International Arbitration Guide

Describe the international arbitration governing bodies/structure in your jurisdiction.

The Israeli Arbitration Law, 1968 (“Arbitration Law”) governs all arbitrations conducted in Israel. The Arbitration Law does not determine when arbitration is local or international but it defines the term “foreign award” as arbitration seated outside of Israel. The Arbitration Law is not based on the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law, but it provides specific provisions regarding international arbitration.

Describe any unique circumstances in your country that affect international arbitration (i.e., change in government, etc.).

The Ministry of Justice has published a draft law on international commercial arbitration based on the UNCITRAL Model Law. If adopted, the law will include Israel in the list of countries that have adopted the model law (UNCITRAL) and is expected to strengthen Israel’s position in the field of international arbitration.

Please provide a brief overview of your firms international arbitration capabilities (team members, experience as litigators in arbitration as well as experience as arbitrators).

Our Firm has an experienced team of lawyers dealing with litigation and international arbitrations. Among the team members are: Alon Pomeranc, Adv. (Senior Partner – 29 years’ experience); Gali Opinski, Adv. (Partner – 22 years’ experience); Omer Meiri, Adv. (Partner – 15 years’ experience); Shimrit Carmi-Naamat, Adv. (Partner – 15 years’ experience); Yaara Freund – Avraham, Adv. (Partner – 14 years’ experience); Isaac Anidjar, Adv. (Partner – 13 years’ experience); Reut Beitz, Adv. (Partner – 1

In which areas does your firm handle arbitration? (i.e., international investment, infrastructure, public works, energy, construction, etc.)

Our firm can handle international arbitrations in many practice areas, such as Commercial law, Contracts, Corporate law, International Investment, Infrastructure, Public works, Energy, Construction etc.

Which industries does your firm serve in this area (i.e., energy, insurance, public concessions, etc.)?

Our firm serves all industries.

Does your firm provide lawyer representation or certified arbitrator resources, or both? Please describe.

Our firm provides lawyer representation in international arbitrations. Our firm’s international arbitration team members are listed above.

Lipa Meir & Co.


Lipa Meir & Co.
Amot Investment House
Weizmann 2
Tel Aviv 6423902, Israel
Tel:+972 03 6070600
Fax:+972 03 6070666


Alon Pomeranc

Managing Partner/Head of Litigation Department

Alon is a senior partner in our firm and heads the firm’s Litigation Department. Alon joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. Alon, with over 20 years of experience in the courtrooms, is regarded as one of the top experts in all aspects of commercial and civil litigation nationwide.