Haim Zadok & Co. Law Firm was established in 1958 by the Late Haim J. Zadok, who served as a senior minister in the Israeli government. For over 60 years, the firm has handled a range of business, commercial and corporate law fields, prominent among them insolvencies, company recoveries, litigation, dispute resolution, real estate – planning and construction and urban renewal, class actions, administrative law, constitutional law and the environment. The high professional standards set by the late Adv. Zadok - fundamental, stringent, quality legal services, aspiring to professional excellence, respect and loyalty to clients, while maintaining the highest ethical standards - have guided the firm since its inception. The firm supports both local and overseas clients including Israeli and foreign banks, international vehicle manufacturers, international chains, vehicle importers, contractors, municipalities, professional associations, holding companies, and companies in infrastructures, trade and import, high-tech, real estate, transport, food, etc.
Main Practice Areas
Commercial and Business Law: The firm has rich experience in providing day-to-day legal support to a broad range of public and private companies engaged in a wide spectrum of deals and commercial activities of foreign and domestic corporations including sales, mergers and investments deals in the “old economy,” and high-tech, biotech and real estate. Clients include large leading corporations including international corporations. The firm provides solutions to clients in all fields including distribution, franchise and supplier agreements. The firm leads in import and marketing of vehicles, and provides routine legal consultancy and support to vehicle importers and regarding import and distribution agreements with vehicle manufacturers and in their routine conduct with regulators.
Insolvency, Liquidation, Company Recovery and Debt Settlements: The firm is highly experience in complex insolvency cases and has been actively involved in the main liquidations, receiverships and rehabilitation procedures in Israel’s economy. The firm also supports companies in crisis, advises them on strategies with creditors, supports potential buyers of insolvent businesses or substantive creditors’ in creditors settlements and liquidations. The firm’s lawyers are court appointed as executive holders (liquidations, receiverships and trustees). The firm also has extensive experience and knowledge in debt settlements and represent and advise companies in debt settlements vis-à-vis bondholders.
Corporations & Startups: The firm provides legal consultancy to the management of Israel’s leading companies and advises and supports directors and executive holders in protecting them from personal claims and helps guide directors on proper corporate governance. The firm supports companies in merger and spin-off deals, offers to purchase, provides routine consultancy on companies law, securities law, control agreements, senior executive employment agreements, options plans, work agreements etc. Clients include leading entities in Israel and abroad including TASE-traded companies, VC funds, startups and industrial plants.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Complex commercial litigation in all courts including arbitrations and appeals is a main area of the firm’s activity. The core involvement is in complex cases requiring unique skills and extensive legal knowhow in all branches of civil law. The firm is engaged in cases regarding disputes between partners or shareholders, protecting office holders and senior executives, franchises and agencies, suppliers-distributors relations, and labor law disputes. The firm provides its regular clients with day-to-day support on all litigation matters.
Class Actions: The firm has major and proven experience in representing international and domestic corporations defending class actions. The department handles class actions in cases worth major sums, including those involving multinational vehicle manufacturers, vehicle importers, international food chains and domestic trade companies.
Real Estate, Planning and Construction, and Urban Renewal: The firm provides legal consultancy in all areas of real estate including promotion, planning and construction, development, contractors’ agreements, buyers groups, urban renewal, and transaction agreements in income-producing properties, etc. The Dept’s experienced lawyers provide routine consultancy to real estate developers, contractors, local authorities, builders association, project licensees, buyers groups, urban renewal project tenants, fuel market entrepreneurs, and Israeli companies and developers investing in real estate in Israel and abroad.
Administrative Law: The firm has handled administrative law and advises local authorities, political parties, sports centers, NPOs and public figures and represents corporations and individuals including vehicle importers regarding the regulator and other administrative authorities. As an integral part of handling and service, the firm provides ongoing opinions in administrative law and representation in administrative petitions, on tenders, planning and construction, and precedential issues.
Local Authorities: The firm has experience and knowledge in consultancy and representation regarding local authorities and economic companies including boundary committees activities. The firm provides comprehensive legal consultancy to local authorities and economic companies on tenders, development agreements, real estate deals, etc.
Environment: The firm advises and supports companies in ongoing environmental matters including land pollution, rehabilitating polluted land, air and noise pollution, handling hazardous substances and business licensing. Head of firm and Senior Partner Ilan Shavit-Stricks heads a national cleanup project for the Kiryat Plada waste site in Akko, being implemented in coordination with the Environmental Protection Ministry.
Defamation: The firm has extensive experience in defamation issues including issuing gag orders. The firm provides legal support to litigants in defamation suits representing both plaintiffs caused harm and defendants.
Contribution to the Community
The firm has a long tradition of social involvement and contribution to the community with lawyers involved in activities for the public.