time the country’s largest BOT project.

  • 1997

    Bank Hapoalim

    Arison-Dankner Group purchases the controlling interest of Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank.

  • 40 Lawyers

    2001

    The First Desalination Plant in Israel

    VID international consortium (led by Vivendi), won the first tender to build a desalination plant in Israel.

  • 2002

    Eli Hurvitz

    The late Eli Hurvitz, CEO of Teva, in his historic appeal to Israel's Supreme Court of his conviction for evading $18 million in corporate taxes.

  • 2004

    Strauss and Elite

    The merger of food giants Strauss and Elite.

  • 2005

    Gornitzky & Co.

    The firm changes its official name to Gornitzky & Co.

  • 2009

    Yitzhak Tshuva

    Representation of Israeli business magnate Yitzhak Tshuva in matters regarding the discovery of offshore natural gas reserves.

  • 60 Lawyers

    2010

    Israel’s largest shopping mall group

    Melisron Ltd., Israel’s largest shopping mall group, acquires the controlling interest of British Israel Investment.

  • 2013

    Negev Energy

    Negev Energy wins the BOT tender of $1.1 billion solar thermal plant in Ashalim.

  • 2013

    75 Anniversary

    Gornitzky & Co. celebrates its 75 anniversary.

  • 2015

    Kenon Holdings

    The spin-off of Kenon Holdings owned by Israel’s business magnate Idan Ofer, from the Israel Corporation.

  • 132 lawyers

    2015

    Woodside Petroleum

    Representation of Australian Woodside Petroleum in regards to natural gas exports.

  • 2016

    AHAVA – Dead Sea Laboratories

    Fosun Group acquires Israeli company AHAVA for $77 million.

  • 180 Lawyers

    2018

    80 Anniversary

    Gornitzky & Co. celebrates its 80 anniversary.

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