Avner Cohen

Managing Partner
Areas of Expertise:

Avner Cohen serves as the lead litigator in complex commercial law cases across various court, specializing in corporate disputes and power struggles, shareholder disputes, and family property disputes. He also represents clients in complex insolvency cases at courts throughout Israel. Adv. Cohen is recognized as one of Israel’s top liquidators and receivers, and for years has been ranked among the ten foremost experts in this field. At the request of creditors, shareholders, managers, the Registrar of Associations, and other bodies, Adv. Cohen is frequently appointed by the court to handle particularly complex and sensitive dissolutions and liquidations, and is an expert at running companies and organizations until operational balance is achieved and a sale can be made. He also has significant experience in managing companies in difficulty, advising shareholders of these companies, rehabilitating companies, dissolving, liquidating, and helping the recovery of companies and associations.

Professional Experience:

From 1987 to 1995, Adv. Cohen served as an associate and later as a partner of the Naschitz, Brandes & Co. law firm. He later founded Cohen, Wilchek & Co. In addition, he has held many voluntary positions with the Israel Bar Association. Previous positions include: Deputy Chairman of the Bar Association’s National Ethics Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Liquidation & Rehabilitation Committee, Board Member of the Bar Association’s Continuing Education Institute, Member of the Tel Aviv District Committee, Member of the Annual Conference Committee, Member of the Ethics Review Committee, and Chairman of the Disciplinary Review Committee, among others. He was formerly a member of the Bar Association’s Central Committee and National Council. In collaboration with the official receiver and the Bar Association President, he initiated and led the Receivership File Privatization Project, which includes advanced training that confers a professional diploma. Adv. Cohen also frequently lectures on corporate liquidation, receivership, and rehabilitation.

Academic Background:

LLB, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1985)
Admitted to Israel Bar Association (1987)


“Investigations in Insolvent Companies”, Taagidim, 7/2 (May 2010)
“Onerous Property – The Gap Between Law & Practice,” Taagidim, 8/4, (Nov 2011)
“Approval of a Creditors’ Arrangement – The Scope of the Court’s Discretion,” The Book of Strasberg-Cohen (2017)
Co-Editor: The Book of Strasberg-Cohen – a collection of essays honoring Judge Tova Strasberg-Cohen (Judge Aharon Barak, Judge Yitzhak Zamir, et al. (eds), Nevo Publishers Ltd., 2017)