With more than 15 years experience, Zohar, head of our litigation department, represents foreign and Israeli clients in commercial disputes. Zohar is involved in some of the most complex and sensitive litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings in Israel and has an excellent track record in achieving results for clients.
Landmark cases representing both corporates and individuals have included disputes about investments in venture capital funds, rights of minority shareholders, derivative actions, corporate infrastructure, class actions, and distribution agreements. In the course thereof, Zohar has acted for some of Israel’s largest corporations, in the Administrative Courts and in the High Court of Justice.
The Hebrew University, LLM, Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2000
The Hebrew University, LLB, Law, Magna Cum Laude, 1998
Israel Bar Association, 1999
News and updates - Zohar Lande:
A Victory for Barnea & Co. in the Supreme Court Regarding the Cancellation of an Arbitration Ruling
Adv. Zohar Lande, Adv. Jacques Gershoni and Adv. Yatir Madar from the Litigation Department at Barnea & Co., succeeded in cancelling an arbitration ruling in the Tel Aviv District Court, a cancellation which was then upheld by the Supreme Court.
The parties had appointed an arbitrator to hear and rule on a specific dispute between them. After the arbitrator had issued an arbitration award which had been fully carried out by both parties, the arbitrator joined forces with one of the parties, while attempting to ignore the arbitration award, which had already been carried out, with the aim of unilaterally issuing a new arbitration ruling. In fact, the new arbitration ruling overturned the original award, which, as noted, had been fully carried out by the parties.
The party with whom the arbitrator had cooperated (the “other party’’), relying on the new arbitration ruling, filed a dual application to the Tel Aviv District Court - one for the approval of the new arbitration award and the second for the temporary imposition of liens on the property of Barnea’s client.
Barnea & Co.'s litigation team succeeded in obtaining an order for cancellation of the new arbitration award (in a judgment by the Honorable Justice Y. Shevach, District Court, December 28, 2016). The Court clarified that the new arbitration award was given without authority, because it exceeded the limits of the authorization defined by the parties and because it contradicted a previous ruling of the arbitrator.
The other party did not accept the ruling of the District Court and chose to submit a motion for leave to appeal the ruling of the Tel Aviv District Court to the Supreme Court, as well as a request for temporary remedies in the appeal.
Barnea & Co. filed a firm response to the other party’s request for temporary relief, in which it was made clear that the need to impose temporary liens was never examined on its merits in the District Court, and elaborated on the fact that the request for leave to appeal the judgment of the District Court lacked any basis both in law and in fact.
The Supreme Court denied the motion for leave to appeal and instructed the other party to pay Barnea's client's legal fees and expenses (decision by the Honorable Justice Y. Danziger of March 26, 2017).
"It is known that the annulment of an arbitration award is a rare occurrence, and that it does not happen routinely," commented Adv. Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea & Co.. "This rejection by the Supreme Court actually means the upholding of the District Court’s ruling, the cancellation of the new arbitration award and, accordingly, the cancellation of the temporary remedies imposed on the assets of our client”.
Nespresso Loses Court Battle with Espresso Club
The Israeli District Court of Tel Aviv ruled against global food giant, Nestle, and its subsidiary Nespresso in a claim filed by them in Israel against Espresso Club, an Israeli company, on the grounds of alleged copyright infringement, trademark violations, unfair competition and damage to Nespresso's reputation.
Coca Cola Israel Antitrust Fine: "Halperin Seems to Want to Raise the Bar of Punishment"
Adv . Zohar Lande, Head of the Litigation Department at Barnea & Co. was interviewed by Globes on the Antitrust Authority's decision to impose an unprecedented monetary sanction on the Central Bottling Company Group (Coca Cola Israel). Zohar commented that it is not enough to set the monetary sanctions, submitting that the Antitrust Authority must make use of all the tools at its disposal, including the civilian tools.