Litigation

Litigation is one of the main fields of expertise of Cohen, Wilchek & Co. The firm is renowned for its litigation expertise, and its lawyers regularly appears in hundreds of cases in courts all over Israel, trying, amongst others, complex cases and achieving precedents. Adv. Omer Gadish, who heads the litigation area appears in and supervises complex and  cases in different areas of the law: commercial, administrative (including appeals to the High Court of justice), and civil law including class action lawsuits.
Most of the partners and lawyers at Cohen, Wilchek & Co. are  active as litigators in various field of the civil litigation. Among the prominent litigators in the firm are: Adv. Avner Cohen in rehabilitation of companies, liquidation and receivership, Adv. Eli Wilchek, in Zoning, Planning and municipal law Adv. Shirly Sofer-Demri in tender law and financing agreements,  and Ido Einat in banking litigation, mortgages, attachments, and insolvency.

For each litigation case the partner who is most knowledgeable in the law assembles a dedicated team of lawyers to handle the proceedings.  Based on the firm’s diverse areas of expertise an appropriate team can be formed to handle any relevant subject.
These prominent lawyers have made the firm one of the reputable litigation firms chosen by many individuals and corporation to represent them in court, among them legal professionals who hire the firm’s services to represent themselves and their clients in cases requiring litigation.

Notable cases

  • Precedent: Defending Mishkan/ Hapoalim Bank in a precedential case (heard by a panel of seven judges) concerning a basic question in commercial law and the accumulation of illegal wealth – whether a party which redeemed the debt of another by mistake is entitled to receive a refund from the debtor when the debtor acted in good faith.
  • Precedent: Defending the decisions of the support committee for sports associations at the Sports Betting Council and setting obligatory standards for financial support.
  • Defending Moriah, the Jerusalem development company, against a High Court of Justice claim to prevent building the Tolerance Museum in Jerusalem.
  • Defending Moriah, the Jerusalem development company, in a series of claims concerning the Light Rail project in Jerusalem and the Calatrava Bridge.
  • Defending Hapoalim Bank, American Express, Yahav Bank, and Mishkan Bank in banking-related class action lawsuits
  • Representing dozens of communities in a precedential plea concerning the extent of the registrar’s authority to interfere with the decisions of a cooperative community.
  • Representing the Israel Land Administration in the Deer Valley affair in Jerusalem.
  • Defending the Broadcasting Authority against a slander claim.
  • Defending the Sports Betting Council against agent claims amounting to NIS 90 million.
  • Representation in various intellectual property cases, including the tabulation of sports games (a Premier League claim which was rejected), registered trademarks (e.g. “Toto”), and the rights of legal websites in court verdicts.
  • Representing approximately 300 claimants in the huge damages case following the collapse of Versailles Hall.
  • Defending a governmental company against dozens of personal injury claims due to pollution in the Ramat Hovav hazardous waste site.
  • Defending a construction manager against a claim by the Jewish Agency amounting to NIS 50 million.
  • Representation in cases that set precedential rulings in debtor priority in asset realization procedures, including registration of a legal notice when it was impossible to lodge a caveat.
  • Precedent: Defending Mishkan/ Hapoalim Bank in a precedential case (heard by a panel of seven judges) concerning a basic question in commercial law and the accumulation of illegal wealth – whether a party which redeemed the debt of another by mistake is entitled to receive a refund from the debtor when the debtor acted in good faith.
  • Precedent: Defending the decisions of the support committee for sports associations at the Sports Betting Council and setting obligatory standards for financial support.
  • Defending Moriah, the Jerusalem development company, against a High Court of Justice claim to prevent building the Tolerance Museum in Jerusalem.

The Team

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Eli Wilchek
Senior Partner
Planning and Zoning/ Municipal law / Administrative Law / Tender Law
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Avner Cohen
Senior Partner
Commercial Law / Complex civil & commercial Litigation / Bankruptcy law
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Oz Cohen
Partner
Commercial & Civil litigation
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Elad Afari
Partner
Civil-Commercial Law / Bankruptcy Law / Non-Profit Organizations
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Ido Einat
Partner
Bankruptcy law / litigation / Non-Profit Organizations / Municipal law
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Ofer Samoch
Advocate
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Yoni Ashkenazi
Advocate

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  • Abba Hillel Rd 14, Oz Building
    Ramat Gan, 52506
  • 03-6119000
  • 03-7519191
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