Amnon Lorch has a diverse practice that covers commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate matters, real estate transactions, banking, bankruptcy and restructuring, trust and estate matters, litigation, much of which before the Supreme Court of Justice, environmental law and waste and water matters.
In recent years, Amnon’s practice has focused on representing clients in complex legal battles of public interest. The well-known matter (pro bono) is the one where Amnon and his team fought to raise the IDF soldiers’ monthly allowance and to shorten the length of their compulsory service. Along that Amnon provides ongoing legal services to key clients and regularly provides consultation to executives and decision-makers.
Amnon is very active in public service. He served on boards and committees of numerous organizations, including as Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Tahal, then Israel’s largest infrastructure and water planning company (1993 to 1996) and as Chairman of the East Jerusalem Development Company (1993 to 1999). Amnon also served on the board of directors of the National Youth Exchange Council (1986 to 1989), the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (1991 to 1995) and others.
Amnon was active in Israel’s Labor Party and served as Chairman of the Labor Party High Tribunal (2001 to 2008) and as Chairman of the Constitutional Committee (2004 to 2008) when he retired from politics. He currently drives an initiative to house all Israeli government ministries and offices in Jerusalem.
Amnon has published hundreds of articles, including legal commentaries (mostly in the newspaper “Davar”) and opinions that have been published in many leading websites and newspapers.
Amnon has worked at the firm since 1980 and became a partner in 1984.