Hagit Blaiberg

Partner

Head of the Corporate, Administrative and Class Action Litigation Department

Adv. Blaiberg is the Head of the Corporate, Administrative and Class Action Litigation Department, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Adv. Blaiberg possesses extensive experience regarding complex commercial disputes, and has unique expertise relating to corporate litigation and securities litigation, including shareholder disputes, as well as internet litigation, class actions and derivative actions.

Adv. Blaiberg represents clients in an array of complex litigation proceedings in all courts of law and tribunals, as well as in complex arbitration and mediation proceedings. She possesses extensive experience regarding shareholders, debenture-holders and creditor settlements in companies, and frequently represents clients in insolvency proceedings, liquidation and receivership proceedings.

Adv. Blaiberg is a renowned expert in internet law. She represents search-engines and large corporations which operate in the technology and internet fields, in litigation proceeding and various commercial disputes, and possesses great knowledge of the foreign legislation and rulings in the field, which Israeli courts address while deciding their verdicts.

Adv. Blaiberg possesses significant reputation regarding the representation of some of Israel’s leading corporations, shareholders and corporate executives, operating in various fields, in proceedings relating to derivative actions. She also represents Israeli and foreign corporations and corporate executives having class actions brought against them, regarding corporate and securities law, insurance law, consumer protection law, antitrust law, prohibition of discrimination and more.  Her many years of experience in the field serve her clients through filing requests for approval of the claim as a class action and when required, through the class action itself and the attempts to resolve the dispute and minimize the corporation’s exposure to financial and reputational damage.

Among Adv. Blaiberg’s clients are Israeli and international private and public companies which operate in the fields of banking, retail, insurance, internet, communications and telecommunications, technology, and more; and she also represents the directors, senior executives and shareholders of these companies.

Adv. Blaiberg possesses significant reputation as a mediator and arbitrator of complex business disputes which involve large scale capital. In the past, Adv. Blaiberg served as the Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the Israel Bar Association and as the Academic Coordinator of the Arbitration Institute of the Israel Bar Association. She currently serves as Co-Head of the Class Action and Derivative Action Committee of the Israel Bar Association.

Alongside her professional work, Adv. Blaiberg lectures at academic institutions and professional forums, and also serves as a lecturer on behalf of the Israel Bar Association in her fields of expertise, among them are class actions, derivative actions, civil procedure, contract law, commercial litigation, debt restructuring, arbitration, the enforcement of foreign verdicts, and more.

Education

LL.B., Tel Aviv University, 1993

Bar Admission

Israel Bar Association,  1994

"A respected class action litigator whose clients include a range of major insurance companies… very service-oriented and helpful."

Chambers & Partners | 2020

"I was very impressed by Hagit Blaiberg, who provided a very good service in a class action that had been commenced against our client. She was responsive, professional and achieved a good outcome."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Extremely commercial and customer-oriented... very acquainted with class actions and clients trust her with large class action suits."

Chambers & Partners | 2019

"Has expertise in securities litigation and internet law."

The Legal 500 | 2018

"The name to note for contentious issues."

The Legal 500 | 2016

Representative Work

Google

Representing Google in legal proceedings related to various matters.

Credit Suisse

Representing Credit Suisse in several legal proceedings in Israel.

Leading Israeli Corporations

Representing leading Israeli corporations in dozens of class actions relating to diverse fields, including discrimination, antitrust, environmental law and more.

UBS

Representing Swiss multinational investment bank UBS in legal proceedings in Israel relating to the "Libor Scandal" and the "Forex Scandal".

Insurance Companies Harel, Menora, Clal and IDI

Representing the insurance companies Harel, Menora, Clal and IDI in class actions.

S. Shlomo Vehicle Ltd.

Representing S. Shlomo Vehicle Ltd. in a precedential class action held before an expanded panel of seven Supreme Court justices, with significant impact upon the class action field, in addition to representing the S. Shlomo Group in other class actions.