Class Actions and Derivative Lawsuits

Overview

The Litigation Department at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy has a unique specialization in class actions, including experience that is unparalleled in Israel in representing large corporations defending against class actions. Our clients come from areas such as banking, insurance, securities, telecommunications, aviation and transportation, consumer rights and product liability, mass torts, environmental quality, data repositories and privacy, and more.

Representing defendants in class action proceedings involves elements related both to the substantial legal claims alleged, and the unique procedural platform of a class action lawsuit. Our Litigation Department has a wealth of experience in representing defendants in this area.

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy was one of the first major firms to represent defendants in class actions in the 1990s, when this was an emerging and innovative field in Israeli law. After many years of accumulating experience in this area, our firm remains a leader in representing defendants in class actions. To date, we have represented defendants in hundreds of proceedings in a wide range of fields, including consumer issues, advertising, insurance, banking, product liability, labor law, competition law, communications law, aviation law, environmental law, education law, internet law, and more. To the best of our knowledge, we have represented the largest number of proceedings handled by any single law firm in Israel.

Our experience and standing in this field are reflected both in the number and stature of our clients in this area, as well as in Israeli and international rankings, in which we have been rated in the highest quality category for many years. Our market position is a result of the reputation we have earned among companies who are frequently defendants in such proceedings, as well as among law firms specializing in this field, including those leading in representing plaintiffs in class actions, and the recognition of our expertise by the courts.

In some of these proceedings, we represent several competing defendants (subject to relevant ethical and relevant antitrust rules), which demonstrates the trust and confidence our clients have in our capabilities and professional integrity.

In parallel, our firm also specializes in derivative lawsuits, a field that has gained momentum in recent years, especially after the establishment of the Economic Department in the Tel Aviv District Court and recently in the Haifa District Court. Our Litigation Department represents both companies who are involved as plaintiffs in a derivative lawsuit process, as well as managers and office holders who are sued in such lawsuits.

In recent years, we have represented many commercial companies, including banks and insurance companies, in derivative proceedings, as well as before independent claims committees that sometimes act on behalf of a company to examine a request for a derivative lawsuit filed against it.

The field of derivative lawsuits and economic class actions requires legal and economic expertise, in which our Litigation Department has a significant comparative advantage, and a close professional acquaintance with the leading economic experts in providing opinions in derivative and representative proceedings.

What the team is known for, Chambers Global | 2024

“Arnon delivers top-notch legal services, always ensuring the client’s needs are promptly addressed and handled with the utmost precision.”

“The preparation and understanding of the case was handled very professionally. The representation was excellent. It is a very professional team, and they know their job. “

What the team is known for, Chambers Global | 2023

“Arnon, Tadmor-Levy offers a distinguished disputes practice, with offices in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The law firm has a market-leading class action group with a long history of advising top-tier clients. The team also has a prominent presence in all manner of civil and commercial litigation, including real estate and contractual disputes. Its lawyers have an extensive roster of international clients from the technology and banking sectors, among many others. The team is also experienced in handling litigation relating to liquidation, restructuring and insolvencies. It is furthermore active on class action mandates relating to alleged violation of Israeli consumer protection laws.”

Client Testimonials, The Legal 500 | 2023

“The firm has proved to be very useful in a variety of fields over the years, from counselling on complex business ventures to big class-actions. What I appreciate the most is their availability, even at short notice, and their ability to connect with our organization’s needs and purposes.”

“The team is very professional, sharp, efficient, with extensive knowledge and experience. Lawyers are very available.”

“Excellent staff: lawyers are efficient and professional.”

Expertise

Recognition